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HERMIA

With half that wish the wisher’s eyes be pressed!

HERMIA

You sleep well too.
HERMIA and LYSANDER sleep
HERMIA and LYSANDER sleep. ROBIN enters.
Enter ROBIN

ROBIN

 Through the forest have I gone.
 But Athenian found I none,
 On whose eyes I might approve
 This flower’s force in stirring love.
55 (sees LYSANDER and HERMIA)
 Night and silence! Who is here?
 Weeds of Athens he doth wear.
 This is he, my master said,
 Despisèd the Athenian maid.
 And here the maiden, sleeping sound
 On the dank and dirty ground.
 Pretty soul! She durst not lie
 Near this lack-love, this kill-courtesy.
(squeezes flower juice on LYSANDER’s eyelids)
 Churl, upon thy eyes I throw
 All the power this charm doth owe.
 When thou wakest, let love forbid
 Sleep his seat on thy eyelid.
 So awake when I am gone,
 For I must now to Oberon.

ROBIN

I’ve been through the entire forest, but I haven’t found any Athenian man to use the flower on. (he sees LYSANDER and HERMIA) Wait a second, who’s this? He’s wearing Athenian clothes. This must be the guy who rejected the Athenian girl. And here’s the girl, sleeping soundly on the damp and dirty ground. Pretty girl! She shouldn’t lie near this rude and heartless man. (he puts flower juice on LYSANDER ’s eyelids) Jerk, I throw all the power of this magic charm on your eyes. When you wake up, let love keep you from going back to sleep. Wake up when I’m gone, because now I have to go to Oberon.
Exit ROBIN
ROBIN exits.
Enter DEMETRIUS and HELENA, running
DEMETRIUS and HELENA enter, running.

HELENA

Stay, though thou kill me, sweet Demetrius.

HELENA

Stop, Demetrius! Stop, even if only to kill me.

DEMETRIUS

I charge thee, hence, and do not haunt me thus.

DEMETRIUS

I’m telling you, get out of here, and don’t follow me around like this.

HELENA

O, wilt thou darkling leave me? Do not so.

HELENA

Oh, will you leave me alone in the dark? Don’t.