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ROMEO(taking JULIET's hand) Your hand is like a holy place that my hand is unworthy to visit. If you're offended by the touch of my hand, my two lips are standing here like blushing pilgrims, ready to make things better with a kiss.

JULIETGood pilgrim, you don't give your hand enough credit. By holding my hand you show polite devotion. After all, pilgrims touch the hands of statues of saints. Holding one palm against another is like a kiss.

ROMEO Don't saints and pilgrims have lips too?

JULIET Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.

ROMEO O then, saint, let lips do what hands do. I'm praying for you to kiss me. Please grant my prayer so my faith doesn't turn to despair.

JULIETSaints don't move, even when they grant prayers.

ROMEOThen don't move while I act out my prayer.

He kisses her.

Now my sin has been taken from my lips by yours.

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