A Midsummer Night's Dream(1596) - William Shakespeare Literary Quotes - Quotesmin.com

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Literary Quotes(1596) - William ShakespeareRating Mail
But earthly happier is the rose distillíd
Than that, which, withering on the virgin thorn,
Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness.
[Theseus, scene i, Act I]
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(4 Votes)
Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights;
Four nights will quickly dream away the time;
And then the moon, like to a silver bow
New bent in heaven, shall behold the night
Of our solemnities.
[Hippolyta, scene i, Act I]
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(2 Votes)
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough briar,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats, spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In their freckles live our savours.
I must go seek some dew-drops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.
Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
My queen and all her elves come here anon!
[Fairy, scene i, Act II]
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(1 Votes)
Ay me! for aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth.
[Lysander, scene i, Act I]
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(0 Votes)
O, hell! to choose love by anotherís eye.
[Hermia, scene i, Act I]
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Swift as a shadow, short as any dream,
Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,
And ere a man hath power to say, ó Behold!
The jaws of darkness do devour it up:
So quick bright things come to confusion.
[Lysander, scene i, Act I]
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(0 Votes)
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind.
[Helena, scene i, Act I]
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(0 Votes)
Masters, spread yourselves.
[Bottom, scene ii, Act I]
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(0 Votes)
This is Erclesí vein.
[Bottom, scene ii, Act I]
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(0 Votes)
Nay, faith, let me not play a woman; I have a beard coming
[Flute, scene ii, Act I]
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(0 Votes)
Iíll speak in a monstrous little voice.
[Bottom, scene ii, Act I]
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(0 Votes)
I am slow of study.
[Snug, scene ii, Act I]
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(0 Votes)
That would hang us, every motherís son.
[All, scene ii, Act I]
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(0 Votes)
I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove; I will roar you, an ítwere any nightingale.
[Bottom, scene ii, Act I]
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A proper man, as one shall see in a summerís day.
[Quince, scene ii, Act I]
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(0 Votes)
Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania.
[Oberon, scene i, Act II]
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(0 Votes)
The human mortals.
[Titania, scene i, Act II]
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Once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back,
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song;
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres,
To hear the sea-maidís music.
[Oberon, scene i, Act II]
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(0 Votes)
And the imperial votaress passed on,
In maiden meditation, fancy-free.
Yet markíd I where the bolt of Cupid fell:
It fell upon a little western flower,
Before, milk-white, now purple with loveís wound, ó
And maidens call it love-in-idleness.
[Oberon, scene i, Act II]
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(0 Votes)
Iíll put a girdle round about the earth
In forty minutes.
[Puck, scene i, Act II]
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(0 Votes)
My heart
Is true as steel.
[Helena, scene i, Act II]
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I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where ox-lips and the nodding violet grows;
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.
[Oberon, scene i, Act II]
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(0 Votes)
A lion among ladies, is a most dreadful thing.
[Bottom, scene i, Act III]
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Flute : Must I speak now?
Quince : Ay, marry, must you: for you must understand he goes but to see a noise that he heard, and is to come again.
[Scene i, Act III]
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O monstrous! O strange! we are haunted. Pray, masters! fly, masters! Help!
[Quince, scene i, Act III]
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