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  • Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Quarto 1, 1600)
  • 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
    Not Peer Reviewed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.