What are the steps the Nurse is to take in carrying out Romeo's instructions in Act 2 Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet?

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In this important scene in the play, Romeo tells the Nurse to tell Juliet to invent some reason that will enable her to go to the cell of Friar Laurence that very afternoon, so that she and Romeo may be married. In addition, Romeo tells her that Peter, Romeo's servant, will meet them behind the abbey wall in an hour. Thus it is that the plan is hatched for the secret wedding of a Capulet and a Montague that will of course have far reaching consequences for both of them and indeed for their families. Of course, the Nurse and Peter are both true to their word and fulfill their instructions to the letter, ensuring that these two "star cross'd lovers" are united, albeit temporarily.

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