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[To Dor.

That death from Prospero, and not this from you.

Dor. Ay, now I find why I was sent away, That you might have my sister's company.

Hip. Dorinda, kill me not with your unkindness:
This is too much, first to be false yourself,
And then accuse me too.

Ferd. We all accuse
Each other, and each one denies their guilt:
I should be glad it were a mutual error;
And, therefore, first to clear myself from fault,
Madam, I beg your pardon, while I say,
I only love your sister.

Mir. O, blest word!
I'm sure I love no man but Ferdinand.

Dor. Nor I, heaven knows, but my lippolito.

Hip. I never knew I loved so much, before
I feared Dorinda's constancy; but now
I am convinced, that I loved none but her;
Because none else can recompense her loss.

Ferd. 'Twas happy, then, we had this little trial ;
But how we all so much mistook I know not.
Mir. I have only this to say

in my defence; My father sent me hither, to attend The wounded stranger.

Dor. And Hippolito Sent me to beg the life of Ferdinand. Ferd. From such small errors, left at first unheed

ed, Have often sprung sad accidents in love.But

see, our fathers and our friends are come To mix their joys with ours. Enter PROSPERO, ALONZO, ANTONIO, and Gon


Alon. to Prosp. Let it no more be thought of;
Your purpose, though it was severe, was just.
In losing Ferdinand, I should have mourned,

But could not have complained.

Prosp. Sir, I am glad
Kind heaven decreed it otherwise.

Dor. O, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is!

Hip. O, brave new world,
That has such people in't!

Alon, to Ferd. Now all the blessings Of a glad father compass thee about, And make thee happy in thy beauteous choice. Gonz. I've inward wept, or should have spoken

ere this.
Look down, sweet heaven! and on this couple drop
A blessed crown; for it is you chalked out
The way, which brought us hither.

Anto. Though penitence,
Forced by necessiiy, can scarce seem real,
Yet, dearest brother, I have hope my blood
May plead for pardon with you: I resign
Dominion, which, 'tis true, I could not keep,
But heaven knows too, I would not.

Prosp. All past crimes
I bury in the joy of this blessed day.

Alon. And, that I may not be behind in justice, To this young prince I render back his dukedom, And as the duke of Mantua thus salute him.

Hip. What is it that you render back? methinks You give me nothing.

Prosp. You are to be lord
Of a great people, and o'er towns and cities.

Hip. And shall these people be all men and women?
Gonz. Yes, and shall call


lord. Hip. Why, then, I'll live no longer in a prison, But have a whole cave to myself hereafter.

Prosp. And, that your happiness may be complete, I give you my Dorinda for your wife:

She shall be yours for ever, when the priest
Has made you one.
Hip. How can he make us one? Shall I grow to

her? Prosp. By saying holy words, you shall be joined In marriage to each other.

Dor. I warrant you, those holy words are charms: My father means to conjure us together. Prosp. My Ariel told me, when last night you quarrelled,

[To his daughters. You said you would for ever part your beds. But what you threatened in your anger, heaven Has turned to prophecy; For you, Miranda, must with Ferdinand, And you,

Dorinda, with Hippolito, Lie in one bed hereafter.

Alon. And heaven make Those beds still fruitful in producing children, To bless their parents' youth, and grandsires' age.

Mir. to Dor. If children come by lying in a bed, I wonder you and I had none between us.

Dor. Sister, it was our fault; we meant, like fools,
To look 'em in the fields, and they, it seems,
Are only found in beds.

Hip. I am o'er-joyed,
That I shall have Dorinda in a bed;
We'll lie all night and day together there,
And never rise again.

Ferd. [Aside to him.] Hippolito! You yet
Are ignorant of your great happiness ;
But there is something, which, for your own and fair
Dorinda's sake, I must instruct you in.

Hip. Pray teach me quickly, How men and women, in your world, make love; I shall soon learn, I warrant you.


. Prosp. Why that's my dainty Ariel; I shall miss

thee, But yet thou shalt have freedom.

Gonz. O look, sir, look! The master and the sail

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The boatswain too--my prophecy is out,
That if a gallows were on land, that man
Could ne'er be drowned.

Alon. Now, blasphemy; what, not one oath ashore! Hast thou no mouth by land? Why starest thou so?

[To TRINCALO. Trinc. What! more dukes yet? I must resign my

dukedom; But 'tis no matter, I was almost starved in't.

Must. Here's nothing but wild sallads, without oil, or vinegar.

Steph. The duke and prince alive!'Would I had


Our gallant ship again, and were her master:
I'd willingly give all my island for her.

Vent. And I my viceroyship.

Trinc. I shall need no hangman; for I shall even hang myself, now my friend Butt has shed his last drop of life. Poor Butt is quite departed.

Anto. They talk like madmen.
Prosp. No matter, time will bring 'em to them-

And now their wine is gone, they will not quarrel.
Your ship is safe and tight, and bravely rigged,
As when you first set sail.

Alon. This news is wonderful.
Ariel. Was it well done, my lord?
Prosp. Rarely, my diligence.


Gonz. But pray, sir, what are those mis-shapen

creatures? Prosp. Their mother was a witch; and one so

strong, She would controul the moon, make flows and ebbs, And deal in her command without her power.

Syc. O Setebos! these be brave spirits indeed.

Prosp. Go, sirrah, to my cell, and, as you hope For pardon, trim it up.

[To CALIB. Calib. Most carefully. I will be wise hereafter. What a dull fool was I, to take those drunkards For gods, when such as these were in the world?

Prosp. Sir, I invite your highness and your train To my poor cave this night; a part of which I will employ, in telling you my story.

Alon. No doubt it must be strangely taking, sir. Prosp. When the morn draws, I'll bring you to

your ship, And promise you calm seas, and happy gales. My Ariel, that's thy charge: Then to the elements Be free, and fare thee well!

Ariel. I'll do it, master.

Prosp. Now, to make amends For the rough treatment you have found to-day, l'll entertain you with my magic art; I'll, by my power, transform this place, and call Up those, that shall make good my promise to you.

SCENE II.-Changes to the Rocks, with the arch

of Rocks, and calm Sea. Music playing on the Rocks.

Prosp. Neptune, and your fair Amphitrite, rise; Oceanus, with your Tethys too, appear; All ye sea-gods, and goddesses, appear! Come, all ye Tritons; all ye Nereids, come, And teach your saucy element to obey :

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