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Re: Great Literary Quotes

Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
I'm still working on becoming a real sailor.. but I'll take a stab..since my vessel bears the name.

Bosun, or did you want the old english for Boatswain?

Carl Brashear, the navy master diver who inspired "Men of Honor" was a Boatswains mate. My brother (USN) met him in a Navy Hospital.

I read Brave New World in one night after learning the origin of the title.

Prospero's monologue is among the best of the English language.

Now my charms are all o'erthrown,
And what strength I haveís mine own,
Which is most faint. Now, ítis true,
I must be here confined by you,
Or sent to Naples. Let me not,
Since I have my dukedom got
And pardoned the deceiver, dwell
In this bare island by your spell,
But release me from my bands
With the help of your good hands.
Gentle breath of yours my sails
Must fill, or else my project fails,
Which was to please. Now I want
Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
And my ending is despair,
Unless I be relieved by prayer,
Which pierces so that it assaults
Mercy itself and frees all faults.
As you from crimes would pardoned be,
Let your indulgence set me free.
I first saw the play when I was in grade 8. It was magic.

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