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  • Title: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo: Q2)
  • Editor: Roger Apfelbaum
  • ISBN: 1-55058-299-2

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Roger Apfelbaum
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    Romeo and Juliet (Romeo: Q2)

    The Prologue.

    Two housholds both alike in dignitie,
    0.5(In faire Verona where we lay our Scene)
    From auncient grudge, breake to new mutinie,
    Where ciuill bloud makes ciuill hands vncleane:
    From forth the fatall loynes of these two foes,
    A paire of starre-crost louers, take their life:
    0.10Whose misaduentur'd pittious ouerthrowes,
    Doth with their death burie their Parents strife.
    The fearfull passage of their death-markt loue,
    And the continuance of their Parents rage:
    Which but their childrens end nought could remoue:
    0.15Is now the two houres trafficque of our Stage.
    The which if you with patient eares attend,
    What heare shall misse, our toyle shall striue to mend.

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