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Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise liereafter, 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.
[Ereunt 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 plan is regular; this the author of The Revisal thinks, what I think too, an accidental effect of the story, not in. tended or regarded by our author. But, whatever might be Shakspeare's intention in forming or adopt. ing the plot, he has made it instrumental to the proVOL. I.
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 speak. ing 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 uative 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.