by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

I know a bank whereon the wild thyme...
Language: English 
I know a bank [whereon the wild thyme blows]1,
Where [oxlips]2 and the nodding violet grows
[Quite over-canopied with luscious]3 woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine:
There sleeps [Titania some time]4 of the night,
Lull'd in [these]5 flowers with dances and delight.
And there the snake throws [her]6 enameled skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in.

L. Lehmann sets lines 1-2, 5-6

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Roe: "where the whild thyme grows"
2 Lehmann: "oxlip"
3 Proctor-Gregg: "All over-canopied by luscious"; Harrison: "Quite over-canopied by lush"
4 Lehmann: "our Fairy Queen some times"
5 Lehmann: "the"
6 Proctor-Gregg: "his"


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller

Text added to the website: 2006-12-05 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-11-02 12:26:59
Line count: 8
Word count: 59