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1500s | 1600s | devil | English | hell | Playwright

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Taken from The Tempest (c. 1610):

O, I have suffered
With those that I saw suffer.
(Miranda, Act 1 Scene 2)

My library was dukedom large enough.
(Prospero,  Act 1 Scene 2)

With hair up‐staring – then like reeds, not hair – 
Was the first man that leaped; cried Hell is empty
And all the devils are here
(Ariel, Act 1 Scene 2)

For I am all the subjects that you have,
Which first was mine own king.
(Caliban, Act 1 Scene 2)

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. 
(Trinculo, Act 2 Scene 2)

Hast thou not dropped from heaven?
(Caliban, Act 2 Scene 2)


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