Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare Act III: Scene 1

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

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

[Enter Romeo.]

MERCUTIO.
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.

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

ROMEO.
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.

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

ROMEO.
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.

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

TYBALT.
What wouldst thou have with me?

MERCUTIO.
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.

TYBALT.
I am for you. [Drawing.]

ROMEO.
Gentle Mercutio, put thy rapier up.

MERCUTIO.
Come, sir, your passado.

[They fight.]

ROMEO.
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.]

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

BENVOLIO.
What, art thou hurt?

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

[Exit Page.]

ROMEO.
Courage, man; the hurt cannot be much.

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