Quotation by Shakespeare

Adrian. The air breathes upon us here most sweetly.
Sebastian. As if it had lungs, and rotten ones.
Antonio. Or as 'twere perfumed by a fen.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Adrian, Sebastian, and Antonio, in The Tempest, act 2, sc. 1, l. 47-9.

Shipwrecked courtiers, whose characters are reflected in their attitudes to the island on which they find themselves.
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