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What from the cape can you discern at sea?

Montano
What from the cape can you discern at sea?
First Gentleman
Nothing at all. It is a high-wrought flood.
I cannot ‘twixt the heaven and the main
Descry a sail.
Montano
Methinks the wind hath spoke aloud at land.
A fuller blast ne'er shook our battlements.
If it hath ruffianed so upon the sea,
What ribs of oak, when mountains melt on them,
Can hold the mortise? What shall we hear of this?
Second Gentleman
A segregation of the Turkish fleet.
For do but stand upon the foaming shore,
The chidden billow seems to pelt the clouds,
The wind-shaked surge, with high and monstrous mane,
Seems to cast water on the burning Bear
And quench the guards of th' ever-fixèd pole.
I never did like molestation view
On the enchafèd flood.
Montano
If that the Turkish fleet
Be not ensheltered and embayed, they are drowned.
It is impossible to bear it out.

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Act 2
Scene 1
Line 1

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