Age Range: Teen, 20s - Early, 20s - Late, 30s - Early
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English
AuthorName: William Shakespeare
Eras: 1601-1700, 1501-1600
PlayName: Midsummer Night's Dream, A
Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough...View Full Monologue Text
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be:
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dewdrops here
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.
Farewell, thou lob of spirits; I'll be gone:
Our queen and all our elves come here anon.
The is the Fairy's response to Puck's greeting: "How now, spirit! Whither wander you?"