The Tempest

D.C. Heath & Company, 1910 - 127 Seiten
The Tempest is the fourth, final, and the finest of Shakespeare's great late romances. It is classified as a romantic comedy with a mild element of tragedy in its main plot. The play is set on a remote island, now inhabited by Prospero and his daughter Miranda. He is the rightful Duke of Milan, his throne being usurped by his villainous brother Antonio. When Antonio and his friend King Alonso of Naples, Alonso's son Ferdinand, and others are travelling by a ship, their ship gets wrecked by the storm conjured by Prospero, who has magical powers. With the help of his devoted attendant Ariel, Prospero accomplishes his task to restore Miranda her rightful place. Antonio, his accomplice King Alonso of Naples and his son Ferdinand reach the island after the shipwreck. Love blooms between Miranda and Ferdinand, and Prospero consents to their marriage. Finally, the truth about Antonio is revealed, and Prospero is restored his dukedom .He forgives his brother, and returns to Milan.

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Seite xxiii - 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...
Seite 12 - And show'd thee all the qualities o' the isle, The fresh springs, brine-pits, barren place and fertile, Curs'd be I that did so ! All the charms Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you! For I am all the subjects that you have, Which first was mine own king ; and here you sty me In this hard rock, whiles you do keep from me The rest o
Seite 20 - V the commonwealth I would by contraries Execute all things; for no kind of traffic Would I admit; no name of magistrate: Letters should not be known; riches, poverty, And use of service, none: contract, succession, Bourn, bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none; No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil; No occupation: all men idle, all; And women too, but innocent and pure; No sovereignty;— Seb.
Seite 3 - 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.
Seite 49 - Where the bee sucks, there suck I ; In a cowslip's bell I lie; There I couch when owls do cry. On the bat's back I do fly After summer merrily. Merrily, merrily shall I live now Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
Seite 35 - Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears ; and sometime voices, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, The clouds methought would open, and show riches Ready to drop upon me ; that, when I wak'd, I cried to dream again.
Seite 20 - All things in common, nature should produce Without sweat or endeavour : treason, felony, Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engine, Would I not have ; but nature should bring forth, Of its own kind, all foison, all abundance, To feed my innocent people.
Seite 8 - I'd divide And burn in many places ; on the topmast, The yards, and bowsprit, would I flame distinctly, Then meet and join. Jove's lightnings, the precursors O...
Seite 31 - And put it to the foil : but you, O you, So perfect, and so peerless, are created Of every creature's best.
Seite xxiv - All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I come To answer thy best pleasure; be't to fly, To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride On the curl'd clouds, to thy strong bidding task Ariel and all his quality.

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