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It sounds no more :--and sure, it waits upon
Of his bones are coral made ;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
[Burden, ding-dong. Fer. The ditty does remember my drown'd
father : This is no mortal business, nor no sound That the earth owes:--I hear it now above me.
Pro. The fringed curtains of thine eye advance, And say, what thou seest yond'. Mira.
What is't? a spirit? Lord, how it looks about! Believe me, sir, It carries a brave form :-But 'tis a spirit. Pro. No, wench; it eats and sleeps, and hath
I might call him
I ever saw so noble.
| Aside. As my soul prompts it :-Spirit, fine spirit! I'll free
thee Within two days for this. Fer.
Most sure, the goddess
No wonder, sir;
My language? heavens!
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. Mira.
Alack, for mercy! Fer. Yes, faith, and all his lords; the duke of
The duke of Milan,
[ Aside. They have chang'd eyes :--Delicate Ariel, I'll set thee free for this !-A word, good sir ; I fear, you have done yourself some wrong: a word.
Mira. Why speaks my father so ungently? This Is the third man that ere I saw ; the first That ere I sigh'd for: pity move my father
To be inclin'd my way!
O, if a virgin,
Soft, sir; one word more.They are both in either's powers: but this swift
business I must uneasy make, lest too light winning [Aside. Make the prize light.-One word more ; I charge
No, as I am a man. Mira. There's nothing ill can dwell in such a
[T. Ferd. Speak not you for him; he's a traitor.-Come. I'll manacle thy neck and feet together : Sea-water shalt thou drink, thy food shall be The fresh-brook muscles, wither'd roots, and husks, Wherein the acorn cradled. Follow.
O dear father,
What, I say,
conscience Is so possess'd with guilt: come from thy ward;2 For I can here disarm thee with this stick, And make thy weapon drop.
Beseech you, father! Pro. Hence ; hang not on my garments. Mira.
Sir, have pity ; I'll be his surety. Pro.
Silence: one word more
Come on ; obey :
To Ferd. Thy nerves are in their infancy again, And have no vigour in them. Fer.
So they are : My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up. My father's loss, the weakness which I feel, The wreck of all my friends, or this man's threats, To whom I am subdued, are but light to me, Might I but through my prison, once a day, Behold this maid : all corners else o' the earth Let liberty make use of; space enough Have I in such a prison. Pro.
It works :-Come on.Thou hast done well, fine Ariel Follow me.
(To Ferd. and Mira. Hark, what thou else shall do me. [To Ariel. Mira.
Be of comfort; My father's of a better nature, sir,
Than he appears by speech ; this is unwonted,
Thou shalt be as free
To the syllable. Pro. Come, follow : speak not for him. (Exeunt. ACT II.
SCENE I.-Another part of the island. Enter
Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian,
Pr’ythee, peace. Seb. He receives comfort like cold porridge. Ant. The visitor will not give him o'er so.
Seb. Look, he's winding up the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike. Gon. Šir.
Seb. One: - -Tell. Gon. When every grief is entertain'd, that's offer'd, Comes to the entertainer Seb.
A dollar. Gon. Dolour comes to him, indeed; you have spoken truer than you proposed.
Seb. You have taken it wiselier than I meant you should. Gon. Therefore, my lord, Ant. Fie, what a spendthrift is he of bis tongue ! Alon. I pr’ythee, spare. Gon. Well, I have done: but yetSeb. He will be talking.
Ant. Which of them, he, or Adrian, for a good wager, first begins to crow?"
Seb. The old cock.