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Romeo and Juliet: Act 1, Scene 5

Romeo and Juliet
Act 1, Scene 5

Verona. A hall in Capulet’s house.

  1. Servingmen come forth with napkins.

First Servingman

2 - 3
  1. Where’s Potpan, that he helps not to take away? He shift a
  2. trencher? He scrape a trencher?

Second Servingman

4 - 5
  1. When good manners shall lie all in one or two men’s hands,
  2. and they unwash’d too, ’tis a foul thing.

First Servingman

6 - 11
  1. Away with the join-stools, remove the court-cubbert, look to
  2. the plate. Good thou, save me a piece of marchpane, and, as
  3. thou loves me, let the porter let in Susan Grindstone and
  4. Nell.
  5. Exit Second Servant.
  6. Anthony and Potpan!
  1. Enter Anthony and Potpan.

Anthony

13
  1. Ay, boy, ready.

First Servingman

14 - 15
  1. You are look’d for and call’d for, ask’d for and sought for,
  2. in the great chamber.

Potpan

16 - 17
  1. We cannot be here and there too. Cheerly, boys, be brisk a
  2. while, and the longer liver take all.
  1. Exeunt.
  1. Enter Capulet, Lady Capulet, Old Capulet, Juliet, Tybalt,
  2. Nurse, Servingmen, and all the Guests and Gentlewomen to the
  3. Maskers.

Capulet

22 - 40
  1. Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toes
  2. Unplagu’d with corns will walk a bout with you.
  3. Ah, my mistresses, which of you all
  4. Will now deny to dance? She that makes dainty,
  5. She I’ll swear hath corns. Am I come near ye now?
  6. Welcome, gentlemen! I have seen the day
  7. That I have worn a visor and could tell
  8. A whispering tale in a fair lady’s ear,
  9. Such as would please; ’tis gone, ’tis gone, ’tis gone.
  10. You are welcome, gentlemen! Come, musicians, play.
  11. Music plays, and they dance.
  12. A hall, a hall! Give room! And foot it, girls.
  13. More light, you knaves, and turn the tables up;
  14. And quench the fire, the room is grown too hot.
  15. Ah, sirrah, this unlook’d-for sport comes well.
  16. Nay, sit, nay, sit, good cousin Capulet,
  17. For you and I are past our dancing days.
  18. How long is’t now since last yourself and I
  19. Were in a mask?

Old Capulet

41
  1.                 By’r lady, thirty years.

Capulet

42 - 45
  1. What, man? ’Tis not so much, ’tis not so much:
  2. ’Tis since the nuptial of Lucentio,
  3. Come Pentecost as quickly as it will,
  4. Some five and twenty years, and then we mask’d.

Old Capulet

46 - 47
  1. ’Tis more, ’tis more. His son is elder, sir;
  2. His son is thirty.

Capulet

48 - 49
  1.                    Will you tell me that?
  2. His son was but a ward two years ago.

Romeo

50 - 52
  1. To Third Servingman.
  2. What lady’s that which doth enrich the hand
  3. Of yonder knight?

Third Servingman

53
  1. I know not, sir.

Romeo

54 - 63
  1. O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
  2. It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
  3. As a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear
  4. Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!
  5. So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows,
  6. As yonder lady o’er her fellows shows.
  7. The measure done, I’ll watch her place of stand,
  8. And touching hers, make blessed my rude hand.
  9. Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
  10. For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.

Tybalt

64 - 69
  1. This, by his voice, should be a Montague.
  2. Fetch me my rapier, boy. What dares the slave
  3. Come hither, cover’d with an antic face,
  4. To fleer and scorn at our solemnity?
  5. Now, by the stock and honor of my kin,
  6. To strike him dead I hold it not a sin.

Capulet

70
  1. Why, how now, kinsman, wherefore storm you so?

Tybalt

71 - 73
  1. Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe;
  2. A villain that is hither come in spite
  3. To scorn at our solemnity this night.

Capulet

74
  1. Young Romeo is it?

Tybalt

75
  1.                    ’Tis he, that villain Romeo.

Capulet

76 - 85
  1. Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone,
  2. ’A bears him like a portly gentleman;
  3. And to say truth, Verona brags of him
  4. To be a virtuous and well-govern’d youth.
  5. I would not for the wealth of all this town
  6. Here in my house do him disparagement;
  7. Therefore be patient, take no note of him;
  8. It is my will, the which if thou respect,
  9. Show a fair presence and put off these frowns,
  10. An ill-beseeming semblance for a feast.

Tybalt

86 - 87
  1. It fits when such a villain is a guest.
  2. I’ll not endure him.

Capulet

88 - 93
  1.                      He shall be endured.
  2. What, goodman boy? I say he shall, go to!
  3. Am I the master here, or you? Go to!
  4. You’ll not endure him! God shall mend my soul,
  5. You’ll make a mutiny among my guests!
  6. You will set cock-a-hoop! You’ll be the man!

Tybalt

94
  1. Why, uncle, ’tis a shame.

Capulet

95 - 101
  1.                           Go to, go to,
  2. You are a saucy boy. Is’t so indeed?
  3. This trick may chance to scath you, I know what.
  4. You must contrary me! Marry, ’tis time.—
  5. Well said, my hearts!—You are a princox, go,
  6. Be quiet, orMore light, more light!—For shame,
  7. I’ll make you quiet, what!—Cheerly, my hearts!

Tybalt

102 - 105
  1. Patience perforce with willful choler meeting
  2. Makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting.
  3. I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall,
  4. Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt’rest gall.
  1. Exit.

Romeo

107 - 111
  1. To Juliet.
  2. If I profane with my unworthiest hand
  3. This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this,
  4. My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
  5. To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.

Juliet

112 - 115
  1. Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
  2. Which mannerly devotion shows in this:
  3. For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch,
  4. And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss.

Romeo

116
  1. Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?

Juliet

117
  1. Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in pray’r.

Romeo

118 - 119
  1. O then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do,
  2. They praygrant thou, lest faith turn to despair.

Juliet

120
  1. Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake.

Romeo

121 - 122
  1. Then move not while my prayer’s effect I take.
  2. Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purg’d.
  1. Kissing her.

Juliet

124
  1. Then have my lips the sin that they have took.

Romeo

125 - 126
  1. Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urg’d!
  2. Give me my sin again.
  1. Kissing her again.

Juliet

128
  1.                       You kiss by th’ book.

Nurse

129
  1. Madam, your mother craves a word with you.

Romeo

130
  1. What is her mother?

Nurse

131 - 136
  1.                     Marry, bachelor,
  2. Her mother is the lady of the house,
  3. And a good lady, and a wise and virtuous.
  4. I nurs’d her daughter that you talk’d withal;
  5. I tell you, he that can lay hold of her
  6. Shall have the chinks.

Romeo

137 - 138
  1.                        Is she a Capulet?
  2. O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt.

Benvolio

139
  1. Away, be gone, the sport is at the best.

Romeo

140
  1. Ay, so I fear, the more is my unrest.

Capulet

141 - 149
  1. Nay, gentlemen, prepare not to be gone,
  2. We have a trifling foolish banquet towards.
  3. They whisper in his ear.
  4. Is it e’en so? Why then I thank you all.
  5. I thank you, honest gentlemen, good night.
  6. More torches here! Come on, then let’s to bed.
  7. To Second Capulet.
  8. Ah, sirrah, by my fay, it waxes late,
  9. I’ll to my rest.
  1. Exeunt all but Juliet and Nurse.

Juliet

151
  1. Come hither, nurse. What is yond gentleman?

Nurse

152
  1. The son and heir of old Tiberio.

Juliet

153
  1. What’s he that now is going out of door?

Nurse

154
  1. Marry, that, I think, be young Petruchio.

Juliet

155
  1. What’s he that follows here, that would not dance?

Nurse

156
  1. I know not.

Juliet

157 - 158
  1. Go ask his name.—If he be married,
  2. My grave is like to be my wedding-bed.

Nurse

159 - 160
  1. His name is Romeo, and a Montague,
  2. The only son of your great enemy.

Juliet

161 - 164
  1. My only love sprung from my only hate!
  2. Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
  3. Prodigious birth of love it is to me
  4. That I must love a loathed enemy.

Nurse

165
  1. What’s tis? What’s tis?

Juliet

166 - 168
  1.                         A rhyme I learnt even now
  2. Of one I danc’d withal.
  3. One calls within, Juliet!”

Nurse

169 - 170
  1.                         Anon, anon!
  2. Come let’s away, the strangers all are gone.
  1. Exeunt.
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