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Alonso

Beseech you, sir, be merry

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Gonzalo, to Alonso
Beseech you, sir, be merry. You have cause—
So have we all—of joy, for our escape
Is much beyond our loss. Our hint of woe
Is common; every day some sailor’s wife,
The masters of some merchant, and the merchant
Have just our theme of woe. But for the miracle—
I mean our preservation—few in millions
Can speak like us.
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Act 2
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Is not, sir, my doublet as fresh as the first day I wore it?

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Gonzalo, to Alonso
Is not, sir, my doublet as fresh as
the first day I wore it? I mean, in a sort.
Antonio
That “sort” was well fished for.
Gonzalo, to Alonso
When I wore it at your daughter’s marriage.

The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness
And time to speak it in.
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Act 2
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What harmony is this? My good friends, hark.

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Solemn and strange music, and
enter Prospero on the top invisible.

Alonso
What harmony is this? My good friends, hark.
Gonzalo
Marvelous sweet music!

Enter several strange shapes, bringing in a banquet, and
dance about it with gentle actions of salutations.

Alonso
Give us kind keepers,
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Act 3
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I’ th’ name of something holy

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Gonzalo, to Alonso
I’ th’ name of something holy, sir, why stand you
In this strange stare?
Alonso
O, it is monstrous, monstrous!
Methought the billows spoke and told me of it;
The winds did sing it to me, and the thunder,
That deep and dreadful organ pipe, pronounced
The name of Prosper.
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I’ th’ name of something holy, sir

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Gonzalo, to Alonso
I’ th’ name of something holy, sir, why stand you
In this strange stare?
Alonso
O, it is monstrous, monstrous!
Methought the billows spoke and told me of it;
The winds did sing it to me, and the thunder,
That deep and dreadful organ pipe, pronounced
The name of Prosper.

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Behold, sir king, The wrongèd Duke of Milan, Prospero.

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Prospero, to Alonso
Behold, sir king,
The wrongèd Duke of Milan, Prospero.
For more assurance that a living prince
Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body,
 He embraces Alonso.
And to thee and thy company I bid
A hearty welcome.
Alonso
Whe’er thou be’st he or no,
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Act 5
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Sweet lord, you play me false

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Here Prospero discovers Ferdinand and Miranda,
playing at chess.

Miranda, to Ferdinand
Sweet lord, you play me false.
Ferdinand
No, my dearest love,
I would not for the world.
Miranda
Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should wrangle,
And I would call it fair play.
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What is the news?

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Gonzalo
What is the news?
Boatswain
The best news is that we have safely found
Our king and company. The next: our ship,
Which, but three glasses since, we gave out split,
Is tight and yare and bravely rigged as when
We first put out to sea.

This is as strange a maze as e’er men trod,
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Act 5
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This is as strange a thing as e’er I looked on

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Alonso, indicating Caliban
This is as strange a thing as e’er I looked on.
Prospero
He is as disproportioned in his manners
As in his shape.  To Caliban.  Go, sirrah, to my cell.
Take with you your companions. As you look
To have my pardon, trim it handsomely.
Caliban
Ay,
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