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These three have robb'd me; and this demi

devil

For he's a bastard one

-had plotted with them
To take my life. Two of these fellows you
Must know and own; this thing of darkness I
Acknowledge mine.

Cal.
I shall be pinch'd to death.
Alon. Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler ?
Seb. He is drunk now: where had he wine?
Alon.

And Trinculo is reeling ripe: where should they
Find this grand liquor that hath gilded 'em? 280
How camest thou in this pickle?

Trin. I have been in such a pickle since I saw you last that, I fear me, will never out of my bones I shall not fear fly-blowing.

Seb.

Ste.

Pros.

Ste.

Alon.

Pros.

Cal.

Pros.

Why, how now, Stephano!

O, touch me not; I am not Stephano, but a

cramp.

You'ld be king o' the isle, sirrah?

I should have been a sore one then.
This is a strange thing as e'er I look'd on.
[Pointing to Caliban.
He is as disproportion'd in his manners
As in his shape. Go, sirrah, to my cell;
Take with you your companions; as you look
To have my pardon, trim it handsomely.

Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter
And seek for grace. What a thrice-double ass
Was I, to take this drunkard for a god
And worship this dull fool!

Go to; away!

290

Alon. Hence, and bestow your luggage where you

found it.

Seb. Or stole it, rather. [Exeunt Cal., Ste., and Trin. Pros. Sir, I invite your highness and your train 300

Alon.

Pros.

To my poor cell, where you shall take your rest
For this one night; which, part of it, I'll waste
With such discourse as, I not doubt, shall make it
Go quick away; the story of my life
And the particular accidents gone by

Since I came to this isle: and in the morn
I'll bring you to your ship and so to Naples,
Where I have hope to see the nuptial
Of these our dear-beloved solemnized;
And thence retire me to my Milan, where
Every third thought shall be my grave.

I long
To hear the story of your life, which must
Take the ear strangely.

I'll deliver all;

And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales
And sail so expeditious that shall catch

310

Your royal fleet far off. [Aside to Ari.] My Ariel,

chick,

That is thy charge: then to the elements

Be free, and fare thou well!

near.

Please you, draw

[Exeunt.

EPILOGUE.

SPOKEN BY PROSPERO.

Now my charm's are all o'erthrown,
And what strength I have 's mine own,
Which is most faint: now, 'tis true,

I must be here confined by you,
Or sent to Naples. Let me not,
Since I have my dukedom got
And pardon'd the deceiver, dwell
In this bare island by your spell;

But release me from
my bands
With the help of your good hands:
Gentle breath of
yours my sails
Must fill, or else my project fails,
Which was to please. Now I want
Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
And my ending is despair,
Unless I be relieved by prayer,
Which pierces so that it assaults
Mercy itself and frees all faults.

As

you from crimes would pardon'd be, Let your indulgence set me free.

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GLOSSARY AND NOTES.

Advance, lift up, I. ii. 408.

Advantage, opportunity, III. iii. 13.

Adventure my discretion, risk my character for discretion, II. i. 187.

Afear, make afraid, II. ii. 62.

Against the stomach of my sense, despite my unwillingness to hear them, II. i. 106.

A-hold, near the wind, I. i. 52.
Amazement, distress, I. ii. 14.

Argier, Algiers, I. ii. 261.

Aspersion, sprinkling, IV. i. 18.

Attached, seized, III. iii. 5.

Barnacles, a species of goose formerly supposed to have been bred in shell-fish which grew upon a tree, IV. i. 249.

Bass my trespass, proclaim my crime, III. iii. 99.

Bat-fowling, catching bats by night in a net by torchlight, II. i. 185.

Beak, bowsprit, I. ii. 196.

Bermoothes, Bermudas, I. ii. 229.

Bombard, a large leathern vessel for holding liquor, II. ii. 21.

Bootless, useless, I. ii. 35.

Bosky, woody, IV. i. 81.

Bourn, boundary, II. i. 152.

Brained like us, with brains like ours, III. ii. 7.

Budge, move, V. i. II.

Burthen, the chorus of a song, the refrain, I. ii. 381.

But, otherwise than, I. ii. 119.

Candied, dissolved, II. i. 279.

Cast, cast up, II. i. 251.

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