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From our debate, from our dissension ;
Obe. Do you amend it then ; it lies in you:
120 To be my henchman. Tita.
Set your heart at rest: The fairy land buys not the child of me. His mother was a votaress 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 the embarked traders on the flood, When we have laughed 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. But she, being mortal, of that boy did die; And for her sake do I rear up her boy, And for her sake I will not part with him.
Obe. How long within this wood intend you stay?
Tita. Perchance till after Theseus' wedding-day. 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. Obe. Give me that boy, and I will go with thee.
Tita. Not for thy fairy kingdom. Fairies, away! We shall chide downright, if I‘longer stay.
[Exit Titania with her train. Obe. Well, go thy way: thou shalt not from this grove Till I torment thee for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back
Puck. I'll put a girdle round about the earth In forty minutes.
[Exit Having once this juice, I'll watch Titania when she is asleep, And drop the liquor of it in her eyes. The next thing then she waking looks upon, Be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull,
180 On meddling monkey, or on busy ape, She shall pursue it with the soul of love: And ere I take this charm from off her sight, As I can take it with another herb,
I'll make her render up her page to me.
Enter DEMETRIUS, HELENA following him.
Hel. You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant:
Dem. Do I entice you? do I speak you fair ?
Hel. And even for that do I love you the more.
Dem. Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit,
Hel. And I am sick when I look not on you.
Dem. You do impeach your modesty too much,
Hel. Your virtue is my privilege: for that
220 It is not night when I do see your face, Therefore I think I am not in the night; Nor doth_this wood lack worlds of company, For you in my respect are all the world: Then how can it be said I am alone, When all the world is here to look on me ?
Dem. "I'll run from thee and hide me in the brakes, And leave thee to the mercy of wild beasts.
Hel. The wildest hath not such a heart as you.
Dem. I will not stay thy questions; let me go:
Hel. Ay, in the temple, in the town, the field,
240 We cannot fight for love, as men may do; We should be woo'd and were not made to woo.
[Exit Demetrius. I'll follow thee and make a heaven of hell, To die upon the hand I love so well.
[Exit. Obe. Fare thee well, nymph: ere he do leave this grove, Thou shalt fly him and he shall seek thy love.
Puck. Ay, there it is.
I pray thee, give it me.
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
SCENE II. Another part of the wood.
Enter TITANIA, with her train.
The Fairies sing.
Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;
Come not near our fairy queen.
Sing in our sweet lullaby;