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SONG," AND DANCE,
 I am afraid this song is gone after many other things of greater value. The truth is that two songs are lost. The series of the scene is this ; after the speech of Puck, Oberon enters, and calls bis fairies to a song, which song is apparently wantiog in all the copies. Next Titania leads another song, which is indeed lost like the former, though the editors have endeavoured to find it. Then Oberon dismisses his fairies to the despatch of the ceremonies.
The songs, I suppose were lost, because they were not inserted in the players' parts, from which the drama was printed. JOHNSON.
 This defect in children seems to have been so much dreaded, that numerous were the charms applied for its prevention. The following might be as efficacious as any of the rest. “If a woman with chylde have her smocke slyt at the deather ende or skyrt tbereof, kc. the same chylde that she then goeth withall, shall be safe from having a cloven or hare lippe." Thomas Lupton's Fourth Book of Notable Thinges, 4to. bl. ). STEEVENS.
 Prodigious has here its primitive signification of portentous. STEEVENS. (6) i e. take his way, or direct bis sleps. STEEVENS. Gait, for a path or road, is commonly used at present in the northern counties.
HARRIS.  The same superstitious kind of benediction occurs in Chaucer's Miller's Falé, v. 3479, Tyrwhitt's edition :
“I crouche thee from elves, and from wightes.
Make no stay ;
[Exe. OBER. TITA. and Train.
Puck. If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, (and all is mended)
have but slumber'd here,
 i. e. if we have better fortune than we have deserved. STEEVENS.