• Enter NURSE

    NURSE

    Mistress! What, mistress! Juliet!—Fast, I warrant her, she.—
    Why, lamb! Why, lady! Fie, you slug-a-bed.
    Why, love, I say. Madam! Sweet-heart! Why, bride!
    What, not a word? You take your pennyworths now.
    5Sleep for a week, for the next night, I warrant,
    The County Paris hath set up his rest
    That you shall rest but little.—God forgive me,
    Marry, and amen. How sound is she asleep!
    I must needs wake her.—Madam, madam, madam!
    10Ay, let the county take you in your bed.
    He’ll fright you up, i' faith. Will it not be?
    (opens the bed curtains)
    What, dressed and in your clothes, and down again?
    I must needs wake you. Lady, lady, lady!—
    15Alas, alas! Help, help! My lady’s dead!—
    Oh, welladay, that ever I was born!—
    Some aqua vitae, ho!—My lord! My lady!
    Enter LADY CAPULET

    LADY CAPULET

    What noise is here?

    NURSE

       O lamentable day!

    LADY CAPULET

    What is the matter?

    NURSE

       Look, look. O heavy day!
  • The NURSE enters.

    NURSE

    Mistress! Hey, mistress! Juliet! I bet she’s fast asleep. Hey, lamb! Hey, lady! Hey, you lazy bones! Hey, love, I say! Madam! Sweetheart! Hey, bride! What, you don’t say a word? You take your beauty sleep now. Get yourself a week’s worth of sleep. Tomorrow night, I bet, Count Paris won’t let you get much rest. God forgive me. Alright, and amen. How sound asleep she is! I must wake her up. Madam, madam, madam! Yes, let the count take you in your bed. He’ll wake you up, I bet. Won’t he?
    (she opens the bed curtains) What? You’re still dressed in all your clothes. But you’re still asleep. I must wake you up. Lady! Lady! Lady! Oh no, oh no! Help, help! My lady’s dead! Oh curse the day that I was born! Ho! Get me some brandy! My lord! My lady!
    LADY CAPULET enters.

    LADY CAPULET

    What’s all the noise in here?

    NURSE

    Oh, sad day!

    LADY CAPULET

    What is the matter?

    NURSE

    Look, look! Oh, what a sad day!