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DR A MATIS PERSONÆ.

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden.

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PRINCE Escalus, PARIS, · · MONTAGUE, . CAPULET, · ROMEO, MERCUTIO, Benvolio, . TYBALT, FRIAR LAURENCE, FRIAR JOHN, . APOTHECARY, PETER PAGE,

· BALTHASAR, .

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COSTUME.

PRINCE ESCALUS.—Green and gold vest and trunks —purple and gold mantle--white pantaloons—russet boots, with scarlet tops—round black hat, and white plumes.

PARIS.—First dress: White ditto. Second dress: Black ditto. MONTAGUE.—Black velvet ancient dress. CAPULET.—Ibid.

ROMEO.-Light blue vest, richly embroidered - white satin trunks—white silk pantaloons--white shoes and scarlet roses—broad white lace frill round the neck—round black hat, slashed vertically round the crown, and white plumes. Second dress : Black velvet.

MERCUTIO.--Scarlet jacket and pantaloons, embroidered -russet boots—round black hat, and white plumes.

BENVOLIO.—Fawn-colored jacket and pantaloons—russet boots—black hat and white plumes.

TYBALT.—Brown jacket and pantaloons—ibid.
APOTHECARY.—Coarse and ragged serge.
BALTHASAR.—Grey and scarlet livery.
PETER.—Light brown livery.
CHORUS.—White surplices.
FRIARS.—Grey friars' dresses.

JULIET.— First dress: White satin, slightly trimmed. Second dress: White muslin dress-white veil.

LADY CAPULET.—Black velvet, trimmed with gold-lace. NURSE.—Flowered cotton gown, trimmed with point lace -scarlet quilted petticoat.

SCENE—Once, in the fifth act, at Mantua—and in or near

Verona during the rest of the play.

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SCENE I.-A Street in Verona.

Enter Samson and Gregory s. e. r.
Sam. (c.) Gregory, o'my word, we 'll not carry

coals.
Gre. (r. c.) No; for then we should be colliers.
Sam. Gregory, I strike quickly, being moved.
Gre.' But thou art not quickly moved to strike.
Sam. A dog of the house of Montague moves

me. Gre. 'Draw thy tool then; for here come two of the house of the Montagues.

Sam. My naked weapon is out: quarrel; I will back thee : but let us take the law of our sides : let them begin.

Gre. (c.) I will frown, as I pass by; and let them take it as they list.

Sam. (r. c.) Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it.

Enter Abram and Balthasar l. Bal. (Crossing to r.) Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

Sam. I do bite my thumb, sir.
Bal. (r.) Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?
Is the law on our side, if I say—ay?

[To Gre. Gre. No.

[ To Samson. Sam. No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir; but I bite my thumb, sir. Gre. Do you quarrel, sir?

[Going R. Bal. Quarrel, sir ? no, sir.

We'll not carry coalswe'll not be imposed upon..

Sam. If you do, sir, I am for you ; I serve as good a man as you.

Bal. No better, sir.
Sam. Well, sir.

Gre. (C.) Say—better; here comes one of iny master's kinsmen.

Sam. Yes, better, sir.
Bal. You lie.

Sam. Draw, if you be men.---Gregory, remember thy swashing blow.

[They fight. Enter Benvolio s. e. r. Ben. (Interposing. ) Part, fools; put up your swords; you know not what you do.

[Beats down their weapons. Enter Tybalt L., with a drawn sword. Tyb. What, art thou drawn among these heartless

hinds ? Turn thee, Benvolio; look upon thy death.

Ben. I do but keep the peace; put up thy sword; or manage it to part these men with me. Tyb. (c.) What, drawn, and talk of peace ? I hate

the word As I hate all Montagues, and thee ; Have at thee, coward.

[They fight. [Capulets l., and Montagues r., without. Montagues. Down with the Capulets ! Capulets. Down with the Montagues !

[Bell rings. Cap. (Without l.) Give me my sword ! Old Montague is come, and flourishes his blade in spite of me. Enter Montague and friends r., and Capulet with

his friends, all armed l. Mon. Thou villain, Capulet ! [All fight.

Enter the Prince with attendants H. D.
Prince. (c.) Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace,

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