Romeo and Juliet

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 3 Scene 5

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JULIET

Art thou gone so, love, lord? Ay, husband, friend,
I must hear from thee every day in the hour,
45For in a minute there are many days.
Oh, by this count I shall be much in years
Ere I again behold my Romeo.

JULIET

Are you gone like that, my love, my lord? Yes, my husband, my friend! I must hear from you every day in the hour. In a minute there are many days. Oh, by this count I’ll be many years older before I see my Romeo again.

ROMEO

     Farewell!
I will omit no opportunity
That may convey my greetings, love, to thee.

ROMEO

Farewell! I won’t miss any chance to send my love to you.

JULIET

50Oh, think’st thou we shall ever meet again?

JULIET

Oh, do you think we’ll ever meet again?

ROMEO

I doubt it not, and all these woes shall serve
For sweet discourses in our time to come.

ROMEO

I have no doubts. All these troubles will give us stories to tell each other later in life.

JULIET

O God, I have an ill-divining soul.
Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low
55As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.
Either my eyesight fails, or thou look’st pale.

JULIET

Oh God, I have a soul that predicts evil things! Now that you are down there, you look like someone dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight is failing me, or you look pale.

ROMEO

And trust me, love, in my eye so do you.
Dry sorrow drinks our blood. Adieu, adieu!

ROMEO

And trust me, love, you look pale to me too. Sadness takes away our color. Goodbye, Goodbye!
Exit ROMEO
ROMEO exits.

JULIET

O fortune, fortune! All men call thee fickle.
60If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him
That is renowned for faith? Be fickle, fortune,
For then, I hope, thou wilt not keep him long,
But send him back.

JULIET

Oh luck, luck. Everyone says you can’t make up your mind. If you change your mind so much, what are you going to do to Romeo, who’s so faithful? Change your mind, luck. I hope maybe then you’ll send him back home soon.

LADY CAPULET

(from within) Ho, daughter, are you up?

LADY CAPULET

(offstage) Hey, daughter! Are you awake?