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The Tempest: Epilogue

The Tempest

Prospero asks the audience for permission to leave the island and return to Naples.
  1. Enter Prospero


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  1. Now my charms are all o’erthrown,
  2. And what strength I have’s mine own,
  3. Which is most faint. Now ’tis true,
  4. I must be here confin’d by you,
  5. Or sent to Naples. Let me not,
  6. Since I have my dukedom got,
  7. And pardon’d the deceiver, dwell
  8. In this bare island by your spell,
  9. But release me from my bands
  10. With the help of your good hands.
  11. Gentle breath of yours my sails
  12. Must fill, or else my project fails,
  13. Which was to please. Now I want
  14. Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
  15. And my ending is despair,
  16. Unless I be reliev’d by prayer,
  17. Which pierces so, that it assaults
  18. Mercy itself, and frees all faults.
  19. As you from crimes would pardon’d be,
  20. Let your indulgence set me free.
  1. Exit.
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