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Cal. That's not the tune.

(Ariel plays the tune or a tabor and pipe Ste. What is this same

Trin. This is the tune of our catch, play'd by the picture of nobody.

Ste. If thou bepít a man, thew thyself in thy likeness ; if thou be'l a devil, cake't as thou lift.

Trin. O, forgive me my fins !
Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee. Mercy

upon us !

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Cal. Art thou afraid?
Ste. No, monster, not I.

Cal. Be not afraid; the ille is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twanging inftruments
Will hum about mine ears, and sometimes voices;
That, if I then had wak'd after long deep,
Will make me sleep again; and then in dreaming,
The clouds, methought, would open, and thew riches
Ready to drop upon me; that when I wak’d,
I cry'd to dream again.

Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I Mall have my musick for nothing.

Cal. When Propero is deftroy'd.
Ste: That Thall be by and by: I remember the story.

Trin. The sound is going away ; let's follow it, and after do our work

Ste. Lead, monfter; we'll follow. I would I could see this taborer He lays it on.

Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow Stephano. [Exeunt. SCENE changes to another part of the Island. Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Anthonio, Gonzalo, Adrian,

Francisco, &c. Gon.

Y'R lakin, I can go no further, Sir,

My old bones ake: here's a maze trod, indeed,
Through forth-rights and meanders ! by your patience
I needs must rest me.
Alon. Old Lord, cannot blame thee,

Who

B В

Who am myself attach'd with weariness,
To th’dulling of my spirits : fit down and rest.
Ev'n here I will put off my hope, and keep it
No longer for my flatterer : he is drown'd,
Whom thus we tray to find, and the sea mocks
Our frustrate search on land. Well, let him go.

Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.
Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
That you resolv'd i effect.

Sebé The next advantage
Will we take thoroughly.

Ant. Let it be to-night;
For, now they are opprefs'd with travel, they
Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
A's when they're fresh.

Seb. I lay, 10-night : no more.
Sulemn and strange mufick; and Prospero on the top, invifi-

ble. Enter several strange shapes, bringing in a banquet; and dance alone it with gentle actions of salætation; and, inviting the King, &c. to eat, they depurt. Aion, What harmony is this? my good friends, hark! Gon. Marvellous sweet musick! Alon. Give us kind keepers heaven; what were these

Seb. A living drollery. Now I will believe, That there are unicorns; that, in Arabia There is one tree, the phenix' throne ; one phoenix At this hrvur reigning there.

Ant. I'll believe both :
And what does else want credit, come to me,
And I'll be sworn 'is true. Travellers ne'er did lie,
Though fools at hone condemnem.

Goit. If in Naples
I Mould report this now, would they believe me?
If I should fay, I saw such irlanders:
(For, certes, these are people of the island)
Who tho' they are of monstrous fhape, yet, note,
Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of
Our human generation you fall find
Many; nay, almost any.

Prea

Pro. Honeft Lord,
Thou hast said well; for some of you there present
Are worse than devils.

Alor. I cannot too much mufe,
Such Ihapes, such gesture, and fuch found, expreffing

(Although they want the use of tongue) a kind
Of excellent dumb discourse.

Pro. Praise, in departing
Fran. They vànith'd strangely.

Seb. No matter, since "They've left their viands behind; for we have stomachs. Will't please you taste of what is here?

Ilon. Not I.

Gon. Faith, Sir, you need not fear. When we were boys, Who would believe, that there were mountaineers, Dew-lapt like bulls, whose throats had hanging at 'em Wallets of flesh, or that there were such inen, Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we find, Each putter out on five for one will bring us (22) Good warrant of.

(22) Each putter out of five for one-om -] By the variation of a Single letter, I think, I have let the text right; and will the efore now proceed to explain it. I freely confess, that I once underfood this passage thrus; that every five travellers (or putters aut) did bring authentic confirmation of diefe fto ies, for one that pretended to difa pure the truth of them: but communicating my sense of the place to two ingenious friends, I found, I was not at the bottom of the meania ing. Mr. Warburton observ'd to me, that this was a fine siec: of *conceal'd satire on the voyagers of that time, who had just d.scover'd a new world ; and, as was very natural, grew most exuavagant in displaying the wonders of it. That, particularly, by each gutter otit

of five for one, was meant the adventurers in the discovery of the Weft Indies, who had for the money they advanc'd and contributed, 20 per cerit. - - Dr. Thirlby did not a little affift this explanation by his concurrence, and by instructing me, that it was afuel in those times for travellers to put out money, to receive a grcater sum if they liv'd to return; and, for proof, he referr'! me to Morison's Itinerary, part 1. p. 198, &c. I cannot return my Triends beter thanks für the light they have given me upon this partage, than by fubjoining a tcftimony from a contemporary poet, that wiil put both their explanation, and my correction of the text, paft dispute.

B. Johnson's Every Man out of his Humour, in the character of Puntaruclo. Vol. I,

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llon. I will stand to, and feed; Although my last ; no matter, since I feel The belt is paft. Brother, my Lord the Duke, Stand to, and do as we. Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a harpy, claps

bis wings upon the table, and with a queint device the banquet vanishes.

fri. You are three men of fin, whom destiny (That hath to instrument this lower world, And what is in't) the never-surfeited sea Hath caused to belch up; and on this Ifand (23) Where man doth not inbabit, you ’mongst men Being most unfit to live. I have made

you

mad: And ev'n with such like valour men hang and drown Their proper felves. You fools ! I'and

iny

fellows Are ministers' of fate; the elements, Of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well Wound the loud winds, or with bemockt-at ftabs Kill the still-cloộng waters, as diminifh One down that's in my plume : my fellow-minifters

I do intend, this year, of Jubilee ecming-om, to travel : And (because I will rict altogether go upon expence, ) I am determin'd to put forth fome five thousand found, to be paid me five for one, upon the return of myself; my wife, and my clog, from the Turk’s Court in Conftantinople. If all

, or eitber of us miscarry in the journey, 'is gone; if we be successful, wby, there will be five and twenty thousand pounds to entertain time witbal.

If this was to be the return of the Knight's venture ; 'tis ohvious, he put out his money on five for one. Ben to heighten the ridicule of these projecting vovagers, makes Puntarvolo's wi

a verse to accompany him

; and fo be is forc'd to put out his venture on the return of himself, his dog, and his cat. Let me conclude with observ. Ing on the different conduct of the two poets. Sbakespeare (perhaps, out of a particular deference for Sir W. Raleigh) only sneers these adventurous voyagers obliquely, and, as it were, en passant : The furly Ben, who would be tied up by no such scrupulous regards, dresses up the fashion in the most glaring colours of comic bumour; or, ram ther, brings down his fatire to the level of farcical ridicule.

(23) Hath caus'd to belch you up; ] Thus, the whole set of editions; but 'tis obvious 10 every reader, that the Grammar's faulty; and therefore I have cur’d it by throwing out you,

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Are like invulnerable. If you could hurt, y IIIA
Your swords are now too maffy for your strengths, i saj il
And will not be up-lifted. But remember,

bition
(For that's my bulinefs to you) that you three
From Milan did fupplant good Prospero:
Expos'duanto the sea (which hath sequit it)
Him, and his innocent child : for which foul deeds psas
The powers delaying, not forgetting, have
Incens'd the feas and shores, yea, all the creatures,

1611 Against your peace: thee of thy son, Alons,

si jot,
They have bereft; and do pronounce by me,
Ling'ring perdition, worse than any death
Can be at once, shall step by step attend

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You and your ways, whose wrath to guard you from;
(Which here in this most desolate Ie elle falts
Upon your heads,) is nothing but hearts' forrow,
And a clear life ensuing.
He vanishes in thunder : then, to soft mufic, Enter the ;

frapes .again, and dance with mops and mowes, and
carrying out the table.

Pro. Bravely eke figure of this harpy haft thou
Perform'd, my Ariel; a grace it had devouring
Of my instruction haft thou nothing bated,
In what thou hadît to say ; fo with good life,
And observation strange, my meaner ministers :
Their several kinds have done z my high charms work,
And these, mine enemies, are all knit up
In their distractions: they are in my power ;
And in these fits I leave then whilft I visit
Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown'd,) c.2
And his and my lov'd darting. [Exit Prospero from above,

Gon. I''th' name of something holy, Sir, why and you
In this strange Itare?

Alon. O, it is monitrous ! monstrous !
Methoughts, the billows fooke; and told me of it';
The winds did fing it to me; and the thunder,
That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd
The name of Prosper : it did bafe my trespasse is
Therefore, my son i' th' ooze is bedded; and
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