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Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands;
Curt’sied when you have and kiss’d,
The wild waves whist,
Foot it featly here and there,
And, sweet sprites, the burden bear.
– Ariel, Act I, scene ii
My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up.
My father’s loss, the weakness which I feel,
The wreck of all my friends, nor this man’s threats,
To whom I am subdu’d, are but light to me,
Might I but through my prison once a day
Behold this maid. All corners else o’ th’ earth
Let liberty make use of; space enough
Have I in such a prison.
– Ferdinand, Act I, scene ii
I prithee, be my god.
– Caliban, Act II, scene ii
The strongest oaths are straw
To th’ fire i’ the blood. Be more abstemious,
Or else good night your vow!
– Prospero, Act IV, scene i
Where the bee sucks, there lurk I;
In a cowslip’s bell I lie;
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat’s back I do fly
After summer merrily.
Merrily, merrily, shall I live now,
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
– Ariel, Act V, scene i
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in’t!
– Miranda, Act V, scene i