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Alonso, (King of Naples)..
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MIRANDA, (Daughter to Prospero) Miss CARLOTTA LECLERCQ. ARIEL, (an Airy Spirit)
Miss KATE TERRY. JUNO,
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Miss HONEY. Iris,
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Nymphs, Spirits, attending on Prospero, dc., &c.
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“ The Tempest, and the Midsummer Night's Dream, are the noblest efforts of that sublime and amazing imagination peculiar to Shakespeare, which soars above the bounds of nature without forsaking sense; or more properly, carries nature along with him beyond her established limits.” Such are the words of one of our poet's most learned commentators, Doctor Warburton, Bishop of Gloucester, conveying a true estimate of the genius which conceived and constructed the play of The Tempest. This wonderful drama—this bright creation of a sportive fancy which peoples the air with sylphs and spirits may be said to symbolize, almost as much as a historical play, a definite period in the world's annals.
During the century that followed the first revelation of a new hemisphere to the eyes of astonished Europe, the mind of man was repeatedly excited by the announcement of fresh wonders. The inspired perseverance of Columbus had awakened a spirit not to be extinguished, and the names of Vasco de Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, Sebastian Cabot, Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh, and other bold navigators, remain