The Tempest

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 2 Scene 1

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SEBASTIAN

A dollar.

SEBASTIAN

What a pain.

GONZALO

Dolor comes to him, indeed. You have spoken truer than you purposed.

GONZALO

Pain, yes indeed. We would find ourselves in pain. You thought you were being funny, but you said the truth.

SEBASTIAN

20You have taken it wiselier than I meant you should.

SEBASTIAN

You’re taking it more seriously than I meant it.

GONZALO

(to ALONSO) Therefore, my lord—

GONZALO

(to ALONSO) Therefore, sir—

ANTONIO

(to SEBASTIAN) Fie, what a spendthrift is he of his tongue!

ANTONIO

(to SEBASTIAN) God, doesn’t he ever shut up?

ALONSO

(to GONZALO) I prithee, spare.

ALONSO

(to GONZALO) Please, no more.

GONZALO

Well, I have done. But yet—

GONZALO

Well, I’m nearly finished. But just one last thing—

SEBASTIAN

25 (to ANTONIO) He will be talking.

SEBASTIAN

(to ANTONIO) He insists on talking.

ANTONIO

Which, of he or Adrian, for a good wager, first begins to crow?

ANTONIO

Hey, let’s bet. Which one will start yammering first, Gonzalo or Adrian?

SEBASTIAN

The old cock.

SEBASTIAN

The old guy.

ANTONIO

The cockerel.

ANTONIO

I pick the younger one.

SEBASTIAN

Done. The wager?

SEBASTIAN

You’re on. What’s the prize?

ANTONIO

30A laughter.

ANTONIO

A good laugh.

SEBASTIAN

A match!

SEBASTIAN

It’s a deal!

ADRIAN

Though this island seem to be desert—

ADRIAN

Though this island may appear desolate—

ANTONIO

(to SEBASTIAN) Ha, ha, ha!

ANTONIO

(to SEBASTIAN) Ha, ha, ha!