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A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM

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ACT IV. SCENE I.

A WOOD. TITANIA, QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES, BOTTOM, FAIRIES ATTENDING, &C. &C.

Bottom. CRATCH my head, Peas-blossom.—Where's monsieur Cobweb?
Cob. Ready.
Bot. Monsieur Cobweb; good monsieur, get your weapons in your hand, and kill me a red-hipped humble bee on the top of a thistle; and good monsieur, bring me the honey-bag. Do not fret yourself too much in the action, monsieur; and, good monsieur, have a care the honey-bag break not; I would be loth to have you overflown with a honey-bag, signior.—Where's monsieur Mustard-seed?
Must. Ready.
Bot. Give me your neif, monsieur Mustard-seed. Pray you, leave your courtesy, good monsieur.
Must. What's your will?
Bot. Nothing, good monsieur, but to help cavalero Cobweb to scratch. I must to the barber's, monsieur; 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.

Painted by Henry Fuseli, R.A. Engraved by John Peter Simon.

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