by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

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

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

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This text was added to the website: 2006-12-05
Line count: 8
Word count: 59