Romeo and Juliet Translation Act 4, Scene 2
CAPULET, LADY CAPULET, and the NURSE enter, along with two or three SERVINGMEN
[Gives paper to FIRST SERVINGMAN] So many guests inviteas here are writ.
[Giving a paper to the FIRST SERVINGMAN] Invite all the guests written on this list.
The FIRST SERVINGMAN exits.
[To SECOND SERVINGMAN] Sirrah, go hire me twenty cunning cooks.
[To SECOND SERVINGMAN] Go hire twenty skilled cooks.
You shall have none ill, sir, for I’ll try if they can lick their fingers.
I won’t hire any bad cooks. I’ll test them by making them lick their fingers.
How canst thou try them so?
How does that work?
Marry, sir, ’tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers. Therefore he that cannot lick his fingers goes not with me.
Well, sir, it’s a bad cook who refuses to lick his own fingers. So I won’t hire any cooks who won’t lick their own fingers.
Go, be gone.
The SECOND SERVINGMAN exits.
We shall be much unfurnished for this time.What, is my daughter gone to Friar Lawrence?
Well, he may chance to do some good on her.A peevish self-willed harlotry it is.
See where she comes from shrift with merry look.
How now, my headstrong? Where have you been gadding?
Where I have learned me to repent the sin Of disobedient opposition To you and your behests, and am enjoined By holy Lawrence to fall prostrate here To beg your pardon. [Falls to her knees] Pardon, I beseech you! Henceforward I am ever ruled by you.
Send for the county. Go tell him of this.I’ll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning.
I met the youthful lord at Lawrence’ cell,And gave him what becomèd love I might, Not stepping o’er the bounds of modesty.
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! Our whole city is much bound to him.
Nurse, will you go with me into my closetTo help me sort such needful ornamentsAs you think fit to furnish me tomorrow?
No, not till Thursday. There is time enough.
Go, Nurse. Go with her. We’ll to church tomorrow.
We shall be short in our provision.‘Tis now near night.
JULIET and the NURSE exit.
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 tonight. Let me alone. I'll play the housewife for this once.
LADY CAPULET exits
What, ho! They are all forth. Well, I will walk myself To County Paris to prepare up him Against tomorrow. My heart is wondrous light, Since this same wayward girl is so reclaimed.
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