A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Important Quotations Explained
me, for aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth. . . .
Athens I am thought as fair as she.
But what of that? Demetrius thinks not so.
He will not know what all but he do know.
And as he errs, doting on Hermia’s eyes,
So I, admiring of his qualities.
Things base and vile, holding no quantity,
Love can transpose to form and dignity.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
what fools these mortals be!
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 t’expound
this dream. Methought I was—there is no man can tell what. Methought
I was, and methought I had—but man is but a patched fool 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.
we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended:
That you have but slumbered 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.
by DanMitchell23, January 02, 2013
I've just bought the complete works of Shakespeare for my University module. Visit my blog to see what I thought about this play ...
9 out of 19 people found this helpful0