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DRAMATIS PERSONA

ALONSO, King of Naples.
SEBASTIAN, his brother.
PROSPERO, the right Duke of Milan.
ANTONIO, his brother, the usurping Duke of Milan.
FERDINAND, son to the King of Naples.
GONZALO, an honest old Counsellor.
ADRIAN and FRANCISCO, Lords.
CALIBAN, a savage and deformed Slave.
TRINCULO, a Jester.
STEPHANO, a drunken Butler.
Master of a Ship.
Boatswain.
Mariners.

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MIRANDA, daughter to Prospero.

ARIEL, an airy Spirit.
IRIS, CERES, JUNO, Nymphs, and Reapers, presented by

Spirits.
Other Spirits attending on Prospero.

SCENE: On shipboard; then an uninhabited island.

ACT THE FIRST

SCENE I

On a ship at sea : a tempestuous noise of thunder and

lightning heard

Enter a SHIP-MASTER and a BOATSWAIN

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MASTER

Boatswain !

BOATSWAIN Here, master : what cheer ?

MASTER Good, speak to the mariners : fall to 't, yarely, or we run ourselves aground : bestir, bestir.

[Exit.

Enter MARINERS

BOATSWAIN Heigh, my hearts ! cheerly, cheerly, my hearts ! yare, yare ! Take in the topsail. Tend to the master's whistle.—Blow, till thou burst thy wind, if room enough!

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Enter Alonso, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, FERDINAND,

GONZALO and others

ALONSO Good boatswain, have care. Where's the master 1- Play the men,

BOATSWAIN I pray now, keep below.

ANTONIO

Where is the master, boson ?

BOATSWAIN Do you not hear him? You mar our labour : keep your cabins : you do assist the storm.

GONZALO

Nay, good, be patient.

BOATSWAIN When the sea is. Hence ! What cares these roarers for the name of king? To cabin : silence ! trouble us not.

GONZALO
Good, yet remember whom thou hast aboard.

BOATSWAIN

None that I more love than myself. You are a counsellor; if you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more ; use your authority : if you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long,

, and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it so hap.—Cheerly, good hearts !-Out of our way, I

say.

[Exit.

GONZALO

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I have great comfort from this fellow : methinks he hath no drowning mark upon him ; his complexion is perfect gallows.Stand fast ; good Fate, to his hanging : make the rope of his destiny our cable, for our own doth little advantage. If he be not born to be hanged, our case is miserable.

[Exeunt.

Re-enter BoatsWAIN

BOATSWAIN

Down with the topmast ! yare ! lower, lower ! Bring her to. Try with main-course. [A cry within.] A plague upon this howling ! they are louder than the weather or our office.

Re-enter SEBASTIAN, Antonio and GONZALO Yet again ! what do you here? Shall we give o'er, and drown? Have you a mind to sink ?

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your throat, you bawling, blasphemous, incharitable

dog!

BOATSWAIN

Work you,

then.

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