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Enter an Officer.
That's but a trifle here. -
[To EDGAR and KENT.
Lear. And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no, life!
[He dies. Edg.
He faints!—My lord, my lord ! Kent. Break, heart; I pr’ythee, break! Edg.
Look up, my lord.
He is gone indeed.
Alb. Bear them from hence.--Our present business
[To Kent and EDGAR. Rule in this realm, and the gor'd state sustain.
Kent. I have a journey, sir, shortly to go;
Alb. The weight of this sad time we must obey;
[Exeunt, with a dead march.
ESCALUS, Prince of Verona.
LADY MONTAGUE, Wife to MONTAGUE.
Citizens of Verona; several Men and Women, relations
to both Houses; Maskers, Guards, Watchmen, and Attendants.
SCENE,-During the greater part of the Play in VERONA;
once, in the Fifth Act, at MANTUA.
ROMEO AND JULIET.
PROLOGUE. Two households, 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 unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
Sam. A dog of that house shall move me to stand: I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague's.