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Romeo and Juliet: Act I, Scene 5

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Romeo and Juliet
Act I, Scene 5

Verona. A hall in Capulet’s house.

  1. Servingmen come forth with napkins.

First Servingman

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

Second Servingman

3 - 4
  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

5 - 9
  1. Away with the join-stools, remove the court-cubbert, look to
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    A type of cupboard used for storing dishware.
  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

10
  1. Ay, boy, ready.

First Servingman

11 - 12
  1. You are look’d for and call’d for, ask’d for and sought for,
  2. in the great chamber.

Potpan

13 - 14
  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

15 - 32
  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

33
  1.                 By’r lady, thirty years.

Capulet

34 - 37
  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

38 - 39
  1. ’Tis more, ’tis more. His son is elder, sir;
  2. His son is thirty.

Capulet

40 - 41
  1.                    Will you tell me that?
  2. His son was but a ward two years ago.

Romeo

42 - 43
  1. To Third Servingman.
  2. What lady’s that which doth enrich the hand
  3. Of yonder knight?

Third Servingman

44
  1. I know not, sir.

Romeo

45 - 54
  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

55 - 60
  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

61
  1. Why, how now, kinsman, wherefore storm you so?

Tybalt

62 - 64
  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

65
  1. Young Romeo is it?

Tybalt

66
  1.                    ’Tis he, that villain Romeo.

Capulet

67 - 76
  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

77 - 78
  1. It fits when such a villain is a guest.
  2. I’ll not endure him.

Capulet

79 - 84
  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

85
  1. Why, uncle, ’tis a shame.

Capulet

86 - 92
  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

93 - 96
  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

97 - 100
  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

101 - 104
  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

105
  1. Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?

Juliet

106
  1. Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in pray’r.

Romeo

107 - 108
  1. O then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do,
  2. They praygrant thou, lest faith turn to despair.

Juliet

109
  1. Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake.

Romeo

110 - 111
  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

112
  1. Then have my lips the sin that they have took.

Romeo

113 - 114
  1. Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urg’d!
  2. Give me my sin again.
  1. Kissing her again.

Juliet

115
  1.                       You kiss by th’ book.

Nurse

116
  1. Madam, your mother craves a word with you.

Romeo

117
  1. What is her mother?

Nurse

118 - 123
  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

124 - 125
  1.                        Is she a Capulet?
  2. O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt.

Benvolio

126
  1. Away, be gone, the sport is at the best.

Romeo

127
  1. Ay, so I fear, the more is my unrest.

Capulet

128 - 134
  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

135
  1. Come hither, nurse. What is yond gentleman?

Nurse

136
  1. The son and heir of old Tiberio.

Juliet

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

Nurse

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

Juliet

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

Nurse

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  1. I know not.

Juliet

141 - 142
  1. Go ask his name.—If he be married,
  2. My grave is like to be my wedding-bed.

Nurse

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

Juliet

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  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

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  1. What’s tis? What’s tis?

Juliet

150 - 151
  1.                         A rhyme I learnt even now
  2. Of one I danc’d withal.
  3. One calls within, Juliet!”

Nurse

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