The Tempest

by: William Shakespeare

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SEBASTIAN

     But one fiend at a time,
I’ll fight their legions o'er.

SEBASTIAN

I’ll fight every one of these devils if I have to, one at a time.

ANTONIO

    I’ll be thy second.

ANTONIO

I’ll back you up.
Exeunt SEBASTIAN and ANTONIO
SEBASTIAN and ANTONIO exit.

GONZALO

All three of them are desperate. Their great guilt,
110Like poison given to work a great time after,
Now 'gins to bite the spirits. I do beseech you
That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly
And hinder them from what this ecstasy
May now provoke them to.

GONZALO

All three of them are crazy with despair. Their guilt is finally starting to gnaw at them, like a slow-acting poison. Those of you who are young and active, I beg you to follow them and keep them from doing the crazy things their guilt might push them to do.

ADRIAN

    Follow, I pray you.

ADRIAN

Follow them, please.
Exeunt omnes
They all exit.