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Seb. Whatastrange drowsiness possesses them! Ant. Then, tell me,
Ant. It is the quality o' the climate. Who's the next heir of Naples ?
Seb. Why

Seb. Claribel.
Doth it not then our eye-lids sink? I find not Ant. She, that is queen of Tunis ; she, that
Myself disposed to sleep.

dwells Ant. Nor I; my spirits are nimble.

Ten leagues beyond man's life; she, that from They fell together all, as by consent;

Naples They dropp'd, as by a thunder-stroke. What Can have no note, unless the sun were post, might,

(The man i' the moon's too slow,) till new-bora Worthy Sebastian ?-0, what might ?-No chins

Be rough and razorable : she, from whom And yet, methinks, I see it in thy face, We were all sea-swallow'd, though some cast What thou should'st be: the occasion speaks again; thee; and

And by that destin'd to perform an act, My strong imagination sees a crown

Whereof what's past is prologue ; what to come, Dropping upon thy head.

In yours and my discharge. Seb. What, art thou waking ?

Šeb. What stuff is this?-How say you? Ant. Do you not hear me speak ?

'Tis true, my brother's daughter's queen of Tunis; Seb. I do ; and, surely,

So is she heir of Naples ; 'twixt which regions
It is a sleepy language, and thou speak'st There is some space.
Out of thy sleep: What is it thou didst say? Ant. A space


cubit This is a strange repose, to be asleep

Seems to cry out, How shall that Claribel With eyes wide open; standing, speaking, moving, Measure us back to Naples?-Keep in Tunis, And yet so fast asleep.

And let Sebastian wake! Say, this were death Ant. Noble Sebastian,

That now hath seiz'd them; why, they were no Thou let'st thy fortune sleep-die rather; wink'st Whiles thou art waking.

Than now they are: There be, that can rule Seb. Thou dost snore distinctly;

Naples, There's meaning in thy snores.

As well as he that sleeps ; lords, that can prate Ant. I am more serious than my custom: you As amply, and unnecessarily, Must be so too, if heed me; which to do, As this Gonzalo ; I myself could make Trebles thee o'er.

A chough of as deep chat. O, that you bore Seb. Well; I am standing water.

The mind that I do! what a sleep were this Ant. I'll teach you how to flow.

For your advancement ! Do you understand me? Seb. Do so: to ebb,

Seb. Methinks, I do. Hereditary sloth instructs me.

Ant. And how does your content
Ant. 0,

Tender your own good fortune?
If you but knew, how you the purpose cherish, Seb. I remember,
Whiles thus you mock it! how, in stripping it, You did supplant your brother Prospero.
You more invest it! Ebbing men, indeed,

Ant. True :
Most often do so near the bottom run,

And, look, how well my garments sit upon me; By their own fear, or sloth.

Much feater than before : My brother's servants Seb. Pry'thee, say on:

Were then


fellows, now they are my men. The setting of thine eye, and cheek, proclaim Seb. But, for your conscience A matter from thee; and a birth, indeed, Ant. Ay, sir; where lies that? if it were a Which throes thee much to yield.

kybe, Ant. Thus, sir :

'Twould put me to my slipper : But I feel not Although this lord of weak remembrance, this This deity in my bosom: twenty consciences, (Who shall be of as little memory,

That stand 'twixt me and Milan, candied be they, When he is earth’d,) hath here almost persuaded And melt, ere they molest! Here lies your bro (For he's a spirit of persuasion only,)

ther, The king, his son's alive ; 'tis as impossible, No better than the earth he lies upon, That he's undrown'd, as he that sleeps here, swims. If he were that, which now he's like; whom I, Seb. I have no hope

With this obedient steel, three inches of it, That he's undrown'd.

Can lay to bed for ever : whiles you, doing thus, Ant. 0, out of that no hope,

To the perpetual wink for aye might put What great hope have you! no hope, that way, is This ancient morsel, this sir" Prudence, who Another way so high an hope, that even Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest, Ambition cannot pierce a wink beyond, They'll take suggestion, as a cat laps milk; But doubts discovery there. Will you grant, They'll tell the clock to any business, that

We say befits the hour. That Ferdinand is drown'a ?

Seb. Thy case, dear friend, Seb. He's gone.

Shall be my precedent; as thou got’st Milan,

with me,

you drawn?

I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword; one , From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make stroke

him Shall free thee from the tribute which thou By inch-meal a disease ! His spirits hear me, pay'st ;

And yet I needs must curse. But they'll nor pinch, And I the king shall love thee.

Fright me with urchin shows, pitch mei'themire, Ant. Draw together :

Nor lead me, like a fire-brand, in the dark And when I rear my hand, do you the like, Out of my way, unless he bid them ; but To fall it on Gonzalo.

For every trifle are they set upon me : Seb. O, but one word. [They converse apart. Sometime like apes, that moe and chatter at me,

And after, bite me; then like hedge-hogs, which Music. Re-enter Ariel, invisible.

Lie tumbling in my bare-foot way, and mount Ari. My master through his art. foresees the Their pricks at my foot-fall; sometime am I danger

All wound with adders, who, with cloven tongues, That these, his friends, are in ; and sends me Do hiss me into madness :-Lo! now ! lo! forth,

Enter Trinculo. (For else his project dies,) to keep them living. [Sings in Gonzalo's ear. Here comes a spirit of his ; and to torment me,

For bringing wood in slowly: I'll fall flat;
While you here do snoring lie,

Perchance, he will not mind me.
Open-ey'd conspiracy

Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear
His time doth take :

off any weather at all, and another storm brewIf of life you keep a care,

ing; I hear it sing i' the wind : yond' same black Shake of slumber, and beware :

cloud, yond' huge one, looks like a foul bumAwake! Awake!

bard that would shed his liquor. If it should

thunder, as it did before, I know not where to Ant. Then let us both be sudden.

hide my head : yond' same cloud cannot choose Gon. Now, good angels, preserve the king ! but fall by pailfuls.-What have we here? a

[They wake. man or a fish? Dead or alive? A fish: he smells Alon. Why, how now, ho! awake! Why are like a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell ;

a kind of, not of the newest, Poor-John. A Wherefore this ghastly looking ?

strange fish! Were I in England now, (as once Gon. What's the matter?

I was,) and had but this fish painted, not a hoSeb. Whiles we stood here securing your re- liday fool there but would give a piece of silver : pose,

there would this monster make a man; any Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing strange beast there makes a man : when they Like bulls, or rather lions ; did it not wake you? will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they It struck mine ear most terribly.

will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. Legg'd Alon. I heard nothing.

like a man! and his fins like arms! Warm, o' Ant. 0, 'twas a din to fright a monster's ear; my troth! I do now let loose my opinion, hold To make an earthquake ! sure it was the roar it no longer ; this is no fish, but an islander, Of a whole herd of lions.

that hath lately suffered by a thunder-bolt. Alon. Heard you this, Gonzalo?

[Thunder.] Alas ! the storm is come again: my Gon. Upon mine honour, sir, I heard a hum- best way is to creep under his gaberdine ; there ming,

is no other shelter here about : Misery acquaints And that a strange one too, which did awake me: a man with strange bedfellows. I will here I shak'd you, sir, and cry'd; as mine eyes open'd, shroud, till the dregs of the storm be past. I saw their weapons drawn :- there was a noise, That's verity: Best stand upon our guard ;

Enter STEPHANO, singing ; a bottle in his hand. Or that we quit this place: let's draw our weapons.

Ste. I shall no more to sea, to sea, Alon. Lead off this ground; and let's make

Here shall I die a-shore ; further search

This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's For my poor son.

funeral : Gon. Heavens keep him from these beasts ! Well, here's my comfort.

[Drinks. For he is, sure, i' the island.

The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I, Ari. Prospero my lord shall know what I have

The gunner, and his mute, done :

[Aside. Lov'd Mall, Meg, and Marion, and Margery, So, king, go safely on to seek thy son. [Ēxeunt. But none of us card for Kate :

For she had a tongue with a tang, SCENE II.-Another part of the Island. Would cry to a scilor, Go hang:

She lov'd not the savour of tar nor of pitch, Enter Caliban, with a burden of wood.

Yet a tailor might scratch her where-e'er she did A noise of thunder heard.

itch : Cal. All the infections that the sun sucks up Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang.

Alon. Lead away.

This is a scurvy tune too: But here's my com- / gaberdine, for fear of the storm: And art thou fort.

[Drinks. living, Stephano ? 0 Stephano, two Neapolitans Cal. Do not torment me: 0!

'scap'd ! Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils here? Ste. Pr’ythee, do not turn me about ; my stoDo you put tricks upon us with savages, and mach is not constant. men of Inde ? Ha! I have not ’scap'd drowning, Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not to be afeard now of your four legs; for it hath sprites. been said, As proper a man as ever went on four That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor : legs, cannot make him give ground : and it shall I will kneel to him. be said so again, while Stephano breathes at nos- Ste. How did'st thou 'scape? How cam’st trils.

thou hither? swear by this bottle, how thou Cal. The spirit torments me: 0!

cam’st hither. I escaped upon a butt of saek, Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with which the sailors heaved over-board, by this botfour legs ; who hath got, as I take it, an ague : tle! which I made of the bark of a tree, with Where the devil should he learn our language? mine own hands, since I was cast a-shore. I will give him some relief, if it be but for that: Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy If I can recover him, and keep him tame, and True subject ; for the liquor is not earthly; get to Naples with him, he's a present for any Ste. Here ; swear then how thou escap'dst. emperor that ever trod on neat's-leather.

Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can Cal. Do not torment me, pr’ythee;

swim like a duck, I'll be sworn. I'll bring my wood home faster.

Ste. Here, kiss the book : Though thou canst Ste. He's in his fit now; and does not talk swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose. after the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle : Trin.

O Stephano, hast any more of this ? if he have never drunk wine afore, it will go near Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a to remove his fit: if I can recover him, and keep rock by the sea-side, where my wine is hid.—How him tame, I will not take too much for him: he now, moon-calf? how does thine ague ? shall pay for him that hath him, and that sound- Cal

. Hast thou not dropped from heaven? ly.

Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee: I was Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou the man in the moon, when time was. wilt

Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee: Anon, I know it by thy trembling:

My mistress shewed me thee, thy dog, and bush. Now Prosper works upon thee.

Ste. Come, swear to that ; kiss the book : I Ste. Come on your ways; open your mouth: will furnish it anon with new contents : swear. here is that which will give language to you, cat ; Trin. By this good light, this is a very shalopen your mouth : this will shake your shaking, low monster :-I afeard of him?-a very weak I can tell you, and that soundly: you cannot monster :-the man i' the moon ?- La most poor tell who's your friend ; open your chaps again. credulous monster :-Well drawn, monster, in

Trin. I should know that voice : It should be good sooth. -But he is drowned ; and these are devils: 0! Cal. I'll shew thee every fertile inch o' the defend me !

island; Ste. Four legs, and two voices ; a most delicate And kiss thy foot: I pr’ythee, be my god. monster! His forward voice now is to speak well Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and of his friend ; his backward voice is to utter foul drunken monster ; when his god's asleep, he'll speeches, and to detract. If all the wine in my rob his bottle. bottle will recover him, I will help his ague : Cal. I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy Come, Amen ! I will pour some in thy other subject. mouth.

Ste. Come on then ; down, and swear. Trin. Stephano,

Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me? Mercy ! puppy-headed monster: A most scurvy monster! mercy! This is a devil, and no monster: I will I could find in my heart to beat him,leave him ; I have no long spoon.

Ste. Come, kiss. Trin. Stephano !-if thou beest Stephano, Trin. —but that the poor monster's in drink: touch me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo; An abominable monster! -be not afeard,

-thy good friend Trinculo. Cal. I'll shew thee the best springs; I'll Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth; I'll pluck thee berries; pull thee by the lesser legs : if any be Trinculo's I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. legs, these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, A plague upon the tyrant that I serve ! indeed : How cam'st thou to be the siege of this i'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, moon-calf? Can he vent Trinculos ?

Thou wond'rous man. Trin. I took him to be killed with a thunder- Trin. A most ridiculous monster ; to make a stroke :-But art thou not drowned, Stephano ? wonder of a poor drunkard. I hope now, thou art not drowned. Is the storm Cal. I pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs overblown? I hid me under the dead moon-calf's grow;


And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts; Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster.
Shew thec a jay's nest, and instruct thee how
To snare the nimble marmozet ; I'll bring thee Cal. Fo more dams r'u make for fish;
To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee

Nor fetch in firing
Young sea-mells from the rock: Wilt thou go At requiring,
with me?

Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish; Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without any Ban 'Ban, CaCaliban, more talking.–Trinculo, the king and all our

Has a new master-Get a new man. company else being drowned, we will inherit here. -Here; bear my bottle. Fellow Trinculo, we'll Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom ! freedom, fill him by and by again.

hey, freedom ! Cal. Farewell, master ; farewell, farewell. Ste. O brave monster ! lead the way. [Exeunt.

[Sing's drunkenly. I


with me,

SCENE I.-Before Prospero's Cell. Pro. Poor worm ! thou art infected ;

This visitation shews it.
Enter FERDINAND, bearing a log.

Mira. You look wearily.
Fer. There be some sports are painful; but Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning

their labour Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness When you are by at night. I do beseech you Are nobly undergone ; and most poor matters (Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,) Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be What is your name? As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but

Mira. 'Miranda :-O my father, The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead, I have broke your hest to say so ! And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is Fer. Admir'd Miranda Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed; Indeed, the top of admiration ; worth And he's composed of harshness. I must remove What's dearest to the world ! Full many a lady Soine thousands of these logs, and pile them up, I have ey'd with best regard ; and many a time Upon a sore injunction : My sweet mistress The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Weeps, when she sees me work; and says, such Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues baseness

Have I lik'd several women ; never any Had ne'er like éxecutor. I forget :

With so full soul, but some defect in her But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my la- Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, bours;

And put it to the foil ; But you, O you, Most busy-less, when I do it.

So perfect, and so peerless, are created

Of every creature's best. Enter MIRANDA; and PROSPERO at a distance.

Mira. I do not know Mira. Alas, now ! pray you,

One of my sex ; no woman's face remember, Work not so hard : I would, the lightning had Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen Burnt up these logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile! More that I may call men, than you, good friend, Pray, set it down, and rest you: when this burns, And my dear fåther : how features are abroad, 'Twill weep for having wearied you: My father I am skill-less of ; but, by my modesty, Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself ; (The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish He's safe for these three hours.

Any companion in the world but you ;
Fer. O most dear mistress,

Nor can imagination form a shape,
The sun will set, before I shall discharge Besides yourself, to like of: But I prattle
What I must strive to do.

Something too wildly, and my father's precepts Mira. If you'll sit down,

Therein forget.
I'll bear your logs the while: Pray, give me that; Fer. I am, in my condition,
I'll carry it to the pile.

A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king;
Fer. No, precious creature:

(I would, not so !) and would no more endure I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, This wooden slavery, than I would suffer Than you

should such dishonour undergo, The flesh-fly blow my mouth.—Hear my soul While' I sit lazy by:

speak: Mira. It would become me

The very instant that I saw you, did As well as it does you: and I should do it My heart fly to your service; there resides, With much more ease ; for my good will is to it, To make me slave to it; and for your sake, And yours against.

Am I this patient log-man.

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Mira. Do you love me?

Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no Fer. O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this standard. sound,

Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. And crown what I profess with kind event, Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like If I speak true ; if hollowly, invert

dogs; and yet say nothing neither. What best is boded me, to mischief! I,

Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou Beyond all limit of what else i' the world, beest a good moon-calf. Do love, prize, honour you.

Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy Mira. I am a fool,

shoe: I'll not serve him, he is not valiant. To weep at what I am glad of.

Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I Pro. Fair encounter

am in case to justle a constable : Why, thou deOf two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace boshed fish thou, was there ever man a coward, On that which breeds between them !

that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt Fer. Wherefore weep you ?

thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, Mira. Atmineunworthiness, that dare not offer and half a monster ? What I desire to give ; and much less take Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let What I shall die to want: But this is trifling; him, my lord ? And all the more it seeks to hide itself,

Trin. Lord, quoth he !-that a monster should The bigger bulk it shews. Hence, bashful cun- be such a natural ! ning!

Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr’yAnd prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! thee. I am your wife, if you will marry me;

Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow head ; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, The poor monster's my subject, and he shall not Whether you will or no.

suffer indignity. Fer. My mistress, dearest,

Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd And I thus humble ever.

To hearken once again the suit I made thee? Mira. My husband then ?

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

stand, and so shall Trinculo. As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my

hand. Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And

Enter Ariel, invisible. now farewell,

Cal. As I told thee Till half an hour hence.

Before, I am subject to a tyrant ; Fer. A thousand ! thousand !

A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath [Exeunt Fer. and Mira. Cheated me of this island. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, Ari. Thou liest. Who are surpris’d with all ; but my rejoicing Cal. Thou liest, 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 perform

I do not lie. Much business appertaining.

[Exit. Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more

in his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some SCENE II.--Another part of the Island. of your teeth.

Trin. Why, I said nothing. Enter STEPHANO and TRINCULO; CALIBAN

Ste. Mum then, and no more.-[To Caliban.] following with a bottle.

Proceed. Ste. Tell not me ;-when the butt is out, we Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ; will drink water; not a drop before: therefore From me he got it. If thy greatness will bear up, and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink Revenge it on him—for, I know, thou dar'st ; to me.

But this thing dare not. Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this is- Ste. That's most certain. land! They say, there's but five upon this isle: Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee. we are three of them ; if the other two be Ste. How now shall this be compassed ? Can'st brained like us, the state totters.

thou bring me to the party ? Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee thy eyes are almost set in thy head.

asleep, Trin. Where should they be set else ? he were Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his Ari, Thou liest, thou canst not. tail.

Cal. What a pied ninny's this? Thou scurvy Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his patch ! tongue in sack; for my part, the sea cannot I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, drown me: I swam, ere I could recover the And take his bottle from him : when that's gone, shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by He shall drink nought but brime ; for I'll not this light.—Thou shalt be my lieutenant, mon- shew him ster, or my standard.

Where the quick freshes are.

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