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Enter Lady CAPULET.
my help? Jul. No, madam ; we have cull’d such necessaries As are behoveful for our state to-morrow : So please you, let me now be left alone, And let the nurse this night sit up with
you; For, I am sure, you
your hands full all,
[Exeunt Lady CAPULET and Nurse. Jul. Farewell !--God knows, when we shall meet
[Laying down a Daggcr.
I wake before the time that Romeo
[She throws herself on the Bed. 1 The fabulous accounts of the plant called a mandrake give it a degree of anirr.al life, and when it is torn from the ground it groans, which is fatal to him that pulls it up.
Capulet's Hall. Enter Lady CAPULET and Nurse. La. Cap. Hold, take these keys, and fetch more
spices, nurse. Nurse. They call for dates and quinces in the pastry.
Go, go, you cot-quean, go,
you to bed ; 'faith, you'll be sick to-morrow For this night's watching.
Cap. No, not a whit; What! I have watch'd ere
All night for lesser cause, and ne'er been sick.
La. Cap. Ay, you have been a mouse-hunt 4 in
But I will watch you from such watching now.
[Exeunt Lady CAPULET and Nurse. Cap. A jealous-hood, a jealous-hood !-Now, fel
low, What's there?
Enter Servants, with Spits, Logs, and Baskets. 1 Serv. Things for the cook, sir; but I know not Cap. Make haste, make haste. [Exit 1 Serv.]-Sir
3 The room where pies were made. 4 Mouse was a term of endearment to a woman.
rah, fetch drier logs; Call Peter, he will show thee where they are.
2 Serv. I have a head, sir, that will find out logs, And never trouble Peter for the matter.
Cap. 'Mass, and well said; A merry whoreson! ha, Thou shalt be logger-head.—Good faith, 'tis day: The county will be here with musick straight,
[Musick within. For so he said he would. I hear him near:Nurse!--Wife! -what, ho!-what, nurse, I say!
Go, waken Juliet, go, and trim her up;
and chat with Paris :-Hie, make haste, Make haste! the bridegroom he is come already: Make haste, I say !
Juliet's Chamber; JULIET on the Bed.
Enter Nurse. Nurse. Mistress !-what, mistress !-Juliet !- fast,
I warrant her, she:Why, lamb!-why, lady!-fye, you slug-a-bed! Why, love, I say !-madam! sweet-heart!-why,
bride! What, not a word ?-you take your pennyworths
now; Sleep for a week: for the next night, I warrant, The county Paris hath set up his rest,
shall rest but little. God forgive me, (Marry and amen!) how sound is she asleep! I needs must wake her:-Madam, madam, madam! Ay, let the county take you in your bed; He'll fright you up, i'faith.-Will it not be? What, drest! and in your clothes! and down again! I must needs wake you: Lady! lady! lady! Alas! alas!--Help! help! my lady's dead !O, well-a-day, that ever I was born!Some aqua-vitæ, ho !-my lord ! my lady!
Enter Lady CAPULET. La. Cap. What noise is here? Nurse.
O lamentable day! La. Cap. What is the matter ? Nurse.
Look, look! O heavy day! La. Cap. O me, O me!-my child, my only life, Revive, look up, or I will die with thee!Help, help!--call help.
Cap. For shame, bring Juliet forth; her lord is
Nurse. She’s dead, deceas'd, she's dead; alack the
La. Cap. Alack the day! she's dead, she's dead,
she's dead. Cap. Ha! let me see her :-Out, alas! she's cold, Her blood is settled; and her joints are stiff; Life and these lips have long been separated : Death lies on her, like an untimely frost Upon the sweetest flower of all the field: