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Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle; From me he got it. If thy greatness will Revenge it on him-for, I know, thou dar'st; But this thing dare not.
Ste. That's most certain.
Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee. Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst thou bring me to the party?
Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee asleep, Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
Cal. What a pied ninny's this!!
I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows,
Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger; interrupt 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.
Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied?
Ari. Thou liest.
Ste. Do I so? take thou that. [strikes him.] As you like this, give me the lie another time.
Trin. I did not give the lie-Out o' your wits, and hearing too? A pox 0' your bottle! this can sack, and drinking do.-A murrain on your monster, and the devil take your fingers!
Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr'ythee, stand further off.
Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, I'll beat him too.
Stand further.-Come, proceed.
(1) Alluding to Trinculo's party-coloured dress. (2) Springs.
Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him I the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain
Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log
As greatest does least.
Is it so brave a lass?
Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant, And bring thee forth brave brood.
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter and I will be king and queen; (save our graces!) and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys :-Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo?
Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee: but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep :
Ay, on mine honour. Ari. This will I tell my master.
Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of ples
Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch
You taught me but while-ere?
Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, (1) Throat.
any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.
Flout'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and flout 'em;
Thought is free.
Cal. That's not the tune,
[Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe.
Ste. What is this same?
Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the picture of No-body.
Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy likeness; if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list. Trin. O, forgive me my sins!
Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee:Mercy upon us!
Cal. Art thou afeard?
Ste. No, monster, not I.
Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, The clouds, methought, would open, and show riches
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd,
Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I shall have my music for nothing. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the
Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, and after, do our work.
Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.-I would, I could see this taborer: he lays it on.
Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.
SCENE III.—Another part of the Island. Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, Francisco, and others.
Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, sir; My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your patience,
I needs must rest me.
Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Who am myself attach'd with weariness, To the dulling of my spirits: sit down, and rest. Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd,' Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go. Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.
[Aside to Sebastian,
Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
The next advantage
Let it be to-night;
For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they
I say, to-night: no more.
Solemn and strange music; and Prospero above, invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in a banquet; they dance about it with gentle actions of salutation; and inviting the king, &c. to eat, they depart.
Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, hark!
Gon. Marvellous sweet music!
Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens !-What were these?
(1) Our lady.
Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe, That there are unicorns; that in Arabia
There is one tree, the phoenix' throne; one phoenix At this hour reigning there.
Ant. I'll believe both : And what does else want credit, come to me, And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, Though fools at home condemn them.
If in Naples I should report this now, would they believe me? If I should say I saw such islanders
(For, certes,2 these are people of the island,)
Many, nay, almost any.
Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, Are worse than devils.
[Aside I cannot too much muse,3 Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, ex
(Although they want the use of tongue,) a kind Of excellent dumb discourse.
They have left their viands behind; for we have
Will't please you taste of what is here?
Not I. Gon. Faith, Sir, you need not fear: When we were boys,
Who would believe that there were mountaineers, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging at them
Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, (3) Wonder.
(1) Show. (2) Certainly.