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The Tempest
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  • The solemn temples
  • [Enter ARIEL, invisible, playing solemn music] SEBASTIAN.
  • …foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him When he comes back; you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites; and you whose pastime Is to make midnight mushrooms, that rejoice To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid,— Weak masters though ye be,—I have bedimm’d The noontide sun, call’d forth the mutinous winds, And ’twixt the green sea and the azur’d vault Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder Have I given fire, and rifted…
  • [Solemn and strange music: and PROSPERO above, invisible.
  • ] A solemn air, and the best comforter To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains, Now useless, boil’d within thy skull!

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  • He took a solemn oath.
  • Everyone was solemn at the funeral.

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