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Remember, I have done thee worthy service;
Dost thou forget
I do not, sir.
grown into a hoop? hast thou forgot her? Ari. No, sir.
Thou hast: where was she born? speak; Ari. Sir, in Argier.
(tell me. Pro.
0, was she so? I must, Once in a month, recount what thou hast been, Which thou forget'st. This damnd witch, Sycorax, For mischiefs manifold, and sorceries terrible To enter human hearing, from Argier, Thou know'st, was banish’d; for one thing she did, They would not take her life. Is not this true?
Ari. Ay, sir.
Pro. This blue-ey'd hag was hither brought with child, And here was left by the sailors. Thou, iny slave, As thou reportst thyself, wast then her servant: And, for thou wast á spirit too delicate To act her earthly and abhorr'd commands, Refusing her grand hests, she did confine thee, By help of her more potent ministers, And in her most unmitigable rage, Into a cloven pine; within which rift Imprison’d, thou didst painfully remain A dozen years; within which space she died, And left thee there; where thou didst vent thy groaps, As fast as mill-wheels strike: then was this island (Sxve for the son that she dįd litter here,
A freckled whelp, hag-born,) not honour'd with
Yes; Caliban, her son.
I thank thee, master.
Pardon, master: I will be correspondent to command,', And do my spiriting gently. Pro.
Do so; and after two days I will discharge thee. Ari.
That's my noble master!
Pro. Go make thyself like to a nyınph o’the sea;
[Exit Ariel. Awake, dear heart, awake! thou hast slept well; Awake!
Mira. The strangeness of your story put
Shake it off : come on;
"Tis a villain, sir,
But, as 'tis,
Thou earth, thou! speak.
Pro. Come forth, I say; there's other business for theo; Come forth, thou tortoise! when?
Re-enter AnỊel, like a Water-Nymph.
My lord, it shall he done. [Erit. Pro. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself Upon thy wicked dam, come forth!
Pro. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have cramps,
I must eat my dinner. This island's mine, by Sycorax, my mother, Which thou tak'st from me. When thou camest first, Thou strok’dst me, and mad'st much of me; would'st Water with berries in't; and teach me how [give me To name the bigger light, and how the less, That burn by day and night: and then I lov'd thee, And show'd thee all the qualities o'the isle, The fresh springs, brine pits, barren place, and fertile; Cursed be that did so! All the charms Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you! For I am all the subjects that you have, Which first was mine own king; and here you sty me In this hard rock, whiles you do keep from ine 'The rest of the island. Pro.
Thou most lying slave, Whom stripes may move, not kindness; I have us’d thee, Filth as thou art, with human care; and lodgʻd thee Ja mine owa cell, till thou didst seek to violate
The honour of my child.
Cal. O ho, O ho!-'would it had been done!
Cal. You taught me language; and my profit on't
Cal. No, 'pray thee!
So, slave; hence!
[Exit Caliban. Re-enter ARIEL, invisible, playing and singing ; Fer
DINAND following him.
And then take hands :
(The wild waves whist)
Foot it featly here and there;
[Dispersedly. Hark, hark! I hear The strain of strutting chanticlere,
Of his bones are corul made;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
Pro. The fringed curtains of thine eye advance
What is't? a spirit?
Pro. No,wench; it eats and sleeps, and hath such senses As we have, such: this gallant which thou seest