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Upon a sore injunction. My sweet mistress
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
Per. O most dear mistress,
Mira. If you'll fit down,
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,
Pro. Poor worm! thou art infected ;
Mira. You look wearily.
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,
Før. Admir'd Miranda !
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
Fer. I am, in my condition,
This wooden Navery, than I would suffer
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.
Per. My mistress, dearest,
Mira. My husband then?
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.
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.
Enter Ariel invisible.
ARI. Thou liest.