A Midsummer's Night Dream by W. Heath Robinson

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ACT I. You can play no 24 part but Pyramus. For Sc. II. Bottom. I will move storms, I will condole in some measure. MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM A man a proper man as one shall see in a summer's day ; a most lovely, therefore you must needs gentleman-like man Pyramus a sweet-faced is ; : play Pyramus. Bottom. Well, I will undertake I best to play Quince. Bottom. in it What beard were ? Why, what you I it. will. will discharge in either it your straw-colour beard, your orange-tawny beard, your purple-ingrain beard, or your French crown-colour beard, your perfect yellow.

I'll : Sc - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM The king doth keep his revels here to night Take heed, the queen come not within his sight Puck. : ; passing fell and wrath, Because that she as her attendant hath For Oberon A is lovely boy, stolen from an Indian king ; She never had so sweet a changeling And jealous Oberon would have the child : Knight of his train, to trace the forests wild ; But she perforce withholds the loved boy, Crowns him with flowers, and makes him all her And now By they never meet in grove or green, fountain clear, or spangled starlight sheen, But they do square, that all their elves for fear Creep into acorn cups and hide them there.

A wandering knight ? Quince. It is the lady that Pyramus must love. I have a Flute. Nay, faith, let not me play a woman Flute, Quince. ; beard coming. Quince. That's all one and you may speak An Bottom. too ' I'll : I may : you shall as small as hide my face, let ' ' ; Ah Flute, Bottom. ACT I. no ; you must in a it mask, will. me little Pyramus, thy Thisby dear, and lady dear No, you speak in a monstrous Thisne, Thisne Quince. play my play Thisby voice ; lover dear ! ' ! play Pyramus : and, you Thisby.

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