A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by: William Shakespeare

Act IV, scene ii

1

You must say “paragon.” A “paramour” is, God bless us, a thing of naught. (IV.ii.)

2

O sweet bully Bottom! Thus hath he lost sixpence a day during his life. He could not have ‘scaped sixpence a day. An the Duke had not given him sixpence a day for playing Pyramus, I’ll be hanged. He would have deserved it. Sixpence a day in Pyramus, or nothing. (IV.ii.)

3

Masters, I am to discourse wonders—but ask me not what, for if I tell you, I am no true Athenian. I will tell you everything right as it fell out. (IV.ii.)