A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
Adapted for Scriptsandsketches.com
BOTTOM: Methinks, mistress, you should have little reason for that: and yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together now-a-days. The more the pity, that some honest neighbours will not make them friends. Nay, I can gleek upon occasion.
TITANIA: Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful.
BOTTOM: Not so, neither; but if I had wit enough to get out of this wood, I have enough to serve mine own turn.
TITANIA: Out of this wood do not desire to go: Thou shalt remain here, whe’r thou wilt or no. I am a spirit of no common rate; The summer still doth tend upon my state; And I do love thee: therefore, go with me; I’ll give thee fairies to attend on thee, and they shall fetch thee jewels from the deep, And sing, while thou on pressed flowers dost sleep: And I will purge thy mortal grossness so that thou shalt like an airy spirit go.
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