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LI. I wm UMlr baaary s lM to a auka aa a*,
afaas a MiMaa. if ibaycaaM. Bat I wUI aot
tttrftatMaalMa,dalwttkayaa> I vUi walk
ap aad dawa baNb aad I vtti tla* Hat tbay thall
haarlaaaalallnld. fch.

rW aaal car*, m Mac*ar Aar.



I Aaa an flawrr-
fcad? \Wmkimt.

aM*, Mr <faa. aarf lar*^
rtt f tit i u M H I a *a yfay,
rw aar/Wf aaay a aaa^Mk aar*.



fa, tedaad, vha voald at bto it a a Mli>h a
Ut' hawaaldfliaaMrdihaUa.ihhhacry



Titm. I any tlaa, gaalia aartal. ttm^ aaala :
Mtaw aa k aacb aaamaafd o^'Uiy aotaT
So U adaa aya aatbralM a lb/ tluM ;
Aad thy fair vtrtaa** farca parfcrcadath aova a;-
Oa Cha trtt vlav. la My. a tvaar, I lava thra.

ax. MatblakH ataiiaa.yaa koald ba*a Uit
f*a>oa fcr ibal ; Aad yat. a uy tba trath. raa
aad lava ban UtUa caoipaay tantbar now-a^da^
Tha aara tba ftty. tbai aaa timan aalgbbaiir
rill na aaka tbaa frlaMd^ .\ay. I caa glaak apo.



rita. Tbaa art a atoa a Ihaa art baatlAil.

AM. Na a, aaitbar : bat if I bad wit aM>Bb a
g al aftbto waad. 1 batra aoaafb la ara aina

ra tara.

T*lm. OataTtbtovaaddaaatdaitiatoaa:
Tbaa tbtli raaila baa, wbalba tbaa wilt a aa.
I aa a tpirlt, af aacaaaaa taa ;
Tba aaaa till dab taad apaa ay rtata.
Aadldalaatbaa> ibwifcii.aa wltb aa;
ni ataa tba ftlrta a ataad aa ibat
Aad tbay iball fatcb tba jawd* flroa tba dap.
Aad !(, wblla iboa aa p rti w d flowcn date tlaap



Aad 1 wUI aarga tby aartal

ibaa dalt Uka aa airy unni aa.
ICabwablMatbimdM



Tbati



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Uka aa airy *plrlt
abwablMatbiaw
Xaar^arPabta.

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Wbaratball wc |r

Tiia. Ba Mad aad co ar t a om a thU pantlemmn :
Hap la bto walk*, and aarabol in hU ejra ;
Fcad Ma witb apricockt and drwbnrin :
With par^ grapa. (rcan fir*. m1 mnlberrie* ;
Tha boaay Im!^ itml from >>>'- )'>in>i
Aad, for nlaht-Upm, cr^'.
And lifht tbaa at the (in
To baTa my taa to bed, a<
And plack tba wiafi fiotn f>ii>i<ru ..u.i<rfilie*,
To fan tba aaoa-baaaM fcoa hto Ucrptag c}a;
Nod to him. a!a. aad da Ma aaartatiak

I F*i. HaU. aartal!

> Fat. Hall !

S F*i. Hail !

4 Fmi. Hail !

flrf. I cry yaar warritipt narcy. haarUIy.-l !

ach joa

Cok. Cobwab.



Act 3



MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM.



117



Bot. I shall desire you of more acquaintance,
good master Cobweb : If I cut mj finger, I shall
make bold with you. Vour name, honest gentle-
man ?

J'eas. Peas-blossom.

L'ot. I pray you, commend me to mistress Squash,
your mother, and to master Peas-cod, your father.
Good master Peas-blossom, I shall desire you of
more acquaintance too. Your name, I beseech
you, sir ?

Mut. Mustard-seed.

Bot. Good master Mustard-seed, I know your pa-
tience well : that same cowardly; giant-like ox-beef
hath devoured many a gentleman of your house : I
promise you, your kindred hath made my eyes
water ere now. 1 desire you more acquaintance,
good ma.ster Mustard seed.

Tita. Come, wait upon him ; lead him to my
bower.

The moon, methinks, looks with a watery eye ;
And when she weeps, weeps every little flower.

Lamenting some enforced chastity.

Tie up my love's tongue, bring him silently.

lcceunt.

SCENE II Another Part qf the Wood.
Enter Oberon.

Obe. 1 wonder, if Titania be awak'd ;
Then, what it was that next came in her eye.
Which she must dote on in extremity.
Enter Puck.

Here comes my messenger How now, mad spirit ?

What night-rule now about this haunted grove ?

Puck. iUy mistress with a monster is in love,
Near to her close and consecrated bower.
While she was in her dull and sleeping hour,
A crew of patches, rude mechanicals.
That work for bread upon Athenian stalls.
Were met together to rehearse a play.
Intended for great Theseus' nuptial day.
The shallowest thick-skin of that barren sort.
Who Pyramus presented, in their sport
Forsook his scene, and enter'd in a brake :
When I did him at this advantage take.
An ass's nowl I fixed on his head ;
Anon, his Thisbe must be answered.
And forth my mimick comes : When they him spy,
As wild geese that the creeping fowler eye.
Or russet-pated choughs, many in sort.
Rising and cawing at the gun's report
Sever themselves, and madly sweep the sky;
So at his sight, away his fellows fly :
And, at our stamp, here o'er and o'er one falls ;
He murder cries, and help from Athens calls.
Their sense, thus weak, lost with their fears, thus

strong.
Made senseless things begin to do them wrong :
For briers and thorns at their apparel snatch ;
Some, sleeves ; some, hats : from yielders all things
I led them on in this distracted fear, [catch.

And left sweet I'yramus translated there :
When in that moment (so it came to pass)
Tilania wak'd, and straightway lov'd an ass.

O/re. This falls out better than 1 could devise.
But hast thou yet latch'd the .Vthenian's eyes
With the love-juice, as I did bid thee do ^

Puck. I took him sleeping, that is finish'd too,
And the Athenian woman" by his side;
That when he wak'd, of force she must be ey'd.

Enter Demetrius and Hermia.

OV. Stand close ; this is the same Athenian.

Puck. This is the woman, but not this the man.

Dem. O, why rebuke you him that love you so ?
Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe.

Her. Now I but chide, but I should use thee
worse ;
For thou, I fear, hast given me cause to curse.
Jf thou hast slain Lysander in his sleep.
Being o'er shoes in blood, plunge in the deep.



And kill me too.

The sun was not so true unto the day.
As he to me: Would he have stol'n away
From sleeping Hermia? I'll believe as soon.
This whole earth may be bor'd ; and that the moon
May through the center creep, and so displease
Her brother's noon-tide with the Antipodes.
It cannot be, but thou hast murder'd him ;
.So should a murderer look ; so dead, so grim.
Dem. So should the murder'd look ; and so
should I,
Pierc'd through the heart with your stern cruelty :
Yet you, the murderer, look as bright, as clear.
As yonder Venus in her glimmering sphere.

Her. What's this to my Lysander ? where is he?
Ah, good Demetrius, wilt thou give him me ?
Dem. I had rather give his carcase to my hounds.
Her. Out, dog ! out, cur ! thou driv'st me past
the bounds
Of maiden's patience. Hast thou slain him then ?
Henceforth be never number 'd among men !
Oh ! once tell true, tell true, even for my sake;
Durst thou have look'd upon him, being awake,
And hast thou kill'd him sleeping ? O brave touch 1
Could not a worm, an adder, do so much ?
An adder did it ; for with doubler tongue
Than thine, thou serpent, never adder stung.
Dem. You spend your passion on a mispris'd
mood :
I am not guilty of Lysander's blood ;
Nor is he dead, for aught that I can tell.
Her. I pray thee, tell me then that he is well.
Dem. An if I could, what should I get therefore ?

Her. A privilege, never to see me more

And from thy hated presence part I so :
See me no more, whether he be dead or no.

[Exit.
Dem. There is no following her in this fierce vein :
Here, therefore, for a while I will remain.
So sorrow's heaviness doth heavier grow
For debt that bankrupt sleep doth sorrow owe ;
Which now, in some slight measure it will pay.
If for his tender here I make some stay.

{Lies donm.
Ohe. What hast thou done ? thou hast mistaken
quite,
And laid the love-juice on some true-love's sight:
Of thy misprision must perforce ensue
Some true-love turn'd, and not a false tum'd true.
Puck. Then fate o'er -rules ; that, one man hold-
ing troth,
A million fail, confounding oath on oath.

OIk: About the wood go swifter than the wind.
And Helena of Athens look thou find :
All fancy-sick she is, and pale of cheer
With sighs of love, that cost the fresh blood dear.
By some illusion see thou bring her here ;
ril charm his eyes, against she do appear.

Puck. I go, I go ; look, how I go ;
Swifter than arrow from the Tartar's bow. [Exit.
Obe. Flower of this purple die.
Hit with Cupid's archery.
Sink in apple of his eye !
When his love he doth espy.
Let her shine as gloriously
As the Venus of the sky.
When thou w.ik'st, if she be by.
Beg of her for remedy.

Re-enter Puck.
Pnek. Captain of our fairy band,
Helena is here at hand.
And the youth mistook by me.
Pleading for a lover's fee ;
Shall we their fond pageant see?

Lord, what fools these mortals be !
Ohe. Stand aside : the noise they make.
Will cause Demetrius to awake.
Puck. Then will two at once, woo one;
That must needs be sport alone ;
And those things do best please me.
That befal preposterously.



118



MIDSUMMER-NIGHTS DREAM.

HtL L.UMUMarthU(



Act S



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rat ;a ) HarMlai tfMa, fas kaaw. t kav
Aaifbara. vtik all ffM4ta. arlOi all N17 kaM
ia RarMlali !* I jIaM ^aai m aay *mn ;
AMI jawa af Halawa ta Ma > 1 |ai ilk.
WkaM I 4a !. aii vlll 4lataMTaMk.

m<L Nmw <M NMckan mmmm Man Mia .

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tra^ I laaM kar. all tkat la to iraaa.
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ntataMiiMila,

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Tka aar Mara aalak aC MMnlMMtai Makaa;
Wkanta It tfadi iMyala tka Mala aana.
'w kaaHag iaa kia ta caM P anw :
Mat ky Mlaa aya, LyMMar, fca4 ;



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B^MiklNlydMatttMilaaaaa*a> (tafa*

Urn. Wky ikaaM ka alay, vkaaa lam 4odi pma

Kr. Wkat la eaiM pma l^tmmim fiwn my
iMa?

l#a. Lyi ail iart Iota. ikatwaaMatlaibiMklda.
PalvlMana. vka aMaa af^lMa tka niRkt
TkaBail ;a<i kary aaa aatf ayaa aflliikt.
Wky Mak-M iba Ma * ca*M m* thia aiaka ikaa

know,
T\m kaia I kata tkaa Mate Ma iaaaa ikM m 7

r. Vaa araak aal ya tklpk ; It aawai



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H at a tMlaa la aanlttan.



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laearBMaMlt it aaaaM tkat aa aaaaa aia.

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Ta Mtow aM, and prl*a mt aya* and (kca 7
Aa4 w ait yoar atkar lava, ttaMcirlaa,
(Wkaaaaa W aaw 4MI aiMva Ma witk kk flsatj
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Mt. I aaiitial aat wkat ym
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Maka aMw apaa aM. whan I tara my back

Hiak at aack atkar I kaM tka awkat JaM np

Tkte i^art. wcH carrMU akall ba cktoaUrlcd

If yaa ka aay |4ty, giaaa, ar

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by thU.



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l^f. Tkaa aaaat eamyai aa M a n tlwn tka aa-

Tliy itaaala iMva aa aKtra MivaiKfc, tkaa kcr waak
Halw^ I lora Utaa ; by m; life I do ; [|cyar.

by liiat which I will Iom for tbac,
Ta pawaa kirn falta, that ujt 1 love tkaa aet.

Dfm. I My. I lo*a tliea mar* ihaa ka caa do.

tjgt. If tboa tajr to, vUli4(a. aa4 |wava it toa

Drm. Quick, coma,

Mer. Ly*aa4ar, wkacata taad* an tkU >

L0. Away, yaa Ktliiap !

Una. No, aa. dr :-b* will

SaaMtakaaak laaM; t-kaaa,Myo woald follow;
Bat yal luwt not : Van aia a tama man, p> !

Ly. Hang 9ir, tlwa aat, tkaa barr : vile thing
lat lijuaa .
Or I wiU akaka ikaaftaM aw.llka a taracnt.

. Uliy an yaa anwa m rada ? what rban|rF
SctloTa! [UtbU,

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Ont, loa-had mMlii-ln ! Itatcd potion, hcnoc '.

HfT. Da yaa aat Jart 7

Krt. Vea, 'lootb : and Mt do volt

1 aUl kcap my votd with tltta.



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Act 3.



MlDSUMMER-NiGHT'S DREAM.



119



Dent. I would, I had your bond ; for, I perceive,
A weak bond holds you ; I'll not trust your word.

Lyi. What, should I hurt her, strike her, kill
her dead ?
Although I hate her, I'll not harm her so.

Her. What, can you do me greater harm, than
hate?
Hate me ! wherefore ? O me ! what news, my love ?
Am not I Hermia ? Are not you I-ysander ?
I am as fair now, as I was erewhile.
Since night, you lov'd me ; yet, since night you

left me :
Why, then you left me, O, the gods forbid !
In earnest, shall I say ?

Lys. Ay, by my life ;

And never did desire to see thee more.
Therefore, be out of hope, of question, doubt.
Be certain, nothing truer ; 'tis no jest.
That I do hate thee, and love Helena.

Her. O me ! you juggler ! you canker -blossom !
You thief of love! what, have you come by night.
And stol'n my love's heart from him ?

Hel. Fine, i'faith !

Have you no modesty, no maiden shame.
No touch of bashfulness ? What, will you tear
Impatient answers from my gentle tongue ?
Fie, fie ! you counterfeit, you puppet you !

Her. Puppet ! why so ? Ay, that way goes the
game.
Now I perceive that she hath made compare
Between our statures, she hath urg'd her height ;
And with her personage, her tall personage.
Her height, forsooth, she hath prevail'd with him.
And are you grown so high in his esteem.
Because I am so dwarfish, and so low ?
How low am I, thou painted maypole ? speak ;
How low am I ? 1 am not yet so low,
But that my nails can reach unto thine eyes.

Hel. 1 pray yon, though you mock me, gentlemen.
Let her not hurt me ; I was never curst ;
I have no gift at all in shrewishness ;
T am a right maid for my cowardice ;
Let her not strike me; You, perhaps, may thmk.
Because she's something lower than myself.
That 1 can match her.

Her, Lower ! hark, again.

Hel. Good Hermia, do not be so bitter with me.
I evermore did love you, Hermia,
Did ever keep your counsels, never wrong'd you ;
Save that, in love unto Pemetrius,
I told him of your stealth unto this wood :
He follow'd you ; for love, I foUow'd him.
But he hdth chid me hence ; and threaten'd me
To strike me, spurn me, nay, to kill me too :
And now, so you will let me quiet go,
To Athens will I bear my folly back,
And follow you no further : Let me go:
Vou see how simple and how fond I am.

Her. Why, get you gone : IVho is't that hinders
you ?

Hel. A foolish heart that I leave here behind

Her. What, with Lysander ?

Hel. With Demetrius.

Lya. Be not afraid: she shall not harm thee,
Helena.

Dem. No, sir ; she shall not, though you take her
part.

Hel. O, when she's angry, she is keen and shrewd :
She was a vixen, when she went to school ;
And, though she be but little, she is fierce.

Her. Little again ? nothing but low and little ?
Why will you suffer her to flout me thus ?
Let me come to her.

Lya. Get you gone, you dwarf ;

You minimus, of hind'ring knot-grass made ;
You bead, you acorn.

Dem. You are too oflGcious,

In her behalf that scorns your services.
Let her alone ; speak not of Helena ;
Take not her part : for if thou dost intend
Never so little show of love to her,
Thou Shalt aby it.



Lys. Now she holds me not ;

Now follow, if thou dar'st, to try whose right,
Or thine or mine, is most in Helena.

Dem. Follow ? nay, I'll go with thee, cheek by
jole. [Exeunt Lys. and Dem".

Her. You, mistress, all this coil is long of you :
Nay, go not back.

Hel. I will not trust you, I ;

Nor longer stay in your curst company.
Your hands, than mine, are quicker for a fray ;
My legs are longer though, to run away. [Eiril.

Her. I am amaz'd, and know not what to say.

[Ejsit, pursuing Helena.

Obe. This is thy negligence ; still thou mistak'st.
Or else commit'st thy knaveries wilfully.

Puck. Believe me, king of shadows, I mistook.
Did not you tell me, I should know the man
By the Athenian garments he had on P
And so far blameless proves my enterprize.
That I have 'nointed an Athenian's eyes :
And so far am I glad it so did sort.
As this their jangling I esteem a sport.

Ohe. Thou seest, these lovers seek a place Ui
Hie therefore, Robin, overcast the night; [fight .
The starry welkin cover thou anon
^Vith drooping fog, as black as Acheron ;
And lead these testy rivals so astray.
As one come not within another's way.
Like to Lysander sometime frame thy tongue,
Then stir Demetrius up with bitter wrong;
And sometime rail thou like Demetrius ;
And from each other look thou lead them thus.
Till o'er their brows death -counterfeiting sleep
With leaden legs and batty wings doth creep :
Then crush this herb into Lysander's eye ;
Whose liquor hath this virtuous property.
To take from thence all error, with his might.
And make his eye-balls roll with wonted sight.
When they next wake, all this derision
Shall seem a dream, and fruitless vision ;
And back to Athens shall the lovers wend.
With league, whose date till death shall never end.
Whiles I in this affair do thee employ,
I'll to my queen, and beg her Indian boy ;
And then I will her charmed eye release
From monster's view, and all things shall be peace

Puck. My fairy lord, this must be done with
haste ;
For night's swift dragons cut the clouds full fast,
And yonder shines Aurora's harbinger ;
At whose approach, ghosts, wandering here and

there.
Troop home to church-yards : damned spirits all,
That in cross-ways and floods have burial.
Already to their wormy beds are gone ;
For fear lest day should look their shames upon.
They wilfully themselves exile from light.
And must for aye consort with black-brow'd night.

Ohe. But we are spirits of another sort :
I with the morning's love have oft made sport ;
And, like a forester, the groves may tread,
Even till the eastern gate, all fiery red.
Opening on Neptune with fair blessed beams.
Turns into vellow gold his salt-green streams.
But, notwithstanding, haste; make no delay :
We may effect this business yet ere day.

[Exit Oberon.

Puek. Up and down, up and down ;

I will lead them up and down :

I am fear'd in field and town ;

Goblin, lead them up and down.

Here comes one.

Enter Lysander.

Lys. Where art thou, proud Demetrius ? speal
thou now.

Puck. Here villain ; drawn and ready. Where
art thou ?

Lvs. I will be with thee straight.

Puck. Follow me then

To plainer ground.

[Exit Lys. aafollorving the voice.



190



MIDSUMMER-NIGHTS DREAM.

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JackihallhavaJiUi



Act 4.
h Man agate, aad aJl UiaJI
(CHT Paek.-.I>Mk HaL fta. abr^



ACT IV.
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lad allck anMk.vaMa ia tby rtaak MMoath hand.

Aad klai fkyblr U>fa aan. aiy gaaUa Joy.

Ftm. Ready.

m^ Aeratcii aay haad. P aai kl awDai. Wbaya->
iiaritar CabwaM*
Oik MMdr.

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aati IwaaM haMiita ha yaa atai aiJ a wlih
a b iaiy I t. ilfl w .- Whata-* aii rt aa r MaMard-



rf. Olf aia yaar aalf. Maaili
Pray yaa, laaa yaar caartan, m

JfMf. WbaTh yaar will P

Ikd. .Natfdai. goad w e n daa f .bat la halp rat a
late Tobwab ta icratek. 1 araH ta tba barber ..

abaat iba fbca t and i aia Meb a laadw a, if asy
hair da bac tlafcla BM, 1 aiwrt taraleb.
nta. WiMt. wUt llMa baar aaa anulck. My



lha*an



Magaadaarl



ma. or. lay. awaai lata, wbat Ihaa daalf^a to

Bfl. Traly.ayack af y r aiaa d t r i I eoald arnnrh
yaar gaad dry aais. Matblaka. 1 ba*a a graat da-
dba taa battia af bay : gaad bay. twaal hay, hatb
aaMlaw.

ma. Iha^a la alwi aa a flJiy that ahall tak
Tha a^brai^ board, aad fbtah thaa aaw nai.

B^. lhadraiharhaaahaiidAil.artwa,ardrfad
paak Am, I pray yaa, lat aaaa af yaar pavfta Mir
aM I 1 ha aa rxpaklUaa af **f caiaa apoa aM.

ma. Maap thoa, aad 1 wUI wlad tbaa la aiy arm*,
y atrial, ba gaaa, aad ba all way* away.
^ dath dw waidki a a. thatwaat baaayiacHf.
Uaatly aatwlat,-tha i iwtli ly aa
Battag* tha barky giri af iba alat.
O, haw 1 lava Ihaa ! haw I dota aa thaa !

mmm. SmUrfmA.



Okik WabMBM, good Robia. 8a^ tkoa th>
awaaialgbt?
Har dataga now 1 do begio to pity.
Par aiiillag har of lata, bablnd tba wood.
Saaking awaat Mvoan for thU hatfal foot,
I did wpbraid har. and fall oat with bar :
Par *ha Ma hairy tample* ihm had
With caraaat tfttrmit aad fragrant



Waa woattoiwall. likai

9taod now within tha pretty H aa a a u ' ayaa.

Uka laar*. that did thair wa dtagraca bawail.

Whaa I bad, at aqr p l iaiMi. taa at ad har,

Aad ha. la auM laraM. bM^ m^ paltaaaa.

I Ibaa did aA afhar h ehaaga:iag cbiM i

Which Mralgbt rfM gaaa aMk aad bar ftiry Mat

Ta baar biaiia an Sawar ta iUry laad.

Aad BOW Ihaaattabay, I wlU aado

Thia halafWI laiyaifc at laa aT har avaa.

Aad. gaatlc Pack, taka IhU baaateaad acaly



Act 4.



MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM.



121



From off the head of this Athenian swain ;
That he awaking when the other do,
jMay all to Athens back again repair ;
And think no more of this night's accidents.
But as the fierce vexation of a dream.
But fiist 1 will release the fairy queen.
Be, as thou wast wont to be ;

[Tuucliinii her eye n'ith an herb.
See, as thou wast wont to see :
Dian's bud o'er Cupid's flower
Hath such force and blessed power.
Now, my Titania ; wake you, my sweet queen.
Tita. My Oberon ! what visions have 1 seen !
Methought I was enamour'd of an ass.
Ohe. '1 here lies your love.

Tita. How came these things to pass ?

O, how mine eyes do loath his visage now !

Obe. Silence, a while Robin, take off this I

head j

Titania, musick call ; and strike more dead
Than common sleep, of all these five the sense.
Tita. JMusick, ho ! musick ; such as charmeth '
sleep. ;

Pack. Now, when thou wak'st, with thine own j

fool's eyes peep.
Obe. Sound, musick. [Still musick.'] Come, my
queen, take hands with me.
And rock the ground whereon these sleepers be.
Now thou and I are new in amity ;
And will, to-morrow midnight, solemnly.
Dance in duke Theseus' house triumphantly.
And bless it to all fair posterity :
There shall the pairs of faithful lovers be
Wedded, with Theseus, all in jollity.
Puck. Fairy king, attend, and mark ;

I do hear the morning lark.
Obe. Then, my queen, in silence sad.
Trip we after the night's shade :
We the globe can compass soon.
Swifter than the wand'ring moon.
THa. Come, my lord; and in our flight.
Tell me how it came this night.
That I sleeping here was found.
With these mortals, on the ground. [Exeunt.
[Hunts soutid rvithin.

Enter Theseus, Hippolyta, Egeus, and train.

The. Go, one of you, find out the forester ;
For now, our observation is perforni'd ;
And since we have the vaward of the day,
I\Iy love shall hear the musick of my hounds.
Uncouple in the western valley ; go :
Despatch, I say, and find the forester.
We will, fair queen, up to the mountain's top.
And mark the musical confusion
Of hounds and echo in conjunction.

Hip. I was with Hercules, and Cadmus, once.
When in a wood of Crete they bay'd the bear
With hounds of Sparta : never did I hear
Such gallant chiding ; for, besides the groves.



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