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children !- Farewell, brother!- We split, we Mira.

Certainly, sir, I can. split, we split.

Pro. By what? by any other house,or person? Ant. Let's all sink with the king. (Erit. Of any thing the image tell me, that Seb. Let's take leave of him. (Exit. Hath kept with thy remembrance. Gon. Now would I give a thousand furlongs Mira.

'Tis far off; of sea for an acre of barren ground; long heath, And rather like a dream than an assurance brown furze, any thing: The wills above be That my remembrance warrants: Had I not. done! but I would fain die a dry death. [Exit. Four or five women ence, that tended me? SCENE II. The island: before the cell of

Pro. Thou had'st, and more, Miranda : But

how is it, Prospero.

That this lives in thy mind? What seest thou else Enter PROSPERO and MIRANDA.

In the dark backward and abysm I of time? Mira. If by your art, my dearest father, Ifthou remember staught,ere thou cani'st here, you have

How thou cam'st here, thou may'st. Pnt the wild waters in this roar, allay them: Mira.

But that I do not. The sky, it seems, would ponr down stinking

Pro. Twelve years since, pitch,

(cheek, Miranda, twelve years since, thy father was But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's The duke of Milan, and a prince of power. Dashes the fire out. O, I have suffer'd

Mira. Sir, are not you my father? With those that I saw suffer! a brave vessel, Pro. Thy mother was a piece of virtue, and Who had no doubt some noble creatures in her, She said-thou wast my daughter; and thy Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry did knock

father Against my very heart! Poor souls! they Was duke of Milan; and his only heir perish'd.

A princess ;-no worse issued. Had I been any god of power, I would Mira,

0, the heavens! Have sunk the sea within the earth, or e'er* What foul play had we, that we came from It should the good ship so have swallow'd, and Or blessed was't we did?

(thence? The freighting souls within her.


Both, both, my girl : Pro.

Be collected ; By fond play, as thou say'st, were we heav'd No more amazement: tell your piteo heart, But blessedly holp hither.

(thence; There's no harm done.


0, my heart bleeds Mira.

0, woe the day! To think o'the teen $ that I have turn'd you to, Pro.

No harm. Which is from my remembrance! Please you, I have done nothing but in care of thee,


(Antonio, (Of thee, my dear one! thee, my daughter!) who Pro. My brother, and thy uncle, calld Art ignorant of what thou art, nought knowing I pray thee, mark me,-that a brother should Of whence I am; nor that I am more better Be so perfidious!-he whom, next thyself, Than Prospero, master of a full peor cell, Of all the world I lov'd, and to him put And thy no greater father.

The manage of my state; as, at that time, Mara.

More to know Through ail the signiories it was the first, Did never meddle with nıy thoughts. And Prospero the prime duke; being so reputed Pro.

"Tis time In dignity, and, for the liberal arts, I should inform thée further. Lend thy hand, Without a parallel ; those being all my study, And pluck my magic garment from me. So; The government I cast upon my brother,

[Luys doun his mantle. And to my state grew stranger, being trans. Lie there, my art.-Wipe thou thine eyes; ported have comfort.

(touch'd And rapt in secret studies. Thy false uncleThe direful spectacle of the wreck, which Dost thou attend me? The very virtue of compassion in thee,


Sir, most heedfully. I have with such provision in mine art Pro. Being once perfected how to grant suits So safely order'd, that there is no soul- How to deny them ; whom to advance, and No, not so much perdition as an hair,

whom Betid to any creature in the vessel

To trash || for over-topping; new created Which thou heard'st cry, which thou saw'st The creatures that were mine; I say, or chang' sink. Sit down;

them, For thou must now know further.

Or else new form'd them: having both the key Mira.

You have often Of officer and office, set all hearts Begun to tell me what I am; but stopp'd To what tune pleas'd his ear; that now he wa And left me to a bootless inquisition; The ivy which had hid my princely trunk, Concluding, Stay, not yet.

And suck'd my verdure out on't.-Thon at Pro. The hour's now come;

tend'st not: The very minute bids thee ope thine ear; 1

pray thee, mark me. Obey, and be attentive. Can'st thou remember Mira.

0, good sir, I do. A time before we came unto this cell?

Pro. I thus neglecting worldly ends, al I do not think thou can'st; for then thou wast not

dedicate Out three years old.

To closeness, and the bettering of my mind
Before. at Quit.

| Abyss.
$ Sorrow.

|| Cut away.

With that, which, but by being so retired, With colours fairer painted their foul ends. O'er-prized all popular rate, in my false brother In few, they hurried us aboard a bark; Awak'd an evil nature: and my trust, Bore us some leagues to sea; where they preLike a good parent, did beget of him A rutten carcass of a boat, not rigg'd, [pared A falsehood, in its contrary as great

Nor tackle, sail, nor mast; the very rats As my trust was; which had, indeed, no limit, Instinctively had quit it: there they hoist us, A confidence sans * bound. He being thus To cry to the sea that roar'd to us; to sigh lorded,

To the winds, whose pity, sighing back again, Not only with what my revenue yielded, Did us but loving wrong. But what my power might else exact,- like one Mira.

Alack! what trouble Who having, unto truth, by telling of it,

Was I then to you! Made such a sinner of his memory,


O! a cherubim To credit bis own lie,-he did believe Thou wast, that did preserve me! Thon didst He was the duke; out of the substitution, Infused with a fortitude from heaven, (smile, And executing the outward face of royalty, When I have deck'd | the sea with drops full With all prerogative :-Hence bis ambition

salt; Growing -Dost hear?

Under my burden groan'd; which rais'd in me Alira. Your tale, sir, would cure deafness. An undergoing stomach, to bear up Pro. To have no screen between this part Against what should ensue. he play'd


How came we ashore ? And him he play'd it for, he needs will be Pro. By Providence divine. Absolate Milan: Me, poor man!--my library Some food we had, and some fresh water, that Was dukedom large enough; of temporal roy. A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo, alties

Out of his charity, (who being then appointed He thinks me now incapable: confederates Master of this design,) did give us; with (So dryt he was for sway) with the king of Rich garments, linens, stuffs, and necessaries, Naples,

Which since have steaded much; so, of his
To give him annual tribute, do him homage; gentleness,
Subject his coronet to his crown, and bend Knowing I loved my books, he furnish'd me,
The dukedom, yet anbow'd, (alas, poor Milan !) From iny own library, with volumes that
To most ignoble stooping.

I prize above my dukedom.
O the heavens! Mira.

Would I might Pro. Mark his condition, and the event; But ever see that man! then tell me,


Now I arise: If this might be a brother.

Sit still, and hear the last of our sea-sorrow. Mira,

I should sin Here in this island we arriv'd; and here To think but nobly of my grandmother: Have I, thy schoolmaster, made thee more Good wombs bave borne bad sons.

profit Now the condition. Than other princes can, that have more time, This king of Naples, being an enemy For vainer hours, and tntors not so careful. To me inveterate, hearkens my brother's suit; Mira. Heavens thank you for't! And now, Which was, that he in lieu I o' the premises,

I pray you, sir, Of homage,and know not how much tribute, - (For still’tis beating in my mind,) your reason Should presently extirpate me and mine For raising this sea-storm? Out of the dakedom;, and confer fair Milan, Pro.

Know thus far forth. With all the bonours,on my brother:Whereon, By accident most strange, bountiful fortune, A treacherous army levied, one midnight Now my dear lady, hath mine' enemies Pated to the parpose, did Antonio open Brought to this shore: and by my prescience The gates of Milan; and, i'the dead of darkness, I find my zenith doth depend upon The ministers for the purpose hurried thence A most auspicious star; whose influence Me, and thy crying selt.

If now I court not, but omit, my fortages Mira,

Alack, for pity! Will ever after droopi-Here cease more I, pot remembring how I cried out then,

questions; Will cry it o'er again! it is a hints,

Thou art inclin'd to sleep; 'tis a good dulness, That wrings mine eyes.

And give it way;--I know, thou can'st not Pro. Hear a little further, choose.

(MIRANDA sleeps. And then I'll bring thee to the present business Come away, servant, come: I am ready now; Which now's upon us; without the wbich, Approach, my Ariel; come. Were most impertinent. Mira. Wherefore did they not

Enter ARIEL. That hour destroy us?

Ari. All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! Pro. Well demanded, wench;

I come My tale provokes that question. Dear, they to answer thy best pleasure; be't to fily, durst not;

To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride (80 dear the love my people bore me) nor set on the curl's clouds; to thy strong bidding A mark so bloody on the business; but Ariel, and all his quality.

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Hast thou, spirit, (Let me remember thee what thou hast proPerform'd to point * the tempest that I bade Which is not yet perform'd me. [mís'd, Ari. To every article,

[thee? Pro.

How now? moody? I boarded the king's ship; now on the beak, What is't thou can’st demand? Now in the waist, the deck, in every cabin,


My liberty. I Ham'd amazement: Sometimes, I'd divide, Pro. Before the time be out? no more. And burn in many places; on the top-mast,


I pray thee The yards, and bowsprit, would I flame dís. Remember, I have done thee worthy service; tinctly,

(precursors Told thee no lies, made no mistakings, served Then meet, and join: Jove's lightnings, the Without or grudge or grumblings: thou didst O'the dreadfulthunder-claps, more momentary To bate me a full year.

(promise And sight-outrunning were not: The fire, and Pro.

Dost thou forget cracks

From what a torment I did free thee? Of sulphurous roaring, the most mighty


Ari. Seem'd to besiege, and make his bold waves Pro. Thou dost; and think'st Yea, his dread trident shake. (tremble, It much, to tread the ooze of the salt deep; Pro.

My brave spirit! To run upon the sharp wind of the north; Who was so firm, so constant, that this coilt To do me business in the veins oʻthe earth, Would not infect his reason ?

When it is bak'd with frost.
Not a soul Ari.

I do not, sir. But felt a fever of the mad, and play'd Pro. Thou liest, malignant thing! Hast thou Some tricks of desperation : All, but mariners, forgot

[envy, Plung'd in the foaming brine, and quit thé The foul witch Sycorax, who, with age and vessel,

(dinand, Was grown into a hoop? Hast thou forgot her ? Then all a-fire with me: the king's son, Fer- Art. No, sir.

[speak; tell me. With hair up-staring (then like reeds, not hair,) Pro. Thou hast: where was she born? Was the first man that leap'd; cried, Hell is Ari. Sir, in Argier ll. empty,


"O, was she so? I must, And all the devils are here.

Once in a month, recount what thou hast been, Pro.

Why, that's my spirit! Which thou forget'st. This damnd witch, But was not this nigh shore ?

Sycorax, Ari.

Close by, my master. For mischiefs manifold, and sorceries terrible Pro. But are they, Ariel, safe?

To enter human hearing, from Argier, Ari.

Not a hair perish'd; Thou know'st, was banish'd; for one thing she On their sustaining garments not a blemish,

did, But fresher than before: and, as thoa bad'st me, They would not take her life: Is not this true? In troops I have dispers’d them 'bout the isle: Ari. Ay, sir. The king's son have I landed by himself; Pro. This blue-eyed bag was hither brought Whom I left cooling of the air with sighs,

with child,

(slave, In an odd angle of the isle, and sitting, And here was left by the sailors : Thou, my His arms in this sad, knot.

As thou report'st thyself,wast then her servant: Pro.

Of the king's ship, And, for thou wast a spirit too delicate The mariners, say, how thou hast dispos'd, To act her earthy and abhorr'd commands, And all the rest o' the fleet?

Refusing her grand hests, she did confine thee, - Ari.

Safely in harbour By belp of her more potent ministers, Is the king's ship;in the deep nook, where once And in her most unmitigable rage, Thou calidst me up at midnight to fetch dew Into a cloven pine; within which rift From the still-vex'd Bermoothes I, there she's Imprison’d, thou did'st painfully remain The mariners all under hatches stow'd; [hid: A dozen years; within which space she died, Whom, with a charm join'd to their sufferd And left thee there; where thou did'st vent labour,

thy groans,

[island, I have left asleep: and for the rest o’the fleet, As fast as mill-wheels strike : Then was this Which I dispers'd, they all have met again; (Save for the son that she did litter here, And are upon the Mediterranean flotes, A freckled whelp, hag-born,) not honvur'd with Bound sadly home for Naples;

A haman shape. Supposingthat they saw the king's shipwreck'd, Ari.

Yes; Caliban her son. And bis great person perish.

Pro. Dull thing, I say so; be, that Caliban, Pro.

Ariel, thy charge Whom now I keep in service. Thou best know'st Exactly is perform'd; but there's more work: What torment I did find thee in: thy groans What is the time o' the day?

Did make wolves howl, and penetrate the Ari. Past the mid season.

breasts Pro. At least two glasses : The time 'twixt Of ever-angry bears: it was a torment six and now,

To lay apon the damn'd, which ax Must by us both be spent most preciously, Could not again undo; it was mine art, Ari. Is there more toil? Since thou dost When I arriv'd, and heard thee, that made gape give me pains,

The pine, and let thee out. The minutest article. Bustie, tumult. Bermudas. $ Wave. || Algiers. Commands.


I thank thee, master. And show'd thee all the qualities o' the isle, Pro. If thon more murmur'st, I will rend The fresh springs, brine pits, barren place, and an oak,

fertile; And peg thee in his knotty entrails, till Cursed be I that did so!-All the charms Thou hast howPd-away twelve winters. Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you! Ari.

Pardon, master: For I am all the subjects that you have, I will be correspondent to command, Which first was mine own king: and here you And do my spiriting gently.

sty me Pro.

Do so; and after two days In this hard rock, whiles you do keep from me I will discharge thee.

The rest o' the island.
That's my noble master! Pro.

Thon must lying slave, What shall I do? say what? what shall I do? Whom stripes may move, not kindness: I have Pro. Go make thyself like to a nympli o'

us'd thee,

[thee the sea;

Filth as thou art, with human care; and lodg'd Be snbject to no sight but mine; invisible In mine own cell, till thou didst seek to violate To every eye-ball else. Go, take this shape, The honour of my child. And hither come in't : hence, with diligence. Cal. O ho, O hol-would it had been done!

(Exit Ariel. Thou didst prevent me; I had peopled else Awake, dear heart, awake!, thou hast slept This isle with Calibans. Awake!


Abhorred slave; Mira. The strangeness of your story put

Which any print of goodness will not take, Heaviness in me.

Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee, Pro.

Shake it off: Come on ; Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee We'll visit Caliban, my slave, who never

each hour Yields us kind answer.

One thing or other: when thou didst not,savage, Mira.

'T'is a villain, sir, Know thine own meaning, but would'st gabble I do not love to look on.

like Pro.

But, as 'tis, A thing most brutish, I endow'd thy purposes We cannot miss him: be does make our fire, With words that made them known: But thy Fetch in our wood; and serves in offices

vile race,

[good natures That profit us. What, ho! slave! Caliban! Though thou didst learn, had that in't which Thon earth, thou ! speak.

Could not abide to be with; therefore wast thou Cal. [within.] There's wood enough within. Deservedly confin’d into this rock, Pro. Come forth, I say; there's other busi- Who hadsi deserv'd more than a prison. ness for thee:

Cal. You taught me language; and my proCome forth, thou tortoise! when?

fit on't

[you, Re-enter Ariel, like a water-nymph.

Is, I know how to curse: the red plague rid i

For learning me your language! Fine apparition! My quaint Ariel,


Hag-seed, hence! Hark in thine ear. Ari. My lord, it shall be done. [Erit. To answer other business. Shrugost thou,

Fetch us in fuel; and be quick, thou wert best, Pro. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil

malice? Upon thy wicked dam, come forth! [himself If thou neglect’št, or dost unwillingly Enter CALIBAN.

What I command, I'll rack thee with old Cal. As wicked dew as e'er my mother

cramps; brush'd

Fill all thy bones with aches; make thee roar, With raven's feather from unwholesome fen, That beasts shall tremble at thy din. Drop on yon both! a south-west blow on ye,


No, pray thee!And blister you all o'er !

I must obey: his art is of such power, (Aside. Pro. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt It would control my dam’s god, Setebos, have cramps,

[urchinst And make a vassal of him. Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up; Pro. So, slave, hence! (Erit CAL. Shall, for that vastof night that they may work, Al exercise on thee: thou shalt be pinch'd Re-enter ARIEL invisible, playing & singing; As thick as honey-combs, each pinch more FERDINAND following him.

stinging Than bees that made them.

ARIEL's Song. Cal.

I must eat my dinner. Cume unto these yellow sands, This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother,

And then take hands : Which thou tak'st from me, When thou Court'sied when you have, and kissid,

cam'st first, [would’st give me (The wild waves whist so) Thou strok’dst me, and mad'st much of me Foot it feutly here and there; Water with berries in't; and teach me how And, sweet sprites, the burden bear. To name the bigger light, and how the less, Hark, hark ! That burn by day avd night: and then I lov'd Bur. Bowgh, wowgh. (dispersedly. thee,

The watch dogs bark: • Do without. + Fairies. | Destroy.

Still, silent.


Bur. Bowgh, wowgh. (dispersedly. And, that he does, I weep: myself am Naples; Hark, hark! I hear

Who with mine eyes, ne'er since at ebb, beheld The strain of strutting chanticlere The king my father wreck'd. Cry, Cock-a-doodle-doo.


Alack, for mercy! Fer. Where should this music be? i' the air, and his brave son, being twain.

Fer. Yes, faith, and all his lords; the duke or the earth?

(of Milan, It sounds no more : --and sure, it waits

The duke of Milan,

upon Some god o' the island. Sitting on a bank, And his more braver daughter, could control t Weeping again the king my father's wreck,

thee, This music crept by me upon the waters;

If now 'twere fit to do't:-At the first sight Allaying both their fury and my passion,

[4 side. With its sweet air: thence I have follow'd it, They have chang’d eyes :- Delicate Ariel, Or it hath drawn me rather:-But ʼtis gone, I fear, you have done yourself some wr

I'll set thee free for this !-A word, good sir;

g: No, it begins again.

a word.

[This ARIEL sings

Mira. Why speaks my father so upgently? Full fathom five thy father lies ; Is the third man that e'er I saw; the first Of his bones are coral made;

That e'er I sigh'd for : pity move my father Those are pearls that were his eyes: To be inclin'd my way! Nothing of him that doth fade,


0, if a virgin, But doth suffer a sea-change

And your affection not gone forth, I'll make you Into something rich and strange. The queen of Naples. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell :


Soft, sir; one word more.Hark! now I hear them,--ding-dong bell. They are both in either's powers: but this [Burden, ding-dong. swift business

[A.side. Fer. The ditty does remember my drowu'd I must uneasy make, lest too light winning father.

Make the prize light. One word more! I
This is no mortal business, nor no sound [me. charge thee,
That the earth owes *;-I hear it now above That thou attend me: thoa dost here usurp

Pro. The fringed curtains of thine eye ad- The name thou ow'st not; and hast put_thyself
And say, what thou seest' yond'. (vance, Upon this island, as a spy, to win it

What is't? a spirit? From me, the lord on't.
Lord, how it looks about! Believe me, sir,


No, as I am a man.
It carries a brave form ;-But 'tis a spirit. Mira. There's nothing ill can dwell in such
Pro. No, wench; it eats and sleeps, and a temple :
hath such senses

If the ill spirit have so fair an house,
As we have,such: This gallant which thou seest, Good things will strive to dwell with't.
Was in the wreck; and, but he's something


Follow me.“[To FERD. stain'd

(call him Speak not you for him; he's a traitor.-Come. With grief,that's beauty's canker, thou might'st I'll manacle thy neck and feet together: A goodly person: he hath lost his fellows, Sea-water shalt thou drink, thy food shall be And strays about to find them.

The fresh-brook muscles, wither'd roots, and Mira.

I might call him wherein the acorn cradled: Follow. (husks, A thing divine; for nothing natural


No; I ever saw so noble.

I will resist such entertainment, till Pro.

It goes on,

[Aside. Mine enemy has more power. [He draws. As my soul prompts it :-Spirit, one spirit! I'll Mira.

o dear father, free thee

Make not too rash a trial of him, for
Within two days for this.

He's gentle, and not fearfuli.
Most sure, the goddess Pro.

What, I say, On whom these airs attend ! Vouchsafe, my My foot my tutor!-Put thy sword up, traitor prayer,

Who mak'st a show, but dar'st not strike, thy May know if you remain vpon this island;


[wards And that you will some good instruction give, Is so possess'd with guilt: come from thy How I may bear me here: My prime request, For I can here disarm thee with this stick, Which I do last pronounce, is, 0 you wonder! And make thy weapon drop. If you be maid, or no?


Beseech you, father Mira.

No wonder, sir; Pro. Hence; hang not on my garments. But, certainly a maid.


Šir, have pity Fer.

My language! heavens!- I'll be his surety. I am the best of them that speak this speech, Pro.

Silence: one word more Were I but where 'tis spoken.

Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee Pro.

How! the best?| An advocate for an impostor? hush! (What What wert thou,ifthe kingof Naples heard thee? Thou think'st there are no more such shape Fer. A single thing, as I am now,that wonders as he,

(wench To hear thee speak of Naples : be does hear me; I Having seen but him and Caliban : Foolis Owns. Confute, Frightful.



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