365-261 The Lovers, Carlton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland at Dusk
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Dùn Èideann, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
They climbed every hill in the city, finished at Carlton, from a journey from Norfolk and within the big city of smoke and solitude..........
For anyone who has not experienced the many pleasures of Edinburgh city, Calton Hill is just to the east of the New Town in what North americans might call 'downtown'. There are several iconic monuments and buildings on the hill. The National Monument, Nelson's Monument, the Dugald Stewart Monument, the New Parliament House (the Royal High School), the Robert Burns Monument, the Political Martyrs' Monument and the Edinburgh City Observatory. Originally the Royal High School was earmarked for the site of the future Scottish Assembly. The new modern building is now at the foot of the hill at Holyrood.
The hill was owned by hill from Lord Balmerino until 1724 and what a view he must have had!
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