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P R O L O G U E.

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WO Houfholds, both alike in Dignity,

In fair Verona, (where we lay our Scene)
From ancient Grudge break to new mutiny ;

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,
Which but their childrens' End rought could remove,

Is now the two hours' traffick of our stage :
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here foall miss, our Toil fhall frive to mend.

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Dramatis Persona.

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

each other.
Romeo, Son to Montague.
Mercutio, Kinsman to the Prince, and Friend to Romeo.
Benvolio, Kinsman and Friend to Romeo.
Tybalt, Kinsman to Capulet.
Friar Lawrence,
Friar John.
Balthafar, Servant to Romeo.
Page to Paris.

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Abram, Servant to Montague.
Apothecary.
Simon Catling,
Hugh Rebeck, 3 Musicians.
Samuel Soundboard,
Peter, Servant to the Nurse.
Lady Montague, Wife to Montague.
Lady Capulet, Wife to Capulet.
Juliet, Daughter to Capulet, in love with Romeo.
Nurse to Juliet.
CHORUS.

} 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.

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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.

SAMPSON.

REGORY, on my word, we'll not carry
coals.
Greg. No, for then we should be colliers.
Sam. I mean, an' we be in Choler, we'll
draw..

Greg. Ay, while you live, draw your Neck out of the Collar.

Sam. I ftrike quickly, being mov'd.
Greg. But thou art not quickly mov'd to strike.
Sam. A dog of the House of Montague moves me.

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.

Greg,

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