Romeo And Juliet Monologue
|Romeo And Juliet Monologue by William Shakespeare|
- JULIET: Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face;
- Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek
- For that which thou hast heard me speak to-night.
- Fain would I dwell on form -- fain, fain deny
- What I have spoke; but farewell compliment!
- Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say 'Ay';
- And I will take thy word. Yet, if thou swear'st,
- Thou mayst prove false. At lovers' perjuries,
- They say Jove laughs. O gentle Romeo,
- If thou dost love, pronounce it faithfully.
- Or if thou thinkest I am too quickly won,
- I'll frown, and be perverse, and say thee nay,
- So thou wilt woo; but else, not for the world.
- In truth, fair Montague, I am too fond,
- And therefore thou mayst think my havior light;
- But trust me, gentleman, I'll prove more true
- Than those that have more cunning to be strange.
- I should have been more strange, I must confess,
- But that thou overheard'st, ere I was ware,
- My true-love passion. Therefore pardon me,
- And not impute this yielding to light love,
- Which the dark night hath so discovered.