Hereby presenting an excerpt from The Tempest: A Comedy by William Shakespeare (1901). It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by Robert Anning Bell.

“FERDINAND: There be some sports are painful, and their labour
Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness
Are nobly undergone, and most poor matters
Point to rich ends. This my mean task
Would be as heavy to me as odious, but
The mistress which I serve quickens what’s dead,
And makes my labours pleasures : O, she is
Ten times more gentle than her father’s crabbed,
And he ‘s composed of harshness. I must remove
Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up,
Upon a sore injunction: my sweet mistress
Weeps when she sees me work, and says, such baseness
Had never like executor. I forget:
But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours,
Most busy lest, when I do it.”

Click on the image to show the hi-resolution version. Right click/touch-and-hold to save that file to your computer/device. It will print comfortably and cleanly on an 8.5″ x 11″ paper, or can be sized smaller in the software of your choice.

free vintage coloring page by robert anning bell

This image is given freely unto you for your personal use. Print, color, share, post (with a link back to www.vintagecoloring.com if you would be so kind) – any of those actions in isolation or combination. This image is not to be sold nor placed upon images that are sold. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


Facebooktwitterredditpinteresttumblrmail


Vintage Coloring also participates on: Facebookpinterestrssinstagram

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.