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Give me your bands :
[To Fer. and Mir.
Be't so! Amen!
Boats. The best news is, that we have safely found Our king and company : the next our ship,Which, but three glasses since, we gave out split,Is tight and yare, and bravely rigg'd, as when We first put out to sea. Ari.
Sir, all this service Have I done since I went.
My tricksy spirit! Alon. These are not natural events; they strengthen, From strange to stranger.—Say, how came you hither?
Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake, I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep, And (how, we know not) all clapp'd under hatches, Where, but even now, with strange and several noises of roaring, shrieking, howling, gingling chains, And more diversity of sounds, all horrible, We were awak'd; straitway, at liberty; Where we, in alti er trim, freshly beheld Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our master Cap'ring to eye her : Ön a trice, so please you, Even in a dream, were we divided from them, And were brought moping hither. Ari.
Was't well done? Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou shalt
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
Sir, my liege,
[Aside. Set Caliban and his companions free:
(sir? Untie the spell. [Exit Ariel.] How fares my gracious 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!
Very like; one of them
Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords, Then say, if they be true :- This mis-shapen 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 robb’d 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 pinch'd to death.
Alon. And Trinculois reelingripe: Where should they
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
[Pointing to Caliban.
Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter,
Go to; away!
Pro. Sir, I invite your highness, and your train,
To hear the story of your life, which must
I'll deliver all;
SPOKEN BY PROSPERO.
Now my charms are all o'erthrown,
As you from crimes would pardon'd be,
It is observed of The Tempest, that its plan is regalar; this the author of The Revisal thinks, what I think too, an accidental effect of the story, not intended or regarded by our author. But, whatever might be Shakspeare's intention in forming or adopting the plot, he has made it instrumental to the production of many