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What, iealous Oberon? Fairy skip hence.What, jealous Oberon? Fairy, skip hence.MND II.i.61
I haue forsworne his bed and companie.I have forsworn his bed and company.MND II.i.62
Then I must be thy Lady: but I knowThen I must be thy lady. But I knowMND II.i.64
When thou wast stolne away from Fairy Land,When thou hast stolen away from FairylandMND II.i.65
And in the shape of Corin, sate all day,And in the shape of Corin sat all dayMND II.i.66
Playing on pipes of Corne, and versing louePlaying on pipes of corn, and versing loveMND II.i.67
To amorous Phillida. Why art thou heereTo amorous Phillida. Why art thou hereMND II.i.68
Come from the farthest steepe of India?Come from the farthest step of IndiaMND II.i.69
But that forsooth the bouncing AmazonBut that, forsooth, the bouncing Amazon,MND II.i.70
Your buskin'd Mistresse, and your Warrior loue,Your buskined mistress and your warrior love,MND II.i.71
To Theseus must be Wedded; and you come,To Theseus must be wedded? – and you comeMND II.i.72
To giue their bed ioy and prosperitie.To give their bed joy and prosperity.MND II.i.73
These are the forgeries of iealousie,These are the forgeries of jealousy;MND II.i.81
And neuer since the middle Summers springAnd never since the middle summer's springMND II.i.82
Met we on hil, in dale, forrest, or mead,Met we on hill, in dale, forest, or mead,MND II.i.83
By paued fountaine, or by rushie brooke,By paved fountain or by rushy brook,MND II.i.84
Or in the beached margent of the sea,Or in the beached margent of the seaMND II.i.85
To dance our ringlets to the whistling Winde,To dance our ringlets to the whistling wind,MND II.i.86
But with thy braules thou hast disturb'd our sport.But with thy brawls thou hast disturbed our sport.MND II.i.87
Therefore the Windes, piping to vs in vaine,Therefore the winds, piping to us in vain,MND II.i.88
As in reuenge, haue suck'd vp from the seaAs in revenge have sucked up from the seaMND II.i.89
Contagious fogges: Which falling in the Land,Contagious fogs which, falling in the land,MND II.i.90
Hath euerie petty Riuer made so proud,Have every pelting river made so proudMND II.i.91
That they haue ouer-borne their Continents.That they have overborne their continents.MND II.i.92
The Oxe hath therefore stretch'd his yoake in vaine,The ox hath therefore stretched his yoke in vain,MND II.i.93
The Ploughman lost his sweat, and the greene CorneThe ploughman lost his sweat, and the green cornMND II.i.94
Hath rotted, ere his youth attain'd a beard:Hath rotted ere his youth attained a beard.MND II.i.95
The fold stands empty in the drowned field,The fold stands empty in the drowned field,MND II.i.96
And Crowes are fatted with the murrion flocke,And crows are fatted with the murrion flock.MND II.i.97
The nine mens Morris is fild vp with mud,The nine men's morris is filled up with mud,MND II.i.98
And the queint Mazes in the wanton greene,And the quaint mazes in the wanton greenMND II.i.99
For lacke of tread are vndistinguishable.For lack of tread are undistinguishable.MND II.i.100
The humane mortals want their winter heere,The human mortals want their winter cheer.MND II.i.101
No night is now with hymne or caroll blest;No night is now with hymn or carol blessed.MND II.i.102
Therefore the Moone (the gouernesse of floods)Therefore the moon, the governess of floods,MND II.i.103
Pale in her anger, washes all the aire;Pale in her anger, washes all the air,MND II.i.104
That Rheumaticke diseases doe abound.That rheumatic diseases do abound;MND II.i.105
And through this distemperature, we seeAnd thorough this distemperature we seeMND II.i.106
The seasons alter; hoared headed frostsThe seasons alter; hoary-headed frostsMND II.i.107
Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson Rose,Far in the fresh lap of the crimson rose,MND II.i.108
And on old Hyems chinne and Icie crowne,And on old Hiems' thin and icy crownMND II.i.109
An odorous Chaplet of sweet Sommer budsAn odorous chaplet of sweet summer budsMND II.i.110
Is as in mockry set. The Spring, the Sommer,Is as in mockery set. The spring, the summer,MND II.i.111
The childing Autumne, angry Winter changeThe childing autumn, angry winter changeMND II.i.112
Their wonted Liueries, and the mazed world,Their wonted liveries, and the mazed worldMND II.i.113
By their increase, now knowes not which is which;By their increase now knows not which is which.MND II.i.114
And this same progeny of euills,And this same progeny of evilsMND II.i.115
Comes from our debate, from our dissention,Comes from our debate, from our dissension.MND II.i.116
We are their parents and originall.We are their parents and original.MND II.i.117
Set your heart at rest,Set your heart at rest.MND II.i.121.2
The Fairy land buyes not the childe of me,The fairy land buys not the child of me.MND II.i.122
His mother was a Votresse of my Order,His mother was a votaress of my order,MND II.i.123
And in the spiced Indian aire, by nightAnd in the spiced Indian air by nightMND II.i.124
Full often hath she gossipt by my side,Full often hath she gossiped by my side,MND II.i.125
And sat with me on Neptunes yellow sands,And sat with me on Neptune's yellow sandsMND II.i.126
Marking th'embarked traders on the flood,Marking th' embarked traders on the flood,MND II.i.127
When we haue laught to see the sailes conceiue,When we have laughed to see the sails conceiveMND II.i.128
And grow big bellied with the wanton winde:And grow big-bellied with the wanton wind;MND II.i.129
Which she with pretty and with swimming gate,Which she with pretty and with swimming gaitMND II.i.130
Following (her wombe then rich with my yong squire)Following – her womb then rich with my young squire – MND II.i.131
Would imitate, and saile vpon the Land,Would imitate, and sail upon the landMND II.i.132
To fetch me trifles, and returne againe,To fetch me trifles, and return againMND II.i.133
As from a voyage, rich with merchandize.As from a voyage, rich with merchandise.MND II.i.134
But she being mortall, of that boy did die,But she, being mortal, of that boy did die,MND II.i.135
And for her sake I doe reare vp her boy,And for her sake do I rear up her boy;MND II.i.136
And for her sake I will not part with him.And for her sake I will not part with him.MND II.i.137
Perchance till after Theseus wedding day.Perchance till after Theseus' wedding-day.MND II.i.139
If you will patiently dance in our Round,If you will patiently dance in our roundMND II.i.140
And see our Moone-light reuels, goe with vs;And see our moonlight revels, go with us.MND II.i.141
If not, shun me and I will spare your haunts.If not, shun me, and I will spare your haunts.MND II.i.142
Not for thy Fairy Kingdome. Fairies away:Not for thy fairy kingdom! Fairies, away.MND II.i.144
We shall chide downe right, if I longer stay. We shall chide downright if I longer stay.MND II.i.145
Come, now a Roundell, and a Fairy song;Come, now a roundel and a fairy song,MND II.ii.1
Then for the third part of a minute hence,Then for the third part of a minute hence:MND II.ii.2
Some to kill Cankers in the muske rose buds,Some to kill cankers in the muskrose buds,MND II.ii.3
Some warre with Reremise, for their leathern wings,Some war with reremice for their leathern wingsMND II.ii.4
To make my small Elues coates, and some keepe backeTo make my small elves coats, and some keep backMND II.ii.5
The clamorous Owle that nightly hoots and wondersThe clamorous owl that nightly hoots and wondersMND II.ii.6
At our queint spirits: Sing me now asleepe,At our quaint spirits. Sing me now asleep;MND II.ii.7
Then to your offices, and let me rest.Then to your offices, and let me rest.MND II.ii.8
What Angell wakes me from my flowry bed?What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?MND III.i.122
I pray thee gentle mortall, sing againe,I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again!MND III.i.130
Mine eare is much enamored of thy note;Mine ear is much enamoured of thy note.MND III.i.131
So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape.So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape,MND III.i.132
And thy faire vertues force (perforce) doth moue me.And thy fair virtue's force perforce doth move meMND III.i.133
On the first view to say, to sweare I loue thee.On the first view to say, to swear, I love thee.MND III.i.134
Thou art as wise, as thou art beautifull.Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful.MND III.i.140
Out of this wood, do not desire to goe,Out of this wood do not desire to go!MND III.i.143
Thou shalt remaine here, whether thou wilt or no.Thou shalt remain here, whether thou wilt or no.MND III.i.144
I am a spirit of no common rate:I am a spirit of no common rate.MND III.i.145
The Summer still doth tend vpon my state,The summer still doth tend upon my state,MND III.i.146
And I doe loue thee; therefore goe with me,And I do love thee. Therefore go with me.MND III.i.147
Ile giue thee Fairies to attend on thee;I'll give thee fairies to attend on thee,MND III.i.148
And they shall fetch thee Iewels from the deepe,And they shall fetch thee jewels from the deep,MND III.i.149
And sing, while thou on pressed flowers dost sleepe:And sing while thou on pressed flowers dost sleep;MND III.i.150
And I will purge thy mortall grossenesse so,And I will purge thy mortal grossness soMND III.i.151
That thou shalt like an airie spirit go.That thou shalt like an airy spirit go.MND III.i.152
Enter Pease-blossome, Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseede, Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, and Mustardseed!MND III.i.153
Be kinde and curteous to this Gentleman,Be kind and courteous to this gentleman.MND III.i.159
Hop in his walkes, and gambole in his eies,Hop in his walks and gambol in his eyes;MND III.i.160
Feede him with Apricocks, and Dewberries,Feed him with apricocks and dewberries,MND III.i.161
With purple Grapes, greene Figs, and Mulberries,With purple grapes, green figs, and mulberries.MND III.i.162
The honie-bags steale from the humble Bees,The honey bags steal from the humble bees,MND III.i.163
And for night-tapers crop their waxen thighes,And for night-tapers crop their waxen thighsMND III.i.164
And light them at the fierie-Glow-wormes eyes,And light them at the fiery glow-worms' eyesMND III.i.165
To haue my loue to bed, and to arise:To have my love to bed and to arise;MND III.i.166
And plucke the wings from painted Butterflies,And pluck the wings from painted butterfliesMND III.i.167
To fan the Moone-beames from his sleeping eies.To fan the moonbeams from his sleeping eyes.MND III.i.168
Nod to him Elues, and doe him curtesies.Nod to him, elves, and do him courtesies.MND III.i.169
Come waite vpon him, lead him to my bower.Come, wait upon him. Lead him to my bower.MND III.i.192
The Moone me-thinks, lookes with a watrie eie,The moon methinks looks with a watery eye;MND III.i.193
And when she weepes, weepe euerie little flower,And when she weeps, weeps every little flower,MND III.i.194
Lamenting some enforced chastitie.Lamenting some enforced chastity.MND III.i.195
Tye vp my louers tongue, bring him silently. Tie up my lover's tongue; bring him silently.MND III.i.196
Come, sit thee downe vpon this flowry bed,Come, sit thee down upon this flowery bedMND IV.i.1
While I thy amiable cheekes doe coy,While I thy amiable cheeks do coy,MND IV.i.2
And sticke muske roses in thy sleeke smoothe head,And stick muskroses in thy sleek, smooth head,MND IV.i.3
And kisse thy faire large eares, my gentle ioy.And kiss thy fair large ears, my gentle joy.MND IV.i.4
What, wilt thou heare some musicke, my sweet loue.What, wilt thou hear some music, my sweet love?MND IV.i.27
Or say sweete Loue, what thou desirest to eat.Or say, sweet love, what thou desirest to eat.MND IV.i.30
I haue a venturous Fairy, / That shall seekeI have a venturous fairy that shall seekMND IV.i.34
the Squirrels hoard, / And fetch thee new Nuts.The squirrel's hoard, and fetch thee new nuts.MND IV.i.35
Sleepe thou, and I will winde thee in my arms,Sleep thou, and I will wind thee in my arms.MND IV.i.39
Fairies be gone, and be alwaies away.Fairies be gone, and be all ways away.MND IV.i.40
So doth the woodbine, the sweet Honisuckle,So doth the woodbine the sweet honeysuckleMND IV.i.41
Gently entwist; the female Iuy soGently entwist; the female ivy soMND IV.i.42
Enrings the barky fingers of the Elme.Enrings the barky fingers of the elm.MND IV.i.43
O how I loue thee! how I dote on thee!O, how I love thee! How I dote on thee!MND IV.i.44
My Oberon, what visions haue I seene!My Oberon, what visions have I seen!MND IV.i.75
Me-thought I was enamoured of an Asse.Methought I was enamoured of an ass.MND IV.i.76
How came these things to passe?How came these things to pass?MND IV.i.77.2
Oh, how mine eyes doth loath this visage now!O, how mine eyes do loathe his visage now!MND IV.i.78
Musicke, ho musicke, such as charmeth sleepe. Musick still. Music, ho! Music such as charmeth sleep.MND IV.i.82
Come my Lord, and in our flight,Come, my lord, and in our flightMND IV.i.98
Tell me how it came this night,Tell me how it came this nightMND IV.i.99
That I sleeping heere was found, Sleepers Lye still. That I sleeping here was foundMND IV.i.100
With these mortals on the ground. With these mortals on the ground.MND IV.i.101
First rehearse this song by roate,First rehearse your song by rote,MND V.i.387
To each word a warbling note.To each word a warbling note.MND V.i.388
Hand in hand, with Fairie grace,Hand in hand with fairy graceMND V.i.389
Will we sing and blesse this place.Will we sing and bless this place.MND V.i.390