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(Act 1) Prospero - 'Twelve years since, Miranda, twelve years since, thy father was the Duke of Milan'
(Act 1) Prospero - 'The government I cast upon my brother, and to my state grew stranger'
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(Act 1) Prospero - 'He was the ivy which had hid my princely trunk, and ****'d my venture out'
(Act 1) Prospero - 'Me, my poor man, my library was dukedom large enough'
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(Act 1) Ariel - 'All hail great master, grave sir, hail!' 'That's my noble master'
(Act 1) Ariel - 'Let me remember thee what thou hast promis'd'
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(Act 1) Prospero - 'How now? Moody?'
(Act 1) Prospero - 'Thou liest, malignant thing! Has thou forgot the foul witch Sycorax?'
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(Act 1) Prospero - 'This blue-eyed hag was hither brought with child'
(Act 1) Caliban - 'I must eat my dinner. This island's mine by Sycorax my mother, which thou tak'st from me'
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(Act 1) Prospero - 'Thou didst seek to violate the honour of my child'
(Act 1) Caliban - 'Thou didst prevent me - I had peopled the else this isle with Calibans'
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(Act 1) Miranda - 'Abhorred slave' 'I pitied thee' 'Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each hour'
(Act 1) Caliban - 'You taught me language, and my profit on't is I know how to curse'
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(Act 1) Ariel [sings] - 'Come unto these yellow sands' 'Full fathom five thy father lies'
(Act 1) Ferdinand - 'My prime request, which I do last pronounce, is - O you wonder! - If you be a maid or no?'
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(Act 1) Ferdinand - 'O, if a virgin, and your affections not gone forth, I'll make you the Queen of Naples'
(Act 1) Prospero - 'I must uneasy make lest too light winning make the prize light'
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(Act 1) Prospero - 'What I say - my foot my tutor?'
(Act 2) Gonzalo - 'Sir, we were talking that our garments seem now as fresh as when we were at Tunis at the marriage of your daughter, who is now queen'
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(Act 2) Alonso - 'Would I had never married my daughter there, for coming thence my son is lost'
(Act 2) Gonzalo - 'And were the King on't, what would I do?' 'commonwealth I would by contraries execute all things' 'but innocent and pure; no severeignty'
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(Act 2) Sebastian - Yet he would be King on't' ... Antonio - 'The latter end of his commonwealth forgets the beginning'
(Act 2) Sebastian - 'Well? I am standing water' ... Antonio - 'I'll teach you how to flow'
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(Act 2) Caliban - 'His spirits hear me' 'For every trifle they are set upon me'
(Act 2) Trinculo - 'What have we here? - a man or a fish? - dead or alive? A fish, he smells like a fish, a very ancient and fish-like smell'
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(Act 2) Stephano - 'This is some monster of the isle with four legs' 'If I can recover him, and keep him tame, and get to Naples with him, he's a present for any emporer'
(Act 2) Trinculo - 'very shallow monster' 'very weak monster' 'most poor, credulous monster' 'most perfidious and drunken monster' 'puppy-headed monster' 'most scurvy monster' 'poor monster' 'abominable monster' 'ridiculous monster' 'howling monster'
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(Act 2) Caliban - I prithee let me take thee where crabs grow, and I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts'
(Act 2) Caliban - 'Ban, Ban, Ca-Caliban has a new master - get a new man! Freedom high-day! High-day freedom! Freedom, high-day, freedom!'
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(Act 3) Ferdinand - 'But the mistress which I serve quickens what's dead and makes my labours pleasures'
(Act 3) Miranda - 'My father is hard at study. Pray now, rest yourself; he's safe for these three hours'
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(Act 3) Miranda - 'If you'll sit down I'll bear your logs the while. Pray give me that, I'll carry it to the pile'
(Act 3) Ferdinand - 'No, precious creature, I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, that you should undergo such dishonour as I sit lazy by'
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(Act 3) Prospero - 'Poor worm, thou art infected'
(Act 3) Ferdinand - For several virtues have I lik'd several women, never ant with so full soul but some defect in her'
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(Act 3) Caliban - 'Lo, how he mocks me! Wilt thou let him, my lord?' 'Lo, lo again! Bite him to death, I prithee'
(Act 3) Caliban - 'I am subject to as tyrant, a sorcerer that by his cunning hath cheated me of the island' 'I say by sorcery he got this isle; from me he got it'
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(Act 3) Caliban - 'Remember first to possess his books; for without them he's but a sot, as I am'
(Act 3) Caliban - 'Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments will hum about mine ear; and sometime voices'
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(Act 3) Caliban - 'that if I had then wak'd after a long sleep, will make me sleep again, and then in dreaming the clouds methought would open and show riches ready to drop upon me, that when I wak'd I cried to dream again'
(Act 3) Antonio - 'Let is be tonight; for now they are oppress'd with travail, they will not nor cannot use such vigilance as when they are fresh'
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(Act 3) Ariel - 'You are three men of sin' 'I have made you mad' 'But remember...that you three from Milan did supplant good Prospero' 'Him and his innocent child'
(Act 3) Prospero - 'And these, mine enemies, are all knit up in their distractions. They are now in my power'
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(Act 4) Prospero - 'All thy vexations were but trials of thy love' 'Here, afore heaven, I ratify this my rich gift' 'Then as my gift, and thine own acquisition worthily purchas'd take my daughter'
(Act 4) Prospero - 'If thou dost break her virgin-knot before all sanctimonious ceremonies' 'discord shall bestrew the union of your bed with weeds so loathly that you shall hate it both' 'Hymen's lamp shall light you'
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(Act 4) Ferdinand - 'Let me live here ever. So rare a wonder'd father and a wife makes this place paradise'
(Act 4) Prospero - 'We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is surrounded by sleep'
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(Act 4) Prospero - 'A devil, a born devil, on whose nature nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost'
(Act 4) Caliban - 'I will have none on't. We shall lose our time, and all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes with foreheads villainous low'
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(Act 4) Prospero - 'Let them be hunted soundly. At this hour lies at my mercy all mine enemies'
(Act 5) Prospero - 'And rifted Jove's stout oak with his own bolt' 'Graves at my command have wak'd their sleepers' 'by my so potent art' 'this rough magic I here abjure'
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(Act 5) Prospero - 'I'll break my staff, bury it certain fathoms in the earth, and deeper that did ever plummet sound I'll drown my book'
(Act 5) Prospero - 'You, brother mine...I do forgive thee, unnatural though thou art' 'For you, most wicken sir, whom to call brother would even infect my mouth, I do forgive thy rankest fault - all of them - and require my dukedom of thee'
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(Act 5) Miranda - 'O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world that has such people in't!'
(Act 5) Prospero - 'His mother was a witch, and one so strong that could control the moon, make flows and ebbs' 'Two of these fellows you must know and own; this thing of darkness I acknowledge mine'
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(Act 5) Caliban - 'I'll be wise hereafter and seek for grace. What a thrice-double *** was I to take this drunkard for a God and worship this dull fool!'
(Epilogue) Prospero - 'Now my charms are all o'erthrown, and what strength I have's mine own' 'Unless I be relieved by prayer, which pierces so that it assaults mercy itself, and frees all faults' 'let your indulgence set me free'
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