Romeo and Juliet
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Enter Capulet, Countie Paris, and the Clowne.Enter Capulet, County Paris, and the Clown, a RJ I.ii.1.1
Servant RJ I.ii.1.2
Capu. CAPULET 
Mountague is bound as well as I,But Montague is bound as well as I,bound (adj.)obliged, required, forcedRJ I.ii.1
In penalty alike, and 'tis not hard I thinke,In penalty alike; and 'tis not hard, I think, RJ I.ii.2
For men so old as wee, to keepe the peace.For men so old as we to keep the peace. RJ I.ii.3
Par. PARIS 
Of Honourable reckoning are you both,Of honourable reckoning are you both,reckoning (n.)esteem, estimation, distinctionRJ I.ii.4
And pittie 'tis you liu'd at ods so long:And pity 'tis you lived at odds so long. RJ I.ii.5
But now my Lord, what say you to my sute?But now, my lord, what say you to my suit?suit (n.)
old form: sute
formal request, entreaty, petition
RJ I.ii.6
Capu. CAPULET 
But saying ore what I haue said before,But saying o'er what I have said before: RJ I.ii.7
My Child is yet a stranger in the world,My child is yet a stranger in the world; RJ I.ii.8
Shee hath not seene the change of fourteene yeares,She hath not seen the change of fourteen years, RJ I.ii.9
Let two more Summers wither in their pride,Let two more summers wither in their pride, RJ I.ii.10
Ere we may thinke her ripe to be a Bride.Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride. RJ I.ii.11
Pari. PARIS 
Younger then she, are happy mothers made.Younger than she are happy mothers made. RJ I.ii.12
Capu. CAPULET 
And too soone mar'd are those so early made:And too soon marred are those so early made. RJ I.ii.13
Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she,Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she; RJ I.ii.14
Shee's the hopefull Lady of my earth:She's the hopeful lady of my earth.hopeful (adj.)
old form: hopefull
promising, giving hope of success
RJ I.ii.15
But wooe her gentle Paris, get her heart,But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart.gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleRJ I.ii.16
My will to her consent, is but a part,My will to her consent is but a part, RJ I.ii.17
And shee agree, within her scope of choise,And, she agreed, within her scope of choice RJ I.ii.18
Lyes my consent, and faire according voice:Lies my consent and fair according voice.voice (n.)support, approval, good wordRJ I.ii.19
according (adj.)agreeing, assenting
This night I hold an old accustom'd Feast,This night I hold an old accustomed feast, RJ I.ii.20
Whereto I haue inuited many a Guest,Whereto I have invited many a guest, RJ I.ii.21
Such as I loue, and you among the store,Such as I love; and you among the store,store (n.)group, company, assemblyRJ I.ii.22
One more, most welcome makes my number more:One more, most welcome, makes my number more. RJ I.ii.23
At my poore house, looke to behold this night,At my poor house look to behold this night RJ I.ii.24
Earth-treading starres, that make darke heauen light,Earth-treading stars that make dark heaven light. RJ I.ii.25
Such comfort as do lusty young men feele,Such comfort as do lusty young men feellusty (adj.)lustful, sensual, sexfulRJ I.ii.26
When well apparrel'd Aprill on the heeleWhen well-apparelled April on the heelwell-apparelled (adj.)
old form: well apparrel'd
well-dressed, nicely adorned
RJ I.ii.27
Of limping Winter treads, euen such delightOf limping winter treads, even such delight RJ I.ii.28
Among fresh Fennell buds shall you this nightAmong fresh female buds shall you this night RJ I.ii.29
Inherit at my house: heare all, all see:Inherit at my house. Hear all; all see;inherit (v.)receive, obtain, come into possession [of]RJ I.ii.30
And like her most, whose merit most shall be:And like her most whose merit most shall be; RJ I.ii.31
Which one more veiw, of many, mine being one,Which, on more view of many, mine, being one, RJ I.ii.32
May stand in number, though in reckning none.May stand in number, though in reckoning none.reckoning (n.)
old form: reckning
counting up, enumeration, calculation
RJ I.ii.33
Come, goe with me: goe sirrah trudge about,Come, go with me. (To Servant) Go, sirrah, trudge abouttrudge about (v.)[of menials] walk about, tramp roundRJ I.ii.34
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
Through faire Verona, find those persons out,Through fair Verona; find those persons out RJ I.ii.35
Whose names are written there, and to them say,Whose names are written there, and to them say, RJ I.ii.36
My house and welcome, on their pleasure stay. My house and welcome on their pleasure stay. RJ I.ii.37
Exit.Exeunt Capulet and Paris RJ I.ii.37
Ser. SERVANT 
Find them out whose names are written. Heere itFind them out whose names are written here! It RJ I.ii.38
is written, that the Shoo-maker should meddle with hisis written that the shoemaker should meddle with hismeddle (v.)busy oneself, concern oneselfRJ I.ii.39
Yard, and the Tayler with his Last, the Fisher with his Pensill,yard and the tailor with his last, the fisher with his pencilpencil (n.)
old form: Pensill
finely-pointed paint-brush
RJ I.ii.40
last (n.)wooden model of the foot, for shaping shoes
fisher (n.)fisherman
yard (n.)yard measure
and the Painter with his Nets. But I am sent to find thoseand the painter with his nets. But I am sent to find those RJ I.ii.41
persons whose names are writ, & can neuer findpersons whose names are here writ, and can never find RJ I.ii.42
what names the writing person hath here writ (I must what names the writing person hath here writ. I must RJ I.ii.43
to the learned) in good time.to the learned. In good time!time, in goodat the right momentRJ I.ii.44
Enter Benuolio, and Romeo.Enter Benvolio and Romeo RJ I.ii.45
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Tut man, one fire burnes out anothers burning,Tut, man, one fire burns out another's burning. RJ I.ii.45
One paine is lesned by anothers anguish:One pain is lessened by another's anguish. RJ I.ii.46
Turne giddie, and be holpe by backward turning:Turn giddy, and be holp by backward turning. RJ I.ii.47
One desparate greefe, cures with anothers lauguish:One desperate grief cures with another's languish. RJ I.ii.48
Take thou some new infection to the eye,Take thou some new infection to thy eye, RJ I.ii.49
And the rank poyson of the old wil die.And the rank poison of the old will die.rank (adj.)foul, festering, diseasedRJ I.ii.50
Rom. ROMEO 
Your Plantan leafe is excellent for that.Your plantain leaf is excellent for that.plantain (n.)
old form: Plantan
variety of medicinal herb
RJ I.ii.51
Ben. BENVOLIO 
For what I pray thee?For what, I pray thee? RJ I.ii.52.1
Rom. ROMEO 
For your broken shin.For your broken shin. RJ I.ii.52.2
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Why Romeo art thou mad?Why, Romeo, art thou mad? RJ I.ii.53
Rom. ROMEO 
Not mad, but bound more then a mad man is:Not mad, but bound more than a madman is; RJ I.ii.54
Shut vp in prison, kept without my foode,Shut up in prison, kept without my food, RJ I.ii.55
Whipt and tormented: and Godden good fellow,Whipped and tormented and – Good-e'en, good fellow. RJ I.ii.56
Ser. SERVANT 
Godgigoden, I pray sir can you read?God gi' good-e'en. I pray, sir, can you read? RJ I.ii.57
Rom. ROMEO 
I mine owne fortune in my miserie.Ay, mine own fortune in my misery. RJ I.ii.58
Ser. SERVANT 
Perhaps you haue learn'd it without booke:Perhaps you have learned it without book. Butbook, without
old form: booke
off by heart, by rote
RJ I.ii.59
But I pray can you read any thing you see?I pray, can you read anything you see? RJ I.ii.60
Rom. ROMEO 
I, if I know the Letters and the Language.Ay, if I know the letters and the language. RJ I.ii.61
Ser. SERVANT 
Ye say honestly, rest you merry.Ye say honestly. Rest you merry. RJ I.ii.62
Rom. ROMEO 
Stay fellow, I can read.Stay, fellow. I can read. RJ I.ii.63
He reades the Letter.He reads the letter RJ I.ii.64
SEigneur Martino, and his wife and daughter: County Anselme Signor Martino and his wife and daughters. County Anselm RJ I.ii.64
and his beautious sisters: the Lady widdow of Vtruuio, and his beauteous sisters. The lady widow of Utruvio. RJ I.ii.65
Seigneur Placentio, and his louely Neeces: Mercutio and his Signor Placentio and his lovely nieces. Mercutio and his RJ I.ii.66
brother Valentine: mine vncle Capulet his wife and daughters: brother Valentine. Mine uncle Capulet, his wife and daughters. RJ I.ii.67
my faire Neece Rosaline, Liuia, Seigneur Valentio, & My fair niece Rosaline and Livia. Signor Valentio and RJ I.ii.68
his Cosen Tybalt: Lucio and the liuely Helena.his cousin Tybalt. Lucio and the lively Helena. RJ I.ii.69
A faire assembly, whither should they come?A fair assembly. Whither should they come? RJ I.ii.70
Ser. SERVANT 
Vp.Up. RJ I.ii.71
Rom. ROMEO 
Whither? to supper?Whither? To supper? RJ I.ii.72
Ser. SERVANT 
To our house.To our house. RJ I.ii.73
Rom. ROMEO 
Whose house?Whose house? RJ I.ii.74
Ser. SERVANT 
My Maisters.My master's. RJ I.ii.75
Rom. ROMEO 
Indeed I should haue askt you that before.Indeed I should have asked thee that before. RJ I.ii.76
Ser. SERVANT 
Now Ile tell you without asking. My maister isNow I'll tell you without asking. My master is RJ I.ii.77
the great rich Capulet, and if you be not of the house ofthe great rich Capulet; and if you be not of the house of RJ I.ii.78
Mountagues I pray come and crush a cup of wine. RestMontagues, I pray come and crush a cup of wine. Restcrush (v.)drink down, quaff, knock backRJ I.ii.79
you merry. you merry. RJ I.ii.80
Exit.Exit Servant RJ I.ii.80
Ben. BENVOLIO 
At this same auncient Feast of CapuletsAt this same ancient feast of Capulet'sancient, aunchient (adj.)
old form: auncient
long-established, long-standing
RJ I.ii.81
Sups the faire Rosaline, whom thou so loues:Sups the fair Rosaline whom thou so loves,sup (v.)have supperRJ I.ii.82
With all the admired Beauties of Verona,With all the admired beauties of Verona.admired (adj.)regarded with admiration, wondered atRJ I.ii.83
Go thither and with vnattainted eye,Go thither, and, with unattainted eyeunattainted (adj.)
old form: vnattainted
dispassionate, detached, unprejudiced
RJ I.ii.84
Compare her face with some that I shall show,Compare her face with some that I shall show, RJ I.ii.85
And I will make thee thinke thy Swan a Crow.And I will make thee think thy swan a crow. RJ I.ii.86
Rom. ROMEO 
When the deuout religion of mine eyeWhen the devout religion of mine eyereligion (n.)religious observance, spiritual duty, obligationRJ I.ii.87
Maintaines such falshood, then turne teares to fire:Maintains such falsehood, then turn tears to fires; RJ I.ii.88
And these who often drown'd could neuer die,And these, who often drowned, could never die, RJ I.ii.89
Transparent Heretiques be burnt for liers.Transparent heretics, be burnt for liars! RJ I.ii.90
One fairer then my loue: the all-seeing SunOne fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun RJ I.ii.91
Nere saw her match, since first the world begun.Ne'er saw her match since first the world begun. RJ I.ii.92
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Tut, you saw her faire, none else being by,Tut, you saw her fair, none else being by, RJ I.ii.93
Herselfe poys'd with herselfe in either eye:Herself poised with herself in either eye.poise (v.)
old form: poys'd
balance, weigh, make even
RJ I.ii.94
But in that Christall scales, let there be waid,But in that crystal scales let there be weighed RJ I.ii.95
Your Ladies loue against some other MaidYour lady's love against some other maid RJ I.ii.96
That I will show you, shining at this Feast,That I will show you shining at this feast, RJ I.ii.97
And she shew scant shell, well, that now shewes best.And she shall scant show well that now seems best.scant (adv.)scarcely, barely, hardlyRJ I.ii.98
Rom. ROMEO 
Ile goe along, no such sight to be showne,I'll go along, no such sight to be shown, RJ I.ii.99
But to reioyce in splendor of mine owne.But to rejoice in splendour of mine own. RJ I.ii.100
Exeunt RJ I.ii.100
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