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Ill met by Moone-light. / Proud Tytania.Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania!MND II.i.60
Tarrie rash Wanton; am not I thy Lord?Tarry, rash wanton! Am not I thy lord?MND II.i.63
How canst thou thus for shame Tytania,How canst thou thus, for shame, Titania,MND II.i.74
Glance at my credite, with Hippolita?Glance at my credit with Hippolyta,MND II.i.75
Knowing I know thy loue to Theseus?Knowing I know thy love to Theseus?MND II.i.76
Didst thou not leade him through the glimmering nightDidst thou not lead him through the glimmering nightMND II.i.77
From Peregenia, whom he rauished?From Perigenia, whom he ravished,MND II.i.78
And make him with faire Eagles breake his faithAnd make him with fair Aegles break his faith,MND II.i.79
With Ariadne, and Atiopa?With Ariadne and Antiopa?MND II.i.80
Do you amend it then, it lies in you,Do you amend it, then! It lies in you.MND II.i.118
Why should Titania crosse her Oberon?Why should Titania cross her Oberon?MND II.i.119
I do but beg a little changeling boy,I do but beg a little changeling boyMND II.i.120
To be my Henchman.To be my henchman.MND II.i.121.1
How long within this wood intend you stay?How long within this wood intend you stay?MND II.i.138
Giue me that boy, and I will goe with thee.Give me that boy and I will go with thee.MND II.i.143
Wel, go thy way: thou shalt not from this groue,Well, go thy way. Thou shalt not from this groveMND II.i.146
Till I torment thee for this iniury.Till I torment thee for this injury.MND II.i.147
My gentle Pucke come hither; thou remembrestMy gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberestMND II.i.148
Since once I sat vpon a promontory,Since once I sat upon a promontoryMND II.i.149
And heard a Meare-maide on a Dolphins backe,And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's backMND II.i.150
Vttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breathMND II.i.151
That the rude sea grew ciuill at her song,That the rude sea grew civil at her song,MND II.i.152
And certaine starres shot madly from their Spheares,And certain stars shot madly from their spheresMND II.i.153
To heare the Sea-maids musicke.To hear the sea-maid's music?MND II.i.154.1
That very time I say (but thou couldst not)That very time I saw – but thou couldst not – MND II.i.155
Flying betweene the cold Moone and the earth,Flying between the cold moon and the earthMND II.i.156
Cupid all arm'd; a certaine aime he tookeCupid all armed. A certain aim he tookMND II.i.157
At a faire Vestall, throned by the West,At a fair vestal throned by the west,MND II.i.158
And loos'd his loue-shaft smartly from his bow,And loosed his loveshaft smartly from his bowMND II.i.159
As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts,As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts;MND II.i.160
But I might see young Cupids fiery shaftBut I might see young Cupid's fiery shaftMND II.i.161
Quencht in the chaste beames of the watry Moone;Quenched in the chaste beams of the watery moon,MND II.i.162
And the imperiall Votresse passed on,And the imperial votaress passed onMND II.i.163
In maiden meditation, fancy free.In maiden meditation, fancy-free.MND II.i.164
Yet markt I where the bolt of Cupid fell.Yet marked I where the bolt of Cupid fell:MND II.i.165
It fell vpon a little westerne flower;It fell upon a little western flower,MND II.i.166
Before, milke-white; now purple with loues wound,Before, milk-white; now purple with love's wound:MND II.i.167
And maidens call it, Loue in idlenesse.And maidens call it ‘ love in idleness.’MND II.i.168
Fetch me that flower; the hearb I shew'd thee once,Fetch me that flower – the herb I showed thee once.MND II.i.169
The iuyce of it, on sleeping eye-lids laid,The juice of it on sleeping eyelids laidMND II.i.170
Will make or man or woman madly doteWill make or man or woman madly doteMND II.i.171
Vpon the next liue creature that it sees.Upon the next live creature that it sees.MND II.i.172
Fetch me this hearbe, and be thou heere againe,Fetch me this herb, and be thou here againMND II.i.173
Ere the Leuiathan can swim a league.Ere the leviathan can swim a league.MND II.i.174
Hauing once this iuyce,Having once this juiceMND II.i.176.2
Ile watch Titania, when she is asleepe,I'll watch Titania when she is asleep,MND II.i.177
And drop the liquor of it in her eyes:And drop the liquor of it in her eyes.MND II.i.178
The next thing when she waking lookes vpon,The next thing then she, waking, looks upon – MND II.i.179
(Be it on Lyon, Beare, or Wolfe, or Bull,Be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull,MND II.i.180
On medling Monkey, or on busie Ape)On meddling monkey or on busy ape – MND II.i.181
Shee shall pursue it, with the soule of loue.She shall pursue it with the soul of love.MND II.i.182
And ere I take this charme off from her sight,And ere I take this charm from off her sight – MND II.i.183
(As I can take it with another hearbe)As I can take it with another herb – MND II.i.184
Ile make her render vp her Page to me.I'll make her render up her page to me.MND II.i.185
But who comes heere? I am inuisible,But who comes here? I am invisible,MND II.i.186
And I will ouer-heare their conference.And I will overhear their conference.MND II.i.187
Fare thee well Nymph, ere he do leaue this groue,Fare thee well, nymph. Ere he do leave this groveMND II.i.245
Thou shalt flie him, and he shall seeke thy loue.Thou shalt fly him, and he shall seek thy love.MND II.i.246
Hast thou the flower there? Welcome wanderer.Hast thou the flower there? Welcome, wanderer.MND II.i.247
I pray thee giue it me.I pray thee give it me.MND II.i.248.2
I know a banke where the wilde time blowes,I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,MND II.i.249
Where Oxslips and the nodding Violet growes,Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,MND II.i.250
Quite ouer-cannoped with luscious woodbine,Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine,MND II.i.251
With sweet muske roses, and with Eglantine;With sweet muskroses and with eglantine.MND II.i.252
There sleepes Tytania, sometime of the night,There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,MND II.i.253
Lul'd in these flowers, with dances and delight:Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight.MND II.i.254
And there the snake throwes her enammel'd skinne,And there the snake throws her enamelled skin,MND II.i.255
Weed wide enough to rap a Fairy in.Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in.MND II.i.256
And with the iuyce of this Ile streake her eyes,And with the juice of this I'll streak her eyesMND II.i.257
And make her full of hatefull fantasies.And make her full of hateful fantasies.MND II.i.258
Take thou some of it, and seek through this groue;Take thou some of it, and seek through this grove.MND II.i.259
A sweet Athenian Lady is in loueA sweet Athenian lady is in loveMND II.i.260
With a disdainefull youth: annoint his eyes,With a disdainful youth – anoint his eyes;MND II.i.261
But doe it when the next thing he espies,But do it when the next thing he espiesMND II.i.262
May be the Lady. Thou shalt know the man,May be the lady. Thou shalt know the manMND II.i.263
By the Athenian garments he hath on.By the Athenian garments he hath on.MND II.i.264
Effect it with some care, that he may proueEffect it with some care, that he may proveMND II.i.265
More fond on her, then she vpon her loue;More fond on her than she upon her love.MND II.i.266
And looke thou meet me ere the first Cocke crow.And look thou meet me ere the first cock crow.MND II.i.267
What thou seest when thou dost wake,What thou seest when thou dost wake,MND II.ii.33
Doe it for thy true Loue take:Do it for thy true love take;MND II.ii.34
Loue and languish for his sake.Love and languish for his sake.MND II.ii.35
Be it Ounce, or Catte, or Beare,Be it ounce or cat or bear,MND II.ii.36
Pard, or Boare with bristled haire,Pard, or boar with bristled hairMND II.ii.37
In thy eye that shall appeare,In thy eye that shall appearMND II.ii.38
When thou wak'st, it is thy deare,When thou wakest, it is thy dear.MND II.ii.39
Wake when some vile thing is neere.Wake when some vile thing is near!MND II.ii.40
I wonder if Titania be awak't;I wonder if Titania be awaked;MND III.ii.1
Then what it was that next came in her eye,Then what it was that next came in her eye,MND III.ii.2
Which she must dote on, in extremitie.Which she must dote on, in extremity.MND III.ii.3
Here comes my messenger:Here comes my messenger.MND III.ii.4.1
how now mad spirit,How now, mad spirit?MND III.ii.4.2
What night-rule now about this gaunted groue?What night-rule now about this haunted grove?MND III.ii.5
This fals out better then I could deuise:This falls out better than I could devise!MND III.ii.35
But hast thou yet lacht the Athenians eyes,But hast thou yet latched the Athenian's eyesMND III.ii.36
With the loue iuyce, as I bid thee doe?With the love juice, as I did bid thee do?MND III.ii.37
Stand close, this is the same Athenian.Stand close. This is the same Athenian.MND III.ii.41
What hast thou done? Thou hast mistaken quiteWhat hast thou done? Thou hast mistaken quite,MND III.ii.88
And laid the loue iuyce on some true loues sight:And laid the love juice on some true love's sight.MND III.ii.89
Of thy misprision, must perforce ensueOf thy misprision must perforce ensueMND III.ii.90
Some true loue turn'd, and not a false turn'd true.Some true love turned, and not a false turned true.MND III.ii.91
About the wood, goe swifter then the winde,About the wood go swifter than the wind,MND III.ii.94
And Helena of Athens looke thou finde.And Helena of Athens look thou find.MND III.ii.95
All fancy sicke she is, and pale of cheere,All fancy-sick she is and pale of cheerMND III.ii.96
With sighes of loue, that costs the fresh bloud deare.With sighs of love, that costs the fresh blood dear.MND III.ii.97
By some illusion see thou bring her heere,By some illusion see thou bring her here.MND III.ii.98
Ile charme his eyes against she doth appeare.I'll charm his eyes against she do appear.MND III.ii.99
Flower of this purple die,Flower of this purple dye,MND III.ii.102
Hit with Cupids archery,Hit with Cupid's archery,MND III.ii.103
Sinke in apple of his eye,Sink in apple of his eye.MND III.ii.104
When his loue he doth espie,When his love he doth espy,MND III.ii.105
Let her shine as gloriouslyLet her shine as gloriouslyMND III.ii.106
As the Venus of the sky.As the Venus of the sky.MND III.ii.107
When thou wak'st if she be by,When thou wakest, if she be by,MND III.ii.108
Beg of her for remedy.Beg of her for remedy.MND III.ii.109
Stand aside: the noyse they make,Stand aside. The noise they makeMND III.ii.116
Will cause Demetrius to awake.Will cause Demetrius to awake.MND III.ii.117
This is thy negligence, still thou mistak'st,This is thy negligence. Still thou mistakest,MND III.ii.345
Or else committ'st thy knaueries willingly.Or else committest thy knaveries wilfully.MND III.ii.346
Thou seest these Louers seeke a place to fight,Thou seest these lovers seek a place to fight.MND III.ii.354
Hie therefore Robin, ouercast the night,Hie therefore, Robin, overcast the night.MND III.ii.355
The starrie Welkin couer thou anon,The starry welkin cover thou anonMND III.ii.356
With drooping fogge as blacke as Acheron,With drooping fog as black as Acheron,MND III.ii.357
And lead these testie Riuals so astray,And lead these testy rivals so astrayMND III.ii.358
As one come not within anothers way.As one come not within another's way.MND III.ii.359
Like to Lysander, sometime frame thy tongue,Like to Lysander sometime frame thy tongue,MND III.ii.360
Then stirre Demetrius vp with bitter wrong;Then stir Demetrius up with bitter wrong,MND III.ii.361
And sometime raile thou like Demetrius;And sometime rail thou like Demetrius;MND III.ii.362
And from each other looke thou leade them thus,And from each other look thou lead them thusMND III.ii.363
Till ore their browes, death-counterfeiting, sleepeTill o'er their brows death-counterfeiting sleepMND III.ii.364
With leaden legs, and Battie-wings doth creepe:With leaden legs and batty wings doth creep.MND III.ii.365
Then crush this hearbe into Lysanders eie,Then crush this herb into Lysander's eye – MND III.ii.366
Whose liquor hath this vertuous propertie,Whose liquor hath this virtuous property,MND III.ii.367
To take from thence all error, with his might,To take from thence all error with his might,MND III.ii.368
And make his eie-bals role with wonted sight.And make his eyeballs roll with wonted sight.MND III.ii.369
When they next wake, all this derisionWhen they next wake, all this derisionMND III.ii.370
Shall seeme a dreame, and fruitlesse vision,Shall seem a dream and fruitless vision,MND III.ii.371
And backe to Athens shall the Louers wendAnd back to Athens shall the lovers wendMND III.ii.372
With league, whose date till death shall neuer end.With league whose date till death shall never end.MND III.ii.373
Whiles I in this affaire do thee imply,Whiles I in this affair do thee employMND III.ii.374
Ile to my Queene, and beg her Indian Boy;I'll to my Queen and beg her Indian boy,MND III.ii.375
And then I will her charmed eie releaseAnd then I will her charmed eye releaseMND III.ii.376
From monsters view, and all things shall be peace.From monster's view, and all things shall be peace.MND III.ii.377
But we are spirits of another sort:But we are spirits of another sort.MND III.ii.388
I, with the mornings loue haue oft made sport,I with the morning's love have oft made sport,MND III.ii.389
And like a Forrester, the groues may tread,And like a forester the groves may treadMND III.ii.390
Euen till the Easterne gate all fierie red,Even till the eastern gate all fiery redMND III.ii.391
Opening on Neptune, with faire blessed beames,Opening on Neptune with fair blessed beamsMND III.ii.392
Turnes into yellow gold, his salt greene streames.Turns into yellow gold his salt green streams.MND III.ii.393
But notwithstanding haste, make no delay:But notwithstanding, haste, make no delay;MND III.ii.394
We may effect this businesse, yet ere day.We may effect this business yet ere day.MND III.ii.395
Welcome good Robin: / Seest thou this sweet sight?Welcome, good Robin. Seest thou this sweet sight?MND IV.i.45
Her dotage now I doe begin to pitty.Her dotage now I do begin to pity.MND IV.i.46
For meeting her of late behinde the wood,For, meeting her of late behind the woodMND IV.i.47
Seeking sweet sauors for this hatefull foole,Seeking sweet favours from this hateful fool,MND IV.i.48
I did vpbraid her, and fall out with her.I did upbraid her and fall out with her,MND IV.i.49
For she his hairy temples then had rounded,For she his hairy temples then had roundedMND IV.i.50
With coronet of fresh and fragrant flowers.With a coronet of fresh and fragrant flowers.MND IV.i.51
And that same dew which somtime on the buds,And that same dew which sometime on the budsMND IV.i.52
Was wont to swell like round and orient pearles;Was wont to swell, like round and orient pearls,MND IV.i.53
Stood now within the pretty flouriets eyes,Stood now within the pretty flowerets' eyesMND IV.i.54
Like teares that did their owne disgrace bewaile.Like tears that did their own disgrace bewail.MND IV.i.55
When I had at my pleasure taunted her,When I had at my pleasure taunted her,MND IV.i.56
And she in milde termes beg'd my patience,And she in mild terms begged my patience,MND IV.i.57
I then did aske of her, her changeling childe,I then did ask of her her changeling child,MND IV.i.58
Which straight she gaue me, and her Fairy sentWhich straight she gave me, and her fairy sentMND IV.i.59
To beare him to my Bower in Fairy Land.To bear him to my bower in Fairyland.MND IV.i.60
And now I haue the Boy, I will vndoeAnd now I have the boy I will undoMND IV.i.61
This hatefull imperfection of her eyes.This hateful imperfection of her eyes.MND IV.i.62
And gentle Pucke, take this transformed scalpe,And, gentle Puck, take this transformed scalpMND IV.i.63
From off the head of this Athenian swaine;From off the head of this Athenian swain,MND IV.i.64
That he awaking when the other doe,That, he awaking when the other do,MND IV.i.65
May all to Athens backe againe repaire,May all to Athens back again repairMND IV.i.66
And thinke no more of this nights accidents,And think no more of this night's accidentsMND IV.i.67
But as the fierce vexation of a dreame.But as the fierce vexation of a dream.MND IV.i.68
But first I will release the Fairy Queene.But first I will release the Fairy Queen.MND IV.i.69
Be thou as thou wast wont to be;Be as thou wast wont to be;MND IV.i.70
See as thou wast wont to see.See as thou wast wont to see.MND IV.i.71
Dians bud, or Cupids flower,Dian's bud o'er Cupid's flowerMND IV.i.72
Hath such force and blessed power.Hath such force and blessed power.MND IV.i.73
Now my Titania wake you my sweet Queene.Now, my Titania, wake you, my sweet Queen!MND IV.i.74
There lies your loue.There lies your love.MND IV.i.77.1
Silence a while. Robin take off his head:Silence awhile! Robin, take off this head.MND IV.i.79
Titania, musick call, and strike more deadTitania, music call, and strike more deadMND IV.i.80
Then common sleepe; of all these, fine the sense.Than common sleep of all these five the sense.MND IV.i.81
Sound musick; come my Queen, take hands with me.Sound, music! (Music) Come, my Queen, take hands with me,MND IV.i.84
And rocke the ground whereon these sleepers be.And rock the ground whereon these sleepers be.MND IV.i.85
Now thou and I new in amity,Now thou and I are new in amity,MND IV.i.86
And will to morrow midnight, solemnlyAnd will tomorrow midnight solemnlyMND IV.i.87
Dance in Duke Theseus house triumphantly,Dance in Duke Theseus' house triumphantly,MND IV.i.88
And blesse it to all faire posterity.And bless it to all fair prosperity.MND IV.i.89
There shall the paires of faithfull Louers beThere shall the pairs of faithful lovers beMND IV.i.90
Wedded, with Theseus, all in iollity.Wedded with Theseus all in jollity.MND IV.i.91
Then my Queene in silence sad,Then, my queen, in silence sad,MND IV.i.94
Trip we after the nights shade;Trip we after night's shade.MND IV.i.95
We the Globe can compasse soone,We the globe can compass soon,MND IV.i.96
Swifter then the wandering Moone.Swifter than the wandering moon.MND IV.i.97
Through the house giue glimmering light,Through the house give glimmering lightMND V.i.381
By the dead and drowsie fier,By the dead and drowsy fire;MND V.i.382
Euerie Elfe and Fairie spright,Every elf and fairy spriteMND V.i.383
Hop as light as bird from brier,Hop as light as bird from briar,MND V.i.384
And this Ditty after me, And this ditty after meMND V.i.385
sing and dance it trippinglie.Sing, and dance it trippingly.MND V.i.386
Now vntill the breake of day,Now until the break of dayMND V.i.391
Through this house each Fairy stray.Through this house each fairy stray.MND V.i.392
To the best Bride-bed will we,To the best bride bed will we,MND V.i.393
Which by vs shall blessed be:Which by us shall blessed be;MND V.i.394
And the issue there create,And the issue there createMND V.i.395
Euer shall be fortunate:Ever shall be fortunate.MND V.i.396
So shall all the couples three,So shall all the couples threeMND V.i.397
Euer true in louing be:Ever true in loving be,MND V.i.398
And the blots of Natures hand,And the blots of nature's handMND V.i.399
Shall not in their issue stand.Shall not in their issue stand.MND V.i.400
Neuer mole, harelip, nor scarre,Never mole, harelip, nor scar,MND V.i.401
Nor marke prodigious, such as areNor mark prodigious, such as areMND V.i.402
Despised in Natiuitie,Despised in nativity,MND V.i.403
Shall vpon their children be.Shall upon their children be.MND V.i.404
With this field dew consecrate,With this field dew consecrateMND V.i.405
Euery Fairy take his gate,Every fairy take his gait,MND V.i.406
And each seuerall chamber blesse,And each several chamber blessMND V.i.407
Through this Pallace with sweet peace,Through this palace with sweet peace;MND V.i.408
And the owner of it blest.And the owner of it blessedMND V.i.409
Euer shall in safety rest,Ever shall in safety rest.MND V.i.410
Trip away, make no stay;Trip away; make no stay.MND V.i.411
Meet me all by breake of day.Meet me all by break of day.MND V.i.412
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