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Hefeus, Duke of Athens.

Egeus, an Athenian Lord.
Lylander, in Love with Hermia.
Demetrius, in Love with Hermia.
Quince, the Carpenter.
Snug, the Joiner.
Botcom, the Weaver.
Flute, the Bellows-mender.
Snowt, the Tinker.
Starveling, the Tailor

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Hippolita, Princess of the Amazons, betrothed to

Thefeus. Hermia, Daughter to Egeus, in love with Lysan

der.
Helena, in love with Demetrius.

ATTENDANTS.
Oberon, King of the Fairies.
Titania, Queen of the Fairies.
Puck, or Robin-goodfellow, a Fairy.
Peafeblossom,
Cobweb,

Fairies.
Moth,
Mustardseed,

Other Fairies attending on the King and Queen. SCENE Athens, and a Wood

not far from it.

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OW, fair Hippolita, our Nuptial Hour

Draws on apace; four happy Days bring in
Another Moon: But oh, methinks, how llow
This old Moon wanes ! She lingers my De

sires

Like to a Step-dame, or a Dowager,
Long withering out a young Man's Revenue.

Hip. Four Days will quickly steep themselves in Nighes,
Four Nights will quickly dream away the Time :
And then the Moon, like to a Silver Bow,
New bent in Heaven, shall behold the Night
of our Solemnities.

The. Go, Philoftrate,
Stir up the Athenian Youth to Merriments,
Awake the pert and nimble Spirit of Mirth,
Turn Melancholly forth to Funerals :
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