"Captain of our fairy band,
Helena is here at hand,
And the youth, mistook by me,
Pleading for a lover's fee.
Shall we their fond pageant see?
Lord, what fools these mortals be!" (A Midsummer-Night's Dream, Act III, Scene II)
Whereas Shakespeare's Puck and Oberon enjoyed the spectacle of foolishness before them, the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob once lamented:
Although I cannot claim to possess the magical perspective of Puck or the prophetic insight of Jacob, I have come to appreciate more fully the following statement by Elder Neal A. Maxwell: