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Note to Romeo and Juliet, 2.4.150-152: "An a' speak any thing against me, I'll take him down, an a' were lustier than he is, and twenty such Jacks"


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Act 2, Scene 4, line 150.
An a' speak any thing against me: if he says anything to insult me. The Nurse is too clueless to understand that she has already been insulted.

I'll take him down, an a' were lustier than he is, and twenty such Jacks: I'll cut him down to size, even if he were more outrageous than he is, and twenty more wiseacres like him. This is funny because what the Nurse says could also be interpreted to mean, "I'll have sex with him, and twenty more like him."