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JUN 12537

Seb. Or stole it, rather. [Exeunt CAL., STE., and TRIN.

Pro. Sir, I invite your highness and your train
To my poor cell, where you shall take your rest
For this one night; which (part of it) I'll waste
With such discourse as, I not doubt, shall make it
Go quick away—the story of my life,
And the particular accidents gone by,
Since I came to this isle: and in the morn
I'll bring you to your ship, and so to Naples,
Where I have hope to see the nuptial
Of these our dear-beloved solemnized;
And thence retire me to my Milan, where.
Every third thought shall be my grave.

Alon.
To hear the story of your life, which must
Take the ear strangely.
Pro.

I'll deliver all ;
And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales,
And sail so expeditious, that shall catch
Your royal fleet far off.—My Ariel,-chick,- [Aside.
That is thy charge; then to the elements
Be free, and fare thou well !—Please you, draw near.

[Eseunt.

I long

93

EPILOGUE.

SPOKEN BY PROSPERO,

't is true,

Now my charms are all o'erthrown,
And what strength I have's mine own-
Which is most faint: now,
I must be here confined by you,
Or sent to Naples. Let me not,
Since I have my dukedom got,
And pardoned the deceiver, dwell
In this bare island by your spell ;
But release me from

my

bands
With the help of your good hands.
Gentle breath of yours my sails
Must fill, or else my project fails-
Which was, to please. Now I want
Spirits to enforce, art to enchant;
And my ending is despair,
Unless I be relieved by prayer,
Which pierces so, that it assaults
Mercy itself, and frees all faults.

As you from crimes would pardoned be,
Let your indulgence set me free ! [Exit.

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