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Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints
Hark, they roar. Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this hour Lie at my mercy all mine enemies: Shortly shall all my labors end, and thou Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little, Follow, and do me service.
SCENE I.—Before the Cell of Prospero.
Enter PROSPERO in his magic robes, and Ariel.
I did say so,
Pro. Now does my project gather to a head : My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day?
Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, You said our work should cease.
Ari. Confined together
1 Defends it from the weather.
His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops
Dost thou think so, spirit ?
And mine shall.
I'll fetch them, sir. [Exit. Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and
groves ; And ye, that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him When he comes back; you demi-puppets, that By moon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid (Weak masters though ye be) I have be-dimmed The noon-tide sun, called forth the mutinous winds, And 'twixt the green sea and the azured vault Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak With his own bolt: the strong-based promontory Have I made shake; and by the spurs plucked up The pine and cedar: graves, at my command, Have waked their sleepers ; oped and let them forth,
By my so potent art: But this rough magic
[Solemn music. Re-enter ARIEL: after him, Alonzo, with a frantic ges
ture, attended by GONZALO; SEBASTIAN and AntoNio in like manner, attended by Adrian and FRANcisco: They all enter the circle which PROSPERO had made, and there stand charmed; which PROSPERO
observing, speaks. A solemn air, and the best comforter To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains, Now useless, boiled within thy skull! There stand, For you are spell-stopped. Holy Gonzalo, honorable man, Mine eyes, ever sociable to the show of thine, Fall fellowly drops.—The charm dissolves apace; And as the morning steals upon the night, Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Their clearer reason.-0 my good Gonzalo, My true preserver, and a loyal sir To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces Home, both in word and deed.-Most cruelly Didst thou, Alonzo, use me and my daughter: Thy brother was a furtherer in the act; Thou’rt pinched fort now, Sebastian.-Flesh and
blood, You brother mine, that entertained ambition, Expelled remorse and nature; who with Sebastian (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) Would here have killed your king; I do forgive thee, Unnatural though thou art !—Their understanding Begins to swell; and the approaching tide Will shortly fill the reasonable shores,
That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them,
ARIEL re-enters, singing, and helps to attire PROSPERO.
In a cowslip's bell I lie:
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
But yet thou shalt have freedom : so, so, so—
Ari. I drink the air before me and return
Behold, sir king
Whe'r thou beest he, or no,
I fear, a madness held me: this must crave
First, noble friend,
Whether this be,
You do yet taste
you Believe things certain :-Welcome, my friends all : But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded,
[Aside to SEB. and Ant. I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, And justify you traitors : at this time I'll tell no tales. Seb.
The devil speaks in him.
If thou beest Prospero,
I am wo? fort, sir.
I rather think,
1 The unity of time is rigidly observed in this piece.