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Romeo and Juliet Scenes

Scene 4

A hall in Capulet’s house.

(Lady Capulet; Nurse; Capulet; First Servingman; Second Servingman)

Capulet bustles about making the final arrangements for the wedding. He sends the Nurse to wake Juliet up. (32 lines)

Enter lady of the house Lady Capulet and Nurse with herbs.


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


They call for dates and quinces in the pastry.

Enter old Capulet.


Come, stir, stir, stir! The second cock hath crowed,

The curfew-bell hath rung, ’tis three a’ 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 tomorrow

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!

Enter three or four Servingmen with spits and logs and baskets.

Now, fellow, what is there?

1. SERV.

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


Make haste, make haste.

Exit First Servant.

Sirrah, fetch drier logs.

Call Peter, he will show thee where they are.

2. SERV.

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.

Exit Second Servant.

Good faith, ’tis day.

The County will be here with music straight,

For so he said he would.

Play music within.

I hear him near.

Nurse! Wife! What ho! What, nurse, I say!

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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