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But yet you draw not iron; for my heart
Enter Demetrius, Helena following him.
4,99 Because I cannot meet my Hermia.
triots Hence, get the e gone, and follow me no more. Hel. You draw me, you hard-hearted adamanten great
iss me Is true as feel. Leave you your pow'r to draw, And hall have no pow'r to follow you.
Dem. Do I entice you ? do I speak you fair?
I do not, nor I cannot; love you?
I am invisible.) I thought proper here to observe, that, as Oberon and Puck his Attendant, may be free quently observed to speak, 'when there is no mention of their Entering; they are designed by the Poet to be suppos'd on the Stage during the greatest Part of the Remainder of the Play; and to mix, as they please, as Spirits, with the other Actors;Y and embroil the Plot, by their Interpofition, without being seen, or heard, but when to their own Purpose.
(9) The 'one I'll stay, rbe brher stayeth me.] Thus it has been in all the Editions hitherto: but Dr. Thirlby ingeniously faw, it muft! lae, as I have corrected in the Text.
Ufe me but as your spaniel, fpurn me, ftrike me,
Dem. Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit
Hel. And I am fick, when I look not on you.
Dem. You do impeach your modefty too much,
Hel. Your virtue is my privilege; for that
Den l'll run from thee and hide me in the brakes,
Hel. The wildert hath not such a heart as you;
Dem. I will not stay thy questions ; let me go:
Hel, Ay, in the temple, in the town, the field,
Ob. Fare thee well, nymph; ere he doth leave this
grove, Thou shalt Ay him, and he fall seek thy love. Haft thou the flow'r there! welcome, wanderer.
Enter Puck Puck. Ay, there it is.
Ob. I pray thee, give it me ; I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows, Where ox-lip and the nodding violet grows, O'er-canopy'd with luscious woodbine, With fweet musk-roses, and with eglantine. There sleeps Titania, fome time of the night, Lulld in these flow'rs with dances and delight; And there ihe snake throws her enammeld skin, Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in : And with the juice of this I'll treak her eyes, And make her full of hateful fantasies. Take thou some of it, and seek through this grove; A sweet Athenian lady is in love With a disdainful youth ; anoint 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 prove More fond of her, than she upon her love ; And, look, you meet me ere the first cock crow.
Puck. Fear not, my lord, your servant hall do so. (Ext.
Enter Queen of fairies, with her train.
(10) Then for the third part of a Minute berce.) But the Queen fets them Work, that is to keep them employd "for the Remainder of the Night; The Poet, undoubtedly, intended her to say, Dance your Round, and fing your Song, and then instantly (before the third part of a Minute). begone to your respective Duties.
Some war with rear-mice for their leathern wing,
Thorny bedgebogs, be not seen;
Come not rear our fairy Queen.
Philomel, with melody,
Lulla, lulla, lullaby; lulla, lulla, lullaby si!!!
Beetles black, approach zot weary 1
[Exeunt Fairies. The Queen seepsa
Enter Lyfander and Hermia. Lyf. Fair love, you faint with wandring in the wood; And, to speak troth, I have forgot our way: We'll reft us, Hermia, if thou think it good, ito And tarry for the comfort of the day.
Her. Be't so, Lysander; find you out a bed, For I upon this bank will reft my head.
Lys. One turf Mall serve as pillow for us both, One heart, one bed, two bofoms, and one troth ..
Her. Nay, good Lysander; for my fake, my dear,
Lyf. O take the sense, sweet, of my innocence;
Her. Lifander riddles very prettily;
Lyf. Amen, amen, to that fair prayer, say I;
[They sleep Enter Puck. Puck. Through the forest have I gone, But Athenian found I none, On whole eyes I might approve This flower's force in stirring love :