Romeo and Juliet

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Enter Paris and his Page.Enter Paris and his Page, with flowers and sweet watersweet (adj.)
perfumed, scented, fragrant
RJ V.iii.1.1
Giue me thy Torch Boy, hence and stand aloft,Give me thy torch, boy. Hence, and stand aloof.aloof (adv.)
a short distance away, to one side
RJ V.iii.1
Yet put it out, for I would not be seene:Yet put it out, for I would not be seen. RJ V.iii.2
Vnder yond young Trees lay thee all along,Under yond yew trees lay thee all along,along (adv.)
at full length, stretched out, prostrate
RJ V.iii.3
Holding thy eare close to the hollow ground,Holding thy ear close to the hollow ground. RJ V.iii.4
So shall no foot vpon the Churchyard tread,So shall no foot upon the churchyard tread, RJ V.iii.5
Being loose, vnfirme with digging vp of Graues,Being loose, unfirm, with digging up of graves,unfirm (adj.)

old form: vnfirme
unstable, not compact, of loose consistency
RJ V.iii.6
But thou shalt heare it: whistle then to me,But thou shalt hear it. Whistle then to me, RJ V.iii.7
As signall that thou hearest some thing approach,As signal that thou hearest something approach. RJ V.iii.8
Giue me those flowers. Do as I bid thee, go.Give me those flowers. Do as I bid thee, go. RJ V.iii.9
Page. PAGE  
(aside) RJ V.iii.10.1
I am almost afraid to stand aloneI am almost afraid to stand alonestand (v.)
continue, remain, wait, stay put
RJ V.iii.10
Here in the Churchyard, yet I will aduenture.Here in the churchyard. Yet I will adventure.adventure (v.)

old form: aduenture
venture, dare, chance, risk
RJ V.iii.11
Page retiresretire (v.)
withdraw, take oneself away
RJ V.iii.11.1
Sweet Flower with flowers thy Bridall bed I strew:Sweet flower, with flowers thy bridal bed I strew – RJ V.iii.12
O woe, thy Canopie is dust and stones,O woe! thy canopy is dust and stones –canopy (n.)
covering above a bed
RJ V.iii.13
Which with sweet water nightly I will dewe,Which with sweet water nightly I will dew;sweet (adj.)
perfumed, scented, fragrant
RJ V.iii.14
dew (v.)

old form: dewe
bedew, moisten, water
Or wanting that, with teares destil'd by mones;Or, wanting that, with tears distilled by moans.distil (v.)

old form: destil'd
trickle down, fall in tiny drops
RJ V.iii.15
want (v.)
lack, need, be without
The obsequies that I for thee will keepe,The obsequies that I for thee will keepobsequy (n.)
funeral rite, burial ceremony
RJ V.iii.16
keep (v.)

old form: keepe
keep up, maintain, carry on
Nightly shall be, to strew thy graue, and weepe.Nightly shall be to strew thy grave and weep. RJ V.iii.17
Whistle Boy.Page whistles RJ V.iii.18
The Boy giues warning, something doth approach,The boy gives warning something doth approach. RJ V.iii.18
What cursed foot wanders this wayes to night,What cursed foot wanders this way tonight RJ V.iii.19
To crosse my obsequies, and true loues right?To cross my obsequies and true love's rite?cross (v.)

old form: crosse
prevent, thwart, forestall
RJ V.iii.20
What with a Torch? Muffle me night a while.What, with a torch! Muffle me, night, awhile. RJ V.iii.21
Paris retiresretire (v.)
withdraw, take oneself away
RJ V.iii.21.1
Enter Romeo, and Peter.Enter Romeo and Balthasar, with a torch, a mattock,mattock (n.)
tool for loosening hard ground
RJ V.iii.22.1
and a crow of ironcrow (n.)
RJ V.iii.22.2
Giue me that Mattocke, & the wrenching Iron,Give me that mattock and the wrenching iron. RJ V.iii.22
Hold take this Letter, early in the morningHold, take this letter. Early in the morning RJ V.iii.23
See thou deliuer it to my Lord and Father,See thou deliver it to my lord and father. RJ V.iii.24
Giue me the light; vpon thy life I charge thee,Give me the light. Upon thy life I charge thee, RJ V.iii.25
What ere thou hear'st or seest, stand all aloofe,Whate'er thou hearest or seest, stand all aloofaloof (adv.)

old form: aloofe
a short distance away, to one side
RJ V.iii.26
And do not interrupt me in my course.And do not interrupt me in my course.course (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
RJ V.iii.27
Why I descend into this bed of death,Why I descend into this bed of death RJ V.iii.28
Is partly to behold my Ladies face:Is partly to behold my lady's face, RJ V.iii.29
But chiefly to take thence from her dead finger,But chiefly to take thence from her dead finger RJ V.iii.30
A precious Ring: a Ring that I must vse,A precious ring, a ring that I must use RJ V.iii.31
In deare employment, therefore hence be gone:In dear employment. Therefore hence, be gone.dear (adj.)

old form: deare
important, major, significant
RJ V.iii.32
But if thou iealous dost returne to prieBut if thou, jealous, dost return to pryjealous (adj.)

old form: iealous
suspicious, mistrustful, wary, watchful
RJ V.iii.33
In what I further shall intend to do,In what I farther shall intend to do, RJ V.iii.34
By heauen I will teare thee ioynt by ioynt,By heaven, I will tear thee joint by joint RJ V.iii.35
And strew this hungry Churchyard with thy limbs:And strew this hungry churchyard with thy limbs. RJ V.iii.36
The time, and my intents are sauage wilde:The time and my intents are savage-wild,intent (n.)
intention, purpose, aim
RJ V.iii.37
More fierce and more inexorable farre,More fierce and more inexorable far RJ V.iii.38
Then emptie Tygers, or the roaring Sea.Than empty tigers or the roaring sea. RJ V.iii.39
I will be gone sir, and not trouble youI will be gone, sir, and not trouble ye. RJ V.iii.40
So shalt thou shew me friendship: take thou that,So shalt thou show me friendship. Take thou that. RJ V.iii.41
Liue and be prosperous, and farewell good fellow.Live, and be prosperous; and farewell, good fellow. RJ V.iii.42
(aside) RJ V.iii.43
For all this same, Ile hide me here about,For all this same, I'll hide me hereabout. RJ V.iii.43
His lookes I feare, and his intents I doubt.His looks I fear, and his intents I doubt.intent (n.)
intention, purpose, aim
RJ V.iii.44
doubt (v.)
suspect, have suspicions about, fear
Balthasar retires RJ V.iii.44
Thou detestable mawe, thou wombe of death,Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death,maw (n.)

old form: mawe
belly, stomach; throat, gullet
RJ V.iii.45
womb (n.)

old form: wombe
belly, paunch
Gorg'd with the dearest morsell of the earth:Gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth, RJ V.iii.46
Thus I enforce thy rotten Iawes to open,Thus I enforce thy rotten jaws to open, RJ V.iii.47
And in despight, Ile cram thee with more food.And in despite I'll cram thee with more food.despite (n.)

old form: despight
malice, spite, hatred
RJ V.iii.48
Romeo begins to open the tomb RJ V.iii.49
This is that banisht haughtie Mountague,This is that banished haughty Montague RJ V.iii.49
That murdred my Loues Cozin; with which griefe,That murdered my love's cousin – with which grief RJ V.iii.50
It is supposed the faire Creature died,It is supposed the fair creature died – RJ V.iii.51
And here is come to do some villanous shameAnd here is come to do some villainous shame RJ V.iii.52
To the dead bodies: I will apprehend him.To the dead bodies. I will apprehend him.apprehend (v.)
seize, arrest, lay hold of
RJ V.iii.53
Comes forward RJ V.iii.54.1
Stop thy vnhallowed toyle, vile Mountague:Stop thy unhallowed toil, vile Montague!unhallowed (adj.)
unholy, wicked, sacrilegious
RJ V.iii.54
Can vengeance be pursued further then death?Can vengeance be pursued further than death? RJ V.iii.55
Condemned vallaine, I do apprehend thee.Condemned villain, I do apprehend thee. RJ V.iii.56
Obey and go with me, for thou must die,Obey, and go with me. For thou must die. RJ V.iii.57
I must indeed, and therfore came I hither:I must indeed; and therefore came I hither. RJ V.iii.58
Good gentle youth, tempt not a desperate man,Good gentle youth, tempt not a desperate man.gentle (adj.)
courteous, friendly, kind
RJ V.iii.59
Flie hence and leaue me, thinke vpon those gone,Fly hence and leave me. Think upon these gone. RJ V.iii.60
Let them affright thee. I beseech thee Youth,Let them affright thee. I beseech thee, youth,affright (v.)
frighten, terrify, scare
RJ V.iii.61
Put not an other sin vpon my head,Put not another sin upon my head RJ V.iii.62
By vrging me to furie. O be gone,By urging me to fury. O, be gone! RJ V.iii.63
By heauen I loue thee better then my selfe,By heaven, I love thee better than myself, RJ V.iii.64
For I come hither arm'd against my selfe:For I come hither armed against myself. RJ V.iii.65
Stay not, be gone, liue, and hereafter say,Stay not, be gone. Live, and hereafter say RJ V.iii.66
A mad mans mercy bid thee run away.A madman's mercy bid thee run away. RJ V.iii.67
I do defie thy commisseration,I do defy thy conjurationconjuration (n.)
entreaty, injunction, solemn appeal
RJ V.iii.68
And apprehend thee for a Fellon here.And apprehend thee for a felon here. RJ V.iii.69
Wilt thou prouoke me? Then haue at thee Boy.Wilt thou provoke me? Then have at thee, boy! RJ V.iii.70
They fight RJ V.iii.71.1
Pet. PAGE 
O Lord they fight, I will go call the Watch.O Lord, they fight! I will go call the (n.)
watchmen, officers, street patrol
RJ V.iii.71
Exit Page RJ V.iii.71
Paris falls RJ V.iii.72
O I am slaine, if thon be mercifull,O, I am slain! If thou be merciful, RJ V.iii.72
Open the Tombe, lay me with Iuliet.Open the tomb, lay me with Juliet. RJ V.iii.73
Paris dies RJ V.iii.74
In faith I will, let me peruse this face:In faith, I will. Let me peruse this face. RJ V.iii.74
Mercutius kinsman, Noble Countie Paris,Mercutio's kinsman, noble County Paris! RJ V.iii.75
What said my man, when my betossed souleWhat said my man when my betossed soulbetossed (adj.)
tossed about, shaken up
RJ V.iii.76
Did not attend him as we rode? I thinkeDid not attend him as we rode? I thinkattend (v.)
listen [to], pay attention [to]
RJ V.iii.77
He told me Paris should haue married Iuliet.He told me Paris should have married Juliet. RJ V.iii.78
Said he not so? Or did I dreame it so?Said he not so? Or did I dream it so? RJ V.iii.79
Or am I mad, hearing him talke of Iuliet,Or am I mad, hearing him talk of Juliet, RJ V.iii.80
To thinke it was so? O giue me thy hand,To think it was so? O, give me thy hand, RJ V.iii.81
One, writ with me in sowre misfortunes booke.One writ with me in sour misfortune's book. RJ V.iii.82
Ile burie thee in a triumphant graue.I'll bury thee in a triumphant grave.triumphant (adj.)
triumphal, glorious, celebrating a great victory
RJ V.iii.83
A Graue; O no, a Lanthorne; slaughtred Youth:A grave? O, no, a lantern, slaughtered youth.lantern (n.)

old form: Lanthorne
light-filled arena, brilliantly lit place
RJ V.iii.84
He opens the tomb RJ V.iii.85
For here lies Iuliet, and her beautie makesFor here lies Juliet, and her beauty makes RJ V.iii.85
This Vault a feasting presence full of light.This vault a feasting presence full of light.presence (n.)
royal reception chamber
RJ V.iii.86
feasting (adj.)
jubilant, sumptuous, festive
Death lie thou there, by a dead man inter'd.Death, lie thou there, by a dead man interred. RJ V.iii.87
He lays him in the tomb RJ V.iii.88.1
How oft when men are at the point of death,How oft when men are at the point of deathoft (adv.)
RJ V.iii.88
Haue they beene merrie? Which their Keepers callHave they been merry! which their keepers callkeeper (n.)
nurse, carer
RJ V.iii.89
A lightning before death? Oh how may IA lightning before death. O, how may I RJ V.iii.90
Call this a lightning? O my Loue, my Wife,Call this a lightning? O my love, my wife! RJ V.iii.91
Death that hath suckt the honey of thy breath,Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, RJ V.iii.92
Hath had no power yet vpon thy Beautie:Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.power (n.)
control, influence, sway
RJ V.iii.93
Thou are not conquer'd: Beauties ensigne yetThou art not conquered. Beauty's ensign yetensign (n.)

old form: ensigne
standard, banner, flag
RJ V.iii.94
Is Crymson in thy lips, and in thy cheekes,Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, RJ V.iii.95
And Deaths pale flag is not aduanced there.And death's pale flag is not advanced there.advance (v.)

old form: aduanced
display, present, promote
RJ V.iii.96
Tybalt, ly'st thou there in thy bloudy sheet?Tybalt, liest thou there in thy bloody sheet? RJ V.iii.97
O what more fauour can I do to thee,O, what more favour can I do to thee RJ V.iii.98
Then with that hand that cut thy youth in twaine,Than with that hand that cut thy youth in twain RJ V.iii.99
To sunder his that was thy enemie?To sunder his that was thine enemy?sunder (v.)
cut, divide, put an end to
RJ V.iii.100
Forgiue me Cozen. Ah deare Iuliet:Forgive me, cousin! Ah, dear Juliet, RJ V.iii.101
Why art thou yet so faire? I will beleeue,Why art thou yet so fair? Shall I believe RJ V.iii.102
Shall I beleeue, that vnsubstantiall death is amorous?That unsubstantial death is amorous, RJ V.iii.103
And that the leane abhorred Monster keepesAnd that the lean abhorred monster keeps RJ V.iii.104
Thee here in darke to be his Paramour?Thee here in dark to be his paramour?paramour (n.)
RJ V.iii.105
For feare of that, I still will stay with thee,For fear of that I still will stay with theestill (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
RJ V.iii.106
And neuer from this Pallace of dym nightAnd never from this palace of dim night RJ V.iii.107
Depart againe: come lie thou in my armes, / Heere's to thy health, where ere thou tumblest in. / O true Appothecarie!Depart again. Here, here will I remain RJ V.iii.108
Thy drugs are quicke. Thus with a kisse I die. / Depart againe; here, here will I remaine, / With Wormes that are thy Chambermaides: O here /With worms that are thy chambermaids. O here RJ V.iii.109
Will I set vp my euerlasting rest: Will I set up my everlasting restset up one's rest (n.)

old form: vp
[in primero] venture one's final stake, stake all
RJ V.iii.110
And shake the yoke of inauspicious starresAnd shake the yoke of inauspicious stars RJ V.iii.111
From this world-wearied flesh: Eyes looke your last:From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last! RJ V.iii.112
Armes take your last embrace: And lips, O youArms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you RJ V.iii.113
The doores of breath, seale with a righteous kisseThe doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss RJ V.iii.114
A datelesse bargaine to ingrossing death:A dateless bargain to engrossing death!engrossing (adj.)

old form: ingrossing
all-absorbing, monopolizing
RJ V.iii.115
dateless (adj.)

old form: datelesse
everlasting, eternal, endless
Come bitter conduct, come vnsauoury guide,Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!conduct (n.)
conductor, leader, director
RJ V.iii.116
Thou desperate Pilot, now at once run onThou desperate pilot, now at once run on RJ V.iii.117
The dashing Rocks, thy Sea-sicke wearie Barke:The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark!seasick (adj.)

old form: Sea-sicke
weary of sea travel, tired of voyaging
RJ V.iii.118
bark, barque (n.)

old form: Barke
ship, vessel
Heere's to my Loue. O true Appothecary:Here's to my love! (He drinks) O true Apothecary! RJ V.iii.119
Thy drugs are quicke. Thus with a kisse I die.Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die. RJ V.iii.120
He falls RJ V.iii.121.1
Enter Frier with Lanthorne, Crow, and Spade.Enter Friar Laurence, with lantern, crow, and spade RJ V.iii.121.2
St. Francis be my speed, how oft to nightSaint Francis be my speed! How oft tonightspeed (n.)
assistance, aid, protector
RJ V.iii.121
Francis, Saint
in Christian tradition, founder of the Franciscan order
oft (adv.)
Haue my old feet stumbled at graues? Who's there?Have my old feet stumbled at graves! Who's there? RJ V.iii.122
Here's one, a Friend, & one that knowes you well.Here's one, a friend, and one that knows you well. RJ V.iii.123
Blisse be vpon you. Tell me good my FriendBliss be upon you! Tell me, good my friend, RJ V.iii.124
What Torch is yond that vainely lends his lightWhat torch is yond that vainly lends his lightvainly (adv.)

old form: vainely
uselessly, fruitlessly, ineffectively
RJ V.iii.125
To grubs, and eyelesse Sculles? As I discerne,To grubs and eyeless skulls? As I discern,grub (n.)
maggot, worm
RJ V.iii.126
It burneth in the Capels Monument.It burneth in the Capel's monument. RJ V.iii.127
It doth so holy sir, / And there's my Master,It doth so, holy sir; and there's my master, RJ V.iii.128
one that you loue.One that you love. RJ V.iii.129.1
Who is it?Who is it? RJ V.iii.129.2
Romeo.Romeo. RJ V.iii.129.3
How long hath he bin there?How long hath he been there? RJ V.iii.130.1
Full halfe an houre.Full half an hour. RJ V.iii.130.2
Go with me to the Vault.Go with me to the vault. RJ V.iii.131.1
I dare not Sir.I dare not, sir. RJ V.iii.131.2
My Master knowes not but I am gone hence,My master knows not but I am gone hence, RJ V.iii.132
And fearefully did menace me with death,And fearfully did menace me with death RJ V.iii.133
If I did stay to looke on his entents.If I did stay to look on his intents.intent (n.)

old form: entents
intention, purpose, aim
RJ V.iii.134
Stay, then Ile go alone, feares comes vpon me.Stay then; I'll go alone. Fear comes upon me. RJ V.iii.135
O much I feare some ill vnluckie thing.O much I fear some ill unthrifty thing.unthrifty (adj.)
harmful, pernicious, unfortunate
RJ V.iii.136
As I did sleepe vnder this young tree here,As I did sleep under this yew tree here, RJ V.iii.137
I dreamt my maister and another fought,I dreamt my master and another fought, RJ V.iii.138
And that my Maister slew him.And that my master slew him. RJ V.iii.139.1
Romeo.Romeo! RJ V.iii.139.2
He stoops and looks on the blood and weapons RJ V.iii.140
Alacke, alacke, what blood is this which stainesAlack, alack, what blood is this which stains RJ V.iii.140
The stony entrance of this Sepulcher?The stony entrance of this sepulchre? RJ V.iii.141
What meane these Masterlesse, and goarie SwordsWhat mean these masterless and gory swordsmasterless (adj.)

old form: Masterlesse
abandoned, lacking an owner
RJ V.iii.142
To lie discolour'd by this place of peace?To lie discoloured by this place of peace? RJ V.iii.143
He enters the tomb RJ V.iii.144
Romeo, oh pale: who else? what Paris too?Romeo! O, pale! Who else? What, Paris too? RJ V.iii.144
And steept in blood? Ah what an vn knd houreAnd steeped in blood? Ah, what an unkind hour RJ V.iii.145
Is guiltie of this lamentable chance?Is guilty of this lamentable chance! RJ V.iii.146
The Lady stirs.The lady stirs. RJ V.iii.147
Juliet rises RJ V.iii.148.1
O comfortable Frier, where's my Lord?O comfortable Friar! Where is my lord?comfortable (adj.)
comforting, encouraging, reassuring
RJ V.iii.148
I do remember well where I should be:I do remember well where I should be, RJ V.iii.149
And there I am, where is my Romeo?And there I am. Where is my Romeo? RJ V.iii.150
I heare some noyse Lady, come from that nestI hear some noise. Lady, come from that nest RJ V.iii.151
Of death, contagion, and vnnaturall sleepe,Of death, contagion, and unnatural sleep.contagion (n.)
RJ V.iii.152
unnatural (adj.)

old form: vnnaturall
abnormal, monstrous, aberrant
A greater power then we can contradictA greater power than we can contradictcontradict (v.)
oppose, go against, thwart
RJ V.iii.153
Hath thwarted our entents, come, come away,Hath thwarted our intents. Come, come away.intent (n.)

old form: entents
intention, purpose, aim
RJ V.iii.154
Thy husband in thy bosome there lies dead:Thy husband in thy bosom there lies dead; RJ V.iii.155
And Paris too: come Ile dispose of thee,And Paris too. Come, I'll dispose of thee RJ V.iii.156
Among a Sisterhood of holy Nunnes:Among a sisterhood of holy nuns. RJ V.iii.157
Stay not to question, for the watch is comming.Stay not to question, for the Watch is (n.)
watchmen, officers, street patrol
RJ V.iii.158
Come, go good Iuliet, I dare no longer stay. Come, go, good Juliet. I dare no longer stay. RJ V.iii.159
Go get thee hence, for I will notuaway,Go, get thee hence, for I will not away. RJ V.iii.160
Exit.Exit Friar RJ V.iii.160
What's here? A cup clos'd in my true lo:es hand?What's here? A cup, closed in my true love's hand? RJ V.iii.161
Poyson I see hath bin his timelesse endPoison, I see, hath been his timeless end.timeless (adj.)

old form: timelesse
untimely, premature, ill-timed
RJ V.iii.162
O churle, drinke all? and left no friendly drop,O churl! drunk all, and left no friendly dropchurl (n.)

old form: churle
[term of endearment] wretch, miser, villain
RJ V.iii.163
To helpe me after, I will kisse thy lips,To help me after? I will kiss thy lips. RJ V.iii.164
Happlie some poyson yet doth hang on them,Haply some poison yet doth hang on themhaply (adv.)

old form: Happlie
perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
RJ V.iii.165
To make me die wth a restoratiue.To make die with a restorative. RJ V.iii.166
She kisses him RJ V.iii.167
Thy lips are warme. Enter Boy and Watch.Thy lips are warm! RJ V.iii.167
(within) RJ V.iii.168
Lead Boy, which way?Lead, boy. Which way? RJ V.iii.168
Yea noise? Then ile be briefe. O happy Dagger.Yea, noise? Then I'll be brief. O happy dagger!happy (adj.)
opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
RJ V.iii.169
She snatches Romeo's dagger RJ V.iii.170
'Tis in thy sheath, there rust and let me die This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die. RJ V.iii.170
Kils herselfe.She stabs herself and falls RJ V.iii.171
Enter Paris's Page and the Watch RJ V.iii.171
Boy. PAGE 
This is the place, There where the Torch doth burneThis is the place. There, where the torch doth burn. RJ V.iii.171
The ground is bloody, / Search about the Churchyard.The ground is bloody. Search about the churchyard. RJ V.iii.172
Go some of you, who ere you find attach.Go, some of you. Whoe'er you find attach.attach (v.)
arrest, seize, apprehend
RJ V.iii.173
Exeunt some of the Watch RJ V.iii.173
Pittifull sight, here lies the Countie slaine,Pitiful sight! Here lies the County slain!county (n.)

old form: Countie
[title of rank] count
RJ V.iii.174
And Iuliett bleeding, warme and newly deadAnd Juliet bleeding, warm, and newly dead, RJ V.iii.175
Who here hath laine these two dayes buried.Who here hath lain these two days buried. RJ V.iii.176
Go tell the Prince, runne to the Capulets,Go, tell the Prince. Run to the Capulets. RJ V.iii.177
Raise vp the Mountagues, some others search,Raise up the Montagues. Some others search. RJ V.iii.178
Exeunt others of the Watch RJ V.iii.178
We see the ground whereon these woes do lye,We see the ground whereon these woes do lie,woe (n.)
pitiable creature, mournful sight
RJ V.iii.179
But the true ground of all these piteous woes,But the true ground of all these piteous woes RJ V.iii.180
We cannot without circumstance descry.We cannot without circumstance descry.descry (v.)
find out, detect, discover
RJ V.iii.181
circumstance (n.)
detail(s), particular(s), specifics
Enter Romeo's man.Enter some of the Watch, with Balthasar RJ V.iii.182
Here's Romeo'r man, / We found him in the Churchyard.Here's Romeo's man. We found him in the churchyard. RJ V.iii.182
Hold him in safety, till the Prince come hither.Hold him in safety till the Prince come (n.)
safe keeping, custody
RJ V.iii.183
Enter Frier, and another Watchman.Enter Friar Laurence and another of the Watch RJ V.iii.184
Here is a Frier that trembles, sighes, and weepesHere is a Friar that trembles, sighs, and weeps. RJ V.iii.184
We tooke this Mattocke and this Spade from him,We took this mattock and this spade from himmattock (n.)

old form: Mattocke
tool for loosening hard ground
RJ V.iii.185
As he was comming from this Church-yard side.As he was coming from this churchyard's side. RJ V.iii.186
A great suspition, stay the Frier too.A great suspicion! Stay the Friar too.stay (v.)
detain, confine, keep
RJ V.iii.187
Enter the Prince.Enter the Prince and attendants RJ V.iii.188.1
What misaduenture is so earely vp,What misadventure is so early up,misadventure (n.)
misfortune, mishap, tragic accident
RJ V.iii.188
That calls our person from our mornings rest?That calls our person from our morning rest? RJ V.iii.189
Enter Capulet and his Wife.Enter Capulet and his wife with others RJ V.iii.190
What should it be that they so shrike abroad?What should it be, that is so shrieked abroad? RJ V.iii.190
O the people in the streete crie Romeo.O the people in the street cry ‘ Romeo,’ RJ V.iii.191
Some Iuliet, and some Paris, and all runneSome ‘ Juliet,’ and some ‘ Paris ’; and all run RJ V.iii.192
With open outcry toward out Monument.With open outcry toward our monument. RJ V.iii.193
What feare is this which startles in your eares?What fear is this which startles in your ears? RJ V.iii.194
Soueraigne, here lies the Countie Paris slaine,Sovereign, here lies the County Paris slain; RJ V.iii.195
And Romeo dead, and Iuliet dead before,And Romeo dead; and Juliet, dead before, RJ V.iii.196
Warme and new kil'd.Warm and new killed. RJ V.iii.197
Search, / Seeke, and know how, this foule murder comes.Search, seek, and know, how this foul murder comes. RJ V.iii.198
Here is a Frier, and Slaughter'd Romeos man,Here is a Friar, and slaughtered Romeo's man, RJ V.iii.199
With Instruments vpon them fit to openWith instruments upon them fit to open RJ V.iii.200
These dead mens Tombes.These dead men's tombs. RJ V.iii.201
O heauen! / O wife looke how our Daughter bleedes!O heavens! O wife, look how our daughter bleeds! RJ V.iii.202
This Dagger hath mistaine, for loe his houseThis dagger hath mista'en, for, lo, his housemistake (v.)

old form: mistaine
act in error, perform the wrong action
RJ V.iii.203
house (n.)
housing, sheath, place of rest
Is empty on the backe of Mountague,Is empty on the back of Montague, RJ V.iii.204
And is misheathed in my Daughters bosome.And it mis-sheathed in my daughter's bosom!mis-sheathe (v.)

old form: misheathed
sheathe wrongly
RJ V.iii.205
O me, this sight of death, is as a BellO me! This sight of death is as a bell RJ V.iii.206
That warnes my old age to a Sepulcher.That warns my old age to a sepulchre. RJ V.iii.207
Enter Mountague.Enter Montague and others RJ V.iii.208
Come Mountague, for thou art early vpCome, Montague. For thou art early up RJ V.iii.208
To see thy Sonne and Heire, now early downe.To see thy son and heir now early down.down (adv.)

old form: downe
dead on the ground
RJ V.iii.209
Alas my liege, my wife is dead to night,Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight! RJ V.iii.210
Griefe of my Sonnes exile hath stopt her breath:Grief of my son's exile hath stopped her breath. RJ V.iii.211
What further woe conspires against my age?What further woe conspires against mine age? RJ V.iii.212
Looke: and thou shalt see.Look, and thou shalt see. RJ V.iii.213
O thou vntaught, what manners in is this,O thou untaught! what manners is in this,untaught (adj.)

old form: vntaught
uninstructed, uneducated, uncultivated
RJ V.iii.214
To presse before thy Father to a graue?To press before thy father to a grave? RJ V.iii.215
Seale vp the mouth of outrage for a while,Seal up the mouth of outrage for a while,mouth (n.)
utterance, expression, voice
RJ V.iii.216
outrage (n.)
passionate expression, emotional outcry
Till we can cleare these ambiguities,Till we can clear these ambiguities RJ V.iii.217
And know their spring, their head, their true descent,And know their spring, their head, their true descent. RJ V.iii.218
And then will I be generall of your woes,And then will I be general of your woesgeneral (n.)

old form: generall
leader, chief
RJ V.iii.219
And lead you euen to death? meane time forbeare,And lead you, even to death. Meantime forbear,forbear (v.)

old form: forbeare
stop, cease, desist
RJ V.iii.220
And let mischance be slaue to patience,And let mischance be slave to patience.mischance (n.)
misfortune, calamity, mishap
RJ V.iii.221
Bring forth the parties of suspition.Bring forth the parties of suspicion. RJ V.iii.222
I am the greatest, able to doe least,I am the greatest, able to do least, RJ V.iii.223
Yet most suspected as the time and placeYet most suspected, as the time and place RJ V.iii.224
Doth make against me of this direfull murther:Doth make against me, of this direful murder.make (v.)
prove effective, be of avail
RJ V.iii.225
direful (adj.)

old form: direfull
dreadful, terrible, frightful
And heere I stand both to impeach and purgeAnd here I stand, both to impeach and purgeimpeach (v.)
accuse, charge, challenge
RJ V.iii.226
purge (v.)
clear, excuse, exonerate
My selfe condemned, and my selfe excus'd.Myself condemned and myself excused. RJ V.iii.227
Then say at once, what thou dost know in this?Then say at once what thou dost know in this. RJ V.iii.228
I will be briefe, for my short date of breathI will be brief, for my short date of breathdate (n.)
duration, period of existence
RJ V.iii.229
breath (n.)
life, spirit, living and breathing existence
Is not so long as is a tedious tale.Is not so long as is a tedious tale. RJ V.iii.230
Romeo there dead, was husband to that Iuliet,Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet; RJ V.iii.231
And she there dead, that's Romeos faithfull wife:And she, there dead, that Romeo's faithful wife. RJ V.iii.232
I married them; and their stolne marriage dayI married them; and their stolen marriage daystolen (adj.)

old form: stolne
secret, stealthy, clandestine
RJ V.iii.233
Was Tybalts Doomesday: whose vntimely deathWas Tybalt's doomsday, whose untimely deathuntimely (adj.)

old form: vntimely
premature, coming before its time
RJ V.iii.234
doomsday (n.)

old form: Doomesday
death-day, day of judgement
Banish'd the new-made Bridegroome from this Citie:Banished the new-made bridegroom from this city; RJ V.iii.235
For whom (and not for Tybalt) Iuliet pinde.For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined. RJ V.iii.236
You, to remoue that siege of Greefe from her,You, to remove that siege of grief from her,siege (n.)
onslaught, storm, assail
RJ V.iii.237
Betroth'd, and would haue married her perforceBetrothed and would have married her perforceperforce (adv.)
forcibly, by force, violently
RJ V.iii.238
To Countie Paris. Then comes she to me,To County Paris. Then comes she to me RJ V.iii.239
And (with wilde lookes) bid me deuise some meanesAnd with wild looks bid me devise some mean RJ V.iii.240
To rid her from this second Marriage,To rid her from this second marriage, RJ V.iii.241
Or in my Cell there would she kill her selfe.Or in my cell there would she kill herself.cell (n.)
small humble dwelling
RJ V.iii.242
Then gaue I her (so Tutor'd by my Art)Then gave I her – so tutored by my artart (n.)
knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
RJ V.iii.243
A sleeping Potion, which so tooke effectA sleeping potion; which so took effect RJ V.iii.244
As I intended, for it wrought on herAs I intended, for it wrought on herwork (v.), past form wrought
bring about, arrange, effect
RJ V.iii.245
The forme of death. Meane time, I writ to Romeo,The form of death. Meantime I writ to Romeoform (n.)

old form: forme
physical appearance, outward appearance
RJ V.iii.246
That he should hither come, as this dyre night,That he should hither come as this dire nightas (prep.)
RJ V.iii.247
To helpe to take her from her borrowed graue,To help to take her from her borrowed grave,borrowed (adj.)
assumed, pretended, feigned
RJ V.iii.248
Being the time the Potions force should cease.Being the time the potion's force should cease. RJ V.iii.249
But he which bore my Letter, Frier Iohn,But he which bore my letter, Friar John, RJ V.iii.250
Was stay'd by accident; and yesternightWas stayed by accident and yesternightstay (v.)

old form: stay'd
stop, prevent, end
RJ V.iii.251
yesternight (n.)
last night
Return'd my Letter backe. Then all alone,Returned my letter back. Then all alone RJ V.iii.252
At the prefixed houre of her waking,At the prefixed hour of her wakingprefixed (adj.)
fixed, settled, prearranged, decided in advance
RJ V.iii.253
Came I to take her from her Kindreds vault,Came I to take her from her kindred's vault; RJ V.iii.254
Meaning to keepe her closely at my Cell,Meaning to keep her closely at my cellclosely (adv.)
secretly, covertly, privately
RJ V.iii.255
cell (n.)
small humble dwelling
Till I conueniently could send to Romeo.Till I conveniently could send to Romeo. RJ V.iii.256
But when I came (some Minute ere the timeBut when I came, some minute ere the time RJ V.iii.257
Of her awaking) heere vntimely layOf her awakening, here untimely layuntimely (adv.)

old form: vntimely
prematurely, too soon, before due time
RJ V.iii.258
The Noble Paris, and true Romeo dead.The noble Paris and true Romeo dead.true (adj.)
constant, faithful in love
RJ V.iii.259
Shee wakes, and I intreated her come foorth,She wakes; and I entreated her come forth RJ V.iii.260
And beare this worke of Heauen, with patience:And bear this work of heaven with patience. RJ V.iii.261
But then, a noyse did scarre me from the Tombe,But then a noise did scare me from the tomb, RJ V.iii.262
And she (too desperate) would not go with me,And she, too desperate, would not go with me, RJ V.iii.263
But (as it seemes) did violence on her selfe.But, as it seems, did violence on herself. RJ V.iii.264
All this I know, and to the MarriageAll this I know; and to the marriage RJ V.iii.265
her Nurse is priuy: / And if ought in thisHer nurse is privy; and if aught in thisprivy (adj.)

old form: priuy
privately aware [of], secretly knowledgeable [about]
RJ V.iii.266
aught (n.)

old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
miscarried by my fault, / Let my old lifeMiscarried by my fault, let my old lifemiscarry (v.)
go wrong, fail, be unsuccessful
RJ V.iii.267
be sacrific'd, some houre before the time,Be sacrificed, some hour before his time, RJ V.iii.268
Vnto the rigour of seuerest Law.Unto the rigour of severest law. RJ V.iii.269
We still haue knowne thee for a Holy man.We still have known thee for a holy man.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
RJ V.iii.270
Where's Romeo's man? What can he say to this?Where's Romeo's man? What can he say to this? RJ V.iii.271
I brought my Master newes of Iuliets death,I brought my master news of Juliet's death; RJ V.iii.272
And then in poste he came from MantuaAnd then in post he came from Mantuapost, in

old form: poste
in haste, at top speed
RJ V.iii.273
To this same place, to this same Monument.To this same place, to this same monument. RJ V.iii.274
This Letter he early bid me giue his Father,This letter he early bid me give his father, RJ V.iii.275
And threatned me with death, going in the Vault,And threatened me with death, going in the vault, RJ V.iii.276
If I departed not, and left him there.I departed not and left him there. RJ V.iii.277
Giue me the Letter, I will look on it.Give me the letter. I will look on it. RJ V.iii.278
Where is the Counties Page that rais'd the Watch?Where is the County's page that raised the Watch?county (n.)

old form: Counties
[title of rank] count
RJ V.iii.279
Sirra, what made your Master in this place?Sirrah, what made your master in this place?make (v.)
do, have to do
RJ V.iii.280
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He came with flowres to strew his Ladies graue,He came with flowers to strew his lady's grave, RJ V.iii.281
And bid me stand aloofe, and so I did:And bid me stand aloof, and so I did.aloof (adv.)

old form: aloofe
a short distance away, to one side
RJ V.iii.282
Anon comes one with light to ope the Tombe,Anon comes one with light to ope the tomb,ope (v.)
RJ V.iii.283
anon (adv.)
soon, shortly, presently
And by and by my Maister drew on him,And by and by my master drew on and by (adv.)
immediately, straightaway, directly
RJ V.iii.284
And then I ran away to call the Watch.And then I ran away to call the Watch. RJ V.iii.285
This Letter doth make good the Friers words,This letter doth make good the Friar's words, RJ V.iii.286
Their course of Loue, the tydings of her death:Their course of love, the tidings of her death. RJ V.iii.287
And heere he writes, that he did buy a poysonAnd here he writes that he did buy a poison RJ V.iii.288
Of a poore Pothecarie, and therewithallOf a poor pothecary, and therewithalapothecary, pothecary (n.)

old form: Pothecarie
one who prepares and sells medicinal drugs
RJ V.iii.289
Came to this Vault to dye, and lye with Iuliet.Came to this vault to die, and lie with Juliet. RJ V.iii.290
Where be these Enemies? Capulet, Mountague,Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, RJ V.iii.291
See what a scourge is laide vpon your hate,See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, RJ V.iii.292
That Heauen finds meanes to kill your ioyes with Loue;That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love. RJ V.iii.293
And I, for winking at your discords too,And I, for winking at your discords too,wink (v.)
shut one's eyes
RJ V.iii.294
Haue lost a brace of Kinsmen: All are punish'd.Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished.brace (n.)
group of two, couple, pair
RJ V.iii.295
O Brother Mountague, giue me thy hand,O brother Montague, give me thy hand. RJ V.iii.296
This is my Daughters ioynture, for no moreThis is my daughter's jointure, for no morejointure (n.)

old form: ioynture
marriage settlement, part of a husband's estate due to his widow
RJ V.iii.297
Can I demand.Can I demand. RJ V.iii.298.1
But I can giue thee more:But I can give thee more. RJ V.iii.298.2
For I will raise her Statue in pure Gold,For I will raise her statue in pure gold, RJ V.iii.299
That whiles Verona by that name is knowne,That whiles Verona by that name is known, RJ V.iii.300
There shall no figure at that Rate be set,There shall no figure at such rate be setset (v.)
value, rate, esteem
RJ V.iii.301
rate (n.)
worth, value, merit
figure (n.)
portrayal, rendering, presentation
As that of True and Faithfull Iuliet.As that of true and faithful Juliet.true (adj.)
constant, faithful in love
RJ V.iii.302
As rich shall Romeo by his Lady ly,As rich shall Romeo's by his lady's lie, RJ V.iii.303
Poore sacrifices of our enmity.Poor sacrifices of our enmity! RJ V.iii.304
A glooming peace this morning with it brings,A glooming peace this morning with it brings.glooming (adj.)
gloomy, dark, dismal
RJ V.iii.305
The Sunne for sorrow will not shew his head;The sun for sorrow will not show his head. RJ V.iii.306
Go hence, to haue more talke of these sad things,Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things.sad (adj.)
downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
RJ V.iii.307
Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished.Some shall be pardoned, and some punished: RJ V.iii.308
For neuer was a Storie of more Wo,For never was a story of more woe RJ V.iii.309
Then this of Iuliet, and her Romeo. Than this of Juliet and her Romeo. RJ V.iii.310
Exeunt omnesExeunt RJ V.iii.310
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