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Dem. You are too officious,
In her behalf that scorns your services.
Let her alone, speak not of Helena,
Take not her part: for if thou dost intend
Never fo little shew of love to her,
Thou shalt aby it.

Lys. Now she holds me not;
Now follow, if thou dar'it; to try whose right,
Or thine, or mine, is most in Helena.
Dein. Follow? nay, I'll go with theè cheek by jowl.

(Exeunt Lyfander and Demetrius.
Her. You, mistress, all this coyl is long of you
Nay, go not back.

Hel. I will not trust you, I;
Nor longer stay in your curft company.
Your hands, than mine, are quicker for a fray ;
My legs are longer, though, to run away.

[Exeunt : Hermia pursuing Helena.

Enter Oberon and Puck.
Ob. This is thy negligence : ftill thou mistak'st,
Or else committit thy knaveries willingly.

Puck. Believe me, King of shadows, I mistook.
Did not you tell me, I Mould know the man
By the Athenian garments he had on?
And fo far blameless proves my enterprize,
That I have 'nointed an Athenian's eyes ;
And so far am I glad it did so fort,
As this their jangling I esteem a sport.

06. Thou seeft, these lovers seek a place to fight;
Hie therefore, Robin, overcast the night;
The starry welkin cover thou anon
With drooping fog, as black as Acheron;
And lead thefe testy rivals so aftray,
As one come not within another's way.

j. e. You diminutive of the creation, you reptile.
In this sense, to use a more recent authority, Milton uses the word
in the 7th book of Paradise Loft.

These as a line their long dimension drew,
Streaking the ground with finuous trace; not all
Minims of nature

Like

Like to Lyfander, sometime, frame thy tongue,
Then ftir Demetrius up with bitter wrong;
And sometime rail thou, like Demetrius ;
And from each other, look, thou lead them thus ;
'Till o'er their brows death-counterfeiting deep
With leaden legs and batty wings doth creep;
Then crush this herb into Lysander's eye,
Whose liquor hath this virtuous property,
To take from thence all error with its might:
And make his eye-balls roll with wonted fight.
When they next wake, all this derision
Shall seem a dream, and fruitless vision;
And back to Athens thall the lovers wend
With league, whose date 'till death shall never end. :
Whiles I in this affair do thee employ,
I'd to my Queen, and beg her Indian boy:
And then I will her charmed eye release
From monfter's view, and all things shall be peace.

Puck. My fairy Lord, this must be done with haften,
For night's swift dragons cut the clouds full fast,
Apd yonder shines Aurora's harbinger;
At whose approach, ghosts wandering here and there
Troop home to church-yards; damncd fpirits all,
That in cross-ways and floods have burial,
Already to their wormy beds are gone;
For fear lest day should look their Thames upon,
They wilfully exile themselves from light;
And muft for aye confort with black-brow'd niglit,

Ob. But we are fpirits of another fort;
I with the morning-light have oft made sport;
And, like a forester, the groves may tread,
Ev'n till the eastern gate, all fiery red,
Opening on Neptune with fair blessed beams,
Turns into yellow gold his salt

green it reams.
But, notwithstanding, haste; make no delay;
We may effect this buhness yet ere day. [Exit Oberon.

Puck Up and down, up and down,
I will lead them up and down :
I am fear'd in field and town,
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L1/. Where art thou, proud Demetrius? speak hou now.
Puck. Here, villain, drawn and ready. Whereart throu?

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Pack.' THOU 'coward, alt thou bragging to the Bars,
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Dem. Yea, art thou here? wie EiBAir
Puck. Follow my voice, we'll try no manhood here.

[Exeunt.
Lysander comes back.
114. He goes before me, and still dares me
When I come where he calls me, then he's

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Puck. Ho, ho, ho, coward, why com'lt thou hótsA

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And daroft stand, nor look me in the face;
Where art Thou?

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Enter Helena. - 'sur, Biodent Hel. O weary night, Olong and tedioas night,

Abate thy hours; fine, comforts, from the East That I may back to Athens by day-lighiens hisia

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Enter Hermia.
Hero Nerer fo weary, never so in woe,

Bedabbled with the dew, and torn with briats,
I can no further crawl, no further go;

My legs can keep no pace with my defires :
Here will I rest ine, prill the break of day
Heav'ns hield Lysander, if they mean' a fray ! [Lits de tuin.

Puck. On the ground, sleep found,
I'll apply to your eye, gentle lover, remedy,

I squeezing
When thou wakit, thou takit
True delight, in the light of thy former Lady's eye;
And the country proverb known,

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