diffusing warmth and friendliness
Come, sit thee down upon this flowery bed,
While I thy amiable cheeks do coy,
And stick musk-roses in thy sleek smooth head,
And kiss thy fair large ears, my gentle joy.
food for domestic livestock
Truly, a peck of
provender: I could munch your good dry oats. Methinks I have a great desire to a bottle of hay: good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow.
a secret store of valuables or money
I have a venturous fairy that shall seek
The squirrel's hoard, and fetch thee new nuts.
shower with love; show excessive affection for
O, how I love thee! how I
dote on thee!
mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations
dotage now I do begin to pity
express criticism towards
For, meeting her of late behind the wood,
Seeking sweet favours from this hateful fool,
I did upbraid her and fall out with her
marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
My Oberon! what visions have I seen!
Methought I was enamour'd of an ass
the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
O, how mine eyes do loathe his
a state of friendship and cordiality
Now thou and I are new in
And will to-morrow midnight solemnly
Dance in Duke Theseus' house triumphantly,
And bless it to all fair prosperity
send away towards a designated goal
Dispatch, I say, and find the forester.
the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
We will, fair queen, up to the mountain's top,
And mark the musical confusion
Of hounds and echo in conjunction.
a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
I know you two are rival enemies:
How comes this gentle concord in the world,
That hatred is so far from jealousy,
To sleep by hate, and fear no enmity?
a state of danger involving risk
I came with Hermia hither: our intent
Was to be gone from Athens, where we might,
Without the peril of the Athenian law.
cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
my love to Hermia,
Melted as the snow, seems to me now
As the remembrance of an idle gaud
Which in my childhood I did dote upon
To her, my lord,
Was I betroth'd ere I saw Hermia:
But, like in sickness, did I loathe this food
a solemn and dignified feeling
We'll hold a feast in great
not capable of being distinguished or differentiated
These things seem small and
add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was: man is but an ass, if he go about to
expound this dream.
have the idea for
The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to
conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was.
characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit
I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream: it shall be called Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom; and I will sing it in the latter end of a play, before the duke: peradventure, to make it the more
gracious, I shall sing it at her death.
blemished by injury or rough wear
If he come not, then the play is
marred: it goes not forward, doth it?
a woman's lover
Yea and the best person too; and he is a very
paramour for a sweet voice.
an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
You must say '
paragon': a paramour is, God bless us,
a thing of naught.
talk at length and formally about a topic
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 every thing, right as it fell out.
clothing in general
apparel together, good strings to your beards, new ribbons to your pumps; meet presently at the palace; every man look o'er his part; for the short and the long is, our play is preferred.