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Instinctively had quit it; there they hoist us,
To cry to the sea that roar'd to us; to sigh
To the winds, whose pity, sighing back again,
Did us but loving wrong.
Mira. Alack! what trouble was I then to you !

Pro. O! a cherubim
Thou wast, that did preserve me! Thou didst smile,
Infused with a fortitude from heaven,
When I have deck'd * the sea with drops full salt;
Under my burden groan'd; which raised in me
An undergoing stomach, † to bear up
Against what should ensue.
Mira. How came we ashore

Pro. By Providence divine.
Some food we had, and some fresh water, that
A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo,
Out of his charity, (who heing then appointed
Master of this design,) did give us; with
Rich garments, linens, stuffs, and necessaries,
Which since have steaded much; so, of his gentle.

Knowing I loved my books, he furnish'd me,
From my own library, with volumes that
I prize above my dukedom.

Mira. 'Would I might
But ever see that man!

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;
Approach, my Ariel ; come.

Enter ARIEL.
Ari. All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I come
To answer thy best pleasure ; be't to fly,
To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride
On the curl'd clouds ; to thy strong bidding, task
Ariel, and all his quality.

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

Yea his dread trident shake.

Pro. My brave spirit!
Who was so firm, so constant, that this coil +
Would not infect his reason?

Ari. Not a soul
But felt a fever of the mad, and play'd
Some tricks of desperation : all, but mariners,
Plunged in the foaming brine, and quit the vessel,
Then all a fire with me: the king's s n, Ferdinand,
With hair up-staring (then like reeds, not hair)
Was the first man that leap'd ; cried, Hell is empty,
And all the devils are here.

Pro. Why, that's my spirit !
But was not this nigh shore?

Ari. Close by, my master.
Pro. But are they, Ariel, safe?

Ari. Not a hair perish'd ;
On their sustaining garments not a blemish,
But fresher than before; and, as thou bad'st me,
In troops I have dispersed them 'bout the isle:
The king's son have I landed by himself;
Whom I left cooling of the air with sighs,
In an odd angle of the isle, and sitting,

# The minutest article.

+ Bustle, tumult.

His arms in this sad knot.

Pro. Of the king's ship,
The mariners, say, how thou hast disposed,
And all the rest o' the fleet?

Ari. Safely in harbour
Is the king's ship; in the deep nook, where once
Thou call’dst me up at midnight, to fetch dew
From the still vex'd Bermoothes, * there she's hid :
The mariners all under hatches stow'd ;
Whom, with a charm join'd to their suffer'd labour,
I have left asleep: and for the rest o' the fleet,
Which I dispersed, they all have met again;
And are upon the Mediterranean flote, +
Bound sadly home for Naples;
Supposing that they saw the king's ship wreck’d,
And his great person perish.

Pro. Ariel, thy charge
Exactly is perform’d; but there's more work :
What is the time o' the day?

Ari. Past the mid season.
Pro. At least two glasses : the time 'twixt six and
Must by us both be spent most preciously. (now,
Ari. Is there more toil? Since thou dost give me

pains, Let me remember thee what thou hast promised, Which is not yet perform'd me.

Pro. How now? moody?
What is't thou canst demand?

Ari. My liberty.
Pro. Before the time be out? no more.

Ari. I pray thee
Remember, I have done thee worthy service;
Told thee no lies, made no mistakings, served
Withoutor grudge, or grumblings: thou didst promise
To bate me a full year.

Pro. Dost thou forget
From what a torment I did free thee?

Ari. No,

Pro. Thou dost! and think'st
It much, to tread the ooze of the salt deep;
To run upon the sharp wind of the north;
To do me business in the veins o' the earth,
When it is baked with frost.

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.

+ Wave.

Ari. No, Sir.
Pro. Thou hast: Where was she born? speak ;

tell me.
Ari. Sir, in Argier.*

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,
And peg thee in his knotty entrails, till
Thou hast howl'd away twelve winters.

Ari. Pardon, master :
I will be correspondent to command,
And do my spiriting gently.

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Pro. Do so; and after two days
I will discharge thee

Ari. That's my noble master!
What shall I do? say what? what shall I do?

Pro. Go make thyself like to a nymph o' the sea ;
Be subject to no sight but mine; invisible
To every eye-ball else. Go, take this shape,
And hither come in't; hence, with diligence.

[Exit Ariel. Awake, dear heart, awake! thou hast slept well; Awake!

Mira. The strangeness of your story put
Heaviness in me.

Pro. Shake it off: come on ;
We'll visit Caliban, my slave, who never
Yields us kind answer.

Mira. Tis a villain, Sir,
I do not love to look on.

Pro. But, as 'tis,
We cannot miss* him: he does make our fire,
Fetch in our wood; and serves in offices
That profit us. What, ho! slave, Caliban!
Thou earth, thou! speak.

Cal. (Within.] There's wood enough within.

Pro. Come forth, I say; there's other business for
Come forth, thou tortoise! when?

[thee :
Re-enter ARIEL, like a Water Nymph.
Fine apparition! My quaint Ariel,
Hark in thine ear.
Ari. My lord, it shall be done.

[Exit. Pro. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself Upon thy wicked dam, come forth!

Cal. As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd
With raven's feather from unwholesome fen,
Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye,
And blister you all o'er!
Pro. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have

Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up; urchins
Shall, for that vast of night that they may work,
All exercise on thee: thou shalt be pinch'd
As thick as honey-combs, each pinch more stinging
Than bees that made them.

Cal. I must eat my dinner.

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