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And I, with my long nails, will dig thee pig.nuts ;
Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how
To share the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee
To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee
Young sea-

mells* from the rock. Wilt thou go with

me? Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without any more talking.–Trinculo, the king and all our com. pany else being drowned, we will inherit here Here; bear my bottle: Fellow Trinculo, we'll 6.1 him by and by again. Cal. Farewell master; farewell, farewell.

(Sings drunkenly. Trin. A bowling monster; a drunken monster. Cal. No more dams rll make for fish;

Nor fetch in firing

At requiring,
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish;

*Bam,Bam, Ca-Caliban,

Has a new master-Get a new man. Freedom, hey-day! hey.day, freedom : freedom,

hey-day, freedom ! Ste. O brave monster! lead the way. [Ereunt.


SCENE I. Before Prospero's cell.

Enter Ferdinand, bearing a log. / Fer. There be some sports are painful ; but their

labour Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters

* Sea gulls.

Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be
As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but
The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead,
And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is
Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed;
And he's compos'd of harshness. I must remove
Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up,
Upon a sore injunction : my sweet mistress
Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such base.

ness Had ne'er like executor. I forget: But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my la

bours; Most busy-less, when I do it.


Enter Miranda; and Prospero at a distance.

Alas, now! pray you,
Work not so hard : I would, the lightning had
Burnt those logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile !
Pray set it down, and rest you: when this burns,
'Twill weep for having wearied you. My father
Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself;
He's safe for these three hours.

O most dear mistress,
The sun will set, before I shall discharge
What I must strive to do.

If you'll sit down,
I'll bear your logs the while: pray give me that;
I'll carry it to the pile.

No, precious creature:
I had rather crack my sinews, break my back,
Than you should such dishonour undergo,
While I sit lazy by.

It would become me
As well as it does you: and I should do it
With much more ease; for my good will is to it,
And yours against.

Poor worm ! thou art infected; This visitation shows it.

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You look wearily.
Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning with

When you are by at night. I do beseech you
(Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers),
What is your name?

Miranda :-O my father,
I have broke your hest to say so!

Admir'd Miranda !
Indeed, the top of admiration ; worth
What's dearest to the world Full many a lady
I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time
The harmony of their tongues batlı into bondage
Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues
Have I lik'd several women; never any
With so full soul, but some defect in her
Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'dt,
And put it to the foil : but you, O you,
So perfect, and so peerless, are created
Of every creature's best.

I do not know
One of my sex; no woman's face remember,
Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen
More that I may call men, than you, good friend,
And my dear father: how features are abroad,
I am skill-less of; but by my modesty
(The jewel in my dower), I would not wish
Any companion in the world but you;
Nor can imagination form a shape,
Besides yourself, to like of: but I pratile
Something too wildly, and my father's precepts
Therein forget.

I am, in my condition,
A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king;
(I would, not so!) and would no more endure
This wooden slavery, than I would suffer
The flesh-fly blow my mouth.-Hear my soul speak;
The very instant that I saw you, did

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My heart fly to your service; there resides,
To make me slave to it; and, for your sake,
Am I this patient log-man.

Do you love me?
Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this

And crown what I profess with kind event,
If I speak true; if hollowly, invert
What best is boded me, to mischief! I,
Beyond all limit of what else' i' the world,
Do love, prize, honour you.

I am a fool,
To weep at what I am glad of.

Fair encounter
Of two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace
Ou that which breeds between them!

Wherefore weep you?
Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer
What I desire to give; and much less take,
What I shall die to want: But this is trifling;
And all the more it seeks to hide itself,
The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning!
And prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! ,
I am your wife, if you will marry me;
If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow
You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,
Whether you will or no.

My mistress, dearest,
And I thus humble ever.

My husband then ?
Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing
As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my hand.
Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And now

farewell, Till half an hour hence. Fer.

A thousand! thousand !

[Exeunt Fer. and Mir. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,

• Whatsoever,

Who are surpris’d with all ; but my rejoicing
At nothing can be more. I'll to my book;
For yet, ere supper time, must I perform
Much business appertaining.



Another part of the Island.

Enter Stephano and Trinculo; Caliban following

with a bottle.

Ste. Tell not me ;-when the butt is out, we will drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink to me.

Trin. Servant monster? the folly of this island ! They say, there's bul five upon this isle: we are three of them ; if the other two be brained like us, the state totters.

Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee: thy eyes are almost set in thy head.

Trin. Where should they be set else? he were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.

Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by this light.- Thou shalt be my lieutetenant, monster, or my standard.

Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.

Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster.

Trin, Nor go neither: but you'll lie, like dogs ; aud yet say nothing neither.

Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a good moon-calf.,

Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy

shoe ;

I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.

Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster ; I am in

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