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As thou report'st thyself, wast then her servant;
As fast as mill-wheels strike. Then was this island-
A freckled whelp hag-born — not honour'd with
Yes, Caliban her son.
Pros. Dull thing, I say so; he, that Caliban
I thank thee, master. Pros. If thou more murmur'st, I will rend an oak And peg thee in his knotty entrails till
Thou hast howl'd away twelve winters.
Do so, and after two days
I will discharge thee.
That's my noble master!
To no sight but thine and mine, invisible
Mir. The strangeness of your story put
I do not love to look on.
"T is a villain, sir,
But, as 't is,
We cannot miss him: he does make our fire,
That profit us. What, ho! slave! Caliban!
Cal. [Within] There 's wood enough within.
Re-enter ARIEL like a water-nymph
Fine apparition! My quaint Ariel,
My lord, it shall be done. [Exit
Pros. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself
Upon thy wicked dam, come forth!
Cal. As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd With raven's feather from unwholesome fen Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye And blister you all o'er!
Pros. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have
Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up; urchins
Cal. I must eat my dinner. This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother, Which thou takest from me. When thou camest
Cursed be I that did so! All the charms
Thou strok'dst me and mad'st much of me, wouldst give me
Water with berries in 't, and teach me how
Which first was mine own king: and here you sty
In this hard rock, whiles you do keep from me
Thou most lying slave, Whom stripes may move, not kindness! I have used thee,
Filth as thou art, with human care, and lodged thee In mine own cell, till thou didst seek to violate The honour of my child.
Cal. O ho, O ho! would 't had been done! Thou didst prevent me; I had peopled else This isle with Calibans.
Abhorred slave, Which any print of goodness wilt not take, Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee, Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each
One thing or other: when thou didst not, savage, Know thine own meaning, but wouldst gabble like A thing most brutish, I endow'd thy purposes With words that made them known. But thy vile
Though thou didst learn, had that in 't which good
Could not abide to be with; therefore wast thou 360 Deservedly confined into this rock,
Who hadst deserved more than a prison.
Cal. You taught me language; and my profit on 't
The red plague rid you
Is, I know how to curse.
Fetch us in fuel; and be quick, thou'rt best,
What I command, I 'll rack thee with old cramps,
Cal. No, pray thee. [Aside] I must obey: his art is of such power, It would control my dam's god, Setebos, And make a vassal of him.
So, slave; hence! [Exit Caliban.
Re-enter ARIEL, invisible, playing and singing;
Come unto these yellow sands,
Courtsied when you have and kiss'd
The watch-dogs bark:
Ari. Hark, hark! I hear
The strain of strutting chanticleer
Fer. Where should this music be? i' the air or the earth?