Saturday, March 5, 2011


My daughter ran across this and we thought it would be appropriate to share as a weekend entry. A hedgehog showed up in Shakespeare's A Midsummer-Night's Dream, Act II Scene II Another Part of the Wood.

The Fairies sing.

You spotted snakes with double tongue,
Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;
Newts, and blind-worms, do no wrong;
Come not near our fairy queen.

Sing in our sweet lullaby;
Lulla, lulla, lullaby; lulla, lulla, lullaby:
Never harm,
Nor spell, nor charm,
Come our lovely lady nigh;
So, good night, with lullaby.

Weaving spiders come not here;
Hence, you long-legg’d spinners, hence!
Beetles black, approach not near;
Worm nor snail, do no offense.

[ Woodland fairies play an important role in this second napkin story. KD ~j~ ]

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