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  • Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: Suzanne Westfall
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-465-3

    Copyright Suzanne Westfall. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Suzanne Westfall
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folio 1, 1623)

    Robin. If we shadowes haue offended,
    Thinke but this (and all is mended)
    That you haue but slumbred heere,
    2210While these visions did appeare.
    And this weake and idle theame,
    No more yeelding but a dreame,
    Centles, doe not reprehend.
    If you pardon, we will mend.
    2215And as I am an honest Pucke,
    If we haue vnearned lucke,
    Now to scape the Serpents tongue,
    We will make amends ere long:
    Else the Pucke a lyar call.
    2220So good night vnto you all.
    Giue me your hands, if we be friends,
    And Robin shall restore amends.