There they hoist us,
To cry to the sea that roared to us, to sigh
To the winds whose pity, sighing back again,
Did us but loving wrong.
– William Shakespeare
The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2. Continuing his story to Miranda, Prospero tells her that his enemies Antonio and Alonso kidnapped him and little daughter and cast them to sea in a small, rickity boat. He recounts the thoroughly miserable time they had, exposed to the elements, crying and signing to the sea and winds.