William Shakespeare, Quartos, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1600 [1619] - Theseus goes hunting, p.F4v.

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Date:1619

Description:Duke Theseus’ hounds in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Theseus’s praise of his hounds echoes the words of Ovid's book three: ‘My hounds are bred out of that Spartan kind... matched in mouth like bells, each under each...’ (A Midsummer Night's Dream, 4,1, lines 117-125).


Full title: William Shakespeare, A midsommer nights dreame. As it hath beene sundry times publikely acted, Written by William Shakespeare. [London], Printed by James Roberts, 1600. [i.e. William Jaggard for Thomas Pavier, 1619].


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