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Cal. I'll shew thee every fertileinch o'the isle: Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how And I will kiss thy foot: I prythee, be my god. losnare the nimble marinozet; I'll bring thee

Trin. By tnisligit,amost pertidiousandarunken [o clust'ring nlberds, and sometimes I'll get thee monster: when hisgoci sasleep, he'ilrabhishuttle. Young scamels from the rock: Wilt thou go Cal. I'll kiss thy foot : ! I swear myseli thy sub- 5

with me? Ste. Come on then: down, and swear. [ject. Ste. I pr’ythe. now, lead the way, witho't any

Trin. I shalllaughmyselftodeathat this puppy-1 moretalking. --Trinculo, thekingandallour comlieaded monster: A most scurvy monster! I could

pany being drown'd

we will inherit here.--tud in my heart to beat him,-

here; bear my battle! Fellow Trinculo, we'll Ste. Come, kiss.

1061 him bi and by again. Trin. -But that the poor monster's in drink: Cal. [Sings drunk=1...] Farewell master; An abominable monstr!

Juriw lb, farewill. Cal. I'll shew thee the best springs; I'll pluck Trin. A howling nonster : adrunken monster. thee berries;

Cal. No more dams I'll make for fish; I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. 115

Mor fitch in firing A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!

At requiring, I'll hini no more sticks, but follow thee,

Nor scrape trencher, n?r wash dish. Thou wond'rous man.

Ban Ban', Ca-Calibun Trin. A most ridiculous monster ; to make a

Has a new master-Get a new man. wonder of a poor drunkard.

[grow: 20 Freedom, hey-day! hey.cay, freedom! freedoin, Cat. I prythee, let me bring thee where crabs hey-day, freedom! And I with my long nails will dig thee pig.nuts; Ste. O brave monster! lead the way. (Ereunt.

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'd had rather crack my sinews, break my back, Enter Ferdinund bearing a Ing. jian you should such dishonour undergo, Fer. THERE be cone sports are painful; but While I sit lazy by. labour

Mira. It would become me Delight in their sets oil: some kinds of haseness ds well as it does you: and I should do it Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters 35 Vith much more ease; for my good will is to it, Point to rich ends. This my mean task and yours it is against. Would be a heavy to me, as odious; but

Pro. Poor worm! thou art infected; The mistress which I servequickens what's dead, This visitation shews it. And makes my laboursilea ures: 0, she is Mira. You look wearily. Ten times more gentle, than her father's crabbed; 40 Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning And he's compos dofharshness. I must remove Soine thousands of these logs, and pile them up, When you are by at night. I do beseech you, Upon a sore injunction: My sweet inistress (Chiefly that I might set it in my prayers) Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such What is your name? Had ne'er like executor. I forget: [baseness 45 Alira. Miranda: () my father, But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my la- I have broke your best to say so! Most busyoles, when I do it.

[bours; Fer. Admid Miranda! Enter Nirundii, cind Prospero at a distance. Indeed, the top of admiration; worth Mra. Alas, now! pray you,

What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady Work not so hard; I would, the lightning har 501 have ey'd with best regard; and m:ný a time Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin d to pile! The harinony of their tongues hath into bondage Pray, set it down, and rest you: when this burns, Brought niy too diligentear: for several virtues "Twill weep for having weary'd you: My father Have I lik'd several women; never any Is hard at study; pray now, rest yoursel; With so full soul, but soine defect in her lle's safe for these three hours.

135 Dic quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, Fer. () most dear mistress,

And put it to the fol: but you, O you, The sun will set before I shall discharge so perfect, and so peerless, are created What I must strive to do.

Oi every creature's best. Alira. If you'll sit down,

Mira. I do not know I'll bear youi logs the while: Pray, give me that:30 One of my sex ; 110 woman's face remember, I'll carry it to the pile.

Isave, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen "Mr. Steevens supposes, that, by an error of the press, scamel has been here substituted for scamell, a species of bird mentioned by Willughby. ? For bchest, or command.


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More that I may call men, thau you, good friend, bear up, and board'em : Sertant-monster, drink
And my dear father: how features are abroad,
I am skilless of; but, by my modesty,

Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island! (The jewel in my dower) I would not wish They say there's but five upon this isle: we are Any companion in the world but you; 5 three of them; if the other two be brain'd like Nor can imagination form a shape,

us, the state totters. Beside; yourselt, to like of: But I prattle

Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee: Something too wildly, and my father's precepts thy eyes are almost set in thy head. I therein do forget.

Trin. Whe.e should they be set else? he werea Fer. I am, in my condition,

10 brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king;

Ste. My man-monster hauh drown'd his tongue (I would, not so!) and would no more endure in sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me: Thiswooden slavery,than I would suffer(speak;-- I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-andThe tiesh-fly blow my mouth-Hear my soul thirty leagues, off and on, by this light.--Thou The very instant that I saw you, did

15 shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. My heart fly to your service; there resides, Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no To make ne slave to it; and, for your sake, standard ? Ain I this patient log-man.

Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. Mira. Do you love me?

[sound, Trin. Nor go neither: but you'll lie, like dogs; Fer. O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this 20 and yet say nothing neither. And crown what I profess with kind event, Slé. Moon-calt, speak once in thy life, if thou If I speak true; if hollowly, invert

beest a good moon-calf. Whai best is boded me, to mischief! I,

Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy Beyond all limit of what else i' the world, shoe. I'll not serve him, he is not valiant. Dó love, prize, honour you.

125 Trin. Thou ly'st, most ignorant monster; I Mira. I am a fool,

am in case to justle a constable: Why, thou deTo weep at what I am glad of.

bosh'd 'tish thou, was there ever a man a cowPro. Fair encounter

ard, that hath drunk so much sack as I to-lay? Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a On that which breeds between themi!

30 fish, and half a monster? Fer. Wherefore weep you?

[offer Cal. Lo, how he mocks me; wilt thou let him, Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not What I desire to give; and much less take Trin. Lord, quoth hel--that a monster should What I shall die to want: But this is trifling; be such a natural! And all the more it seeks to hide itself, [ning ! 35 Cal. Lo, lo, again: bite hiin to death, I The bigger bulk it s.iews. Hence, bashfülcun- pr'ythee. And prompt me, plain and holy innocence! Šte. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your I am your wife, if you will marry me; head; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow' The poor monster's my subject, and he shall You may dený m2; but I'll be your servant, 40 not suffer indignity. Whether you will or no.

Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be Fer. My inistress, dearest,

pleas’d to hearken once again to the suit I inade And I thus humble ever.

to thee? Mira. My husband then?

Ste. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it; I Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

45 will stand, and so shall Trinculo. As boudage e'er of freedom: here's my band.

Entir driel invisible. Mira. And mine with my heart in't: and now Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a Till half an hour hence.

[farewell, tyrant; a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath Fer. A thousand, thousand ! Exeunt. cheated me of the island. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, 50 Ari. Thou l 'st. Who are surpriz’d with all; but my rejoicing Cal. Thou ly'st, thou jesting monkey, thou; At nothing can be more. I'll to my book; I would my valiant master would destroy thee: For yet, ere supper-time, must I perforın I do not lic. Much business appertaining:

[Erit. Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in SCENE II.

55 his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of Another part of the island. Enter Calibun, Stephano, and Trinculo, with Trin. Why, I said nothing. bo tle.

Ste. Mum then, and no more

"e-[To Caliban.) Ste. Tell not me;--when the butt is out, we Proceed, will drink water; not a drop before: therefore 60 Cul. I say, by sorcery he got this isle;

1 Companion. * Meaning he is so much intoxicated, as not to be able to stand. The quibble bet:veen tandard an easign, and standard a fruit-tree that grows without support, is evident. 3. Debauched. 10


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From me he got it. If thy greatness will Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee: Revenge it on him (for I know, thou dar’st, but whilethou liv'st, keepa good tongue in thy head. But this thing dare not---)

Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep; Ste. That's mo t certain.

[thee. Wilt thou destroy him then? Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve 5 Ste. Ay, on mine honour.

Ste. How now shall this be compass'd? Canst Ari. This will I tell my master. (sure; thou bring me to the party?

Cal. Thou mak’st me merry: I am full of pleaCal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield bimthee asleep, Let us be jocund: Will you troula the catch, Where thou mav'st knock a nail into his head. You taught me but while-ere?

Ari. Thou ly'st, thou canst not. (patch !-10 Stk. At thy request, monster, I will do reason,

Cal. What a py'd' ninny's this! Thou scurvy any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.(Sings. I do beseech thy greatness, give bim blows, Plout'em,undskout'em; and skout'em und flout And take his boitle from him: when that's gone, 'em; Thought is free. He shall drink nought bulbrine; for I'll not shew Cal. That's not the tune. [ Ariel plays the tune Where the quick treshes are.


Ste. That is the same? [onatabor and pipe. Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger: in- Trin. This is the tune of our catch, play'd by terrupt the monster one word further, and by this the picture of no-body. hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and inake Ste. If thou bee'st á man, shew thyself in thy a stock-lisof thee.

likeness: if thou bee'st a devil, take 't as thou list. Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go 20 Trin, (), forgive me my sins ! further off.

Ste. Hethat dies, pays alldebts: I defy thee:Ste. Did'st thou not say, he ly'd ?

Mercy upon us! Ari. Thou ly'st.

Cal. Art thou affeard'? Ste. Do I so? take thou that, [Beats him. Ste. No, monster, pot I. As you like this, give me the lie another time. 251. Cut. Be not aiteard; the isie is full of noises,

Tiin. I did not give thee the lie:---Out o' your Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt wits, and hearing too?--A pox of your boitle! Sometimes a thousandtwangling instruments[not. this can sack and drinking do.--Amurrain on your Will humabout mine ears; and sometimes voices, monster, and the d 'vil take your fingers! That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Cal. I!a, la, ha!

30\Vill make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, Stc. Now, forward with your tale. Prythee Theclouds,methought, wouldopen,andshewriches stand further off.

Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d, Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, I cry'd to dream again. I'll beat him too.

Sie. This will prove a brave kingdom to ine, Ste. Stand further.—Come, proceed. [him 35 where I shall have my musick for nothing.

Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with Cal. When Prospero is destroy'd. (story. I'the afternoon to sleep: there thou may’st brain Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember thie Having first seized his books; or with a log [him, Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, Datter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,

And after do our work. Or cut his wczand with thy knife: Remember, 10 Str. Lead, monster; we'll follow.--I wou'd, I First to possess his books: for without them could see this taborer: he lars it on. Ile's but a sot, as I am; nor hath not

Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. One spirit to command: They all do hate him,

[Exeunt. As rootedly as 1: Burn but bis books;

SCENE III. He has brave utensils(ior so he cails them) 43 Changes to unother part of the island. Which, when he has an house, he'll deck withal. Enter rlonso, Sebastian, Anthonio, Gonzalo, And that most deeply to consider, is

adrian, Frumcisco, a'c. The beauty of his daughter; he himself

Gon. By'r lakin *, I can go no further, sir; Calls her, a non-parei : I never saw a woman,

My old bones ache: bere's a maze troc, indeel, But only Sycorax my dam, and she;

50 Through torth-rights, and meanders! By yout But she as far surpasses Sycorax,

I needs must rest me.

[patience, As greatest does least.

Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Ste. Is it so brare a lass?

\'bo am my elf attach's with weariness, Cal. Av, lord, she will become thy bed, I war- To the dulling of my spirits: sit down and rest. Inil bring thee forth brave brood. [rant,fi pren hire I will put off my hope, and keep it

S!l. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd, and I will be king and queen; (save our graces!,

Whom thus vesiray to fud; and the sea mocks and Triculu and thyself shall be vice-ro;s:

Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go. Dost thou like the piut, Trinculo?

An. [ Aside to Sibastian.] I am right glad that Trin. Eacellent.

he's so out of nope. · Alluding to the striped or fool's coat worn by Trincu'o, who in the ancient drumutis persona is caller! a jester, and not a sailor. 2 Verans probably to dismiss it trippingly from the tongue.

• The provincial mode in Staffordshire and the adjoining counties of pronouncing the word fruid. "j. e. The diminutive only vi our lady, i. e. ladykin.



Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose Alon. I will stand to, and feed,
That you resolved to effect.

Although my last; no matter since I feel
Seb. The next advantage

The best is past:-Brother, my lord the duke, Will we take thoroughly.

stand to, and do as we. Ant. Let it be to-night;

5 Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a harFor, now they are oppress'd with travel, they py; claps his wings upon the table, and, with Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,

a quaint device, the banquet vanishes. As when they are fresh.

Ari. You are three men of sin, whow destiny, Seb. I say, to night; no more.

|(That hath to instrument this lower world, Solemn and strange music; and Prospero on the 10 And what is in't) the never-surfeited sea top, invisible. Enter several strange shapes, Hath caused to belch up; and on this island bringing inabanquet; they dance about itwith Where man doth not inhabit; you'mongst men, gentle actions of salutation; and, inviting the Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; king, &c. to eat, they depart.

Andevenwith suchlikevalourmen hang and drown Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, 15 Their proper selves. [Alonco, Sebastian, und the Gon. Marvellous sweet music! shark! Yefools! I and my fellows[rest draw their swords. Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What Are ministers of fate; the elements were these?

Of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well Seb. A living drollery!: Now I will believe, Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs That there are unicorns; that in Arabia 20 Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish (nisters There is one tree, the phænix' throne; one phoe- One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-iniAt this hour reigning there.

(nix Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Ant. I'll believe both;

Yourswords are now too massy for your strengths, And what does else want credit, come to me, And will not be uplifted: But remember, And I'll beswora’tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, 25|(For that's my business to you) that you three Though fool; at home condemn 'em.

From Milan did supplant good Prospero; Gon. If in Naples

Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, I should report this now, would they believe me Him, and his innocent child: for which foul deed If I should say, I saw such islanders,

The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have (For certes, these are people of the island) 30 Incens'd the seas and shores, yea all the creatures, Who though theyare of moustrous shape, yet note, Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso, , Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of They have bereft: and do pronounce by me, Our human generation you shall find

Ling’ring perdition (worse than any death Many, nay, almost any.

Can be at once) shall step by step attend [from Pro. Honest lord,

35 You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls Are worse than devils.

Aside Upon your heads) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, Alon. I cannot too much muse? (pressing And a clear life ensuing.

[ Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound ex- He punishes in thunder: then to soft music, enter (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind 40 the shapes aguin, and dance with mops and Of excellent dumb discourse.

mowes", and carry out the table. [thou Pro. Praise in departing.

[.Aside Pro.[ Aside] Bravely the figure of this harpyhast Fran. They vanish'd strangely.

Perform’d, my Ariel ; a grace it had devouring;. Seb. No matter, since [stomachs.--. Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, They have left their viands behind; for we have 45 In what thou hadzt tu say: so with good life', Will't please you taste of what is here?

And observation strange, my meaner ministers, Alon. Not í.

[were boys, Their several kinds have done: my liigh charms Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: When we And these, mine enemies, are all knit up (work, Who would believe that there were mountaineers, In their distractions: they now are in my power; Dew-lapped like bulls,whose throats had hanging 50 And in these fits I leave them, wlist I visit Wallets of flesh or that therewere such men, at’em Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is Whose head, stood in their breasts? which now And his and my lov'd darling. [drown'd) we find,

[E.rit Prospero from ubore. Fach putter out on five for one', will bring us Gon. I'the name of something holy, sir, why Good warrant of.

155 In this strange stare?

(stand you Shows called drolleries, were in Shakspeare's time perforined by puppets only. a Certainly. Adinire. * Our Author inight have had this intelligence from the translation of Pliny, B. 8. “ The Blemmyi, by report, have no heads, but mouth and eies both in their breast." sage alludes to an ancient forgotten custom, now very obscure, when it was customary for those who eagaged in long expeditions, to place out a sum of inoney on condition of receiving great interest for it at their return home. Bailey, in his dictionary, says, that dowle is a feather, or rather the single particles of the down. Blameless, innocent. * To mop and to inoze-eem to have the seine meaning, f. e. to make mouths or wry faces. Vocks and moves in Johanson a last edition. Windo benest alacrity, or chearfulness.



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Alon. O, it is monstrous! monstrous!

I'll fight their legions o'er. Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; Ant. I'll be thy second.

[Ereunt. The winds did sing it to me; andthe thunder, Gon. Allthree of them are desperate; their great That deep and dreadful organpipe, pronounc'd Like poison given to work a greattimeatter, [guilt, The name of Prosper; it did bass' y trespass. 5 Now'gins to bite the spirits:—I do beseech you Therefore iny son i' the voze is bedded! and That'are of suppler joints, follow them swiftiy, I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, And hinder them from what this ecstacy? And with him there lie mudded. [Exit. May now provoke them to. Seb. But one tiend at a time,

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Enter Ariel.

Ari. What would my potent master? here I am. Prospero's cell.

Pro.Thou and thy meaner fellows your lastserEnter Prospero, Ferdinand, and Miranda. Did worthily perform, and I must use you [vice Pro. I

120 In such anoiher trick: go, bring the rabble, Your compensation makes amends; for I O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place: Have given you here a third of mine own life, Incite them to quick motion; for I must Or that for which I live; whom once again Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, Were but my trials of thy love, and thou 25 And they expect it from me. Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Heaven, Ari. Presently? I ratify this niy rich gift: O Ferdinand,

Pro. Ay, with a twink. Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,

And breathe twice; and cry, so, so; and make it halt belinduer.

|30 Each one tripping on his toe, Fer. I do believe it,

Will be here with mop and moe: Against an oracle.

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you love me, master? no. [proach, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisi- Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not apWorthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But Till thou dost hear me call. If thou dost break her virgin knot, before 35 Ari. Well, I conceive.

[Erit. All sanctimonious ceremonies may

Pro. Look thou be true; do not give dalīiance With full and holy rite be minister'd,

Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw No sweet aspersion shall the Heavens let fall To the fire i' the bloud: be more abstemious, To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Or else, good night your vow! Sour-eye'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew 40 Fer. I warrant you, sir; The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, The white, cold, virgin-snow upon my heart That you shall hate it both: therefore take heed, Abates the ardour of my liver. As Kymen's lamps shall light you.

Pro. Well. Fer. As I hope

Now come, my Ariel; bring a* corollary, For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, 45 Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly:With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, No tongue; all eyes; be silent. [Soft music. The most opportune place, the strong'st sugges

A miisque. Enter Iris. Our worser genius cani, shall never melt [tion Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas Mine honour into lust; to take away

Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oais, and pease; The edge of that day's celebration, [der'd,150 Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, When I shall think, or Plæbus' steeds are foun- Andilat meads thatch'd with stover”, them to keep; Or nisht kept chain'd below.

Thy banks with pionied and twilled brims, Pro. Fairly spoke:

Which spongy Aprilat thy hestbetrims, groves, Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own- Tomakécoldnymphschastecrowns:andthy broom What, Ariel; ny industrious servant Ariel!- 155 Whose shadow the dismissed batchelor loves,

* That is, told it me in a rough bass sound. ? Ecstacy here signifies alienation of mind. 'Aspersion i: here used in its primitive sense of sprinkling. “That is, bring more than are sufficient, rather than fail tor want of numbers. Corollary means surplus. "Stover from Estorers, a law word, signites an allowance in tood or other necessaries of lite. It is here used for provision in general tor animals. “Disappointed lovers are still said to wear the wallow, and in these lines broom grores are assigned to that untortunate tribe for retreat. This may allude to some old custom. - We still say that a hu band hungs out the broom when his wife goes from home for a short time; and on such occasions a broom besom has been exhibited as a signal that the house was freed from vxorial restraitit, and where the master night be considered as a temporary bachelor. Droom groces may siguity órcom bushes.


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