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Romeo and Juliet Events Quotes

Prologue

                                Enter Chorus.Two households, both alike in dignity(In fair Verona, where we lay our s...

Act 1, Scene 1

BENVOLIO […] What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?ROMEO Not having that, which, having, makes them short.BENVOLIO In love?ROMEO Out—BENVOLIO Of love?ROMEO Out of her favor, where I am in love.(...

Act 1, Scene 2

ROMEO When the devout religion of mine eye Maintains such falsehood, then turn tears to fire; And these who, often drowned, could never die, Transparent heretics, be burnt for liars. One fairer tha...

Act 1, Scene 3

LADY CAPULETWhat say you? can you love the gentleman? This night you shall behold him at our feast. Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face, And find delight writ there with beauty's pen. Examine...

Act 1, Scene 4

MERCUTIO You are a lover. Borrow Cupid's wings And soar with them above a common bound ROMEO I am too sore enpiercèd with his shaft To soar with his light feathers, and so bound, I cannot bound...

Act 1, Scene 5

ROMEO O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!It seems she hangs upon the cheek of nightLike a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear— Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.So shows a snowy dov...

Act 2, Scene 1

MERCUTIO Romeo! Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover! Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh. Speak but one rhyme, and I am satisfied. Cry but 'Ay me,' pronounce but 'love' and    'dove.' Speak...

Act 2, Scene 2

ROMEOBut soft, what light through yonder window breaks?It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,Who is already sick and pale with griefThat thou her maid art...

Act 2, Scene 3

FRIAR LAURENCE But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I'll thy assistant be, For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households' rancor to pure love. (2.3.96-99)

Act 2, Scene 4

MERCUTIO Why, is not this better now than groaning for love? now art thou sociable, now art thou Romeo, now  art thou what thou art, by art as well as by nature. For this driveling...

Act 2, Scene 5

NURSE Hie you to church. I must another way, To fetch a ladder, by the which your love Must climb a bird's nest soon when it is dark. I am the drudge and toil in your delight, But you shall bear t...

Act 2, Scene 6

ROMEO Ah, Juliet, if the measure of thy joy Be heaped like mine, and that thy skill be more To blazon it, then sweeten with thy breath This neighbor air, and let rich music's tongue Unfold the ima...

Act 3, Scene 1

BENVOLIO I pray thee, good Mercutio, let's retire. The day is hot, the Capels abroad, And if we meet we shall not 'scape a brawl, For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring. (3.1.1-4)

Act 3, Scene 2

JULIET Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, Towards Phoebus' lodging. Such a wagoner As Phaëthon would whip you to the west And bring in cloudy night immediately. Spread thy close curtain, love...

Act 3, Scene 3

ROMEO, rising up Spakest thou of Juliet? How is it with her? Doth she not think me an old murderer, Now I have stained the childhood of our joy With blood removed but little from her own? Where is...

Act 3, Scene 4

CAPULET Monday, ha ha! Well, Wednesday is too soon. O' Thursday let it be.—O' Thursday, tell her, She shall be married to this noble earl.— Will you be ready? Do you like this haste? […]PAR...

Act 3, Scene 5

CAPULET God's bread, it makes me mad. Day, night, hour, tide, time, work, play, Alone, in company, still my care hath been To have her matched. And having now provided A gentleman of noble parenta...

Act 4, Scene 1

JULIET O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, From off the battlements of yonder tower, Or walk in thievish ways, or bid me lurk Where serpents are. Chain me with roaring bears; Or shut me night...

Act 4, Scene 2

CAPULET How now, my headstrong, where have you been    gadding? JULIET Where I have learned me to repent the sin Of disobedient opposition To you and your behests, and am enjoined By ho...

Act 4, Scene 3

JULIET What if it be a poison, which the Friar Subtly hath ministered to have me dead, Lest in this marriage he should be dishonored, Because he married me before to Romeo? I fear it is. And yet,...

Act 4, Scene 4

CAPULET Ha, let me see her: out, alas! she's cold.Her blood is settled, and her joints are stiff.Life and these lips have long been separated.Death lies on her like an untimely frostUpon the sweete...

Act 4, Scene 5

NURSE She's dead, deceased. She's dead, alack the day! LADY CAPULET Alack the day, she's dead, she's dead, she's dead. CAPULET Ha! let me see her! Out, alas, she's cold. Her blood is settled, and...

Act 5, Scene 1

ROMEO Come hither, man. I see that thou art poor.                                         ...

Act 5, Scene 2

FRIAR LAURENCE Who bare my letter, then, to Romeo?FRIAR JOHN I could not send it—here it is again—                          ...

Act 5, Scene 3

ROMEO How oft when men are at the point of death Have they been merry, which their keepers call A light'ning before death! O, how may I Call this a light'ning?—O my love! my wife, Death, that hat...

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