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Cal. I'll shew thee every fertile inch o'the isle: Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how And I will kiss thy foot: I prythee, be my god. To snare the nimble marinozet; I'll bring thee

Trin. By thisligit,amost pertidiousanddrunken Co clust'ring hilberds, and sometimes I'll get thee monster: when hisgod sasleep, he'ilrabhishuttie. Young : scamels from the rock: Wilt thou go Cal. I'll kiss thy foot: 1 I sweariyself thy sub- 5

with me? Ste. Come on then: down, and swear. [ject. Ste. I pr'ythe.- now, lead the way, without any

Trin. Ishalliaughmyselftodeathat this puppy: moretalking. Trinculo, the king and all our comheaded monster: A most scurvy monster! I could

pany being drown'd we will inherit here.tund in my heart to beat him,

Here; bear my bottle! Fellow Trinculo, we'll Ste. Come, kiss.

1061 hini bi and by again. Trin. But that the poor monster's in drink: Cal. [Sings drunkun.] Farewell master; An abominable mont-r!

Jariwill, farewill. Cal. I'll shew thee the best springs ; I'll pluck Trin. A howling nonster: a drunken monster. tbee berries;

Cal. No more dams I'll make yor fish; I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. 1151

Nor fitch in firing A plagte upon the tyrant that I serve!

At requiring, I'll bar hini nio more sticks, but follow thee,

Nor scrape trencher, nor wash dish. Thou wond'rous mian.

Ban Ban', Ca-Calibun Tiin. A mast ridiculous monster ; to make a

Has a netu master-Get a new man. wonder of a poor drunkard.

(grow: 20 Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freedom, Cal. I prythee, let me bring thee wherecrabs ney-day, freedom! And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts; Ste. O brave monster! lead the way. (Ereunt.

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with me,

SCENE 1.

Fer. No, precious creature;
Before Prospero's cell.

341'd had rather crack my' sinews, break my back, Enter Firdinand bearing a lng.

you

should such dishonour undergo, Fer. THERE be comme sports are painful; but Vhile I sit lazy by. their labour

Mira. It would become me
Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness As well as it does you: and I should do it
Are nobly undergone; and inost poor matters 35 Vith much more ease; for my good will is to it,
Po nt to rich ends. This my mean task Ind yours it is against.
Would be a heavy to me, as odious; but Pro. Poor worm! thou art infected;
The mistress which I servequickens what's dead, This visita'ion shews it.
And makes my labours plea ures: 0, she is Mira. You look wearily.
Ten times more gentle, than her father's crabbed: 40 Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning
And he's compos dof harshness. I must remove
Soine thousands of these logs, and pile them up, When you are by at night. I do beseech you,
Upon a sore injunction: My sweet mistress (Chiefly that I might set it in my prayers)
Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such What is

your name?
Had ne'er like executor. I forget: [baseness 45 Mira. Miranda: O my father,
But these sweet thoughts do even resresh my la I have broke your hest? to say so!
Most bussole-s, when I do it.

[bours; Fer. Admiid Miranda!
Enter Mirandı, and Prospero at a distance. Indeed, the top of admiration; worth
AI ra. Alas, now! pray you,

What's deareit to the world! Full many a lady Work not so hard; I woulii, the lightning had 501 have ey'd with best regard; and maný a time Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin d to pile! The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Pray, set it down, and rest you: when this burns, Brought niy too diligent ear: for several virtues 'Twill neep for having weary'd you: My father Have Ilik'ü several women; never any Is hard at studly; pray now, rest yoursel; With so full soul, but soine defect in her lle's safe tor these three hours.

15 Dic quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, Fr. () most dear mistress,

And put it to the fol: but you, O you, The sun will sei beore I shall discharge o perfect, avd so peerless, are created What I must strive to do.

Oi every creature's best. Alira. If you'll sit down,

Mira. I do not know l'il bear yoni logs the while: Pray, give me that. One of my sex; no w man's face remember, I'll carry it to the pile.

Isave, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen · Mr. Steevens supposei, that, by an error of the press, scamel has been here substituted for scanell, a species of bird mentoned by Willughby, : For behest, or commund.

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to me.

More that I may call men, than you, good friend, bear up, and board’em: Servant-monster, drink
And iny dear father: how features are abroad,
I am skilless of; but, by my modesty,

Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this i

sisland! (The jewel in my dower) I would not wish They say there's but five upon this isle: we are Any companion in the world but you; 5 three of them; if the other two be brain'd like Nor can imagination form a shape,

us, the state totters. Besides yourself, to like of: But I prattle

Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee: Something too wildly, and my father's precepts thy eyes are almost set in thy head. I therein do forget.

Trin. Whe.e should they be set else? he werea ber. I am, in my condition,

10 brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king;

Sle. My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue (I would, not so!) and would no more endure in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: Thiswondeu slavery, than I would suffer(speak; I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-andThe tiesh-fly blow my mouth:- Hear my soul thirty leagues, off and on, by this light.—Thou The very instant that I saw you, did

15 shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. My heart fly to your service; there resides, Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no To make me slave to it; and, for your sake, standard. Am I this patient log-man.

Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. Mira. Do you love me?

(sound, Trin. Nor go neitiier: but you'll lie, like dogs; For. O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this 20 and yet say nothing neither. And crown what profess with kind event, Sie. Moon-calt, speak once in thy life, if thou If I speak true; if hollowly, invert

beest a good moon-calf. What best is boded me, to mischief! I,

Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy Beyond all limit of what else i' the world, shoe. I'll not serve him, he is not valiant. Do love, prize, honour you.

25 Trin. Thou ly’st, most ignorant monster; I Mira. "I am a fool,

am in case to justle a constable: Why, thou deTo weep at what I am glad of.

bosh'd 'tish thon, was there ever a man a cowPro. Fair encounter

ard, that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a On that which breeds between thepi!

30 fish, and half a monster? Fer. Wherefore weep you?

[offer Cal. Lo, how he mocks me; wilt thou let him, Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not my

lord? What I desire to give; and much less take Trin. Lord, quoth lel-that a monster should What I shall die to want. But this is triflir:g; be such a natural ! And all the more it seeks to hide itself, [ning ! 35 Cal. Lo, lo, again: bite him to death, I The bigger bulk it s..ews. Hence, bashfülcun

pr'ythee. And prompt me, plain and holy innocence! Šte. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your I am your wife, it you will marry me; head; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow? The poor monster's my subject, and he shall You may deny m2; but I'll be your servant, 40 not suffer indignity. Whether you will or no.

Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be Fer. My mistress, dearest,

pleas'd to hearken once again to the suit I inade And I thus humble ever.

to thee? Mira. My husband then?

Ste. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it; I Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

45 will stand, and so shall Trinculo. As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my band.

Enter driel invisible. Miru. And mine with my heart in't: and now Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a Till half an hour hence.

[farewell, tyrant; a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath Fer. A thousand, thousand ! [Exeunt. cheated me of the island. Pro. So glad of tbis as they, I cannot be, 50 Ari. Thou ly'st. Who are surpriz'd with all; but my rejoicing Cal. Thou ly’st, thou jesting monkey, thou; At nothing can be more. I'll to my book; I would my valiant master would destroy thee: For yet, ere supper-time, must I perforin I do not lie. Much business appertaining:

[Erit.

Ste. Trinculo, if you uble him any more int SCENE II.

55 his tale, by this land, I will supplant some of Another part of the island. Enter Calibun, Stephano, and Trinculo, with a Trin. Why, I said nothing. bo tle.

Ste. Mun then, and no more -[To Caliban.] Ste. Tell not me;—when the butt is out, we Proceed. will drink water; not a drop before: therefore 60 Cul. I say, by sorcery he got this isle;

Companion. * Meaning he is so much intoxicated, as not to be able to stand. The quibble between tandard an ensign, and standard a fruit-tree that grows without support, is evident. · Debaucbed. 10

From

your teeth,

[thee.

From me he got it. If thy greatness will

Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee: Revenge it on him (for I know, thou dar’st, but whilethou liv’st,keepa good tongue in thy head. But this thing dare yot

Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep; Ste. That's mo (certain.

Wilt thou destroy hin then? Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll servel 5 Ste. Ay, on mine honour.

Ste. How now shall this be compass'd? Canst Ari. This will I tell my master. (sure; thou bring me to the party?

Cal. Thou mak'st me nierry: I am full of pleaCal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield himthee asleep, Let us be jocund: Will you troul’ the catch, Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. You taught me but while-ere?

Ari. Thou lyst, thou canst not. [patch !-10 Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason,

Cal. What apy'd' ninny's this! Thou scurvy any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.[Sings. I do beseech thy greatness, give him blow's, Flout'em, undskout'em; and skout'emand flout And take his boitle from him: when that's gone, 'em; Thought is free. He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not shew Col. That's not the tune. [ Ariel plays the tune Where the quick treshes are.

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Ste. What is the same? [on ataborundpipe. Ste. Trinculo, run ito no further danger: in Trin. This is the tune of our catch, play'd by terrupt the monster one word further, and bythis the picture of no-body. hand, I'll turn my inercy out oi doors, and make Sie. If thou bee'st a man, shew thyself in thy a stock-list of thee.

likeness: if thou bee'st a devil, take 't as thou list. Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go 20 Trin. O, forgive me my sins ! further off.

Ste. He that dies, pays alldebts: I defy thee:Ste. Didst thou not say, he ly’d?

Mercy upon us! Ari. Thou ly'st.

Cal. Art thou affeard?? Ste. Do I so? take thou that. [Beats him. Ste. No, monster, not I. As you like this, give me the lie another time. 25 Cat. Be not aiteard; the isle is full of noises,

Trin. I did not give thee the lie:---Out o' your Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt wits, and hearing too?--A pox of your boitie! Sometimesathousandtwangling instruments[not. this can sack and drinking do.--Amurrain on your Will humabout mine ears; and sometimes voices, monster, and the d'vil take your fingers ! That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Cal. I!a, ha, ha!

30 Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, Stc. Now, forward with

your

tale. Pr’ythee Theclouds,methought, wouldopen,andshewrichies stand further off.

Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d, Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, I cry'd to dream again. I'll beat him too.

sie. This will prove a brave kingdom to ine, Ste. Stand further.--Come, proceed. [him 35 where I shall have my musick for nothing.

Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with Cal. When Prospero is destroy'd. [story. l'the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the Having tirst seized his books; or with a log [him, Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, Catter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, And after do our work. Or cut his wczand with thy knife: Remember, 10 Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.—I wou'd, I First to possess his books: for without them could see this taborer: he lays it on. Ile's but a sot, as I am; nor hath not

Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. One spirit to command: They all do hate him,

[Excunt. As rootedly as 1 : Burn but his books;

SCE NE III. He has brave utensilsior so he calls them)

Changes to another part of the island. Which, when he has an house, he'll deck withal. Enter dilonso, Sebastian, Anthonio, Gonzalo, And that most detply to consider, is

adrian, Frumcisco, dic. The beauty of his daughter; he himself

Gon. By'r lakin“, I can go no further, sir; Calls her, a non-parei : I never saw a woman,

My old bones ache : here's a maze trod, indeed, But only Sycorak my dam, and she; 50 Through forth-rights, and meanders! By your But she' as far surpasses Sycorax,

I needs must rest me.

[patience, Als greatest doe's least.

Alon. Old loid, I cannot blame thee, Sle. Is it so brase a lass?

Who am my elf attach'l with weariness, Cu!. Ay, loril, she will become thy bed, I war l'o the duiling of my spirits : sit down and rest. And bring thee forih brave brood. [rant. Even hired will put off my hope, and keep it

Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd, and I will be hing and queen; (save or grace. !, M'hom thus resiray to find; and the sea mocks and Trinculo and rhyweli shall be vice:10;s:

Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go. Dost thou like the piut, Trinculo?

ent. [zaside to s bastian.] Iam right glad ibat Trin. Excellent.

he's so oui of nope.

Alluding to the striped or fool's coat vorn by Trincu'o, who in the ancient dramatis persona is called a jistér, and not a sailor. : Vean rrobably to dismiss ii tripping(11 from the tongile,

The provincial mode in Staffordshire and the actioning counties of pronouncing the word . i. e. The dimmutive only vi our inty, i. e. ladyhin.

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Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose Alon. I will stand to, and feed,
That you resolved to effect.

Although my last; no matter since I feel
Scb. The next advantage

The best is past:- Brother, my lord the duke, Will we take thoroughly.

Stand to, and do as we. Ant. Let it be to-night;

5 Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a harFor, now they are oppress'd with travel, they py; claps his wings upon the table, and, with Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,

a quaint device, the banquet vanishes. As when they are fresh.

dri. You are three men of sin, whom destiny, Seb. I say, to night; no more.

(That hath to instrument this lower world, Solemn and strange music; and Prospero on the 10 And what is in't) the never-surfeited sea top, invisible. Enter several strange shapes, Hath caused to belch up; and on this island bringing in a banquet; they dance about itwith Where man doth not inhabit; you ’mongst men, genile actions of salutation; and, inviting the Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; king, &c. to eat, they depart.

Andevenwith suchlikevalourmen hang and drown Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, 15 Their proper selves. [Alonzo, Sebastian, und the Gon. Marvellous sweet music! shark! Yefools! I and my fellows[rest draw their swords. Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What Are ministers of fate; the elements were these?

Of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well Seb. A living drollery': Now I will believe, Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs That there are unicorns; that in Arabia 20 Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish (nistere There is one tree, the phenix' throne; one phoe One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-iniAt this hour reigning there.

(nix Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Ant. I'll believe both;

Your swords are now too massyfor your strengths, And what does else want credit, come to me, And will not be uplifted: But reniember, And I'll be sworn’tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, 23 (For that's my business to you) that you three Though fool; at home condemn 'em.

From Milan did supplant good Prospero; Gon. If in Naples

Expos’d unto the sea, which hath requit it, I should report this now, would they believe me: Him, and his innocent child: for which foul deed If I should say, I saw such islanders,

The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have (For certes, these are people of the island) 30 Incens'd the seas and shores, yea all the creatures, Whothough theyare of inoustrous shape,yet note, Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso, Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of They have bereft: and do pronounce by me, Our human generation you shall find

Ling’ring perdition (worse than any

death Many, nay, almost any.

Can be at once) shall step by step attend [from Pro. Honest lord,

35 You, and your ways; whose wraths to gliard you Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls Are worse than devils.

[ Aside. Upon your heads) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, Alon. I cannot too much muse? (pressing Aud a clear life ensuing. Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound ex He runishes in thunder: then to soft music, enter (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind 40 the shapes again, and dance with mops and Of excellent dumb discourse.

mowes®, and carry out the table.

[thou Pro. Praise in departing.

[.4side. Pro. [ Aside] Bravely the figure of this harpyhast Fran. They vanish'd strangely.

Perform’d, my Ariel ; a grace it had devouring;. Seb. No matter, since [stomachs.--. Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, They have left their viands behind; for we have 45 In what thou hadst to say: so with good life', Will't please you taste of what is here? And observation strange, my meaner ministers, Alun lot í.

[were boys, Their several kinds have done: my high charms Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: When we And these, mine enemies, are all knit up [work, Vbo would believe that there were mountaineers, In their distractions: they now are in my power; Dew-lapped like bulls,whose throats had hanging 50 And in these fits I leave them, wlist I visit Wallets of flesh or that thereweresuch men,[at'em Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is Whose head, stood in their breasts? which now And his and my lov'd darling. [drown'di) we tind,

[Erit Prospero from ubote. Fach putter out on five for one', will bring us Gon. I'the name of something holy, sir, why Good warrant of.

5 In this strange stare?

(stand you Shows called drolleries, were in Shakspeare's time performed by puppets only. Certainly. Adinire. Our Author night have had this intelligence from the translation of Pliny, B. V.ch. 8. "The Blemmyi, by report, have no heads, but mouth and eies both in their breast. sage alludes to an ancient forgotten custom, now very obscure, when it was customary for those who engaged in long expeditions, to place out a surn of inoney on condition of receiving great interest for it at their return home. Bailey, in bis dictionary, says, that dowle is a feather, or rather the single particles of the down. ? Blameless, innocent. * To mop and to inoze eem to have the sane meaning, 1. e. to make mouths or wry faces. Llocks and moves in Jolason s last edition. ?Wiede benest alacrity, or chearfulness,

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Alon. O, it is monstrous! monstrous! I'll fight their legions o'er. Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; Ant. I'll be thy second.

[Ereunt. The winds did sing it to me; andthe thunder, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their great That deep and dreadful organpipe, pronounc'd Like poison given to work a great time after, [guilt, The name of Prosper; it did bass' iny trespass. 5 Now'gins to bite the spirits:- I do beseech you Therefore my son i' the voze is bedded! and That'are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, And hinder them from what this ecstacy? And with him there lie mudded.

May now provoke them to. Seb. But one fiend at a time,

Adr. Follow, I pray you. [Exeunt. 10

[Exit.

ACT IV.
SCENE I.

Enter Ariel.

Ari.What would my potent master? here I am. Prospero's cell.

Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your lastserEnter Prospero, Ferdinand, and Miranda. Did worthily perform, and I inust use you (vice Pro. IF I have too austerely punish'd your 20 In such anoiber trick: go, bring the rabble,

Your compensation makes amends; for ] O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place: Have given you here a third of mine own life, Incite them to quick motion; for I must Or that for which I live; whom once again Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, Were but my trials of thy love, and thou 25 And they expect it from me. Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Heaven, Ari. Presently? I ratify this niy rich gift: O Ferdinand,

Pro. Ay, with a twink. Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, And breathe twice; and cry, so, so; and make it halt behind her.

30 Each one tripping on his toe, Fer. I do believe it,

Will be here with mop and moe: Against an oracle.

[tion Do you love me, master? no. [proach, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisi Pio. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not apWorthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But

Till thou dost hear me call.
If thou dost break her virgin knot, before

35
Ari. Well, I conceive.

[Erit. All sanctimonious ceremonies may

Pro. Look thou be true; do not give dalliance With full and holy rite be minister'd,

Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw No sweet aspersion shall the Heavens let fall To the fire i' the blood: be more abstemious, To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Or else, good night your vow! Sour-eye'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew 40 Fer. I warrant you, sir; The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, The white, cold, virgin-snow upon my

heart "That

you shall hate it both: therefore take heed, Abates the ardour of my liver. As Hymen's lamps shall light you.

Pro. Well. Fer. As I hope

Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary, For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, 45 Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly:With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, No tongue; all eyes; be silent. The most opportune place, the strong'st sugges

A misque. Enter Iris. Our worser genius cani, shall never melt [tion Tris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas Mine honour into lust; to take away

Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease; The exige of that day's celebration, [der’d, 50 Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, When I shail think, or Phæbus' steeds are foun Andluat mcadsthatch'd with stover”, them to keep; Or nigbit kept chain'd below.

Thy banks with pionied and twilled brims, Pro. Fairly spoke:

which spuogy Aprilat thy hestbetrims, [groves, Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own Tomakecoldnymphschastecrowns:andthy broom What, Arici; ny industrious servant Ariel!- 155 Whose shadow thedismissed batchelor loves,

. That is, told it me in a rough bass sound. ? Ecstacy here signifies alienation of mind. 'Aspersion is here used in its primitive sense of sprinkling. *That is, bring more than are sufficient, rather than fail tor want of numbers. Corollary means sliplus. "Storer from Estovers, a law word, signites an allowance in tood or other necessaries of life. It is here used for provision in general for animals. Disappointed lovers are still said to wear the arillore, and in these lines broom grotes assigned to that untortunate tribe for retreat. This may allude to some old custom. . We still say that a hu band hungs out the broom when his wife goes from home for a short time; and on such occasions a broom besom has been exhibited as a signal that the house was freed from uxorial restraint, and where the master might be considered as a tenporary bachelor. Broom groces may siguily broum bushes.

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