In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence's plan did not work out and he put the lives of two young people at risk. What are the Friar's motives?

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When the Friar first discovers that Romeo has fallen in love with Juliet, and the young man asks for his help, he expresses reservation, but ultimately agrees:

In one respect I'll thy assistant be; 
For this alliance may so happy prove 
To turn your households’...

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