Romeo and Juliet

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 2 Scene 3

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FRIAR LAWRENCE

     Not in a grave,
To lay one in, another out to have.

FRIAR LAWRENCE

I didn’t tell you to get rid of one love and replace her with another.

ROMEO

85I pray thee, chide not. Her I love now
Doth grace for grace and love for love allow.
The other did not so.

ROMEO

Please, I beg you, don’t scold me. The girl I love now returns my love. The other girl did not love me.

FRIAR LAWRENCE

   Oh, she knew well
Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell.
But come, young waverer, come, go with me,
90In one respect I’ll thy assistant be,
For this alliance may so happy prove
To turn your households' rancor to pure love.

FRIAR LAWRENCE

Oh, she knew very well that you were acting like you were in love without really knowing what love means. But come on, inconsistent young man, come with me. I’ll help you with your secret wedding. This marriage may be lucky enough to turn the hatred between your families into pure love.

ROMEO

Oh, let us hence. I stand on sudden haste.

ROMEO

Let’s get out of here. I’m in a rush.

FRIAR LAWRENCE

Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.

FRIAR LAWRENCE

Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.
Exeunt
They exit.