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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 nion. strous lie, being but half a fish, and half a monster?

Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my lord ?

Trin. Lord, quoth he !--that a monster should be such a natural ! 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 indigpity.

Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd To hearken once again the suit I made thee

Ste. Marry will I : kneel, and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.

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:
I would, my valiant master would destroy thee; .
I do not lie.

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.)

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Ste. That's most certain.
Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee.

Ste. How now sball this be compassed? Caust thou bring me to the party?

Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee asleep, Where thou may'st knock a nail into bis head.

Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
Cal. What a pied ninny's this! Thou scurvy

patch !
I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows,
And take his bottle from him; wben that's gone,
He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show him
Where the quick freshest 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?
Ari. Thou liest.

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.-Amurrain on your mouster, 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
I' the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain

him, Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log

• Alluding to Trinculo's party.coloured dress. † Springs.

Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,
Or cut his wezand* with thy knife : Remember.
First to possess his books; for without them
He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
One spirit to command: They all do hate him.
As rootedly as I: Burn but his books;
He has brave utensils (for so he calls them),
Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal.
And that most deeply to consider, is
The beauty of his daughter; he himself
Calls her a non-pareil : I ne'er saw woman,
But only Sycorax my dam, and she;
But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
As greatest does least.
Ste.

Is it so brave a lass? Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant, And bring thee forth brave brood. 1 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 ?

Trin. Excellent.

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:
Wilt thou destroy him then ?
Ste.

Ay, on mine honour.
Ari. This will I tell my master.
Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of plea.

sure; Let us be jocund: Will you troll 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, und skout 'em; and skout 'ens, and

flout 'em ; Thought is free.

# Throat.

Cal. That's not the tune.

(Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. Ste. What is this same?

Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the picture of No-body.

Ste. If thon beest a man, show thyself in thy like. ness; if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list.

Trin. 0, forgive me my sins ! Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee : -Mercy upon us ! Cal. Art thou afeard ? Ste. No, monster, not I.

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 sometimes voices, That, if I then had wak'd 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 wak'd, I cry'd 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.

SCENE III.

Another part of the Island.

Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian,

Francisco, and others. Gon. By'r lakin*, I can go no further, sir ; My old bones ache : here's a maze trod, indeed, Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa

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 fatterer: 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.
Do vot, for one repulse, forego the purpose
That you resolv'd to effect.
Seb.

The next advantage
Will we take thoroughly.
Ant.

Let it be to-night;
For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they
Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
As when they are fresh.
Seb.

I say, to-night: no more.

Solemn and strange music; and Prospero above, invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bring. ing in a banquet; they dance about it with gen. tle actions of salutation ; and inviting the king, &c. to eat, they depart.

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