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We all were sea-swallow'd, though some cast again; Ant. Then, let us both be sudden.
Gon. Now, good angels, preserve the king !
[ They wake. In yours and my discharge.
Alon. Why, how now, ho! awake! Why are you Seb. What stuff is this !-How say you ? drawn? 'Tis true, my brother's daughter's queen of Tunis; Wherefore 3 thus ghastly looking
? So is she heir of Naples ; 'twixt which regions Gon.
What's the matter? There is some space.
Seb. Whiles we stood here securing your repose, Ant.
A space whose every cubit Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing, Seems to cry out, “How shall that Claribel Like bulls, or rather lions: did it not wake you? Measure us back to Naples ?"-Keep in Tunis, It struck mine ear most terribly. And let Sebastian wake!-Say, this were death Alon.
I heard nothing That now hath seized them; why, they were no Ant. O! 'twas a din to fright a monster's ear, worse
To make an earthquake: sure, it was the roar
Heard you this, Gonzalo? As amply, and unnecessarily,
Gon. Upon mine honor, sir, I heard a humming, As this Gonzalo; I myself could make
And that a strange one too, which did awake me. A chough of as deep chat. O, that you bore I shak'd you, sir, and cry'd: as mine eyes open'd, The mind that I do! what a sleep were this I saw their weapons drawn. There was a noise, For your advancement! Do you understand me? That's verity: 'tis best we stand upon our guard, Seb. Methinks, I do.
Or that we quit this place. Let's draw our weapons. Ant.
And how does your content Alon. Lead off this ground, and let's make farther Tender your own good fortune ?
I remember, For my poor son. You did supplant your brother Prospero.
Gon. Heavens keep him from these beasts, Ant.
True: For he is, sure, i' the island. And look how well my garments sit upon me; Alon.
Lead away. [Exeunt. Much d feater than before. My brother's servants Ari. Prospero, my lord, shall know what I have Were then my fellows, now they are my men.
done : Seb. But, for your conscience
So, king, go safely on to seek thy son. [Exit. Ant. Ay, sir; where lies that? if it were a kybe, 'Twould put me to my slipper; but I feel not
SCENE II.-Another part of the Island.
Enter CALIBAN, with a burden of wood.
A noise of thunder heard. No better than the earth he lies upon,
Cal. All the infections that the sun sucks up If he were that which now he's like, that's dead,
From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make him Whom I, with this obedient steel, three inches of it, By inch-meal a disease! His spirits hear me, Can lay to bed for ever; whiles you, doing thus,
And yet I needs must curse; but they'll *not pinch, To the perpetual wink for aye might put
Fright me with Surchin shows, pitch me i' the mire, This ancient morsel, this Sir Prudence, who
Nor lead me, like a firebrand, in the dark Should not upbraid our course : for all the rest,
Out of my way, unless he bid 'em; but They'll take suggestion as a cat laps milk;
For every trifle are they set upon me: They'll tell the clock to any business that
Sometime like apes, that hmoe and chatter at me, We say befits the hour.
And after, bite me; then like hedge-hogs, which Seb.
Thy case, dear friend, Lie tumbling in my bare-foot way, and mount Shall be my precedent: as thou got'st Milan,
Their pricks at my foot-fall: sometime am I I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword: one stroke All wound with adders, who with cloven tongues Shall free thee from the tribute which thou pay'st,
Do hiss me into madness.-Lo, now! lo! And I, the king, shall love thee.
Draw together; Here comes a spirit of his, and to torment me
Perchance, he will not mind me.
any weather at all, and another storm brewing; I Ari. My master through his art foresees the dan- hear it sing i' the wind: yond' same black cloud, ger
yond' huge one, looks like a foul i bombard that That you, his friend, are in; and sends me forth would shed his liquor. If it should thunder, as it (For else his project dies) to keep them living.
did before, I know not where to hide my head : [Sings in Gonzalo's ear. yond' same cloud can not choose but full by pailfuls. While you here do snoring lie,
- What have we here ! [Seeing Caliban.) a man Open-ey'd conspiracy
or a fish? Dead or alive? A fish: he smells like His time doth take.
a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell; a kind of, If of life you keep a care,
not of the newest, Poor-John. A strange fish! Shake off slumber, and beware:
Were I in England now, (as once I was) and had Awake! Awake!
but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but
would give a piece of silver: there would this mon"Cast," i. e., cast up. In yours and my discharge," sterk make a man: any strange beast there makes i. e., depends on what you and I are to perform. - Jackdaw. a man. When they will not give a doit to relieve a _"
Much feater," i. e., more neatly, deftly.--"If it were a kybe," i. e., if conscience were a chilblain, it would mar & Fairy - Make mouths. A black jack of leather to my activity. A hint.
hold beer.- i. e., Make a man's fortune.
lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead In Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me? Mercy! dian. Legg'd like a man! and his fins like arms ! mercy! This is a devil, and no monster: I will Warm, o' my troth! I do now let loose my opinion, leave him; I have no d long spoon. hold it no longer; this is no fish, but an islander, Trin. Stephano !if thou beest Stephano, touch that hath lately suffered by a thunder-bolt. [ Thun- me, and speak to me, for I am Trinculo :-be not der.] Alas! the storm is come again: my best afeard,--thy good friend Trinculo. way is to creep under his agaberdine; there is no Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth. I'll pull other shelter hereabout: misery acquaints a man thee by the lesser legs : if any be Trinculo's legs, with strange bedfellows. I will here shroud, till the these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed! 1 drench of the storm be past.
How cam'st thou to be the e siege of this moon-calf? Enter STEPHANO, singing; a bottle in his hand.
Can he vent Trinculos ?
Trin. I took him to be killed with a thumder Ste. I shall no more to sea, to sea,
stroke.—But art thou not drowned, Stephano? I Here shall I die a-shore.This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's funeral. hope now, thou art not drowned. Is the storm overWell, here's my comfort.
blown? I hid me under the dead moon-calf's ga
berdine for fear of the storm. And art thou living, The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I,
Stephano? O Stephano ! two Neapolitans 'scaped ? The gunner, and his mate, Lov'd Mall, Meg, and Marian, and Margery,
Šte. Pr’ythee, do not turn me about: my stomach
is not constant. But none of us card for Kate;
Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not sprites. For she had a tongue with a tang,
That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor: Would cry to a sailor, Go hang: She lov'd not the savor of tar, nor of pitch,
I will kneel to him. Yet a tailor might scratch her where-e'er she did itch; hither ? swear by this bottle, how thou cam’st hither.
Ste. How didst thou 'scape? How cam'st thou Then, to sca, boys, and let her go hang. This is a scurvy tune too; but here's my comfort.
I escaped upon a butt of sack, which the sailors [Drinks.
heaved over-board, by this bottle! which I made of Cal. Do not torment me: 0!
the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I was
cast a-shore. Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils here? Do you put tricks upon us with savages, and men subject, for the
liquor is not earthly. Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy true
3[Kneels. of Inde? Ha! I have not 'scap'd drowning, to be afeard now of your four legs; for it hath been said,
Ste. Here: swear, then, how thou escap'dst. as proper a man as ever went on four legs can not swim like a duck, I'll be sworn.
Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck. I can make him give ground, and it shall be said so again, while Stephano breathes at nostrils.
Ste. Here, kiss the book. Though thou canst
swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose. Cal. The spirit torments me: O! Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with four
Trin. O Stephano! hast any more of this? legs, who hath got, as I take it, an ague. Where by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. How now,
Ste. The whole butt, man: my cellar is in a rock the devil should he learn our language? I will give moon-calf! how does thine ague ? him some relief, if it be but for that: if I can recover him, and keep him tame, and get to Naples with
Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven? him, he's a present for any emperor that ever trod the man in the moon, when time was.
Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee: I was on neat's-leather. Cal. Do not torment me, pr’ythee: I'll bring my my mistress showed me thee, and thy dog, and thy
Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee: wood home faster.
bush. Ste. He's in his fit now, and does not talk after the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle: if he have furnish it anon with new contents. Swear.
Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book: I will never drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove his fit. If I can recover him, and keep him tame, monster :-I afeard of him ?-a very weak monster.
Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow I will not take too much for him: he shall pay for him that hath him, and that soundly.
- The man i' the moon !-a most poor credulous Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt
monster.-Well drawn, monster, in good sooth. anon, I know it by thy trembling: now Prosper works island; and I will kiss thy foot. I pr’ythee, be my
Cal. I'll show thee every fertile inch of the upon thee. Ste. Come on your ways: open your mouth ; here
god. is that which will give language to you, cat. Open
Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and drunkyour mouth: this will shake your shaking, I can
en monster: when his god's asleep, he'll rob his
bottle. tell you, and that soundly: you cannot tell who's your friend ; open your chaps again.
Cal. I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy sub
[CALIBAN drinks. Trin. I should know that voice. It should be
Ste. Come on, then ; down and swear. but he is drowned, and these are devils. O, defend
*[Caliban lies down.
Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppyme ! Ste. Four legs, and two voices! a most delicate find in my heart to beat him,
headed monster. A most scurvy monster: I could monster. His forward voice, now, is to speak well
Ste. Come, kiss. of his friend; his backward voice is to utter foul speeches, and to detract. If all the wine in my An abominable monster!
Trin. - But that the poor monster's in drink. bottle will recover him, I will help his ague. Come, -Amen! I will pour some in thy other mouth.
Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck Trin. Stephano!
* A cos
garment._ Sting. "Too much," an ironical expression, implying a great sum ; ever so much.
4 An allusion to the proverb, "He who eats with the devil had need of a long spoon."— Stool (excrement).
A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!
It would become me I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, As well as it does you; and I should do it Thou wondrous man.
With much more ease, for my good will is to it, Trin. A most ridiculous monster, to make a won- And yours it is against. der of a poor drunkard!
Poor worm ! thou art infected; Cal. I prythee, let me bring thee where crabs grow; This visitation shows it.
5[ Aside. And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts; Mira.
You look wearily. Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how
Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning with me, To sn are the nimble a marmozet: I'll bring theo When you are by at night. I do beseech you, To clustering filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee Chiefly that I might set it in my prayers, Young 'scamels from the rock: Wilt thou go with me? What is your name? Ste. I prythee now, lead the way, without any Mira,
Miranda.-0 my father! more talking.-- Trinculo, the king and all our com- I have
broke your bhest to say so. [To herself. pany else being drowned, we will inherit here. Fer.
Admir'd Miranda ! Here ; bear my bottle.—Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill Indeed, the top of admiration; worth him by and by again.
What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady Cal. Farewell, master; farewell, farewell. I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time
[Sings drunkenly. The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster. Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues Cal. No more dams I'll make for fish;
Have I lik'd several women ; never any
With so full soul, but some defect in her
Did quarrel with the noblest grace she cow'd,
So perfect, and so peerless, are created
I do not know
One of my sex; no woman's face remember,
More that I may call men, than you, good friend,
(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
I am, in my condition,
(I would, not so !) and would no more endure Point to rich ends. This my mean task
This wooden slavery, than to suffer Would be as heavy to me, as odious; but
The flesh-fly blow my mouth.—Hear my soul speak: The mistress which I serye quickens what's dead,
The very instant that I saw you, did
To make me slave to it; and for your sake,
Am I this patient log-man. Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up,
Do you love me? Upon a sore injunction : my sweet mistress [ness
Fer. O heaven! O earth! bear witness to this Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such base. And crown what I profess with kind event, (sound, Had never like executor. I forget :
If I speak true ; if hollowly, invert
Beyond all limit of ? aught else i' the world,
Do love, prize, honor you.
I am a fool, Mira.
Alas! now, pray you, To weep at what I am glad of. Work not so hard : I would, the lightning had Pro.
Fair encounter Burnt up those logs that you are enjoin'd to pile. Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace Pray, set it down, and rest you: when this burns,
On that which breeds between them! [ Aside. 'Twill weep for having wearied you. My father Fer.
Wherefore weep you? Is hard at study; pray now rest yourself:
Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer He's safe for these three hours.
What I desire to give ; and much less take, Fer.
0, most dear mistress! What I shall die to want. But this is trifling; The sun will set, before I shall discharge
And all the more it seeks to hide itself, What I must strive to do.
The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning, Mira.
If you'll sit down,
And prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! I'll bear your logs the while. Pray, give me that:
I am your wife, if you will marry me; I'll carry it to the pile.
If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow
No, precious creature : You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,
Behest; command. - Owned. - d "Put it to the foil,"
i. e, set it off by contrast - Companion.
My mistress, dearest, Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his And I thus humble ever.
[Kneels. tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth. Mira. My husband then ? Trin. Why, I said nothing.
[Proceed. Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing "[Rises. Ste. Mum then, and no more.- [To CALIBAN.] As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand. Cal. I say by sorcery he got this isle ; Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: and now From me he got it: if thy greatness will, farewell,
Revenge it on him-for, I know, thou dar’st; Till half an hour hence.
But this thing dare not. Fer. A thousand thousand! [Exeunt FER. and MIR. Ste.
That's most certain. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,
Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee. Who are surpris'd with all; but my rejoicing Ste. How, now, shall this be compassed? Canst At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ; thou bring me to the party? For yet, ere supper time, must I perform
Cal. Yea, yea, my lord: I'll yield him thee asleep, Much business appertaining.
[Exit. Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head.
Ari. Thou liest ; thou canst not. [patch
Cal. What a pied ninny's this! Thou scurvy SCENE II.-Another part of the Island.
I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, Enter Stephano and Trinculo; CALIBAN follow- And take his bottle from him: when that's gone, ing with a bottle.
He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show him Ste. Tell not me :-when the butt is out, we will Where the quick • freshes are. drink water; not a drop before : therefore bear up, rupt the monster one word farther, and, by this
Ste. Trinculo, run into no farther danger: interand board 'em.-Servant-monster, drink to me. Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island: hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a
stock-fish of thee. They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are three of them; if the other two be brained like us, farther off.
Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing. I'll go the state totters. Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee:
Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ?
Ari. Thou liest. thy eyes are almost set in thy head. Trin. Where should they be set else? he were a
Ste. Do I so? take thou that. [Strikes him.] brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.
As you like this, give me the lie another time. Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue
I'rin. I did not give the lie.-Out o' your wits, in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I and hearing too?-A pox o' your bottle! this can swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty sack, and drinking do.-A murrain on your monster,
and the devil take your fingers ! leagues, off and on, by this light.-Thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my a standard,
Cal. Ha, ha, ha! Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.
Ste. Now, forward with your tale. - Pr’ythee
stand farther off. Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. Trin. Nor go neither ; but you'll lie, like dogs, I'll beat him too.
Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, and yet say nothing neither.
Ste. Stand farther.--Come, proceed. Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a good moon-calf.
Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him Cal. How does thy honor? Let me lick thy shoe. I the afternoon to sleep; 4 then thou may'st brain him, I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster: I am Or cut his dwezand with thy knife. Remember,
Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, in case to justle a constable. Why, thou debauched First to possess his books; for without them fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a One spirit to command: they all do hate him, monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a mon- As rootedly as I. Burn but his books ; ster?
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them) my lord ?
Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal: Trin. Lord, quoth he !-that a monster should be And that most deeply to consider is
The beauty of his daughter; he himself Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. But only Sycorax my dam, and she ;
Calls her a nonpareil: I never saw a woman, Ste. Trinculo,
keep a good tongue in your head : But she as far surpasseth Sycorax, if you prove a mutineer, the next tree-The poor As great'st does least. monster's mý subject, and he shall not suffer indig
Is it so brave a lass ? nity. Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd And bring thee forth brave brood.
Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant, to hearken once again to the suit I made to thee? Ste. Marry will l; kneel and repeat it: I will and I will be king and queen ; (save our graces!)
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter stand, and so shall Trinculo. 3[Caliban kneels.
and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys. -Dost Enter ARIEL, invisible.
thou like the plot, Trinculo? Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a ty Trin. Excellent. rant; a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated Ste. Give me thy hand: I am sorry I beat thee; me of the island.
but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head. Ari. Thou liest.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep; Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou ; Wilt thou destroy him then ? I would, my valiant master would destroy thee: Ste.
Ay, on mine honor. I do not lie.
* Alluding to the party-colored dress of Trinculo, who was a Standard-bearer.
a licensed fool or jester. Living springs. Windpipc.
Ari. This will I tell my master.
tions of salutations; and, inviting the King, 8.c., Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of pleasure. to eat, they depart.] Let us be jocund: will you troll the catch
Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, hark! You taught me but a while-ere ?
Gon. Marvellous sweet music! Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What were reason. Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. [Sings. these? Flout 'em, and scout 'em; and scout 'em, and Seb. A living drollery. Now I will believe flout 'em;
That there are unicorns; that in Arabia Thought is free.
There is one tree, the phoenix, throne; one phoenix Cal. That's not the tune.
At this hour reigning there. [ARIEL plays the tune on a Tabor and Pipe. Ant.
I'll believe both; Ste. What is this same?
And what does else want credit, come to me, Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by And I'll be sworn 'tis true: travellers ne'er did lie, the picture of No-body.
Though fools at home condemn them. Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy like
If in Naples ness : if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list. I should report this now, would they believe me? Trin, O, forgive me my sins !
If I should say, I saw such islanders,
Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Cal. Art thou afeard ?
Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of Ste. No, monster, not I.
Our human generation you shall find Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Many, nay, almost any, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not.
[ Aside.] Honest lord, Sometimes a thousand btwangling instruments
Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices, Are worse than devils. That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,
I cannot too much muse, Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, Such shapes, such "gestures, and such "sounds, exThe clouds, methought, would open, and show riches pressing Ready to drop upon me, that when I wak'd (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind I cry'd to dream again.
Of excellent dumb discourse. Šte. This will prove a brave kingdom to me,
[ Aside.] Praise in departing. where I shall have my, music for nothing.
Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
No matter, since Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the story. They have left their viands behind, for we have Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, and
stomachs. after do our work.
Will't please you taste of what is here? Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.-I would, I Alon.
Not I. could see this taborer: he lays it on.
Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear. When we Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. [
were boys, Who would believe that there were mountaineers
Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging SCENE III.-Another part of the Island.
at them Enter Alonso, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, GONZALO,
Wallets of flesh ? or that there were such men, ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and Others.
Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now, Gon. By'r la'kin, I can go no farther, sir ;
Each "putler-out of five for one will bring us (find,
Good warrant of. My old bones ake: here's a maze trod, indeed,
I will stand to, and feed,
The best is past.—Brother, my lord the duke, Who am myself fattach'd with weariness, To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest.
Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL like a harpy, Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it
claps his wings upon the table, and, with a quaint No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd,
device, the banquet vanishes. Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks
Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Our frustrate search on land. Well, let him go.
(That hath to instrument this lower world, Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.
And what is in't) the never-surfeited sea
[ Aside to SEBASTIAN. Hath caused to belch up, and on this island Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men That you resolv'd to effect.
Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad;3 Seb. The next advantage
And even with such like valor men hang and drown Will we take thoroughly.
Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows Ant. Let it be to-night ;
Are ministers of fate: the elements, For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they
*[Alon., SEB., fc., draw their Swords. Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well As when they are fresh.
Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs Seb.
I say, to-night: no more. Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish (Solemn and strange music; and PROSPERO above, One odowle that's in my plume: my fellow-ministers
invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in a banquet : they dance about it with gentle ac &i. e., A puppet-show with living personages. Certainly.
- Wonder. -* A proverbial phrase, signifying, Do not be in
haste to approve." Dew-lapp'd like bulls," an allusion, * A little while ago. Twanging. By our Lady.- probably, to the disease of the goitre_mi.e., Each traveller. Straight paths - Winding courses. - Seized.
- i.e., To play upon as an "instrument." - Feather.