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Posted March 8, 2007 at 11:10 AM via web

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What does the quotation, "so smile the heavens upon this holy act that afterhours with sorrow chide us not" mean?

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lmillerm | College Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted March 11, 2007 at 10:41 AM (Answer #1)

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Friar Lawrence is blessing the marriage of Romeo and Juliet ("So smile the heavens upon this holy act"), and he hopes that nothing will bring them down or disapprove of their marriage ("That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!").

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