NURSE: My young mistress asked me to find you.
What she asked me to say, I'll keep to myself. But, let me tell you this first:
If you lead her into a "fool's paradise," as they say, it would be an outrageous crime, for the lady is young.
...And if you try to double deal with her, it would be very wicked and very poor behavior.
ROMEO: Nurse, give my regards to your lady. But I protest*...
NURSE: Oh, you have a good heart, and believe me, I'll tell her that.
Lord, Lord, she'll be a happy woman.
ROMEO: What will you tell her, nurse? You're not listening to me!
NURSE: Sir, I'll tell her you protest* to her, which I think is the gentlemanly thing to do.
ROMEO: Tell her to devise some way to come to confession at the abbey this afternoon.
At Friar Lawrence's cell, she will confess, and then be married. Here is a reward for your efforts.
NURSE: No, truly, sir, not a penny.
ROMEO: Go on. I insist you take it.
NURSE: This afternoon, sir? She’ll be there.
*The nurse thinks he means "propose."