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Fri. Arise, one knocks. Good Romeo, hide thyfelf.
[Knock within. Rom. Not I, unless the breath of heart-lick Groans, Mist-like, infold me from the Search of Eyes.
[Knock. Fri. Hark, how they knock !-(who's there?)
your will ?
Nurse. [Within.] Let me come in, and you shall
know my errand : I come from Lady Juliet.
Fri. Welcome then.
Nurse. O holy Friar, oh, tell me, holy Friar, Where is my lady's Lord? where's Romeo ? Fri. There, on the ground, with his own tears
made drunk. Nurse. O he is even in my mistress' case, Just in her case, O woful sympathy! Piteous predicament ! ev'n so lies ihe, Blubb’ring and weeping, weeping and blubbering.
ftand up ;-Stand, an' you be a Man: For Juliet's Sake, for her Sake, rise and stand. Why should you fall into so deep anRom. Oh, Nurse! Nurse. Ah Sir! ah Sir!--Death is the end of all.
7 So Hanmer. The other editions read,
W by Jaould you fall into fo dorp an oh?
Rom. Speak't thou of Juliet? how is it with her ?
Rom. As if that name,
[Drawing bis sword.
8 -cancell'd love ?] The folio well-feeming shape of a rational reads conceal'd love.
creature. For having in the firft
Seeming is used in both places, for
The old reading is probable.
under the appearance both of a
Hast thou slain Tybalt? wilt thou slay thyfelf?
Why rail'll thou, &c.] These large patrimony. But by fuicide were again thrown out by Mr. he would disgrace the first, offend Pope, and for the same reason: the second, and forego the enBut they are eafily set right. We joyment of the third. Atone is should read,
frequently ufed by Shakespear in Since Birth, and Heav'n, and the sense of, to agree, be friendly
Earth, all three so meet, together, &c. So in, As you like In the A TONE ; which then at it, once would loje.
Then is there mirth in Heav'n i. k. Why rail you at your Birth When earthly things made even and at Heaven, and Earth, which ATONE together.
WARE. are all fo meet, or auspicious to The alteration makes no imyou: And all three your friends, provement. The meaning is the (all three in thee alone] and yet same in the common reading you would lose them all by one better expressed. rah fitroke. Why he said, 2 And thou dismember'd with Birth, Heaven, and Earth, all thine own defence. ] And ihree alone-----was because Ro. thou torn to pieces with thy own meo was of noble birth, of vir; weapons, tuous dispositions, and heir to a
For whose dear sake thou wast but lately dead:
Rom. Do so, and bid my Sweet prepare to chide.
Nurse. Here, Sir, a ring the bid me give you, Sir:
Rom. How well my comfort is reviv'd by this !
3 Ghence. Good night, &c.] 4- here fiands all your fate;] These three lines are omitted The whole of your fortune dein all the modern cd cions. pends on this.
Sojourn in Mantua ; I'll find out your man,
Rom. But that a joy, past joy, calls out on me,
Enter Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Paris. Cap. HINGS have fallen out, Sir, so unlucki.
ly, That we have had no time to move our daughter. Look you, she lov'd her kinsman Tybalt dearly, And so did I.--Well, we were born to die. 'Tis very late, she'll not come down to-night. I promise you, but for your Company, I would have been a-bed an hour ago.
Par. These times of woe afford no time to wooe. Madam, good night. Commend me to your daughter. La. Cap. I will, and know her Mind early to
morrow; To-night she's mew'd up to her heaviness.
Cap. Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender Of my child's love. I think, she will be ruld
5 Scene VI.] Some few ne. ment both to Sir Paris and his cellary verses are omitted in this Daughter: As if there were small scene according to the oldest edi- hopes of her ever proving good tions.
Pope. for any thing. For he could not 6 Sir Paris, I will make a Des- call the tender, desperate on the PERATE tender
little prospect there was of his of my child's love.-) This performing his engagement, bewas but an indifferent compli- cause he is sure, he lays, that his Vol. VIII.