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If in Naples I should report this now, would they believe me? If I should say, I saw such islanders, (For, certes, these are people of the island) Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of Our human generation you shall find Many, nay, almost any. Pro.
[Aside.] Honest lord, Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, Are worse than devils. Alon.
I cannot too much muse, [ing Such shapes, such gestures,' and such sounds, express(Although they want the use of tongue) a kind Of excellent dumb discourse. Pro.
[Aside.) Praise in departing. Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Seb.
No matter, since They have left their viands behind, for we have sto
boys, Who would believe that there were mountaineers Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging at
them Wallets of flesh ? or that there were such men, Whose heads stood in their breasts > which now, we find, Each putter-out of five for one will bring us Good warrant of. Alon.
I will stand to, and feed, Although my last: no matter, since I feel The best is past.—Brother, my lord the duke, Stand to, and do as we. Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL, like a harpy, claps his wings upon the table, and, with a quaint device, the banquet vanishes.
Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny (That hath to instrument this lower world, And what is in't) the never-surfeited sea
i gesture : in f. e. 2 sound: in f. e. 3 A custom of old travellers to put out a sum of money at interest, at the outset of a journey, for which they received at the rate of five to one, if they returned.
Hath caused to belch up, and on this island
[ALON., SEB., &c., draw their Swords.2
Shapes again, and dance with mocks and mowes, and carry out the table. Pro. [Above. 4] Bravely the figure of this harpy hast
thou Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring. Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life And observation strange, my meaner ministers Their several kinds have done. My high charms work, And these, mine enemies, are all knit up In their distractions: they now are in my power; And in these fits I leave them, while I visit 1 f. e. insert here this direction : Seeing Alon., SEB., 8c., drar
2 Omitted in f. e. 3 A feather or particle of 'down. 4 Aside : in f. e.
Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown’d) And his and my lov'd darling. [Exit PROSPERO.
Gon. I' the name of something holy, sir, why stand you In this strange stare? Alon.
0, it is monstrous ! monstrous ! Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd The name of Prosper : it did base my trespass. Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded ; and I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, And with him there lie mudded.
But one fiend at a time, I'll fight their legions o'er.
Ant. I'll be thy second. (Exeunt SEB. and Ant.
Gon. All three of them are desperate : their great guilt, Like poison given to work a great time after, Now 'gins to bite the spirits.—I do beseech you, That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, And hinder them from what this ecstasy May now provoke them to. Adr. Follow, I pray you.
I do believe it,
Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition
Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: but
As I hope
Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last service Did worthily perform, and I must use you In such another trick. Go, bring the rabble, O’er whom I give thee power, here, to this place: Incite them to quick motion ; for I must Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple Some vanity of mine art: it is my promise, And they expect it from me. Ari.
Ari. Before you can say, “Come,” and “ go,"
Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel. Do not approach,
Well I conceive. [Exit. Pro. Look, thou be true. Do not give dalliance Too much the rein: the strongest oaths are straw
To the fire i’ the blood. Be more absterious,
I warrant you, sir;
groves, Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard; And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Where thou thyself dost air; the queen of the sky, Whose watery arch and messenger am I, Bids thee leave these, and with her sovereign grace, Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,
(Juno descends slowly." To come and sport. Her peacocks fly amain: Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate,
Tell me, heavenly bow, 1 Surplusage. Spertly-quickly, skilfully: 3 Coarse grass, used sometimes for covering farm-buildings. 4 pion-to dig 5 twilled : in f. e. - 6 broom: in f. e. This direction is omitted in most modern editions ; “slowly” is added in the MS., 1632.