Speeches (Lines) for First Musician
in "Romeo and Juliet"

Total: 10

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

IV,5,2756

(stage directions). [Exeunt CAPULET, LADY CAPULET, PARIS, and FRIAR LAURENCE]

First Musician. Faith, we may put up our pipes, and be gone.


2

IV,5,2760

(stage directions). [Exit]

First Musician. Ay, by my troth, the case may be amended.


3

IV,5,2764

Peter. Musicians, O, musicians, 'Heart's ease, Heart's
ease:' O, an you will have me live, play 'Heart's ease.'

First Musician. Why 'Heart's ease?'


4

IV,5,2768

Peter. O, musicians, because my heart itself plays 'My
heart is full of woe:' O, play me some merry dump,
to comfort me.

First Musician. Not a dump we; 'tis no time to play now.


5

IV,5,2770

Peter. You will not, then?

First Musician. No.


6

IV,5,2772

Peter. I will then give it you soundly.

First Musician. What will you give us?


7

IV,5,2775

Peter. No money, on my faith, but the gleek;
I will give you the minstrel.

First Musician. Then I will give you the serving-creature.


8

IV,5,2779

Peter. Then will I lay the serving-creature's dagger on
your pate. I will carry no crotchets: I'll re you,
I'll fa you; do you note me?

First Musician. An you re us and fa us, you note us.


9

IV,5,2789

Peter. Then have at you with my wit! I will dry-beat you
with an iron wit, and put up my iron dagger. Answer
me like men:
'When griping grief the heart doth wound,
And doleful dumps the mind oppress,
Then music with her silver sound'—
why 'silver sound'? why 'music with her silver
sound'? What say you, Simon Catling?

First Musician. Marry, sir, because silver hath a sweet sound.


10

IV,5,2800

(stage directions). [Exit]

First Musician. What a pestilent knave is this same!


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