“Eyes, look your last! Arms, take your last embrace!”. Sir Frank Dicksee, 1853–1928. Oil on canvas. Source: The 1886-87 Magazine of Art. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the Internet Archive and the University of Toronto and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

We must hurry on to the last of all: —

"0, here Will I set up my everlasting rest,
And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars
From this world-woavied flesh. — Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, you
The doors of hreath, seal with a righteous kiss
A dateless bargain to engrossing death."

The play is played out, and here — with Romeo sworn to die on Juliet's grave — here is the end: an end, as our readers will see, by no means unworthy of its renowned occasion. [84-85]


W.E.H. “The New ‘Romeo and Juliet’.” The Magazine of Art. 8 (November 1886-October 1887): 82-85. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Library. Web. 24 October 2014.

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