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Robin Goodfellow

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Robin Goodfellow is more commonly known as Puck.

How now, spirit? Whither wander you?

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Robin
How now, spirit? Whither wander you?

Fairy
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire;
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon’s sphere.
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;

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Act 2
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Lord, what fools these mortals be

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Lord, what fools these mortals be!
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When in that moment (so it came to pass)

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When in that moment (so it came to pass)
Titania wak’d, and straightway lov’d an ass.
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I wonder if Titania be awaked

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Oberon 
I wonder if Titania be awaked;
Then what it was that next came in her eye,
Which she must dote on in extremity.
 Enter Robin Goodfellow.
Here comes my messenger. How now, mad spirit?
What night-rule now about this haunted grove?

When in that moment, so it came to pass,
Titania waked and straightway loved an ass.
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This is thy negligence

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Oberon, to Robin
This is thy negligence. Still thou mistak’st,
Or else committ’st thy knaveries willfully.
Robin 
Believe me, king of shadows, I mistook.
Did not you tell me I should know the man
By the Athenian garments he had on?
And so far blameless proves my enterprise
That I have ’nointed an Athenian’s eyesAphesis;
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Act 3
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The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve

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Theseus
The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve.
Lovers, to bed! ‘Tis almost fairy time.
I fear we shall outsleep the coming morn
As much as we this night have overwatched.
This palpable-gross play hath well beguiled
The heavy gait of night. Sweet friends, to bed.
A fortnight hold we this solemnity
In nightly revels and new jollity. 
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Act 5
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