Act 5 - Scene 3
A churchyard; in it a tomb belonging to the Capulets.
Enter PARIS, and his Page bearing flowers and a torch
Give me thy torch, boy: hence, and stand aloof:
Yet put it out, for I would not be seen.
Under yond yew-
trees lay thee all along,
Holding thine ear close to the hollow ground;
So shall no foot upon the churchyard
Being loose, unfirm, with digging up of graves,
But thou shalt hear it: whistle then to me,
that thou hear'st something approach.
Give me those flowers. Do as I bid thee, go.
[Aside] I am almost afraid to stand alone
Here in the churchyard; yet I will adventure.
Sweet flower, with flowers thy bridal bed I strew,
O woe! thy canopy is dust and stones;
Which with sweet
water nightly I will dew,
Or, wanting that, with tears distill'd by moans:
The obsequies that I for thee will
Nightly shall be to strew thy grave and weep.
The Page whistles
The boy gives warning something doth approach.
What cursed foot wanders this way to-night,
my obsequies and true love's rite?
What with a torch! muffle me, night, awhile.
Enter ROMEO and BALTHASAR, with a torch, mattock, &c
Give me that mattock and the wrenching iron.
Hold, take this letter; early in the morning
See thou deliver it
to my lord and father.
Give me the light: upon thy life, I charge thee,
Whate'er thou hear'st or seest, stand
And do not interrupt me in my course.
Why I descend into this bed of death,
Is partly to behold
my lady's face;
But chiefly to take thence from her dead finger
A precious ring, a ring that I must use
dear employment: therefore hence, be gone:
But if thou, jealous, dost return to pry
In what I further shall
intend to do,
By heaven, I will tear thee joint by joint
And strew this hungry churchyard with thy limbs:
time and my intents are savage-wild,
More fierce and more inexorable far
Than empty tigers or the roaring
I will be gone, sir, and not trouble you.
So shalt thou show me friendship. Take thou that:
Live, and be prosperous: and farewell, good fellow.
[Aside] For all this same, I'll hide me hereabout:
His looks I fear, and his intents I doubt.
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