Romeo and Juliet (Quotes about Gender, Marriage and Youth)

CAPULETHang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch!I tell thee what: get thee to church o’ Thursday,Or never after look me in the face.Speak not; reply not; do not answer me. Act 3, Scene 5
LADY CAPULETWhat say you? Can you like the gentleman? […]JULIET I’ll look to like, if looking liking move.But no more deep will I endart mine eyeThan your consent gives strength to make it fly. Act 1, Scene 3
JULIET The clock struck nine when I did send the Nurse.In half an hour she promised to return.Perchance she cannot meet him. That’s not so.O, she is lame! Love’s heralds should be thoughts,Which ten times faster glide than the sun’s beams,Driving back shadows over louring hills.Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love,And therefore hath the wind-swift Cupid wings.Now is the sun upon the highmost hillOf this day’s journey, and from nine till twelveIs three long hours, yet she is not come.Had she affections and warm youthful blood,She would be as swift in motion as a ball;My words would bandy her to my sweet love,And his to me.But old folks, many feign as they were dead,Unwieldy, slow, heavy and pale as lead. Act 2, Scene 5
BENVOLIO Why Romeo, art thou mad?ROMEO Not mad, but bound more than a madman is,Shut up in prison, kept without my food,Whipped and tormented and good e’en, good fellow. Act 1, Scene 2
ROMEO [1st Quatrain (4 lines)]If I profane with my unworthiest hand This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss. JULIET [2nd Quatrain (4 lines)]Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, Which mannerly devotion shows in this;For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch, And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss. ROMEO 3rd [Quatrain (4 lines)]Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too? JULIET Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer. ROMEO O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do.They pray: grant thou, lest faith turn to despair. JULIET [Rhymed Couplet (2 lines)]Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake. ROMEO Then move not, while my prayer’s effect I take. Act 1, Scene 5

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