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Methoughts that I had broken from the TowerKEEPER
And was embark'd to cross to Burgundy;
And, in my company, my brother Gloucester,
Who from my cabin tempted me to walk
Upon the hatches.
[Thence we looked toward England,
And cited up a thousand fearful times,
During the wars of York and Lancaster
That had befall'n us.]
As we paced along
Upon the giddy footing of the hatches,
Methought that Gloucester stumbled; and, in falling
Struck me, that thought to stay him, overboard,
Into the tumbling billows of the main.
O, Lord! methought, what pain it was to drown!
What dreadful noise of waters in my ears!
What ugly sights of death within my eyes!
Methought I saw a thousand fearful wrecks;
Ten thousand men that fishes gnaw'd upon;
Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl,
Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels,
All scatter'd in the bottom of the sea:
Some lay in dead men's skulls; and, in the holes
Where eyes did once inhabit, there were crept,
As 'twere in scorn of eyes, reflecting gems,
Which woo'd the slimy bottom of the deep,
And mock'd the dead bones that lay scatter'd by.
Had you such leisure in the time of death
[To gaze upon the secrets of the deep?]
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I'll not meddle with it; it makes a man a coward.First Murderer
A man cannot steal, but it accuseth him; a man cannot
swear, but it checks him; a man cannot lie with his
neighbour's wife, but it detects him.
['tis a blushing shamefast spirit that mutinies in a
It fills a man full of obstacles: It made me once restore
a purse of gold that by chance I found; It beggars any
man that keeps it.
[It is turned out of all towns and cities for a
dangerous thing; and every man that means to live
well endeavours to trust to himself and to live
'Zounds, it is even now at my elbow, persuading meSecond Murderer
not to kill the duke.
Take the devil in thy mind, and believe him not.
[He would insinuate with thee but to make thee sigh.]