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Dreams

O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you

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Mercutio
O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you.
She is the fairies’ midwife, and she comes
In shape no bigger than an agate stone
On the forefinger of an alderman,
Drawn with a team of little atomi
Over men’s noses as they lie asleep.

True, I talk of dreams,
Which are the children of an idle brain,
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Act 1
Scene 4
Line 58

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There’s little of the melancholy element in her

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There’s little of the melancholy element in
her, my lord. She is never sad but when she sleeps,
and not ever sad then, for I have heard my daughter
say she hath often dreamt of unhappiness and
waked herself with laughing.
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Act 2
Scene 1
Line 335

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My excellent good friends! How dost thou

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Hamlet
My excellent good friends! How dost thou,
Guildenstern? Ah, Rosencrantz! Good lads, how do
you both?

Why, then, ’tis none to you, for there is nothing
either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

Rosencrantz
As the indifferent children of the earth.
Guildenstern
Happy in that we are not overhappy.
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Act 2
Scene 2
Line 242

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