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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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serpent
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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  • Methought a serpent eat my heart away, And you sat smiling at his cruel prey.
  • An adder did it; for with doubler tongue Than thine, thou serpent, never adder stung.
  • LYSANDER Hang off, thou cat, thou burr: vile thing, let loose, Or I will shake thee from me like a serpent.
  • And, as I am an honest Puck, If we have unearned luck Now to ’scape the serpent’s tongue, We will make amends ere long; Else the Puck a liar call: So, good night unto you all.
  • ] Help me, Lysander, help me! do thy best To pluck this crawling serpent from my breast!

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  • a picture of a serpent eating its tail
  • the serpent in the Garden of Eden

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