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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

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Act IV, Scene 4

Hall in Capulet’s house.


[Enter LADY CAPULET and Nurse]

  • Lady Capulet. Hold, take these keys, and fetch more spices, nurse.
  • Nurse. They call for dates and quinces in the pastry.


  • Capulet. Come, stir, stir, stir! the second cock hath crow'd,
    The curfew-bell hath rung, 'tis three o'clock:
    Look to the baked meats, good Angelica:
    Spare not for the cost.
  • Nurse. Go, you cot-quean, go, 2620
    Get you to bed; faith, You'll be sick to-morrow
    For this night's watching.
  • Capulet. No, not a whit: what! I have watch'd ere now
    All night for lesser cause, and ne'er been sick.
  • Lady Capulet. Ay, you have been a mouse-hunt in your time; 2625
    But I will watch you from such watching now.

[Exeunt LADY CAPULET and Nurse]

  • Capulet. A jealous hood, a jealous hood!

[Enter three or four Servingmen, with spits, logs, and baskets]

  • Capulet. Now, fellow, 2630
    What's there?
  • Capulet. Make haste, make haste.
    [Exit First Servant]
    Sirrah, fetch drier logs: 2635
    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.


  • Capulet. Mass, and well said; a merry whoreson, ha! 2640
    Thou shalt be logger-head. Good faith, 'tis day:
    The county will be here with music straight,
    For so he said he would: I hear him near.
    [Music within]
    Nurse! Wife! What, ho! What, nurse, I say! 2645
    [Re-enter Nurse]
    Go waken Juliet, go and trim her up;
    I'll go and chat with Paris: hie, make haste,
    Make haste; the bridegroom he is come already:
    Make haste, I say. 2650