Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, FERDINAND,
GONZALO, and others.
ALONSO: Good boatswain, have care. Where's the
master? Play the men. 
Boatswain: I pray now, keep below.
ANTONIO: Where is the master, boatswain?
Boatswain: Do you not hear him? You mar our
labour: keep your cabins: you do assist the storm.
GONZALO: Nay, good, be patient. 
Boatswain: When the sea is. Hence! What cares
these roarers for the name of king? To cabin: silence!
trouble us not.
GONZALO: Good, yet remember whom thou hast
Boatswain: None that I more love than myself. You[Exit.]
are a counsellor; if you can command these elements to
silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not
hand a rope more; use your authority: if you cannot,
give thanks you have lived so long, and make yourself 
ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it
so hap. Cheerly, good hearts! Out of our way, I say.
GONZALO: I have great comfort from this fellow:
methinks he hath no drowning mark upon him; his
complexion is perfect gallows. Stand fast, good Fate, 
to his hanging: make the rope of his destiny our cable,
for our own doth little advantage. If he be not born
to be hanged, our case is miserable.
Boatswain: Down with the topmast! yare! lower,Re-enter SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, and GONZALO.
lower! Bring her to try with main-course. [A cry 
within.] A plague upon this howling! they are louder
than the weather or our office.
Yet again! what do you here? Shall we give o'er and
drown? Have you a mind to sink?
SEBASTIAN: A pox o' your throat, you bawling, 
blasphemous, incharitable dog!
Boatswain: Work you then.
ANTONIO: Hang, cur! hang, you whoreson, insolent
noisemaker! We are less afraid to be drowned than
thou art. 
GONZALO: I'll warrant him for drowning; though
the ship were no stronger than a nutshell and as leaky
as an unstanched wench.
Boatswain: Lay her a-hold, a-hold! set her two
courses off to sea again; lay her off. 
Enter Mariners wet.
Mariners: All lost! to prayers, to prayers! all lost!
Boatswain: What, must our mouths be cold?
GONZALO: The king and prince at prayers! let's assist them,
For our case is as theirs.