in constant agitation
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains
get the meaning of something
Such tricks hath strong imagination,
That if it would but apprehend some joy,
It comprehends some bringer of that joy
the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation
But all the story of the night told over,
And all their minds transfigured so together,
More witnesseth than fancy's images
And grows to something of great constancy
What revels are in hand? Is there no play,
To ease the anguish of a torturing hour?
lack of agreement or harmony
How shall we find the concord of this discord?
being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
There is not one word apt, one player fitted
Hard-handed men that work in Athens here,
Which never labour'd in their minds till now,
And now have toil'd their unbreathed memories
With this same play, against your nuptial.
in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner
For never anything can be amiss,
When simpleness and duty tender it.
the quality of being poor and inferior and sorry
I love not to see wretchedness o'er charged
And duty in his service perishing.
invulnerable to fear or intimidation
And in the modesty of fearful duty
I read as much as from the rattling tongue
Of saucy and audacious eloquence.
diminished in strength, quality, or utility
His speech, was like a tangled chain; nothing impaired, but all disordered.
bring up a topic for discussion
Anon comes Pyramus, sweet youth and tall,
And finds his trusty Thisby's mantle slain:
Whereat, with blade, with bloody blameful blade,
He bravely broach'd his boiling bloody breast
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
And this the cranny is, right and sinister,
Through which the fearful lovers are to whisper.
characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners
Thanks, courteous wall: Jove shield thee well for this!
bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
For, if I should as lion come in strife
Into this place, 'twere pity on my life.
the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
This lion is a very fox for his valour.
suppress or crush completely
Approach, ye Furies fell!
O Fates, come, come,
Cut thread and thrum;
Quail, crush, conclude, and quell!
wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
Beshrew my heart, but I pity the man.
permeate or impregnate
Come, trusty sword;
Come, blade, my breast imbrue:
capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt
This palpable-gross play hath well beguiled
The heavy gait of night.
worthy of religious veneration
not a mouse
Shall disturb this hallow'd house:
I am sent with broom before,
To sweep the dust behind the door.
memorization by repetition
First, rehearse your song by rote
To each word a warbling note:
Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.
far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
Never mole, hare lip, nor scar,
Nor mark prodigious, such as are
Despised in nativity,
Shall upon their children be.
express strong disapproval of
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend:
something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.