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Romeo & Julian

SCENE 2,2: Capulet's orchard.



He jests at scars that never felt a wound.

JULIAN appears above at a window

But, wait! what light through window breaks?
It is the east, and JULIAN is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
It is my boy, O, it is my love!
O, that he knew he were!
I am too stupid, 'tis not to me he speaks:

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O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet boy.

ROMEO [Aside]

Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?


'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.

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With love's light I get wings!! I will over-perch these walls;
Stony limits cannot hold my love.


If they do see thee, they will murder thee.


No. I am not afraid.

I swear I love you and I will escape with you


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Do not swear at all;
Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self,
Which is the god of my idolatry,
And I'll believe thee.


JULIAN!! What are you doing? Come on in!! You have to go to bed!!


Nurse, I'm outside here. Enjoying the night!

Let me have one last look onto the great bright stars. I will be with thee in a second!

Oh Romeo, I have to go.

Good night, good night! as sweet repose and rest
Come to thy heart as that within my breast!

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O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?


What satisfaction canst thou have to-night?


The exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine.

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