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(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 !
[Ercunt 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, 0 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.
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
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 Fer.
Wherefore weep you ?
monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indigMira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer
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.
Cal. As I told thee
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 4 Command,
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.
Cul. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of pleaCal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee.
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?
Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
Flout 'em, and skout 'em ; and skout 'em, and patch !
flout 'em ; I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows,
Thought is free. And take his bottle from him : when that's gone,
Cal. That's not the tune. He shall drink nought but brine ; for I'll not show
[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 Trin. 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. [Exeunt. 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. Ste. Is it so brave a lass?
Who am myself attach'd with weariness, 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, And bring thee forth brave brood.
No longer for my flatterer : he is drown'd, 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!) and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys: — Dost
Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.
(Aside to SEBASTIAX. thou like the plot, Trinculo?
Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose Trin. Excellent.
That you resolv'd to effect. 6 Alluding to Trinculo's party-coloured dress & Throat
The next advantage Ariel. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Will we take thoroughly.
(That hath to instrument this lower world, Ant.
Let it be to-night; And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they Hath caused to throw up; and on this island Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
Where man doth not inhabit ; you 'mongst men As when they are fresh.
Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad ; Seb. I say, to-night: no more.
[Seeing Alon. Seb. dc. draw their swords.
And even with such like valour, men hang and Solemn and strange Musick ; and Prospero above,
drown invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows in a Banquet ; they dance about it with gentle ac- | Are ministers of fate; the elements tions of salutation; and, inviling the King, fc. to Of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well eat, they depart.
Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs
Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, One dowle2 that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers hark !
Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Gon. Marvellous sweet musick!
Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens ! What
And will not be uplifted : But remember, were these?
(For that's my business to you,) that you three Seb. A living drollery'. Now I will believe,
From Milan did supplant good Prospero ; That there are unicorns; that in Arabia
Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, There is one tree, the phenix' throne; one phenix Him, and his innocent child; for which foul deed At this hour reigning there.
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have Ant.
I'll believe both; Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, And what does else want credit, come to me, And I'll be sworn 'tis true : Travellers ne’er did lie, They have bereft! and do pronounce by me,
Against your peace: Thee of thy son, Alonso, Though fools at home condemn them.
Lingering perdition (worse than any death Gon.
If in Naples Can be at once) shall step by step attend I should report this now, would they believe me?
You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you If I should say I saw such islanders,
from (For, certes, these are people of the island)
(Which here, in this most desolate isle ; else falls Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of And a clear 3 life ensuing. Our human generation you shall find Many, nay, almost any.
He vanishes in thunder : then, to soft musick, enter Pro. Honest lord,
the Shapes again, and dance with mops and mowes, Thou hast said well; for some of you there present and carry out the tuble. Are worse than devils.
Pro. [Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy Alon. I cannot too much muse,
hast thou Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, ex
Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring: pressing
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind
In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life, Of excellent dumb discourse.
And observation strange, my meaner ministers Pro.
Praise in departing. Their several kinds have done: my high charms [Aside.
work, Fran. They vanish'd strangely.
And these, mine enemies, are all knit up Seb.
No matter, since In their distractions: they now are in my power ; They have left their viands behind; for we have And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit stomachs.
Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown’d,) Will't please you taste of what is here ?
And his and my loved darling. Alon.
[Erit Prospero from above. Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear : When we
Gon. I' the name of something holy, sir, why were boys, Who would believe that there were mountaineers,
In this strange stare ? Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging
0, it is monstrous! monstrous ! at them Wallets of flesh ? or that there were such men,
Methought the billows spoke, and told me of it;
The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we
That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd find,
The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass. Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us
Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded ; and Good warrant of.
I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, Alon. I will stand to, and feed, And with him there lie mudded.
[Erit. Although my last : no matter, since I feel
But one fiend at a time, The best is past :
Brother, my lord the duke,
I'll fight their legions o'er.
I'll be thy second. Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a harpy;
[Ereunt Sex. and Ant. claps his wings upon the table, and, with a quaint
Gon. All three of them are desperate; their great device, the banquet vanishes.
3 Pure, blameless.
Like poison given to work a great time after, And hinder them from what this ecstacy 5
Follow, I pray you. That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,
SCENE I. — Before Prospero's Cell. Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,
And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them to ker Enter Prospero, FERDINAND, and Miranda.
Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you, Which spongy April at thy hest 6 betrims, Your compensation makes amends; for I
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy Have given you here a thread of mine own life,
broom groves, Or that for which I live; whom once again Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations
Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard; Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore Heaven, Where thou thyself dost air : The queen o' the sky, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,
Whose wat’ry arch, and messenger, am I, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,
Bids thee leave these ; and with her sovereign grace, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, Here, on this grass-plot, in this very place, And make it halt behind her.
To come and sport : her peacocks fly amain; Fer.
I do believe it, Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er Till sanctimonious ceremonies
Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; With full and holy rites be minister'd.
Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers Then Hymen's lamps shall light you.
Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers; Fer.
As I hope
And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,
My bosky 7 acres, and my unshrubb'd down, With such love as 'tis now; the strong'st suggestion Rich scarf to my proud earth ; Why hath thy queen Our worser Genius can, shall never taint
Summon'd me hither, to this short-grass'd green? My honour.
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate;
And some donation freely to estate
Tell me, heavenly bow, Enter ARIEL.
If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Ari. What would my potent master? here I am. Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot
Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last service The means, that dusky Dis 8 my daughter got Did worthily perform; and I must use you
Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company In such another trick: go, bring the rabble,
I have forsworn. O’er whom I give thee power, here, to this place :
Of her society Incite them to quick motion; for I must
Be not afraid : I met her deity Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,
Dove-drawn with her. And they expect it from me.
Highest queen of state, Ari.
Great Juno comes: I know her by her gait.
Juno. How does my bounteous sister? Go with Each one, tripping on his toe,
me, Will be here with mop and mowe:
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, Do you love me, master ? no.
And honour'd in their issue.
Well I conceive. [Erit. Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you !
Juno sings her blessings on you.
Cer. Earth's increase, and foison 9 plenty ;
Barns, and garners never empty ;
Vines with clust'ring bunches growing ;
Plants, with goodly burden bouing;
$ Alienation of mind.
& Command. 4 Surplus.
- I thank you:
Spring come to you, at the farthest,
Pro. Come with a thought :-
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to: What's thy pleaHarmonious charmingly: May I be bold
sure ? To think these spirits ?
Spirits, which by mine art We must prepare to meet with Caliban. I have from their confines call'd to enact
Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presented My present fancies.
I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd, So rare a wonder'd ' father, and a wife,
Lest I might anger thee. Make this place paradise.
Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these [Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on
varlets ? employment.
Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with Pro.
drinking; Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;
So full of valour, that they smote the air There's something else to do : hush, and be mute,
For breathing in their faces; beat the ground Or else our spell is marr'd.
For kissing of their feet; yet always bending Iris. You nymphs, callid Naiads, of the wan
Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, d'ring brooks,
At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their ears, With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless looks, Advanc'd their eyelids, lifted up their noses, Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land
As they smelt musick; so I charm'd their ears, Answer your summons; Juno does command : That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate
Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and A contract of true love; be not too late.
Which enter'd their frail shins; at last I left them Enter certain Nymphs.
l' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, You sunburnd sicklemen, of August weary,
Up to the chins. Come hither from the furrow, and be merry;
This was well done, my bird. Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on,
Thy shape invisible retain thou still : And these fresh nymphs encounter every one
The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, In country footing.
For stale 2 to catch these thieves.
Ari. Enter certain Reapers, properly habited: they join
I go, I go. (Erit.
Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards Nurture 3 can never stick; on whom my pains, the end whereof Prospero starts suddenly, and Humanely taken, all, all lost
, quite lost ; speaks ; after which, to a strange, hollow, and con
And as, with age, his body uglier grows, fused noise, they heavily vanish.
So his mind cankers : I will plague them all, Pro. [Aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates, Re-enter Ariel, loaden with glistering apparel, &c. Against my life; the minute of their plot
Even to roaring: Is almost come. — [To the Spirits.] Well done ;
- Come, hang them on this line.
PROSPERO and ARIEL remain invisible. Enter Fer. This is most strange : your father's in some passion
CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and Trinculo, all wet. That works him strongly.
Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole Mira.
Never till this day, Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.
Hear a foot fall : we now are near his cell. Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir : harmless fairy, has done little better than played the Our revels now are ended : these our actors, Jack 4 with us. As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Trin. Monster, my nose is in great indignation. Are melted into air, into thin air :
Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I And, like the baseless fabrick of this vision, should take a displeasure against you; look you,
he cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces, Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster. The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still : Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Shall hood-wink this mischance : therefore, speak Leave not a rack behind : We are such stuff
softly, As dreams are made of, and our little life
All's hush'd as midnight yet. Is rounded with a sleep. — Sir, I am vex'd;
Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool, Bear with my weakness : my old brain is troubled. Ste. There's not only disgrace and dishonour in Be not disturbid with my infirmity :
that, monster, but an infinite loss. If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk,
this is your harmless fairy, monster. To still my beating mind.
Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er Fer. Mira. We wish your peace.
ears for my labour.
[Ereunt. | Able to produce such wonders.
- no more.
3 Education. 4 Jack with a lantern,