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As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse
First, noble friend,
Whether this be,
You do yet taste
all : But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded,
[Aside to SEB. and Ant. I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, And justify you traitors; at this time I'll tell no tales. Seb.
The devil speaks in him. [ Aside. Pro. For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require My dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I know, Thou must restore. Alon.
If thou beest Prospero, Give us particulars of thy preservation: How thou hast met us here, who three hours since Were wreck'd upon
this shore; where I have lost, How sharp the point of this remembrance is ! My dear son Ferdinand. Pro.
I am woefort, sir. 2 Sorry.
Alon. Irreparable is the loss; and Patience
I rather think,
You the like loss ?
and scarce think Their
eyes do offices of truth, their words Are natural breath: but, howsoe'er
If this prove
The entrance of the Cell opens, and discovers FERDI
NAND and MIRANDA playing at chess.
No, my dearest love,
should wrangle, And I would call it fair play.
A most high miracle!
[Ferd. kneels to Alon. Alon.
Now all the blessings Of a glad father compass thee about ! Arise, and
how thou cam'st here. Mira.
O! wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't! Pro.
'Tis new to thee. Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast
at play? Your eld'st acquaintance cannot be three hours : Is she the goddess that hath sever'd us, And brought us thus together? Fer.
Sir, she's mortal ;
I am her's :
There, sir, stop:
I have inly wept, Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you
I say, Amen, Gonzalo !
Give me your hands :
[To Fer. and Mir. Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart, That doth not wish you joy! Gon
Be't so! Amen!
Re-enter Ariel, with the Master and Boatswain
amazedly following: O look, sir, look, sir ; here are more of us ! I prophesied, if a gallows were on land, This fellow could not drown:- Now, blasphemy, That swear’st grace o'erboard, not an oath on shore? Hast thou no mouth by land? What is the news?
Boats. The best news is, that we have safely found
Our king, and company : the next our ship,
Sir, all this service
[ Aside. Pro.
My tricksy 4 spirit! Alon. These are not natural events; they
strengthen, From strange to stranger; — Say, how came you
hither? Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake, I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep, And (how, we know not,) all clapp'd under hatches, Where but even now, with strange and several noises Of roaring, shrieking, howling, gingling chains, And more diversity of sounds, all horrible, We were awak'd; straitway, at liberty: Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our master Cap'ring to eye her: On a trice, so please you, Even in a dream, were we divided from them, And were brought moping hither. Ari.
Was't well done? Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou [ Aside.
shalt be free. Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod : And there is in this business more than nature Was ever conduct 5 of: some oracle Must rectify our knowledge. Pro.
Sir, my liege, Do not infest your mind with beating on The strangeness of this business; at pick'd leisure, Which shall be shortly, single I'll resolve you (Which to you shall seem probable,) of every These happen'd accidents; till when, be cheerful, And think of each thing well. — Come hither, spirit ;
[Aside. 3 Ready. + Clever, adroit. 5 Conductor.