Romeo and Juliet: Balcony Scene Glossary (2.2)
He jests at scars that never felt a wound (1)
i.e., He (Mercutio), who never felt a wound, jests at my scars.
Romeo has just overheard Mercutio making fun of his short-lived passion for Rosaline. Note that Shakespeare often takes liberties with sentence structure, rearranging subjects and predicates.
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