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She lov'd not the savour of lar nor of pitch, I escap'd upon a bult of sack, which the sailors Yet a tailor might scratch her where'er she did itch: heav'd over-board, by this bottle! which I made of

Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang. the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I This is a scurvy tune too: but here's my comfort. was cast a-shore.

[Drinks. Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy Cal. Do not torment me: 0!

True subject; for the liquor is not earthly. Ste. What's the matter ? Have we devils here? Ste. Here; swear then how thou escap'dst. Do you put tricks upon us with savages, and men of Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can Inde ?i 'Ha! I have not 'scap'd drowning, to be swim like a duck, I'll be sworn. aleard now of your four legs; for it hath been said, Sle. Here, kiss the book : though thou canst swim As proper a man as ever went on four legs, cannot like a duck, that art made like a goose. make him give ground: and it shall be said so again, Trin. O'Stephano, hast any more of this ? while Stephano breathes at nostrils.

Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a rock Cal. The spirit torments me: O!

by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. How now, Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with four moon-calf ? How does thine ague ? legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague: where Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven? the devil should he learn our language? I will give Ste. Out o’the moon, I do assure thee: I was the him some relief, if it be but for that: if I can reco- man in the moon, when time was. ver him, and keep him tame, and get to Naples with Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee; him, he's a present for any emperor that ever trou My mistress showed me thee, thy dog, and bush. on neat's leather.

Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book : I will Cal. Do not torment me, pr’ythee;

furnish it anon with new contents : swear. I'll bring my wood home faster.

Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow Ste. He's in his fit now; and does not talk after monster:-I afeard of him ?-_a very weak monster : the wisest. He shall taste of my boitle: if he have — The man i' the moon ?- a most poor credulous never drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove monster :-well drawn, monster, in good sooth. his fit: if I can recover him, and keep him tame, I Cal. I'll show thce every fertile inch o' the island : will not take too much for him: he shall pay for him And kiss thy foot : I pr’ythee, be my god. that hath him, and that soundly.

Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and drunken Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt monster; when his god's asleep, he'll rob his bottle. Anon, I know it by thy trembling:

Cal. I'll kiss thy foot : I'll swear myself thy subNow Prosper works upon thee.

ject. Ste. Come on your ways; open your mouth; Ste. Come on then; down, and swear. here is that which will give language to you, cat; Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy: open your mouth: this will shake your shaking, 1 headed monster: a most scurvy monster ! I could can tell you, and that soundly: you tell find in my heart to beat him,-who's your friend: open your chaps again.

Ste. Come, kiss. Trin. I should know that voice: it should be Trin. --but that the poor monster's in drink: an but he is drowned; and these are devils: 0! de- abominable monster! fend me!

Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate thee berries; monster! His forward voice now is to speak well I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. of his friend; his backward voice is to utter foul a plague upon the tyrant that I serve! speeches, and to detract. If all the wine in my bot-l'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, tle will recover him, I will help his ague: come,

Thou wondrous man. Amen! I will pour some in thy other mouth. Trin. A most ridiculous monster; to make a Trin. Stephano,

wonder of a poor drunkard. Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me ? Mercy! Ca. I pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs mercy! this is a devil, and no monster: I will leave

grot; him; I have no long spoon.

And I, with my long nails, will dig thee rig-nuts; Třin. Stephano !--if thou beest Stephano, touch Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo;-be not To snare the nimble marinozet ; I'll bring thee afeard,-thy good friend Trinculo.

To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee Ste." If thou beest Trinculo, come forth; I'll pull Young sea-inells from the rock. Wilt thou go with thee by the lesser legs: if any be Trinculo's legs,

me ? these are they. Thou art very Tripculo, indeed: Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without any how cam’st thou to be the siege? of this moon-calf? more talking:-Triuculo, the king and all our comCan he vent Trinculos?

pany clse being drowned, we will inherit here.Trin. I took him to be kill'd with a thunder- Here; bear my bottle: Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill stroke :--But art thou not drowned, Stephano ? 1 him by and by again. hope now, thou art not drowned. Is the storm over-blown! I hid me under the dead moon-call's

Cal. Farewell master ; farewell, sarercell.

(Sings drunkenly. gaberdine, for fear of the storm: and art thou living, Stephano o Stephano, two Neapolitans 'scap d!

Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster. Ste. Pr’ythee, do not turn me about ; my stomach Cal. Nomore dams I'll make for fish; is not constant.

Vor fetch in firing
Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not sprites.

Al requiring,
That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor: Nor scrape irenchering, nor wash dish;
I will keel to him.'

*Ban, Ban, Ca Ca!iban, Ste. How didst thou 'scape? How cam'st thou

Ilas anew master-Get a new man. hither? swear by this bottle, how thou cam’st hither. Freedom, ley-day! hey-day, freedom: freedom,

hey-day, freedom! (1) India (2) Stool. (3) Sea-gulls. Sle. O brave monster! lead the way. [Exeunt.

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More that I may call men, than you, good friend, ACT III.

And my dear faiher : how seatures are abroad, SCENE I.-Before Prospero's cell. Enter Fer-i am skill-less of ; but by my modesty dinand, bearing a log.

(The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish

Any companion in the world but you; Fer. There be some sports are painful; but Nor can imagination form a shape, their labour

Besides yourself, to like of: but I prattle Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness Something too wildly, and my father's precepts Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters Therein forget. Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be Fer.

I am, in my condition, As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but

A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king; The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead, (I would, not so !) and would no more endure And makes my labours pleasures: 0, she is This wooden slavery, than I would suffer Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed; The flesh-fly blow my mouth. Hear my soul speak; And he's compos'd of harshness. I must remove The very instant that I saw you, did Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up, My heart fly to your service; there resides, Upon a sore injunction: my sweet mistress To make me slave to it; and, for your sake, Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such Am I this patient log-man. baseness


Do you love me? Had ne'er like executor. I forget :

Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my sound, labours;

And crown what I profess with kind event, Most busy-less, when I do it.

If I speak true; if hollowly, invert

What best is boded me, to mischief! 1,
Enter Miranda ; and Prospero at a distance. Beyond all limit of what else' i' the world,

Do love, prize, honour you.
Alas, now! pray you, Mira.

I am a fool,
Work not so hard : I would, the lightning had To weep at what I am glad of.
Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile ! Pro.

Fair encounter
Pray set it down, and rest you: when this burns, of two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace
'Twill weep for having wearied you. My father On that which breeds between them!
Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourselt:


Wherefore weep you? He's safe for these thrce hours. Fer.

O most dear mistress, "That I desire to give; and much less take,

Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer The sun will set, before I shall discharge What I shall die to want : But this is trilling; What I must strive to do.

And all the more it seeks to hide itself, Mira.

If you'll sit dors, The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! I'll bear your logs the while: pray give me that; And prompt me, plain and holy innocence! I'll carry it to the pile.

I am your wife, if you will marry me;

No, precious creature: If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow
I had rather crack my sirews, break my back, You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,
Than you should such dishonour undergo, Whether you will or no.
While I sit lazy by.


My mistress, dearest, Mira,

It would become me And I thus humble ever. As well as it does you: and I should do it


My husband then ? With much more ease; for my good wili is to it, Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing And yours against.

As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand. Pro.

Poor worm! thou art infected ;| Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And now This visitation shows it.

farewell, Mira.

You look wearily. Till half an hour hence. Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning with Fer.

A thousand! thousand ! me,

(Exeunt Fer. and Mir. When you are by at night. I do beseech you Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, (Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,) Who are surpris'd with all ; but my rejoicing What is your name?

At nothing can be more. i'll to my book: Mira.

Miranda :-O my father, For yet, ere supper time, must I perform I have broke your hest' to say so!

Much business appertaining.

[Exit. Fer.

Admir'd Miranda !
Indeed, the top of admiration ; worth
What's dearest to the world. Full many a lady

SCENE II.-Another part of the Island. Enter
I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time Stephano and Trinculo; Caliban following with
The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage a bottle.
Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues
Have I lik'd several women; never any

Sle. Tell not me ;-when the butt is out, we will With so full soul, but some defect in her

drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,?

and board 'ém: Servant-monster, drink to me. And put it to the foil : but you, O you,

Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island ! So perfect, and so peerless, are created

They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are Of every creature's best.

three of them; if the other two be brained like us, Mira.

I do not know

the state totters. One of my sex; no woman's face remember,

Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen thy eyes are almost set in thy head.

Trin. Where should they be set else? he were (1) Command. (2) Own'd. (3) Whatsoever. a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.


my lord ?

Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tonguel. Trin. Why, what did I ? I did nothing ; I'll go in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I further off. swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ? leagues, off and on, by this light.-Thou shalt be Ari. Thou liest, iny lieutenant, monster, or my standard.

Ste. Do I so? take thou that. (strikes him.) As Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no stand- you like this, give me the lie another time. ard.

Trin. I did not give the lie :-Out o' your wits, Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster, and hearing too?-A pox o'your bottle! this can

Trin. Nor go neither : but you lie, like dogs; sack and drinking do.-A murrain on your monand yet say nothing neither.

ster, and the devil take your fingers ! Sle. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou Cal. Ha, ha, ha! beest a good moon-calf.

Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Prythee, Cab. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy stand further off. shoe;

Cab. Beat him enough: after a little time, I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.

I'll beat him too. Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am


Stand further.-Come proceed. in case to justle a constable: Why, thou deboshed Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath l’ the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brais drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a him, monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log monster?

Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, Or cut his weazand* with thy knife: Remember,

First to possess his books ; for without them Trin. Lord, quoth he!-that a monster should He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not be such a natural !

One spirit to command: They all do hate him, Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. As rootedly as I : Burn but his books;

Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; He has brave utensils (for so he calls them, if you prove a mutineer, the next tree-The poor Which, when he has a house, he'l deck withal monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indig- And that most deeply to consider, is nity.

The beauty of his daughter; he himself Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'a Calls her a nonpareil: I ne'er saw woman, To hearken once again the suit I made thee? But only Sycorax my dam, and she;

Ste. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it; I will But she as far surpasseth Sycorax, stand, and so shall Trinculó.

As greatest does least.

Is it so brave a lass?
Enter Ariel, invisible.

Cab. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant, Cal. As I told the

And bring thee forth brave brood. Before, I am subject to a tyrant;

Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath

and I will be king and queen; (save our graces!) Cheated me of this island.

and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys :--Dost 1ri.

Thou liest.

thou like the plot, Trinculo ? Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou:

Trin. Excellent. I would my valiant master would destroy thee; Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee; I do not lie.

but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his head. tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your

Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep : teeth.

Wilt thou destroy him then ? Trin. Why, I said nothing.


Ay, on mine honour. Ste. Mum then, and no more.--[To Caliban.] Ari. This will I tell my master. Proceed.

Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of pleaCa. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ;

From me he got it. If thy greatness will Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch
Revenge it on him-for, I know, thou dar'st; You taught me but while-ere?
But this thing dare not.

Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, Ste. That's most certain.

any reason: Come on, Trinculó, let us sing. Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee.

(Sings. Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst thou bring me to the party?

Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee asleep,

flout 'em ; Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head.

Thought is free. Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.

Cal. That's not the tune. Cal. What a píed ninny's this !2 Thou scurvy (Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. patch!

Ste. What is this same? I do bescech thy greatness, give him blows, Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by And take his bottle from him: when that's gone, the picture of No-body. He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show Sie. If thou beest a man, show thysek in thy Where the quick freshes) are.

[him likeness; if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list. Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger; inter- Trin. 0, forgive me my sins ! rupt the monster one word (urther, and, by this Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee:hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a Mercy upon us ! stock-fish of thee.

Cal. Art thou aseard ?

Ste. No, monster, not I. (1) Debauched. (2) Alluding to Trinculo's party-coloured dress. (3) Springs: (4) Throat.

Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, |(For, certes, these are people of the island,) Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet note, not.

Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments. Our human generation you shall find
Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices, Many, nay, almost any.
That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,


Honest lord, Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, The clouds, methought, would open, and show Are worse than devils.

[Aside. riches


I cannot too much muse, Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd, Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, exI cry'd to dream again.

pressing Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, Although they want the use of tongue,) a kind where I shall have my music for nothing.

of excellent dumb discourse. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.


Praise in departing. Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the

(Aside. story.

Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it,


No matter, since and after, do our work.

They have left their viands behind; for we have Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow. I would, I stomachs.-could see this taborer : he lays it on.

Will't please you taste of what is here? Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.


Not I. (Exeunt. Gon. Faith, Sir, you need not fear: When we

were boys, SCENE III. Another part of the Island. En-Who would believe that there were mountaineers,

Ler Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging Francisco, and others.

at them

Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, Gon. By'r lakin,' I can go no further, sir; Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, find, Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa- Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us tience,

Good warrant of. I needs must rest me.

Alon. I will stand to, and feed, Alon.

Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Although my last : no matter, since I feel Who am myself attach'd with weariness, The best is past:-Brother, my lord the duke, To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. Stand too, and do as we. Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it No longer for my flatterer : he is drown'd, Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a harWhom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go.

py : claps his wings upon the table, and with a

quaint device, the banquet vanishes. Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.

[ Aside to Sebastian. Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose (That hath to instrument this lower world, That you resolv’d to effect.

And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea Seo.

The next advantage Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Will we take thoroughly.

Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men Ant. Let it be to-night ;

Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they

[Seeing Alon. Seb. &c. draw their swords. Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilancé, And even with such like valour, men hang and As when they are fresh.

drown Seb. I say, to-night: no more. Their proper selves. You fools ! I and my fellows

Are ministers of fate; the elements Solemn and strange music; and Prospero above, of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bring- Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs ing in a banquet; they dance about with gen- Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish tle actions of salutation ; and inviting the king, One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers &c. to eat, they depart.

Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, And will not be uplifted : But, remember

Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, hark! Gon. Marvellous sweet music!

(For that's my business to you,) that you three Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens !-What Expos’d unto the sea, which hath requit it,

From Milan did supplant good Prospero ; were these? Seb. A living drollery:2 Now I will believe,

Him, and his innocent child; for which foul deed That there are unicorns; that in Arabia

The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have There is one tree, the phenix' throne ; one phenix Against your peace : Thee, of thy son, Alonso,

Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, At this hour reigning there.

They have bereft: and do pronounce by me, Ant.

I'll believe both: And what does else want credit, come to me,

Lingering perdition (worse than any death And I'll be sworn 'tis true : Travellers ne'er did lie, you, and your ways; whose wrath to guard you

Can be at once) shall step by step attend Though fools at home condemn them.

from Gon.

If in Naples (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls I should report this now, would they believe me ? (Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow. II should say I saw such islanders ll) Our lady. (3) Show. (3) Certainly.

(4) Wonder,

(5) Down,

stand you

And a clear: lise ensuing.

Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew

The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, He vanishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter That you shall hate it both: therefore, take heed,

the Shapes again, and dance with mops and As Hymen's lamps shall light you. mowes, and carry out the table.


As I hope Pro. (Aside.) Bravely the figure of this harpy With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den,

For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, hast thou Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring: Our worser Genius can, shall never melt

The most opportune place, the strongest suggestion of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Mine honour into lust; to take away In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life,

The edge of that day's celebration,
And observation strange, my meaner ministers
Their several kinds have done: my high charms Or night kept chain d below.

When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are founder’d, work,

Pro. And these, mine enemies, are all knit up

Fairly spoke:

Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own. In their distractions: they now are in my power; What, Ariel: my industrious servant Ariel! And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit Young Ferdinand (whom they suppose is drown'd,)

Enter Ariel. And his and my lov'd darling.

(Exil Prospero from above. Gon. l’the name of something holy, sir, why Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last

Ari. What would my potent master ? here I am.

service In this strange stare ?. Alon. o, it is monstrous! monstrous ! In such another trick! go, bring the rabble,

Did worthily perform; and I must use you Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it;

O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place: The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,

Incite them to quick motion; for I must That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass.

Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and

And they expect it from me. I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded,


Presently? And with him there lie mudded.

[Erit. Seb. But one fiend at a time,

Pro. Ay, with a twink.

Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go, I'll fight their legions o'er.

And breathe twice; and cry, so, 30!

I'll be thy second.
[Exeunt Seb. and Ant. Will be here with mop and mowe:

Each one, tripping on his toc, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their Do you love me, master ? no. great guilt,

Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not approach, Like poison given to work a great time after, Till thou dost hear me call. Now 'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech

you Ari.

Well I conceive. That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, And hinder them from what this ecstacy?


Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance May now provoke them to.

Follow, I pray you. To the fire i' the blood : be inore abstemious,

Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw [Ereunt. Or else, good night, your wow! Fer.

I warrant you, sir ;
The white-cold virgin snow upon my heart

Abates the ardour of my liver.


Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary, SCENE I.-Before Prospero's cell. Enter Pros- Rather than want a spirit ; appear, and pertly.

pero, Ferdinand, and Miranda. No tongue; all eyes ; be silent. (Soft music. Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,

A Masque. Enter Iris. Your compensation makes amends; for I Have given you here a thread of mine own life, Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas Or that for which I live ; whom once again Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease ; I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations

Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, Were but my trials of thy love, and thou

And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep ; Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore Heaven, Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,

Which spongy April at thy hest betrims, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off, To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,

broom groves, And make it halt behind her.

Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, Fer.

I do believe it, Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard ; Against an oracle.

And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Where thou thyself dost air: The queen of the sky. Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, If thou dost break her virgin knot before Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign All sanctimonious ceremonies may

grace, With full and holy rite be minister'd,

Here on ihis grass-plut, in this very place, No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain; To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.

(1) Pure, blameless. (2) Alienation of mind. (3) Sprinkling. (4) Surplus. (5) Command.


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