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Miranda :-O my father,
Admired Miranda !
I do not know :
2 Possessed. 3 Made it doubtful whether the virtue or the defect preponderated.
Alluding to the picture of Venus by Apelles.
Fer. I am, in my condition,
Do you love me?
I am a fool,
Wherefore weep you? Mir. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer What I desire to give; and much less take, What I shall die to want. But this is trifling ; And all the more it seeks to hide itself,
i Swell and inflame my mouth.
? Of aught else.
The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning!
My mistress, dearest ;
My husband then ?
farewell, Till half an hour hence. Fer.
A thousand ! thousand !
[Exeunt Fer, and Mir. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, Who are surprised with all ; but my rejoicing At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ; For yet, ere supper time, must I perform Much business appertaining.
Another part of the island. Enter STEPHANO and TRINCULO ; CALIBAN following
with a bottle. . Ste. Tell not me ;—when the butt is out, we will drink water ; not a drop before: therefore bear up, and board 'em. Servant-monster, drink to me.
Trin. Servant-monster ? the folly of this island ! They say, there's but five upon this isle : we are three of them ; if the other two be brained like us, the state totters.
Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee : thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
Trin. Where should they be set else? he were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by this light. Thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.1
Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster.
Trin. Nor go neither : but you 'll lie like dogs ; and yet say nothing neither.
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a good moon-calf.
Cal. How does thy honor ? Let me lick thy shoe : I'll not serve him : he is not valiant.
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am in case to justle a constable. Why, thou deboshed ? fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a monster?
1 Meaning, he is so much intoxicated, as not to be able to stand.
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my lord ?
Trin. Lord, quoth he !-that a monster should be such a natural ! 1
Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr’ythee.
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head : if you prove a mutineer, the next tree – The poor monster 's my subject, and he shall not suffer indignity.
Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleased to hearken once again to the suit I made thee?
Ste. Marry will I : kneel, and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
poor monsre a mutineer, good tong
Enter ARIEL, invisible. Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant; a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of this island.
Ari. Thou liest.
Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou :
Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth. · Trin. Why, I said nothing.
Ste. Mum then, and no more.—[to Caliban.] Proceed.