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Instinctively had quit it; there they hoist us,
Pro. O! a cherubim
Pro. By Providence divine.
Mira. 'Would I might
Pro. Now I arise :Sit still, and hear the last of our sea-sorrow. Here in this island we arrived, and here, Have I, thy schoolmaster, made thee more profit Than other princes can, that have more time For vainer hours, and tutors not so careful. Mira. Heavens thank you for't! And now, I pray
you, Sir, (For still 'tis beating in my mind) your reason For raising this sea-storm?
Pro. Know thus far forth.By accident most strange, bountiful fortune, Now, my dear lady, hath mine enemies Brought to this shore: and by my prescience I find my zenith doth depend upon A most auspicious star; whose influence If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes Will ever after droop.-Here cease more questions; Thou art inclined to sleep; 'tis a good dulness, And give it way ;-I know thou canst not choose.
[Miranda sleeps. *Sprinkled. + Stubborn resolution.
Come away, servant, come: I am ready now;
Pro. Hast thou, spirit, Perform'd to point* the tempest that I bade thee?
Ari. To every article. I boarded the king's ship; now on the beak, Now in the waist, the deck, in every cabin, I flamed amazement: sometimes, I'd divide, And burn in many places; on the top-mast, The yards and bowsprit, would I fame distinctly, Then meet, and join ; Jove's lightnings, the precur
sors O'the dreadful thunder claps, more momentary, And sight-out-running were not: the fire and cracks Of sulphurous roaring, the most mighty Neptune Seem'd to besiege, and make his bold waves trem
Pro. My brave spirit!
Ari. Not a soul
Pro. Why, that's my spirit !
Ari. Close by, my master.
Ari. Not a hair perish'd ;
# The minutest article.
+ Bustle, tumult.
His arms in this sad knot.
Pro. Of the king's ship,
Ari. Safely in harbour
Pro. Ariel, thy charge
Ari. Past the mid season.
pains, Let me remember thee what thou hast promised, Which is not yet perform'd me.
Pro. How now? moody?
Ari. My liberty.
Ari. I pray thee
Pro. Dost thou forget
Pro. Thou dost! and think'st
Ari. I do not, Sir.
Pro. Thou liest, malignant thing! Hast thou forgot The foul witch Sycorax, who, with age, and envy, Was grown into a hoop? hast thou forgot her? * Bermudas.
Ari. No, Sir.
Pro. 0, was she so? I must, Once in a month, recount what thou hast been, Which thou forget'st. This damn'd witch, Sycorax, For mischiefs manifold, and sorceries terrible To enter human hearing, from Argier, Thou know'st, was banish'd ; for one thing she did, They would not take her life: Is not this true? Ari. Ay, Sir. Pro. This blue-eyed hag was hither brought with
child, And here was left by the sailors. Thou, my slave, As thou report'st thyself, wast then her servant: And, for thou wast a spirit too delicate To act her earthly and abhorr'd commands, Refusing her grand 'hests,t she did contine thee, By help of her more potent ministers, And in her most unmitigable rage, Into a cloven pine; within which rift Imprison'd, thou didst painfully remain A dozen years; within which space she died, And left thee' there; where thou didst vent thy
groans, As fast as mill-wheels strike: then was this island (Save for the son that she did litter here, A freckled whelp, hag-born) not honour'd with A human shape,
Ari. Yes ; Caliban her son. Pro. Dulí thing, I say so ; he, that Caliban, Whom now I keep in service. Thou best know'st What torment I did find thee in : thy groans Did make wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts Of ever-angry bears; it was a torment To lay upon the damn'd, which Sycorax Could not again undo; it was mine art, When I arrived, and heard thee, that made gape The pine, and let thee out.
Ari. I thank thee, master.
Pro. If thou more murmur'st, I will rend an oak,
Ari. Pardon, master :
Pro. Do so; and after two days
Ari. That's my noble master!
Pro. Go make thyself like to a nymph o' the sea ;
[Exit Ariel. Awake, dear heart, awake! thou hast slept well; Awake!
Mira. The strangeness of your story put
Pro. Shake it off: come on ;
Mira. Tis a villain, Sir,
Pro. But, as 'tis,
Cal. (Within.] There's wood enough within.
Pro. Come forth, I say; there's other business for
[Exit. Pro. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself Upon thy wicked dam, come forth!
Cal. I must eat my dinner.