BOATSWAIN: Down with the topmast! Yare! lower, lower! Bring her to try with main-course. [A cry within] A plague upon this howling! they are louder than the weather or our office. [Re-enter SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, and GONZALO] Yet again! what do you here? Shall we give o’er and drown? Have you a mind to sink?

– William Shakespeare

The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 1. The Boatswain tries to maintain control over the ship and save the lies of the party of royal passengers during the vicious storm. He takes to task the passengers for appearing above decks against his orders – but they are used to being the masters and giving instead of taking orders.