Enter Father Capulet, Mother, Nurse, and Servingmen,
two or three.
So many guests invite as here are writ.
[Exit a Servingman.]
Sirrah, go hire me twenty cunning cooks.
You shall have none ill, sir;
for I'll try if they can
lick their fingers.
How canst thou try them so?
Friar Laurence's cell.
Enter Friar, [Laurence] and County Paris.
On Thursday, sir? The time is very short.
My father Capulet will have it so,
And I am nothing slow to slack his haste.
You say you do not know the lady's mind.
Uneven is the course;
I like it not.
Enter Romeo and Juliet aloft, at the Window.
Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day.
It was the nightingale, and not the lark,
That pierc'd the fearful hollow of thine ear.
Nightly she sings on yond pomegranate tree.
Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.
It was the lark, the herald of the morn;
Enter Old Capulet, his Wife, and Paris.
Things have fall'n out, sir, so unluckily
That we have had no time to move our daughter.
Look you, she lov'd her kinsman Tybalt dearly,
And so did I. Well, we were born to die.
'Tis very late;
she'll not come down to-night.
I promise you, but for your company,
I would have been abed an hour ago.
Enter Friar [Laurence].
Romeo, come forth;
come forth, thou fearful man.
Affliction is enanmour'd of thy parts,
And thou art wedded to calamity.
Father, what news? What is the Prince's doom
What sorrow craves acquaintance at my hand
That I yet know not?
Enter Juliet alone.
Enter Mercutio, Benvolio, and Men.
I pray thee, good Mercutio, let's retire.
The day is hot, the Capulets abroad.
And if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl,
For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.
Enter Friar [Laurence] and Romeo.
So smile the heavens upon this holy act
That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!
The clock struck nine when I did send the nurse;
Enter Benvolio and Mercutio.
Where the devil should this Romeo be?
Came he not home to-night?
Not to his father's. I spoke with his man.
Why, that same pale hard-hearted wench, that Rosaline,
Torments him so that he will sure run mad.