The Tempest
Act I
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Act IV
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Act V
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A tempestuous noise of Thunder and Lightning heard: A tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning heard Tem I.i.1.1
Enter a Ship-master, and a Boteswaine.Enter a Shipmaster and a Boatswain Tem I.i.1.2
Master.MASTER 
BOte-swaine.Boatswain! Tem I.i.1
Botes.BOATSWAIN 
Heere Master: What cheere?Here, Master. What cheer? Tem I.i.2
Mast.MASTER 
Good: Speake to th' Mariners: fall too't, yarely, orGood. Speak to th' mariners. Fall to't, yarely, orgood (n.)good fellowTem I.i.3
yarely (adv.)quickly, briskly, lively
we run our selues a ground, bestirre, bestirre.we run ourselves aground. Bestir, bestir!bestir (v.)
old form: bestirre
arouse, rouse, make active
Tem I.i.4
Exit.Exit Tem I.i.4
Enter Mariners.Enter Mariners Tem I.i.5.1
Botes.BOATSWAIN 
Heigh my hearts, cheerely, cheerely myHeigh, my hearts! Cheerly, cheerly, mycheerly (adv.)[cry of encouragement] heartily, with a willTem I.i.5
heart (n.)(plural) grand-hearted lads, fine companions
harts: yare, yare: Take in the toppe-sale: Tend tohearts! Yare, yare! Take in the topsail! Tend totend (v.)attend, listen, pay attentionTem I.i.6
yare (adv.)quick, without delay, right now
th' Masters whistle: Blow till thou burst thy winde, ifth' Master's whistle! – Blow till thou burst thy wind, if Tem I.i.7
room enough.room enough. Tem I.i.8
Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Anthonio, Ferdinando, Gonzalo, Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Ferdinand, Gonzalo, Tem I.i.9.1
and others.and others Tem I.i.9.2
Alon.ALONSO 
Good Boteswaine haue care: where's the Master?Good Boatswain, have care. Where's the Master? Tem I.i.9
Play the men.Play the men. Tem I.i.10
Botes.BOATSWAIN 
I pray now keepe below.I pray now, keep below. Tem I.i.11
Anth.ANTONIO 
Where is the Master, Boson?Where is the Master, Boatswain? Tem I.i.12
Botes.BOATSWAIN 
Do you not heare him? you marre our labour,Do you not hear him? You mar our labour.mar (v.)
old form: marre
ruin, harm, injure, damage
Tem I.i.13
Keepe your Cabines: you do assist the storme.Keep your cabins! You do assist the storm.keep (v.)
old form: keepe
stay within, remain inside
Tem I.i.14
Gonz.GONZALO 
Nay, good be patient.Nay, good, be patient.good (n.)good fellowTem I.i.15
Botes.BOATSWAIN 
When the Sea is: hence, what cares theseWhen the sea is. Hence! What cares these Tem I.i.16
roarers for the name of King? to Cabine; silence:roarers for the name of king? To cabin! Silence!roarer (n.)roaring wave, thundering breakerTem I.i.17
trouble vs not.Trouble us not. Tem I.i.18
Gon.GONZALO 
Good, yet remember whom thou hast aboord.Good, yet remember whom thou hast aboard. Tem I.i.19
Botes.BOATSWAIN 
None that I more loue then my selfe. You areNone that I more love than myself. You are Tem I.i.20
a Counsellor, if you can command these Elements toa councillor. If you can command these elements toelement (n.)(plural) substances from which all material things are made [believed to be earth, water, air, fire]Tem I.i.21
silence, and worke the peace of the present, wee will notsilence, and work the peace of the present, we will notwork (v.), past form wrought
old form: worke
bring about, arrange, effect
Tem I.i.22
hand a rope more, vse your authoritie: If you cannot,hand a rope more. Use your authority. If you cannot,hand (v.)lay hands on, handle, have to do withTem I.i.23
giue thankes you haue liu'd so long, and make your selfegive thanks you have lived so long, and make yourself Tem I.i.24
readie in your Cabine for the mischance of the houre, if itready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if itmischance (n.)misfortune, calamity, mishapTem I.i.25
so hap. Cheerely good hearts: out of our way Iso hap. – Cheerly, good hearts! – Out of our way, Icheerly (adv.)
old form: Cheerely
[cry of encouragement] heartily, with a will
Tem I.i.26
hap (v.)happen, take place, come to pass
heart (n.)(plural) grand-hearted lads, fine companions
say.say! Tem I.i.27
Exit.Exit Tem I.i.27
Gon.GONZALO 
I haue great comfort from this fellow: methinksI have great comfort from this fellow. Methinks Tem I.i.28
he hath no drowning marke vpon him, his complexionhe hath no drowning-mark upon him: his complexiondrowning-mark (n.)
old form: drowning marke
indication of death by drowning
Tem I.i.29
complexion (n.)appearance, look, colouring
is perfect Gallowes: stand fast good Fate to hisis perfect gallows. Stand fast, good Fate, to hisperfect (adj.)complete, pure, sheer, utterTem I.i.30
gallows (n.)
old form: Gallowes
someone who deserves to be hanged
fate (n.)destiny, fortune
hanging, make the rope of his destiny our cable, forhanging. Make the rope of his destiny our cable, forrope (n.)[cry of derision, imitating a parrot's cry] hangman's rope, halterTem I.i.31
our owne doth little aduantage: If he be not borne to beeour own doth little advantage. If he be not born to beadvantage (v.)
old form: aduantage
benefit, help, aid
Tem I.i.32
hang'd, our case is miserable.hanged, our case is miserable. Tem I.i.33
Exit.Exeunt Gonzalo and the other nobles Tem I.i.33
Enter Boteswaine.Enter Boatswain Tem I.i.34.1
Botes.BOATSWAIN 
Downe with the top-Mast: yare, lower,Down with the topmast! Yare! Lower,yare (adv.)quick, without delay, right nowTem I.i.34
topmast (n.)section of mast fitted to the top of the lower mast
lower, bring her to Try with Maine-course.lower! Bring her to try with main-course.main-course (n.)
old form: Maine-course
principal sail of a ship, mainsail
Tem I.i.35
try (v.)[nautical] adjust sails so that the ship's bow is into the wind, lie to
course (n.)sail attached to the lower yards of a sailing ship
A cry within.A cry within Tem I.i.36
A plague --- vpon this howling: they are lowder then theA plague upon this howling! They are louder than the Tem I.i.36
weather, or our office:weather, or our office.office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibilityTem I.i.37
Enter Sebastian, Anthonio & Gonzalo.Enter Sebastian, Antonio, and Gonzalo Tem I.i.38
yet againe? What do you heere? Shal we giue ore andYet again? What do you here? Shall we give o'er and Tem I.i.38
drowne, haue you a minde to sinke?drown? Have you a mind to sink? Tem I.i.39
Sebas.SEBASTIAN 
A poxe o'your throat, you bawling, blasphemousA pox o' your throat, you bawling, blasphemous,pox (n.)venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustulesTem I.i.40
incharitable Dog.incharitable dog!incharitable (adj.)uncharitableTem I.i.41
Botes.BOATSWAIN 
Worke you then.Work you, then. Tem I.i.42
Anth.ANTONIO 
Hang cur, hang, you whoreson insolent Noyse-maker,Hang, cur, hang, you whoreson, insolent noise-maker! Tem I.i.43
we are lesse afraid to be drownde, then thou art.We are less afraid to be drowned than thou art. Tem I.i.44
Gonz.GONZALO 
I'le warrant him for drowning, though the ShipI'll warrant him for drowning, though the shipwarrant (v.)act as a pledge for, give an assurance aboutTem I.i.45
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
were no stronger then a Nutt-shell, and as leaky as anwere no stronger than a nutshell and as leaky as anwench (n.)girl, lassTem I.i.46
vnstanched wench.unstanched wench.unstanched (adj.)
old form: vnstanched
not made staunch [water-tight]; loose, promiscuous
Tem I.i.47
Botes.BOATSWAIN 
Lay her a hold, a hold, set her two coursesLay her a-hold, a-hold! Set her two courses!lay (v.)[nautical] steer away from the shoreTem I.i.48
course (n.)sail attached to the lower yards of a sailing ship
a-hold (adv.)[nautical] close to the wind [to hold steady]
off to Sea againe, lay her off.Off to sea again! Lay her off! Tem I.i.49
Enter Mariners wet.Enter Mariners wet Tem I.i.50
Mari.MARINERS 
All lost, to prayers, to prayers, all lost.All lost! To prayers, to prayers! All lost! Tem I.i.50
Exeunt Tem I.i.50
Botes.BOATSWAIN 
What must our mouths be cold?What, must our mouths be cold? Tem I.i.51
Gonz.GONZALO 
The King, and Prince, at prayers, let's assist them,The King and Prince at prayers, let's assist them,assist (v.)accompany, attend, escortTem I.i.52
for our case is as theirs.For our case is as theirs. Tem I.i.53.1
Sebas.SEBASTIAN 
I'am out of patience.I'm out of patience. Tem I.i.53.2
An.ANTONIO 
We are meerly cheated of our liues by drunkards,We are merely cheated of our lives by drunkards.merely (adv.)
old form: meerly
completely, totally, entirely
Tem I.i.54
This wide-chopt-rascall, would thou mightst lye drowningThis wide-chopped rascal – would thou mightst lie drowningwide-chopped (adj.)
old form: wide-chopt
wide-jawed, big-mouthed
Tem I.i.55
the washing of ten Tides.The washing of ten tides! Tem I.i.56.1
Gonz.GONZALO 
Hee'l be hang'd yet,He'll be hanged yet, Tem I.i.56.2
Though euery drop of water sweare against it,Though every drop of water swear against it, Tem I.i.57
And gape at widst to glut him.And gape at wid'st to glut him.glut (v.)swallow up, devour, engulfTem I.i.58
A confused noyse within. Mercy on vs. WeA confused noise within: ‘ Mercy on us!’ – ‘ We Tem I.i.58.1
split, we split, Farewell my wife, and children,split, we split!’ – ‘ Farewell, my wife and children!’split (v.)break up, split in twoTem I.i.58.2
Farewell brother: we split, we split, we – ‘ Farewell, brother!’ – ‘ We split, we split, we Tem I.i.58.3
split.split!’ Tem I.i.58.4
Exit Boatswain Tem I.i.58.4
Anth.ANTONIO 
Let's all sinke with' KingLet's all sink wi'th' King. Tem I.i.59
SebSEBASTIAN 
Let's take leaue of him.Let's take leave of him. Tem I.i.60
Exit.Exit, with Antonio Tem I.i.60
Gonz.GONZALO 
Now would I giue a thousand furlongs of Sea,Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea Tem I.i.61
for an Acre of barren ground: Long heath, Browne firrs,for an acre of barren ground. Long heath, brown furze,heath (n.)heatherTem I.i.62
furze (n.)
old form: firrs
spiny shrub, gorse
any thing; the wills aboue be done, but I would faine dyeanything. The wills above be done, but I would fain diefain (adv.)
old form: faine
gladly, willingly
Tem I.i.63
a dry death.a dry death. Tem I.i.64
Exit.Exit Tem I.i.64
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