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case to justie a constable: Why, thou deboshed fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a nion. strous lie, being but half a fish, and half a monster?
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my lord ?
Trin. 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 monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indig. pity.
Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd To hearken once again the suit I made thee?
Ste. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
Enter Ariel, invisible.
Cal. As I told thee
Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth.
Trin. Why, I said nothing. Ste. Mum then, and no more.- [To Caliban.) Proceed.
Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle i From me he got it. If thy greatness will Revenge it on him—for, I know, thou dar'st; But this thing dare not.
Ste. That's most certain.
Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canist thou bring me to the party?
Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee asleep, Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head.
Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
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.
Trin. Why, what did I ? I did nothing; I'll go further off.
Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied?
Ste. Do I so ? take thou that. (strikes him.) As you like this, give me the lie another time.
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 !
Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
Sle. Now, forward with your tale. Pr’ythee stand further off.
Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time,
Stand further.Come, proceed. Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him I’ the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain
him, Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log
* Alluding to Trinculo's party.coloured dress. + Springs.
Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,
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 livest, keep a good tongue in thy head.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep:
Ay, on mine honour.
sure; Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch You taught me but while-ere?
Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.
(Sings. Flout 'em, und skout 'em; and skout 'ens, and
flout 'em ; Thought is free.
Cal. That's not the tune.
(Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. Ste. What is this same?
Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the picture of No-body.
Ste. If thon beest a man, show thyself in thy like. ness; if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list.
Trin. O, forgive me my sins !
Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee : -Mercy upon us !
Cal. Art thou afeard ?
Cal. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt
not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, The clouds, methought, would open, and show riches Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d, I cry'd to dream again.
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 story.
Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, apd 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.
Another part of the Island.
Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian,
Francisco, and others.
Gon. By'r lakin*, I can go no further, sir ; My old bones ache : here's a maze trod, indeed, Through forth-rights, and mea
ders! by your pa. tience, I needs must rest me. Alon.
Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Who am myself attach'd with weariness, To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd, Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Our frustrate search on land : Well, let him go. Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.
(Aside to Sebastian.
The next advantage
Let it be to-night;
I say, to-night: no more.
Solemn and strange music; and Prospero above,
invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in a banquet; they dance about it with gen. tle actions of salutation; and inviting the king, &c. to eat, they depart.
. Our lady.