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Ant. We are merely 1 cheated of our lives by
drunkards.This wide-chapp'd rascal ;-'Would thou mightst
lie drowning, The washing of ten tides ! Gon.
He 'll be hang'd yet ;
Mercy on us !-We split, we split !--Farewell, my wife and children! Farewell, brother! We split, we split, we split!
Ant. Let 's all sink with the king. [Erit. Seb. Let's take leave of him.
[Exit. Gon. Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground; long heath, brown furze, any thing. The wills above be done! but I would fain die a dry death.
The island: before the cell of Prospero.
Enter PROSPERO and MIRANDA. Mir. If by your art, my dearest father, you have Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them : The sky, it seems, would pour down stinking pitch, But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's cheek, Dashes the fire out. O, I have suffer'd With those that I saw suffer! a brave vessel,
Who had no doubt some noble creatures in her;
O, woe the day!
No harm. I have done nothing but in care of thee, (Of thee, my dear one! thee, my daughter !) who Art ignorant of what thou art, naught knowing Of whence I am; nor that I am more better? Than Prospero, master of a full poor
cell, 3 And thy no greater father. Mir.
More to know Did never meddle 4 with my thoughts. Pro.
'Tis time I should inform thee further. Lend thy hand,
Before. So in our author's Cymbeline :
or e'er I could
Give him that parting kiss. 2 This ungrammatical expression is very frequent among our oldest writers.
3 A cell in a great degree of poverty. So in Antony and Cleopatra,— I am full sorry;' or, as we sometimes say, · full well.'
• Mix. The modern and familiar phrase, by which that of Miranda may be explained, is, 'never entered my thoughts.'
And pluck my magic garment from me.---So;
[lays down his mantle. Lie there my art.-Wipe thou thine eyes; hare
You have ofter
The hour's now come;
Certainly, sir, I can.
thine ear ;
'Tis far off ;
i The essence, the most efficacious part. * Useless inquiry.
And rather like a dream, than an assurance
my remembrance warrants : Had I not Four or five women once, that tended me?
Pro. Thou hadst, and more, Miranda. But how
That this lives in thy mind? What seest thou else
But that I do not. Pro. Twelve years since, Miranda, twelve years
Sir, are not you my father?
-no worse issued. Mir.
O the heavens ! What foul play had we, that we came from thence; Or blessed was 't, we did ? Pro.
Both, both, my girl : By foul play, as thou say’st, were we heaved thence, But blessedly holp hither.
O, my heart bleeds To think o' the teen 2 that I have turn'd you to, Which is from my remembrance! Please you,
Pro. My brother, and thy uncle, callid An
tonio, I pray thee, mark me,--that a brother should Be so perfidious !--he, whom, next thyself, Of all the world I loved, and to him put The manage of my state : as, at that time, Through all the signiories it was the first, And Prospero the prime duke; being so reputed In dignity, and, for the liberal arts, Without a parallel; those being all my study, The government I cast upon my brother, And to my state grew stranger, being transported, And rapt in secret studies. Thy false uncleDost thou attend me? Mir.
Sir, most heedfully.
I pray thee, mark me. I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated
i To prune, cut away.