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SCENE III. Another part of the Wood. Enter Queen of Fairies with

'her Train. Queen. Come, now a roindel,[3] and a fairy song ; Then, for the third part of a minute, hence :[4]

(3) A 'rouudel' is a dance in a ring. GRAY.

(4) Dr. Warburton reads, for the third part of the midnight.'- The perrons employed are Fairies, to whom the third part of a minute might not be fo short a time to do such work in. The critics might as well have objected to the epithet tall,' which the fairy gives to the 'cowflip. But Shakefpcare, throughout the play, has preferved the proportions of other things in respect of these tiny beings ; compared with whose fize a comfip might be tall, and to whore powers of execution, a minute might be equivalent to an age. STEEV.

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