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  • I fear, too early: for my mind misgives
    Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
    Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
    With this night's revels and expire the term
    Of a despised life closed in my breast
    By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
    But He, that hath the steerage of my course,
    Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen. (1.4.104-113)


Romeo is saying he feels like he is going to die....
After everything happens the Friar is talking about how untimely his death was.


  • I have night's cloak to hide me from their sight;
    And but thou love me, let them find me here:
    My life were better ended by their hate,
    Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.


  • Friar Lawrence: "These violent delights have violent ends"
  • Benvolio: "And if we meet we shall not scape a brawl/for now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring"
  • Romeo: "This day's black fate on more days doth depend, this but begins the woe other's must end"
  • Mercutio: "A plague on both your houses"
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