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 Midsummer Men.Midsummer Night’s Dream. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Midsummer-Moon Madness.
’Tis 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.   1
“What’s this midsummer moon?
Is all the world gone a-madding?”
Dryden: Amphitryon, iv. 1.

 Midsummer Men.Midsummer Night’s Dream. 


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