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She could have run and waddled all about.
La. Cap. Enough of this; I pray thee, hold thy peace.
Nurse. Yes, madam ; Yet I cannot choose but laugh, To think it should leave crying, and say-Ay: And yet, I warrant, it had upon its brow A bump as big as a young cockrel's stone; A par'lous knock; and it cried bitterly. Yea, quoth my husband, fall ft upon thy face? Thou wilt fall backward, when thou comift to age; Wilt thou nat, Jule? it stinted, and said —Ay.
Jul. And stint thou too, I pray thee, nurse, say I.
Nurse. Peace, I have done. God mark thee to his grace! Thou waft the prettiest babe that e'er I nurs'd : An I might live to see thee married once, I have
Jul. It is an honour that I dream not of.
Nurje. An honour! were not I thine only nurse, I'd say, thou hadft fuck'd wisdom from thy teat.
La.Cap. Well, think of marriage now; younger than you, Here in Verona, ladies of esteem,
Are made already mothers : by my count,
Nurse. A man, young lady! lady, such a man,
La. Cap. Verona's summer hath not such a flower.
La, Cap. What say you ? can you love the gentleman ?
Nurse. No less ? nay, bigger; women grow by men.
Jul. I'll look to like, if looking liking move :
Enter a Servant.
Serv. Madam, the guests are come, fupper served up, you call’d, my young lady alk'd for, the nurse cursed in
the pantry, and every thing in extremity. I must hence to wait; I beseech you, follow straight.
La. Cap. We follow thee.-Juliet, the county stays. Nurse. Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days.
Enter ROMEO, MERCUTIO, BENVOLIO, with five or fix
Maskers, Torch-bearers, and Others.
Ben. The date is out of fuch prolixity:
Rom, Give me a torch,- I am not for this ambling; 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 fakes me to the ground, I cannot move.
Mer. You are a lover ; borrow Cupid's wings,
Rom. I am too fore 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 boift'rous; and it pricks like thorn.
Mer. If love be rough with you, be rough with love ;
quote deformities? Here are the beetle-brows, shall blush for me.
Ben. Come, knock, and enter; and no sooner in,
Rom. A torch for me: let wantons, light of heart,
Mer. Tut! dun's the mouse, the constable's own word:
Rom. Nay, that's not fo.
I mean, fir, in delay
Rom. And we mean well, in going to this malk;
Why, may one alk?
And so did I.
That dreamers often lie.' Rom. In bed, asleep, while they do dream things true. с
Mer. O, then, I fee, queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife ; and the comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie afleep: Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners' legs; The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers ; The traces, of the smallest spider's web; The collars, of the moonshine's watry beams : Her whip, of cricket's bone; the lash, of film: Her waggoner, a small grey-coated gnat, Not half so big as a round little worm Prick'd from the lazy finger of a maid : Her chariot is an empty hazel-nut, Made by the joiner squirrel, or old grub, Time out of mind the fairies' coach-makers. And in this state the gallops night by night Through lovers' brains, and then they dream of love : On courtiers' knees, that dream on court'sies straight: O’er lawyers' fingers, who straight dream on fees : O’er ladies lips, who straight on kiffes dream; Which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues, Because their breaths with sweet-meats tainted are. Sometimes she gallops o'er a courtier's nofe, And then dreams he of smelling out a suit : And sometimes comes she with a tythe-pig's tail, Tickling a parson's nose as 'a lies asleep, Then dreams he of another benefice : Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats, Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades, Of healths five fathom deep; and then anon Drums in his ear; at which he starts, and wakes ;