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PERSONS REPRESENTE D.
ALONSO, king of Naples.
STEPHANO, a drunken butlor. SEBASTIAN, his brother.
Master of a ship, boatswain, and mariners. PROSPERO, the rightful duke of Milan. ANTHONIO, his brother, the usurping duke of MIRANDA, daughter to Prospero. FERDINAND, son to the king of Naples. (Milan. JARIEL, an airy spirit. GOxzalo, an honest old counsellor of Naples. TRIS, ADRIAN, Lords. FRANCISCO, S
Nuno, spirits. Caliban, a savage and deformed slave.
Jyour cabin for the mischance of the bour, if it On a Ship at Sea.
io hap.-Cheerly, good hearts“Out of our way, d tempestuous Noise of Thunder and Ligbtning beard. I say.
Esit. Enter a Ship-muster and a Boatswain. Gon. I have great comfort from this fellow; Mast. BOATSWAIN!
5 methinks, he hath vo drowning mark upon him: D Boats. Here, master: What cheer? | bis complexion is perfect gallows. Stand tast, good Mast. Good : Speak to the mariners :-fall) fate, to his hanging; make the rope of his destiny tot 'yarely, or we run ourselves aground: be-l four cable, for our own doth little advantage: If stir, bestir.
[Erit. Thebe not born to be hang'd, our case is miserable. Enter Mariners. 10
[Exeunt. Boats. Heigh, my hearts; cheerly, cheerly,
Re-enter Boatswain. my hearts; yare, yare: Take in the top-sail ; Boats. Down with the top-mast; vare, lower, Tend to the master's whistle; Blow, till thou slower; bring her to try with main-course. [A burst thy wind, if room enough!
I cry within.] A plague upon this howling! Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Anthonio, Ferdinand, 15 they are louder than the weather, or our office. Gonzalo, and others.
| Re-enter Sebastian, Anthonio, und Gonzalo. Alon. Good Boatswain, have care. Where's Yet again? What do you here? Sball we give the master? Play the meu.
Jo'er, and drown? Have you a mind to sink? . Boats. I pray, now, keep below.
| Scb. A pox o’your throat! you bawling, blasa Ant. Where's the master, boatswain ? 120 phemous, uncharitable dog!
Boats. Do you not hear him? You mar our la- | Boats. Work you then. bour: Keep your cabins: you do assist the storm. Ant. Hang, cur, hang! you whoreson, insoGon. Nay, good, be patient.
llent noisemaker! we are less afraid to be drown'd, Boats. When the sea is. Hence! What care than thou art. these roarers for the name of king? To cabin: 25/ Gon. I'll warrant him from drowning; though silence : trouble us not.
[aboard. the ship were no stronger than a nut-shell, and Gon. Good; yet remember whom thou hast las leaky as an unstaunch'd' wench.
Boats. None that I more love than myself. Boats. Lay her a-hold, a-hold; set her two You are a counsellor; if you can command these courses; off to sea again, lay her off. elements to silence, and work the peace of the 30
Enter Mariners wet. presenta, we will not handle a rope more; use Mur. All lost! to prayers, to prayers! all lost! your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you
[Exeunt, have liv'd so long, and make yourself ready in | Boats. What, must our mouths be cold?
Readily, nimbly. Of the present instant, the poet probably means. "Incontinent.
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 thou heard'st cry, which thou saw'st sink. Seb. I am out of patience.
Sit down; Ant. We're 'merely cheated of our lives byl 5 For thou must now know further. drunkards.
Mira. You have often Thiswide-chopp'd rascal;—Would, thou might's! Begun to tell 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 hangʻd vet;
110 Pro. The hour's now come; Though every drop of water swear against it, The very minute bids thee ope thine ear; And gape at wid'si to glut’ him.
Obey, and be attentive. Canst thou remember (A confused noise within.] Mercy on us; JA time before we came unto this cell? We plini we split! Fareweli my wife and chil. I do not think thou canst; for then thou wast not dren! Farewell, brother! We split, we split, we 15 Out' 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? Stb. Let's take leave of him.
[Erit. Of any thing the image tell me, that Gon. Now would I give a thousand furlongs of Hath kept with thy remembrance. sea for an acre of barren ground; 'long heath,20 Mira. 'Tis far off; brown furze, any thing: The wills above bel And rather like a dream than an assurance done, but I wou d fain die a dry death! [Erit. 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 1 Miranda.
how is it, Mira. If by your art, my dearest father, you That this lives in thy inind? What seest thou else have
in the dark back-ward and abysin of time? Put the wild vaters in this roar, allay them: If thou remember'st aughtere thou cam’st here; Thesky, it seems, would pourdown stinking pitch. How thou cam’st here thou may'st. But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's check, 301 Mira. But that I do not.
[since, Dashes the fire out. O, I have sutter'd
| Pro. Twelve vears since, Miranda,twelve years With those that I saw suffer! a brave vessel, Thy tather was the duke of Milan, and Who had, no doubt, some noble creatures in her, A prince of power. Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry did knock
Miru. Sir, are not you my father? Against my 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 su have swallow'd, and land pri..cess, no worse issu'd. The freighting souls within her.
| Mira. O the heavens!
[thence ? Pro. Be collected;
14. What foul play had we, that we came from No more amazement: tell your piteous heart, Or blessed wast, we did ? There's no harm done.
| Pro. Both, both, my girl:
(thence: Mira. O woe the day!
By foul play, as thou say'st, were we hear'd Pro. No harm.
But blessedly holp hither. I have done nothing but in care of thee, +5 Mira. O, my heart bleeds (Oi thee, my dear one! thee, my dear daughter!) Tothink o'tne teen that I have turn'd you to. who
Which is from my remembrance! Piease you Art ignorant of what thou art, nouglit knowing
further. Of whence I am; nor that I am niøre betier Pro. My brother, and my uncle, called An. Than Prospero, master of a full poor cell', 150
thonio, And thy no greater father.
I pray thee mark me,-that a brother should Min. More to know,
Be so pertidous !-he whom, next thyself, Did never meddle with my thoughts.
Of all the world I lov’d, and to him put Pro. 'Tis time,
The manage of my state; as, at that time, I should inforın thee further. Lend thy hand, pilihrough all the signiories it was the first. And pluck my magick garment fro:n me. So: Ind Prospero the prime duke; being so reputed
iras don kis manid. Jin dignity, and, for the liberal arts, Lve there my art.-Wipe thou thine eyes; hare Without a parallel; those being all any study, comfort.
The government I cast upoii inv brother, The direful spectacle of the wreck, which touch of land to my state greu stranger, being transported, The very virtue of compassion in thee,
And wrapp'd in secret stud es. Thy talse uncleI have with uch provision in mine art
Dout thou attend me? So sately o dtred, that there is no soul
| Alira. Sir, most heedfully. 1 Absolutely. Swallow. Perhaps it should be ling, heath, &c. * Before, 5i. e. a very poor cell. Mingle. Quite. Sorrow, grief, trouble.
Pro. Being once perfected how to grant suits, l That 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 ['ein, 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. Of otticer and office, set all hearts i’ the state | Mira. Wheretore did they not To what tune pleas'd his ear; that now he was That hour destroy us? Theivy, which had hid iny princely trunk, [not. Pro. Well deinanded, wench; [not; And suck'd my verdure out on't.-Thou attend'st! My tale provokes that question. Dear, they durst Mira. O good sir, I do.
10] So dear the love iny people bore me) nor set Pro. I pray thee, mark me.
A mark so bloorly on the business; but
Bore us some leagues to sea; where they prepar'd
Nor tackle, sail, nor mast; the very rats Like a good parent, did beget of hini
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
Mira. Alack! what trouble
| Pro. O! a cherubim
(smile, Made such a sinner of his memory,
Thou wast, that did preserve me! Thou didse To credit his own lie, -he did believe
25 Infused with a fortitude from heaven,
Against what should ensue.
Pro. To have no screen between this part hel Pro. By Providence divine.
40I prize above my dukedom. Mira. O the heavens!
stell 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: 145. Here in this island we arriv'd; and here Good woibs have borne bad sons.
Have I, thy schoolmaster, made thee more profit Pro. Now the condition.
Than other princes can, that have more time This king of Naples being an enemy
| Forvainer hours,andtutorspot socareful. (vou.sir, To me inveterate, hearkens my brother's suit; Mira. Heavens thank you forit! And now, I pray Which was, that he in lieu o' the premises, 150](For stiil'tis beating in iny mind) your reason Of homage, and I know not how much tribute,- 1 For raising this sea-stormi? Sbould presently extirpate me and mine
1 Pro. Know thus far forth, Out of ihe dukedom; and confer fair Milan, |By accident most s range, bountiful fortune, With all the honours, on my brother: Whereon, Now my dear lady, hath inine enemies A tr acnerous army levy'd, one mid-night 55 Brought to this shore: and by my prescience Fated to the purpose, did Anthonio open
I find my zenith doth depend upon The gates of Milan; and, i'the dead of darkness, A most auspicious star; wnose intiuence The ministers for the purpose hurried thence If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes [tions; Me, and thy crying self.
Will ever after droop.-Here cease more ques. Mira, Alack, for pity!
160 Thou art inclin'd to siep: t's a good duluess, I, not remembring how I cried out then, And give it way:-I knou thou canst not choose. Wil ry it o'er again; it is a hint",
(Mirandu sleeps. *To trosh, Warburton says, is to cut away the superfluities. Thirsty. Otherwise than. *Suggestion. Covered. i. e, a stubborn resolution. B 2
Come away, servant, come: I ain ready now; What is the time o' the day?
Ari. Past the mid season.
now, Enter driel.
[come Pro. At least two glasses:the time'twixt sixand Ari. All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I Must by us both be spent most preciously. [pains, To answer thy best pleasure; be't to thy, 15 Ari. Is there more toil? Sincethou dost give me To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride ' . Let me rememberthee what thou hast promis'd, On the curl'd clouds; to thy strong bidding task Which is not yet perform'd me. Ariel, and all his quality.
Pro. How now, moody?
What is't thou canst demand?
Pro. Before the time be out? No more.
Ari. I pray thee: Now in the waste, the deck, in every cabin, I Remember, I have done thee worthy service; I flan'd amazement: Sometimes I'd divide, I Told thee no lies, made no mistakings, serv'd And burn in many places; on the top-mast, 115 Without or grudge, or grumblings: thou didst The yards, and bolt-sprit, would lilame distinctly, To bate me a full rear.
[promise Then ineet, and join: Jove s lightnings, the pre- Pro. Dost thou forget cursors
From what a torment I did free thee? O'the dreadful thunder.clap, more momentary Ari. No.
rooze And sight-outrunning werenot:Thetire,andcracks 20 Pro.Thou dost; and think'st it much totreadthe Of sulphurous roaring, the most mighty Neptune Of the salt deep; Seem'd to besige, and make his bold wavestrem- Torun upon the sharp wind of the north; Yea, his dread trident shake.
[ble, (To do me business in the veins of the earth, Pro. My brave spirit!
When it is bak'd with frost. Who was so firin, so constant, that this coil 25 Ari. I do not, sir.
[forgot Would not infect his reason:
Pro. Thou ly'st, malignant thing! Hast thou Ari. Not a soul
The foul witch Sycorax, who, with age and envy, But felt a fever of the mad, and play'd
Was grown into a hoop? hast thou forgot her? Some tricks of desperation: All, but mariners, tri. No, sir.
(tell me. Plung'd in the foaining brine, and quit the vessel, 30 Pro. Thou hast: Where was she born? speak; Thenall afire with me: the king's son, Ferdinand, Ari. Sir, in Argier. With hair upstarting (then like reeds, not hair) Pro. Oh, was she so? I must, Was the first man that leap'd; cried, Hell is empty Once in a month, recount what thou hast been, And all the devils are here.
Which thou forget'st. Thisdamn’d witch, Sycorax, Pro. Why, that's my spirit!
35 For mischiefs manifold, and sorceries terrible But was not this nigh shore?
To enter human hearing, from Argier, Ari. Close by, my master.
Thou know'st, was banish’d; for one thing she did, Pro. But are they, Ariel, safe?
They would not take her life: Is not this true? Ari. Not a hair perish'd;
Ari. Ay, sir.
[with child, On their sustaining garments not a blemish, 40 Pro. This blue-eye'd hag was hither brought But fresher than before: and, as thou bad'st me, link here was left by the sailors: Thou, my slave, In troops I have dispers’d them 'bout the isle: 1 Asthou report'st thvself, wast then her servant: The king's son have I landed by himself; And, for thou wast a spirit too delicate Whom I left cooling of the air with sighis, To act her earthy and abhorr'd commands, In an odd angle of the isle, and sitting, 143 Refusing her grand hests, she did contine thee, His arms in this sad knot.
By help of her more potent ministers, · Pro. Of the king's ship
And in her most unmitigable rage, The mariners, say, how thou hast dispos’d, Into a cloven pine; within which rift And all the rest o' the Beet?
Imprison'd, thou didst painíully remain Ari. Safely in harbour
50 Adozen years;withinwbichspaceshedied/groans, Is the king's ship; in the deep nook, where once and let thee there; where thou didst vent thy Thou call'dst me up at midnight to fetch dew | As fast as mill-wheels strike: Then was this island From the still-vex d Bermoothes, there she's hid: Save for the son that she did litter here, The mariners all under hatches stow'd; | A freckled whelp, hag-born) not honour'd with Whom, with acharmjoin'd to their sutter'dlabour, 55 a human shape. I have left asleep: and for the rest o'the fieet, dri. Yes; ('aliban, her son. Which I dispers'd, they ail have met a gain; Pro. Dull thing, I say so; he, that Caliban, And are upon the Mediterranean ilote, | Whom now I keep in service. Thou best know'st Bound sadly home for Naples;
What torment I did lind thee in: thy groans Supposing that they saw the hing's ship wreck'd, 60 Did make wolves bowl, and penetrate the breasts And his great person perish.
Of ever-angry bears; it was a torment Pro. Ariel, thy charge
To lay upon the damn'd, which Sycorax Exactly is periorm’d; but there's more work: I Could not again undo; it was mine art, Performed to the minutest article. ? Bermudas. Flote is ware. “Algiers.