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Punctuated with love-in-idleness (pansies):
"Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell:
It fell upon a little western flower,
Before, milk-white, now purple with love's wound,
And maidens call it love-in-idleness."
(Act 2, Scene 1)
"What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?"
(Act 3, Scene 1)
All quotes from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Midsummer has always been the most important time of year to gather magical herbs. Like the sun, which is at its peak on the Summer Solstice, the plants are at the height of their power. In Latvia, Midsummer Eve (June 23rd) is also known as 'Herb Evening'.