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Rom. O, thou wilt speak again of banishment.
Fri. I'll give thee armour to keep off that[C 1] word;
Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy,55
To comfort thee, though thou art banished.
Rom. Yet "banished"? Hang up philosophy!
Unless philosophy can make a Juliet,
Displant a town, reverse a prince's doom,
It helps not, it prevails not: talk no more.60
Fri. O, then I see that madmen have no ears.
Rom. How should they, when that[C 2] wise men have no eyes?
Fri. Let me dispute[C 3] with thee of thy estate.[E 1]
Rom. Thou canst not speak of that[C 4] thou dost not feel:
Wert thou as young as I, Juliet thy[C 5] love,65
An hour but married, Tybalt murdered,
Doting like me, and like me banished,
Then mightst thou speak, then mightst thou tear thy hair,
And fall upon the ground, as I do now,
Taking the measure of an unmade grave.[E 2]70

[Knocking within.[C 6]

Fri. Arise; one knocks; good Romeo, hide thyself.
Rom. Not I; unless the breath of heart-sick groans,
Mist-like, infold me from the search of eyes.


Fri. Hark, how they knock! Who's there? Romeo arise;
  1. 54. keep off that] Q, F; beare off this Q 1.
  2. 62. that] Q, omitted F.
  3. 63. dispute] Q 1, Q; dispaire F.
  4. 64. that] Q, F; what Q 1.
  5. 65. as I, Juliet thy] Q 1, Q; as Iuliet my F.
  6. 70. Knocking …] Enter Nurse, and knocke Q (so F with "knockes").
  1. 63. dispute … estate] discuss with you concerning your present state of affairs.
  2. 70. measure … grave] So As You Like It, II. vi. 2: "Here lie I down, and measure out my grave."