, so die, my lord, Ere I will yield my virgin patent up Unto his lordship, whose unwished yoke My soul consents not to give sovereignty.
THESEUS Take time to pause; and by the next new moon,-- The sealing-day betwixt my love and me For everlasting bond of fellowship,-- Upon that day either prepare to die For disobedience to your father's will; Or else to wed Demetrius, as he would; Or on Diana's altar to protest For aye austerity and single life.
DEMETRIUS Relent, sweet Hermia;--and, Lysander, yield Thy crazed title to my certain right.
LYSANDER You have her father's love, Demetrius; Let me have Hermia's: do you marry him.
EGEUS Scornful Lysander! true, he hath my love; And what is mine my love shall render him; And she is mine; and all my right of her I do estate unto Demetrius.
LYSANDER I am, my lord, as well deriv'd as he, As well possess'd; my love is more than his; My fortunes every way as fairly rank'd, If not with vantage, as Demetrius's; And, which is more than all t
I love this play because you have three different stories that collide in to each other. You have the love story of the four youths, you have the players who are trying to get their play together, and then you have the fight between Oberon,the king of the faires, and Titania , the fairy queen.