Note to A Midsummer's Night Dream, 2.1.23: "so sweet a changeling"


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changeling: A child secretly substituted for another in infancy; esp. a child (usually stupid or ugly) supposed to have been left by fairies in exchange for one stolen. (In quot. 1600 applied to the child taken, not to that left.) —OED Oxford English Dictionary

so sweet a changeling
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