Romeo and Juliet Act III, Scene ii Juliet
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- Gallop apace, you fiery footed steedes,
- Towards Phoebus lodging, such a Wagoner
- As Phaeton would whip you to the west,
- And bring in Cloudie night immediately.
- Spred thy close Curtaine Loue-performing night,
- That run-awayes eyes may wincke, and Romeo
- Leape to these armes, vntalkt of and vnseene,
- Louers can see to doe their Amorous rights,
- And by their owne Beauties: or if Loue be blind,
- It best agrees with night: come ciuill night,
- Thou sober suted Matron all in blacke,
- And learne me how to loose a winning match,
- Plaid for a paire of stainlesse Maidenhoods,
- Hood my vnman’d blood bayting in my Cheekes,
- With thy Blacke mantle, till strange Loue grow bold,
- Thinke true Loue acted simple modestie:
- Come night, come Romeo, come thou day in night,
- For thou wilt lie vpon the wings of night
- Whiter then new Snow vpon a Rauens backe:
- Come gentle night, come louing blackebrow’d night.
- Giue me my Romeo, and when I shall die,
- Take him and cut him out in little starres,
- And he will make the Face of heauen so fine,
- That all the world will be in Loue with night,
- And pay no worship to the Garish Sun.
- O I haue bought the Mansion of a Loue,
- But not possest it, and though I am sold,
- Not yet enioy’d, so tedious is this day,
- As is the night before some Festiuall,
- To an impatient child that hath new robes
- And may not weare them, O here comes my Nurse: Enter Nurse with cords.
- And she brings newes and euery tongue that speaks
- But Romeos, name, speakes heauenly eloquence:
- Now Nurse, what newes? what hast thou there?
- The Cords that Romeo bid thee fetch?