Enter Capulet, Lady Capulet, Nurse, and two or three
So many guests invite as here are writ.
Exit a Servingman
Sirrah, go hire me twenty cunning cooks.
You shall have none ill, sir. For I'll try if
they can lick their fingers.
How! Canst thou try them so?
Marry, sir, 'tis an ill cook that cannot lick
his own fingers. Therefore he that cannot lick his fingers
goes not with me.
We shall be much unfurnished for this time.
What, is my daughter gone to Friar Laurence?
Well, he may chance to do some good on her.
A peevish self-willed harlotry it is.
peevish (adj.) 2
obstinate, perverse, self-willed [contrast modern sense of ‘irritable, morose’]
See where she comes from shrift with merry look.
How now, my headstrong! Where have you been gadding?
Where I have learned me to repent the sin
Of disobedient opposition
To you and your behests, and am enjoined
By holy Laurence to fall prostrate here
To beg your pardon. Pardon, I beseech you!
Henceforward I am ever ruled by you.
Send for the County. Go tell him of this.
I'll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning.
I met the youthful lord at Laurence' cell
And gave him what becomed love I might,
Not step o'er the bounds of modesty.
Why, I am glad on't. This is well. Stand up.
This is as't should be. Let me see, the County.
Ay, marry, go, I say, and fetch him hither.
Now, afore God, this reverend holy Friar,
All our whole city is much bound to him.
Nurse, will you go with me into my closet
To help me sort such needful ornaments
As you think fit to furnish me tomorrow?
No, not till Thursday. There is time enough.
Go, Nurse, go with her. We'll to church tomorrow.
Exeunt Juliet and Nurse
We shall be short in our provision.
'Tis now near night.
Tush, I will stir about,
And all things shall be well, I warrant thee, wife.
Go thou to Juliet, help to deck up her.
I'll not to bed tonight. Let me alone.
I'll play the housewife for this once. What, ho!
They are all forth. Well, I will walk myself
To County Paris, to prepare up him
Against tomorrow. My heart is wondrous light,
Since this same wayward girl is so reclaimed.