Five acts, 2,283 lines, approx. 16,000 words
Notable lines and passages
Here, master: what cheer?
Good, speak to the mariners: fall to’t, yarely, or we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir.
— First lines
Me, poor man, my library
Was dukedom large enough
"Hell is empty
And all the devils are here."
Good wombs have borne bad sons.
We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
That has such people in't
As you from crimes would pardon'd be,
Let your indulgence set me free.
— Last lines