In The Tempest, Ariel is the sprite freed by the magician Prospero. Usually interpreted as male.
- Thou shalt be free
- As the mountain winds
- But then exactly do
- All the points of my command.
- To the syllable.
Ariel in Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, by Charles and Mary Lamb, 1922.
- Where the bee sucks,
- there suck I:
- There I couch
- when owls do cry,
- On a bat's back
- I do fly
- After summer merrily.
Ariel by Henry Fuseli, c. 1800-10. Oil on canvas, approx. 36.5 " x 28 ". The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
Ariel in An Illustrated Shakspere Birthday Book, 1883, published by George Routledge and Sons, London, New York.
|Ariel's song continues:
- Merrily, merrily, shall I live now,
- Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
Ariel by F. Miller, 1850, engraving on wood.
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