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And a clear' life ensuing.

Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestren

The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, He vanishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter That you shall hate it both: therefore, take heed, the Shapes again, and dance with mops and As Hymen's lamps shall light you.

Fer. mowes, and carry out the table.

As I hope

For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, Pro. [.Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy With such love as 'tis now; the murki'st den, hast thou

The most opportune place, the strongest suggestion
Perform'd, my Ariel ; a grace it had, devouring: Our worser Genius can, shall never melt
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Mine honour into lust; to take away
In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life,

The edge of that day's celebration,
And observation strange, my meaner ministers
Their several kinds have done : my high charms Or night kept chain'd below.

When I shallthink, or Phoebus' steeds are founder'd work,


Fairly spoke : And these, mine enemies, are all knit up

Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.In their distractions: they now are in my power; What, Ariel: my industrious servant Ariel! And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit Young Ferdinand (whom they suppose is drown'd)

Enter Ariel. And his and my lov'd darling. (Erit Prospero from above.

Ari. What would my potent master ? here I am. Gon. l’ the name of something holy, sir, why Pro. Thou and thy meaner tellows your last stand you

service In this strange stare? Alon. o, it is monstrous! monstrous ! In such another trick: go, bring the rabble,

Did worthily perform; and I must use you Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place: The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,

Incite them to quick motion ; for I must That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd

Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass,

Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and

And they expect it from me. I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded,


Presently? And with him there lie mudded.


Pro. Ay, with a twink.
But one fiend at a time,

Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,
I'll fight their legions o'er.

And breathe trice; and cry, so, so ! Ant,

I'll be thy second.

Each one, tripping on his toe, (Exeunt Seb. and Ant. Will be here with mop and mowe: Gon. All three of them are desperate; their Do you love me, master? no. great guilt,

Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not approach,
Like poison given to work a great time after, Till thou dost hear me call.
Now'gins to bite the spirits :-I do beseech


Well I conceive. That are of suppler joints, follow them swisily,

(Erit, And hinder them from what this ecstacy?

Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance May now provoke them to.

Too much the rein ; the strongest oaths are straw Adr.

Follow, I pray you. To the fire i' the blood : be more abstemious,
[Lxeunt. Or else, good night, your row !

I warrant you, sir ;
The white-cold virgin snow upon my heart

Abates the arcour of my liver.


Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary,.. SCENE 1.Before Prospero's cell. Enter Pros- Rather than want a spirit ; appear, and pertly.pero, Ferdinand, and Miranda.

No tongue;

eyes; be silent.

[Soft music. Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,

A Masque. Enler Iris. Your compensation makes amends; for I Have given you here a thread of mine own life, Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas Or that for which I live ; whom once again Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease ; I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations

Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, Were but my trials of thy love, and thou

And fat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep; Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore Heaven, Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,

Which spongy April at thy hest: betrims, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

To make cold nymphs chaste crowits; and thy For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,

broom groves, And make it halt behind her.

Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, Fer.

I do believe it, Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard ; Against an oracle.

And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Where thou thyself

' dost air: The queen o' the sky. Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, If thou dost break her virgin knot before Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign All sanctimonious ceremonies may.

grace, With full and holy rite be minister'd,

Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall To come and sport: her peacocks dy amain; To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain,

(1) Pure, blameless, (2) Alienation of mind. (3) Sprinkling. (4) Surplus. (5) Command,

Enter Ceres.

There's something else to do: hush, and be mute,

Or else our spell is marr’d. Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er Iris. You nymphs, call’d Naiads, of the wand'ring Dost dis ,vey the wise of Jupiter ;

brooks, Who, with thy raffron wings, upon my flowers With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless looks, Difi isest

. norey-drops, refreshing showers : Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land And wiin each end of thy blue bow dost crown Answer your summons; Juno does command : My bosky' acres, and my unshrubb'd down,

Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate
Rich scars to my proud earth; Why hath thy queen A contract of true love; be not too late.
Summond me hither, to this short-grass'd green!
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate;

Enter certain Nymphs.
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless'd lovers.

You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary, Cer.

Tell me, heavenly bow, Come hilher from the surrow, and be merry : Ir Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on, Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot And these fresh nymphs encounter every one The means, that dusky Dis? my daughter got, In country footing. Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company I have forsworn.

Enter certain Reapers, properly habiled; they join Iris. or her society

with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards Be not afraid : I met her deity

the end whereof Prospero slarts suddenly, and Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son speaks; after which, to a strange, holloro, and Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have confused noise, they heavily vanish.

done Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Pro. (Aside.) I had forgot that soul conspiracy Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid

or the beast Caliban, and his confederates, Till Hymen's torch be lighted : but in vain; Against my life; the minute of their plot Mars' hot minion is return'd again;

Is almost come. - [To the Spirits.] Well done ;Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,

avoid ;-no more. Swears he will shoot no more, but play with spar Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some rows,

passion And be a boy right out.

That works him strongly.
Highest queen of state,


Never till this day, Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait.

Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.

Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, Enter Juno.

As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir:

Our revels now are ended; these our actors, Juno. How does my bounteous sister ? Go with As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

Are melted into air, into thin air:
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
And honour'd in their issue.

The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itsell,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Long continuance, and increasing,

Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff
Hourly joys be still upon you !

As dreams are made of, and our little life
Juno sings her blessings on you.

Is rounded with a sleep.--Sir, I am vex'd ;

Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled. Cer. Earth's increase, and foizon' plenty; Be not disturb’d with my infirmity;

Barns, and garners never emply; If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing; And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk,
Plants, with goodly burden bowing; To still my beating mind.
Spring come to you, at the farthest, Fer. Mira.

We wish your peace.
In the very end of harvest;

(Exeunt, Scarcity, and want, shall shun you ; Pro. Come with a thought :-) thank you :-Ceres' blessing so is on you.

Ariel, come.
Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and

Enter Ariel.
Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold
To think these spirits ?

Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's thy Pro.

Spirits, which by mine art I have from their confines call'd to enact

pleasure ? Pro.

Spirit, My present fancies. Fer. Let me live here ever;

We must prepare to meet with Caliban.

Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presented So rare a wonder'd' father, and a wife,

Ceres, Make this place Paradise.

I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd (Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on Lest I might anger thee. employment.

Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these

varlets? Pro.

Sweet now, silence ; Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;

drinking ? Woody. Pluto (3) Abundance. (6) A body of clouds in motion ; but it is most


So full of valour, that they smote the air To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along, For breathing in their faces; beat the ground And do the murder first; if he awake, For kissing of their feet: yet always bending From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches ; 'Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, Make us strange stuff. At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, is not ears,

this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line : Advanc'd their eyc-lids, lifted up their noses, now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and As they smelt music; so I charm’d their ears, prove a bald jerkin. That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, an't Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and like your grace. thorns,

Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment Which entered their frail shins: at last I left them for't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king ['the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, of this country: Sie al by line and level, is an excel There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake lent pass of pate; there's another garment for't. O'er-stunk their feet.

Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your Pro.

This was well done, my bird : fingers, and away with the rest. Thy shape invisible retain thou still:

Cal.'I will have none on't: we shall lose our time, The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither,

And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes For stale, i to catch these thieves.

With foreheads villanous low. Ari.

I go, I go. (Exit. Ste. Monster, lay to your fingers ; help to bear Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature this away, where my houshead of wine is, or I'll Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, turn you out of my kingdom; go to, carry this. Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;

Trin. And this. And as, with age, his body uplier grows,

Ste. Aye, and this. So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,

A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, Re-enter Ariel loaden with glistering apparel, sc. in shape of hounds, and hunt them about ; Proso Even to roaring: Come, hang them on this line.

pero and Ariel setting them on. Prospero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter Cali- Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!

ban, Stephano, and Trinculo; all wel. Ari. Silver ! there it goes, Silver ! Cal. Pray, you, tread softly, that the blind mole

Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark,

hark ! may not Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell.

(Cal. Ste, and Trin. are driven out, Sle. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints harmless fairy, has done litile better than played the With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews Jacky with us.

With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss ; at them, which my nose is in great indignation.

Than pard,' or cat o mountain. Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? Ir i


Hark, they roar. should take a displeasure against you; look you, Lie at my mercy all mine enemies;

Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: at this hour Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.

Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still: Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to

Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little, Shall hood-wink this mischance: therefore, speak Follow, and do me service.

(Exeunt. softly, All's hush'd as midnight yet.

Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool,-
Sle. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in

ACT V. that, monster, but an infinite loss.

Trin. That's more lo me than my wetting: yet SCENE I.-Before the cell of Prospero. Enter this is your harmless fairy, monster.

Prospero in his magic robes, and Ariel. Ste. I will fetch off my boiule, though I be o'er ears for my labour.

Pro. Now does my project gather to a head : Cal. Pr’ythee, my king, be quiet : Seest thou here, My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time This is the mouth o' the cell: no noise, and enter: Gocs upright with his carriage.--How's the day? Do that good mischief, which may make this island

fri. On the sixth hour; at which lime, my lord, Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,

You said our work should cease. For aye* thy foot-licker.

Pro. Ste. Give me thy hand : I do begin to have bloody When first I rais?d the tempest. Say, my spirit, thoughts.

How fares the king and his ? Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy, Ari.

Confind together Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee? In the same fashion as you gave in charge ;

Cal, Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Just as you lett them, sir; all prisoners Trin. O, ho, monster ; we know what belongs to do the líme grove which weather-sends your cell; a frippery- king Stephano!

They ca not budge, till you release. The king, Sle. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; I'll have that gown.

And the remainder mourning over them, Trin. Thy grace shall have it.

Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops

Him you term’d, sir, The good old lord Gonzalo; mean, Bait. (2) Education, (3) Jack with a lantern. (6) Bird-lime. (7) Leopard. Ever, (5) A shop for sale of old clothes.

(8) Defends from bad weather.

I did say so,


From eaves of reeds:' your charm so strongly works Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: them,

Thy brother was a furtherer in the act;That if you now beheld them, your affections Thou’rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian. --Flesh and Would become tender.

blood, Pro.

Dost thou think so, spirit? You brother inine, that entertain'd ambition, Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human.

E«pell’d remorse and nature; who, with Sebastian, Pro.

And mine shall. (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strony,) Hast thou, which art but air, a touch of feeling Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee, Of their afflictions; and shall not myself, Unnatural though thou art !-Their understanding One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Begins to swell: and the approaching tide Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them, quick,

That yet looks on me, or would know me:- Ariel, Yet with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell; Do I take part: the rarer action is

(Exit Ariel. In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent, I will dis-case me, and myself present, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend As I was sometime Milan:-quickly, spirit; Not a frown further: Go, release them, Ariel ; Thou shalt ere long be free. My charms I'll break their senses I'll restore, And they shall be themselves.

Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps lo altire Ari. I'll fetch them, sir.


(Erit. Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I; Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, In a couslip's bell I lie : and groves;

There I couch when ovols do cry. And ye, that on the sands with printless foot

On the bal's back I do fly, Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do dy him,

After summer, merrily : When he comes back; you demy-puppets, that Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, By moon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make, Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. Whereof the ewe not bites ; and you, whose pas

Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel ; I shall miss Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice

thee; To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid

But yet thou shalt have freedom: so, so, so (Weak masters though yo be,) I have be-dimm'a To the king's ship, invisible as thou art : The noon-tide sun, callid forth the mutinous winds, There shalt thou find the mariners asleep And 'twixt the green sea and the azur’d vault Under the hatches; the master, and the boatswain, Sit roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder Being awake, enforce them to this place; Have I given fire, and risted Jove's stout oak And presently, I prythee. With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory

Ari. I drink the air before me, and return Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up Or e'er your pulse twice beat. (Erit Ariel. The pine and cedar: graves, at my command,

Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazeHave wak'd their sleepers; opd, and let them

ment forth

Inhabits here: Some heavenly power guide us By my so potent art : But this rough magic

Out of this searful country! I here abjure: and, when I have requir'd


Behold, sir king, Some heavenly music (which even now I do,) The wrong'd duke of Milan, Prospero; To work mine end upon their senses, that For more assurance that a living prince This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff, Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body; Bury it certain fathoms in the carth,

And to thec, and thy company, I bid And, deeper than did ever plummet sound, A hearty welcome. l'll drown my book. [Solemn music. Alon.

Whe's thou beest he, or no,

Or some enchanted trifle
Re-enter Ariel : after him, Alonso, with a frantic As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse

gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and Beats, as of flesh and blood ; and, since I saw thee,
Antonio in like manner, altended by Adrian and The allliction of my mind amends, with which,
Francisco: They all enter the circle which Pros- I fear, a madness held me: this must crave
pero hat male, and there stand charmed; which (An if this be at all) a most strange story.
Prospero observing, speaks.

Thy dukedom I resign; and do entreat

Thou pardon me my wrongs:-But how should A solemn air, and the best comforter

Prospero To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,

Be living, and be here? Now useless, boild within thy skull! There stand, Pro.

First, noble friend, For you are spell-stopp'd.

Let me embrace thine age; whose honour cannot Hly Gonzalo, honourable man,

Be measur'd, or contin'd.
Minc eyes, even sociable to the show of thine, Gon.

Whether this he,
Full rellowly drops.—The charm dissolves apace; Or be not, I'll not swear.
And as the morning steals upon the night,


You do ret taste Meltin; the darkness, so their rising senses Some subtleties o'the isle, that will not let you Burin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Believe things certain : --Welcome, my friends Their clearer reason.-O my good Gonzalo,

all :Mv true preserver, and a loyal sir

But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded, To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces

(Aside lo Seb. and Ant Home, both in word and deed.-Most cruelly I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, (1) Thatch. (2) Pity, or tenderness of heart.

(3) Whether.

abuse me,

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And justify you traitors; at this time

Arise, and say how thou cam'st here. I'll tell no tales.


0! wonder! Seb. The devil speaks in him. (Aside. How many goodly creatures are there here! Pro.

No ;- How beauteous mankind is ! O bruve new world, For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother That has such people in't ! Would even iafect my mouth, I do forgive


'Tis new to thee. Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast Mỹ dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I know,

at play? Thou must restore.

Your eld'st acquaintance cannot be three hours : Alon.

If thou beest Prospero, Is she the goddess that hath sever'd us, Give us particulars of thy preservation;

And brought us thus together ? How thou hast met us here, who three hours since Fer.

Sir, she's mortal; Were wreck'd upon this shore ; where I have lost, But, by immortal Providence, she's mine; How sharp the point of this remembrance is ! I chose her, when I could not ask my father My dear sou Ferdinand.

For his advice; nor thought I had one: she Pro.

I am wo' sort, sir. Is daughter to this famous duke of Milan,
Alon. Irreparable is the loss; and Patience of whom so often I have heard renown,
Says, it is past her cure.

But never saw before ; of whom I have
I rather think

Receiv'd a second life, and second father
You have not sought her help ; of whose soft grace, This lady makes him to me.
For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid,


I am her's : And rest myself content.

But O, how oddly will it sound, that I Alon.

You the like loss? Must ask my child forgiveness ! Pro. As great to me, as late; and, portable? Pro.

There, sir, stop: To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker Let us not burden our remembrances Than you may call to comfort you; for I

With a heaviness that's gone. Have lost my daughter.


I have inly wept, Alon.

A daughter ? Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you U heavens! that they were living both in Naples, gods, The king and queen there! that they were, I wish And on this couple drop a blessed crown; Myself were mudded in that oozy bed

For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way Where my son lies. When did you lose your Which brought us hither! daughter ?


I say, Amen, Gonzalo! Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these lords Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue At this encounter do so much admire,

Should become king of Naples ? O, rejoice That they devour their reason; and scarce think Bevond a common joy; and set it down Their eyes do offices of truth, their words With gold on lasting pillars: In one voyage Are natural breath; but, howsoe'r you have Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis; Been justled from your senses, know for certain, And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wile, That I am Prospero, and that very duke

Where he himself was lost; Prospero his dukedom, Which was thrust forth of Milan ; who most In a poor isle; and all of us, ourselves, strangely

When no man was his own. 3 Upon this shore, where you were wreck'd, was Alon.

Give me your hands : landed,

[To Fer. and Mira. To be the lord on't. No more yet of this ; Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart, For 'tis a chronicle of day by day,

That doth not wish you joy! Not a relation for a breakfast, nor


Be't so! Amen! Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir; This cell's my court : bere have I few'attendants, Re-enler Ariel, with the Master and Boatswain And subjects none abroad: pray you, look in.

amazedly following. My dukedom since you have given me again, O look, sir, look, sir ; here are more of us! I will requite you with as good a thing;

I prophesied, if a gallows were on land, At least, bring forth a wonder, to content ye, This fellow could not drown:-Now, blasphemy, As much as me my dukedom.

Thatswear'st grace o'erboard, not an oath on shore?

Hast thou no mouth by land ? What is the news? The entrance of the cell opens, and discovers Ferdi

Boals. The best news is, that we have safely found nand and Miranda playing at chess.

Our king and company : the next, our ship, -. Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false.

Which, but three glasses since, we gave out split,Fer.

No, my dearest love, Is tight and yare, and bravely rigg'd as when I would not for the world.

We first put out to sea. Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should Ari.

Sir, all this service

Have I done since I went.

(.Aside. And I would call it fair play.


My tricksys spirit! Alon,

Alon. These are not natural events; they A vision of the island, one dear son

strengthen, Shall I twice lose.

From strange to stranger.-Say, how came you Seb. A most high miracle !

hither? Fer. Though the seas threaten, they are merciful; Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake, I have curs'd'them without cause.

I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep,

[Ferd. kneels to Alon. And (how, we know not) all clapp'd under hatches, Alon.

Now all the blessings Where, but even now, with strange and several Of a glad father compass thee about !

noises (1) Sorry. (2) Bearable. i(3) In his senses. (4) Ready. (5, Clever, adroit.

If this prove

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