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our special “daughter” our champion . . . dear.

And a potion . . . we have given her, a powder, a solution . . . so entrancing (so deceptive) that death itself . . . she now imitates. That death itself . . . she now mimes.

But soon (Soon!) I tell you (and we have arranged this so carefully) . . . her dear Romeo yes her dear Romeo himself . . . will appear. And to this crypt . . . he’ll steal (to this marble beadstead). And her hair . . . he’ll touch (and her shuttered eyelids)

Two Lovers from Verona (“Romeo and Juliet”)  

The city of Verona is seething with hatred