Romeo and Juliet

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Enter Chorus RJ II.chorus.1
Now old desire doth in his death bed lie,Now old desire doth in his deathbed lie, RJ II.chorus.1
And yong affection gapes to be his Heire,And young affection gapes to be his heir.gape (v.)
long, be eager, yearn
RJ II.chorus.2
affection (n.)
desire, passion, lustful feeling
That faire, for which Loue gron'd for and would die,That fair for which love groaned for and would die,fair (n.)

old form: faire
fair face, beauty
RJ II.chorus.3
With tender Iuliet matcht, is now not faire.With tender Juliet matched, is now not fair. RJ II.chorus.4
Now Romeo is beloued, and Loues againe,Now Romeo is beloved and loves again, RJ II.chorus.5
A like bewitched by the charme of lookes:Alike bewitched by the charm of looks.charm (n.)

old form: charme
magic spell, enchantment
RJ II.chorus.6
But to his foe suppos'd he must complaine,But to his foe supposed he must complain,complain (v.)

old form: complaine
lament, bewail, bemoan
RJ II.chorus.7
And she steale Loues sweet bait from fearefull hookes:And she steal love's sweet bait from fearful hooks.fearful (adj.)

old form: fearefull
timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
RJ II.chorus.8
Being held a foe, he may not haue accesseBeing held a foe, he may not have access RJ II.chorus.9
To breath such vowes as Louers vse to sweare,To breathe such vows as lovers use to swear,use (v.)

old form: vse
be accustomed, make a habit [of]
RJ II.chorus.10
breathe (v.)

old form: breath
speak, utter, talk
And she as much in Loue, her meanes much lesse,And she as much in love, her means much less RJ II.chorus.11
To meete her new Beloued any where:To meet her new beloved anywhere. RJ II.chorus.12
But passion lends them Power, time, meanes to meete,But passion lends them power, time means, to meet, RJ II.chorus.13
Temp'ring extremities with extreame sweete.Tempering extremities with extreme sweet.extremity (n.)
utmost severity, extreme intensity, hardship
RJ II.chorus.14
sweet (n.)

old form: sweete
sweetness, pleasure, delight
temper (v.)

old form: Temp'ring
moderate, soften, tone down
Exit RJ II.chorus.14
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