Romeo and Juliet

by: William Shakespeare

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PETER

Madam, the guests are come, supper served up, you called, my young lady asked for, the Nurse cursed in the pantry, and every thing in extremity. I must hence to wait. I beseech you, follow straight.

PETER

Madam, the guests are here, dinner is served, people are calling for you, people have asked for Juliet, and in the pantry, people are cursing the Nurse. Everything’s out of control. I must go and serve the guests. Please, follow straight after me.

LADY CAPULET

We follow thee.—Juliet, the county stays.

LADY CAPULET

We’ll follow you.
Juliet, the count is waiting for you.

NURSE

Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days.

NURSE

Go, girl, look for a man who’ll give you happy nights at the end of happy days.
Exeunt
They all exit.