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Romeo and Juliet Acts 3 - 5 Quotes
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"The reason that I have to love thee doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such a greeting. Villain am I none. Therefore farewell. I see thou knowest me not."
"Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man...A plague o' both your houses!"
"O sweet Juliet, thy beauty hath made me effeminate and in my temper softened valor's steel!"
"O, I am fortune's fool!"
"O serpent heart, hid with a flow'ring face! Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave? Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical!...Was ever book containing such vile matter so fairly bound?" -
"Ha, banishment? Be merciful, say 'death;' for exile hath more terror in his look, much more than death."
"Hold thy desperate hand. Art thou a man? Thy form cries out thou art; thy tears are womanish, thy wild acts denote the unreasonable fury of a beast. Unseemly woman in a seeming man!"
"Monday! Ha, ha! Well, Wednesday is too soon. A Thursday let it be—a Thursday, tell her, she shall be married to this noble earl."
"Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet day. It twas the nightingale, and not the lark, that pierced the frightful hollow of thine ear."
"Look, love, what envious streaks do lace the severing clouds in yonder east. Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops."
"O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art below, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb."
"Now by Saint Peter's Chuch, and Peter too, he shall not make me there a joyful bride!"
"Doth she not count herself blest, unworthy as she is, that we have wrought so worthy a gentleman to be her bridegroom?"
"My fingers itch. Wife, we scarce thought us blest that God had lent us but this one child; but now I see this one is one too much, and that we have a curse in having her."
"An you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, for, by my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee, not what is mine shall never do thee good...I'll not be forsworn."
"Hold, daughter, I do spy a kind of hope, which craves as desperate an execution as that is desperate which we would prevent."
"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?"
"O, look! Methinks I see my cousin's ghost seeking out Romeo, that did spit his body upon a rapier's point. Stay, Tybalt, stay! I come! This do I drink to thee!"
"Death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of all the field."
"O son, the night before thy wedding day hath death lain with thy wife. See, there she lies, flower as she was, deflowered by him. Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir; my daughter he hath bedded."
"Is it e'en so? Then I defy you, stars!"
"There is thy gold—worse poison to men's souls, doing more murder in this loathsome world, than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell."
"Unhappy fortune! The letter was not nice, but full of charge, of dear import, and the neglecting it may do much danger."
"Happily met, my lady and my wife!" "That may be, love, on Thursday next."
"What cursed foot wanders this way tonight to cross my obsequies and true love's right?"
"Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death, gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth, thus I enforce thy rotten jaws to open, and in despite I'll cram thee with more food."
"Tempt not a desperate man! I beseech thee, youth, put not another sin upon my head by urging me to fury. O, be gone!"
"O my love, my wife! Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon thy beauty. Thou art not conquered. Beauty's ensign yet is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks."
"Eyes, look your last! Arms, take your last embrace! And lips, O you the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss a dateless bargain to engrossing death!"
"O churl! Drunk all, and left no friendly drop to help me after? I will kiss thy lips. Haply some poison yet doth hang on them to make me die with a restorative."
"I am the greatest, able to do the least, yet most suspected, as the time and place doth make against me, of this direful murder; and here I stand, both to impeach and purge myself condemned and myself excused."
"Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, see what a scourge is laid upon your hate, that heaven finds means to kill your joys with love! And I, for winking at your discords too, have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished!"
"Talk not to me, for I'll not speak a word. Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee."
"But now I'll tell thee joyful tidings, girl."
"Here comes your father. Tell him so yourself, and see how he will take it at your hands."
"I would the fool were married to her grave."
"More light and light, more dark and dark our woes."
"No, 'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door; but 'tis enough. 'Twill serve."
"O calm dishonourable, vile submission! Alla stoccata carries it away. (draws his sword)
Tybalt, you ratcatcher, will you walk?"
"Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm."
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