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hither ? swear by this bottle, how thou camest ster :—The man i' the moon!-a most poor creduhither. I escaped upon a butt of sack, which the lous monster!— Well drawn, monster, in good sooth. sailors heaved overboard, by this bottle! which I CAL. I'll show thee every fertile inch o'the made of the bark of a tree, with mine own hands,
island; since I was cast ashore.
And I will kiss thy foot: I pr’ythee, be my god. Cal. (Aside.] I'll swear upon that bottle, to be TRIN. By this light, a most perfidious and thy true subject; for the liquor is not earthly. drunken monster ; when 's god's asleep he'll rob
Ste. Here ; swear then how thou escapedst. his bottle.
TRIN. Swam ashore, man, like a duck; I can Cal. I'll kiss thy foot : I'll swear myself thy swim like a duck, I'll be sworn.
subject. STE. Here, kiss the book. Though thou canst ŠTE. Come on then ; down and swear. swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose.
Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this TRIN. O Stephano, hast any more of this ? puppy-headed monster: a most scurvy monster !
STE. The whole butt, man ; my cellar is in a | I could tind in my heart to beat him. rock by the sea-side, where my wine is hid.--How Str. Come, kiss. now, moon-calf? how does thine ague ?
Trin. But that the poor monster 's in drink, CAL. Hast thou not dropped from heaven ? an abominable monster!
Ste. Out o’the moon, I do assure thee: I was Cal. I'll show thee the best springs ; I'll pluck the man i' the moon when time was.
thee berries; Ca. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore | I'll fish for thee, and get thec wood enough. thee;
A plague upon the tyrant that I serve! My mistress show'd me thee, and thy dog and thy | I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, bush.
Thou wondrous man. STE. Come, swear to that ; kiss the book :--I Trin. A most ridiculous monster! to make a will furnish it anon with new contents :-swear. | wonder of a poor drunkard !
Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow | Cau. I pr'ythee let me bring thee where crabs monster :- 1 afeard of him a very weak mon
And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts ; || Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster!
Nor fetch in firing
Nor scrape trencher, nor wash dish: STE. I prythee now, lead the way, without any
'Bam, 'Ban, Ca–Caliban more talking.–Trinculo, the king and all our com
Has a new master-Get a new man. pany else being drowned, we will inherit here.
Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, Freedom ! [To CALIBAN.) Here ; bear my bottle.—Fellow
Freedom, hey-day, Freedom !
STE. O brave monster ! lead the way.
Young scamels-) So the old text, but perhaps corruptly, c Hey-day! hey-day !) This appears to have been a familiar since the word has not been found in any other author. Theobald | burden. Thus, in Ben Jonson's "Cynthia's Revels," Act II. changed it to shamois, and suggested staniels, that is, young Sc. 1:hawks, and sea-malls, or sea-mells. b Nor scrape trencher,-) The old text has, “Nor scrape tren
• Come follow me, my wags, and say, as I say. chering." but, as Mr. Dyce observes, “That 'trenchering' is au
There's no riches but in rags, hry day, hey-day : error of the printer (or transcriber), occasioned by the preceding
You that profess this art, come away, come away, words, 'firing' and 'requiring,' is beyond a doubt."
And help to bear a part. Hey-day, hey-day!"
Had never like executor. I forget :
So perfect and so peerless, are created But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my
Of every creature's best ! labour ;*
I do not know
One of my sex; no woman's face remember,
More that I may call men, than you, good friend, Enter MIRANDA, and PROSPERO following.
And my dear father : how features are abroad,
I am skill-less of; but, by my modesty,
—The jewel in my dower,—I would not wish . Work not so hard; I would the lightning had Any companion in the world but you ; Burnt up those logs that you are enjoin'd to pile!
Nor can imagination form a shape, Pray, set it down, and rest you : when this burns,
Besides yourself, to like of. But I prattle "T will weep for having wearied you. My father
Something too wildly, and my father's precepts Is hard at study; pray, now, rest yourself ;
I therein do forget. He's safe for these three hours.
I am, in my condition, FER. O most dear mistress,
A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king, The sun will set before I shall discharge
I would not so !-and would no more endure What I must strive to do.
This wooden slavery, than to suffer [speak :MIRA,
If you 'll sit down The flesh-fly blow my mouth.—Hear my soul I'll bear your logs the while : pray give me that ;
The very instant that I saw you, did
My heart fly to your service; there resides,
To make me slave to it; and for your sake
Am I this patient log-man. Than you should such dishonour undergo,
Do you love me? While I sit lazy by.
FER. O heaven ! ( earth! bear witness to this MIRA. It would become me
sound, As well as it does you; and I should do it
And crown what I profess with kind event, With much more ease ; for my good will is to it,
If I speak true! if hollowly, invert And yours it is against.
What best is boded me, to mischief! I, Pro. [Aside.] Poor worm, thou art infected !
Beyond all limit of what else i' the world,
Do love, prize, honour you.
I am a fool, FER. No, noble mistress ; 't is fresh morning To weep at what I am glad of.. with me,
Fair encounter When you are by at night. I do beseech you, I
Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace Chiefly that I might set it in my prayers,
On that which breeds between 'em!
FER. What is your name?
Wherefore weep you ? MIRA. Miranda :-O my father,
MIRA. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer I have broke your 'hest to say so!
What I desire to give; and much less take FER.
Admir'd Miranda !
What I shall die to want. But this is trifling; Indeed the top of admiration ; worth
And all the more it seeks to hide itself, What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady
The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning ! I have ey'd with best regard ; and many a time And prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage
I am your wife, if you will marry me; Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues
If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow b Have I lik'd several women; never any
You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, With so full soul, but some defect in her
Whether you will or no. Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,
My mistress, dearest ! And put it to the foil : but you, O you,
And I thus humble ever.
(*) Old text, labours.
- I forget: But these sweel thoughts do eren refresh my labour;
Most busy felt, when I do it.] This is the great crux of the play. No passage in Shakespeare has occasioned more speculation, and on none has speculation proved less happy. The first folio reads, "Most busie lest, when I doe it;" the second, "Most busie least when I doe it ; " Pope prints, "Least busy when I do it;" Theobald, "Most busyless
when I do it," Mr. Holt White suggests, "Meat busiest when I do it;" and Mr. Collier's annotator, "Most busy --blest when I do it." Whatever may have been the word for which “lest" was misprinted, “Most busy" and that word bore reference, unquestionably, not to Ferdinand's task, but to the sweet thoughts by which it was relieved. We have substituted felt as a likely word to have been mis-set "lest;" but are in doubt whether still, in its old sense of ever, always, is not preferable,
"Most busy still, when I do it." b Fellow-) That is, companion, pheer.
My husband, then ? I Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, FER. Ay, with a heart as willing
my lord ? As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my hand. Trin. Lord, quoth he !—that a monster should MIRA. And mine, with my heart in 't: and now, be such a natural ! farewell,
Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I Till half an hour hence.
A thousand thousand ! Sre. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your Exeunt FERDINAND and MIRANDA severally. head ; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree· Pro. So glad of this as they I cannot be, the poor monster's my subject, and he shall not Who are surpris’d with all; but my rejoicing suffer indignity. At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ;
CAL. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform
pleased to hearken once again to the suit I made Much business appertaining.
[Exit. to thee?
STE. Marry will I: kneel and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
SCENE II.— Another Part of the Island.
Enter ARIEL, invisible.
Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a
tyrant ;—a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath STE. Tell not me ; - when the butt is out we cheated me of the island. will drink water; not a drop before : therefore ARI. Thou liest. bear up, and board 'em.-Servant-monster, drink | Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou; to me.
I would my valiant master would destroy thee: TRIN. Servant-monster? the folly of this is- | I do not lie. land! They say there's but five upon this isle: | STE. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in 's we are three of them; if the other two be brained tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your like us, the state totters.
teeth. STE. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; Trin. Why, I said nothing. thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
STE. Mun then, and no more.-[To CALIBAN.] Trin. Where should they be set else ? he were
Proceed. a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ;
STE. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue From me he got it. If thy greatness will in sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me; Revenge it on him—for, I know, thou dar’st; I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and
| But this thing dare not,thirty leagues, off and on. By this light thou STE. That's most certain. shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. CAL. — Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no | thee. standard.
STE. How now shall this be compassed ? Canst STE. We'll not run, monsieur Monster.
thou bring me to the party? Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like dogs ; Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; I'll yield him thee and yet say nothing neither.
asleep, STE. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou Where thou mayst knock a nail into his head. beest a good moon-calf.
ARI. Thou liest ; thou canst not. Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy Cal. What a pied“ ninny's this !—Thou scurvy shoe.
patch !_b I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, TRIN. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am And take his bottle from him: when that's gone, in case to justle a constable. Why, thou deboshed He shall drink nought but brine ; for I'll not fish, thou, was there ever a man a coward that hath
show him drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell Where the quick freshes are. a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a Sre. Trinculo, run into no further danger: inmonster ?
terrupt the monster one word further, and, by this
- a pied ninny's this!) An allusion to the pied, or party coloured dress which Trinculo, as a jester, wore.
See notes ("), p. 127, Vol. I., and (d), p. 372,