By William Shakespeare
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Needs: necessarily. 96. orange-tawny: tan-colored. Bottom Well, I will undertake it. What beard were I best to play it in? Quince Why, what you will. Bottom I will discharge it in either your straw-colour beard, your orange-tawny beard, your purple-ingrain beard, or your French-crown-colour beard, your perfect yellow. Quince Some of your French crowns have no hair at all, and then you will play bare-faced. But, masters, here are your parts, and I am to entreat you, request you, and desire you, to con them by tomorrow night; and meet me in the palace wood, a mile without the town, by moonlight; there will we rehearse: for if we meet in the city, we shall be dogged with company, and our devices known.
Look, here comes Helena. [Enter HELENA] Hermia God speed, fair Helena! Whither away? Helena Call you me fair? That fair again unsay. Demetrius loves your fair—O happy fair! Your eyes are lodestars, and your tongue’s sweet air More tuneable than lark to shepherd’s ear, When wheat is green, when hawthorn buds appear. Sickness is catching. O, were favour so, simplicity: open honesty. Venus’: Venus was the goddess of love. 180 185 172. knitteth: binds together. 173. the Carthage queen: Dido. In Virgil’s Aeneid, she burns herself to death after Aeneas leaves her.
Be it so: if it turns out that. 45 45. provided: laid down (by law). 54. in this kind, wanting your father’s voice: in this sort of case, lacking your father’s approval. 50 Hermia So is Lysander. Theseus In himself he is; But, in this kind, wanting your father’s voice, The other must be held the worthier. 55 CliffsComplete A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act I, Scene 1 31 Hermia I would my father looked but with my eyes. Theseus Rather your eyes must with his judgment look. Hermia I do entreat your grace to pardon me.