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Rom. Your plaintain-leaf is excellent for that.
For your brokeu shin. Ben. Why, Romeo, art thou mad?
Rom. Not mad, but bound more than a madman is: Shut up in prison, kept without my food, Wl'hipp'd, and tormented, and-Good-e'en, good fellow.
Serv. God gi' good e'en.-I pray, sir, can you read ? Rom. Ay, mine own fortune in my misery.
Scrv. Perhaps you have learn'd it without book :
Rom. Ay, if I know the letters, and the language.
[Reads. Signor Martino, and his wife and daughters ; County Anselme, and his beauteous sisters ; the lady widow of Vitruvio; Signor Placentio, and his lovely nieces ; Mercutio, and his brother Valentine; Mine uncle Capulet, his wife, and daughters ; My fair nicce Rosaline; Livia; Signor Valentio, and his cousin Tybalt;
Lucio, and the lively Helena. A fair assembly ; [gives back the note.] Whither should
they come? Serv. Up Rom. Whither to supper ? Serv. To our house. Rom. Whose house? Serv. My master's. Rom. Indeed, I should have ask'd you that before.
Serv. Now I 'll tell you without asking : My master is the great rich Capulet; and if you be not of the house of Montagues, I pray, come and crush a cup of wine. Rest you merry
[Exit. Ben. At this same ancient feast of Capulet's Sups the fair Rosaline, whom thou so lov'st; With all the admired beauties of Verona : Go thither : and, with unattainted eye,
Compare her face with some that I shall show,
Rom. When the devout religion of mine eye
Maintains such falsehood, then turn tears to fires ! And these,—who, often drown'd, could never die,
Transparent heretics, be burnt for liars !
Ben. Tut! you saw her fair, none else being by,
Rom. I 'll go along, no such sight to be shown,
SCENE III.A Room in Capulet's House.
Enter LADY CAPULET and Nurse. La. Cap. Nurse, where 's my daughter ? call her
forth to me. Nurse. Now by my maiden-head, -at twelve year
old, I bade her come.-What, lamb! what, lady-bird !-God forbid !-where 's this girl ?—what, Juliet !
Enter JULIET. Jul. How now, who calls ? Nurse.
Your mother. Jul.
Madam, I am here. What is your will? La. Cap. This is the matter :-Nurse, give leave
awhile, We must talk in secret.-Nurse, come back again;
& Scales-used as a singular noun.
I have remember'd me, thou shalt hear our counsel.
Nurse. 'Faith, I can tell her age unto an hour.
I 'll lay fourteen of my teeth,
La. Cap. A fortnight, and odd days.
Nurse. Even or odd, of all days in the year,
Thou wilt fall backward, when thou hast more wit;
La. Cap. Enough of this; I pray thee, hold thy peace.
Nurse. Yes, madam; yet I cannot choose but laugh, To think it should leave crying, and say-Ay: And yet, I warrant, it had upon its brow A bump as big as a young cockrel's stone; A parlous b knock; and it cried bitterly. Yea, quoth my husband, fall`st upon thy face? Thou wilt fall backward, when thou com'st to age; Wilt thou not, Jule? it stinted, and said-Ay.
Jul. And stint thou too, I pray thee, nurse, say I.
La. Cap. Marry, that marry is the very theme
Jul. It is an honour that I dream not of.
Nurse. An honour! were not I thine only nurse, I'd say, thou hadst suck'd wisdom from thy teat.
La. Cap. Well, think of marriage now; younger
# It stinted-it stopped.
Nurse. A man, young lady! lady, such a man, As all the world—Why, he's a man of wax.
La. Cap. Verona's summer hath not such a flower. Nurse. Nay, he's a flower ; in faith, a very flower. La. Cap. What say you ? can you love the gentle
This night you shall behold him at our feast :
Nurse. No less ? nay, bigger; women grow hy men.
Jul. I 'll look to like, if looking liking move :
Enter a Servant. Serv. Madain, the guests are come, supper served up, you called, iny young lady asked for, the nurse cursed in the pantry, and everything in extremity. I must hence to wait; I beseech you, follow straight.
La. Cap. We follow thee.-Juliet, the county stays. Nurse. Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days.