BENVOLIO: Hey, here comes Romeo!
MERCUTIO: He looks like a dried herring without its eggs, and he's without his girl.
Oh, flesh, flesh, how you fishify.
Now he's ready for Petrarch.* Compared to Romeo's girl, Laura was a kitchen slave. Of course, she had a better love to make rhymes for her.
Dido* was shabbily dressed.
Cleopatra was a gypsy girl.
Helen and Hera were sluts and harlots.
Thisbe might've had a blue eye or two, but it doesn't matter.
Signor Romeo, bonjour! There's a French greeting for your drooping French pants! You faked us out pretty well last night.
ROMEO: Good morning to you both. In what way did I fake you out?
*Petrarch=a famous love poet
*Dido, etc.=Mercutio names a series of famous female lovers