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Had I been any god of power, I would
It should the good ship so have swallow'd and
Be collected :
No more amazement: tell your piteous heart
There's no harm done.
O, woe the day!
I have done nothing but in care of thee,
Lend thy hand,
And pluck my magic garment from me.
[Lays down his mantle.
Lie there, my art. Wipe thou thine eyes; have
The direful spectacle of the wreck, which touch'd
Which thou heard'st cry, which thou saw'st sink.
For thou must now know farther.
You have often
13. The fraughting souls, the living freight.
Concluding 'Stay: not yet.'
The hour's now come;
The very minute bids thee ope thine ear;
Obey and be attentive. Canst thou remember
A time before we came unto this cell?
I do not think thou canst, for then thou wast not 40 Out three years old.
Certainly, sir, I can.
Pros. By what? by any other house or person? Of any thing the image tell me that
Hath kept with thy remembrance.
'Tis far off
And rather like a dream than an assurance
Pros. Thou hadst, and more, Miranda. But
how is it
That this lives in thy mind? What seest thou else
But that I do not.
Pros. Twelve year since, Miranda, twelve year
Thy father was the Duke of Milan and
A prince of power.
Sir, are not you my father?
Pros. Thy mother was a piece of virtue, and She said thou wast my daughter; and thy father Was Duke of Milan; and thou his only heir
And princess no worse issued.
O the heavens !
What foul play had we, that we came from thence? 60 Or blessed was 't we did?
41. Out, fully.
56. piece, paragon.
59. issued, derived.
Both, both, my girl:
By foul play, as thou say'st, were we heaved thence,
But blessedly holp hither.
O, my heart bleeds
Pros. My brother and thy uncle, call'd Antonio-
Without a parallel; those being all my study,
And to my state grew stranger, being transported
Sir, most heedfully.
Pros. Being once perfected how to grant suits,
The creatures that were mine, I say, or changed
Or else new form'd 'em; having both the key
Of officer and office, set all hearts i' the state
To what tune pleased his ear; that now he was
too high. Trash was a technical term of the kennel for the process of artificially retarding a dog too eager or forward in hunting.
83. key, tuning-key (with a play upon the ordinary sense). 85. that, so that.
The ivy which had hid my princely trunk,
And suck'd my verdure out on 't.
Mir. O, good sir, I do.
As my trust was; which had indeed no limit,
But what my power might else exact, like one
To credit his own lie, he did believe
He was indeed the duke; out o' the substitution,
And executing the outward face of royalty,
With all prerogative: hence his ambition growing-
Your tale, sir, would cure deafness.
92. O'er-prized, exceeded in value.
100. Who having into truth, etc. This is usually understood: 'Who has, by habitual repetition of a lie, so corrupted the veracity of his memory that he believes the lie himself.' Warburton substituted unto for into. But even sinner unto truth' is a questionable phrase, while the clause 'by telling of it' is by this construction awkwardly cut off
Pros. To have no screen between this part he
And him he play'd it for, he needs will be
O the heavens !
Pros. Mark his condition and the event; then
If this might be a brother.
I should sin
To think but nobly of my grandmother :
Now the condition. 120
This King of Naples, being an enemy
Fated to the purpose did Antonio open
The gates of Milan, and, i' the dead of darkness, 130 The ministers for the purpose hurried thence
Me and thy crying self.
Alack, for pity!
I, not remembering how I cried out then,
Will cry it o'er again it is a hint
109. Milan, duke of Milan.
112. dry, thirsty.
123. in lieu o', in return for. 134. hint, theme.