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Persons of the 3r a m a.
STEPHANO, a drunken butler.
Master of a ship, Boatswain, and Mariners.
Miranda, daughter to Prospero.
Other spirits attending on Prospero.
Ant. Hang, cur, hang! you whoreson, insolent n
maker, we are less afraid to be drowned than tho SCENE I. On a ship at sea.
Gon. I'll warrant him from drowning; tho' the A storm with thunder and lightning. were no stronger than a nut-shell, and as lea Enter a Ship-master and a Boatswain.
an unstauched wench. Master. Boatswain,
Boats. Lay her a-hold, a-hold; set her two Boats. Here, master: What cheer?
ses; oil to sea again, lay her off. Master. Good : Speak to the mariners: fall to't yare
Enter Mariners wet. ly, or we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir. (Exit. Mar.All lost! to prayers, to prayers ! all lost![E. Enter Mariners.
Boats. What, must our mouths be cold ?
Ant. We are merely cheated of our lives by di
This wide-chapped rascal ; - 'Would thou mi .
The washing of ten tides !
Gon. He'll be lianged yet;
Though every drop of water swear against it,
[A confused noise within.] - Mercy on us! - We Gon. Nay, good, be patient.
we split! - Farewell, my wife and children ! Boats. When the sea is. Hence! What care these well, brother ! - We split, we split, we split! roarers for the name of king? To cabin: silence: Ant. Let's all sink with the king.
. trouble us not.
Seb. Let's take leave of him. Gon. Good; yet remember whom thou hast aboard. Gon. Now would I give a thousand furlongs of s Boats. None that I more love than myself. You are an acre of barren ground; long heath, brown a counsellor; if you can command these elements to any thing: The wills above be done! but I woul silence, and work the peace of the present, we shall die a dry death. not hand a rope more; use your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long, and make SCENE II. - The Island: before the Cell of Pros yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the
Enter PROSPERO and MIRANDA. hour, if it so hap.--Chcerly, good hearts.-Out of our Mira. If by your art, my dearest father, you way, I say.
[Exit. Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them : Gon. I have great comfort from this fellow: me- The sky, it seems, would pour down stinking thinks, he hath no drowning mark upon him ; his com- But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's cheek, plexion is perfect gallows. Stand fast, good fate, to Dashes the fire out. O, I have suffered his hanging! make the rope of his destiny our cable, With those I saw suffer! a brave vessel, for our own doth little advantage! If he be not born to Who had no doubt some noble creatures in her, be hanged, our case is miserable.
[Exeunt. Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry did knock Re-enter Boatswain.
Against my very heart! Poor souls ! they perish'
The freighting souls within her.
There's no harm done.
Pro. No harm.
I have done nothing but in care of thee,