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Ha, ha!
What things are these, my lord Antonio ?
Will money buy 'em ?
ΑΝΤ. .

Very like; one of them
Is a plain fish, and, no doubt, marketable.

Pros. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords, Then say if they be true. This mis-shapen knave, His mother was a witch, and one so strong That could control the moon, make flows and ebbs, And deal in her command without her power. These three have robb’d me; and this demi-devilFor he's a bastard one -had plotted with them To take


life. Two of these fellows you
Must know and own; this thing of darkness I
Acknowledge mine.

I shall be pinch'd to death, Alon. Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler? SEB. He is drunk now: where had he wine ? Alon. And Trinculo is reeling ripe: where

should they Find this grand liquor that hath gilded 'em ? How camest thou in this pickle?

Trin. I have been in such a pickle since I saw you last that, I fear me, will never out of my bones: I shall not fear fly-blowing.

SEB. Why, how now, Stephano !
STE. O, touch me not; I am not Stephano, but

a cramp.
Pros. You'ld be king o' the isle, sirrah ?
STE. I should have been a sore one then,

Alon. This is a strange thing as e'er I look'd on.

[Pointing to Caliban. Pros. He is as disproportion'd in his manners As in his shape. Go, sirrah, to my cell ; Take with you your companions; as you look To have my pardon, trim it handsomely.

CAL. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter And seek for grace. What a thrice-double ass Was I, to take this drunkard for a god And worship this dull fool! Pros.

Go to; away! Alon. Hence, and bestow your luggage where


you found it.

your rest

SEB. Or stole it, rather.

[Exeunt Cal., STE., and Trin. Pros. Sir, I invite your highness and your

train To my poor cell, where


shall take For this one night; which, part of it, I'll waste With such discourse as, I not doubt, shall make it Go quick away; the story of my life And the particular accidents gone by Since I came to this isle: and in the morn I'll bring you to your ship and so to Naples, Where I have hope to see the nuptial Of these our dear-beloved solemnized; And thence retire me to my Milan, where Every third thought shall be my grave. Alon.

I long To hear the story of your life, which must Take the ear strangely.


I'll deliver all; And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales And sail so expeditious that shall catch Your royal fleet far off. [Aside to Ari.] My Ariel,chick, That is thy charge: then to the elements Be free, and fare thou well! Please you,

draw near.




Now my charms are all o'erthrown,
And what strength I have's mine own,
Which is most faint : now, 'tis true,
I must be here confined by you,
Or sent to Naples. Let me not,
Since I have


dukedom got
And pardon'd the deceiver, dwell
In this bare island by your spell ;
But release me from my

With the help of your good hands :
Gentle breath of yours my sails
Must fill, or else my project fails,
Which was to please. Now I want
Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
And my ending is despair,
Unless I be relieved by prayer,
Which pierces so that it assaults
Mercy itself and frees all faults.
As you from crimes would pardon'd be
Let your indulgence set me free.


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