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P R O L OG U E.
WO housholds, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, (where we lay our Scene)
Where civil blood makes civil bands unclean.
A pair of far-croft lovers take their life;
Do, with their death, bury their parents' Arift.
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Is now the two hours' traffick of our stage :
Dramatis Personæ. ESCALUS, Prince of Verona. Paris, a young Nobleman in love with Juliet, and kinsman
to the Prince. Montague, 1 Two Lords of antient families, Enemies to Capulet,
Servants to Capulet.
Lady Montague, Wife to Montague.
Citizens of Verona, several men and women, relations to
Capulet, Maskers, Guards, Watch, and other Attendants. The SCENE, in the beginning of the fifth Aat,
is in Mantua ; dåring all the rest of the Play, in and near Verona.