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Note to Romeo and Juliet, 1.3.87: "This precious book of love, this unbound lover, "


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This precious book of love, this unbound lover, Paris is "unbound" because he is single, not bound to a wife. Juliet's mother is also continuing her metaphor of Paris as a book, and now says that the book would be perfect if only it were bound within a cover. The cover she has in mind is Juliet, as wife of Paris.