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  • Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Modern)
  • 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 (Modern)

    Puck If we shadows have offended,
    Think but this, and all is mended:
    That you have but slumbered here,
    2210While these visions did appear.
    And this weak and idle theme,
    No more yielding but a dream.
    Gentles, do not reprehend.
    If you pardon, we will mend.
    2215And, as I am an honest Puck,
    If we have unearnèd luck
    Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
    We will make amends ere long.
    Else the Puck a liar call.
    2220So, good night unto you all.
    Give me your hands, if we be friends,
    And Robin shall restore amends.