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Fliess, E.S. Fliess, R. (1976). Shakespeare's Juliet and Her Nurse. Am. Imago, 33(3):244-260.

(1976). American Imago, 33(3):244-260

Shakespeare's Juliet and Her Nurse

In Collaboration with:
Elenore Stratton Fliess

Robert Fliess, M.D.

Shakespeare has often puzzled his readers through the centuries but not overtly with the scene in part to follow: the garrulous, flighty servant, the touchingly direct young girl. What is there here to engage our attention?

Enter Nurse.

# Juliet… O God she comes, O hony Nurse what news?

Hast thou met with him? send thy man away.

# Nurse. Peter stay at the gate.

# Jul. Now good sweet Nurse:

O Lord, why lookest thou so sad?

Though newes be sad, yet tell them merrily.

If good thou sham'st the musicke of sweet newes,

By playing it to me, with so sower a face.

a) # Nur. I am a weary, give me leave awhile,

Fie how my bones ake, what a jaunt have I had?

# Jul. I would thou had'st my bones, and I thy newes:

Nay come I pray thee speake, good good Nurse speake.

# Nur. Jesu what hast? can you not stay a while?

Do you not see that I am out of breath?

# Jul. How art thou out of breath, when thou hast breth

To say to me, that thou art out of breath?

The excuse that thou dost make in this delay,

Is longer then the tale thou dost excuse.

Is thy newes good or bad? answere to that,

Say either, and Ile stay the circumstance:

Let me be satisfied, ist good or bad?

# Nur.

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