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Relent sweet Hermia, and Lysander, yeeldeRelent, sweet Hermia; and, Lysander, yieldMND I.i.91
Thy crazed title to my certaine right.Thy crazed title to my certain right.MND I.i.92
I loue thee not, therefore pursue me not,I love thee not, therefore pursue me not.MND II.i.188
Where is Lysander, and faire Hermia?Where is Lysander, and fair Hermia?MND II.i.189
The one Ile stay, the other stayeth me.The one I'll slay; the other slayeth me.MND II.i.190
Thou toldst me they were stolne into this wood;Thou toldest me they were stolen unto this wood,MND II.i.191
And heere am I, and wood within this wood,And here am I, and wood within this woodMND II.i.192
Because I cannot meet my Hermia.Because I cannot meet my Hermia.MND II.i.193
Hence, get thee gone, and follow me no more.Hence, get thee gone, and follow me no more!MND II.i.194
Do I entice you? do I speake you faire?Do I entice you? Do I speak you fair?MND II.i.199
Or rather doe I not in plainest truth,Or rather do I not in plainest truthMND II.i.200
Tell you I doe not, nor I cannot loue you?Tell you I do not nor I cannot love you?MND II.i.201
Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit,Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit;MND II.i.211
For I am sicke when I do looke on thee.For I am sick when I do look on thee.MND II.i.212
You doe impeach your modesty too much,You do impeach your modesty too much,MND II.i.214
To leaue the Citty, and commit your selfeTo leave the city and commit yourselfMND II.i.215
Into the hands of one that loues you not,Into the hands of one that loves you not;MND II.i.216
To trust the opportunity of night,To trust the opportunity of nightMND II.i.217
And the ill counsell of a desert place,And the ill counsel of a desert placeMND II.i.218
With the rich worth of your virginity.With the rich worth of your virginity.MND II.i.219
Ile run from thee, and hide me in the brakes,I'll run from thee and hide me in the brakes,MND II.i.227
And leaue thee to the mercy of wilde beasts.And leave thee to the mercy of wild beasts.MND II.i.228
I will not stay thy questions, let me go;I will not stay thy questions. Let me go;MND II.i.235
Or if thou follow me, doe not beleeue,Or if thou follow me, do not believeMND II.i.236
But I shall doe thee mischiefe in the wood.But I shall do thee mischief in the wood.MND II.i.237
I charge thee hence, and do not haunt me thus.I charge thee hence; and do not haunt me thus.MND II.ii.91
Stay on thy perill, I alone will goe.Stay, on thy peril. I alone will go.MND II.ii.93
O why rebuke you him that loues you so?O, why rebuke you him that loves you so?MND III.ii.43
Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe.Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe.MND III.ii.44
So should the murderer looke, and so should I,So should the murdered look, and so should I,MND III.ii.58
Pierst through the heart with your stearne cruelty:Pierced through the heart with your stern cruelty.MND III.ii.59
Yet you the murderer looks as bright as cleare,Yet you, the murderer, look as bright, as clear,MND III.ii.60
As yonder Venus in her glimmering spheare.As yonder Venus in her glimmering sphere.MND III.ii.61
I'de rather giue his carkasse to my hounds.I had rather give his carcass to my hounds.MND III.ii.64
You spend your passion on a mispris'd mood,You spend your passion on a misprised mood.MND III.ii.74
I am not guiltie of Lysanders blood:I am not guilty of Lysander's blood.MND III.ii.75
Nor is he dead for ought that I can tell.Nor is he dead, for aught that I can tell.MND III.ii.76
And if I could, what should I get therefore?An if I could, what should I get therefore?MND III.ii.78
There is no following her in this fierce vaine,There is no following her in this fierce vein.MND III.ii.82
Here therefore for a while I will remaine.Here therefore for a while I will remain.MND III.ii.83
So sorrowes heauinesse doth heauier grow:So sorrow's heaviness doth heavier growMND III.ii.84
For debt that bankrout slip doth sorrow owe,For debt that bankrupt sleep doth sorrow owe,MND III.ii.85
Which now in some slight measure it will pay,Which now in some slight measure it will pay,MND III.ii.86
If for his tender here I make some stay. If for his tender here I make some stay.MND III.ii.87
O Helen, goddesse, nimph, perfect, diuine,O Helena, goddess, nymph, perfect, divine – MND III.ii.137
To what my, loue, shall I compare thine eyne!To what, my love, shall I compare thine eyne?MND III.ii.138
Christall is muddy, O how ripe in show,Crystal is muddy! O, how ripe in showMND III.ii.139
Thy lips, those kissing cherries, tempting grow!Thy lips – those kissing cherries – tempting grow!MND III.ii.140
That pure congealed white, high Tauruss now,That pure congealed white, high Taurus' snow,MND III.ii.141
Fan'd with the Easterne winde, turnes to a crow,Fanned with the eastern wind, turns to a crowMND III.ii.142
When thou holdst vp thy hand. O let me kisseWhen thou holdest up thy hand. O, let me kissMND III.ii.143
This Princesse of pure white, this seale of blisse.This princess of pure white, this seal of bliss!MND III.ii.144
Lysander, keep thy Hermia, I will none:Lysander, keep thy Hermia. I will none.MND III.ii.169
If ere I lou'd her, all that loue is gone.If e'er I loved her all that love is gone.MND III.ii.170
My heart to her, but as guest-wise soiourn'd,My heart to her but as guestwise sojourned,MND III.ii.171
And now to Helen it is home return'd,And now to Helen is it home returned,MND III.ii.172
There to remaine.There to remain.MND III.ii.173.1
Disparage not the faith thou dost not know,Disparage not the faith thou dost not know,MND III.ii.174
Lest to thy perill thou abide it deare.Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear.MND III.ii.175
Looke where thy Loue comes, yonder is thy deare.Look where thy love comes: yonder is thy dear.MND III.ii.176
If she cannot entreate, I can compell.If she cannot entreat, I can compel.MND III.ii.248
I say, I loue thee more then he can do.I say I love thee more than he can do.MND III.ii.254
Quick, come.Quick, come.MND III.ii.256.1
No, no, Sir, No, no. He'llMND III.ii.257.2
seeme to breake loose; / Take on as you would follow,Seem to break loose, take on as he would follow,MND III.ii.258
But yet come not: you are a tame man, go.But yet come not. (To Lysander) You are a tame man, go.MND III.ii.259
I would I had your bond: for I perceiueI would I had your bond; for I perceiveMND III.ii.267
A weake bond holds you; Ile not trust your word.A weak bond holds you. I'll not trust your word.MND III.ii.268
No sir, she shall not, though you take her part.No, sir, She shall not, though you take her part.MND III.ii.322
You are too officious,You are too officiousMND III.ii.330.2
In her behalfe that scornes your seruices.In her behalf that scorns your services.MND III.ii.331
Let her alone, speake not of Helena,Let her alone. Speak not of Helena,MND III.ii.332
Take not her part. For if thou dost intendTake not her part; for if thou dost intendMND III.ii.333
Neuer so little shew of loue to her,Never so little show of love to her,MND III.ii.334
Thou shalt abide it.Thou shalt aby it.MND III.ii.335.1
Follow? Nay, Ile goe with thee cheeke by iowle. Follow? Nay, I'll go with thee, cheek by jowl.MND III.ii.338
Lysander, speake againe;Lysander, speak again.MND III.ii.404.2
Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled?Thou runaway, thou coward – art thou fled?MND III.ii.405
Speake in some bush: Where dost thou hide thy head?Speak. In some bush? Where dost thou hide thy head?MND III.ii.406
Yea, art thou there?Yea, art thou there?MND III.ii.411.2
Abide me, if thou dar'st. For well I wot,Abide me if thou darest, for well I wotMND III.ii.422
Thou runst before me, shifting euery place,Thou runnest before me, shifting every place,MND III.ii.423
And dar'st not stand, nor looke me in the face.And darest not stand nor look me in the face.MND III.ii.424
Where art thou?Where art thou now?MND III.ii.425.1
Nay then thou mock'st me; thou shalt buy this deere,Nay, then thou mockest me. Thou shalt buy this dearMND III.ii.426
If euer I thy face by day-light see.If ever I thy face by daylight see.MND III.ii.427
Now goe thy way: faintnesse constraineth me,Now, go thy way. Faintness constraineth meMND III.ii.428
To measure out my length on this cold bed,To measure out my length on this cold bed.MND III.ii.429
By daies approach looke to be visited.By day's approach look to be visited.MND III.ii.430
My Lord, faire Helen told me of their stealth,My lord, fair Helen told me of their stealth,MND IV.i.159
Of this their purpose hither, to this wood,Of this their purpose hither to this wood,MND IV.i.160
And I in furie hither followed them;And I in fury hither followed them,MND IV.i.161
Faire Helena, in fancy followed me.Fair Helena in fancy following me.MND IV.i.162
But my good Lord, I wot not by what power,But, my good lord – I wot not by what power,MND IV.i.163
(But by some power it is) my loue / To Hermia But by some power it is – my love to Hermia,MND IV.i.164
(melted as the snow) / Seems to me nowMelted as the snow, seems to me nowMND IV.i.165
as the remembrance of an idle gaude,As the remembrance of an idle gaudMND IV.i.166
Which in my childehood I did doat vpon:Which in my childhood I did dote upon;MND IV.i.167
And all the faith, the vertue of my heart,And all the faith, the virtue of my heart,MND IV.i.168
The obiect and the pleasure of mine eye,The object and the pleasure of mine eye,MND IV.i.169
Is onely Helena. To her, my Lord,Is only Helena. To her, my lord,MND IV.i.170
Was I betroth'd, ere I see Hermia,Was I betrothed ere I saw Hermia;MND IV.i.171
But like a sickenesse did I loath this food,But like in sickness did I loathe this food.MND IV.i.172
But as in health, come to my naturall taste,But, as in health come to my natural taste,MND IV.i.173
Now doe I wish it, loue it, long for it,Now I do wish it, love it, long for it,MND IV.i.174
And will for euermore be true to it.And will for evermore be true to it.MND IV.i.175
These things seeme small & vndistinguishable,These things seem small and undistinguishable,MND IV.i.186
Like farre off mountaines turned into Clouds.Like far-off mountains turned into clouds.MND IV.i.187
Are you sureMND IV.i.191.2
It seemes to mee,That we are awake? It seems to meMND IV.i.192
That yet we sleepe, we dreame. Do not you thinke,That yet we sleep, we dream. Do not you thinkMND IV.i.193
The Duke was heere, and bid vs follow him?The Duke was here, and bid us follow him?MND IV.i.194
Why then we are awake; lets follow him, Why, then, we are awake. Let's follow him,MND IV.i.197
and / by the way let vs recount our dreames.And by the way let's recount our dreams.MND IV.i.198
No wonder, my Lord: one Lion may, when many Asses doe. Exit Lyon, Thisbie, and Mooneshine. No wonder, my lord – one lion may, when many asses do.MND V.i.152
It is the wittiest partition, that euer I heardIt is the wittiest partition that ever I heardMND V.i.164
discourse, my Lord.discourse, my lord.MND V.i.165
No remedie my Lord, when Wals are so wilfull,No remedy, my lord, when walls are so wilfulMND V.i.205
to heare without warning.to hear without warning.MND V.i.206
The verie best at a beast, my Lord, ytere I The very best at a beast, my lord, that e'er I.MND V.i.224
saw.saw.MND V.i.225
Not so my Lord: for his valor cannot carrieNot so, my lord; for his valour cannot carryMND V.i.228
his discretion, and the Fox carries the Goose.his discretion; and the fox carries the goose.MND V.i.229
He should haue worne the hornes on his head.He should have worn the horns on his head.MND V.i.234
He dares not come there for the candle. ForHe dares not come there, for the candle. For,MND V.i.242
you see, it is already in snuffe.you see, it is already in snuff.MND V.i.243
Why all these should be in the Lanthorne: forWhy, all these should be in the lantern; forMND V.i.253
they are in the Moone. But silence, heere comes Thisby.all these are in the moon. But, silence: here comes Thisbe.MND V.i.254
Well roar'd Lion.Well roared, Lion!MND V.i.257
And then came Piramus.And then came Pyramus.MND V.i.262
No Die, but an ace for him; for he is but one.No die, but an ace for him; for he is but one.MND V.i.299
A Moth wil turne the ballance, which PiramusA mote will turn the balance which Pyramus,MND V.i.310
which Thisby is the better. which Thisbe is the better – he for a man, God warrantMND V.i.311
us; she for a woman, God bless us.MND V.i.312
And thus she meanes, videlicit.And thus she means, videlicet:MND V.i.315
I, and Wall too.Ay, and Wall too.MND V.i.341
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