For you and I are past our dancing days.
 William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (1597). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Romeo and Juliet
Topic past dancing
Date 1597
Language English
Reference Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene 5
Note Written between 1591 and 1595 Capulet line


“Music plays, and they dance. More light, you knaves! and turn the tables up,
And quench the fire, the room is grown too hot. Ah, sirrah, this unlook'd-for sport comes well. Nay, sit, nay, sit, good cousin Capulet, For you and I are past our dancing days. How long is't now since last yourself and I Were in a mask? 2. cap. By'r Lady, thirty years.
cap. What, man? 'Tis not so much, 'tis not so much!

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