A WOOD. TITANIA, QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES, BOTTOM, FAIRIES
ATTENDING, &C. &C.
Bottom. CRATCH my head, Peas-blossom.Where's
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
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