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" O, it is monstrous, monstrous ! Methought the billows spoke, and told me of it ; The winds did sing it to me ; and the thunder. That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd The name of Prosper : it did bass my trespass. Therefore my son i' th' ooze is... "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 131
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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The Tempest: Modern English Version Side-by-side with Full Original Text

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1988 - 220 pages
...something holy, sir, why stand you In this strange stare? Alonso O, it is monstrous, monstrous! 100 Methought the billows spoke, and told me of it; The...and the thunder, That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounced The name of Prosper: it did bass my trespass. Therefore my son i" th' ooze is bedded; and...
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Shakespeare's Romance of the Word, Volume 10

Maurice Hunt - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 183 pages
...King's ears, Ariel's ominous poetic words become the threatening sounds of the sea, wind, and thunder: O, it is monstrous, monstrous! Methought the billows...pronounc'd The name of Prosper: it did bass my trespass. Therefor my son i' th' ooze is bedded; and I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, And with...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 43

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 292 pages
...star.14 At the end of The Waste Land the protagonist listens to the voice of the thunder, as Alonso does: O, it is monstrous, monstrous! Methought the billows...and the thunder. That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounced The name of Prosper. It did bass my trespass. (3.3.95-9) The Waste Land quester also hears...
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Essays on Epistemological Transformations and Theater History

Mary Beth Rose - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 236 pages
...consciousness of the need to reform takes shape as a denial of self. He literally seeks self-burial: O, it is monstrous, monstrous! Methought the billows...pronounc'd The name of Prosper: it did bass my trespass. Therefor my son i' th' ooze is bedded; and I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, And with...
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Particular Saints: Shakespeare's Four Antonios, Their Contexts, and Their Plays

Cynthia Lewis - Drama - 1997 - 250 pages
...of sin," one of whom, Alonso, uses the metaphor in describing his former barbarity against Prospero: O, it is monstrous! monstrous! Methought the billows...organ-pipe, pronounc'd The name of Prosper; it did base my trespass. (3.3.95-99) In fact, as in Montaigne, the most potentially damaging monstrosity in...
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Shakespeare and Race

Catherine M. S. Alexander, Stanley Wells, Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute Stanley Wells, Alexander Catherine M. S. - Drama - 2000 - 233 pages
...down, but as the play unfolds we watch his soul rise up, up, up. From recognition of sin in act 3, Methought the billows spoke and told me of it, The...and the thunder. That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounced The name of Prosper. It did bass my trespass. (3.3.96-9) he passes to penitence in act 5:...
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 126 pages
...[Exit above Gonzalo I' th' name of something holy, sir, why stand you 95 In this strange stare? Alonso O, it is monstrous, monstrous! Methought the billows...pronounc'd The name of Prosper: it did bass my trespass. 100 Therefore my son i' th' ooze is bedded; and I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, And...
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Four Late Plays

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 410 pages
...the words that Ariel-as-Harpy delivers, not as the words of a Harpy, but as words uttered by the sea: O, it is monstrous, monstrous! Methought the billows...spoke, and told me of it; The winds did sing it to me . . . (3,3,95—7) In keeping with the island's tendency to take a form conjured by individual perceivers,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 38

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...a madness that will turn out to be healing, his imagery echoes the picture that Ariel has evoked : O, it is monstrous, monstrous! Methought the billows...pronounc'd The name of Prosper: it did bass my trespass. Therefor my son i' th' ooze is bedded ; and I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, And with...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 39

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...attitude towards Prospero. Alonso himself expresses the Orphic association of music and the sea-bed: Methought the billows spoke, and told me of it; The...pronounc'd The name of Prosper: it did bass my trespass. Therefor my son i' th' ooze is bedded; and .I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, And with...
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