The Tempest – Act 5 Quotes

Ariel Mine would, sir, were I human.
Prospero The rarer action is / In virtue than in vengeance.
Prospero Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and groves / And ye that on the sands with printless foot / Do chase the ebbing Neptune
Prospero But this rough magic / I here abjure; . . . I’ll break my staff, / Bury it certain fathoms in the earth / . . . I’ll drown my book.
Alonso Thy dukedom I resign and do entreat / Thou pardon me my wrongs.
Prospero At this time / I will tell no tales
Miranda How many goodly creatures are there here! / How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world / That has such people in’t!
Prospero ‘Tis new to thee.
Gonzalo . . . And all of us [found] ourselves / When no man was his own.
Prospero Two of these fellows you / Must know and own; this thing of darkness I / Acknowledge mine.
Trinculo I have been in such a pickle, since I saw you last, that I fear me will never out of my bones.
Caliban What a thrice-double ass / Was I to take this drunkard for a god / And worship this dull fool!
Prospero Every third thought shall be my grave.

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