Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 1
General Books LLC, 2009 - 322 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1805 Excerpt: ... Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this hour Lie at my mercy all mine enemies: Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little, Follow, and do me service. Exeunt. ACT V. SCENE I. Before the Cell of Prospero. Enter Prospero in his magick robes; and Ariel. Pro. Now does my project gather to a head: My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time Goes upright with his carriage.5 How's the day? Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, You said our work should cease. Pro. I did say so, When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit, How fares the king and his? Ari. Confin'd together In the same fashion as you gave in charge; Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners In the lime-grove which weather-fends your cell; They cannot budge, till your release.6 The king, His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; And the remainder mourning over them, Brim-full of sorrow and dismay; but chiefly Him you term'd, sir, The good old lord, Gonzalo; His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops 5 and time % Goes upright with his carriage. Alluding to one carrying a burthen. This critical period of ray life proceeds as I could wish. Tirne brings forward all the expected events, without faultering under his burthen. Steevens. "till your release." i. e. till you release them. Malone, From eaves of reeds: your charm so strongly works them, That if you now beheld them, your affections Would become tender. Pro. Dost thou think so, spirit? Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human. Pro. And mine shall. Hast thou, which art but air, a touch,7 a feeling Of their afflictions? and shall not myself, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Passion as they,8 be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am struck t...
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