catering n : providing food and services
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) Cater \Ca"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Catered; p. pr. & vb. n. Catering.] [From Cater, n.] 1. To provide food; to buy, procure, or prepare provisions. [He] providently caters for the sparrow. --Shak. 2. By extension: To supply what is needed or desired, at theatrical or musical entertainments; -- followed by for or to.
Paris doesn't explain his sped up marriage. Lord Capulet does when he is talking to Paris in Act III, Scene 4. Capulet says Juliet will marry Paris to pull her out of the depressed mourning for Tybalt. He says it will bring more joy and happiness to their family instead of grief. Paris is happy with this arrangement because it means he'll be able to marry Juliet sooner than before.
CAPE GLOUCESTER PRONOUNCED CAPE GLOSTER
Yes, "rode" is a free morpheme. It is lexical (has meaning) and can stand alone.