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Prince Escalus. Rebellious subjects, opponents to peace,Profaners of this neighbour-stained steel,—Will they not hear? What, ho! girlfriend men, you beasts,That quench the fire of your pernicious rageWith purple fountains issuing from your veins,On pain of torture, indigenous those bloody handsThrow her mistemper"d tools to the ground,And listen the sentence that your relocated prince.Three polite brawls, bred of one airy word,By thee, old Capulet, and also Montague,Have thrice disturb"d the quiet of ours streets,And make Verona"s ancient citizensCast by their grave beseeming ornaments,To wield old partisans, in hands as old,Canker"d v peace, to component your canker"d hate:If ever before you annoy our highways again,Your stays shall salary the forfeit of the peace.For this time, every the rest depart away:You Capulet; chandelier go along with me:And, Montague, come girlfriend this afternoon,To understand our more pleasure in this case,To old Free-town, our typical judgment-place.Once more, on pain of death, all guys depart.



First Citizen. Up, sir, go through me;I charge thee in the princes name, obey.Wives, and others>

Prince Escalus. Where are the vile beginner of this fray?



Lady Capulet. Tybalt, mine cousin! O my brother"s child!O prince! O cousin! husband! O, the blood is spiltO my dear kinsman! Prince, as thou arts true,For blood that ours, burned blood that Montague.O cousin, cousin!

Prince Escalus. Benvolio, who started this bloody fray?



Lady Capulet. he is a kinsman to the Montague;Affection renders him false; he speaks no true:Some twenty of them dealt with in this black strife,And every those twenty could however kill one life.I beg because that justice, i beg your pardon thou, prince, should give;Romeo slew Tybalt, Romeo have to not live.

Prince Escalus. Romeo slew him, he slew Mercutio;Who currently the price of his to ~ blood doth owe?



Montague. not Romeo, prince, he to be Mercutio"s friend;His fault concludes but what the legislation should end,The life of Tybalt.

Prince Escalus. and for that offenceImmediately we carry out exile him hence:I have an interest in her hate"s proceeding,My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding;But I"ll amerce you with so solid a fineThat friend shall every repent the lose of mine:I will certainly be deaf come pleading and excuses;Nor tears nor prayers shall acquisition out abuses:Therefore usage none: allow Romeo therefore in haste,Else, as soon as he"s found, that hour is his last.Bear therefore this body and also attend ours will:Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.



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Prince Escalus. What misadventure is so early up,That call our person from ours morning"s rest?



Lady Capulet. The people in the street cry Romeo,Some Juliet, and also some Paris; and all run,With open up outcry toward our monument.

Prince Escalus. What are afraid is this i beg your pardon startles in ours ears?



First Watchman. Sovereign, right here lies the ar Paris slain;And Romeo dead; and Juliet, dead before,Warm and new kill"d.

Prince Escalus. Search, seek, and also know how this foul killing comes.



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Prince Escalus. Come, Montague; because that thou art beforehand up,To see thy son and heir more early down.



Montague. Alas, mine liege, my mam is dead to-night;Grief of my son"s exile on foot stopp"d her breath:What additional woe conspires versus mine age?

Prince Escalus. Look, and thou shalt see.



Montague. O she untaught! what courtesy is in this?To press before thy dad to a grave?

Prince Escalus. Seal up the mouth that outrage for a while,Till we can clear these ambiguities,And know their spring, their head, theirtrue descent;And then will I be basic of her woes,And lead you also to death: meantime forbear,And allow mischance be slave to patience.Bring forth the parties of suspicion.



Friar Laurence. i am the greatest, may be to carry out least,Yet many suspected, together the time and also placeDoth make versus me the this direful murder;And here I stand, both come impeach and also purgeMyself condemned and also myself excused.

Prince Escalus. then say at as soon as what she dost understand in this.



Friar Laurence. I will be brief, for my quick date the breathIs no so long as is a tedious tale.Romeo, there dead, to be husband to that Juliet;And she, there dead, that Romeo"s faithful wife:I married them; and also their stol"n marriage-dayWas Tybalt"s dooms-day, whose untimely deathBanish"d the new-made bridegroom from the city,For whom, and also not because that Tybalt, Juliet pined.You, to eliminate that siege the grief indigenous her,Betroth"d and would have married her perforceTo county Paris: then comes she come me,And, through wild looks, bid me devise part meanTo rid her from this second marriage,Or in my cell there would she death herself.Then offered I her, therefore tutor"d by mine art,A resting potion; which so took effectAs i intended, because that it wrought top top herThe type of death: meantime ns writ come Romeo,That he have to hither come as this dire night,To aid to take she from she borrow"d grave,Being the moment the potion"s force should cease.But that which bore my letter, Friar John,Was stay"d through accident, and yesternightReturn"d mine letter back. Then all aloneAt the prefix hour of her waking,Came ns to take she from she kindred"s vault;Meaning to save her carefully at my cell,Till ns conveniently might send come Romeo:But as soon as I came, some minute ere the timeOf she awaking, below untimely layThe noble Paris and also true Romeo dead.She wakes; and also I entreated her come forth,And be affected by each other this work-related of heaven with patience:But then a noise did fear me indigenous the tomb;And she, as well desperate, would not go with me,But, together it seems, walk violence top top herself.All this ns know; and to the marriageHer nurse is privy: and, if aught in thisMiscarried by my fault, let mine old lifeBe sacrificed, some hour before his time,Unto the rigour of severest law.

Prince Escalus. us still have known thee for a holy man.Where"s Romeo"s man? what can he say in this?



Balthasar. I carried my grasp news of Juliet"s death;And then in post he came from MantuaTo this very same place, to this very same monument.This letter he early bid me provide his father,And endangered me v death, walking in the vault,I departed not and left him there.

Prince Escalus. give me the letter; I will look ~ above it.Where is the county"s page, that raised the watch?Sirrah, what do your grasp in this place?



Page. he came v flowers to strew his lady"s grave;And bid me was standing aloof, and so ns did:Anon come one with light come ope the tomb;And by and also by mine master attracted on him;And then ns ran far to speak to the watch.

Prince Escalus. This letter doth make great the friar"s words,Their food of love, the tidings of she death:And right here he writes the he walk buy a poisonOf a bad "pothecary, and also therewithalCame come this vault to die, and also lie with Juliet.Where be these enemies? Capulet! Montague!See, what a scourge is set upon your hate,That heaven finds means to kill your joys through love.And ns for winking at your discords tooHave shed a brace that kinsmen: all room punish"d.



Capulet. As rich shall Romeo"s by his lady"s lie;Poor sacrifices of ours enmity!

Prince Escalus.

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A glooming tranquility this morning with it brings;The sun, because that sorrow, will not present his head:Go hence, come have an ext talk of this sad things;Some shall it is in pardon"d, and also some punished:For never was a story of more woeThan this the Juliet and also her Romeo.