Midsummer IV.I

  1. Titania: and kiss thy fair large ears, my gentle joy.
    Where's Peaseblossom?
  2. Peaseblossom: Ready.
    Scratch my head, Peaseblossom. Where's Mademoiselle Cobweb?
  3. Cobweb: Ready.
    Mademoiselle Cobweb, good mademoiselle, get you your weapons in your hand, and kill me a red-hipped humble-bee on the top of a thistle; and, good mademoiselle, bring me the honey-bag; and, good mademoiselle, have a care the honey-bag break not; I would be loath to have you overflown with a honey-bag, mademoiselle. Where's Mademoiselle Mustardseed?
  4. Mustardseed: What's your will?
    Nothing, good mademoiselle, but help Cavalery Cobweb to scratch. I must to the barbers, mademoiselle; for methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face; and I am such a tender ass, if my hair do but tickle me, I must scratch.
  5. Titania: What, wilt thou hear some music, my sweet love?
    I have a reasonable good ear in music. Let's have the tongs and the bones.
  6. Titania: Or say, sweet love, what thou desirest to eat.
    Truly, a peck of provender: I could munch your good dry oats. Methinks I have a great desire to a bottle of hay: good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow.
  7. Titania: I have a venturous fairy that shall seek / The squirrel's hoard, and fetch thee new nuts.
    I had rather have a handful or two of dried peas.
  8. Demetrius: Why, then, we are awake: let's follow him / And by the way let us recount our dreams.
    When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer: my next is, 'Most fair Pyramus.' Heigh-ho! Peter Quince! Flute, the bellows-mender! Snout, the tinker! Starveling! God's my life, stolen hence, and left me asleep! I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was: masn is but an ass, if he go about to expound this dream. Methought I was--there is no man can tell what. Methought I was,--and methought I had,--but man is but a patched fool, if he will offer to say what methought I had. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream: it shall be called Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom; and I will sing it in the latter end of a play, before the duke.
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Midsummer IV.I
Bottom's lines for Act IV Scene I of A Midsummer Night's Dream