Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare Act III: Scene 1

Men's eyes were made to look, and let them gaze;
I will not budge for no man's pleasure, I.

Well, peace be with you, sir. — Here comes my man.

[Enter Romeo.]

But I'll be hanged, sir, if he wear your livery:
Marry, go before to field, he'll be your follower;
Your worship in that sense may call him man.

Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford
No better term than this, — Thou art a villain.

Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee
Doth much excuse the appertaining rage
To such a greeting. Villain am I none;
Therefore farewell; I see thou know'st me not.

Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries
That thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.

I do protest I never injur'd thee;
But love thee better than thou canst devise
Till thou shalt know the reason of my love:
And so good Capulet, — which name I tender
As dearly as mine own, — be satisfied.

O calm, dishonourable, vile submission!
Alla stoccata carries it away. [Draws.]
Tybalt, you rat-catcher, will you walk?

What wouldst thou have with me?

Good king of cats, nothing but one of your nine lives; that I
mean to make bold withal, and, as you shall use me hereafter,
dry-beat the rest of the eight. Will you pluck your sword out of
his pitcher by the ears? make haste, lest mine be about your ears
ere it be out.

I am for you. [Drawing.]

Gentle Mercutio, put thy rapier up.

Come, sir, your passado.

[They fight.]

Draw, Benvolio; beat down their weapons. —
Gentlemen, for shame! forbear this outrage! —
Tybalt, — Mercutio, — the prince expressly hath
Forbid this bandying in Verona streets. —
Hold, Tybalt! — good Mercutio! —
[Exeunt Tybalt with his Partizans.]

I am hurt; —
A plague o' both your houses! — I am sped. —
Is he gone, and hath nothing?

What, art thou hurt?

Ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch; marry, 'tis enough. —
Where is my page? — go, villain, fetch a surgeon.

[Exit Page.]

Courage, man; the hurt cannot be much.

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