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And Paris, too!—O, what an unkind hour
Is guilty of this lamentable chance !

Jul. Here he is still, and I will hold him fast;
They shall not tear him from me.

Lau. Patience, lady!

Jul. O, thou cursed friar ! Patience ! Talk'st thou of patience to a wretch like me ?

Lau. O, fatal error ! Rise, thou fair distress'd, And fly this scene of death.

Jul. Come thou not near me;
Or this dagger shall quit my Romeo's death.

[Draws a dagger. Lau. I wonder not thy griefs have made thee

desp'rate. Voices without. (l.) Follow, follow ! Lau. What noise without ? Sweet Juliet, let us

fly.
A greater power than we can contradict
Hath thwarted our intents. Come, haste away;
I will dispose thee, most unhappy lady,
Amongst a sisterhood of holy nuns.

Voices without. (l.) Which way ? which way?
Lau. Stay not to question ; for the watch is

coming ; Come; go, good Juliet. I dare not longer stay.

[Exit R. Jul. (Lying on the corpse.) Go, get thee hence;

for I will not away What's here? a phial - Romeo's timeless end. 0, churl! drink all; and leave no friendly drop To help me after ?—I will kiss thy lips ; Haply, some poison yet doth hang on them.

Voices without. (l.) Lead, boy :-—which way? Jul. Noise again! Then I'll be brief. O, happy dagger !

[Stabs herself. This is thy sheath ;—there rest—and let me die.

[Dies.

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