Open Source Shakespeare

Speeches (Lines) for First Watchman
in "Romeo and Juliet"

Total: 6

# Act, Scene, Line
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Juliet. Go, get thee hence, for I will not away.
What's here? a cup, closed in my true love's hand?
Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end:
O churl! drunk all, and left no friendly drop
To help me after? I will kiss thy lips;
Haply some poison yet doth hang on them,
To make die with a restorative.
[Kisses him]
Thy lips are warm.

First Watchman. [Within] Lead, boy: which way?



Page. This is the place; there, where the torch doth burn.

First Watchman. The ground is bloody; search about the churchyard:
Go, some of you, whoe'er you find attach.
Pitiful sight! here lies the county slain,
And Juliet bleeding, warm, and newly dead,
Who here hath lain these two days buried.
Go, tell the prince: run to the Capulets:
Raise up the Montagues: some others search:
We see the ground whereon these woes do lie;
But the true ground of all these piteous woes
We cannot without circumstance descry.



Second Watchman. Here's Romeo's man; we found him in the churchyard.

First Watchman. Hold him in safety, till the prince come hither.



Third Watchman. Here is a friar, that trembles, sighs and weeps:
We took this mattock and this spade from him,
As he was coming from this churchyard side.

First Watchman. A great suspicion: stay the friar too.



Prince Escalus. What fear is this which startles in our ears?

First Watchman. Sovereign, here lies the County Paris slain;
And Romeo dead; and Juliet, dead before,
Warm and new kill'd.



Prince Escalus. Search, seek, and know how this foul murder comes.

First Watchman. Here is a friar, and slaughter'd Romeo's man;
With instruments upon them, fit to open
These dead men's tombs.