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pany else being drown'd, we will inherit here. Here, bear my bottle ; fellow Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by again. Cal. [Sings drunkenly.] Farewel, master; farewel, fare.

Irin. A howling monster; a drunken monster.
Cal. No more dams I'll make for fish,

Nor fetch in firing at requiring,
Nor scrape trencher, nor wash dish,
Ban Bam, Cacalyban

Has a new master, get a new man.
Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freedon,

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



Before Prospero's Cell.

T labour

Enter Ferdinand, bearing a log.

HERE be some sports are painful, but their

Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness
Are nobly undergone, and most-poor matters
Point to rich ends. This my mean task wou'd 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 move
Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up,
Upon a fore injunction. My sweet Mistress
Weeps when she sees me work, and says, such base-
Had ne'er like executer; I forget;

(ness But these sweet thoughts do ev'n refresh my labour, Most busiless, when I do it.


Enter Miranda; and Prospero, at a distance unseen.

Mira. Alas, now, pray you,
Work not so hard ; I would the lightning had
Burnt up those logs, that thou 'rt 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.

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

Mira. If you'll sit down,
I'll bear your logs the while. Pray, give me that;
I'll carry't to the pile.

Fer. No, precious creature,
I'ad rather crack my fincws, break my back,
Than you should such dishonour undergo,
While I fit lazy by.

Mira. 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 it is against.

Pro. Poor worm! thou art infected; This visitation shews it.

Mira. You look wearily.

Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning with me, When you are by at night. I do beseech you, (Chiefly that I might fet it in my prayers) What is your name?

Mira. Miranda. O my father, I've broke your heft to say so.

Fer. Admir'd Miranda! Indeed, the top of admiration; worth What's dearest to the world ! full many a lady I've ey'd with best regard, and many a time Th' harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Brought my too diligent ear; for several virtues

Have I lik'd several women, never any
With so full soul, but fome defect in her
Did quarrel with the nobleft grace she ow'd,
it to the foil. But



you, So perfect, and so peerless, are created Of every creature's beft.

Mira. I do not know One of my fex; 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'm skillefs 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 prattle Something too wildly, and my fathers's precepts I therein do forget.

Fer. I am, in my condition, A Prince, Miranda; I do think, a King; (I would, not fo! 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 My heart fly to your service, there resides To make me flave to it, and for your sake Am I this patient log-man. Mira. Do


love me?
Fer. O heav'n, O earth, bear witness to this sound,
And crown what I profess with kind event,
If I speak true; if hollowly, invert
What best is boaded me, to mischief! I,
Beyond all limit of what else i'th'world,
Do love, prize, honour you.

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

Pro. Fair encounter
Of two most rare affections ! heav'ns rain grace,
On that which breeds between 'em!


Fer. 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 trilling; And all the more it seeks to hide itself, The bigger bulk it shews. Hence, bashfál cunning; And prompt me, plain and holy innocence. I am your wife, if you will marry me; * If not, I'll die


maid: to be your fellow You may deny-me; but I'll be your servant, Whether you will or no.

Fer. My mistress, deareft, And I thus humble ever.

Mira. 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 Till half an hour hence.

[farewel, Fer. A thousand, thousand.

Exeunt. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, Who are surpriz’d withal; but my rejoicing At nothing can be more. I'll to my book; For yet, ere fupper-time, must I perform Much business appertaining.



Changes to another part of the Isand.
Enter Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo.

ELL not me; when the butt is out, we will

drink water, not a drop before; therefore


hear up,

and board 'em, servant-monster; drink to me.

Trin. Servant-monster! the folly of this Island ! they say, there's but five upon this ifle; we are three of them, if the other two be brain'd 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 drown'd 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 lieutenant, 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, and 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's not valiant.

Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster, I am in case to justle a constable; why, thou debolh'd fifa thou, was there ever a man a coward that hath drunk so much sack as I to day? wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a monster?

Cal, Lo, now he mocks me: wilt thou let him, my lord ?

Trin. Lord, quoth he! that a monster should be such a natural!

Cal. Lo, lo, again; bite him to death, I pr’ythee.

Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head, if you prove a mutineer, the next tree the poor monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indignity:

Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleasd to hearken once again to the suit I made to thee?!

Sle. Marry, will I; kneel and repeat it; I will ftand, and so fhall Trinculo.

Enter Ariel invisible. Lal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant,


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