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Enter an Officer.
That's but a trifle here. -
[To EDGAR and KENT.
Lear. And my poor fool is hang’d! No, no, no, life !
[He dies. Edg.
He faints!—My lord, my lord ! Kent. Break, heart; I prythee, break! Edg.
Look up, my lord.
Alb. Bear them from hence. -Our present business Is general woe.-Friends of my soul, you twain
[To KENT and EDGAR. Rule this realm,
the gor'd state sustain. Kent. I have a journey, sir, shortly to go; My master calls me, -I must not say no.
Alb. The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest hath borne most: we that are young Shall never see so much nor live so long.
[Exeunt, with a dead march.
ESCALUS, Prince of Verona.
Servants to CAPULET.
LADY MONTAGUE, Wife to MONTAGUE.
Citizens of Verona; several Men and Women, relations
to both Houses; Maskers, Guards, Watchmen, and Attendants.
SCENE,—During the greater part of the Play in VERONA;
once, in the Fifth Act, at Mantua.
ROMEO AND JULIET.
PROLOGUE Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
SCENE I.-A public Place.
Gre. To move is to stir; and to be valiant is to stand : therefore, if thou art moved, thou runn'st away.
Sam. A dog of that house shall move me to stand: I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague's.