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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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  • you mock me, gentlemen,
  • Can you not hate me, as I know you do, But you must join in souls to mock me too?
  • HELENA Wherefore was I to this keen mockery born?
  • DEMETRIUS Nay, then, thou mock’st me.
  • You both are rivals, and love Hermia; And now both rivals, to mock Helena: A trim exploit, a manly enterprise, To conjure tears up in a poor maid’s eyes With your derision!
  • …That rheumatic diseases do abound: And thorough this distemperature we see The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose; And on old Hyem’s thin and icy crown An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds Is, as in mockery, set: the spring, the summer, The childing autumn, angry winter, change Their wonted liveries; and the maz’d world, By their increase, now knows not which is which: And this same progeny of evils comes From our debate, from our…

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  • I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
  • Abuses at Abu Ghraib made a mockery of American idealism.

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