Romeo and Juliet
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Enter Frier Iohn to Frier Lawrence.Enter Friar John RJ V.ii.1
Iohn. FRIAR JOHN 
Holy Franciscan Frier, Brother, ho?Holy Franciscan Friar, brother, ho! RJ V.ii.1
Enter Frier Lawrence.Enter Friar Laurence RJ V.ii.2
Law. FRIAR 
This same should be the voice of Frier Iohn.This same should be the voice of Friar John. RJ V.ii.2
Welcome from Mantua, what sayes Romeo?Welcome from Mantua. What says Romeo? RJ V.ii.3
Or if his mind be writ, giue me his Letter.Or, if his mind be writ, give me his letter.mind (n.)intention, purpose, intentRJ V.ii.4
Iohn. JOHN 
Going to find a bare-foote Brother out,Going to find a bare-foot brother out, RJ V.ii.5
One of our order to associate me,One of our order, to associate meassociate (v.)accompany, escort, join withRJ V.ii.6
Here in this Citie visiting the sick,Here in this city visiting the sick, RJ V.ii.7
And finding him, the Searchers of the TowneAnd finding him, the searchers of the town,searcher (n.)official appointed to view and report on corpsesRJ V.ii.8
Suspecting that we both were in a houseSuspecting that we both were in a house RJ V.ii.9
Where the infectious pestilence did raigne,Where the infectious pestilence did reign, RJ V.ii.10
Seal'd vp the doores, and would not let vs forth,Sealed up the doors, and would not let us forth, RJ V.ii.11
So that my speed to Mantua there was staid.So that my speed to Mantua there was stayed.stay (v.)
old form: staid
stop, prevent, end
RJ V.ii.12
Law. LAURENCE 
Who bare my Letter then to Romeo?Who bare my letter, then, to Romeo? RJ V.ii.13
Iohn. JOHN 
I could not send it, here it is againe,I could not send it – here it is again – RJ V.ii.14
Nor get a messenger to bring it thee,Nor get a messenger to bring it thee, RJ V.ii.15
So fearefull were they of infection.So fearful were they of infection. RJ V.ii.16
Law. LAURENCE 
Vnhappie Fortune: by my BrotherhoodUnhappy fortune! By my brotherhood, RJ V.ii.17
The Letter was not nice, but full of charge,The letter was not nice, but full of charge,charge (n.)weight, import, momentRJ V.ii.18
nice (adj.)trivial, unimportant, slight
Of deare import, and the neglecting itOf dear import; and the neglecting itdear (adj.)
old form: deare
important, major, significant
RJ V.ii.19
import (n.)importance, significance, consequence
May do much danger: Frier Iohn go hence,May do much danger. Friar John, go hence. RJ V.ii.20
Get me an Iron Crow, and bring it straightGet me an iron crow and bring it straightcrow (n.)crowbarRJ V.ii.21
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
Vnto my Cell.Unto my cell.cell (n.)small humble dwellingRJ V.ii.22.1
Iohn. JOHN 
Brother Ile go and bring it thee. Brother, I'll go and bring it thee. RJ V.ii.22.2
Exit.Exit Friar John RJ V.ii.22
Law. LAURENCE 
Now must I to the Monument alone,Now must I to the monument alone. RJ V.ii.23
Within this three houres will faire Iuliet wake,Within this three hours will fair Juliet wake. RJ V.ii.24
Shee will beshrew me much that RomeoShe will beshrew me much that Romeobeshrew, 'shrew (v.)blame, censure, take to task, wish mischief onRJ V.ii.25
Hath had no notice of these accidents:Hath had no notice of these accidents.accident (n.)occurrence, event, happeningRJ V.ii.26
But I will write againe to Mantua,But I will write again to Mantua, RJ V.ii.27
And keepe her at my Cell till Romeo come,And keep her at my cell till Romeo come. RJ V.ii.28
Poore liuing Coarse, clos'd in a dead mans Tombe,Poor living corse, closed in a dead man's tomb!corse (n.)
old form: Coarse
corpse, dead body
RJ V.ii.29
Exit.Exit RJ V.ii.29
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