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Gon. The king and prince at prayers! let u No, not so much perdition as an hair, assist them,

Betid to any creature in the vessel For our case is as theirs.

Which th a heard'st cry, which thou saw'st sink. Seb. I am out of patience.

Sit down; Ant. We're 'merely cheated of our lives by 5 For thou must now know further. drunkards.-

Mira. You have often Thiswide-chopp'd rascal;-Would, thou might'st Begun to iell me what I am; but stopp'd, lie drowning,

And left me to a bootless inquisition; The washing of ten tides!

Concluding, Stay, not yet.-Gon. He'll be hang'd yet;

110 Pro. The hour's now come; Though every drop of water swear against it, The very ininute bids thee ope thine ear; And gape at wid'st to glut? him.

Obey, and be attentive. Canist thou remember [A confused noise within.] Mercy on us; A tiine before we came unto this cell? We split! we split! Farewell my wife and child I do not think thou canst; for then thou wast not dren! Farewell, brother! We split, we split, we 150 ut? three years old. split.

Mira. Certainly, sir, I can. Ant. Let's all sink with the king. [Erit. Pro. By what? by any other house, or person! Seb. Let's take leave of him.

[Erit. Of any thing the imag: tell me, that Gon. Now would I give a thousand furlongs of Hath kept with thy reinembrance. sea for an acre of barren ground; ’long heath,/20 Mira. 'Tis far off; brown furze, any thing: The wills above be and rather like a dream than an assurance done, but I wou'd fain die a dry death! [Exit. That my remembrance warrants: Had I not SCENE II.

Four or five women once, that tended me? The inchanted island: before the cell of Prospero. Pro. Thou hadst, and more, Miranda: But Enter Prospero an. Bliranda. 25

how is it, Mira. If by your art, my dearest father, you That this lives in thy mind? What seest thou else have

in the dark back-ward and abysm of time? Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them: I thou rempember'st aught ere thou cam'st here; Thesky,it seems,would pour down stinking pitch, How thou cam’st here thou may’st. But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's check, 30 lira. But that I do not.

(since, Dashes the fire out. O, I have suiter'd

Pro. Twelve vears since, Miranda, twelve years With those that I saw suffer! a brave vessel, Thy father was the duke of Milan, and Who had no doubt, some noble creatures in her,


power. Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry did knock lira. Sir, are not

you my

father? Against iny very heart! Poor souls! they perish’d. 35 Pro. Thy mother was a piece of virtue, and Had I been any god of power, I would

She said—thou wast my daughter; and thy father Have sunk the sea within the earth, or ere* Was duke of Milan; thou his only heir It should the good ship so have swallow'd, and And princess, no worse issu’d. The freighting souls within her.

dira. O the heavens!

[thence? Pro. Be collected;

40 What foul play bad we, that we came from No more amazement: tell your piteous heart, Or blessed wast, we did ? There's no harın done.

Pro. Both, both, my girl: [thence: Mira. O woe the day!

By foul play, as thou say’st, were we heav'd Pro. No harm.

But blessedly holp hither. I have done nothing but in care of ther, 151 Vira, 0, my heart bleeds (Otthee, my dear one! thee, my dear daughter!) To think o'the ieen" that I have turn'd you to, who

"Thich is from my remembrance! Please Art ignorant of what thou art, nought hnowing

further. Of whence I amı; nor that I am more better Pro. My brother, and my uncle, called An Than Prospero, master oi a fuil poor cell', 50

thonio, And thy no greater father.

thee mark ine,

,--that a brother should Miri. More to know,

Be so perlidious!-he whom, next thyself, Did never meddle with my thoughts.

Of all the world Dov'd, and to him put Pro. 'Tis time,

The manage of my state; as, at that time, I should intorin thee further. Lend thy hand, 55 Through all the signiories it was the first, And pluck my magick garment from me.' So; And Prospero the prime duke; being so reputed

[Ln's down his manile. In dignity, and, for the liberal arts, Lye there my art.-Wipe thou thine eyes; hase lithout a parallel; those being all my study, comfort.

The government I cast upon my brother, The dire ul spectacle of the wreck, which touch disudiomy state grew stranger, being transported, 'The very virtue of compassion in thee,

And wrapp'd in secret studies. Thy false uncleI have with such provision in mine art

Dost thou attend me? So safely o dered, that there is no soul-

Mira. Sir, most heedfully. * Absolutely. Swallow. Perlaps it should be ling, heath, &c. "Before. Si. e. a very pour cell. Mingie. 'Quite, "Sorrow, grief, trouble.


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Pro. Being once perfected how to grant suits, |Thüt wrings mine eyes to't.
How to deny them; whom to advance, and whom Pro. Hear a little further,
To trash for over-topping; new created ['em, And then I'll bring thee to the present business
The creatures that were mine; I say, or chang'd Which now's upon us; without the which, this story
Or else new form’d'em; having both the key 5 Were most impertinent.
Ofoflicer and office, set all hearts i' the state Mira. Wherefore did they not
To what tone pleas'd his ear; that now he was That hour destroy us?
Theivy, which had bid my princely trunk, [not. Pro. Well demanded, wench; (rot;
And suck'd my verdure out on't.- Thou attendst My tale provokes that question. Dear, they durst
Jira. O good sir, I do.

10 So dear the love my people bore me) nor set Pro. I pray thee, mark me.

A mark so bloody on the business; but I thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated With colours fairer painted their foul ends. To closeness, and the bettering of my mind In few, they hurried us on board a bark; With that, which, but by being so retir’d, Bore us some leagues to sea; where they prepared O'er-priz'd all popular rate, in my false brother 15 A rotten carcass of a boat not rigg'd, Awak'd an evil nature: and my trust,

Nor tackle, sail, nor mast; the very rats Like a good parent, did beget of him

Instinctively had quit it: there they hoist us A falsehood, in its contrary as great

To cry to the sea that roar d to us; to sigh As my trust was; which had, indeed, no limit, To the winds, whose pity, sighing lack again, A contidence sans bound. He being thus lorded, 20 Did us but loving wrong. Not only with what my revenue yielded,

Mira. Alack! what trouble But what my power might else exact,- like one,

Was I then to you! Who having unto truth, by telling of it,

Pro. O! a cherubiin

smile, Made such a sinner vi his memory,

Thou wast, that did preserve me! Thou didst To credit his own lie, he did believe 25 Infused with a fortitude from heaven, 'Jewas, indeed, the duke; out of the substitution, When I have deck'd the sea with drops full salt;

idexecuting the outward face of royalty,[ing,- Under my burden groan d; which rais’d in me
ith all prerogative:-Hence hisambition grow- An undergoing stomach', to bear up
Sost thou hear?

Against what should ensue.
Jira. Your tale, sir, would cure deafness. 130 Mira. How came we ashore?

Pro. To have no screen between this part he Pro. By Providence divine.
And him he play'd it for, he needs will be (play'd Some food we had, and some fresh water, that
Absolute Milan: Me, poor man!--my library A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo,
Was dukedom large enough; of temporal royalties Out of his charity, who being then appointed
He thinks me now incapable: confederates, 35 Master of this design, did give us ; with
So’ dry he was for sway, with the king of Naples Rich garinents, linens, stunts, and necessaries,
To give him annual tribute, do him homage, which since havesteaded much;:50, of his gentle-
Subject his coronet to his crown, and bend Knowing I lov'd my books, hefurnisl’dme (ness,
The dukedom, yet unbow'd (alas, poor Milan!) From my own library, with volumes that
To most ignoble stooping.

401 prize above my dukedom. Mira. O the heavens!

(tell me,

Mira. Would I might
Pro. Mark his condition, and the event; then But ever see that man!
If this might be a brother.

Pro. Now, I arise:-
Mira. I should sin

Sit still, and hear the last of our sea-sorrow. To think 'but nobly of my grandmother: 45 Here in this island we arriv'd; and here Good woinbs have borne bad sons.

Have I, thy schoolinaster, made ihee more profit Pro. Now the condition.

Than other princes can, that have more time This king of Naples being an enemy

For vainer hours and tutors not socarelul. {you,sir, To me inveterate, hearkens my brother's suit; Mira. Heavensthank youtorit! Andnon, Ipray Which was, that he in lieu o' the premises,- 50 (For still’tis beating in my mind) your reason Of hoinage, and I know not howinuch tribute, For raising this sea-storm? Should presently extirpate me and mine

Pro. Know thus far forth. Out of the dukedom; and confer tair Milan, By accident most strange, bountiful fortune, With all the honours, on my brother: Whereon, Now my dear lady, hath mine enemies A treacherous army levy'd, one mid-night 55 Brought to this shore: and by my prescience Fated to the purpose, did Anthonio op 'n I find my zenith doth depend upon The gates of Milan; and, i' the dead of darkness, A most auspicious star; whose intluence The ministers for the purpose hurried thence If now I court not, b:lt omit, my fortunes [tions; Me, and thy crying self.

Will ever after droop.--I re cease more ques. Mira. Alack, for pity!

60 Thou art inclin'd to sleep: 't's a good dulness, I, not remembring how I cried out then, And give it way:-I knou thou canst notchoose. Will cry it o'er again; it is a hint“,

[Mirandu sleeps. "To trash, Warburton says, is to cut away the superfluities.

• Thirsty.

3 Otherwise than. Suggustion. Covered. *i. e. a stubborn resolution. B 2




Come away, servant, come: I am ready now; What is the time o' the day?
Approach, my Ariel, come.

Ari. Pat the mid season.

[now, Entir Aril.

[come Fro. At least two glasses: the time 'twixt six and Ari. All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I Víust by us both bespent most preciously. [paius, To answer thy best pleasure; be i to fly,

Ari. Isteremore toil: Since thou dost give me To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride

Let me remembe, thee what thuu hast promis'u, On the curi'd clouds; to thy strong bidding task which is not yet per orm'd me. Ariel, and all his quality.

Pro. Ilow now, moody?
Pro. Hast thou, p'rit,

What is't thou canst demand?
Pertorm 'd to point the tempest that I bade thee 10 Ari. My liberty.
Ari. To every article.

Pro. Beiore the time be out? No more.
I boarded the king's ship: now on the heak, Ari. I pray thee:
Now in the waste, the deci, in every cabin, Remember, I have done thee worthy service;
I tlam'd amazement: Sometimes I s divide, Told thee no lies, made no mistakings, serv'd
And burn m many places; on the top-mast, 15 without or grudge, or grumblings: thou didst
Theyards, and bolt-sprit, would i lamedistinctly, To bate me a full year.

[promise Then meet, and joini: Joves ligiitnings, the pre- Pro. Dost thou forget

From what a torinent I did free thee? O'the dreadful thunder-clap, more momentary ári. No.

(ooze And sizht-outrunning werenot:Thelire andcrack 20 Pro. I hou dost; and think'stit muchtotread the Of-ulphurous roaring, the most nighty Neptune

of the salt deep; Seem'd to besi ge, anu make his bold wavestrem- To run upon the sharp wind of the north; Yea, his dread irident shake.

[ble, To do me business in the veins of the earth, . Pro. My brave spirit!

When it is bah'd with frost. Who was so firin, so constant, that this coil 25 Ari. I do not, sir.

(forgot Would not infect his reason?

I'ro. Thou lyt, malignant thing! Hatihou tri. Not a soul

The foul witch Sycorax, who, with age and envy, But telt a fever of the mad, and play'd

Was grown into a hoop? hast thou forgot her? Some tricks of desperation: All, but mariners, dri. No, sir.

[tell me. Plung d in the foaining brire, and quit the vessel, 30 Pro. Thou hast: Where was she born? speak; Thenail atire with me: the king's son, Ferdinand, Ari. Sir, in Argier“. With hair upsta:ting (then like reeds, not hair) Pro. Oh, was she so? I must, Was the first man that leap'd; cried, lillis empty Once in a month, recount what thou hast been, And all the derils are here.

Whichthoutorget'st. Thisoamn'd witch, Sycorax, Pro. Why, that's my spirit!

35 For mischiet: manitold, and sorceries terrible But was not this nigh shore?

To enter human hearing, from Argier, Ari. Close by, my master.

Thou know'st, was banisti'd; for one thing she did, Pro. But are they, Ariel, safe?

They would not take her lite: Is not this true? Ari. Not a hair perish'd;

Ari. Ar, sir.

[with child, On their sustaining garments not a blemish, 140 Pro. This blue-eye'd hag was hither brought But fresher than beiore: and, as thou bad'st me, Ank here was left by the sailors: Thuu, my slave, In troops I have dispers'd then bout the isle: at thou report st thyselt, wast then her servant: The king's sou have I landeri by nimeit; And, for thou wast a spirit too delicate Whom I left cooling of the air with sighs, To act her earthy and abhorr'd cominands, In an odd angle ot ine isle, ani sitting, 45 Refusing her grand hests, he did contine thee, His arıns in this sad knot.

ty help of her more potent ministers, Pro. Of the king's ship

sud in her most unmitigable rage, The mariners, say, how thou hast dispos’d, into a cloven pine; witon sich rift And all the rest o' the teet:

Imprison'd, thou didst paintully rentain Ari. Safely in harbour

50 Addozen years; withinu hichspaceshedieu[groans, Is the king's ship; in the deep nook, where once And lett the thee; where thou didst vent thy Thou call'dst me up at in digit to fetch dew As fast as mi!l-wheels strike: Then was this island From the still-vex d Bermooing?, there she's bid: Save for the son that she did liiter here, The mariners all under natches stow'u;

A freckled whelp, hag-born) not honour'd with Whom with acharijom'd to thei uit-r'dlahour, 55 4 human shape I have left asleep: and for the rest o'the weet, on. Yes; C'aliban, hier son. Which i disper,'d, they ail have met a ain; Pro. Dullthing, I say so; he, that Caliban, And are upon the viditerranean flute, Whom now I keep in service. Thou best know'st Bound sadly home for Naples;

What torment I did tind thee in: thy groans Supposing that they saw the king's ship wreck'd, 60Did make wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts And nis great person perish.

Of ever-angry bears; it was a torment Pro. Ariel, tly charge

folay upon the damn’d, which Syc rax Exactly is periorm’d; but there's more work: Could not again undo; it was mine art, * Performed to the ininutest article. ? Bermudas. Flote is wave. • Algiers.




you have,

natu es

When I arrivd, and heard thee, that made gape The freshsprings, brine-pits barren place, and ferThe pine, and let thee out.

Curs't bel, that I did so! All the charms [tile; dri. I thank thee, master.

[oah, UfSycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you! Pro. If thou more murmur'st, I will rend an For I am all the subjects that And peg thee in his knotty entrails, til 5 Who firsiyasmine ou n hing: and here you sty me Thou hast howi'd away twelve winters.

In this hard rock, whiles you do keep is om me Ari. Pardon, master.

The rest of the island. I will be correspondent to command,

Pro. I hou inost lying slave, [us'd thee, And do my spriting gently.

Whom stripes may move, not kindness; I have Pro. Do so; and alter two days

10 Filthasthou art, with human care; and lodg'd thie I will discharge thee.

in mine ouncill, till ihou didst seek to violate Ari. That's my noble master!

The honour of my child. What shall I do say what what shall I do? Cal. Obbo, oh ho:--wou'd it had been done!

Pro. Gomake thyseliiiketoa nympho’the sea; Thou didst prevent me; I had peopled eise Be subject to no siglit but thine animine; invisible 15 This iste with Calibans. To every eye-ball els :: Go, iake this shape, Pro. Abhorred slave, And hither come in it; go, hence, with diligence.

Which a

any print of goodness will not take,

[Exit Ariel. Peing ca avle of all illi I pitied thre, [hour Awake, dear heart, awake! thou hast slept well; Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee vach Awake!

20 One thing or other: when thou diest nut, savage, Jira. The strangeness of your story put Know thrownmaning, but woulustgabbie iké Heaviness in me.

A tning inore brutist:, 1 endow d thy purposes Pro. Shake it off: come on;

With words that made them known: but iny vile We'll visit Caliban, iny slave, who never

race 4 Yields us kind answer.

12. Though thou didst learn, had that in't which good Mira. 'Tis a villain, sir, I do not love to look on.

Could not abide to be with: therefore wast thou Pro. But, as 'tis,

Deservedly contined into tois rock, We cannot miss hiin: he does inake our fire, Who hadsi de erv d more than a prison. [on't Fetch in our wood; and serves in offices 130 Cal. You taught me language; and my pront That profit us. What ho! slave! Caliban! Is, I know how to curse; the reci prague're you, Thou earth, thou! speak.

For learning me your language! Cal. [Within.] There's wood enough within. Pro. Hag-seed, bence!

Pro. Come torth, I say; there's other business Fetch us in iuel, and be quick; thou wert best, Come, thou tortoise! when? {for thee: 35 To answerot er business. Shrug'st thou, inalice?

Enter Aril like a water-nymph. If thou neglect'st, or dost unwillingly Fine aparition! My quaint Ariel,

Wnat I command, I'll rack tried with oldcranps; Hark in thine ear.

til all thy bones with aches; make thee roar, Ari. My lord, it shall be dore. [Erit.

That beasts shall tremble at thy din. Pro. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devi 40 Cul. No, pray thee! Upon thy wicked dam, come forth! (nimsel i must obey; his art is of such power, [Aside. Enter Caliban.

it would controul iny dam's god Setebos“, Cal. As wicked' dewas e'er my mother brush'd And make a vassal oi bim. With raven's feather froin unwholesome ten,

Pro. So, slave; hence! [Erit Caliban. Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye, 45 And blister you all o'er!

Enter Ferdinand at the remotest part of the stge, [cramps,

ant Arcelinvisible, paying and singing. ro. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up; urchins

Ariel's Song Shall for that vast of night'that they inay work,

Com? unto th so ujellow sands, All exercise on thee: thou shalt he pinch'd

50 And then take hands : As thick as honey-combs, each pinch more sting Court'sied when you have, and kiss'd, Than bees that inade 'em.

ing (The wild wate's rohint') Col. I must eat my dinner.

Foot it fiatl here and there;
This isandi's mine, by Sycorax my mother, [first, And, sweet sprites, the burden bear.
Which thou tak'st from me. When thou camest 55 Hurk, hark!
Thou stroak dst me, and mad st much of me;

Bur. Powgh wowgh. [dispersedly. would'st give me

The ratch-dog's bark: Water with berries in't; and trach me how

Bur. Bough, wowgli. [dispersedly. To name the bigger light, and how the less,

Il rk, hark! I heur
That burn by day and might: and then i lov dthee, 60 The strain of strutting Chunticlire
And shew'd thee all the qualities o'the isle,

Cry, Cock-u-doodte-doo.

* Perhaps put here for fairies. * The dead waste, or middle of the night. "Race, in this place, seems to signity original disp-sition, inborn qualities. "The erysipelas. We learn from Magellan's voyage, that Setebos was the supreme God of the Patagons. Silent.



Fer. Whereshould this music be?i’the air,orthe Mlira. Alack, for mercy!

Milan, It sounds no more: and sure, it waits upon (earth: For. Yes, faith, and all his lords; the duke of Some god of the island. Sitting on a bank, And his brave son, being twain. Weeping again the king my father's wreck,

Pro. The duke of Milan,

[thee. This inusic crept by me upon the waters; 5 And his more braver daughter, could controui? Ailaving both their wry, and my passion, if now 'twere nit to do't: At the first sight With its sweet air: thence I have follow'd it,

[Aside to Ariel.] Or it hath drawn ine rather:--But 'tis gone. They have changed eyes :-Delicate Ariel, No, it begins again.

l'll set thee free for this. A word, good sir; Ariel's song.

101 fear you live done yourself some wrong: a Full fathon fire the path r lies,


[This Oj his boi's are coral mude;

Mirz. Why speaks my father so ungently? Those are pearls that lis eyes: Is the third inan that leer saw; the first Nothing or him that doth jadi,

That e'er I sigh'd for: pity move my father But doih suffer a suu-change,

15 To be inclin'd my way! Into something rich and strenge,

Fer. O, if a virgio, Sea-n'ymphs lourly ring his knull


And your allection not gone forth, I'll make you Hark, now I hear them, -ding-dong, bell. The quern of Naples.

[Burd n,ding-dong fro. Soft, sir; one word more. Fer. The ditty does remember my drowned fa- 20 They are both in either's powers: but this swift This is no mortal business, 'no nor sound [ther:

business That the eartlı ows':- I hearitnow above me. I must uneasy nake, lest too light winning Pro.Thef ingedcurtainsofthine eye advance,

[.1side. And say, what thou seest yond'.

Make the prize light.---One word more; Icharge Mira. What into a spirit?


thee, Lord, how it looks about! Believe me, sir, That thou attend me: thou dost here usurp It carries a brave form:-But'tis a spirit. The name thou owest not; and hast put thyself Pro. No, wekh: Il tals and steps, and hath ''pon this island, as a spy, to win it such senses

From me, the lord on't. As we have, such: This gallant, which thou seest, 30 for. No, as I am a man. Was in the wreck; and, but he's something stain' Mira. There's nothing ill can dwell in such a, With grief, that's beauty's canker, thou might'st

call him

If the ill spirit have so fair an house,
A goodly person: he hath lost his fellows, Good things will strive to dwell with 't.
Ani strays about to tind them.

35 fro. [To Ferd.] Follow me.-Mir : I mig it call him

Speak not you for him; he's a traitor.---Coine, A thing divme; for nothing natural

I'll manacle thy neck and feet together: I ever saw so noble.

Sea-water shalt thou drink, thy fooki shall be Pro. It goes on I see, [ Asiile. ]

[free the

Thefresh-brook mussels, witherd roots and husks As my oul prompts it:-Spirit, fine spirit, 110 Wherein the acorn cradled: Foilow. Within two days for this.

Er. No; fer. ilyst sure, the goddess

I will resist such entertainment, till On whom these airs attend-Vouchsafe, my

Mine enemy has more power.

[He draws. prayer

Mira. O dear father,
May know. if you remain upon this island; 45 Mabe not too rash a trial of him, for
And that you will some good instruction give, lie's gentle, and not fearlul'.
How I may bear me here: My prime request,

Pro. What, I say,
Waich I do lat pronounce, is, ( you wonder! My foot my tutor: --Put thy sword up, traitor;
If be maid, or no?

Who mak'st a shew, but dares motstrike, thy Mira. No wonder, sir;


con cience But, certainly a maid.

Isso possessed with guilt; come from thy ward; Frilly ianguage! heavens !

For I can here di arin thee with this stick,
I am the best of them that speak this speech, and make thy weapon drop.
Were I but where 'tis spoken.

Mira. Beseech you, father!
Pro. How? the best?

[thee: 55

Pro. Ilence; hang not on my garinents. “ What wert thou, if the king of Naples heard Vira. Sir, have pity; Fr. A single thing, as I am now, that wonders

I'll be his surety. To hear thee speak of Naples: lle does hear mu; Pro. Silence: one word more And that he doos, I weep: myself am Naples; Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee.-Who witn mine eyes, ne er since at ebb, beheld 60 What, The king my fatser wreck'd.

Au advocate for an impostor? hush! To nie, signifies here, as in many other places of our author's plays, to own. 1

* Confute thee. Timorous.



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