The Plays of Shakespeare
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011 - 274 páginas
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Wings and no eyes, figure unheedy haste: And therefore is Love said to be a child, Because in choice he is so oft beguiled. As -waggish boys in game themselves forswear, So the boy Love is perjured every where; For ere Demetrius looked on Hermia's eyne, He hailed down oaths that he was only mine; And when this hail some heat from Hermia felt, So he dissolved, and showers of oaths did melt? I will go tell him of fair Hermia's flight: Then to the wood will he to-morrow night Pursue her; and for this intelligence If I have thanks, it is a dear expense: But herein mean I to enrich my pain, To have his sight thither and back again. [Exit. Scene II.?Athena A Room in Quince's House. Enter Quince, Snug, Bottom, Flute, Snout, and Starveling. Quin. Is all our company here ? Hot. You were best to call them generally, man by man, according to the scrip. Quin. Here is the scroll of every man's name, which is thought fit, through all Athens, to play in our interlude before the duke and the duchess on hia wedding-day at night Hot. First, good Peter Quince, say what the play treats on; then read the names of the actors; and so grow to a point. Quin. Many, our play is?The most lamentahle comedy and most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisbe. Bot. A very good piece of work, I assure you, and a merry.?Now, good Peter Quince, call forth your actors by the scroll.?Masters, spread yourselves. Quin. Answer, as I call you.?Nick Bottom the weaver. Bot. Ready. Name what part I am for, and proceed. Quin. You, Nick Bottom, are set down for Pyramus. Bot. What is Pyramus 1 a lover, or a tyrant ? Quin. A lover, that kills himself most gallantly for love. Bot. That will ask some tears in the true performing of it: if I do it, let th...
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