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Is all our company heere?Is all our company here?MND I.ii.1
Here is the scrowle of euery mans name, which isHere is the scroll of every man's name which isMND I.ii.4
thought fit through all Athens, to play in our Enterludethought fit through all Athens to play in our interludeMND I.ii.5
before the Duke and the Dutches, on his wedding day atbefore the Duke and the Duchess on his wedding-day atMND I.ii.6
night.night.MND I.ii.7
Marry our play is the most lamentable Comedy,Marry, our play is The most lamentable comedyMND I.ii.11
and most cruell death of Pyramus and Thisbie.and most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisbe.MND I.ii.12
Answere as I call you. Nick Bottome the Weauer.Answer as I call you. Nick Bottom, the weaver?MND I.ii.16
You Nicke Bottome are set downe for Pyramus. You, Nick Bottom, are set down for Pyramus.MND I.ii.19
A Louer that kills himselfe most gallantly for loue.A lover that kills himself, most gallant, for love.MND I.ii.21
Francis Flute the Bellowes-mender.Francis Flute, the bellows-mender?MND I.ii.38
You must take Thisbie on you.Flute, you must take Thisbe on you.MND I.ii.40
It is the Lady that Pyramus must loue.It is the lady that Pyramus must love.MND I.ii.42
That's all one, you shall play it in a Maske, andThat's all one: you shall play it in a mask, andMND I.ii.45
you may speake as small as you will.you may speak as small as you will.MND I.ii.46
No no, you must play Pyramus, and Flute, youNo, no; you must play Pyramus; and Flute, youMND I.ii.51
Thisby.Thisbe.MND I.ii.52
Robin Starueling the Taylor.Robin Starveling, the tailor?MND I.ii.54
Robin Starueling, you must play ThisbiesRobin Starveling, you must play Thisbe'sMND I.ii.56
mother? Tom Snowt, the Tinker.mother. Tom Snout, the tinker?MND I.ii.57
You, Pyramus father; my self, Thisbies father;You, Pyramus' father; myself, Thisbe's father;MND I.ii.59
Snugge the Ioyner, you the Lyons part: and I hope there isSnug, the joiner, you the lion's part; and I hope here isMND I.ii.60
a play fitted.a play fitted.MND I.ii.61
You may doe it extemporie, for it is nothing butYou may do it extempore; for it is nothing butMND I.ii.64
roaring.roaring.MND I.ii.65
If you should doe it too terribly, you would frightAn you should do it too terribly you would frightMND I.ii.70
the Dutchesse and the Ladies, that they would shrike, andthe Duchess and the ladies that they would shriek; andMND I.ii.71
that were enough to hang vs all.that were enough to hang us all.MND I.ii.72
You can play no part but Piramus, for Piramus You can play no part but Pyramus; for PyramusMND I.ii.79
is a sweet-fac'd man, a proper man as one shall see in a is a sweet-faced man; a proper man as one shall see in aMND I.ii.80
summers day; a most louely Gentleman-like man, therforesummer's day; a most lovely, gentlemanlike man. ThereforeMND I.ii.81
you must needs play Piramus.you must needs play Pyramus.MND I.ii.82
Why, what you will.Why, what you will.MND I.ii.85
Some of your French Crownes haue no haire at all,Some of your French crowns have no hair at all;MND I.ii.90
and then you will play bare-fac'd. But masters hereand then you will play bare-faced! But, masters, hereMND I.ii.91
are your parts, and I am to intreat you, request you, andare your parts, and I am to entreat you, request you, andMND I.ii.92
desire you, to con them by too morrow night: and meet medesire you to con them by tomorrow night, and meet meMND I.ii.93
in the palace wood, a mile without the Towne, by Moone-light,in the palace wood a mile without the town by moonlight.MND I.ii.94
there we will rehearse: for if we meete in the Citie,There will we rehearse; for if we meet in the cityMND I.ii.95
we shalbe dog'd with company, and our deuiseswe shall be dogged with company, and our devicesMND I.ii.96
knowne. In the meane time, I wil draw a bil of properties, known. In the meantime I will draw a bill of propertiesMND I.ii.97
such as our play wants. I pray you faile me not.such as our play wants. I pray you, fail me not.MND I.ii.98
At the Dukes oake we meete.At the Duke's oak we meet.MND I.ii.102
Pat, pat, and here's a maruailous conuenient placePat, pat; and here's a marvellous convenient placeMND III.i.2
for our rehearsall. This greene plot shall be our stage, thisfor our rehearsal. This green plot shall be our stage, thisMND III.i.3
hauthorne brake our tyring house, and we will do it inhawthorn brake our tiring-house, and we will do it inMND III.i.4
action, as we will do it before the Duke.action as we will do it before the Duke.MND III.i.5
What saist thou, bully Bottome?What sayest thou, Bully Bottom?MND III.i.7
Well, we will haue such a Prologue, and it shallWell, we will have such a prologue; and it shallMND III.i.21
be written in eight and sixe.be written in eight and six.MND III.i.22
Well, it shall be so; but there is two hard things,Well, it shall be so. But there is two hard things:MND III.i.43
that is, to bring the Moone-light into a chamber: for youthat is, to bring the moonlight into a chamber – for, youMND III.i.44
know Piramus and Thisby meete by Moone-light. know, Pyramus and Thisbe meet by moonlight.MND III.i.45
Yes, it doth shine that night.Yes, it doth shine that night.MND III.i.49
I, or else one must come in with a bush ofAy; or else one must come in with a bush ofMND III.i.53
thorns and a lanthorne, and say he comes to disfigure, or tothorns and a lantern, and say he comes to disfigure or toMND III.i.54
present the person of Moone-shine. Then there is anotherpresent the person of Moonshine. Then there is anotherMND III.i.55
thing, we must haue a wall in the great Chamber; for thing. We must have a wall in the Great Chamber; forMND III.i.56
Piramus and Thisby (saies the story) did talke through thePyramus and Thisbe, says the story, did talk through theMND III.i.57
chinke of a wall.chink of a wall.MND III.i.58
If that may be, then all is well. Come, sit downeIf that may be, then all is well. Come, sit downMND III.i.66
euery mothers sonne, and rehearse your parts. Piramus,every mother's son, and rehearse your parts. Pyramus,MND III.i.67
you begin; when you haue spoken your speech, enteryou begin. When you have spoken your speech, enterMND III.i.68
into that Brake, and so euery one according to his cue.into that brake; and so everyone according to his cue.MND III.i.69
Speake Piramus: Thisby stand forth.Speak, Pyramus! Thisbe, stand forth!MND III.i.74
Odours, odours.Odours – odours!MND III.i.76
I marry must you. For you must vnderstand heAy, marry must you; for you must understand heMND III.i.83
goes but to see a noyse that he heard, and is to comegoes but to see a noise that he heard, and is to comeMND III.i.84
againe. again.MND III.i.85
Ninus toombe man: why, you must not speake‘ Ninus' tomb ’, man! – Why, you must not speakMND III.i.91
that yet; that you answere to Piramus: you speake allthat yet. That you answer to Pyramus. You speak allMND III.i.92
your part at once, cues and all. Piramus enter, youryour part at once, cues and all. Pyramus, enter – yourMND III.i.93
cue is past; it is neuer tyre.cue is past. It is ‘ never tire.’MND III.i.94
O monstrous. O strange. We are hanted; prayO monstrous! O strange! We are haunted! Pray,MND III.i.98
masters, flye masters, helpe.masters! Fly, masters! Help!MND III.i.99
Blesse thee Bottome, blesse thee; thou artBless thee, Bottom! Bless thee! Thou artMND III.i.112
translated. translated!MND III.i.113
Haue you sent to Bottomes house? Is he comeHave you sent to Bottom's house? Is he comeMND IV.ii.1
home yet?home yet?MND IV.ii.2
It is not possible: you haue not a man in allIt is not possible. You have not a man in allMND IV.ii.7
Athens, able to discharge Piramus but he.Athens able to discharge Pyramus but he.MND IV.ii.8
Yea, and the best person too, and hee is a veryYea and the best person, too; and he is a veryMND IV.ii.11
Paramour, for a sweet voyce.paramour for a sweet voice.MND IV.ii.12
Bottome, ô most couragious day! O most happieBottom! O most courageous day! O most happyMND IV.ii.24
houre!hour!MND IV.ii.25
Let vs heare, sweet Bottome.Let us hear, sweet Bottom!MND IV.ii.29
If we offend, it is with our good will.If we offend it is with our good will.MND V.i.108
That you should thinke, we come not to offend,That you should think we come not to offendMND V.i.109
But with good will. To shew our simple skill,But with good will. To show our simple skill,MND V.i.110
That is the true beginning of our end.That is the true beginning of our end.MND V.i.111
Consider then, we come but in despight.Consider then we come but in despite.MND V.i.112
We do not come, as minding to content you,We do not come as minding to content you,MND V.i.113
Our true intent is. All for your delight,Our true intent is. All for your delightMND V.i.114
We are not heere. That you should here repent you,We are not here. That you should here repent youMND V.i.115
The Actors are at hand; and by their show,The actors are at hand, and by their showMND V.i.116
You shall know all, that you are like to know.You shall know all that you are like to know.MND V.i.117
Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show,Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show;MND V.i.126
But wonder on, till truth make all things plaine.But wonder on, till truth make all things plain.MND V.i.127
This man is Piramus, if you would know;This man is Pyramus, if you would know;MND V.i.128
This beauteous Lady, Thisby is certaine.This beauteous lady Thisbe is, certain.MND V.i.129
This man, with lyme and rough-cast, doth presentThis man with lime and roughcast doth presentMND V.i.130
Wall, that vile wall, which did these louers sunder:Wall – that vile wall which did these lovers sunder;MND V.i.131
And through walls chink (poor soules) they are contentAnd through Wall's chink, poor souls, they are contentMND V.i.132
To whisper. At the which, let no man wonder.To whisper. At the which let no man wonder.MND V.i.133
This man, with Lanthorne, dog, and bush of thorne,This man with lantern, dog, and bush of thornMND V.i.134
Presenteth moone-shine. For if you will know,Presenteth Moonshine. For if you will knowMND V.i.135
By moone-shine did these Louers thinke no scorneBy moonshine did these lovers think no scornMND V.i.136
To meet at Ninus toombe, there, there to wooe:To meet at Ninus' tomb, there, there to woo.MND V.i.137
This grizly beast (which Lyon hight by name)This grisly beast – which Lion hight by name – MND V.i.138
The trusty Thisby, comming first by night,The trusty Thisbe coming first by nightMND V.i.139
Did scarre away, or rather did affright:Did scare away, or rather did affright.MND V.i.140
And as she fled, her mantle she did fall;And as she fled, her mantle she did fall,MND V.i.141
Which Lyon vile with bloody mouth did staine.Which Lion vile with bloody mouth did stain.MND V.i.142
Anon comes Piramus, sweet youth and tall,Anon comes Pyramus – sweet youth and tall – MND V.i.143
And findes his Thisbies Mantle slaine;And finds his trusty Thisbe's mantle slain.MND V.i.144
Whereat, with blade, with bloody blamefull blade,Whereat with blade – with bloody, blameful blade – MND V.i.145
He brauely broacht his boiling bloudy breast,He bravely broached his boiling bloody breast.MND V.i.146
And Thisby, tarrying in Mulberry shade,And Thisbe, tarrying in mulberry shade,MND V.i.147
His dagger drew, and died. For all the rest,His dagger drew, and died. For all the rest,MND V.i.148
Let Lyon, Moone-shine, Wall, and Louers twaine,Let Lion, Moonshine, Wall, and lovers twainMND V.i.149
At large discourse, while here they doe remaine.At large discourse while here they do remain.MND V.i.150