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From forth the fatal loins of these two foesRJ I.prologue.5
Now old desire doth in his death bed lie,Now old desire doth in his deathbed lie,RJ II.chorus.1
And yong affection gapes to be his Heire,And young affection gapes to be his heir.RJ II.chorus.2
That faire, for which Loue gron'd for and would die,That fair for which love groaned for and would die,RJ II.chorus.3
With tender Iuliet matcht, is now not faire.With tender Juliet matched, is now not fair.RJ II.chorus.4
Now Romeo is beloued, and Loues againe,Now Romeo is beloved and loves again,RJ II.chorus.5
A like bewitched by the charme of lookes:Alike bewitched by the charm of looks.RJ II.chorus.6
But to his foe suppos'd he must complaine,But to his foe supposed he must complain,RJ II.chorus.7
And she steale Loues sweet bait from fearefull hookes:And she steal love's sweet bait from fearful hooks.RJ II.chorus.8
Being held a foe, he may not haue accesseBeing held a foe, he may not have accessRJ II.chorus.9
To breath such vowes as Louers vse to sweare,To breathe such vows as lovers use to swear,RJ II.chorus.10
And she as much in Loue, her meanes much lesse,And she as much in love, her means much lessRJ II.chorus.11
To meete her new Beloued any where:To meet her new beloved anywhere.RJ II.chorus.12
But passion lends them Power, time, meanes to meete,But passion lends them power, time means, to meet,RJ II.chorus.13
Temp'ring extremities with extreame sweete.Tempering extremities with extreme sweet.RJ II.chorus.14