If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended—
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend.
If you pardon, we will mend.
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearnèd luck
Now to ’scape the serpent’s tongue,
We will make amends ere long.
Else the Puck a liar call.
So good night unto you all.
Give me your hands if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.
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The first in an occasional series of Puck performances from ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’. Here he gives us the gossip on Fairy Royalty: Titania and Oberon. This little speech is taken from Act II scene 1 ROBIN GOODFELLOW The king doth keep his revels here to-night: 385 Take heed the queen come not within his […]
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