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Romeo and Juliet

Act IV, Scene 4

A hall in Capulet's house.
 
[Enter LADY CAPULET and Nurse]
 
LADY CAPULET
      Hold,
        T    T     T     .    T     T   T         ,
      Take these keys,| and fetch more spi|ces, nurse.
 
NURSE
             ,          ,           ,     3  3     ,
      They call | for dates | and quin|ces in the pas|try.
 
[Enter CAPULET]
 
CAPULET
      <-   ,       T     T     T         ,        ,            ,
         Come,|| stir, stir, stir,| the se|cond cock | hath crowed,
           ,        ,           ,           ,         ,
      The cur|few-bell | hath rung,| 'tis three | o'clock:
        ,             ,       ,              ,    ,
5     Look to | the baked | meats, good | Ange|lica:
        ,    ,              ,
      Spare not / for the cost.
 
NURSE
       ,        T    T     T     ,            ,
      Go you | cot-quean, go, | get you | to bed,
        ,         2       ,      ,    2        T     T      T        2->
      Faith you'll be | sick to|morrow for | this night's watch||ing.
 
CAPULET
       ,           ,      ,               ,           ,
      No not | a whit:| what? I | have watched | ere now
            ,          ,        ,           ,           ,
10    All night | for les|ser cause,| and nere | been sick.
 
LADY CAPULET
       ,              ,         ,      ,              ,
      Aye you | have been | a mouse-|hunt in | your time;
          ,          ,           ,          ,         ,
      But I | will watch | you from | such wat|ching now.
 
[Exeunt LADY CAPULET and Nurse. Enter three or four Servingmen, with spits, logs, and baskets]
 
CAPULET
         ,         ,       ,         ,
      A jea|lous hood,| a jea|lous hood,|
      <-     ,       2         ,
        Now fel||low, what's there?
 
FIRST SERVANT
                                      ,      2        ,           2    ,          ,
15                                 Things for the | cook sir,| but I know | not what.
 
CAPULET
             ,            ,      ,              ,       ,
      Make^haste,| make^haste,| sirrah,| fetch^dri|er logs.
 
[Exit First Servant]
        ,   ,                  ,           ,           ,
      Call Pe/ter, he | will show | thee where | they are.
 
SECOND SERVANT
          ,        ,     ,                 ,          ,
      I have | a head | sir, that | will find | out logs,
           ,       ,       ,    3   3     ,
      And ne|ver trou|ble Pe|ter for the mat|ter.
 
[Exit]
 
CAPULET
      <-  ,           ,      ,        ,        T   T    T
20      Mass || and well | said; a | merry | whoreson, ha.
        ,              ,        ,           ,           ,
      Thou shalt | be log|ger-head.| Good faith,| 'tis day:
            ,       ,         ,          ,         ,
      The coun|ty will | be here | with mu|sic straight,
           ,        ,         ,         ,          ,
      For so | he said | he would:| I hear | him near.
 
[Music within]
       ___     __          ,          ,        ,
      Nurse,| wife,| what ho?| What nurse | I say?
 
[Re-enter Nurse]
          ,      ,   ,      2      ,         ,
25    Go wa|ken Ju|liet,| go and trim | her up;
            ,         ,          ,       ,           ,
      I'll go | and chat | with Pa|ris: hie,| make^haste,
             ,           ,     ,     2       ,      ,
      Make^haste;| the bride|groom he is | come al|ready:
             ,        ,
      Make^haste,| I say.   \\
 
[Exeunt]

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