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Prospero

The Tempest

If by your art, my dearest father

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Miranda 
If by your art, my dearest father, you have
Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them.
The sky, it seems, would pour down stinking pitch,
But that the sea, mounting to th’ welkin’s cheek,
Dashes the fire out.

O, the cry did knock
Against my very heart! Poor souls, they perished.

O,
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Sit down, For thou must now know farther.

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Prospero
Sit down,
For thou must now know farther.
 They sit.
Miranda
You have often
Begun to tell me what I am, but stopped
And left me to a bootless inquisition,
Concluding “Stay. Not yet.”

What seest thou else
In the dark backward and abysm of time?

Prospero
The hour’s now come.
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I, thus neglecting worldly ends

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Prospero
I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated
To closeness and the bettering of my mind
With that which, but by being so retired,
O’erprized all popular rate, in my false brother
Awaked an evil nature, and my trust,
Like a good parent, did beget of him
A falsehood in its contrary as great
As my trust was,
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Mark his condition and th’ event

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Prospero
Mark his condition and th’ event. Then tell me
If this might be a brother.
Miranda
I should sin
To think but nobly of my grandmother.
Good wombs have borne bad sons.

Good wombs have borne bad sons.

Prospero
Now the condition.
This King of Naples,
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Come away, servant, come. I am ready now

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Prospero Prospero puts on his cloak.
Come away, servant, come. I am ready now.
Approach, my Ariel. Come.
 Enter Ariel.
Ariel
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 curled clouds,
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Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself

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Prospero, to Caliban
Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself
Upon thy wicked dam, come forth!
 Enter Caliban.
Caliban
As wicked dew as e’er my mother brushed
With raven’s feather from unwholesome fen
Drop on you both. A southwest blow on you
And blister you all o’er.
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What is the time o’ th’ day?

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Prospero
What is the time o’ th’ day?
Ariel
Past the mid season.
Prospero
At least two glasses. The time ’twixt six and now
Must by us both be spent most preciously.
Ariel
Is there more toil? Since thou dost give me pains,
Let me remember thee what thou hast promised,
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Come unto these yellow sands

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Ariel
Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands.
Curtsied when you have, and kissed
The wild waves whist.
Foot it featly here and there,
And sweet sprites bear
The burden. Hark, hark!
Burden dispersedly, within: Bow-wow.
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Come unto these yellow sands

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Arielinvisible, playing and singing.

Come unto these yellow sands,
 And then take hands.
Curtsied when you have, and kissed
 The wild waves whist.
Foot it featly here and there,
 And sweet sprites bear
The burden. Hark,
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Why speaks my father so ungently?

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Miranda
Why speaks my father so ungently? This
Is the third man that e’er I saw, the first
That e’er I sighed for. Pity move my father
To be inclined my way.
Ferdinand
O, if a virgin,
And your affection not gone forth, I’ll make you
The Queen of Naples.

There’s nothing ill can dwell in such a temple.
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