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A Midsummer Night's Dream



Act 5, scene 1


ROBIN

Now the hungry lion roars,

     And the wolf behowls the moon,

Whilst the heavy plowman snores,

     All with weary task fordone.

Now the wasted brands do glow,

     Whilst the screech-owl, screeching loud,

Puts the wretch that lies in woe

     In remembrance of a shroud.

Now it is the time of night

     That the graves, all gaping wide,

Every one lets forth his sprite

     In the church-way paths to glide.

And we fairies, that do run

     By the triple Hecate's team

From the presence of the sun,

     Following darkness like a dream,

Now are frolic.  Not a mouse

Shall disturb this hallowed house.

I am sent with broom before,

To sweep the dust behind the door.

 
Greg Wyatt, A Midsummer Night's Dream





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