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Step. Come, swear to that ;- [Gives Caliban the Keg.]— kiss the book: I will furnish it anon with new contents : swear.

[CALIBAN drinks greedily. Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow monster :-I afeard of him ?-a very weak monster -the man i’the moon !-A most poor, credulous monster. Step. Well drawn, monster, in good sooth.

[Takes the Keg from Caliban. Cal. I'll show thee every fertile inch o'the island ; And I'll kiss thy foot : I pr’ythee, be my god.

Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and drunken monster; when his god's asleep, he'll rob his bottle. Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck

thee berries ;
I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough.
A plague upon the tyrant that I serve !
I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee,
Thou wond'rous man.

Trin. A most ridiculous monster : to make a wonder of a poor drunkard.—Ah me!

Cal. I pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs grow: And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts ; Show thee a jay's nest, and instrucț thee how To snare the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee To clust'ring filberts, and sometimes I'll get thee Young sea-mells from the rock: Wilt thou go with me?

Step. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without any more talking.-What, Trinculo,-weeping ?-You spill your wine out of your eyes; you shall drink no

Trin. This will be a doleful day with my poor girl : she gave me a gilt nutmeg at parting: that's lost too.

-But, come, sorrow is dry,-- Takes the Reg.] Here's to you, Stephano.

[Drinks. Step. Beshrew thy heart, for putting me in mind of my wife: It's a good old jade ;--she has but one eye left, and she will weep out that too, when she

more.

hears that I am drowned.- [Takes the Keg.] But here's my comfort.

[Drinks. Trin. A man had as good e’en be a fish as a man, for any comfort is likely to be got in this island : We may lie at hull here till the wind blow north and by south, ere we can cry—“A sail ! a sail !”—at sight of a white apron.

Step. Trinculo, the king, and all our company, being drowned, we will inherit here.--Here; bear my bottle, [Gives the Keg to CALIBAN, who drinks it empty.) —and lead the way, monster.-Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by again.

CALIBAN sings drunkenly.
No more dams I'll make for fish;

Nor fetch in firing,

At requiring,
Nor scrape trench’ring, nor wash dish ;

Ban, Bam, Ca Caliban,

Has a new master;-Get a new man. Trin. Step. S'Ban, 'Ban, CaCaliban, and Cal. | Has a new master ;-Get a new man.

[Exeunt.

SCENE VI.

A wild and beautiful Part of the Island, on the Sea

shore.

Enter ARIEL and other SPIRITS.

SONG-BY ARIEL.

Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands ;

Enter other SPIRITS, dancing,

Foot it featly here and there;
And, sweet sprites, the burden bear.

Chorus of SPIRITS.
Hark! hark !
The watch-dogs bark:
Hark! hark! I hear
The strain of Chanticleer,

Enter FERDINAND, with his Sword drawn.-ARIEL

and the other SPIRITS are invisible to him.

Fer. Where should this music be? I'the air, or the

earth?
It sounds no more :-and sure, it waits upon
Some god o'th' island. Sitting on a bank,
Weeping again the king my father's wreck,
This music crept by me upon the waters,
Allaying both their fury, and my passion,
With its sweet air; thence I have follow'd it,
Or it hath drawn me rather :

-But 'tis gone

(Music, No, it begins again

SONG-BY ARIEL.

Full fathom five, thy father lies ;

Of his bones are coral made ;
Those are pearls that were his

eyes:
Nothing of him that does fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change,
Into something rich and strange.

Chorus of SPIRITS.
Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell ;

Hark! now I hear them,-ding-dong, bell.
Fer. This ditty does remember my drown'd fa-

ther :This is no mortal business, nor no sound That the earth owes.

[Ariel waves FERDINAND after him.

Chorus of SPIRITS.
Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell ;
Hark! now I hear them,--ding-dong, bell.

[Exeunt.

ACT THE THIRD.

SCENEI.

The Cell of Prospero.

ARIEL and other SPIRITS, still invisible to FERDINAND,

sing without.

Chorus of SPIRITS.
Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell ;
Hark! now I hear them,—ding-dong, bell.

[While they are singing,

Enter PROSPERO and MIRANDA.

Pro. The fringed curtains of thine eye advance, And say, what thou see'st yond.

Mir. What is't, a spirit ?
Lord, how it looks about ! Believe me, sir,
It carries a brave form ;-But 'tis a spirit?

Pro. No, wench; it eats, and sleeps, and hath such

senses

As we have, such : This gallant, which thou seest, Was in the wreck; and, but he's something stain'd With grief, that's beauty's canker, thou might'st call

him A goodly person. Enter ARIEL, waving FERDINAND after him, followed

by other SPIRITS.
Mir. I might call him
A thing divine; for nothing natural
I ever saw so noble.

Pro. It goes on,
As my soul prompts it :-Spirit, fine spirit! I'll free

thee Within two days for this.

Fer. Most sure, the goddess, On whom these airs attend !--Vouchsafe my prayer May know, if you remain upon this island ; And that you will some good instruction give, How I may bear me here: My prime request, Which I do last pronounce, is-0 you wonder! If you be maid, or no?

Mir. No wonder, sir ;
But certainly a maid.

Fer. My language !—Heavens ! -
I am the best of them, that speak this speech,
Were I but where 'tis spoken.

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