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Seb. The next advantage
They have left their viands behind; for we have Will we take thoroughly.
stomachs.Ant. Let it be to-night;
Will 't please you taste of what is here?
Gon. Faith sir, you need not fear: When we As when they are fresh.
were boys, Seb. I say to-night: no more.
Who would believe that there were mountaineers
Dew-lapped like bulls, whose throats had hanging Solemn and strange music; and PROSPERO above,
at them invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bring- Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men ing in a banquet; they dance about it with gen- Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now tle actions of salutation, and inviting the king,
we find, &c., to eat, they depart.
Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us
Good warrant of. Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, Alon. I will stand to, and feed, hark !
Although my last: no matter, since I feel, Gon. Marvelous sweet music!
The best is past :- Brother, my lord the duke, Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What Stand to, and do as we.
were these ? Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe,
Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL, like a That there are unicorns; that, in Arabia
harpy; claps his wings upon the table, and with There is one tree, the phenix' throne; one phoenix
a quaint device, the banquet vanishes. At this hour reigning there.
Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Ant. I'll believe both;
(That hath to instrument this lower world, And what does else want credit, come to me, And what is in 't) the never-surfeited sea And I'll be sworn 't is true: travelers ne'er did Hath caused to belch up; and on this island lie,
Where man doth not inhabit; you ’mongst men Though fools at home condemn them.
Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; Gon. If in Naples
[Seeing ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, &c., draw their I should report this now, would they believe me?
swords. If I should say, I saw such islanders
And even with such like valor, men hang and (For, certes, these are people of the island),
drown Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, Their proper selves. You fools ! I and my fellows note,
Are ministers of fate; the elements, Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of Of whom your swords are tempered, may as well Our human generation you shall find
Wound the loud winds, or with bemocked-at Many, nay, almost any.
- stabs Pro. Honest lord,
[Aside. Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish Thou hast said well; for some of you there present One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-minisAre worse than devils.
ters Alon. I cannot too much muse,
Are like invulnerable; if you could hurt, Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound ex- Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, pressing
And will not be uplifted : But, remember (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind (For that's my business to you) that you three Of excellent dumb discourse.
From Milan did supplant good Prospero; Pro. Praise in departing. [Aside. Exposed unto the sea, which hath requit it, Fran. They vanished strangely.
Him, and his innocent child, for which foul deed Seb. No matter, since
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have
Incensed the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, Young Ferdinand (who they suppose is drowned),
[Exit PROSPERO from above. Lingering perdition (worse than any death Gon. I'the name of something holy, sir, why Can be at once) shall step by step attend
stand you You, and your ways; whose wrath to guard you In this strange stare? from
Alon. O, it is monstrous ! monstrous ! (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; Upon your heads) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, And a clear life ensuing.
That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounced
The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass. Ile vanishes in thunder : then, to soft music, enter Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and
the Shapes again, and dance with mops and I'll sink him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, mowes, and carry out the table.
And with him there lie mudded.
Seb. But one fiend at a time, Pro. Bravely the figure of this harpy hast thou I'll fight their legions o'er.
[Aside. Ant. I'll be thy second. Performed, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring :
[Exeunt SEBASTIAN and ANTONIO. Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life,
great guilt, And observation strange, my meaner ministers Like poison given to work a great time after, Their several kinds have done: my high charms Now 'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech you work,
That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, And these, mine enemies, are all knit up
And hinder them from what this ecstacy In their distractions : they now are in my power; May now provoke them to, And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit | Adr. Follow, I pray you. [Exeunt.
SCENE I. — Before PROSPERO's Cell.
Pro. If I have too austerely punished you,
Fer. I do believe it,
Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisi
Fer. As I hope
Our worser Genius can, shall never melt
And flat meads thatched with stover, them to keep; Mine honor into lust; to take away
Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, The edge of that day's celebration,
Which spongy April at thy 'hest betrims, When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are foun- To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy dered,
broom groves, Or night kept chained below.
Whose shadow the dismisséd bachelor loves, Pro. Fairly spoke :
Being lass-lorn ; thy pole-clipt vineyard;
Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I,
Bids thee leave these ; and with her sovereign Ari. What would my potent master ? here I am.
grace, Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, service
To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain; Did worthily perform; and I must use you Approach rich Ceres, her to entertain. In such another trick : go, bring the rabble, O'er whom I give thee power, here to this place.
Enter CERES. Incite them to quick motion : for I must Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple Cer. Hail many-colored messenger, that ne'er Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; And they expect it from me.
Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers Ari. Presently?
Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers ; Pro. Aye, with a twink.
And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Ari. Before you can say, “Come,” and “go," My bosky acres, and my unshrubbed down, And breathe twice; and cry, “So, so;”. Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy queen Each one, tripping on his toe,
Summoned me hither, to this short-grassed green ? Will be here with mop and mowe:
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; Do you love me, master ? no.
And some donation freely to estate Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not ap- On the blessed lovers. proach
Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow, Till thou dost hear me call.
If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Ari. Well I conceive.
[Exit. Do now attend the queen? Since they did plot Pro. Look thou be true: do not give dalliance The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got, Too much the rein : the strongest oaths are straw Her and her blind boy's scandaled company To the fire i' the blood : be more abstemious, I have forsworn. Or else, good night your vow!
Iris. Of her society Fer. I warrant you, sir.
Be not afraid; I met her deity The white cold virgin snow upon my heart Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son Abates the ardor of my liver.
Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have Pro. Well. —
Mars' hot minion is returned again;
Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,
rows, The turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, And be a boy right out.
Cer. Highest queen of state,
Come hither from the furrow, and be merry, Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait. Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on,
And these fresh nymphs encounter every one
In country footing.
Enter certain REAPERS, properly habited; they me, " To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be,
join with the Nymphs in a graceful dance ; to|| And honored in their issue.
wards the end whereof PROSPERO starts sudden
ly, and speaks ; after which, to a strange, hollow, Juno sings.
and confused noise, they heavily vanish. Honor, riches, marriage-blessing,
Pro. I had forgot that foul conspiracy [Aside.
Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates,
Against my life; the minute of their plot
Is almost come. — [To the SPIRITS.] Well done;
- avoid ; - no more.
Fer. This is strange : your father's in some
Mira. Never till this day,
Saw I him touched with anger so distempered.
Pro. You do look, my son, in a moved sort,
As if you were dismayed : be cheerful, sir :
Our revels now are ended : these our actors,
Are melted into air, into thin air: To think these spirits ?
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind : We are such stuff
As dreams are made of, and our little life
Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled.
Be not disturbed with my infirmity:
If you be pleased, retire into my cell,
| To still my beating mind.
[Exeunt. dering brooks,
Mira. S With your sedged crowns and ever harmless looks, Pro. Come with a thought:- I thank you :Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to: What's thy
We wish your peace.
Ari. Ay, my commander; when I presented Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster ? If I Ceres,
should take a displeasure against you; look I thought to have told thee of it; but I feared, you,Lest I might anger thee.
Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster. Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favor still: varlets ?
Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with Shall hoodwink this mischance: therefore speak drinking:
softly, So full of valor, that they smote the air
All's hushed as midnight yet. For breathing in their faces; beat the ground Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool — For kissing of their feet; yet always bending Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonor in Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, that, monster, but an infinite loss. At which, like unbacked colts, they pricked their Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet ears,
this is your harmless fairy, monster. Advanced their eyelids, lifted up their noses, Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er As they smelt music; so I charmed their ears, ears for my labor. That, calf-like, they my lowing followed, through Cal. Pr’ythee, my king, be quiet: Seest thou Toothed briers, sharp furzes, pricking gorse, and
This is the mouth o' the cell: no noise, and enter. Which entered their frail shins : at last I left Do that good mischief, which may make this island them
Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, l'the filthy-mantled pool beyond your cell, For aye thy foot-licker. There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake Ste. Give me thy hand: I do begin to have O'erstunk their feet.
bloody thoughts. Pro. This was well done, my bird; Trin. O King Stephano ! O peer! O worthy Thy shape invisible retain thou still :
Stephano ! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee ! The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. For stale to catch these thieves.
Trin. O, ho, monster; we know what belongs Ari. I go, I go.
[Exit. to a frippery; –0 King Stephano ! Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, I'll have that gown. Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
Trin. Thy grace shall have it. And as, with age, his body uglier grows,
Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,
To doat thus on such luggage ? Let's along, Re-enter ARIEL, loaden with glistering apparel, &c. And do the murder first: if he awake, Even to roaring: Come, hang them on this line. From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with
pinches; PROSPERO and ARIEL remain invisible. Enter M
* Make us strange stuff. CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and TRINCULO, all wet.
wu wet. | Ste. Be you quiet, monster. — Mistress line, is Cal. Pray you tread softly, that the blind mole not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the may not
line; now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, Hear a footfall: we now are near his cell. and prove a bold jerkin.
Ste. Monster, your fairy, which you say is a Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, an't harmless fairy, has done little better than played like your grace. the Jack with us.
Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garTrin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss : atment for 't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I which my nose is in great indignation.
Tam king of this country: “Steal by line and