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You did supplant your brother Prospero. For my poor son.
True :/ Gon. Heavens beep him from these beasts!
(Aside. Ant. Ay, sir ; where lies that? if it were a kibe, So, king, go safely on to seek thy son. (Exeunt. 'Twould put me to my slipper; but I feel not This deity in my bosom: twenty consciences,
SCENE II. Another part of the Island. Enter That stand 'twixt me and Milan, candied be they,
Caliban, with a burden of wood. A noise of
thunder heard. And melt, ere they molest! Here lies your brother, No better than the earth he lies upon,
Cal. All the infections that the sun sucks up If he were that which now he's like; whom I,
From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make With this obedient steel, three inches of it,
him Can lay to bed forever: whiles you, doing thus, By inch-meal a disease! His spirits hear me, To the perpetual wink for aye might put And yet I needs must curse. But they'll nor pinch, This ancient morsel, this sir Prudence, who Fright me with urchin shows, pitch me i'the mire, Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest, Nor lead me, like a fire-brand, in the dark, They'll take suggestion, as a cat laps milk; Out of my way, unless he bid them ; but They'll tell the clock to any business that For every trifle are they set upon me: We say befits the hour.
Sometimes like apes, that moes and chatter at me, Seb.
Thy case, dear friend, And after, bite me; then like hedge-hogs, which Shall be my precedent; as thou got'st Milan, Lie tumbling in my barc-foot way, and mount I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword: one stroke Their pricks at my fool-fall; sometime am I Shall free thee from the tribute which thou pay'st; All wound with adders, who, with cloven tongues, And I the king shall love thee.
Do hiss me into madness :-Lo! now! lo! Ant.
Here comes a spirit of his; and to torment me, [They converse apart. For bringing wood in slowly; I'll fall flat;
Perchance he will not mind me.
Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off Ari. My master through his art foresees the any weather at all, and another storm brewing; I
hear it sing i' the wind : yond' same black cloud, danger That these, his friends, are in ; and sends me forth, would shed his liquor. If it should
thunder, as it
yond' huge one, looks like a foul bumbarda that (For else his project dies,) to keep them living. (Sings in Gonzalo's ear. yond' same cloud cannot choose but fall by pail.
did before, I know not where to hide my head : While you here do snoring lie,
fuls.-What have we here? a man or a fish? Open-ey'd Conspiracy
Dead or alive? A fish: he smells like a fish; a His time doth take :
very ancient and fish-like smell; a kind of, not of If of life you keep a care,
the newest, Poor John. A strange fish! Were I Shake of slumber, and beware :
in England now, (as once I was,) and had this fish Awake! awake!
painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a
piece of silver: there would this monster make a Ant. Then let us both be sudden.
man; any strange beast there makes a man: when Gon. Now, good angels, preserve the king! they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar,
(They wake. they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. Legg'd Alon. Why, how now, ho! awake! Why are you like a man! and his fins like arms! Warm, o? my drawn?
troth! I do now let loose my opinion, hold it no Wherefore this ghastly looking?
longer; this is no fish, but an islander, that hath Gon.
What's the matter ? lately suffered by a thunderbolt. (Thunder.) Alas! Seb. Whiles we stood here securing your repose, the storm is come again: my best way is to creep Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing under his gaberdine;s there is no other shelter Like bulls, or rather lions; did it not wake you? hereabout: misery acquaints a man with strange It struck mine ear most terribly.
bed-fellows. I will here shroud, till the dregs of Alon.
I heard nothing. the storm be past.
Enler Stephano, singing; a bottle in his hand, of a whole herd or lions. Alon.
Ste. I shall no more to sea, to sea,
Here shall I die ashore;-
This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's funeral: And that a strange one too, which did awake me: Well, here's my comfort.
[Drinks. Į shak'd you, sir, and cry'd; as mine eyes open'd, The master, the swabber, the boastswain, and I, I saw their weapons drawn:-there was a noise,
The gunner, and his male,
Would cry to a sailor, Go, hang:
(4) A black jack of leather, to hold beer.
(5) Thc fiock of a peasant.
She lov'd not the savour of tar nor of pitch, I escap'd upon a butt of sack, which the sailors Yel a tailor might scratch her where'er she did itch: heav'd over-board, by this bottle! which I made of
Then lo sea, boys, and let her go hang. the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I This is a scurvy tune loo: but here's my comfort. was cast a-shore.
(Drinks. Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy Cal. Do not torment me: 0!
True subject; for the liquor is not earthly. Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils bere? Ste. Here; swear then how thou escap'ist. Do you put tricks upon us with savages, and men of Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can Inde?: 'Ha! I have not 'scap'd drowning, to be swim like a duck, I'll be sworn. afeard now of your four legs; for it hath been said, Sle. Here, kiss the book: though thou canst swin As proper a man as ever went on four legs, cannoi like a duck, that art made like a goose. make him give ground: and it shall be said so again, Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this? while Stephano breathes at nostrils.
Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a rock Cal. The spirit torments me: 0!
by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. How now, Sle. This is some monster of the isle, with four moon-calt? How does thine ague? legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague: where Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven? the devil should he learn our language? I will give Ste. Out o'the moon, I do assure thee: I was the him some relief, if it be but for that: if I can reco- man in the moon, when time was. ver him, and keep him tame, and get to Naples with Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee; him, he's a present for any emperor that ever trod My mis ress showed me tee, thy dog, and bush. on neat's leather.
Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book: I will Cal. Do not torment me, prythee;
furnish it anon with new contents : swear. I'll bring my wood home faster.
Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow Sle. He's in his fit now; and does not talk after monster:- 1 afeard of him ?-a very weak monster: the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle: if he have - The man i' the moon ?- a most poor credulous never drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove monster :-well drawn, monster, in good sooth. his tit: if I can recover him, and keep him tame, I Cal. I'll show thee every sertile inch o' the island. will not take too much for him: he shall pay for him And kiss thy foot: I pr'yihee, be my god. that hath him, and that soundly.
Trin. By this lignt, a most perfidious and drunken Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt monster; when his god's asleep, he'll rob his bottle. Anon, I know it by thy trembling:
Cal. I'll kiss thy foot : I'll swear myself thy subNow Prosper works upon thee.
ject. Ste. Come on your ways; open your mouth; Sle, Come on then; down, and swear. here is that which will give language to you, cat Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy: open your mouth : this will shake your shaking, 1 headed monster: a most scurvy monster ! I could can tell you, and that soundly: you cannot tell find in my heart to beat him,who's your friend: open your chaps again.
Ste. Come, kiss. Trin. I should know that voice: it should be Trin. -but that the poor monster's in drink: an but he is drowned; and these are devils: 0! de- aboviinable monster! fend me!
Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate thee berries; monster! His forward voice now is to speak well I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. of his friend ; his backward voice is to utter foul A plague upon the tyrant that I serve! speeches, and to detract. If all the wine in my bot- I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, tle will recover him, I will help his ague : come,- Thou wondrous man. Amen! I will pour some in thy other mouth. Trin. A inost ridiculous monster; to make a Trin. Stephano,
wonder of a poor drunkard. Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me ? Mercy! Cal. I pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs mercy! this is a devil, and no monster : I will leave
grow; him ; I have no long spoon.
And I, with my long nails, will dig thee pig-nuts; Trin. Stephano !-if thou beest S:ephano, touch Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how me, and speak to me; for I ain Trinculo;-be not To snare the nimble marmozet ; I'll bring thee afeard, -thy good friend Trinculo.
To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth; I'll pull Young sea-mells) from the rock. Wilt thou go with thce by the lesser legs: if any be 'Trinculo's legs, me ? these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed: Ste. I pr'ythee now, lead the way, without any how cam'st thou to be the siege of this moon-calf? more talking.–Trinculo, the king and all our comCan he vent Trinculos ?
pany else being drowned, we will inherit here.Trin. I took him to be kill'd with a thunder-Here; bear my bottle: Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill stroke :-But art thou not drowned, Stephano? I him by and by again. hope now, thou art not drowned.
Is the storm
Cal. Farewell master ; farewell, farewell. over-blown! I hid me under the dead moon-call's
(Sings drunkenly. saberdine, for fear of the storm: and art thou living, Stephano ? O Stephano, two Neapolitans 'scap'd!
Trin. A howling monster ; a drunken monster. Ste. Prythce, do not turn me about; my stomach Cal. No more dans l'll make for fish, is not constant.
Nor fetch in firing
Ban, Ban, Ca-Caliban,
Has a new master-Gela new man, hither? swear by this bottle, how thou cam’st hither. Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom : freedom,
hey-day, freedom! (1) India. (2) Stool. (3) Sea-guills. Sve. O brave monster! lead the way. (Ereunt. |More that I may call men, than you, good friend, ACT III.
And my dear father : how features are abroad, SCENE I.-Before Prospero's cell. Enter Fer-am skill-less of ; but by my modesty dinand, bearing a log.
(The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish
Any companion in the world but you; Fer. There be some sports are painful; but Nor can imagination form a shape, their labour
Besides yourself, to like of: but I prattle Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness Something too wildly, and my father's precepts Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters Therein forget. Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be Fer.
I am, in my condition, As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but
A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king; The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead, (I would, not so!) and would no more endure And makes my labours pleasures: 0, she is This wooden slavery, than I would sufler Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed; The flesh-fly blow my mouth. Hear my soul speak; And he's compos'd of harshness. I must remove The very instant that I saw you, did Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up, My heart fly to your service; there resides, Upon a sore injunction: my sweet mistress To make me slave to it; and, for your sake, Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such Am I this patient log-man. baseness
Do you love me? Had ne'er like executor. I forget:
Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my sound, labours;
And crown what I profess with kind event, Most busy-less, when I do it.
If I speak true; if hollowly, invert
What best is boded me, to mischief! I,
Do love, prize, honour you.
I am a fool,
To weep at what I am glad of. Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile !
Fair encounter Pray set it down, and rest you: when this burns, or two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace "Twill weep for having wearied you. My father on that which breeds between them! Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself*:
Wherefore weep you? He's safe for these three hours.
Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer Fer.
O most dear mistress, What I desire to give; and much less take, The sun will set, before I shall discharge What I shall die to want: But this is trilling; What I must strive to do.
And all the more it seeks to hide itself, Mira.
If you'll sit down,
The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! I'll bear your logs the while: pray give me that ; And prompt me, plain and holy innocence! I'll carry it to the pile.
I am your wife, if you will marry me;
No, precious creature: If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow
My mistress, dearest, Mira.
It would become me And I thus humble erer. As well as it does you: and I should do it
My husband then ?
As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand. Pro.
Poor worm ! thou art infected; Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And now This visitation shows it.
You look wearily. Till half an hour hence. Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning with Fer.
A thousand ! thousand !
(Exeunt Fer. and Mir. When you are by at night. I do beseech you Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, (Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,) Who are surpris'd with all ; but my rejoicing What is your name?
At nothing can be more. I'll to my book: Mira.
Miranda :-0 my father, For yet, ere supper time, must I perform I have broke your hest' to say so!
Much business appertaining.
Admir'd Miranda !
SCENE 11. Another part of the Island. Enter
Ste. Tell not me;-when the butt is out, we will With so full soul, but some defect in her drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,"
and board 'ém: Servant-monster, drink to me. And put it to the foil : but you, O you,
Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island ! So perfect, and so peerless, are created
They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are or every creature's best.
three of them; if the other two be brained like us, Mira.
I do not know
the state totters. One of my sex ; no woman's face remember,
Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen
thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
Trin. Where should they be set else? he were (1) Command. (2) Own'd. (3) Whatsoever. Ja brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.
my lord ?
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tonguel, Irin. Why, what did I ? I did nothing ; I'll go in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I further off. swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty Ste, Didst thou not say, he lied ? leagues, off and on, by this light. Thou shalt be Ari. Thou liest. my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.
Ste. Do I so? take thou that. (strikes him.) As Tria. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no stand- you like this, give me the lie another time. ard.
Trin. I did not give the lie:-Out o' your wits, Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster.
and hearing too?-A pox o' your bottle! this can Trin. Nor go neither : but you lie, like dogs; sack and drinking do.-A murrain on your monand yet say nothing neither.
ster, and the devil take your tingers ! Ste. Moon-call, speak once in thy life, if thou Cal. Ha, ha, ha! beest a good moon-calf.
Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Prythee, Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy stand further off. shoe;
Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
I'll beat him too. Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am Ste,
Stand further.--Come proceed. in case to justle a constable: Why, thou deboshed" Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath l’ the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st braio drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a him, monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log monster?
Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, or cut his weazand* with thy knife: Remember,
First to possess his books; for without them *Trin. Lord, quoth he !—that a monster should He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not be such a natural !
One spirit to command: They all do hate him, Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I prythee. As rootedly as 1: Burn but his books;
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; He has brave utensils (for so he calls them,) if you prove a mutineer, the next tree–The poor Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indig. And that most deeply to consider, is nity.
The beauty of his daughter; he himself Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'a Calls her a nonpareil: I ne'er saw woman, To hearken once again the suit I made thee? But only Sycorax my dam, and she;
Sle. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it; I will But she as far surpasseth Sycorax, stand, and so shall Trinculo.
As greatest does least.
Is it so brave a lass?
Cab. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant, Cal. As I told thee
And bring thee forth brave brood. Before, I am subject to a tyrant;
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath
and I will be king and queen; (save our graces!) Cheated me of this island.
and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys :-Dost Ari.
thou like the plot, Trinculo ? Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou:
Trin. Excellent. I would my valiant master would destroy thee;
Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee; I do not lie.
but, while thgu livest, keep a good tongue in thy Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his head., tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep: teeth.
Wilt thou destroy him then? Trin. Why, I said nothing.
Ay, on mine honour. Ste. Mum then, and no more.-(To Caliban.) Ari. This will I tell my master. Proceed.
Cal. Thou mak'st me merry : I am full of pleaCa. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ;
Sle. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, Ste. That's most certain.
any reason: Come on, Trinculó, let us sing. Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee.
(Sings. Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst thou bring me to the party?
Floul 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee asleep,
flout 'ein; Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head.
Thought is free. Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
Cal. That's not the tune. Cal. What a pied ninny's this !2 Thou scurvy (Ariel plays the tune on a labor and pipe. patch!
Sle. What is this same? I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by And take his bötile from him: when that's gone, the picture of No-body. He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show sie. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy Where the quick freshes) are.
[him likeness; if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list. Sle. Trinculo, run into no further danger ; inter Trin. 'O, forgive me my sis ! rupt the monster one word further, and, by this Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee:band, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a Mercy upon us ! stock-fish of thee.
Cal. Art thou aseard ?
Ste. No, monster, not I. (1) Debauched. 12) Alluding to Trinculo's party-coloured dress.) (3) Springs. (4) Throat.
Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, (For, certes, these are people of the island,) Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet note, not,
Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of
Honest lord, Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, The clouds, methought, would open, and show Are worse than devils.
I cannot too much muse, Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd, Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, exI cry'd to dream again.
pressing Sie. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, (Although they want the use of tongue,) a kind where I shall have my music for nothing.
Or excellent dumb discourse. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Praise in departing. Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the
Fran. They vanish'd strangely, Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it,
No matter, since and after, do our work.
They have left their viands behind; for we have Ste. Lead, monster ; we'll follow.-I would, I stomachs.could see this taborer : he lays it on.
Will't please you taste of what is here? Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.
Not I. [Exeunt. Gon. Faith, Sir, you need not fear: When we
were boys, SCENE III. Another part of the Island. En- Who would believe that there were mountaincers,
ter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging Francisco, and others.
Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, Gon. By'r lakin,' I can go no further, sir; Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we My old bones ache; here's a maze trod, indeed, find, Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa- Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us tience,
Good warrant of. I needs must rest me.
Alon. I will stand to, and feed, Alon.
Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Although my last : no matter, since I feel Who am myself attach'd with weariness,
The best is past :-Brother, my lord the duke, To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. Stand too, and do as we. Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd, Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a harWhom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Our frustrate' search on land: Well, let him go.
py : claps his wings upon the table, and with a
quaint device, the banquet vanishes. Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.
(Aside to Sebastian. Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose (That hath to instrument this lower world, That you resolv'd to effect.
And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea Seb.
The next advantage Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Will we take thoroughly.
Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men Ant.
Let it be to-night ; Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they
[Seeing Alon. Seb. &c. draw their swords. Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance, And even with such like valour, men hang and As when they are fresh.
drown Seb. I say, to-night: no more. Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows
Are ministers of fate; the elements Sulemn and strange music; and Prospero above, of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well
invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bring- Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs ing in a banquet; they dance about it with gen- Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish tle actions of salutalion; and inviting the king, One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers fc. lo eat, they depart.
Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Alon. What harmony is this ? my good friends, And will not be uplifted : But, remember
Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, hark! Gon. Marvellous sweet music!
(For that's my business to you,) that you three Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens !-What From Milan did supplant good Prospero; were these?
Expos’d unto the sea, which hath requit it, Seb. A living drollery:: Now I will believe,
Him, and his innocent child; for which foul deed That there are unicorns; that in Arabia
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have There is one tree, the phænix’ throne ; one phenix Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso,
Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, At this hour reigning there.
They have bereft: and do pronounce by me, Ani,
I'll believe both: And what does else want credit, come to me,
Lingering perdition (worse than any death And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, You, and your ways; whose wrath to guard you
Can be at once) shall step by step attend Though fools at home condemn them.
If in Naples (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls I should report this now, would they believe me ir i should say I saw such islanders
Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow. (1) Our lady. (2) Show. (3) Certainly.