Now Romeo is
beloved and loves again,
Alike betwitched by the charm of looks
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
Romeo! humours! madman! passion! lover!
Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh
similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
Appear thou in the
likeness of a sigh
tell a joke; speak humorously
jests at scars that never felt a wound.
distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)
What light through
yonder window breaks?
showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
Arise, fair sun, and kill the
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she
refuse to recognize or acknowledge
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
What man art thou that thus bescreen'd in night
So stumblest on my
come back to
Fain would I
dwell on form, fain, fain deny
What I have spoke
be shown or be found to be
Yet if thou swear'st,
have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
Too like the lightning, which doth
cease to be
Ere one can say 'It lightens.'
what something is used for
Wouldst thou withdraw it? for what
deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion
hoarse, and may not speak aloud
a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
What is her burying
grave that is her womb!
a particular moral excellence
Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied.
miss a step and fall or nearly fall
Nor aught so good but strain'd from that fair use
Revolts from true birth,
stumbling on abuse
Virtue itself turns
vice, being misapplied.
misery resulting from affliction
I have forgot that name, and that name's
censure severely or angrily
chid'st me oft for loving Rosaline.
a courteous manner
Watch out for those puns -- Mercutio plays with "courtesy" and "curtsy" over the next few lines.
Pardon, good Mercutio, my business was great; and in
such a case as mine a man may strain
occupy a large, elongated area
O here's a wit of cheveril, that
stretches from an
inch narrow to an ell broad!
One, gentlewoman, that God hath made for himself to
a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
And thou must stand by
too, and suffer every
knave to use me at his pleasure?
present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence
commend me to thy lady and mistress.
affirm or avow formally or solemnly
Note that the nurse interrupts -- she thinks that Romeo means 'propose.'
Nurse, commend me to thy lady and mistress. I
protest unto thee.
moving very fast
Had she affections and warm youthful blood,
She would be as
swift in motion as a ball.
a journey taken for pleasure
Note: The nurse is either being ironic here, or she doesn't know what "jaunt" means -- she hasn't been travelling for pleasure!
Fie, how my bones ache! what a
jaunt have I had
small room in which a monk or nun lives
Then hie you hence to Friar Laurence'