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Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep : Our human generation you shall find.
Many, nay, almost any.
Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of pleasure ; Are worse than devils.
[Aside. Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch
I cannot too much muse, You taught me but while-ere?
Such shapes, such gestures, and such sound, expressing Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind reason: Come on, Trinenlo, let us sing. [Sings. Of excellent dumb discourse. Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and fout 'em;
Praise in departing. [Aside. * Thought is free.
Fran. They vanish'd strangely.
No matter, since Cal. That's not the tune.
They have left their viands behind ; for we have [Ariel plays the Tune on a Tabor and Pipe.
Will't please you taste of what is here?
Not r. picture of No-body.
Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear; When we were Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy like- Who would believe that there were mountaineers, ness; if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list.
Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging at Trin. 0, forgive me my sins !
Wallets of flesh? or that there were such inen, [them Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee :- Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we find, Mercy upon us ! Cal. Art thou aseard?
Each patter-out on five for one, will bring us
Good warrant of. Ste. No, monster, not I.
I will stand too, and feed, Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Although my last : no matter, since I feel Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not. The best is past :- Brother, my lord the duke, Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Stand too, and do as we.
Thunder and Lightning. Enter Ariel, like a Harpy ;
Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny
(That hath to instrument this lower world, sie. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where And what is in't), the never-surfeited sea I shall have my music for nothing
Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Where man doth not inhabit ; you 'mongst men Ste. That shall be by and by: 1 remember the story. Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad ; Trin. The sound is going away : let's follow it,
[Seeing Alon. Seb.&c. draw their Swords. and after, do our work,
And even with such like valour, men hang and drown Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.-1 would, 1 Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows could see this taborer; he lays it on.
Are ministers of fate; the elements Trin. Wilt come! I'll follow, Stephano. (Exeunt. Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well SCENE III. Another Part of the Island.
Wound the loud winds, or with be mock'd-at stabs
Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers Francisco, and others.
Are like invulnerable if you could hurt, Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, sir;
Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, My old bones ache here's a maze trod, indeed,
And will not be uplifted : But remember, Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your patience, For that's my business to you), that you three I needs must rest me.
From Milan did supplant good Prospero ;. Alon.
old lord, I cannot blame thee, Expos’d unto the sea, which hath requit it, Who am myself attach'd with weariness,
Him, and his innocent child; for which foul deed To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest.
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it
Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, No longer for my flatterer: he is drown's,
Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso, Whom thus we stray to find ; and the sea moeks
They have bereft: and do pronounce by me, Our frustrate search on land : Well, let him go.
Lingering perdition (worse than any death Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.
Can be at once) shall step by step attend
[ Aside to Sebastian. You and your ways; whose wrath to guard yon from Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls That you resolv'd to effect.
Upon your heads) is nothing, but heart's sorrow,
And a clear life ensuing.
He vanishes in Thunder : then, to soft Music, enter
the Shapes again, and dance with Mops and For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they
Mones, and carry out the Table.
Pro. (Aside] Bravely the figure of this harpy hast
I say, to-night: no more.
Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring: visible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in In what thou hads to say: 80, with good life, a Banquet; they dance about it with gentle Ac- And observation strange, wy meaner ministers tions of Salutation ; and inviting the King, &c. to their several kinds have done : my high charms work, eat, they depart.
And these, 'mine enemies, are all' knit up Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, hark! In their distractions: they now are in my power; Gon. Marvellous sweet music!
(these! And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What were Young Ferdinand (whom they suppose is drown'd),
Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe, And his and my loved darling, That there are unicorns; that in Arabia
[Exit Prospero from above. There is one tree, the phoenix' throne; one phonix Gon. I'the name of something holy, sir, why stand At this hour reigning there.
In this strange stare?
[you Ant. I'll believe both;
0, it is monstrous ! monstrous ! And what does else want credit, come to me, Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, Though fools at home condemn them.
That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Gon.
If in Naples The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass. I should report this now, would they believe me! Therefore my son i'the ooze is bedded; and If I should say I saw such islanders
I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, (For, certes, these are people of the island),
And with him there lie mudded.
(Exit. Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Seb.
But one fiend at a time, Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of I'll fight their legions o'er.
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy broom
Bids thee leave these ; and with her sovereign grace, May now provoke them to.
Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,
Follow, I pray you. To come and sport: her peacocks il y amain;
Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er
Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;
And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown
My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down, Have given you here a thread of mine own life,
Rích scarf to my proud' earth; Why hath thy queen Or that for which I live; whom once again
Summon's me hither, to this short-grass'd green?
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate;
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless'd lovers.
Tell me, heavenly bow,
If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know,
Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot
The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got,
Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company
I have forsworn. Against an oracle.
Iris. Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition
of her society Worthily parehas'd, take my daughter: But
Be not afraid ; I met her deity If thou dost break her virgin knot before
Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son All sanctimonious ceremonies may
Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have done With full and holy rite be minister's,
Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid To make this contract grow; but barren bate,
Till Hymen's torch be lighted : but in vain ; Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew
Mars's hot minion is return'd again; The union of your bed with weeds so loathly,
Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, That you shall hate it both : therefore, take heed,
Swears he will shoot no more, but play with sparrows, As Hymen's lamps shall light you.
And be a boy right out.
As I hope
Highest queen of state, For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,
Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait. With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den,
Enter Juno. The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion Juno. How does my bounteous sister? Go with me Our worser genius can, shall never melt
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, Mine honour into lust; to take away
And honour'd in their issue.
Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you !
Juno sings her blessings on you.
Cer. Earth's increase, and foison plenty ;
Barns, and garners never empty;
Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing; Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last service Did worthily perforin; and I must use you
Plants, with goodly burilen bouing; In such another trick : go, bring the rabble,
Spring come to you, at the farthest, O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place :
In the very end of harvest; Incite them to quick notion; for I must
Scarcity, and want, shall shun you ;
Ceres' blessing so is on you, Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple
Fer. This is a most Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,
tic vision, and
Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold
To think these spirits?
Spirits, which by mine art
I have from their contines call'd to enact
My present fancies.
Let me live bere ever;
So rare a wonder's father, and a wife,
Make this place Paradise.
[Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on Till thou dost hear me call.
Sweet now, silence;
Jano and Ceres whisper seriously;
There's something else to do: hush, and be mute, To the fire i'the blood : be more abstemious,
Or else our spell is marrid.
Iris. You nymphs, call's Naiads, of the wand'ring Or else good-night, your vow ! Fer.
I warrant you, sir;
With your sedg'd crowns, and ever-harmless looks, The white cold virgin snow upon my heart
Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land Abates the ardour of my liver
Answer your summons; Juno does command : Pro.
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate Now come, my Ariel ; bring a corollary,
A contract of true love; be not too late.
Enter certain Nymphs.
Come hither from the furrow, and be merry;
Make holy-day : your rye-straw hats put on,
And these fresh nymphs encounter every one of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease ; Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, In country footing. And fat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep; Enter certain Reapers, properly habited; they join Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims,
with the Nymphs in a graceful Dance; towards Which spongy April at thy hest betrims,
the End whereof Prospero starta suddenly, and
speaks ; after which, to a strange, hollow, and con- Cal. Pr'ythee, my king, be quiet : Seest thou here, fused Noise, they heavily vanish.
This is the mouth of the cell: no noise, and enter: Pro. ( Aside) I had forgot that foul conspiracy
Do that good mischief, which may make this island of the beast Caliban, and his confederates,
Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, Against my life; the minute of their plot
For aye thy foot-licker. Is almost come. -[ To the Spirits) Well done ;-avoid;
Ste: Give me thy hand : I do begin to have bloody Per. This is most strange: your father's in some
Trin. O king Stephano ! O peer! O worthy Ste That works him strongly.
phano ! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee! Mira. Never till this day,
Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.
Trin, o, ho, monster; we know what belongs to a Pro. You do look, my son, a mov'd sort,
frippery: O king Stephano ! As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir :
Ste. Put off that gown, Trineulo; by this hand, l'il Our revels now are ended; these our actors
have that gown. As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Trin. Thy grace shall have it. Are melted into air, into thin air
Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you mean, And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
To dote thus on such laggage! Let's along, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
And do the murder first ! if he awake, The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches; Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
Make us strange stuff. And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, is not Leave not a rack behind : we are such stuff
this my jerkin! Now is the jerkin ander the line : As dreams are made of, and our little life
now, jerkin, you are like lose your hair, and prove Is rounded with a sleep.--Sir, I am vex'd;
a bald jerkin. Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled.
Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, an't like Be not disturb'd with my infirmity;
Ste. I thank thee for that jest ; here's a garment If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell, And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk
for't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king To still my beating mind.
of this country : Steal by line and level, is an excel Fer. Mira 'We wish your peace.
(Ereunt. lent pass of pate; there's another garment for't. Pro. Come with a thought :- I thank
you :- Ariel,
Trin. Monster, come, pat some lime upon your fin
gers, and away with the rest.
Cal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our time, Ari. T'hy thoughts I cleave to ; What's thy pleasure! And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes
With foreheads villainous low.
Ste. Monster, lay-to your fingers; help to bear this
Trin. And this. Pro. Say again, where didst thon leave these varlets! Ste. Ay, and this.
Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; A Noise of Hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, in So full of valour, that they smote the air
Shape of Hounds, and hunt them about ; Prospero For breathing in their faces; beat the ground
and Ariel setting them on. For kissing of their feet : yet always bending Pro. Hey, Mountain, bey ! Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor,
Ari. Silver ! there it goes, Silver ! At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their ears,
Pro. Fury, Hury! there, Tyrant, there! hark ! Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their poses,
hark ! [Cal. Ste. and Trin. are driven out. As they smelt músic; so I charm'd their ears,
Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints That calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through 'Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and thorns, With aged crumps; and more pinch-spotted make
With dry convulsions ; shorten up their sinews Which enter'd their frail shins: at last í left them
Tban pard, or cat o'mountain.
(them, I'the filthy mantled poor beyond your cell,
Hark, they roar. There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake
Pro. Let them be hanted soundly: At this hour O'erstunk their feet.
Lie at my mercy all mine enemies; Pro.
This was well done, my bird : Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou Thy shape invisible retain thon still:
Shalt have the air at freedom : for a little, The trumpery in my house, go, bring it bither,
Follow, and do me service.
[Exeunt. For stale to catch these thieves. Ari.
I go, I go. (Erit.
SCENE I. Before the Cell of Prospero.
Enter Prospero in his magic Robes, and Ariel.
Pro. Now does my project gather to a head: Re-enter Ariel, loaden with glistering Apparel, &c. My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time Even to roaring :-Copie, hang them on this line. Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day!
Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, Prospero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter Caliban, You said our work should cease. Stephano, and Trinculo, all net.
Pro. Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole may When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit, Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell. (not How fares the king and his ! Ste. Monster, your fuiry, which, you say, is a Ari.
Confin'd together harm ess fairy, has done liitle better than played the In the same fashion as you gave in charge ; Jack with us.
Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at which in the lime-grove which weather-fends your cell ; my nose is in great indiguation.
They cannot budge, till you release. The king, Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I should His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; take a displeasure against you ; look you,-
And the remainder mourning over them, Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.
Brimful of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still: Him you term'd, sir, The good old lord Gonzalo ; Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to (softly, His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops Shall hoodwink this mischance: therefore, speak From eaves of reeds : your charm so strongly works All's hush'd as midnight yet.
That if you now beheld them, your affections (them, Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool, Would become tender. Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in Pro.
Dost thou think so, spirit! that, monster, but an infinite loss.
Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human. a'rin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet this Harthon, which art but air, n touch, a feeling
And mine shall. is your harmless fairy, monster.
Śte. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er of their afdictions ; and shall not myself, ears for my labonr.
One of their kind, that relish all as sharply,
I did say so,
Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art ! Inbabits here : Some heavenly power guide us
Behold, sir king, Do I take part : the rarer action is
The wronged Duke of Milan, Prospero;
Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body;
Whe'r thou beest he, or ro. Ari.
l'll fetch them, sir. (Exit. Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me, Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and As late I have been, I not know : thy pulse And ye, that on the sands with printless fout (groves; Beats, as of flesh and blood ; and, since I saw thee, Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him, The affliction of my mind amends, with which, When he comes back; you demy-pappets, that I fear, a madness held me: this must crave By moonshine do the green-sour riugiets make, (An if this be at all) a most strange story. Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime Thy dukedom i resign; and do entreat Is to make midnight-inushrooms; that rejoice Thou pardon me my wrongs : But how should ProsTo hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid
Be living and be here !
[pero (Weak masters though ye be), I have bedimm'd Pro.
First, noble friend,
Whether this be,
You do yet taste
[Aside to Seb. and Ant. I here abjure ; and, when I have reynir'd
I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, Some heavenly music (which even now I do), And justify you traitors; at this time To work miné end upon their senses, that
i'll tell no tales. This airy charm is for, I'll break my stall,
The devil speaks in him. [Aside. Bury it certain fathoms the earth,
Pro. And, deeper than did ever plummet sound,
For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother I'll drown my book.
[Solemn Music. Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive Re-enter Ariel : after him, Alonso, with a frantic Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require
Gesture, attended by Gonzalo ; Sebastian and An- My dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I know, tonio in like manner, attended by Adrian and Fran- Thou must restore. cisco : They all enter the Circle which Prospero Give us particulars of thy preservation;
If thou beest Prospero, had made, and there stand charmed ; which Pros How thou hast met us here, who three hours since
pero observing, speaks. A solemn air, and the best comforter
Were wreck'd upon this shore ; where I have lost, To an ansettled fancy, cure thy brains,
How sharp the point of this remembrance is Now useles, boil'd within thy skull! There stand,
My dear son Ferdinand.
Pro. For you are spell-stoppid.
I am woe for't, sir. Lioly Gonzalo, honourable man,
Alon. Irreparable is the loss; and Patience
Says, it is past her cure.
I rather think
You have not sought ber help; of whose soft grace, Melting the darkness, so their risiog senses
For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid,
And rest myself content.
You the like loss?
O my good Gonzalo, My true preserver, and a loyal sir
Pro. As great to me, as late ; and, portable To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces
To make the dear loss, have I means mach weaker Home, both in word and deed-Most cruelly
Than you may call to comfort you ; for I
Have lost my daughter.
O heavens ! that they were living both in Naples, Taou'rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian.-Flesh an! You brother mine, that entertain'd ainbition, (blood, The king and queen there! that they were, I wish
Myseif were inudded in that oozy bed Expellid remorse and nature ; who, with Sebastian
Where my son lies. When did you lose your daughter? (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong), Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee,
Pro. In this last tempest. 1 perceive, these lords
At this encounter do so much admire,
That they devour their reason, and scarce think Will shortly fill the reasonable shores,
Their eyes do ofices of truth, their words That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them,
Are natural breath ; but, howsoe'er you have
Been justled from your senses, know for certain, That yet looks on me, or would know me :--Ariel, Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell; (Exit Ariel. That I ain Prospero, and that very duke I will dis-case me, and myself present,
Which was thrust forth of Milan ; who most strangely As I was sometime Milan:-quickly, spirit;
Upon this shore, where you were wreck'd, was landed,
To be the lord on't. No more yet of this! Thou shalt ere long be free.
For 'tis a chronicle of day by day, Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps to attire Prospero. Not a relation for a breakfast, nor
Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir; Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
This cell's my court : here have I few attendants,
And subjects none abroad: pray you, look in.
My dukedum since you have given me again,
I will requite you with as good a thing;
At least bring forth a wonder to content ye,
As much as me my dukedom.
nand and Miranda playing at Chess. To the king's ship, invisible as thou art :
Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false. There shalt thou find the mariners asleep
No, my dearest love, Under the hatches, the master and the boatswain, I would not for the world. Being awake, enforce them to this place ;
Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should And presently, I pr'ythee.
And I would call it fair play.
(wrangle, Ari. I drink the air before me, and return
Alon. Or e'er your pnlse twice beat.
[Exit A vision of the island, one dear sou Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazement Shall I twice lose.
If this prove
The strangeness of this business; at pick'd leisure,
(Wbich to you shall seem probable), of every
[ Fer, kneels to Alon. These happen'd accidents; till when, be cheerful,
Now all the blessings And think of each thing well.Coine hither, spirit;
Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast at
Ste. Every mi shift for all the rest, and let no man
Your eld'st acquaintance cannot be three hours:
gio, bully-monster, Coragio!
Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my
But, by immortal Providence, she's mine;
How fine my master is! I am afraid
He will chastise me.
Is daughter to this famous duke of Milan,
What things are these, my lord Antonio!
Will money buy them?
Received a second life, and second father
Is a plain fish, and, no doubí, inarketable.
Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords,
I am hers:
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,
Let us not burden our remembrances
These three have robb'd me; and this demi-devil
I have inly wept,
(For he's a bastard one), had plotted with them
To take my life : two of these fellows you
I shall be pinch'd to death.
Alon. Is not this Stephano, my drunken but
Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue
Alon. And Trincalo is reeling ripe: Where should
Beyond a common joy; and set it down
Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them!
How cam'st thou in this pickle?
Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw you
shall not fear fly-blowing.
Seb. Why, how now, Stephano ?
[To Fer. and Mira.
Pro. You'd be king of the isle, sirrah! (cramp
Ste. I should have been a sore one then.
Alon. This is as strange a thing as e'er I look'd on.
Boats. The best news is, that we have safely found
Alon, Hence, and bestow your luggage where you
Which, but three glasses since, we gave out split,-- Seb. Or stole it rather. [Exeunt Cal. Ste. and Trin.
Pro. Sir, I invite your highness, and your train,
To my poor cell: where you shall take your rest
Have I done since I wept.
[Aside. With such discourse, as, I not doubt, shall make it
Cap'ring to eye her: On a trice, so please you,
And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales,
And sail so expeditious, that shall catch
Your royal fleet far ofl'.- My Ariel ;-chick,-
Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou shalt [ Aside.
Be free, and fare thou well!--[Aside.) Please you
Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod :
Do not infest your mind with beating on
And what strength I have's mine own;