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changeling A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM, ii. 1. 23, 120;iv. 1. 56. “Changeling is commonly used for the child supposed to be left by the fairies, but here for a child taken away” (JONSON) . “It is here properly used, and in its common acceptation; that is, for a child got in exchange. A fairy is now speaking” (RITSON) .

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