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Which lines in this excerpt from act II of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet reveal that Mercutio thinks Romeo would be better off if he stopped thinking about love? MERCUTIO: I will bite thee by the ear for that jest. ROMEO: Nay, good goose, bite not. MERCUTIO: Thy wit is a very bitter sweeting it is a most sharp sauce. ROMEO: And is it not well served in to a sweet goose? MERCUTIO: O here's a wit of cheveril, that stretches from an inch narrow to an ell broad! ROMEO: I stretch it out for that word 'broad;' which added to the goose, proves thee far and wide a broad goose. MERCUTIO: Why, is not this better now than groaning for love? now art thou sociable, now art thou Romeo; now art thou what thou art, by art as well as by nature: for this drivelling love is like a great natural, that runs lolling up and down to hide his bauble in a hole. BENVOLIO: Stop there, stop there. MERCUTIO: Thou desirest me to stop in my tale against the hair. BENVOLIO: Thou wouldst else have made thy tale large. MERCUTIO: O, thou art deceived; I would have made it short: for I was come to the whole depth of my tale; and meant, indeed, to occupy the argument no longer.

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RitaK

Lines 2-6  are the ones you should look at

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