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commonwealth “I would by contraries, etc.,—I' the,” THE TEMPEST, ii. 1. 141. In this and in the next two speeches of Gonzalo, Shakespeare is deeply indebted to portions of a chapter of Montaigne'sEssayes, as translated by Florio, 1603 (see prefatory matter to The Tempest, Dyce's second edition, i. 193). There Montaigne, speaking of a newly-discovered country which he calls Antartick France, has the following sentences, but not in the following order:

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