Act 2 - Scene 2
Another part of the wood.
Enter TITANIA, with her train
Come, now a roundel and a fairy song;
Then, for the third part of a minute, hence;
Some to kill cankers
in the musk-rose buds,
Some war with rere-mice for their leathern wings,
To make my small elves coats,
and some keep back
The clamorous owl that nightly hoots and wonders
At our quaint spirits. Sing me
Then to your offices and let me rest.
The Fairies sing
You spotted snakes with double tongue,
Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;
Newts and blind-worms, do no
Come not near our fairy queen.
Philomel, with melody
Sing in our sweet lullaby;
Lulla, lulla, lullaby,
lulla, lulla, lullaby:
Nor spell nor charm,
Come our lovely lady nigh;
So, good night, with lullaby.
spiders, come not here;
Hence, you long-legg'd spinners, hence!
Beetles black, approach not near;
nor snail, do no offence.
Philomel, with melody, &c.
Hence, away! now all is well:
One aloof stand sentinel.
Exeunt Fairies. TITANIA sleeps
Enter OBERON and squeezes the flower on TITANIA's eyelids
What thou seest when thou dost wake,
Do it for thy true-love take,
Love and languish for his sake:
ounce, or cat, or bear,
Pard, or boar with bristled hair,
In thy eye that shall appear
When thou wakest, it is
Wake when some vile thing is near.
Enter LYSANDER and HERMIA
Fair love, you faint with wandering in the wood;
And to speak troth, I have forgot our way:
We'll rest us,
Hermia, if you think it good,
And tarry for the comfort of the day.
Be it so, Lysander: find you out a bed;
For I upon this bank will rest my head.
One turf shall serve as pillow for us both;
One heart, one bed, two bosoms and one troth.
Nay, good Lysander; for my sake, my dear,
Lie further off yet, do not lie so near.
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