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What, is my daughter gone to friar Laurence ?

Nurse. Ay, forsooth.

Cap. Well, he may chance to do some good on her: A peevish self-willid harlotry it is.

Enter Juliet. Nurse. See, where she comes from shrift, with merry

look. Cap. How now, my headstrong? where have you been

Jul. Where I have learn’d me to repent the sin
Of disobedient opposition . .
To you, and your behests; and am enjoin'd
By holy Laurence to fall prostrate here,
And beg your pardon :-Pardon, I beseech you !
Henceforward I am ever rul’d by you.

Cap. Send for the county; go tell him of this;
I'll have this knot knit up to-morrow morning.

Jul. I met the youthful lord at Laurence' cell;
And gave him what becomed love I might,
Not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty.

Cap. Why, I am glad on't; this is well,-stand up:
This is as't should be. Let me see the county;
Ay, marry, go, I say, and fetch him hither. -
Now, afore God, this reverend holy friar,
All our whole city is much bound to him.

Jul. Nurse, will you go with me into my closet,
To help me sort such needful ornaments
As you think fit to furnish me to-morrow?

La. Cap. No, not till Thursday; there is time enough. Cap. Go, nurse, go with her :-we'll to church tomorrow.

[Ereunt Juliet and Nurse.

La. Cap. We shall be short in our provision; 'Tis now near night.

Cap. Tush! I will stir about, And all things shall be well, I warrant thee, wife: Go thou to Juliet, help to deck up her; I'll not to bed to-night;,let me alone; I'll play the housewife for this once. What, ho! They are all forth: Well, I will walk myself To county Paris, to prepare him up Against to-morrow : my heart is wond'rous light, Since this same wayward girl is so reclaim’d. [Exeunt.

SCENE III-Juliet's Chamber.

Enter Juliet and Nurse. Jul. Ay, those attires are best :-But, gentle nurse, I pray thee, leave me to myself to-night; For I have need of many orisons To move the heavens to smile upon my state, Which, well thou know'st, is cross and full of sin.

Enter Lady CAPULET. La. Cap. What are you busy? do you need my helpe

Jul. No, madam; we have culld 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 have your hands full all, In this so sudden business.

La. Cap. Good night!

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Get thee to bed, and rest; for thou hast need.

[Exeunt Lady CAPULET and Nurse. Jul. Farewell !-God knows, when we shall meet

I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins,
That almost freezes up the heat of life:
I'll call them back again to comfort me;-
Nurse!-What should she do here?
My dismal scene I needs must act alone.-
Come, phial.
What if this mixture do not work at all ?
Must I of force be married to the county ?--
No, no ;--this shall forbid it:-- lie thou there.-

(Laying down a dagger.
What if it be a poison, which the friar
Subtly hath minister'd to have me dead;
Lest in this marriage he should be dishonour'd,
Because he married me before to Romeo ?
I fear, it is: and yet, methinks, it should not,
For he hath still been tried a holy man:
I will not entertain so bad a thought.--
How if, when I am laid into the tomb,
I wake before the time that Romeo
Come to redeem me? there's a fearful point!
Shall I not then be stifled in the vault,
To whose foul mouth no healthsome air breathes in,
And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes ?
Or, if I live, is it not very like,
The horrible conceit of death and night,
Together with the terror of the place,-
As in a vault, an ancient receptacle,
Where, for these many hundred years, the bones

Of all my buried ancestors are pack’d;
Where bloody Tybalt, yet but green in earth,
Lies fest’ring in his shroud; where, as they say
At some hours in the night, spirits resort;-
Alack, alack! is it not like, that I,
So early waking,—what with loathsome smells;
And shrieks like mandrakes' torn out of the earth,
That living mortals, hearing them, run mad;-
0! if I wake, shall I not be distraught,
Environed with all these hideous fears:
And madly play with my forefathers' joints ?
And pluck the mangled Tybalt from his shroud ?.
And, in this rage, with some great kinsman's bone,
As with a club, dash out my desperate brains ?
O, look! methinks, I see my cousin's ghost
Seeking out Romeo, that did spit his body
Upon a rapier's point:--Stay, Tybalt, stay !-
Romeo, I come! this do I drink to thee.

[She throws herself upon the bed.


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.

Enter Capulet. Cap. Come, stir, stir, stir! the second cock hath

crow'd, The curfeu bell hath‘rung, 'tis three o'clock :

Look to the bak'd meats, good Angelica :
Spare not for cost.

Nurse. Go, go, you cot-quean, go,
Get 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 now
All night for lesser cause, and ne'er been sick.
La. Cap. Ay, you have been a mouse-hunt in your

time; But I will watch you from such watching now.

[Exeunt Lady CAPULET and Nurse. Cap. A jealous-hood, a jealous-hood !-Now, fellow, What's there?

Enter Servants, with spits, logs, and baskets. i Sero. Things for the cook, sir; but I know not

what. Cap. Make haste, make haste. [Exit 1 Serv.]—Sirrah,

fetch drier logs; Call Peter, he will show thee where they are.

2 Sero. I have a head, sir, that will find out logs, And never trouble Peter for the matter. [Erit.

Cap. 'Mass, and well said; A merry whoreson! ha, Thou shalt be logger-head.--Good faith, 'tis day: The county will be here with music straight,

[Music within. For so he said he would. I hear him near: Nurse !-Wife!—what, ho !—what, nurse, I say!

Enter Nurse.
Go, waken Juliet, go, and trim her up;
I'll go and chat with Paris :-Hie, make haste,

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