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Most miserable hour that e'er time saw
Nurse. O woe! O woeful, woeful, woeful day!
Par. Beguild, divorced, wronged, spited, slain!
Cap. Despis’d, distressed, hated, martyr'd, kill'd!
Cap. All things that we ordained festival
Our bridal flowers serve for a buried corse,
Fri. L. Sir, go you in,-and, madam, go with him;-
[Exeunt CAP., LADY CAP., Paris, and Friar. 1 Mus. Faith, we may put up our pipes and be gone. Nurse. Honest good fellows, ah, put up, put up; For, well you know, this is a pitiful case. 1 Mus. Ay, by my troth, the case may be amended.
Enter PETER. Pet. Musicians, O, musicians, Heart's case, Heart's ease: 0, an you will have me live, play Heart's ease.
1 Mus. Why Heart's ease?
Pet. O, musicians, because my heart itself plays My heart is full of woe: 0, play me some merry dump to comfort me.
1 Mus. Not a dump we; 'tis no time to play now.
Pet. No money, on my faith ; but the gleek,—I will give you the minstrel.
1 Mus. Then will I give you the serving-creature.
Pet. Then will I lay the serving-creature's dagger on your pate.. I will carry no crochets: I'll re you, I'll fa you; do you note me?
i Mus. An you re us and fa us, you note us.
2 Mus. Pray you, put up your dagger, and put out your wit.
Pet. Then have at you with my wit! I will dry-beat you with an iron wit, and put up my iron dagger. - Answer me like men:
When griping grief the heart doth wound,
And doleful dumps the mind oppress,
Then music with her silver soundwhy silver sound? why music with her silver sound?_What say you, Simon Catling?
1 Mus. Marry, sir, because silver hath a sweet sound. Pet. Pretty!--What say you, Hugh Rebeck?
2 Mus. I say silver sound because musicians sound for silver.
Pet. Pretty too !-What say you, James Soundpost? 3 Mus. Faith, I know not what to say.
Pet. O, I cry you mercy; you are the singer: I will say for you. It is music with her silver sound because musicians have no gold for sounding:
Then music with her silver sound
[Exit. 1 Mus. What a pestilent knave is this same!
2 Mus. Hang him, Jack!--Come, we'll in here; tarry for the mourners, and stay dinner.
Bal. Then she is well, and nothing can be ill:
Rom. Is it even so ? then I defy you, stars !-
Bal. I do beseech you, sir, have patience :
Tush, thou art deceiv'd:
Bal. No, my good lord.
No matter: get thee gone.
[Exit BALTHASAR. Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee to-night. Let's see for means :-O mischief, thou art swift To enter in the thoughts of desperate men! I do remember an apothecary, And hereabouts he dwells,--which late I noted In tatter'd weeds, with overwhelming brows, Culling of simples; meagre were his looks, Sharp misery ħad worn him to the bones: And in his needy shop a tortoise hung,. An alligator stutt'd, and other skins Of ill-shap'd fishes; and about his shelves A beggarly account of empty boxes, Green earthen pots, bladders, and musty seeds, Remnants of packthread, and old cakes of roses, Were thinly scatter'd, to make up a show. Noting this penury, to myself I said, An if a man did need a poison now, Whose sale is present death in Mantua, Here lives a caitiff wretch would sell it him. 0, this same thought did but forerun my need; And this same needy man must sell it me. As I remember, this should be the house: Being holiday, the beggar's shop is shut.What, ho! apothecary!
Who calls so loud?
As violently as hasty powder fir'd
Ap. Such mortal drugs I have; but Mantua's law
Rom. Art thou so bare and full of wretchedness,
Ap. My poverty, but not my will consents.
Ap. Put this in any liquid thing you will,
Rom. There is thy gold; worse poison to men's souls, Doing more murders in this loathsome world Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell: I sell thee poison, thou hast sold me none. Farewell: buy food, and get thyself in flesh. Come, cordial, and not poison, go with me To Juliet's grave; for there must I use thee. [Exeunt.
SCENE II.-FRIAR LAWRENCE's Cell.
Enter FRIAR JOHN.
Enter FRIAR LAWRENCE.
Fri. J. Going to find a barefoot brother out,
Fri. L. Who bare my letter, then, to Romeo ?
Fri. J. I could not send it, -here it is again,-