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Prospero. By wlict? by any other house, or person?
'Tis far off;
Prospero. Thou had’st, and more, Miranda : But how
That this lives in thy mind? What seest thou else
But that I do not.
Miranda. Sir, are not you my father?
Prospero. Thy mother was a piece of virtue, and
O, the heavens!
Both, both, my girl :
O, my heart bleeds
And Prospero the prime duke; being so reputed
Sir, most heedfully.
thee mark me. Miranda.
O good sir, I do. Prospero. I thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicate To closeness, and the bettering of my mind With that, which, but by being so retir'd, O'er-priz'd all popular rate, in my false brother Awak'd an evil nature : and my trust, Like a good parent, did beget of him A falsehood, in its contrary as great As my trust was; which had, indeed, no limit, A confidence sans bound. He being thus lorded, Not only with what my revenue yielded, But what my power might else exact,—like one Who, having unto truth, by telling of it, Madé such a sinner of his memory, To credit his own lie,—he did believe He was the duke ; out of the substitution, And executing the outward face of royalty, With all prerogative :-Hence his ambition Growing, —Dost hear?
Miranda. Your tale, sir, would cure deafness.
6 Cut away
Prospero. To have no skreen between this part he
O the heavens !
If this might be a brother.
I should sin
Now the condition. This king of Naples, being an enemy To me inveterate, hearkens my brother's suit; Which
that he in lieu o’the premises,-
Alack, for pity!
cry it o'er again, it is a hint, That wrings mine eyes. Prospero.
Hear a little further, And then I'll bring thee to the present business Which now's upon us; without the which, this story Were most impertinent.
Wherefore did they not
Well demanded, wench;
Alack! what trouble
O! a cherubim
How came we ashore? Prospero. By Providence divine. Some food we had, and some fresh water, that A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo, Out of his charity (who being then appointed Master of this design), did give us; with Rich garments, linens, stuffs, and necessaries, Which since have steaded much; so, of his gentleness, Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd
me, From my own library, with volumes that I prize above
'Would I might But ever see that man ! Prospero.
Now I arise :
7 Stubborn resolution.
Sit still, and hear the last of our sea-sorrow.
for’t ! And now I pray you, sir, (For still 'tis beating in my mind,) yoiir reason For raising this sea-storm? Prospero.
Know thus far forth.-
my dear lady, hath mine enemies
[MIRANDA sleeps. Come away, servant, come: I am ready now: Approach, my Ariel; come.
Enter ARIEL. Ariel. All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I come To answer thy best pleasure; be’t to fly, To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride On the curl'd clouds; to thy strong bidding, task Ariel, and all his quality. Prospero.
Hast thou, spirit, Perform’d to points the tempest that I bade thee?
Ariel. To every article. I boarded the king's ship; now on the beak, Now in the waist, the deck, in every cabin, I flamed amazement : Sometimes, I'd divide, And burn in many places; on the top-mast, The yards, and bowsprit, would I flame distinctly, Then meet, and join: Jove's lightnings, the precursors
& The minutest article.