Is it e'en so?[E 1] Why then, I thank you all;
|Jul.||Come hither, nurse.[E 2] What is yond gentleman?|
|Nurse.||The son and heir of old Tiberio.|
|Jul.||What's he that now is going out of door?|
|Nurse.||Marry, that, I think, be[C 2] young Petruchio.|
|Jul.||What's he that follows there,[C 3] that would not dance? 135|
|Nurse.||I know not.|
|Jul.||Go, ask his name.—If he be married,|
My grave is like to be my wedding[C 4] bed.[E 3]
|Nurse.||His name is Romeo, and a Montague;|
The only son of your[C 5] great enemy. 140
|Jul.||My only love sprung from my only hate!|
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Prodigious[E 4] birth of love it is to me,
That I must love a loathed enemy.
|Nurse.||What's this? what's this?|
|Jul.||A rhyme I learn'd[C 6] even now. 145|
Of one I danced withal.[One calls within, "Juliet."
- 128. on, then] Q, F; on, then, Dyce; on then, Camb.
- 134. Marry … be] Q, F; That as I think is Q1.
- 135. there] Q1; here Q, F.
- 138. wedding] Q, wedded F.
- 140. your] Q, F; our Ff 2–4.
- 145. learn'd] Q, learne F.
- 126. e'en so?] Q1 has stage-direction, "They whisper in his eare," i.e. their reasons for going.
- 131. Come hither, nurse] The dialogue between Juliet and Nurse was suggested by Brooke's poem.
- 137, 138. If … bed] Uttered to herself, while the Nurse makes inquiry.
- 143. Prodigious] Portentous, as in Midsummer Night's Dream, V. i. 419.
have a delicate banquet, with abundance of wine." See Taming of the Shrew, V. ii. 9.