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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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It is foul weather in us all

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It is foul weather in us all, good sir,
When you are cloudy.
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Look, he’s winding up the watch of his wit

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Look, he’s winding up the watch of his wit, by and by it will strike.
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Then wisely, good sir, weigh our sorrow

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Then wisely, good sir, weigh
Our sorrow with our comfort
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To perform an act whereof what’s past is prologue

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To perform an act
Whereof what’s past is prologue.
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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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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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Will you grant with me That Ferdinand is drowned?

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Antonio
Will you grant with me
That Ferdinand is drowned?
Sebastian
He’s gone.
Antonio
Then tell me,
Who’s the next heir of Naples?
Sebastian
Claribel.

We all were sea-swallowed, though some cast again,
And by that destiny to perform an act
Whereof what’s past is prologue

Antonio
She that is Queen of Tunis;
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He receives comfort like cold porridge

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He receives comfort like cold porridge.
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Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows

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Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
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