First 14 Lines Of Romeo And Juliet

Line 1 Two households, both alike in dignity
Line 2 In fair Verona, where we lay our scene
Line 3 From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
Line 4 Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
Line 5 From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
Line 6 A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,
Line 7 Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Line 8 Doth with their death bury their parents̓ strife.
Line 9 The fearful passage of their death-marked love
Line 10 And the continuance of their parents̓ rage
Line 11 Which but their children̓s end, naught could remove
Line 12 Is now the two-hours̓traffic of our stage
Line 13 The which if you with patient ears attend,
Line 14 What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

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