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Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare QUOTATION: Come, civil night,
Thou sober-suited matron all in black.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Juliet, in Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 2, l. 10-1.

“Civil” means mannerly, observing propriety; Juliet is now married, and anxiously awaiting nightfall and the coming of Romeo.

QUOTATION: Is there no pity sitting in the clouds,
That sees into the bottom of my grief?
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Juliet, in Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 5, l. 196-7.

To her mother, making grief for her cousin Tybalt’s death a reason for delaying the proposed marriage with Paris.

QUOTATION: Love’s heralds should be thoughts,
Which ten times faster glides than the sun’s beams,
Driving back shadows over low’ring hills.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Juliet, in Romeo and Juliet, act 2, sc. 5, l. 4-6.

Anxiously expecting her nurse to return with news of Romeo.

QUOTATION: Though news be sad, yet tell them merrily;
If good, thou shamest the music of sweet news
By playing it to me with so sour a face.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Juliet, in Romeo and Juliet, act 2, sc. 5, l. 22-4.

To her nurse, who is weary rather than sad; Juliet is anxious for news of Romeo.

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