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When I arrivd, and heard thee, that made gape! The fresh springs, brine-pits, barren place, and ferThe pine, and let thee out.

Curs't be 1, that I did so!-All the charms stile; Ari. I thank thee, master.

roak, JOf Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you! Pro. If thou more murmur'st, I will rend an For I am all the subjects that you have, And peg thee in his knotty entrails, till

5 W botirst was mine own king: and here you sty me Thou hast howl'd away twelve winters.

In this hard rock, wbiles you do keep from me Ari. Pardon, master.

The rest of the island. I will be correspondent to command,

| Pro. Thou most lying slave, [us'd thee, And do my spriting gently.

Whom stripes inay move, not kindness; I have Pro. Do so; and after two days

10 Filth as thou art, with human care; and lodg’d thee I will discharge thee.

bumine own cell, till thou didst seek to violate Ari. That's my noble master!

The honour of my child. What shall I do say what? what shall I do? Cal. Ohho, oh ho!-wou'd it had been done!

Pro. Go make thyselflike toa nympho’the sea; Thou didst prevent me; I had peopled else Be subject to no sight but thine andmine; invisible 15 This isle with Calibans. To every eye-ball else. Go, take this shape, Pro. Abhorred slave, And hither come in it; go, hence, with diligence. Which any print of goodness will not take,

[Exit Ariel. Being capable of all ill; I pitied thee, [hour Awake, dear heart, au ake! thou hast slept well; / Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each Awake!

120|One thing or other: when thou didst not, savage, Miru. The strangeness of your story put

Know thrown meaning, but wouldst gabblelike' Heaviness in me.

A thing inore brutish, I endow'd thy purposes Pro. Shake it off: come on;

With words that made them known:But thy vile We'll visit Caliban, my slave, who never

race * Yields us kind answer,

|25|Though thou didst learn, had that in't which good Mira. Tis a villain, sir,

natures I do not love to look on.

Could not abide to be with: therefore wast thou Pro. But, as 'tis,

Deservedly confined into this rock, . We cannot miss him: he does make our fire, Who hadsi desery'd more than a prison, Fon't Fetch in our wood; and serves in offices 130! Cal. You taught me language; and my profit That profit us. What ho! slave! Caliban! ! ! lis, I know how to curse; the red plague'rid you, Thou earth, thou! speak.

For learning me your language! Cal. [Within.] There's wood enough within. | Pro. Ilag-seed, hence!

Pro. Come forth, I say; there's other business Fetch us in fuel, and be quick; thou wert best, Come, thou tortoise! when? [for thee: 35 To answerother business, Shrug'st thou, malice? Enter Ariel like a water-nymph.

If thou neglect'st, or dost unwillingly Fine apparition! My quaint Ariel,

What I command, I'll rack thee with old cramps; Ilark in thine ear.

Fill all thy bones with aches; make thee roar, Ari. My lord, it shall be done. Erit. That beasts shall tremble at thy din.

Pro. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil 40 Cal. No, pray thee! l'pon thy wicked damn, come forth! [himselt I must obey; his art is of such power, . [Aside. Enter Caliban.

It would controul my dam's god Setebos', Cal. As wicked' dewas e'er my mother brush'd land make a vassal of him. With raven's feather from unwholesome fen, Pro. So, slave; hence! [Erit Caliban, Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye, 45

ne *Enter Ferdinand at the remotest part of the stage, And blister you all o'er!


L and Ariel invisible, playing and singing, Pro. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have and Side-stitchesthat sball pen thy breath up; urchinsa


Ariel's Song. Shall for that vast of night that they may work, I Come unto these yellow sands, All exercise on thee: thou shalt be pinchi'd 150|| And then take hands : As thick as honey-combs, each pinch more sting Court'sied when you have, and kiss'd, Than bees that made 'em.

[ing (The wild wures whist') Cal. I must eat my dinner.

Foot it featly here and there; This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother, [first, And, sweet sprites, the burden bear. Which thou tak'st fron me. When thou came t|55| Hark, hark! Thou stroak dst me, and mad'st much of me; Bur. Bowgh, wowgh. [dispersedly. would'st give me

The watch-dogs bark: Water with berries in't; and teach me how

Bur. Bowghi, wowgh. [dispersedly. To name the bigger light, and how the less,

Hark, hark! I hear
That burn by day and night: and then I lov'dthee, 601 The strain of strutting Chanticlere
And shew'd thee all the qualities o’the isle, 11 Cry, Cock-a-doodle-doo,

· Baneful. Perhaps put here for fairies. The dead waste, or middle of the night. Race, in this place, seems to signify original disposition, inborn qualities. The erysipelas. “We learn from Magellan's voyage, that Setebos was the supreme God of the Patagons. 'Silent.



Fer. Whereshould this music be?i’the air, or thel | Mina. Alack, for mercy!

[Milan, It sounds no more: and sure, it waits upon (earth . Fer. Yes, faith, and all his lords; the duke of Some god of the island. Sitting on a bank, And his brave son, being twain. Weeping again the king my father's wreck, 1 Pro. The duke of Milan,

[thee. This music crept by me upon the waters; 5 And his more braver daughter, could controul? Allaying both their fury, and my passion,

If now 'twere fit to do't:- At the first sight With its sweet air: thence I have follow'd it,

[ Aside to Ariel.] Or it hath drawn me rather:-But 'tis gone. They have changed eyes :--Delicate Ariel, No, it begins again.

I'll set thee free for this. A word, good sir ; Ariel's song.

110l fear you have done yourself some wrong: a Full fathom five thy father lies,


r This Of his bons are coral made ;

Mira. Why speaks my father so ungently? Those are pearls that were his eyes : Is the third man that I e'er saw; the first Nothing of him that doth fade,

That e'er I sigh'd for: pity move my father But doth suffer a sea-change,

15 To be inclin'd my way! Into something rich and strunge.

Fer. O, if a virgin, Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell.

And your affection not gone forth, I'll make you Hark, now I hear them,--ding-dong, bell. The queen of Naples.

[Burdon, ding-dong.I | Pro. Soft, sir; one word more.Fer. The ditty does remember iny drowned fa-20 They are both in either's powers: but this swift This is no mortal business, no nor sound [ther:

business That the earth owes':-Thear it now above me. I must uneasy make, lest too light winning · Pro.Thef ingedcurtainsol thine eye advance,

[.Aside. And say, what thou seest yond'. .

Make the prize light.-One word more; I charge Mira. Wuat ist? a spirit?

1251 Lord, how it looks about! Believe me, sir, | That thou attend me: thou dost here usurp It carries a brave form:-But 'tis a spirit.

The name thou owest not; and hast put thyself Pro. No, wench: it eats and sieeps, and hath Upon this island, as a spy, to win it such senses

From me, the lord on't. As we have, such: This gallant, which thou seest, 301 Fer. No, as I am a man. Was in the wreck; and, but he's something stain' Mira. There's nothing ill can dwell in such a With grief, that's beauty's canker, thou might'st

call him

If the ill spirit have so fair an house,
A goodly person: he hath lost his fellows, Good things will strive to dwell with 't,
And strays about to find them.

1351 Pro. [To Ferd.] Follow me. Miri, I might call him

Speak not you for him; he's a traitor.--Come, A thing divine; for nothing natural

Ull inanacle thy neck and feet together: I ever saw so noble.

Sea-water shalt thou drink, thy food shall be Pro. It goes on I see, [Aside.] [free thee The fresh-brook mussels, wither'd roots and husks As my soul prompts it :-Spirit, fine spirit, 11 40 Wherein the acorn cradled: Follow. Within two days for this.

| Fer. No; Fér. Most sure, the goddess

I will resist such entertainment, till On whom these airs attend - Vouchsafe, my Mine enemy has more power. [He draws. prayer

| Mira. O dear father, May know, if you remain upon this island; 145 Make not too rash a trial of him, for And that you will so ne good instruction give, He's gentle, and not fearful! How I may bear me here: My prime request, 1 Pro. What, I say, Which I do lat pronounce, is, O you wonder! My foot my tutor?--Put thy sword up, traitor; If you be maid, or no?

Who mak'st a shew, but dares not strike, thy Mira. No wonder, sir;


conscience But, certainly a maid.

Is so possess'd with guilt; come from thy ward; Fer. My language! heavens!

For I can here disarm thee with this stick,
I am the best of them that speak this speech, And make thy weapon drop.
Were I but where 'tis spoken.

Mira. Beseech you, father!
Pro. Ilow? the best?

[thee:|55Pro. Hence; hang not on my garments. What wert thou, if the king of Na;les heard | Mira. Sir, have pity;

For. A single thing, as I am now, that wonders I'll be his surety. To hear thee speak of Naples: He doe-hear me: Pro, Silence: one word more And that he does, I weep: myself am Naples; I Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee. Who with mine eyes, ne'er since at ebb, beheld The king my father wreck'd.

I advocate for an impostor? hush! · 'To owe, signifies here, as in many other places of our author's plays, to own. Confute thee. • Timorous.


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Thou think'st, there are no more such shapes ası Behold this maid: all corners else o' the earth 'he,

(Let liberty make use of; space enough Having seen but him and Caliban: Foolish wench! Have I, in such a prison. To the most of men this is a Caliban,

Pro. It works :--Come on. And they to him ar: angels.

5[To Ariel.] Thou hast done well, fine Ariel! Miru, My aifections

Follow me.
Are then most huinble; I have no ambition | Hark, wliat thou else shalt do me.
To see a goodlier man.

Mira. Be of comfort;
Pro. Come on; obey: [To Ferdinand.] My father's of a better nature, sir,
Thy nerves are in their infancy again, 110 Than he appears by speech; this is unwonted
And have no vigour in them.

Which now came from him.
Fer. So they are:

| Pro. Thou shalt be as iree
My spirits, as in a dreain, are all bound up. As mountain winds, but then exactly do
My father's loss, the weakness which I feel, All points oi my command
The wreck of all my friends, or this man's threats, 15| Ari. To the syllable.
To whom I am subdu'd, are but light to me, I Pro. Come, follow: Speak not for him.
Might I but through my prison once a day




Scb. The old cock.

Ant. I ne cockrel.
Another part of ihe island.

Seb. Done: the wager?
Enter Alonzo, Sebastian, Anthonio, Gonzalo,

Ant. A laughter.
Adrian, Francisco, and others.

Sc. A inalch. Gonz. BESEECH you, sir, be merry: you have 301 Adr. Though this island seem to be desert, cause

Sub, Ha, ha na! (So have we all) of joy; for our escape

Ant. So, you've paid. Is much beyond our loss: Our hint' oi wne

Adr. Uninhabitable, and almost inaccessible,-Is common; every day, soine sailor s w te,

Scb. Yet,
The master of some merchant, and the merchant,35 Adr. Yet
Have just our theme of woe: but for the miracle, Ant. He could not miss't.
I mean our preservation, few in millions

Adr. It must needs be of subtle, tender, and
Can speak like us: then, wisely, good sir, weigh delicate temperance?.
Our sorrow with our comfort.

Ant. Temperance was a delicate wench. Aion. Prythee, peace.

Se'. Ay, and a subtle, as he most learnedly Seb. He receives comfort like cold porridge. I deliverdi. Ant. The visitor will not give him o'er so. Aur. Thi air breathes upon ushere most sweetly.

S.b. Look, he is winding up the watch of his Seb. As it it had lungs, and rotten ines. wit; by and by it will strike.

Ant. Or, as twere perfun'a by a ten. Gon. Sir,

45. Gon. Iiere is every thing advantageous to life. Seb. One: Tell.

dni. True; sare means to live. G n. When ev'ry grief is entertained, that's! Seb. Of that there's none, or little. offered, comes to the entertainer

Gon. How lush apa lusty the grass looks! how Scb. A dollar. Gn. Dolour comes to himn indeed; you have 50 Ant. The ground, indeed, is tawny. spoken truer than you purpos’d.

Seb. With an eye of green n't. Sub. You have taken it wiselier than I meant Ant. He misse's not much. you should.

Seb. No; he doth but mistake the truth totally. Gon. Therefore, my lord,

Gon. But the rarity of it is (which is, indeed, Ant. Fie, what aspend-thrut is he of his tongue! 15 almost beyond credit)Aion. I pr'ythee, spare..

Sib. As many vouch'd rarities are. Gm. Well, I have done: But yet

I Gon. That our garchits, beirg, as they were, Sb. He will be talking.

| drench'd in the sea, hold notwinstancing thur Ant. Which of them, he, or Adrian, for a good treshness, a. dglosses being rather new cy'ú, hun wager, first begins to crow?

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Ant. If but one of his pocl.ets could speak, l | Alon. No, no, he's gone. would it not say, he lies?

Seb. Sir, you may thank yourself for this great Seb. Ay, or very falsely pocket up his report.

loss ;

(daughter, Gon. Methinks, our garments are now as fresh That would not bless our Europe with your as when we put them on tirs! in Africk, at the 5 But rather lose her to an African; marriage of the king's fair daughter Claribel to Where she, at least, is banish'd from your eye, the king of Tunis.

| Who hath cause to wet the grief on't. Sb. "Twas a sweet marriage, and we prosper Alon. Pr’ythee, peace.

[otherwise well in our return.

| Seb. You were kneelid to, and importun'd Adr. Tunis was never graced before with such 10 By all of us; and the fair soul herself a paragon to their queen.

Weigh'd, between lothness and obedience, at Gon. Not since widow Dido's time.

Which end the beam should bow, We have lost Ant. Widow? a pox o' that! How came that

your son, widow in? Widow Dido!

1 Il fear, for ever; Milan and Naples have Seb. What if he had said, widower Æneas too 1.5 More widows in them of this business' making good lord, how you take it !

Than we bring men to comfort them: The fault's Alr. Widow Dido, said you? you make me Your own. study of that: She was of Carthage, not of Tunis. | Alon. So is the dearest o' the loss. Gon. This Tunis, sir, was Carthage.

| Gon. My lord Sebastian, Adr. Carthage?

20 The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness, Gon. I assure you, Carthage. .

And time to speak it in: you rub the sore, Ant. His word is more than the miraculous When you should bring the plaister. harp

Seb. Very well. s b. He hath rais'd the wall, and houses too. Ant. And most chirurgeonly.

Ant. What impossible matter will he make 25 Gon. It is foul weather in us all, good sir, easy sext?

When you are cloudy, Seb. I think, he will carry this island home in Scb. Foul weather his pocket and give it his son for an apple.

Ant. Very foul. Ant. And, sowing the kernels of it in the sea Gon. Had I the plantation of this isle, my lord, bring forth more islands.

Ant. He'd sow it with nettle-seed. Gon. Ay?

Seb. Or docks, or mallow's.

[do? Ani, Why, in good time.

Gon. And were the king of it, What would I Gon Sir, we were talking, that our garments Seb. 'Scape being drunk, for want of wine. [ries seen now as fresh, as when we were at Tunis, at Gon.l' the commonwealth, I would by contra. the marriage of your daughter, who is powqueen. 35 Execute all things; for no kind of traffick

Ant. And the rarest that e'er came there. I Would I admit; no name of magistrate;
Seb. Bate, I beseech you, widow Dido.

Letters should not be known; riches, poverty, An'. O, widow Dido; ay, widow Dido.

And use of service, none; contract, succession, Gon. Is not, sir, my doublet as fresh as the first Bourn', bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none: day I wore it? I mean, in a sort.

140 No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil: Ant. That sort was well fish'd for.

No occupation; all men idle, all, Gon. When I wore it at your daughter's mar- And women too, but innocent and pure: riage?

|No sovereignty. Alon. You cranı these words into mine ears, Seb. And yet he would be king on't. against

1451 Ant. The latter end of his commonwealth forThe stomach of my sense!: Would I had nerei gets the beginning. Marry'd my daughter there! for, coming thence, I Gon. All things in common nature should proMy son is lost; and, in my rate, she too,

duce Who is so far from Italy remov’d,

Without sweat or endeavour: Treason, felony, I ne'er again hall see her. Othou mine heir 150 Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engine, Of Naples and of Milan, what strange fish Would I not have; but nature should bring forth, Hath inade his meal on thee?

Of its own kind, all foizon', all abundance Fran. Sir, he may live;

To feed my innocent people. I saw him beat the surges under him,

Seb. No marrying 'mong his subjects ? And ride upon their backs; he trod the water, 55 Aut. None, man: all idle; whores, and knaves. Whose enmity he flung aside, and breasted

Gon. I would with such perfection govern, sir,
The surgemost swoln that met him: his bold head To excel the golden age.
'Bove the contentious waves he kept, and var al Seb. 'Save his majesty!
Himself with his good arms in lusty stroak

Ant. Long live Gonzalo!
To the shore, that o'er his wave-worn basis bow'd 60 Gon. And, do you mark me, sir?
As stooping to relieve him: I not doubt

Alon. Prythee, no more ; thou dost talk poe He came alive to land.

I thing to me. Or, of my reason and natural affection. A limit, a land-mark. ! A French word signifying plenty.

Gon. Gon. I do well believe your highness; and didl Trebles thee o'er. it to minister occasion to these gentlemen, whol | Stb. Well, I am standing water. are of such sensible and nimble lungs, that they | Ant. I'll teach you how to flow. always use to laugh at nothing.

Scb. Do so: to ebb, Ant. 'Twas you we laugh'd at.

5 Hereditary sloth instructs me. Gon. Who, in this kind of merry fooling, am Ant. 0, nothing to you ; so you may continue, and laugh If you but knew, how you the purpose cherish, at nothing sti!).

Whilst thus you mock it! how, in stripping it, Ant. What a blow was there given !

You rore invest it! Ebbing men, indeed, Seb. An it had not fallen flat-long.

10 Most often, do so near the bottom run, Gon. You are gentlemen of brave metal; voul By their own fear, or sloth. would lift the moon out other sphere, if she would I Seb. Pr’ythee, say on : continue in it five weeks without changing. The setting of thine eye, and cheek, proclaim .

Enter Aril, playing solemn inusick. A matter from thee: and a birth indeed,
Seb. We would so, and then go a bat-fowling. 15 Which throes thee much to yield.
Ant. Nay, my good lord, be not angry. | Ant. Thus, sir :

Gon. No, I warrant you; I will not adventure Although this lord of weak remembrance, this, my discretion so weakly. Will you laugh mel (Who shall be of as little memory, asleep, for I am very heavy?

When he is earth'd) hath here almost persuaded, Ant. Go, sleep, and hear us.

J20 (For he's a spirit of persuasion, only TGonz. Adr. Fra. &c. sleep. Professes to persuade) the king, his son's alive; Alon. What, all so soon asleep! I wish minel Tis as impossible that he's undrowa’d, eyes

[tind, As he, that sleeps here, swims. Would, with themselves, shut up my thoughts: 11 Seb. I have no hope They are inclin'd to do so.

25 That he's undrown'd. Scb. Please you, sir,

| Ant. 0, out of that no hope, Do not omit the heavy offer of it:

What great hope have you ! no hope, that way, is It seldom visits sorrow; when it doth,

Another way so high an hope, that even It is a comforter.

Ambition cannot pierce a wink beyond, [me, Ant. We two, my lord,

130 But doubts discovery there. Will you grant, with Will guard your person, while you take your rest, That Ferdinand is drown'd? And watch your safety.

Seb. He's gone. Alon. Thank you: Wondrous heavy

Ant. Then, tell me, [All sleep but Seb. and Ant. Who's the next heir of Naples ? Seb. What a strange drowsiness possesses them !35] Seb. Claribel.

. [dwells Ant. It is the quality o' the climate.

Ant. She that is queen of Tunis; she that Sch. Why

Ten leagues beyond man's life: she that from Doth it not then our eye-lids sink? I find not I

Naples Myself dispos'd to sleep.

Can bave no note, unless the sun were post,[chins Ant. Nor I; my spirits are nimble.

40 (The man i' the moon's too slow) till new-born They fell together all, as by consent;

Berough and razorable: she, from whom (again: They dropp'dl, as by a thunder-stroke. What We were all sea-swallow'd, though some cast might,

[more:- And, by that destiny, to perform an act, Worthy Sebastian?- , what might? No Whereof what's past is prologue; what to come, And yet, metbinks, I see it in thy face, (and 45 In yours, and my discharge What thou should'st be: the occasion speaks thee; | Seb. What stult is this :-How say you ? My strong imagination sees a crown

'Tis true my brother's daughter's queen of Tunis; Dropping upon thy head.

So is she heir of Naples; 'twixt which regions Scb. What, art thou waking?

There is some space. Ant. Do you not hear me speak?

501 Ant. A space, whose every cubit Scb. I do; and, surely,

Seems to cry out, How shall that Claribel It is a sleepy language; and thou speak'st Alleasure us back to Narles ?-Keep in Tunis, Out of thy sleep: What is it thou didst say? And let Sebastian wake!--Say this were death This is a strange repose, to be asleep

That now hath seiz'd them; wby, they were no Witheyes wide open; standing, speaking, moving: 55


Naples, And yet so fast asleep.

Than now they are: There be, that can rule Ant. Noble Sebastian,

As well as he that sleeps; lords, that can prate Thou let'st thy fortune sleep, die rather; wink'st As amply, and unnecessarily, Whiles thou art waking.

As this Gonzalo; I myself could make Seb. Thou dost snore distinctly;

160 A chough' of as deep chat. 0, that you bore There's meaning in thy snores.

The mind that I do! what a sleep were this Ant. I am more serious than my custom; you For your advancement? Do you understand me? Must be so too, if heed me; which to do, I süb. Methinks, I do.

'A chough is a bird of the jack-daw kind, chiefly in Cornwal.


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