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Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter, And seek for grace: What a thrice-double ass Was I, to take this drunkard for a god, And worship this dull fool! Pro.
Go to; away! Alon. Hence, and bestow your luggage where
you found it. Seb. Or stole it, rather.
[Exeunt Cal. Ste. and Trin.
I'll deliver all;
Spoken by Prospero.
NOW my charms are all o'erthrown,
As you from crimes would pardon'd be,
Applause : noise was supposed to dissolve a spell.
It is observed of The Tempest, that its plap is regular; this the author of The Revisal thinks, what I think too, an accidental effect of the story, not intended or regarded by our author. But, whatever might be Sbakspeare's intention in forming or adopt. ing the plot, he has made it instrumental to the pro
duction of many characters, diversified with bound. less invention, and preserved with profound skill in nature, extensive knowledge of opinions, and accu. rate observation of life. In a single drama are here exhibited princes, courtiers, and sailors, all speaking in their real characters. There is the agency of airy spirits, and of an earthly goblin; the operations of magic, the tumults of a storm, the adven. tures of a desert island, the native effusion of untaught affection, the punishment of guilt, and the final happiness of the pair for whom our pasions and reason are equally interested. JOHNSON
Duke of Milan, father to Silvia.
Gentlemen of Verona.
Julia, a lady of Verona, beloved by Proteus.
Scene, sometimes in Verona ; sometimes in Milan ;
and on the frontiers of Mantua.