Act 1 - Scene 2
Enter CAPULET, PARIS, and Servant
But Montague is bound as well as I,
In penalty alike; and 'tis not hard, I think,
For men so old as we to
keep the peace.
Of honourable reckoning are you both;
And pity 'tis you lived at odds so long.
But now, my lord, what say
you to my suit?
But saying o'er what I have said before:
My child is yet a stranger in the world;
She hath not seen the
change of fourteen years,
Let two more summers wither in their pride,
Ere we may think her ripe to be
Younger than she are happy mothers made.
And too soon marr'd are those so early made.
The earth hath swallow'd all my hopes but she,
She is the
hopeful lady of my earth:
But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart,
My will to her consent is but a part;
she agree, within her scope of choice
Lies my consent and fair according voice.
This night I hold an old
Whereto I have invited many a guest,
Such as I love; and you, among the store,
more, most welcome, makes my number more.
At my poor house look to behold this night
stars that make dark heaven light:
Such comfort as do lusty young men feel
When well-apparell'd April on
Of limping winter treads, even such delight
Among fresh female buds shall you this night
at my house; hear all, all see,
And like her most whose merit most shall be:
Which on more view, of many
mine being one
May stand in number, though in reckoning none,
Come, go with me.
To Servant, giving a paper
Go, sirrah, trudge about
Through fair Verona; find those persons out
Whose names are written there, and
to them say,
My house and welcome on their pleasure stay.
Exeunt CAPULET and PARIS
Find them out whose names are written here! It is
written, that the shoemaker should meddle with his
and the tailor with his last, the fisher with
his pencil, and the painter with his nets; but I am
sent to find
those persons whose names are here
writ, and can never find what names the writing
person hath here
writ. I must to the learned.In good time.
Enter BENVOLIO and ROMEO
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