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Whoscheads stood in their breasts? which now we find
Good warrant of.
The best is past:- Brother, my lord the duke,
Stand too, and do as we!
device, the banquet vanishes. I needs must rest me.
Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee,
(That hath to instrument this lower world, Who am myself attach'd with weariness,
And what is in't,) thenever-surfeited sea
Where man doth not inhabit; you ’mongst men
Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks
[Seeing Alon. Seb.etc. draw their swords. Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go! And even with such like valour, men hang and drown Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows
[ Aside to Sebastian. Are ministers of fate; the elements, Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well That you resolv'd to effect.
Wound the lond winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs Seb. The next advantage
Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish Will we take thoroughly.
One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow ministers
Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt,
And will not be uplifted : But, remember,
(For that's my business to you,) that you three Seb. I say, to-night: no more.
From Milan did supplant good Prospero ; Solemn and strange musick ; and Prospero above, Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing Him, and his innocent child: for which foul deed in a banquet; they dance about it with gentle ac- The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have tions of salutation; and, inviting the king, etc. to Incens’d the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, eat, they depart.
Against your peace. Thee of thy son, Alonso, Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, hark! They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, Gon. Marvellous sweet musick!
Ling’ring perdition (worse than any death Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What were can be at once,) shall step by step attend these?
Yon, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you from Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe,
(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls That there are unicorns ; that, in Arabia
Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow,
He vanishes in thunder : then, to soft musick, enter Ant. I'll believe both;
the Shapes again, and dance with mops
and mowes, And what does else want credit, come to me,
and carry out the table. And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, Pro.[ Aside.] Bravely the figure ofthis harpy hastthou Though fools at home condemn them.
Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring:
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated,
And observation strange, my nieaner ministers
And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit Many, nay, almost any.
Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drowned,) Pro. Honest lord,
And his and my loved darling. Thou hast said well; for some of you there present
[Exit Prospero from above. Are worse than devils.
[Aside. Gon.l'the name of something holy,sir, why stand you Alon. I cannot too much muse,
In this strange stare?
The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,
[Aside. That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Fran. They vanish'd strangely.
The name of Prosper ; it did bass my trespass. Seb. No matter, since
Therefore my soni'the ooze is bedded; and They have left their viands behind; for we have sto- I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, machs.
And with him there lie mudded.
(Exit. Will't please you taste of what is here?
Seb. Butone fiend at a time, Alon. Not I.
I'll fight their legions o’er. Gon.Faith, sir, you need not fear:When we were boys, Ant. I'll be thy second.
(Exeunt Seb. and Ani. Who would believe that there were mountaineers, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their great guilt, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging a Like poison given to work a great time after, them
Now'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech you,
That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary,
Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly. –
No tongue; all eyes; be silent! (Soft music.
A Masque. Enter Iris.
Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease;
Thy turfy mountains, where livenibbling sheep,
Which spongy April at thy hest betrims,
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy broom
Whose shadow the dismissed bachelorloves,
Beinglass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard;
And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard,
Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I,
Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign grace,
To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain;
Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;
Who with thy saffron wings upon my flowers
Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers;
And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate;
On the bless'd lovers.
Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,
If Venus, or her son, asthou dost know,
Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company
I have forsworn.
Iris. Of her society
Cuiting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son
Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have done
Till Hymen's torch belighted: but in vain;
Swears he will shoot no more, but play with sparrows,
And be a boy right out.
Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait.
Jun. How does my bounteous sister? Go with me,
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be,
And honour'd in their issue.
Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you!
Juno sings her blessings on you,
Ceres. Earth's increase, and foison plenty,
Barns, and garners never empty ;
Vines, with clusť ring bunches growing;
Exit. Plants, with goodly burden bowing;
Spring come to you, at the
In the very end of harvest !
Scarcity, and want, shall shun you;
Ceres' blessing so is on you,
Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and
Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold
To think these spirits ?
Pro, Spirits, which by mine art
I have from their confines call'd to enact
At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their ears, My present fancies.
Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, Per. Let me live here ever!
As they smelt musick; so I charm'd their ears, So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,
That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through
Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and thorns,
I'the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell,
There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake
O'erstunk their feet.
Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
For stale to catch these thieves ! With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless looks,
Ari, Igo, I go.
And as with age his body uglier grows,
So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,
Even to roaring:- Come, hang them on this line! Make holiday: your rye-straw hats put on,
PROSPERO and Ariel remain invisible, Enter CALIBAN, And these fresh nymphs encounter every one
STEPHANO, and Trixculo, all wet. In country footing!
Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole may Enter certain Reapers, properly habited: they join Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell. with the Nymphs in a graceful dance ; towards the Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a harmend whereof Prospero starts suddenly, and speaks ; less fairy, has done little better than played the Jack after which, to a strange, hollow, and confused with us. noise, they heavily vanish.
Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at which Pro. (Aside.]I had forgot that foul conspiracy my nose is in great indignation. Ofthe beast Caliban, and his confederates,
Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I should Against my life; the minute of their plot
take a displeasure against you; look you, Is almost come.-[To the Spirits.]Well done ;-avoid;| Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster. -no more!
Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still! Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to, passion
Shall hoodwink this mischance: therefore, speak That works him strongly.
softly, Mira. Never till this day,
All's hush'd as midnight yet. Saw Ihim touch'd with anger so distemper’d.
Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool, = Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort,
Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in that, As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir :
monster, but an infiniteloss. Our revels now are ended : these our actors,
Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet this As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
is your harmless fairy, monster. Are nielted into air, into thin air:
Šte. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er ears And like the baseless fabrick of this vision,
for my labour. The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, Cal. Pr’ythee, my king, be quiet! Seest thou here, The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
This is the mouth o’the cell: no noise, and enter: Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
Do that good mischief, which may make this island And, like this unsubstantial pageant faded,
Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff
For aye thy foot-licker. As dreams are made of, and our little life
Ste. Give me thy hand! I do begin to have bloody Is rounded with a sleep.- Sir, I am vex'd;
thoughts. Bear with my weakness! my old brain is troubled. Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy Stephano ! Be not disturb'd with my infirmity :
look, what a wardrobe here is for thee! If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk,
Trin. O, ho, monster; we know what belongs to a To still my beating mind.
frippery :-0 king Stephano! Fer. Mira, We wish your peace.
(Exeunt. Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, Pro. Come with a thought:- I thank you : -Ariel, l'll have that
Trin. Thy grace shall have it.
Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you mean,
And do the murder first: if he awake,
From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches ;
Ste. Be you quiet, monster! - Mistress line, is not Pro.Say again, where didst thou leave these varlets? jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and prove a bald
this my jerkin ? Now is the jerkin under the line: now, Ari. I told yon, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; jerkin. So full of valour, that they smote the air For breathing in their faces; beat the ground
Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, and't like
your grace. For kissing of their feet: yet always bending
Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment for’t: Toward their project: Then I beat my tabor, wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king of this
country: Steal by line and level, is an excellent pass Ari. I'll fetch them, sir.
Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and
And ye, that on the sands with printless foot
When he comes back; you demy-puppets,
By moon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make,
. Monster, lay-to your fingers; help to bear this Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime
To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid
(Weak masters though: yebe,) I have be-dimm'd
The noon-tide sur, call'd forth the matinous winds,
Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak
With his own bolt: the strong bas'd promontory
Have I made shake; and by the spurs plack'd up
[Cal. Ste.and Trin, are driven out Have wak'd their sleepers; oped, and let them forth
To work miné end upon their senses, that
This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,
Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
I'll drown my book.
[Solern musick. Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou
Re-enter ARIEL : after him, Alonso, with a frantic
gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and AntoFollow, and do me service!
(Exeunt. nio in like manner, attended by Adrianand Frar
Cisco: they all enter the circle which Prospero had
made, and there stand charmed; which PROSPERO
Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,
fall fellowly drops. -- The charm dissolves apace;
And as the morning steals upon the night,
Begin to chase the ignorant fumes, that mantle
Their clearer reason. - O my good Gonzalo,
My true preserver, and a loyal sir
To him thon follow'st; I will pay thy graces
Thou’rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian. - Flesh and
you term’d, sir, The good old lord, Gonzalo ; You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, Histears run down his beard, like winter's drops Expell’d remorse and nature; who with Sebastian From eaves of reeds; your charm so strongly works (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) them,
Wonid here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee,
Begins to swell; and the approaching tide
Will shortly fill the reasonable shores,
That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them,
That yet looks on me, or would know me:- Ariel,
I will dis-case me, and myselfpresent,
As I was sometime Milan:- - quickly, spirit!
Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
In a cowslip's bell I lie:
On the bat's back I do fly,
After summer, merrily
Merrily, merrily, skall I live now
Under the blossom that hangson the bough.
Yet with my
Which was to please: Now I want
Which pierces so, that it assaults Spirits to enforce, art to enchant;
Mercy itself, and frees all faults. And my ending is despair,
As you from crimes would pardon'd be, Unlesss I be reliev'd by prayer;
Let your indulgence set me free!
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.
Persons of the Dr a m a. DUKE OF Milan, father to Silvia.
Panthixo, servant to Antonio. VALENTINE,
Bost, where Julia lodges in Milan. PROTEUS } gentlemen of Verona.
Out-laws. Antonio, father to Proteus.
Julia, a lady of Verona, beloved by Proteus. Thurio, a foolish rival to Valentine.
Silvia, the duke's daughter, beloved by Valentine. EGLAMOUR, agent for Silvia, in her escape.
LCCETTA, waiting woman to Julia.
Methinks, should not be chronicled for wise.
Pro. Yet writers say, As in the sweetest bud
Inhabits in the finest wits of all.
Even so by love the young and tender wit
Losing his verdure even in the prime,
And all the fair e!fects of future hopes. Than, living dully sluggardiz'd at home,
But wherefore waste I time to covusel thee,
That art a votary to fond desire?
Expects my coming, there to see me shipp'd.
Of thy success in love, and what news else
And I likewise will visit thee with mine.
Pro. All happiness bechance to thee in Milan! For I will be thy bead's-man, Valentine !
Val. As much to you at home! and so, farewell! Val. And on a love-book pray for my success!
[Exit Valentine. Pro. Upon some book, I'll love, I'll pray for thee. Pro. He after honour hunts, I after love;
Val. That's on some shallow story of deep love, IIc leaves his friends, to dignify them more;
I leave myself, my friends, and all for love.
Thou, Julia, thou hast metamorphos'd me,
Made me neglect my studies, lose my time,
Made wit with musing weak, heart sick with thought. Pro. Over the boots ? nay, give me not the boots !
Enter Speed. l'al. No, I'll not, for it boots thee not.
Speed. Sir Proteus, save you! Saw you my master ? Pro. What?
Pro. But now he parted hence, to embark for Milan.
Speed. Twenty to one then, he is shipp'd already;
Speed. You couclude that my master is a shepherd If lost, why then a grievous labour won;
then, and I a sheep? However, but a folly bought with wit,
Pro. I do. Or else a wit by folly vanquished.
Speed. Why then my horns are his horns, whether I Pro. So, by your circumstance, you call me fool. wake or sleep. Val. So, by your circumstance, I fear,
Pro. A silly answer, and fitting well a sheep! Pro. 'Tis love you cavilat; I am not Love.
Speed. This proves me still a sheep. Val. Love is your master, for he masters you : Pro. True; and thy mastera shepherd. And he, that is so yoked by a fool,
Speed. Nay, that I can deny by a circumstance.