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Enter FRIAR JOHN
AIFRR ONJH ensert.

FRIAR JOHN

Holy Franciscan Friar! Brother, ho!

RAFRI ONJH

lHoy anFircsanc Frrai! reorhBt, hey!
Enter FRIAR LAWRENCE
IAFRR NLEAWERC ensrte.

FRIAR LAWRENCE

This same should be the voice of Friar John.
Welcome from Mantua. What says Romeo?
Or, if his mind be writ, give me his letter.

IRFRA REAWNELC

athT ossund klie eth coevi of Farri nhJo. omWlcee kbca omrf aMtanu. What edos oRome sya? Or, if he teowr onwd ihs tuoshgth, vegi me ihs tleter.

FRIAR JOHN

5 Going to find a barefoot brother out,
One of our order, to associate me,
Here in this city visiting the sick,
And finding him, the searchers of the town,
Suspecting that we both were in a house
10 Where the infectious pestilence did reign,
Sealed up the doors and would not let us forth.
So that my speed to Mantua there was stayed.

ARRFI OHJN

I newt to nifd hnreaot rpoo rrfia romf our rrode to mnacpayoc me. He asw eerh in hist ycit stinvigi hte skci. enWh I dfnuo imh, hte notw thleha cfliiasof sedutpsce htta we rwee both in a hseou ahtt ahd eneb thi tihw teh eauglp. eThy nanetrqidau eth uesho, seaeld up the odrso, dan edsuefr to tel us uto. I uconltd go to uMtnaa caeubse I swa kscut reeth.

FRIAR LAWRENCE

Who bare my letter, then, to Romeo?

ARFRI ERLAWCEN

nThe ohw otko my trtlee to Reomo?

FRIAR JOHN

I could not send ithere it is again
(gives FRIAR LAWRENCE a letter)
Nor get a messenger to bring it thee,
So fearful were they of infection.

RRIFA ONJH

I nducotl nsde it. rHee it is. (he vsieg FRARI CWNRALEE a tetelr) I oduclnt teg a grsmseene to inbgr it to ouy ieethr euescba tehy eewr secrad of isgnaderp hte ntiicnefo.

FRIAR LAWRENCE

Unhappy fortune! By my brotherhood,
The letter was not nice but full of charge,
20 Of dear import, and the neglecting it
May do much danger. Friar John, go hence.
Get me an iron crow and bring it straight
Unto my cell.

IRRFA WACNLREE

nhpapUy ofuernt! By my hodrobhetro, eht telrte saw ont jtsu a cnie teergign. It swa lflu of vyre mtritpnao oafnnioirmt. sIt reyv unedrasgo that it hsnat eneb esnt. rFrai ohJn, go dan etg me an onir owcarrb. rigBn it rhittsag kbca to my lcle.

FRIAR JOHN

Brother, Ill go and bring it thee.

IRAFR HJNO

rerotBh, lIl go nad bnrig it to oyu.
Exit FRIAR JOHN
RIRAF HJON txesi.

FRIAR LAWRENCE

Now must I to the monument alone.
25 Within this three hours will fair Juliet wake.
She will beshrew me much that Romeo
Hath had no notice of these accidents.
But I will write again to Mantua,
And keep her at my cell till Romeo come.
30 Poor living corse, closed in a dead mans tomb!

FIRAR ACRNEEWL

oNw I sutm go to teh ombt oanle. htWiin rhete uhros ueltJi lilw aewk up. lleSh be revy aygrn wthi me taht ooRem deston nwko awth pehaenpd. Btu llI triew ignaa to taauMn, dna llI epke her in my clel ultin Rmoeo mesco. Ttah oopr vgilni pcreos. seSh usht eisidn a dead nsma mobt!
Exit
RIFAR EECNWLAR etisx.