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 +====== A Midsummer Night'​s Dream ======
  
 +[[william_shakespeare|]]
 +
 +<​html>​
 +<​h3>​ACT I</​h3>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE I. Athens. The palace of THESEUS.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter THESEUS, HIPPOLYTA, PHILOSTRATE,​ and Attendants</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.1">​Now,​ fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.2">​Draws on apace; four happy days bring in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.3">​Another moon: but, O, methinks, how slow</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.4">​This old moon wanes! she lingers my desires,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.5">​Like to a step-dame or a dowager</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.6">​Long withering out a young man revenue.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.7">​Four days will quickly steep themselves in night;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.8">​Four nights will quickly dream away the time;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.9">​And then the moon, like to a silver bow</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.10">​New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.11">​Of our solemnities.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.12">​Go,​ Philostrate,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.13">​Stir up the Athenian youth to merriments;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.14">​Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.15">​Turn melancholy forth to funerals;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.16">​The pale companion is not for our pomp.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit PHILOSTRATE</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​1.1.17">​Hippolyta,​ I woo'd thee with my sword,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.18">​And won thy love, doing thee injuries;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.19">​But I will wed thee in another key,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.20">​With pomp, with triumph and with revelling.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter EGEUS, HERMIA, LYSANDER, and DEMETRIUS</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​EGEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.21">​Happy be Theseus, our renowned duke!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.22">​Thanks,​ good Egeus: what's the news with thee?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​EGEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.23">​Full of vexation come I, with complaint</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.24">​Against my child, my daughter Hermia.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.25">​Stand forth, Demetrius. My noble lord,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.26">​This man hath my consent to marry her.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.27">​Stand forth, Lysander: and my gracious duke,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.28">​This man hath bewitch'​d the bosom of my child;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.29">​Thou,​ thou, Lysander, thou hast given her rhymes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.30">​And interchanged love-tokens with my child:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.31">​Thou hast by moonlight at her window sung,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.32">​With feigning voice verses of feigning love,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.33">​And stolen the impression of her fantasy</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.34">​With bracelets of thy hair, rings, gawds, conceits,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.35">​Knacks,​ trifles, nosegays, sweetmeats, messengers</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.36">​Of strong prevailment in unharden'​d youth:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.37">​With cunning hast thou filch'​d my daughter'​s heart,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.38">​Turn'​d her obedience, which is due to me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.39">​To stubborn harshness: and, my gracious duke,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.40">​Be it so she; will not here before your grace</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.41">​Consent to marry with Demetrius,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.42">​I beg the ancient privilege of Athens,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.43">​As she is mine, I may dispose of her:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.44">​Which shall be either to this gentleman</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.45">​Or to her death, according to our law</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.46">​Immediately provided in that case.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.47">​What say you, Hermia? be advised fair maid:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.48">​To you your father should be as a god;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.49">​One that composed your beauties, yea, and one</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.50">​To whom you are but as a form in wax</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.51">​By him imprinted and within his power</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.52">​To leave the figure or disfigure it.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.53">​Demetrius is a worthy gentleman.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.54">​So is Lysander.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.55"> ​                 In himself he is;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.56">​But in this kind, wanting your father'​s voice,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.57">​The other must be held the worthier.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.58">​I would my father look'd but with my eyes.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.59">​Rather your eyes must with his judgment look.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.60">​I do entreat your grace to pardon me.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.61">​I know not by what power I am made bold,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.62">​Nor how it may concern my modesty,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.63">​In such a presence here to plead my thoughts;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.64">​But I beseech your grace that I may know</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.65">​The worst that may befall me in this case,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.66">​If I refuse to wed Demetrius.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.67">​Either to die the death or to abjure</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.68">​For ever the society of men.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.69">​Therefore,​ fair Hermia, question your desires;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.70">​Know of your youth, examine well your blood,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.71">​Whether,​ if you yield not to your father'​s choice,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.72">​You can endure the livery of a nun,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.73">​For aye to be in shady cloister mew'​d,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.74">​To live a barren sister all your life,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.75">​Chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.76">​Thrice-blessed they that master so their blood,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.77">​To undergo such maiden pilgrimage;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.78">​But earthlier happy is the rose distill'​d,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.79">​Than that which withering on the virgin thorn</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.80">​Grows,​ lives and dies in single blessedness.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.81">​So will I grow, so live, so die, my lord,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.82">​Ere I will my virgin patent up</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.83">​Unto his lordship, whose unwished yoke</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.84">​My soul consents not to give sovereignty.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.85">​Take time to pause; and, by the next new moon--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.86">​The sealing-day betwixt my love and me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.87">​For everlasting bond of fellowship--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.88">​Upon that day either prepare to die</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.89">​For disobedience to your father'​s will,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.90">​Or else to wed Demetrius, as he would;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.91">​Or on Diana'​s altar to protest</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.92">​For aye austerity and single life.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.93">​Relent,​ sweet Hermia: and, Lysander, yield</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.94">​Thy crazed title to my certain right.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.95">​You have her father'​s love, Demetrius;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.96">​Let me have Hermia'​s:​ do you marry him.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​EGEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.97">​Scornful Lysander! true, he hath my love,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.98">​And what is mine my love shall render him.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.99">​And she is mine, and all my right of her</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.100">​I do estate unto Demetrius.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.101">​I am, my lord, as well derived as he,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.102">​As well possess'​d;​ my love is more than his;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.103">​My fortunes every way as fairly rank'​d,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.104">​If not with vantage, as Demetrius';</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.105">​And,​ which is more than all these boasts can be,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.106">​I am beloved of beauteous Hermia:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.107">​Why should not I then prosecute my right?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.108">​Demetrius,​ I'll avouch it to his head,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.109">​Made love to Nedar'​s daughter, Helena,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.110">​And won her soul; and she, sweet lady, dotes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.111">​Devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.112">​Upon this spotted and inconstant man.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.113">​I must confess that I have heard so much,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.114">​And with Demetrius thought to have spoke thereof;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.115">​But,​ being over-full of self-affairs,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.116">​My mind did lose it. But, Demetrius, come;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.117">​And come, Egeus; you shall go with me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.118">​I have some private schooling for you both.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.119">​For you, fair Hermia, look you arm yourself</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.120">​To fit your fancies to your father'​s will;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.121">​Or else the law of Athens yields you up--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.122">​Which by no means we may extenuate--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.123">​To death, or to a vow of single life.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.124">​Come,​ my Hippolyta: what cheer, my love?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.125">​Demetrius and Egeus, go along:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.126">​I must employ you in some business</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.127">​Against our nuptial and confer with you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.128">​Of something nearly that concerns yourselves.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​EGEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.129">​With duty and desire we follow you.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt all but LYSANDER and HERMIA</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.130">​How now, my love! why is your cheek so pale?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.131">​How chance the roses there do fade so fast?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.132">​Belike for want of rain, which I could well</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.133">​Beteem them from the tempest of my eyes.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.134">​Ay me! for aught that I could ever read,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.135">​Could ever hear by tale or history,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.136">​The course of true love never did run smooth;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.137">​But,​ either it was different in blood,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.138">​O cross! too high to be enthrall'​d to low.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.139">​Or else misgraffed in respect of years,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.140">​O spite! too old to be engaged to young.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.141">​Or else it stood upon the choice of friends,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.142">​O hell! to choose love by another'​s eyes.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.143">​Or,​ if there were a sympathy in choice,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.144">​War,​ death, or sickness did lay siege to it,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.145">​Making it momentany as a sound,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.146">​Swift as a shadow, short as any dream;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.147">​Brief as the lightning in the collied night,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.148">​That,​ in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.149">​And ere a man hath power to say '​Behold!'</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.150">​The jaws of darkness do devour it up:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.151">​So quick bright things come to confusion.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.152">​If then true lovers have been ever cross'​d,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.153">​It stands as an edict in destiny:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.154">​Then let us teach our trial patience,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.155">​Because it is a customary cross,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.156">​As due to love as thoughts and dreams and sighs,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.157">​Wishes and tears, poor fancy'​s followers.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.158">​A good persuasion: therefore, hear me, Hermia.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.159">​I have a widow aunt, a dowager</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.160">​Of great revenue, and she hath no child:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.161">​From Athens is her house remote seven leagues;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.162">​And she respects me as her only son.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.163">​There,​ gentle Hermia, may I marry thee;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.164">​And to that place the sharp Athenian law</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.165">​Cannot pursue us. If thou lovest me then,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.166">​Steal forth thy father'​s house to-morrow night;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.167">​And in the wood, a league without the town,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.168">​Where I did meet thee once with Helena,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.169">​To do observance to a morn of May,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.170">​There will I stay for thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.171">​My good Lysander!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.172">​I swear to thee, by Cupid'​s strongest bow,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.173">​By his best arrow with the golden head,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.174">​By the simplicity of Venus' doves,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.175">​By that which knitteth souls and prospers loves,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.176">​And by that fire which burn'd the Carthage queen,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.177">​When the false Troyan under sail was seen,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.178">​By all the vows that ever men have broke,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.179">​In number more than ever women spoke,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.180">​In that same place thou hast appointed me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.181">​To-morrow truly will I meet with thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.182">​Keep promise, love. Look, here comes Helena.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter HELENA</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.183">​God speed fair Helena! whither away?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.184">​Call you me fair? that fair again unsay.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.185">​Demetrius loves your fair: O happy fair!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.186">​Your eyes are lode-stars; and your tongue'​s sweet air</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.187">​More tuneable than lark to shepherd'​s ear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.188">​When wheat is green, when hawthorn buds appear.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.189">​Sickness is catching: O, were favour so,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.190">​Yours would I catch, fair Hermia, ere I go;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.191">​My ear should catch your voice, my eye your eye,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.192">​My tongue should catch your tongue'​s sweet melody.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.193">​Were the world mine, Demetrius being bated,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.194">​The rest I'd give to be to you translated.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.195">​O,​ teach me how you look, and with what art</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.196">​You sway the motion of Demetrius'​ heart.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.197">​I frown upon him, yet he loves me still.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.198">​O that your frowns would teach my smiles such skill!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.199">​I give him curses, yet he gives me love.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.200">​O that my prayers could such affection move!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.201">​The more I hate, the more he follows me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.202">​The more I love, the more he hateth me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.203">​His folly, Helena, is no fault of mine.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech44"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.204">​None,​ but your beauty: would that fault were mine!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech45"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.205">​Take comfort: he no more shall see my face;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.206">​Lysander and myself will fly this place.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.207">​Before the time I did Lysander see,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.208">​Seem'​d Athens as a paradise to me:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.209">​O,​ then, what graces in my love do dwell,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.210">​That he hath turn'd a heaven unto a hell!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech46"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.211">​Helen,​ to you our minds we will unfold:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.212">​To-morrow night, when Phoebe doth behold</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.213">​Her silver visage in the watery glass,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.214">​Decking with liquid pearl the bladed grass,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.215">​A time that lovers'​ flights doth still conceal,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.216">​Through Athens'​ gates have we devised to steal.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech47"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.217">​And in the wood, where often you and I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.218">​Upon faint primrose-beds were wont to lie,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.219">​Emptying our bosoms of their counsel sweet,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.220">​There my Lysander and myself shall meet;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.221">​And thence from Athens turn away our eyes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.222">​To seek new friends and stranger companies.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.223">​Farewell,​ sweet playfellow: pray thou for us;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.224">​And good luck grant thee thy Demetrius!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.225">​Keep word, Lysander: we must starve our sight</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.226">​From lovers'​ food till morrow deep midnight.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech48"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.227">​I will, my Hermia.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit HERMIA</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​1.1.228">​Helena,​ adieu:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.229">​As you on him, Demetrius dote on you!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech49"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.230">​How happy some o'er other some can be!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.231">​Through Athens I am thought as fair as she.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.232">​But what of that? Demetrius thinks not so;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.233">​He will not know what all but he do know:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.234">​And as he errs, doting on Hermia'​s eyes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.235">​So I, admiring of his qualities:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.236">​Things base and vile, folding no quantity,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.237">​Love can transpose to form and dignity:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.238">​Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.239">​And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.240">​Nor hath Love's mind of any judgement taste;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.241">​Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.242">​And therefore is Love said to be a child,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.243">​Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.244">​As waggish boys in game themselves forswear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.245">​So the boy Love is perjured every where:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.246">​For ere Demetrius look'd on Hermia'​s eyne,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.247">​He hail'd down oaths that he was only mine;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.248">​And when this hail some heat from Hermia felt,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.249">​So he dissolved, and showers of oaths did melt.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.250">​I will go tell him of fair Hermia'​s flight:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.251">​Then to the wood will he to-morrow night</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.252">​Pursue her; and for this intelligence</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.253">​If I have thanks, it is a dear expense:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.254">​But herein mean I to enrich my pain,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.255">​To have his sight thither and back again.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE II. Athens. QUINCE'​S house.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter QUINCE, SNUG, BOTTOM, FLUTE, SNOUT, and STARVELING</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.1">​Is all our company here?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.2">​You were best to call them generally, man by man,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.3">​according to the scrip.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.4">​Here is the scroll of every man's name, which is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.5">​thought fit, through all Athens, to play in our</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.6">​interlude before the duke and the duchess, on his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.7">​wedding-day at night.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.8">​First,​ good Peter Quince, say what the play treats</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.9">​on,​ then read the names of the actors, and so grow</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.10">​to a point.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.11">​Marry,​ our play is, The most lamentable comedy, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.12">​most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisby.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.13">​A very good piece of work, I assure you, and a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.14">​merry. Now, good Peter Quince, call forth your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.15">​actors by the scroll. Masters, spread yourselves.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.16">​Answer as I call you. Nick Bottom, the weaver.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.17">​Ready. Name what part I am for, and proceed.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.18">​You,​ Nick Bottom, are set down for Pyramus.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.19">​What is Pyramus? a lover, or a tyrant?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.20">​A lover, that kills himself most gallant for love.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.21">​That will ask some tears in the true performing of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.22">​it:​ if I do it, let the audience look to their</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.23">​eyes;​ I will move storms, I will condole in some</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.24">​measure. To the rest: yet my chief humour is for a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.25">​tyrant:​ I could play Ercles rarely, or a part to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.26">​tear a cat in, to make all split.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.27">​The raging rocks</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.28">​And shivering shocks</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.29">​Shall break the locks</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.30">​Of prison gates;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.31">​And Phibbus'​ car</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.32">​Shall shine from far</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.33">​And make and mar</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.34">​The foolish Fates.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.35">​This was lofty! Now name the rest of the players.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.36">​This is Ercles'​ vein, a tyrant'​s vein; a lover is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.37">​more condoling.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.38">​Francis Flute, the bellows-mender.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​FLUTE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.39">​Here,​ Peter Quince.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.40">​Flute,​ you must take Thisby on you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​FLUTE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.41">​What is Thisby? a wandering knight?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.42">​It is the lady that Pyramus must love.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​FLUTE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.43">​Nay,​ faith, let me not play a woman; I have a beard coming.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.44">​That'​s all one: you shall play it in a mask, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.45">​you may speak as small as you will.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.46">​An I may hide my face, let me play Thisby too, I'​ll</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.47">​speak in a monstrous little voice. '​Thisne,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.48">​Thisne;'​ 'Ah, Pyramus, lover dear! thy Thisby dear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.49">​and lady dear!'</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.50">​No,​ no; you must play Pyramus: and, Flute, you Thisby.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.51">​Well,​ proceed.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.52">​Robin Starveling, the tailor.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​STARVELING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.53">​Here,​ Peter Quince.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.54">​Robin Starveling, you must play Thisby'​s mother.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.55">​Tom Snout, the tinker.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​SNOUT</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.56">​Here,​ Peter Quince.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.57">​You,​ Pyramus'​ father: myself, Thisby'​s father:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.58">​Snug,​ the joiner; you, the lion's part: and, I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.59">​hope,​ here is a play fitted.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​SNUG</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.60">​Have you the lion's part written? pray you, if it</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.61">​be,​ give it me, for I am slow of study.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.62">​You may do it extempore, for it is nothing but roaring.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.63">​Let me play the lion too: I will roar, that I will</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.64">​do any man's heart good to hear me; I will roar,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.65">​that I will make the duke say 'Let him roar again,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.66">​let him roar again.'</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.67">​An you should do it too terribly, you would fright</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.68">​the duchess and the ladies, that they would shriek;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.69">​and that were enough to hang us all.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​ALL</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.70">​That would hang us, every mother'​s son.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.71">​I grant you, friends, if that you should fright the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.72">​ladies out of their wits, they would have no more</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.73">​discretion but to hang us: but I will aggravate my</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.74">​voice so that I will roar you as gently as any</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.75">​sucking dove; I will roar you an 'twere any</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.76">​nightingale.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.77">​You can play no part but Pyramus; for Pyramus is a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.78">​sweet-faced man; a proper man, as one shall see in a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.79">​summer'​s day; a most lovely gentleman-like man:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.80">​therefore you must needs play Pyramus.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.81">​Well,​ I will undertake it. What beard were I best</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.82">​to play it in?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.83">​Why,​ what you will.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.84">​I will discharge it in either your straw-colour</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.85">​beard,​ your orange-tawny beard, your purple-in-grain</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.86">​beard,​ or your French-crown-colour beard, your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.87">​perfect yellow.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.88">​Some of your French crowns have no hair at all, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.89">​then you will play bare-faced. But, masters, here</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.90">​are your parts: and I am to entreat you, request</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.91">​you and desire you, to con them by to-morrow night;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.92">​and meet me in the palace wood, a mile without the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.93">​town,​ by moonlight; there will we rehearse, for if</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.94">​we meet in the city, we shall be dogged with</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.95">​company,​ and our devices known. In the meantime I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.96">​will draw a bill of properties, such as our play</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.97">​wants. I pray you, fail me not.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.98">​We will meet; and there we may rehearse most</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.99">​obscenely and courageously. Take pains; be perfect: adieu.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.100">​At the duke's oak we meet.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.101">​Enough;​ hold or cut bow-strings.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote><​p>​
 +</​p><​h3>​ACT II</​h3>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE I. A wood near Athens.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter,​ from opposite sides, a Fairy, and PUCK</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.1">​How now, spirit! whither wander you?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​Fairy</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.2"> ​    Over hill, over dale,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.3">​Thorough bush, thorough brier,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.4">​Over park, over pale,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.5">​Thorough flood, thorough fire,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.6">​I do wander everywhere,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.7">​Swifter than the moon's sphere;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.8">​And I serve the fairy queen,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.9">​To dew her orbs upon the green.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.10">​The cowslips tall her pensioners be:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.11">​In their gold coats spots you see;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.12">​Those be rubies, fairy favours,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.13">​In those freckles live their savours:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.14">​I must go seek some dewdrops here</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.15">​And hang a pearl in every cowslip'​s ear.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.16">​Farewell,​ thou lob of spirits; I'll be gone:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.17">​Our queen and all our elves come here anon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.18">​The king doth keep his revels here to-night:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.19">​Take heed the queen come not within his sight;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.20">​For Oberon is passing fell and wrath,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.21">​Because that she as her attendant hath</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.22">​A lovely boy, stolen from an Indian king;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.23">​She never had so sweet a changeling;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.24">​And jealous Oberon would have the child</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.25">​Knight of his train, to trace the forests wild;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.26">​But she perforce withholds the loved boy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.27">​Crowns him with flowers and makes him all her joy:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.28">​And now they never meet in grove or green,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.29">​By fountain clear, or spangled starlight sheen,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.30">​But,​ they do square, that all their elves for fear</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.31">​Creep into acorn-cups and hide them there.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​Fairy</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.32">​Either I mistake your shape and making quite,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.33">​Or else you are that shrewd and knavish sprite</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.34">​Call'​d Robin Goodfellow: are not you he</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.35">​That frights the maidens of the villagery;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.36">​Skim milk, and sometimes labour in the quern</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.37">​And bootless make the breathless housewife churn;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.38">​And sometime make the drink to bear no barm;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.39">​Mislead night-wanderers,​ laughing at their harm?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.40">​Those that Hobgoblin call you and sweet Puck,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.41">​You do their work, and they shall have good luck:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.42">​Are not you he?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.43"> ​                 Thou speak'​st aright;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.44">​I am that merry wanderer of the night.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.45">​I jest to Oberon and make him smile</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.46">​When I a fat and bean-fed horse beguile,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.47">​Neighing in likeness of a filly foal:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.48">​And sometime lurk I in a gossip'​s bowl,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.49">​In very likeness of a roasted crab,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.50">​And when she drinks, against her lips I bob</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.51">​And on her wither'​d dewlap pour the ale.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.52">​The wisest aunt, telling the saddest tale,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.53">​Sometime for three-foot stool mistaketh me;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.54">​Then slip I from her bum, down topples she,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.55">​And '​tailor'​ cries, and falls into a cough;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.56">​And then the whole quire hold their hips and laugh,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.57">​And waxen in their mirth and neeze and swear</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.58">​A merrier hour was never wasted there.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.59">​But,​ room, fairy! here comes Oberon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​Fairy</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.60">​And here my mistress. Would that he were gone!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter,​ from one side, OBERON, with his train; from the other, TITANIA, with hers</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.61">​Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.62">​What,​ jealous Oberon! Fairies, skip hence:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.63">​I have forsworn his bed and company.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.64">​Tarry,​ rash wanton: am not I thy lord?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.65">​Then I must be thy lady: but I know</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.66">​When thou hast stolen away from fairy land,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.67">​And in the shape of Corin sat all day,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.68">​Playing on pipes of corn and versing love</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.69">​To amorous Phillida. Why art thou here,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.70">​Come from the farthest Steppe of India?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.71">​But that, forsooth, the bouncing Amazon,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.72">​Your buskin'​d mistress and your warrior love,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.73">​To Theseus must be wedded, and you come</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.74">​To give their bed joy and prosperity.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.75">​How canst thou thus for shame, Titania,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.76">​Glance at my credit with Hippolyta,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.77">​Knowing I know thy love to Theseus?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.78">​Didst thou not lead him through the glimmering night</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.79">​From Perigenia, whom he ravished?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.80">​And make him with fair AEgle break his faith,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.81">​With Ariadne and Antiopa?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.82">​These are the forgeries of jealousy:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.83">​And never, since the middle summer'​s spring,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.84">​Met we on hill, in dale, forest or mead,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.85">​By paved fountain or by rushy brook,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.86">​Or in the beached margent of the sea,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.87">​To dance our ringlets to the whistling wind,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.88">​But with thy brawls thou hast disturb'​d our sport.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.89">​Therefore the winds, piping to us in vain,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.90">​As in revenge, have suck'd up from the sea</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.91">​Contagious fogs; which falling in the land</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.92">​Have every pelting river made so proud</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.93">​That they have overborne their continents:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.94">​The ox hath therefore stretch'​d his yoke in vain,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.95">​The ploughman lost his sweat, and the green corn</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.96">​Hath rotted ere his youth attain'​d a beard;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.97">​The fold stands empty in the drowned field,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.98">​And crows are fatted with the murrion flock;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.99">​The nine men's morris is fill'd up with mud,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.100">​And the quaint mazes in the wanton green</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.101">​For lack of tread are undistinguishable:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.102">​The human mortals want their winter here;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.103">​No night is now with hymn or carol blest:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.104">​Therefore the moon, the governess of floods,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.105">​Pale in her anger, washes all the air,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.106">​That rheumatic diseases do abound:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.107">​And thorough this distemperature we see</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.108">​The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.109">​Far in the fresh lap of the crimson rose,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.110">​And on old Hiems' thin and icy crown</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.111">​An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.112">​Is,​ as in mockery, set: the spring, the summer,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.113">​The childing autumn, angry winter, change</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.114">​Their wonted liveries, and the mazed world,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.115">​By their increase, now knows not which is which:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.116">​And this same progeny of evils comes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.117">​From our debate, from our dissension;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.118">​We are their parents and original.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.119">​Do you amend it then; it lies in you:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.120">​Why should Titania cross her Oberon?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.121">​I do but beg a little changeling boy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.122">​To be my henchman.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.123"> ​                 Set your heart at rest:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.124">​The fairy land buys not the child of me.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.125">​His mother was a votaress of my order:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.126">​And,​ in the spiced Indian air, by night,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.127">​Full often hath she gossip'​d by my side,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.128">​And sat with me on Neptune'​s yellow sands,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.129">​Marking the embarked traders on the flood,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.130">​When we have laugh'​d to see the sails conceive</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.131">​And grow big-bellied with the wanton wind;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.132">​Which she, with pretty and with swimming gait</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.133">​Following,​--her womb then rich with my young squire,​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.134">​Would imitate, and sail upon the land,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.135">​To fetch me trifles, and return again,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.136">​As from a voyage, rich with merchandise.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.137">​But she, being mortal, of that boy did die;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.138">​And for her sake do I rear up her boy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.139">​And for her sake I will not part with him.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.140">​How long within this wood intend you stay?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.141">​Perchance till after Theseus'​ wedding-day.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.142">​If you will patiently dance in our round</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.143">​And see our moonlight revels, go with us;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.144">​If not, shun me, and I will spare your haunts.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.145">​Give me that boy, and I will go with thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.146">​Not for thy fairy kingdom. Fairies, away!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.147">​We shall chide downright, if I longer stay.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit TITANIA with her train</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.148">​Well,​ go thy way: thou shalt not from this grove</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.149">​Till I torment thee for this injury.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.150">​My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.151">​Since once I sat upon a promontory,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.152">​And heard a mermaid on a dolphin'​s back</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.153">​Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.154">​That the rude sea grew civil at her song</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.155">​And certain stars shot madly from their spheres,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.156">​To hear the sea-maid'​s music.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.157">​I remember.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.158">​That very time I saw, but thou couldst not,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.159">​Flying between the cold moon and the earth,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.160">​Cupid all arm'd: a certain aim he took</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.161">​At a fair vestal throned by the west,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.162">​And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.163">​As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.164">​But I might see young Cupid'​s fiery shaft</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.165">​Quench'​d in the chaste beams of the watery moon,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.166">​And the imperial votaress passed on,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.167">​In maiden meditation, fancy-free.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.168">​Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.169">​It fell upon a little western flower,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.170">​Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.171">​And maidens call it love-in-idleness.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.172">​Fetch me that flower; the herb I shew'd thee once:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.173">​The juice of it on sleeping eye-lids laid</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.174">​Will make or man or woman madly dote</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.175">​Upon the next live creature that it sees.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.176">​Fetch me this herb; and be thou here again</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.177">​Ere the leviathan can swim a league.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.178">​I'​ll put a girdle round about the earth</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.179">​In forty minutes.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.180"> ​                 Having once this juice,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.181">​I'​ll watch Titania when she is asleep,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.182">​And drop the liquor of it in her eyes.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.183">​The next thing then she waking looks upon,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.184">​Be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.185">​On meddling monkey, or on busy ape,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.186">​She shall pursue it with the soul of love:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.187">​And ere I take this charm from off her sight,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.188">​As I can take it with another herb,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.189">​I'​ll make her render up her page to me.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.190">​But who comes here? I am invisible;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.191">​And I will overhear their conference.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter DEMETRIUS, HELENA, following him</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.192">​I love thee not, therefore pursue me not.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.193">​Where is Lysander and fair Hermia?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.194">​The one I'll slay, the other slayeth me.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.195">​Thou told'​st me they were stolen unto this wood;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.196">​And here am I, and wode within this wood,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.197">​Because I cannot meet my Hermia.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.198">​Hence,​ get thee gone, and follow me no more.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.199">​You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.200">​But yet you draw not iron, for my heart</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.201">​Is true as steel: leave you your power to draw,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.202">​And I shall have no power to follow you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.203">​Do I entice you? do I speak you fair?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.204">​Or,​ rather, do I not in plainest truth</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.205">​Tell you, I do not, nor I cannot love you?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.206">​And even for that do I love you the more.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.207">​I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.208">​The more you beat me, I will fawn on you:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.209">​Use me but as your spaniel, spurn me, strike me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.210">​Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.211">​Unworthy as I am, to follow you.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.212">​What worser place can I beg in your love,​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.213">​And yet a place of high respect with me,​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.214">​Than to be used as you use your dog?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.215">​Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.216">​For I am sick when I do look on thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.217">​And I am sick when I look not on you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.218">​You do impeach your modesty too much,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.219">​To leave the city and commit yourself</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.220">​Into the hands of one that loves you not;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.221">​To trust the opportunity of night</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.222">​And the ill counsel of a desert place</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.223">​With the rich worth of your virginity.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.224">​Your virtue is my privilege: for that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.225">​It is not night when I do see your face,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.226">​Therefore I think I am not in the night;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.227">​Nor doth this wood lack worlds of company,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.228">​For you in my respect are all the world:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.229">​Then how can it be said I am alone,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.230">​When all the world is here to look on me?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.231">​I'​ll run from thee and hide me in the brakes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.232">​And leave thee to the mercy of wild beasts.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.233">​The wildest hath not such a heart as you.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.234">​Run when you will, the story shall be changed:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.235">​Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.236">​The dove pursues the griffin; the mild hind</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.237">​Makes speed to catch the tiger; bootless speed,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.238">​When cowardice pursues and valour flies.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.239">​I will not stay thy questions; let me go:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.240">​Or,​ if thou follow me, do not believe</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.241">​But I shall do thee mischief in the wood.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.242">​Ay,​ in the temple, in the town, the field,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.243">​You do me mischief. Fie, Demetrius!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.244">​Your wrongs do set a scandal on my sex:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.245">​We cannot fight for love, as men may do;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.246">​We should be wood and were not made to woo.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit DEMETRIUS</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​2.1.247">​I'​ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.248">​To die upon the hand I love so well.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.249">​Fare thee well, nymph: ere he do leave this grove,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.250">​Thou shalt fly him and he shall seek thy love.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter PUCK</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​2.1.251">​Hast thou the flower there? Welcome, wanderer.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.252">​Ay,​ there it is.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.253">​I pray thee, give it me.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.254">​I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.255">​Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.256">​Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.257">​With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.258">​There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.259">​Lull'​d in these flowers with dances and delight;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.260">​And there the snake throws her enamell'​d skin,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.261">​Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.262">​And with the juice of this I'll streak her eyes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.263">​And make her full of hateful fantasies.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.264">​Take thou some of it, and seek through this grove:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.265">​A sweet Athenian lady is in love</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.266">​With a disdainful youth: anoint his eyes;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.267">​But do it when the next thing he espies</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.268">​May be the lady: thou shalt know the man</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.269">​By the Athenian garments he hath on.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.270">​Effect it with some care, that he may prove</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.271">​More fond on her than she upon her love:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.272">​And look thou meet me ere the first cock crow.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.273">​Fear not, my lord, your servant shall do so.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE II. Another part of the wood.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter TITANIA, with her train</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.1">​Come,​ now a roundel and a fairy song;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.2">​Then,​ for the third part of a minute, hence;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.3">​Some to kill cankers in the musk-rose buds,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.4">​Some war with rere-mice for their leathern wings,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.5">​To make my small elves coats, and some keep back</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.6">​The clamorous owl that nightly hoots and wonders</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.7">​At our quaint spirits. Sing me now asleep;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.8">​Then to your offices and let me rest.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​The Fairies sing</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​2.2.9">​You spotted snakes with double tongue,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.10">​Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.11">​Newts and blind-worms,​ do no wrong,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.12">​Come not near our fairy queen.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.13">​Philomel,​ with melody</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.14">​Sing in our sweet lullaby;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.15">​Lulla,​ lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.16">​Never harm,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.17">​Nor spell nor charm,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.18">​Come our lovely lady nigh;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.19">​So,​ good night, with lullaby.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.20">​Weaving spiders, come not here;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.21">​Hence,​ you long-legg'​d spinners, hence!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.22">​Beetles black, approach not near;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.23">​Worm nor snail, do no offence.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.24">​Philomel,​ with melody, ​ &amp; c.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​Fairy</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.25">​Hence,​ away! now all is well:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.26">​One aloof stand sentinel.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt Fairies. TITANIA sleeps</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter OBERON and squeezes the flower on TITANIA'​s eyelids</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.27">​What thou seest when thou dost wake,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.28">​Do it for thy true-love take,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.29">​Love and languish for his sake:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.30">​Be it ounce, or cat, or bear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.31">​Pard,​ or boar with bristled hair,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.32">​In thy eye that shall appear</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.33">​When thou wakest, it is thy dear:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.34">​Wake when some vile thing is near.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter LYSANDER and HERMIA</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.35">​Fair love, you faint with wandering in the wood;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.36">​And to speak troth, I have forgot our way:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.37">​We'​ll rest us, Hermia, if you think it good,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.38">​And tarry for the comfort of the day.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.39">​Be it so, Lysander: find you out a bed;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.40">​For I upon this bank will rest my head.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.41">​One turf shall serve as pillow for us both;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.42">​One heart, one bed, two bosoms and one troth.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.43">​Nay,​ good Lysander; for my sake, my dear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.44">​Lie further off yet, do not lie so near.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.45">​O,​ take the sense, sweet, of my innocence!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.46">​Love takes the meaning in love's conference.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.47">​I mean, that my heart unto yours is knit</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.48">​So that but one heart we can make of it;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.49">​Two bosoms interchained with an oath;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.50">​So then two bosoms and a single troth.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.51">​Then by your side no bed-room me deny;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.52">​For lying so, Hermia, I do not lie.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.53">​Lysander riddles very prettily:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.54">​Now much beshrew my manners and my pride,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.55">​If Hermia meant to say Lysander lied.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.56">​But,​ gentle friend, for love and courtesy</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.57">​Lie further off; in human modesty,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.58">​Such separation as may well be said</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.59">​Becomes a virtuous bachelor and a maid,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.60">​So far be distant; and, good night, sweet friend:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.61">​Thy love ne'er alter till thy sweet life end!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.62">​Amen,​ amen, to that fair prayer, say I;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.63">​And then end life when I end loyalty!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.64">​Here is my bed: sleep give thee all his rest!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.65">​With half that wish the wisher'​s eyes be press'​d!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​They sleep</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PUCK</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.66">​Through the forest have I gone.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.67">​But Athenian found I none,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.68">​On whose eyes I might approve</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.69">​This flower'​s force in stirring love.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.70">​Night and silence.--Who is here?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.71">​Weeds of Athens he doth wear:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.72">​This is he, my master said,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.73">​Despised the Athenian maid;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.74">​And here the maiden, sleeping sound,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.75">​On the dank and dirty ground.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.76">​Pretty soul! she durst not lie</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.77">​Near this lack-love, this kill-courtesy.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.78">​Churl,​ upon thy eyes I throw</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.79">​All the power this charm doth owe.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.80">​When thou wakest, let love forbid</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.81">​Sleep his seat on thy eyelid:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.82">​So awake when I am gone;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.83">​For I must now to Oberon.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter DEMETRIUS and HELENA, running</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.84">​Stay,​ though thou kill me, sweet Demetrius.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.85">​I charge thee, hence, and do not haunt me thus.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.86">​O,​ wilt thou darkling leave me? do not so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.87">​Stay,​ on thy peril: I alone will go.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.88">​O,​ I am out of breath in this fond chase!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.89">​The more my prayer, the lesser is my grace.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.90">​Happy is Hermia, wheresoe'​er she lies;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.91">​For she hath blessed and attractive eyes.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.92">​How came her eyes so bright? Not with salt tears:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.93">​If so, my eyes are oftener wash'd than hers.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.94">​No,​ no, I am as ugly as a bear;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.95">​For beasts that meet me run away for fear:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.96">​Therefore no marvel though Demetrius</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.97">​Do,​ as a monster fly my presence thus.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.98">​What wicked and dissembling glass of mine</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.99">​Made me compare with Hermia'​s sphery eyne?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.100">​But who is here? Lysander! on the ground!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.101">​Dead?​ or asleep? I see no blood, no wound.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.102">​Lysander if you live, good sir, awake.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.103">​[Awaking] ​ And run through fire I will for thy sweet sake.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.104">​Transparent Helena! Nature shows art,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.105">​That through thy bosom makes me see thy heart.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.106">​Where is Demetrius? O, how fit a word</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.107">​Is that vile name to perish on my sword!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.108">​Do not say so, Lysander; say not so</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.109">​What though he love your Hermia? Lord, what though?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.110">​Yet Hermia still loves you: then be content.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.111">​Content with Hermia! No; I do repent</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.112">​The tedious minutes I with her have spent.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.113">​Not Hermia but Helena I love:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.114">​Who will not change a raven for a dove?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.115">​The will of man is by his reason sway'​d;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.116">​And reason says you are the worthier maid.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.117">​Things growing are not ripe until their season</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.118">​So I, being young, till now ripe not to reason;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.119">​And touching now the point of human skill,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.120">​Reason becomes the marshal to my will</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.121">​And leads me to your eyes, where I o'​erlook</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.122">​Love'​s stories written in love's richest book.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.123">​Wherefore was I to this keen mockery born?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.124">​When at your hands did I deserve this scorn?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.125">​Is'​t not enough, is't not enough, young man,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.126">​That I did never, no, nor never can,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.127">​Deserve a sweet look from Demetrius'​ eye,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.128">​But you must flout my insufficiency?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.129">​Good troth, you do me wrong, good sooth, you do,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.130">​In such disdainful manner me to woo.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.131">​But fare you well: perforce I must confess</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.132">​I thought you lord of more true gentleness.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.133">​O,​ that a lady, of one man refused.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.134">​Should of another therefore be abused!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.135">​She sees not Hermia. Hermia, sleep thou there:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.136">​And never mayst thou come Lysander near!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.137">​For as a surfeit of the sweetest things</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.138">​The deepest loathing to the stomach brings,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.139">​Or as tie heresies that men do leave</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.140">​Are hated most of those they did deceive,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.141">​So thou, my surfeit and my heresy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.142">​Of all be hated, but the most of me!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.143">​And,​ all my powers, address your love and might</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.144">​To honour Helen and to be her knight!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.145">​[Awaking] ​ Help me, Lysander, help me! do thy best</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.146">​To pluck this crawling serpent from my breast!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.147">​Ay me, for pity! what a dream was here!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.148">​Lysander,​ look how I do quake with fear:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.149">​Methought a serpent eat my heart away,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.150">​And you sat smiling at his cruel pray.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.151">​Lysander! what, removed? Lysander! lord!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.152">​What,​ out of hearing? gone? no sound, no word?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.153">​Alack,​ where are you speak, an if you hear;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.154">​Speak,​ of all loves! I swoon almost with fear.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.155">​No?​ then I well perceive you all not nigh</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.156">​Either death or you I'll find immediately.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote><​p>​
 +</​p><​h3>​ACT III</​h3>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE I. The wood. TITANIA lying asleep.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter QUINCE, SNUG, BOTTOM, FLUTE, SNOUT, and STARVELING</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.1">​Are we all met?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.2">​Pat,​ pat; and here's a marvellous convenient place</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.3">​for our rehearsal. This green plot shall be our</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.4">​stage,​ this hawthorn-brake our tiring-house;​ and we</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.5">​will do it in action as we will do it before the duke.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.6">​Peter Quince,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.7">​What sayest thou, bully Bottom?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.8">​There are things in this comedy of Pyramus and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.9">​Thisby that will never please. First, Pyramus must</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.10">​draw a sword to kill himself; which the ladies</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.11">​cannot abide. How answer you that?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​SNOUT</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.12">​By'​r lakin, a parlous fear.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​STARVELING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.13">​I believe we must leave the killing out, when all is done.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.14">​Not a whit: I have a device to make all well.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.15">​Write me a prologue; and let the prologue seem to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.16">​say,​ we will do no harm with our swords, and that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.17">​Pyramus is not killed indeed; and, for the more</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.18">​better assurance, tell them that I, Pyramus, am not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.19">​Pyramus,​ but Bottom the weaver: this will put them</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.20">​out of fear.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.21">​Well,​ we will have such a prologue; and it shall be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.22">​written in eight and six.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.23">​No,​ make it two more; let it be written in eight and eight.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​SNOUT</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.24">​Will not the ladies be afeard of the lion?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​STARVELING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.25">​I fear it, I promise you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.26">​Masters,​ you ought to consider with yourselves: to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.27">​bring in--God shield us!--a lion among ladies, is a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.28">​most dreadful thing; for there is not a more fearful</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.29">​wild-fowl than your lion living; and we ought to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.30">​look to '​t.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​SNOUT</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.31">​Therefore another prologue must tell he is not a lion.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.32">​Nay,​ you must name his name, and half his face must</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.33">​be seen through the lion's neck: and he himself</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.34">​must speak through, saying thus, or to the same</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.35">​defect,​--'​Ladies,'​--or '​Fair-ladies--I would wish</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.36">​You,'​--or 'I would request you,'​--or 'I would</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.37">​entreat you,--not to fear, not to tremble: my life</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.38">​for yours. If you think I come hither as a lion, it</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.39">​were pity of my life: no I am no such thing; I am a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.40">​man as other men are;' and there indeed let him name</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.41">​his name, and tell them plainly he is Snug the joiner.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.42">​Well it shall be so. But there is two hard things;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.43">​that is, to bring the moonlight into a chamber; for,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.44">​you know, Pyramus and Thisby meet by moonlight.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​SNOUT</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.45">​Doth the moon shine that night we play our play?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.46">​A calendar, a calendar! look in the almanac; find</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.47">​out moonshine, find out moonshine.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.48">​Yes,​ it doth shine that night.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.49">​Why,​ then may you leave a casement of the great</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.50">​chamber window, where we play, open, and the moon</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.51">​may shine in at the casement.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.52">​Ay;​ or else one must come in with a bush of thorns</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.53">​and a lanthorn, and say he comes to disfigure, or to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.54">​present,​ the person of Moonshine. Then, there is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.55">​another thing: we must have a wall in the great</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.56">​chamber;​ for Pyramus and Thisby says the story, did</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.57">​talk through the chink of a wall.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​SNOUT</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.58">​You can never bring in a wall. What say you, Bottom?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.59">​Some man or other must present Wall: and let him</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.60">​have some plaster, or some loam, or some rough-cast</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.61">​about him, to signify wall; and let him hold his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.62">​fingers thus, and through that cranny shall Pyramus</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.63">​and Thisby whisper.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.64">​If that may be, then all is well. Come, sit  down,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.65">​every mother'​s son, and rehearse your parts.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.66">​Pyramus,​ you begin: when you have spoken your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.67">​speech,​ enter into that brake: and so every one</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.68">​according to his cue.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PUCK behind</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.69">​What hempen home-spuns have we swaggering here,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.70">​So near the cradle of the fairy queen?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.71">​What,​ a play toward! I'll be an auditor;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.72">​An actor too, perhaps, if I see cause.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.73">​Speak,​ Pyramus. Thisby, stand forth.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.74">​Thisby,​ the flowers of odious savours sweet,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.75">​Odours,​ odours.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.76">​--odours savours sweet:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.77">​So hath thy breath, my dearest Thisby dear.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.78">​But hark, a voice! stay thou but here awhile,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.79">​And by and by I will to thee appear.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.80">​A stranger Pyramus than e'er played here.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​FLUTE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.81">​Must I speak now?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.82">​Ay,​ marry, must you; for you must understand he goes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.83">​but to see a noise that he heard, and is to come again.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​FLUTE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.84">​Most radiant Pyramus, most lily-white of hue,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.85">​Of colour like the red rose on triumphant brier,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.86">​Most brisky juvenal and eke most lovely Jew,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.87">​As true as truest horse that yet would never tire,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.88">​I'​ll meet thee, Pyramus, at Ninny'​s tomb.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.89">'​Ninus'​ tomb,' man: why, you must not speak that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.90">​yet;​ that you answer to Pyramus: you speak all your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.91">​part at once, cues and all Pyramus enter: your cue</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.92">​is past; it is, 'never tire.'</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​FLUTE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.93">​O,​--As true as truest horse, that yet would</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.94">​never tire.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter PUCK, and BOTTOM with an ass's head</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.95">​If I were fair, Thisby, I were only thine.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.96">​O monstrous! O strange! we are haunted. Pray,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.97">​masters! fly, masters! Help!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt QUINCE, SNUG, FLUTE, SNOUT, and STARVELING</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.98">​I'​ll follow you, I'll lead you about a round,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.99">​Through bog, through bush, through brake, through brier:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.100">​Sometime a horse I'll be, sometime a hound,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.101">​A hog, a headless bear, sometime a fire;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.102">​And neigh, and bark, and grunt, and roar, and burn,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.103">​Like horse, hound, hog, bear, fire, at every turn.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.104">​Why do they run away? this is a knavery of them to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.105">​make me afeard.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter SNOUT</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​SNOUT</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.106">​O Bottom, thou art changed! what do I see on thee?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.107">​What do you see? you see an asshead of your own, do</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.108">​you?</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit SNOUT</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter QUINCE</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.109">​Bless thee, Bottom! bless thee! thou art</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.110">​translated.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.111">​I see their knavery: this is to make an ass of me;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.112">​to fright me, if they could. But I will not stir</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.113">​from this place, do what they can: I will walk up</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.114">​and down here, and I will sing, that they shall hear</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.115">​I am not afraid.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Sings</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​3.1.116">​The ousel cock so black of hue,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.117">​With orange-tawny bill,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.118">​The throstle with his note so true,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.119">​The wren with little quill,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech44"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.120">​[Awaking] ​ What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech45"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.121">​[Sings]</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.122">​The finch, the sparrow and the lark,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.123">​The plain-song cuckoo gray,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.124">​Whose note full many a man doth mark,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.125">​And dares not answer nay;​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.126">​for,​ indeed, who would set his wit to so foolish</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.127">​a bird? who would give a bird the lie, though he cry</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.128">'​cuckoo'​ never so?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech46"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.129">​I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.130">​Mine ear is much enamour'​d of thy note;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.131">​So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.132">​And thy fair virtue'​s force perforce doth move me</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.133">​On the first view to say, to swear, I love thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech47"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.134">​Methinks,​ mistress, you should have little reason</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.135">​for that: and yet, to say the truth, reason and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.136">​love keep little company together now-a-days; the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.137">​more the pity that some honest neighbours will not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.138">​make them friends. Nay, I can gleek upon occasion.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech48"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.139">​Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech49"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.140">​Not so, neither: but if I had wit enough to get out</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.141">​of this wood, I have enough to serve mine own turn.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech50"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.142">​Out of this wood do not desire to go:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.143">​Thou shalt remain here, whether thou wilt or no.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.144">​I am a spirit of no common rate;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.145">​The summer still doth tend upon my state;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.146">​And I do love thee: therefore, go with me;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.147">​I'​ll give thee fairies to attend on thee,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.148">​And they shall fetch thee jewels from the deep,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.149">​And sing while thou on pressed flowers dost sleep;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.150">​And I will purge thy mortal grossness so</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.151">​That thou shalt like an airy spirit go.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.152">​Peaseblossom! Cobweb! Moth! and Mustardseed!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PEASEBLOSSOM,​ COBWEB, MOTH, and MUSTARDSEED</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech51"><​b>​PEASEBLOSSOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.153">​Ready.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech52"><​b>​COBWEB</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.154"> ​    And I.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech53"><​b>​MOTH</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.155"> ​         And I.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech54"><​b>​MUSTARDSEED</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.156"> ​                 And I.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech55"><​b>​ALL</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.157">​Where shall we go?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech56"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.158">​Be kind and courteous to this gentleman;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.159">​Hop in his walks and gambol in his eyes;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.160">​Feed him with apricocks and dewberries,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.161">​With purple grapes, green figs, and mulberries;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.162">​The honey-bags steal from the humble-bees,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.163">​And for night-tapers crop their waxen thighs</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.164">​And light them at the fiery glow-worm'​s eyes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.165">​To have my love to bed and to arise;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.166">​And pluck the wings from Painted butterflies</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.167">​To fan the moonbeams from his sleeping eyes:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.168">​Nod to him, elves, and do him courtesies.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech57"><​b>​PEASEBLOSSOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.169">​Hail,​ mortal!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech58"><​b>​COBWEB</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.170">​Hail!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech59"><​b>​MOTH</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.171">​Hail!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech60"><​b>​MUSTARDSEED</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.172">​Hail!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech61"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.173">​I cry your worship'​s mercy, heartily: I beseech your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.174">​worship'​s name.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech62"><​b>​COBWEB</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.175">​Cobweb.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech63"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.176">​I shall desire you of more acquaintance,​ good Master</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.177">​Cobweb:​ if I cut my finger, I shall make bold with</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.178">​you. Your name, honest gentleman?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech64"><​b>​PEASEBLOSSOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.179">​Peaseblossom.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech65"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.180">​I pray you, commend me to Mistress Squash, your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.181">​mother,​ and to Master Peascod, your father. Good</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.182">​Master Peaseblossom,​ I shall desire you of more</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.183">​acquaintance too. Your name, I beseech you, sir?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech66"><​b>​MUSTARDSEED</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.184">​Mustardseed.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech67"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.185">​Good Master Mustardseed,​ I know your patience well:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.186">​that same cowardly, giant-like ox-beef hath</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.187">​devoured many a gentleman of your house: I promise</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.188">​you your kindred had made my eyes water ere now. I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.189">​desire your more acquaintance,​ good Master</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.190">​Mustardseed.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech68"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.191">​Come,​ wait upon him; lead him to my bower.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.192">​The moon methinks looks with a watery eye;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.193">​And when she weeps, weeps every little flower,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.194">​Lamenting some enforced chastity.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.195">​Tie up my love's tongue bring him silently.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE II. Another part of the wood.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter OBERON</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.1">​I wonder if Titania be awaked;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.2">​Then,​ what it was that next came in her eye,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.3">​Which she must dote on in extremity.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PUCK</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​3.2.4">​Here comes my messenger.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.5">​How now, mad spirit!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.6">​What night-rule now about this haunted grove?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.7">​My mistress with a monster is in love.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.8">​Near to her close and consecrated bower,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.9">​While she was in her dull and sleeping hour,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.10">​A crew of patches, rude mechanicals,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.11">​That work for bread upon Athenian stalls,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.12">​Were met together to rehearse a play</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.13">​Intended for great Theseus'​ nuptial-day.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.14">​The shallowest thick-skin of that barren sort,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.15">​Who Pyramus presented, in their sport</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.16">​Forsook his scene and enter'​d in a brake</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.17">​When I did him at this advantage take,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.18">​An ass's nole I fixed on his head:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.19">​Anon his Thisbe must be answered,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.20">​And forth my mimic comes. When they him spy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.21">​As wild geese that the creeping fowler eye,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.22">​Or russet-pated choughs, many in sort,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.23">​Rising and cawing at the gun's report,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.24">​Sever themselves and madly sweep the sky,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.25">​So,​ at his sight, away his fellows fly;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.26">​And,​ at our stamp, here o'er and o'er one falls;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.27">​He murder cries and help from Athens calls.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.28">​Their sense thus weak, lost with their fears</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.29">​thus strong,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.30">​Made senseless things begin to do them wrong;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.31">​For briers and thorns at their apparel snatch;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.32">​Some sleeves, some hats, from yielders all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.33">​things catch.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.34">​I led them on in this distracted fear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.35">​And left sweet Pyramus translated there:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.36">​When in that moment, so it came to pass,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.37">​Titania waked and straightway loved an ass.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.38">​This falls out better than I could devise.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.39">​But hast thou yet latch'​d the Athenian'​s eyes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.40">​With the love-juice, as I did bid thee do?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.41">​I took him sleeping,​--that is finish'​d too,​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.42">​And the Athenian woman by his side:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.43">​That,​ when he waked, of force she must be eyed.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter HERMIA and DEMETRIUS</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.44">​Stand close: this is the same Athenian.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.45">​This is the woman, but not this the man.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.46">​O,​ why rebuke you him that loves you so?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.47">​Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.48">​Now I but chide; but I should use thee worse,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.49">​For thou, I fear, hast given me cause to curse,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.50">​If thou hast slain Lysander in his sleep,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.51">​Being o'er shoes in blood, plunge in the deep,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.52">​And kill me too.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.53">​The sun was not so true unto the day</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.54">​As he to me: would he have stolen away</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.55">​From sleeping Hermia? I'll believe as soon</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.56">​This whole earth may be bored and that the moon</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.57">​May through the centre creep and so displease</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.58">​Her brother'​s noontide with Antipodes.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.59">​It cannot be but thou hast murder'​d him;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.60">​So should a murderer look, so dead, so grim.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.61">​So should the murder'​d look, and so should I,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.62">​Pierced through the heart with your stern cruelty:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.63">​Yet you, the murderer, look as bright, as clear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.64">​As yonder Venus in her glimmering sphere.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.65">​What'​s this to my Lysander? where is he?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.66">​Ah,​ good Demetrius, wilt thou give him me?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.67">​I had rather give his carcass to my hounds.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.68">​Out,​ dog! out, cur! thou drivest me past the bounds</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.69">​Of maiden'​s patience. Hast thou slain him, then?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.70">​Henceforth be never number'​d among men!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.71">​O,​ once tell true, tell true, even for my sake!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.72">​Durst thou have look'd upon him being awake,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.73">​And hast thou kill'd him sleeping? O brave touch!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.74">​Could not a worm, an adder, do so much?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.75">​An adder did it; for with doubler tongue</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.76">​Than thine, thou serpent, never adder stung.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.77">​You spend your passion on a misprised mood:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.78">​I am not guilty of Lysander'​s blood;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.79">​Nor is he dead, for aught that I can tell.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.80">​I pray thee, tell me then that he is well.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.81">​An if I could, what should I get therefore?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.82">​A privilege never to see me more.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.83">​And from thy hated presence part I so:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.84">​See me no more, whether he be dead or no.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.85">​There is no following her in this fierce vein:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.86">​Here therefore for a while I will remain.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.87">​So sorrow'​s heaviness doth heavier grow</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.88">​For debt that bankrupt sleep doth sorrow owe:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.89">​Which now in some slight measure it will pay,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.90">​If for his tender here I make some stay.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Lies down and sleeps</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.91">​What hast thou done? thou hast mistaken quite</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.92">​And laid the love-juice on some true-love'​s sight:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.93">​Of thy misprision must perforce ensue</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.94">​Some true love turn'd and not a false turn'd true.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.95">​Then fate o'​er-rules,​ that, one man holding troth,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.96">​A million fail, confounding oath on oath.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.97">​About the wood go swifter than the wind,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.98">​And Helena of Athens look thou find:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.99">​All fancy-sick she is and pale of cheer,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.100">​With sighs of love, that costs the fresh blood dear:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.101">​By some illusion see thou bring her here:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.102">​I'​ll charm his eyes against she do appear.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.103">​I go, I go; look how I go,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.104">​Swifter than arrow from the Tartar'​s bow.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.105"> ​  ​Flower of this purple dye,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.106">​Hit with Cupid'​s archery,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.107">​Sink in apple of his eye.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.108">​When his love he doth espy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.109">​Let her shine as gloriously</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.110">​As the Venus of the sky.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.111">​When thou wakest, if she be by,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.112">​Beg of her for remedy.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter PUCK</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.113"> ​  ​Captain of our fairy band,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.114">​Helena is here at hand;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.115">​And the youth, mistook by me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.116">​Pleading for a lover'​s fee.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.117">​Shall we their fond pageant see?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.118">​Lord,​ what fools these mortals be!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.119">​Stand aside: the noise they make</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.120">​Will cause Demetrius to awake.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.121">​Then will two at once woo one;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.122">​That must needs be sport alone;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.123">​And those things do best please me</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.124">​That befal preposterously.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter LYSANDER and HELENA</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.125">​Why should you think that I should woo in scorn?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.126">​Scorn and derision never come in tears:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.127">​Look,​ when I vow, I weep; and vows so born,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.128">​In their nativity all truth appears.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.129">​How can these things in me seem scorn to you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.130">​Bearing the badge of faith, to prove them true?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.131">​You do advance your cunning more and more.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.132">​When truth kills truth, O devilish-holy fray!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.133">​These vows are Hermia'​s:​ will you give her o'​er?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.134">​Weigh oath with oath, and you will nothing weigh:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.135">​Your vows to her and me, put in two scales,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.136">​Will even weigh, and both as light as tales.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.137">​I had no judgment when to her I swore.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.138">​Nor none, in my mind, now you give her o'​er.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.139">​Demetrius loves her, and he loves not you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.140">​[Awaking] ​ O Helena, goddess, nymph, perfect, divine!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.141">​To what, my love, shall I compare thine eyne?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.142">​Crystal is muddy. O, how ripe in show</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.143">​Thy lips, those kissing cherries, tempting grow!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.144">​That pure congealed white, high Taurus snow,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.145">​Fann'​d with the eastern wind, turns to a crow</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.146">​When thou hold'​st up thy hand: O, let me kiss</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.147">​This princess of pure white, this seal of bliss!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.148">​O spite! O hell! I see you all are bent</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.149">​To set against me for your merriment:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.150">​If you we re civil and knew courtesy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.151">​You would not do me thus much injury.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.152">​Can you not hate me, as I know you do,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.153">​But you must join in souls to mock me too?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.154">​If you were men, as men you are in show,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.155">​You would not use a gentle lady so;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.156">​To vow, and swear, and superpraise my parts,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.157">​When I am sure you hate me with your hearts.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.158">​You both are rivals, and love Hermia;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.159">​And now both rivals, to mock Helena:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.160">​A trim exploit, a manly enterprise,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.161">​To conjure tears up in a poor maid's eyes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.162">​With your derision! none of noble sort</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.163">​Would so offend a virgin, and extort</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.164">​A poor soul's patience, all to make you sport.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.165">​You are unkind, Demetrius; be not so;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.166">​For you love Hermia; this you know I know:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.167">​And here, with all good will, with all my heart,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.168">​In Hermia'​s love I yield you up my part;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.169">​And yours of Helena to me bequeath,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.170">​Whom I do love and will do till my death.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.171">​Never did mockers waste more idle breath.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.172">​Lysander,​ keep thy Hermia; I will none:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.173">​If e'er I loved her, all that love is gone.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.174">​My heart to her but as guest-wise sojourn'​d,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.175">​And now to Helen is it home return'​d,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.176">​There to remain.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.177"> ​                 Helen, it is not so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.178">​Disparage not the faith thou dost not know,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.179">​Lest,​ to thy peril, thou aby it dear.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.180">​Look,​ where thy love comes; yonder is thy dear.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter HERMIA</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.181">​Dark night, that from the eye his function takes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.182">​The ear more quick of apprehension makes;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.183">​Wherein it doth impair the seeing sense,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.184">​It pays the hearing double recompense.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.185">​Thou art not by mine eye, Lysander, found;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.186">​Mine ear, I thank it, brought me to thy sound</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.187">​But why unkindly didst thou leave me so?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.188">​Why should he stay, whom love doth press to go?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.189">​What love could press Lysander from my side?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.190">​Lysander'​s love, that would not let him bide,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.191">​Fair Helena, who more engilds the night</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.192">​Than all you fiery oes and eyes of light.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.193">​Why seek'​st thou me? could not this make thee know,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.194">​The hate I bear thee made me leave thee so?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.195">​You speak not as you think: it cannot be.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.196">​Lo,​ she is one of this confederacy!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.197">​Now I perceive they have conjoin'​d all three</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.198">​To fashion this false sport, in spite of me.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.199">​Injurious Hermia! most ungrateful maid!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.200">​Have you conspired, have you with these contrived</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.201">​To bait me with this foul derision?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.202">​Is all the counsel that we two have shared,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.203">​The sisters'​ vows, the hours that we have spent,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.204">​When we have chid the hasty-footed time</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.205">​For parting us,--O, is it all forgot?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.206">​All school-days'​ friendship, childhood innocence?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.207">​We,​ Hermia, like two artificial gods,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.208">​Have with our needles created both one flower,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.209">​Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.210">​Both warbling of one song, both in one key,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.211">​As if our hands, our sides, voices and minds,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.212">​Had been incorporate. So we grow together,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.213">​Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.214">​But yet an union in partition;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.215">​Two lovely berries moulded on one stem;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.216">​So,​ with two seeming bodies, but one heart;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.217">​Two of the first, like coats in heraldry,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.218">​Due but to one and crowned with one crest.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.219">​And will you rent our ancient love asunder,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.220">​To join with men in scorning your poor friend?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.221">​It is not friendly, 'tis not maidenly:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.222">​Our sex, as well as I, may chide you for it,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.223">​Though I alone do feel the injury.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech44"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.224">​I am amazed at your passionate words.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.225">​I scorn you not: it seems that you scorn me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech45"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.226">​Have you not set Lysander, as in scorn,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.227">​To follow me and praise my eyes and face?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.228">​And made your other love, Demetrius,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.229">​Who even but now did spurn me with his foot,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.230">​To call me goddess, nymph, divine and rare,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.231">​Precious,​ celestial? Wherefore speaks he this</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.232">​To her he hates? and wherefore doth Lysander</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.233">​Deny your love, so rich within his soul,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.234">​And tender me, forsooth, affection,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.235">​But by your setting on, by your consent?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.236">​What thought I be not so in grace as you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.237">​So hung upon with love, so fortunate,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.238">​But miserable most, to love unloved?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.239">​This you should pity rather than despise.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech46"><​b>​HERNIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.240">​I understand not what you mean by this.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech47"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.241">​Ay,​ do, persever, counterfeit sad looks,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.242">​Make mouths upon me when I turn my back;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.243">​Wink each at other; hold the sweet jest up:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.244">​This sport, well carried, shall be chronicled.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.245">​If you have any pity, grace, or manners,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.246">​You would not make me such an argument.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.247">​But fare ye well: 'tis partly my own fault;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.248">​Which death or absence soon shall remedy.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech48"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.249">​Stay,​ gentle Helena; hear my excuse:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.250">​My love, my life my soul, fair Helena!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech49"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.251">​O excellent!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech50"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.252"> ​                 Sweet, do not scorn her so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech51"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.253">​If she cannot entreat, I can compel.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech52"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.254">​Thou canst compel no more than she entreat:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.255">​Thy threats have no more strength than her weak prayers.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.256">​Helen,​ I love thee; by my life, I do:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.257">​I swear by that which I will lose for thee,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.258">​To prove him false that says I love thee not.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech53"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.259">​I say I love thee more than he can do.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech54"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.260">​If thou say so, withdraw, and prove it too.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech55"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.261">​Quick,​ come!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech56"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.262">​Lysander,​ whereto tends all this?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech57"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.263">​Away,​ you Ethiope!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech58"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.264"> ​                 No, no; he'll [        ]</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.265">​Seem to break loose; take on as you would follow,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.266">​But yet come not: you are a tame man, go!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech59"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.267">​Hang off, thou cat, thou burr! vile thing, let loose,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.268">​Or I will shake thee from me like a serpent!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech60"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.269">​Why are you grown so rude? what change is this?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.270">​Sweet love,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech61"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.271">​Thy love! out, tawny Tartar, out!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.272">​Out,​ loathed medicine! hated potion, hence!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech62"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.273">​Do you not jest?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech63"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.274">​Yes,​ sooth; and so do you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech64"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.275">​Demetrius,​ I will keep my word with thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech65"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.276">​I would I had your bond, for I perceive</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.277">​A weak bond holds you: I'll not trust your word.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech66"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.278">​What,​ should I hurt her, strike her, kill her dead?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.279">​Although I hate her, I'll not harm her so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech67"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.280">​What,​ can you do me greater harm than hate?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.281">​Hate me! wherefore? O me! what news, my love!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.282">​Am not I Hermia? are not you Lysander?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.283">​I am as fair now as I was erewhile.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.284">​Since night you loved me; yet since night you left</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.285">​me:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.286">​Why,​ then you left me--O, the gods forbid!--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.287">​In earnest, shall I say?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech68"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.288">​Ay,​ by my life;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.289">​And never did desire to see thee more.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.290">​Therefore be out of hope, of question, of doubt;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.291">​Be certain, nothing truer; 'tis no jest</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.292">​That I do hate thee and love Helena.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech69"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.293">​O me! you juggler! you canker-blossom!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.294">​You thief of love! what, have you come by night</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.295">​And stolen my love's heart from him?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech70"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.296">​Fine,​ i'​faith!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.297">​Have you no modesty, no maiden shame,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.298">​No touch of bashfulness?​ What, will you tear</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.299">​Impatient answers from my gentle tongue?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.300">​Fie,​ fie! you counterfeit,​ you puppet, you!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech71"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.301">​Puppet?​ why so? ay, that way goes the game.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.302">​Now I perceive that she hath made compare</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.303">​Between our statures; she hath urged her height;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.304">​And with her personage, her tall personage,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.305">​Her height, forsooth, she hath prevail'​d with him.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.306">​And are you grown so high in his esteem;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.307">​Because I am so dwarfish and so low?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.308">​How low am I, thou painted maypole? speak;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.309">​How low am I? I am not yet so low</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.310">​But that my nails can reach unto thine eyes.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech72"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.311">​I pray you, though you mock me, gentlemen,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.312">​Let her not hurt me: I was never curst;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.313">​I have no gift at all in shrewishness;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.314">​I am a right maid for my cowardice:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.315">​Let her not strike me. You perhaps may think,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.316">​Because she is something lower than myself,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.317">​That I can match her.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech73"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.318">​Lower! hark, again.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech74"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.319">​Good Hermia, do not be so bitter with me.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.320">​I evermore did love you, Hermia,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.321">​Did ever keep your counsels, never wrong'​d you;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.322">​Save that, in love unto Demetrius,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.323">​I told him of your stealth unto this wood.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.324">​He follow'​d you; for love I follow'​d him;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.325">​But he hath chid me hence and threaten'​d me</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.326">​To strike me, spurn me, nay, to kill me too:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.327">​And now, so you will let me quiet go,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.328">​To Athens will I bear my folly back</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.329">​And follow you no further: let me go:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.330">​You see how simple and how fond I am.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech75"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.331">​Why,​ get you gone: who is't that hinders you?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech76"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.332">​A foolish heart, that I leave here behind.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech77"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.333">​What,​ with Lysander?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech78"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.334">​With Demetrius.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech79"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.335">​Be not afraid; she shall not harm thee, Helena.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech80"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.336">​No,​ sir, she shall not, though you take her part.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech81"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.337">​O,​ when she's angry, she is keen and shrewd!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.338">​She was a vixen when she went to school;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.339">​And though she be but little, she is fierce.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech82"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.340">'​Little'​ again! nothing but '​low'​ and '​little'​!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.341">​Why will you suffer her to flout me thus?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.342">​Let me come to her.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech83"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.343">​Get you gone, you dwarf;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.344">​You minimus, of hindering knot-grass made;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.345">​You bead, you acorn.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech84"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.346">​You are too officious</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.347">​In her behalf that scorns your services.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.348">​Let her alone: speak not of Helena;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.349">​Take not her part; for, if thou dost intend</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.350">​Never so little show of love to her,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.351">​Thou shalt aby it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech85"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.352"> ​                 Now she holds me not;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.353">​Now follow, if thou darest, to try whose right,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.354">​Of thine or mine, is most in Helena.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech86"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.355">​Follow! nay, I'll go with thee, cheek by jole.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt LYSANDER and DEMETRIUS</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech87"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.356">​You,​ mistress, all this coil is 'long of you:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.357">​Nay,​ go not back.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech88"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.358"> ​                 I will not trust you, I,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.359">​Nor longer stay in your curst company.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.360">​Your hands than mine are quicker for a fray,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.361">​My legs are longer though, to run away.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech89"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.362">​I am amazed, and know not what to say.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech90"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.363">​This is thy negligence: still thou mistakest,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.364">​Or else committ'​st thy knaveries wilfully.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech91"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.365">​Believe me, king of shadows, I mistook.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.366">​Did not you tell me I should know the man</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.367">​By the Athenian garment be had on?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.368">​And so far blameless proves my enterprise,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.369">​That I have '​nointed an Athenian'​s eyes;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.370">​And so far am I glad it so did sort</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.371">​As this their jangling I esteem a sport.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech92"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.372">​Thou see'st these lovers seek a place to fight:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.373">​Hie therefore, Robin, overcast the night;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.374">​The starry welkin cover thou anon</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.375">​With drooping fog as black as Acheron,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.376">​And lead these testy rivals so astray</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.377">​As one come not within another'​s way.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.378">​Like to Lysander sometime frame thy tongue,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.379">​Then stir Demetrius up with bitter wrong;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.380">​And sometime rail thou like Demetrius;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.381">​And from each other look thou lead them thus,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.382">​Till o'er their brows death-counterfeiting sleep</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.383">​With leaden legs and batty wings doth creep:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.384">​Then crush this herb into Lysander'​s eye;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.385">​Whose liquor hath this virtuous property,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.386">​To take from thence all error with his might,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.387">​And make his eyeballs roll with wonted sight.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.388">​When they next wake, all this derision</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.389">​Shall seem a dream and fruitless vision,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.390">​And back to Athens shall the lovers wend,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.391">​With league whose date till death shall never end.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.392">​Whiles I in this affair do thee employ,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.393">​I'​ll to my queen and beg her Indian boy;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.394">​And then I will her charmed eye release</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.395">​From monster'​s view, and all things shall be peace.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech93"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.396">​My fairy lord, this must be done with haste,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.397">​For night'​s swift dragons cut the clouds full fast,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.398">​And yonder shines Aurora'​s harbinger;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.399">​At whose approach, ghosts, wandering here and there,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.400">​Troop home to churchyards:​ damned spirits all,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.401">​That in crossways and floods have burial,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.402">​Already to their wormy beds are gone;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.403">​For fear lest day should look their shames upon,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.404">​They willfully themselves exile from light</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.405">​And must for aye consort with black-brow'​d night.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech94"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.406">​But we are spirits of another sort:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.407">​I with the morning'​s love have oft made sport,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.408">​And,​ like a forester, the groves may tread,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.409">​Even till the eastern gate, all fiery-red,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.410">​Opening on Neptune with fair blessed beams,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.411">​Turns into yellow gold his salt green streams.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.412">​But,​ notwithstanding,​ haste; make no delay:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.413">​We may effect this business yet ere day.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech95"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.414"> ​  Up and down, up and down,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.415">​I will lead them up and down:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.416">​I am fear'd in field and town:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.417">​Goblin,​ lead them up and down.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.418">​Here comes one.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter LYSANDER</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech96"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.419">​Where art thou, proud Demetrius? speak thou now.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech97"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.420">​Here,​ villain; drawn and ready. Where art thou?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech98"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.421">​I will be with thee straight.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech99"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.422">​Follow me, then,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.423">​To plainer ground.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit LYSANDER, as following the voice</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter DEMETRIUS</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech100"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.424"> ​                 Lysander! speak again:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.425">​Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.426">​Speak! In some bush? Where dost thou hide thy head?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech101"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.427">​Thou coward, art thou bragging to the stars,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.428">​Telling the bushes that thou look'​st for wars,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.429">​And wilt not come? Come, recreant; come, thou child;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.430">​I'​ll whip thee with a rod: he is defiled</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.431">​That draws a sword on thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech102"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.432">​Yea,​ art thou there?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech103"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.433">​Follow my voice: we'll try no manhood here.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter LYSANDER</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech104"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.434">​He goes before me and still dares me on:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.435">​When I come where he calls, then he is gone.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.436">​The villain is much lighter-heel'​d than I:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.437">​I follow'​d fast, but faster he did fly;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.438">​That fallen am I in dark uneven way,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.439">​And here will rest me.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Lies down</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​3.2.440">​Come,​ thou gentle day!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.441">​For if but once thou show me thy grey light,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.442">​I'​ll find Demetrius and revenge this spite.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Sleeps</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter PUCK and DEMETRIUS</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech105"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.443">​Ho,​ ho, ho! Coward, why comest thou not?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech106"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.444">​Abide me, if thou darest; for well I wot</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.445">​Thou runn'​st before me, shifting every place,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.446">​And darest not stand, nor look me in the face.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.447">​Where art thou now?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech107"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.448">​Come hither: I am here.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech108"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.449">​Nay,​ then, thou mock'​st me. Thou shalt buy this dear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.450">​If ever I thy face by daylight see:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.451">​Now,​ go thy way. Faintness constraineth me</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.452">​To measure out my length on this cold bed.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.453">​By day's approach look to be visited.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Lies down and sleeps</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter HELENA</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech109"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.454">​O weary night, O long and tedious night,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.455">​Abate thy hour! Shine comforts from the east,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.456">​That I may back to Athens by daylight,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.457">​From these that my poor company detest:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.458">​And sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow'​s eye,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.459">​Steal me awhile from mine own company.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Lies down and sleeps</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech110"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.460">​Yet but three? Come one more;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.461">​Two of both kinds make up four.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.462">​Here she comes, curst and sad:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.463">​Cupid is a knavish lad,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.464">​Thus to make poor females mad.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter HERMIA</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech111"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.465">​Never so weary, never so in woe,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.466">​Bedabbled with the dew and torn with briers,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.467">​I can no further crawl, no further go;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.468">​My legs can keep no pace with my desires.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.469">​Here will I rest me till the break of day.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.470">​Heavens shield Lysander, if they mean a fray!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Lies down and sleeps</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech112"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.471"> ​                 On the ground</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.472">​Sleep sound:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.473">​I'​ll apply</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.474">​To your eye,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.475">​Gentle lover, remedy.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Squeezing the juice on LYSANDER'​s eyes</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​3.2.476">​When thou wakest,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.477">​Thou takest</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.478">​True delight</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.479">​In the sight</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.480">​Of thy former lady's eye:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.481">​And the country proverb known,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.482">​That every man should take his own,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.483">​In your waking shall be shown:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.484">​Jack shall have Jill;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.485">​Nought shall go ill;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.486">​The man shall have his mare again, and all shall be well.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote><​p>​
 +</​p><​h3>​ACT IV</​h3>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE I. The same. LYSANDER, DEMETRIUS, HELENA, and HERMIA</​h3>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.1">​lying asleep.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter TITANIA and BOTTOM; PEASEBLOSSOM,​ COBWEB, MOTH,  MUSTARDSEED,​ and other Fairies attending; OBERON behind unseen</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.2">​Come,​ sit thee down upon this flowery bed,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.3">​While I thy amiable cheeks do coy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.4">​And stick musk-roses in thy sleek smooth head,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.5">​And kiss thy fair large ears, my gentle joy.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.6">​Where'​s Peaseblossom?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​PEASEBLOSSOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.7">​Ready.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.8">​Scratch my head Peaseblossom. Where'​s Mounsieur Cobweb?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​COBWEB</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.9">​Ready.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.10">​Mounsieur Cobweb, good mounsieur, get you your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.11">​weapons in your hand, and kill me a red-hipped</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.12">​humble-bee on the top of a thistle; and, good</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.13">​mounsieur,​ bring me the honey-bag. Do not fret</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.14">​yourself too much in the action, mounsieur; and,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.15">​good mounsieur, have a care the honey-bag break not;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.16">​I would be loath to have you overflown with a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.17">​honey-bag,​ signior. Where'​s Mounsieur Mustardseed?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​MUSTARDSEED</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.18">​Ready.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.19">​Give me your neaf, Mounsieur Mustardseed. Pray you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.20">​leave your courtesy, good mounsieur.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​MUSTARDSEED</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.21">​What'​s your Will?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.22">​Nothing,​ good mounsieur, but to help Cavalery Cobweb</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.23">​to scratch. I must to the barber'​s,​ monsieur; for</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.24">​methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face; and I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.25">​am such a tender ass, if my hair do but tickle me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.26">​I must scratch.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.27">​What,​ wilt thou hear some music,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.28">​my sweet love?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.29">​I have a reasonable good ear in music. Let's have</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.30">​the tongs and the bones.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.31">​Or say, sweet love, what thou desirest to eat.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.32">​Truly,​ a peck of provender: I could munch your good</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.33">​dry oats. Methinks I have a great desire to a bottle</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.34">​of hay: good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.35">​I have a venturous fairy that shall seek</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.36">​The squirrel'​s hoard, and fetch thee new nuts.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.37">​I had rather have a handful or two of dried peas.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.38">​But,​ I pray you, let none of your people stir me: I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.39">​have an exposition of sleep come upon me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.40">​Sleep thou, and I will wind thee in my arms.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.41">​Fairies,​ begone, and be all ways away.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt fairies</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​4.1.42">​So doth the woodbine the sweet honeysuckle</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.43">​Gently entwist; the female ivy so</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.44">​Enrings the barky fingers of the elm.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.45">​O,​ how I love thee! how I dote on thee!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​They sleep</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PUCK</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.46">​[Advancing] ​ Welcome, good Robin.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.47">​See'​st thou this sweet sight?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.48">​Her dotage now I do begin to pity:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.49">​For,​ meeting her of late behind the wood,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.50">​Seeking sweet favours from this hateful fool,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.51">​I did upbraid her and fall out with her;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.52">​For she his hairy temples then had rounded</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.53">​With a coronet of fresh and fragrant flowers;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.54">​And that same dew, which sometime on the buds</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.55">​Was wont to swell like round and orient pearls,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.56">​Stood now within the pretty flowerets'​ eyes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.57">​Like tears that did their own disgrace bewail.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.58">​When I had at my pleasure taunted her</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.59">​And she in mild terms begg'd my patience,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.60">​I then did ask of her her changeling child;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.61">​Which straight she gave me, and her fairy sent</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.62">​To bear him to my bower in fairy land.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.63">​And now I have the boy, I will undo</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.64">​This hateful imperfection of her eyes:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.65">​And,​ gentle Puck, take this transformed scalp</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.66">​From off the head of this Athenian swain;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.67">​That,​ he awaking when the other do,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.68">​May all to Athens back again repair</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.69">​And think no more of this night'​s accidents</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.70">​But as the fierce vexation of a dream.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.71">​But first I will release the fairy queen.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.72">​Be as thou wast wont to be;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.73">​See as thou wast wont to see:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.74">​Dian'​s bud o'er Cupid'​s flower</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.75">​Hath such force and blessed power.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.76">​Now,​ my Titania; wake you, my sweet queen.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.77">​My Oberon! what visions have I seen!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.78">​Methought I was enamour'​d of an ass.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.79">​There lies your love.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.80">​How came these things to pass?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.81">​O,​ how mine eyes do loathe his visage now!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.82">​Silence awhile. Robin, take off this head.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.83">​Titania,​ music call; and strike more dead</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.84">​Than common sleep of all these five the sense.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.85">​Music,​ ho! music, such as charmeth sleep!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Music,​ still</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.86">​Now,​ when thou wakest, with thine</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.87">​own fool's eyes peep.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.88">​Sound,​ music! Come, my queen, take hands with me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.89">​And rock the ground whereon these sleepers be.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.90">​Now thou and I are new in amity,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.91">​And will to-morrow midnight solemnly</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.92">​Dance in Duke Theseus'​ house triumphantly,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.93">​And bless it to all fair prosperity:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.94">​There shall the pairs of faithful lovers be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.95">​Wedded,​ with Theseus, all in jollity.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.96">​Fairy king, attend, and mark:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.97">​I do hear the morning lark.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.98">​Then,​ my queen, in silence sad,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.99">​Trip we after the night'​s shade:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.100">​We the globe can compass soon,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.101">​Swifter than the wandering moon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.102">​Come,​ my lord, and in our flight</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.103">​Tell me how it came this night</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.104">​That I sleeping here was found</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.105">​With these mortals on the ground.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Horns winded within</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter THESEUS, HIPPOLYTA, EGEUS, and train</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.106">​Go,​ one of you, find out the forester;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.107">​For now our observation is perform'​d;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.108">​And since we have the vaward of the day,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.109">​My love shall hear the music of my hounds.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.110">​Uncouple in the western valley; let them go:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.111">​Dispatch,​ I say, and find the forester.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit an Attendant</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​4.1.112">​We will, fair queen, up to the mountain'​s top,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.113">​And mark the musical confusion</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.114">​Of hounds and echo in conjunction.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.115">​I was with Hercules and Cadmus once,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.116">​When in a wood of Crete they bay'd the bear</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.117">​With hounds of Sparta: never did I hear</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.118">​Such gallant chiding: for, besides the groves,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.119">​The skies, the fountains, every region near</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.120">​Seem'​d all one mutual cry: I never heard</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.121">​So musical a discord, such sweet thunder.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.122">​My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.123">​So flew'​d,​ so sanded, and their heads are hung</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.124">​With ears that sweep away the morning dew;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.125">​Crook-knee'​d,​ and dew-lapp'​d like Thessalian bulls;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.126">​Slow in pursuit, but match'​d in mouth like bells,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.127">​Each under each. A cry more tuneable</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.128">​Was never holla'​d to, nor cheer'​d with horn,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.129">​In Crete, in Sparta, nor in Thessaly:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.130">​Judge when you hear. But, soft! what nymphs are these?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​EGEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.131">​My lord, this is my daughter here asleep;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.132">​And this, Lysander; this Demetrius is;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.133">​This Helena, old Nedar'​s Helena:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.134">​I wonder of their being here together.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.135">​No doubt they rose up early to observe</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.136">​The rite of May, and hearing our intent,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.137">​Came here in grace our solemnity.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.138">​But speak, Egeus; is not this the day</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.139">​That Hermia should give answer of her choice?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​EGEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.140">​It is, my lord.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.141">​Go,​ bid the huntsmen wake them with their horns.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Horns and shout within. LYSANDER, DEMETRIUS, HELENA, and HERMIA wake and start up</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​4.1.142">​Good morrow, friends. Saint Valentine is past:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.143">​Begin these wood-birds but to couple now?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.144">​Pardon,​ my lord.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.145"> ​                 I pray you all, stand up.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.146">​I know you two are rival enemies:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.147">​How comes this gentle concord in the world,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.148">​That hatred is so far from jealousy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.149">​To sleep by hate, and fear no enmity?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.150">​My lord, I shall reply amazedly,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.151">​Half sleep, half waking: but as yet, I swear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.152">​I cannot truly say how I came here;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.153">​But,​ as I think,--for truly would I speak,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.154">​And now do I bethink me, so it is,​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.155">​I came with Hermia hither: our intent</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.156">​Was to be gone from Athens, where we might,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.157">​Without the peril of the Athenian law.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​EGEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.158">​Enough,​ enough, my lord; you have enough:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.159">​I beg the law, the law, upon his head.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.160">​They would have stolen away; they would, Demetrius,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.161">​Thereby to have defeated you and me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.162">​You of your wife and me of my consent,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.163">​Of my consent that she should be your wife.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.164">​My lord, fair Helen told me of their stealth,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.165">​Of this their purpose hither to this wood;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.166">​And I in fury hither follow'​d them,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.167">​Fair Helena in fancy following me.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.168">​But,​ my good lord, I wot not by what power,​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.169">​But by some power it is,--my love to Hermia,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.170">​Melted as the snow, seems to me now</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.171">​As the remembrance of an idle gaud</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.172">​Which in my childhood I did dote upon;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.173">​And all the faith, the virtue of my heart,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.174">​The object and the pleasure of mine eye,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.175">​Is only Helena. To her, my lord,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.176">​Was I betroth'​d ere I saw Hermia:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.177">​But,​ like in sickness, did I loathe this food;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.178">​But,​ as in health, come to my natural taste,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.179">​Now I do wish it, love it, long for it,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.180">​And will for evermore be true to it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.181">​Fair lovers, you are fortunately met:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.182">​Of this discourse we more will hear anon.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.183">​Egeus,​ I will overbear your will;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.184">​For in the temple by and by with us</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.185">​These couples shall eternally be knit:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.186">​And,​ for the morning now is something worn,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.187">​Our purposed hunting shall be set aside.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.188">​Away with us to Athens; three and three,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.189">​We'​ll hold a feast in great solemnity.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.190">​Come,​ Hippolyta.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt THESEUS, HIPPOLYTA, EGEUS, and train</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.191">​These things seem small and undistinguishable,</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.192">​Methinks I see these things with parted eye,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.193">​When every thing seems double.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech44"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.194">​So methinks:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.195">​And I have found Demetrius like a jewel,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.196">​Mine own, and not mine own.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech45"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.197">​Are you sure</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.198">​That we are awake? It seems to me</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.199">​That yet we sleep, we dream. Do not you think</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.200">​The duke was here, and bid us follow him?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech46"><​b>​HERMIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.201">​Yea;​ and my father.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech47"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.202">​And Hippolyta.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech48"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.203">​And he did bid us follow to the temple.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech49"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.204">​Why,​ then, we are awake: let's follow him</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.205">​And by the way let us recount our dreams.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech50"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.206">​[Awaking] ​ When my cue comes, call me, and I will</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.207">​answer:​ my next is, 'Most fair Pyramus.'​ Heigh-ho!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.208">​Peter Quince! Flute, the bellows-mender! Snout,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.209">​the tinker! Starveling! God's my life, stolen</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.210">​hence,​ and left me asleep! I have had a most rare</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.211">​vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.212">​say what dream it was: man is but an ass, if he go</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.213">​about to expound this dream. Methought I was--there</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.214">​is no man can tell what. Methought I was,​--and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.215">​methought I had,--but man is but a patched fool, if</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.216">​he will offer to say what methought I had. The eye</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.217">​of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.218">​seen,​ man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.219">​to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.220">​was. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.221">​this dream: it shall be called Bottom'​s Dream,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.222">​because it hath no bottom; and I will sing it in the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.223">​latter end of a play, before the duke:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.224">​peradventure,​ to make it the more gracious, I shall</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.225">​sing it at her death.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE II. Athens. QUINCE'​S house.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter QUINCE, FLUTE, SNOUT, and STARVELING</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.1">​Have you sent to Bottom'​s house ? is he come home yet?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​STARVELING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.2">​He cannot be heard of. Out of doubt he is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.3">​transported.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​FLUTE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.4">​If he come not, then the play is marred: it goes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.5">​not forward, doth it?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.6">​It is not possible: you have not a man in all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.7">​Athens able to discharge Pyramus but he.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​FLUTE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.8">​No,​ he hath simply the best wit of any handicraft</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.9">​man in Athens.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.10">​Yea and the best person too; and he is a very</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.11">​paramour for a sweet voice.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​FLUTE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.12">​You must say '​paragon:'​ a paramour is, God bless us,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.13">​a thing of naught.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter SNUG</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​SNUG</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.14">​Masters,​ the duke is coming from the temple, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.15">​there is two or three lords and ladies more married:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.16">​if our sport had gone forward, we had all been made</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.17">​men.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​FLUTE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.18">​O sweet bully Bottom! Thus hath he lost sixpence a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.19">​day during his life; he could not have '​scaped</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.20">​sixpence a day: an the duke had not given him</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.21">​sixpence a day for playing Pyramus, I'll be hanged;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.22">​he would have deserved it: sixpence a day in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.23">​Pyramus,​ or nothing.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter BOTTOM</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.24">​Where are these lads? where are these hearts?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.25">​Bottom! O most courageous day! O most happy hour!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.26">​Masters,​ I am to discourse wonders: but ask me not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.27">​what;​ for if I tell you, I am no true Athenian. I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.28">​will tell you every thing, right as it fell out.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​QUINCE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.29">​Let us hear, sweet Bottom.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.30">​Not a word of me. All that I will tell you is, that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.31">​the duke hath dined. Get your apparel together,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.32">​good strings to your beards, new ribbons to your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.33">​pumps;​ meet presently at the palace; every man look</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.34">​o'​er his part; for the short and the long is, our</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.35">​play is preferred. In any case, let Thisby have</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.36">​clean linen; and let not him that plays the lion</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.37">​pair his nails, for they shall hang out for the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.38">​lion'​s claws. And, most dear actors, eat no onions</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.39">​nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath; and I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.40">​do not doubt but to hear them say, it is a sweet</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.41">​comedy. No more words: away! go, away!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote><​p>​
 +</​p><​h3>​ACT V</​h3>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE I. Athens. The palace of THESEUS.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter THESEUS, HIPPOLYTA, PHILOSTRATE,​ Lords and Attendants</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.1">'​Tis strange my Theseus, that these</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.2">​lovers speak of.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.3">​More strange than true: I never may believe</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.4">​These antique fables, nor these fairy toys.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.5">​Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.6">​Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.7">​More than cool reason ever comprehends.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.8">​The lunatic, the lover and the poet</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.9">​Are of imagination all compact:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.10">​One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.11">​That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.12">​Sees Helen'​s beauty in a brow of Egypt:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.13">​The poet's eye, in fine frenzy rolling,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.14">​Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.15">​And as imagination bodies forth</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.16">​The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.17">​Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.18">​A local habitation and a name.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.19">​Such tricks hath strong imagination,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.20">​That if it would but apprehend some joy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.21">​It comprehends some bringer of that joy;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.22">​Or in the night, imagining some fear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.23">​How easy is a bush supposed a bear!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.24">​But all the story of the night told over,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.25">​And all their minds transfigured so together,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.26">​More witnesseth than fancy'​s images</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.27">​And grows to something of great constancy;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.28">​But,​ howsoever, strange and admirable.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.29">​Here come the lovers, full of joy and mirth.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter LYSANDER, DEMETRIUS, HERMIA, and HELENA</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​5.1.30">​Joy,​ gentle friends! joy and fresh days of love</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.31">​Accompany your hearts!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.32">​More than to us</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.33">​Wait in your royal walks, your board, your bed!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.34">​Come now; what masques, what dances shall we have,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.35">​To wear away this long age of three hours</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.36">​Between our after-supper and bed-time?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.37">​Where is our usual manager of mirth?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.38">​What revels are in hand? Is there no play,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.39">​To ease the anguish of a torturing hour?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.40">​Call Philostrate.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​PHILOSTRATE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.41"> ​                 Here, mighty Theseus.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.42">​Say,​ what abridgement have you for this evening?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.43">​What masque? what music? How shall we beguile</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.44">​The lazy time, if not with some delight?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​PHILOSTRATE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.45">​There is a brief how many sports are ripe:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.46">​Make choice of which your highness will see first.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Giving a paper</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.47">​[Reads] ​ 'The battle with the Centaurs, to be sung</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.48">​By an Athenian eunuch to the harp.'</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.49">​We'​ll none of that: that have I told my love,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.50">​In glory of my kinsman Hercules.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Reads</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​5.1.51">'​The riot of the tipsy Bacchanals,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.52">​Tearing the Thracian singer in their rage.'</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.53">​That is an old device; and it was play'​d</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.54">​When I from Thebes came last a conqueror.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Reads</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​5.1.55">'​The thrice three Muses mourning for the death</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.56">​Of Learning, late deceased in beggary.'</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.57">​That is some satire, keen and critical,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.58">​Not sorting with a nuptial ceremony.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Reads</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​5.1.59">'​A tedious brief scene of young Pyramus</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.60">​And his love Thisbe; very tragical mirth.'</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.61">​Merry and tragical! tedious and brief!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.62">​That is, hot ice and wondrous strange snow.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.63">​How shall we find the concord of this discord?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​PHILOSTRATE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.64">​A play there is, my lord, some ten words long,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.65">​Which is as brief as I have known a play;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.66">​But by ten words, my lord, it is too long,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.67">​Which makes it tedious; for in all the play</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.68">​There is not one word apt, one player fitted:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.69">​And tragical, my noble lord, it is;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.70">​For Pyramus therein doth kill himself.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.71">​Which,​ when I saw rehearsed, I must confess,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.72">​Made mine eyes water; but more merry tears</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.73">​The passion of loud laughter never shed.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.74">​What are they that do play it?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​PHILOSTRATE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.75">​Hard-handed men that work in Athens here,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.76">​Which never labour'​d in their minds till now,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.77">​And now have toil'd their unbreathed memories</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.78">​With this same play, against your nuptial.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.79">​And we will hear it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​PHILOSTRATE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.80">​No,​ my noble lord;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.81">​It is not for you: I have heard it over,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.82">​And it is nothing, nothing in the world;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.83">​Unless you can find sport in their intents,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.84">​Extremely stretch'​d and conn'd with cruel pain,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.85">​To do you service.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.86"> ​                 I will hear that play;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.87">​For never anything can be amiss,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.88">​When simpleness and duty tender it.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.89">​Go,​ bring them in: and take your places, ladies.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit PHILOSTRATE</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.90">​I love not to see wretchedness o'er charged</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.91">​And duty in his service perishing.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.92">​Why,​ gentle sweet, you shall see no such thing.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.93">​He says they can do nothing in this kind.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.94">​The kinder we, to give them thanks for nothing.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.95">​Our sport shall be to take what they mistake:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.96">​And what poor duty cannot do, noble respect</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.97">​Takes it in might, not merit.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.98">​Where I have come, great clerks have purposed</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.99">​To greet me with premeditated welcomes;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.100">​Where I have seen them shiver and look pale,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.101">​Make periods in the midst of sentences,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.102">​Throttle their practised accent in their fears</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.103">​And in conclusion dumbly have broke off,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.104">​Not paying me a welcome. Trust me, sweet,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.105">​Out of this silence yet I pick'd a welcome;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.106">​And in the modesty of fearful duty</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.107">​I read as much as from the rattling tongue</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.108">​Of saucy and audacious eloquence.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.109">​Love,​ therefore, and tongue-tied simplicity</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.110">​In least speak most, to my capacity.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter PHILOSTRATE</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​PHILOSTRATE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.111">​So please your grace, the Prologue is address'​d.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.112">​Let him approach.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Flourish of trumpets</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter QUINCE for the Prologue</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​Prologue</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.113">​If we offend, it is with our good will.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.114">​That you should think, we come not to offend,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.115">​But with good will. To show our simple skill,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.116">​That is the true beginning of our end.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.117">​Consider then we come but in despite.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.118">​We do not come as minding to contest you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.119">​Our true intent is. All for your delight</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.120">​We are not here. That you should here repent you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.121">​The actors are at hand and by their show</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.122">​You shall know all that you are like to know.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.123">​This fellow doth not stand upon points.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.124">​He hath rid his prologue like a rough colt; he knows</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.125">​not the stop. A good moral, my lord: it is not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.126">​enough to speak, but to speak true.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.127">​Indeed he hath played on his prologue like a child</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.128">​on a recorder; a sound, but not in government.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.129">​His speech, was like a tangled chain; nothing</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.130">​impaired,​ but all disordered. Who is next?</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter Pyramus and Thisbe, Wall, Moonshine, and Lion</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​Prologue</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.131">​Gentles,​ perchance you wonder at this show;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.132">​But wonder on, till truth make all things plain.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.133">​This man is Pyramus, if you would know;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.134">​This beauteous lady Thisby is certain.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.135">​This man, with lime and rough-cast, doth present</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.136">​Wall,​ that vile Wall which did these lovers sunder;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.137">​And through Wall's chink, poor souls, they are content</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.138">​To whisper. At the which let no man wonder.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.139">​This man, with lanthorn, dog, and bush of thorn,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.140">​Presenteth Moonshine; for, if you will know,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.141">​By moonshine did these lovers think no scorn</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.142">​To meet at Ninus' tomb, there, there to woo.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.143">​This grisly beast, which Lion hight by name,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.144">​The trusty Thisby, coming first by night,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.145">​Did scare away, or rather did affright;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.146">​And,​ as she fled, her mantle she did fall,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.147">​Which Lion vile with bloody mouth did stain.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.148">​Anon comes Pyramus, sweet youth and tall,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.149">​And finds his trusty Thisby'​s mantle slain:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.150">​Whereat,​ with blade, with bloody blameful blade,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.151">​He bravely broach'​d is boiling bloody breast;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.152">​And Thisby, tarrying in mulberry shade,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.153">​His dagger drew, and died. For all the rest,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.154">​Let Lion, Moonshine, Wall, and lovers twain</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.155">​At large discourse, while here they do remain.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt Prologue, Thisbe, Lion, and Moonshine</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.156">​I wonder if the lion be to speak.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.157">​No wonder, my lord: one lion may, when many asses do.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​Wall</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.158">​In this same interlude it doth befall</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.159">​That I, one Snout by name, present a wall;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.160">​And such a wall, as I would have you think,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.161">​That had in it a crannied hole or chink,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.162">​Through which the lovers, Pyramus and Thisby,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.163">​Did whisper often very secretly.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.164">​This loam, this rough-cast and this stone doth show</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.165">​That I am that same wall; the truth is so:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.166">​And this the cranny is, right and sinister,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.167">​Through which the fearful lovers are to whisper.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.168">​Would you desire lime and hair to speak better?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.169">​It is the wittiest partition that ever I heard</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.170">​discourse,​ my lord.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter Pyramus</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.171">​Pyramus draws near the wall: silence!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​Pyramus</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.172">​O grim-look'​d night! O night with hue so black!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.173">​O night, which ever art when day is not!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.174">​O night, O night! alack, alack, alack,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.175">​I fear my Thisby'​s promise is forgot!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.176">​And thou, O wall, O sweet, O lovely wall,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.177">​That stand'​st between her father'​s ground and mine!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.178">​Thou wall, O wall, O sweet and lovely wall,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.179">​Show me thy chink, to blink through with mine eyne!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Wall holds up his fingers</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​5.1.180">​Thanks,​ courteous wall: Jove shield thee well for this!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.181">​But what see I? No Thisby do I see.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.182">​O wicked wall, through whom I see no bliss!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.183">​Cursed be thy stones for thus deceiving me!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.184">​The wall, methinks, being sensible, should curse again.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​Pyramus</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.185">​No,​ in truth, sir, he should not. '​Deceiving me'</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.186">​is Thisby'​s cue: she is to enter now, and I am to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.187">​spy her through the wall. You shall see, it will</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.188">​fall pat as I told you. Yonder she comes.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter Thisbe</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​Thisbe</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.189">​O wall, full often hast thou heard my moans,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.190">​For parting my fair Pyramus and me!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.191">​My cherry lips have often kiss'd thy stones,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.192">​Thy stones with lime and hair knit up in thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​Pyramus</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.193">​I see a voice: now will I to the chink,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.194">​To spy an I can hear my Thisby'​s face. Thisby!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​Thisbe</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.195">​My love thou art, my love I think.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​Pyramus</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.196">​Think what thou wilt, I am thy lover'​s grace;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.197">​And,​ like Limander, am I trusty still.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​Thisbe</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.198">​And I like Helen, till the Fates me kill.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​Pyramus</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.199">​Not Shafalus to Procrus was so true.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech44"><​b>​Thisbe</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.200">​As Shafalus to Procrus, I to you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech45"><​b>​Pyramus</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.201">​O kiss me through the hole of this vile wall!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech46"><​b>​Thisbe</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.202">​I kiss the wall's hole, not your lips at all.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech47"><​b>​Pyramus</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.203">​Wilt thou at Ninny'​s tomb meet me straightway?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech48"><​b>​Thisbe</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.204">'​Tide life, 'tide death, I come without delay.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt Pyramus and Thisbe</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech49"><​b>​Wall</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.205">​Thus have I, Wall, my part discharged so;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.206">​And,​ being done, thus Wall away doth go.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech50"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.207">​Now is the mural down between the two neighbours.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech51"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.208">​No remedy, my lord, when walls are so wilful to hear</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.209">​without warning.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech52"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.210">​This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech53"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.211">​The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.212">​are no worse, if imagination amend them.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech54"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.213">​It must be your imagination then, and not theirs.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech55"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.214">​If we imagine no worse of them than they of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.215">​themselves,​ they may pass for excellent men. Here</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.216">​come two noble beasts in, a man and a lion.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter Lion and Moonshine</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech56"><​b>​Lion</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.217">​You,​ ladies, you, whose gentle hearts do fear</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.218">​The smallest monstrous mouse that creeps on floor,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.219">​May now perchance both quake and tremble here,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.220">​When lion rough in wildest rage doth roar.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.221">​Then know that I, one Snug the joiner, am</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.222">​A lion-fell, nor else no lion's dam;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.223">​For,​ if I should as lion come in strife</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.224">​Into this place, 'twere pity on my life.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech57"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.225">​A very gentle beast, of a good conscience.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech58"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.226">​The very best at a beast, my lord, that e'er I saw.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech59"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.227">​This lion is a very fox for his valour.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech60"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.228">​True;​ and a goose for his discretion.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech61"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.229">​Not so, my lord; for his valour cannot carry his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.230">​discretion;​ and the fox carries the goose.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech62"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.231">​His discretion, I am sure, cannot carry his valour;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.232">​for the goose carries not the fox. It is well:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.233">​leave it to his discretion, and let us listen to the moon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech63"><​b>​Moonshine</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.234">​This lanthorn doth the horned moon present;​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech64"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.235">​He should have worn the horns on his head.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech65"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.236">​He is no crescent, and his horns are</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.237">​invisible within the circumference.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech66"><​b>​Moonshine</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.238">​This lanthorn doth the horned moon present;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.239">​Myself the man i' the moon do seem to be.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech67"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.240">​This is the greatest error of all the rest: the man</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.241">​should be put into the lanthorn. How is it else the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.242">​man i' the moon?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech68"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.243">​He dares not come there for the candle; for, you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.244">​see,​ it is already in snuff.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech69"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.245">​I am aweary of this moon: would he would change!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech70"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.246">​It appears, by his small light of discretion, that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.247">​he is in the wane; but yet, in courtesy, in all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.248">​reason,​ we must stay the time.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech71"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.249">​Proceed,​ Moon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech72"><​b>​Moonshine</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.250">​All that I have to say, is, to tell you that the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.251">​lanthorn is the moon; I, the man in the moon; this</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.252">​thorn-bush,​ my thorn-bush; and this dog, my dog.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech73"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.253">​Why,​ all these should be in the lanthorn; for all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.254">​these are in the moon. But, silence! here comes Thisbe.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter Thisbe</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech74"><​b>​Thisbe</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.255">​This is old Ninny'​s tomb. Where is my love?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech75"><​b>​Lion</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.256">​[Roaring] ​ Oh--</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Thisbe runs off</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech76"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.257">​Well roared, Lion.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech77"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.258">​Well run, Thisbe.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech78"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.259">​Well shone, Moon. Truly, the moon shines with a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.260">​good grace.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​The Lion shakes Thisbe'​s mantle, and exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech79"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.261">​Well moused, Lion.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech80"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.262">​And so the lion vanished.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech81"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.263">​And then came Pyramus.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter Pyramus</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech82"><​b>​Pyramus</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.264">​Sweet Moon, I thank thee for thy sunny beams;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.265">​I thank thee, Moon, for shining now so bright;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.266">​For,​ by thy gracious, golden, glittering gleams,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.267">​I trust to take of truest Thisby sight.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.268">​But stay, O spite!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.269">​But mark, poor knight,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.270">​What dreadful dole is here!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.271">​Eyes,​ do you see?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.272">​How can it be?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.273">​O dainty duck! O dear!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.274">​Thy mantle good,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.275">​What,​ stain'​d with blood!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.276">​Approach,​ ye Furies fell!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.277">​O Fates, come, come,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.278">​Cut thread and thrum;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.279">​Quail,​ crush, conclude, and quell!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech83"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.280">​This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.281">​go near to make a man look sad.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech84"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.282">​Beshrew my heart, but I pity the man.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech85"><​b>​Pyramus</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.283">​O wherefore, Nature, didst thou lions frame?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.284">​Since lion vile hath here deflower'​d my dear:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.285">​Which is--no, no--which was the fairest dame</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.286">​That lived, that loved, that liked, that look'​d</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.287">​with cheer.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.288">​Come,​ tears, confound;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.289">​Out,​ sword, and wound</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.290">​The pap of Pyramus;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.291">​Ay,​ that left pap,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.292">​Where heart doth hop:</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Stabs himself</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​5.1.293">​Thus die I, thus, thus, thus.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.294">​Now am I dead,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.295">​Now am I fled;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.296">​My soul is in the sky:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.297">​Tongue,​ lose thy light;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.298">​Moon take thy flight:</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit Moonshine</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​5.1.299">​Now die, die, die, die, die.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Dies</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech86"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.300">​No die, but an ace, for him; for he is but one.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech87"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.301">​Less than an ace, man; for he is dead; he is nothing.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech88"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.302">​With the help of a surgeon he might yet recover, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.303">​prove an ass.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech89"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.304">​How chance Moonshine is gone before Thisbe comes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.305">​back and finds her lover?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech90"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.306">​She will find him by starlight. Here she comes; and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.307">​her passion ends the play.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter Thisbe</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech91"><​b>​HIPPOLYTA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.308">​Methinks she should not use a long one for such a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.309">​Pyramus:​ I hope she will be brief.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech92"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.310">​A mote will turn the balance, which Pyramus, which</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.311">​Thisbe,​ is the better; he for a man, God warrant us;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.312">​she for a woman, God bless us.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech93"><​b>​LYSANDER</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.313">​She hath spied him already with those sweet eyes.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech94"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.314">​And thus she means, videlicet:​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech95"><​b>​Thisbe</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.315"> ​         Asleep, my love?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.316">​What,​ dead, my dove?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.317">​O Pyramus, arise!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.318">​Speak,​ speak. Quite dumb?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.319">​Dead,​ dead? A tomb</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.320">​Must cover thy sweet eyes.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.321">​These My lips,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.322">​This cherry nose,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.323">​These yellow cowslip cheeks,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.324">​Are gone, are gone:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.325">​Lovers,​ make moan:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.326">​His eyes were green as leeks.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.327">​O Sisters Three,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.328">​Come,​ come to me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.329">​With hands as pale as milk;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.330">​Lay them in gore,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.331">​Since you have shore</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.332">​With shears his thread of silk.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.333">​Tongue,​ not a word:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.334">​Come,​ trusty sword;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.335">​Come,​ blade, my breast imbrue:</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Stabs herself</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​5.1.336">​And,​ farewell, friends;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.337">​Thus Thisby ends:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.338">​Adieu,​ adieu, adieu.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Dies</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech96"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.339">​Moonshine and Lion are left to bury the dead.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech97"><​b>​DEMETRIUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.340">​Ay,​ and Wall too.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech98"><​b>​BOTTOM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.341">​[Starting up]  No assure you; the wall is down that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.342">​parted their fathers. Will it please you to see the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.343">​epilogue,​ or to hear a Bergomask dance between two</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.344">​of our company?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech99"><​b>​THESEUS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.345">​No epilogue, I pray you; for your play needs no</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.346">​excuse. Never excuse; for when the players are all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.347">​dead,​ there needs none to be blamed. Marry, if he</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.348">​that writ it had played Pyramus and hanged himself</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.349">​in Thisbe'​s garter, it would have been a fine</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.350">​tragedy:​ and so it is, truly; and very notably</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.351">​discharged. But come, your Bergomask: let your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.352">​epilogue alone.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​A dance</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​5.1.353">​The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.354">​Lovers,​ to bed; 'tis almost fairy time.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.355">​I fear we shall out-sleep the coming morn</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.356">​As much as we this night have overwatch'​d.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.357">​This palpable-gross play hath well beguiled</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.358">​The heavy gait of night. Sweet friends, to bed.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.359">​A fortnight hold we this solemnity,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.360">​In nightly revels and new jollity.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PUCK</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech100"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.361"> ​    Now the hungry lion roars,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.362">​And the wolf behowls the moon;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.363">​Whilst the heavy ploughman snores,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.364">​All with weary task fordone.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.365">​Now the wasted brands do glow,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.366">​Whilst the screech-owl,​ screeching loud,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.367">​Puts the wretch that lies in woe</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.368">​In remembrance of a shroud.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.369">​Now it is the time of night</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.370">​That the graves all gaping wide,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.371">​Every one lets forth his sprite,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.372">​In the church-way paths to glide:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.373">​And we fairies, that do run</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.374">​By the triple Hecate'​s team,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.375">​From the presence of the sun,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.376">​Following darkness like a dream,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.377">​Now are frolic: not a mouse</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.378">​Shall disturb this hallow'​d house:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.379">​I am sent with broom before,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.380">​To sweep the dust behind the door.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter OBERON and TITANIA with their train</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech101"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.381"> ​    ​Through the house give gathering light,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.382">​By the dead and drowsy fire:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.383">​Every elf and fairy sprite</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.384">​Hop as light as bird from brier;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.385">​And this ditty, after me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.386">​Sing,​ and dance it trippingly.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech102"><​b>​TITANIA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.387">​First,​ rehearse your song by rote</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.388">​To each word a warbling note:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.389">​Hand in hand, with fairy grace,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.390">​Will we sing, and bless this place.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Song and dance</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech103"><​b>​OBERON</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.391">​Now,​ until the break of day,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.392">​Through this house each fairy stray.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.393">​To the best bride-bed will we,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.394">​Which by us shall blessed be;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.395">​And the issue there create</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.396">​Ever shall be fortunate.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.397">​So shall all the couples three</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.398">​Ever true in loving be;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.399">​And the blots of Nature'​s hand</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.400">​Shall not in their issue stand;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.401">​Never mole, hare lip, nor scar,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.402">​Nor mark prodigious, such as are</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.403">​Despised in nativity,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.404">​Shall upon their children be.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.405">​With this field-dew consecrate,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.406">​Every fairy take his gait;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.407">​And each several chamber bless,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.408">​Through this palace, with sweet peace;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.409">​And the owner of it blest</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.410">​Ever shall in safety rest.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.411">​Trip away; make no stay;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.412">​Meet me all by break of day.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt OBERON, TITANIA, and train</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech104"><​b>​PUCK</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​5.1.413">​If we shadows have offended,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.414">​Think but this, and all is mended,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.415">​That you have but slumber'​d here</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.416">​While these visions did appear.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.417">​And this weak and idle theme,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.418">​No more yielding but a dream,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.419">​Gentles,​ do not reprehend:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.420">​if you pardon, we will mend:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.421">​And,​ as I am an honest Puck,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.422">​If we have unearned luck</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.423">​Now to 'scape the serpent'​s tongue,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.424">​We will make amends ere long;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.425">​Else the Puck a liar call;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.426">​So,​ good night unto you all.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.427">​Give me your hands, if we be friends,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​5.1.428">​And Robin shall restore amends.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
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