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And that you will some good instruction give
No wonder, sir;
But certainly a maid.
My language! heavens! I am the best of them that speak this speech, Were I but where 'tis spoken.
How? the best? What wert thou, if the King of Naples heard thee? FER. A single thing, as I am now, that wonders To hear thee speak of Naples. He does hear me ; And that he does I weep: myself am Naples, Who with mine eyes, never since at ebb, beheld The king my father wreck'd.
Alack, for mercy!
FER. Yes, faith, and all his lords; the Duke of And his brave son being twain. | Milan PROS. [Aside] The Duke of Milan And his more braver daughter could control thee, If now 'twere fit to do 't. At the first sight They have changed eyes. Delicate Ariel, I'll set thee free for this. [To FER.] A word, good sir; I fear you have done yourself some wrong: a word. MIR. Why speaks my father so ungently? This Is the third man that e'er I saw, the first That e'er I sigh'd for: pity move my father To be inclined my way!
O, if a virgin,
your affection not gone forth, I'll make you The queen of Naples.
Soft, sir! one word more.
[Aside] They are both in either's powers; but this swift business
I must uneasy make, lest too light winning
That thou attend me: thou dost here usurp
The name thou owest not; and hast put thyself Upon this island as a spy, to win it
From me, the lord on 't.
No, as I am a man.
MIR. There's nothing ill can dwell in such a If the ill spirit have so fair a house, Good things will strive to dwell with 't.
Speak not you for him; he's a traitor.
I'll manacle thy neck and feet together:
Sea-water shalt thou drink; thy food shall be
I will resist such entertainment till
Mine enemy has more power.
[Draws, and is charmed from moving.
O dear father,
Make not too rash a trial of him, for
He's gentle and not fearful.
What? I say,
My foot my tutor? Put thy sword up, traitor; Who makest a show but darest not strike, thy conscience
Is so possess'd with guilt: come from thy ward, For I can here disarm thee with this stick
And make thy weapon drop.
Sir, have pity;
I'll be his surety.
Silence! one word more
Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee. What! An advocate for an impostor! hush!
Thou think'st there is no more such shapes as he, Having seen but him and Caliban: foolish wench! To the most of men this is a Caliban
And they to him are angels.
Come on; obey:
So they are; My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up. My father's loss, the weakness which I feel, The wreck of all my friends, nor this man's threats, To whom I am subdued, are but light to me, Might I but through my prison once a day Behold this maid: all corners else o' the earth
Let liberty make use of; space enough
PROS. [Aside] It works. [To FER.] Come on. Thou hast done well, fine Ariel! [To FER.] Follow
[TO ARI.] Hark what thou else shalt do me.
My father's of a better nature, sir,
Be of comfort;
Than he appears by speech: this is unwonted
Which now came from him.
Thou shalt be as free
As mountain winds: but then exactly do
To the syllable.
PROS. Come, follow. Speak not for him. [Exeunt.
ACT THE SECOND.
Another part of the island.
Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, GONZALO,
GON. Beseech you, sir, be merry; you have cause, So have we all, of joy; for our escape
Is much beyond our loss. Our hint of woe
The masters of some merchant and the merchant
I mean our preservation, few in millions
SEB. He receives comfort like cold porridge.
SEB. Look, he's winding up the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.
SEB. One: tell.
GON. When every grief is entertain'd that's offer'd, Comes to the entertainer
SEB. A dollar.
GON. Dolour comes to him, indeed: you have spoken truer than you purposed.
SEB. You have taken it wiselier than I meant
GON. Therefore, my lord,
ANT. Fie, what a spendthrift is he of his tongue! ALON. I prithee, spare.
GON. Well, I have done: but yet,
SEB. He will be talking.
ANT. Which, of he or Adrian, for a good wager,
first begins to crow?
SEB. The old cock.
ANT. The cockerel.
SEB. Done. The wager?
ANT. A laughter.
SEB. A match!
ADR. Though this island seem to be desert,—