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ACT I. SCENE V.

A HALL IN CAPULET'S HOUSE.

ROMEO, JULIET, NURSE, &C., WITH THE GUESTS AND THE MASKERS.

Romeo. IF I profane with my unworthiest hand [To Juliet.
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this,-
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
Jul. Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss.

Painted by William Miller. Engraved by George Sigmund
and John Gottlieb Facius.


ACT IV. SCENE V.

JULIET'S CHAMBER

JULIET ON THE BED. FRIAR LAURENCE, CAPULET, LADY CAPULET, PARIS, FRIAR, NURSE, MUSICIANS, &c.

Capulet. DESPIS'D, distress'd, hated, martyr'd, kill'd!— Uncomfortable time! why cam'st thou now
To murther, murther, our solemnity?—
O child! O child!—my soul, and not my child!—
Dead art thou !—alack! my child is dead!
And, with my child, my joys are buried!
Fri. Peace, ho, for shame! confusion's cure lives not
In these confusions. Heaven and yourself
Had part in this fair maid; now Heaven hath all,
And all the better is it for the maid:
Your part in her you could not keep from death;
But Heaven keeps his part in eternal life.

Painted by John Opic, R.A. Engraved by George Sigmund and John Gottlieb Facius.


ACT V. SCENE III.

A MONUMENT BELONGING TO THE CAPULETS.

ROMEO AND PARIS DEAD; JULIET, AND FRIAR LAURENCE.

Friar. ROMEO!— [Advances.
Alack, alack, what blood is this, which stains
The stony entrance of this sepulchre?—
What mean these masterless and gory swords
To lie discolour'd by this place of peace?
[Enters the Monument.
Romeo! O, pale!—Who else? what, Paris too?
And steep'd in blood?—Ah, what an unkind hour
Is guilty of this lamentable, chance!—
The lady stirs. [Juliet wakes.
Jul. O, comfortable friar! where is my lord?
I do remember well where I should be,
And there I am: Where is my Romeo?

Painted by James Northcote, R. A. Engraved by Peter Simon.

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