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Upon a sore injunction. My sweet mistress
Weeps when the sees me work, and says, such baseness
Had ne'er like executor; I forget;
But these sweet thoughts do ev'n refresh my labour,
Most busy-less, when I do it.

Enter Miranda; and Prospero, at a distance unseen. Mira. Alas, 'now, pray you, Work not so hard; I would the lightning had Burnt

up those logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile
Pray, set it down and rest you; when this burns,
'Twill weep for having wearied you : my father
Is hard at study ; pray now, rest yourself;
He's fafe for these three hours.

Per. O most dear mistress,
The fun will set before I shall discharge
What I must strive to do.

Mira. If you'll fit down,
l'll bear your logs the while. Pray, give me that;
I'll carry it to the pile.

Fer. No, precious creature, l'ad rather crack my linews, break my back Than


fhould such dilhonour undergo, While I Git lazy by.

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 it is against.

Pro. Poor worm! thou art infected ;
This visitation shews it.

Mira. You look wearily.
Frk. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning with me,


When thou art by at night. I do beseech you, (Chiefly that I might set it in my prayers) What is your name?

Mira. Miranda. O my father,
I've broke your hest to say so.

Før. Admir'd Miranda !
Indeed, the top of admiration : worth
What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady
I've ey'd with best regard, and many a time
Th'harmony of their tongues hath into bondage
Brought my too diligent ear; for several virtues
Have I lik’a several women, never any
With so full soul, but some defect in her
D'id quarrel with the noblest grace the ow'd,

it to the foil. But you, O you, Sa perfect, and so peerless, are created Of every creature's best.

MIRA. I do not know
One of my Tex; no woman's face remember.
Save from my glass mine own; nor have I seen
More that I may call men, than you, good friend,
And my dear father; how features are abroad,
I'm skilless of; but, by my mudesty,
(The jewel in my dower) I would not with
Any companion in the world but you;
Nor can imagination form a thape,
Besides yourself, to like of. But I práttle
Something too wildly, and my father's precepts
I therein do forget.

Fer. I am, in my condition,
A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king ;
(I would, not fo!) and would no more endure

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This wooden Navery, than I would suffer
The Aesh-fly blow my mouth.-Hear my foul speak
The very inftant that I faw you, did
My heart fly to your service, there resides
To make me llave to it, and for your fake
Am I this patient log-man.

Mira. Do you love me?

Fer. O heav'n, O earth, bear witness to this found, And crown what I profess with kind event, If I speak true; if hollowly, invert What beft is boaded me, to mifchief ! I Beyond all limit of what else i' th' world, Do love, prize, honour you.

Mira. I am a fool,

weep at what I'm glad of.
Pro. Fair encounter
Of two most rare affections ! heav'ns rain grace
On that which breeds between 'em!
FER. Wherefore weep you

MIRA. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer,
What I delire to give : and much less take,
What I fhalt die to want. But this is trifling;
And all the more it seeks to hide itself,
The bigger bulk it fhews. Hence, bathful cunning!
And prompt me, plain and holy innocence.
1 am your wife, if


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.

Per. My mistress, dearest,
And I thus humble ever.

Mira. My husband then?

me ;

Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing As bondage e'er of freedom. Here's my hand. MIRA. And mine, with my heart in't. And now fare

wel, "Till half an hour hence. FER. A thousand, thousand.

[Exeunt. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, Who are surpriz’d withal; but my rejoicing At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ; For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform Much business appertaining.



Changes to another part of the island.

Enter Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo, 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 fay, there's but five upon this ifle, we are three of them, if the other two be brain'd like us, the state totters.

Ste. Drink, fervant-monster, when I bid thee. Thy eyes are almoft set in thy head.

Trin. Where ihould they be set else ? he were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. Ste. My man

monster hath drown'd 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,

Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.
STE. We'll not run, monsieur monster.

Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie like dogs, and yet say nothing neither,

Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest 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 debosh'd fish, thou, was there ever a man a coward that hath drunk so much fack as I to-day? wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a monster?

Cal. Ló, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my lord

T'rin, Lord, quoth he ! -That a monster should be such a natural!

CAL. Lo, lo, again; bite him to death, I pr’ythee.

Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree -the poor moniter's my subject, and he shall not suffer indignity.

Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas’d to hearken once again to the suit I made to thee?

Ste. Marry will l; kneel and repeat it; I will stand, and so fhall Trinculo.

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Enter Ariel invisible.
CAL. As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant, a
forcerer, that by his cunning bath cheated me of the island.

ARI. Thou liest.
Cal. Thou lieft, thou jesting monkey, thou;


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