Romeo and Juliet
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Enter Frier and Countie Paris.Enter Friar Laurence and County Paris RJ IV.i.1
Fri. FRIAR 
On Thursday sir? the time is very short.On Thursday, sir? The time is very short. RJ IV.i.1
Par. PARIS 
My Father Capulet will haue it so,My father Capulet will have it so, RJ IV.i.2
And I am nothing slow to slack his hast.And I am nothing slow to slack his haste.slow (adj.)reluctant, unwilling, slowly givenRJ IV.i.3
slack (v.)slacken, reduce, slow down
Fri. FRIAR 
You say you do not know the Ladies mind?You say you do not know the lady's mind. RJ IV.i.4
Vneuen is the course, I like it not.Uneven is the course. I like it not.course (n.)course of action, way of proceedingRJ IV.i.5
uneven (adj.)
old form: Vneuen
irregular, erratic
Pa. PARIS 
Immoderately she weepes for Tybalts death,Immoderately she weeps for Tybalt's death, RJ IV.i.6
And therfore haue I little talke of Loue,And therefore have I little talked of love; RJ IV.i.7
For Venus smiles not in a house of teares.For Venus smiles not in a house of tears.Venus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and loveRJ IV.i.8
house (n.)[astrology] heavenly domain [one of twelve divisions of the zodiac]
Now sir, her Father counts it dangerousNow, sir, her father counts it dangerous RJ IV.i.9
That she doth giue her sorrow so much sway:That she do give her sorrow so much sway,sway (n.)power, dominion, ruleRJ IV.i.10
And in his wisedome, hasts our marriage,And in his wisdom hastes our marriagehaste (v.)
old form: hasts
hurry, speed up, accelerate
RJ IV.i.11
To stop the inundation of her teares,To stop the inundation of her tears, RJ IV.i.12
Which too much minded by her selfe alone,Which, too much minded by herself alone,mind (v.)think of, call to mindRJ IV.i.13
May be put from her by societie.May be put from her by society.society (n.)
old form: societie
companionship, fellowship, association
RJ IV.i.14
Now doe you know the reason of this hast?Now do you know the reason of this haste. RJ IV.i.15
Fri. FRIAR  
(aside) RJ IV.i.16
I would I knew not why it should be slow'd.I would I knew not why it should be slowed. – RJ IV.i.16
Looke sir, here comes the Lady towards my Cell.Look, sir, here comes the lady toward my cell. RJ IV.i.17
Enter Iuliet.Enter Juliet RJ IV.i.18
Par. PARIS 
Happily met, my Lady and my wife.Happily met, my lady and my wife! RJ IV.i.18
Iul. JULIET 
That may be sir, when I may be a wife.That may be, sir, when I may be a wife. RJ IV.i.19
Par. PARIS 
That may be, must be Loue, on Thursday next.That ‘ may be ’ must be, love, on Thursday next. RJ IV.i.20
Iul. JULIET 
What must be shall be.What must be shall be. RJ IV.i.21.1
Fri. FRIAR 
That's a certaine text.That's a certain text. RJ IV.i.21.2
Par. PARIS 
Come you to make confession to this Father?Come you to make confession to this father? RJ IV.i.22
Iul. JULIET 
To answere that, I should confesse to you.To answer that, I should confess to you. RJ IV.i.23
Par. PARIS 
Do not denie to him, that you Loue me.Do not deny to him that you love me. RJ IV.i.24
Iul. JULIET 
I will confesse to you that I Loue him.I will confess to you that I love him. RJ IV.i.25
Par. PARIS 
So will ye, I am sure that you Loue me.So will ye, I am sure, that you love me. RJ IV.i.26
Iul. JULIET 
If I do so, it will be of more price,If I do so, it will be of more price,price (n.)value, worth, importanceRJ IV.i.27
Benig spoke behind your backe, then to your face.Being spoke behind your back, than to your face. RJ IV.i.28
Par. PARIS 
Poore soule, thy face is much abus'd with teares.Poor soul, thy face is much abused with tears.abuse (v.)
old form: abus'd
misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
RJ IV.i.29
Iul. JULIET 
The teares haue got small victorie by that:The tears have got small victory by that, RJ IV.i.30
For it was bad inough before their spight.For it was bad enough before their spite.spite (n.)
old form: spight
malice, ill-will, hatred
RJ IV.i.31
Pa. PARIS 
Thou wrong'st it more then teares with that report.Thou wrongest it more than tears with that report. RJ IV.i.32
Iul. JULIET 
That is no slaunder sir, which is a truth,That is no slander, sir, which is a truth. RJ IV.i.33
And what I spake, I spake it to thy face.And what I spake, I spake it to my face. RJ IV.i.34
Par. PARIS 
Thy face is mine, and thou hast slaundred it.Thy face is mine, and thou hast slandered it. RJ IV.i.35
Iul. JULIET 
It may be so, for it is not mine owne.It may be so, for it is not mine own. – RJ IV.i.36
Are you at leisure, Holy Father now,Are you at leisure, holy father, now, RJ IV.i.37
Or shall I come to you at euening Masse?Or shall I come to you at evening mass?mass (n.)
old form: Masse
service, liturgy, divine celebration
RJ IV.i.38
Fri. FRIAR 
My leisure serues me pensiue daughter now.My leisure serves me, pensive daughter, now. –pensive (adj.)
old form: pensiue
sorrowful, sad, full of melancholy
RJ IV.i.39
serve (v.)
old form: serues
provide opportunity [to], be favourable [to], favour
My Lord you must intreat the time alone.My lord, we must entreat the time alone. RJ IV.i.40
Par. PARIS 
Godsheild: I should disturbe Deuotion,God shield I should disturb devotion! –shield (v.)
old form: sheild
forbid [as exclamation]
RJ IV.i.41
Iuliet, on Thursday early will I rowse yee,Juliet, on Thursday early will I rouse ye. RJ IV.i.42
Till then adue, and keepe this holy kisse. Till then, adieu, and keep this holy kiss. RJ IV.i.43
Exit Paris.Exit Paris RJ IV.i.43
Iul. JULIET 
O shut the doore, and when thou hast done so,O shut the door! and when thou hast done so, RJ IV.i.44
Come weepe with me, past hope, past care, past helpe.Come weep with me. Past hope, past cure, past help! RJ IV.i.45
Fri. FRIAR 
O Iuliet, I alreadie know thy griefe,Ah, Juliet, I already know thy grief. RJ IV.i.46
It streames me past the compasse of my wits:It strains me past the compass of my wits.wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)RJ IV.i.47
compass (n.)
old form: compasse
range, reach, limit, scope
I heare thou must and nothing may prorogue it,I hear thou must, and nothing may prorogue it,prorogue (v.)postpone, delay, deferRJ IV.i.48
On Thursday next be married to this Countie.On Thursday next be married to this County.county (n.)
old form: Countie
[title of rank] count
RJ IV.i.49
Iul. JULIET 
Tell me not Frier that thou hearest of this,Tell me not, Friar, that thou hearest of this, RJ IV.i.50
Vnlesse thou tell me how I may preuent it:Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it. RJ IV.i.51
If in thy wisedome, thou canst giue no helpe,If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help, RJ IV.i.52
Do thou but call my resolution wise,Do thou but call my resolution wise RJ IV.i.53
And with his knife, Ile helpe it presently.And with this knife I'll help it presently.presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceRJ IV.i.54
God ioyn'd my heart, and Romeos, thou our hands,God joined my heart and Romeo's, thou our hands; RJ IV.i.55
And ere this hand bythee to Romeo seal'd:And ere this hand, by thee to Romeo's sealed, RJ IV.i.56
Shall be the Labell to another Deede,Shall be the label to another deed,label (n.)
old form: Labell
codicil, appendix, additional clause
RJ IV.i.57
Or my true heart with trecherous reuolt,Or my true heart with treacherous revoltrevolt (n.)
old form: reuolt
betrayal, change of heart, faithlessness
RJ IV.i.58
Turne to another, this shall slay them both:Turn to another, this shall slay them both. RJ IV.i.59
Therefore out of thy long expetien'st time,Therefore, out of thy long-experienced time,time (n.)lifetime, lifeRJ IV.i.60
Giue me some present counsell, or beholdGive me some present counsel; or, behold, RJ IV.i.61
Twixt my extreames and me, this bloody knife'Twixt my extremes and me this bloody knifeextreme (n.)
old form: extreames
intense emotion, violent passion
RJ IV.i.62
Shall play the vmpeere, arbitrating that,Shall play the umpire, arbitrating thatumpire (n.)
old form: vmpeere
arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator
RJ IV.i.63
Which the commission of thy yeares and art,Which the commission of thy years and artcommission (n.)warrant, authority [to act]RJ IV.i.64
art (n.)knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
Could to no issue of true honour bring:Could to no issue of true honour bring.issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)RJ IV.i.65
Be not so long to speak, I long to die,Be not so long to speak. I long to die RJ IV.i.66
If what thou speak'st, speake not of remedy.If what thou speakest speak not of remedy. RJ IV.i.67
Fri. FRIAR 
Hold Daughter, I doe spie a kind of hope,Hold, daughter. I do spy a kind of hope, RJ IV.i.68
Which craues as desperate an execution,Which craves as desperate an executioncrave (v.)
old form: craues
need, demand, require
RJ IV.i.69
As that is desperate which we would preuent.As that is desperate which we would prevent. RJ IV.i.70
If rather then to marrie Countie ParisIf, rather than to marry County Paris, RJ IV.i.71
Thou hast the strength of will to stay thy selfe,Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself, RJ IV.i.72
Then is it likely thou wilt vndertakeThen is it likely thou wilt undertake RJ IV.i.73
A thinglike death to chide away this shame,A thing like death to chide away this shame,chide (v.), past form chidbrusquely command, drive [away] with harsh wordsRJ IV.i.74
shame (n.)disgrace, dishonour, affront
That coap'st with death himselfe, to scape fro it:That copest with death himself to 'scape from it.cope, cope with (v.)
old form: coap'st
encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
RJ IV.i.75
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
And if thou dar'st, Ile giue thee remedie.And, if thou darest, I'll give thee remedy. RJ IV.i.76
Iul. JULIET 
Oh bid me leape, rather then marrie Paris,O bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, RJ IV.i.77
From of the Battlements of any Tower,From off the battlements of any tower, RJ IV.i.78
Or walke in theeuish waies, or bid me lurkeOr walk in thievish ways, or bid me lurkthievish (adj.)
old form: theeuish
frequented by thieves, infested with robbers
RJ IV.i.79
Where Serpents are: chaine me with roaring BearesWhere serpents are. Chain me with roaring bears, RJ IV.i.80
Or hide me nightly in a Charnell house,Or hide me nightly in a charnel house,charnel-house, charnel house (n.)
old form: Charnell house
bone-store, burial vault
RJ IV.i.81
Orecouered quite with dead mens ratling bones,O'ercovered quite with dead men's rattling bones,overcover (v.)
old form: Orecouered
cover up, bury
RJ IV.i.82
quite (adv.)totally, completely, entirely
With reckie shankes and yellow chappels sculls:With reeky shanks and yellow chapless skulls.chapless, chopless (adj.)
old form: chappels
jawless
RJ IV.i.83
shank (n.)
old form: shankes
shin-bone
reeky (adj.)
old form: reckie
foul-smelling, smoky
Or bid me go into a new made graue,Or bid me go into a new-made grave RJ IV.i.84
And hide me with a dead man in his graue,And hide me with a dead man in his tomb – RJ IV.i.85
Things that to heare them told, haue made me tremble,Things that, to hear them told, have made me tremble – RJ IV.i.86
And I will doe it without feare or doubt,And I will do it without fear or doubt, RJ IV.i.87
To liue an vnstained wife to my sweet Loue.To live an unstained wife to my sweet love. RJ IV.i.88
Fri. FRIAR 
Hold then: goe home, be merrie, giue consent,Hold, then. Go home, be merry, give consent RJ IV.i.89
To marrie Paris: wensday is to morrow,To marry Paris. Wednesday is tomorrow. RJ IV.i.90
To morrow night looke that thou lie alone,Tomorrow night look that thou lie alone. RJ IV.i.91
Let not thy Nurse lie with thee in thy Chamber:Let not the Nurse lie with thee in thy chamber. RJ IV.i.92
Take thou this Violl being then in bed,Take thou this vial, being then in bed,vial (n.)
old form: Violl
phial, small bottle, flask
RJ IV.i.93
And this distilling liquor drinke thou off,And this distilling liquor drink thou off;distilling (adj.)infusing, penetrative, permeating the bodyRJ IV.i.94
When presently through all thy veines shall run,When presently through all thy veins shall runpresently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceRJ IV.i.95
A cold and drowsie humour: for no pulseA cold and drowsy humour. For no pulsedrowsy (adj.)
old form: drowsie
causing sleepiness, sleep-inducing, soporific
RJ IV.i.96
humour (n.)secretion, fluid, juice
Shall keepe his natiue progresse, but surcease:Shall keep his native progress, but surcease.native (adj.)
old form: natiue
natural, habitual, normal
RJ IV.i.97
surcease (v.)cease, stop, leave off
No warmth, no breath shall testifie thou liuest,No warmth, no breath, shall testify thou livest. RJ IV.i.98
The Roses in thy lips and cheekes shall fadeThe roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade RJ IV.i.99
To many ashes, the eyes windowes fallTo wanny ashes, thy eyes' windows fallwanny (adj.)wan, pallid, paleRJ IV.i.100
window (n.)
old form: windowes
(plural) eyelids
Like death when he shut vp the day of life:Like death when he shuts up the day of life. RJ IV.i.101
Each part depriu'd of supple gouernment,Each part, deprived of supple government,government (n.)
old form: gouernment
control, charge, management
RJ IV.i.102
Shall stiffe and starke, and cold appeare like death,Shall, stiff and stark and cold, appear like death.stark (adj.)
old form: starke
rigid, stiff [as in death]
RJ IV.i.103
And in this borrowed likenesse of shrunke deathAnd in this borrowed likeness of shrunk deathborrowed (adj.)assumed, pretended, feignedRJ IV.i.104
Thou shalt continue two and forty houres,Thou shalt continue two-and-forty hours, RJ IV.i.105
And then awake, as from a pleasant sleepe.And then awake as from a pleasant sleep. RJ IV.i.106
Now when the Bridegroome in the morning comes,Now, when the bridegroom in the morning comes RJ IV.i.107
To rowse thee from thy bed, there art thou dead:To rouse thee from thy bed, there art thou dead. RJ IV.i.108
Then as the manner of our country is,Then, as the manner of our country is, RJ IV.i.109
In thy best Robes vncouer'd on the Beere,In thy best robes uncovered on the bier RJ IV.i.110
Be borne to buriall in thy kindreds graue:Thou shalt be borne to that same ancient vault RJ IV.i.111
Thou shalt be borne to that same ancient vault,Where all the kindred of the Capulets lie. RJ IV.i.112
Where all the kindred of the Capulets lie,In the meantime, against thou shalt awake,against, 'gainst (conj.)in anticipation of the time whenRJ IV.i.113
In the meane time against thou shalt awake,Shall Romeo by my letters know our drift.drift (n.)plan, intention, aimRJ IV.i.114
Shall Romeo by my Letters know our drift,And hither shall he come. And he and I RJ IV.i.115
And hither shall he come, and that very nightWill watch thy waking, and that very night RJ IV.i.116
Shall Romeo beare thee hence to Mantua.Shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua. RJ IV.i.117
And this shall free thee from this present shame,And this shall free thee from this present shame, RJ IV.i.118
If no inconstant toy nor womanish feare,If no inconstant toy nor womanish feartoy (n.)whim, caprice, trifling matterRJ IV.i.119
Abate thy valour in the acting it.Abate thy valour in the acting it. RJ IV.i.120
Iul. JULIET 
Giue me, giue me, O tell not me ofcare.Give me, give me! O tell not me of fear! RJ IV.i.121
Fri. FRIAR 
Hold get you gone, be strong and prosperous:Hold. Get you gone. Be strong and prosperousprosperous (adj.)favourable, happy, showing successRJ IV.i.122
In this resolue, Ile send a Frier with speedIn this resolve. I'll send a friar with speed RJ IV.i.123
To Mantua with my Letters to thy Lord.To Mantua, with my letters to thy lord. RJ IV.i.124
Iu. JULIET 
Loue giue me strength, / And strength shall helpe afford:Love give me strength, and strength shall help afford. RJ IV.i.125
Farewell deare father. Farewell, dear father! RJ IV.i.126
ExitExeunt RJ IV.i.126
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