What does the quotation "What, shall this speech be spoke for our excuse?" mean?

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I think you are attempting to ask about the following quotation from Act I Scene 4:

What, shall this speech be spoke for our excuse?
Or shall we on without apology?

Romeo asks this question just before he and his friends crash the Capulet's masquerade party. He is asking his friends what excuse they will give for arriving at the party uninvited. Will they give an excuse or simply crash without explaining or apologizing for crashing?

Enotes has several side-by-side texts available which contain both the original text and a modern translation. You can find the etext for Romeo and Juliet at the link below.

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