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" O, then, I see, Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife; and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep : Her wagon-spokes... "
Anthologia oxoniensis - Page 94
by William Linwood - 1846 - 306 pages
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The New Book of Magical Names

Phoenix McFarland - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2003 - 415 pages
...workability, strength, and beauty. Agates have a very calming effect and are frequently used as worry-stones O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is...an agate-stone on the fore-finger of an alderman. — WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ROMEO AND JULIET Listen where thou art sitting Under the glassy, cool, translucent...
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Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen - Fiction - 2003 - 462 pages
...reference to Romeo and Juliet, where Romeo's friend Mercutio is critical of his dreamy romanticism: 'I see Queen Mab hath been with you. / She is the...an agate-stone / On the forefinger of an alderman.' It requires Elinor to point out that keeping this supremely fanciful gift is beyond the family's means....
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Nelson Thornes Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

Duncan Beal - Drama - 2003 - 184 pages
...yours? MERCUTIO That dreamers often lie. ROMEO In bed asleep while they do dream things true. MERCUTIO O then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is...midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone 55 On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Over men's noses...
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Shakespeare Plays the Classroom

Stuart E. Omans, Maurice O'Sullivan - Drama - 2003 - 272 pages
...Mercutio is Mercutio. A very different cadence and sensibility. Listen. O, then I see Queen Mab has been with you. She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Over men's noses...
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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 128 pages
...bed asleep, while they do dream things true. MERCUTIO O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. 53 She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone 55 On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomi 57 Over men's noses...
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Romeo and Juliet, Or, The Old "you-know-I-really-love-you-but-my-father ...

Nancy Linehan Charles - 2004 - 67 pages
...their hands.) MERCUTIO Dreamers often lie. ROMEO In bed asleep... they do dream things true. MERCUTIO O. Then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife. Her chariot is an empty hazelnut. She gallops night by night Through lovers' brains, and then they...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume II

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 588 pages
...(15631631). Queen Mob, the Fairies' Midwife, that is, the midwife of men's dreams, employed by the fairies. O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife — Romeo and Juliet, act i. sc. 4. Mabel Dunham. Modest, amiable, yet spirited girl, educated at the...
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Shakespeare's Early Tragedies

Nicholas Brooke - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 232 pages
...waggoner, whip, and night have all appeared before, in Mercutio's 'Queen Mab' speech in Act I, scene iv: O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is...midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses...
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How to be a Brilliant English Teacher

Trevor Wright - Education - 2005 - 178 pages
...show off, or to be difficult. For example, a thirteen-year-old coming to this speech of Mercutio's: O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is...midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone On the forefinger of an alderman Drawn with a team of little atomies Over men's noses as...
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Sense and Sensibility

Ashley J. Barnard - Domestic drama - 2005 - 107 pages
...MARIANNE'S delight). "She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes In a shape no bigger than an agate stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Over men's noses as they lie asleep." MRS. JENNINGS. Mr. Willoughby, Colonel Brandon. Now we are all...
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