Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare Act IV: Scene 4

Scene IV. Hall in Capulet's House.

[Enter Lady Capulet and Nurse.]

Hold, take these keys and fetch more spices, nurse.

They call for dates and quinces in the pastry.

[Enter Capulet.]

Come, stir, stir, stir! The second cock hath crow'd,
The curfew bell hath rung, 'tis three o'clock: —
Look to the bak'd meats, good Angelica;
Spare not for cost.

Go, you cot-quean, go,
Get you to bed; faith, you'll be sick to-morrow
For this night's watching.

No, not a whit: what! I have watch'd ere now
All night for lesser cause, and ne'er been sick.

Ay, you have been a mouse-hunt in your time;
But I will watch you from such watching now.

[Exeunt Lady Capulet and Nurse.]

A jealous-hood, a jealous-hood! — Now, fellow,

[Enter Servants, with spits, logs and baskets.]

What's there?

1 Servant.
Things for the cook, sir; but I know not what.

Make haste, make haste. [Exit 1 Servant.]
— Sirrah, fetch drier logs:
Call Peter, he will show thee where they are.

2 Servant.
I have a head, sir, that will find out logs
And never trouble Peter for the matter.


Mass, and well said; a merry whoreson, ha!
Thou shalt be logger-head. — Good faith, 'tis day.
The county will be here with music straight,
For so he said he would: — I hear him near.
[Music within.]
Nurse! — wife! — what, ho! — what, nurse, I say!

[Re-enter Nurse.]

Go, waken Juliet; go and trim her up;
I'll go and chat with Paris: — hie, make haste,
Make haste; the bridegroom he is come already:
Make haste, I say.


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