A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 5 Scene 1

page Act 5 Scene 1 Page 9

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PYRAMUS

Think what thou wilt, I am thy lover’s grace.
190And like Limander am I trusty still.

PYRAMUS

I’m your love, no matter what you think. And I’m still faithful to you, just like the famous

Limander

Bottom means the mythical Greek hero Leander. who loved Hero.

Limander
.

THISBE

And I like Helen, till the Fates me kill.

THISBE

PYRAMUS

Not Shafalus to Procrus was so true.

PYRAMUS

Not even Shafalus was as faithful to his lover Procrus as I am to you.

THISBE

As Shafalus to Procrus, I to you.

THISBE

PYRAMUS

Oh, kiss me through the hole of this vile wall!

PYRAMUS

Oh, kiss me through the hole in this nasty wall.

THISBE

195I kiss the wall’s hole, not your lips at all.

THISBE

But I’m only kissing the wall’s hole, not your lips at all.

PYRAMUS

Wilt thou at Ninny’s tomb meet me straightway?

PYRAMUS

Will you meet me right away at Ninny’s grave?

THISBE

Tide life, tide death, I come without delay.

THISBE

Neither death nor life will stop me from coming.
Exeunt PYRAMUS and THISBE
PYRAMUS and THISBE exit.

WALL

Thus have I, Wall, my part dischargèd so.
And, being done, thus Wall away doth go.

WALL

I, Wall, have done my part. Now that I’m done, Wall can go away.
Exit WALL
WALL exits.