Which of Shakespeare's works contain the following: "And though she be but little, she is fierce?"

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In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck is instructed by Oberon to place a love potion in the eyes of Demetrius but Puck mistakes Lysander for Demetrius and Lysander awakes and declares his love for Helena. Helena is still intent on chasing Demetrius and will not accept his rejection but now has to contend with Lysander declaring his love such that she is "my life, my soul, fair Helena."(III.ii.246) In the meantime, Puck has used the potion on Demetrius so that he too, despite his previous rejection of Helena, declares "I love thee more than he can do."(254)

Hermia and Helena are now both very confused and Helena thinks that they are all mocking her. The two men go off to fight over Helena and Helena, afraid of Hermia as "she is fierce" (325) runs away as she will no "longer stay in your curst company."(341)  


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