Open Source Shakespeare

Speeches (Lines) for Second Servant
in "Romeo and Juliet"

Total: 6

# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text



First Servant. Where's Potpan, that he helps not to take away? He
shift a trencher? he scrape a trencher!

Second Servant. When good manners shall lie all in one or two men's
hands and they unwashed too, 'tis a foul thing.



First Servant. Away with the joint-stools, remove the
court-cupboard, look to the plate. Good thou, save
me a piece of marchpane; and, as thou lovest me, let
the porter let in Susan Grindstone and Nell.
Antony, and Potpan!

Second Servant. Ay, boy, ready.



First Servant. You are looked for and called for, asked for and
sought for, in the great chamber.

Second Servant. We cannot be here and there too. Cheerly, boys; be
brisk awhile, and the longer liver take all.



Capulet. So many guests invite as here are writ.
[Exit First Servant]
Sirrah, go hire me twenty cunning cooks.

Second Servant. You shall have none ill, sir; for I'll try if they
can lick their fingers.



Capulet. How canst thou try them so?

Second Servant. Marry, sir, 'tis an ill cook that cannot lick his
own fingers: therefore he that cannot lick his
fingers goes not with me.



Capulet. Make haste, make haste.
[Exit First Servant]
Sirrah, fetch drier logs:
Call Peter, he will show thee where they are.

Second Servant. I have a head, sir, that will find out logs,
And never trouble Peter for the matter.