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Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle; .
Ste. That's most certain.
Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst thou bring me to the party? . Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee
Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
him Where the quick freshes 2 are.
Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger : interrupt the monster one word further, and, by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a stock-fish of thee.
Trin. Why, what did I ? I did nothing; I'll go further off.
Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ?
i Parti-colored, in allusion to the striped coat worn by Trinculo, as a jester.
Ste. Do I so ? take thou that. [strikes him.] As' you like this, give me the lie another time.
Trin. I did not give the lie. Out o'your wits, and hearing too? A pox o' your bottle ! this can sack, and drinking do. A murrain on your monster, and the devil take your fingers !
Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr’ythee stand further off.
Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, I'll beat him too.
Ste. Stand further. Come, proceed.
Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him ['the afternoon to sleep: there thou mayst brain
But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
Ste. Is it so brave a lass ?
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter and I will be king and queen ; (save our graces !) and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys. Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo ?
Ste. Give me thy hand. I am sorry I beat thee : but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep;
Ay, on mine honor.
sure. Let us be jocund. Will you troll 1 the catch You taught me but while-ere ? ? - Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any reason: Come on, Trinculo; let us sing. [sings. Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and flout 'em ; Thought is free. Cal. That's not the tune.
[Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe.
1 Sing with spirit, dismiss it trippingly from the tongue. 2 A short time since.
Ste. What is this same ?
Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the picture of Nobody.
Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy likeness : if thou beest a devil, take 't as thou list.
Trin. O, forgive me my sins !
Ste. He that dies, pays all debts : I defy thee. Mercy upon us !
Cal. Art thou afeard ?
Cal. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt
not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices, That, if I then had waked after long sleep, Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, The clouds, methought, would open, and show
riches Ready to drop upon me; that, when I waked, I cried to dream again.
Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I shall have my music for nothing.
Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the story.
Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, and after, do our work.
Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow. I would, I could see this taborer : he lays it on.
Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. [Exeunt.
Another part of the island.
ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and others.
tience, I needs must rest me.
Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Who am myself attach'd with weariness, To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it No longer for my flatterer : he is drown'd, Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Our frustrate search on land. Well, let him go. Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.
[aside to Sebastian.
The next advantage
Let it be to-night;
i By our lady.
? Through straight and crooked paths.