"palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss"

A quote from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.



If I profane with my unworthiest hand

This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this:

My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand

To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss. 


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.

Act I, Scene 5


These are the first words exchanged between the two lovers.

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