anon! Benvolio, by my head, here come the Capulets. Romeo I fear, too early: for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night's revels and expire the term Of a despised life closed in my breast By some vile forfeit of untimely death. Second Capulet 'Tis more, 'tis more, his son is elder, sir; His son is thirty. Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy. Mercutio And, to sink in it, should you burden love; Too great oppression for a tender thing. Benvolio No, coz, I rather weep. Tybalt Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe, A villain that is hither come in spite, To scorn at our solemnity this night. Enter Prince, attended; montague, capulet, their Wives, and others prince Where are the vile beginners of this fray? Bandying, exchanging of blows, fighting; see note.
On Merciitio's death Hallam remarks, "It seems to have been necessary to keep down the other characters that they might not overpower the principal one; and though we can by no means agree with Dryden, that if Shakespeare had not killed Mercutio, Mercutio would have. But now, my lord, what say you to my suit? I'll make you quiet. Tybalt I am for you.
According to Johnson, it is observed that in Italy almost all assassinations take place in the summer. I have seen the day That I have worn a visor and could tell A whispering tale in a fair lady's ear, Such as would please: 'tis gone, 'tis gone, 'tis gone: You are welcome, gentlemen! Another Page, an Officer, lADY montague, wife to Montague, lADY capulet, wife to Capulet. This"tion dramatizes the themes of individual versus society, the individual against their own duty, and passionate love. He climbs into her room and their marriage is consummated. . Cheerly, boys; be brisk awhile, and the longer liver take all. She is the maternal figure, and embodiment of feminine maturity and grace.
One fairer than my love! The Nurse enters to warn Juliet that Lady Capulet is approaching. Nurse Marry, that, I think, be young Petrucio.