Act 2, Scene 2

  1. Lysander:

    Fair love, you faint with wand’ring in the wood,
    And to speak truthto tell you the truth, I have forgot our way.
    We’ll rest us Hermia, if you think it goodto tell you the truthagree,         [40]
    And tarry for the comfort of the dayto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylight.

  2. Hermia:

    Be it so Lysander. Find you outto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourself a bed,
    For I upon this bank will rest my head.

  3. Lysander:

    One turf shall serve as pillow for us both,
    One heart, one bed, two bosomsto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourselfhearts, and one trothto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourselfheartsfaithful promise of love.     [45]

  4. Hermia:

    Nay, good Lysander, for my sake, my dear,
    Lie further off yet, do not lie so near.

  5. Lysander:

    O, take the senseto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourselfheartsfaithful promise of loveunderstand, sweet, of my innocence.
    Love takes the meaningto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourselfheartsfaithful promise of loveunderstandlovers instinctively understand each other in love’s conference.
    I mean that my heart unto yours is knit,            [50]
    So that but one heart we can make of it.
    Two bosomsto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourselfhearts interchainèd with an oath,
    So then two bosoms and a single trothto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourselfheartsfaithful promise of love.
    Then by your side no bed-room me deny,
    For lying so, Hermia, I do not lie.                      [55]

  6. Hermia:

    Lysander riddles very prettily.
    Now much beshrewto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourselfheartsfaithful promise of loveunderstandlovers instinctively understand each otherwaitshame on my manners and my pride,
    If Hermia meant to say Lysander lied.
    But, gentle friend, for love and courtesy
    Lie further off, in human modesty.                         [60]
    Such separation, as may well be said
    Becomesto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourselfheartsfaithful promise of loveunderstandlovers instinctively understand each otherwaitshame onis suitable between a virtuous bachelor and a maid,
    So far be distantto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourselfheartsfaithful promise of loveunderstandlovers instinctively understand each otherwaitshame onis suitable betweenthat's about the right distance, and, good night, sweet friend.
    Thy love ne’er alter till thy sweet life end.

  7. Lysander:

    Amen, amen, to that fair prayer, say I,              [65]
    And then end life when I end loyalty!to tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourselfheartsfaithful promise of loveunderstandlovers instinctively understand each otherwaitshame onis suitable betweenthat's about the right distancemay I die if I'm ever disloyal to you
    Here is my bed, sleep give thee all his rest.

  8. Hermia:

    With half that wishto tell you the truthagreewait encouragement of daylightfind yourselfheartsfaithful promise of loveunderstandlovers instinctively understand each otherwaitshame onis suitable betweenthat's about the right distancemay I die if I'm ever disloyal to yourather than all of sleep's rest, I'll take half - the rest goes to you the wisher’s eyes be pressed!