Abbildungen der Seite
PDF
EPUB

may not

So full of valour, that they smote the air To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along,
For breathing in their faces; beat the ground And do the murder first; if he awake,.
For kissing of their feet: yet always bending From toc to crown he'll till our skins with pinches;
Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, Make us strange stuff.
At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their Ste. Be you quiet, monster.—Mistress line, is not
ears,

this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line: Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and As they smelt music; so I charm'd their ears, prove a bald jerkin. That, call-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, an't Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and like your grace. thorns,

Sté. I thank thce for that jest; here's a garment Which entered their frail shins : at last I left them for't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king l' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, of this country: Steal by line and level, is an excelThere dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake lent pass of pate; there's another garment for't. O'er-stunk their feet.

Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your Pro.

This was well done, my bird : fingers, and away with the rest. Thy shape invisible retain thou still:

Cal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our time, The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apos For stale, i to catch these thieves.

With foreheads villanous low. Ari.

go, I go. (Exit. Ste. Monster, lay to your fingers ; help to bear Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll Nurture: can never stick; on whom my pains, turn you out of my kingdom; go to, carry this. Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;

Trin. And this. And as, with age, his body uglier grows,

Sle, Aye, and this. So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,

A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, Rc-enter Ariel loaden with glistering apparel, fc. in shape of hounds, and hunt them about ; ProsEven to roaring: Come, hang them on this line.

pero and Ariel setting them on. Prospero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter Cali Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!

ban, Stephano, and Trinculo; all wet. Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silver ! Cal. Pray, you, tread softly, that the blind mole

Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark,

hark! Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell.

(Cal. Ste, and Trin. are driven out. Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints harmless fairy, has done litile better than played the With dry convulsions ; shorten up their sinews Jack' with us.

With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss , at them, which my nose is in great indignation.

Than pard,' or cat o' mountain. Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I

Ari.

Hark, they roar. should take a displeasure against you; look you, Lie at my mercy all mine enemies;

Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: at this hour Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.

Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still : Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou Bc patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little, Shall hood-wink this mischance: therefore, speak Follow, and do me service.

(Exeunt, softly, All's hush'd as midnight yet.

Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool,-
Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in

ACT V. that, monster, but an infinite loss.

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet SCENE I.Before the cell of Prospero. Enter this is your harmless fairy, monster.

Prospero in his magic robes, and Ariel. Sle. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er ears for my labour.

Pro. Now does my project gather to a head: Cal. Prythee, my king, be quiet: Seest thou here, My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time This is the mouth o' the cell: no noise, and enter: Goes upright with his carriage.-How's the day? Do that good mischief, which may make this island

Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, Thine own for ever, and I, thy Cáliban,

You said our work should cease. For aye* thy foot-licker.

Pro. Ste. Give me thy hand : I do begin to have bloody When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit, thoughts.

How fares the king and his ? Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! Oworthy

Ari.

Confind together Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee? In the same fashion as you gave in charge ;

Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners

Trin. O, ho, monster ; we know what belongs to In the líme grove which weather-fendsø your cell. a frippery king Stephano!

They cannot budge, till you release. The king, sle. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; I'll have that gown.

And the remainder mourning over them, Trin. Thy grace shall have it.

Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; I ut chiefly Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you Him you term’d, sir, The good old word Gonzalo; mean,

His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops (!) Bait. (2) Education. (3) Jack with a lantern. (6) Bird-lime. (7) Leopard. Ever. (6) A shop for sale of old clothes.

(8) Defends from bad weather.

I did say so,

and groves;

thee;

From eaves of reeds:' your charm so strongly works Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: them,

Thy brother was a furtherer in the act ;That if you now beheld them, your affections Thou'rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian.-Flesh and Would become tender.

blood, Pro.

Dost thou think so, spirit ? You brother mine, that entertain's ambition, Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human.

Expell'd remorse? and nature; who, with Sebastian, Pro.

And mine shall. (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) Hast thou, which art but air, a touch of feeling Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee, Of their atlictions; and shall not myself, Unnatural though thou art!—Their understanding One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Begins to swell: and the approaching tide Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them, quick,

That yet looks on me, or would know me:-Ariel, Yet with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell; Do I take part: the rarer action is

[Exit Ariel, In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent, I will dis-case me, and myself present, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend As I was sometime Milan:-quickly, spirit; Not a frown further: Go, release them, Ariel; Thou shalt ere long be free. My charms I'll break their senses I'll restore, And they shall be themselves.

Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps to attire Ari. I'll fetch them, sir.

Prospero.

Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I; Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, In a cowslip's bell I'lie :

There I couch when owls do cry. And ye, that on the sands with printless foot

On the bal's back I do fly, Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him,

After summer, merrily: When he comes back; you demy-puppets, that Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, By moon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make, Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime

Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel ; I shall miss Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid But yet thou shalt have freedom: so, so, so (Weak masters though ye be,) I have be-dimm’d To the king's ship, invisible as thou art : The noon-tide sun, call’d forth the mutinous winds, There shalt thou find the mariners asleep And 'twixt the green sea and the azur’d vault Under the hatches; the master, and the boatswain, Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder Being awake, enforce them to this place; Have I given fire, and risted Jove's stout oak And presently, I pr’ythee. With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory

Ari. I drink the air before me, and return Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up Or e'er your pulse twice beat. (Erit Ariel, The pine and cedar: graves, at my command,

Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazeHave wak'd their sleepers; op'd, and let them

ment forth

Inhabits here: Some heavenly power guide us By my so potent art : But this rough magic

Out of this fearful country ! I here abjure: and, when I have requir'd

Pro.

Behold, sir king, Some heavenly music (which even now I do,)

The wrong'd duke of Milan, Prospero ;
To work miné end upon their senses, that For more assurance that a living princé
This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff, Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body;
Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,

And to thee, and thy company, I bid
And, deeper than did ever plummet sound, A hearty welcome.
I'll drown my book.
[Solemn music. Alon.

Whe'r: thou beest he, or no,

Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me,
Re-enter Ariel: after him, Alonso, with a frantic As late I have been, I not know; thy pulse

gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and Beats, as of flesh and blood ; and, since I saw thee,
Antonio in like manner, attended by Adrian and The aflliction of my mind amends, with which,
Francisco : They all enter the circle which Pros- I fear, a madness held me: this must crave
pero had made, and there stand charmed; which (An if this be at all) a most strange story,
Prospero observing, speaks.

Thy dukedom I resign; and do entreat

Thou pardon me my wrongs :—But how should A solemn air, and the best comforter

Prospero To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,

Be living, and be here ? Now useless, boild within thy skull! There stand, Pro.

First, noble friend, For you are spell-stopp'd.

Let me embrace thine age; whose honour cannot Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,

Be measur'd, or confin'd.
Mine eyes, even sociable to the show of thine, Gon.

Whether this be,
Fall fellowly drops. The charm dissolves apace; Or be not, I'll not swear.
And as the morning steals upon the night,

You do yet taste
Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Some subtleties o’the isle, that will not let you
Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Believe things certain :--Welcome, my friends
Their clearer reason.-O my good Gonzalo,
My true preserver, and a loyal sir

But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded, To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces

(Aside to Seb. and Ante Home, both in word and deed.-Most cruelly I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, (1) Thatch. (2) Pity, or tenderness of heart.

(3) Whether.

Pro.

all :

And justify you traitors; at this time

Arise, and say how thou cam'st here. I'll tell no tales.

Mira.

0! wonder! Seb.

The devil speaks in him. (Aside. How many goodly creatures are there here ! Pro.

No;- How beauteous mankind is ! O brave new world, For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother That has such people in't ! Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive

Pro.

'Tis new to thee. Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast My dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I know,

at play? Thou must restore.

Your eld’st acquaintance cannot be three hours : Alon.

If thou beest Prospero, Is she the goddess that hath sever'd us, Give us particulars of thy preservation;

And brought us thus together ? How thou hast mct us here, who three hours since Fer.

Sir, she's mortal; Were wreck'd upon this shore ; where I have lost, But, by immortal Providence, she's mine; How sharp the point of this remembrance is ! I chose lier, when I could not ask my father My dear son Ferdinand.

For his advice; nor thought I had one: she Pro.

I am wol fort, sir. Is daughter to this fainous duke of Milan,
Alon. Irreparable is the loss; and Patience of whom so often I have heard renown,
Says, it is past her cure.

But never saw before; of whom I have
Pro.
I rather think

Receiv'd a second life, and second father
You have not sought her help; of whose soft grace, This lady makes him to me.
For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid,

Alon.

I am her's : And rest myself content.

But O, how oddly will it sound, that I Alon.

You the like loss? Must ask my child forgiveness ! Pro. As great to me, as late; and, portable? Pro.

There, sir, stop: To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker Let us not burden our remembrances Than you may call to comfort you; for I

With a heaviness that's gone. Have lost my daughter.

Gon.

I have inly wept, Alon. A daughter?

Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you O heavens! that they were living both in Naples,

gods, The king and queen there! that they were, I wish And on this couple drop a blessed crown; Myself were mudded in that cozy bed

For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way Where my son lies. When did you lose your which brought us hither! daughter ?

Alon.

I say, Amen, Gonzalo! Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these lords Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue At this encounter do so much admirc,

Should become king of Naples ? O, rejoice That they devour their reason; and scarce think Beyond a common joy.;, and set it down Their eyes do offices of truth, their words With gold on lasting pillars: In one voyage Are natural breath; but, howsoe'r you huve Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis; Been justled from your senses, know for certain, And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife, That I am Prospero, and that very duke

Where he himself was lost; Prospero his dukedom, Which was thrust 'forth of Milan ; who most In a poor isle; and all of us, ourselves, strangely

When no man was his own.i Upon this shore, where you were wreck’d, was Alon.

Give me your hands : landed,

[To Fer, and Mira. To be the lord on't. No more yet of this; Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart, For 'tis a chronicle of day by day,

That doth not wish you joy! Not a relation for a breakfast, nor

Goi.

Be't so! Amen! Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir; This cell's my court : bere have I few attendants, Re-enler Ariel, with the Master and Boatswain And subjects none abroad: pray you, look in.

amazedly following. My dukedom since you have given me again, o look, sir, look, sir; here are more of us ! I will requite you with as good a thing;

I prophesied, if á gallows were on land, At least, bring forth a wonder, to content ye, This fellow could not drown:-Now, blasphemy, As much as me my dukedom.

That swear'st grace o’erboard, not an oath or shore?

Hast thou no mouth by land ? What is the news ? The entrance of the cell opens, and discovers Ferdi

Boats. The best news is, that we have safely found nand and Miranda playing at chess.

Our king and company: the next, our ship, Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false.

Which, but three glasses since, we gave out

, split,Fer.

No, my dearest love, Is tight and yare,* and bravely rigg'd as when I would not for the world.

We first put out to sea. Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should Ari.

Sir, all this service wrangle,

Have I done since I went.

(Aside. And I would call it fair play.

Pro.

My tricksys spirit ! Alon.

Alon. These are not natural events ; they A vision of the island, one dear son

strengthen, Shall I twice lose.

From strange to stranger.—Say, how came you Seb. A most high miracle !

hither? Fer. Though the seas threaten, they are mercisul; Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake, I have curs'd them without cause.

I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep,

[Ferd. kneels to Alon. And (how, we know not) all clapp'd under halches, Alon.

Now all the blessings Where, but even now, with strange and several of a glad father compass thee about'

noises (1) Sorry. (2) Bearable. (3) In his senses. (4) Ready. (5, Clever adroit,

If this prove

Of roaring, shrieking, howling, gingling chains, To take my lifetwo of these fellows you
And more diversity of sounds, all horrible, Must know, and own; this thing of darkness I
We were awak'd straightway, at liberty; . Acknowledge mine.
Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld

Cal.

I shall be pinch'd to death. Our royal good, and gallant

ship; our master Alon. Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler ? Cap'ring to eye her: On a trice, so please you, Seb. He is drunk now : Where had he wine ? Even in a dream, were we divided from them,

Alon. And Trinculo is reeling ripe: where should And were brought moping hither.

they Was't well done ? Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them ?Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou (.Aside. How cam'st thou in this pickle ? shalt be free.

Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod: you last, that, I fear me, will never out of my bones : And there is in this business more than nature I shall not fear fly-blowing. Was ever conduct of: some oracle

Seb. Why, how now, Stephano ? Must rectify our knowledge.

Ste. 0, louch me not; I am not Stephano, but Pro.

Sir, my liege, a cramp. Do not infest your mind with beating

on

Pro. You'd be king of the isle, sirrah ? The strangeness of this business; al pick'd leisure,

Ste. I should have been a sore one then. Which shall be shortly, single I'll resolve you

Alon. This is as strange a thing as e'er I look'd on. (Which to you shall seem probable,) of every

(Pointing to Caliban. These happen'd accidents; till when, be cheerful,

Pro. He is as disproportion'd in his manners, And think of each thing well.-Come hither, spirit; As in his shape :-Go, sirrah, to my cell ;

(Aside. Tale with you your companions; as you look Set Caliban and his companions free:

To have my pardon, trim it handsomely. Untie the spell. (Eril Ariel.] How fares my gra

Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'li be wise hereafter, cious sir?

And seek for grace: What a thrice-double ass There are yet missing of your company

Was I, to take this drunkard for a god, Some few odd lads, that you remember not. And worship this dull fool !

Pro.

Go to; away! Re-enter Ariel, driving in Caliban, Stephano, and

Alon. Hence, and bestow your luggage where Trinculo, in their stolen apparel.

you found it.

Seb. Or stole it, rather. Sle. Every man shift for all the rest, and let no

[Exeunt Cal. Ste. and Trin. man take care for himself; for all is but fortune : Pro. Sir, I invite your highness, and your train, Coragio, bully-monster, Coragio!

To my poor cell: where you shall take your rest Trin. 'If these be true spies which I wear in my For this one night; which (part of it) I'll waste head, here's a goodly sight.

With such discourse, as, I not doubt, shall make it Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed! Go quick away; the story of my life, How fine my master is! I am afraid

And the particular accidents, gone by,
He will chastise me.

Since I came to this isle: And in the morn,
Seb.
Ha, ha ;

I'll bring you to your ship, and so to Naples, What things are these, my lord Antonio ?

Where I have hope to see the nuptial Will money buy them?

Of these our dear-beloved solemniz'd;
Ant.

Very like; one of them And thence retire mc to my Milan, where
Is a plain fish, and, no doubt, marketable. Every third thought shall be my grave.
Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my to hear the story of your life, which must

Blon.

I long
lords,
Then say, if they be true:--This mis-shapen knave, Take the ear strangely.
His mother was a witch; and one so strong

Pro.

I'll deliver all; That could control the moon, make flows and ebbs, And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales, And deal in her command, without her power:

And sail so expeditious, that shall catch These three have robb'd me; and this demi-devil Your royal fleet far oft:-My Ariel;-chick(For he's a bastard one,) had plotted with them That is ihy charge; then to the elements

Be free, and fare thou well!-laside] Please you (1) Conductor. (2) Hunest.

draw near.

(Exéunt,

[ocr errors]

Which pierces so that it assaults
EPILOGUE.

Mercy útself, and frees all foulls.

As you from crimes would pardon:d be.
Spoken by Prospero.

Let your indulgence set me free.
NOW my charms are all o'erthrown,

It is observed of The Tempest, that its plan is
And what strength I have's mine own;
Which is most faint : now, 'tis true,

regular; this the author of The Revisal thinks,

what I think too, an accidental effect of the story, I must be here confin'd by you,

not intended or regarded by our author. But, Or sent to Naples : Let me not, Since I have my dukedom got,

whatever might be Shakspeare's intention in formAnd nardon'd the deceiver, dwell

ing or adopting the plot, he has made it instrumen

tal to the production of many characters, diversi. In this bare island, by your spell ;

fied with boundless invention, and preserved with But release me from my bands,

profound skill in nature, extensive knowledge of With the help of your good hands.' Gentle breath of yours my sails

opinions, and accurate observation of life. In a sinMust fill, or else my project fails,

Igle drama are here exhibited princes, courtiers, anu Which was to please : now I want

sailors, all speaking in their real characters. There Spirits to enforce, art to enchant;

is the agency of airy spirits, and of an earthly gobAnd my ending is despair,

lin; the operations of magic, the tumults of a Unless I be reliev'd by prayer ;

storm, the adventures of a desert island, the native

effusion of untaught affection, the punishment of (1) pplause : poise was supposed to dissolve a guilt, and the final happiness of the pair for whom

lour passions and reasons are ally interested. spell.

JOHNSON.

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
« ZurückWeiter »