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PERSONS REPRESENTED.

ALONSO, King of Naples.

Appears, Act I. sc. 1. Act II. sc. 1. Act III. sc. 3.

SEBASTIAN, his brother.

Act V. sc. 1.

Appears, Act I. sc. 1. Act II. sc. 1. Act III. sc. 3. Act V. sc. 1.

PROSPERO, the rightful Duke of Milan.

Appears, Act I. sc. 2.

Act III. sc. 1; sc. 3. Act IV. sc. 1.
Act V. sc. 1.

ANTONIO, the usurping Duke of Milan, brother to Prospero. Appears, Act I. sc. 1. Act II. sc. 1. Act III. sc. 3. Act V. sc. 1.

FERDINAND, son to the King of Naples.

Appears, Act I. sc. 1; sc. 2. Act III. sc. 1. Act IV. sc. 1.
Act V. sc. 1.

GONZALO, an honest old counsellor of Naples.

Appears, Act I. sc. 1. Act II. sc. 1. Act III. sc. 3.

ADRIAN, a lord.

Art V. sc. 1.

Appears, Act II. sc. 1. Act III. sc. 3. Act V. sc. 1.

FRANCISCO, a lord.

Appears, Act II. sc. 1. Act III. sc. 3. Act V. sc. 1.

CALIBAN, a savage and deformed slave.

Appears, Act I. sc. 2. Act II. sc. 2. Act III. sc. 2.

Act V. sc. 1.

TRINCULO, a jester.

Act IV. sc. 1.

Appears, Act II. sc. 2.

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ARIEL, an airy spirit.

Appears, Act I. sc. 2. Act. II. sc. 1. Act III. sc. 2; sc. 3.
Act IV. sc. 1. Act V. sc. 1.

IRIS, a spirit.
Appears, Act IV. sc. 1.

CERES, a spirit.
Appears, Act IV. sc. 1.

JUNO, a spirit.

Appears, Act IV. sc. 1.

Nymphs.

Appear, Act IV. sc. 1.

Reapers.

Appear, Act IV. sc. 1.

Other spirits attending on Prospero.

SCENE,- -THE SEA, WITH A SHIP; AFTERWARDS AN ISLAND.

This Comedy stands the first in the folio collection of 1623, in which edition it was originally printed. The original text is printed with singular correctness; and if, with the exception of one or two typographical errors, it had continued to be reprinted without any change, the world would have possessed a copy with the mint-mark of the poet upon it.

THE TEMPEST.

ACT I.

SCENE I.-On a Ship at Sea. A Storm, with Thunder and Lightning.

Enter a Ship-master and a Boatswain.

MASTER. Boatswain,—

BOATS. Here, master: What cheer?

MASTER. Good: Speak to the mariners: fall to 't yarely, or we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir.

Enter Mariners.

[Exit.

BOATS. Heigh, my hearts; cheerly, cheerly, my hearts; yare, yare: Take in the topsail: Tend to the master's whistle.-Blow till thou burst thy wind, if room enough!

Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, FERDINAND, GONZALO, and others.

ALON. Good boatswain, have care. Where's the master? Play the men.

BOATS. I pray now, keep below.

ANT. Where is the master, boson?

BOATS. Do you not hear him? You mar our labour: Keep your cabins: You do assist the storm

GON. Nay, good, be patient.

BOATS. When the sea is. Hence! What care these roarers for the name of king? To cabin: silence; trouble us not. GON. Good; yet remember whom thou hast aboard.

BOATS. None that I more love than myself. You are a counsellor; if you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more; use your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you

have lived so long, and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it so hap.-Cheerly, good hearts. Out of our way, I say.

[Exit.

GON. I have great comfort from this fellow: methinks he hath no drowning mark upon him; his complexion is perfect gallows. Stand fast, good fate, to his hanging! make the rope of his destiny our cable, for our own doth little advantage! If he be not born to be hanged our case is miserable.

Re-enter Boatswain.

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[Exeunt.

BOATS. Down with the topmast; yare; lower, lower; bring her to try with main-course. [A cry within.] A plague upon this howling! they are louder than the weather, or our office.

Re-enter SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, and Gonzalo.

Yet again? what do you here? Shall we give o'er and drown? Have you a mind to sink?

SEB. A pox o' your throat! you bawling, basphemous, incharitable dog!

BOATS. Work you, then.

ANT. Hang, cur, hang! you whoreson, insolent noisemaker, we are less afraid to be drowned than thou art.

GON. I'll warrant him for drowning; though the ship were no stronger than a nut-shell, and as leaky as an unstanched wench.

BOATS. Lay her a-hold, a-hold; set her two courses; off to sea again; lay her off.

Enter Mariners, wet.

MAR. All lost! to prayers, to prayers! all lost! [Exeunt. BOATS. What, must our mouths be cold?

GON. The king and prince at prayers! let us assist them, For our case is as theirs.

SEB. I am out of patience.

ANT. We are merely cheated of our lives by drunkards,— This wide-chopp'd rascal;—'Would thou mightst lie drown

ing.

The washing of ten tides!

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