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The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

QUOTATION: A fish, he smells like a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Trinculo, in The Tempest, act 2, sc. 2, l. 25-6.

QUOTATION: Then to the elements
Be free, and fare thou well!
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Prospero, in The Tempest, act 5, sc. 1, l. 318-9.

QUOTATION: What seest thou else
In the dark backward and abysm of time?
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Prospero, in The Tempest, act 1, sc. 2, l. 49-50.

QUOTATION: Knowing I loved my books, he furnished me
From mine own library with volumes that
I prize above my dukedom.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Prospero, in The Tempest, act 1, sc. 2, l. 166-8.

QUOTATION: While you here do snoring lie,
Open-eyed conspiracy
His time doth take.
If of life you keep a care,
Shake off slumber, and beware.
Awake, Awake!
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British poet. The Tempest (II, i).

QUOTATION: I would not wish
Any companion in the world but you.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Miranda, in The Tempest, act 3, sc. 1, l. 54-5.

QUOTATION: Beseech you, sir, be merry; you have cause,
So have we all, of joy.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Gonzalo, in The Tempest, act 2, sc. 1, l. 1-2.

QUOTATION: I will here shroud till the dregs of the storm be past.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Trinculo, in The Tempest, act 2, sc. 2, l. 40-1.

QUOTATION: The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Prospero, in The Tempest, act 4, sc. 1, l. 152-6.

QUOTATION: Thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise
And make it halt behind her.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Prospero, in The Tempest, act 4, sc. 1, l. 10-1.

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