Friday Fun- A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday Fun
John Simmons (1823-1876), “Hermia and Lysander”

It’s time for Friday Fun!

Today is the Summer Solstice, which means 2 things to me
1. the longest day of light in the year
2. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In honor of the day, here’s a couple of excerpts from the play.


    Over hill, over dale, 
    Thorough bush, thorough brier, 
    Over park, over pale, 
    Thorough flood, thorough fire, 
    I do wander everywhere, 
    Swifter than the moon’s sphere; 
    And I serve the fairy queen, 
    To dew her orbs upon the green. 
    The cowslips tall her pensioners be: 
    In their gold coats spots you see; 
    Those be rubies, fairy favours, 
    In those freckles live their savours: 
    I must go seek some dewdrops here 
    And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear. 
    Farewell, thou lob of spirits; I’ll be gone: 
    Our queen and all our elves come here anon. 

(Act 2, Scene 1)

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
(Act 1, Scene 1) 

Happy Midsummer Night!

My best to you all,

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