Are there any quotes that show who the prince will 'pardon' and who he would 'punish'?  I need quotes that show examples of who is being punished and or pardon'd.

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You have described the last lines in the play, so the prince is not going to say specifically who is going to be pardoned and who will be punished.  However, it does seem as though he feels sorry for those involved.

Notice, however, that the prince has actually backed off his earlier stance.  When he first reads the friar’s letter, he is very angry.

Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montage,

See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,

That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!

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