The Tempest - Key Quotations

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What care these roarers....
for the name of the King?
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And Prospero the prime duke, being so reputed in dignity....
and for the liberal arts without a parallel
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Government I cast upon my brother...
and to my state grew stranger....rapt in secret studies
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A torment to lay upon the damn'd....
which Sycoroax could not again undo.
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It was mine art....
that made gape the pine and let thee out
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This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother...
which thou takest from me
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For I am all the subjects that you have....
which first was my own king
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You taught me language....
and my profit on't is I know how to curse
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(F) My prime request which I do last pronounce is....
O you wonder! If you be a maid or no?
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(G) Had I plantation of this isle, my lord......
I' the commonwealth I would by contraries execute all things
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(G) No name of magistrate; Letters should not be known....
riches, poverty and use of service none.
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(S) But, for your conscience?
(A) Ay, sir, where lies that? (....) I feel not this deity in my bosom
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(C) I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck thee berries....
A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!
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(C) Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom!
(S) O brave monster! Lead the way
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(F) The very instant that I saw you....
did my heart fly to your service; there resides to make me slave to it.
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(F) And for you sake...
am I this patient log man
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(M) Hence, bashful cunning! And prompt me, plain and holy innocence!
I am your wife, if you will marry me; if not, I'll die your maid
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(C) First to possess his books; for without them....
he is but a sot
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(C) Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises...
sounds and sweet vairs, that give delight and hurt not.
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(G) My old bones ache: here's a maze trod indeed....
through forth-rights and meanders!
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(A) You are three men of sin, whom Destiny, that hath to instrument this lower world.....
the never-surfeited sea that caused to belch up you.
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(Ar) On this island where man doth not inhabit....
you 'mongst men being most unfit to live.
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(Ar) Do pronounce by me...
lingering perdition...whose wraths to guard you nothing but heart sorrow and a clear life ensuing.
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(P) I must bestow upon the eyes of this young couple....
some vanity of mine art
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(A) Do you love me, master? no?
(P) Dearly my delicate Ariel
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(P) These our actors as I foretold you...
were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air.
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(P) We are such stuff as dreams are made on....
and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
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(P) I am vex'd, bear with my weakness...
my, brain is troubled: be not disturb'd with my infirmity
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(P) A devil, a born devil, on whose nature nuture can never stick...
on whom my pains, humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost.
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(P) At this hour lie at my mercy all mine enemies....
now does my project gather to a head
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(P) Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury, Do I take part....
the rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance
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(P) But this rough magic...
I here abjure
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(P) I'll break my staff (.....)
I'll drown my book
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(P) Go, release them Ariel....
My charms, I'll break, their senses I'll restore
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(P) You do yet taste some subtilties o' the isle....
that will not let you believes things certain
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(G) And all of us ourselves....
when no man was his own
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(P) Two of these fellows you must know and own....
this thing of darkness, I acknowledge mine.
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(C) And I'll be wise hereafter and seek for grace...
what a thrice double *** was I, to take this drunkard for a god
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(P) Thence retire me to my Milan...
where every third thought shall be my grave.
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(P) Now I want spirits to enforce, art to enchant...
and my ending is despair
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and for the liberal arts without a parallel


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and to my state grew stranger....rapt in secret studies


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which Sycoroax could not again undo.


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that made gape the pine and let thee out


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