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O BERON . But we are spirits of another sort. I with the Morning’s love 115 have oft made sport, 390 And like a forester, the groves may tread Even till the eastern gate, all fiery red, Opening on Neptune 116 with fair blessed beams, Turns into yellow gold his salt green streams. But notwithstanding, haste, make no delay; 395 We may effect this business yet ere day. P UCK . Up and down, up and down, I will lead them up and down; I am fear’d in field and town. Goblin, lead them up and down. 400 Here comes one. Exit. Enter L YSANDER . L YSANDER . Where art thou, proud Demetrius? Speak thou now. P UCK . Here, villain, drawn 117 and ready. Where art thou? ACT III , SCENE ii 53 109. derision. Delusion 110. fruitless. Meaningless; insignificant 111. wend. Make their way 112. With league . . . end. Each couple joined together until death 113. Aurora’s harbinger. The first sign of dawn; the morning star 114. lest. That 115. Morning’s love. Refers to the goddess of dawn, Aurora, or to Aurora’s beloved hunter, Cephalus 116. Neptune. God of the sea 117. drawn. With drawn sword How does Oberon plan to resolve his problems with his wife, Titania?
54 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S DREAM W Words For Everyday Use rec • re • ant ( rek´re¯ ənt ) n, coward; traitor L YSANDER . I will be with thee straight. 118 P UCK . Follow me then To plainer 119 ground. Exit L YSANDER , as following the voice . Enter D EMETRIUS . D EMETRIUS . Lysander, speak again! 405 Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled? Speak! In some bush? Where dost thou hide thy head? P UCK . Thou coward, art thou bragging to the stars, Telling the bushes that thou look’st for wars, And wilt not come? Come, recreant , come, thou child, 410 I’ll whip thee with a rod. He is defil’d That draws a sword on thee. D EMETRIUS . Yea, art thou there? P UCK . Follow my voice; we’ll try no manhood 120 here. Exeunt . Enter L YSANDER . L YSANDER . He goes before me, and still dares me on. When I come where he calls, then he is gone. 415 The villain is much lighter-heel’d 121 than I; I followed fast, but faster he did fly, That fallen am I in dark uneven way, 122 And here will rest me. [ Lies down .] Come, thou gentle day! For if but once thou show me thy gray light, 420 I’ll find Demetrius and revenge this spite. Sleeps . Enter R OBIN (P UCK ) and D EMETRIUS . P UCK . Ho, ho, ho! Coward, why com’st thou not? D EMETRIUS . Abide 123 me, if thou dar’st; for well I wot 124 Thou run’st before me, shifting every place, And dar’st not stand, nor look me in the face. 425 Where art thou now? 118. straight. Immediately 119. plainer. More open and clear 120. we’ll . . . manhood. We will not test our bravery 121. lighter-heel’d. Swifter 122. way. Path 123. Abide. Await 124. wot. Know ® What does Lysander find frus- trating about the chase on which Puck leads him?
W Words For Everyday Use a • bate ( ə ba¯ ) vt., make less in amount, degree, or force P UCK . Come hither; I am here.

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