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Note to Romeo and Juliet, 1.2.40: "the shoemaker should meddle with his yard, and the tailor with his last"


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Romeo and Juliet,
Act 1, Scene 2, line 40.
The servant has everything reversed: it's the tailor who uses a yard, and the shoemaker who uses a last.

Perhaps the servant is mixing up everything on purpose, to make jokes, and to make the point that he, who cannot read, is not someone who should be entrusted with the task of seeking out people whose names appear on a written list.


Shoemaker's Last