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SPOKEN BY PROSPERO
Now my charms are all o’erthrown, And what strength I have’s mine own, Which is most faint: now, ’tis true, I must be here confined by you, Or sent to Naples. Let me not, Since I have my dukedom got And pardon’d the deceiver, dwell In this bare island by your spell; But release me from my bands With the help of your good hands: Gentle breath of yours my sails Must fill, or else my project fails, Which was to please. Now I want Spirits to enforce, art to enchant, And my ending is despair, Unless I be relieved by prayer, Which pierces so that it assaults Mercy itself and frees all faults. As you from crimes would pardon’d be,
ALONSO: King of Naples.
SEBASTIAN: his brother.
PROSPERO: the right Duke of Milan.
ANTONIO: his brother, the usurping Duke of Milan.
FERDINAND: son to the King of Naples.
GONZALO: an honest old Counsellor.
ADRIAN & FRANCISCO: Lords.
CALIBAN: a savage and deformed Slave.
TRINCULO: a Jester.
STEPHANO: a drunken Butler.
Master of a Ship. (Master:)
MIRANDA: daughter to Prospero.
ARIEL: an airy Spirit.
IRIS, CERES, JUNO, Nymphs & Reapers: presented by Spirits.
Other Spirits attending on Prospero.