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shall ... stand (1.1)

    A dog of that house shall move me to stand: I will
    take the wall of any man or maid of Montague's. (10-11)

shall ... stand, is certain to provoke me to take up my stand for a combat with him; for shall, to denote inevitable futurity without reference to will, desire, see Abb. 315: will take the wall, will assert my right to walk nearest the wall, on the inside of the pathway, not allow myself to be thrust off the pavement on to the roadway; and so to get the better of any one.

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Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. Ed. K. Deighton. New York: MacMillan and Co., 1903. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2010. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/romeoandjuliet/romeoglossstand.html >.

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