Please paraphrase this quote from Romeo and Juliet:

I, measuring his affections by my own,That most are busied when they're most alone,Pursued my humour not pursuing his,And gladly shunned who gladly fled from me.

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These words are found in Act 1, Scene 1 and are a portion of Benvolio's reply to Lady Montague's inquiry about whether he had seen her son, Romeo. The lady is concerned about Romeo's whereabouts since she has just witnessed a brawl between members of her house and those belonging or loyal to the Capulet family. She may assume that he has been hurt or that he has fled. Her worry also stems from the fact that her son has been displaying unusual behavior of late and has been morose and withdrawn.

In his response, Benvolio states that he has seen Romeo earlier in the day but that the young Montague slipped away into the woods when he...

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