Romeo and Juliet sonnet prologue

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 parents’ strife.
Line 9 The fearful passage of their death-marked love,
Line 10 And the continuance of their parents rage,
Line 11 Which, but their children’s end, naught could remove,
Line 12 Is now the two hours’ traffic on 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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