A Midsummer Night’s Dream Hippolyta Lines

Act 1 Scene 1After (Theseus)Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hourDraws on apace; four happy days bring inAnother moon. Four days will quickly steep themselves in night;Four nights will quickly dream away the time.
Act 5 Scene 1First line ‘Tis strange my Theseus, that theselovers speak of.
Act 5 Scene 1After (Theseus)More strange than true: I never may believeThese antique fables, nor these fairy toys.Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,Such shaping fantasies, that apprehendMore than cool reason ever comprehends. But all the story of the night told over,And all their minds transfigured so together,More witnesseth than fancy’s imagesAnd grows to something of great constancy;But, howsoever, strange and admirable.
Act 5 Scene 1After (Theseus)I will hear that play;For never anything can be amiss,When simpleness and duty tender it.Go, bring them in: and take your places, ladies. I love not to see wretchedness o’er chargedAnd duty in his service perishing.
Act 5 Scene 1After (Lysander)He hath rid his prologue like a rough colt; he knowsnot the stop. A good moral, my lord: it is not enough to speak, but to speak true. Indeed he hath played on his prologue like a childon a recorder; a sound, but not in government.
Act 5 Scene 1After (Demetrius)No remedy, my lord, when walls are so wilful to hearwithout warning. This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard.
Act 5 Scene 1After (Theseus)The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worstare no worse, if imagination amend them. It must be your imagination then, and not theirs.
Act 5 Scene 1After (Demetrius)He dares not come there for the candle; for, yousee, it is already in snuff. I am aweary of this moon: would he would change!
Act 5 Scene 1After (Theseus)Well run, Thisbe. Well shone, Moon. Truly, the moon shines with agood grace
Act 5 Scene 1After (Theseus)This passion, and the death of a dear friend, wouldgo near to make a man look sad. Beshrew my heart, but I pity the man.
Act 5 Scene 1After (Theseus) With the help of a surgeon he might yet recover, and prove an ass. How chance Moonshine is gone before Thisbe comesback and finds her lover?
Act 5 Scene 1After (Theseus)She will find him by starlight. Here she comes; andher passion ends the play.(Re-enter Thisbe) Methinks she should not use a long one for such aPyramus: I hope she will be brief.

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