Romeo and Juliet

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 1 Scene 2

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BENVOLIO

Tut, you saw her fair, none else being by,
Herself poised with herself in either eye.
But in that crystal scales let there be weighed
Your lady’s love against some other maid
100That I will show you shining at the feast,
And she shall scant show well that now shows best.

BENVOLIO

Come on, you first decided she was beautiful when no one else was around. There was no one to compare her to except herself. But let your eyes compare her to another beautiful woman who I’ll show you at this feast, and you won’t think she’s the best anymore.

ROMEO

I’ll go along, no such sight to be shown,
But to rejoice in splendor of mine own.

ROMEO

I’ll go with you. Not because I think you’ll show me anything better, but so I can see the woman I love.
Exeunt
They exit.