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Romeo and Juliet

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Enter LADY CAPULET and NURSE
LADY CAPULET and the NURSE enter.

LADY CAPULET
Nurse, where’s my daughter? Call her forth to me.
LADY CAPULET
Nurse, where’s my daughter? Tell her to come to me.



NURSE
Now, by my maidenhead at twelve year old
I bade her come. What, lamb! What, ladybird!
God forbid! Where’s this girl? What, Juliet!
NURSE
I swear to you by my virginity at age twelve, I already told her to come. Come on! Where is she? What is she doing? What, Juliet!
Enter JULIET
JULIET enters.

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JULIET
How now, who calls?
JULIET
What is it? Who’s calling me?

NURSE
Your mother.
NURSE
Your mother.

JULIET
Madam, I am here. What is your will?
JULIET
Madam, I’m here. What do you want?



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LADY CAPULET
This is the matter.—Nurse, give leave awhile,
We must talk in secret.—Nurse, come back again.
I have remembered me. Thou’s hear our counsel.
Thou know’st my daughter’s of a pretty age.
LADY CAPULET
I’ll tell you what’s the matter—Nurse, leave us alone for a little while. We must talk privately—Nurse, come back here. I just remembered, you can listen to our secrets. You know how young my daughter is.

NURSE
Faith, I can tell her age unto an hour.
NURSE
Yes, I know her age down to the hour.

LADY CAPULET
She’s not fourteen.
LADY CAPULET
She’s not even fourteen.

NURSE
I’ll lay fourteen of my teeth—and yet, to my teen be it spoken, I have but four—she is not fourteen. How long is it now to Lammastide?
NURSE
I’d bet fourteen of my own teeth—but, I’m sorry to say, I only have four teeth—she’s not fourteen. How long is it until

Lammastide

Lammastide = August 1.

Lammastide
?

LADY CAPULET
A fortnight and odd days.
LADY CAPULET
Two weeks and a few odd days.

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