A Midsummer's Night Dream by W. Heath Robinson

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Ay me for ! Could ever hear by The Hermia. Lysander. ACT I. tale or I could ever read, history, course of true love never did run smooth But, either Hermia. aught that O cross Or O it was ! else spite ! ; different in blood, too high to be enthrall'd to low. misgraffed in respect of years, too old to be engaged to young. 10 Sc. I MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM A Or Lysander. else it stood the upon of choice friends, Hermia. O hell Or, Lysander. if ! choose love by another's eyes. there were a sympathy in choice, to War, death, or sickness did Making it momentary as a lay siege to it, sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, Behold ' * !

Demetrius thinks not so He will not know what all but he do know And as he errs, doting on Hermia's eyes, So ; : admiring of his qualities Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity : I, : Love looks mind not with the eyes, but with the ; And wing'd Cupid painted blind Nor hath Love's mind of any judgment taste therefore is Wings, and no eyes, figure unheedy haste ACT I. 16 : ; : Sc. i. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S And therefore is Love Because in choice he As waggish boys in said to is DREAM be a child, so oft beguiled.

Why art thou here, Come But from the farthest steppe of India ? that, forsooth, the bouncing Amazon, Your buskin'd mistress and your warrior love, To To Theseus must be wedded, and you come give their bed joy and prosperity. How Oberon. Glance at Knowing canst thou thus, for shame, Titania, credit with Hippolyta, know thy love to Theseus my I ? Didst thou not lead him through the glimmering night From Perigenia, whom he ravished ? And make him with fair ^Egle break his faith, With Ariadne and Antiopa ?

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