This is based on the Balcony scene from the play Romeo and Juliet
O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.
I take thee at thy word. Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized. Henceforth I never will be Romeo.
What man art thou that, thus be screened in night, So stumblest on my counsel?
My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words. Of that tongue’s uttering, yet I know the sound. Art thou not Romeo, and a Montague?
By a name. I know not how to tell thee who I am. My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself. Because it is an enemy to thee. Had I it written, I would tear the word.
Neither, fair maid, if either thee dislike.
How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore? The orchard walls are high and hard to climb, And the place death, considering who thou art, If any of my kinsmen find thee here.
If they do see thee they will murder thee.
With love’s light wings did I o'erperch these walls, For stony limits cannot hold love out, And what love can do, that dares love attempt. Therefore thy kinsmen are no stop to me.
I gave thee mine before thou didst request it, And yet I would it were to give again.
O blessèd, blessèd night! I am afeard, Being in night, all this is but a dream, Too flattering sweet to be substantial.
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