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You the like loss?
Pro. As great to me, as late; and portable1
Have lost my daughter.
O heavens! that they were living both in Naples,
Where my son lies. When did you lose your daughter? Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these lords
At this encounter do so much admire,
That they devour their reason; and scarce think
Are natural breath: but, howsoe'er you have
Been justled from your senses, know for certain,
Which was thrust forth of Milan; who most strangely
Not a relation for a breakfast, nor
Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir;
The entrance of the Cell opens, and discovers FERDI-
Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false.
I would not for the world.
No, my dearest love,
Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should
If this prove
A vision of the island, one dear son
A most high miracle!
Fer. Though the seas threaten, they are merciful: I have cursed them without cause.
[Kneels to ALON. Now all the blessings
Of a glad father compass thee about!
O! wonder' How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't!
'Tis new to thee.
Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast
Your eld'st acquaintance cannot be three hours:
I am hers: But O, how oddly will it sound, that I Must ask my child forgiveness!
There, sir, stop:
I have inly wept,
Let us not burden our remembrances
Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you gods,
For it is you, that have chalked forth the way
I say, Amen, Gonzalo.
Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue
When no man was his own.1
Give me your hands:
[To FER. and MIRA.
Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart,
Be't so! Amen!
Re-enter ARIEL, with the Master and Boatswain ama-
O look, sir, look, sir; here are more of us!
This fellow could not drown:-Now, blasphemy,
Have I done since I went.
Sir, all this service
My tricksy spirit!
Alon. These are not natural events; they strengthen,
1 When no man was in his senses or had self-possession.
And more diversity of sounds, all horrible,
Was't well done?
Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou shalt [Aside. be free.
Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod : And there is in this business more than nature
Was ever conduct of: some oracle
Must rectify our knowledge.
Sir, my liege,
Do not infest your mind with beating on
The strangeness of this business: at picked leisure,
Set Caliban and his companions free:
There are yet missing of your company
Some few odd lads, that you remember not.
Re-enter ARIEL, driving in CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and TRINCULO, in their stolen apparel.
Ste. Every man shift for all the rest, and let no man take care for himself; for all is but fortune:Coragio, bully-monster, Coragio!
Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my head, here's a goodly sight.
Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed! How fine my master is! I am afraid
He will chastise me.
What things are these, my lord Antonio?
Very like; one of them Is a plain fish, and, no doubt, marketable.
Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords, Then say, if they be true:-This misshapen knave, His mother was a witch; and one so strong That could control the moon, make flows and ebbs, And deal in her command, without her power: These three have robbed me; and this demi-devil (For he's a bastard one) had plotted with them. To take my life: two of these fellows you Must know, and own; this thing of darkness I Acknowledge mine.
I shall be pinched to death. Alon. Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler? Seb. He is drunk now: Where had he wine?
Alon. And Trinculo is reeling ripe: Where should
Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them? —
Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw you last, that, I fear me, will never out of my bones: I shall not fear fly-blowing.
Seb. Why, how now, Stephano?
Ste. O, touch me not; I am not Stephano, but a
Pro. You'd be king of the isle, sirrah?
Ste. 1 should have been a sore one then.
Alon. This is as strange a thing as e'er I looked on.
[Pointing to CALIBAN.
Pro. He is as disproportioned in his manners,
As in his shape :-Go, sirrah, to my cell;
Take with you your companions; as you look
1 That is, work the same effects as the moon, without her delegated authority.
2 The phrase being gilded was a trite one for being drunk.