PETER and other
SERVINGMEN come forth with napkins
Where’s Potpan, that he helps not to take away? He shift
trencher? He scrape a trencher!
When good manners shall lie all in one or two men’s
and they unwashed too, ’tis a foul thing.
5Away with the joint-stools, remove the court-cupboard,
look to the plate. Good thou, save me a piece of marchpane,
and, as thou loves me, let the porter let in Susan Grindstone
and Nell.—Antony and Potpan!
Ay, boy, ready.
10You are looked for and called for, asked for and sought for,
in the great chamber.
We cannot be here and there too. Cheerly, boys. Be brisk
and the longer liver take all.
Exeunt PETER and
Enter CAPULET with
COUSIN, TYBALT, LADY
CAPULET, JULIET, and others of the house,
meeting ROMEO, BENVOLIO,
MERCUTIO, and other GUESTS and
Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toes
15Ah, my mistresses! Which of you all
Unplagued with corns will walk a bout with you.—
Will now deny to dance? She that makes dainty,
She, I’ll swear, hath corns. Am I come near ye
Welcome, gentlemen! I have seen the day
20That I have worn a visor and could tell
A whispering tale in a fair lady’s ear
Such as would please. 'Tis gone, ’tis gone,
You are welcome, gentlemen.—Come, musicians, play.
(music plays and they dance)
25A hall, a hall, give room!—And foot it,
More light, you knaves! And turn the tables up,
And quench the fire. The room is grown too hot.—
Ah, sirrah, this unlooked-for sport comes well.—
Nay, sit, nay, sit, good cousin Capulet,
30For you and I are past our dancing days.
How long is ’t now since last yourself and I
Were in a mask?