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And see our moone-light reuels, go with vs ;
If not, shun me and I will spare your haunts.

Ob. Giue me that boy, and I will go with thee.

Qu. Not for thy Fairie kingdome. Fairies away : We shall chide downe right, if I longer stay. Exeunt.

Ob. Well, go thy way: thou shalt not from this groue,
Till I torment thee for this iniury.
My gentle Pucke come hither ; thou remembrest
Since once I sat vpon a promontory,
And heard a meare-maide on a dolphins backe,
Vttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew ciuill at her song,
And certaine starres shot madly from their spheares,
To heare the fea-maids musicke.
Puc. I remember.

Ob. That very time I * say (but thou couldst not)
Flying betweene the colde moone and the earth,
Cupid all arm'd ; a certaine aime he tooke
At a faire vestall, throned by West,
And loos'd his loue-fhaft smartly from his bow,
As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts,
But I might see young Cupids fiery shaft
Quencht in the chaste beames of the watry moone ;
And the imperiall votresse passed on,
In maiden meditation, fancy free,
Yet markt I where the bolt of Cupid fel.
It fell vpon a little westerne flower ;
Before, milke-white ; now purple with loues wound,
And maidens call it, loue in idleneffe.
Fetch me that flower; the hearb I shew'd thee once,
The iuyce of it, on neeping eye-lids laide,
Will make or man or woman madly dote
Vpon the next liue creature that it sees.

* Saw.


Fetch me this hearbe, and be thou here againe,
Ere the Leuiathan can swim a league.

Put. Ile put a girdle * about the earth, in forty minutes.

Oberon. Hauing once this iuyce,
Ile watch Titania, whence she is asleepe,
And drop the liquor of it in her eyes :
The next thing I when she waking lookes vpon,
(Be it on lyon, beare, or wolfe, or bull,
On medling monkey, or on busie ape)
She shall pursue it, with the foule of loue.
And ere I take this charme off from her sight,
(As I can take it with another hearbe)
Ile make her render vp her page to me.
But who comes heere? I am inuisible,
And I will ouer-heare their conference.

Enter Demetrius, Helena following him.
Dem. I loue thee not, therefore pursue me not,
Where is Lysander, and faire Hermia?
The one Ile stay, the other stayeth me.
Thou toldst me they were stolne vnto this wood;
And here am I, and + wood within this wood,
Because I cannot meete my Hermia.
Hence, get
thee gone,

and follow me no more.
Hel. You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant,
But yet you draw not iron, for my heart
Is true as steele. Leaue you your power to draw,
And I shall haue no power to follow you.

Dem. Do I entice you ? do I speake you faire :
Or rather do I not in plainest truth,
Tell you I do not, nor I cannot love you?

Hel. And euen for that do I loue s'thee the more ;
I am your spaniell, and Demetrius,
* Round about, I Then the.

+ Wodde. You.

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The more you beate me, I will fawne on you.
Vse me but as your spaniell ; spurne me, strike me,
Neglect me, lose me; onely giue me leaue
(Vnworthy as I am) to follow you.
What worser place can I beg in your love,
(And yet a place of high respect with me)
Then to be vsed as you vse your dog.

Dem. Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit, For I am sicke when I do looke on thee.

Hel. And I am sicke when I looke not on you.

Dem. You do impeach your modesty too much,
To leaue the citty, and commit your felfe
Into the hands of one that loues you not,
To trust the opportunity of night,
And the ill counsell of a desert place,
With the rich worth of your virginity.

Hel. Your vertue is my priuiledge : for that
It is not night when I do fee your face.
Therefore I thinke I am not in the night,
Nor doth this wood lacke worlds of company,
For you in my respect are all the world.
Then how can it be said I am alone,
When all the world is here to looke on me?

Dem. Ile run from thee, and hide me in the brakes, And leaue thee to the mercy of wilde beasts.

Hel. The wildest hath not such a heart as you ;
Runne when you will, the story shall be chaung'd:
Apollo Ayes, and Daphna holds the chase ;
The doue pursues the griffen, the milde hinde
Makes speed to catch the tygre. Bootlesse speede,
When cowardise pursues, and valor flyes.

Dem. I will not stay thy questions, let me go ;
Or if thou follow me, do not beleeue,
But I shall do thee mischiefe in the wood.

Hel. I, in the temple, in the towne, * and field
You do me mischiefe. Fye Demetrius,
Your wrongs do set a fcandall on my sex :
We cannot fight for loue, as men may do ;
We should be woo'd, and were not made to wooe.
Ile follow thee and make a heauen of hell,
To dye vpon the hand I loue so well.

Ob. Fare thee well nymph, ere he do leaue this groue,
Thou shalt Aye him, and he shall seeke thy loue.
Halt thou the flower there? Welcome wanderer.

Enter Puske.
Puck. I, there it is.

Ob. I pray thee giue it me.
I know a banke where the wilde time blowes,
Where oxslips and the nodding violet growes,
Quite ouercanoped with lushious wood bine,
With sweete muske roses, and with eglantine;
There sleepes Tytania, sometime of the night,
Luld in these flowers, with dances and delight:
And there the snake throwes her enammeld skinne,
Weed wide enough to trap a fairy in.
And with the iuyce of this, Ile streake her eyes,
And make her full of hatefull fantasies.
Take thou some of it, and seeke through this groue;
A sweete Athenian lady is in loue
With a disdainefull youth : annoint his eyes,
But do it when the next thing he espies,
May be the lady. Thou shalt know the man,
By the Athenian garments he hath on.
Effect it with some care, that he may prooue
More fond on her, then she vpon her loue ;
And looke thou meete me ere first the cocke crow.
Pu. Feare not my lord, your feruant fall do so. Exeunt.



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Enter Queene of Fairies, with her traine.

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Queen. Come, now a roundeli, and a fairy song ;
Then for the third part of a' minute hence,
Some to kill cankers in the muske rose buds,
Some warre with reremise, for their leathern wings,
To make my small elues coats, and some keepe back.
The clamorous owle, that nightly hootes and wonders
At out queint spirits : Sing me now asleepe,
Then to your offices, and let me rest.

Fairies fing.
You Spotted snakes with double tongue,
Thorny hedgehogges be not seene,
Newts and blinde wormes do no wrong
Come not neere our Fairy Queene.
Philomele with melody,
Sing in our sweett lullaby,
Lulla, lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby,
Neuer harme, nor spell, nor charme,
Come our louely lady nye.
So good night with lullaby.

1. Fairy. Weauing Spiders come not heere,
Hence you long legd Spinders, hence :
Beetles blacke approch not neere;
Worme nor snayle do no offence.
Philomele with melody, &c.

2. Fairy. Hence away, now all is well ;
One aloofe, stand centinell.

Enter Oberon.
Ob. What thou feeft when thou doft wake,
Do it for thy thy true loue take:
Loue and languish for his fake.
Be it ounce, or catte, or beare,


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