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Hortensio. What happy gale
Blows you to Padua here from old Verona?
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I used to worship the mighty genius of Michael Angelo--that man who was great in poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture--great ...
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes,
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.
Crowns in my purse I have, and goods at home,
And so am come abroad to see the world.
For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
Write till your ink be dry, and with your tears
Moist it again, and frame some feeling line
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Then to Silvia let us sing
That Silvia is excelling.
She excels each mortal thing
Upon the dull earth dwelling.
Ha, banishment? Be merciful, say "death";
For exile hath more terror in his look,
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If I may trust the flattering truth of sleep,
My dreams presage some joyful news at hand.
All these woes shall serve
For sweet discourses in our times to come.
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