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Changes to Juliet's Chamber, Juliet on a bed.
Sleep for a week; for the next night, I warrant,
Enter Lady Capulet.
La. Cap. Oh me, oh me, my child, my only life!
Enter Capulet. Cap. For shame, bring Juliet forth. Her Lord is
come. Nurse. She's dead, deceas'd, she's dead. Alack the
Nurse. O lamentable day!
Enter Friar Lawrence, and Paris with Musicians.
Fri. Come, is the bride ready to go to church?
Cap. Ready to go, but never to return. O son, the night before thy wedding-day Hath Death lain with thy wife. See, there she lies, Flow'r as she was, deflowered now by him, Death is my son-in-law.
Par. Have I thought long to see this morning's face, And doth it give me such a light as this !
La. Cap. Accurs’d, unhappy, wretched, hateful day! Most miserable hour, that Time e'er faw In lasting labour of his pilgrimage! But one, poor one, one poor and loving child, But one thing to rejoice and folace in, And cruel death hath catch'd it from my sight.
Nurse. 'O woe! oh woful, woful, woful, day!
Par. Beguild, divorced, wronged, spighted, Nain,
Cap. Despis’d, distressed, hated, martyr'd, kill'd,
10 woe! o! woful, &c.] This Mr. Pope has curtail'd to little or speech of exclamations is not in nothing, because it has not the the edition above cited. Several fan&tion of the first old copy. other parts, unnecessary or tauto- But there was another reason : logy, are not to be found in the Certain corruptionsstarted, which faid edition, which occafions the should have required the indulging variation in this from the com- his private sense to make them inmon books.
Pope. telligible, and this was an unrea.. 2 In former editions,
sonable Jabour. As I have rePeace, lo, for frame, confufi- formed the passage above quoted, ons : Care lives not
I dare warrant, I have restored In these confusions :] This our poet's text; and a fine senspeech, though it contains good able reproof it contains against Christian doctrine, though it is immoderate grief. THEOB. perfectly in character for the Friar,
The most, you fought, was her Promotion ;
Cap. All Things, that we ordained festival,
Fri. Sir, go you in, and, Madam, go with him ;
[Exeunt Capulet, Lady Capulet, Paris, and Friar.
3 For the fome Nature bidus ftitute an epithet, which, I fuf
all lament,] Some Nature? peet, was loit in the idle, corSure, it is the general rule of Na- rupted word, fome : and which ture, or she could not bid us all admirably quadrates with the lament. I have ventured to fub- verse fucceeding this. THEOB.
Muf. 'Faith, we may put up our pipes and be gone.
Nurse. Honest good fellows, ah, put up, put upi For, well you know, this is a pitiful case.
[Exit Nurse. Muf. Ay, by my troth, the case may be amended.
Pet. Musicians, oh musicians, heart's ease, beart's
ease : Oh, an you will have me live, why, play heart's ease.
Muf. Why, beart's ease?
Pet. O musicians, because my heart itself plays, my heart itself is full of woe. +0, play me some merry dump, to comfort me!
Muf. Not a dump we, 'tis no time to play now.
Pet. No mony, on my faith, but the gleek. I will give you the Minstrel.
Muf. Then will I give you the Serving Creature.
Pet. Then will I lay the Serving Creature's Dagger on your Pate. I will carry no Crotchets. I'll re you, I'll fa you, do you note me?
Muf. An you re us, and fa us, you note us.
2 Muf. Pray you, put up your dagger, and put out your wit.
+0, play me some merry dum, folio, but the answer plainly reto comfort me !] This is not in the quires it.