Imatges de pÓgina

Gon. The king and prince at prayers! let u: No, not so much perdition as an hair, assist them,

Betid to any creature in the vessel For our case is as theirs.

Which thu heard'st cry, which thou saw'st sink. Seb. I am out of patience.

Sit down ; Ant. We're'ınerely cheated of our lives by 5 For thou must now know further. drunkards.

Mira. You have often Thiswide-chopp'd rascal;—Would, thou might'st Begin to iell me what I am; but stopp'd, lie drowning,

And left me to a bootless inquisition; The washing of ten tides!

Concluding, Stay, not yet. Gon. He'll be hang'd yet;

10 Pro. The hour's now come; Though every drop of water swear against it, The very minute bids thee ope thine ear; And gape at wid'st to glut? him.

Obey, and be attentive. Canst thou remember [A confused noise within.] Mercy on us; A tiine before we came unto this cell? We split! we split! Farewell my wife and child I do not think thou canst; for then thou wast not dren! Farewell, brother! We split, we split, we 15 Out' three years old split.

Mira. Certainly, sir, I can. Ant. Let's all sink with the king. Erit. Pro. By what? by any other house, or persou! Seb. Let's take leave of him.

[Erit. Of any thing the imag: tell me, that Gon. Now would I give a thousand furlongs of Hath kept with thy remembrance. sea for an acre of barren ground; ’long heath, 20 Mira. 'Tis far off; brown furze, any thing: The wills above be And rather like a dream than an assurance done, but I would fain die a dry death! [Erit. That my remembrance warrants: Had I not SCENE II.

Four or five women once, that tended me? The inchanted island: before the cell of Prospero. Pro. Thou hadst, and more, Miranda: But Enter Prospero anl lliranda. 25

how is it, Mira. If by your art, my dearest father, you That this lives in thy mind? What seest thou else have

In the dark bach-ward and abysm of time? Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them: If thou remember'st aughtere thou cam’st here; Thesky, it seems, would pourdownstinking pitch, How thou cam’st here thou may’st. But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's cheek, 30 Alira. But that I do not.

(since, Dashes the fire out. 0, I have suiter'd

Pro. Twelve years since, Miranda, twelve years With those that I saw suffer! a brave vessel, Thy father was the duke of Milan, änd Who had, no doubt, some noble creatures in her, A prince of power. Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry die knock İlira. Sir, are not you my father? Against my very heart! Poor souls! they perish'd. 35 Pro. Thy mother was a piece of virtue, and Had I been any god of power, I would

She said—thou wast my daughter; and thy father Have sunk the sea within the earth, or ere Was duke of Milan; thou his only heir It should the good ship so have swallow'd, and And priacess, no worse issu'd. The freighting souls within her.

lira. O the heavens!

[thence? Pro. Be collected;

40 What foul play bad we, that we came from No more amazement: tell your piteous heart, Or blessed wast, we did? There's no harm done.

Pro. Both, both, my girl: [thence: Miru. O woe the day!

By foul play, as thou say'st, were we hear'd Pro. No harm.

But blessediy holp hither. I have done nothing but in care of thee, 145 Vira, o, my heart bleeds (Of thee, my dear one! thee, my dear daughter!) To think o'the ieen that I have turn'd you to, who

Which is from my remeinbrance! Please you Art ignorant of what thou art, nought knowing

further. Of whence I amı; nor that I am more better Pro. My brother, and my uncle, called App Than Prospero, master of a fuil poor cell',

thonio,And thy no greater father.


pray thee mark ine,-that a brother should Mirii. More to know,

Be so perfidious!-he whorn, next thyself, Did never meddle“ with my thoughts.

Of all the world I lov’d, and to him put Pro. 'Tis time,

The manage of my state; as, at that time, I should intorin thee further. Lend thy hand, 55 Through all the signiories it was the tirst, And pluck my magick garment from me. So; And Prospero the prime duke; being so reputed

[lais doirn his manile. In dignity, and, for the liberal arts, Lye there my art.-Wipe thou thine eyes; have lithout a parallel; those being all my study, comfort.

The government I cast upon my brother, The dire ul spectacle of the wreck, which touch'cio Audiomy state greu stranger, being transported, 'The very virtue of compassion in thee,

And wrapp'd in secret studies. Thy false uncleo I have with such provision in mine art

Dost thou attend me? So safely o dered, that there is no soul

Mira. Sir, most heedfully.



Absolutely. Swallow. Perhaps it should be ling, heath, &c. *Before. Si. e. a very pour ! • Mingle. 'Quite. Sorrow, grief, trouble.


Pro. Being once perfected how to grant suits, That wrings mine eyes to't.
How to deny them; whom to advance, and whom Pro. Hear a little further,
To traslı' for over-topping; new created ['em, And then I'll bring thee to the present business
The creatures that were mine; I say, or chang'd Which now's upon us; without the which,this story
Or else new form'd'em; having both the key 5 Were most impertinent.
Of officer and office, set all hearts i'the state Mira. Wherefore did they not
To what tune pleas'd liis ear; that now he wa That hour destroy us?
Theivy, which had bid my princely trunk, [not. Pro. Well demanded, wench; [not;
And suck'd my verdure out on't.—Thou attend'st My tale provokes that question. Dear, they durst
Jlira. O good sir, I do.

10 So dear the love my people bore me) nor set Pro. I pray thee, mark me.

A mark so bloody on the business; but Ithus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated With colours fairer painted their foul ends. To closeness, and the bettering of my mind In few, they hurried us on board a bark; With that, which, but by being so retir'd, Bore us some leagues to sea; where they prepard O'er-priz'd all popular rate, in my false brother 15 A rotten carcass of a boat not rigg'd, Awak'd an evil nature: and my trust,

Nor tackle, sail, nor mast; the very rats Like a good parent, did beget of him

Instinctively had quit it: there they hoist us A falsehood, in its contrary as great

To cry to the sea that roar d to us; to sigh
As my trust was; which had, indeed, no limit, To the winds, whose pity, sighing back again,
A confidence sans bound. He being thus lorded, 20 Did us but loving wrong.
Not only with what my revenue yielded,

Mira. Alack! what trouble
But what my power might else exact,—like one, Was I then to you!
Wbo having unto truth, by telling of it,

Pro. O! a cherubiin

[sinile, Made such a sinner of his memory,

Thou wast, that did preserve me! Thou didst To credit his own lie,-he did believe

25 Infused with a fortitude from heaven, "lewas, indeed, the duke; out of the substitution, When I have deck'd the sea with drops full salt; dexecuting the outward face ofroyalty,[ing,- Under my burden groan'd; which rais'd in me

ith all prerogative:-Hence hisambition grow- An undergoing stomach“, to bear up 'ost thou hear?

Against what should ensue.
Jira. Your tale, sir, would cure deafness. 30 Mira. How came we ashore?

Pro. To have no screen between this part he Pro. By Providence divine.
And him he play'd it for, he needs will be play'd Some food we had, and some fresh water, that
Absolute Milan: Me, poor man!--my library. A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo,
Was dukedom large enough; oftemporal royalties Out of his charity, who being then appointed
He thinks me now incapable: confederates,

35 Master of this design, did give us; with So dry he was for sway, with the king of Naples Rich garinents, linens, stuits, and necessaries, To give him annual tribute, do him homage, which since havesteaded much;so, of his gentleSubject his coronet to his crown, and bend Knowing Ilov'd my books, hefurnish’dme (ness, The dukedom, yet unbow'd (alas, poor Milan!) From my own library, with volunies that To most ignoble stooping.

401 prize above my dukedom. Mira. O the heavens!

(tell me,

Mira. Would I might Pro. Mark his condition, and the event; then But ever see that man! If this might be a brother.

Pro. Now, I arise:Mira. I should sin

Sit still, and hear the last of our sea-sorrow. To think 'but nobly of my grandmother: 45 Here in this island we arriv'd; and here Good wombs have borne bad sons.

Have I, thy schoolmaster, made thee more profit Pro. Now the condition.

Than other princes can, that have more time This king of Naples being an enemy

For vainer hours, and tutors not socareful.[you,sir, To me inveterate, hearhens my brother's suit; Mira. Heavensthank youforit! Andnon.Ipray Which was, that he in lieu o' the premises,- 50 (For still’tis beating in my mind, your reason Of homage, and I know not howinuch tribute, For raising this sea-storni? Should presently extirpate ne and mine

Pro. Know thus far forth.Out of the dukedom; and confer fair Milan, By accident most strange, bountiful fortune, With all the honours, on my brother: Whereon, Now my dear lady, hath mine enemies A treacherous army levy’d, one mid-night 55 Brought to this shore: and by my prescience Fated to the purpose, did Anthonio open I find my zenith doth depend upon The gates of Milan; and, i'the dead of darkness, A most auspicious star; whose intiuence The ministers for the purpose hurried thence It now I court not, b:lt omit, my tortun -s [tions; ble, and thy crying self.

Will ever after droop.--I re coase more ques. Mira. Alark, for pity!

60 Thou art inclin'd to sleep; 't's a good dulness, I, not remembring how I cried out then, And give it way:--I knou thou canst notchouse. Will cry it o'er again; it is a hint“,

Arandu sleeps. "Tetrash, Warburton says, is to cut away the superfluities. • Thirsty: Otherwise than. “Suggestion » Covered. 1. . a stubborn resolution. B 2




[ocr errors]

Come away, servant, come: I am ready now; What is the time o' the day?
Approach, my Ariel, come.

Ari. Pat the mid season.

[now, Entir Aril.

[come Fro. Atleast two glasses:the time'twixt six and Ari. All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I Víust by us both bespent most preciously. [pains, To answer thy best pleasure; be i to tly,

51 Ari. Is theremore toil? Since thou dostgivene To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride

Let me remembe thee what thuu hast promis', On the curl'd clouds; to thy strong bidding task Thich is not yet per orm'd me. Anel, and all his quality.

Pro. Ilow now, moody?
Pro. Hast thou, prit,

What is't thou canst demand?
Pertorm 'd to point the tempest that I bade thee 10 Ari. My liberty.
Ari. To every article.

Pro. Before the time be out? No more. I boarded the king's ship: now on the heak,

Ari. I pray thee: Now in the waste, the deci, in every cabin, Remember, I have done thee worthy service; I tlam'd amazement: Sometimes Id divide, Told thee no lies, made no mistakings, serv'd And burn m many places; on the top-mast, 15 withont or gmdge, or grumblings: thou (lidst Theyards, and bolt-sprit, would i ilame distinctly, To bate me a full rear.

[promise Then meet, and joñi: Joves ligiitnings, the pre- Pro. Dost thou forget

From what a torment I did free thee? O'the dreadfui thunder-clap, more momentary ári. No.

[ooze And sight-outrunning werenot:Thefire andcrack 20 Pro. 1 hou dost; and think'stit muchtotread the Of-ulphurous roaring, the most mighty Neptune

or the salt deep; Seem'd to besi ge, and make his bold wavestrem. To run upon the sharp wind of the north; Yea, his dread irident shake.

[ble, To do me business in the veins of the earth, Pro. My brave spirit!

When it is bah'd with frost. Who was so tirin, só constant, that this coil 25 sri. I do not, sir.

(forgot Would not infect his reason?

Fro. Thou lyt, malignant thing! Hast thou Ari. Not a soul

The foul witch Sycorax, who, with age and envy, But telt a fever of the mad, and play'd

Was grown into a boop? hast thou forgot her? Some tricks of desperation: All, but inariners, dri. No, sir.

(tell me. Plung d in the foaming brize, and quit the vessel, 30 Prn. Thou hast: Where was she born? speak; Thenail atire with me: the king's son, Ferdinand, Ari. Sir, in Argier“. With hair upstu ting (then like reeds, not hair) Pro. Oh, was she so? I must, Was the first man that leap'd; cried, I illis empty Once in a month, recount what thou hast been, And all the derils are here.

11 hichohoutorget'st. This danın'dwitch,Sycorax, Pro. Why, that's iny spirit!

35 For mischiets manifold, and sorceries terrible But was not this nigh shore?

l'o enter human hearing, from Argier, Ari. Close by, my master.

Thouknow'st, was banistid; for one thing she did, Pro. But are they, Ariel, safe?

They would not take her lite: Is not this true? Ari. Not a hair perish'd;

Ari. Ay, sir.

[with child, On their sustaining garments not a blemish, 40 Pro. This blue-eye'd hag was hither brought But fresher than beiore: and, as thou bad'yt me, Ank here was left by the sailors: Thuu, my slave, In troops I have dispers'd ene! bout the isle:

- thou report st thyself, wast then her servant: The king's sou have I lande i by bim-tit; And, for thou wast a spirit too delicate Whom I left cooling of the air with sighs, To act her earthy and abhorr'd cominands, In an odd angle ot the isle, anu siuling, 45 Retusing her grand hests, he did confine thee, His arins in this sad knot.

Dy help of her more potent ministers, Pro. Of the king's ship

and in her most limitigable rage, The mariners, say, how thou hast dispos'd, into a cloven pine; witon sich rift And all the rest o' the teet?

Imprison'd, thou didst paintull remain Ari. Safely i harbour

50 adoz'n year;withinu bichspaceshedied:[groans, Is the king's ship; in the deep nook, where

sind let the the:e; where thou didst vent thy Thou call'ost ine up at indsight to fetch dew As fast as ini!l-wheels strike: Then was this island From the still-ves d Bermoothes?, there she's bid: Save for the son that she did liiter here, The mariners all under batches stow'u; A freckled whe!p, hag-born) not honour'd with Whom with acharınjonu diothei suit-r’dlahour, 55 A human shape I have left asleep: and for the rest o'the iteet, sri. Yes; Calibau, her son. Which i disper 'd, they ail have met again; Pro. Dull thing, I say so; he, that Caliban, And are upon the 11 diterranean flote,

Whom now I keep in service. Thou best know'st Bound sadiy home for Naples;

What torment I did tind thee in: thy groans Supposing that they saw the king's ship wreck'd, 60 Did male wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts And his great person perish.

Of ever-angry bears; it was a torment Pro. Ariel, thy charge

folay upon the damn'd, which Syc rax Exactly is pertorn'd; but there's more work: Could not again undo; it was mine art, * Performed to the ininutest article. ? Berinudas * Flote is wave. • Algiers.



When I arriv'd, and heard thee, that made gipe Thefreshsprings, brine-pits barren place, and ferThe pine, and let thee out.

Cursibel, thailduso-all thecharms [tile; dri. I thank thee, master.

[oak, Of sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, I ght on you! Pro. If thou more murmur'st, I will rend an for I am all the subjects that you have, And peg thee in his knotty entrails, till 5 Who firsi sa-mine ou nking: and here you sty me Thou hast lowd away twelve winters.

In this hard rock, whiles you do keep trom me Ar. Parcon, inaster.

The rest of the island. I will be correspondent to command,

Pro. Thou most lying slave, [us'd thee, And do my spriting gently.

Whom stripes may move, not kindness; I have Pro. Do so; and alter two days

10 Filthasthou art, with human care; and lodg'd the I will discharge thee.

In mine ouncill, till ihou didst seek to violate Ari. That's my noble master!

The honour of my child. What shall I do say what, what shall I do? Cal. Obno, oh howou'd it had been done!

Pro. Gomakethyselflike toa nympho’the sea; Thou didst prevent me; I had peopled eise Besubject to no siglit but thine antimine; invisible 15. This isle with Calibans. To every eye-bailels'. Go, take this shape, Pirn. Abhorred slave, And hither come in it; go, tience, with diligence. Which any print of goodness will not take,

[Exit Ariclo Being ca able of all ill; I pitied thre, [hour Awake, dear heart, awake! thou hast slept well; Took painsto make thee speak, taught thee each Awake!

20 One thing or other: when thou diest not, savage, Mire. The strangeness of your story put Know thy ownmaning, but woulustgabbie.ike Heaviness in me.

tning inore brutis!ı, 1 endow u thy perposes . Pro. Shake it oft: come on;

With words that made them known:But tny vile We'll visit Caliban, mny slave, who never

race Yields us kind answer.

2. Though thou didst learn, had that in't which good Mira. 'Tis a villain, sir,

natil es I do not love to look on.

Could not abide to be with: therefore wast thou Pro. But, as 'tis,

Deservedis contined into this rock, We cannot miss hiin: he does make our fire, Who hadsi de erv'd more than a prison. [on't Fetch in our wood; and serves in offices

30 Cai. You taught me language; and my pront That profit us. What ho! slave! Caliban! Is, I know how to curse; the red plague'rd you, Tbou earth, thou' speak.

For learning me your language! Cal. [Within.] There's wood enough within. Pro. Hag-seed, bence!

Pro. Come forth, I say; there's other business Fetch us in iuel, and be quick; thou wert best, Come, thou tortoise! ulien? {for thee: 35 To answerot er business. Shruy'st thou, malice?

Enter Aril like a water-nymplu. If thou neglect'st. or dost unwilligly Finė apparition! My quaint Ariel,

Wnat I command, I'll rack te with oldcrarups; Hark in tnine ear.

Fill all thy bones with aches; make thee roar, ári. My lord, it shall be dor.e. [Erit. That beasts shall tremble at thy din.

Pro. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devi 401 Cul. No, pray thee!Upon thy wicked dam, come forth!


must obey; his art is of such power, [ Aside. Enter Culiban.

It would controul iny dam's god Setebos”, Cal. Aswicked' dewas e'er my mother brush'd And make a vassal on bim. Wiib raven's feather from unwholesome ten, Pro. So, slave; hence! [Erit Caliban. Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye, 45 And biisti's you all o'er!

Enter Ferilinand at the remotest part of the stge,

[cramps, i ro. For ibis, be sure, to-night thou shalt have

ant Arui incisible, p aying and singing, Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up; urchins

Ariel s Song Shall for that vast of night'that they may work,

Come unto those yellow sands, All exercise on thee: thou shalt be pinch'd 501

And then take hunds: As thick as honey-combs, each pinch more sting Court'si-d when you hare, and kiss'd, Than bees that inade 'em.

[ing (The rild marr's achi»t') Cel. i must eat my dinner.

Foot it fiall her, and there;
This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother, [first, And, sweet sprites, the burden bear.
Which thou tak'st from me. When thou camest|55 Hurk, hark!
Thou stroak dst me, and mad st much of me;

Bur. Bowyh, wowgh. [dispersedly, would'st give me

The roatch-dog, bark: Water with berries in't; and teach me how

Bur. Bowgh, wowgh. [dispersedly. To name the bigger light, and how the less,

Il rk, hark! I hear
That burn by day and night: and then I lovdthee, 60 The strain of strutting Chunticlere
And snew'd thee all the qualities o'the isle,

Cry, Cock-u-doodli-doo.

Perhaps put here for fairies. The dead waste, or middle of the night. "Race, in this place, seenis toʻsignity original disp sition, inborn qualities. Toe erysipelas. 6 We learn from Jagellan's voyage, that Setelus was the supreme Gud of the Patagons." Silent.


[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]


Fer. Where should thismusic be?i'the air,orthe Mira. Alack, for mercy!

It sounds no more: and sure, it waits upon (earthi? For. Yes, faith, and all his lords; the duke of
Some god of the island. Sitting on a bank, And his brave son, being twain.
Weeping again the king my father's wreck,

Pro. The duke of Milan,

[thee. This inusic crept by neupon

the waters;

5 And his more braver daughter, could controul? Ailaving both their jury, and my passion, if now 'twere fit to do't:

-At the first sight
With its sweet air: thence I have follow'd it,

Aside to Amel)
Or it hath drawn ine rather:-But 'tis gone. They have changed eyes :- Delicate Ariel,
No, it begins again.

I'll set thee free for this. -A word, good sir;
Ariel's song

10|1 far you leave done yourself some wrong: a Full fathom fire the father lies,


[This Oj his bons are coral made;

Mira. Why speaks my father so ungently? Those are pearls that wireliis eyes: Is the third man that I e'er saw; the first Nothing or him that cloth jadi,

That e'er I sigh'd for: pity move my father But doih suiter a seu-change,

15 To be inclin'd my way! Into something rich and strenge.

Fer. O, if a virgio, Sect-nymphs luurly ring his knill.

And your ailection not gone forth, I'll make you Hurk, now I itur them.-ding-dong, bell. The que-n of Naples.

[Burd n, ding-dong. Pro. Soft, sir; one word more.-Fer. The ditty does remember my drowned fa-20 They are both in either's powers: but this swift This is no mortal business, 'no nor sound [ther:

business That the earth ows:- Thearit now above me. I must uneasy make, lest too light winning

Pro.Thef ingedcurtainsoithine eye advance, And say, what thou seest yond'.

Make the prize light.-One word more; I charge Mira. What is to a spirit?


Lord, how it looks about! Believe me, sir, That thou attend me: thou dost here usurp
It carries a brave form:-But 'tis a spirit. The name thou owest not; and hast put thyself
Pro. No, welch: il tals and steps, and hath pon this island, as a spy, to win it
such senses

From me, the lord on't.
As we have, such: This gallant, which thou seest, 30 for. No, as I am a man.
Was in the wreck; and, but he's something stain’d Mira. There's nothing ill can dwell in such a
With grief, that's beauty's canker, thou might'st

call him

If thie ild spirit have so fair an house,
A goodly person: he hath lost his fellows, Good things will strive to dwell with it.
Ani strays about to sind them.

135 fro. [To Ferd.] Follow me. Mir . I night call him

Speak not you for him; be's a traitor.-Come, A thing divme; for nothing natural

P'll manacle thy neck and feet together: I evi's saw so noble.

Sea-water shalt thou drink, thy fooki shall be Pro. It goes on I see, [ Asiile.]

[free the

The fresh-brook mussels, withere roots and husks
As my oul prompts it :-Spirit, fine spirit, I'W 40 Wherein the acorn cradled: Follow.
Within two days for this.

for. No; Fer. Ist sure, the goddess

I wili resist such entertainment, till On whom these airs attend Vcuchsafe, my Mine enemy has more power. prayer

Mira. O dear father,
May know. it you remain upon this island; 45 Mabe not too rash a trial of him, for
And that you will come good instruction give, He's gentle, and not fearlul.
How I may bear me here: Niy prime request, Pro. What, I say,
Which I do la t pronounce, is, O you wonder! My foot my tutor:- Put thy sword up, traitor;
If you be mail, or no?

11ho mak'st a shew, but ares not 'strike, thy Mira. No wonder, sir;


conscience But, certainly a maid.

Isso possend with guilt; come from thy ward;
Fr. My langue! heavens !---

For I can here disarin thee with this stick,
I am the best of them that speak this speech, And mike thy weapon drop.
Were I but where 'tis spoken.

Mira. Beseech you, fatlier !
Pro. How? the best?

[thee: 55 P'ro. Ilence; bang not on my garments. “ What wert thou, if the king of Naples beard Vira. Sir, have pity;

Fr. A single thing, as I am now, that wonders O'll be his surety.
To hear the speak of Naples:lle does hear me; Pro. Silence: one word more
And thit he do-s, I weep: myself am Naples; shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee.
Who with mine eyes, ne er since at ebb, beheld 160

The king my father wreck'd.

An advocate for an impostor? hush! "To nie, signifies here, as in many other places of our author's plays, to own. Confute thee. Timorous.


[ocr errors]

[He draws.

« AnteriorContinua »