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He hath brave utensils (for so he calls them)
290 Ste. Is it so brave a lass ?
Cal. Ay, lord ; she will become thy bed, I warranty And bring thee forth brave brood,
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 vice-roys :-Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo ?
Ste. Give me thy hand ; I am sorry I beat thee; but, while thou, liv'st, keep a good tongue in thy head.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep;
Ste. 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. 240
Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and flout 'em ; Thought is free.
Cal. That's not the tune. (ARIEL plays the tune ont Ste. What is this same? 1 [a tabor and pipei
Trin. This is the tune of our catch, play'd by the picture of no-body.
Ste. If thou, be'st a man, shew thyself in thy like ness: if thou be’st a devil, take't as thou list. 1
Trin. O, forgive me my sins!'..
Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee:-, Mercy upon us !
251 Cat. Art thou affeard? Ste. No, monster, not I.
Cal. Be not affeard ; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep; . . . Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, The clouds, methought would open, and shew. riches Ready to drop upon me; that when I wak’d, . I cry'd to dream'again.
Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I shall have my music for nothing.
Cal. When Prospero is destroy di th.
Trin. The sound is going away let's follow it, ? ! And after do our work. 3-67 (tudi,
Ste. Leady, monster; we'll follow I wou’dy, I could see this taborer:' he lays it on.) 1301? 270 ; Trin. Wilt come ?. I'll follow, Stephano [Excunt.
Changes to another part of the Island. Enter ALONSO,
SEBASTIAN, ANTHONIO, GONZALO, ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, &c.
Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, Sir; My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa
tience, I needs must rest me.
Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Who am myself attach'd with weariness, To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it No longer for my fatterer : he is drown's, 280 Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Our frustrate search on land : Well, let him go. Ant. [ Aside to Sebastian.] I am right glad that he's
so out of hope. Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose That you
resolv'd to effect. Seb. The next advantage Will we take throughly..
Ant. Let it be to-night; For, now they are oppress’d with travel, they Will not, nor cannct, use such vigilance, 290 As when they are fresh.
Seb. I say, to-night: no more.
Solemn and strange Musick; and Prospero on the Top, in
visible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in a Banquet; they dance about it with gentle Actions of Salutation ; and, inviting the King, &c. to eat, they depart. Alon. What harmony is this?' my good friends,
hark ! Gon. Marvellous sweet musick! Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What were
these? Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe, That there are unicorns; that, in Arabia There is one tree, the phenix' throne; one phonix At this hour reigning there. Ant. I'll believe both;
300 And what does else want credit, come to me, And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, Though fools at home condemn 'em.
Gon. If in Naples I should report this now, would they believe me? If I should say, I saw such islanders, (For, certes, these are people of the island) Who though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of Our human generation you shall find
310 Many, nay, almost any.
« Pro. Honest lord, « Thou hast said well; for some of you there present « Are worse than devils.
[ Aside." Alon. I cannot too much muse,
Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, expressing (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind Of excellent dumb discourse. “:Pro. Praise in departing:
[ Aside.” Fran. They vanish'd strangely.
320 Seb. No matter, since They have left their viands behind ; for we have
Alon. Not I.
were boys, $« Who would believe that there were mountaineers, " Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging
at 'em “ Wallets of flesh; or that there were such men, “ Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now,
we find, “ Each putter out on five for one, will bring us « Good warrant of."
331 Alon. I will stand to, and feed, Although my last; no matter, since I feel The best is past :--Brother, my lord the duke, Stand to, and do as we. Thunder and Lightning. Enter ARIEL “ like a Harpy;
claps his Wings upon the Table, and, with a quaint “ Device, the Banquet vanishes.".
Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny, “ (That hath to instrument this lower world, Fij