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TEMPEST.

VOL. I.

B

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

ALONSO, King of Naples

SEBASTIAN, his Brother.

PROSPERO, the rightful Duke of Milan,

ANTHONIO, his Brother, the usurping Duke of Milan.

FERDINAND, Son to the King of Naples.

GONZALO, an honest old Counsellor of Naples.

ADRIAN, } Lords.

FRANCISCO,

CALIBAN, a favage and deformed Slave.

TRINCULO, a Jefter.

STEPHANO, a drunken Butler.

Mafter of a Ship, Boatswain, and Mariners.

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SCENE-The Sea, with a Ship; afterwards an uninhabited land.

THIS PLAY is fupposed to have been written in the

year 1612, and

to have derived its title from the dreadful Tempest of that year.

TEMPEST.

ACT I. SCENE I.

ON A SHIP AT SE A.

A tempeftuous Noife of Thunder and Lightning heard.

Enter a Ship-Mafter and a Boatswain.

Mafter. Boatswain,

Boats. Here, mafter: What cheer?

Maft. Good: Speak to the mariners:-fall to't 'yarely, or we run ourselves aground: beftir, beftir.

Enter Mariners.

Exit.]

Boatf. Heigh, my hearts; cheerly, cheerly, my hearts; yare, yare: Take in the top-fail; Tend to the master's whistle;- Blow, till thou burft thy wind, if room enough!

1 garely-readily, nimbly, fkilfully.

"thofe flower-foft hands,

"That yarely frame their office."

ANTHONY and CLEOPATRA, A&. II, S. 2. Eno.

"be yare in thy preparation."

TWELFTH NIGHT, Act III, S. 4, Sir To.-and in other parts of this play. Blow, till thou burft, wind,-till thou burst thee, wind-till thou burst, thou wind.

All fuch various and conjectural readings as may be hereafter inferted in the course of the notes will be thus diftinguished by italics.

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