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Enler Ceres.

There's something else to do: hush, and be mute,

Or else our spell is marr'd. Cer, Hail, rany.colour'd messenger, that ne'er Iris. You nymphs, call?d Naiads, of the wand'ring Dost diss; wife of Jupiler;

Who, with iny affron wings, upon my flowers With your sedy'd crowns, and ever harmless looks,
Dit isest. bey-drops, refreshing showers: Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land
And in each end of thy blue bow dost crown answer your summons; Juno does command :
My bosky' acres, and my unshrubb'd down, Come, temperate nyanphs, and help to celebrate
Rich scars to my proud carth; Why hath thy queen A contract of true love; be not too late.
Summon'd me hiiher, to this short-grass'd green!
Tris. A contract of true love to celebrate;

Enter certain Nymphs.
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless'd lovers.

You sum-burn'd sicklemon, of August weary, Cer.

Tell me, heavenly bow, Come hither from the surrow, and be merry ; Ir Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Alike holy-day: your ryc-straw hals 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 gol, lo country footing. Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company I have forsworn.

Enter certain Reapers, properly habiled; they join Iris. Of her society

with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards Be not afraid : I met her deily

the end urhereof Prospero starls suddenly, and Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son speaks; afler which, 10 a strange, hollow, and Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have confused noise, they heavily vanish.

donie Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Prn. [1sile.) I had forgot that foul conspiracy Whosc vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid of the beast Caliban, and his confederates, Till lymen's torch be lighied: but in vain; against my life; the minute of their plot Mars' hot minion is return'd again;

Is almost comc.-(To the Spirils.] Well done ;Hier waspish-headed son has brokeliis arrows,

avoid ;-no inore. Swears he will shoot no more, but play with spar- Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some roirs,

passion And be a boy riglit ont.

That works him strongly.
Hishest queen of state,


Never till this day, Cireat Juno comes; I know her by her gail.

Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.

Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, Enter Juno.

As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir:

Our rcvels now are ended; these our actors, Juno. IIow does my bountcous sister ? Go with As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

Are melted into air, into thin air:
To bless this twain, that thcy may prosperous be, And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
And honour'd in their issue.

The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
Juno. Ilonour, riches, marria-c-blessing,

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,"

Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hlourly joys be still upon you!!

As drcains are made of, and our little lite
Juno sings her blessings on yoll.

Is rounded with a slecp.-Sir, I am vex'd ;

Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubleda Cer. Earth's increase, and fuizon3 plen!y; Be not disturb'd with my infirmity:

Barns, and garners nerer pply; If you le pleas’d, retire into my cell,
Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing; And there reposc; a turn or two I'll walk,
Plants, with goodli, berilen bouing; To stiil my bcating mind.
Spring come lo you, all the farthest, Fer. Mira,

We wish your peace.
In the very end of harrest;

(Exeunt. Scarcity, and 20ml, shall shun yozt; Pro. Come with a thought:-I thank you :Ceres blessing so is on you.

Ariel, come.
Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and

Enter Ariel.
Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold
To think these spirits?

Ari, Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's thy Pro.

Spirits, which liy mine art I have from their confines cali'd to enact

pleasure ? Pro.

Spirit, Me present fancies. Fer. Let me live here ever;

We must prepare to meet with Caliban.

Ari. Av, iny commander: when I presented So rare a wonder'dfather, and a wife,

Ceres, Make this place Paradise.

I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd (Jung and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on Lest I miglit anger thee. employment.

Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these

varlmis? Pro.

Sweet now, silence; Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;

drinking ? (1) Woody. (2) Pluto. (3) Abundance. (6) A body of clouds in motion ; but it is most 14) Able to produce such wonders. (5) Vanishcd. probable that the author wrote track.


may not

So full of valour, that they smote the air To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along,
For breathing in their faces; beat the ground And do the murder first; it he awake,
For kissing of their feet: yet always bending From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches;
Towards their project: Then I beat my labor, Make us strange stuff.
At which, like unback'd colls, thcy prick'd their Sle. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, is not

this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line : Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noscs, now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and As they smelt music; so I charm'd thcir cars, prove a bald jerkin. That, calf-like, they iny lowing follow'd, through Trin. Do, do: We steal by linc and level, an't Tooth'd briers, sharp Turzes, pricking goss, and like your grace. thorns,

şie. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment Which entered their frail shins: at last I left them fort: wit shall not go unrewarded, while lainking l' the filthy Imantled pool beyond your cell, of this country: Sical by line and levd, is an excelThere dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake Icnt pass of pate; there's another garinent fort. O'er-stunk their Icet.

Trin. Monster, come, put some limes upon your Pro.

This was well done, my bird : fingers, and away with the rest. Thy shape invisible retain thou still:

Cal.'I will have nonc on't: we shall lose our time, The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither,

And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes For stale,' to catch thcsc thicves,

With foreheads villanous low. Ari.

I go, I go. (Erit. Sle. Monster, lay to your fingers; help to bear Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature this away, where my houshead of wine is, or I'll Nurture” can never stick; on whom iny pains, turn you out of my kingdom; go to, curry this. Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost ;

Trin. And this. And as, with age, his body uplier grows,

Sle, Aye, and this. So his mind cankers: I will plaguc them all,

A noise of hunters heard. Enler divers Spirits, Re-enter Ariel loaden with glistering apparel, foc. in shape of hounds, and hunt them aboul ; ProsEven to roaring: Come, hang them on this line.

pero and Ariel selling them on. Prospero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter Cali- Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!

ban, Stephano, and Trinculo; all wet. Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silver ! Cal. Pray, you, trcad softly, that the blind mole

Pro. Fury, Fury! there,"Tyrant, there! hark,

hark! Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell.

[Cal. Ste. and Trin. are driven oul. Ste, Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints harmless fairy, has done little better than played the With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews Jackd with us.

With agcd cramps; and more pinch-spotted make Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss, at them, which my nose is in great indignation.

Than pard,' or cat o' mountain. Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I

Hark, they roar, should take a displeasure against you; look you,

Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: at this hour Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.

Lie at my mercy all mine enemics;
Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still : Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou
Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to

Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little,
Shall hood-wink this mischance: therefore, speak Follow, and do me service.

(Excunt. softly, All's hush'd as midnight yet.

Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool,
Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in

ACT V. that, monster, but an infir loss

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet SCENE I.-Before the cell of Prospero. Enter this is your harmless fairy, monster.

Prospero in his magic robes, and Ariel. Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er ears for my labour.

Pro. Now does my project gather to a head: Cal. Pr’ythee, my king, be quiet : Seest thou here, My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time This is the mouth o' the cell : no noise, and enter: Goes upright with his carriage.-- How's the day? Do that good mischies, which may make this island Tri. On the sixth hour; at which lime, my lord, Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,

You said our work should cease. For aye* thy foot-licker.

Pro. Ste. Give me thy hand : I do begin to have bloody When first I rais’d the tempest. Say, my spirit, thoughts.

How fares the king and his ? Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy, Ari.

Confind together Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee: In the same fashion as you gave in charge ;

Cal. Let it alone, thou sool; it is but trash. Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners

Trin. 0, ho, monster ; we know what belongs to In the líme grove which weather-sends your cell. a frippery- king Stéphano!

They cannot budge, till you relcase. The king, Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; I'll have that gown.

And the remainder mourning over them, Trin. Thy grace shall have it.

Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; , ut chicfly Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops

Him you term'd, sir, The good old cord Gonzalo ; mean, Bait. (2) Education. (3) Jack with a lantern. (6) Bird-lime. (7) Leopard. Ever. (5) A shop for sale of old clothes.

(8) Defends from bad weather.


I did say so,


From caves of reeds:' your charm so strongly works Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: them,

Thy brother was a turtlerer in the act ;That if you now beheld them, your affections Thou'rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian. ---Flesh and Would become tender.

blood, Pro.

Dost thou think so, spirit? You brother inine, that entertain'd ambition, Ari. Minc would, sir, were I human.

Expell’d remorse and nature; who, with Sebastian, Pro.

And mine shall. (Whosc inward pinches therefore are most strong,) Hast thou, which art but air, a touch of feeling Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee, Of their alllictions; and shall not mysell, Unnatural though thou art!-Their understanding One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Bcgins to swell: and thic approaching tide Passion as they, be kindlier moy'd than thou art? Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them, quick,

That yet looks on me, or would know me:-Ariel, Yet with my nobler reason, 'gainst my sury Fotch inc the hat and rapier in my cell ; Do I take part: the rarer action is

[Exit Aricl. In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent, I will dis-case me, and myself present, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend As I was sometimc Milan :--quickly, spirit; Not a frown further: Go, release them, Ariel ; Thou shalt ere long be free. My charms I'll break their senses I'll restore, And they shall be themselves.

Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps to altire Ari. I'll fetch thcm, sir.

Prospero. (Erit.

Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I; Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, In a cowslip's bell Ilie : and groves ;

There I couch when owls do cry. And ye, that on the sands with printless foot

On the bal's back I do fly, Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him,

Aller summer, merrily : When he comes back; you demny-puppets, that Merrily, inerrily, shall I live now, By moon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make, Under the blossomn that hangs on the bough. Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime

Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel ; I shall miss is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice To hear the solemn curfew; by whosc aid

But yet thou shalt have freedom: so, so, so (Weak masters though ye be,) I have be-dimm'd To the king's ship, invisible us thou art: The noon-tide sun, call's forth the mutinous winds, There shalt thou find the mariners asleep And 'twixt the green sea and the azur’d vault Under the hatches; the master, and the boatswain, Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder Being awake, enforce them to this place; Have I given fire, and risted Jove's stout oak And presently, ! pr’ythee. With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory

Ari. I drink the air before me, and return Have I made shakc; and by the spurs pluck'd up Or c'er your pulse twice beat. (Exit Ariel. The pine and cedar: graves, at my command,

Gon. All torment, troublc, wonder, and amazeHave wak'd their sleepers, op'd, and let them

ment forth

Inhabits here: Some heavenly power guide us By my so potent art : But this rough magic

Out of this fearsul country! I here abjure: and, when I have requir'd


Behold, sir king, Some heavenly music (which even now I do,) The wrong'd duke of Milan, Prospero; To work mine end upon their senses, that

For more assurance that a living prince This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,

Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body; Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,

And to thee, and thy company, I bid
And, dceper than did ever plummct sound, A hearty welcome.
I'll drown my book.
(Solemn music.! Alon.

Whe'r? thou becst hc, or no,

Or somc enchanted trifle to abusc me,
Re-enter Ariel: after him, Alonso, wilh a frantic As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse

gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and Beats, as of flesh and blood; and, since I saw thce,
Antonio in like manner, attended by Adrian and The aflliction of iny mind i mends, with which,
Francisco: They all enter the circle which Pros- ! fear, a madness held me: this must cravo
pero had made, and there stand charmed; which (An if this be at all) a post strange story.
Prospero observing, speaks.

Thy dukedom I resign; and do entreat

Thou pardon me my wrongs:-But how should A solemn air, and the best comforter

Prospero To an unsettled fancy, curc thy brains,

Be living, and be here? Now useless, boil'd within thy skull! There sland,, Pro.

First, noble friend, For you are spell-stopp’d.

Let me embrace thinc age; whose honour cannot Holý Gonzalo, honourable man,

Be measur'd, or contin'd.
Mine eyes, even sociable to the show of thine, Gon.

Whether this be,
Fall fellowly drops. The charın dissolves apace ; Or be not, I'll not swcar.
And as the morning stcals upon the night,


You do yet laste Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Soine subtletics o' the isle, that will not let you Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Belicve things certain :--Welcome, my friends Their clearer reason.-0 my good Gonzalo,

all : My true preserver, and a loyal sir

But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded, To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces

(Aside lo Seb. and Ante Home, both in word and deed.-Most cruelly I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, (1) Thatch. (2) Pity, or tenderness of heart.

(3) Whether.

And justify you traitors; at this time

Arise, and say how thou cam'st here, I'll tell no tiles.


O! wonder! Seb,

The devil speaks in him. (Aside. How many goodly creatures are there here! Pro.

No;- How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother That has such people in't! Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive


'Tis new to thee. Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast Mỹ dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I know,

at play? Thou must restore.

Your eld'st acquaintance cannot be three hours: Alon.

Ir thou beest Prospero, Is she the goddess that hath sever'd us, Give us particulars of thy preservation ;

And brought us thus together ? How thou hast met us here, who three hours since Fer.

Sir, she's mortal; Were wreck'd upon this shore; where I have lost, But, by immortal Providence, she's mine; How sharp the point of this remembrance is! I chose her, when I could not ask my father My dear son Ferdinand.

For his advice; nor thought I had one: she Pro.

I am wol for’t, sir. Is daughter to this famous duke of Milan,
Alon. Irreparable is the loss; and Patience of whom so often I have heard renown,
Says, it is past her cure.

But never saw before; of whom I have
I rather think

Receiv'd a second life, and second father
You have not sought her help ; of whose soft grace, This lady makes him to me.
For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid,


I am her's: And rest myself content.

But O, how oddly will it sound, that I Alon.

You the like loss? Must ask my child forgiveness ! Pro. As great to me, as late; and, portable Pro.

There, sir, stop: To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker Let us not burden our remembrances Than you may call to comfort you; for I With a heaviness that's gone. Have lost my daughter.


I have inly wept, Alon. A daughter?

Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you O heavens! that they were living both in Naples, god-, 'Thc king and queen there! that they were, I wish And on this couple drop a blessed crown; Myself were mudded in that oozy bed

For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way Where my son lies. When did you lose your Which brought us hither! daughter ?


I say, Amen, Gonzalo! Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these lords Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue At this encounter do so much admire,

Should become king of Naples? O, rejoice That they devour their reason; and scarce think Beyond a common joy; and set it down Their eyes do olhces of truth, their words With gold on lasting pillars: In one voyage Are natural breath; but, howsoe'r you have Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis; Been justled from your senses, know for certain, And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wise, That I am Prospero, and that very duke

Where he himself was lost ; Prospero his dukedom, Which was thrust forth of Milan ; who most In a poor isle; and all of us, ourselves, strangely

When no man was his own. Upon this shore, where you were wreck’d, was Alon.

Give me your hands ; landed,

(To Fer. and Mira, To be the lord on't. No more yet of this ; Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart, For 'tis a chronicle of day by day,

That doth not wish you joy! Not a relation for a breakfast, nor


Be't so! Amen! Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir; This cell's my court : bere have I few'attendants, Re-enter Ariel, with the Master and Boatswain And subjects none abroad: pray you, look in.

amazedly following. My dukedom since you have given me again, O look, sir, look, sir; here are more of us ! I will requite you with as good a thing; I prophesied, if á gallows were on land, At least, bring forth a wonder, to content ye, This fellow could not drown :-Now, blasphemy, As much as me my dukedom.

That swear'st grace o'erboard, not an oath or shore?

Hast thou no mouth by land ? What is the news ? The entrance of the cell opens, and discovers Ferdi

Boats. The best news is, that we have safely found nand and Miranda playing at chess.

Our king and company: the next, our ship, ---. Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false.

Which, but three glasses since, we have out split,Fer.

No, my dearest love, Is tight and yare, and bravely rigg'd as when I would not for the world.

We first put out to sea. Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should


Sir, all this service
Have I done since I went.

TAside. And I would call it fair play.

My tricksys spirit! Alon.

Alon. These are not natural events ;, they A vision of the island, one dear son

strengthen, Shall I twice lose.

From strange to stranger.-Say, how came you Seb. A most high miracle !

hither? Fer. Though the seas threaten, they are merciful; Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake, I have curs'd them without cause.

I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep,

(Ferd. kneels to Alon. And (how, we know not) all clapp'd under batches, Alon.

Now all the blessings Where, but even now, with strange and several of a glad father compass thee about!

noises (1) Sorry,

(2) Bearable. !13) In his senses. (4) Ready. (5, Clever adroit.


If this prove

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Of roaring, shricking, howling, gingling chains, 1To take my life: two of these fellowrs you
And more diversity of sounds, all horrible, Must know, and own; this thing of darkness I
We were awak’d; straightway, at liberty; Acknowledge mine.
Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld


I shall be pinch'd to death. Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our master Alon. Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler ? Cap'ring to eye her: On a trice, so please you,

Sob. He is drunk now: Where had he wine? Even in a dream, were we divided from them, Alon. And Trinculo is reeling ripe: where should And were brought moping hither.

they Ari. Was't well done?

Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them ?-Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou [.Iside. How cam'st thou in this pickle? shalt be free.

Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw Ilon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod : you last, that, I fear me, will never out of my bones: And there is in this business more than nature I shall not fear fly-blowing. Was ever conduct of some oracle

Seb. Why, how now, Stephano? Must rectify our knowledge.

Ste, 0, touch me not; I am not Stephano, but Pro.

Sir, my licge, a cramp: Do not infest your mind with beating on

Pro. You'd be king of the isle, sirrah? The strangeness of this business; at pick'd leisure,

Sle, I should have been a sore one then. Which shall be shortly, single l'll resolve you Alon. This is as strange a thing as e'er I look'd on, (Which to you shall seem probable,) of every

[Pointing lo Caliban. These happen'd accidents; till when, be cheerful, Pro. He is as disproportion'd in his manners, And think of each thing well.-Come hither, spirit; As in his shape :-Go, sirrah, to my cell;

(Iside. Take with you your companions; as you look Set Caliban and his companions free:

To have my pardon, trim it handsomely. Untie the spell. (Exil Ariel.) low fares my gra

Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hercaster, cious sir?

And seek for grace: What a thrice-double ass There are yet missing of your company

Was I, to take this drunkard for a god, Some few odd lads, that you remember not. And worship this dull suol !


Go to; away! Re-enter Ariel, driring in Caliban, Stephano, and Alon. Ilence, and bestow your luggage where Trinculo, in their stolen apparel.

you found it.

Seb. Or stole it, rather. Ste. Every man shin for all the rest, and let no

[Ereunt Cal. Ste. and Trin. man take care for himself; for all is but fortune:- Pro. Sir, I invite your highness, and your train, Coragio, bully-monster, Coragio!

To my poor cell: where you shall take your rest Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my For this one night ; which (part of it) I'll waste head, here's a goodly sight,

With such discourse, as, I not doubt, shall make it Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed! Go quick away: the story of my life, How fine my masier is! I am afraid

And the particular accidents, gone by,
He will chastise me.

Since I came to this isle: And in the inorn,
Ha, ha ;

I'll bring you to your ship, and so to Naples, What things are these, my lord Antonio?

Where I have hope to see ihe nuptial Will money buy them?

Of these our dear-beloved solemniz'd; inl.

Very like; one of them And thence retire me to my Milan, where Is a plain fish, and, no doubt, marketable. Every third thought shall be my grave, Pro. Mark' but the badges of these men, my


I long

To hear the story of your life, which must
Then say, if they be true::—This mis-shapen knave, Take the ear strangely.
His mother was a witch; and one so strong,


I'll deliver all; That could control the moon, make flows and cbbs, And promise you calm scas, auspicious gales, And deal in her command, without her power: And sail so expeditious, that shall catch These three have robb'd me; and this demi-devil Your roval fet far ofi:-My Ariel ;-chick,(For he's a bastard one,) had plotted with them That is thy charge; then lo the clements

Be free, and fare thou well!-(aside] Pleasc you (1) Conductor. (2) Hunest.

draw near.


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