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.”
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