In Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet, what line does Lord Capulet say to Juliet after she refuses to marry Paris?

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robertwilliam eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Unfortunately for her, he actually says quite a few lines. In fact, he entirely flies off the handle, losing his temper, and uttering one of the most bone-chillingly furious speeches in all of Shakespeare:

God's bread! It makes me mad.
Day, night, hour, tide, time, work, play,
Alone, in company, still my care hath been
To have her match'd...

Capulet is furious that, despite all his efforts, Juliet does not want to marry Paris, and openly mocks her refusal:

And then to have a wretched puling fool
A whining mammet, in her fortune's tender
To answer ‘I'll not wed, I cannot love
I am too young, I pray you pardon me'!
But, an you will not wed, I'll pardon you.

Capulet's solution offers Juliet two simple options. Either she marries Paris on Thursday, or she can hang, beg, starve or die on the streets - as Capulet will disown her and throw her out of the house.

Thursday is near; lay hand on heart, advise:
An you be mine, I'll give you to my friend;
An you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets,
For, by my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee,
Nor what is mine shall never do thee good.
Trust to't. Bethink you. I'll not be forsworn.

Hope this helps!