Rightful Duke of Milan, deposed by his brother. Drifted on a
desert island, he practised magic, and raised a tempest in which his
brother was shipwrecked. Ultimately Prospero broke his wand, and
his daughter married the son of the King of Naples. (Shakespeare: Tempest.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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