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Every one lets forth his spright,

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 frolick; not a mouse
Shall disturb this hallowed house.
I am sent with broom before,
To sweep the dust behind the door.

Enter king and queen of fairies, with their train.
Ob. Through the house give glimmering light,

By the dead and drowsy fire; Every elf, and fairy spright,

Hop as light as bird from brier, And this ditty, after me,

Sing, and dance it trippingly.

Queen. First rehearse this song by rote,
To each word a warbling note.
Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we fing, and bless this place.

The SON G.
Now until the break of day,
Through this house each fairy Aray.
To the best bride-bed will we,
Which by us fall blessed be:
And the isue, there create,
Ever fall be fortunate;
So pall all the couples three
Ever true in loving be:
And the blots of nature's hand
Shall not in their issue stand;
Never mole, bare-lip, nor fcar,
Nor mark prodigious, such as are

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Puck. If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended;
That

have but flumber'd here,
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend;
If you pardon, we will mend.
And as I am honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long:
Else the Puck a liar call.
So, good night unto you all!
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.

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VILLE DE LYON Biblioth. du Palais des Arts

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