Imatges de pÓgina
PDF
EPUB

4

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'st 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 sovereigo grace, 5 Make this place paradise.
Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,

Pro. Sweet now, silence:
To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain; Juno, and Ceres, Whisper seriously;
Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.

There's sonrething else to do: hush, and be mute,
Enter Ceres.
Or else our speil is marr'd.

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

Iris. Younymphs, call'd Naiads, of the wand'ring Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers

brooks,
Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers; With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harniless looks,
And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Leave your crisp * channels, and on this green land'
My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down, 15 Answer your summons ; Juno does command:
Rich scarf to my proud earth: Why hath thy queen Come, temperate nymphs, 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;
And some donation freely to estate

Enter certain nymphs.
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, Do now attend the queen? Since they did plot

And these fresh nymphs encounter every one The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got,

In country footing.
Her and her blind boy's scandals company 25
I have forsworn.

Enter certain reapers, properly habited: they join

with the nymphs in a graceful dance; toruarus Iris. Of her society

the end whereof Prospero sturts suddenly, and Be not afraid : I met her deity.

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 heavily. 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 ;-no more.

[passion Her waspish-headed son has broke 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’d. Cer. High queen of state,

40 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'd: be cheerful, sir : Enter Juno.

Our revels now are ended: these our actors, Jun. How does my hounteoussister? 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 continuance, and increasing The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Hourly joys be still upon you !

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

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Cer. Earth's increase, and foison plenty '; 50 Leave not a rack' behind: We are such stuff
Barns, and garner's, never empty;

As dreams are made on, and our little life
Vines, with clustring bunches growing; Is rounded with a sleep.- -Sir, I am vex'd;
Plants, with goodly burden bouing; Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled:
Spring come to you, at the farthest, Be not disturb’d with my intirmity:
In the very end of harvest?

55 If thou be pleas’d, retire into my cell,
Scarcity, and want, shall shun you; And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk,
Ceres' blessing so is on you.

To still my beating mind. Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and

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

ČExeunt Fer. and Alira.' 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 ; foison signifying plenty. 4 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."

C

Prospero

135

1

2

Prospero comes forward from the coll; enter Tri. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool, Ariel to him.

Ste. There is not only disgrace and di honour Ari. Thy thougets I cleave to’: What's thy in that, mon tor, but an intinite loss. pleasure

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

Yet this is your harmless fairy, monster. We must prepare to met with? Caliban. [C'eres, Sie. I will fetch on my bottle, though I be o'er

Ari. Ay, my commander: when I :resented cars for ny iubour. I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear, Cal. Prithee, my king, be quiet: See'st thou Let I migiit anger thee.

[varlets i

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;

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

For aye 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; yet always bending 15 bloodly thoughts.

(Stephano! Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! worthy At which, like unbach'd colts, they prich'd their

Look what a wardrobe here is for thee! ears,

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

I'll have that gown. thorns,

Trin. Thy grace shall have it. Which enter'd their frail shins: at last I left them Cul. The dropsy drown this fool! What do you l'the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, 125

mean, There dancing up to the chins, that the toul 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 he'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. line: 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; 35 like yolir grace. And as, with age, his body uglier grow's,

Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garSo his mind cankers: I will plague them all, ment fort: 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 reith glistering apparel, &c. 40 ment for’t. Ener Calibun, Stephano, and Trinculo, all wet. Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your Cul. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole fingers, 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.

time, 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?

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

urn you out of my kingilom: go to, carry this. Ste. So is mine. Do you hea', monster? If150 Trin. And this. should take a displeasure against you; look you— Ste. dr, and this. Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.

inoise of hunters heard. Enter divers spiritsin Cul. Good my lord, give me thy favour still: shupe of hounds, hunting them about ; Prose Be patient, for the prize l'll bring thee tv (softly; pero and Ariel setting them on. Shall hood-wink this mischance: therefore, speak 55 Pro. Hey, tíountain, hey! All's hush'd as midnight yet.

dri. Silver! there it goes, Silter ! "To cleave to is to unite with closely. ? To meet with is to counteract; to play stratagem against stratagem. Stale is a word in forvling, and is used to mean a bait or decoy to catch birds. * Education. That is, has led us about like an ignis fatuus, by which travellers are decoyed into the mire. 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 burnucle is anser Scoticus. The barnacle is a kind of shell-fish growing on the bottoms of ships, and which was anciently supposed, when broken Qli, to become one of these geese; a vulgar error, which requires no serious confutation.

Pro.

may not

2

a

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 Stalt have the air at freedom: for a little,
With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make Forlow, and do me service.
Than pard, or cat o' the mountain. [them,

[Ereunt.

[blocks in formation]

SCENE I.

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 forth 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 Jove's stout oak Pro. I did say so,

With his own bolt: the strong-bay'd promontory When first I rais'd 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. Contin'd together

Havewak’dtheirsleepers; 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 lime-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, chiefly, And, deeper than did ever plummet sound,
Him that you terim'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 minner, attended by Adrian That if you now beheld them, your assections and Francisco. They all enter the circle Would become tender.

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

charm’d; which Prospero observing, speaks.. Ari. Mine would, 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, boil'd within thy skull! there stand, Of their aftlictions and shall not myself, 45 For you are spell-stopp'dOne of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Holy Gonzalo, honourable man, Passion ' as they, 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 funies that mantle In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent, Their clearer reason.- () good Gouzalo The sole drift of my purpose

doth extend

My 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 in 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 60 You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him, Expellid remorse, and nature; who, with Se. When 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. · Pussion is frequently used as a verb in Shakspeare. C 2

Would

thy graces

а

20

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 tiles.
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 musly. 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 mouth, 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 Thiou 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 er long be free.

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

15 dow sharp the point of this remembrance is! In a cotesli;y's beli I lie:

My dear son Ferdinand. There I couch ichen oxls do cry.

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.
Merrily, merrily, shall I lite noiv,

Pro. I rather ibiuk,
Under the blossom that hugs on the bough. Youre not sought her help; of whose sost

grace, Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel: I shall miss For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid, thee;

And rest muself content. B.:t yet thou shalt have freedom: So, so, so.

Alon. Jou the like loss? To the king's ship, invisible as thou art: 25 Pro. A great to me, as late '; and, supportable There shalt thou find the mariners asleep

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

Ilave lost my daughter. And presently, I prythee.

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

Edit. The king and queen there! That they were, I wishi Gon. Alltorment, trouble, wonder, and amaze- Myselt were added in that oozy bed. [ter? ment

Wheremysonlies. Whendid you lose your daughiInhabits here: Some heavenly power guide us Pro. in this last timpest. Iperceive, these lords Out of this fearful country!

35 At this encounter do so much adınire, Pro. Behold, sir king,

That they devour their reason; and scarce think, The wronged duke Villan, Prospero:

Thereves 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 forth of Milan; whomost stranger Alon. Whe'r thou b'st lie, or no,

l'ponthis store, where you werewrecked, waslandOr some inchanted trifle to abuse me,

To be the lord ov't. No more vet 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 blood; and, since I saw thee, 45 Not a relation for a breakfast, nor The atfliction of my mind amends, with which, Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir; I sear, a madness held me: this must crave The celi's my court; here have I tew attendants, (An if this be at all) a most strange story.

And subjects none abroad: pray you look in; Thy dukedom I resign ; and do intreat, [Prospero My dubedom since you have given me again, Thou pardon me my wrongs:-But how should 50 I will requite 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 nie my

dukedom. Let me embrace thine age; whose honour cannot The entrance of the eill opens, and discorers Für. Be measur’d, or contin'd.

dinand und Virandu pluying at chess. Gon. Whether this be,

55 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 subtilties o'the isle, that will not let you Mir. Yes, for a score of kingdoms, you should Believe thingscertain:-\l'elcome, my friends all: And I would call it tair play. But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded, 601 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 um sorry for it. To be zene, is often used by old writers to signify, to be sorry.

Mleaning, My loss is as great as yours, and has as letely happened to me.

Shall

a

2

a

. . .

Shall I twice lose.

Which but three glasses since, we gave out split, Stb. A most high miracle !

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

Ari. Sir, all this service don. Now all the blessings [Ferdinand kneels. 5 Have I done since I went. [1side. Of a glad father compass thee about!

Pro. My tricksy2 spirit! Arise, and say how tvou cam’st here.

Alon. Thesearenotnáturalevents; theystrengthen Viru. O! wonder!

From strange to stranger:--Say,how came you hiHow many goodly creatures are there here! Boats. It did think, sir, I were well awake, (ther? How beauitou, mankindis! O brave new world, 10 i'd strive to tell you. We were dead asleep, That has such people in't!

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

[play? Where,buteven now,withstrangeandseveraluoise's Alon. What is this raid, with whom thou watat Otroaring, shriching, how lins, gingling chains, Your eldest acquaintance cannot be three hours: And more diversity of sounds, all horrible, Is she the goddess that hath sever'd us,

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

Where we, in all her trun, freshly beheld Fer. Sir, she's mortal;

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

Ari. Was 't well done? Of whom so oiten 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.

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

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

Síuat rectify our knowledge. Must 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 beasiness that's gone.

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

gods. W bich to you shall seem probable) of every Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you These happen'd accidents: till when, be cheerful, Ind on this couple drop a blessed crown ; And think of each thing well. Come Tor it is you, that have chalid forth the way 35

hither, spirit;

[ Aside. Which brought us hither!

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

[issuel

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

and Trinculo, in their stolen apparel. And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife,

Sie. Every man shiit for all the rest, and let no Where he himselfwas lost; Prospero his dukedom, man take care for himself; for all is but tortune: loa

a poor isle; and all of us, ourselves, |45|Coragio, bully-monster, Coragio!" When' no pian was his own.

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

head, here's a goodiy signt. Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart, Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed! That duth not wish you joy!

Ilow tine my master is! I am afraid Gon. Bet so, Amen!

1501e will chastise me. Ne-enter Ariel, with the laster and Boatswain Seh. Hla, 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 gallow's were on land,

Ant. Very like; one of them
This tellow could not drown:-Now, blasphemy, 155 Is a plain fish, and no doubt marketable.
That swear'st grace o'erboard, not an oath on shore Pró. Mark but the badges of these men, iny lords,
Blat thou no mouth by land? What is the news? Then say,ifthey be true:- Thismissbapenkiave

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 flows and

"Forzchen 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 thai time, opposed to a thief. The sense is, Mark that these men wear, and say if they are honcst.

And

5

3

[ocr errors]
« AnteriorContinua »