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Midsummer-Moon Madness

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ʹTis Midsummer-moon with you. You are stark mad. Madness is supposed to be affected by the moon, and to be aggravated by summer heat; so it naturally follows that the full moon at midsummer is the time when madness is most outrageous.

“What’s this midsummer moon?

Is all the world gone a-madding?”


Dryden: Amphitryon, iv. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Midgard
Midgard Sormen (earth’s monster)
Midi
Midlothian
Midnight Oil
Midrashim (sing. Midrash)
Midsummer Ale
Midsummer Madness
Midsummer Men
Midsummer-Moon Madness
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Midwife (Anglo-Saxon, mid, with; wif, woman)
Miggs (Miss)
Mignon
Mikado (Japan, mi, exalted; kado, gate)
Mike
Milan Decree (The)
Milan Steel
Milanese
Mildendo