I came across this sentence in "The Tempest" by Shakespeare:

Know this far forth

This is Prospero's reply to question of Miranda in which she asks him why he raised that sea storm? How should I interpret it?

  • To read Shakespeare, you need one of the annotated versions. There are many in paperback. – Lambie Nov 6 '19 at 23:07

The text should be "know thus far forth." Prospero is basically saying that she should listen to what he's about to say so that she will remember it in future; "Know" - understand, learn "thus" - what I'm about to say "far" - for a long time "forth" - from now.

  • While this is true, you should provide a link to a source that shows this to be true. Otherwise, you're stating this without any evidence. – Jason Bassford Jun 4 '19 at 19:46
  • @JasonBassfordSupportsMonica We aren't even supposed to be explaining text so unless this is closed, I don't see that it makes any difference. – Lambie Nov 6 '19 at 23:12

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