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Alonso, king of Naples.

Miranda, daughter to Prospero.
Sebastian, his brother.
Prospero, the rightful duke of Milan.

Ariel, an airy spirit.
Antonio, his brolher, the usurping duke of Milan. Iris,
Ferdinand, son to the king of Naples.

Gonzalo, an honest old counsellor of Naples.


spirits. Adrian,

}lords. Francisco,


Caliban, a savage and deformed slave.

Other spirits attending on Prospero.
Trinculo, a jester.
Stephano, a drunken butler.

Scene, the ea, with a ship; afterwards an uniaMaster of a ship, Boatswain, and Mariners.

habited island.



fate, to his hanging ! make the rope of his destiny

our cable, for our own doth little advantage! If he SCENE I.-On a ship at sea. A storm, with be not born to be hanged, our case is miserable. thunder and lightning. Enter a Ship-master

(Excunt. and a Boatswain.

Re-enter Boatswain.

Boals. Down with the top-mast; yare; lower, lower ; bring her to try with main course. [.A cry

within.] A plague upon this howling! they are Boats. Here, master : what cheer ?

louder than the weather, or our office. Masl. Good: speak to the mariners: fall to't yarely,' or we run ourselves aground : bestir, Re-enter Sebastian, Antonio, and Gonzalo bestir.


Yet again ? what do you here? Shall we give o'er, Enter Mariners.

and drown? Have you a mind to sink?

Seb. A pox o'your throat! you bawling, blas. Boats. Heigh, my hearts ; cheerly, chcerly, my phemous, uncharitable dog! hearts; yare, yare: take in the top-sail: tend to Boals. Work you, then. the master's whistle. --Blow, till thou burst thy Ant. Hang, cur, hang! you whoreson, insolent wind, if room enough!

noise-maker, we are less afi aid to be drowned than

thou art. Ender Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Ferdinand, Gon. I'll warrant him from drowning; though Gonzalo, and others.

the ship were no stronger than a nut-shell, and as

leaky as an unstaunched' wench. llon. Good boatswain, have a care. Where's the master ? Play the men.

Boats. Lay her a-hold, a-hold; set her two

courses; off to sea again, lay her off. Boals. I pray now, keep below. Anl. Where is the master, boastwain ?

Enter Mariners, wet. Boats. Do you not hear him? You mar our labour! keep your cabins: you do assist the storm. Mar. All lost! to prayers, to prayers! all lost! Gon. Nay, good, be patient.

Exeunt. Boats. When the sea is. Hence! What care Boats. What, must our mouths be cold? these roarers for the name of king? To cabin : Gon. The king and prince at prayers ! let us edence: trouble us not.

assist them, Gon. Good; yet remember whom thou hast For our case is as theirs. aboard.

Seb. I am out of patience. Boals. None that I more love than myself. You Ant. We are merely+ cheated of our lives by are a counsellor; if you can command these ele

drunkards. bents to silence, and work the peace of the present, This wide-chapped rascal;—'Would, thou might'st We will not hand a rope more; use your authority. lie drowning, If you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long, The washing of ten tides ! and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mis- Gon.

He'll be hanged yet; ebance of the hour, if it so hap.---Cheerly, good Though every drop of water swear against it, bearts. Out of our way, I say.

(Exit. And gape at 'wid'st to glut him. Gm. I have great comfort from this fellow : me- (A confused noise within.] Mercy on us !_We thinks he hath no drowning ngark upon him; his split, we split! Farewell, my wife and children! topplexion is perfect gallows. Stand fast, good Farewell, brother !-We split, we split, we split.. (1) Readils. (2) Present instant.

(3) Incontinent. (1) Absolutely.

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