Romeo and Juliet

Romeo: If I profane with my unworthiest hand
              This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this:
              My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
              To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
Juliet:   Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
              Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
              For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch,
              And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss."
Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene V

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