Histandard’s Shakesperean reference

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    If I remember correctly, the great Histandard referred to "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" about a woman standing up to her full height ("she hath urged her height") and dominating a man ("she hath prevailed with him").

    Can someone knowledgeable with this story tell me where in the story this quote occurs so I can get the context?

    Thanks in advance.[/i]


    Ah, the reference is not what thou thinks.

    True it is from Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Act III, Scene 2) and the line is spoken by Hermia but it is not about the physical dominance of a woman but rather relating her height (or stature) to her beauty (which was seemingly obscured until this point). This is brought to bare because Hermia believes that her lover, Lysander, has been stolen by Helena (the one refered to as tall) but rather is under the spell of the fairy Puck, who mistook Lysander for Demetrius -whom Helena loves and is supposed to be wed to Hermia -who has run away to marry Lysander.

    ‘Tis typical Shakespeare.

    The verse quote is:

    "Now I perceive that she hath made compare

    Between our satures; she has urged her height,

    And with her personage, her tall personage,

    Her height, forsooth, she has prevailed with him.

    And are you grown so high in his esteem

    Because I am so dwarfish and so low?

    How low am I, thou painted maypole? Speak!

    How low am I? I am not yet so low

    But my nails can reach unto thine eyes.

    The Pimp hopes that this doth help, dear Big Mike.


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