Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.
 William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (1597). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Romeo and Juliet
Topic love beauty sight
Date 1597
Language English
Reference Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene 5
Note Written between 1591 and 1595 Romeo line
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“Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows. The measure done, I'll watch her place of stand And, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand. Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night. Tyb. This, by his voice, should be a Montague.
Fetch me my rapier, boy. What, dares the slave
Come hither, cover'd with an antic face, To fleer and scorn at our solemnity?” source

Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master After having been rejected by Rosaline, Romeo goes to a party given by the Capulets. There, he meets Juliet and finds himself totally struck by love, so that he completely forgets his previous inclination. He then declares that this is the very first time that he is truly in love, because he has never seen such beauty before.
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