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I know a bank whereon the wild thyme...

Language: English

I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows,
Where [oxlips]1 and the nodding violet grows
[Quite over-canopied with luscious]2 woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine:
There sleeps [Titania some time]3 of the night,
Lull'd in [these]4 flowers with dances and delight.
And there the snake throws [her]5 enameled skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in.

Translation(s): FRE
L. Lehmann sets lines 1-2, 5-6

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1 Lehmann: "oxlip"
2 Proctor-Gregg: "All over-canopied by luscious"; Harrison: "Quite over-canopied by lush"
3 Lehmann: "our Fairy Queen some times"
4 Lehmann: "the"
5 Proctor-Gregg: "his"

Submitted by Barbara Miller


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