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“Tis but thy name that is my enemy.”

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.

— Juliet, in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”


Photo: Ignacio P. Camarlench: “Una Rosa,” 1894