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She lov'd not the savour of tar nor of pitch, escap'd upon a butt of sack, which the sailors Yet a tailor might scratch her where'er she did itch: heav'd over-board, by this bottle! which I made of
Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang. the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I was This is a scurvy tune too: but here's my comfort. cast a-shore.
[Drinks. Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy Cal. Do not torment me: 0!
True subject; for the liquor is not earthly. Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils here? Ste. Here; swear then how thou escap'dst. Do you put tricks upon us with savages, and men of Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can Inde ?i "Ha! I have not 'scap'd drowning, to be swim like a duck, I'll be sworn. afeard now of your four legs; for it hath been said, Ste. Here, kiss the book : though thou canst swim As proper a man as ever went on four legs, cannot like a duck, that art made like a goose. make him give ground : and it shall be said so again, Trin. O'Stephano, hast any more of this? while Stephano breathes at nostrils.
Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a rock Cal. The spirit torments me: 0!
by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. How now, Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with four || moon-calf? how does thine ague? legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague: where Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven? the devil should he learn our language? I will give Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee: I was the him some relief, if it be but for that: if I can reco- man in the moon, when time was. ver him, and keep him tame, and get to Naples with Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee; him, he's a present for any emperor that ever trod||My mistress showed me thee, thy dog, and bush. on neat's-leather.
Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book : I will Cal. Do not torment me, prythee;
furnish it anon with new contents : swear. I'll bring my wood home faster.
Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow Ste. He's in his fit now; and does not talk after|| monster:-1 afeard of him?--a very weak monster : the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle: if he have - The man i' the moon?-a most poor credulous never drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove | monster :-well drawn, monster, in good sooth. his fit: if I can recover him, and keep him tame, I Cal. I'll show thee every fertile inch o'the island; will not take too much for him: he shall pay for him || And kiss thy foot : I prythee, be that hath him, and that soundly.
Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and drunken Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt || monster ; when his god's asleep, he'll rob his bottle. Anon, I know it by thy trembling:
Cal. I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy subNow Prosper works upon thee.
ject. Ste. Come on your ways; open your mouth; Ste. Come on then; down, and swear. here is that which will give language to you, cat; Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy: open your mouth: this will shake your shaking, headed monster: a most scurvy monster! I could can tell you, and that soundly: you cannot tell find in my heart to beat him, who's your friend: open your chaps again.
Ste. Come, kiss. Trin. I should know that voice: it should be Trin. — but that the poor monster's in drink: an but he is drowned; and these are devils : 0! de- || abominable monster ! fend me &
Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate
thee berries; monster! His forward voice now is to speak well || I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. of his friend; his backward voice is to utter foul | A plague upon the tyrant that I serve! speeches, and to detract. If all the wine in my bot-I'II bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, tle will recover him, I will help his ague: come, Thou wondrous man. Amen! I will pour some in thy other mouth. Trin. A most ridiculous monster; to make a Trin. Stephano,
wonder of a poor drunkard. Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me? Mercy ! Cal. I prythee, let me bring thee where crabs mercy! this is a devil, and no monster: I will leave
grow; him; I have no long spoon.
And I, with my long nails, will dig thee pig-nuts ; Trin. Stephano !-if thou beest Stephano, touch | Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo ;-be not To snare the nimble marmozet ; I'll bring thee afeard,thy good friend Trinculo.
To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth ; I'll pull Young sea-mells from the rock. Wilt thou go with thee by the lesser legs : if any be Trinculo's legs, these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed : Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without any how cam'st thou to be the siege of this moon-call? || more talking.–Trinculo, the king and all our comCan he vent Trinculos ?
pany else being drowned, we will inherit here. Trin. I took him to be kill?d with a thunder-|| Here ; bear my bottle: Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill stroke :-But art thou not drowned, Stephano? | him by and by again. hope now, thou art not drowned. In the storm over-blown? I hid me under the dead moon-calf's
Cal. Farewell master; farewell, farewell. gaberdine, for fear of the storm : andart thou living,
(Sings drunkenly. Stephano? O Stephano, two Neapolitans 'scap'd!
Trin. A howling monster ; a drunken monster. Ste. Priythee, do not turn me about; my stomach Cal. No more dams PU make for fish; is not constant.
Nor fetch in firing Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not sprites.
At requiring, That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor :
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish; I will kneel to bim.
Ban, Ban, Ca Cubam, Ste. How didst thou 'scape? How cam'st thou
Has a neno master-Get a new man. hither? swear by this bottle, how thou cam'st hither. Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom : freedcm,
hey-day, freedom ! (1) India. (2) Stool. (3) Sea-gulls. Ste. O brave inonster! lead the away. (Exeunt.
More that I may call men, than you, good friend, ACT III.
And my dear father : how features are abroad,
I am skill-less of ; but by my modesty SCENE I.–Before Prospero's cell
. Enter Fer-|(The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish dinand, bearing a log.
Any companion in the world but you ; Fer. There be some sports are painful ; but | Nor can imagination form a shape, their labour
Besides yourself, to like of: but I prattle Delight in thern sets off: some kinds of baseness Something too wildly, and my father's precepts Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters
Therein forget. Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be
I am, in my condition, As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but
A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king; The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead. || (I would, not so !) and would no more endure And makes my labours pleasures : O, she is
This wooden slavery, than I would suffer Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed The flesh-fly blow my mouth. Hear my soul speak;And he's compos'd of harshness. I must remove The very instant that I saw you, did Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up, My heart fly to your service; there resides, Upon a sore injunction : my sweet mistress
To make me slave to it; and, for your sake, Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such || Am I this patient log-man. baseness
Do you love me? Had ne'er like executor. I forget:
Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my la
sound, bours ;
And crown what I profess with kind event, Most busy-less, when I do it.
If I speak true; if hollowly, invert
Whai best is boded me, to mischief! 1, Enter Miranda ; and Prospero at a distance. Beyond all limit of what else; i' the world, Mira.
Alas, now! pray you,
Do love, prize, honour you. Work not so hard : I would, the lightning had
I am a fool, Bumt up those logs, that you are enjoind to pile! To weep at what I am glad of.
Fair encounter Pray set it down, and rest you: when this burns, 'Twill weep for having wearied you. My father
Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself:
On that which breeds between them!
Wherefore weep you !
Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer The sun will set, before I shall discharge
What I shall die to want. But this is trifling; What I must strive to do. Mira.
If you'll sit down,
And all the more it seeks to hide itself, I'll bear your logs the while: pray give me that;
The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! I'll carry it to the pile.
And prompt me, plain and holy innocence!
I am your wife, if you will marry me ;
If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow Than you should such dishonour undergo,
You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,
Whether you will or no.
My mistress, dearest,
And I thus humble ever. As well as it does you : and I should do it
Mira. With much more ease ; for my good will is to it,
My busband then ? And yours against.
Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing Pro.
Poor worm! thou art infected ; || As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand. This visitation shows it.
Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And now Mira. You look wearily.
farewell, Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning with Till half an hour hence.
A thousand! thousand ! me, When you are by at night. I do beseech you
[Exeunt Fer. and Mir. (Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,)
Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, What is your name?
Who are surpris'd with all; but my rejoicing Mira. Miranda :-O my father,
At nothing can be more. I'll to my book:
For yet, ere supper time, must I perform
Ste. Tell not me ;-—when the butt is out, we will With so full soul, but some defect in her
drink water; not a drop before : therefore bear up, Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,2 and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink to me. And put it to the foil : but you, O you,
Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island! So perfect, and so peerless, are created They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are Of every creature's best.
three of them; if the other two be brained like us, Mira. I do not know
the state totters. One of my sex; no woman's face remember, Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee : Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
Trin. Where should they be set else? he were (1) Command. (2) Own'd. (3) Whatsoever. a brave monster indeed, if they were set in bis tail.
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tonguell. Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: 1 || Curther off. swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied? leagues, off and on, by this light.—Thou shalt be Ari. Thou liest. my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.
Ste. Do I so? take thou that. (strikes him.) As Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no stand- ||you like this, give me the lie another time. ard.
Trin. I did not give the lie :-Out o' your wits, Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster.
and hearing too?- -A pox o' your bottle ! this can Trin. Nor go neither: but you'll lie, like dogs; sack, and drinking do.- A murrain on your monand yet say nothing neither.
ster, and the devil take your fingers ! Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou Cal. Ha, ha, ha! beest a good moon-calf.
Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Prythee, stand Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy further off. shoe;
Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
I'll beat him too. Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am in Ste.
Stand further.Come, proceed. case to justle a constable: Why, thou deboshedi Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that bath ' the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st braio drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a
him, monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a mon-Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log ster?
Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, ||Or cut his wezand with thy knife: Remember,
First to possess his books; for without them Trin. Lord, quoth he that a monster should ||He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not be such a natural!
One spirit to command : They all do hate him, Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. As rootedly as I: Burn but his books;
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; || He has brave utensils (for so he calls them,) if you prove a mutineer, the next tree--The poorWhich, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indiy-|| And that most deeply to consider, is nity.
The beauty of his daughter; he himself Cah I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd|Calls her a nonpareil: I ne'er saw woman, To hearken once again the suit I made thee? But only Sycorax my dam, and she;
Ste. Marry will I : kneel, and repeat it; I will | But she as far surpasseth Sycorax, stand, and so shall Trinculo.
As greatest does least.
Is it so brave a lass?
Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant, Cal. As I told thee
And bring thee forth brave brood. Before, I am subject to a tyrant;
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath
and I will be king and queen; (save our graces!) Cheated me of this island.
and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys :-Dost Ari.
thou like the plot, Trinculo! Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou : Trin. Excellent. I would, my valiant master would destroy thee; Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee : I do not lie.
but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his bead. tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep: teeth.
Wilt thou destroy him then? Trin. Why, I said nothing.
Ay, on mine honour. Ste. Mum then, and no more.—[To Caliban.) Ari. This will I tell my master. Proceed.
Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of pleaCal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle; From me he got it. If thy greatness will Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch Revenge it on him—for, I know, thou dar’st; You taught me but while-ere? But this thing dare not.
Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, Ste. That's most certain.
any reason : Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee.
(Sings. Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst Flout'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and thou bring me to the party?
flout 'em; Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee asleep,
Thought is free.
Cal. That's not the tune.
(Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe.
Ste. What is this same? patch! I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows,
Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by And take his botile from him; when that's gone,
the picture of No-body. He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show him likeness; if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list.
Sie. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy Where the quick freshes) are. Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger; inter
Trin. O, forgive me my sins ! rupt the monster one word further, and, by this hand,
Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee:I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a stock. Mercy upon us! hah of thee.
Cal. Art thou afeard ?
Ste. No, monster, not I. (1) Debauched. 2) Alluding to Trinculo's party-coloured dress. (3) Springs (4) Throat.
Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, (For, certes, these are people of the island,) Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note,
Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Our human generation you shall find Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices, || Many, nay, almost any. That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,
Honest lord, Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, The clouds, methought, would open, and show Are worse than devils.
I cannot too much muse, Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d, Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, exI cry'd to dream again.
pressing Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, (Although they want the use of tongue,) a kind where I shall have my music for nothing.
Of excellent dumb discourse. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Praise in departing. Ste. That shall be by and by : I remember the
Fran. They vanish'd strangely. I'rin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, Scb.
No matter, since and after, do our work.
They have left their viands behind; for we have Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.—I would, I
stomachs.could see this taborer: he lays it on.
Will't please you taste of what is bere? Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.
Not I. (Exeunt. Gon. Faith, Sir, you need not fear: When we
were boys, SCENE III. - Another part of the Island. En-Who would believe that there were mountaineers,
ter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging Francisco, and others.
Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, Gon. By'r lakin,' I can go no further, sir ; My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, || Whose heads stood in their breasts ? which now we Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa-| Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us
Good warrant of. I needs must rest me.
I will stand to, and feed, Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Although my last : no matter, since I feel Who am myself attach'd with weariness,
The best is past :-Brother, my lord the duke, To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest.
Stand too, and do as we.
Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a harOur frustrate search on land: Well, let him go.
py : claps his wings upon the table, and with a Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.
quaint device, the banquet ranishes.
(Aside to Sebastian. Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
(That hath to instrument this lower world, That you resolv'd to effect.
And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea Seb.
The next advantage Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Will we take thoroughly.
Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men Ant.
Let it be to-night;
Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they
(Seeing Alon. Seb. &c. draw their swords. Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
And even with such like valour, men hang and As when they are fresh.
drown Seb. I say, to-night: no more. Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows
Are ministers of fate; the elements Solemn and strange music; and Prospero above, of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bring. Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs ing in a banquet ; they dance about it with gen-Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish tle actions of salutation; and inviting the king, One dowles that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers &c. to eat, they depart.
Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, hark !
And will not be uplifted : But, remember Gon. Marvellous sweet music!
(For that's my business to you,) that you three Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens !-What From Milan did supplant good Prospero; were these?
Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, Scb. A living drollery:2 Now I will believe, Him, and his innocent child; for which foul deed That there are unicorns; that in Arabia
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have There is one tree, the phænix' throne; one phoenix Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, At this hour reigning there.
Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso, Ant.
I'll believe both : They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, And what does else want credit, come to me, Lingering perdition (worse than any death And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, Can be at once) shall step by step attend Though fools at home condemn them.
You, and your ways; whose wrath to guard you Gon.
If in Naples
from I should report this now, would they believe me? (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls If I should say I saw such islanders
Upon your beads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow (1) Our lady. (2) Show. (3) Certainly.
And a clear! life ensuing.
Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew
The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, He vanishes in thunder : then, to soft music, enter | That you shall hate it both : therefore, take heed,
the Shapes again, and dance with mops and|| As Hymen's lamps shall light you. mowes, and carry out the table.
As I hope Pro. [.Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den,
For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, hast thou Performid, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring :
The most opportune place, the strongest suggestion Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated,
Our worser Genius can, shall never melt
Mine honour into lust; to take away
The edge of that day's celebration, Their several kınds have done : my high charms When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are founder'd, work,
Or night kept chain'd below.
Pro. And these, mine enemies, are all knit up
Fairly spoke: In their distractions : they now are in my power;
Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit
What, Ariel : my industrious servant Ariel ! Young Ferdinand (whom they suppose is drown'd,)
Enter Ariel And his and my lov'd darling: (Exit Prospero from above.
Ar. What would my potent master? here I am Gon. I' the name of something holy, sir, why Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last
service In this strange stare?
Did worthily perform; and I must use you Alon.
O, it is monstrous! monstrous ! | In such another trick: go, bring the rabble, Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place : The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, Incite them to quick motion ; for I must That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass. Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and
And they expect it from me. I'll seek him deeper than e'er pluminet sounded, Ari.
Presently? And with him there lie mudded.
Pro. Ay, with a twink. Seb.
But one fiend at a time, Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go, I'll fight their legions o'er.
And breathe twice; and cry, so, so; Ant.
I'll be thy second
Each one, tripping on his toe, [Excunt Seb. and Ant. || Will be here with mop and mowe: Gon. All three of them are desperate; their Do you love me, master? no. great guilt,
Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not approach, Like poison given to work a great time after, Till thou dost hear me call. Now 'gins to bite the spirits : -1 do beseech you Ari.
Well I conceive. That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,
(Erit. And hinder them from what this ecstasy2
Pro. Look, thou be true ; do not give dalliance May pow provoke them to.
Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw Adr.
Follow, I pray you. To the fire i' the blood : be more absterious,
I warrant you, sir ;
Abates the ardour of my liver.
Now come, my Ariel ; bring a corollary, SCENE I.–Before Prospero's cell. Enter Pros- Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly.
pero, Ferdinand, and Miranda. No tongue; all eyes; be silent. (Soft music. Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you, Your compensation makes amends; for Í
A Masque. Enter Iris. Have given you here a thread of mine own life, Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas Or that for which I live; whom once again Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease; I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations
Thy turly mountains, where live nibbling sheep, Wore but my trials of thy love, and thou
And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep; Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore Heaven, || Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,
Which spongy April at thy hestá betrims, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns ; and thy For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, And make it halt behind her.
Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, Fer.
I do believe it, Being lass-lorn ; thy pole-clipt vineyard ; Against an oracle.
And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acqnisition where thou thyself dost air : The queen o' the sky, Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, If thou dost break her virgin knot before
Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign All sanctimonious ceremonies may
grace, With full and holy rite be minister'd,
Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, No sweet aspersions shall the heavens let fall To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain ; To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
(1) Pure, blamelegs. (2) Alienation of mind. (3) Sprinkling. (4) Surplus. (5) Command.