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Romeo and Juliet

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JULIET
Go, get thee hence, for I will not away.—
JULIET
Go, get out of here. I’m not going anywhere.
Exit FRIAR LAWRENCE
FRIAR LAWRENCE exits.


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What’s here? A cup, closed in my true love’s hand?
Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end.—
O churl, drunk all, and left no friendly drop
To help me after? I will kiss thy lips.
Haply some poison yet doth hang on them,
To make me die with a restorative.
(kisses ROMEO)
Thy lips are warm.
What’s this here? It’s a cup, closed in my true love’s hand? Poison, I see, has been the cause of his death. How rude! He drank it all, and didn’t leave any to help me afterward. I will kiss your lips. Perhaps there’s still some poison on them, to make me die with a medicinal kiss. (she kisses ROMEO) Your lips are warm.
Enter WATCHMEN and PARIS’s PAGE
WATCHMEN and PARIS’s PAGE enter.

CHIEF WATCHMAN
(to PAGE) Lead, boy. Which way?
CHIEF WATCHMAN
(coming to the PAGE) Lead, boy. Which way?



JULIET
Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger,
This is thy sheath. There rust and let me die.
(stabs herself with ROMEO’s dagger and dies)
JULIET
Oh, noise? Then I’ll be quick. Oh, good, a knife!
My body will be your sheath.
Rust inside my body and let me die.
(she stabs herself with ROMEO’s dagger and dies)

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PAGE
This is the place. There, where the torch doth burn.
PAGE
This is the place. There, where the torch is burning.


CHIEF WATCHMAN
The ground is bloody.—Search about the churchyard.
Go, some of you. Whoe'er you find, attach.
CHIEF WATCHMAN
The ground is bloody. Search the graveyard. Go, some of you, arrest whoever you find.
Exeunt some WATCHMEN
Some WATCHMEN exit.


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Pitiful sight! Here lies the county slain,
And Juliet bleeding, warm and newly dead,
Who here hath lain these two days buried.—
Go, tell the Prince. Run to the Capulets.
Raise up the Montagues.
Some others search.
This is a pitiful sight! The count is dead. Juliet is bleeding. Her body is warm, and she seems to have been dead only a short time, even though she has been buried for two days. Go, tell the Prince. Run to the Capulets. Wake up the Montagues. Have some others search.
Exeunt more WATCHMEN
Some other WATCHMEN exit in several directions.

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