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Forgive me, cousin! Ah, dear Juliet,
Friar Laurence, learning that the letter in which he explained his plan to Romeo has miscarried, comes alone to the churchyard. As he now approaches the tomb, his fears already aroused, he sees signs of the recent combat.
[Advances. Alack, alack, what blood is this, which stains The stony entrance of this sepulcher? What mean these masterless and gory swords
To lie discolored by this place of peace?
[Enters the tomb. Romco! O, pale! Who else! what, Paris too? And steeped in blood? Ah, what an unkind hour Is guilty of this lamentable chance! The lady stirs.
[Juliet wakes. Jul. O comfortable friar! where is
[Exit Fri. L. What's here? a cup, closed in my true love's hand? Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end: 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.
[Kisses him. Thy lips are warm.
First Watch. [Within.] Lead, boy: which way?
[Snatching Romeo's dagger. This is thy sheath (Stabs herself]; there rust, and let me die.
[Falls on Romeo's body, and dies. William Shakespeare
will not away.
SCENES FROM HENRY IV, PART I
ENRY, surnamed Bolingbroke, obtained the
crown and became King Henry IV of England by deposing King Richard II. This he accomplished through the aid of the powerful family of the Percys, three members of which are now before us: the brothers Northumberland and Worcester, and Northumberland's son Hotspur, one of the dominant figures of the play. Of late the peace of the realm has again been broken. The Scotch Earl of Douglas has invaded England in the north, and Owen Glendower has headed an uprising in the west. Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March, a brother of Hotspur's wife, and rightful heir to the crown, has opposed Glendower, but unsuccessfully. His army has been defeated and he himself has been taken prisoner. Hotspur, on the other hand, has been victorious over the Scotch in the battle of Holmedon. The occasion of the conference now about to begin was the refusal of Hotspur to turn over his Scotch prisoners to the King. The King has sent for him, and in his palace in London opens the scene with complaint of the treatment he has received.
The deposed King Richard the Second was put to death with the connivance of the usur ping Bolingbroke. Of the Prince of Wales, concerning whom Hotspur speaks so contemptuously, more will be heard in subsequent scenes.
The stage direction reads: “Enter the King, Northumberland, Worcester, Hotspur, Sir Walter Blunt, with others.”
King. My blood hath been too cold and temperate, Unapt to stir at these indignities, And you have found me; for accordingly
You tread upon my patience: but be sure
Wor. Our house, my sovereign liege, little deserves
North. My lord,
King. Worcester, get thee gone; for I do see
[To North. You were about to speak. North.
Yea, my good lord.
Hot. My liege, I did deny no prisoners.
Misprision: misunderstanding Holp: helped
Came there a certain lord, neat, and trimly dressed,
and drums and wounds, God save the mark!