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More that I may call men, than you, good fnend,
And my dear father : how features are abroad,
. Enter Fer- (The jewel in my dower, I would not wish
am skill-less of ; but by my modesty dinand, bearing a log.
Any companion in the world but you;
Besides yourself, to like of: but I prattle
I am, in my condition,
A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king;
Do you love me?
Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this
And crown what I prosess with kind event,
If I speak true; if hoilowly, invert
What best is boded me, to mischief! I,
Do love, prize, honour you.
I am a fool,
To weep at what I am glad of.
Wherefore weep you?
Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer
O most dear mistress, What I desire to give; and much less take,
And all the more it seeks to hide itsell,
If you'll sit down, The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning!
I am your wife, if you will marry me;
No, precious creature: If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow
My mistress, dearest,
It would become me And I thus humble ever.
My husband then ?
As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand.
Poor worm! thou art infected ; Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And now
You look wearily. Till half an hour hence.
A thousand! thousand !
(Ereunt Fer. and Mir,
Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,
At nothing can be more. i'll to my book :
Miranda :-) my father, For yet, ere supper time, must I perform
Much business appertaining.
Admir'd Miranda !
SCENE II.-Another part of the Island. Enter
Stephano and Trinculo; Caliban following with
Ste. Tell not me;-when the butt is out, we will
and board 'em: Servant-monster, drink to me.
Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island !
They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are
three of them; if the other two be brained like us, Mira.
I do not know
the state totters.
Trin. Where should they be set else ? he were
nk: an I pluck .. ee, make a
gonuts; 101 3 thee get thee u go with
hout any our com it here.
, we'll fill
well, drunkenly en monster.
10 man. 1: freedom,
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tonguel. Trin. Why, what did 1 ? I did nothing ; I'll go in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I further
. swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ? leagues, off and on, by this light. --Thou shalt be Ari. Thou liest. my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.
Ste. Do I so? take thou that. (strikes him.) As Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no stand- you like this, give me the lie another time. ard.
Trin. I did not give the lie:-Out o' your wits, Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. and hearing too?-A pox o’your bottle! this can
Trin. Nor go neither : but you lie, like dogs; sack and drinking do.-A murrain on your monand yet say nothing neither.
ster, and the devil take your fingers ! Ste. Moon-call, speak once in thy life, if thou Cal. Ha, ha, ha! becst a good moon-calf,
Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Priythec, Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy stand further off. shoe;.
Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
I'll beat him too. Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am
Stand further.-Come proceed. in case to justle a constable: Why, thou deboshed' Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath I the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a
Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,
First to possess his books; for without them
One spirit to command: They all do hate him, Ca!. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. As rootedly as I : Burn but his books ;
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; He has brave utensils (for so he calls them, if you prove a mutinoer, the next tree–The poor Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indig. And that most deeply to consider, is nity.
The beauty of his daughter; he himself Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'a Calls her a nonpareil: I ne'er saw woman, To hearken once again the suit I made thee? But only Sycorax my dam, and she;
Sle. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it ; I will But she as far surpasseth Sycorax, stand, and so shall Trinculó.
As greatest does least.
Is it so brave a lass?
Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant,
And bring thee forth brave brood. Before, I am subject to a tyrant;
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath
and I will be king and queen; (save our graces!) Cheated me of this island.
and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys :-Dost Ari.
thou like the plot, Trinculo ? Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou:
Trin. Excellent. I would my valiant master would destroy thee ;
Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I bcat thee; I do not lie.
but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy Sle. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his head. tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep: teeth.
Wilt thou destroy him then ? Trin. Why, I said nothing.
Ay, on mine honour. Sle. Mum then, and no more.-[To Caliban.)
Ari. This will I tell my master, Proceed.
Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of plca-
Sle. At thy request, monster, I will do reason,
any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee.
(Sings. Sle, How now shall this be compassed? Canst thou bring me to the party?
Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skoul 'em, and Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee asleep,
flout 'em; Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head.
Thoughi is free. Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
Cal. That's not the tune.
Ste. What is this same ?
[him likeness; if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list.
Cal. Art thou aseard ?
Ste. No, monster, not I. (1) Debauched.
Alluding to Trinculo's party-coloured dress, (3) Springs, (4) Throat,
Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, |(For, certes, these are people of the island,) Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet note, not.
Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of
Honest lord, Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, The clouds, methought, would open, and show Are worse than devils.
I cannot too much muse, Roady to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d, Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, exI cry'd to dream again.
pressing Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, (Although they want the use of tongue,) a kind where I shall have my music for nothing.
of excellent dumb discourse. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Praise in departing. Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the
Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it,
No matter, since and aller, do our work.
They hare left their viands behind; for we have Sle. Lead, monster; we'll follow. I would, I stomachs.could see this taborer : he lays it on.
Will't please you taste of what is here? Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.
Not I. (Exeunt. Gon. Faith, Sir, you need not fear: When we
were boys, SCENE III. Another part of the Island. En- Who would believe that there were mountaineers,
ter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging Francisco, and others.
Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, Gon. By'r lakin,' I can go no further, sir; Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, find, Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa- Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us tience,
Good warrant of. I needs must rest me.
Alon. I will stand to, and feed, Alon.
Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Although my last : no matter, since I feel Who am inyself attach'd with weariness, The best is past:-Brother, my lord the duke, To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. Stand too, and do as we. Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd, Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a har. Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks py : claps his wings upon the table, and with a Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go. quaint device, the banquet vanishes. Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.
(Aside to Sebastian. Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose (That hath to instrument this lower world, That you resolv'd to effect.
And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea Seb.
The next advantage Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Will we take thoroughly.
Where man doth not inhabit; you ’mongst men Ant.
Let it be to-night ; Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they
(Seeing Alon. Seb. &c. draw their swords. Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance, And even with such like valour, men hang and As when they are fresh.
drown Sub. I say, to-night: no more. Their proper selves. You fools ! I and my fellows
Are ministers of fate; the elements Selemn and strange music; and Prospero above, of whom your swords are temperd, may as well
inrisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bring- Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs inz in a banguet; they dance about il' with gen- Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish lle actions of salutation; and inviting the king, One dowle'that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers dc. to eat, they depart.
Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, And will not be uplifted : But, remember
Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, hark !
(For that's my business to you,) that you three Gon. Marvellous sweet music! Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens !–What Expos’d unto the sea, which hath requit it,
From Milan did supplant good Prospero ; were these?
Hiin, and his innocent child; for which foul deed Seb. A living drollery :: Now I will believe, That there are unicorns; that in Arabia
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have There is one tree, the phenix' throne; one phænix Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso,
Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures At this hour reigning there.
They have bereft: and do pronounce by me, Ant.
I'll believe both: And what does else want credit, come to me,
Lingering perdition (worse than any death And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, You, and your ways; whose wrath to guard you
Can be at once) shall step by step attend Though fools at home condemn them.
If in Naples (which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls
And a clear life ensuing.
Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew
The union of your bed with weeds so loathly,
the Shapes again, and dance with mops and As Hymen's lamps shall light you.
As I hope Pro. (Aside.) Bravely the figure of this harpy With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den,
For quict days, fair issue, and long life,
The most opportune place the strongest suggestion
The edge of that day's celebration,
When I shallthink, or Phæbus' steeds are founder'd,
Fairly spoke :
Ari. What would my potent master ? here I am. Gon. I'the name of something holy, sir, why
Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last
service In this strange stare ? Alon. o, it is monstrous! monstrous ! In such another trick: go, bring the rabble,
Did worthily perform; and I must use you Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place : The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,
Incite them to quick motion ; for I must That decp and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple The name of Prosper ; it did bass my trespass. Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, Therefore my son is the ooze is bedded; and
And they expect it from me. I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded,
Presently? And with him there lie mudded.
[Erit. Seb. But one fiend at a time, Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,
Pro. Ay, with a twink. I'll fight their legions o'er,
And breathe twice; and cry, so, so!
I'll be thy second.
Each one, tripping on his toe, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their Do you love me, master ? no. great guilt,
Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not approach,
Well I conceive. That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,
(Erit. And hinder them from what this ecstacy?
Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance May now provoke them to.
Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw
Follow, I pray you. To the fire i' the blood : be more abstemious,
I warrant you, sir ;
Abates the ardour of my liver.
Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary, SCENE I.-Before Prospero's cell. Enter Pros- Rather than want a spirit ; appear, and pertly:
pero, Ferdinand, and Miranda. No tongue; all eyes; be silent. (Soft music. Pro. If I have too austercly punish'd you,
A Masque. Enter Iris.
Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,
And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep;
Which spongy April at thy hestá betrims,
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,
broom groves, And make it halt behind her.
Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, Fer.
I do believe it, Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard ;
And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard,
grace, With full and holy rite be minister'd,
Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain; To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Approach, rich Ceres, ber to entertain,
(1) Pure, blameless. (2) Alienation of mind. (3) Sprinkling. (4) Surplus. (6) Commande
There's something clse to do: hush, and be inute,
Or else our spell is marr'd. Cer, Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er Iris. You nymphs, callid Naiads, of the wand'ring Dost dis 1997 ine wife of Jupiter ;
brooks, Who, wils iny affron wings, upon my flowers With your sedy'd crowns, and ever harmless looks, Dift ses...ey-drops, refreshing showers : Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land And w.ln each end of thy blue bow dost crown
Answer your summons; Juno does command : My boskv' acres, and my unshrubb'd down,
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate
Enter certain Nymphs.
You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary, Cer.
Tell me, heavenly bow, Come hither from the furrow, and be merry; Ir Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on, Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot And these fresh nymphs encounter every one The means, that dusky Dis? my daughter got, In country Cooling. Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company I have forsworn.
Enter cerlain Reapers, properly habited; they join Iris. Of her society
with the Nynplis in a graceful dance; towards Be not afraid : I met her deity
the end whereof Prospero starts suuldenly, and Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son speaks; after which, to a strange, hollow, and Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have confused noise, they heavily vanish.
donc Some wanton charm upon this man and maid,
Pro. [.Aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy Whose rows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid or the beast Caliban, and his confederates, Till Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain; Against my life; the minute of their plot Mars' hot minion is return'd again;
is almost come.-(To the Spirits.] Well donc ;Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,
avoid ;-no more. Swears he will shoot no more, but play with spar
Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some rows,
passion And be a boy right out.
That works him strongly.
Never till this day, Great Juno comes ; I know her by her gait. Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper’d.
Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, Enter Juno.
As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir:
Our revels now are ended; these our actors,
Are melted into air, into thin air:
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itsell,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a racks behind: We are such stuff
As dreams are made of, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.--Sir, I am vex'd;
Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled, Cer. Earth's increase, and foizona plenly; Be not disturb’d with my infirmity:
Barns, and garners never empty; If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
We wish your peace. hi the very end of harvest;
(Exeunt. Scarcity, and want, shall shun you ; Pro. Come with a thought :-1 thank you :Ceres' blessing so is on you.
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's thy
pleasure ? I have from their confines call'd to enact
Spirit, My present fancies. Fer. Let me live here ever ;
We must prepare to meet with Caliban.
Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presented So rare a wonder de father, and a wise,
Ceres, Make this place Paradise.
I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd (Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on
Lest I might anger thee. employment.
Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these
Sweet now, silence; Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;
drinking ? (1) Woody. (2) Pluto. (3) Abundance. (6) A body of clouds in motion ; but it is most (4) Able to produce such wonders. (5) Vanished. probable that the author wrote track,