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Perfect for theatre lovers, Act 1, Scene 5 of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is Romeo’s monologue when he sees Juliet for the first time. Beautiful words and they make an awesome wedding reading!


O, she doth teach the torchers to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
as a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear –
beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows
as yonder lady o’er her fellows shows.
The measure done, I’ll watch her place of stand
and, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.