Romeo and Juliet Translation Act 4, Scene 4
Hold, take these keys, and fetch more spices, Nurse.
Wait. Take these keys and go get more spices, Nurse.
.LADY CAPULET and the NURSE enter.
They call for dates and quinces in the pastry.
They’re calling for dates and quinces in the kitchen.
Come, stir, stir, stir! The second cock hath crowed. The curfew bell hath rung. ‘Tis three o’clock.— Look to the baked meats, good Angelica. Spare not for the cost.
Come on, get moving, get moving, get moving! The second rooster has crowed. The curfew-bell has rung. It’s three o’clock. Go get the baked meats, good Angelica. Don’t worry about the cost.
Go, you cot-quean, go.Get you to bed, faith. You’ll be sick tomorrowFor this night’s watching.
Oh, you cottage housewife, you. Go to bed, my God. You’ll be sick tomorrow from staying up all night.
No, not a whit, what. I have watched ere now All night for lesser cause, and ne’er been sick.
No, no, not at all. I’ve stayed up all night before for less important reasons, and never gotten sick from it.
Ay, you have been a mouse-hunt in your time,But I will watch you from such watching now.
Yes, you were a woman-chaser in your time. But I’ll keep an eye on you to make sure you don’t stay up for those reasons anymore.
LADY CAPULET and the NURSE exit.
A jealous hood, a jealous hood!
She has become a jealous woman, a jealous woman!
Enter three or four SERVINGMEN with spits and logs and baskets.
Now, fellow,What is there?
Now, fellow, what are you carrying?
Things for the cook, sir, but I know not what.
Things for the cook, sir. But I don’t know what exactly.
Make haste, make haste, sirrah.
Hurry up, hurry up.
Exit the FIRST SERVINGMAN.
Fetch drier logs.Call Peter. He will show thee where they are.
[To SECOND SERVINGMAN] Fetch logs that are drier. Call Peter. He’ll show you where they are.
I have a head, sir, that will find out logs, And never trouble Peter for the matter.
I can find the logs without bothering Peter.
The SECOND SERVINGMAN exits.
Mass, and well said! A merry whoreson, ha! Thou shalt be loggerhead. Good faith, 'tis day. The County will be here with music straight, For so he said he would.
Good God. And well said! A joking bastard, ha! You are a blockhead. In good faith, it's day already. The Count will be here soon with musicians, for he said he would. I hear him coming—
Music plays within.
I hear him near.Nurse! Wife! What ho, what, Nurse, I say!
I hear him coming near.
Nurse! Wife! Hey! What? Nurse, I say!
Enter the 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.
Go wake up Juliet. Go and get her dressed. I'll go and chat with Paris. Hurry, make haste, make haste! The bridegroom is already here. Make haste, I say!
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