Juliet's Soliloquy

Farewell!--God knows when we shall meet again.
I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins
That almost freezes up the heat of life:
I'll call them back again to comfort me;--
Nurse!--What should she do here?
My dismal scene I needs must act alone.--
Come, vial.--
What if this mixture do not work at all?
Shall I be married, then, to-morrow morning?--
No, No!--this shall forbid it:--lie thou there.--
What if it be a poison, which the friar
Subtly hath minister'd to have me dead,
Lest in this marriage he should be dishonour'd,
Because he married me before to Romeo?
I fear it is: and yet methinks it should not,
For he hath still been tried a holy man:--
I will not entertain so bad a thought.--
How if, when I am laid into the tomb,
I wake before the time that Romeo
Come to redeem me? there's a fearful point!
Shall I not then be stifled in the vault,
To whose foul mouth no healthsome air breathes in,
And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes?
Or, if I live, is it not very like
The horrible conceit of death and night,
Together with the terror of the place,--
As in a vault, an ancient receptacle,
Where, for this many hundred years, the bones
Of all my buried ancestors are pack'd;
Where bloody Tybalt, yet but green in earth,
Lies festering in his shroud; where, as they say,
At some hours in the night spirits resort;--
Alack, alack, is it not like that I,
So early waking,--what with loathsome smells,
And shrieks like mandrakes torn out of the earth,
That living mortals, hearing them, run mad;--
O, if I wake, shall I not be distraught,
Environed with all these hideous fears?
And madly play with my forefathers' joints?
And pluck the mangled Tybalt from his shroud?
And, in this rage, with some great kinsman's bone,
As with a club, dash out my desperate brains?--
O, look! methinks I see my cousin's ghost
Seeking out Romeo, that did spit his body
Upon a rapier's point:--stay, Tybalt, stay!--
Romeo, I come! this do I drink to thee. 

Submited by

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 01:25

Poesia Consagrada :

No votes yet

Shakespeare

Shakespeare's picture
Offline
Title: Membro
Last seen: 11 years 32 weeks ago
Joined: 10/14/2008
Posts:
Points: 410

Add comment

Login to post comments

other contents of Shakespeare

Topic Titlesort icon Replies Views Last Post Language
Poesia Consagrada/Song A Fairy Song 0 1.508 07/12/2011 - 00:44 English
Poesia Consagrada/General A Lover's Complaint 0 2.038 07/12/2011 - 00:49 English
Poesia Consagrada/General A Madrigal 0 1.526 07/12/2011 - 00:50 English
Poesia Consagrada/General All the World's a Stage 0 1.446 07/12/2011 - 00:51 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Aubade 0 1.673 07/12/2011 - 00:52 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind 0 1.281 07/12/2011 - 00:53 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Bridal Song 0 1.248 07/12/2011 - 00:56 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Carpe Diem 0 1.016 07/12/2011 - 00:57 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Dirge 0 1.407 07/12/2011 - 00:58 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Dirge of the Three Queens 0 1.948 07/12/2011 - 01:00 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Fairy Land i 0 1.106 07/12/2011 - 01:06 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Fairy Land ii 0 1.335 07/12/2011 - 01:06 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Fairy Land iii 0 1.350 07/12/2011 - 01:07 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Fairy Land v 0 1.197 07/12/2011 - 01:08 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Fear No More 0 1.032 07/12/2011 - 01:10 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Fidele 0 1.121 07/12/2011 - 01:11 English
Poesia Consagrada/General from Venus and Adonis 0 2.085 07/12/2011 - 01:13 English
Poesia Consagrada/General From you have I been absent in the spring... (Sonnet 98) 0 1.619 07/12/2011 - 01:14 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Full Fathom Five 0 1.950 07/12/2011 - 01:17 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Hark! Hark! The Lark 0 1.732 07/12/2011 - 01:20 English
Poesia Consagrada/General How Like A Winter Hath My Absence Been 0 2.037 07/12/2011 - 01:24 English
Poesia Consagrada/General It was a Lover and his Lass 0 1.449 07/12/2011 - 01:25 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Juliet's Soliloquy 0 1.240 07/12/2011 - 01:25 English
Poesia Consagrada/Love Love 0 1.565 07/12/2011 - 01:26 English
Poesia Consagrada/General My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun (Sonnet 130) 0 1.857 07/12/2011 - 01:27 English