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From me he got it. If thy greatness will
Ste. That's most certain.
Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll ferve thee. Ste. How fhall this be compast? canst thou bring me to the party?
Cal. Yea, yea, my lord, I'll yield him thee afleep,
Cal. What a py'd ninny's this? thou fcurvy patch!
Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger: interrupt the
Ste. Didft thou not fay he ly'd?
Ste. Do I fo? take thou that.
As you like this, give me the lie another time.
Trin. I did not give thee the lie; out o' your wits and hearing too? A pox o' your bottle! this can fack and drinking do: a murrain on your monfter, and the devil take your fingers!
Cal. Ha, ha, ha,
Ste. Now forward with your tale; pr'ythee ftand further
Cal. Beat him enough; after a little time I'll beat him too.
Ste. Stand further.
Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him
He's but a fot, as I am; and hath not
The beauty of his daughter; he himself
Ste. Is it fo brave a lafs?
Cal. Ay, lord; fhe will become thy bed, I warrant, And bring thee forth brave brood.
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter and I will be King and Queen, fave our Graces: and Trincula and thyself shall be Vice-Roys. Doft thou like the plot, Trinculo?
Ste. Give me thy hand; I am forry I beat thee: but while thou liv'ft, keep a good tongue in thy head.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep;
Wilt thou destroy him then?
Ste. Ay, on my honour.
Ari. This will I tell my master.
Cal. Thou mak'ft me merry; I am full of pleasure; Let us be jocund. Will you troul the catch You taught me but while-ere ?
Ste. At thy request, monfter, I will do reafon, any reafon : : come on, Trinculo, let us fing.
Flout 'em, and fkout 'em; and fkout 'em, and flout 'em ; thought is free.
Cat. That's not the tune.
[Ariel plays the tune on a Tabor and Pipe.
Ste. What is this fame? Trin. This is the tune of our catch, plaid by the picture of no-body.
Ste. If thou be'ft a man, fhew thyfelf in thy likeness; if thou be'ft a devil, take't as thou lift.
Trin. O forgive me my fins!
Ste. He that dies pays all debts: I defie thee. Mercy upon us!
Cal. Art thou afraid?
Ste. No, monster, not I.
Cal. Be not afraid; the ifle is full of noises,
I cry'd to dream again.
Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I fhall have my mufick for nothing.
Cal. When Profpero is deftroy'd.
Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the story. Trin. The found is going away let's follow it, and after do our work.
Ste. Lead, monfter; we'll follow. I would I could fee this taborer. He lays it on.
Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.
Enter Alonfo, Sebaftian, Anthonio, Gonzalo, Adrian,
Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, Sir,
Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee,
Do not, for one repulfe, forego the purpose
Seb. The next advantage..
Ant. Let it be to-night;
Seb. I fay to-night: no more.
Solemn and frange Mufick, and Profpero on the top invifible. Enter feveral frange fhapes, bringing in a banquet; and dance about it with gentle actions of falutation, and inviting the King, &c. to eat, they depart.
Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, hark!
Alon. Give us kind keepers, heaven! what are these?
Seb. A living drollery. Now I will believe
Ant. I'll believe both :
And what does elfe want credit, come to me,
Though fools at home condemn 'em.
Gon. If in Naples
I fhould report this now, would they believe me?
(For certes these are people of the island)
Who tho' they are of monftrous fhapes, yet note
Many; nay, almost any.
Pro. Honeft lord,
Thou haft faid well; for fome of you there present
Alon. I cannot too much mufe,
Such fhapes, fuch gefture, and fuch found, expreffing
Pro. Praife in departing.
They've left their viands behind; for we have ftomachs.
Ant. Not I.
Gon. Faith, Sir, you need not fear. When we were boys,
Alon. I will ftand to, and feed,
SCENE IV. Thunder and lightning.
Are ministers of fate; the elements
One down that's in my plume: my fellow-minifters
* It was a cuftóm heretofore for people upon their going forth to travel to put out fums of money upon contracts to receive the fame back with increase upon their return which increase bore a proportion to the length and danger of the voyages they undertook; and upon those which were very long and very hazardous it fometimes rofe to 500 per cent. See Ben. Johnfon. Every man out of his humour. Alt.3. Sc. 3. See alfo Morifon's Itinerary, Part 1. p. 198.