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Romeo and Juliet

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JULIET
Come hither, Nurse. What is yond gentleman?
JULIET
Come over here, nurse. Who is that gentleman?

NURSE
The son and heir of old Tiberio.
NURSE
He is the son and heir of old Tiberio.

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JULIET
What’s he that now is going out of door?
JULIET
Who’s the one who’s going out the door right now?

NURSE
Marry, that, I think, be young Petruchio.
NURSE
Well, that one, I think, is young Petruchio.

JULIET
What’s he that follows here, that would not dance?
JULIET
Who’s the one following over there, the one who wouldn’t dance?

NURSE
I know not.
NURSE
I don’t know his name.


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JULIET
Go ask his name.—If he be married.
My grave is like to be my wedding bed.
JULIET
Go ask. (the nurse leaves) If he’s married, I think I’ll die rather than marry anyone else.


NURSE
His name is Romeo, and a Montague,
The only son of your great enemy.
NURSE
(returning) His name is Romeo. He’s a Montague. He’s the only son of your worst enemy.



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JULIET
(aside) My only love sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Prodigious birth of love it is to me,
That I must love a loathèd enemy.
JULIET
(to herself) The only man I love is the son of the only man I hate! I saw him too early without knowing who he was, and I found out who he was too late! Love is a monster for making me fall in love with my worst enemy.

NURSE
What’s this? What’s this?
NURSE
What’s this? What’s this?


JULIET
     A rhyme I learned even now
Of one I danced withal.
JULIET
Just a rhyme I learned from somebody I danced with at the party.
One calls within “Juliet!”
Somebody calls, “Juliet!” from offstage.


NURSE
     Anon, anon!
Come, let’s away. The strangers all are gone.
NURSE
Right away, right away. Come, let’s go. The strangers are all gone.
Exeunt
They exit.

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