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Pro. How! the best? What wert thou, if the King of Naples heard thee?
Fer. A single thing, as I am now, that wonders To hear thee speak of Naples : He does hear me; And, that he does, I weep: myself am Naples; Who, with mine eyes, ne'er since at ebb, beheld The king, my father, wreck’d.
Mir. Alack, for mercy!
Pro. At the first sight
tend [Prospero talks apart to ARIEL. Mir. Why speaks my father so ungently? This Is the third man that I e'er saw; the first That e'er I sigh’d for: pity move my father, To be inclin’d my way!
Fer. O, if a virgin, And
your affection not gone forth, I'll make you The Queen of Naples.
Pro. Soft, sir; one word more.They are both in either's power: but this swift bu•
siness I must uneasy make, lest too light winning Make the prize light.-One word more~ I charge
Fer. No, as I am a man.
Pro. Follow me,---
I'll manacle thy neck and feet together;
traitor : Who mak’st a show, but dar’st not strike, thy con
[FERDINAND drops his Point to the Ground. Mir. Beseech
Mir. Sir, have pity ; .
Pro. Silence ! one word more
Fer. So they are :
Pro. It works :-Come on.
[Prospero talks apart to Ariel. Mir. Be of comfort; My father's of a better nature, sir,
Than he appears by speech : ne'er, till this day,
Pro. Thou shalt be as free
Ari. To the syllable.
ing him ;-ARIEL follows them, waving
Enter TRINCULO, CALIBAN, and STEPHANO, with
a Keg. Step. Tell not me;—when the butt is out, we will drink water; not a drop before: therefore, bear up, and board 'em :-Servant Monster, drink to me:Why, thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
Trin. Where should they be set else? he were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.
my lord ?
Step. My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue in sack : Thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.
Step. Mooncalf, speak once in thy life, if thou be'st a good mooncalf.
Cal. How does thy honour ? let me lick thy shoe : I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
Trin. Thou ly’st, most ignorant monster; why, thou debosh'd fish thou, was there ever a man a coward that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish and half a monster ?
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me !-Wilt thou let him,
Trin. Lord, quoth he !-O lord, o lord, that a monster should be such a natural!
Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr’ythee.
Step. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head, if
you prove a mutineer, the next tree-The poor monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indignity.
Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleased to hearken once again to the suit I made thee?
Step. Marry will I: kneel and repeat it: I will stand, and so shall Trinculo. [CALIBAN kneels. Enter ARIEL, invisible to them, with a Tabor and
Pipe. Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of this island.
Ari. Thou ly’st.
[Rises. I would, my valiant master would destroy thee ; I do not lie.
Step. Trinculo, if you trouble bim any more in his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth.
Trin. Why, I said nothing.
say, by sorcery he got this isle ;
Ari. Thou ly'st, thou canst nut.
I do beseech thy greatness give him blows.
Step. Trinculo, run into no further danger; intere rupt the monster one word further, and by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a stock. fish of thee.
Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go further off.
Stép. Did'st thou not say, he ly'd ?
[Strikes. TRINCULO.-CALIBAN laughs. As you like this, give me the lie another time.
Trin. You:lie, I did not give you the lie:~Qut o'your wits, and hearing too ?-A plague o’your bottle ! this can sack and drinking do.--A murrain on your monster, and the devil take your fingers !
Cal. Ha ! ha! ha!
Step. Now forward with your tale.-Pr'ythee, stand further off.
Cal. Beat him enough : After a little time, I'll beat him too.
Step. Stand further.-Come, proceed.
Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him I'the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain