Imatges de pÓgina

Being lass-lorn'; thy pole-clipt vineyard ; I have from their confines call’d to enact
And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky hard, My present fancies.
Where thou thyself do'sť air: The queen o’the sky, Fr. Let me live here ever;
Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I,

So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,
Bidsthee leave these; and with her sovereign grace, 5 Make this place paradise.
Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,

Pro. Sweet now', si ence:
To come and sport: her peacocks tly amain;

Juno, and Ceres, Whisper seriously;
Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.

There's something else to do: husi, and be mute,
Enter Ceres.
Or else our spell is marr’d.

[mint. Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er 10 Juno and Ceres z:hisper,and send Iris on emploi Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;

Iris. You nymphs, cali'd Naiads, of the wand'ring Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers

Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers; With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harnıless looks,
And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Leave your crisp * channels, and on this green land'
Myo bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down, 15 Answer your summons ; Juno does command:
Richscarf to my proud earth: Why hath thy queen Conne, temperate nymphis, and help to celebrate
Summon’d me hither, to this short-grass'd green? A contract of true love; be not too late.
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate;

Enter certain nymphis.
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless'd lovers.

20 You sun-burn’d sicklemen, of August weary, Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,

Come hither from the turrow, and be merry; If Venus, or her son, as thou do'st know,

Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on,

And these fresh nymphs encounter every one Do now attend the queen? Since they did plot The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got,

In country footing Her and her blind boy's scandald company

125 I have forsworn.

Enter certain reapers, properly habited: they join Iris. Of her society

with the nymphs in u graceful dance; to variis, Be not afraid: I met her deity

the end whereof Prospero starts suddenly, and

speaks ; after which, to a strange, hollow, and Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have 30 confused noise, they vanish heuvily. done

Pro. [Aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy
Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates,
Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid Against my life; the minute of their plot
Till Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain; Is almost come.-[To the spirits] Well done;-
Mars's hot minion is return'd again ;

avoid ;--

[passion Her waspisb-headed son has brohe his arrows, Fer. This is strange: your father's in some Swears he will shoot no more, but play with That works him strongly. sparrows

Mira. Never till this day And be a boy right out.

Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'ı. Cer. High queen of state,

Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait. As if you were dismay'di be cheerful, sir : Enter Juno.

Our revels now are ended: these our actors,
Jun. How does my bounteous sister? Gowithme, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, Are melted into air, into thin air:
And honour'd in their issue.

45 And, like the baseless fabrick of this vision, Jun. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing, The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces,

Long continunce, and increasing The solemn temple-s, the great globe itselt,
Hourly joys be still upon you!

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
Juno sings her blessings on you.

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Cer. Earth's increase, and joison plenty"; 50 Leave not a rack' behind: Weare such stuff
Barns, and garners, never empty;

As dreams are made on, and our little life
Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing; Is rounded with a sleep.—Sir, I am vex’d;
Plants, with goodly burden boring; Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled:
Spring come to you, at the farthest, De not disturb’d with my infirmity:
In the very end of hartust!

155 If thou be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
Scarcity, and want, shull shun


And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk,
Cores' léissing so is on you.

To still my beating mind.
Fer. This is a most maje-tic vision, and

Fer. Mira. We wish you peace. Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold

ČExcunt Fer. and Mira. To think these spirits?

60 Pro. Come with a thought:--I thank thee:Pro. Spirits, which by mine art

Ariel, come. · That is, forsaken of his mistress. Woody.

· That is, plenty to the utmost abundance ; frison signifying plenty. * That is, curling, winding. 5 «The winds,” (says lord Bacon) " which * move the clouds above, which we call the ruck, and are not perceived below, pass without noise.”



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Prospero comes forreard from the cell; enier Tri. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool.Ariello lim.

Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to?: What's thy in that, monter, but an intinite loss. pleasure?

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting :Pro. Spirit,

5 Yet this is your harmless fairy, monster. We must prepare to meet with? Caliban. [Ceres, Sie. I will fetch of my bottle, though I be o'er

Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presented cars for iny kibour. I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'l, Cal. Prithee, my king, be quiet: See'st thou Lest I might anger thee.


here, Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these 10 This is the mouth o’the cell; no noise, and enter: Ari. I told you, sir, they were red hot with Do that good niischief, which may make this island drinking ;

Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,
So fuil of valour, that they smote the air


thy foot-licker. For breathing in their faces; beat the ground Ste. Give me thy hand: I do begin to have For kissing of their feet; vet always bending 15 bloodly thoughts.

[Stephano! Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their Look what a wardrobe here is for thee! ears,

Cal. Lel it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, Trin. Oh, ho, monster,; we know what beAs they smelt musick; so l charm'd their ears, 20 longs to a fripperyo:-0, king Stephano ! That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Ste. Put oif that gown, Trinculo! by this hand, Tooth'd briers, sharp iurzes, pricking goss, and

l'il liave that gown. thorns,

Trin. 'Thy grace shall have it. Which enter'd their frail shins: at last I left them Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! What do you l'the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, 25

mean, There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along, O'er-stunk their feet.

And do the murder first: it he awake, Pro. This was well done, my bird :

From toe to crown be'll fill our skin with pinches; Thy shape invisible retain thou still:

Make us strange stuff. The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, 30 Ste. Be you quiet, monster.—Mistress line, is For’ stale to catch ihese thieves.

not this my jerkin. Now is the jerkin’ under the Ari. I go, I go.

[Erit. fline: Now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature and prove a bald jerkin. Nurture* can never stick; on whom my pains, Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, an't Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;

35like yolir grace. And as, with age, his body uglier grow's,

Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a gar, So his mind cankers: I will plague them all, iment for’t: wit shall not go unrewarded, while Even to roaring :-Come, hang them on this line. am king of this country: Steal by line and level,

[Prospero remains invisib e. is an excellent pass of pate; there's another garEnter Ariel loaden with glistering apparel, &c. 40 ment for't. Enter Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo, all wci. Trin. Monster, come, put some line upon your Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind niole tingers, and away with the rest.

Cul. I will have none on't: we shall lose our Hear a foot tall: we now are near his cell.

tune, Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a 4. And all be turn’d to barnacles', or to apes harmless fairy, has done liitle better than play'd With foreheads villainous low. the Jack with us

St. Mon ter, lay to your fingers; help to bear Trin. Mouster, I do smell all hors-piss; at this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll which my nose is in great indignation.

turn you out of my kingdom: go to, carry

this. Sie. Só is mine. Do you hea", inonster? If 130 Trin. And this. should take a displeasure against you; look you- Ste. Ay, and this. Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.

i noise wij hunters heard. Enter divers spirits in Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still: shupe of hounds, hunting them about; Prose Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee tv (softly; pro and Ariel setting them on. Shall hood-wink this mischance : therefore, speaks

55 Pro. Hey, diounain, hey! All's hush'd as midnight yet.

Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silter! To cleace to is to unite with closely. To meet with is to counteract; to play stratagem against stratagem. 3, Stale is a word in forvling, and is used to mean a bait or decoy to catch birds. 4 Education. • That is, has led us about like an ignis fatuus, by which travellers are decoyed into the mire. “A frippery was a shop where old cloaths were sold. Shakspeare seems to design an equivoque between the equinoxial and the girdle of a woman. & Skinner says barnucle is anser Scoticus. The barnacle is a kind of shell-fish growing on the bottoms of ships, and which was anciently supposed, when broken off, to become one of these geese; a vulgar error, which requires no serious confutation.


may not


Pro. l'ury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark, Ari. Hark, they roar. hark!

Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this hour To Ariel.] Go, charge my goblins that they grind Lie at my mercy all mine enemies: their joints

Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou
With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews 5 Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little,
With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make Follow, and do me service.
Than pard, or cat o' the mountain.


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115 Whereof the eve not bites; and you, whose Before the cell.

pastime Enter Prospero in his magick robes, and Ariel. Is to make midnight mushrooms; that rejoice Pro. NOW does my project gather to a head: To hear the solemn curfew; hy whose aid

My charms crack not; my spirits obey, (Weak masters though ye be) I have be-dimm'd and Time

20 The noon-tide sun, call iorth the mutinous winds, Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day? And 'twist the green sea and the azur'd vault

Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, Set roaring war: to the dread ratting thunder You said our work shall cease.

Have I given fire, and ritted Jose's stout oak Pro. I did say so,

With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory When first I rais's the tempest. Say, my spirit, 125 Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up How fares the king and his followers ?

The pine and cedar: graves, at my command, Ari. Confin'd together

Havewak’dtheir sleepers; op’d, and let them furth In the same fashion as you gave in charge ; By my so potent art: But this rough magick Just as you left them; all prisoners, sir,

i herë abjure: and, when I have requir'd In the line-grove which weather-fends your cell: 30 Some heavenly musick, (which even now I do) They cannot budge, till your release. The king, To work miné end upon their senses, that Ilis brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff, And the remainder mourning over them, Bury it certain fathonis in the earth, Brim-full of sorrow and dismay; but, cbiefly, And, deeper than did ever plummet sound, Him that you teru'd The good old lord, Gonzalo, 35 I'll drown my book.

[Solemn musick. His tears run down his beard, like winter drops Re-enter Ariel: after him Alonso with a frantick From eaves of reeds: your charm so strongly gesture, attended by Gonzalo. Sebastian and works 'em,

Anthonio in like manner, attended by Adrian That if you now beheld them, your assections and Francisco. They all enter the circle Would become tender.

140 which Prospero had inade, and there stund Pro. Do'st thou think so, spirit?

charm’d; which Prospero observing, speaks. · Ari. Mine vould, sir, were I human.

A solemn air, and the best comforter Pro. And mine shall.

To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains, Hast thou, which art but air, a touch ', a feeling Now useless, boild within thy skull! there stand, Of their aftlictions and shall not myself, 45 For you are spell-stoppidOne of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Holy Gonzalo, honourable man, Passion : astbey, be kindlier mov'd than thou art : Mine eyes, even sociable to the shew of thine, Though with iheir high wrongs I am struck to Fall fellowly drops.—The charm dissolves apace; the quick,

And as the morning steals upon the night, Yet, with my nobler reason,'gainst my fury 50 Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Do I take part: the rarer action is

Begin to chace the ignorant sumes that mantle In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent, Their clearer reason.-) good Gonzalo The sole dritt of my purpose doth extend Niy true preserver, and a loval sir Not a frown further: Go, release them, Ariel; To him thou follow'st; I will

pay My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore, 55 Home, both iu word and deed.-Most crueily And they shall be themselves.

Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: Ari. I'll fetch them, sir.

[Erit. Thy brother was a furtherer in the act ;Pro. Ye Elves, of hills, brooks, standing lakes, Thou'rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian.-Flesh and and groves;

blood, And

ye, that on the sands with printless foot 160 You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him, Expellid remorse, and nature; who, with SeWhen he comes back; you demy-puppets, that

bastian, By moon-shine do the green sour ringlets make, (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong) : A touch is a sensation. * Passion is frequently used as a verb in Shakspeare, C 2


thy graces

Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive there could pluck his highness' frown upon you, thee,

And justify you traitors; at this time
Unnatural thoughthou art! - Their understanding l'll tell no tales.
Begins to swell; and the approaching tide

Seb. The devil speaks in him. [Aside. Will shortly fill the reasonable shore,

5 Pro. No;That now lies foul and mudily. Not one of them For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother That yet looks on me, or would know me: Would even infect my innuth, I do forgive Ariel,

Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell ;-- My dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I know, I will disease me, and myself present,

10 Thou must restore.

Erit Ariel. Alon. If thou be’st Prospero,
As I was sometime Milan :- -quichly, spirit; Give us particulars of thy preservation:
Thou shalt e'er long be free.

How thou hast met us here, who three hours since [Ariel enters singing, and helps toattire him. Were wrech'd upon this shore; where I have lost, IF here th bee suchs, there suck I;

15 How sharp the point of this remembrance is! In a coteslip's beli I lie:

My dear son Ferdinand. There I couch iehen oxls do crij.

Pro. I am woe for't?, sir. On the but's back I donly

Alon. Irreparable is the loss; and Patience After summer, merrily:

Says, it is past

her cure. Merril!, morrily, shult I lire note',

201 Pro. I rather think, Under the blossom thai hugs on the bough.

Youve not sought her help; of whose soft grace, Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel: I shall miss For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid, thee;

And rest myself content. B.:t yet thou shalt have freedom: So, so, so.- alon. You the like loss? To the king's ship, invisible as thou art: 123 Pro. A great to me, a; late '; and, supportable There shalt thou find the mariners asleep

To make the dear loss, havel means much weaker Under the hatches; the master, and the boatswain, Than you may call to comfort you; for I Being awake, e force them to this place;

lave lost my dangliter. And presently, I pr’ythee.

Alon. A daughter? Ari. 'I drink the air before me, and return 300 heavens! that they were living both in Naples, Or e'er your pulse beata

[Exit. The king and queen there! That they were, I wish Gon. Alltorinent, trouble, wonder, and amaze- Mrself were muddert in that oozy bed. [ter: ment

Wheremy sonlies. Whendid you lose your daughInhabits here: Some heavenly power guide us Pro. In this last timpest. Iperceive, these lords Out of this fearful country!

135 At this encounter do so much admire, Pro. Behold, sir king,

That they devour their re:tson; and scarce thinh, The wronged duke of Vilan, Prospero:

Ther eres do offices of truth, their words For more assurance that a living prince

Are natural breath ; but, howsoe'er you have Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body; Been justled from your senses, know for certain, And to thee, and thy company, I bid

40 That I am Prospero, and that very duke A hearty welcome.

Which wasthrust forthiot Milan; whomost strangely Alon. Whe'r thou b'st lie, or no,

ponthis slure, where you werewreched, was lancia Or some inchanted trifle to abuse me,

To be the lord on't. No more yet of this; [ed As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse For'tis a chronicle of day by day, Beats, as of flesh and blooil; and, since I saw thee, 45Not a relation for a breakfast, nor The aflliction of my mind amends, with which, Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir; I fear, a madness held me: this must crave The cel's my court; here have I few attendants, (An if this be at all) a most strange story:

And subjects none abroad: pray you look in; Thy dukeçdom I resign; and do intreat, [Prospero y dubedom since you have given me again, Thou pardon me my wrongs:-But how should 50 I will sequite you with as good a thing; Be living, and be here?

At least, bring forth a wonder to content ye, Pro. First, noble friend,

[To Gon. As much as me my dukedom. Let nje embrace thine age; whose honour cannot The entrance of the e'll opens, and discovers FirBe measur'd, or contin'd.

dinand and Mirandu playing at chess. Gon. Whether this be,

1551 Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false. Or be not, I'll not swear.

fer. No, my dearest love, Pro. You do vet taste

I would not for the world.

[wrangle, Some subtiities of the isle, that will not let you Nir. Yes, for a score of kingdoms, you should Believe thingscertain :--Welcome, my friends all: And I would call it tair play. But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded,

160 Alon. If this prove [-1side to Seb. and Ant. A vision of the island, one dear son To drink the air, is an expression of swiftness of the same kind as to devour the way, in llenry VI. ? That is, I am sorry for it. To be tone, is often used by old writers to signify, to be sorny. *Meaning, My loss is as great as yours, and has as letely happened to me.


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Shall I twice lose,

Which but three gla: ses sinre, we gave out split,Stb. s inost high miracle!

is tight and yare, and bravely rigg'd, as when Fr. Tho'the seas threaten, they are merciful ; We tirst put out to sea. I have curs'd then without calle.

dri. Sir, all this service don. Now all the blessings [Ferdinand kneels. 5 Have I done since I went. [Aside. Of a glad father compass thee about !

Pro. My tricksyspirit! Arise, and say how liou cam’st here.

slon. These are notnaturalevents; theystrengthen Mirat. ()! wonder!

From strange to stranger:- Say, how came you hiHow many goodly creatures are there here! Boats. It did think,sır, I were well awake, (ther? llow beauitous mankind is! O brave new world, 101'd strive to tell you. lie were dead asleep, That has such people in't!

And (how, we hrow not) all clapp'd under hatches, Pro. "Tis new to thee.

[play: Where,buteven now, withstrangeandseveraluoises Alon. What is this emaid, with whom thou wa-tat Otroarmg, shriching, howling, gingling chains, Your eldest acquaintance cannot be three hours: And more diversity of sounds, all horrible, Is she wie goddess that hath sever'd us,

15 We were awak'd; straightway, at liberty: And brought us thus together?

Where we, in all her trin, freshly beheld Fir. Sir, she's mortal;

Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our master But, by immortal Providence, she's mine: Cap'ring to eye her: Onatrice, so please you, I chose her, when I could not ask my father Even in a dream, were we divided from them, For his adsice; nor thought I had one: she 20 and were brought moping hither. li daughter to this famous duke of Milan,

Ari. Hlas 't well done? Of whom so often I have heard renown,

Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou [Aside. But never sau betore; of whom I have

shalt be tree. R ceiv da second lite, and second father

Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'erinen trod; This lady makes him to me.

23 And there is in this business more than nature alon. I ain ber's:

l'as ever conduct'of; some oracle But, oh, how oddly will it sound, that I

Just rectify our knowledge. Muri ask my child forgiveness!

Pro. Sir, my liege, Pro. There, sir, stop;

Do not intest your mind with beating * on Let us not burden our remembrance with 30 The strangeness of this business; at pick'd leisure, An beaviness that's gone.

Which shall be shortly, single I'll resolve you Gon. I have inly wept,

god. (which to you shall seem probable) of every Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you: These happen'd accidents: till when, be cheersul, And on this couple drop a blessed crown ; And think of each thing well. Come l'or it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way 35

hither, spirit;

[Aside. Which brought us bither!

set Caliban and his companions free: Alon. I say, Imen, Gonzalo!


[To Ariel. Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his Untie the spell. How fares my gracious sir? Should become kings of Naples? O, rrjoice There are yet missing of your company Beyond a common joy; and set it down 40 Some few odd lads that you remember not. With gold on lasting pillars: In one corige Re-enter Ariel, driving in Caliban, Stephano, Did Claribel her husband iind at Tunis;

and Trinculo, in their stolen apparel. And l'erdinand, her brother, found a wise,

Sie. Every inan shiit for all the rest, and let no Where he hiraselfwas lost; Prospero bis dukedom, man take care for himself; for all is but fortune:In a poor isle; and all of us, ourselves,

45 Coragio, bully-monster, Coragio!' When no man was his own.

Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my Alon. Give me your hands:

head, here's a goodly sight. Lets

t grief and sorrow still embrace his lieart, Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed! That duth not wish you joy!

Ilow tine my master is! I am afraid Gon. Be't so, Amen!

150 1e will chastise me. Re-cnter Ariel, with the Master and Boatswain Se'. Jla, ba; amazedly following.

What things are these, my lord Anthonio!
O look, sir, look, sir, here are more of us! Will money buy them?
I prophesy'd, if a gallows were on land,

Ant. Very like; one of them
This tellow could not drown:- Now, blasphemy, 55 Is a plain fish, and no doubt marketable.
That swear'st grace o'erboard, not an oathon shore Pró. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords,
lla-t thou no mouth by land? What is the news? Then say,ifthey be true:- This misshapen Knave-

Bouts. The best news is,that we have safely found His mother was a witch; and one so strong (ebbs, Our hing, and company: the next, our ship, That could controul the moon, make tiows and

Forschen perhaps should be read there. 2 That is, my clever, adroit spirit. • Conduct, for conductor. * Beating may mean hammering, working in the mind, dwelling long upon. Corrigio is an exclamation of encouragement. That is, honest. A true man is, in the language of that time, opposed to a thief. The sense is, Mark zehat these men weur, and say if they are honcst.


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