Monday, October 16, 2006

"Give Me Your Hands If We Be Friends"

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Oberon, Puck, Titania, The Indian Boy, and the Fairies.
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The Rude Mechanicals: Snug, Tom Snout, Nick Botton, Robin Starveling, Peter Quince, Francis Flute
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If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.

-PUCK
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Act V, scene i

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