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The mistress which I serve quickens what 's dead
And makes my labours pleasures: O, she is
Ten times more gentle than her father 's crabb'd,
Had never like executor. I forget:
But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours, Most busy lest, when I do it.
Enter MIRANDA; and PROSPERO at a distance, unseen
Fer. O most dear mistress, The sun will set before I shall discharge What I must strive to do.
If you 'll sit down, pray, give me that;
No, precious creature;
I had rather crack my sinews, break my back,
It would become me
As well as it does you: and I should do it
This visitation shows it.
Poor worm, thou art infected!
You look wearily.
Fer. No, noble mistress; 't is fresh morning with me
When you are by at night. I do beseech you
Miranda. - O my father,
Any companion in the world but you,
I am in my condition A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king;
I would, not so! and would no more endure
This wooden slavery than to suffer
The flesh-fly blow my mouth. Hear my soul speak:
My heart fly to your service; there resides,
Fer. O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound
And crown what I profess with kind event
I am a fool
To weep at what I am glad of.
Fair encounter Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace On that which breeds between 'em!
Wherefore weep you?
Mir. At mine unworthiness that dare not offer What I desire to give, and much less take What I shall die to want. But this is trifling; And all the more it seeks to hide itself,
The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning!
If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow
My mistress, dearest ;
And I thus humble ever.
My husband, then?
Mir. Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing As bondage e'er of freedom: here 's my hand. Mir. And mine, with my heart in 't: and now farewell
Till half an hour hence.
A thousand thousand!
[Exeunt Fer. and Mir. severally. Pros. So glad of this as they I cannot be, Who are surprised withal; but my rejoicing At nothing can be more. I'll to my book, For yet ere supper-time must I perform Much business appertaining.
Another part of the island
Ste. Tell not me; when the butt is out, we will drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, and board 'em. Servant-monster, drink to me. Trin. Servant-monster! the folly of this island! They say there 's but five upon this isle: we are three of them; if th' other two be brained like us, the state totters.
Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee: thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
Trin. Where should they be set else? he were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.
Ste. My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue in sack for my part, the sea cannot drown me; I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five and thirty leagues off and on. By this light, thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he 's no standard.
Ste. We'll not run, Monsieur Monster. Trin. Nor go neither; but you'll lie like dogs and yet say nothing neither.
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a good moon-calf.
Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy shoe.
I'll not serve him; he is not valiant.
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster: I am in case to justle a constable. Why, thou deboshed fish, thou, was there ever man a coward that hath drunk 30 so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish and half a monster? Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my lord?
Trin. "Lord" quoth he! That a monster should be such a natural!
Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I prithee.
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head: