Juliet is a young, innocent fourteen year old girl and unprepared for
Lady Capulet: Nurse, where’s my daughter? Call her forth to me.
Nurse: Now by my maidenhead at twelve year old,
I bade her come. What, lamb! What, ladybird!
God forbid! Where’s this girl? What, Juliet!
_Enter Juliet. _
Juliet: How now, who calls?
Nurse: Your mother.
Juliet: Madam, I am here,
What is your will?
Lady Capulet: This is the matter. Nurse, give leave a while,
We must talk in secret. Nurse, come back again,
I have rememb’red me, thou s’ hear our counsel.
Thou knowest my daughter’s of a pretty age.
Nurse: Faith, I can tell her age unto an hour.
Lady Capulet: She’s not fourteen.
Nurse: I’ll lay fourteen of my teeth—
And yet, to my teen be it spoken, I have but four—
She’s not fourteen. How long is it now
Lady Capulet: A fortnight and odd days.
Nurse: Even or odd,