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nothing to you ; so you may continue, and (Who shall be of as little memory, laugh at nothing still.
When he is earth’d) hath here almost persuad. Ant. What a blow was there given !
(For he's a spirit of persuasion only,) fed Seb. An it had not fallen flat-long.
The king, his son's alive ; 'tis as impossible Gon. You are gentlemen of brave mettle ; That he's undrown'd, as he that sleeps here, you would lift the moon out of her sphere, if
swims. she would continue in it five weeks without Seb. I have no hope changing.
That he's undrown'd.
Ant. 0, out of that no hope, Enter Ariel invisible, playing solemn music. What great hope have you! no hope, that Seb. We would so,and then go a bat-fowling. Ant. Nay, good my lord, be not angry. Another way so high an hope, that even Gon. No, I warrant you; I will not adven- | Ambition cannot pierce a wink beyond, ture my discretion so weakly. Will you laugh But doubts discovery there. Will you grant, me asleep, for I am very heavy? Ant. Go sleep, and hear us.
That Ferdinand is drown'd ?
I find | Who's the next heir of Naples ?
Ant. She that is queen of Tunis; she that Seb. Please you, Sir,
[Naples Do not omit the heavy offer of it:
Ten leagues beyond man's life; she that from It seldom visits sorrow; when it doth,
Can have no note, unless the sun were post, It is a comforter,
(The man i' the moon's too slow,) till new-born Ant. We two, my lord,
chins Will guard your person, while you take your | Be rough and razorable : she, from whom And watch your safety.
(rest, We were all sea-swallow'd, though some cast Alon. Thank you : Wondrous heavy.
again; [Alonso sleeps. Exit Ariel. And, by that, destin'd to perform an act, Seb. What a strange drowsiness possesses Whereof what's past is prologue; what to come, Ant. It is the quality o' the climate. [them! In yours and my discharge. Seb. Why
Seb. What stuff is this ?---How say you ? Doth it not then our eyelids sink ? I find not 'Tis true my brother's daughter's queen of Myself dispos’d to sleep.
Tunis ; . Ant. Nor I; my spirits are nimble. So is she heir of Naples ; 'twixt which regions They fell together all, as by consent; [might, There is some space. They dropp'd, as by a thunder-stroke. What Ant. A space whose every cubit Worthy Sebastian ?-0, what might ?-No Seems to cry out, How shall that Claribel more:
Measure us back to Naples ? ---Keep in Tunis, And yet, methinks, I see it in thy face, And let Sebastian wake !---Say, this were What thou should'st be : the occasion speaks
(worse thee; and
| That now hath seiz'd them; why, they were no My strong imagination sees a crown
Than now they are : There be, that can rule Dropping upon thy head.
Naples, Seb. What, art thou waking ?
As well as he that sleeps ; lords, that can prate Ant. Do you not hear me speak ?
As amply, and unnecessarily, Seb. I do; and, surely,
As this Gonzalo ; I myself could make It is a sleepy language; and thou speak’st A chough* of as deep chat. 0, that you bore Out of thy sleep: What is it thou didst say ? The mind that I do! what a sleep were this This is a strange repose, to be asleep
For your advancement! Do you understand With eyes wide open; standing, speaking, Seb. Methinks, I do.
[me? And yet so fast asleep.
[moving, Ant. And how does your content Ant. Noble Sebastian,
Tender your own good fortune ?
[wink'st' | You did supplant your brother Prospero. Seb. Thou dost snore distinctly;
Ant. True : There's meaning in thy snores.
And, look, how well my garments sit upon me; Ant. I am more serious than my custom : you Much feater than before: My brother's servants Must be so too, if heed me; which to do, Were then my fellows, now they are my men. Trebles thee o'er.
Seb. But, for your conscience... [kybe, Seb. Well ; I am standing water.
Ant. Ay, Sir; where lies that? if it were a Ant. I'll teach you how to flow.
"Twould put me to nty slipper ; but I feel not Seb. Do so : to ebb,
This deity in my bosom: twenty consciences, Hereditary sloth instructs me.
That stand 'twixt me and Milan, candied be Ant. 0,
[brother, If you but knew, how you the purpose cherish, And melt, ere they molest! Here lies your Whiles thus you mock it! how, in stripping it, | No better than the earth he lies upon, You more invest it! Ebbing men, indeed, If he were that which now he's like : whom I. Most often do so near the bottom run,
With this obedient steel, three inches of it, By their own fear, or sloth.
Can lay to bed for ever: whiles you, doing thus, Seb. Pr’ythee, say on :
To the perpetual wink for ayet might put The setting of thine eye, and cheek, proclaim This ancient morsel, this sir Prudence, who A matter from thee: and a birth, indeed, Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest, Which throes thee much to yield.
They'll take suggestion, as a cat laps milk; Ant. Thus, Sir : Although this lord of weak remembrance, this * A bird of the jack-daw kind. + Ever. | Any Hint.
They'll tell the clock to any business that sometime like apes, that moes and chatter at We say befits the hour.
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 bare-foot way, and mount I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword : one Their pricks at my foot-fall ; sometime am I stroke
All wound with adders, who, with cloven Shall free thee from the tribute which thou
tongues, And I the king shall love thee. (pay'st; Do hiss me into madness :---Lo! now ! lo!
Ant. Draw together:
Here comes a spirit of his ; and to torment me, Seb. O, but one word. [They converse apart. For bringing wood in slowly : I'll fall flat;
Perchance, he will not mind me.
Třin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear Ari. My master through his art foresees the off any weather at all, and another storm brew, danger
[forth, ing; I hear it sing i' the wind : yond' same That these, his friends, are in; and sends mé black cloud, yond' huge one, looks like a foul (For else his project dies,) to keep them living. bumbardt that would shed his liquor. If it
[Sings in GONZALO's ear. should thunder, as it did before, I know not While you here do snoring lie,
where to hide my head: yond' same cloud Open-ey'd conspiracy
cannot choose but fall by pailfuls.---What have His time doth take :
we here? a man or a fish? Dead or alive ? A If of life you keep a care,
fish : he smells like a fish; a very ancient and Shake off slumber, and beware :
fish-like smell ; a kind of, not of the newest, Awake! awake!
Poor-John. A strange fish! Were I in Eng
land now (as once I was), and had but this fish Ant. Then let us both be sudden.
painted, not a holiday-fool there but would Gon. Now, good angels, preserve the king! give a piece of silver: there would this monster
[They awake. make a man; any strange beast there makes a Alor, Why, how now, ho! awake! Why are man : when they will not give a doit to relieve you drawn?
a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a Wherefore this ghastly looking ?
dead Indian. Legg'd like a man! and his fins Gon. What's the matter ?
like arms! Warm, o' my troth! I do now let Seb. Whiles we stood here securing your re- loose my opinion, hold it no longer; this is no pose,
fing fish but an islander, that hath lately suffered Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellow- by a thunderbolt. [Thunder.] Alas! the storm Like bulls, or rather lions; did it not wake you? | is come again : my best way is to creep under It struck mine ear most terribly.
his gaberdine;f there is no other shelter hereAlon. I heard nothing.
about: Misery acquaints a man with strange Ant. 0, 'twas a din to fright a monster's ear; / bed-fellows. I will here shroud, till the dregs To make an earthquake! sure it was the roar of the storm be past. Of a whole herd of lions. Alon. Heard you this, Gonzalo ?
Enter STEPHANO, singing; a bottle in his hand. Gon. Upon mine honour, Sir, I heard a hum Ste. I shall no more to sea, to sea, ming,
Here shall I die ashore;--And that a strange one too, which did awake Ti
This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's I shak'd you, Sir, and cried; as mine eyes
[Drinks. I saw their weapons drawn :---there was a That's verity: 'Best stand upon our guard; ]
The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I, Or that we quit this place: let's draw our wea
The gunner, and his mute,
Lov'd Mall, Meg, and Marian, and Margery, pons. Alon. Lead off this ground; and let's make But none of us car'd for Kate: further search
For she had a tongue with a tang. For my poor son.
Would cry to a sailor, Go, hang : Gon. Heavens keep him from these beasts! She lov'd not the savour of tar nor of pitch, For he is, sure, i' the island.
Yet a tailor might scratch her where-e'er she did Alon. Lead away.
itch: Ari. Prospero my lord shall know what I Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang. have done:
This is a scurvy tune too : But here's my comSo, king, go safely on to seek thy son. [Aside.
[Drinks. [Exeunt. Cal. Do not torment me:0! SCENE II.-- Another part of the island.
| Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils
| here? Do you put tricks upon us with savages, Enter CALIBAN, with a burden of wood. and men of Inde? Ha! I have not scap'd A noise of thunder heard.
drowning, to be afeard now of your four legs;
for it hath been said, As proper a man as ever Cal. Au the infections that the sun sucks up went on four legs, cannot make him give From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and
ground : and it shall be said so again, whilst make him
Stephano breathes at nostrils. By inch-meal a disease! His spirits hear me, Cal. The spirit torments me: 0! And yet I needs must curse. But they'll nor Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with pinch,
[mire, | four legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague: Fright me with urchin shows, pitch me i' the Where the devil should he learn our language? Nor lead me, like a fire-brand, in the dark Out of my way, unless he bid them; but
* Make mouths. A black-jack of leather, to hold beer For every trifle are they set upon me;
The frock of a peasant.
I will give him some relief, if it be but for that:1 Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee: I If I can recover him, and keep him tame, and was the man in the moon, when time was. get to Naples with him, he's a present for any Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore emperor that ever trode on neat's leather.
thee; Cal. Do not torment me, pr’ythee;
My mistress showed me thee, thy dog, and bush. I'll bring my wood home faster.
Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book : I Ste. He's in his fit now; and does not talk | will furnish it anon with new contents : swear. after the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle: Trin. By this good light, this is a very shal. if he have never drunk wine afore, it will go low monster:---I afeard of him ?---a very weak near to remove his fit: if I can recover him, | monster :---The man i' the moon ?---a most poor and keep him tame, I will not take too much credulous monster :---Well drawn, monster, in for him: he shall pay for him that hath him, good sooth. and that soundly.
Cal. I'll show thee every fertile inch o' the Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou
island; Anon, I know it by thy trembling: [wilt And kiss thy foot: I pr’ythee, be my god. Now Prosper works upon thee.
Trin. By this light, à most perfidious and Ste. Come on your ways; open your mouth; drunken monster; when his god's asleep, he'll here is that which will give language to you, rob his bottle. cat; open your mouth : this will shake your Cal. I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy shaking, I can tell you, and that soundly: you
subject. cannot tell who's your friend: open your chaps Ste. Come on then; down, and swear. again.
Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this Trin. I should know that voice: It should puppy-headed monster! A most scurvy monbe---But he is drowned; and these are devils : ster! I could find in my heart to beat him,--O! defend me!--
Ste. Come, kiss. Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most deli Trin. ---but that the poor monster's in drink : cate monster! His forward voice now is to An abominable monster! speak well of his friend : his backward voice Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll is to utter foul speeches, and to detract. If all
pluck thee berries; the wine in my bottle will recover him, I will I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. help his ague: Come, Amen! I will pour A plague upon the tyrant that I serve! some in thy other mouth.
I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, Trin. Stephano --
Thou wond'rous man. Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me? Mercy!! Trin. A most ridiculous monster; to make a mercy! This is a devil, and no monster: I will wonder of a poor drunkard. leave him; I have no long spoon.
Cal. I prythee, let me bring thee where crabs Trin. Stephano !---if thou beest Stephano,
grow; touch me, and speak to me; for I am Trincu- And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts; lo ;---be not afeard,---thy good friend Trinculo. Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how
Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth; I'll To snare the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee pull thee by the lesser legs : if any be Trinculo's | To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get legs, these are they. Thou art very Trinculo,
thee indeed : How cam'st thou to be the siege* of Young sea-mells* from the rock: Wilt thou go this moon-calf? Can he vent Trinculos ?
with me? Trin, I took him to be kill'd with a thunder- Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without stroke :---But art thou not drown'd, Stephano? any more talking.---Trinculo, the king and all I hope now, thou art not drown'd. Is the our company else being drowned, we will in. storm over-blown? I hid me under the dead herit here.--Here; bear my bottle. Fellow moon-calf's gaberdine, for fear of the storm : Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by again. And art thou living, Stephano? O Stephano, Cal. Farewell master; farewell, furewell. two Neapolitans 'scap'd
[Sings drunkenly, Ste. Pr’ythee, do not turn me about; my Trin. A howling monster; a drunken mon. stomach is not constant.
ster. Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not
Cal. No more dams l’U make for fish; sprites. That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor:
Nor fetch in firing
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish ;
Ban’Bam, Ca---Caliban, thou hither? swear by this bottle, how thou
Has a new master---Get a new man. cam'st hither. I escap'd upon a butt of sack, which the sailors heaved overboard, by this Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom ! free. bottle! which I made of the bark of a tree,
dom, hey-day, freedom! with mine own hands, since I was cast a-shore.
Ste. O brave monster ! lead the way. (Exeunt. Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy True subject; for the liquor is not earthly,
ACT III. Ste. Here; swear then how thou escap'dst.
SCENE I.---Before PROSPERO's Cell. Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can swim like a duck, I'll be sworn.
Enter Ferdinand, bearing a log. Ste. Here, kiss the book : Though thou canst swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose. fer. There be some sports are painful; but Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this?
their labour Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness rock by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters How now, moon-calf? how does thine ague? Point to rich ends. This my mean task would Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven? As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but * Stool.
* Sea gulls,
The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's | This wooden slavery, than I would suffer dead,
The flesh-fly blow my mouth.---Hear my soul And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is
speak ;--Ten times more gentle than her father's crab- | The very instant that I saw you, did bed;
[remove My heart fly to your service; there resides, And he's composed of harshness. I must To make me slave to it; and, for your saké, Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up, Am I this patient log-man. Upon a sore injunction : My sweet mistress Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this baseness
sound, Had ne'er like exerutor. I forget:
And crown what I profess with kind event, But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my If I speak true: if hollowly. invert Most busy-less, when I do it. [labours; What best is boded me, to mischief! I,
Beyond all limit of what else" i' the world, Enter MIRANDA; and PROSPERO at a distance.
wce. Do love, prize, honour you. Mira. Alas, now ! pray you,
Mira. I am a fool,
[burns, Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain Pray, set it down, and rest you: when this On that which breeds between them! 'Twill weep for having wearied you: My father Fer. Wherefore weep you?
soffer Is hard at study ; pray now, rest yourself; | Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not He's safe for these three hours.
What I desire to give; and much less take, Fer. O most dear mistress,
What I shall die to want: But this is trifling. The sun will set, before I shall discharge And all the more it seeks to hide itself, What I must strive to do.
The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful Mira. If you'll sit down,
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; Fer. No, precious creature:
If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, Than you should such dishonour undergo, Whether you will or no. While I sit lazy by.
Fer. My mistress, dearest,
And I thus humble ever.
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 This visitation shows it.
now farewell, Mira. You look wearily.
Till half an hour hence. Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning Fer. A thousand! thousand ! with me,
[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 :---O my father,
For yet, ere supper time, must I perform I have broke your hest" to say so!
Much business appertaining.
[Exit. Fer. Admir'd Miranda !
SCENE II.--- Another part of the island. Indeed, the top of admiration; worth What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady! Enter STEPHANO and TRINCULO; CALIBAN I have ey'd with best regard ; and many a time
following with a bottle.' The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Ste. Tell not me ;---when the butt is out, we Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues will drink water; not a drop before: therefore Have I lik'd several women; never any bear up, and board 'em : Servant-monster, With so full soul, but some defect in her drink to me. Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,t Trin. Servant-monster ? the folly of this And put it to the foil : But you, O you, island! They say, there's but five upon this So perfect, and so peerless, are created Of every creature's best.
be brained like us, the state totters. Mira. I do not know
Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid One of my sex; no woman's face remember, thee; thy eyes are almost set in thy head. Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen. | Trin. Where should they be set else ? he More that I may call men, than you, good were a brave monster indeed, if they were set a friend,
in his tail. And my dear father: how features are abroad, Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his I am skill-less of; but, by my modesty, tongue in sack : for my part, the sea cannot (The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish drown me: I swam, ere I could recover the Any companion in the world but you;
shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by Nor can imagination form a shape,
this light.---Thou shalt be my lieutenant, monBesides yourself, to like of: but I prattle ster, or my standard. Something too wildly, and my father's precepts Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no Therein forget.
standard. Fer. I am, in my condition,
Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king;
Trin. Nor go neither: but you'll lie, like (I would, not so!) and would no more endure dogs, and yet say nothing neither. • Command. + Own'd.
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if | murrain on your monster, and the devil take thou beest a good moon-calf.
your fingers. Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy | Cal. Ha, ha, ha! I'll not serve him, he is not valiant. (shoe: Ste. Now, forward with your tale. P'r'y thee
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I stand further off. am in case to justle a constable: Why, thou Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, deboshеde fish thou, was there ever man a I'll beat him too. coward, that hath drunk so much sack as I Ste, Stand further.---Come, proceed. to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with but half a fish, and half a monster ?
him Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let ' the afternoon to sleep: there thou may’št him, my lord ?
brain him,... Trin. Lord, quoth he !---that a monster should Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log be such a natural!
Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr'y Or cut his wezand* with thy knife: Remember, thee.
First to possess his books; for without them Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not head; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree--- One spirit to command: They all do hate him, The poor monster's my subject, and he shall | As rootedly as I: Burn but his books; not suffer indignity.
He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,) Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. pleas'd
And that most deeply to consider, is
Ste. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it; I Calls her a non-pareil: I ne'er saw woman, will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
But only Sycorax my dam, and she;
But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
As greatest does least. • Cal, As I told thee
Sté. Is it so brave a lass? Before, I am subject to a tyrant;
Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath
warrant, Cheated me of this island.
And bring thee forth brave brood. Ari. Thou liest.
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughCal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou;
| ter and I will be king and queen ; (save our I would, my valiant master would destroy thee:
graces!) and Trinculo and thyself shall be I do not lie.
viceroys :---Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo ? Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in
Trin. Excellent. his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of
Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thy teeth.
thee: but, while thou livest, keep a good Trin. Why, I said nothing.
tongue in thy head. Ste. Mum then, and no more.---[To Caliban, ]]
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep; Proceed.
Wilt thou destroy him then? · Cal. I say, by sorcery Le got this isle ;
Ste. Ay, on mine honour.
Ari. This will I tell my master.
Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of
isure; Ste. That's most certain.
Let us be jocundi Will you troll the catch Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve
| You taught me but while-ere? Ste. How now shall this be compassed ?
Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do rea
son, any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us Canst thou bring me to the party?
[Sings. Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; I'll yield him thee Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and
asleep, Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head.
Thoucht is free Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
Cal. That's not the tune. Cul. What a pied ninny's this ?t Thou scurvy
[ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. patch !--
Ste. What is this same? I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows,
Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played And take his bottle irom gone,
nat s | by the picture of No-body. He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not likeness: if thou beest a devil, take't as thou
1. Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy show him
list. Where the quick freshest are.
Trin. O, forgive me my sins ! Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger: 1 Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy interrupt the monster one word farther, and, thee...-Mercy upon us! by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, Cal. Art thou afeard ? and make a stock-fish of thee. Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing ; I'll
Ste. No, monster, not I.
Cul. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, go further off.
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ?
, hurt not. Ari. Thou liest.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Ste. Do I so? take thon that. [Strikes him.]
es him. / Will hur about mine ears; and sometimes
4 As you like this, give me the lie another time?
I do beseech thy great from him: when that's
voices, Trin. I did not give the lie :---Out o' your That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, wits, and hearing too? A poxo your Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreań. bottle! this can sack, and drinking do.---A
* Debauched. + Alluding to Trinculo's party.coloured dress. Springs. }