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If thou art not a ghost, let me embrace thee.
Ferd. My father ! O sinister happiness!
Ant. Heaven! what new wonder's this?
me ; Have fifteen years so lost me to your knowledge, That you retain no memory of Prospero ?
Gonz. The good old duke of Milan!
words. Alonz. And wonder mine.
Prosp. For you, usurping prince, [TO ALONZ. Know, by my art you were shipwrecked on this
isle, Where, after I a while had punished you, My vengeance would have ended; 1 designed To match that son of yours with this my daughter.
Alonz. Pursue it still, I am most willing to it.
Prosp. So am not I. No marriages can prosper, Which are with murderers made; look on that corpse. This, whilst he lived, was young Hippolito; That infant duke of Mantua, sir, whom you Exposed with me; and here I bred him
Alonz. What do you mean?
Blood calls for blood ; your Ferdinand shall die,
ly stand, To view the execution ? [Lays hand upon his sword. · Ferd. Hold, dear father! I cannot suffer you to attempt against His life, who gave her being, whom I love.
Prosp. Nay, then appear my guards-I thought
To use their aid ; (I'm cursed because I used it.)
[He stamps, and many Spirits appear. But they are now the ministers of heaven, Whilst i revenge this murder.
Alonz. Have I for this
Ferd. Adieu, my fairest mistress.
Mir. Now I can hold no longer; I must speak, Though I am loth to disobey you, sir : Be not so cruel to the man I love, Or be so kind to let me suffer with him.
Ferd. Recall that prayer, or I shall wish to live, Though death be all the 'mends that I can make.
Prosp. This night I will allow you, Ferdinand, To fit you for your death; that cave's your prison. Alonz. Ah, Prospero! hear me speak. You are a
father :Look on my age, and look upon his youth.
Prosp. No more! all you can say is urged in vain, I have no room for pity left within me. Do you refuse? help, Ariel, with your fellows, To drive them in ; Alonzo and his son Bestow in yonder cave, and here Gonzalo Shall with Antonio lodge.
[Spirits drive them in, as they are appointed.
Prosp. O never, never !
Dor. He shall not lie in earth; you do not know
Mir. Have you no pity ?
[They bear off the body of Hip. Enter MIRANDA and DorindA again. ARIEL
behind them. Ariel. I've been so chid for my neglect by Pros
pero, That I must now watch all, and be unseen.
Mir. Sister, I say again, 'twas long of you, That all this mischiet' happened.
Dor. Blame not me
For your own fault; your curiosity
Mir. You safely might
you. Dor. That was your envy, sister, not your love; You called me thence, because you could not be Alone with him yourself; but I am sure My man had never gone to heaven so soon, But that yours made him go.
(Crying Mir. Sister, I could not wish that either of them Should go to heaven without us; but it was His fortune, and you must be satisfied.
Dor. I'll not be satisfied : My father says He'll make your man as cold as mine is now; And when he is made cold, my father will Not let you strive to make him warm again. Mir. In spite of you,
mine never shall be cold. Dor. I'm sure 'twas he that made me miserable, And I will be revenged. Perhaps you think 'Tis nothing to lose a man.
Mir. Yes, but there is
Dor. Ay, there's your judgment:
Mir. Sister, no more ;
Dor. But why do I
you again. Dor. I'll never more meet in a bed with you,
But lodge on the bare ground, and watch my love. .
Mir. And at the entrance of that cave I'll lie, And echo to each blast of wind a sigh.
[Exeunt severally, looking discontentedly or
ACT V. SCENE I.
Enter PROSPERO and MIRANDA.
Prosp. You beg in vain; I cannot pardon him ; He has offended heaven.