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wanton
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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  • OBERON Tarry, rash wanton: am not I thy lord?
  • …lost his sweat; and the green corn Hath rotted ere his youth attain’d a beard: The fold stands empty in the drowned field, And crows are fatted with the murrion flock; The nine men’s morris is fill’d up with mud; And the quaint mazes in the wanton green, For lack of tread, are undistinguishable: The human mortals want their winter here; No night is now with hymn or carol blest:— Therefore the moon, the governess of floods, Pale in her anger, washes all the air, That rheumatic diseases…
  • …of my order: And, in the spiced Indian air, by night, Full often hath she gossip’d by my side; And sat with me on Neptune’s yellow sands, Marking the embarked traders on the flood; When we have laugh’d to see the sails conceive, And grow big-bellied with the wanton wind; Which she, with pretty and with swimming gait Following,—her womb then rich with my young squire,— Would imitate; and sail upon the land, To fetch me trifles, and return again, As from a voyage, rich with merchandise.

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  • She is known for wanton behavior.
  • The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.
    Reverend Sean Parker Dennison

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