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Place the following quotations in context.

  1. 'O she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear'. 

  2. 'True, I talk of dreams,
Which are the children of an idle brain,
Begot of nothing but vain fantasy."

  3. 'From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life'. 

  4. 'What drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word
As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee'. 

  5. 'She'll not be hit with Cupid's arrow'. 

  6. 'He jests at scars that never felt a wound'. 

  7. 'What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet'. 

  8. I'll look to like, if looking liking move'. 

  9. 'My only love, sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!'

  10. 'I have no joy of this contract tonight.
It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden'. 

  11. 'Young men's love then lies
Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes'. 

  12. 'They stumble that run fast'. 

  13. "These violent delights have violent ends'. 

  14. "A glooming peace this morning with it brings,
The sun for sorrow will not show his head'. 

  15. 'A plague a both your houses!
They have made worm's meat of me'. 

  16. 'O serpent heart, hid with a lowering face!
Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave'. 

  17. 'It was a lark, the herald of the morn;
No nightingale'. 

  18. 'Thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds,
But fettle your fine joints against Thursday next'. 

  19. 'Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field'. 

  20. 'Famine is in thy cheeks,
Need and oppression starveth in thy eyes'. 

  21. 'Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath,
hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.'

Published on: 04 Dec 2010