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Do you love me?
I am a fool,
A Guilty Conscience.
Vanity of Human Nature.
* Rack refers to the clouds when in motion; some critics suppose that track was the original word used.
Drunkards Enchanted by Ariel. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking ; So full of valour, that they smote the air For breathing in their faces ; beat the ground For kissing of their feet : yet always bending Towards their project. Then I beat my tabor, At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their ears, Advanced their eyelids, lifted up their noses, As they smelt music; so I charm’d their ears, That, calf-like, they my lowing followed through Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and thorns, Which entered their frail shins : at last I left them I' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, There dancing up to their chins.
Act V. Prospero's Abjuration of Magic. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves, And ye, that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him When he comes back; you demi-puppets, that By moonshine do the green-sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice : To hear the solemn curfew ; by whose aid (Weak masters though ye be) I have bedimm'd The nood-tide sun, callid forth the mutinous winds, And 'twixt the green sea and the azured vault Set roaring war; to the dread rattling thunder Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak With his own bolt: the strong-based promontory Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up
The pine and cedar : graves at my command
To him thou follow'st: I will pay thy graces
* Used here in the sense of compassion.
After summer, merrily :
Orsino, Duke of Illyria, is a suitor for the hand of Olivia, a rich countess. Sebastian and Viola, who are twin brother and sister, have been shipwrecked, but are saved; Viola, however, misses her brother in the wreck, and, believing him to be drowned, dresses herself in male attire, and, assuming the name of Cesario, enters the service of Orsino, of whom she becomes enamoured. Olivia rejects the proffered hand of Orsino, and falls passionately in love with Viola, believing her, from her costume, to be a man. Eventually Sebastian reaches Illyria, and his exact likeness to his twin sister occasions numerous amusing mistakes. In the end Orsino is accepted by Viola as her husband, and Sebastian by Olivia. The play is enlivened by a number of comic incidents, in which Malvolio (Olivia's steward), Sir Toby Belch (her uncle), and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, are the chief actors.
The appetite may sicken and so die,-
Escape from Shipwreck.
Description of a Beautiful Boy. * Dear lad, believe it ; For they shall yet belie thy happy years That say, thou art a man : Diana's lip Is not more smooth and rubious ; thy small pipe Is, as the maiden's organ, shrill and sound, And all is semblative a woman's part.
* Proper is here used to signify handsome.