Troop home to churchyards: damned spirits all, That in crossways and floods have burial, Already to their wormy beds are gone; For fear lest day should look their shames upon, They willfully themselves exile from light And must for aye consort with black-brow'd night. Why will you suffer her to flout me thus? There are spiral-bound insult generator books, Shakespeare insult socks, create-your-own Shakespeare kits, Shakespeare insult coffee mugs, Shakespeare insults calendar, and, yes, even Shakespeare insults bandages. The shallowest thick-skin of that barren sort, Who Pyramus presented in their sport Forsook his scene, and enterd in a brake, When I did him at this advantage take; An asss nowl I fixed on his head: Anon his Thisbe must be answered, And forth my mimick comes. What love could press Lysander from my side? We, Hermia, like two artificial gods, Have with our needles created both one flower, Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion, Both warbling of one song, both in one key, As if our hands, our sides, voices and minds, Had been incorporate. Ay, do, persever, counterfeit sad looks, Make mouths upon me when I turn my back; Wink each at other; hold the sweet jest up: This sport, well carried, shall be chronicled. I can't remember hearing Shakespearean verse tossed off so easily, so naturally and conversationally.
Come one more; Two of both kinds make up four. Therefore be out of hope, of question, of doubt; Be certain, nothing truer; 'tis no jest That I do hate thee and love Helena. The lyrics have a very straight forward meaning; A man approaches his old lover. During Shakesparian times, the man should be the pursuer and the woman, the pursuee. All this fairy meddling doesn't prevent Puck from blaming the lovers' behavior on their own foolishness. Remember, Puck put the potion in Lysander's eyes instead of Demetrius's. Hast thou slain him, then? Dark night, that from the eye his function takes, The ear more quick of apprehension makes; Wherein it doth impair the seeing sense, It pays the hearing double recompense.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind. Where dost thou hide thy head? Forget his melding or love juice. When his master, Oberon, King of the Fairies, and Titania, Queen of the Fairies, get into a heated fight, Puck is called in to help. Why should you think that I should woo in scorn? They anticipate seeing deeply felt, but contradictory human feelings in action, together with all the accompanying mental and emotional conflicts and angst, and are thrilled by the prospects! And Puck is not the most mindful of fairies. So should the murderd look, and so should I, Piered through the heart with your stern cruelty; Yet you, the murderer, look as bright, as clear, As yonder Venus in her glimmering sphere. Not quite what the elves had originally planned! But why unkindly didst thou leave me so? Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity.
Aurora and Cephalus c1600 389. If she cannot entreat, I can compel: i. Get you gone, you dwarf; 366. Helen, I love thee; by my life, I do: I swear by that which I will lose for thee, To prove him false that says I love thee not. Helena: all the counsel that we two have shared 198. » Ben Elton has certainly got his mojo back with Upstart Crow but then again he has a great co-writer.
You would not make me such an argument. For it but once thou show me thy grey light, Ill find Demetrius and revenge this spite. Never did mockers waste more idle breath. Captain of our fairy band, Helena is here at hand; And the youth, mistook by me, Pleading for a lover's fee. Come one more; Two of both kinds make up four.
What, will you tear Impatient answers from my gentle tongue? Theseus' warning to Hermia of what could become of her if she doesn't agree to marry the man her father has chosen for her. Is all the counsel that we two have shard, The sister-vows, the hours that we have spent, When we have chid the hasty-footed time For parting us, O! That pure congealed white, high Taurus snow, Fann'd with the eastern wind, turns to a crow When thou hold'st up thy hand: O, let me kiss 144. Heavens shield Lysander, if they mean a fray! Wherefore speaks he this To her he hates? Why should he stay, whom love doth press to go? You are unkind, Demetrius; be not so; For you love Hermia; this you know I know: And here, with all good will, with all my heart, In Hermias love I yield you up my part; And yours of Helena to me bequeath, Whom I do love, and will do to my death. And will you rent our ancient love asunder, To join with men in scorning your poor friend? The List of Shakespeare Insults Shakespeare had an insult for every occasion. Lord, what fools these mortals be! A privilege never to see me more. Can you not hate me, as I know you do, But you must join in souls to mock me too? This is the comedy where Bottom—here granted the innocence the character deserves—famously transforms into an ass, a process that the entire American body politic has been undergoing for the past three years.
To bait me with this foul derision? And ensures that the right lovers end up together by the end of the play. Stay, gentle Helena; hear my excuse: My love, my life my soul, fair Helena! You get to select gender and severity to unleash a customized barb. Today is the Feast Day of St. Even though Puck messes up, we love him for it. Then fate oer-rules, that, one man holding troth, A million fail, confounding oath on oath. In the sonnet, Time and Love are personified, but Love, says Shakespeare, is not the lackey or servant of Time, so that whether we love or not can be controlled by the passage of time. Kate has problems of her own, because Lord Egeus, a rather old but very wealthy gentleman, has taken a shine to her, and Robert Greene is determined to be the matchmaker.
Be not afraid; she shall not harm thee, Helena. That I may back to Athens by daylight, From these that my poor company detest: And sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrows eye, Steal me a while from mine own company. Stand close: this is the same Athenian. Though the Athenian lovers are suffering, for an observer like Puck, the lovers' foolishness is a source of entertainment. So both Lysander and Demetrius are now in love with Helena! He is very pleased with how realistic it is as he based it on his own experience.
And, at our stamp, here o'er and o'er one falls; He murder cries and help from Athens calls. Whiles I in this affair do thee employ, Ill to my queen and beg her Indian boy; And then I will her charmed eye release From monsters view, and all things shall be peace. Will who believes in pixies and fairies goes to the countryside to look for a magic portion in order for Kate to fall in love with Lord Egeus when she claps eyes on him. Lysander wakes up, immediately declares his love for Helena, and follows her further into the woods. Sweet, do not scorn her so.