Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Suzanne Westfall
Not Peer Reviewed

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Quarto 1, 1600)


A Midsommer nightes dreame.
That you haue but slumbred here,
2210While these visions did appeare.
And this weake and idle theame,
No more yielding but a dreame,
Gentles, doe not reprehend.
If you pardon, wee will mend.
2215And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we haue vnearned luck,
Now to scape the Serpents tongue,
We will make amends, ere long:
Else, the Puck a lyer call.
2220So, good night vnto you all.
Giue me your hands, if we be friends:
And Robin shall restore amends.

FINIS.