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There sleeps Titania, Act II , scene i

There sleeps Titania, Act II , scene i
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight.
And there the snake throws her enameled skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in.
And with the juice of this I’ll streak her eyes
And make her full of hateful fantasies.
(gives ROBIN some of the flower)
Take thou some of it and seek through this grove:
A sweet Athenian lady is in love
With a disdainful youth. Anoint his eyes.
But do it when the next thing he espies
May be the lady. Thou shalt know the man
By the Athenian garments he hath on.
Effect it with some care, that he may prove
More fond on her than she upon her love.
And look thou meet me ere the first cock crow.
 
Link to the full text and information source: SparkNotes, "Midsummer Night's Dream" – http://nfs.sparknotes.com/msnd/page_50.html
 
Engraved by Fred Heath from a painting by R. Huskisson
 
Image Source: Circulating Collection, Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. Subject: "Midsummer Night's Dream" -- Shakespeare.

 

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