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And she was wean'd, I never shall forget it,
quoth he: And, pretty fool, it stinted, and said-Ay. La. Cap. Enough of this; I pray thee, hold thy
peace. Nurse. Yes, madam ; Yet I cannot choose but
(1) i.e. I have a perfect remembrance or recolleotion.
(2) The cross.
Yea, quoth my husband, fall'st upon thy face?
Jul. And stint thou too, I pray thee, nurse, say I
La. Cap. Marry, that marry is the very theme I came to talk of :-Tell me, daughter Juliet, How stands your disposition to be married !
Jul. It is an honour that I dream not of.
Nurse. An honour! were not I thine only nurse, I'd say, thou hadst suck'd wisdom from thy teat.
La. Cap. Well, think of marriage now; younger Here in Verona, ladies of esteem, Are made already mothers : by my count, I was your mother much upon these years, That you are now a maid." Thus then, in brief; The valiant Paris seeks you for his love.
Nurse. A man, young lady! lady, such a man, As all the world—Why, he's a man of war.2
La. Cap. Verona's summer hath not such a flower.
(3) The comments on ancient books were al. ways printed in the margin.
Scaring the ladies like a crow-keeper ;
bling; Being but heavy, I will bear the light. Mer. Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you
dance. Rom. Not I, believe me: you have dancing shoes, With nimble soles : I have a soul of lead, So stakes me to the ground, I cannot move.
Mer. You are a lover; borrow Cupid's wings, And soar with them above a common bound.
Rom. I am too sore enpierced with his shaft,
Mer. And, to sink in it, should you burden love; Too great oppression for a tender thing.
Rom. Is love a tender thing? it is too rough, Too rude, too boist'rous; and it pricks like thorn. Mer. If love be rough with you, be rough with
love; Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down Give me a case to put my visage in :
[Putting on a mask. A visor for a visor!-what care I, What curious eye doth quote4 deformities? Here are the beetle-brows, shall blush for me.
Ben. Come, knock, and enter; and no sooner in, But every man betake him to his legs.
(1) A scare-crow, a figure made up to frighten crows.
(2) A dance.
(3) A torch-bearer was a constant appendage to every troop of maskera.