Dare you haunt our hallow’d green? None but fairies here are seen. Down and sleep, Wake and weep, Pinch him black, and pinch him blue, That seeks to steal a lover true! When you come to hear us sing, Or to tread our fairy ring, Pinch him black, and pinch him blue! O thus our nails shall handle you!
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- by Thomas Ravenscroft (c1582 - c1635), "The fairies' dance", published 1614, from the collection Brief Discourse of the true use of Charact’ring the Degrees, &c [text verified 1 time]
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Word count: 59