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A dollar. Gon. Dolour comes to him, indeed; you have spoken truer than you purposed.
Seb. You have taken it wiselier than I meant you should.
Gon. Therefore, my lord,
Ant. Which of them, he, or Adrian, for a good wager, first begins to crow?
Seb. The old cock.
Adr. It must needs be of subtle, tender, and delicate temperance*. Ant. Temperance was a delicate wench.
Seb. Ay, and a subtle; as he most learnedly de. livered,
Adr. The air breathes upon us here most sweetly.
Gon. How lusht and lusty the grass looks! how green!
Ant. The ground, indeed, is tawny.
Seb. With an eye of green in't.
Gon. But the rarity of it is (which is, indeed, almost beyond credit)
Seb. As many vouch'd rarities are.
Gon. That our garments, being, as they were, drenched in the sea, hold, notwithstanding, their freshness, and glosses; being rather new dy'd, than stain'd with salt water.
Ant. If but one of his pockets could speak, would it not say, He lies ?
Seb. Ay, or very falsely pocket up his report.
Gon. Methinks, our garments are now as fresh as when we put them on first in Afric, at the marriage of the king's fair daughter Claribel to the king of Tunis.
Seb. 'Twas a sweet marriage, and we prosper well in our return.
Adr. Tunis was never grac'd before with such a paragon to their queen.
Gon. Not since widow Dido's time.
Ant. Widow? a pox o' that! How came that wi. dow in? Widow Dido!
Seb. What if he had said, widower Æneas too ? good lord, how you take it!
Adr. Widow Dido, said you? you make me study of that : she was of Carthage, not of Tunis.
Gon. This Tunis, sir, was Carthage.
Ant. What impossible matter will he make easy Dext?
Seb. I think he will carry this island home in his pocket, and give it his son for an apple.
Ant. And, sowing the kernels of it in the sea, bring forth more islands.
Gon. Sir, we were talking, that our garments seem now as fresh, as when we were at Tunis, at the marriage of your daughter, who is now queen.
Ant. And the rarest that e'er came there.
Gon. Is not, sir, my doublet as fresh as the first day I wore it? I mean, in a sort*.
Ant. That sort was well fish'd for.
Sir, he may live; 7 I saw him beat the surges under him,
And ride upon their backs; he trod the water,
No, no, he's gone.
That would not bless our Europe with your daugh
• Degree or quality.
But rather lose her to an African;
Alon. So is the dearest of the loss.
My lord Sebastian,
Gon. It is loul weather in us all, good sir,
Very foul. Gon. Had I a plantation of this isle, my lord, Ant. He'd sow it with nettle-peed. Seb.
Or docks, or mallows. Gon. And were the king of it, What would I do? Seb. 'Scape being drunk, for want of wine.
Gon. l' the commonwealth I would by contraries Execute all things : for no kind of traffic Would I admit; no name of magistrate; Letters should not be known; no use of service, Of riches or of poverty; no contracts, Successions; bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none : No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil: No occupation; all men idle, all; And women 100; but innocent and pure: No sovereiguty: Seb.
And yet he would be king on't.
Ant. The latter end of his commonwealth forgets the beginning.
Gon. All things in common nature should produce
Seb. No marrying ʼmong his subjects ?
Gon. I would with such perfection govern, sir,
'Save his majesty! Ant. Long live Gonzalo! Gon.
And, do you mark me, sir?Alon. Proythee, no more: thou dost talk nothing
Gon. I do well believe your bighness; and did it to minister occasion to these gentlemen, who are of such sensible and nimble lungs, that they always use to laugh at nothing.
Ant. 'Twas you we laugh'd at.
Gon. Who, in this kiud of merry fooling, am no. thing to you; so you may continue, and laugh at nothing still.
Ant. What a blow was there given !
Gon. You are gentlemen of brave mettle ; you would lift the monu out of her sphere, if she would continue in it five weeks without changing.
Enter Ariel, invisible, playing solemn music. Seb. We would so, and then go a bat-fowling, Ant. Nay, good my lord, be pot angry.
Gon. No, I warrant you: I will not adventure my discretion so weakly. Will you laugh me asleep, for I am very heavy? Ant. Go sleep, and hear us.
[All sleep but Alon. Seb. and Ant.