ROMEO AND JULIET ACT 5 LINES 88-120

How oft when men are at the point of death How oft when men are at the point of death
Have they been merry! which their keepers call Have they been merry! which their keepers call
A lightning before death: O, how may I A lightning before death: O, how may I
Call this a lightning? O my love! my wife! Call this a lightning? O my love! my wife!
Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath, Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath,
Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty: Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty:
Thou art not conquer’d; beauty’s ensign yet Thou art not conquer’d; beauty’s ensign yet
Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks,
And death’s pale flag is not advanced there. And death’s pale flag is not advanced there.
Tybalt, liest thou there in thy bloody sheet? Tybalt, liest thou there in thy bloody sheet?
O, what more favor can I do to thee, O, what more favor can I do to thee,
Than with that hand that cut thy youth in twain Than with that hand that cut thy youth in twain
To sunder his that was thine enemy? To sunder his that was thine enemy?
Forgive me, cousin! Ah, dear Juliet, Forgive me, cousin! Ah, dear Juliet,
Why art thou yet so fair? shall I believe Why art thou yet so fair? shall I believe
That unsubstantial death is amorous, That unsubstantial death is amorous,
And that the lean abhorred monster keeps And that the lean abhorred monster keeps
Thee here in dark to be his paramour? Thee here in dark to be his paramour?
For fear of that, I still will stay with thee; For fear of that, I still will stay with thee;
And never from this palace of dim night And never from this palace of dim night
Depart again. Here, here will I remain Depart again. Here, here will I remain
With worms that are thy chamber-maids; O, here With worms that are thy chamber-maids; O, here
Will I set up my everlasting rest, Will I set up my everlasting rest,
And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars
From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last! From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you
The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
A dateless bargain to engrossing death! A dateless bargain to engrossing death!
Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide! Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!
Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on
The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark! The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark!
Here’s to my love! Here’s to my love!
O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die. O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.

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