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PRO, And mine shall.
Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling
Of their afflictions, and shall not myself,
One of their kind, that relish all as sharply,
Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art?
Tho' with their high wrongs I am struck ta th' quick,
Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury
Do I take part; the rarer action is
In virtue than in vengeance; they being penitent,
The sole drift of my purpose doch extend
Not a frown further; ĝo, release them, Ariel;
My charms I'll break, their fenfes I'll restore,
And they shall be themselves.
ARI. l'll fetch them, Sir.
Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and groves, And ye, that on the fands with priatless foot Do chace the ebbing Neptune ; and do fly him, When he comes back; you demy-puppets, that By moon-shine do the green four ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites; and you; whose pastime Is to make midnight mushrooms, that rejoice To hear the folemn curfew, by whose aid (Weak masters tho' ge be) I have be-dimm'd The noon-tide sun, calld forth the mutinous winds, And 'twixt the green sea and the azar'd vault Set roaring war; to the dread ratling thunder Have I giv'n fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak With his own bolt : the strong-bas'd promontory Have I made shake, and by the spurs pluckt up
The pine and cedar : graves at my command
Have wak'd their deepers ; op'd, and let them forth
By my so potent art.
But this rough magick
I here abjure; and when I have requir'd
Some heavenly musick, which even now I do,
To work mine end upon their senses, that
This airy charm is for; I'll break my staff:
Bury it certain fathoms in the earth :
And, deeper than did ever plummet sound,
l'll drowa my book.
Here enters Ariel before, then Alonso with a frantick gel
ture, attended by Gonzalo. Sebastian and Anthonio in like manner, attended by Adrian and Francisco. They all enter the circle which Prospero had made, and there ftand charm'd; which Profpero observing, speaks.
A solemn air, and the best comforter
To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,
Now useless, boild within thy skull! there stand,
For you are spell stopt.-
Holy Gonzalo, honourable mao,
Mine eyes, ev'n sociable to th' fhew of thine,
Fall fellowly drops.—The charm dissolves apace;
And as the morning steals upon the night,
Melting the darkness; so their rising senses
Begio to chace the ign'rant fumes, that mantle
Their clearer reason O my good Gonzalo,
My true preserver, and a loyal Sir
To him thou follow't, I will pay thy graces
Home both in word and deed. --Most cruelly
Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter :
Thy brother was a furtherer in the act;
Thou’rt pinch'd for’t now, Sebastian.-Flesh and blood
You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition,
Expellid remorse and nature; who with Sebastian,
Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,
Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee,
Unnat’ral though thou art. Their understanding
Begins to swell, and the approaching tide
Will shortly fill the reasonable shore,
That now lies foul and muddy. Not one of them,
That yet looks on me, or would know me Ariel,
Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell;
I will dif-case me, and myself present,
[Exit Ariel, and returns immediately. As I was sometime, Milan.--Quickly, spirit ; Thou shalt e'er long be free.
Ariel sings, and helps to attire him.
Where the bee sucks, there suck I,
In a cowlip's bell I lie :
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat's back I do fly,
After summer, merrily.
Merrily, merrily, shall I live now,
Under the blossom, that hangs on the bough.
Pro. Why'that's my dainty Ariel; I shall miss thee; But yet thou shalt have freedom. So, fo, so
.. To the king's ship, invisible as thou art ; There shalt thou find the mariners asleep
Under the hatches; the master and the boatswain,
Being awake, enforce them to this place ;
And presently, I pr’ythee.
Ari. I drink the air before me, and return
Or e'er your pulse twice beat.
Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazement
Inhabits here; fome heav'nly pow'r guide us
Out of this fearful country!
Pro. Behold, Sir king,
The wronged' duke of Milan, Prospero :.
For more assurance that a living prince
Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body;
And to thee and thy company I bid
A hearty welcome.
Alon: Be'st thou he or do,
Or some inchanted trifle to abuse me,
As late I have been, I not know; thy pulse
Beats, as of flesh and blood; and since I saw thee,
Th' affliction of my mind amends, with which,
I fear, a madnéfs held me; this must crave
(And if this be at all) a most strange story:-
Thy dukedom I resign, and do intreat,
Thou pardon me my wrongs. But how should Prospero
Be living and be here?
Pro. First, noble friend,
Let me embrace thine age, whose honour cannot
Be measur'd or confin'd.
Gon. Whether this be,
Or be not, I'll not swear.“
Pro. You do yet taste
Some subtilties o'th'ile, that will not let you
Believe things.certain: 'welcome, my friends, all.
But you, my brace of lards, were I so minded,
(Aude to Seb. aad Ants. I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, And justify you traitors; at this time, I'll tell no tales. Sea. The devil speaks in him.
(alide. Pro. No: For
you, most wicked Sir, whom to call brother
Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive
Thy rankest faults; all of them; and require
My dukedom of thee; which perforce, I know,
Thou must restore
Alon. If thou be'ft Prospero,
Give us particulars of thy preservation,
How thou hast met us here; who three hours fince
Were wreckt upon this faore; where I have lost,
How sharp the point of this remembrance is !
My dear fon Ferdinand.
Pro. I'm woe før't, Sir,
Alon. Irreparable is the lofs, and patience
Says, it is past her cure.
Pro. I rather think,
You have not fought her kelp; of whale soft grace,
For the like loss, I have her fov'reign aid,
And rest myself content.
ALON. You the like lofs?
Pro. As great to me, as late ; and, supportable
To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker
Than you may call to comfort you; for I
Have lost my daughter.
ALON. A daughter
heav'ns ! that they were living both in Naples,