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SCENE I.-Before Prospero's cell. Enter Ferdinand, bearing a log.
Fer. There be some sports are painful; but
Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness
The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead,
Had ne'er like executor. I forget:
But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my
Enter Miranda; and Prospero at a distance.
If you'll sit down,
I'll bear your logs the while: pray give me that;
Mira. It would become me As well as it does you: and I should do it With much more ease; for my good will is to it, And yours against.
When you are by at night. I do beseech you (Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,) What is your name?
Miranda :-O my father, I have broke your hest' to say so! Fer. Indeed, the top of admiration; worth Admir'd Miranda! What's dearest to the world. Full many a lady I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues Have I lik'd several women; never any With so full soul, but some defect in her Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, And put it to the foil: but you, O you, So perfect, and so peerless, are created' Of every creature's best.
I do not know One of my sex; no woman's face remember, Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen (1) Command. (2) Own'd. (3) Whatsoever,
More that I may call men, than you, good friend, (The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish And my dear father: how features are abroad, am skill-less of; but by my modesty Nor can imagination form a shape, Any companion in the world but you; Something too wildly, and my father's precepts Besides yourself, to like of: but I prattle Therein forget. Fer.
I am, in my condition, (I would, not so!) and would no more endure A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king; The flesh-fly blow my mouth. Hear my soul speak, This wooden slavery, than I would suffer The very instant that I saw you, did My heart fly to your service; there resides, Am I this patient log-man. To make me slave to it; and, for your sake, Mira. Do you love me? Fer. O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound,
And crown what I profess with kind event,
To weep at what I am glad of.
Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace
Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer What I desire to give; and much less take, What I shall die to want: But this is trifling; And prompt me, plain and holy innocence! And all the more it secks to hide itself, The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! I am your wife, if you will marry me ; If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, Whether you will or no.
My mistress, dearest,
My husband then?
I am a fool,
SCENE II.-Another part of the Island. Enter Stephano and Trinculo; Caliban following with a bottle.
Ste. Tell not me;-when the butt is out, we will drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, 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, the state totters.
Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; thy eyes are almost set in thy head. Trin. Where should they be set else? he were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail,
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by this light.-Thou shalt be 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.
Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. Trin. Nor go neither: but you lie, like dogs; and yet say nothing neither.
Trin. I did not give the lie :-Out o' your wits, and hearing too?-A pox o' your bottle! this can sack and drinking do.-A murrain on your mouster, and the devil take your fingers!
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou becst a good moon-calf,
Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy shoe;
I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am in case to justle a constable: Why, thou deboshed' fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath I' drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a
Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd
Enter Ariel, invisible.
Cal. As I told thee
Before, I am subject to a tyrant;
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my lord?
Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log
Trin. Lord, quoth he!-that a monster should be such a natural! Cal. 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 mutineer, 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
The beauty of his daughter; he himself
Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth.
Trin. Why, what did Ì? I did nothing; I'll go further off.
Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied?
I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows,
Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger; interrupt the monster one word further, and, by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a stock-fish of thee.
Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr'ythee, stand further off.
Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time,
Alluding to Trinculo's party-coloured dress.
Stand further.-Come proceed. Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain him,
Is it so brave a lass?
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter and I will be king and queen; (save our graces!) and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys:-Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo?
Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee; but, while thou lívest, keep a good tongue in thy head.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep : Wilt thou destroy him then?
Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of plea
Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch
Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.
[Sings. Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and flout 'em; Thought is free.
Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd,
Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I shall have my music for nothing.
Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the
Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, and after, do our work.
Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.-I would, I could see this taborer: he lays it on. Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.
SCENE III-Another part of the Island.
Gon. By'r lakin,' I can go no further, sir;
The next advantage
Will we take thoroughly.
Let it be to-night;
Gon. Marvellous sweet music!
Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet note,
Thou hast said well; for some of you there present,
(Although they want the use of tongue,) a kind
Seb. A living drollery:2 Now I will believe,
I should report this now, would they believe me?
(1) Our lady. (2) Show. (3) Certainly.
Praise in departing.
Fran. They vanish'd strangely.
Will't please you taste of what is here?
Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men,
Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us
They have left their viands behind; for we have No matter, since stomachs.
I say, to-night: no more.
Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows
Solemn and strange music; and Prospero above, Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bring-Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs ing in a banquet; they dance about it with gen- Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish
lle actions of salutation; and inviting the king, &c. to eat, they depart.
One dowle' that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, And will not be uplifted: But, remember Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,
(For that's my business to you,) that you three
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 Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; [Seeing Alon. Seb. &c. draw their swords. And even with such like valour, men hang and drown
Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow. (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls
And a clear1 life ensuing.
|Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew
He vanishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter That you shall hate it both: therefore, take need,
Ari. What would my potent master? here I am.
Pro. [Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy
Perform'd, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring:
And these, mine enemies, are all knit up
[Exit Prospero from above.
I'll fight their legions o'er.
Gon. All three of them great guilt,
I'll be thy second.
Like poison given to work a great time after,
Follow, I pray you.
Did worthily perform; and I must use you
Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,
I do believe it,
Against an oracle.
Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition
(1) Pure, blameless. (2) Alienation of mind.
Pro. Ay, with a twink.
Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,
Well I conceive.
Well.Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary,*
SCENE 1.—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.
A Masque. Enter Iris.
Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not approach, Till thou dost hear me call.
Cer. Hi, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er
Tell me, heavenly bow,
Of her society
Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,
Juno. How does my bounteous sister? Go with
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be,
Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
Cer. Earth's increase, and foizon3 plenty;
Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and
[Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on employment.
There's something else to do: hush, and be mute,
Iris. You nymphs, call'd Naiads, of the wand'ring
With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless looks,
Enter certain Nymphs.
(1) Woody. (2) Pluto. (3) Abundance.
You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary,
Enter certain Reapers, properly habited; they join with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards the end whereof Prospero starts suddenly, and speaks; after which, to a strange, hollow, and confused noise, they heavily vanish.
Pro. Aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy
Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's thy
We must prepare to meet with Caliban.
I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd
Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these
Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking?
(6) A body of clouds in motion; but it is most probable that the author wrote track,