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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 mus lin 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.

ACT I.

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. thumb at them ; which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it.

I will bite my

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?
Sam. 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 ! [ Au fight.

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

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