Midsummer Night

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Midsummer Night the night before Midsummer Day
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “The object of art is to give life a shape. [Midsummer Nights Dream]”

Usage

In literature:

That summer, too, I found an old copy of "Midsummer Night's Dream" in the attic.
"Confessions of a Book-Lover" by Maurice Francis Egan
The whole thing was like nothing but a midsummer-night's dream.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
One night in midsummer, when I was camping in the woods, one of them got into an empty tin pail and was dead in the morning.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
To-day is the third after midsummer, and to-night the moon will be at the full.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
The night, though we were so little past midsummer, was as dark as January.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
See "Midsummer Night's Dream," iv, 1, 107 ff., and "Two Noble Kinsmen," iii.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Such was that of the "Fairy Queen" of Spenser, and of Titania in "A Midsummer-Night's Dream.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
The story of their wedding festival is told in Shakespeare's play, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
All the rest had fallen in that one midsummer night.
"Saga of Halfred the Sigskald" by Felix Dahn
Fancy: Midsummer Night's Dream.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
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In poetry:

“A year agone come Midsummer-night
I woke by the Northern sea;
I lay and dreamed of my delight
Till love no more would let me be.
"Love's Reward" by William Morris
“Of all the deeds that women do
Is there none shall bring thee some delight?”
“To lie down and die where lay we two
Upon Midsummer night.”
"Love's Reward" by William Morris
Horizons, full of night's midsummer blaze;
Perhaps, if winter once could penetrate
Through all its purples to the final slate,
Persisting bleakly in an icy haze;
"The Man Whose Pharynx Was Bad" by Wallace Stevens
And it's O, for my dear and the charm that stays -
Midsummer days! Midsummer days!
It's O, for my Love and the dark that plights -
Midsummer nights! O midsummer nights!
"Ballade Of Midsummer Days And Nights" by William Ernest Henley
Long years have passed since that midsummer night,
But still I feel the creeping of your hand
Along my face. If I return once more,
And in the shadow of that tree should stand
""Now That The Pain Is Gone, I Too Can Smile."" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard

In news:

A Midsummer Night's Sing' nets food, cash for charity.
Residents who attended the 15th Annual A Midsummer Night's Sing at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers (July 24) opened their hearts and their wallets by contributing 2,000 pounds of.
Midsummer Night's Tipple: Gewürztraminer to Riesling.
' Midsummer Night's Dream,' 'Winter's Tale' at Griffith Park.
Delaware Shakespeare Festival's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" rolls constant comedy, characters with super powers and elegant tunes into an enchanting burrito that.
' Midsummer Night 's Dream' plays at Alameda High.
A Midsummer Night 's Dream is never a small undertaking.
TLHS presents 'A Midsummer Night 's Dream.
The Tupper Lake High School presents A Midsummer Night 's Dream at the Tupper Lake High School Auditorium at 7pm Friday, November 9th – $5.00 Adults, $4.00 Students and Children.
A Midsummer Night 's Dream Ticket Giveaway.
Midsummer Night 's Dream set at Ben Logan.
Michael Juncal in St Louis Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night 's Dream.
There's a clear divide between the characters in A Midsummer Night 's Dream that can work against the play.
Auditions set for TOB's ' Midsummer Night 's Dream.
Theatre on the Bay announces auditions for William Shakespeare's whimsical, magical, and very funny "A Midsummer Night 's Dream," the second show of the 2012-13 season, to be directed by Dr Rebecca StoneThornberry.
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