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Cal. I prythee, let me bring thee where Cal. Farewell,master; farewell, farewell. crabs grow;

[Sings drunkenly. And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts ; Trin.A howling monster; a drunken monster, Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how Cal.No more dams I'll make for fish; To snare the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee

Nor fetch in firing To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get

At requiring, thee

Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash Young sea-mells * from the rock : Wilt thou

dish; go with me?

Ban’Ban, Ca-Caliban, Ste. I pr’ytheę now, lead the way, without

Has a new master-get a new man. any more talking.Trinculo, the king and all Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freeour company else being drowned, we will in- dom, hey-day, freedom ! herit here.--Here; bear my bottle. Fellow Ste. O brave monster! lead the way. Triuculo, we'll fill him by and by again.

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ACT III. SCENEI. Before Prospero's Cell. Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning in Enter FERDINAND, bearing a log.

When you are by at night. I do beseech you, Fer. There be some sports are painful; bat (Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,) their tabour

What is your name? Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness Mira.

Miranda :-O my father, e Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters I have broke your hestt to say so! Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be Fer.

Admired Miranda! As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but

Indeed, the top of admiration; worth The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady dead,

I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time And makes my labours pleasures: O, she is The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed ; Brought my too diligentear: for several virtues And he's composed of harshness. I must remove Have I lik’d several women; never any Some thonsands of these logs, and pile them up, With so full soul, but some defect in her Upon a sore injunction: My sweet mistress Did quarrel with the noblest grace she owedi, Weeps when she sees me work; and says, And put it to the foil: But you, O you, such baseness

So perfect, and so peerless, are created Had ne'er like éxecutor. I forget:

Of every creature's best. But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my

Mira.

I do not know Most busy-less, when I do it. [labours; One of my sex; no woman's face remember,

Save, from my glass,mine own; nor have I seen Enter MIRANDA ; and PROSPERO at a

More that I may callmen,than you, good friend, distance.

And my dear fåther: how features are abroad, Mira.

Alas, now! pray you, I am skill-less of; but, by my modesty, Work not so hard : I would the lightning

had (The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish Burnt up those logs,that you are enjoin'd to pile! Any companion in the world but you ; Pray, set it down and rest you: when this burns, Nor can imagination form a shape, 'Twill weep for having wearied you: My father Besides yourself, to like of: but I prattle Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself; Something too wildly, and my father's precepts He's safe for these three hours.

Therein forget.
Fer.
O most dear mistress, Fer.

I am, in my condition,
The sun will set, before I shall discharge A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king;
What I must strive to do.

(I would not so!) and would no more endure Mira.

If you'll sit down, This wooden slavery, than I would suffer I'll bear yonr logs the while: Pray,give me that; The flesh-fly blow my mouth.--Hear my soul I'll carry it to the pile.

The very instant that I saw you did (speak; Fer.

No, precious creature: My heart fly to your service; there resides, I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, To make me slave to it; and, for your sake, Than you should such dishonour undergo, Am I this patient log-man. While I sit lazy by.

Mira.

Do you love me? Mira.

It would become me Ker. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to As well as it does you: and I should do it

this sound, With much more ease; for my good will is to it, And crown what'I profess with kind event, And yours against.

If I speak true; if hollowly, invert
Pro. Poor worm !thou art infected; What best is boded me, to mischief! I,
This visitation shews it.

Beyond all limit of what else i’ the world, Mira.

You look wearily. Do love, prize, honour you.
* Seagulls.
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I Own'd.

Whatsoever.

Mira.

I am a fool, I am in case to justle a constable : Why, thou To weep at what I am glad of.

deboshed fish thou, was there ever man a Pro.

Fair encounter coward, that hath drunk so much sack as I Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being On that which breeds between them! (grace but half a fish, and half a monster? Fer.

Wherefore weep you? Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not him, my lord ? offer

Trin. Lord, qnoth he!-that a monster What I desire to give; and much less take,

should be such a natural ! What I shall die to want: But this is triling; Cal, Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I And all the more it seeks to hide itself, pr’ythee. The bigger balk it shews. Hence, bashful Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your cunning!

head ; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree And prompt me, plain and holy innocence! -The poor monster's my subject, and he shall I am your wife, if you will marry me; not suffer indignity.

(pleas'd If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, To hearken once again the suit I made thee? Whether you will or no.

Ste. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it; I Fer.

My mistress, dearest, will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
And I thus humble ever.
Mira.
My husband then?

Enter ARIEL, invisible.
Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

Cal. As I told thee
As bondage e'er of freedom : bere's my hand. Before, I am subject to a tyrant;

Mira, And mine, with my heart in't, And A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath
Till half an hour hence. (now farewell, Cheated me of this island.
Fer.
A thousand! thousand ! Ari.

Thou liest.
(Exeunt Fer. and MIR. Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou;
Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, I would, my valiant master would destroy thee:
Who are surpris'd with all; but my rejoicing I do not lie.
At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ; Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more
For yet, ere supper time, must I perform iy his tale, by this band, I will supplant some
Much business appertaining.

[Exit. of your teeth. SCENE II.

Trin. Why, I said nothing.

Ste. Mum then, and no more.-[To Cali. Another part of the island.

ban,} Proceed. Enter STEPHANO and TRINCULO; CALIBAN

Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle; following with a bottle.

From me he got it. If thy greatness will Ste. Tell not me;-when the butt is out, Revenge it on bim-for, I know, thou dar'st; we will drink water; not a drop before: But this thing dare not. therefore bear up, and board 'em : Servant- Ste. That's most certain.

thee. monster, drink to me.

Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this Ste. How now shall this be compassed? island! They say, there's but five ipon this canst thou bring me to the party? (asleep, isle: we are three of them; if the other two Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; I'll yield him thee be brained like us, the state totters.

Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not

(patch !thee; thy eyes are almost set in thy head. Cal. What a pied ninny's this t? Thou scurvy

Trin. Where should they be set else? he I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, were a brave monster indeed, if they were set And take his bottle from him: when that's gone, in bis tail.

He shall drink nought but brine; for l'll not Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his Where the quick freshes I are. [shew him tongue in sack : for my part, the sea cannot Ste. Trincnlo, run into no further danger : drown me: I swam, ere I could recover the interrupt the monster one word further, and, shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, by this light.-Thou shalt be my lieutenant, and make a stock-fish of thee. monster, or my standard.

Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no I'll go further off. standard.

Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied? Ste. We'll not rop, monsieur monster.

Ari. Thon liest. Trin. Nor go neither: but you'll lie, like Ste. Do I so? take thou that (strikes him.} dogs, and yet say nothing neither.

As you like this, give me the lie another time. Ste. Moon-call, speak once in thy life, if i'rin. I did vot give the lie :-Out o' your thou beest a good moon-calf.

wits, and hearing too!

-A pox o' your Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy bottle! this can sack, and drinking do.-A. I'll not serve him, he is not valiant. [shoe: murrain on your monster, and the devil take Trin. Thon liest, most ignorant monster;l your fingers! • Debauch'd | Alluding to Trinculo's party.colonred dress, Springs

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the story.

Cal. Ha, ha, ha!

Will hon about mine ears; and sometimes Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Proythee voices, stand further off.

That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, Will make me sleep again and then I'll beat him too.

dreaming,

[riches Ste. Stand further.-Come, proceed. The clouds, methought, would open, and shew

Cal. Why,as I told thee,'tis a custom with him Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d, l'the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st cry'd to dream again. brain him,

Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to Having first seizd his books; or with a log me, where I shall have my music for nothing. Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,

Cal. When Prospero is destroyed. Or cut his wezand with thy knife: Remember,

Ste. That shall be by and by:I remember First to possess his books; for without them He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not

Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow One spirit to command: They all do hate him, it, and after, do our work. As rootedly as I: Burn but his books;

Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow. - I He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,) would, I could see this taborer: he lays it on. Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal.

Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stéphano. And that most deeply to consider, is

(Exeunt. The beauty of his daughter; he himself

SCENE III.
Calls her a non-pareil: I ne'er saw woman,

Another part of the island.
But only Sycorax my dam, and she';
But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,

Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO,Gon. As greatest does least.

ZALO, ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and others. Ste. Is it so brave a lass?

Gon. By’r lakin t, I can go no further, sir; Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, And bring thee forth brave brood. (warrant, Through forth-rights, and meanders! by. your Ste. Monster, I will kill this man : bis I needs must rest me.

(patience, daughter and I will be king and queen; (save Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee, our graces !) and Tripculo and thyself shall be Who am myself attach'd with weariness, viceroy8:--Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo ? To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. Trin. Excellent.

Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'a, thee: but, while thou livest, keep a good Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks tongue in thy, head.

Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go, Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep;

Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. Wilt thou destroy him then?

[Aside to SEBASTIAN. Ste.

Ay, on mine honour. Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose Ari. This will I tell my master. [pleasure; That you resolv'd to effect. Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am fall of Seb.

The next advantage Let us be jocond: Will yon trol the catch

Will we take thoroughly. You taught me but while-ere?

Ant.

Let it be to-night; Ste. Åt thy request, 'monster, I will do rea. For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they son, any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,

(Sings. As when they are fresh. Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout Seb.

I say 10-night: no more. 'em, and flout 'em;

Solemn and strange music; and PROSPBRO Thought is free.

above, invisible. Enler several strange Cal. That's not the tune.

Shapes, bringing in

a banquet; they [ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe.

dance about it with gentle actions of sa. Ste. What is this same?

lutation; and, inviting the king, &c., to T'rin. This is the tune of our catch, played

eat, they depart, by the picture of No-body.

Alon. What harmony is this? my good Ste. If thou beest å man, shew thyself in friends, hark! thy likeness: if thou beest a devil, take't as Gon. Marvellous sweet music! thou list.

Alon. Give us kind kcepers, heavens ! Trin. 0, forgive me my sins!

What were these? Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy Seb. A living drollery I: Now I will believe thee:-Mercy upon us !

That there are unicorns; that in Arabia Cal. Art thou afeard?

There is one tree, the phenix' throne ; one Ste. No, monster, dot I.

At this hour reigning there.

(phonix Cal. Be not afeard; the islé is full of noises,

Ant.

P'll believe both ; Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and And what does else want credit, come to me, hurt not.

And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments | Thongli fools at home condemn them. [did lie, Throat. + Our lady

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If in Naples One dowle † that's in my plume; my fellow I should report this now, would they believe ministers If I should say I saw such islanders, .(me? Are like invulnerable : if you could hurt, For, certes *, these are people of the island) Your swords are now too massy for your Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, strengths, note,

And will not be uplifted; But, remember, Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of (For that's my business to you,) that you three Our human generation you shall find

From Milan did supplant good Prospero; Many, nay, almost any.

Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it,
Pro.
Honest lord,

Hiin,and hisinnocent child: for which foul deed Thou hast said well; for some of you there The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have present,

Incens'd the seas and shores, yea allthecreatures, Are worse than devils.

[Aside. Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso, I cannot too much muset, They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, Such shapes, such gesture, and such sonnd, Lingering perdition (worse than any death expressing

Can be at once,) shall step by step attend (Although they want the use of tongue), a kind You and your ways; whose wraths to guard Of excellent dumb discourse.

you from

(falls Praise in departing. (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else

[Aside. Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sor. Fran. They vanish'd strangely.

And a clear life ensuing.

'[row, Seb.

No matter, since

He vanishes in thunder: then, to soft muThey have left their viands behind ; for we have stomachs.

sic,enter the Shapes again and dance with Will't please you taste of what is here?

mops and mowes and carry out the table.

Not I. Pro. (Aside.] Bravely the figure of this Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear : When

harpy hast thou we were boys,

Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring: Who would believe that there were moun- of my instruction bast thou nothing 'bated, taineers,

In what thon hadst to say: 90, with good life, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had And observation strange, my meaner ministers banging at them

Their several kinds have done : my high Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, charms work, Whose heads stood in their breasts? which And these mine enemies, are all knit up Now we find,

In their distractions: they now are in tnypower; Each patter-ont on five for one, will bring us And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit Good warrant of.

Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is I will stand to, and feed, And his and iny loved darling. [drown'd,) Althongh my last; no matter, since I feel

[Exit PROSPERO from above. The best is past :- Brother, my lord the duke, Gon. I the name of something holy, sir, and do as we.

why stand you Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like

In this strange stare?

Alon. 0, it is monstrous ! monstrous ! a harpy; claps his wings upon the table, Methonght, the billows spoke, and told me of it; and, with a quaint device, the banquet The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, vanishes.

That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Ari. You are threemen of sin, wbom destiny The name of Prosper ; it did bass my trespass. That hath to instrument this lower world, Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and And what is in't, the never-surfeited sea I'll seek him deeper thane'er plummet sounded, Hath caused to belch up; and on this island And with him there lie múdded., [Exit. Where man doth not inbabit; you 'mongst Seb.

But one fiend at a time,

[mad; I'll fight their legions o’er. Being most nnfit to live, I have made you Ant.

I'll be thy second. Seeing ALON. SEB.&c., draw their swords,

(Exeunt Seb. and ANT. And even with such like yalour,men liang and Gon. All three of them are desperate; their drown,

great guilt, Their proper selves. You fools! I, and my fel- Like poison given to work a great time after, Are ministers of fate; the elements (lows Now'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech you Of whom your swords are temperd, may as That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, well

And hinder them from what this ecstacy|| Wound the load winds, or with bemock'd-at May now provoke them to. Kill the still closing waters, as diminish [stabs Adr. Follow, I pray you. [Exeunt.

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ACT IV.
SCENE I. Before Prospero's cell. Ari.

Well I conceive. (Exit. Enter PROSPERO, FerdiNAND, and Pro. Look,thou be true; do not give dalliance MIRANDA

Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,

To the fire i'the blood : be more abstemious, Your compensation makes amends ; for I

Or else, good night, your vow! Have given you here a thread of mine own life, The white cold virgin snow upon my heart

Fer.

I warrant yon, sir;
Or that for which I live; whom once again
I tender to thy hand : all thy vexations

Abates the ardour of my liver.
Pro.

Well.
Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
Hast strangely stood the test : here afore

Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollaryt,

Rather than want a spirit; appear,and pertly:Heaven, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,

No tongue ; all eyes; be silent. [Soft music. Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

A Masque. Enter Iris. For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, Iris, Ceres,most bounteous lady,thy rich lựas" And make it halt behind her.

Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease ; * Fer.

I do believe it Thy turfy moontains, where live nibbling sheep, Against an oracle.

[quisition And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them to Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own ac- Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, [keep; Worthily purchased, take my daughter: But Which spongy April at thy hest | betrims, If thou dost break her virgin knot before To make cold nymphis chaste crowns; and thy ex All sanctimonious ceremonies may

broom groves, With full and holy rite be ministerd, Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, tie No sweet aspersion * shall the heavens let fall Being låss-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard; To make this contract grow; but barren hate, And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew Where thou thyself dost air : The queen o'the The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, That you shall hate it both : therefore, take Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, As Hymen’s lamps shall light you. (heed, Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign Fer.

As I hope

grace, For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, To coine and sport: her peacocks fly amain; The most opportune place, the strong'st sug- Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain. gestion

Enter Ceres.
Our worser Genius can, shall never melt
Mine honour into lust; to take away

Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that The edge of that day's celebration,

Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are

Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my nowers Or night kept chain'd below. [founder'd,

Diffusest honey.drops, refreshing showers : Pro.

Fairly spoke:

And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.

My bosky g acres, and my unshrubb'd down,

Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why bath thy What, Ariel; my industrious servant Ariel !

queen Enter ARIEL.

Summon'd me hither, tothis short-grass'd green? Ari.Whatwould my potent master? here lam. Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your And some donation freely to estate last service

Ou the bless'd lovers.' Did worthily perform; and I must use you

Cer,

Tell me, heavenly bow, In such another trick: go, bring the rabble, If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, O'er whom I give the power,here,to this place: Do now attend the qieen? since they did plot Incite them to quick motion ; for I must The means, that dusky Dis|| my daughter got, Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple

Her and her blind boy's scandal'd conipany? Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,

I have forsworn. And they expect it from me.

Iris,

Of her society Ari.

Presently? Be not afraid: I met her deity Pro. Ay, with a twink.

Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,

son, And breathe twice; and cry, so, so;

Dove-drawn, with her; here thought they 10 Each one, tripping on his toe,

have done Will be here with mop and mowe:

Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Do you love nie, master? no.

Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel : Do not ap- Till Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain; Till thou dost hear me call.

[proach, Mars's hot minion is return'd again; . Sprinkling + Surplus.

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