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Look thou be true

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Prospero, to Ferdinand
Look thou be true; do not give dalliance
Too much the rein. The strongest oaths are straw
To th’ fire i’ th’ blood. Be more abstemious,
Or else goodnight your vow.

The strongest oaths are straw
To th’ fire i’ th’ blood.

Ferdinand
I warrant you,
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Look thou be true; do not give dalliance

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Prospero, to Ferdinand 
Look thou be true; do not give dalliance
Too much the rein. The strongest oaths are straw
To th’ fire i’ th’ blood. Be more abstemious,
Or else goodnight your vow.

The strongest oaths are straw
To th’ fire i’ th’ blood.

Ferdinand
I warrant you,
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Now come, my Ariel. Bring a corollary

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Prospero
Now come, my Ariel. Bring a corollary
Rather than want a spirit. Appear, and pertly.
 Soft music.
No tongue. All eyes. Be silent.

Spirits, which by mine art
I have from their confines called to enact
My present fancies.

 Enter Iris.
Iris
Ceres, most bounteous lady,
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Highest queen of state, Great Juno, comes

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Ceres
Highest queen of state,
Great Juno, comes. I know her by her gait.
Juno
How does my bounteous sister? Go with me
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be
And honored in their issue.

They sing.

Juno

Honor, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance and increasing,
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This is strange. Your father’s in some passion

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Ferdinand, to Miranda
This is strange. Your father’s in some passion
That works him strongly.
Miranda
Never till this day
Saw I him touched with anger, so distempered.

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air

Prospero,
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Come with a thought. I thank thee

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Prospero
Come with a thought. I thank thee, Ariel. Come.
Ariel
Thy thoughts I cleave to. What’s thy pleasure?
Prospero
Spirit,
We must prepare to meet with Caliban.

A devil, a born devil, on whose nature
Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains,
Humanely taken, all, all lost,
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Which is he that killed the deer?

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Jaques
Which is he that killed the deer?
First Lord
Sir, it was I.
Jaques, to the other Lords
Let’s present him to the
Duke like a Roman conqueror. And it would do well
to set the deer’s horns upon his head for a branch of
victory.—Have you no song,
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Now does my project gather to a head

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Enter Prospero in his magic robes, and Ariel.

Prospero
Now does my project gather to a head.
My charms crack not, my spirits obey, and time
Goes upright with his carriage.—How’s the day?
Ariel 
On the sixth hour, at which time, my lord,
You said our work should cease.

Yet with my nobler reason ’gainst my fury
Do I take part.
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You elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves

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Prospero draws a large circle on the stage with his staff.

 

Prospero
You elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves,
And you 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,
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Ariel, Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell

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Prospero
Ariel,
Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell.
Ariel exits and at once returns
with Prospero’s ducal robes.

I will discase me and myself present
As I was sometime Milan.—Quickly, spirit,
Thou shalt ere long be free.

Ariel sings, and helps to attire him.

Where the bee sucks,
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