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6 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S DREAM 41. teach . . . patience. Teach ourselves to bear out trials, or difficulties, patiently 42. fancy’s. Love’s 43. persuasion. Conviction; strong belief 44. To . . . May. To observe and participate in a May Day ceremony 45. arrow. . . head. It was believed that Cupid’s gold-tipped arrows caused people to fall in love, while his lead-tipped arrows caused people to feel dislike. 46. Carthage queen. Dido, queen of Carthage, ended her life by burning herself on a funeral pyre after her beloved Aeneas, a Trojan, left her to sail for Italy. W Words For Everyday Use e • dict ( ´ dikt´ ) n., official public proclamation or order issued by authority; decree ® What plan to escape Athenian law has Lysander devised? Where does he plan to meet Hermia to carry out this plan?
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L YSANDER . Keep promise, love. Look, here comes Helena. Enter H ELENA . 180 H ERMIA . God speed fair Helena! whither away? H ELENA . Call you me fair? 47 That fair again unsay. Demetrius loves your fair, O happy fair! Your eyes are lodestars, 48 and your tongue’s sweet air 49 More tuneable than lark to shepherd’s ear 185 When wheat is green, when hawthorn buds appear. Sickness is catching; O, were favor 50 so, Yours would I catch, fair Hermia, ere I go; My ear should catch your voice, my eye your eye, My tongue should catch your tongue’s sweet melody. 190 Were the world mine, Demetrius being bated, 51 The rest I’ll give to be to you translated. O, teach me how you look, and with what art You sway the motion of Demetrius’ heart. H ERMIA . I frown upon him; yet he loves me still. 195 H ELENA . O that your frowns would teach my smiles such skill! H ERMIA . I give him curses; yet he gives me love. H ELENA . O that my prayers could such affection move! H ERMIA . The more I hate, the more he follows me. H ELENA . The more I love, the more he hateth me. 200 H ERMIA . His folly, Helena, is no fault of mine. H ELENA . None but your beauty; would that fault were mine! H ERMIA . Take comfort; he no more shall see my face Lysander and myself will fly this place. Before the time I did Lysander see, 205 Seem’d Athens as a paradise to me: O then, what graces in my love do dwell, That he hath turn’d a heaven unto a hell! L YSANDER . Helen, to you our minds we will unfold: Tomorrow night, when Phoebe 52 doth behold ACT I , SCENE i 7 47. fair. While fair means “beauty,” in this context it also refers to Helena’s blonde coloring which she says Demetrius has rejected in favor of Hermia’s dark beauty. 48. lodestars. Guiding stars 49. air. Music 50. favor. Physical appearance; facial features 51. bated. Excepted 52. Phoebe. Another name for Artemis, or Diana, goddess of the moon Why is Helena unhappy with her appearance? Why does she wish to be just like Hermia?
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210 Her silver visage in the wat’ry glass, Decking with liquid pearl the bladed grass (A time that lovers’ flights doth still 53 conceal), Through Athens’ gates have we devis’d to steal.
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