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Pray, set it down, and rest you: when this burns,
O most dear mistress,
If you'll sit down,
No, precious creature:
It would become me
Poor worm! thou art infected;
You look wearily.
Miranda : O my father,
Admired Miranda !
I do not know
1 When green wood is burning, it frequently emits an acid, which makes a hissing noise.
Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen
my condition, A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king; (I would, not so !) and would no more endure This wooden slavery, than to suffer The flesh-fly blow my mouth. Hear my soul speak; The very
instant that I saw you, did
I am a fool,
Heavens rain grace
Wherefore weep you ?
My mistress, dearest,
My husband then ?
Miran. And mine, with my heart in't : And now farewell, Till half an hour hence. Ferd.
A thousand! thousand !
[Exeunt FERD. and MIRAN. Pros. So glad of this as they I cannot be, Who are surprised with all ; but my rejoicing At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ; For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform Much business appertaining.
SCENE II. - Another part of the Island. Enter STEPHANO and TRINCULO; CALIBAN following with a
bottle. Ste. Tell not me; when the butt is out, we will drink water: not a drop before; therefore bear up, and board them : Servant-monster, drink to me.
Trin. Servant-monster? The folly of this island! They say, there's but five upon this isle ; we are three of them ; if the other two be brained like us, the state totters.
Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
Trin. Where should they be set else ?
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five and thirty leagues, off and on. By this light, thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a good moon-calf.
Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy shoe: I'll not serve him, he's not valiant.
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster ; I am in case to justle a constable. Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a monster ?
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my lord?
Trin. Lord, quoth he! — that a monster should be such a natural!
Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I prithee.
The poor monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indignity.
Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleased, To hearken once again to the suit I made to thee?
Ste. Marry will I: kneel and repeat it ; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
Enter ARIEL, invisible.
Ari. Thou liest.
Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou; I would my valiant master would destroy thee : I do not lie.
Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth.
Trin. Why, I said nothing.
Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ;
Ste. That's most certain.
Ste. How now shall this be compassed ? Canst thou bring me to the party?
Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; I'll yield him thee asleep, Where thou mayst knock a nail into his head.
Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
Cal. What a pied ninny's this !
Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger : interrupt the monster one word further, and, by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a stock-fish of thee.
Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go further off.
Ste. Didst thou not say he lied ?
Ste. Do I so? take thou that. [ Strikes him.] As you like this, give me the lie another time.
Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
tale. Prithee stand farther off.
Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, I'll beat him too.
Ste. Stand farther:-Come, proceed.
Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him
Ste. Is it so brave a lass?
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man : his daughter and I will be king and queen; (save our graces !) and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys: -- Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo?
Ste. Give me thy hand ; I am sorry I beat thee; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep ;
Ay, on mine honour.
Cal. Thou mak’st me merry: I am full of pleasure ;
Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any reason : Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.
[Sings. Flout, 'em and cout 'em ; and skout 'em, and flout 'em;
Thought is free.
[ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe.