In the book, Oberon has stolen a baby boy from mortals as a gift for his wife Titania.
The cup would not fill with wine, and Oberon was deaf to the blast of the horn.
"You must drink Oberon's horn full of champagne," he continued.
I was as highly amused at it as the mischievous Oberon himself must have been, so delicately has the artist touched it off.
Such a table might have been set in Fairyland, for the betrothal feast of Oberon.
Titania was a name of romance, and so was Oberon, that of her husband in romance.
Oberon then sent for Puck, his chief favourite and privy counsellor.
Here he composed the beautiful Overture to "Oberon" which was only completed a few days before the first performance of the opera.
Oberon was right glad when he saw this sight, and gave the cup into his keeping.
In these days of reason's supremacy, we have found out there are no such 'dainty spirits' as Ariel, Puck, and Oberon.