4 May 1553
Dear Lord Capulet,
“The love that lasts the longest is the love that can never be.” Lord Capulet, I am writing you to talk about my love for your daughter, Juliet. When Juliet and I first laid eyes on each other we fell in love just like that it was so fast, we were thinking about dating and possibly getting married. Juliet and I have been talking for some time now and I was wondering if you and your family could be so kind to possibly think about it. Before you say no please read this letter and the important reasons.
Juliet has been telling me how you want her to marry a nice, young, and rich man, I fit into all those categories, and you even said I was a gentleman at the party, “”He shall be endures, What, Goodman boy! I say, he shall” (Act, scene 5, line 80). Lord I am the best for your daughter and know I am, I would love, comfort and protect your daughter. As long as she’s in my hands she would not get hurt, she will be happy forever.
Lord I know that our families have a lot of hatred towards each other but I have neither hate to you nor your family; you hate my father not me. I am not your enemy if anything I am your friend sir. If Juliet and I were together it would definitely end this rivalry between our families, I promise. We wouldn’t have to worry about any battles, competitions, or fights. Such as the one that almost occurred at your feast, “Fetch me my rapier, boy—What, dares the slave Come hither, covered with an antic face,” (Act 1, scene 5, line 55). These examples of fights could more and likely be ended with the peace of marriage of Juliet and I.
Juliet and I would