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Par. Beguil'd, divorced, wronged, spited, slain! Most détestable death, by thee beguil'd By cruel cruel thee quite overthrown!O love! O life!—not life, but love in death!
Cap. Despis'd, distressed, hated, martyr'd, kill'd!Uncomfortable time! why cam'st thou now To murder murder our solemnity?— O child! O child !—my soul, and not my child!— Dead art thou, dead!—alack! my child is dead; And, with my child, my joys are buried!
Pri. Peace, ho, for shame! confusion's cure lives
In these confusions. Heaven and yourself
Cap. All things, that we ordained festival, Turn from their office to black funeral : Our instruments, to melancholy bells; Our wedding cheer, to a sad burial feast; . Our solemn hymns to sullen dirges change; Our bridal flowers serve for a buried corse, And all things change them to the contrary. Fri. Sir, go you in, and, madam, go with him;And go, sir Paris;–every one prepare To follow this fair corse unto her grave: The heavens do low'r upon you, for some ill; Move them no more, by crossing their high will. [Ereunt Capulet, Lady Capulet, 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. [Erit Nurse. 1 Mus. Ay, by my troth, the case may be amended.
Pet. Musicians, O, musicians, Heart's ease, heart's ease; O, 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: O, play me some merry dump, to comfort me.
2 Mus. Not a dump we; 'tis no time to play now.
Pet. You will not then?
Pet. I will then give it you soundly. 1 Mus. What will you give us? 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 crotchets: I’ll re you, I'll fa you; Do you note me? 1 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 drybeat you with an iron wit, and put up my iron dagger:—Answer me like men:
When griping grief the heart doth wound,
Why, silver sound? why, musick with her silver sound? What say you, Simon Catling? I 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—musick with her silver sound, because such fellows as you have seldom gold for sounding:—
Then musick with her silver sound,
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. [Ereunt.
ACT V. SCENE I.
Mantua. A Street.
Enter Rom Eo.
Rom. If I may trust the flattering eye of sleep, My dreams presage some joyful news at hand: My bosom's lord" sits lightly in his throne; And, all this day, an unaccustom'd spirit Lifts me above the ground with cheerful thoughts. I dreamt, my lady came and found me dead; (Strange dream 1 that gives a dead man leave to
And breath'd such life with kisses in my lips,
Enter BALTH As A R.
News from Verona!—How now, Balthasar?