Read A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare pdf, Epub

Read A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare pdf, Epub


Let us hear, sweet Bottom.


Not a word of me. All that I will tell you is, that

the duke hath dined. Get your apparel together,

good strings to your beards, new ribbons to your

pumps; meet presently at the palace; every man look

o’er his part; for the short and the long is, our

play is preferred. In any case, let Thisby have

clean linen; and let not him that plays the lion

pair his nails, for they shall hang out for the

lion’s claws. And, most dear actors, eat no onions

nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath; and I

do not doubt but to hear them say, it is a sweet

comedy. No more words: away! go, away!


Act V

SCENE I. Athens. The palace of THESEUS.



‘Tis strange my Theseus, that these

lovers speak of.


More strange than true: I never may believe

These antique fables, nor these fairy toys.

Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,

Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend

More than cool reason ever comprehends.

The lunatic, the lover and the poet

Are of imagination all compact:

One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,

That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,

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