Romeo and Juliet
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Enter Romeo alone.Enter Romeo alone RJ II.i.1
Rom. ROMEO 
Can I goe forward when my heart is here?Can I go forward when my heart is here? RJ II.i.1
Turne backe dull earth, and find thy Center out.Turn back, dull earth, and find thy centre out.centre (n.)
old form: Center
core of being, heart, soul
RJ II.i.2
Enter Benuolio, with Mercutio.Enter Benvolio with Mercutio. Romeo withdraws RJ II.i.3
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Romeo, my Cozen Romeo, Romeo.Romeo! My cousin Romeo! Romeo! RJ II.i.3.1
Merc. MERCUTIO 
He is wise,He is wise, RJ II.i.3.2
And on my life hath stolne him home to bed.And, on my life, hath stolen him home to bed. RJ II.i.4
Ben. BENVOLIO 
He ran this way and leapt this Orchard wall.He ran this way and leapt this orchard wall.orchard (n.)gardenRJ II.i.5
Call good Mercutio:Call, good Mercutio. RJ II.i.6.1
Mer. MERCUTIO 
Nay, Ile coniure too.Nay, I'll conjure too.conjure (v.)engage in magic, cast spells, invoke supernatural aidRJ II.i.6.2
Romeo, Humours, Madman, Passion, Louer,Romeo! Humours! Madman! Passion! Lover!humour (n.)fancy, whim, inclination, capriceRJ II.i.7
Appeare thou in the likenesse of a sigh,Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh. RJ II.i.8
Speake but one rime, and I am satisfied:Speak but one rhyme, and I am satisfied. RJ II.i.9
Cry me but ay me, Prouant, but Loue and day,Cry but ‘ Ay me!’ Pronounce but ‘ love ’ and ‘ dove.’ RJ II.i.10
Speake to my goship Venus one faire word,Speak to my gossip Venus one fair word,gossip (n.)
old form: goship
friend, neighbour
RJ II.i.11
Venus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and love
One Nickname for her purblind Sonne and her,One nickname for her purblind son and heir,purblind (adj.)half-blind, dim-sightedRJ II.i.12
Young Abraham Cupid he that shot so true,Young Abraham Cupid, he that shot so trimCupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrowsRJ II.i.13
Abraham (n.)in the Bible, a Hebrew patriarch, whose name is changed by God from Abram to Abraham
trim (adv.)well, effectively, finely
When King Cophetua lou'd the begger Maid,When King Cophetua loved the beggar maid.Cophetua (n.)[pron: ko'fetua] African king of a romantic ballad, who fell in love with a beggar-girl, ZenelophonRJ II.i.14
He heareth not, he stirreth not, he moueth not,He heareth not, he stirreth not, he moveth not. RJ II.i.15
The Ape is dead, I must coniure him,The ape is dead, and I must conjure him. RJ II.i.16
I coniure thee by Rosalines bright eyes,I conjure thee by Rosaline's bright eyes, RJ II.i.17
By her High forehead, and her Scarlet lip,By her high forehead and her scarlet lip, RJ II.i.18
By her Fine foote, Straight leg, and Quiuering thigh,By her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh, RJ II.i.19
And the Demeanes, that there Adiacent lie,And the demesnes that there adjacent lie,demesne (n.)
old form: Demeanes
(plural) territories, lands, dominions
RJ II.i.20
That in thy likenesse thou appeare to vs.That in thy likeness thou appear to us! RJ II.i.21
Ben. BENVOLIO 
And if he heare thee thou wilt anger him.An if he hear thee, thou wilt anger him.an if (conj.)ifRJ II.i.22
Mer. MERCUTIO 
This cannot anger him, t'would anger himThis cannot anger him. 'Twould anger him RJ II.i.23
To raise a spirit in his Mistresse circle,To raise a spirit in his mistress' circlecircle (n.)magical circleRJ II.i.24
Of some strange nature, letting it standOf some strange nature, letting it there standstrange (adj.)of another person, not one's ownRJ II.i.25
Till she had laid it, and coniured it downe,Till she had laid it and conjured it down.conjure (v.)
old form: coniured
control, constrain [by invoking divine powers]
RJ II.i.26
lay (v.)appease, prevent from walking
That were some spight. / My inuocationThat were some spite. My invocationspite (n.)
old form: spight
annoyance, vexation, irritation
RJ II.i.27
is faire and honest, & in his Mistris name,Is fair and honest. In his mistress' name RJ II.i.28
I coniure onely but to raise vp him.I conjure only but to raise up him. RJ II.i.29
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Come, he hath hid himselfe among these TreesCome, he hath hid himself among these trees RJ II.i.30
To be consorted with the Humerous night:To be consorted with the humorous night.consort (v.)accompany, attend, go withRJ II.i.31
humorous (adj.)
old form: Humerous
humid, damp, moist
Blind is his Loue, and best befits the darke.Blind is his love and best befits the dark. RJ II.i.32
Mer. MERCUTIO 
If Loue be blind, Loue cannot hit the marke,If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark. RJ II.i.33
Now will he sit vnder a Medler tree,Now will he sit under a medlar treemedlar (adj.)
old form: Medler
variety of tree [whose fruit were thought to resemble female genitalia]
RJ II.i.34
And wish his Mistresse were that kind of Fruite,And wish his mistress were that kind of fruit RJ II.i.35
As Maides call Medlers when they laugh alone,As maids call medlars when they laugh alone. RJ II.i.36
O Romeo that she were, O that she wereO, Romeo, that she were, O that she were RJ II.i.37
An open, or thou a Poprin Peare,An open-arse and thou a poppering pear!open-arse (n.)[rustic bawdy, from the shape of the fruit] medlar fruitRJ II.i.38
poppering / poperin (adj.)
old form: Poprin
variety of pear [from Poperinghe, Belgium]
Romeo goodnight, Ile to my Truckle bed,Romeo, good night. I'll to my truckle-bed.truckle-bed (n.)
old form: Truckle bed
low-lying bed on castors, trundle-bed
RJ II.i.39
This Field-bed is to cold for me to sleepe,This field-bed is too cold for me to sleep.field-bed (n.)bed out in the open, bed on the groundRJ II.i.40
Come shall we go?Come, shall we go? RJ II.i.41.1
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Go then, for 'tis in vaineGo then, for 'tis in vain RJ II.i.41.2
to seeke him here / That meanes not to be found. To seek him here that means not to be found. RJ II.i.42
Exeunt.Exeunt Benvolio and Mercutio RJ II.i.42
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