Put up your swords; you know not what you do.
– William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 1. Peacemaker Benvolio steps in in an attempt to stop a street fight between the Capulet and Montague servants. Benvolio is Lord Montague’s nephew and cousin to Romeo. He is the young voice of reason among the Montagues, when tempers flare between the rival feuding families.