August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

Romeo and Juliet

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“Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”
— Romeo (Act 1, Scene I)

 "O, Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?" by William Hatherell (1912)

William Hatherell (1912)

ROMEO
O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;
They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.

JULIET
Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake.

ROMEO
Then move not, while my prayer’s effect I take.
Thus from my lips, by yours, my sin is purged.

JULIET
Then have my lips the sin that they have took.

ROMEO
Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged!
Give me my sin again.

JULIET
You kiss by the book.
— Act 1, Scene V

Balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet, by Frank Dicksee (1884)

Frank Dicksee (1884)

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
― Juliet (Act 2, Scene II)

Romeo and Juliet with Friar Laurence, by Henry William Bunbury (1792-96)

Henry William Bunbury (1792-96)

“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
And in the taste confounds the appetite.
Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”
— Friar Laurence (Act 2, Scene VI)

Reconciliation of the Montagues and Capulets, by Frederic Leighton (1855)

Frederic Leighton (1855)

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Text sources are from Shakespeare-navigators.com.

Images of paintings are all from Wikimedia Commons, and they are: “O, Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?” by William Hatherell (1912), “Representing the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet” by Frank Dicksee (1884), “Romeo and Juliet with Friar Laurence” by Henry William Bunbury (1792-96), and “The Reconciliation of the Montagues and Capulets over the Dead Bodies of Romeo and Juliet” by Frederic Leighton (1855).

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Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

4 thoughts on “Romeo and Juliet

  1. The perfect season for these, August. So much inspiration in Shakespeare. He’s a favorite of mine. His idea of the sea and love being infinite is so romantic.

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