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  • Title: Romeo and Juliet (Modern, Quarto 2)
  • Editor: Erin Sadlack
  • ISBN: 1-55058-299-2

    Copyright Erin Sadlack. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Erin Sadlack
    Not Peer Reviewed

    Romeo and Juliet (Modern, Quarto 2)

    The Prologue.
    [Enter Chorus].Chorus
    Two households, both alike in dignity,
    0.5(In fair Verona where we lay our scene)
    From ancient grudge, break to new mutiny,
    Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
    From forth the fatal loins of these two foes,
    A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,
    0.10Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
    Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.
    The fearful passage of their death-marked love
    And the continuance of their parents' rage,
    Which but their children's end nought could remove,
    0.15Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
    The which if you with patient ears attend,
    What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.[Exit]