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Sct. You have taken it wiselier than I meant you The stomach of my sense : 'Would I had never should.

Married my daughter there! for, coming thence, Gon. Therefore, my lord,

My son is lost; and, in my rate, she too,
Ant. Fie, what a spendthrift is he of his tongue! Who is so far from Italy removed,
Alon. I prythee, spare.

I ne'er again shall see her. () thou mine heir von. Well, I have done: But yet

Of Naples and of Milan, what strange tish Seb. He will be talking.

Hath made his meal on thee ! Ant. Which of them, he, or Adrian, for a good Fran.

Sir, he may live wager, first begins to crow?

I saw him beat the surges under him, Seb. The old cock.

And ride upon their backs; he trod the water, Ant. The cockrel.

Whose enmity he tlung aside, and breasted Seb Done : the wager?

The surge most swoln that met him : his bold head Ant. A laughter.

'Bove the contentious waves he kept, and oar'd Seb. A match.

Himself with his good arms in lusty stroke Allr. Though this island seem to be desert, – To the shore, that o'er his wave-worn basis bow'd Seb. Ha, ha, ha!

As stooping to relieve him; I not doubt, Ant. So you've pay'd.

He came alive to land. Adr. Untuhabitable, and almost inaccessible, - Alon.

No, no, he's gone. Seb. Yet.

Seb. Sir, you may thank yourself for this great Adr. Yet

loss ; Ant. He could not miss it.

That would not bless our Europe with your daughAllr. It must needs be of subtle, tender, and

ter, delicate temperance'.

But rather lose her to an African; Ant. Temperance was a delicate wench.

Where she, at least, is banish'd from your eye, Seb. Ay, and a subtle; as he most learnedly Who hath cause to wet the grief on't. delivered


Prythee, peace Adr. The air breathes upon us here most sweetly. Seb. You were kneel'd to, and importun'd othe Seb. As if it had lungs, and rotten ones.

wise Ant. Or, as 'twere perfumed by a fen.

By all of us; and the fair soul herself
Gon. Here is every thing advantageous to life. Weigh'd, between lothness and obedience, at
Ant. True; save means to live.

Which end o' the beam she'd bow. We have lost Seb. Of that there's none, or little.

your son, Gon. How lush and lusty the grass looks! how I fear, forever: Milan and Naples have green:

More widows in them of this business' making, Ant. The ground, indeed, is tawny.

Than we bring men to comfort them: The fault's Seb. With an eyes of green in't.

Your own. Ant. He misses not much.

Alon. So is the dearest of the loss. Seb. No: he doth but mistake the truth totally, Gon.

My lord Sebastian, Gon. But the rarity of it is (which is indeed The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness, almost beyond credit)

And time to speak it in: you rub the sore, Seb. As many vouch'd rarities are.

When you should bring the plaster. Gon. That our garments, being, as they were, Seb.

Very well. drenched in the sea, hold, notwithstanding, their Ant. And most chirurgeonly. freshness, and glosses; being rather new dy'd, than Gon. It is foul weather in us all, good sir, stain d with salt water.

When you are cloudy. Ant. If but one of his pockets could speak,


Foul weather? would it not say, he lies ?


Very foul. Seb. Ay, or very falsely pocket up his report. Gon. Had I a plantation of this isle, my lord, —

Gon. Methinks, our garments are now as fresh Ant. He'd sow it with nettle-seed. as when we put them on first in Afric, at the mar- Seb.

Or docks, or mallows, riage of the king's fair daughter Claribel to the Gon. And were the king of it, what would I do? king of Tunis.

Seb. 'Scape being drunk for want of wine. Seb. 'Twas a sweet marriage, and we prosper Gon. I' the commonwealth I would by contraries well in our return.

Execute all things; for no kind of trathc Adr. Tunis was never graced before with such a Would I admit; no name of magistrate; paragon to their queen.

Letters should not be known; no use of service, Gon. Not since widow Dido's time.

Of riches or of poverty; no contracts, Ant. Widow ? a pox o that! how came that Succession; bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none widow in ? Widow Dido!

No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil : Seh. What if he had said, widower Æneas too? No occupation ; all men idle, all; good lord, how you take it!

And women, too; but innocent and pure : Adr. Widow Dido, said you ? you make me study No sovereignty : – of that: she was of Carthage, not of Tunis.


And yet he would be king on't. Gon. This Tunis, sir, was Carthage.

Ant. The latter end of his commonwealth forAdr. Carthage?

gets the begining. Gon. I assure you, Carthage.

Gon. All things in common nature should proAnt. His word is more than the miraculous harp.

duce, Scb. He hath raised the walls, and houses too. Without sweat or endeavor : treason, felony,

Ant. What impossible matter will be make easy Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engine, next?

Would not have ; but nature should bring forth, Seb. I think he will carry this island home in his of its own kind, all foison', all abundance, pocket, and give it his son for an apple.

To feed my innocent people. Ant. And, sowing the kernels of it in the sea, Seb. No marrying 'mong his subjects ? bring forth more islands.

Ant. None, man; all idle; whores and knaves, Gon. Ay?

Gon. I would with such perfection govern, sir, Ant. Why, in good time.

To excel the golden age. Gon. Sir, we were talking, that our garments Seb.

Save his majesty! neem now as fresh, as when we were at Tunis at Ant. Long live Gonzalo ! the marriage of your daughter, who is now queen. Gon.

And, do you mark me, sir? Ant. And the rarest that e'er came there.

Alon. Pry'thee, no more: thou dost talk nothing Seb. 'Bate, I beseech you, widow Dido.

to me. Ant. 0, widow Dido; ay, widow Dido.

Gon. I do well believe your highness; and did it Gon. Is not, sir, my doublet as fresh as the first to minister occasion to these gentlemen, who are of day I wore it? I mean, in a sort.

such sensible and nimble lungs, that they always Ant. That sort was well fish'd for.

use to laugh at nothing. Gon. When I wore it at your daughter's mar- Ant. 'Twas you we laugh'd at. riage ?

Gon. Who, in this kind of merry fooling, am Alon. You cram these words into mine ears nothing to you ; so you may continue, and laugh against

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Ant. What a blow was there given!

Who's the next lieir of Naples ? Seb. Ar: it had not fallen flat-long.


Claribel. Gm. You are gentlemen of brave metal : you Ant. She that is queen of Tunis; she that dwello would lift the moon out of her sphere, if she would Ten leagues beyond man's life; she that from continue in it five weeks without changing.


Can have no note, unless the sun were post, Enter Ariel invisible, playing solemn music.

(The man i' the moon's too slow) till new-born ching Sen. We would so, and then go a bat-fowling, Be rough and razorable: she, from whom Ant. Nay, good my lord, be not angry.

We were all sea-swallow'd, though some cast again; Gon. No, I warrant you; I will not adventure And, by that, destin'd to perform an act, my discretion so weakly. Will you laugh me asleep, Whereof what's past is prologue; what to come, for I am very heavy!

In yours and my discharge. Ant. Go sleep, and hear us.

Seb. What stuff is this? - How say you? | All sleep but Alov., SER., and Axt. 'Tis true, my brother's daughter's queen of Tunis; Alon. What, all so soon asleep! I wish mine eyes so is she heir of Naples; 'twixt which regions llould, with themselves, shut up my thoughts: I There is some space. find


A space whose every cubit They are inclined to do so.

Seems to cry out, How shall that Claribel ses.

Please you, sir, Measure us back to Naples? — Kecp in Tupis, Do not omit the heavy offer of it;

And let Sebastian wake! - Say, this were death It seldom visits sorrow: when it doth,

That now hath seiz'd them ; why, they were nɔ It is a comforter. Ani. We two, my lord,

Than now they are : there be, that can rule Naples
Will guard your person, while you take your rest, As well as he that sleeps ; lords, that can prate
And watch your safety:

As amply, and unnecessarily,
Alon. Thank you : wondrous heavy. As this Gonzalo ; I myself could make

(Alorso sleeps. Erit Ariel. A chough of as deep chat. (, that you bore Seb. What a strange drowsiness possesses them! The mind that I do! what a sleep were this Ant. It is the quality o' the climate.

For your advancement! Do you understand me? Sel.

Why Seb. Methinks I do. Doth it not then our eyelids sink! I find nut Ant.

And how does your content Mysell disposid to sleep.

Tender your own good fortune? Ant. Norl; my spirits are nimble.


I remember, They fell together all, as by consent;

You did supplant your brother Prospero. They dropp'd as by a thunder-stroke. What might, Ant.

True : Worthy Sebastian !-, what might?--Nomore:- And, look, how well my garments sit upon me; And yet, methinks, I see it in thy face,

Much feater than before : My brother's servants What thou shouldst be: the occasion speaks thee; Were then my fellows, now they are my men. and

Seb. But, for your conscience My strong imagination sees a crown

Ant. Ay, sir ; where lies that ? if it were a kybe, Dropping upon thy head.

'Twould put me to my slipper; but I feel not Se).

What, art thou waking? This deity in my bosom: twenty consciences, Ant. Do you not hear me speak?

That stand 'twixt me and Milan, candied be they, Seh,

I do; and surely, Aud melt, ere they molest! Here lies your brother, It is a sleepy language ; and thou speak'st

No better than the earth he lies upon, Out of thy sleep: What is it thou didst say? If he were that which now he's like: Whom I, This is a strange repose, to be asleep

With this obedient steel, three inches of it,
With eyes wide open; standing, speaking, moving, can lay to bed for ever: whiles you, doing thus,
And yet so fast asleep.

To the perpetual wink for aye might put.
Noble Sebastian,

This ancient morsel, this sir Prudence, who
Thou let'st thy fortune sleep - die rather; wink'st Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest,
Whiles thou art waking.

They'll take suggestion, as a cat laps milk ; Seh.

Thou dost snore distinctly; They'll tell the clock to any business that There's meaning in thy snores.

We say befits the hour. Ant. I am more serious than my custom: you


Thy case, dear friend, Must be so too, if heed me; which to do,

Shall be my precedent; as thou got’st Milan, Trebles thee o'er.

l'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword: one stroke Seb.

Well; I am standing water. Shall i'ree thee from the tribute which thou pay’st; Ant. I'll teach you how to fow.

And I the king shall love thee.
Do so: to ebb, Ant.

Draw together: Hereditary sloth instructs me.

And when I rear my hand do you the like, 0,

To fall it on Gonzalo. If you but knew, how you the purpose cherish, Seb.

0, but one word ! Whiles thus you mock it! how, in stripping it,

[They converse apart, You more invest it! Ebbing men, indeed, Most often do so near the bottom run,

Music. Re-enter ARIEL, invisible. By their own fear, or sloth.

Ari. My master through his art forsees the danger Sen. Pr’ythee, say on:

That these, his friends, are in; and sends me forth, The setting of thine eye, and cheek, proclaim (For else his project dies,) to keep them living. A matter from thee; and a birth, indeed,

(Sings in Gonzalo's ear. Which throes thee much to yield.

While you here do snoring lie, Ant.

Thus, sir,

Open-ey'd conspiracy Although this lord of weak remembrance, this,

His fime doth take : (Who shall be of as little memory,

If of life you keep a care, When he is earth'd.) hath here almost persuaded

Shake of slumber, and beware: (For he's a spirit of persuasion only)

Awake! Awake!
The king his son's alive: 'tis as impossible
That he's undrown'd, as he that sleeps here swims.

Ant. Then let us both be sudden.
Seh. I have no hope

Gon. Now, good angels, preserve the king ! That he's undrown'd.

[They wake. o, out of that no hope, Alon. Why how now, ho! awake! Why are What great hope have you! no hope, that way, is

you drawn ? Another way so high a hope, that even

Wherefore this ghastly looking ? Ambition cannot pierce a wink beyond,


What's the matter? But doubts discovery there. Will you grant, with

Seb. Whiles we stood here securing your repose,

Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing That Ferdinand is drown'd?

Like bulls, or rather lions; did it not wake you?"
He's gone.

It struck mine ear most terribly.
Then, tell me,

A bird of the jackdaw Vint.






I heard nothing. This is a scurvy tune too: but here's my comfort. Ant. 0, 'twas a diu to fright a monster's ear;

[ Drinks To make an earthquake! sure it was the roar

Cal. Do not torment me: (! Of a whole herd ot lions,

Ste. What's the matter! Have we devils here! Alon.

Heard you this, Gonzalo? Do you put tricks upon us with savages, and men Gon. Upon mine honor, sir, 1 head a humming, of Inde ?: Ha! I have not 'scap'd drowning, to him And that a strange one too, which did awake me : ateard now of your four legs; for it hath been said I shak'd you, sir. and cry'd: as mine eyes open'd, As proper a man as ever went on four legs, cannot I saw their weapons drewn:— there was a noise, make him give ground: and it shall be said so That's verity: 'Best stand upon our guard; again, while Stephano breathes at nostrils. Or that we quit this place: let's draw our weapons. Cal. The spirit torments me: 0! Alon. Lead off this ground; and let's make fur- Ste. This is some monster of the isle with four ther search

legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague : Where For my poor son.

the devil should he learn our language? I will give Gon. Heavens keep him from these beasts ! him some relier, if it be but for that : If I can re For he is, sure, i' the island.

cover him, and kecp him tame, and get to Naples Alon.

Lead away:

with him, he's a present for any emperor that ever Ari. Prospero, my lord, shall know what I have trod on neat's leather. done :

1.4 side. Cal. Do not torment me, pr’ythee; So, king, go safely on to seek thy son. [Exeunt. I'll bring my wood home faster. SCENE II.-- Another part of the Island,

Sle. He's in his fit now; and does not talk after

the wisest. He shall taste of any bottle: if he have Enter Caliban, with a burden of wood. never drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove

his tit: If I can recover him, and keep him tame, I A noise of thunder heard.

will not take too much for him: he shall pay for Cal. All the infections that the sun sucks up him that hath him, and that soundly. From boys, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt tim

Anon, I know it by thy trembling: By inch-meal a disease! His spirits hear me, Now Prosper works upon thee. And yet I needs must curse. But they'll nor pinch, Ste. Come on your ways: open your mouth; Fright me with urchin shows, pitch me i'the inire, here is that which will give language to you, cat; Nor lead me, like a fire-brand, in the dark

open your mouth : this will shake your shaking, I Out of my way, unless he bid them; but

can tell you, and that soundly : you cannot tell For every trifle are they set upon me:

who's your friend: open your chaps again. Sometin.. like apes that moes and chatter at me, Trin. I should know that voice: It should be And after, bite me; then like hedge-hoys, which But he is drowned; and these are devils: 0! deLie tuinbling in my bare foot-way, and mount fend me! Their pricks at my foot-fall; sometime am I

Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate All wound with adders, who, with cloven tongues, monster! His forward voice now is to speak well Do hiss me into madness : - Lo! now! lo! of his friend; his backward voice is to utter foul Enter TrixcuLO.

speeches, and to detract. If all the wine in my

bottle will recover him, I will help his ague: Come, Here comes a spirit of his ; and to torment me,

Amen! I will pour some in thy other mouth. For bringing wood in slowly : I'll fall Hat;

Trin. Stephano! Perchance, he will not mind me.

Ste. Doth'thy other mouth call me? Meres! Tiin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off mercy! this is a devil, and no monster! I will any weather at all, and another storm brewing; leave him ; I have no long spoon. hear it sing i’ the wind : yond' same black cloud,

Trin. Stephano!--if thou beest Stephano, touch yond' huge one, looks like a foul bornbardı that

me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo; - be not would shed his liquor. If it should thunder, as it afeard, — thy good friend Trinculo. did before, I know not where to hide my head :

Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth; I'll pull yond' same cloud cannot choose but fall by pailfuls, thee by the lesser legs: if any be Trinculo's lors, What have we here? a man or a tish? dead or alive? I these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed A fish: he smells like a fish; a very ancient and How cam'st thou to be the siege of this inoon-calf! fish-like smell; a kind of, not of the newest, Poor

Can he vent Trinculos ? John. A strange tish Were I in England now, (as Trin. I took him to be killed with a thunder. once I was.) and hi. but this fish painted, not a stroke :- But art thou not drowned, Stephino? holiday-fool here blue would give a piece of silver; I hope now thou art not drowned. Is the storm there would this monster make a man: any strange overblown ! I hid me under the dead moon-call's beast there malies a man: when they will not give saberdine, for fear of the storm: and art thru a doit to relieve a lame besuar, they will lay out living, Stephano? 0 Stephano, two Neapolitanis ten to see a dead Indian. Leyg'd like a man! and

'scaped ! his fins like arins! Warm, o' my troth! I do now

sie. Pr’ythee, do not turn me about; my stomach let loose my opinion, hold it no longer; this is no is not constant. fish, but an islander, that bath lately sutler'd by a

Cul. These be fine things, an if they be not thunder-bolt. (Thien ler.) Alas! the storm is coming

sprites. again: my best way is to creep under his gaber- | That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor : dinea; there is no other shelter hereabout: Misery I will kneel to him. acquaints a man with strange bedtellows. I will

Ste. How didst thou 'scape ? how cam'st thou here shroud, till the dregs of the storm be past. hither? swear by this bottle, how thou cam'st hither Enter STEPHANO, singing; a bottle in his hand. I escaped upon a butt of sack, which the sailorg

heaved overboard, by this bottle! which I made of Ste. I shall no more to sea, to sea, Here shall I die a-shore ;

the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I

was cast ashore. This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy funeral:

True subject; for the liquor is not earthly: Well, here's my comfort.


Ste. Here; swear then how thou escap'dst. The master, the swabber, the bontswain, and I, Trin. Swam a shore, man, like a duck; I cas The guinner, and his mate,

swim like a duck, I'll be sworn. Lou'd Mall, Meg, and Mirian, ani Margery, Ste. Here, kiss the book : Though thou canst But none of us carel for Kate :

swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose. For she hail a tongue wilh a tang,

Trin. o Stephano hast any more of this !
Woull cry to a sailor, Go hang :

Ste. The whole butt, man : my cellar is in a rock
She 'm't not the savor of ir or of pitch, by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. How now
Yel a tailor might scratch her where'er she did moon-calf? how does thine arve !

Cal. Hast thou not drypped from heaven? Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang. Sle. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee: I was • Make mouth. A black jack of leather to hold beer. the man in the moon, when time was. .I'bo frock of a pea


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ral. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee; Trin. A most ridiculous monster! to inaker My mistress showed me thee, thy dog and bush. wonder of a poor drunkard.

Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book : I will Cal. I pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs furnish it anon with new contents : swear.

grow; Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts; monster:- I afeard of him!-a very weak monster: Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how

- The man i' the moon? - a most poor credu. To share the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee lous monster :- Well drawn, monster, in good To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee sooth.

Young sea-mells from the rock: Wilt thou go Cal. I'll show thee every fertile inch r' the island;

with me? And kiss thy foot: I pr’ythee, be my god.

Ste. I pr’ythee now lead the way, without any Trin. By this light, a most pertidious and drunk- more talking.--Trinculo, the king and all our com en monster; when his god's asleep, he'll rob his pany else being drowned, we will inherit here. bottle.

Here; bear my bottle. Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill Cal. I'll kiss thy foot; I'll swear myself thy him by and by again. subject.

Cal. Furewell, master ; furewell, farewell. Ste. Come on, then ; down and swear.

[Sings drunkenly. Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy; Trin. A howling monster ; a drunken monster. headed monster: A most scurvy monster! I could bind in my heart to beat him,

Cal. No more dams I'll make for fish; Sle. Come, kiss.

Nor fetch in firing

4t requiring, Trin, – but that the poor monster's in drink. An abominable monster!

Nor scrape trenching, nor wash dish,

Calihan Cal. I'll show thee the best springs ; I'll pluck

?Ban Bím, Ca thee berries;

Has a new master - Get a new man. I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freedom, A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!

hey-day, freedom! Ill bear him no more sticks, but follow thee,

Ste. O brave monster ! ead the way. Thou wondrous man.

| Excunt.


SCENE I. - Before Prospero's Cell.


Miranda:-O my father,

I have broke your heste to say so!
Enter FERDINAND, bearing a log.


Admir'd Miranda ! For. There be some sports are painful; but their Indeed, the top of admiration ; worth

What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady labor Delight in them sets off; some kinds of baseness

I have ey'd with best regard ; and many a time Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters

The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be Brought my too diligent car: for several virtues

Have I likt several women; never any
As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but
The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead, With so full soul, but some detect in her
And makes my labors pleasures: 1), she is

Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd', Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed;

And put it to the foil: But you, O you, And he's composed of harshness. I must remove so perfect, and so peerless, are created Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up,

Of every creature's best. ['pon a sore injunction : My sweet 'mistress


I do not know Weeps when she sees me work; and say's, such One of my sex ; no woman's face remember, baseness

Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen Had ne'er like executor. I forget:

More that I may call men, than you, good friend, But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labors; And my dear father; how features are abroad, Most busy-less, when I do it.

I am skill-less of'; but, by my modesty,

(The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish Enler MIRANDA; and PROSPERO at a distance. Any companion in the world but you; Mira.

Alas, now! pray you Nor can imagination form a shape, Work not so hard : I would the lightning had Besides yourself, to like of; but I prattle Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile! Something too wildly, and my father's precepts Pray At it down, and rest you : when this burns,

Therein forget. Twill weep for having wearied you : My father


I am, in my condition, Is hard at study ; pray now rest yourselt;

A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king ; He's safe for these three hours.

(I would, not so!) and would no more endure Fer.

O most dear mistress, This wooden slavery, than I would suffer The sun will set, before I shall discharge

The flesh-fly blow my mouth. — Hear my soul What I must strive to do.

speak; Vira.

If you'll sit down, The very instant that I saw you, did
Ill bear your logs the while: Pray, give me that; My heart fly to your service; there resides,
TU carry it to the pile.

To make me slave to it; and, for your sake,
No, precious creature:

Am I this patient log-man.
I had rather crack my sinews, break my back,


Do you love me? Than you should such dishonor undergo,

Fer. () heaven, ( earth, bear witness to this While i sit lazy by.

It would become me

And crown what I profess with kind event,
As well as it does you: and I should do it If I speak true! if hollowly, invert
With much more ease ; for my good will is to it,

What best is boded me, to mischief! I,
And yours against.

Beyond all limit of what else i' the world, Pro.

Poor worm ! thou art infected; Do love, prize, honor you. This visitation shows it.


I am a fool, Mira.

You look wearily. To weep at what I am glad of. ter. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning


Fair encounter with me,

of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace When you are by at night. I do beseech you, On that which breeds between them! thietly, that I might set it in my prayers,)


Wherefore weep you 1 What is your name !

. Command.



Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not Trin. Why, I said nothing. otter

Ste. Mum then, and no more. —[TO CALIBAN.) What I desire to give; and much less take,

Proceed. What I shall die to want : but this is tritling;

Cul. I say, by sorcery he got this isle; And all the more it seeks to hide itself,

From me he got it. If thy greatness will The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! Revenge it on him — for, I know, thou dar'st; And prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! But this thing dare not. I am your wife, if you will marry me;

Ste. That's most certain. If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow

Ca'. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee. You may deny me : but I'll be your servant, Ste. How now shall this be compassed ! Canst Whether you will or no.

thou bring me to the party? Fer.

My mistress, dearest, Cal. Yea, yea, my lord: l’ll yield him thee asleep, And I thus humble ever.

Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. Mira.

My husband then ? Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not. Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

Cal. What a pied ninny's this!' Thou scurvy As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my hand.

patch! Mira. And mine, with my heart in t: And now I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, farewell,

And take his bottle from him : when that's gone, Till half an hour hence.

He shall drink nought but brine ; for l'll not show Fer. A thousand! thousand !

him [Ereunl Fer. and Mira. Where the quick freshest are. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,

Sle, Trinculo, run into no further danger : interWho are surpris d with all; but my rejoicing rupt the monster one word further, and, by this At nothing can be more. I'll to my book; hand, l'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform

stock-fish of thee. Much business appertaining.

(Exit. Trin, Why, what did I? I did nothing ; I'll go SCENE II. - Another part of the Island.

further ofl.

Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ? Enter STEPAANO and TRINCULO ; CALIBAN fol- Ari. Thou liest. lowing with a bottle.

Ste. Do I so? take thou that. [Strikes him.) As Sle, Tell not me; -- when the butt is out, we you like this, give me the lie another time. will drink water; not a drop before; therefore

Trin. I did not give the lie:- Out o' your wits, bear up and board ’em : Servant-monster, drink to sack and drinking do. – A murrain on your mon

and hearing too ? – A pox o' your bottle ! this can Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island! ster, and the devil take your fingers ! They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are

Cal. Ha, ha, ha! ihree or ther; if the other two be brained like us, stand further off.

Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr'ythee! the state totters. Sle. Drink, servant monster, when I bid thee; I'll beat him too.

Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, thy eyes are almost set in thy head. Trin. Where should they be set else? he were


Stand further. - Come, proceed. a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.

Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log,

Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue l' the afternoon to sleep : there thou may’st brain swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by this light. Thou shalt be Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.

Or cut his wezanda with thy knife: Remember, Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no

First to possess his books; for without them standard.

He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster.

One spirit to command: They all do hate him, Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like dogs ; | He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,)

As rootedly as I ; Burn but his books; and yet say nothing neither.

Sté. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. beest a good moon-calf.

And that most deeply to consider, is
Cal. How does thy honor ? Let me lick thy shoe : Calls her a nonpareil : I ne'er saw woman,

The beauty of his daughter; he himself
l'll not serve him, he's not valiant.
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am

But only Sycorax my dam and she; in case to justle a constable : Why, thou deboshed But she as far surpasseth Sycorax, fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath As greatest does least.


Is it so brave a lass? drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a

Cal. Ay, my lord: she will become thy bed, I monster ?

warrant, Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, And bring thee forth brave brood.

Ste. Monster, I will kill this man : his daughter 'Trin. Lord, quoth he! that a monster should and I will be king and queen; (save our graces!) be such a natural!

and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys: - Dost Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. thou like the plot, Třinculo ? Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your

Trin. Excellent. head ; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree--The

Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee : poor monster's my subject, and he shall not sufles but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy

head. indignity. Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas il

Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep; To hearken once again the suit I made thee?

Wilt thou destroy him then ?

Ste. Ste. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it; I will

Ay, on mine honor. stand, and so shall Trinculo.

Ari. This will I tell my master.

Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of pleaEnter Ariel, invisible.

sure; Cal. As I told thee

Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch Before, I am subject to a tyrant ;

You taught me but while-ere? A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath

Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, Cheated me of this island.

any reason : Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. (Sing& Ari. Thou liest.

Flout 'em, and skout 'em ; and skout 'em, and Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou;

flout 'em ; I would my valiant masier would destroy thee: I do not lie.

Thought is free. Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in Cal. That's not the tune. his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your (ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe.. Peth

• Alluding to Trinculo's party colored dress. • Debanched.

· Springs.

* Throat

my lord ?

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