Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition
Enter Friar Laurence and Romeo1
friar laurence So smile the heavens upon this holy act
2That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!3
romeo Amen, amen; but, come what sorrow can,
Editor’s Note4It cannot countervail the exchange of joy
Link 5That one short minute gives me in her sight.
Editor’s Note6Do thou but close our hands with holy words,
7Then love-devouring death do what he dare—
8It is enough I may but call her mine.Editor’s Note9
friar laurence These violent delights have violent ends,
Editor’s Note10And in their triumph die like fire and powder,
Editor’s Note11Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey
12Is loathsome in his own deliciousness,
Editor’s Note13And in the taste confounds the appetite.
Editor’s Note14Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so.
Editor’s Note15Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.Editor’s NoteEnter Juliet
Editor’s Note16Here comes the lady. O, so light a foot
Editor’s Note17Will ne'er wear out the everlasting flint!
Editor’s Note18A lover may bestride the gossamers
Editor’s Note19That idles in the wanton summer air,
Editor’s Note20And yet not fall, so light is vanity.Editor’s Note21
juliet Good even to my ghostly confessor.Editor’s Note22
friar laurence Romeo shall thank thee, daughter, for us both.Editor’s Note23
juliet As much to him, else is his thanks too much.Editor’s Note24
romeo Ah Juliet, if the measure of thy joy
Editor’s Note25Be heaped like mine, and that thy skill be more
Editor’s Note26To blazon it, then sweeten with thy breath
27This neighbour air, and let rich music's tongue
pg 1038Editor’s Note28Unfold the imagined happiness that both
Editor’s Note29Receive in either by this dear encounter.Editor’s Note30
juliet Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,
Editor’s Note31Brags of his substance, not of ornament.
32They are but beggars that can count their worth,
33But my true love is grown to such excess
34I cannot sum up some of half my wealth.35
friar laurence Come, come with me, and we will make short work.
36For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone
37Till holy Church incorporate two in one.Exeunt