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Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 6

Romeo and Juliet
Act 2, Scene 6

Friar Lawrence’s cell.

  1. Enter Friar Lawrence and Romeo.

Friar Lawrence

2 - 3
  1. So smile the heavens upon this holy act,
  2. That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!

Romeo

4 - 9
  1. Amen, amen! But come what sorrow can,
  2. It cannot countervail the exchange of joy
  3. That one short minute gives me in her sight.
  4. Do thou but close our hands with holy words,
  5. Then love-devouring death do what he dare,
  6. It is enough I may but call her mine.

Friar Lawrence

10 - 22
  1. These violent delights have violent ends,
  2. And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
  3. Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey
  4. Is loathsome in his own deliciousness,
  5. And in the taste confounds the appetite.
  6. Therefore love moderately: long love doth so;
  7. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
  8. Enter Juliet.
  9. Here comes the lady. O, so light a foot
  10. Will ne’er wear out the everlasting flint;
  11. A lover may bestride the gossamers
  12. That idles in the wanton summer air,
  13. And yet not fall; so light is vanity.

Juliet

23
  1. Good even to my ghostly confessor.

Friar Lawrence

24
  1. Romeo shall thank thee, daughter, for us both.

Juliet

25
  1. As much to him, else is his thanks too much.

Romeo

26 - 31
  1. Ah, Juliet, if the measure of thy joy
  2. Be heap’d like mine, and that thy skill be more
  3. To blazon it, then sweeten with thy breath
  4. This neighbor air, and let rich music’s tongue
  5. Unfold the imagin’d happiness that both
  6. Receive in either by this dear encounter.

Juliet

32 - 36
  1. Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,
  2. Brags of his substance, not of ornament;
  3. They are but beggars that can count their worth,
  4. But my true love is grown to such excess
  5. I cannot sum up sum of half my wealth.

Friar Lawrence

37 - 39
  1. Come, come with me, and we will make short work,
  2. For by your leaves, you shall not stay alone
  3. Till Holy Church incorporate two in one.
  1. Exeunt.
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