The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Paperback)
Enter Sampson and Gregory (with swords and bucklers) of the house of Capulet.Samp. Gregory, on my word, we'll not carry coals.Greg. No, for then we should be colliers.Samp. I mean, an we be in choler, we'll draw.Greg. Ay, while you live, draw your neck out of collar.Samp. I strike quickly, being moved.Greg. But thou art not quickly moved to strike.Samp. A dog of the house of Montague moves me.Greg. To move is to stir, and to be valiant is to stand.Therefore, if thou art moved, thou runn'st away.Samp. A dog of that house shall move me to stand. I will takethe wall of any man or maid of Montague's.Greg. That shows thee a weak slave; for the weakest goes to thewall.Samp. 'Tis true; and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall. Therefore I will push Montague's menfrom the wall and thrust his maids to the wall.Greg. The quarrel is between our masters and us their men.Samp. 'Tis all one. I will show myself a tyrant. When I have fought with the men, I will be cruelwith the maids- I will cut off their heads.