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Cal. Be not aseard; the isle ie full of noises, |(For, certes,' these are people of the island) Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet note, not.

Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of
Sometimes a thousand twangling instrumente Our human generation you shall find
Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes woices, Many, nay, ahnost any.,
That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,


Honest lord, Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, The clouds, methought, would open, and show Are worse than devils.

(Aside. riches


I cannot too much muse, Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd, Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, exI cry'd to dream again.

pressing Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, (Although they want the use of tongue,) a kind where I shall have my music for nothing.

Of excellent dumb discourse. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.


Praise in departing. Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the

(Andes story.

Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it,


No matter, since and after, do our work.

They have left their viands behind ; for we have Ste. Lead, monster ; we'll follow. I would, I

stomachs. could see this taborer : he lays it on.

Will't please you taste of what is here? Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.


Not 1. (Exeunt. Gon. Faith, Sir, you need not fear: When we

were boys, SCENE III. Another part of the Island. En- Who would believe that there were mountaineers,

ter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hangina Francisco, and others.

at them

Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, Gon. By'r lakin,' I can go no further, sir; Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, find, Througu forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa- Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us tience,

Good warrant of. I needs must rest me.

Alon. I will stand to, and feed, Alon.

Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Although my last : no matter, since I feel Who am inyself attach'd with weariness, The best is past:-Brother, my lord the duke, To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. Stand too, and do as we. èven here I will put off my hope, and keep it No longer for my datterer: he is drown'd, Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a har. Whom thus we sthay to find; and the sea mocks

py : claps his wings upon the table, and with a Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go. quaint device, the banquet vanishes. Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.

(Aside to Sebastian. Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose (That hath to instrument this lower world, That you resolv'd to effect.

And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea Seb.

The next advantage Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Will we take thoroughly.

Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men Ant.

Let it be to-night; Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad, For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they

(Seeing Alon. Seb. &c. draw their swords. Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance, And even with such like valour, men hang and As when they are fresh.

drown Seb. I say, to-night: no more. Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows

Are ministers of fate; the elements Solemn and strange music; and Prospero above, or whom your swords are temper'd, may as well

invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bring-Wound the loud winds, or with berock'd-at stabs ing in a banquet; they dance about it with gen- Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish tle actions of salutation ; and inviting the king, One dowles that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers &c. lo eat, they depart.

Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Alon. What harmony is this ? my good friends, And will not be uplifted : But, remember

Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, hark! Gon. Marvellous sweet music!

(For that's my business to you,) that you three Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens !-Wha' From Milan did supplant good' Prospero;

Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, were these? Seb. A living drollery:: Now I will believe,

Him, and his innocent child; for which foul decd That there are unicorns; that in Arabia

The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have There is one tree, the phenix' throne ; one phænix Against your

peace : Thee, of thy son, Alonso,

Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures At this hour reigning there, Ant. I'll believe both;

They have bereft: and do pronounce by me, And what does else want credit, come to me,

Lingering perdition (worse than any death And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, You, and your ways; whose wrath to guard you

Can be at once) shall step by step attend Though fools at home condemn them.

from Gon. I should report this now, would they believe me ? !Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow

If in Naples (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls If I should say I saw such islanders (1) Our lady. (2) Show. (3) Certainly.

(4) Wonder.

(5) Down.

And a clear life ensuing.

Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew

The union of your bed with weeds so loanhly, He vanishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter That you shall hate it both: therefore, take weed,

the Shapes again, and dance with mops and As Hymen's lamps shall light you. mowes, and carry out the table.


As I hope Pro. (Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den,

For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, hast thou Perform'd, my Ariel ; a grace it had, devouring: Our worser Genius can, shall never melt

The most opportune place, the strongest suggestior
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Mine honour into lust; to take away
In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life,

The edge of that day's celebration,
And observation strange, my meaner ministers
Their several kinds have done: my high charms Or night kept chair'd below.

When I shall think, or Phæbus'

steeds are founder's work,


Fairly spoke And these, mine enemies, are all knit up

Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.In their distractions: they now are in my power; What, Ariel: my industrious servant Ariel! And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit Young Ferdinand (whom they suppose is drown'd)

Enter Ariel. And his and my lov'd darling:

[Evil Prospero from above. Gon. l’the name of something holy, sir, why Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last

Ari. What would my potent master ? here I am. stand you

service In this strange stare? Alon. o, it is monstrous ! monstrous ! In such another trick: go, bring the rabble,

Did worthily perform; and I must use you Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place. The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,

Incite them to quick motion ; for I must
That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd
The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass.

Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple

Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedued; and

And they expect it from me. I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded,


Presently? And with him there lie mudded.

(Erit. Pro. Ay, with a twink. Seb.

But one fiend at a time, Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go, l'il fight their legions o’er.

And breathe tw'ce; and cry, so, so ! Poul.

I'll be thy second.

Each one, tripping on his toe, (Exeunt Seb. and Ant. Will be here with mop and mowe: Gon. All three of them are desperate ; their Do you love me, master? no.. great guilt,

Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not approach Like poison given to work a great time after,

Till thou dost hear me call. Now'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech

you Ari.

Well I conceive. That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,

[Erit And hinder them from what this ecstacy?

Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance May now provoke them to. Adr.

Follow, I pray you. To the fire i' the blood: be more abstemious,

Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are strar (Ereunt. Or else, good night, your vow! Fer.

I warrant you, sir
The white-cold virgin snow upon my heart

Abates the ardour of my liver.


Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary, SCENE I.-Before Prospero's cell. Enter Pros- Rather than want a spirit ; appear, and pertly.

pero, Ferdinand, and Miranda. No tongue; all eyes; be sileni. (Sol musia Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,

A Masque. Enler Iris. Your compensation makes amends; sor I Have given you here a thread of mine own life, Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich inas Or that for which I live ; whom once again of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and peas. ; I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations

Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sleep, Were but my trials of thy love, and thou

And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep. Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Heaven, Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand, Which spongy April at thy hests beirims, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

To make cold nymphs chaste crowns, and th: For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,

broom groves, And make it halt behind her.

Whose shadow the dismisscd bachclor loves, Fer.

I do believe it, Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard; Against an oracle.

And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-narel, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Where thou thyseli dost air : The queen o' the sky Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: Bis Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, If thou dost break her virgin knot before Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign All sanctimonious ceremonies may

grace, With full and holy rite be minister'd,

Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, No sweet aspersionshall the heavens let fall To come and sport: her peacocks ny oma in • To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.

(1) Puris, bimaeless. 2) Alienation of mind. (3) Sprinkling. (4) Surplus. (5) Command

Enler Ceres.

There's something else to do: hush, and le mute

Or else our spell is murr'd. Cer. I/16, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er Tris. You nymphs, call'd Naiads, of the wand'ring Dost dis , sy lot wise of Jupiter ;

Who, tny yrffron wings, upon my flowers With your scdy'd crowns, and ever harmless luoks,
Difi isessorey-drops, refreshing showers : Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land
And win tach end of thy blue bow dost crown Answer your summons; Juno does command :
My bosky' acres, and my unshrubb'd down, Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate
Rich scarf to my proud earth;, Why hath thy queen A contract of true love; be nol loo late.
Summon'd me hiiher, to this short-grass'd green!
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate ;

Enter certain Nymphs.
And some donation freely to estale
On the bless'd lovers.

You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary, Cer.

Tell me, heavenly bow, Come hither from the surrow, and be merry, If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on, Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot And these fresh nymphs encounter every one The means, that dusky Dis? my daughter got, In country footing. Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company I have forsworn.

Enter cerlain Reapers, properly habileit; they joiu Iris. or her society

with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards Be not afraid : I met her deity

the end whereof Prospero slarls suddenly, and Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son speaks; after which, to a strange, hollow, mu Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have confused noise, they heavily vanish.

done Some wanton charm upon this man and maid,

Pro. (Aside.) I had forgot that foul conspiracy Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid

or the beast Caliban, and his confederates, Till Hymen's torch be lighted : but in vain; Against my life; the minute of their plot Mars' hot minion is return'd again;

Is almost come.—[To the Spirils.) Well done ;-. Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,

avoid ;-no more. Swears he will shoot no more, but play with spar

Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some rows,

passion And be a boy right out.

That works him strongly.
Highest queen of state,


Never till this day, (ireat Juno comes; I know her by her gait.

Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'a.

Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, Enter Juno.

As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir:

Our revels now are ended; these our actors,
Juno. How does my bounteous sister ? Go with As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

Are melted into air, into thin air:
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
And honour'd in their issue.

The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itsell,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,

And, like this insubstantial pageant saded,
Long conlinuance, and increasing,

Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff
Hourly joys be still upon you !

As dreams are made of, and our little life
Juno sings her blessings on you.

Is rounded with a sleep.--Sir, I am vex'd;

Bear with my weakness ; my old brain is troubled. Cer Earth's increase, and foizon' plenty; Be not disturb'd with my infirmity:

Barns, and garners never empty; If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing; And there repose ; a turn or two l") walk,
Plants, with goodly burden boring; To still my beating mind.
Spring come to you, at the farthest, Fer. Míra.

We wish yu ir peace.
In the very end of harvest;

(Eseunt. Scarcity, and want, shall shun you ; Pro. Come with a thought:-1 thank you :Ceres' blessing so is on you.

Ariel, come.
Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and

Enter Ariel.
Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold
To think these spirits ?

Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's the
Spirits, which by mine art

pleasure ? I have from their confines call'd to enact


Spirit, My present fancies. Let me live here ever ;

We must prepare to meet with Caliban.

Yri. Ay, my commander: when I presented So rare a wonder'd• father, and a wise,

Ceres, Make this place Paradise.

I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd (Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on Lest I might anger thee. employment.

Pro. Say again, whore didst Liou leave these

varlets? Pro.

Sweet now, silence ; Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot will Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;

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So full of valour, that they smote the air To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along,
For breathing in their faces; beat the ground And do the murder first; if he awake,
For kissing of their feet: yet always bending From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches
Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, Make us strange stuff.
At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, is no

this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, an As they smelt music; so I charm'd their ears, prove a bald jerkin. That, call-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, an' Tooth'd briers, sharp surzes, pricking goss, and like your grace. thorns,

Sie. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garmen Which entered their frail shins: at last I left them fort: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king l' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, of this country: Sleal by line and level, is an excel There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake lent pass of pate; there's another garment for't. O'er-stunk their feet.

Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your Pro.

This was well done, my bird : fingers, and away with the rest, Thy shape invisible retain thou still:

Cal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our time The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither,

And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes For stale, i to catch these thieves.

With foreheads villanous low. Ari.

I go, I go. (Exit. Ste. Monster, lay to your fingers ; help to bess Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll Nurture? can never stick; on whom my pains, turn you out of my kingdom; go to, carry this. Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost ;

Trin. And this. And as, with age, his body uglier grows,

Ste. Aye, and this. So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,

A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits Re-enter Ariel Loaden with glistering apparel, f-c. in shape of hounds, and hunt them about ; Pros Even to roaring: Come, hang them on this line.

pero and Ariel setting them on. Prespero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter Cali- Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!

ban, Stephano, and Trinculo; all wel. Ari. Silcér! there it goes, Silver ! Cai. Pray, you, tread softly, that the blind mole

Pro. Fury, Fury! there, 'Tyranl, there! hark,

hark! Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell.

(Cal. Ste. and Trin. are driven out. Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints harmloss fairy, has done little better than played the With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews Jack with us.

With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss, at them, which my nose is in great indignation.

Than pard,' or cat o' mountain. Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I Ari.

Hark, they roar should take a displeasure against you; look you,

Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: as this hour Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.

Lie at my mercy all mine enemies;
Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still: Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou
Be patient, for the prize l’U bring thee to

Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little,
Shall hood-wink this mischance: therefore, speak Follow, and do me service.

(Exeunt softly, All's hush'd as midnight yet.

Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool,-
Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in

ACT V. that, monster, but an infinite loss.

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet SCENE I.-Before the cell of Prospero. Enter this is your harmless fairy, monster.

Prospero in his magic robes, and Ariel. Sle. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er ears for my labour.

Pro. Now does my project gather to a head: Cal. Prythee, my king, be quiet: Seest thou here, My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time This is the mouth o' the cell: no noise, and enter? Goes upright with his carriage.--How's the day? Do that good mischies, which may make this island Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord. Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,

You said our work should cease. For aye thy foot-licker.

Pro. Ste. Give me thy hand : I do begin to have bloody When first I rais?d the tempest. Say, my spirit, thoughts.

How fares the king and his ? Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthyl, Ari.

Confin'd together Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee! In the same fashion as you gave in charge ;

Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners Irin. 0, ho, monster ; we know what belongs to In the líme grove which weather-fends your cell, a frippery-king Stephano!

They ca noi budge, till you release. The king, Sie. Put of that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted I'll have that gown.

And the remainder mourning over them, Trin. Thy grace shall have it.

Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; I ut chiefly Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you Him you term’d, sir, .The good old .ord Gonzalo; mean,

His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops Bait. (2) Education. (3) Jack with a lantern. (6) Bird-lime. (7) Leopard. Ever (5) A shop for sale of old ciuthee.

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From eaves of reeds:' your charm so strongly works Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter them,

Thy brother was a furtherer in the act; That if you now beheld them, your affections Thou'rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian.-Flesh and Would become tender,

blood, Pro.

Dost thou think so, spirit? You brother inine, that entertain'd ambition, Hri. Mine would, sir, were I human.

Espell’d remorsex and nature; who, with Sebastian, Pro.

And mine shall. Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong, ) Hast thou, which art but air, a touch of feeling Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee, or their aflictions; and shall not mysell, Unnatural though thou art!—Their understanding One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Begins to swell; and the approaching tide Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the That now lie foul and muddy, Not one of them, quick,

That yet looks on me, or would know me:- Ariel, Yet with my nobler reason, 'gainst my sury Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell; Do I take part: thc rarer action is

(Exit Ariel. In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent, I will dis-case me, and myself present, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend

As was sometime Milan :--quickly, spirit;
Not a frown surther: Go, release them, Ariel ; Thou shalt ere long be free.
My charms I'll break their senses I'll restore,
And they shall be themselves.

Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps to attire
I'll fetch them, sir.

Prospero. (Exit.

Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I; Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, In a cow slip's bell I'lie : and groves;

There I couch when owls do cry. And ye, that on the sands with printless foot

On the bal's back I do fly, Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do ly him,

After summer, merrily: When he comes back; you demy-puppets, that Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, By moon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make, Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pas

Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel ; I shall miss Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice

thee; To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid

But yet thou shalt have freedom: so, so, so (Weak masters though ye be,) I have be-dimm'd To the king's ship, invisible as thou art : The noon-tide sun, call's forth the mutinous winds, There shalt thou tind the mariners asleep And 'twist the green sea and the azur'd vault Under the hatches; the master, and the boatswain. Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder Being awake, enforce them to this place ; Have I given fire, and risted Jove's stout oak And presently, ! prythee. With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory

Ari. I drink the air before me, and return Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up Or e'er your pulse twice beat. (Exit Ariel. The pine and cedar: graves, at my command,

Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazeHave wak'd their sleepers; op'd, and let them

ment forth

Inhabits here: Some heavenly power guide us By my so potent art : But this rough magic

Out of this fearful country! I here abjure: and, when I have requir'd


Behold, sir king,
Some heavenly music (which even now I do,) The wrong'd duke of Milan, Prospero;
To work mine end upon their senses, that For more assurance that a living prince
This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff, Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body;
Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,

And to thee, and thy company, I bid
And, deeper than did ever plummet sound, A hearty welcome.
I'll drown my book.
(Solemn music. Alon.

Whe's thou beest he or no,

Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me,
Re-enter Ariel : after him, Alonso, with a frantic As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse

gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and Beats, as of flesh and blood; and, since I saw thee,
Antonio in like manner, altended by Adrian and The affliction of my mind amends, with which,
Francisco: They all enter the circle which Pros- I fear, a madness held me: this must crave
pero had made, and there stand charmed; which (An if this be at all) a most strange story.
Prospero observing, speaks.

Thy dukedom I resign; and do entreat

Thou pardon me my wrongs :-But how should solemn air, and the best comforter

Prospero l'o an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,

Be living, and be here? Now useless, boild within thy skull! There stand, Pro.

First, noble friend, For you are spell-stopp'd.

Let me embrace thine age; whose honour cannot Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,

Be measur'd, or confin'd.
Mine eyes, even sociable to the show of thine, Gon.

Whether this he,
Fall fellowly drops. The charm dissolves apace; Or be not, I'll not swear.
And as the morning steals upon the night,


You do yet taste Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Some subtleties o'the isle, that will not let you Begin to chase the ignorant sumes that mantle Believe things certain :-Welcome, my frienils Their clearer reason. -O my good Gonzalo,

all : My true preserver, and a loyal sir

But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded, To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces

(Aside to Seb. and Ant Home, both in word and deed.-Most cruelly I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you. (1) Thaich. (2) Pity, or tenderness of heart.

(9) Whether.

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