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Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 1

Romeo and Juliet
Act 2, Scene 1

A lane by the wall of Capulet’s orchard.

  1. Enter Romeo alone.

Romeo

2 - 3
  1. Can I go forward when my heart is here?
  2. Turn back, dull earth, and find thy center out.
  1. Enter Benvolio with Mercutio. Romeo withdraws.

Benvolio

5
  1. Romeo! My cousin Romeo! Romeo!

Mercutio

6 - 7
  1.                                He is wise,
  2. And, on my life, hath stol’n him home to bed.

Benvolio

8 - 9
  1. He ran this way and leapt this orchard wall.
  2. Call, good Mercutio.

Mercutio

10 - 25
  1.                      Nay, I’ll conjure too.
  2. Romeo! Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover!
  3. Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh!
  4. Speak but one rhyme, and I am satisfied;
  5. Cry but Ay me!”, pronounce but love and dove”,
  6. Speak to my gossip Venus one fair word,
  7. One nickname for her purblind son and heir,
  8. Young Abraham Cupid, he that shot so trim,
  9. When King Cophetua lov’d the beggar-maid!
  10. He heareth not, he stirreth not, he moveth not,
  11. The ape is dead, and I must conjure him.
  12. I conjure thee by Rosaline’s bright eyes,
  13. By her high forehead and her scarlet lip,
  14. By her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh,
  15. And the demesnes that there adjacent lie,
  16. That in thy likeness thou appear to us!

Benvolio

26
  1. And if he hear thee, thou wilt anger him.

Mercutio

27 - 33
  1. This cannot anger him; ’twould anger him
  2. To raise a spirit in his mistress’ circle,
  3. Of some strange nature, letting it there stand
  4. Till she had laid it and conjur’d it down.
  5. That were some spite. My invocation
  6. Is fair and honest; in his mistress’ name
  7. I conjure only but to raise up him.

Benvolio

34 - 36
  1. Come, he hath hid himself among these trees
  2. To be consorted with the humorous night.
  3. Blind is his love and best befits the dark.

Mercutio

37 - 45
  1. If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.
  2. Now will he sit under a medlar tree,
  3. And wish his mistress were that kind of fruit
  4. As maids call medlars, when they laugh alone.
  5. O, Romeo, that she were, O that she were
  6. An open-arse, thou a pop’rin pear!
  7. Romeo, good night, I’ll to my truckle-bed,
  8. This field-bed is too cold for me to sleep.
  9. Come, shall we go?

Benvolio

46 - 47
  1.                    Go then, for ’tis in vain
  2. To seek him here that means not to be found.
  1. Exit with Mercutio.
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