BoatswainHere, master. What cheer?¹
MasterGood.² Speak to the mariners. Fall to’t,³ yarely,⁴ or we run ourselves aground. Bestir,⁵ bestir.
BoatswainHeigh,⁶ my hearts,⁷ cheerly,⁸ cheerly, my hearts! Yare,⁹ yare! Take in10the topsail.11Tend12to th’ master’s whistle.(to the storm) Blow till thou burst thy wind, if room enough.13
AlonsoGood boatswain, have care. Where’s the master? Play the men.14
BoatswainI pray15now, keep16below.
AntonioWhere is the master, boson?
BoatswainDo you not hear him? You mar17our labor,18keep19your cabins. You do20assist the storm.
GonzaloNay, good21be patient.