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T E M P E S T.

IRIS,

Juxo,

person of the Drama. Alonso, king of Naples.

STEPAANO, a drunken butler. SEBASTIAN, his brother.

Muster of a ship, Boatswain, and Mariners.
PROSPERO, the rightful duke of Milan.

Miranda, daughter to Prospero.
Antonio, his brother, the usurping duke of Milan. Ariel, an airy spirit.
Ferdinand, son to the king of Naples.
Gonzalo, an honest old counsellor of Naples. Ceres,
ADRIAN,

spirits.
Francisco,
} lords.

Nymphs, CALIBAN, a savage and deformed slave.

Reapers,
Txirculo, a jester.

Other spirits attending on Prospero.
Scene, The sea, with a ship ; afterwards an uninhabited island.
A CT I.

Ant. Hang, cur, hang ! you whoreson, insolent noise

maker, we are less afraid to be drowned than thon art. SCENE I. On a ship at sea.

Gon. I'll warrant him from drowning; tho' the ship A storm with thunder and lightning.

were no stronger than a nut-shell, and as leaky as Enter a Ship-master and a Boatswain. an unstaunched wench. Master. Boatswain,

Boats. Lay her a-hold, a-hold; set her two courBoais. Here, master : What cheer?

ses; off to sea again, lay her off. Master. Good : Speak to the mariners: fall to't yare

Enter Mariners wet. ly, or we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir. (Exit. Mar.All lost! to prayers, to prayers ! all lost![Exeunt. Enter Mariners.

Boats. What, must ulir mouths be cold? Boats. Ileigh, my hearts; cheerly, cheerly, my Gon. The king and prince at prayers! let us assist hearts; yare, yare: Take in the top-sail; Tend to the For our case is as theirs.

them, master's whistle.— Blow, till thou burst thy wind, if Seb. I am out of patience. room enough!

Ant. We are merely cheated of our lives by drunkEnter Alonso, SEBASTIAN, Antonio, FERDINAND, ards. Gonzalo, and others.

This wide-chapped rascal; - 'Would thou might'st Alon. Good boatswain, have care. Where's the

lie drowning, master? Play the men.

The washing of ten tides ! Boats. I pray now, keep below.

Gon. He'll be hanged yet; Ant. Where is the master, boatswain?

Though every drop of water swear against it, Bogts. Do you not hear him? You mar our labour ; And gape at wid'st to glat him. keep your cabius: yon do assist the storm.

(4 confised noise within.] - Mercy on us! - We split, Gon. Nay, good, be patient.

we split! - Farewell, my wife and children! - FareBoats. When the sea is. Hence! What care these well, brother ! - We split, we split, we split! roarers for the name of king? To cabin: silence: Ant. Let's all sink with the king.

(Exit. trouble us not.

Seb. Let's take leave of him.

[Exit. Gon. Good; yet remember whom thou hast aboard. Gon. Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for Boats. None that I more love than myself. You are an acre of barren ground; long heath, brown furze, a counsellor; if you can command these elements to any thing: The wills above be done! but I would fain silence, and work the peace of the present, we shall die a dry death.

[Exit. not hand a rope more; use your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long, and make SCENE II. - The Island: before the Cell of PROSPERO. yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the

Enter PROSPERO and MIRANDA. hour, if it so liap.---Cheerly, good hearts.-Out of our Mira. If by your art, my dearest father, you have way, I say.

[Exit. Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them: Gon. I have great comfort from this fellow: me- The sky, it seems, would pour down stinking pitch, thinks, he hath no drowning mark upon him; his com- But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's cheek, nlexion is perfect gallows. Stand fast, good fate, to Dashes the fire out. O, I have suffered his hanging! make the rope of his destiny our cable, With those I saw suffer! a brave vessel, for our owu doth little advantage! If he be not born to Who had no doubt some noble creatures in her, be hanged, our case is miserable.

[Exeunt. Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry did knock Re-enter Boatswain.

Against my very heart! Poor souls ! they perish'd. Boats. Down with the top-mast; yarè; lower, lower; Had I been any god of power, I would bring her to try with main-course.- [ 4 cry within.]-Have sunk the sea within the earth, or e'er A plague upon this howling! they are londer than the It should the good ship so have swallow'd, and weather, or our office.

The freighting souls within her.
Re-enter SEBASTIAN, Antonio, and Gonzalo. Pro. Be collected;
Yet again? what do you here? Shall we give o'er, and No more amazement: tell your piteous heart,
drown ? Have you a mind to sink ?

There's no harm done. Seb. A pox o' your throat! you bawling, blasphe- Mira. 0, woe the day! mous, incharitable dog !

Pro. No harm. Boats. Work you, then.

I have done nothing but in care of thee,

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(Of thee, my dear one! thee, my daughter!) who And rapt in secret studies. Thy false uncle-
Art ignorant of what thou art, nought knowing Dost thou attend me?
Of whence I am; nor that I am more better Mira. Sir, most heedfully.
Than Prospero, master of a full poor cell, Pro. Being once perfected how to grant suits,
And thy no greater father.

How to deny them; whom to advance, and whom
Mira. More to know

To trash for over-topping; new created Did never meddle with my thonghts

The creatures that were mine ; I say, or chang’d them,
Pro. "Tis time

Or else new form'd them: having both the key
I should inform thee further. Lend thy hand, Of officer and office, set all hearts
And plack my magic garment from me. So; To what tune pleas'd his ear; that now he was

(Lays down his mantle. The ivy, which had hid my princely trunk,
Lietheremy art.-Wipe thou thine eyes; have comfort. And suck'd my verdure out on't. - Thou attend'st not:
The direful spectacle of the wreck, which touch'd I pray thee, mark me.
The very virtue of compassion in thee,

Mira. 0, good sir, I do.
I have with such provision in mine art

Pro. I thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicate So safely order'd, that there is no soul

To closeness, and the bettering of my mind No, not so much perdition as an hair,

With that, which, but by being so retir'd, Betid to any creature in the vessel

O'er-priz'd all popular rate, in my false brother Which thou heard'st cry, which thou saw'st sink. Sit Awak’d an evil nature ; and my trust, down;

Like a good parent, did beget of him For thon rust now know further.

A falsehood, in its contrary as great Mira. You have often

As my trust was; which had, indeed, no limit, Began to tell me what I am; but stopp'd, A confidence sans bound. He, being thus lorded, And left me to a bootless inquisition;

Not only with what my revenue yielded, Concluding, Stay, not yet.

But what my power might else exact, Pro. The hour's now come:

Who having, unto truth, by telling of it, The very minute bids thee ope thine ear;

Made such a sinner of his memory,
Obey, and be attentive! Can’st thou remember To credit his own lie, — he did believe
A time before we came unto this cell?

He was the duke; out of the substitution,
I do not think thou can'st; for then thod wast not And executing the outward face of royalty,
Out three years old.

With all prerogative:– Hence his ambition
Mira. Certainly, sir, I can.

Growing, - Dost hear?
Pro. By what? by any other house, or person ? Mira. Your tale, sir, would cure deafness.
Of any thing the image tell me, that

Pro. To have no screen between this part he play'd
Hath kept with thy remembrance.

And him he played it for, he needs will be
Mira. 'Tis far off;

Absolute Milan : Me, poor man!- my library
And rather like a dream than an assurance, Was dukedom large enough; of temporal royaltics
That my remembrance warrants : Had I not He thinks me now incapable: confederates
Four or five women once, that tended me? (So dry he was for sway) with the king of Naples,
Pro. Thou had’st, and more, Mirauda : But how is it, To give him annual tribute, do him homage;
That this lives in thy mind? What seest thou else Subject his coronet to the crown, and bend
In the dark backward and abysm of time? The dukedom, yet unbow'd, (alas! poor Milan!)
If thou remember'st aught, ere thou cam’st here, To most ignoble stooping.
How thou cam’st here, thou may'st.

Mira. 0, the heavens !
Mira. But that I do not.

Pro. Mark his condition, and the event; then tell me,
Pro. Twelve years since, Miranda, twelve years since, If this might be a brother.
Thy father was the duke of Milan, and

Mira. I should sin
A prince of power.

To think but nobly of my grandmother:
Mira. Sir, are not you my father?

Good wombs have borne bad sons.
Pro. Thy mother was a piece of virtue, and Pro. Now the condition.
She said — thou wast my daughter; and thy father

This king of Naples, being an enemy
Was duke of Milan ; and his only heir

To me inveterate, hearkens my brother's suit; A princess; - no worse issued.

Which was, that he in lieu o'the premises,
Mira. O, the heavens !

Of homage, and I know not how much tribute,
What foul play had we, that we came from thence? Should presently extirpate me and mine
Or blessed was’t, we did?

Out of the dukedom; and confer fair Milan,
Pro. Both, both, my girl :

With all the honours, on my brother: Whereon,
By foul play, as thou say’st, were we heav'd thence; A treacherous army levied, one midnight
But blessedly holp hither.

Fated to the purpose, did Antonio open
Mira. O, my heart bleeds

The gates of Milan; and, i'the dead of darkness,
To think o'the teen that I have turn'd you to, The ministers for the purpose hurried thence
Which is from my remembrance ! Please you, further. Me, and thy crying self.

Pro. My brother, and thy uncle call'd Antonio, Mira. Alack, for pity!
I pray thee, mark me, -that a brother should 1, not rememb’ring how I cried out then,
Be so perfidious ! - he, whom next thyself

Will

cry it o'er again ; it is a hint, Of all the world I lov'd, and to himn put

That wrings mine eyes.
The manage of my state; as, at that time,

Pro. Hear a little further,
Through all the signiories it was the first, And then I'll bring thee to the present business,
And Prospero the prime duke; being so reputed Which now's upon us; without the which, this story
In dignity, and, for the liberal arts,

Were most impertinent.
Without a parallel ; those being all my study, Mira. Wherefore did they not
The government I cast upon my brother,

That hour destroy us?
And to my state grew stranger, being transported, Pro. Well demanded, wench;

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My tale provokes that question. Dear, they durst not; And sight-out-running were not: The fire, and cracks (So dear the love my people bore me) nor set Of sulphurous roaring, the most mighty Neptune A mark so bloody on the business; but

Seem'd to besiege, and make his bold waves tremble,
With colours fairer painted their foul ends. Yea, his dread trident shake.
In few, they hurried us aboard a bark;

Pro. My brave spirit !
Bore us some leagues to sea; where they prepara Who was so firm, so constant, that this coil
A rotten carcass of a boat, not rigg'd,

Would not infect his reason?
Nor tackle, sail, nor mast; the very

Ari. Not a soul Instinctively had quit it: there they hoist us, But felt a fever of the mad, and play'd To cry to the sea, that roar'd to us; to sigh Some tricks of desperation: All, but mariners, To the winds, whose pity, sighing back again, Plung'd in the foaming brine, and quit the vessel, Did us but loving wrong,

Then all a-fire with me: the king's son, Ferdinand, Mira. Alack! what trouble

With hair up-staring, (then like reeds, not hair) Was I then to you!

Was the first man that leap'd; cried, Hell is empty, Pro. O! a cherubim

And all the devils are here. Thou wast, that did preserve me! Thou didst smile, Pro. Why, that's my spirit! Infused with a fortitude from heaven,

But was not this nigh shore? When I have deck'd the sea with drops full salt; Ari, Close by, my master. Under my burden groan'd; which rais’d in me Pro. But are they, Ariel, safe? An undergoing stomach, to bear up

Ari. Not a hair perish'd ; Against what should ensue.

On their sustaining garments not a blemish, Mira. How came we ashore?

But fresher than before: and, as thou bad'st me, Pro. By Providence divine.

In troops I have dispers’d them 'bout the isle: Some food we had, and some fresh water, that The king's son have I landed by himself; A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo,

Whom I left, cooling of the air with sighs,
Out of his charity, (who being then appointed In an odd angle of the isle, and sitting,
Master of this design,) did give ns; with

His arms in this sad knot.
Rich garments, linens, stuffs, and necessaries, Pro. Of the king's ship,
Which since have steaded much; so, of his gentleness, The mariners, say, how thou hast disposid,
Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me, And all the rest o the fleet?
From my own library, with volumes that

Ari. Safely in harbour
I priz'd above my dukedom.

Is the king's ship; in the deep nook, where once Mira. 'Would I might

Thou call’dst me up at midnight to fetch dew But ever see that man!

From the still-vex'd Bermoothes, there she's hid: Pro. Now I arise:

The mariners all under hatches stow'd; Sit still, and hear the last of our sea-sorrow. Whom, with a charm join'd to their suffer'd labour, Here in this island we arriv’d; and here

I have left asleep: and for the rest o' the fleet; Have I, thy school-master, made thee more profit Which I dispers'd, they all have met again; Than other princes can, that have more time And are upon the Mediterranean flote, For vainer hours, and tutors not so careful. Bound sadly home for Naples; Mira. Heavens thank you for't! And now, I pray Supposing that they saw the king's ship wreck’d, yon, sir,

And his great person perish. (For still’tis beating in my mind,) your reason Pro. Ariel, thy charge For raising this sea-storm?

Exactly is perform’d; but there's more work: Pro. Know thus far forth.

What is the time o' the day? By accident most strange, bountiful Fortune, Ari. Past the mid season. Now my dear lady, hath mine enemies

Pro. At least two glasses : The time 'twist six and Brought to this shore: and by my prescience

now, I find my zenith doth depend upon

Must by us both be spent most preciously. A most auspicious star; whose influence

Ari. Is there more toil? Since thou dost give me pains, If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes Let me remember thee what thou hast promis'd, Will ever after droop. - Here cease more questions; Which is not yet perform'd me. Thou art inclin'd to sleep; 'tis a good dulness, Pro. How now? moody? And give it way; I know thou can’st not choose. What is't thon can'st demand?

[Miranda sleeps. Ari. My liberty.
Come away, servant, come: I am ready now; Pro. Before the time be out? no more.
Approach, my Ariel; come.

Ari. I pray thee,
Enter ARIEL.

Remember, I have done thee worthy service; Ari. All hail, great master! grave sir, haill I come Told thee no lies, made no mistakings, servid To answer thy best pleasure; be't to fly,

Without or grudge, or grumblings: thou did'st proTo swim, to dive into the fire, to ride

To bate me a full year.

mise On the curl'd clouds: to thy strong bidding task Pro. Dost thou forget Ariel, and all his quality.

From what a torment I did free thee?
Pro. Hast thou, spirit,

Ari. No.
Perform’d to point the tempest that I bade thee? Pro. Thou dost: and think'st
Ari. To every article.

It much, to tread the ooze of the salt deep;
I boarded the king's ship; now on the beak, To run upon the sharp wind of the north;
Now in the waist, the deck, in every cabin, To do me business in the veins o' the earth,
I flam'd amazement: Sometimes, I'd divide, When it is bak'd with frost.
And burn in many places; on the top-mast,

Ari. I do not, sir. The yards and bowsprit, would I flame distinctly, Pro. Thou liest, malignant thing! Hast thou forgot Then meet, and join :"Jove's lightnings, the precursors The foul witch Sycorax, who, with age, and envy, O'the dreadful thunder-claps, more momentary Was grown into a hoop? hast thou forgot her?

Ari. No, sir.

Hark in thine ear.
Pro. Thou hast: Where was she born ? speak; tell me. Ari. My lord, it shall be done.

[Exit. Ari. Sir, in Argier.

Pro. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself Pro. 0, was she so? I must,

Upon thy wicked dam, come forth! Once in a month, recount what thou hast been,

Enter CALIBAN. Which thou forget’st. This damn’d witch, Sycorax, Cal. As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd For mischiefs manifold, and sorcerics terrible With raven's feather from anwholesome fen, To enter human hearing, from Argier,

Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye, Thou know'st, was banish’d; for one thing she did, And blister you all o’er! They would not take her life: Is not this true? Pro. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have Ari. Ay, sir.

cramps, Pro. This blue-ey'd hag was hither brought with Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up; urchins child,

Shall, for that vast of night that they may work,
And here was left by the sailors: Thon, my slave, All exercise on thee: thou shalt be pinch'd
As thou report'st thyself, wast then her servant : As thick as honey-combs, each pinch more stinging
And, for thou wast a spirit too delicate

Than bees that made them.
To act her earthy and abhorr’d commands, Cal. I must eat my dinner.
Refusing her grand hests, she did confine thee, This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother,
By help of her more potent ministers,

Which thou tak'st from me. When thou cam'st first, And in her most unmitigable rage,

Thou strok’dst me, and mad'st much of me; would'st Into a cloven pine; within which rift

give me Imprison'd, thou did'st painfully remain

Water with berries in't; and teach me how A dozen years; within which space she died, To name the bigger light, and how the less, And left thee there; where thou did'st vent thy groans, That burn by day and night: and then I lov'd thee, As fast as mill-wheels strike: Then was this island, And shew'd thec all the qualities o' the isle, (Save for the son that she did litter here,

The fresh springs, brine pits, barren place, and fertile; A freckled whelp, hag-born,) not honour'd with Curs'd be I that did so ! --- All the charms A human shape.

Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you! Ari. Yes ; Caliban, her son.

For I am all the subjects that you have, Pro. Dull thing, I say so; he, that Caliban, Which first was mine own king: and here you sty me Whom now I keep in service. Thou best know'st In this hard rock, whiles you do keep from me What torment I did find thee in: thy groans The rest of the island. Did make wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts Pro. Thou most lying slave, Of ever-angry bears; it was a torment

Whom stripes may move, not kindness: I have us'd To lay upon the damn'd, which Sycorax

thee, Could not again undo; it was mine art,

Filth as thou art, with human care; and lodg'd thee When I arriv'd, and heard thee, that made “gape In mine own cell, till thou didst seek to violate · The pine, and let thee out.

The honour of my child. Ari. I thank thee, master.

Cal, o ho, o ho! - 'would it had been done! Pro. If thon more murmur'st, I will rend an oak, Thou didst prevent me; I had peopled else And peg thee in his knotty entrails, till

This isle with Calibans. Thon hast howl'd away twelve winters.

Pro. Abhorred slave; Ari. Pardon, master :

Which any print of goodness will not take, I will be correspondent to command,

Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee, And do my spiriting gently.

Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each hour Pro. Do so; and after two days

One thing or other: when thou didst not, savage, I will discharge thee.

Know thine own meaning, but would'st gabble like Ari. That's my noble master!

A thing most brutish, I endow'd thy purposes What shall I do? say what? what shall I do?

With words that made them known: But thy vile race, Pro, Go make thyself like to a nymph o' the sea; Though thou didst learn, had that iu't, which good Be subject to no sight but mine; invisible To every eye-ball else. Go, take this shape, Could not abide to be with; therefore wast thou And hither come in't: hence, with diligence.- Deservedly confin'd into this rock,

[Exit Ariel. Who hadst deserv'd more than a prison. Awake, dear heart, awake! thou hast slept well : Cal. You taught me language; and my profit on't Awake!

Is, I know how to curse : The red plague rid you, Mira. The strangeness of your story put

For learning me your language! Heaviness on me.

Pro. Hag-seed, hence! Pro. Shake it off: Come on;

Fetch us in fuel; and be quick, thou wert best, We'll visit Caliban , my slave, who never To answer other business. Shrug'st thou, malice? Yields us kind answer.

If thou neglect’st, or dost unwillingly Mira. 'Tis a villain, sir,

What I command, I'll rack thee with old cramps; I do not love to look on.

Fill all thy bones with aches; make thee roar, Pro. But, as 'tis,

That beasts shall tremble at thy din.
We cannot miss him: he does make our fire, Cal. No, pray thee!
Fetch in our wood, and serves in offices

I must obey: his art is of such power, (-4 side.
That profit us. - What ho! slave! Caliban! It would controul my dam's god, Setebos,
Thon earth, thou! speak.

And make a vassal of him. Cal. (Within.] There's wood enough within. Pro. So , slave, hence !

(Exit Caliban, Pro. Come forth, I say ; there's other business for Re-enter Ariel invisible, playing and singing; Come forth, thou tortoise ! when?-

thee:

Ferdinand following him.
Re-enter Akiel, like a water-nymph.

ARIEL'S SONG.
Fine apparition! My quaint Ariel,

Come unto to these yellow sands,

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