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Whee, but even now, with strange and several Must know, and own; this thing of darkness I noises
Acknowledge mine. of roaring, shrieking, howling, gingling chains, Cal.
I shall be pinch'd to death. And inurr diversity of sounds, all horrible,
Alon. Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler ! We were awak'd ; straightway, at liberty :
Seb. He is drunk now : Where had he wine ? Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld
Alon. And Trinculo is reeling ripe: Where Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our master
should they Cap'ring to eye her: On a trice, so please you, Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them? Even in a dream, were we divided from them, How cam'st thou in this pickle ? And were brought moping hither.
Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw Ari. Was't well done?)
you last, that, I fear me, will never out of my Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou shalt Aside. bones: I shall not fear fly-blowing: be free.
Seb. Why, how now, Stephano? Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod;
Ste. O, touch me not; I am not Stephano, but a And there is in this business more than nature
cramp. Was ever conducto of: some oracle
Pro. You'd be king of the isle, sirrah? Must rectify our knowledge.
Ste. I should have been a sore one then. Pro.
Sir, my liege,
Alon. This is as strange a thing as e'er I look'd Do not infect your mind with beating on
[Pointing to CALIBAN. The strangeness of this business; at pick'd leisure,
Pro. He is as disproportion'd in his manners, Which shall be shortly, single I'll resolve you
As in his shape : - Go, sirrah, to my cell; (Which to you shall seem probable) of every
Take with you your companions; as you look These happen'd accidents : till when, be cheerful, To have my pardon, trim it handsomely. And think of each thing well. - Come hither,
Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter, spirit;
And seek for grace : What a thrice-doubled ass Set Caliban and his companions free :
Was I, to take this drunkard for a god, Untie the spell. [E.rit ARIEL.)
How fares my
And worship this dull fool? gracious sir ?
Go to ; away! There are yet missing of your company
Alon. Hence, and bestow your luggage where Some few odd lads, that you remember not.
you found it.
Seb. Or stole it, rather. Re-enter ARIEL, driving in CALIBAX, STEPHANO,
[Exeunt CAL., STE., and Tux and Trinculo, in their stolen apparel. Pro. Sir, I invite your highness, and your train, Sle. Every man shift for all the rest, and let no
To my poor cell: where you shall take your rent man take care for himself; for all is but fortune :
For this one night ; which (part of it) l'll wasıe
With such discourse, as, I not doubt, shall make it Coragio, bully-monster, Coragio! Trin.' If these be true spies which I wear in my
Go quick away: the story of my life,
And the particular accidents gone by, head, here's a goodly sight.
Since I came to this isle: And in the morn, Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed!
I'll bring you to your ship, and so to Naples, How fine my master is! I am afraid
Where I have hope to see the nuptial He will chastise me.
of these our dear beloved solemniz'd ; Seh. Ha, ha;
And thence retire me to my Milan, where What things are these, my lord Antonio?
Every third thought shall be my grave.
I long Is a plain fish, and, no doubt, marketable.
To hear the story of your life, which must Then say if they be true :—This mis-shapen knave, and promise you calm seas, auspicious gales, Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords, Take the ear strangely.
I'll deliver all;
Your royal fleet far off. — My Ariel ; – chick, These three have robb'd me; and this demi-devil
That is ihy charge ; then to the elements (For he's a bastard one) had plotted with them
Be free, and fare thou well! -[Aside.] Please you
draw nenr. To take my life: two of these fellows you
EPILOGUE. - Spoken by PROSPERO.
Now my churms are all o'erthrown,
With the help of your good hands. . Conductor,
1 Hopest • Applause; noise was supposed to dissolve a spell.
Gentle breuth of yours my sails
As you from crimes would pard ni'd be,
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
DUKE OF Milax, Father to Silvia.
PANTHIXO, Servant to Antonio.
Host where Julia lodges in Milan.
Julia, a Lady of Verona, beloved by Pi steus. EaLamOCR, Agent for Silvia in her Escape.
Silvia, the Duke's Daughter, beloved by Valentine SPEED, a clownish Serrant to Valentine.
LUCETTA, Waiting-woman to Julia.
SCENE I. - An open Place in Verora. Methinks should not be chronicled for wise.
Pro. Yet writers say, As in the sweetest bud
The eating canker dwells, so eating love
Inhabits in the finest wits of all.
Val. And writers say, As the most forward bud Wer't not affection chains thy tender day's
Is eaten by the canker ere it blow,
Even so by love the young and tender wit
is turn d to folly ; blasting in the bud, To see the wonders of the world abroad,
Losing its verdure even in the prime,
And all the fair effects of future hopes.
But wherefore waste I time to counsel thee,
Once more adieu : my father at the road Think on thy Proteus, when thou, haply, seest
Pro. And thither I will bring thee, Valentine. Some rare note-worthy object in thy travel:
Vul. Sweet Proteus, no; now let us take our leave.
At Milan let me hear from thee by letters,
Betideth here in absence of thy friend;
And I likewise will visit thee with mine.
Pro. All happiness bechance to thee in Milan!
Val. As much to you at home! and so farewell ! Pro. ( pon some book I love, I'll pray for thee,
(Erit VALENTINE. Val. That's on some shallow story of deep love,
Pro. He after honor hunts, 1 after love :
He leaves his friends to dignify them more;
I leave myself, my friends, and all for love.
Thou, Julia, thou hast metamorphos'd me;
Made me neglect my studies, lose my time,
War with good counsel, set the world at nought; l'al. No, I'll not, for it boots thee not. Bro.
To be In love, where scorn is bought with groans; coy Spred. Sir Proteus, save you: saw you my looks,
master ? With heart-sore sighs; one fading moments mirth, Pro. But now he parted hence, to embark for With twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights: Milan. li haply won, perhaps, a hapless gain;
Speed. Twenty to one then he is shipp'd already; If lost, why then a grievous labor won;
And I have play'd the sheep in losing him. llowever, but a folly bought with wit,
Pro. Indeed a sheep doth very often stray, Or else a wit by folly vanquished.
And if the shepherd he awhile away.
Pal. Love is your master, for he masters you : Sqood. Why then my horns are his horns, whether
I wake or sleep.
Speed. This proves me still a sheep.
Luc. Please you, repeat their names, I'll show Pro. True ; and thy master a shegherd.
my mind Speed. Nay, that I can deny by a circumstance. According to my shallow simple skill. Pr. It shall go hard, but I'll prove it by another. Jul. What think'st thou of the fair Sir Eglamour!
Szed. The shepherd seeks the sheep, and not Luc. As of a knight well spoken, neat and fine; the eheep the shepherd; but I seek my master, and But were ! you, he never should be mine. my master seeks not me; therefore, I am no sheep. Jul. What think'st thou of the rich Mercatio?
Pro. The sheep for fodder follow the shepherd, Luc. Well of his wealth ; but of himself, so, so. the shepherd for food follows not the sheep; thou Jul. What think'st thou of the gentle Proteus! for wages followest thy master, thy inaster for wages Luc. Lord, lord ! to see what folly reigns in us! follows not thee: therefore thou art a sheep.
Jul. How now! what means this passion at his Speed. Such another proof will make me cry baa.
name? Pro. But dost thou hear ? gav'st thou my letter L'c. Pardon, dear madam ; 'tis a passing shame, to Julia ?
That I, unworthy body as I am, Speel. Ay, sir: 1, a lost mutton, gave your letter should censures thus on lovely gentlemen. to her, a laced mutton;' and she, a laced mutton, Jul. Why not on Proteus, as of all the rest? gave me, a lost mutton, nothing for my labor.
Luc. Then thus,- of many good I think him Pro. Here's too small a pasture for such a store
best. of muttons.
Jul. Your reason? Speel. If the ground be overcharged, you were Luc. I have no other but a woman's reason; best stick her.
I think hun so, because I think him so. Pro. Nay, in that you are astray, 'twere best Jul. And wouldst thou have me cast my love on pound you.
him? Speed. Nay.sir, less than a pound shall serve me Lic. Ay, if you thought your love not cast awas, for carrying your letter.
Jul. Why, he of all the rest, hath never mov'd me. Pro. You mistake; I mean the pound, a pinold, Luc. Yei he of all the rest, I think, best loves ye. Speed. From a pound to a pin? fold it over und Jul. His little speaking shows his love but small
Luc. Fire, that is closest kept, burns most of all. "I is threefold too little for carrying a letter to your Jul. They do not love, that do not show their love. lover.
Luc. O, they love least, that let men know then Pr.. But what said she? did she nod ?
(SPEED nods. Jul. I would I knew his mind. Speed. I.
Peruse this paper, madam. Pro. Nod, I ? why, that's noddy.:
Jul. To Julia, - Say, from whom? Speed. You mistook, sir; I say, she did nod: Luc.
That the contents will show and you ask me, if she did nod; and I say, I. Jul. Say, say; who gave it thee? Pro. And that set together, is - noddy.
Luc. Sir Valentine's page; and sent, I think, Speerd. Now you have taken the pains to set it
from Proteus: cogether, take it for your pains.
He would have given it you, but I, being in the way, Pro. No, no, you shall have it for hearing the letter. Did in your name receive it; pardon the fault. I pray. Speerd. Well, I perceive, I must be fain to bear Jul. Now, by my modesty, a goodly broker!
Dare you presume to harbor wanton lines? Pro. Why, sir, how do you bear with me? To whisper and conspire against my youth ?
Speed. Marry, sir, the letter very orderly; having Now, trust me, 'tis an office of great worth, nothing but the word, noddy, for iny pains. And you an officer fit for the place ;
Pro. Beshrew me, but you have a quick wit. 'There, take the paper, see it be return'd, Speed. And yet it cannut overtake your slow or else return no more into my sight. purse.
Luc. To plead for love deserves more fee than Pro. Come, come, open the matter in brief: What
hate. said she ?
Jul. Will you begone ? Speed. Open your purse, that the money, and Luic.
That you may ruminate. [Eril. the matter, may be both at once delivered.
Jul. And yet, I would I had o'erlook'd the letter. Pro. Well, sir, here is for your pains: What it were a shame to call her back again, said she ?
And pray her to a fault for which I chid her. Speel. Truly, sir, I think you'll hardly win her. What fool is she, that knows I am a maid, Pro. Why? Couldst thoú perceive so much | And would not force the letter to my view ? from her ?
Since maids, in modesty, say No, to that Speed Sir, I could perceive nothing at all from which they would have the profferer construe, iy. her; no, not so much as a ducat for delivering your Fie, fie! how wayward is this foolish love, letter: And being so hard to me that brought your That, like a testy babe, will scratch the nurse, mind, I fear she'll prove as hard to you in telling and presently, all humbled, kiss the rod! her mind. Give her no token but stones; for she's How churlishly I chid Lucetta hence, as hard as steel.
When willingly I would have had her here! Pro. What, said she nothing?
How angrily I taught my brow to frown, Speel. No, not so much as -take this for thy When inward joy enforc'd my heart to smi.e! pains. To testify your bounty: I thank you. You My penance is, to call Lucetta back, have testern'de me; in requital whereof. henceforth and ask remission for my folly past :carry your letters yourself: and so, sir, I'll commend What ho! Lucetta! you to my master. Pro. Go, go, begone, to save your ship from
Re-enter LUCETTA, wreck;
What would your ladyship? Which cannot perish, having thee aboard,
Jul. Is it near dinner time? Being destined to a drier death on shore :
I would it were ; I must go send some better messenger ;
That you might kill your stomach: on your meat, I fear, my Julia would not deign my lines,
And not upon your maid. Receiving them from such a worthless post.
What is't you took up
[Exeunt. So gingerly ? SCENE II. The same. Garden of Julia's house.
Why didst thou stoop then'
Luc. To take a paper up that I let fall. Jul. But say, Lucetta, now we are alone,
Jul. And is that paper nothing ? Wouldst thou then counsel me to fall in love ?
Nothing concerning me Luc. Ay, madam, so you stuinble not unheed- Jul. Then let it lie for those that it concerns. fully.
Luc. Madam, it will not lie where it concerns, Jul. Of all the fair resort of gentlemen,
Unless it have a false interpreter. That every day with parle encounter me,
Juh. Some love of yours bath writ to you in In thy opinion, which is worthiest love?
rhyme. " A term for a courtezan. :A game at ards.
• Pase sentence.
6 Natchmal al *Given me a sixpence.
+ Passion or obstipacy.
Luc. That I might sing it, madam, to a tune: He said, that Froteus, your son, was meet;
And did request me to importune you,
Which would be great impeachments to his age, Luc. It is too heavy for so light a tune.
In having known no travel in his youth. Jub Heavy ? belike it hath some burden, then. Ant. Nor need'st thou much importune me !J Luc. Ay; and melodious were it, would you
Whereon this month I have been hammering. Jul. And why not you ?
I have consider'd well his loss of time;
I cannot reach so high. And how he cannot be a perfect man,
Luc. Keep tune there still, so you will sing it out: Experience is by industry achiev'd,
And perfected by the swift course of time;
Then, tell me, whither were I best to send him? Luc. No, madam; it is too sharp.
Pant. I think, your lordship is not ignorant, JH6 You, minion, are too saucy.
How his companion, youthful Valentine,
Attends the emperor in his royal court.
Pant. 'Twere good, I think, your lordship sen Jul. The mean is drown'd with your unruly base.
him thither: L'ie. Indeed I did the base for Proteus.
There shall be practise tilts and tournaments, Jul. This babble shall not henceforth trouble me. Hear sweet discourse, converse with noblemen; Here is a coils with protestation!
And be in eye of every exercise
[Tears the letter. Worthy his youth and nobleness of birth. Go, get you gone ; and let the papers lie:
Ant. I like thy counsel; well boat thou advis'd: You would be fingering them, to anger me
And that thou mayst perceive how well I like it, Luc. She makes it strange ; but she would be The execution of it shall make known; best pleas'd
Even with the speediest execution
Jal. Nay, would I were so anger'd with the same! Pant. To-morrow, may it please you, Don Al.
And to commend their service to his will.
And, in good time,-now will we break with him. I throw thy name against the bruising stones, Trampling contemptuously on thy disdain.
Enter PROTEUS. Look, here is writ — love-wounde i Proteus :
Pro. Sweet love! sweet lines! sweet life! Pror wounded naine! my bosom as a bed,
Here is her hand the agent of her heart ; Shall lodge thee till thy wound be thoroughly heal'd: Here is her oath for love, her honor's pawn : And thus ) search it with a sovereign kiss.
0, that our fathers would applaud our loves, Bui twice, or thrice, was Proteus written down?
To seal our happiness with their consents! Be calm, good wind, blow not a word away,
O heavenly Julia! Till I have found each letter in the letter,
Ant. Hów pow? what letter are you reading Errept mine own name ; that some whirlwind bear
there! Unto a ragged, fearful, hanging rock,
Pro. May't please your lordship, 'tis a word or And throw it thence into the raging sea !
two Lo, here in one line is his name twice writ, - Of commendation sent from Valentine, Puor forlorn l'roteus, passionate Proleus,
Deliver'd by a friend that came from him. To the sweet Julia : that I'll tear away ;
Ant. Lend me the letter ; let me see what news, And yet I will not, sith so prettily
Pro. There is no news, my lord; but that he Le couples it to his complaining names:
writes Thus will I fold them one upon another ;
How happily he lives, how well belov'd,
Wishing me with bim, partner of his fortune.
Ant. And how stand you affected to his wish Lue. Madam, dinner's ready, and your father Pro. As one relying on your lordship's will, stays.
And not depending on his friendly wish. Jul. Well, let us go.
Ant. My will is something sorted with his wish Lu. What, shall these papers lie like te.riales Muse' not that I thus suddenly proceed; here?
For what I will, I will, and there an end. Jul. If you respect them, hest to take them up. I am resolv'd, that thou shalt spend some time Lur. Say, I was taken up for layin: them down: With Valentinus in the emperor's court; Yet here they shall not lie, Por catching cold. What maintenance he from his friends receives, Jula I see you have a mouth's mind to them. Like exhibition thou shalt have from me. Luc. Ay, madam, you may say what s`ghts you | To-morrow be in readiness to go: see:
Excuse it not, for I am peremptory. I see things too, although you judge I wink. Pro. My lord, I cannot be so soon provided;
lul Come, come, will't please you go ? [Exeunt. Please you, deliberate a day or two. SCENE III.- The same. A room in Antonio's
Ant. Look, what thou want'st shall be sent after House.
No more of stay ; to-morrow thou must go.
Come on, Panthino; you shall be employ'd
| Ereunt Avr. and Part Wherewith my brother held you in the cloister ? Pan. 'Twas of his nephew Proteus, your son.
Pro. Thus have I shunn'd the fire, för fear or
burning; Anl. Why, what of him? Pint.
He wonder'd that your lordship and drench'd me in the sea, where I am drown'd Would suffer him to spend his youth at home;
I fear'd to show my father Julia's letter, While other men, of slen ter reputation,
Lest he should take exceptions to my love; Pot forth their sons to seek preferment out:
And with the vantage of mine own excuse Some, to the wars, to try their fortune there: Hath he excepted most against my love. enme, to discover islands far away :
0, how this spring of love resembleth Sope, to the studious universities.
The uncertain glory of an April day; for any, or for all these exercises,
Which now shows all the beauiy of the sun, A term in music. • The tonor in music.
And by and by a cloud takes all away! I challenge. , Bustle, stir.
• Break the matter to 2000 . Serious • Little consequenoo.
Re-enter PANTHINO. Pant. Sir Proteus, your father calls for you; ng is in has e, therefore, I pray you, go.
Pro. Why, this it is: my heart accords thereto, And yet a thousand times it answers, no.
SCENE 1. - Milan. An Apartment in the Duke's Speed. If you love her, you cannot see her.
Speed. Because love is blind. O, that you had
mine eyes; or your own had the lights they were Speed. Sir, your glove.
wont to have, when you chid at sir Proteus for going val. Not mine : my gloves are on.
ungartered. Speed. Why then this may be yours, for this is Val. What should I see then ? but one.
Speed. Your own present folly, and her passing Val. Ha ! let me see : ay give it me, it's mine : deformity; for he, being in love, could not see to Sweet ornament that decks a thing divine ! garter his hose ; and you, being in love, cannot see Ah Silvia! Silvia!
to put on your hose. Speed. Madam Silvia! madam Silvia !
Val. Belike, boy, then you are in love ; for iast Val. How now, sirrah ?
morning you could not see to wipe my shoes. Speed. She is not within hearing, sir.
Speed. True, sir; I was in love with my bed ; I Val. Why, sir, who bade you call her ?
thank you, you swingedme for my love, which Speed, Your worship, sir; or else I mistook. makes me the bolder to chide you for yours. Val. Well, you'll still be too forward.
Val. In conclusion, I stand affected to her. Speed. And yet I was last chidden for being too Speed. I would you were set ; so, your affection slow.
would cease. Val. Go to, sir; tell me, do you know madam Val. Last night she enjoined me to write some Silvia ?
lines to one she loves. Speed. She that your worship loves ?
Speed. And have you? Vil. Why, how know you that I am in love? Val. I have.
Sped. Marry, by these special marks: First, you Speed. Are they not lamely writ! have learned, like sir Proteus, to wreath your arms Val. No, boy, but as well as I can do them:like a male-content; to relish a love song, like a Peace, here she comes. robin-red-breast; to walk alone, like one that had
Enter SILVIA. the pestilence; to sigh, like a school-boy that had lost his A, B, C; to weep, like a young wench that Speed. () excellent motion !: () exceeding puphad buried her grandam ; to fast, like one that takes pet! now will he interpret to her. diet;" to watch, like one that fears robbing; to speak Val. Madam and mistress, a thousand goodpuling, like a beggar at Hallowmas. You were morrows. wont, when you laughed, to crow like a cock; when Speed. O, give you good even! here's a million you walked, to walk like one of the lions; when of manners.
(Aside. you fasted, it was presently after dinner; when you Sil. Sir Valentine and servant, to you two thoulooked sadly, it was for want of money'; and now sand. you are metamorphosed with a mistress. that, when Speed. He should give her interest; and she gives I look on you, I can hardly think you my master. it him.
(.Aside. Val. Are all these things perceived in me? Val. As you enjoin'd me, I have writ your letter, Speed. They are all perceived without you. Unto the secret nameless friend of yours; Val. Without me? They cannot.
Which I was much unwilling to proceed in, Speed. Without you ? nay, that's certain, for But for my duty to your ladyship. without you were so simple, none else would: but Sil. I thank you, gentle servant, 'tis very clerkly. you are so without these follies, that these follies done. are within you, and shine through you like the Val. Now, trust me, madam, it came hardly off; water in a urinal; that not an eye, that sees you, For being ignorant to whom it goes, but is a physician to comment on your malady.. I writ at random, very doubtfully.
Val. But, tell me, dost thou know my lady Silvia? Sil. Perchance you think too much of so much
Speed. She, that you gaze on so, as she sits at pains? supper?
Val. Ño, madam; so it stead you, I will write, Val. Hast thou observed that ? even she I mean. Please you command, a thousand times as much: Speed. Why, sir, I know her not.
And yet, Val. Dost thou know her by my gazing on her, Sil. A pretty period! Well, I guess the sequel ; and yet know'st her not?
And yet I will not name it :- and yet I care not: Speed. Is she not hard favored, sir?
And yet take this again; and yet I thank you; Val. Not so fair, boy, as well favored.
Meaning henceforth to trouble you no more. Speerd. Sir, I know that well enough.
Speed. And yet you will; and yet another yet. Val. What dost thou know !
[ Aside. Speed. That she is not so fair, as (of you) well Val. What means your ladyship? do you not favored.
like it? Val. I mean, that her beauty is exquisite, but her Sil. Yes, yes; the lines are very quaintly writ, favor infinite.
But since unwillingly, take them again; Speed. That's because the one is painted, and Nay, take them. the other out of all count.
Val. Madam, they are for you. Val. How painted ? and how out of count? Sil. Ay, ay ; you writ ihein, sir, at my request.
Speed. Marry, sir, so painted, to make her fair, But I will none of them ; they are for you : that no man counts of her beauty.
I would have had them writ more movingly. Val. How esteemest thou me! I account of her Val. Please you, I'll write your ladyship another. beauty.
Sil. And, when it's writ, for my sake read it over Speed. You never saw her since she was de- And if it please you, so; if not, why, so. formed.
Val. If it please me, madam! what then? Val. How long hath she been deformed?
Sil. Why, if it please you, take it for your la jor Speed. Ever since you loved her.
And so good-morrow, servant. (Exit Suvia Val. I have loved her ver since I saw her; and Speed. O jest unseen inscrutable, invisible, till I see her beautiful.
* A puppet-show. • Under a regimen.
• Like & scholar.