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Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger : Flout 'em, and skout 'em ; and skout 'em, and interrupt the monster one word further, and, flout 'em; by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, Thought is free. and make a stock-fish of thee.
Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing : I'll Cal. That's not the tune. go further off.
[Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ?
Ste. What is this same ? Ari. Thou liest.
Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played Ste. Do I so? take thou that. [Strikes him. by the picture of No-body. As you like this, give me the lie another time. Ste. If thou beest a man, shew thyself in thy
Irin. I did not give the lie:-Out o' your likeness : if thou beest a devil, take't it as thou wits, and hearing too!-A pox o your bottle! list. this can sack, and drinking do.—A murrain on Trin. O, forgive me my sins ! your monster, and the devil take your fingers ! Ste. He that dies, pays all debts : I defy
Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
Ste. Now, forward with your tale.- Pr’ythee Mercy upon us ! stand further off.
Cal. Art thou afeard ? Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, Ste. No, monster, not I. I'll beat him too.
Cal. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, Ste. Stand further.—Come, proceed. Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with hurt not. him
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments ľ the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st Will hum about mine ears ; and sometime voices, brain him,
That, if I then had wak’d after long sleep, Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, The clouds, methought, would open, and shew Or cut his weazand with thy knife : Remember, riches First to possess his books ; for without them
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d, He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
I cry'd to dream again.
Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember
it, and after do our work. But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.-I would, As greatest does least.
I could see this taborer : he lays it on. Ste. Is it so brave a lass?
Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. Cal. Ay, lord ; she will become thy bed, I
[Ereunt. warrant, And bring thee forth brave brood.
SCENE III.—Another part of the Island. Ste. Monster, I will kill this man : his daughter and I will be king and queen ; (save our
Enter Alonso, SEBASTIAN, Antonio, Gon. graces !) and Trinculo and thyself shall be vice
ZALO, ADRIAN, Francisco, and others. roys :-Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo ? Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, sir; Tria. Excellent.
My old bones ache : here's a maze trod, indeed, Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat Through forth-rights, and meanders ! by your thee; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue patience, in thy head.
I needs must rest me.
Who am myself attach'd with weariness,
To the dulling of my spirits : sit down and rest. Ari. This will I tell my master.
Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of No longer for my fatterer: he is drown'd, pleasure;
Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch
mocks You taught me but while-ere?
Our frustrate search on land : Well, let him go. Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. any reason : Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.
[Aside to Sebastian. [Šings. Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
That you resolv'd to effect.
Seb. The next advantage
Alon. I will stand to, and feed, Will we take thoroughly.
Although my last : no matter, since I feel Ant. Let it be to-night ;
The best is past :-Brother, my lord the duke, For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they Stand too, and do as we. Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance, As when they are fresh.
Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL, like a Seb. I say, to-night: no more.
harpy, claps his wings upon the table, and, with
a quaint device, the banquet vanishes. Solemn and strange musick ; and PROSPERO above, invisible. Enter several strange Shapes; (That hath to instrument this lower world,
Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny bringing in a banquet ; they dance about it with And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea gentle actions of salutation ; and, inviting the Hath caused to belch up; and on this island king, &c. to eat, they depart.
Where man doth not inhabit ; you ʼmongst men Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; hark !
[Seeing Alon. Seb. &c. draw their swords. Gon. Marvellous sweet musick!
And even with such like valour, men hang and Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What drown were these?
Their proper selves. You fools ! I and my fellows Sch. A living drollery: Now I will believe, Are ministers of fate ; the elements, That there are unicorns; that, in Arabia Of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well There is one tree, the phænix' throne ; one Wound the loud winds, or with bemock’d-at stabs phenix
Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish At this hour reigning there.
One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow miAnt. I'll believe both;
nisters And what does else want credit, come to me, Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did Your swords are now too mássy for your strengths, lie,
And will not be uplifted : But, remember, Though fools at home condemn them.
(For that's my business to you,) that you three Gon. If in Naples
From Milan did supplant good Prospero ; I should report this now, would they believe me? Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, If I should say, I saw such islanders,
Him, and his innocent child: for which foul (For, certes, these are people of the island,)
deed Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have note,
Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creaTheir manners are more gentle-kind, than of
tures, Our human generation you shall find
Against your peace : Thee of thy son, Alonso, Many, nay, almost any.
They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, Pro. Honest lord,
Ling’ring perdition (worse than Thou hast said well; for some of you there pre- Can be at once,) shall step by step attend sent
You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard Are worse than devils.
[Aside. Alon. I cannot too much muse,
(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, ex- Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, pressing
And a clear life ensuing. (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind Of excellent dumb discourse.
He vanishes in thunder : then, to soft musick, enPro. Praise in departing.
ter the Shapes again, and dance with mops and Fran. They vanish'd strangely.
mowes, and carry out the table. Seb. No matter, since
Pro. [Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy They have left their viands behind; for we have hast thou stomachs.
Perform’d, my Ariel ; a grace it had, devouring: Will’t please you taste of what is here?
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Alon. Not Í.
In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life, Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear : When we And observation strange, my meaner ministers were boys,
Their several kinds have done: my high charms Who would believe that there were mountaineers,
work, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hang- And these, mine enemies, are all knit up ing at them
In their distractions : they now are in my power ; Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is we find,
drowned,) Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us And his and my loved darling. Good warrant of.
[Erit Prospero from above.
Gon. I' the name of something holy, sir, why Seb. But one fiend at a time,
I'll fight their legions o’er. In this strange stare?
Ant. I'll be thy second. [Ereunt Seh. and Ant. Alon. O, it is monstrous ! monstrous !
Gon. All three of them are desperate ; their Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it;
great guilt, The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, Like
poison given to work a great time aftor, That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Now 'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech you, The name of Prosper ; it did bass my trespass. That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, Therefore my son i' the oose is bedded ; and And hinder them from what this ecstacy 111 seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, May now provoke them to. And with him there lie mudded.
SCENE I.-Before Prospero's Cell. Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last
service Enter PROSPERO, FERDINAND, and MIRANDA. Did worthily perform; and I must use you
Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you, In such another trick: go, bring the rabble,
here, afore Heaven, Ari. Presently?
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 behind her.
Each one, tripping on his toe, Per. I do believe it,
Will be here with mop and mowe: Against an oracle.
Do you love me, master? no. Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisi- Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel : Do not apa
tion Worthily purchas’d, take my daughter: But Till thou dost hear me call. If thou dost break her virgin knot before
Ari. Well, I conceive.
[Exit. All sanctimonious ceremonies may
Pro. Look, thou be true ; do not give dallir 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 blood : be more abstemious, To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Or else, good night, your vow! Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew Fer. I warrant you, sir ; The union of your bed with weeds so loathly,
The white-cold virgin snow upon my
you shall hate it both : therefore, take heed, Abates the ardour of my liver. As Hymen'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, 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 suggestion
A Masque. Enter Iris. Our worser Genius can, shall never melt
Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas Mine honour into lust; to take away
Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease ; The edge of that day's celebration,
Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are foun- And Hat meads, thatch'd with stover, them to keep; der'd,
Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, Or night kept chain'd below.
Which spongy April at thy hest betrims, Pro . Fairly spoke :
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.
broom groves, What, Ariel ; my industrious servant Ariel ! Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves,
Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard ;
And thy sca-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Ari . What would my potent master? here I am. I Where thou thyself dost air: The que no’the sky,
Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I,
To think these spirits ?
Fer. Let me live here ever;
So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,
Make this place Paradise.
on employment. Who with thy saffron wings upon my flowers Pro. Sweet now, silence ; Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers ;
Juno and Ceres whisper seriously ; And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown There's something else to do: hush, and be mute, My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down, Or else our spell is marr’d. Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy Iris. You nymphs, call’d Naiads, of the wand'. queen
ring brooks, Summon’d me hither, to this short-grass'd green? | With your sedg’d crowns, and ever harmless looks,
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land And some donation freely to estate
Answer your summons; Juno does command : On the bless'd lovers.
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,
A contract of true love ; be not too late. If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know,
Enter certain Nymphs. Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got, You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary, Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company
Come hither from the furrow, and be merry; I have forsworn.
Make holiday : your rye-straw hats put on, Iris. Of her society
And these fresh nymphs encounter every one Be not afraid ; I met her deity
In country footing Cutting the clouds towards Paphos ; and her son Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have Enter certain Reapers, properly habited: they done
join with the Nymphs in a graceful dance ; toSome wanton charm úpon this man and maid,
wards the end whereof PROSPERO starts sudWhose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid
denly, and speaks ; after which, to a strange, Till Hymen's torch be lighted : but in vain;
hollow, and confused noise, they heavily vanish. Mars's hot minion is return'd again ;
Pro. [Aside. 7. I had forgot that foul conspiracy Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates, Swears he will shoot no more, but play with Against my life; the minute of their plot sparrows,
Is almost come.-[To the Spirits. ] Well done ; And be a boy right out.
-avoid ;-no more. Cer. Highest queen of state,
Fer. This is most strange: your father's in Great Juno comes ; I know her by her gait.
That works him strongly.
Mira. Never till this day, Jun. How does my bounteous sister ? Go with Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper’d. me,
Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, As if you were dismay'd': be cheerful, sir : And honour'd in their issue.
Our revels now are ended : these our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air :
Long continuance, and inereasing, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve ; Ceres. Earth's increase, and foison plenty, And, like this unsubstantial pageant faded, Barns, and garners never empty ;
Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff
If you be pleas’d, retire into my cell,
And there repose ; a turn or two I'll walk,
Fer. Mira. We wish your peace. [Ereunt.
Pro. Come with a thought :- I thank you: Shall hoodwink this mischance : therefore, speak Ariel, come.
All's hush'd as midnight yet.
Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool, Ari. Thy thoughts 1 cleave to: What's thy Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour pleasure ?
in that, monster, but an infinite loss. Pro. Spirit,
Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: We must prepare to meet with Caliban. yet this is your harmless fairy, monster. Ari. Ay, my commander : when I presented Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be Ceres,
o'er ears for my labour. I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd, Cal. Pr’ythee, my king, be quiet : Seest thou Lest I might anger thee.
here, Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these This is the mouth oʻthe cell: no noise, and varlets ?
enter : Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with Do that good mischief, which may make this drinking;
island So full of valour, that they smote the air Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, For breathing in their faces; beat the ground For aye thy foot-licker. For kissing of their feet: yet always bending Ste. Give me thy hand : I do begin to have Toward their project: Then I beat my tabor, bloody thoughts. At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their Trin. O king Stephano ! O peer! O worthy ears,
Stephano ! look, what a wardrobe here is for Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses,
thee! As they smelt musick ; so I charm'd their ears, Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Trin. O, ho, monster; we know what beTooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and longs to a frippery :-0 king Stephano ! thorns,
Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, Which enter'd their frail shins : at last I left I'll have that gown. them
Trin. Thy grace shall have it. l' the filthy mantle pool beyond your cell, Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake
you mean, O'erstunk their feet.
To doat thus on such luggage ? Let’s along, Pro. This was well done, my bird ;
And do the murder first: if he awake, Thy shape invisible retain thou still :
From toe to crown he'll fillour skins with pinches; T'he trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, Make us strange stuff. For stale to catch these thieves.
Ste. Be you quiet, monster.—Mistress line, is
[Erit. not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature the line: now, jerkin, you are like to lose your Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, hair, and prove a bald jerkin. Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, And as with age his body uglier grows,
and't like your grace. So his mind cankers : I will plague them all, Ste. I thank thee for that jest ; here's a garRe-enter Ariel, loaden with glistering apparel,&c. I am king of this country: Steal by line and
ment for't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while Even to roaring :-Come, hang them on this level, is an excellent pass of pate ; there's anoline.
ther garment for't.
Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon PROSPERO and ARIEL remain invisible. Enter
your fingers, and away with the rest. CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and TrInculo, all wet.
Cal. I will have none on't : we shall lose our Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind time, mole may not
And all be turn’d to barnacles, or to apes Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell. With foreheads villainous low.
Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is Ste. 'Monster, lay-to your fingers ; help to a harmless fairy, has done little better than play- bear this away, where my hogshead of wine is, ed the Jack with us.
or I'll turn you out of my kingdom : go to, Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at carry this. my nose is in great indignation.
Trin. And this. Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If Ste. Ay, and this. I should take a displeasure against you ; look
A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.
in shape of hounds, and hunt them about ; Cal
. Good my lord, give me thy favour still: Prospero and ARIEL setting them on. Be patiemt, for the prize I'll bring thee to, Prø. Hey, Mountain, hey!
Ari. I go, I go.