Spread thy close curtain, love-performing night, That runaways’ eyes may wink, and Romeo Leap to these arms, untalked of and unseen. God bless that wound—here on his manly chest. My dear-loved cousin, and my dearer lord? Take up those cords.—Poor ropes, you are beguiled, Both you and I, for Romeo is exiled. Come, night. JULIET If he’s dead, say “yes.” If not, say “no.” Those little words will determine my joy or pain. Because there was news that’s even worse than that of Tybalt’s death. Oh, my poor, bankrupt heart is breaking. I’ll to my wedding bed. For ’tis a throne where honour may be crown’d Shame come to Romeo! Oh no, what’s your news? Or, if sour woe delights in fellowship Say thou but “ay,” And that bare vowel I shall poison more Than the death-darting eye of cockatrice. It was Romeo who killed Tybalt, which is why he was banished. This page contains the original text of Act 3, Scene 2 of Romeo & Juliet.Shakespeare’s original Romeo & Juliet text is extremely long, so we’ve split the text into one Act & Scene per page. Was ever book containing such vile matter So fairly bound? Or, if love is blind, then it is best suited to the night. I refuse to cry. Some word there was, worser than Tybalt’s death, A lamb that kills like a wolf! I belong to Romeo, but have not yet been enjoyed by him. Summary. Than the death-darting eye of cockatrice. I wish I could forget it, but it forces its way into my memory the way sins obsess guilty minds. Shame could never be connected to him, because he is destined only to experience great and total honor. Oh, here comes my Nurse, bringing news. A churchyard; in it a tomb belonging to the Capulets. Gory with blood. Dramatis Personae ... Night becomes a place of safety within this play because the feud between the two families exists in the day-lit streets. Romeo! I saw the wound, I saw it with mine eyes— God save the mark!—here on his manly breast. Come, thou day in night, For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night Whiter than new snow upon a raven’s back. Sole monarch of the universal earth, Oh, what a beast was I to chide at him! This page contains the original text of Act 2, Scene 3 of Romeo & Juliet.Shakespeare’s original Romeo & Juliet text is extremely long, so we’ve split the text into one Act & Scene per page. Hath Romeo slain himself? Fiend angelical! Vile earth, to earth resign. Say “yes” and that single word will poison me more terribly than could even the deadly gaze of the cockatrice. I’ll to him. Despised substance of divinest show! Ah, where’s my man?—Give me some aqua vitae.— These griefs, these woes, these sorrows make me old. Romeo sees Juliet on her balcony and overhears her profess her love for him. I swoonèd at the sight. I saw it with my own eyes. LitCharts Teacher Editions. Friar Laurence’s cell. Despisèd substance of divinest show, Just opposite to what thou justly seem’st. poor bankrupt, break at once! What devil art thou that dost torment me thus? But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit, For ’tis a throne where honor may be crowned. Weeping and wailing over Tybalt’s corse. All perjured, All forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers. All perjured. He’s a villain who seemed honorable! Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die, ‘Romeo is banished!’ SC. In such a gorgeous palace! That ever I should live to see thee dead. Come with me, rope ladder. And she brings news; and every tongue that speaks I belong to Romeo, but have not yet been enjoyed by him. Was ever book containing such vile matter All in gore-blood; I swounded at the sight. I’ll go bring Romeo to comfort you. [Juliet appears above at a window.] That th’ runaway’s eyes may wink, and Romeo 6 Leap to these arms untalk’d of and unseen! There is no trust, faith, or honesty in men. Brief sounds determine of my weal or woe. Oh, Romeo, Romeo! Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 3 Enter FRIAR LAURENCE, with a basket. All this is comfort; wherefore weep I then? He’s a beautiful tyrant! Come with me, rope ladder. Gory with blood. Did any dragon ever nest in such a pretty cave? Come, night. A piteous corse, a bloody piteous corse. I swoonèd at the sight. Who ever would have thought it? Year Published: 1597 Language: English Country of Origin: United States of America Source: Shakespeare, W. Romeo and Juliet New York: Sully and Kleinteich Instant downloads of all 1379 LitChart PDFs. Come with me, Nurse. Learn how to interpret and analyse two versions of Act 3, Scene 2 from Romeo and Juliet with writer, actor and producer Ben Crystal in At Home with Shakespeare. For such a wish! This day is so long and dull, just as the night before some festival is to an impatient child forced to wait to put on her fancy new clothes. 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