Speeches (Lines) for Peter
in "Romeo and Juliet"

Total: 13

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1

II,4,1259

Nurse. Peter!

Peter. Anon!


2

II,4,1312

Nurse. An a' speak any thing against me, I'll take him
down, an a' were lustier than he is, and twenty such
Jacks; and if I cannot, I'll find those that shall.
Scurvy knave! I am none of his flirt-gills; I am
none of his skains-mates. And thou must stand by
too, and suffer every knave to use me at his pleasure?

Peter. I saw no man use you a pleasure; if I had, my weapon
should quickly have been out, I warrant you: I dare
draw as soon as another man, if I see occasion in a
good quarrel, and the law on my side.


3

II,4,1371

Nurse. Ay, a thousand times.
[Exit Romeo]
Peter!

Peter. Anon!


4

IV,5,2762

(stage directions). [Enter PETER]

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


5

IV,5,2765

First Musician. Why 'Heart's ease?'

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


6

IV,5,2769

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

Peter. You will not, then?


7

IV,5,2771

First Musician. No.

Peter. I will then give it you soundly.


8

IV,5,2773

First Musician. What will you give us?

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


9

IV,5,2776

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

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?


10

IV,5,2781

Second Musician. Pray you, put up your dagger, and put out your wit.

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?


11

IV,5,2790

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

Peter. Pretty! What say you, Hugh Rebeck?


12

IV,5,2792

Second Musician. I say 'silver sound,' because musicians sound for silver.

Peter. Pretty too! What say you, James Soundpost?


13

IV,5,2794

Third Musician. Faith, I know not what to say.

Peter. O, I cry you mercy; you are the singer: I will say
for you. It is 'music with her silver sound,'
because musicians have no gold for sounding:
'Then music with her silver sound
With speedy help doth lend redress.'


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