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Note to Romeo and Juliet, 3.5.34 "Hunting thee hence with hunt's-up to the day"


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Act 3, Scene 5, line 34.
hunt's-up: a song to waken huntsmen. The kind of hunt that Juliet has in mind is one in which mounted huntsmen, accompanied by a pack of dogs, chase the game over the countryside. "Hunt's-up" could also mean any song played to rouse someone in the morning, and so Juliet could also be referring to the custom of singing and horn-playing outside the bridal chamber the morning after the wedding.