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the next tree!

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if you prove a mutineer, monster's my subject and he shall not suffer indignity.

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

Ste. Marry, will I: kneel and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.

Enter ARIEL, invisible

Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of the island.

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Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou: I would my valiant master would destroy thee! I do not lie.

Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in 's tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth.

Trin. Why, I said nothing.

Ste. Mum, then, and no more. Proceed. Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle; From me he got it. If thy greatness will Revenge it on him, for I know thou darest, But this thing dare not,


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That's most certain.

Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it and I 'll serve thee. Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst thou bring me to the party?

Cal. Yea, yea, my lord: I'll yield him thee asleep,



Where thou mayst knock a nail into his head.
Ari. Thou liest; thou canst not.

Cal. What a pied ninny 's this! Thou scurvy patch!

I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows

And take his bottle from him: when that 's gone He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show him

Where the quick freshes are.

Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger : interrupt the monster one word further, and, by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out o' doors and make a stock-fish of thee.


Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing. I 'll 80 go farther off.

Ste. Didst thou not say he lied?

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Ste. Do I so? take thou that.

[Beats Trin.] 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 monster, and the devil take your fingers!

Cal. Ha, ha, ha!

Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Prithee, stand farther off.

Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time I'll beat him too.


Stand farther. Come, proceed.

Cal. Why, as I told thee, 't is a custom with him, I' th' afternoon to sleep: there thou mayst brain



Having first seized his books, or with a log
Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,
Or cut his wezand with thy knife. Remember
First to possess his books; for without them
He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
One spirit to command: they all do hate him
As rootedly as I. Burn but his books.

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He has brave utensils, for so he calls them, —
Which, when he has a house, he 'll deck withal.
And that most deeply to consider is

The beauty of his daughter; he himself
Calls her a nonpareil: I never saw a woman,
But only Sycorax my dam and she;

But she as far surpasseth Sycorax

As great'st does least.


Cal. Ay, lord.

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?

Trin. Excellent.



Ste. Give me thy hand: I am sorry I beat thee; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy 120 head.

Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep :

Wilt thou destroy him then?


Ay, on mine honour.

Ari. This will I tell my master.

Cal. Thou makest me merry; I am full of


Let us be jocund: will you troll the catch

You taught me but while-ere?

Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.

any reason.

Flout 'em and scout 'em

And scout 'em 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 Nobody.

Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy likeness: 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. 140 Mercy upon us!

Cal. Art thou afeard?

Ste. No, monster, not I.

Cal. Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt


Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices
That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open and show riches 150
Ready to drop upon me, that, when I waked,

I cried 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, and after do our work.

Ste. Lead, monster; we 'll follow. I would I 160 could see this taborer; he lays it on.

Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.

SCENE III- Another part of the island



Gon. By 'r lakin, I can go no further, sir; My old bones ache: here's a maze trod indeed Through forth-rights and meanders! By your patience,

I needs must rest me.


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. [Aside to Seb.] I am right glad that he 's
so out of hope.

Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
That you resolved to effect.


[Aside to Ant.] The next advantage

Will we take throughly.

Ant. [Aside to Seb.] Let it be to-night; For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they


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