Romeo and Juliet

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Enter Romeo.Enter Romeo RJ V.i.1
If I may trust the flattering truth of sleepe,If I may trust the flattering truth of sleep, RJ V.i.1
My dreames presage some ioyfull newes at hand:My dreams presage some joyful news at hand.presage (v.)
predict, forecast
RJ V.i.2
My bosomes L. sits lightly in his throne:My bosom's lord sits lightly in his throne,bosom (n.)

old form: bosomes
heart, inner person
RJ V.i.3
And all thisan day an vccustom'd spirit,And all this day an unaccustomed spiritunaccustomed (adj.)

old form: an vccustom'd
unusual, strange, unfamiliar
RJ V.i.4
Lifts me aboue the ground with cheerefull thoughts.Lifts me above the ground with cheerful thoughts. RJ V.i.5
I dreamt my Lady came and found me dead,I dreamt my lady came and found me dead – RJ V.i.6
(Strange dreame that giues a dead man leaue to thinke,)Strange dream that gives a dead man leave to think! – RJ V.i.7
And breath'd such life with kisses in my lips,And breathed such life with kisses in my lips RJ V.i.8
That I reuiu'd and was an Emperour.That I revived and was an emperor. RJ V.i.9
Ah me, how sweet is loue it selfe possest,Ah me! how sweet is love itself possessed,possess (v.)

old form: possest
fill, imbue
RJ V.i.10
When but loues shadowes are so rich in ioy.When but love's shadows are so rich in joy!shadow (n.)

old form: shadowes
illusion, unreal image, delusion
RJ V.i.11
Enter Romeo's man.Enter Balthasar, Romeo's man, booted RJ V.i.12
Newes from Verona, how now Balthazer?News from Verona! How now, Balthasar? RJ V.i.12
Dost thou not bring me Letters from the Frier?Dost thou not bring me letters from the Friar? RJ V.i.13
How doth my Lady? Is my Father well?How doth my lady? Is my father well? RJ V.i.14
How doth my Lady Iuliet? that I aske againe,How fares my Juliet? That I ask again,fare (v.)
get on, manage, do, cope
RJ V.i.15
For nothing can be ill, if she be well.For nothing can be ill if she be well. RJ V.i.16
Then she is well, and nothing can be ill.Then she is well, and nothing can be ill. RJ V.i.17
Her body sleepes in Capels Monument,Her body sleeps in Capel's monument, RJ V.i.18
And her immortall part with Angels liue,And her immortal part with angels lives. RJ V.i.19
I saw her laid low in her kindreds Vault,I saw her laid low in her kindred's vault RJ V.i.20
And presently tooke Poste to tell it you:And presently took post to tell it you.presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
RJ V.i.21
post (n.)

old form: Poste
express messenger, courier
post (n.)
O pardon me for bringing these ill newes,O, pardon me for bringing these ill news, RJ V.i.22
Since you did leaue it for my office Sir.Since you did leave it for my office, (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
RJ V.i.23
Is it euen so? / Then I denie you Starres.Is it e'en so? Then I defy you, stars! RJ V.i.24
Thou knowest my lodging, get me inke and paper,Thou knowest my lodging. Get me ink and paper, RJ V.i.25
And hire Post-Horses, I will hence to night.And hire post-horses. I will hence (n.)
fast horse
RJ V.i.26
I do beseech you sir, haue patience:I do beseech you, sir, have patience. RJ V.i.27
Your lookes are pale and wild, and do importYour looks are pale and wild and do importimport (v.)
portend, signify, predict
RJ V.i.28
Some misaduenture.Some misadventure.misadventure (n.)

old form: misaduenture
misfortune, mishap, tragic accident
RJ V.i.29.1
Tush, thou art deceiu'd,Tush, thou art deceived. RJ V.i.29.2
Leaue me, and do the thing I bid thee do.Leave me and do the thing I bid thee do. RJ V.i.30
Hast thou no Letters to me from the Frier?Hast thou no letters to me from the Friar? RJ V.i.31
No my good Lord.No, my good lord. RJ V.i.32.1
Mo matter: Get thee gone,No matter. Get thee gone RJ V.i.32.2
And hyre those Horses, Ile be with thee straight.And hire those horses. I'll be with thee straight.straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
RJ V.i.33
Exit Man.Exit Balthasar RJ V.i.33
Well Iuliet, I will lie with thee to night:Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight. RJ V.i.34
Lets see for meanes: O mischiefe thou art swift,Let's see for means. O mischief, thou art swiftmischief (n.)

old form: mischiefe
wicked action, evil deed, harmful scheme
RJ V.i.35
see for (v.)
look out for
To enter in the thoughts of desperate men:To enter in the thoughts of desperate men. RJ V.i.36
I do remember an Appothecarie,I do remember an apothecary,apothecary, pothecary (n.)

old form: Appothecarie
one who prepares and sells medicinal drugs
RJ V.i.37
And here abouts dwells, which late I notedAnd hereabouts 'a dwells, which late I notednote (v.)
observe, pay attention [to], take special note [of]
RJ V.i.38
late (adv.)
recently, a little while ago / before
In tattred weeds, with ouerwhelming browes,In tattered weeds, with overwhelming brows,overwhelming (adj.)

old form: ouerwhelming
overhanging, bulging, protruding
RJ V.i.39
weed (n.)
(plural) garments, dress, clothes
brow (n.)

old form: browes
Culling of Simples, meager were his lookes,Culling of simples. Meagre were his looks.simple (n.)
ingredient, element, constituent
RJ V.i.40
cull (v.)
select, pick out, choose
Sharpe miserie had worne him to the bones:Sharp misery had worn him to the bones. RJ V.i.41
And in his needie shop a Tortoyrs hung,And in his needy shop a tortoise hung, RJ V.i.42
An Allegater stuft, and other skinsAn alligator stuffed, and other skins RJ V.i.43
Of ill shap'd fishes, and about his shelues,Of ill-shaped fishes; and about his shelves RJ V.i.44
A beggerly account of emptie boxes,A beggarly account of empty boxes,account, accompt (n.)
number, collection, assortment
RJ V.i.45
beggarly (adj.)

old form: beggerly
destitute, impoverished, poverty-stricken
Greene earthen pots, Bladders, and mustie seedes,Green earthen pots, bladders, and musty seeds,bladder (n.)
vessel derived from animals used for storing liquid
RJ V.i.46
Remnants of packthred, and old cakes of RosesRemnants of packthread, and old cakes of rosespackthread, pack-thread (n.)

old form: packthred
twine used for tying up bundles, string
RJ V.i.47
cake (n.)
compressed pack, flattened bundle
Were thinly scattered, to make vp a shew.Were thinly scattered, to make up a (n.)

old form: shew
appearance, exhibition, display
RJ V.i.48
Noting this penury, to my selfe I said,Noting this penury, to myself I said, RJ V.i.49
An if a man did need a poyson now,An if a man did need a poison nowan if (conj.)
RJ V.i.50
Whose sale is persent death in Mantua,Whose sale is present death in Mantua, RJ V.i.51
Here liues a Caitiffe wretch would sell it him.Here lives a caitiff wretch would sell it him.’caitiff (adj.)

old form: Caitiffe
wretched, miserable, worthless
RJ V.i.52
O this same thought did but fore-run my need,O, this same thought did but forerun my need,need (n.)
time of necessity, needy situation, emergency
RJ V.i.53
forerun (v.)

old form: fore-run
forecast, foreshadow, be the precursor of
And this same needie man must sell it me.And this same needy man must sell it me. RJ V.i.54
As I remember, this should be the house,As I remember, this should be the house. RJ V.i.55
Being holy day, the beggers shop is shut.Being holiday, the beggar's shop is shut. RJ V.i.56
What ho? Appothecarie?What, ho! Apothecary! RJ V.i.57.1
Enter Appothecarie.Enter Apothecary RJ V.i.57
Who call's so low'd?Who calls so loud? RJ V.i.57.2
Come hither man, I see that thou art poore,Come hither, man. I see that thou art poor. RJ V.i.58
Hold, there is fortie Duckets, let me haueHold, there is forty ducats. Let me haveducat (n.)
gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries
RJ V.i.59
A dram of poyson, such soone speeding geare,A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gearsoon-speeding (adj.)

old form: soone
quick-acting, rapidly working
RJ V.i.60
gear (n.)

old form: geare
stuff, substance
dram (n.)
tiny amount, small quantity
As will disperse it selfe through all the veines,As will disperse itself through all the veins, RJ V.i.61
That the life-wearie-taker may fall dead,That the life-weary taker may fall dead RJ V.i.62
And that the Trunke may be discharg'd of breath,And that the trunk may be discharged of breath RJ V.i.63
As violently, as hastie powder fier'dAs violently as hasty powder firedpowder (n.)
RJ V.i.64
Doth hurry from the fatall Canons wombe.Doth hurry from the fatal cannon's womb. RJ V.i.65
Such mortall drugs I haue, but Mantuas lawSuch mortal drugs I have. But Mantua's lawmortal (adj.)

old form: mortall
fatal, deadly, lethal
RJ V.i.66
Is death to any he, that vtters them.Is death to any he that utters them.he (n.)
man, person
RJ V.i.67
utter (v.)

old form: vtters
offer for sale, dispense, make available
Art thou so bare and full of wretchednesse,Art thou so bare and full of wretchednessbare (adj.)
gaunt, lean, needy
RJ V.i.68
And fear'st to die? Famine is in thy cheekes,And fearest to die? Famine is in thy cheeks. RJ V.i.69
Need and opression starueth in thy eyes,Need and oppression starveth in thy eyes.starve (v.)

old form: starueth
show hunger, reflect starvation
RJ V.i.70
Contempt and beggery hangs vpon thy backe:Contempt and beggary hangs upon thy back. RJ V.i.71
The world is not thy friend, nor the worlds law:The world is not thy friend, nor the world's law. RJ V.i.72
The world affords no law to make thee rich.The world affords no law to make thee rich. RJ V.i.73
Then be not poore, but breake it, and take this.Then be not poor, but break it and take this. RJ V.i.74
My pouerty, but not my will consents.My poverty but not my will consents. RJ V.i.75
I pray thy pouerty, and not thy will.I pay thy poverty and not thy will. RJ V.i.76
Put this in any liquid thing you willPut this in any liquid thing you will RJ V.i.77
And drinke it off, and if you had the strengthAnd drink it off, and if you had the strength RJ V.i.78
Of twenty men, it would dispatch you straight.Of twenty men it would dispatch you straight.straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
RJ V.i.79
dispatch, despatch (v.)
kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
There's thy Gold, / Worse poyson to mens soules,There is thy gold – worse poison to men's souls, RJ V.i.80
Doing more murther in this loathsome world,Doing more murder in this loathsome world, RJ V.i.81
Then these poore compounds that thou maiest not sell.Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell. RJ V.i.82
I sell thee poyson, thou hast sold me none,I sell thee poison. Thou hast sold me none. RJ V.i.83
Farewell, buy food, and get thy selfe in flesh.Farewell. Buy food and get thyself in flesh. RJ V.i.84
Come Cordiall, and not poyson, go with meCome, cordial and not poison, go with mecordial (n.)

old form: Cordiall
restorative, stimulant, tonic
RJ V.i.85
To Iuliets graue, for there must I vse thee.To Juliet's grave. For there must I use thee. RJ V.i.86
Exeunt.Exeunt RJ V.i.86
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