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a sleep that is much deeper than is usual. 22. Music, still . Quiet music What has Titania given Oberon? What is Oberon now will- ing to do? According to Oberon, in what way will the Athenians interpret their experi- ences when they awaken?
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62 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S DREAM P UCK . Now, when thou wak’st, with thine own fool’s eyes peep. O BERON . Sound, music! [ Louder music .] Come, my queen, take hands with me, 85 And rock the ground whereon these sleepers be. Now thou and I are new in amity , And will tomorrow midnight solemnly 23 Dance in Duke Theseus’ house triumphantly 24 And bless it to all fair prosperity . 90 There shall the pairs of faithful lovers be Wedded, with Theseus, all in jollity . P UCK . Fairy King, attend and mark; I do hear the morning lark. O BERON . Then, my queen, in silence sad, 25 95 Trip 26 we after night’s shade. We the globe can compass 27 soon, Swifter than the wand’ring moon. T ITANIA . Come, my lord, and in our flight, Tell me how it came this night 100 That I sleeping here was found, With these mortals on the ground. Exeunt. Wind 28 horn within . Enter T HESEUS , H IPPOLYTA , E GEUS , and all his T RAIN . T HESEUS . Go, one of you, find out the forester, For now our observation is perform’d, And since we have the vaward 29 of the day, 105 My love shall hear the music of my hounds. Uncouple 30 in the western valley, let them go. Dispatch , I say, and find the forester. Exit an A TTENDANT . 23. solemnly. Formally 24. triumphantly. In part of a public celebration 25. sad. Solemn 26. Trip. Walk, run, or dance with light steps 27. compass. Go around 28. Wind. Blow 29. vaward. Early portion 30. Uncouple. Set them free; unleash them W Words For Everyday Use am • i • ty (am ´i te¯ ) n., friendship pros • per • i • ty ( pr ä sper´ə te¯ ) n., good fortune, wealth, and success jol • li • ty ( j ä l´ə te¯ ) n., state of high spirits and good humor dis • patch ( di spach´ ) vt., send off or out promptly ® What condition exists again between Oberon and Titania? What do they plan to do the following night? Who else will be wedded the following night? ® How do Theseus and Hippolyta plan to pass their morning?
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W Words For Everyday Use con • junc • tion ( kən juŋk´shən ) n., a joining together; union dis • cord ( dis´ k ô rd ) n., inharmonious combination of tones sounded together We will, fair queen, up to the mountain’s top, And mark the musical confusion 110 Of hounds and echo in conjunction . H IPPOLYTA . I was with Hercules and Cadmus 31 once, When in a wood of Crete they bay’d 32 the bear With hounds of Sparta. Never did I hear Such gallant chiding; 33 for besides the groves, 115 The skies, the fountains, every region near Seem all one mutual cry. I never heard So musical a discord , such sweet thunder. T HESEUS . My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind; So flew’d, so sanded; 34 and their heads are hung 120 With ears that sweep away the morning dew; Crook-knee’d, and dewlapp’d 35 like Thessalian 36 bulls; Slow in pursuit; but match’d in mouth like bells, Each under each.
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