ROMEOHe jests in ~ scars that never ever felt a wound.But, soft! what light with yonder window breaks?It is the east, and also Juliet is the sun.Arise, same sun, and also kill the envious moon,Who is already sick and pale v grief,That thou she maid art far much more fair than she:Be not her maid, since she is envious;Her vestal livery is but sick and greenAnd none yet fools perform wear it; cast it off.It is mine lady, O, it is mine love!10O, the she knew she were!She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?Her eye discourses; I will certainly answer it.I am also bold, "tis not to me she speaks:Two the the fairest stars in every the heaven,Having part business, execute entreat her eyesTo twinkle in your spheres till lock return.What if her eyes to be there, lock in she head?The brightness of she cheek would certainly shame those stars,As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven20Would through the airy region stream so brightThat birds would certainly sing and think the were not night.See, exactly how she leans she cheek upon she hand!O, that i were a gloves upon that hand,That I could touch that cheek!JULIETAy me!ROMEOShe speaks:O, speak again, bright angel! because that thou artAs glorious come this night, being o"er mine headAs is a winged messenger that heavenUnto the white-upturned wonder eyesOf mortals the fall earlier to gaze on him30When he bestrides the lazy-pacing cloudsAnd sails upon the bosom of the air.JULIETO Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?Deny thy father and refuse your name;Or, if thou it must be not, be but sworn mine love,And I"ll no much longer be a Capulet.ROMEOFrom Romeo and also Juliet. Ed. K. Deighton. London: Macmillan.__________Prologue1. that jests ... Wound, Mercutio, who never ever felt the wound that love, may well jest at the scars which Cupid"s arrows have actually left in mine heart. The this is no a general, but a particular, comment is, i think, proved by the comment rhyme, together Staunton has actually noticed. And as no the folios no one the quartos do any division of scene, such division, originally due to Rowe, seems plainly wrong. 2. Soft! he bids self "hush," advises himself to talk in a lower voice. 4. Envious, jealous. 7. Be no her maid, no much longer serve her, no longer keep a vow to live unmarried; as Diana"s votaries pledged us to do. 8. She vestal ... Green, the life of chastity come which she binds her priestess is one of sickly, jaundiced, hue. In sick and green over there is probably, as Delius suggests, an allusion to the "green-sickness" of i beg your pardon Shakespeare regularly speaks, and also which in iii. 5. 157, below, Capulet uses as an epithet to Juliet in his anger at her refusal of Paris, "Out, you green-sickness carrion! out, you baggage! girlfriend tallow-face," — one ailment that languishing girls defined by a pale complexion. The analysis of the an initial quarto is pale for sick, and this is preferred by many editors. Collier would change sick right into white, seeing in the line an allusion come the white and also green livery formerly worn by the Court fools; however it appears unlikely that Shakespeare would use the word fools in this literal meaning sense when referring to Juliet, while, as approve White clues out, if such an allusion were intended, it would be derived from the reading of the very first quarto, pale, without the violent change to white; vestal livery. Vesta was the roman goddess that the hearth, corresponding with the Greek Hestia, and her priestesses to be vowed to a life the chastity and also celibacy; cp. Per. Iii. 4. 10, "A vestal livery will I take it me to, and never an ext have joy." 12. What that that? but that matters little. 13. Discourses, is eloquent in its just look. 16. Some business, some exclusive affairs that their very own which would be hindered through their having to execute their nightly duty the lighting up the sky. 17. In their spheres. Follow to the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, round about the earth, which was the centre of the system, to be nine hollow spheres, consists of the 7 planets, the fixed stars or firmament, and also the Primum Mobile; the spheres v the stars and planets in them gift whirled ring the earth in twenty-four hours by the driving power, the Primum Mobile. 21. The airy region, the top air; region, was originally a division of the sky marked out by the roman inn augurs. In later on times the environment was divided into 3 regions, upper, middle, and lower. Cp. Likewise Haml. Ii. 2. 509. 24, 5. O, the ... Cheek, cp. Tennyson, The Miller"s Daughter, 169-186. 28. Winged messenger, angel. 29. White-upturned, turned increase in adoration so the the pupils space scarcely seen. 30. Loss back, stand back in awe, and likewise in order to acquire a fingerprint view. 31. Lazy-pacing, gradually drifting. Grant White to compare Macb. I. 7. 21-5; lazy-pacing is Pope"s conjecture for lasie pacing, that the very first quarto; the remaining quartos and also the folios offer lazie, or lazy, puffing. 34. Refuse, disown, disclaim; cp. T. C. Iv. 5. 267, "We have had actually pelting wars, due to the fact that you refuse The Grecians" cause." 37. Speak in ~ this, answer her without allowing her to walk further, interrupt she at this point. 39. Thou arts ... Montague. Staunton explains "That is, together she afterwards expresses it, you would still retain all the perfections which ardorn you, were not referred to as Montague"; and also so substantially grant White, despite Dyce calls together an explanation "unintelligible." rather follow Malone in putting the comma after though, as provided in the feeling of however, v the explanation the Juliet is merely endeavouring to account because that Romeo"s gift amiable and excellent though he is a Montague, come prove i beg your pardon she asserts that he simply bears the name, yet has nobody of the features of that house. Assorted emendations have likewise been proposed, but Staunton"s explanation appears to me fairly satisfactory. 42. It is in some various other name, be somebody else in name 보다 Montague. Lettsom objects the Shakespeare might not have actually written "be some various other name"; but after the expression "What"s Montague?", where "Montague" is supplied as despite it were a thing, there seems no factor why we should not have actually "be some other name." 46. Owes, owns; as commonly in Elizabethan literature, the last n the the M. E. Owen, come pcssess, gift dropped. The modern sense of words "to be in debt," "to be obliged," comes from the feeling of possessing another"s property, yet the word has actually no etymological connection with come "own" = come possess; it gift from the A.S. Agan, come have, when the last is from the A.S. Agnian, to appropriate, claim as one"s own, from agn, contracted type of agen, one"s own (Skeat, Ety. Dict.). 47. Doff, placed off; do off, together don, carry out on; dup, execute up; dout, do out. 48. Because that thy name, in exchange for her name. 53. Therefore stumblest on my counsel, come so unexpectedly upon my secret thouglits; cp. M. N. D. I. 1. 216, "Emptying ours bosoms of your counsel sweet," i.e. Confiding to each other our inmost thoughts. 53, 4. Through a name... Am, if I might let you recognize who ns am without using a name, I would certainly gladly do so, because that it is difficult for me to name myself there is no distressing you. 55. Saint. Delius points out that this word recalls their an initial meeting when, together a pilgrim, Romeo had actually thus greeted Juliet. 58. Drunk, unconsciously acknowledging the avidity through which she had actually listened to his words. 61. If one of two people thee dislike, if either be unpleasant to her ears; dislike is really impersonal, as in Oth. Ii. 3. 49, "I"ll do"t; yet it mislike"s me." 64. And also the place death, and also to venture here is to risk your life. 66. O"er-perch these walls, fly over these walls and settle here, together a bird handle upon a branch ~ a flight from some various other spot; a perch is accurate a rod, bar, then a bough or twig on i beg your pardon a bird settles. 67. Stony limits, boundaries formed that stone, i.e. Walls; stony, much more commonly supplied as = of the nature of. 69. Are no let come me, space no hindrance to me, can not bar my way and save me out. 71. Alack, follow to Skeat, either a corruption that "ah! lord," or, which seems an ext probable, indigenous ah! and M. E. Lak, loss, failure. 73. Proof against, able come endure, hold out against; see keep in mind on i. 1. 216. 76. However thou love me ... Here, except, unless, you love me, ns am quite willing that they should find me here and also kill me; without her love, life come me is not worth living. 78. Than fatality ... Love, 보다 that my fatality should be delayed if ns am to be without her love; prorogued, the Lat. Prorogare was to propose a further extension of office, lience come defer, though literally definition only to ask publicly, from pro-, publicly, and also rogare, to ask. 81. Counsel, advice. 83. Substantial shore. "Lat. Vastus, empty, waste" (Walker). 84. I would certainly adventure for, I would certainly make my trip in search of, however great the danger. 88. Fain ... Form, gladly would certainly I, if it to be possible, stand on ceremony through you, treat friend with distant formality; Fain, properly an adjective. 89. But farewell compliment, "but away with formality and also punctilio" (Staunton); i now cast such points to the winds. 93. Laughs, good-humouredly disdains to punishment them. Douce compare Marlowe"s translate into of Ovid"s art of Love, i. 633, "For Jove himself sits in the azure skies, and also laughs listed below at lover"s perjuries," native which that thinks the Shakespeare borrowed. 94. Pronounce it faithfully, assure me of your love without including an oath to confirm your words. 97. So, detailed that. 98. Fond, foolishly loving; fond, initially fonned, the past participle the the verb fonnen, to act foolishly, native the substantive fon, a fool. 99. Light, complete of levity, wanton. 101. More cunning ... Strange, much more skill in influence coyness. 104. Passion, passionate confession; the word was formerly used the any solid emotion. 106. Which the dark ... Discovered, i m sorry (love) has actually been revealed to you by the darkness of the night whose office need to be to conceal; which friend have found thanks to the darkness of the night. 110. Circled, revolving; not, i think, "round," together Schmidt explains. 111. Likewise, equally. 113. Gracious, attractive, finding favour in mine eyes; cp. T. A. I. 1. 429, "if ever before Tamora were gracious in those princely eye of thine." This is the reading of the very first quarto, the various other old duplicates giving glorious, which give White thinks an ext suitable come the context. 114.of mine idolatry, that ns worship. 117. I have actually ... To-night, ns feel no joy in currently ratifying with oaths a contract in between us. Prefer Romeo, i. 4. 106-11, she has a presentiment of part evil befalling your plighted love. 118. Unadvised, imprudent, formed without sufficient consideration. 121, 2. This bud the love ... Meet, this brand-new love that ours, cherished in our hearts, may increase into full growth by the moment we following meet, as beneath the summer"s warm the bud increases into a beauteous blossom. as that ... Breast, "as to the heart in ~ my breast" (Delius). 126. Satisfaction, Delius points out the dual sense below of payment and comfort. 129. And yet ... Again, and yet i wish I had not provided it, in order that I can now again have actually the joy of offering it.131. Frank, liberal, free of hand; cp. Lear, iii. 4. 20, "Your old kind father, whose frank heart provided all." 132. The thing I have. Sc. She own boundless love. 143. If the ... Honourable, if your love is honourable in that intentions; because that that, together a conjunctional affix, see Abb. § 287. 145. Procure come come, kinds to have actually sent. 146. The rite, sc. That marriage. 152. By and by, in a minute, directly. 153. Suit. Malone quotes from Brooke"s poem, Romeus and Juliet, "and currently your Juliet girlfriend beseekes to cease your sute, and also suffer she to live emong she likes." 154. So grow my soul — might my soul prosper (according together I mean well come you), the concluding native being broken off through Juliet"s farewell. 156. A thousand ... Light, in answer come Juliet"s great of good-night the says, nay, not an excellent night but poor night, night made a thousand times the worse through the absence of girlfriend who space its only light. 158. Toward ... Looks, sc. Together schoolboys walk toward, etc. 159. Hist! Listen! 159, 60. O, because that ... Again! would that I had actually a voice that would certainly bring earlier my gentle Romeo as surely together the falconer"s voice brings ack the tassel-gentle! "The tassel or tiercel (for so it have to be spelled) is the masculine of the gosshawk; therefore called since it is a tierce or third less 보다 the female...This varieties of hawk had the epithet gentle linked to it, native the ease through which it to be tamed, and its attachments to man" (Steevens). "It appears," adds Malone, "that particular hawks were taken into consideration as appropriated to particular ranks. The tercel-gentle was appropriated to the prince, and thence was liked by Juliet as an appellation for her beloved Romeo." 161. Bondage ... Aloud, one fettered, constrained by are afraid of gift overheard, like me, is as lot unable to contact aloud as one whose voice is quit by hoarseness that the throat. 162. Else ... Lies, otherwise by my according to cries I would rend the cavern in i m sorry Echo dwells; Echo, one Oread that by Juno was readjusted into a being neither able come speak until somebody had spoken, nor to it is in silent once anybody had spoken. 163. And also make ... Mine, and, by compelling her to repeat my cries, do her hoarser 보다 myself even. Dyce to compare Comus, 208, "And airy tongues the syllable men"s surname On sands and shores and desert wildernesses." 166. Silver-sweet, in allusion to the sweet ton of bells make of silver. 167. Attending, attentive. 173. To have ... There, in order to save you stand there. 175. To have actually ... Forget, so the you may proceed to forget. 176. Forget ... This, forget that ns have any home but this, forgetting the this is no really mine home. 178. A wanton"s bird, the pets bird the a cheeky girl, a girl the loves come tease she pets. 180. Gyves, chains, fetters. 182. So loving-jealous ... Liberty, for this reason fond the it and yet so jealousy of its acquiring its liberty. 186. Shall say good night, shall proceed saying "good night." 188. So sweet to rest, having actually so sweet a relaxing place. 189. Ghostly father, spirituality father; father, a title given to catholic priests. 190. My dear hap, the great fortune that has actually befallen me; hap, fortune, chance, accident, native which we acquire to "happen" and also "happy." How to point out the explanatory notes: Shakespeare, William. Romeo and also Juliet. Ed. K. Deighton. London: Macmillan, 1916. Shakespeare Online. 20 Feb. 2013. .How to point out the sidebar:Mabillard, Amanda. Notes on Shakespeare. 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Juliet appears over at a home window (stage direction). Shakespeare go not encompass this phase direction and it is not in Q1 or the an initial Folio. The was added in the 17th century and has remained ever before since, although part editors select to place the direction best after Romeo"s heat "He jests at scars that never ever felt a wound" (1), while rather insert it right before Romeo says "It is my lady, O it is my love" (10). ____
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