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Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Scene 3

A room in Capulet's house.
 
[Enter LADY CAPULET and Nurse]
 
LADY CAPULET
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      Nurse where's my daugh|ter? Call | her forth | to me.
 
NURSE
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      Now by | my mai|denhead,| at twelve | year^old,
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      I bade | her come.| What lamb:| what la|dybird,
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      God for|bid, where's | this girl?| What Ju|liet?
 
[Enter JULIET]
 
JULIET
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5     How now,| who calls?
 
NURSE
                            T     ,       oo
                          Your | mother.|
 
JULIET
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      Madam,| I am | here, what / is your | will?     
 
LADY CAPULET
This is the matter: Nurse, give leave awhile, we must talk in secret. Nurse, come back again; I have remembered me, thou's hear our counsel. Thou knowst my daughter's of a pretty age.
 
NURSE
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      Faith^I | can tell | her age | unto | an hour.
 
LADY CAPULET
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      She's not | fourteen.
 
NURSE
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10                         I'll lay | fourteen | of my teeth,
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      And yet | to my teeth | be it spoken,| I have | but four,
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      She is not | fourteen.| How long | is it | now
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        To || Lammas-|tide?
 
LADY CAPULET
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                            A | fortnight and odd | days.
 
NURSE
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15    Even | or odd,| of all | days in | the year,
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      Come^Lam|mas-eve | at night | shall she | be fourteen.
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      Susan | and she,| God rest | all Chris|tian souls,
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      Were of | an age:| well Su|san is | with God;
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      She was | too good | for me:| but as | I said,
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20    On Lam|mas-eve | at night | shall she | be fourteen;
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      That shall | she mar|ry; I | remem|ber it well.
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      'Tis since | the earth|quake now | ele|ven years;
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      And she | was weaned,| I ne|ver shall | forget it,
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      Of all | the days | of the year,| upon | that day:
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25    For I | had then | laid worm|wood to | my dug,
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      Sitting | in the sun | under the | dove-house wall;
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      My lord | and you | were then | at Man|tua,
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      Nay I | do bear | a brain.| But as | I said,
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      When it did | taste the | wormwood / on the | nipple
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30    Of my dug | and felt | it bit|ter, pret|ty fool,
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      To see | it tet|chy and / fall out | with the dug,
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      Shake quoth the dove-|house: 'twas | no need | I trow
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      To bid | me trudge:|      (pickup)
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      And since | that time | it is | ele|ven years;
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35    For then | she could stand | alone,| nay by | the rood,
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      She could | have run | and wad|dled all | about;
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      For e|ven the day | before,| she broke | her brow:
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      And then | my hus|band God | be with | his soul,
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      He was | a mer|ry man,| took up | the child:
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40    Yea quoth he,| dost thou fall | upon | thy face?
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      Thou wilt | fall back/ward when | thou hast | more wit,
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      Wilt thou | not Jule? / And by | my ho|lidame,
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      The pret|ty wretch | left cry|ing and / said Aye.
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      To see | now how | a jest | shall come | about.
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45    I war|rant, and | I should live | a thou|sand years,
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      I ne|ver should | forget | it: Wilt | thou not || Jule? quoth he;   (picked up)
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      And pret|ty fool | it stin|ted, and / said Aye.
 
LADY CAPULET
          ,         ,        ,           ,          ,
      Enough | of this,| I pray | thee hold | thy peace.
 
NURSE
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      Yes ma|dam: yet | I can|not choose | but laugh,
           ,                   ,    ,             ,   ,
50    To think | it should / leave cry|ing and / say Aye.
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      And yet | I war|rant it had | upon | its brow
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      A bump | as big | as a young | cocker|el's stone;
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      A par|lous knock;| and it / cried bit|terly:
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      Yea quoth my hus|band, fallst | upon | thy face?
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55    Thou wilt / fall back|ward when / thou comst | to age,
                   ,     ,         ,              ,   ,
      Wilt thou / not, Jule?| It stin|ted and / said Aye.
 
JULIET
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      And stint | thou too,| I pray | thee nurse,| say I.
 
NURSE
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      Peace, I | have done.| God mark | thee to | his grace!
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      Thou wast | the pret|tiest babe | that ere | I nursed:
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60    And I | might live | to see | thee mar|ried once,
          ,         ,
      I have | my wish.  \\
 
LADY CAPULET
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      Marry,| that mar|ry is | the ve|ry theme
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      I came | to talk of.| Tell me,| daughter | Juliet,
             ,           ,     ,       ,       ,
      How stands | your dis|posi|tion to | be mar|ried?
 
JULIET
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65    It is an | honor | that I | dream not of.
 
NURSE
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      An ho|nor, were | not I | thine^on|ly nurse,
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      I would say | thou hadst | sucked^wis|dom from | thy teat.
 
LADY CAPULET
             ,         ,         ,      ,             ,
      Well think | of mar|riage now;| younger | than you,
        ,          ,      ,       ,       ,
      Here in | Vero|na, la|dies of | esteem,
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70    Are made | alrea|dy mo|thers: by / my count,
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      I was | your mo|ther much | upon | these years
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      That you | are now | a maid.| Thus then | in brief:
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      The val|iant Pa|ris seeks | you for | his love.
 
NURSE
         ,           ,      ,       ,       ,
      A man | young la|dy, la|dy, such | a man
          ,          ,           ,       ,        ,
75    As all | the world.| Why he's | a man | of wax.
 
LADY CAPULET
         ,       ,        ,          ,         ,
      Vero|na's sum|mer hath | not such | a flower.
 
NURSE
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      Nay he's | a flower;| in faith | a ve|ry flower.
 
LADY CAPULET
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      What say | you? Can | you love | the gen|tleman?
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      This night | you shall | behold | him at | our feast;
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80    Read^ore | the vol|ume of / young Pa|ris' face,
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      And find | delight | writ there | with beau|ty's pen;
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      Exa|mine ev|ery mar|ried li|neament,
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      And see | how one | ano|ther lends | content
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      And what | obscured | in this / fair vol|ume lies
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85    Find writ/ten in | the mar|gent of | his eyes.
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      This pre|cious book | of love,| this un|bound lo|ver,
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      To beau|tify | him, on|ly lacks | a co|ver:    (hex with prev)
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      The fish | lives^in | the sea,| and 'tis | much pride
            ,         ,          ,        ,         ,
      For fair | without | the fair | within | to hide:
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90    That book | in ma|ny's eyes | doth share | the glo|ry,
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      That in / gold clasps | locks^in | the gol|den sto|ry;   (hex with prev)
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      So shall | you share | all that | he doth | possess,
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      By ha|ving him,| making | yourself | no less.
 
NURSE
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      No less,| nay big|ger; wo|men grow | by men.
 
LADY CAPULET
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95    Speak brief/ly, can | you like | of Pa|ris' love?
 
JULIET
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      I'll look | to like,| if look|ing li|king move:
           ,          ,         ,       ,          ,
      But no | more deep | will I | endart | mine^eye
             ,         ,              ,           ,        ,
      Than your | consent | gives^strength | to make | it fly.
 
[Enter a Servant]
 
SERVANT
Madam, the guests are come, supper served up, you called, my young lady asked for, the nurse cursed in the pantry, and everything in extremity. I must hence to wait; I beseech you, follow straight.
 
[Exit Servant]
 
LADY CAPULET
          ,     2       ,    ,         ,       ,
      We fol|low thee. Ju|liet,| the coun|ty stays.
 
NURSE
       ,              ,        ,         ,       ,
100   Go girl,| seek^hap|py nights | to hap|py days.
 
[Exeunt]

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