When my cue comes, call me
Bottom, waking up
When my cue comes, call me,
and I will answer. My next is “Most fair Pyramus.”
Hey-ho! Peter Quince! Flute the bellows-mender!
Snout the tinker! Starveling! God’s my life! Stolen
hence and left me asleep!
I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream
past the wit of man to say what dream it was.
I have had a most rare
vision. I have had a dream past the wit of man to say
what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about
toexpound this dream. Methought I was—there
is no man can tell what. Methought I was and
methought I had—but man is but a patchedfool if
he will offer to say what methought I had. The eye of
man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen,
man’s hand is not able to taste, his tongue to
conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream
was.I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this
dream. It shall be called “Bottom’s Dream” because
it hath no bottom; and I will sing it in the
latter end of a play, before the Duke. Peradventure,
to make it the more gracious, I shall sing it at her death.