The Works of William Shakespeare
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012 - 214 pages
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE TEMPEST. ACT I. SCENE I. On a Ship at Sea. A tempestuous noise of Thunder and Lightning. Enter a Ship-master and a Boatswain. Master. Boatswain! Boats. Here, master: what cheer1 ? Mast. Good. Speak to the mariners: fall to't yarely2, or we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir. [Exit. Enter Mariners. Boats. Heigh, my hearts! cheerly, cheerly, my hearts ! yare, yare. Take in the top-sail; tend to the master's whistle.?Blow, till thou burst thy wind, if room enough! Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Ferdinand, Gon- Zalo, and Others. Alon. Good boatswain, have care. Where's the master? Play the men. Boats. I pray now, keep below. 1 What cheer 1] So in John Drout's Pityfull Historie of two loving I1alians, 8vo, 1570. Then mate to mate eache other calde, And sayd, ho mate I what ckeere 1 ? r'll to't, Mi;!.i. ] i., . readily, nimbly. See also Vol. ii. p. 72; Vol. iii. p. 381; and Vol. iii. pp. 36. 71. Ant. Where is the master, boatswain? Boats. Do you not hear him ? You mar our labour. Keep your cabins; you do assist the storm. Gon. Nay, good, be patient. Boats. When the sea is. Hence! What care these roarers for the name of king ? To cabin: silence ! trouble us not. Gon. Good; yet remember whom thou hast aboard. Boats. None that I more love than myself. You are a counsellor: if you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more; use your authority: if you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long, and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it so hap.?Cheerly, good hearts!?Out of our way, I say. [Exit. Gon. I have great comfort from this fellow: me- thinks, he hath no drowning mark upon him; his complexion is perfect gallows...
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