Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Suzanne Westfall
Not Peer Reviewed

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


Robin. If we shadowes haue offended,
Thinke but this (and all is mended)
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.