dug and felt it bitter, pretty fool,
To see it tetchy and fall out with the dug!
Shake quoth the dove-house: 'twas
no need, I trow,
To bid me trudge:
And since that time it is eleven years;
For then she could stand alone; nay,
by the rood,
She could have run and waddled all about;
For even the day before, she broke her brow:
then my husbandGod be with his soul!
A' was a merry mantook up the child:
'Yea,' quoth he, 'dost thou fall
upon thy face?
Thou wilt fall backward when thou hast more wit;
Wilt thou not, Jule?' and, by my holidame,
pretty wretch left crying and said 'Ay.'
To see, now, how a jest shall come about!
I warrant, an I should
live a thousand years,
I never should forget it: 'Wilt thou not, Jule?' quoth he;
And, pretty fool, it stinted and
Enough of this; I pray thee, hold thy peace.
Yes, madam: yet I cannot choose but laugh,
To think it should leave crying and say 'Ay.'
And yet, I warrant,
it had upon its brow
A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone;
A parlous knock; and it cried bitterly:
my husband,'fall'st upon thy face?
Thou wilt fall backward when thou comest to age;
Wilt thou not, Jule?' it
stinted and said 'Ay.'
And stint thou too, I pray thee, nurse, say I.
Peace, I have done. God mark thee to his grace!
Thou wast the prettiest babe that e'er I nursed:
might live to see thee married once,
I have my wish.
Marry, that 'marry' is the very theme
I came to talk of. Tell me, daughter Juliet,
How stands your disposition
to be married?
It is an honour that I dream not of.
An honour! were not I thine only nurse,
I would say thou hadst suck'd wisdom from thy teat.
Well, think of marriage now; younger than you,
Here in Verona, ladies of esteem,
Are made already mothers: by
I was your mother much upon these years
That you are now a maid. Thus then in brief:
valiant Paris seeks you for his love.
A man, young lady! lady, such a man
As all the worldwhy, he's a man of wax.
Verona's summer hath not such a flower.
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