Romeo and Juliet
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Rom. ROMEO  
(coming forward) RJ II.ii.1
He ieasts at Scarres that neuer felt a wound,He jests at scars that never felt a wound. RJ II.ii.1
Enter Juliet above RJ II.ii.2.1
But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietRJ II.ii.2
It is the East, and Iuliet is the Sunne,It is the East, and Juliet is the sun! RJ II.ii.3
Arise faire Sun and kill the enuious Moone,Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,envious (adj.)
old form: enuious
malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
RJ II.ii.4
Who is already sicke and pale with griefe,Who is already sick and pale with grief RJ II.ii.5
That thou her Maid art far more faire then she:That thou her maid art far more fair than she. RJ II.ii.6
Be not her Maid since she is enuious,Be not her maid, since she is envious. RJ II.ii.7
Her Vestal liuery is but sicke and greene,Her vestal livery is but sick and green,sick (adj.)
old form: sicke
pale, wan, of a sickly hue
RJ II.ii.8
livery (n.)
old form: liuery
uniform, costume, special clothing
vestal (adj.)virgin
And none but fooles do weare it, cast it off:And none but fools do wear it. Cast it off. RJ II.ii.9
It is my Lady, O it is my Loue,It is my lady, O, it is my love! RJ II.ii.10
O that she knew she were,O that she knew she were! RJ II.ii.11
She speakes, yet she sayes nothing, what of that?She speaks. Yet she says nothing. What of that? RJ II.ii.12
Her eye discourses, I will answere it:Her eye discourses. I will answer it. RJ II.ii.13
I am too bold 'tis not to me she speakes:I am too bold. 'Tis not to me she speaks. RJ II.ii.14
Two of the fairest starres in all the Heauen,Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,star (n.)
old form: starres
planet
RJ II.ii.15
Hauing some businesse do entreat her eyes,Having some business, do entreat her eyesbusiness (n.)
old form: businesse
mission, errand, purpose
RJ II.ii.16
To twinckle in their Spheres till they returne.To twinkle in their spheres till they return.sphere (n.)celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbitRJ II.ii.17
What if her eyes were there, they in her head,What if her eyes were there, they in her head? RJ II.ii.18
The brightnesse of her cheeke would shame those starres,The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars RJ II.ii.19
As day-light doth a Lampe, her eye in heauen,As daylight doth a lamp. Her eyes in heaven RJ II.ii.20
Would through the ayrie Region streame so bright,Would through the airy region stream so brightregion (n.)sky, air, heavensRJ II.ii.21
That Birds would sing, and thinke it were not night:That birds would sing and think it were not night. RJ II.ii.22
See how she leanes her cheeke vpon her hand.See how she leans her cheek upon her hand! RJ II.ii.23
O that I were a Gloue vpon that hand,O that I were a glove upon that hand, RJ II.ii.24
That I might touch that cheeke.That I might touch that cheek! RJ II.ii.25.1
Iul. JULIET 
Ay me.Ay me! RJ II.ii.25.2
Rom. ROMEO 
She speakes.She speaks. RJ II.ii.25.3
Oh speake againe bright Angell, for thou artO, speak again, bright angel! – for thou art RJ II.ii.26
As glorious to this night being ore my head,As glorious to this night, being o'er my head RJ II.ii.27
As is a winged messenger of heauenAs is a winged messenger of heaven RJ II.ii.28
Vnto the white vpturned wondring eyesUnto the white-upturned wondering eyes RJ II.ii.29
Of mortalls that fall backe to gaze on him,Of mortals that fall back to gaze on him RJ II.ii.30
When he bestrides the lazie puffing Cloudes,When he bestrides the lazy, puffing cloudspuffing (adj.)puffed-out, swollen, swellingRJ II.ii.31
And sailes vpon the bosome of the ayre.And sails upon the bosom of the air.bosom (n.)
old form: bosome
surface
RJ II.ii.32
Iul. JULIET 
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?O Romeo, Romeo! – wherefore art thou Romeo? RJ II.ii.33
Denie thy Father and refuse thy name:Deny thy father and refuse thy name.refuse (v.)spurn, disown, cast offRJ II.ii.34
deny (v.)
old form: Denie
disown, disavow, renounce
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworne my Loue,Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, RJ II.ii.35
And Ile no longer be a Capulet.And I'll no longer be a Capulet. RJ II.ii.36
Rom. ROMEO  
(aside) RJ II.ii.37
Shall I heare more, or shall I speake at this?Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this? RJ II.ii.37
Iu. JULIET 
'Tis but thy name that is my Enemy:'Tis but thy name that is my enemy. RJ II.ii.38
Thou art thy selfe, though not a Mountague,Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. RJ II.ii.39
What's Mountague? it is nor hand nor foote,What's Montague? It is nor hand nor foot RJ II.ii.40
Nor arme, nor face,Nor arm nor face nor any other part RJ II.ii.41
Belonging to a man. / O be some other nameBelonging to a man. O, be some other name! RJ II.ii.42
What? in a names that which we call a Rose,What's in a name? That which we call a rose RJ II.ii.43
By any other word would smell as sweete,By any other word would smell as sweet. RJ II.ii.44
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo cal'd,So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called, RJ II.ii.45
Retaine that deare perfection which he owes,Retain that dear perfection which he owesowe (v.)own, possess, haveRJ II.ii.46
Without that title Romeo, doffe thy name,Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name;doff (v.)
old form: doffe
throw off, get rid of, do away with
RJ II.ii.47
And for thy name which is no part of thee,And for thy name, which is no part of thee, RJ II.ii.48
Take all my selfe.Take all myself. RJ II.ii.49.1
Rom. ROMEO 
I take thee at thy word:I take thee at thy word. RJ II.ii.49.2
Call me but Loue, and Ile be new baptiz'd,Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized. RJ II.ii.50
Hence foorth I neuer will be Romeo.Henceforth I never will be Romeo. RJ II.ii.51
Iuli. JULIET 
What man art thou, that thus bescreen'd in nightWhat man art thou that, thus bescreened in night,bescreen (v.)
old form: bescreen'd
hide from sight, cover up
RJ II.ii.52
So stumblest on my counsell?So stumblest on my counsel?counsel (n.)
old form: counsell
private reflection, self-communing
RJ II.ii.53.1
Rom. ROMEO 
By a name,By a name RJ II.ii.53.2
I know not how to tell thee who I am:I know not how to tell thee who I am. RJ II.ii.54
My name deare Saint, is hatefull to my selfe,My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself,hateful (adj.)
old form: hatefull
repulsive, obnoxious, incompatible [with]
RJ II.ii.55
Because it is an Enemy to thee,Because it is an enemy to thee. RJ II.ii.56
Had I it written, I would teare the word.Had I it written, I would tear the word. RJ II.ii.57
Iuli. JULIET 
My eares haue yet not drunke a hundred wordsMy ears have yet not drunk a hundred words RJ II.ii.58
Of thy tongues vttering, yet I know the sound.Of thy tongue's uttering, yet I know the sound. RJ II.ii.59
Art thou not Romeo, and a Montague?Art thou not Romeo, and a Montague? RJ II.ii.60
Rom. ROMEO 
Neither faire Maid, if either thee dislike.Neither, fair saint, if either thee dislike.dislike (v.)upset, displease, offendRJ II.ii.61
Iul. JULIET 
How cam'st thou hither. / Tell me, and wherefore?How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore? RJ II.ii.62
The Orchard walls are high, and hard to climbe,The orchard walls are high and hard to climb,orchard (n.)gardenRJ II.ii.63
And the place death, considering who thou art,And the place death, considering who thou art, RJ II.ii.64
If any of my kinsmen find thee here,If any of my kinsmen find thee here. RJ II.ii.65
Rom. ROMEO 
With Loues light wings / Did I ore-perch these Walls,With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls.overperch (v.)
old form: ore-perch
fly over, surmount
RJ II.ii.66
For stony limits cannot hold Loue out,For stony limits cannot hold love out, RJ II.ii.67
And what Loue can do, that dares Loue attempt:And what love can do, that dares love attempt. RJ II.ii.68
Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me.Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me. RJ II.ii.69
Iul. JULIET 
If they do see thee, they will murther thee.If they do see thee, they will murder thee. RJ II.ii.70
Rom. ROMEO 
Alacke there lies more perill in thine eye,Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye RJ II.ii.71
Then twenty of their Swords, looke thou but sweete,Than twenty of their swords! Look thou but sweet, RJ II.ii.72
And I am proofe against their enmity.And I am proof against their enmity. RJ II.ii.73
Iul. JULIET 
I would not for the world they saw thee here.I would not for the world they saw thee here. RJ II.ii.74
Rom. ROMEO 
I haue nights cloake to hide me from their eyesI have night's cloak to hide me from their eyes. RJ II.ii.75
And but thou loue me, let them finde me here,And but thou love me, let them find me here. RJ II.ii.76
My life were better ended by their hate,My life were better ended by their hate RJ II.ii.77
Then death proroged wanting of thy Loue.Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.prorogue (v.)
old form: proroged
postpone, delay, defer
RJ II.ii.78
want (v.)lack, need, be without
Iul. JULIET 
By whose direction found'st thou out this place?By whose direction foundest thou out this place? RJ II.ii.79
Rom. ROMEO 
By Loue that first did promp me to enquire,By love, that first did prompt me to inquire. RJ II.ii.80
He lent me counsell, and I lent him eyes,He lent me counsel, and I lent him eyes. RJ II.ii.81
I am no Pylot, yet wert thou as farI am no pilot; yet, wert thou as far RJ II.ii.82
As that vast-shore-washet with the farthest Sea,As that vast shore washed with the farthest sea, RJ II.ii.83
I should aduenture for such Marchandise.I would adventure for such merchandise.adventure (v.)
old form: aduenture
venture, dare, chance, risk
RJ II.ii.84
Iul. JULIET 
Thou knowest the maske of night is on my face,Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face, RJ II.ii.85
Else would a Maiden blush bepaint my cheeke,Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheekelse (adv.)otherwiseRJ II.ii.86
bepaint (v.)cover over, colour, tinge
For that which thou hast heard me speake to night,For that which thou hast heard me speak tonight. RJ II.ii.87
Faine would I dwell on forme, faine, faine, denieFain would I dwell on form – fain, fain denyfain (adv.)
old form: faine
gladly, willingly
RJ II.ii.88
form (n.)
old form: forme
formal procedure, due process, formality
dwell on / uponpreserve, maintain, pay attention to
What I haue spoke, but farewell Complement,What I have spoke. But farewell compliment!compliment, complement (n.)
old form: Complement
ceremony, etiquette, protocol
RJ II.ii.89
Doest thou Loue? I know thou wilt say I,Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say ‘ Ay.’ RJ II.ii.90
And I will take thy word, yet if thou swear'st,And I will take thy word. Yet, if thou swearest, RJ II.ii.91
Thou maiest proue false: at Louers periuriesThou mayst prove false. At lovers' perjuries,false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithfulRJ II.ii.92
They say Ioue laught, oh gentle Romeo,They say, Jove laughs. O gentle Romeo,gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindRJ II.ii.93
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
If thou dost Loue, pronounce it faithfully:If thou dost love, pronounce it faithfully. RJ II.ii.94
Or if thou thinkest I am too quickly wonne,Or if thou thinkest I am too quickly won, RJ II.ii.95
Ile frowne and be peruerse, and say thee nay,I'll frown, and be perverse, and say thee nay, RJ II.ii.96
So thou wilt wooe: But else not for the world.So thou wilt woo. But else, not for the world. RJ II.ii.97
In truth faire Mountague I am too fond:In truth, fair Montague, I am too fond,fond (adj.)infatuated, doting, passionateRJ II.ii.98
And therefore thou maiest thinke my behauiour light,And therefore thou mayst think my 'haviour light.light (adj.)facile, frivolous, of no consequenceRJ II.ii.99
haviour (n.)behaviour, manner, demeanour
But trust me Gentleman, Ile proue more true,But trust me, gentleman, I'll prove more true RJ II.ii.100
Then those that haue coying to be strange,Than those that have more cunning to be strange.cunning (n.)deviousness, deceit, craftiness, artfulnessRJ II.ii.101
I should haue beene more strange, I must confesse,I should have been more strange, I must confess,strange (adj.)aloof, distant, reservedRJ II.ii.102
But that thou ouer heard'st ere I was wareBut that thou overheardest, ere I was ware,ware (adj.)aware, conscious, sensibleRJ II.ii.103
My true Loues passion, therefore pardon me,My true-love passion. Therefore pardon me, RJ II.ii.104
And not impute this yeelding to light Loue,And not impute this yielding to light love,light (adj.)facile, frivolous, of no consequenceRJ II.ii.105
yielding (n.)
old form: yeelding
consent, compliance, agreement
Which the darke night hath so discouered.Which the dark night hath so discovered.discover (v.)
old form: discouered
reveal, show, make known
RJ II.ii.106
Rom. ROMEO 
Lady, by yonder Moone I vow,Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow, RJ II.ii.107
That tips with siluer all these Fruite tree tops.That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops –  RJ II.ii.108
Iul. JULIET 
O sweare not by the Moone, th'inconstant Moone,O, swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon, RJ II.ii.109
That monethly changes in her circled Orbe,That monthly changes in her circled orb,orb (n.)
old form: Orbe
sphere, orbit, circle
RJ II.ii.110
circled (adj.)in a circular motion, encircling
Least that thy Loue proue likewise variable.Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. RJ II.ii.111
Rom. ROMEO 
What shall I sweare by?What shall I swear by? RJ II.ii.112.1
Iul. JULIET 
Do not sweare at all:Do not swear at all. RJ II.ii.112.2
Or if thou wilt sweare by thy gratious selfe,Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self, RJ II.ii.113
Which is the God of my Idolatry,Which is the god of my idolatry, RJ II.ii.114
And Ile beleeue thee.And I'll believe thee. RJ II.ii.115.1
Rom. ROMEO 
If my hearts deare loue.If my heart's dear love –  RJ II.ii.115.2
Iuli. JULIET 
Well do not sweare, although I ioy in thee:Well, do not swear. Although I joy in thee,joy (v.)
old form: ioy
feel joy, be happy, rejoice
RJ II.ii.116
I haue no ioy of this contract to night,I have no joy of this contract tonight. RJ II.ii.117
It is too rash, too vnaduis'd, too sudden,It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden;unadvised (adj.)
old form: vnaduis'd
rash, foolhardy, thoughtless, unconsidered
RJ II.ii.118
Too like the lightning which doth cease to beToo like the lightning, which doth cease to be RJ II.ii.119
Ere, one can say, it lightens, Sweete good night:Ere one can say ‘ It lightens.’ Sweet, good night! RJ II.ii.120
This bud of Loue by Summers ripening breath,This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, RJ II.ii.121
May proue a beautious Flower when next we meete:May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. RJ II.ii.122
Goodnight, goodnight, as sweete repose and rest,Good night, good night! As sweet repose and rest RJ II.ii.123
Come to thy heart, as that within my brest.Come to thy heart as that within my breast! RJ II.ii.124
Rom. ROMEO 
O wilt thou leaue me so vnsatisfied?O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied? RJ II.ii.125
Iuli. JULIET 
What satisfaction can'st thou haue to night?What satisfaction canst thou have tonight? RJ II.ii.126
Ro. ROMEO 
Th'exchange of thy Loues faithfull vow for mine.Th' exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine. RJ II.ii.127
Iul. JULIET 
I gaue thee mine before thou did'st request it:I gave thee mine before thou didst request it. RJ II.ii.128
And yet I would it were to giue againe.And yet I would it were to give again. RJ II.ii.129
Rom. ROMEO 
Would'st thou withdraw it, / For what purpose Loue?Wouldst thou withdraw it? For what purpose, love? RJ II.ii.130
Iul. JULIET 
But to be franke and giue it thee againe,But to be frank and give it thee again.frank (adj.)
old form: franke
generous, liberal, bounteous
RJ II.ii.131
And yet I wish but for the thing I haue,And yet I wish but for the thing I have. RJ II.ii.132
My bounty is as boundlesse as the Sea,My bounty is as boundless as the sea,bounty (n.)great generosity, gracious liberality, munificenceRJ II.ii.133
My Loue as deepe, the more I giue to theeMy love as deep. The more I give to thee, RJ II.ii.134
The more I haue, for both are Infinite:The more I have, for both are infinite. RJ II.ii.135
I heare some noyse within deare Loue adue:I hear some noise within. Dear love, adieu! RJ II.ii.136
Cals within.Nurse calls within RJ II.ii.137.1
Anon good Nurse, sweet Mountague be true:Anon, good Nurse! – Sweet Montague, be true.anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyRJ II.ii.137
true (adj.)constant, faithful in love
Stay but a little, I will come againe.Stay but a little, I will come again. RJ II.ii.138
Exit Juliet RJ II.ii.138
Rom. ROMEO 
O blessed blessed night, I am afear'dO blessed, blessed night! I am afeard,afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scaredRJ II.ii.139
Being in night, all this is but a dreame,Being in night, all this is but a dream, RJ II.ii.140
Too flattering sweet to be substantiall.Too flattering-sweet to be substantial.substantial (adj.)
old form: substantiall
real, of substance, not imaginary
RJ II.ii.141
flattering-sweet (adj.)
old form: flattering sweet
sweetly appealing, enticingly delightful
Enter Juliet above RJ II.ii.142
Iul. JULIET 
Three words deare Romeo, / And goodnight indeed,Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed. RJ II.ii.142
If that thy bent of Loue be Honourable,If that thy bent of love be honourable,bent (n.)direction, turning, inclinationRJ II.ii.143
Thy purpose marriage, send me word to morrow,Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow,purpose (n.)intention, aim, planRJ II.ii.144
By one that Ile procure to come to thee,By one that I'll procure to come to thee,procure (v.)bring, induce, make comeRJ II.ii.145
Where and what time thou wilt performe the right,Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite, RJ II.ii.146
And all my Fortunes at thy foote Ile lay,And all my fortunes at thy foot I'll lay RJ II.ii.147
And follow thee my Lord throughout the world.And follow thee my lord throughout the world. RJ II.ii.148
NURSE  
Within: (within) RJ II.ii.149
Madam.Madam! RJ II.ii.149
JULIET 
I come, anon: but if thou meanest not well,I come, anon – But if thou meanest not well,anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyRJ II.ii.150
I do beseech theee I do beseech thee –  RJ II.ii.151.1
NURSE  
Within: (within) RJ II.ii.151
Madam.Madam! RJ II.ii.151.2
JULIET 
(By and by I come)By and by I come –  RJ II.ii.151.3
To cease thy strife, and leaue me to my griefe,To cease thy strife and leave me to my grief.strife (n.)striving, endeavour, strong effortRJ II.ii.152
To morrow will I send.Tomorrow will I send. RJ II.ii.153.1
Rom. ROMEO 
So thriue my soule.So thrive my soul –  RJ II.ii.153.2
Iu. JULIET 
A thousand times goodnight.A thousand times good night! RJ II.ii.154
Exit.Exit Juliet RJ II.ii.154
Rome. ROMEO 
A thousand times the worse to want thy light,A thousand times the worse, to want thy light!want (v.)lack, need, be withoutRJ II.ii.155
Loue goes toward Loue as school-boyes frõ thier booksLove goes toward love as schoolboys from their books; RJ II.ii.156
But Loue frõ Loue, towards schoole with heauie lookes.But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
RJ II.ii.157
Enter Iuliet agaaine.Enter Juliet above again RJ II.ii.158
Iul. JULIET 
Hist Romeo hist: O for a Falkners voice,Hist! Romeo, hist! O for a falconer's voice, RJ II.ii.158
To lure this Tassell gentle backe againe,To lure this tassel-gentle back again!tassel-gentle (n.)
old form: Tassell gentle
male peregrine falcon
RJ II.ii.159
Bondage is hoarse, and may not speake aloud,Bondage is hoarse and may not speak aloud, RJ II.ii.160
Else would I teare the Caue where Eccho lies,Else would I tear the cave where Echo lies, RJ II.ii.161
And make her ayrie tongue more hoarse, thenAnd make her airy tongue more hoarse than mine RJ II.ii.162
With repetition of my Romeo.With repetition of ‘ My Romeo!’ RJ II.ii.163
Rom. ROMEO 
It is my soule that calls vpon my name.It is my soul that calls upon my name. RJ II.ii.164
How siluer sweet, sound Louers tongues by night,How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night, RJ II.ii.165
Like softest Musicke to attending eares.Like softest music to attending ears! RJ II.ii.166
Iul. JULIET 
Romeo.Romeo! RJ II.ii.167.1
Rom. ROMEO 
My Neece.My nyas?nyaseyas, hawk nestling, young hawkRJ II.ii.167.2
Iul. JULIET 
What a clock to morrowWhat o'clock tomorrow RJ II.ii.167.3
Shall I send to thee?Shall I send to thee? RJ II.ii.168.1
Rom. ROMEO 
By the houre of nine.By the hour of nine. RJ II.ii.168.2
Iul. JULIET 
I will not faile, 'tis twenty yeares till then,I will not fail. 'Tis twenty years till then. RJ II.ii.169
I haue forgot why I did call thee backe.I have forgot why I did call thee back. RJ II.ii.170
Rom. ROMEO 
Let me stand here till thou remember it.Let me stand here till thou remember it. RJ II.ii.171
Iul. JULIET 
I shall forget, to haue thee still stand there,I shall forget, to have thee still stand there,still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyRJ II.ii.172
Remembring how I Loue thy company.Remembering how I love thy company. RJ II.ii.173
Rom. ROMEO 
And Ile still stay, to haue thee still forget,And I'll still stay, to have thee still forget, RJ II.ii.174
Forgetting any other home but this.Forgetting any other home but this. RJ II.ii.175
Iul. JULIET 
'Tis almost morning, I would haue thee gone,'Tis almost morning. I would have thee gone. RJ II.ii.176
And yet no further then a wantons Bird,And yet no farther than a wanton's bird,wanton (n.)young rogue, scamp, rascalRJ II.ii.177
That let's it hop a little from his hand,That lets it hop a little from her hand, RJ II.ii.178
Like a poore prisoner in his twisted Gyues,Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves,gyve (n.)
old form: Gyues
(plural) fetters, shackles
RJ II.ii.179
And with a silken thred plucks it backe againe,And with a silken thread plucks it back again, RJ II.ii.180
So louing Iealous of his liberty.So loving-jealous of his liberty. RJ II.ii.181
Rom. ROMEO 
I would I were thy Bird.I would I were thy bird. RJ II.ii.182.1
Iul. JULIET 
Sweet so would I,Sweet, so would I. RJ II.ii.182.2
Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing:Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing. RJ II.ii.183
Good night, good night. Rom. Parting is such sweete sorrow,Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow RJ II.ii.184
That I shall say goodnight, till it be morrow.That I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.morrow (n.)morningRJ II.ii.185
Exit Juliet RJ II.ii.185
Iul. ROMEO 
Sleepe dwell vpon thine eyes, peace in thy brest.Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast! RJ II.ii.186
Rom. Would I were sleepe and peace so sweet to rest,Would I were sleep and peace, so sweet to rest! RJ II.ii.187
The gray ey'd morne smiles on the frowning night. Checkring the Easterne Cloudes with streaks of light: And fleckled darknesse like a drunkard reeles. From forth daies path. and Titans burning wheeles: Now ere the Sun aduance his burning eye.The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night,morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
RJ II.ii.188
Checkring the Easterne Clouds with streakes of light,Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light, RJ II.ii.189
And darknesse fleckel'd like a drunkard reeles,And darkness fleckled like a drunkard reelsfleckled (adj.)
old form: fleckel'd
dappled, flecked, speckled
RJ II.ii.190
From forth dayes pathway, made by Titans wheeles.From forth day's pathway made by Titan's wheels.Titan (n.)one of the titles of the Roman sun-god, SolRJ II.ii.191
Hence will I to my ghostly Fries close Cell,Hence will I to my ghostly Friar's close cell,ghostly (adj.)spiritual, holyRJ II.ii.192
close (adj.)private, secluded, sequestered
cell (n.)small humble dwelling
His helpe to craue, and my deare hap to tell. His help to crave and my dear hap to tell.hap (n.)fortune, lot, fateRJ II.ii.193
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
Exit.Exit RJ II.ii.193
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