A Midsummer Night's Dream (Google eBook)

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Clarendon Press, 1877 - 147 pages
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User Review  - Maria - Goodreads

one of my favorite plays. Funny memorable with an almost screw ball plot. Read full review

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User Review  - David Rogde - Goodreads

Just finished. Mostly difficult, but foot notes help. We are going to the Guthrie tomorrow night and If you don't read the play first you will be lost. But if you read it first, however difficult that may be, the genius of the play and the beauty and power of the language will reveal itself. Read full review

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Page 114 - in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er.' Coleridge conjectured ' plunge in knee deep,' which Phelps adopted. The phrase • over shoes' in the sense of moderately deep occurs in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, i.
Page 113 - his face, And lamentably tore his case, • Amongst the Bryers and brambles.' 26. He, used indefinitely for 'one,' as in Sonnet xxix. 6: * Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd.' And The Merchant of Venice, iv.
Page 36 - We, Hermia, like two artificial gods, Have with our needles created both one flower, Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion, Both warbling of one song, both in one key, As if our hands, our sides, voices and minds, Had been incorporate. So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet an union in partition;
Page 72 - O, I am scalded with my violent motion, And spleen of speed to see your majesty! ' 148. Halliwell quotes Romeo and Juliet, ii. 2. 119, 120 : ' Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be, Ere one can say "It lightens."
Page 103 - darkling stand The varying shore of the world.' Milton borrowed the word in Paradise Lost, iii. 39 : 'As the wakeful bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest covert hid Tunes her nocturnal note.' 88. fond, foolish, with perhaps something of the other meaning which the word now has.
Page 67 - 166 ; and Troilus and Cressida, iii. 3. 176: 'One touch of nature makes the whole world kin, That all with one consent praise new-born gawds.' Both 'gawd' and 'jewel' are derived ultimately from the Latin gaudium ; the latter coming to us immediately from the Old French Joel, which is itself gaudiale.
Page 25 - Masters, you ought to consider with yourselves: to bring in—God shield us!—a lion among ladies, is a most dreadful thing; for there is not a more fearful wild-fowl than your lion living; and we ought to look to 't. 30 Snout. Therefore another prologue must tell he is not a lion.
Page 4 - did lose it. But, Demetrius, come; And come, Egeus; you shall go with me, I have some private schooling for you both. For you, fair Hermia, look you arm yourself To fit your fancies to your father's will; Or else the law of Athens yields you up— Which by no means we may extenuate— no
Page 41 - 380 At whose approach, ghosts, wandering here and there, Troop home to churchyards: damned spirits all, That in crossways and floods have burial, Already to their wormy beds are gone; For fear lest day should look their shames upon, They wilfully themselves exile from light And must for aye consort with black-brow'd night.
Page 30 - choughs, many in sort, Rising and cawing at the gun's report, Sever themselves and madly sweep the sky, So, at his sight, away his fellows fly; And, at our stamp, here o'er and o'er one falls; He murder cries and help from Athens calls. Their sense thus weak, lost with their fears thus strong, Made senseless things

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