Romeo and Juliet

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Enter Father Capulet, Mother, Nurse, andEnter Capulet, Lady Capulet, Nurse, and two or three RJ IV.ii.1.1
Seruing men, two or three.Servingmen RJ IV.ii.1.2
So many guests inuite as here are writ,So many guests invite as here are writ. RJ IV.ii.1
Exit a Servingman RJ IV.ii.1
Sirrah, go hire me twenty cunning Cookes.Sirrah, go hire me twenty cunning cooks.cunning (adj.)
knowledgeable, skilful, clever
RJ IV.ii.2
You shall haue none ill sir, for Ile trie ifYou shall have none ill, sir. For I'll try ifill (adj.)
poor, inadequate, miserable
RJ IV.ii.3
try (v.)

old form: trie
prove, ascertain, find out
they can licke their fingers.they can lick their fingers. RJ IV.ii.4
How canst thou trie them so?How! Canst thou try them so? RJ IV.ii.5
Marrie sir, 'tis an ill Cooke that cannot lickeMarry, sir, 'tis an ill cook that cannot lickmarry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
RJ IV.ii.6
his owne fingers: therefore he that cannot licke his fingershis own fingers. Therefore he that cannot lick his fingers RJ IV.ii.7
goes not with me.goes not with me. RJ IV.ii.8
Go be gone,Go, be gone. RJ IV.ii.9
Exit Servingman RJ IV.ii.9
we shall be much vnfurnisht for this time:We shall be much unfurnished for this time.unfurnished (adj.)

old form: vnfurnisht
unprepared, unready
RJ IV.ii.10
what is my Daughter gone to Frier Lawrence?What, is my daughter gone to Friar Laurence? RJ IV.ii.11
I forsooth.Ay, forsooth.forsooth (adv.)
in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
RJ IV.ii.12
Well he may chance to do some good on her,Well, he may chance to do some good on her. RJ IV.ii.13
A peeuish selfe-wild harlotry it is.A peevish self-willed harlotry it is.peevish (adj.)

old form: peeuish
obstinate, perverse, self-willed [contrast modern sense of ‘irritable, morose’]
RJ IV.ii.14
harlotry (n.)
[affectionate] little wretch, baggage
Enter Iuliet.Enter Juliet RJ IV.ii.15.1
See where she comes from shrift / With merrie looke.See where she comes from shrift with merry look.shrift (n.)
RJ IV.ii.15
How now my headstrong, / Where haue you bin gadding?How now, my headstrong! Where have you been gadding? RJ IV.ii.16
Where I haue learnt me to repent the sinWhere I have learned me to repent the sin RJ IV.ii.17
Of disobedient opposition:Of disobedient opposition RJ IV.ii.18
To you and your behests, and am enioyn'dTo you and your behests, and am enjoinedbehest (n.)
command, bidding, decree
RJ IV.ii.19
By holy Lawrence, to fall prostrate here,By holy Laurence to fall prostrate here RJ IV.ii.20
To beg your pardon: pardon I beseech you,To beg your pardon. Pardon, I beseech you! RJ IV.ii.21
Henceforward I am euer rul'd by you.Henceforward I am ever ruled by you. RJ IV.ii.22
Send for the Countie, goe tell him of this,Send for the County. Go tell him of this.county (n.)

old form: Countie
[title of rank] count
RJ IV.ii.23
Ile haue this knot knit vp to morrow morning.I'll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning. RJ IV.ii.24
I met the youthfull Lord at Lawrence Cell,I met the youthful lord at Laurence' cell RJ IV.ii.25
And gaue him what becomed Loue I might,And gave him what becomed love I might,becomed (adj.)
becoming, befitting, appropriate
RJ IV.ii.26
Not stepping ore the bounds of modestie.Not step o'er the bounds of modesty. RJ IV.ii.27
Why I am glad on't, this is well, stand vp,Why, I am glad on't. This is well. Stand up. RJ IV.ii.28
This is as't should be, let me see the County:This is as't should be. Let me see, the County. RJ IV.ii.29
I marrie go I say, and fetch him hither.Ay, marry, go, I say, and fetch him hither. RJ IV.ii.30
Now afore God, this reueren'd holy Frier,Now, afore God, this reverend holy Friar,afore, 'fore (prep.)
before, in front of
RJ IV.ii.31
All our whole Cittie is much bound to him.All our whole city is much bound to him.bound (adj.)
obliged, indebted, under an obligation
RJ IV.ii.32
Nurse will you goe with me into my Closet,Nurse, will you go with me into my closetcloset (n.)
private chamber, study, own room
RJ IV.ii.33
To helpe me sort such needfull ornaments,To help me sort such needful ornaments RJ IV.ii.34
As you thinke fit to furnish me to morrow?As you think fit to furnish me tomorrow?furnish (v.)
dress, clothe, equip, fit out
RJ IV.ii.35
No not till Thursday, there's time inough.No, not till Thursday. There is time enough. RJ IV.ii.36
Go Nurse, go with her, / Weele to Church to morrow.Go, Nurse, go with her. We'll to church tomorrow. RJ IV.ii.37
Exeunt Iuliet and Nurse.Exeunt Juliet and Nurse RJ IV.ii.37
We shall be short in our prouision,We shall be short in our provision. RJ IV.ii.38
'Tis now neere night.'Tis now near night. RJ IV.ii.39.1
Tush, I will stirre about,Tush, I will stir about, RJ IV.ii.39.2
And all things shall be well, I warrant thee wife:And all things shall be well, I warrant thee, wife.warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
RJ IV.ii.40
Go thou to Iuliet, helpe to decke vp her,Go thou to Juliet, help to deck up her.deck up (v.)

old form: decke vp
array, attire, adorn
RJ IV.ii.41
Ile not to bed to night, let me alone:I'll not to bed tonight. Let me alone. RJ IV.ii.42
Ile play the huswife for this once. What ho?I'll play the housewife for this once. What, ho! RJ IV.ii.43
They are all forth, well I will walke my selfeThey are all forth. Well, I will walk myself RJ IV.ii.44
To Countie Paris, to prepare him vpTo County Paris, to prepare up himprepare up (v.)

old form: vp
prepare, put in readiness
RJ IV.ii.45
Against to morrow, my heart is wondrous light,Against tomorrow. My heart is wondrous light,light (adj.)
joyful, merry, light-hearted
RJ IV.ii.46
Since this same way-ward Gyrle is so reclaim'd.Since this same wayward girl is so reclaimed.reclaim (v.)

old form: reclaim'd
subdue, tame, make obedient
RJ IV.ii.47
Exeunt Father and Mother.Exeunt RJ IV.ii.47
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