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Romeo and Juliet

Please view the bottom of the web page for explanatory notes.ACT ns SCENE IIA street.Enter CAPULET, PARIS, and also Servant.CAPULETBut Montague is bound and I,In penalty alike; and "tis not hard, ns think,For males so old together we to save the peace.PARISOf honourable reckoning room you both;And pity "tis you live at odds so long.But now, my lord, what to speak you to mine suit?CAPULETBut speak o"er what I have actually said before:My kid is yet a stranger in the world;She on foot not checked out the readjust of fourteen years,Let two more summers wither in your pride,10Ere we might think she ripe to be a bride.PARISYounger than she are happy mother made.CAPULETAnd too quickly marr"d space those so beforehand made.The planet hath swallow"d all my hopes yet she,She is the positive lady of my earth:But woo her, gentle Paris, acquire her heart,My will to her consent is yet a part;An she agree, within her scope that choiceLies mine consent and also fair follow voice.This night I organize an old accustom"d feast,20Whereto I have actually invited numerous a guest,Such as I love; and you, among the store,One more, most welcome, provides my number more.At my negative house look come behold this nightEarth-treading stars the make dark sky light:Such comfort as perform lusty young men feelWhen well-apparell"d April top top the heelOf limping winter treads, also such delightAmong new female sprout shall friend this night30Inherit in ~ my house; hear all, every see,And like her many whose merit many shall be:Which on much more view, of plenty of mine gift oneMay stand in number, though in reckoning none,Come, go v me.To Servant, giving a paper.Go, sirrah, trudge aboutThrough same Verona; find those persons outWhose names are written there, and also to lock say,My house and welcome on your pleasure stay.37Exeunt CAPULET and also PARIS.ServantFind them out whose names room written here! it iswritten, that the shoemaker must meddle v hisyard, and also the tailor through his last, the fisher withhis pencil, and also the painter v his nets; yet I amsent to uncover those persons who names room herewrit, and also can never find what names the writingperson hath right here writ. I need to to the learned.--In an excellent time.Enter BENVOLIO and also ROMEO.BENVOLIOTut, man, one fire burns out another"s burning,One pains is lessen"d by another"s anguish;Turn giddy, and also be holp by backward turning;One desperate grief cures through another"s languish:Take she some brand-new infection to thy eye,And the rank poison of the old will certainly die.50ROMEOYour plaintain-leaf is great for that.BENVOLIOFor what, i pray thee?ROMEOFor your damaged shin.BENVOLIOWhy, Romeo, arts thou mad?ROMEONot mad, however bound much more than a mad-man is;Shut up in prison, kept without mine food,Whipp"d and also tormented and--God-den, good fellow.ServantGod gi" god-den. I pray, sir, can you read?ROMEOAy, mine own fortune in my misery.ServantPerhaps you have learned it there is no book: but, Ipray, can you read any kind of thing girlfriend see?60ROMEOAy, if I understand the letters and also the language.ServantYe say honestly: remainder you merry!ROMEOStay, fellow; I have the right to read.Reads."Signior Martino and also his wife and daughters;County Anselme and his beauteous sisters; the ladywidow the Vitruvio; Signior Placentio and also his lovelynieces; Mercutio and also his brothers Valentine; mineuncle Capulet, his wife and daughters; my fair nieceRosaline; Livia; Signior Valentio and his cousinTybalt, Lucio and the lively Helena." A fairassembly: whither have to they come?ServantUp.71ROMEOWhither?ServantTo supper; come our house.ROMEOWhose house?ServantMy master"s.ROMEOIndeed, ns should have ask"d you the before.ServantNow I"ll tell you without asking: my understand is thegreat wealthy Capulet; and also if girlfriend be not of the houseof Montagues, i pray, come and also crush a cup that wine.Rest friend merry!ExitBENVOLIOAt this same ancient feast that Capulet"s81Sups the fair Rosaline who thou so lovest,With every the admired beauties the Verona:Go thither; and, v unattainted eye,Compare her face with some that ns shall show,And I will make thee think her swan a crow.ROMEOWhen the devout religious beliefs of mine eyeMaintains such falsehood, then rotate tears to fires;And these, who frequently drown"d could never die,Transparent heretics, be scorched for liars!90One fairer than my love! the all-seeing sunNe"er saw her complement since first the people begun.BENVOLIOTut, you saw her fair, none else being by,Herself poised through herself in either eye:But in that decision scales let over there be weigh"dYour lady"s love versus some other maidThat i will display you shining in ~ this feast,And she candlestick scant display well that currently shows best.ROMEOI"ll walk along, no such sight to be shown,But come rejoice in splendor the mine own.100Exeunt Next: Romeo and Juliet, act 1, scene 3__________Explanatory Notes for Act 1, step 2From Romeo and Juliet. Ed. K. Deighton. London: Macmillan.__________ 1. Bound, sc. To keep the peace. 2. In punish alike, under the very same penalty for disobedience. 3. Of honourable ... Both, both the you room esteemed together honourable men. 4. At odds, at enmity. 7. But saying ... Before, I have actually nothing come say beyond saying, etc. 8. Is yet ... World, as yet to know nothing that the world, is hardly the end of the nursery. 10. Let two ... Pride, allow the leaves and also flowers that one much more summer fade. l3. Marred, sc. By your youth and beauty conveniently fading. For the jingle of marr"d and also made, really frequent in Shakespeare, cp. E.g. M. N. D. I. 2. 39, "And make and also mar The foolish Fates." 14. The planet ... She, every my children, top top whom ns pinned mine hopes, have died except her. 15. She is ... Earth. If the analysis is genuine, this probably means "she is the heiress that my property on who my hopes are centered"; part take earth to average body, as in Sonnet cxvi. 1, "Poor soul, the center of my sinful earth," if others describe "she is the positive mistress of my world, my life." Steevens price quotes the French phrase Fille de terre, i.e. Heiress, in assistance of the first given meaning, yet the expression is not specifically analogous. The line is not found in the first quarto; and, together it has actually no line to rhyme v it, vice versa, the rest of the speech is finish in this respect, over there is probably some corruption. 17. My will ... Part, my consent depends upon hers; my will certainly is yet an adjunct to her consent, if you obtain the latter, the former adheres to as a component and thoreau of it. 18, 9. One she agree ... Voice, if she assents, mine consent and also approval go v that an option which she is cost-free to make. Walker and Dyce hyphen fair according, and in 1. 20 old accustomed. 22, 3. And also you ... More, and also your presence amongst the full assemblage, welcome as that visibility will be, adds to the wide range of company that will grace mine halls. 24. My poor house. Said with an presumption of humility. 25. That make ... Light, who beauty is enough to light up the darkness of night. 26. Comfort, pleasure, contentment of mind: because that young men, Daniel follows the very first quarto in reading youngmen, acquisition it to = yeomen, a native which Johnson had actually conjectured here. 27. 8. When ... Treads, Malone compare Sonn. Xcviii. 2, 3, "When proud-pied April dress"d in every his trim Hath placed a spirit of youth in everything": limping winter, winter the is so lengthy in pass away. 30. Inherit, possess, enjoy; cp. Cor. Ii. 1. 215, "I have lived To view inherited my very wishes"; Cymb. Iii. 2. 63, "Tell me just how Wales to be made therefore happy as to inherit such a haven." 32, 3. Which on an ext view ... None. The an initial quarto offers "Such among view," etc.; the reading in the text is that of the fourth and fifth quartos, which vary from the 2nd and third only in having actually on because that one. V this reading, the definition seems to be, her, who once you have carefully eyed a large number that those present, my daughter among the rest, may seem to you to hold the first place, though being yet one she does not count because that anything in reckoning; none together is typically admitted, plainly refers come the old proverb that one is no number, a proverb come which Shakespeare refers, Sonn. Cxxxvi. 8, "Among a number one is reckoned none." This explanation in its an ext important suggest is basically that offered by Singer, though the last words he defines "though she might be reckoned nothing, or hosted in no estimation." top top which supplied interchangeably v who, watch Abb. § 265. The bulk of editors take mine as the topic to May stand; yet to this there appears the objection that Capulet is trying to guide Paris that he might easily find some one as well fitted because that a bride together his very own daughter, and therefore would not be most likely to suggest that she can hold the very first place. However for this objection, I need to be lean to monitor (with Steevens and Staunton) the reading of the first quarto, "Such, among view that many, mine, being one," etc., despite while we say "amongst many," the is perhaps doubtful even if it is we can say "amongst watch of many." The conjectures space many: "Within your," Johnson; "On i beg your pardon more," Capell; "Amongst such," Ulrici; "Such together on," Keightley; "Whilst on," Mason, complied with Dyce; "Such among few," Badham: while the dot of" the previous of the 2 lines is equally various. Maybe we have to read "Such among view"d," i.e. Seen among such, my daughter, being among many, may, etc. 34. Trudge, properly an interpretation to walk along with a heavy step, is here and elsewhere in Shakespeare provided to express a busy activity. 37. My house ... Stay, ns am waiting to provide them hearty welcome to my house. 38-41. It is created ... Nets, the servant is that course turning the sayings topsy-turvy: meddle with, liven himself with: yard, yard-measure: last, wood mould the the foot on i beg your pardon shoes space shaped and also sewn. 43. I must to. On the omission of the verb the motion, view Abb. § 405. 44. In an excellent time, in an excellent luck, Fr. A la bonne heure; claimed as the sees Benvolio and Romeo approaching, together from them he will be able to find the end the directions given to him. 45. One fire ... Burning. A recommendation to a fire in a grate being extinguished through the much more powerful fire the the sun; cp. Cor. Iv. 7. 54, "One fire drives out one fire; one nail, one nail"; T. G. Ii. 4. 192, 3, "Even as one heat another heat expels, Or together one pond by stamin drives out another"; and also Brooke"s Romeus and Juliet, 1. 207, "as the end of a planke a nayle a nayle doth drive." 46. Another"s anguish, the anguish resulted in by an additional pain; the subjective genitive. 47. Holp, Shakespeare uses both holp and also helped, the former more frequently: backward, in the reverse direction. 51. Her plantain-leaf, the plantain-leaf i beg your pardon you know so well; cp. Haml. Iv. 3. 22, 4, "Your worm is your only emperor because that diet ... Your fat-king and also your lean-beggar is yet variable service"; A. C. Ii. 7. 29-31, "Your serpent of Egypt is bred now of her mud by the operation of her sun: therefore is your crocodile "; and see Abb. § 220: the plantain-leaf, the sheet of this herb, or quite weed, was of old supposed to it is in efficacious in instance of new wounds and various other ailments; cp. L. L. L. Iii. 1. 74, whereby Costard calls because that it for his broken shin. 52. Your broken shin, her shin, the skin of which has been broken; your, as in the heat above. As a plantain-leaf was supplied to staunch blood and not for a fracture the a bone, Ulrici supposes a sarcasm here, "Thy remedy is as excellent for my complaint as a plantain-leaf is because that a broken shin." but a "broken head" or a "broken shin" supposed a head or a shin of which the skin had been abraded, no in i beg your pardon the bone had actually been fractured; so in i. 3. 39, "broke she brow" method "knocked the skin off she forehead." Romeo is of course teasing Benvolio through his inconsequent remarks, however no together deep an interpretation is intended as Ulrici suspects.54. Tied ... Is, shackled in fetters heavier than those placed upon a madman; in former days the restraints placed upon lunatics were cruelly severe, they gift shut increase in dark rooms, greatly fettered and also frequently whipped; cp. T. N. Iii. 4. 148, 9, "Come, we"ll have actually him in a dark room and bound," claimed of Malvolio whom they ~ pretend to it is in mad. Romeo"s fetters are of course those the love. 56. God-den, a convulsion of "God give you good even," discovered in many comparable forms, such as that provided in answer by the Servant. 58. Mine very own ... Misery, my very own miserable fortune. 59. Possibly ... Book, "for the purpose, the maid means, the is not important for a man to have learned come read" (Delius). 62. Ye say ... Merry! thanks for your ethical answer and also farewell! rest friend merry, or "God remainder you merry," as in A. Y. L. V. 1. 65, to be a common type of farewell among the lower orders, and also equivalent to "good luck come you." The Servant, gaining nothing but "riddling shrift" native Romeo, is around to continue on his way. 64. County. Another kind of "Count," oftentimes used by Shakespeare; originally meaning a companion, i.e. Of some great leader, the contemporary "county" = shire, gift the part of territory of i m sorry the Count had the government. Capell discussed that this perform of guest becomes metrical if Anselme is readjusted to Anselmo and an epithet given to Livia. Following this suggestion, other than that that inserts and also before Livia, Dyce prints the passage together metre. An extremely possibly, as Delius suggests, Romeo in analysis it aloud inserts several of the epithets which assist to make it metrical. 70. Should they come? are they meant to come: Up, sc. To the house. Maybe with an allusion to the typical expression "Marry, come up" as provided by the Nurse, ii. 5. 63, below. 72. Whither? all the old copies give "Whither come supper?" which part editors retain, maybe rightly. The alteration was said by Warburton and first accepted through Theobald. 76. I have to ... Before, ns should have actually done better before putting these concerns to you, to have actually asked you that your master is. 78. Great rich, really rich; great, offered adverbially together in ii. H. VI. Iii. 1. 379, "as "tis great like the will." 79. Like a cup that wine, together we now say "crack a party of wine." Steevens quotes several instances that the expression native old writers. 79, 80. Rest you merry! watch above, 1. 62. 81. This same ancient feast, this time-honoured festival of which that speaks and which we all know so well. The expression "this same" or "that same" is generally used with a contemptuous emphasis, favor the contemporary vulgarity "this here," and also even once no contempt is intended over there is typically a type of familiarity implied. 84. Unattainted eye, unbiased, impartial, eye; eye no prejudiced by your admiration for Rosaline. 85. Show, suggest out come you. 86. And also I ... Crow, and I will certainly convince you the she who you think therefore lovely is however a negative creature ~ all. 87. 8. Once the devout ... Fires, when my eye, that currently worships through such devout belief in she beauty, perjures itself bysuch heresy together you suggest, then let tears turn to fires. The old copies give "fire," which was transformed by Pope come fires because that the benefits of the rhyme v liars; give White remarks, "The mere distinction of a final s seems not to have actually been related to in rhyme in Shakespeare"s day, and also the reading "fires" often tends to impoverish a line not over-rich." 89, 90. And these, ... Liars! and also may these eyes, which, though often drowned in tears refused to die, be burnt as liars, transparent heretics together they will then prove us to be! In transparent there is a pun upon "evident," in the figurative sense, and "clear," in the literal meaning sense. 92. She match, her equal, much much less her superior. 93. You experienced her fair, in her eyes she seemed fair. 94. It s her poised ... Eye, every of her eyes being filled through her image, whereas, in order that you have to judge impartially, her picture in her one eye should have actually been balanced by the photo of some various other fair one in your various other eye; to "poise," or "peize" as Shakespeare periodically writes it, is come weigh, balance, indigenous Old F. Peiser, come weigh. 95. Scales, pair that scales, supplied as a singular; vice versa, in M. V. Iv. 1. 255, balance is used as a plural, "Are these balance right here to sweet The flesh?" 96. Her lady"s love. As it is no the love i beg your pardon he boring to the lady, nor the love i beg your pardon the lady bore to him, us should more than likely read, v Theobold, lady-love. Though we carry out not discover the word in other places in Shakespeare, Dyce has shown that that was already in use. 97. Shining, sc. In every the splendour of loveliness. 98. And also she ... Best, and she who currently seems to you fairest in all the people will scarcely seem fair in ~ all; scant, together an adverb, occurs right here only in Shakespeare. 99. Along, see note on i. 1. 181; no together ... Shown, not in the expectation, or for the purpose, of being presented such a sight. 100. Splendour of mine own, the splendid beauty, beauty of she whom i love. How to point out the explanatory notes: Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. Ed. K. Deighton. London: Macmillan, 1916. Shakespeare Online. 20 Feb.

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