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Mir. Then let heaven punish him.
Mir. Yet I have heard you say, the powers above Are slow in punishing; and should not you Resemble them?
Prosp. The argument is weak.
[He's going Mir. And can you be his judge and executioner?
Prosp. I cannot force Gonzalo or my brother, Much less the father to destroy the son ; It must be then the monster Caliban, And he's not here; but Ariel strait shall fetch him.
Enter Ariel. Ariel. My potent lord, before thou callest I
come, To serve thy will. Prosp. Then, spirit, fetch me here my savage
slave. Ariel. My lord, it does not need. Prosp. Art thou then prone to mischief, wilt
thou be Thyself the executioner?
Ariel. Think better of thy airy minister, Who, for thy sake, unbidden, this night has flown O'er almost all the habitable world.
Prosp. But to what purpose was all thy diligence?
Ariel. When I was chidden by my mighty lord, For my neglect of young Hippolito, I went to view his body, and soon found His soul was but retired, not sallied out :
Then I collected
Prosp. Thou art my faithful servant;
Mir. I obey you,
Prosp. My Ariel, follow me. [Exeunt severally.
HIPPOLITO discovered on a couch, DORINDA by him.
Dor. How do you find yourself?
Hip. I'm somewhat cold ;
[She draws the chair nearer to the audience.
Hip. I know not where I was.
Dor. I will not leave you, till you promise me,
Hip. Indeed, I will not.
Together; for I have heard my father say,
Hip. Sure 'tis to dream, a kind of breathless sleep, When once the soul's gone out. .
Dor. What is the soul?
Dor. Then I have seen it in a frosty morning, Run smoaking from my
Dor. O! I can tell you joyful news of him;
Hip. That must not be,
Dor. But if he live, he'll never leave killing you.
Dor. Pray, how began your difference first?
the world. Dor. That hurt you had, was justly sent from
heaven, For wishing to have any more but ine.
Hip. Indeed I think it was, but I repent it; The fault was only in my blood, for now 'Tis gone, I find I do not love so many.
Dor. In confidence of this, I'll beg my father That he may live; I'm glad the naughty blood, That made you love so many, is gone out.
Hip. My dear, go quickly, lest you come too late.
[Exit Dor. Enter MIRANDA at the other door, with HIPPOLI
To's sword wrapt up.
Mir. Sir, I am sent hither
Hip. Indeed, and so am I,
Mir. But, sir,
Hip. Yet I find,
Mir. I cannot be inconstant, nor should you.
[She unwraps the sword.
[She wipes, and anoints the sword. Mir. Does it still grieve you?
Hip. Now, methinks, there's something
Mir. Do you find no ease?
Hip. Yes, yes, upon the sudden, all the pain
Enter FERDINAND and DORINDA to them. Ferd. [to Dor.] Madam, I must confess my
I owe it to your generosity.
Dor. I am overjoyed my father lets you live, And proud of my good fortune, that he gave Your life to me.
Mir. How? gave his life to her!
Hip. Alas! I think she said so, and he said, He owed it to her generosity.
Ferd. But is not that your sister with Hippolito? Dor. So kind already?
Ferd. I came to welcome life, and I have met
Hip. My dear Dorinda with another man?
Mir. You are not much behind in charity,
Dor. Henceforward let your surgery alone,
Mir. And I wish Ferdinand had died, before He owed his life to your entreaty. Ferd. to Hip. Sir, I am glad you are so well re
covered. You keep your humour still to have all women?
Hip. Not all, sir; you except one of the nunı ber, Your new love there, Dorinda.
Mir. Ah, Ferdinand! can you become inconstant? If I must lose you, I had rather death Should take you from me, than you take yourself
. Ferd. And if I might have chose, I would have