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P R O L O G U E.
In fair Verona, (where we lay our Scene)
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclear. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes,
A pair of star-croft lovers take their life; Whofe mif-adventur'd piteous Overthrows
Do, with their death, bury their Parents' Arife.. The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Is now the two hours' traffick of our stage :
ESCALUS, Prince of Verona. Paris, a young Nobleman in love with Juliet, and kinsmar to the Prince.
, 2 Capulet. Two Lords of antient families, Enemies to
} Citizens of Verona, several men and women relations to
Capulet, Maskers, Guards, Watch, and other At
tendants. The SCENE, in the beginning of the fifth Axt,
is in Mantua ; during all the rest of the Play, in and near Verona.
ROMEO and JULIET.
A C Τ Ι.
SCENE, The Street, in Verona,
Enter Sampson and Gregory, (with swords and
bucklers,) two fervants of the Capulets.
REGORY, on my word, we'll not carry
Greg. Ay, while you live, draw your Neck out of the Collar.
Sam. I ftrike quickly, being mov'd.
Greg. To move, is to stir ; and to be valiant, is to stand therefore, if thou art mov'd, thou runn' it away:
Sam. A dog of that House shall move me to stand : I will take the wall of any man, or maid of Montague's.