Imagens das páginas
PDF
ePub

THIS EARNEST
OF AN HUMBLE ATTEMPT

TO RENDER THE

DRAMATIC' WORKS OF SHAKSPEARE

AS UNIVERSALLY UNDERSTOOD

AS THEY ARE DESERVEDLY ADMIRED,

IS, WITH THE MOST PROFOUND RESPECT,

INSCRIBED TO
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

; JOHN LORD SHEFFIELD,

BY HIS LORD SHIP'S

MOST DE V OTED SER V A N T,

THE EDITO R.

TE M P E S T.

VOL. I.

B

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

ALONSO, King of Naples
SEBASTIAN, his Brother.
PROSPERO, the rightful Duke of Milan,
ANTHONIO, his Brother, the usurping Duke of Milan,
FERDINAND, Son to the King of Naples.
GONZALO, an honest old Counsellor of Naples.
ADRIAN,

Lords.
FRANCISCO,
CALIBAN, a savage and deformed Slave.
TRINCULO, a Jester.
STEPHANO, a drunken Butler.
Master of a Ship, Boatswain, and Mariners.

MIRANDA, Daughter to PROSPERO.
ARIEL, an airy Spirit.
IRIS,
CERES,
JUNO,

Spirits.
Nymphs,
Reapers,

Other Spirits attending on PROSPERO.

SCENE-The Sea, with a Ship ; afterwards an

uninhabited Ifand.

*.* This Play is supposed to have been written in the year 1612, and

to have derived its title from the dreadful Tempest of that year.

T E M

P E S

T.

ACT I. SCENE I.

ON A SHIP AT S E A.
A tempestuous Noise of Thunder and Lightning beard.

Enter a Ship-Master and a Boatswain.

Master. Boatswain,-
Boats. Here, master : What cheer ?

Maft. Good : Speak to the mariners:-fall to't 'yarely, or we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir. Exit.]

Enter Mariners. Boats. Heigh, my hearts ; cheerly, cheerly, my hearts ; çare, yare : Take in the top-sail ; Tend to the master's whistle;- Blow, till thou burst thy wind, if room enough!

garely-readily, nimbly, skilfully.

" those flower-soft hands, “ That yarely frame their office.”

ANTHONY and CleopatrA, A&. II, S. 2. Eno.

"be yare in thy preparation." TWELFTH Night, A& III, S. 4, Sir To.-and in other parts of this plas.

Blow, till thou burst, wind, till thou burjt thee, wind-till thou barfi, thou wind. *.* ...All such various and conje&tural readings as may be hereafter inserted in the course of the notes will be thus distinguished by italics, B 2

Enter

« AnteriorContinuar »