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JULIET
   You kiss by th' book.
JULIET
You kiss like you’ve studied how.

NURSE
Madam, your mother craves a word with you.
NURSE
Madam, your mother wants to talk to you.
JULIET moves away
JULIET moves away

ROMEO
What is her mother?
ROMEO
Who is her mother?




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NURSE
   Marry, bachelor,
Her mother is the lady of the house,
And a good lady, and a wise and virtuous.
I nursed her daughter that you talked withal.
I tell you, he that can lay hold of her
Shall have the chinks.
NURSE
Indeed, young man, her mother is the lady of the house. She is a good, wise, and virtuous lady. I nursed her daughter, whom you were just talking to. Let me tell you, the man who marries her will become very wealthy.


ROMEO
   (aside) Is she a Capulet?
O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt.
ROMEO
(to himself) Is she a Capulet? Oh, this is a heavy price to pay! My life is in the hands of my enemy.

BENVOLIO
(to ROMEO) Away, begone. The sport is at the best.
BENVOLIO
(to ROMEO) Come on, let’s go. Right when things are the most fun is the best time to leave.

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ROMEO
Ay, so I fear. The more is my unrest.
ROMEO
Yes, but I’m afraid I’m in more trouble than ever.





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CAPULET
Nay, gentlemen, prepare not to be gone.
We have a trifling foolish banquet towards.—
Is it e'en so? Why, then, I thank you all.
I thank you, honest gentlemen. Good night.—
More torches here!—Come on then, let’s to bed.
Ah, sirrah, by my fay, it waxes late.
I’ll to my rest.
CAPULET
No gentlemen, don’t get ready to go now. We have a little dessert coming up. (they whisper in his ear) Is that really true? Well, then, I thank you both. I thank you, honest gentlemen. Good night. Bring more torches over here! Come on, let’s all get to bed. (to his COUSIN) Ah, my man, I swear, it’s getting late. I’m going to get some rest.
All but JULIET and NURSE move to exit
Everyone except JULIET and NURSE begins to exit.

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