Romeo and Juliet

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 4 Scene 4

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FIRST SERVINGMAN

15Things for the cook, sir, but I know not what.

FIRST SERVINGMAN

Things for the cook, sir. But I don’t know what they are.

CAPULET

Make haste, make haste, sirrah.

CAPULET

Hurry up, hurry up.
Exit FIRST SERVINGMAN
The FIRST SERVINGMAN exits.
(to SECOND SERVINGMAN) Fetch drier logs.
Call Peter. He will show thee where they are.
(to SECOND SERVINGMAN) You, fetch logs that are drier than these. Call Peter, he’ll show you where they are.

SECOND SERVINGMAN

I have a head, sir, that will find out logs,
20And never trouble Peter for the matter.

SECOND SERVINGMAN

I’m smart enough to find the logs myself without bothering Peter.
Exit SECOND SERVINGMAN
The SECOND SERVINGMAN exits.

CAPULET

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. I hear him near.—

CAPULET

Right, and well said. That guy’s funny. He’s got a head full of logs. Goodness, it’s daylight. The count will be here soon with music. At least he said he would. I hear him coming near.
Music plays within
Music plays offstage.
25Nurse! Wife! What, ho? What, Nurse, I say!
Nurse! Wife! What? Hey, Nurse!
Enter NURSE
The NURSE returns.
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 Juliet. Go and get her dressed. I’ll go and chat with Paris. Hey, hurry up, hurry up! The bridegroom is already here. Hurry up, I say.
Exeunt
They exit.