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That wrings mine eyes to’t.
Hear a little further
Wherefore did they not
Well demanded, wench:
Alack, what trouble
O, a cherubin
my burthen groan'd; which raised in me
How came we ashore ? 146. butt, (figuratively for) a 148. hoist, hoisted. broad, unwieldy boat, a 'tub.'
155. deck'd, sprinkled. That it was not literally a cask is shown by the description 'not 157. An undergoing stomach, rigged,' etc.
a valiant courage.
Pros. By Providence divine.
Would I might
Pros. Now I arise : [Resumes his mantle.
pray you, sir,
Know thus far forth.
169. Now I arise. These The stage - direction was first words have caused much diffi- suggested by Dyce. culty. The injunction to 173. princess', princesses. Miranda in the next line to Sit Ff princesse. This is the regular still' favours the most obvious Shakespearean plural of the sense. On the point of resuming word. his magician's part, Prospero 181. zenith, culminating point • arises' and puts on his robe. of fortune.
If now I court not but omit, my fortunes
[Miranda sleeps. Come away, servant, come. I am ready now. Approach, my Ariel, come.
To answer thy best pleasure ; be 't to fly,
Hast thou, spirit,
Ari. To every article. I boarded the king's ship; now on the beak, Now in the waist, the deck, in every cabin, I flamed amazement : sometime I'ld divide, And burn in many places; on the topmast, The yards and bowsprit, would I flame distinctly, 200 Then meet and join. Jove's lightnings, the pre
O'the dreadful thunder-claps, more momentary
193. quality, faculty, craft 198. I flamed amazement, (perhaps in the collective rather etc. The description is suggested than the abstract sense).
by the fire of St. Elmo,'-flames 194. to point, precisely. seen during a storm to fly along
197. waist, the middle portion from mast to mast. Accounts of a ship between forecastle and of it were accessible in Hakluyt. quarterdeck.
200. distinctly, separately.
My brave spirit !
Not a soul
Why, that's my spirit,
Close by, my master.
Not a hair perish'd ;
Of the king's ship
Safely in harbour
207. coil, uproar.
folded-thus.' • Folded arms' 210. tricks, wild acts.
were amongst the accepted signs
of melancholy. 213. up-staring, standing on
229. still - vex'd, for ever end.
storm-beaten. 223. odd, out-of-the-way.
229. Bermoothes, the
Ber224. in this sad knot, 'sadly mudas.
The mariners all under hatches stow'd;
Ariel, thy charge
Past the mid season. Pros. At least two glasses. The time 'twixt six
and now Must by us both be spent most preciously. Ari. Is there more toil ? Since thou dost give
How now? moody?
I prithee, Remember I have dorte thee worthy service; Told thee no lies, made thee no mistakings, served Without or grudge or grumblings: thou didst
Dost thou forget
234. flote, flood.
240. glasses, hours. 252. ooze, oozy bottom.