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Heere mighty Theseus.Here, mighty Theseus.MND V.i.38.2
There is a breefe how many sports are rife:There is a brief how many sports are ripe.MND V.i.42
Make choise of which your Highnesse will see first.Make choice of which your highness will see first.MND V.i.43
A play there is, my Lord, some ten words long,A play there is, my lord, some ten words long,MND V.i.61
Which is as breefe, as I haue knowne a play;Which is as ‘ brief ’ as I have known a play.MND V.i.62
But by ten words, my Lord, it is too long;But by ten words, my lord, it is too long,MND V.i.63
Which makes it tedious. For in all the play,Which makes it ‘ tedious.’ For in all the playMND V.i.64
There is not one word apt, one Player fitted.There is not one word apt, one player fitted.MND V.i.65
And tragicall my noble Lord it is:And ‘ tragical ’, my noble lord, it is,MND V.i.66
for Piramus / Therein doth kill himselfe.For Pyramus therein doth kill himself,MND V.i.67
Which when I saw / Rehearst, I must confesse,Which when I saw rehearsed, I must confess,MND V.i.68
made mine eyes water: / But more merrie teares,Made mine eyes water: but more ‘ merry ’ tearsMND V.i.69
the passion of loud laughter / Neuer shed.The passion of loud laughter never shed.MND V.i.70
Hard handed men, that worke in Athens heere,Hard-handed men that work in Athens here,MND V.i.72
Which neuer labour'd in their mindes till now;Which never laboured in their minds till now,MND V.i.73
And now haue toyled their vnbreathed memoriesAnd now have toiled their unbreathed memoriesMND V.i.74
With this same play, against your nuptiall.With this same play against your nuptial.MND V.i.75
No my noble Lord,No, my noble lord,MND V.i.76.2
it is not for you. I haue heard / It ouer,It is not for you. I have heard it over,MND V.i.77
and it is nothing, nothing in the world;And it is nothing, nothing in the world,MND V.i.78
Vnlesse you can finde sport in their intents,Unless you can find sport in their intents,MND V.i.79
Extreamely stretcht, and cond with cruell paine,Extremely stretched, and conned with cruel pain,MND V.i.80
To doe you seruice.To do you service.MND V.i.81.1
So please your Grace, the Prologue is addrest.So please your grace, the Prologue is addressed.MND V.i.106