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Thou dost snore distinctly; Seb.
I remember, There's meaning in thy snores.
You did supplant your brother Prospero. Ant. I am more serious than my custom : you Ant.
True : Must be so too, if heed me; which to do,
And, look, how well my garinents sit upon me; Trebles thee o'er.
Much feater than before : My brother's servants Seb.
Well; I am standing water. Were then my fellows, now they are my men. Ant. I'll teach you how to flow.
Seb. But, for your conscience Sob.
Do so: to ebb, Ant. Ay, sir; where lies that ? if it were a kybe, Hereditary sloth instructs me.
'Twould put me to my slipper; but I feel not Ant.
This deity in my bosom: twenty consciences, If you but knew, how you the purpose cherish, That stand 'twixt me and Milan, candied be they, Whiles thus you mock it! how, in stripping it, And melt, ere they molest! Here lies your brother, You more invest it! Ebbing men, indeed, No better than the earth he lies upon, Most often do so near the bottom run,
If he were that which now he's like; whom I, By their own fear, or sloth.
With this obedient steel, three inches of it, Seb.
Pr'ythee, say on : Can lay to bed for ever : whiles you, doing thus, The setting of thine eye, and cheek, proclaim To the perpetual wink for aye might put A matter from thee; and a birth, indeed,
This ancient morsel, this sir Prudence, who Which throes thee much to yield.
Should not upbraid our course.
For all the rest, Ant.
Thus, sir, They'll take suggestion, as a cat laps milk; Although this lord of weak remembrance, this They'll tell the clock to any business that (Who shall be of as little memory,
We say befits the hour. When he is earth’d,) hath here almost persuaded Seb.
Thy case, dear friend, (For he's a spirit of persuasion only,).
Shall be my precedent; as thou got'st Milan, The king his son's alive : 'tis as impossible I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword: one stroke That he's undrown'd as he that sleeps here, swims. Shall free thee from the tribute which thou pay'st; Seb. I have no hope
And I the king shall love thee. That he's undrown'd.
Draw together : 0, out of that no hope, And when I rear my hand, do you the like, What great hope have you! no hope, that way,
is To fall it on Gonzalo. Another way so high an hope, that even
O, but one word ! Ambition cannot pierce a wink beyond,
[They converse apart But doubts discovery there. Will you grant, with
Music. Re-enter ARIEL, invisible. me, That Ferdinand is drown'd ?
Ari. My master through his art foresees the danger Seb.
That these, his friends, are in; and sends me forth, Ant.
Then, tell me, (For else his project dies,) to keep them living. Who's the next heir of Naples ?
[Sings in Gonzalo's ea”, Seb.
While you here do snoring lie,
His time doth take :
If of life you keep a care,
Shake off slumber, and beware : (The man i' the moon's too slow) till new-born chins
Ant. Then let us both be sudden.
Gon. Now, good angels, preserve the king! Whereof what's past is prologue ; what to come,
[They wake. In yours and my discharge.
Alon. Why, how now, ho! awake! Why are Seb.
What stuff is this? — How say you ? 'Tis true, my brother's daughter's queen of Tunis; Wherefore this ghastly looking ? So is she heir of Naples ; 'twixt which regions
What's the matter? There is some space.
Seb. Whiles we stood here securing your repose, Ant.
A space whose every cubit Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing Seems to cry out, How shall that Claribel
Like bulls, or rather lions ; did it not wake you ? Measure us back to Naples ? — Keep in Tunis,
It struck mine ear most terribly. And let Sebastian wake! Say, this were death Alon.
I heard nothing That now hath seiz'd them ; why, they were no worse
Ant. 0, 'twas a din to fright a monster's ear; Than now they are : there be, that can rule Naples To make an earthquake sure it was the roar As well as he that sleeps ; lords, that can prate
Of a whole herd of lions, As amply, and unnecessarily,
Heard you this, Gonzalo ? As this Gonzalo; I myself could make
Gon. Upon mine honour, sir, I heard a humming, A chough 6 of as deep chat. O, that you bore And that a strange one too, which did awake me : The mind that I do! what a sleep were this I shak'd you, sir, and cry'd: as mine eyes open'd, For your advancement! Do you understand me? I saw their weapons drawn : — there was a noise, Seb. Methinks I do.
That's verity: 'Best stand upon our guard ; Ant.
And how does your content or that we quit this place : let's draw our weapons. Tender your own good fortune ?
Alon. Lead off this ground; and let's make fur.
ther search 6 A bird of the jackdaw kind.
For my poor son.
Gon. Heavens keep him from these beasts! Lov'd Mall, Meg, and Marian, and Margery, For he is, sure, i' the island.
But none of us card for Kate : Alon.
For she had a longue with a tang, Ari. Prospero my lord shall know what I have Would cry to a sailor, Go hang : done :
(Aside. Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang. So, king, go safely on to seek thy son. [Exeunt.
This is a scurvy tune too: But here's my comfort. SCENE II. – Another part of the Island.
Cal. Do not torment me: O!
Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils here?
Do you put tricks upon us with savages, and men A noise of thunder heard.
of Inde ? Ha! I have not scap'd drowning, to be Cal. All the infections that the sun sucks up afeard now of your four legs; for it hath been said, From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make As proper a man as ever went on four legs, cannot him
make him give ground: and it shall be said so again, By inch-meal a disease! His spirits hear me, while Stephano breathes at nostrils. And yet I needs must curse. But they'll por pinch, Cal. The spirit torments me: 0! Fright me with urchin shows, pitch me i' the mire, Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with four Nor lead me, like a fire-brand, in the dark
legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague : Where Out of my way, unless he bid them; but
the devil should he learn our language? I will give For every trifle are they set upon me:
him some relief, if it be but for that: If I can reSometime like apes, that moe 7 and chatter at me, cover him, and keep him tame, and get to Naples And after, bite me; then like hedge-hogs, which with him, he's a present for any emperor that ever Lie tumbling in my bare-foot way, and mount trod on neat's leather. Their bristles at my foot-fall; sometime am I Cal. Do not torment me, pr’ythee; All wound with adders, who, with cloven tongues, I'll bring my wood home faster. Do hiss me into madness: – Lo! now! lo!
Ste. He's in his fit now; and does not talk after
the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle: if he have Enter TRINCULO.
never drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove Here comes a spirit of his; and to torment me, his fit: If I can recover him, and keep him tame, I For bringing wood in slowly : I'll fall flat; will not take too much for him: he shall pay for Perchance, he will not mind me.
him that hath him, and that soundly. Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt any weather at all, and another storm brewing; I Anon, I know it by thy trembling: hear it sing i' the wind : yond' same black cloud, Now Prosper works upon thee. yond' huge one, looks like a foul bumbard 8 that Ste. Come on your ways; open your mouth; would shed his liquor. If it should thunder, as it here is that which will give language to you, cat; did before, I know not where to hide my head : open your mouth : this will shake your shaking, I yond' same cloud cannot choose but fall by pailfuls. can tell you, and that soundly: you cannot tell What have we here ? a man or a fish ? dead or alive? who's your friend: open your chaps again. A fish : he smells like a fish; a very ancient and fish- Trin. I should know that voice: It should be like smell ; a kind of, not of the newest, Poor-John. But he is drowned; and these are devils: 0! de A strange fish! Were I in England now (as once I fend me! was,) and had but this fish painted, not a holiday- Sle. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate fool there but would give a piece of silver : there monster ! If all the wine in my bottle will recover would this monster make a man; any strange beast him, I will help his ague: Come, I will pour some there makes a man : when they will not give a doit in thy other mouth. to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to Trin. Stephano! see a dead Indian. Legg'd like a man! and his fins Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me? Mercy! like arms! Warm, o' my troth! I do now let loose mercy! This is a devil, and no monster! I will my opinion, hold it no longer ; this is no fish, but an leave him ; I have no long spoon. islander, that hath lately suffered by a thunderbolt. Trin. Stephano !if thou beest Stephano, touch [Thunder.] Alas! the storm is come again : my best me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo; – be not way is to creep under his gaberdine 9; there is no afeard, thy good friend Trinculo. other shelter hereabout : Misery acquaints a man Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth ; I'll puil with strange bedfellows. I will here shroud, till thee by the lesser legs: if any be Trinculo's legs, the dregs of the storm be past.
these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed !
How cam’st thou to be the siege of this moon-calf? Enter STEPHANO, singing ; a bottle in his hand.
Trin. I took him to be killed with a thunderSte. I shall no more to sea, to sea,
stroke: – But art thou not drowned, Stephano? Here shall I die a-shore ;
I hope now, thou art not drowned. Is the storm
overblown ? I hid me under the dead moon-calf's This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's gaberdine, for fear of the storm : And art thou funeral :
living, Stephano ? O Stephano, two Neapolitans Well here's my comfort.
'scap'd ! The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I, Ste. Pr'ythee, do not turn me about; my stomach The gunner, and his mate,
is not constant.
Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not 7 Make mouths.
That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor : Trin. — but that the poor monster's in drink. I will kneel to him.
An abominable monster! Ste. How did'st thou scape? How cam'st thou Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck hither? swear by this bottle, how thou cam'st hither.
thee berries; I escaped upon a butt of sack, which the sailors I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. heaved overboard, by this bottle! which I made of A plague upon the tyrant that I serve! the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I was I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, cast ashore.
Thou wondrous man. Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy
Trin. A most ridiculous monster! to make a True subject; for the liquor is not earthly. wonder of a poor drunkard.
Ste. Here; swear then how thou escap'dst. Cal. I prythee, let me bring thee where crabs grow;
Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts ; swim like a duck, I'll be sworn.
Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how Ste. Here, kiss the book : Though thou canst To snare the nimble marmozet ; I'll bring thee swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose. To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee
Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this ? Young sea-mells 3 from the rock : Wilt thou go with
Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a rock by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. How now, Ste. I prythee now lead the way, without any moon-calf ? how does thine ague ?
more talking:— Trinculo, the king and all our comCal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven ? pany else being drowned, we will inherit here.
Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee : I was Here; bear my bottle. Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill the man in the moon, when time was.
him by and by again. Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee; Cal. Farewell, master; farewell, farewell. My mistress showed me thee, thy dog and bush.
(Sings drunkenly. Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book : I will Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster. furnish it anon with new contents : swear.
Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow Cal. No more dams I'll make for fish; monster :- I afeard of him?-a very weak monster : Nor fetch in firing
The man i' the moon ? - a most poor credulous At requiring, monster: - Well drawn, monster, in good sooth.
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish; Cal. I'll show thee every fertile inch o'the island:
Ban 'Ban, Ca–Caliba I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy subject.
Has a new master Get a new man. Ste. Come on, then ; down and swear.
Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy- dom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freedom, headed monster: A most scurvy monster! I could
hey-day, freedom! find in my heart to beat him,
Ste. O brave monster ! lead the way. Ste. Come, kiss.
SCENE I. — Before Prospero's Cell. Pray set it down, and rest you : when this burns,
'Twill weep for having wearied you : My father Enter Ferdinand, bearing a log. Is hard at study; pray now rest yourself ; Fer. There be some sports are painful ; but their He's safe for these three hours. labour
O most dear mistress, Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness
The sun will set, before I shall discharge
What I must strive to do. Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters
Mira. Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be
If you'll sit down, As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but
I'll bear your logs the while: Pray, give me that ; The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead, I'll carry it to the pile.
Fer. And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is
No, precious creature : Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed;
I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, And he's composed of harshness. I must remove
Than you should such dishonour undergo,
While I sit lazy by.
It would become me
With much more ease; for my good will is to it, Had ne'er like éxecutor. I forget :
And yours against.
Pro. But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours;
Poor worm ! thou art infected ;
This visitation shows it. Most busy-less, when I do it.
You look wearily. Enter MIRANDA; and PROSPERO at a distance. Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning with
Alas, now! pray you when you are by at night. I do beseech you, Work not so hard : I would the lightning had Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile!
3 Sea gulls.
(Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,)
Mira. And mine, with my heart in't : And now What is your name?
O my father, Till half an hour hence. I have broke your hest - to say so!
A thousand! thousand ! Fer. Admir'd Miranda!
[Ereunt FER. and MIR. Indeed, the top of admiration ; worth
Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady Who are surpris'd with all; but my rejoicing I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ; The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues Much business appertaining,
[Erit. Have I lik'd several women; never any With so full soul, but some defect in her
SCENE II. - Another part of the Island. Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd', Enter Stephano and TrincULO; CALIBAN following And put it to the foil : But you, O you,
with a bottle. So perfect, and so peerless, are created
Ste. Tell not me; — when the butt is out, we Of every creature's best.
will drink water; not a drop before : therefore Mira. I do not know
bear up and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink One of my sex; no woman's face remember, Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen
Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island ! More that I may call men, than you, good friend, They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are And my dear father : how features are abroad,
three of them; if the other two be brained like us, I am skill-less of; but, by my modesty,
the state totters. (The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish
Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; thy Any companion in the world but you;
eyes are almost set in thy head. Nor can imagination form a shape,
Trin. Where should they be set else? Besides yourself, to like of : but I prattle
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue Something too wildly, and my father's precepts in sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I Therein forget.
swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty Fer. I am, in my condition,
leagues, off and on, by this light. — Thou shalt be A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king;
my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. (I would, not so !) and would no more endure
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no This wooden slavery, than I would suffer
standard. The flesh-fly blow my mouth. Hear my soul Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. speak;
Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like dogs; The very instant that I saw you, did
and yet say nothing neither. My heart fly to your service; there resides,
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou To make me slave to it; and, for your sake,
beest a good moon-calf. Am I this patient log-man.
Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy Mira.
Do you love me?
shoe : I'll not serve him, — he is not valiant. Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster ; I am sound,
in case to justle a constable : Was there ever man And crown what I profess with kind event, a coward, that hath drunk so much sack as I to.If I speak true! if hollowly, invert
day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half What best is boded me, to mischief! I,
a fish, and half a monster? Beyond all limit of what else i' the world,
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, Do love, prize, honour you. Mira. I am a fool,
Trin. Lord, quoth he! — that a monster should To weep at what I am glad of.
be such a natural! Pro.
Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. Of two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; On that which breeds between them!
if you prove a mutineer, the next tree
The poor Fer.
Wherefore weep you? monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indigMira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not
Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd What I desire to give; and much less take,
To hearken once again the suit I made thee? What I shall die to want: but this is trifling ; Ste. Marry will I : kneel, and repeat it; I will And all the more it seeks to hide itself,
stand, and so shall Trinculo. The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! And prompt me, plain and holy innocence !
Enter ARIEL, invisible. I am your wife, if you will marry me;
Cal. As I told thee If not, I'll die your maid : to be your
fellow Before, I am subject to a tyrant ; You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath Whether you will or no.
Cheated me of this island.
Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou ; Mira.
My husband then ? I would my valiant master would destroy thee : Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing
I do not lie. As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my hand. Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his
tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth.
my lord ?
Trin. Why, I said nothing.
Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee : Ste. Mum then, and no more. — - [To Caliban.] but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy Proceed.
head. Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ;
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep; From me he got it. If thy greatness will
Wilt thou destroy him then ? Revenge it on him — for, I know, thou dar'st; Ste.
Ay, on mine honour. But this thing dare not.
Ari. This will I tell my master. Ste. That's most certain.
Cal. Thou mak’st me merry: I am full of pleaCal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee.
sure; Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst | Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch thou bring me to the party?
You taught me but while-ere? Cal. Yea, yea, my lord : I'll yield him thee asleep, Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. any reason : Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. (Sings. Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
Flout 'em, and skout 'em ; and skout 'em, and Cal. What a pied ninny's this ! 6 Thou scurvy
flout 'em ;
Thought is free.
Cal. That's not the tune.
[ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. him
Ste. What is this same ? Where the quick freshes 7 are.
Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger : inter- | the picture of No-body. rupt the monster one word further, and, by this Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy likehand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a ness : if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list. stock-fish of thee.
Trin. O, forgive me my sins ! Trin. Why, what did I ? I did nothing ; I'll go Ste. Mercy upon us ! further off.
Cul. Art thou afeard ? Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ?
Ste. No, monster, not I. Ari. Thou liest.
Cal. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, Ste. Do I so ? take thou that. (Strikes him.] As Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not you like this, give me the lie another time.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Trin. I did not give the lie: - - Out o'your wits, Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices, and hearing too?- This can sack and drinking do. That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,
A murrain on your monster, and the devil take Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, your fingers
The clouds, methought, would open, and show riches Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d, Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr’ythee I cry'd to dream again. stand further off.
Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time,
where I shall have my musick for nothing. I'll beat him too.
Cal. When Prospero is destroyed. Ste.
Stand further. Come, proceed. Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him story. l' the afternoon to sleep : there thou may'st brain T'rin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, him,
and after, do our work. Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log
Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow, - I would I Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, could see this taborer : he lays it on. Or cut his wezand 8 with thy knife: Remember, Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. [Ereunt. First to possess his books; for without them He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not One spirit to command: They all do hate him,
SCENE III. – Another part of the Island. As rootedly as I: Burn but his books;
Enter Alonso, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, Gonzalo, He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,)
Adrian, FRANCISCO, and others.
Gon. By'r lakin 9, I can go no further, sir ;
My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, The beauty of his daughter; he himself Calls her a nonpareil : I ne'er saw woman,
Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa
tience, But only Sycorax my dam and she ;
I needs must rest me. But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
Old lord, I cannot blame thee As greatest does least.
Who am myself attach'd with weariness, Ste.
Is it so brave a lass? Cal. Ay, my lord; she will become thy bed, I To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest.
Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it warrant,
No longer for my flatterer : he is drown'd, And bring thee forth brave brood. Ste. Monster, I will kill this man : his daughter Our frustrate search on land: well, let him go.
Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks and I will be king and queen ; (save our graces!)
Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys:: Dost
[ Aside to SEBASTIAN. thou like the plot, Trinculo?
Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose Trin. Excellent.
That you resoly'd to effect. 6 Alluding to Trinculo's party-coloured dress
9 Our lady.