Asked • 10/03/19

Which of these sources is right about "The Tempest"?

This is part of a quote by Ferdinand in the beginning of scene 1 of act 3 of "The Tempest":>But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours, Most busy, least when I do it.According to [literaturepage.com](http://www.literaturepage.com/read/shakespeare-tempest-35.html).But [shakespeareswords.com](https://www.shakespeareswords.com/Public/Play.aspx?Content=Text&WorkId=12&Act=3&Scene=1) offers this from the First Folio:> But these sweet thoughts, doe euen refresh my labours, Most busie lest, when I doe it. and [litcharts.com](https://www.litcharts.com/shakescleare/shakespeare-translations/the-tempest/act-3-scene-1) offers yet another version (without saying what the "original" is taken from):>But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labors, Most busiest when I do it. Which is right and how should I interpret the sentence?

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Audrey K. answered • 10/09/19

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