Romeus and Juliet: Lines 617-630



  You see that Romeus no time or pain doth spare;
Think that the whilst fair Juliet is not devoid of care.
620
Young Romeus poureth forth his hap and his mishap
Into the friar's breast; but where shall Juliet unwrap
The secrets of her heart? To whom shall she unfold
Her hidden burning love, and eke her thought and cares so cold?
The nurse of whom I spake, within her chamber lay,
Upon the maid she waiteth still; to her she doth bewray
Her new receivéd wound, and then her aid doth crave,
In her, she saith, it lies to spill, in her, her life to save.
Not easily she made the froward nurse to bow,
But won at length with promised hire, she made a solemn vow.
To do what she commands, as handmaid of her hest;
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Her mistress' secrets hide she will within her covert breast.








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