I have a widow aunt, a dowager Of great revenue, and hath no child; From Athens is her house remote seven leagues, And she respects me as her only son. Hermia, may I marry thee; And to that place the sharp Athenian law cannot pursue us. If thou lov'st me, then, steal forth thy father's house tomorrow night; And in the wood, a league with out the town, Where I did meet thee once with Helena To do observance a morn of May There will I stay for thee.
Weeds of Athens he doth wear: This is he my master said Despised the Athenian maid: And here the maiden, sleeping sound, On the dank and dirty ground. Pretty soul, she durst not lie Near this lack-love, this kill-courtesy. Churl, upon thy eyes I throw All the power this charm doth owe. When thou wak'st let love forbid Sleep his seat on eyelid. So wake when I am gone; For I must now to Oberon
(Bottom) Are we all met? (Quince) Here's a marvellous convenient place for our rehearsal (Bottom) N whit; I have device to make all well. Write me a prologue, and let the prologue seem to say, we will do no harm with our swords, and that Pyramus is not killed indeed; and for the more better assurance, tell them that I Pyramus, but bottom the weaver; this will put them out of fear.
Be as thou wast wont be; See as thou wast wont to see Dian's bud o'er Cupid's flower Hath such force adn blessed power Now my Titania, wake you, my sweet queen
To the best bride-bed will we, Which by us shall blessed be; So Shall all the couples three Ever true in loving be; And the blots of Nature's hand shall not in their children be. With this field-dew consecrate, Every fairy take his gait, And which several chamber bless, Through this palace, with sweet peace; And the owner of it blest Ever shall in safety rest. Trip away, make no stay; Meet me all by break of day.