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SCENE I. Before PROSPERO's cell.
Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this? Fer. There be some sports are painful, and
Ste. The whole butt, man: my cellar is in a their labor rock by the sea-side where my wine is hid. How Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness now, moon-calf! how does thine ague?
Are nobly undergone, and most poor matters Cal. Hast thou not dropp'd from heaven? 140 Point to rich ends. This my mean task
Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee: I was would be as heavy to me as odious, but the man i' the moon when time was. Cai. I have seen thee in her and I do adore And makes my labors pleasures: 0, she is
The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead thee:
(thy bush. My mistress show'd me thee and thy dog and
Ten times inore gentle than her father's crab' bed,
(τηove Ste. Come, swear to that: kiss the book. I
And he's composed of harshness. I must rewill furnish it anon with new contents. Swear.
Some thousands of these logs and pile them up, Trin.
By this good light, this is a very Upon a sore injunction: my sweet mistress shallow monster! I aseard of him ?. A very Weeps when she sees me work, and says, such weak monster! The man i' the moon! A most
baseness poor credulous monster! Well drawn, monster, Had never like executor. I forget: in good sooth!
But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my Cal. I'll show thee every fertile inch o' th’
labors, island; And I will kiss thy foot: I prithee, be my god.
† Most busy, least when I do it. Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and Enter MIRANDA; and Prospero at a distance, drunken monster! when's god's asleep, he'll rob his bottle.
Alas, now, pray you, Cal. I'll kiss thy foot; I'll swear myself thy Work not so hard : I would the lightning had St. Come on then; down, and swear. Burnt up those logs that you are enjoin'd to pile!
Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this Pray, set it down and rest you: when this burns puppy-headed monster. A most scurvy mon- "Twill weep for having wearied you. My father ster! I could find in my heart to beat him,- 160 15 hard at study; pray now, rest yourself; Ste. Come, kiss.
He's safe for these three hours.
O most dear mistress, an abominable monster!
The sun will set before I shall discharge Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll What I must strive to do. pluck thee berries;
If you'll sit down, I'll fish for thee and get thee wood enough. I'll bear your logs the while: pray, give me that; A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!
it to the pile. I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, Fer.
No, precious creature; Thou wondrous man.
I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, Trin. A most ridiculous monster, to make a Than you should such dishonor undergo, wonder of a poor drunkard !
170 While I sit lazy by. Cal. I prithee, let me bring thee where Mir.
It would become me crabs grow;
As well as it does you: and I should do it
Poor worm, thou art infected!
You look wearily.
Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning Ste. I prithce now, lead the way without
with me any more talking. Trinculo, the king and all When you are by at night. I do beseech youour company else being drowned, we will in- Chiefly that I might set it in my prayers herit here: here; bear my bottle, fellow Trin- What is your name? culo, we'll fill him by and by again,
Miranda.–O my father, Cal. (Sings drunkenly.)
I have broke your hest to say so!
Admired Miranda !
I have eyed with best regard, and many a time 40
The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage
Have I liked several women: never any
191 And put it to the foil; but you, O you, Ste. O brave monster!
Lead the way!
So perfect and so peerless, are created (Exeunt. Or every creature's best!
Trin. Servant-monster! the folly of this is-
thee: thy eyes are almost set in thy head. The jewel in my dower, I would not wish
Trin. Where should they be set else? he Any companion in the world but you;
were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in Nor can imagination form a shape,
his tail. Besides yourself, to like of. But I prattle St. My man-monster hath drown'd his Something too wildly, and my father's precepts tongue in sack: for my part, the sea cannot I therein do forget
drown me; I swam, ere I could recover the For
I am in
shore, five and thirty leagues off and on. By
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no The flesh-fly blow my mouth. Hear my soul standard. speak:
Ste.. We'll not run, Monsieur Monster. The very instant that I saw you, did
Trin. Nor go neither; but you'll lie like My heart fly to your service: there resides, dogs, and yet say nothing neither. To make me slave to it; and for your sake Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if Am I this patient log-man.
thou beest a good moon-calf. Vlir. Do you love me?
Cal. How does thy honor? Let me lick Fer. O heaven, O earth, bear witness to thy shoe. this sound
I'll not serve him: he's not valiant. And crown what I profess with kind event Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster: I If I speak true! if hollowly, invert
70 am in case to jostle a constable. Why, thou What bestis boded me to mischief! I
deboshed fish, thou, was there ever man a cowBeyond all limit of what else 'i the world ard that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Do love, prize, honor you.
Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a Mir.
I am a fool
fish and half a monster ? To weep at what I am glad of.
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let Pros
Fair encounter him, my lord ? Of two most rare affections. Heavens rain grace Trin. “Lord’ quoth he! That a monster On that which breeds between 'em!
should be such a natural ! For.
Wherefore weep you? (al. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I Mir. At mine unworthiness that dare not offer prithee. What I desire to give, and much less take Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your What I shall die to want. But this is trifling; head: if you prove a mutineer,-the next tree! And all the more it seeks to hide itself, 80 | The poor monster's my subject, and he shall The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashsul not suffer indignity. cunning!
Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be And prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! pleased to hearken once again to the suit I I am your wife, if you will marry me;
made to thec? If not, I'll die your maid; to be your fellow Ste. Marry, will I; kncel and repeat it; I You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, will stand, and so shall Trinculo. Whether you will or no. Fer. My mistress, dearest,
Enter ARIEL, invisible. And I thus humble ever.
Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to Mir. My husband, then ?
a tyrant, a sorceror, that by his cunning hath Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing
cheated me of the island.
50 As bondage e'er of freedom; here's my hand. Ari Thou liest. Mir. And mine, with my heart in't: and Cpl. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou: now farewell
go I would my valiant master would destroy thee! Till half an hour hence.
I do not lie. Fer
A thousand thousand! Sta, Trinculo, if you trouble him any more (Excunt Fer, and blir. severaly. in's tale, by this hand I will supplant some of Pros. So glad of this as they I cannot be, Who are surprised withal; but my rejoicing Trin. Why, I said nothing. At nothing can be more. I'll to my book, Ste. Mum, then, and no more. Proceed. For yet ere supper-time must I perform
Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle; 60 Much business appertaining.
[Exit. From me he got it. If thy greatness will SCENE II. Another part of the island.
Revenge it on him,-for I know thou darest,
But this thing dare not,-, Enter CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and TRINCULO.
Ste. That's most certain.
(thee. Ste. Tell not me; when the butt is out, we Cal. Thou shall be lord of it, and I'll serve will drink water; not a drop before, therefore Ste. How now shall this be compassed? bear up, and board 'em. Servant-monster, Canst thou bring me to the party? (asleep, drink to me.
lai. Yea, yea, my lord: I'll yield him thee
Where thou mayst knock a nail into his head. (Sings. ] Flout 'em and scout 'em,
130 Ari Thou liest; thou canst not.
And scout 'em and flout 'em; Cal. What a pied ninny's this! Thou
Thought is free. scurvy patch!
Cal. That's not the tune. I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows (Ariil plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. And take his bottle from him; when that's gone Ste. What is this same? He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played show him
by the picture of Nobody. Where the quick freshes are.
Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger: likeness: if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list. interrupt the monster one word further, and, by Trin. O, forgive me my sins ! this hand, I'll turn my mercy out o' doors and Ste. He that dies pays all debts: I defy thee. make a stock-fish of thee.
Mercy upon us !
141 Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing Cal. Art thou afeard? I'll go farther off.
81 Ste. No, monster, not I. Ste Didst thou not say he lied?
Cai. Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises, Ari. Thou liest.
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and Ste. Do I so? take thou that. [Beats Trin) hurt not. As you like this, give me the lie another time. Sometimes a thousand i wangling instruments
Trin. I did not give the lie. Out o' your Will hum about mine ears, and sometimes voices wits and hearing too? A pox o' your bottle! this That, if I then had waked after long sleep, can sack and drinking do. A murrain on your Will make me sleep again; and then, in dreammonster, and the devil take your fingers !
ing, Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
90 The clouds methought would open and show Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Prithee, riches
150 stand farther off.
Ready to drop upon me, that, when I waked, Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time I cried to dream again. I'll beat him too.
Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, Ste.
Stand farther. Come, proceed. where I shall have my music for nothing. Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with Cal. When Prospero is destroyed. him,
Ste. That shall be by and by : I remember I'th' afternoon to sleep: there thou mayst brain the story. him,
Trin. The sound is going away; let's follow Having first seized his books, or with a log it, and after do our work. Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow. I would Or cut his weasand with thy knife. Remember I could see this taborer; he lays it on. 160 First to possess his books; for without them 100 Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
(Exeunt. One spirit to command: they all do hate him
SCENE III. Another part of the island. As rootedly as I. Burn but his books, He has brave utensils,- for so he calls them,
Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, GONWhich, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. ZALO, ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and others. And that most deeply to consider is
Gon. By’r lakin, I can go no further, sir; The beauty of his daughter; he himself My old bones ache: here's
a maze trod indeed Calls her a nonpareil: I never saw a woman, Through forth-rights and meanders! By your But only Sycorax my dam and she;
patience, But she as far surpasseth Sycorax
I needs must rest me. As great'st does least.
Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Ste.
Is it so brave a lass? Who am myself attach'd with weariness, Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest.
warrant, and bring thee forth brave brood. Even here I will put off my hope and keep it Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daugh- No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd ter and I will be king and qucen, --save our Whom thus we stray to find, and the sea mocks graces !-and Trinculo and thyself shall be vice. Our frustrate search on land. Well, let him go. 10 roys. Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo?
Ant. (A side to Seb.) I am right glad that he's Trin. Excellent.
so out of hope. Ste. Give me thy hand: I am sorry I beat Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose thee; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue That you resolved to effect. in thy head.
Scb. (A side to Ant] The next advantage Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep: Will we take throughly. Wilt thou destroy hini then ?
Ant. (A side to Scb.) Let it be to-night; Ste.
Ay, on mine honor. For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they Ari. This will I tell my master.
Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance Cal. Thou makest me merry; I am full of As when they are tresh. pleasure :
Seb. (Aside to ant.] I say, to-night: no more, Let us be jocund: will you troll the catch
(Solem, and strange music. You taught me but while-ere?
Alor. What harmony is this? My good Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, friends, hark! any reason. Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. Gon. Marvellous sweet music!
Enter Prospero above, invisible. Enter seri- of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well
eral strange Shapes, bringing in a banquet; Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at they drnce about it with gintle actions of Kill the still closing waters, as diminish (stabs salutation ; and, inviting thKing, &C., to One dowle that's in my plume: my fellow-miniseat, they depart.
Are like invulnerable.' Îf you could hurt, (ters Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What Your swords are now
your were these
strengths Scb. A living drollery. Now I will believe And will not be uplifted. But rememberThat there are unicorns, that in Arabia
For that's my business to you-that three
you There is one tree, the phenix' throne, one phe. From Milan did supplant good Prospero; 70 At this hour reigning there.
[nix Exposed unto the sea, which hath requit it, Ant. I'll believe both;
Him and his innocent child: for which foul deed And what does else want credit, come to me.
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have And I'll be sworn 'tis true: travellers ne'er did Incensed the seas and shores, yea, all the creaThough fools at home condemn 'em. (lie,
Ifin Naples Against your peace. Thee of thy son, Alonso, I should report this now, would they believe me? They have bereft; and do pronounce by me: If I should say, I saw such islanders
Lingering perdition, worse than any death For, certes, these are people of the island- 30 You and your ways; whose wraths to guard
Can be at once, shall step by step attend Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet,
note, Their manners are more gentle-kind than of
Which here, in this most desolate isle, clse falls Our human generation you shall find
Upon your heads- is nothing but heart-sorrow
82 Many, nay, almost any.
And a clear life ensuing. Pres. [.tsidHonest lord. (ent
le vanishes in thunder; then, to soft music, Thou hast said well: for some of you there pres
enter the Shapes agrin, and dance, with Are worse than devils.
murks and mous, and carrying out the table. Alon. I cannot too much muse
Pros. Bravely the figurc of this harpy hasi thou Such shapes, such gesture and such sound, ex
Perforı'd, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring: pressing,
Of my instruction hast thou nothing bated Although they want the use of tongue, a kind
In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life Of excellent dumb discourse.
And observation strange, my meaner ministers l'ros.
la sidi) Praise in departing. Their several kinds have done. My high charms Fran. They vanish'd strangely.
work, Scb. No matter, since
And these my enemies are all knit up They have left their viands behind; for we have
In their distractions; they now are in my power, stomachs.
And in these fits I leave them, while I visit 91 Will't please you taste of what is here?
Young Ferdinand, whom they suppose is A lon,
drown'd, Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear. When
And his and mine loved darling. (Exit above. we were boys,
Gon. I' the name of something holy, sir, why Who would believe that there were mountaineers Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hang- In this strange stare? ing at 'em
0, it is monstrous, monstrous ! Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men
Methought the billows spoke and told me of it; Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now
The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, we find
That deep and dreadful organ.pipe, pronounced Each putter-out of five for one will bring us
The name of Prosper : it did bass my trespass. Goud warrant of.
Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded, and 100 Alon. I will stand to and feed,
I'll seek him decper than c'er plammet sounded Although my last: no matter, since I feel
And with him there lie mudde?
(Exit. 50 The best is past. Brother, iny lord the duke,
But one fiend at a time, Stand to and do as we.
I'll fight their legions o'er.
I'll be thy second Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a
(Ereunt Ścb, and Ant. harpy, claps his wings upon the table; and,
Gon. All three of them are desperate : their with a quaint device, the banquit vanish's.
great guilt, A ri. You are three men of sin, whom Destiny, Like poison given to work a great time after, That hath to instrument this lower world Now'gins to bite the spirits. I do beseech you And what is in't, the never-surfeited sea That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly Hath caused to belch up you, and on this island And hinder them from what this ecstasy Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men May now provoke them to. Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; Adr. Follow, I pray you. (Exeunt. And even with such like valor, men hang and
ACT IV. drown Their proper selves.
SCENE I. Before PROSPERO's cell. (Ålon., Seb., &c., draw their swords. Enter PROSPERO, FERDINAND, and MIRANDA.
You fools! I and my fellows 60 Pros. If I have too austerely punish'd you, Are ministers of Fate: the elements,
Your compensation makes amends, for I
Have given you here a third of mine own life,
Enter Iris. Or that for which I live, who once again Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations
Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats and pease; Were but my trials of thy love, and thou Hast strangely stood the test; here,afore Heaven, Andfat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep;
Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand, Do not smile at me that I boast her off,
Thy banks with pioned and twilled brims, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, 10
Which spongy April at thy hest betrims,
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy And make it halt behind her.
I do believe it
Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, Against an oracle. Pros. Then, as my gift and thineown acquisi- And thy sea-marge, sterile and rocky hard,
Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard; tion Worthily purchased, take my daughter: but
Where thou thyself dost air, ---the queen o' the
sky, If thou dost break her virgin-knot before All sanctimonious ceremonies may
Whose watery arch and messenger am I, 71
Bids thee leave these, and with her sovereign With full and holy right be minister'd,
grace, No sweet aspersion shall the heavens lct fall
Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, To make this contract grow; but barren hate,
To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain. Sour-eyed disdain and discord shall bestrew
.23 Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain. The union of your bed with weeds so loathly
Cer. Hail, many-color'd messenger, that ne'er Fer,
As I hope Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; For quiet days, fair issue and long life,
Who with thy saffron wings upon my flowers With such love as 'tis now, the murkiest den, Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers, The most opportune place, the strong'st And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown 80 suggestion
My bosky acres and my inshrubb'd down; Our worser genius can, shall never melt Rich scarfto my proud earth, why hath thy queen Mine honor into lust, to take away
Summon'd me hither to this short-grass'd green? The edge of that day's celebration
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are And some donation freely to estate Or Night kept chain'd below. (founder'd 30 On the blest lovers. Pros. Fairly spoke. Cer.
Tell me, heavenly bow, Sit then and talk with her; she is thine own. If Venus or her son, as thou dost know, What, Ariel! my industrious servant, Ariel! Do now attend the queen? Since they did plot
The means that dusky Dis my daughter got, Enter ARIEL
Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company 90 Ari. What would my potent master? here I am. I have forsworn. Pros. Thou and thy ineaner fellows your Iris.
Of her society last service
Be not afraid : I met her deity Did worthily perform; and I must use you Cutting the clouds towards Paphos, and her son In such another trick. Go bring the rabble, Dove-drawn with her. Here thought they to O'er whom I give thee power, here to this place: have done Incite them to quick motion: for I must Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple 40 Whose vows are, that no bed-right shall be paid Some vanity of mine art: it is my promise, Till Hymen's torch be lighted; but in vain : And they expect it from me.
Mars's hot minion is return'd again; Ari.
Presently? Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, Pros. Ay, with a twink.
Swears he will shoot no more, but play with Ari. Before you can say 'come' and 'go,'
High'st queen of state,
Juno, How does my bounteous sister ? Go
with me Ari.
Well, I conceive. (Erit. 59 Pros. Look thou be true: do not give dalliance To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be Too much the rein: the strongest oaths are straw
And honor'd in their issue. [They sing To the fire i' the blood: be more absteinious,
Juno. Honor, riches, marriage-blessing, Or else, good night your vow!
Long continuous, and increasing, Fer.
I warrant you, sir; The white cold virgin snow upon my heart
Hourly joys be still upon you !
Juno sings her blessings on you. Abates the ardor of
Cer. Earth's increase, foison plenty, Now come, my Ariel ! bring a corollary,
Barns and garners never empty, Rather than want pirit: appear, and pertly! Vines with clustering bunches growing, No tongue! all eyes! be silent. (Soft music.
Plants with goodly burthen bowing;