Romeo and Juliet - Act 4, scene 4
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Act 4, scene 4
The Capulets and the Nurse stay up all night to get ready for the wedding. Capulet, hearing Paris approach with musicians, orders the Nurse to wake Juliet.Enter ⌜Lady Capulet⌝ and Nurse.
2550 Hold, take these keys, and fetch more spices, nurse.
2551 They call for dates and quinces in the pastry.
Enter old Capulet.
2552 Come, stir, stir, stir! The second cock hath crowed.
2553 The curfew bell hath rung. ’Tis three o’clock.—
2554 5 Look to the baked meats, good Angelica.
2555 Spare not for cost.
NURSE 2556 Go, you cot-quean, go,
2557 Get you to bed. Faith, you’ll be sick tomorrow
2558 For this night’s watching.
2559 10 No, not a whit. What, I have watched ere now
2560 All night for lesser cause, and ne’er been sick.
2561 Ay, you have been a mouse-hunt in your time,
2562 But I will watch you from such watching now.
Lady ⌜Capulet⌝ and Nurse exit.
2563 A jealous hood, a jealous hood!
Enter three or four ⌜Servingmen⌝ with spits and logs
2564 15 Now fellow,
2565 What is there?
2566 Things for the cook, sir, but I know not what.
2567 Make haste, make haste.⌜First Servingman exits.⌝
2568 Sirrah, fetch drier logs.
2569 20 Call Peter. He will show thee where they are.
2570 I have a head, sir, that will find out logs
2571 And never trouble Peter for the matter.
2572 Mass, and well said. A merry whoreson, ha!
2573 Thou shalt be loggerhead.
⌜Second Servingman exits.⌝
2574 25 Good ⌜faith,⌝ ’tis day.
2575 The County will be here with music straight,
2576 For so he said he would. I hear him near.—
2577 Nurse!—Wife! What ho!—What, nurse, I say!
2578 Go waken Juliet. Go and trim her up.
2579 30 I’ll go and chat with Paris. Hie, make haste,
2580 Make haste. The bridegroom he is come already.
2581 Make haste, I say.