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This my mean task
Would be as heavy to me as odious, but
The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead
And makes my labors pleasures
I had rather crack my sinews, break my back,
Than you should such dishonor undergo
While I sit lazy by.
At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer
What I desire to give, and much less take
What I shall die to want.
The folly of this island. They say there's but five upon this isle. We are three of them. If th' other two be brained like us, the state totters.
Why, thou deboshed fish, thou, was there ever man a coward that hath drunk so much sack as I today?
There thou mayst brain him,
Having first seized his books; or with a log
Batter his skull; or paunch him with a stake;
Or cut his weasand with thy knife.
Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.
And then, in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open and show riches
Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked
I cried to dream again.
Even here I will put off my hope and keep it
No longer for my flatterer. He is drowned
Whom thus we stray to find, and the sea mocks
Our frustrate search on land.
You three from Milan did supplant good Prospero,
Exposed unto the sea, which hath requit it,
Him and his innocent child.
The winds did sing it to me, and the thunder,
That deep and dreadful organ pipe, pronounced
The name of Prosper
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