The Tempest Quotes
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The Supernatural Quotes
PROSPEROThe direful spectacle of the wreck, which touchedThe very virtue of compassion in thee,I have with such provision in mine artSo safely ordered that there is no soul—No, not so much perdit...
Art and Culture Quotes
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrateA contract of true love. Be not too late. (4.1.148-149)
Contrasting Regions Quotes
BOATSWAIN When the sea is. Hence! What cares theseroarers for the name of king? To cabin! Silence! Trouble us not. (1.1.16-18)
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
ARIEL I prithee,Remember I have done thee worthy service,Told thee no lies, made thee no mistakings, servedWithout or grudge or grumblings. Thou didst promise To bate me a full year. PROSPERO...
Man and the Natural World Quotes
GONZALO I' th' commonwealth I would by contrariesExecute all things; for no kind of trafficWould I admit; no name of magistrate;Letters should not be known; riches, poverty,And use of service, none...
ANTONIOLet's all sink wi' th' king. SEBASTIAN Let's take leave of him. (1.1.66-67)
Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes
MIRANDA O, I have sufferedWith those that I saw suffer! A brave vessel, Who had, no doubt, some noble creature in her,Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry did knockAgainst my very heart! Poor sou...
The Divine Quotes
MARINERS All lost! To prayers, to prayers! All lost! (1.1.52)
Versions of Reality Quotes
MIRANDA 'Tis far offAnd rather like a dream than an assuranceThat my remembrance warrants. (1.2.56-58)
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