It is through the generous support of our donors that we are able to produce such high quality performances and programs as well as provide the educational experience that we set out to achieve. The wisest aunt, telling the saddest tale, Sometime for three-foot stool mistaketh me; Then slip I from her bum, down topples she, And 'tailor' cries, and falls into a cough; And then the whole quire hold their hips and laugh, And waxen in their mirth, and neeze, and swear A merrier hour was never wasted there. That you should think, we come not to offend, But with good will. Teach me, dear creature, how to think and speak: Lay open to my earthy-gross conceit, Smother'd in errors, feeble, shallow, weak, The folded meaning of your words' deceit. What revels are in hand? Thy mantle good, What, stain'd with blood! Use me but as your spaniel, spurn me, strike me, Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave, Unworthy as I am, to follow you. Ay, in the temple, in the town, the field, You do me mischief.
I'll believe as soon This whole earth may be bored and that the moon May through the centre creep and so displease Her brother's noontide with Antipodes. Do not extort thy reasons from this clause, For that I woo, thou therefore hast no cause, But rather reason thus with reason fetter, Love sought is good, but given unsought better. And she is mine, and all my right of her I do estate unto Demetrius. It is my lady, O, it is my love! The King doth keep his revels here to-night; Take heed the Queen come not within his sight; For Oberon is passing fell and wrath, 20 Because that she as her attendant hath A lovely boy, stolen from an Indian king. Churl, upon thy eyes I throw All the power this charm doth owe. None of it was real.
Puck or Robin Goodfellow is one of the most popular characters in English and Celtic folklore, being a faerie, goblin or devil. Shakespeare uses rich imagery to show that Puck is a very tricky and witty character with a great intelligence that he uses for trouble. Do you amend it, then; it lies in you. O Fates, come, come, Cut thread and thrum; Quail, crush, conclude, and quell! Moonshine and Lion are left to bury the dead. See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! Now I have to go find some dewdrops and hang a pearl earring on every cowslip flower. Trust me, sweet, Out of this silence yet I pick'd a welcome; And in the modesty of fearful duty I read as much as from the rattling tongue Of saucy and audacious eloquence. Near to her close and consecrated bower, While she was in her dull and sleeping hour, A crew of patches, rude mechanicals, That work for bread upon Athenian stalls, Were met together to rehearse a play, Intended for great Theseus' nuptial day.
Therefore the winds, piping to us in vain, As in revenge, have suck'd up from the sea Contagious fogs; which, falling in the land, 90 Hath every pelting river made so proud That they have overborne their continents. Furnivall Proceedings of the New Shakspere Society gives a full account of the Ptolemaic system of spheres, of which there were nine, all circling round the earth, the nearest sphere being that of the moon; then came those of Mercury, Venus, The Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, The Fixed Stars, The Primum Mobile. But all the story of the night told over, And all their minds transfigured so together, More witnesseth than fancy's images 1855 And grows to something of great constancy; But, howsoever, strange and admirable. Now it is the time of night That the graves all gaping wide, Every one lets forth his sprite, In the church-way paths to glide: And we fairies, that do run By the triple Hecate's team, From the presence of the sun, Following darkness like a dream, Now are frolic: not a mouse Shall disturb this hallow'd house: I am sent with broom before, To sweep the dust behind the door. Now, my Titania; wake you, my sweet queen.
Catherine's Hill, Winchester, 'near the top of it, on the north-east side, is the form of a labyrinth, impressed upon the turf, which is always kept entire by the coursing of the sportive youth through its meanderings '. Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound, And maidens call it love-in-idleness. Where I have come, great clerks have purposed To greet me with premeditated welcomes; Where I have seen them shiver and look pale, Make periods in the midst of sentences, Throttle their practised accent in their fears And in conclusion dumbly have broke off, Not paying me a welcome. Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show; But wonder on, till truth make all things plain. Wild contrasts, such as the implicit comparison between the rough, earthy craftsmen and the delicate, graceful fairies, dominate the play. O, here comes my nurse, And she brings news; and every tongue that speaks But Romeo's name speaks heavenly eloquence. The answer is really easy and simple: because without his mistakes, the plot is lost and senseless.
If we shadows have offended, 2275 Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumber'd here While these visions did appear. His mother was a vot'ress of my order; And, in the spiced Indian air, by night, Full often hath she gossip'd by my side; And sat with me on Neptune's yellow sands, Marking th' embarked traders on the flood; When we have laugh'd to see the sails conceive, And grow big-bellied with the wanton wind; Which she, with pretty and with swimming gait 130 Following- her womb then rich with my young squire- Would imitate, and sail upon the land, To fetch me trifles, and return again, As from a voyage, rich with merchandise. Warburton refers to the vulgar opinion that mermaids by their songs allured men to destruction, and compares C. She hath more qualities than a water-spaniel; which is much in a bare Christian. Against my soul's pure truth why labour you To make it wander in an unknown field? Demetrius, I'll avouch it to his head, Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena, And won her soul; and she, sweet lady, dotes, Devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry, Upon this spotted and inconstant man. Give me that boy and I will go with thee.
Demetrius, I'll avouch it to his head, Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena, And won her soul; and she, sweet lady, dotes, Devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry, Upon this spotted and inconstant man. Could not a worm, an adder, do so much? What worser place can I beg in your love, And yet a place of high respect with me, Than to be used as you use your dog? I am aweary of this moon: would he would change! But come, your Bergomask: let your epilogue alone. Verse Through the forest have I gone. As I am man, My state is desperate for my master's love; As I am woman,. And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream, 2280 Gentles, do not reprehend: if you pardon, we will mend: And, as I am an honest Puck, If we have unearned luck Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue, 2285 We will make amends ere long; Else the Puck a liar call; So, good night unto you all.
Now, until the break of day, Through this house each fairy stray. For lack of tread, owing to their not being trodden. If you will patiently dance in our round, 140 And see our moonlight revels, go with us; If not, shun me, and I will spare your haunts. And so the lion vanished. To show our simple skill, That is the true beginning of our end. Give me your hands, if we be friends, And Robin shall restore amends.
Henceforth be never number'd among men! Disguise, I see, thou art a wickedness, Wherein the pregnant enemy does much. Puck is sent to fetch a flower that, having been struck by 's arrows, now has the power to induce love in anyone who drinks its juices. What's this to my Lysander? Spread thy close curtain, love-performing night, That runaway's eyes may wink and Romeo Leap to these arms, untalk'd of and unseen. Come, night; come, Romeo; come, thou day in night; For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night Whiter than new snow on a raven's back. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. O night with hue so black! Demetrius - My lord, fair Helen told me of their stealth, Of this their purpose hither to this wood; And I in fury hither follow'd them, Fair Helena in fancy following me.