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Cal you me faire? that faire againe vnsay,Call you me fair? that ‘ fair ’ again unsay.MND I.i.181
Demetrius loues you faire: O happie faire!Demetrius loves your fair. O happy fair!MND I.i.182
Your eyes are loadstarres, and your tongues sweet ayreYour eyes are lodestars, and your tongue's sweet airMND I.i.183
More tuneable then Larke to shepheards eare,More tuneable than lark to shepherd's earMND I.i.184
When wheate is greene, when hauthorne buds appeare,When wheat is green, when hawthorn buds appear.MND I.i.185
Sicknesse is catching: O were fauor so,Sickness is catching. O, were favour so,MND I.i.186
Your words I catch, faire Hermia ere I go,Yours would I catch, fair Hermia, ere I go.MND I.i.187
My eare should catch your voice, my eye, your eye,My ear should catch your voice, my eye your eye,MND I.i.188
My tongue should catch your tongues sweet melodie,My tongue should catch your tongue's sweet melody.MND I.i.189
Were the world mine, Demetrius being bated,Were the world mine, Demetrius being bated,MND I.i.190
The rest Ile giue to be to you translated.The rest I'd give to be to you translated.MND I.i.191
O teach me how you looke, and with what artO, teach me how you look, and with what artMND I.i.192
you sway the motion of Demetrius hart.You sway the motion of Demetrius' heart.MND I.i.193
O that your frownes would teach my smiles such skil.O that your frowns would teach my smiles such skill!MND I.i.195
O that my prayers could such affection mooue.O that my prayers could such affection move!MND I.i.197
The more I loue, the more he hateth me.The more I love, the more he hateth me.MND I.i.199
None but your beauty, wold that fault wer mineNone but your beauty. Would that fault were mine!MND I.i.201
How happy some, ore othersome can be?How happy some o'er other some can be!MND I.i.226
Through Athens I am thought as faire as she.Through Athens I am thought as fair as she.MND I.i.227
But what of that? Demetrius thinkes not so:But what of that? Demetrius thinks not so;MND I.i.228
He will not know, what all, but he doth know,He will not know what all but he do know.MND I.i.229
And as hee erres, doting on Hermias eyes;And as he errs, doting on Hermia's eyes,MND I.i.230
So I, admiring of his qualities:So I, admiring of his qualities.MND I.i.231
Things base and vilde, holding no quantity,Things base and vile, holding no quantity,MND I.i.232
Loue can transpose to forme and dignity,Love can transpose to form and dignity.MND I.i.233
Loue lookes not with the eyes, but with the minde,Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,MND I.i.234
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blinde.And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.MND I.i.235
Nor hath loues minde of any iudgement taste:Nor hath Love's mind of any judgement taste;MND I.i.236
Wings and no eyes, figure, vnheedy haste.Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste.MND I.i.237
And therefore is Loue said to be a childe,And therefore is love said to be a childMND I.i.238
Because in choise he is often beguil'd,Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.MND I.i.239
As waggish boyes in game themselues forsweare;As waggish boys in game themselves forswear,MND I.i.240
So the boy Loue is periur'd euery where.So the boy love is perjured everywhere;MND I.i.241
For ere Demetrius lookt on Hermias eyne,For ere Demetrius looked on Hermia's eyneMND I.i.242
He hail'd downe oathes that he was onely mine.He hailed down oaths that he was only mine,MND I.i.243
And when this Haile some heat from Hermia felt,And when this hail some heat from Hermia felt,MND I.i.244
So he dissolu'd, and showres of oathes did melt,So he dissolved, and showers of oaths did melt.MND I.i.245
I will goe tell him of faire Hermias flight:I will go tell him of fair Hermia's flight.MND I.i.246
Then to the wood will he, to morrow nightThen to the wood will he tomorrow nightMND I.i.247
Pursue her; and for his intelligence,Pursue her; and for this intelligenceMND I.i.248
If I haue thankes, it is a deere expence:If I have thanks it is a dear expense.MND I.i.249
But heerein meane I to enrich my paine,But herein mean I to enrich my pain,MND I.i.250
To haue his sight thither, and backe againe. To have his sight thither, and back again.MND I.i.251
You draw me, you hard-hearted Adamant,You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant!MND II.i.195
But yet you draw not Iron, for my heartBut yet you draw not iron: for my heartMND II.i.196
Is true as steele. Leaue you your power to draw,Is true as steel. Leave you your power to draw,MND II.i.197
And I shall haue no power to follow you.And I shall have no power to follow you.MND II.i.198
And euen for that doe I loue thee the more;And even for that do I love you the more.MND II.i.202
I am your spaniell, and Demetrius,I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius,MND II.i.203
The more you beat me, I will fawne on you.The more you beat me I will fawn on you.MND II.i.204
Vse me but as your spaniell; spurne me, strike me,Use me but as your spaniel: spurn me, strike me,MND II.i.205
Neglect me, lose me; onely giue me leaueNeglect me, lose me; only give me leave,MND II.i.206
(Vnworthy as I am) to follow you.Unworthy as I am, to follow you.MND II.i.207
What worser place can I beg in your loue,What worser place can I beg in your love – MND II.i.208
(And yet a place of high respect with me)And yet a place of high respect with me – MND II.i.209
Then to be vsed as you doe your dogge.Than to be used as you use your dog?MND II.i.210
And I am sicke when I looke not on you.And I am sick when I look not on you.MND II.i.213
Your vertue is my priuiledge: for thatYour virtue is my privilege. For thatMND II.i.220
It is not night when I doe see your face.It is not night when I do see your face,MND II.i.221
Therefore I thinke I am not in the night,Therefore I think I am not in the night;MND II.i.222
Nor doth this wood lacke worlds of company,Nor doth this wood lack worlds of company,MND II.i.223
For you in my respect are nll the world.For you in my respect are all the world.MND II.i.224
Then how can it be said I am alone,Then how can it be said I am aloneMND II.i.225
When all the world is heere to looke on me?When all the world is here to look on me?MND II.i.226
The wildest hath not such a heart as you;The wildest hath not such a heart as you.MND II.i.229
Runne when you will, the story shall be chang'd:Run when you will. The story shall be changed:MND II.i.230
Apollo flies and Daphne holds the chase;Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase;MND II.i.231
The Doue pursues the Griffin, the milde HindeThe dove pursues the griffin; the mild hindMND II.i.232
Makes speed to catch the Tyger. Bootlesse speede,Makes speed to catch the tiger – bootless speed,MND II.i.233
When cowardise pursues, and valour flies.When cowardice pursues, and valour flies.MND II.i.234
I, in the Temple, in the Towne, and FieldAy – in the temple, in the town, the field,MND II.i.238
You doe me mischiefe. Fye Demetrius,You do me mischief. Fie, Demetrius,MND II.i.239
Your wrongs doe set a scandall on my sexe:Your wrongs do set a scandal on my sex.MND II.i.240
We cannot fight for loue, as men may doe;We cannot fight for love, as men may do;MND II.i.241
We should be woo'd, and were not made to wooe.We should be wooed, and were not made to woo.MND II.i.242
I follow thee, and make a heauen of hell,I'll follow thee, and make a heaven of hell,MND II.i.243
To die vpon the hand I loue so well. To die upon the hand I love so well.MND II.i.244
Stay, though thou kill me, sweete Demetrius.Stay though thou kill me, sweet Demetrius!MND II.ii.90
O wilt thou darkling leaue me? do not so.O, wilt thou darkling leave me? Do not so!MND II.ii.92
O I am out of breath, in this fond chace,O, I am out of breath in this fond chase.MND II.ii.94
The more my prayer, the lesser is my grace,The more my prayer, the lesser is my grace.MND II.ii.95
Happy is Hermia, wheresoere she lies;Happy is Hermia, wheresoe'er she lies,MND II.ii.96
For she hath blessed and attractiue eyes.For she hath blessed and attractive eyes.MND II.ii.97
How came her eyes so bright? Not with salt teares.How came her eyes so bright? Not with salt tears – MND II.ii.98
If so, my eyes are oftner washt then hers.If so, my eyes are oftener washed than hers.MND II.ii.99
No, no, I am as vgly as a Beare;No, no – I am as ugly as a bear;MND II.ii.100
For beasts that meete me, runne away for feare,For beasts that meet me run away for fear.MND II.ii.101
Therefore no maruaile, though DemetriusTherefore no marvel though DemetriusMND II.ii.102
Doe as a monster, flie my presence thus.Do as a monster fly my presence thus.MND II.ii.103
What wicked and dissembling glasse of mine,What wicked and dissembling glass of mineMND II.ii.104
Made me compare with Hermias sphery eyne?Made me compare with Hermia's sphery eyne?MND II.ii.105
But who is here? Lysander on the ground;But who is here? – Lysander on the ground?MND II.ii.106
Deade or asleepe? I see no bloud, no wound,Dead? – or asleep? I see no blood, no wound.MND II.ii.107
Lysander, if you liue, good sir awake.Lysander, if you live, good sir, awake!MND II.ii.108
Do not say so Lysander, say not so:Do not say so, Lysander; say not so.MND II.ii.114
What though he loue your Hermia? Lord, what though?What though he love your Hermia, lord, what though?MND II.ii.115
Yet Hermia still loues you; then be content.Yet Hermia still loves you. Then be content.MND II.ii.116
Wherefore was I to this keene mockery borne?Wherefore was I to this keen mockery born?MND II.ii.129
When at your hands did I deserue this scorne?When at your hands did I deserve this scorn?MND II.ii.130
Ist not enough, ist not enough, yong man,Is't not enough, is't not enough young manMND II.ii.131
That I did neuer, no nor neuer can,That I did never – no, nor never can – MND II.ii.132
Deserue a sweete looke from Demetrius eye,Deserve a sweet look from Demetrius' eye,MND II.ii.133
But you must flout my insufficiency?But you must flout my insufficiency?MND II.ii.134
Good troth you do me wrong (good-sooth you do)Good troth, you do me wrong – good sooth, you do – MND II.ii.135
In such disdainfull manner, me to wooe.In such disdainful manner me to woo.MND II.ii.136
But fare you well; perforce I must confesse,But fare you well. Perforce I must confessMND II.ii.137
I thought you Lord of more true gentlenesse.I thought you lord of more true gentleness.MND II.ii.138
Oh, that a Lady of one man refus'd,O, that a lady of one man refusedMND II.ii.139
Should of another therefore be abus'd. Should of another therefore be abused!MND II.ii.140
You doe aduance your cunning more & more,You do advance your cunning more and more.MND III.ii.128
When truth kils truth, O diuelish holy fray!When truth kills truth, O devilish-holy fray!MND III.ii.129
These vowes are Hermias. Will you giue her ore?These vows are Hermia's. Will you give her o'er?MND III.ii.130
Weigh oath with oath, and you will nothing weigh.Weigh oath with oath, and you will nothing weigh.MND III.ii.131
Your vowes to her, and me, (put in two scales)Your vows to her and me, put in two scales,MND III.ii.132
Will euen weigh, and both as light as tales.Will even weigh, and both as light as tales.MND III.ii.133
Nor none in my minde, now you giue her ore.Nor none in my mind now you give her o'er.MND III.ii.135
O spight! O hell! I see you are all bentO spite! O hell! I see you all are bentMND III.ii.145
To set against me, for your merriment:To set against me for your merriment.MND III.ii.146
If you were ciuill, and knew curtesie,If you were civil and knew courtesyMND III.ii.147
You would not doe me thus much iniury.You would not do me thus much injury.MND III.ii.148
Can you not hate me, as I know you doe,Can you not hate me – as I know you do – MND III.ii.149
But you must ioyne in soules to mocke me to?But you must join in souls to mock me too?MND III.ii.150
If you are men, as men you are in show,If you were men – as men you are in show – MND III.ii.151
You would not vse a gentle Lady so;You would not use a gentle lady so,MND III.ii.152
To vow, and sweare, and superpraise my parts,To vow, and swear, and superpraise my parts,MND III.ii.153
When I am sure you hate me with your hearts.When, I am sure, you hate me with your hearts.MND III.ii.154
You both are Riuals, and loue Hermia;You both are rivals, and love Hermia;MND III.ii.155
And now both Riuals to mocke Helena.And now both rivals to mock Helena.MND III.ii.156
A trim exploit, a manly enterprize,A trim exploit, a manly enterprise – MND III.ii.157
To coniure teares vp in a poore maids eyes,To conjure tears up in a poor maid's eyesMND III.ii.158
With your derision; none of noble sort,With your derision. None of noble sortMND III.ii.159
Would so offend a Virgin, and extortWould so offend a virgin, and extortMND III.ii.160
A poore soules patience, all to make you sport.A poor soul's patience, all to make you sport.MND III.ii.161
Neuer did mockers wast more idle breth.Never did mockers waste more idle breath.MND III.ii.168
Loe, she is one of this confederacy,Lo, she is one of this confederacy.MND III.ii.192
Now I perceiue they haue conioyn'd all three,Now I perceive they have conjoined all threeMND III.ii.193
To fashion this false sport in spight of me.To fashion this false sport in spite of me.MND III.ii.194
Iniurous Hermia, most vngratefull maid,Injurious Hermia, most ungrateful maid,MND III.ii.195
Haue you conspir'd, haue you with these contriu'dHave you conspired, have you with these contrivedMND III.ii.196
To baite me, with this foule derision?To bait me with this foul derision?MND III.ii.197
Is all the counsell that we two haue shar'd,Is all the counsel that we two have shared – MND III.ii.198
The sisters vowes, the houres that we haue spent,The sisters' vows, the hours that we have spentMND III.ii.199
When wee haue chid the hasty footed time,When we have chid the hasty-footed timeMND III.ii.200
For parting vs; O, is all forgot?For parting us – O, is all forgot?MND III.ii.201
All schooledaies friendship, child-hood innocence?All schooldays' friendship, childhood innocence?MND III.ii.202
We Hermia, like two Artificiall gods,We, Hermia, like two artificial godsMND III.ii.203
Haue with our needles, created both one flower,Have with our needles created both one flower,MND III.ii.204
Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion,Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion,MND III.ii.205
Both warbling of one song, both in one key;Both warbling of one song, both in one key,MND III.ii.206
As if our hands, our sides, voices, and mindesAs if our hands, our sides, voices, and mindsMND III.ii.207
Had beene incorporate. So we grew together,Had been incorporate. So we grew togetherMND III.ii.208
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,Like to a double cherry, seeming partedMND III.ii.209
But yet a vnion in partition,But yet an union in partition,MND III.ii.210
Two louely berries molded on one stem,Two lovely berries moulded on one stem,MND III.ii.211
So with two seeming bodies, but one heart,So with two seeming bodies but one heart,MND III.ii.212
Two of the first life coats in Heraldry,Two of the first, like coats in heraldry,MND III.ii.213
Due but to one and crowned with one crest.Due but to one, and crowned with one crest.MND III.ii.214
And will you rent our ancient loue asunder,And will you rent our ancient love asunder,MND III.ii.215
To ioyne with men in scorning your poore friend?To join with men in scorning your poor friend?MND III.ii.216
It is not friendly, 'tis not maidenly.It is not friendly, 'tis not maidenly.MND III.ii.217
Our sexe as well as I, may chide you for it,Our sex as well as I may chide you for it,MND III.ii.218
Though I alone doe feele the iniurie.Though I alone do feel the injury.MND III.ii.219
Haue you not set Lysander, as in scorneHave you not set Lysander, as in scorn,MND III.ii.222
To follow me, and praise my eies and face?To follow me and praise my eyes and face?MND III.ii.223
And made your other loue, DemetriusAnd made your other love, Demetrius – MND III.ii.224
(Who euen but now did spurne me with his foote)Who even but now did spurn me with his foot – MND III.ii.225
To call me goddesse, nimph, diuine, and rare,To call me goddess, nymph, divine and rare,MND III.ii.226
Precious, celestiall? Wherefore speakes he thisPrecious, celestial? Wherefore speaks he thisMND III.ii.227
To her he hates? and wherefore doth LysanderTo her he hates? And wherefore doth LysanderMND III.ii.228
Denie your loue (so rich within his soule)Deny your love, so rich within his soul,MND III.ii.229
And tender me (forsooth) affection,And tender me forsooth affection,MND III.ii.230
But by your setting on, by your consent?But by your setting on, by your consent?MND III.ii.231
What though I be not so in grace as you,What though I be not so in grace as you,MND III.ii.232
So hung vpon with loue, so fortunate?So hung upon with love, so fortunate,MND III.ii.233
(But miserable most, to loue vnlou'd)But miserable most, to love unloved:MND III.ii.234
This you should pittie, rather then despise.This you should pity rather than despise.MND III.ii.235
I, doe, perseuer, counterfeit sad lookes,Ay, do! Persever, counterfeit sad looks,MND III.ii.237
Make mouthes vpon me when I turne my backe,Make mouths upon me when I turn my back,MND III.ii.238
Winke each at other, hold the sweete iest vp:Wink each at other, hold the sweet jest up.MND III.ii.239
This sport well carried, shall be chronicled.This sport well carried shall be chronicled.MND III.ii.240
If you haue any pittie, grace, or manners,If you have any pity, grace, or manners,MND III.ii.241
You would not make me such an argument:You would not make me such an argument.MND III.ii.242
But fare ye well, 'tis partly mine owne fault,But fare ye well. 'Tis partly my own fault,MND III.ii.243
Which death or absence soone shall remedie.Which death or absence soon shall remedy.MND III.ii.244
O excellent!O excellent!MND III.ii.247.1
Yes sooth, and so do you.Yes, sooth, and so do you.MND III.ii.265.2
Fine yfaith:Fine, i'faith.MND III.ii.284.2
Haue you no modesty, no maiden shame,Have you no modesty, no maiden shame,MND III.ii.285
No touch of bashfulnesse? What, will you teareNo touch of bashfulness? What, will you tearMND III.ii.286
Impatient answers from my gentle tongue?Impatient answers from my gentle tongue?MND III.ii.287
Fie, fie, you counterfeit, you puppet, you.Fie, fie, you counterfeit, you puppet, you!MND III.ii.288
But that my nailes can reach vnto thine eyes.But that my nails can reach unto thine eyes.MND III.ii.298
I pray you though you mocke me, gentlemen,I pray you, though you mock me, gentlemen,MND III.ii.299
Let her not hurt me; I was neuer curst:Let her not hurt me. I was never curst.MND III.ii.300
I haue no gift at all in shrewishnesse;I have no gift at all in shrewishness.MND III.ii.301
I am a right maide for my cowardize;I am a right maid for my cowardice!MND III.ii.302
Let her not strike me: you perhaps may thinke,Let her not strike me. You perhaps may thinkMND III.ii.303
Because she is something lower then my selfe,Because she is something lower than myselfMND III.ii.304
That I can match her.That I can match her....MND III.ii.305.1
Good Hermia, do not be so bitter with me,Good Hermia, do not be so bitter with me.MND III.ii.306
I euermore did loue you Hermia,I evermore did love you, Hermia;MND III.ii.307
Did euer keepe your counsels, neuer wronged you,Did ever keep your counsels, never wronged you,MND III.ii.308
Saue that in loue vnto Demetrius,Save that in love unto DemetriusMND III.ii.309
I told him of your stealth vnto this wood.I told him of your stealth unto this wood.MND III.ii.310
He followed you, for loue I followed him,He followed you. For love I followed him.MND III.ii.311
But he hath chid me hence, and threatned meBut he hath chid me hence, and threatened meMND III.ii.312
To strike me, spurne me, nay to kill me too;To strike me, spurn me – nay, to kill me too.MND III.ii.313
And now, so you will let me quiet go,And now, so you will let me quiet go,MND III.ii.314
To Athens will I beare my folly backe,To Athens will I bear my folly backMND III.ii.315
And follow you no further. Let me go.And follow you no further. Let me go.MND III.ii.316
You see how simple, and how fond I am.You see how simple and how fond I am.MND III.ii.317
A foolish heart, that I leaue here behinde.A foolish heart that I leave here behind.MND III.ii.319
With Demetrius.With Demetrius.MND III.ii.320.2
O when she's angry, she is keene and shrewd,O, when she is angry she is keen and shrewd.MND III.ii.323
She was a vixen when she went to schoole,She was a vixen when she went to school,MND III.ii.324
And though she be but little, she is fierce.And though she be but little, she is fierce.MND III.ii.325
I will not trust you I,I will not trust you, I,MND III.ii.340.2
Nor longer stay in your curst companie.Nor longer stay in your curst company.MND III.ii.341
Your hands then mine, are quicker for a fray,Your hands than mine are quicker for a fray.MND III.ii.342
My legs are longer though to runne away.My legs are longer, though, to run away!MND III.ii.343
O weary night, O long and tedious night,O weary night! O long and tedious night,MND III.ii.431
Abate thy houres, shine comforts from the East,Abate thy hours, shine comforts from the East,MND III.ii.432
That I may backe to Athens by day-light,That I may back to Athens by daylightMND III.ii.433
From these that my poore companie detest;From these that my poor company detest.MND III.ii.434
And sleepe that sometime shuts vp sorrowes eie,And sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow's eye,MND III.ii.435
Steale me a while from mine owne companie. Steal me awhile from mine own company.MND III.ii.436
So me-thinkes:So methinks,MND IV.i.189.2
And I haue found Demetrius, like a iewell,And I have found Demetrius, like a jewel,MND IV.i.190
Mine owne, and not mine owne.Mine own and not mine own.MND IV.i.191.1
And Hippolita.And Hippolyta.MND IV.i.195.2