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mad;

“ And what is in't)" the never-surfeited sea
Hath caused to belch up; and on this island
Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men 340
Being most unfit to live, I have made

you
And even with such like valour men hang and drown
Their proper selves. [ALONSO, SĘBASTIAN, and the
Ye fools! I and my fellows [rešt draw their swords.
Are ministers of fate; the elements
Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well
Wound the loud winds, or with bemock’t-at stabs
Kill the still closing waters, as diminish
One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers
Are like invulnerable : if you could hurt, 350
Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,
And will not be up-lifted : But remember,
(For that's my business to you) that you

three
From Milan did supplant good Prospero;
Expos’d unto the sea, which hath requit it,
Him, and his innocent child : for which foul deed
The powers, delaying not forgetting, have
Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures,
Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso,
They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, 360
Ling'ring perdition (worse than any death
Can be at once) shall step by step attend
You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you

from
(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls
Upon your heads) is nothing, but heart's sorrow,
And a clear life ensuing.

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He vanishes " in Thunder : then to soft Musich, enter the Shapes again, and dance with Mops and Mowes, and carry

out the Table. Pro. [ Aside. ] Bravely the figure of this harpy

hast thou “ Perform'd, my Ariel ; a grace it had, devouring; Of my instruction hast thou nothing ’bated, “ In what thou had'st to say: so, with good life, 370 « And observation strange, my meaner ministers “ Their several kinds have done: my high charms

work, " And these, mine enemies, are all knit up "In their distractions : they now are in my power ;

And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit “ Young Ferdinand (whom they suppose is drown'd), “ And his and my lov'd darling.

[Exit Prospero from above." Gon. I' the name of something holy, sir, why stand

you In this strange stare ? Alon. O, it is monstrous ! inonstrous!

380 Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass. Therefore my son i'the ooze is bedded; and I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, And with him there lie mudded.

[Exit. Seb. But one fiend at a time, I'll fight their legions o’er. Fiij

Ant.

Ant. I'll be thy second.

[Exeunt. 390 Gon. All three of them are desperate ; their great

guilt,
Like poison given to work a great time after,
Now 'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech you
That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,
And hinder them from what this ecstasy
May now provoke them to.
Adri

. Follow, I pray you." [Excunt. 397

ACT IV. SCENE I.

Prospero's Cell. Enter PROSPERO, FERDINAND,

and MIRANDA,

Prospero, I I have too austerely punish'd you, Your compensation makes amends; for I Have given you here a third of mine own life, Or that for which I live ;: 66 whom once again I tender to thy hand;" all thy vexations Were but my trials of thy love, and thou Hast strangely stood the test; : here, afore Heaven, I ratify this my rich gift: 0 Ferdinand, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, 10 And make it halt behind her,

Fer. I do believe it, Against an oracle.

Pro,

Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter; But If thou dost break her virgin knot, before All sanctimonious ceremonies may With full and holy rite be minister'd, No sweet aspersion shall the Heavens let fall To make this contract grow; but barren hate, 20 Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, That you

shall hate it both: therefore take heed, As Hymen's lamps shall light you,

Fer. As I hope
For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,
With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den,
The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion
Our worser Genius can, shall never melt
Mine honour into lust; to take away
The edge of that day's celebration,
When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are founder'd,
Or night kept chain'd below,

Pro. Fairly spoke :
Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.--
What, Ariel; my industrious servant Ariel)

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Enter ARIEL.

Ari. What would my potent master ? here I am. Pro. Thou and thy meaner. -fellows, your last

service Did worthily perform; and I must use you In such another trick; go, bring the rabble, 40

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O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place :
Incite them to quick motion; for I must
Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple
Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, .
And they expect it from me.

Ari. Presently
Pro. Ay, with a twink.

Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go.
And breathe twice; and cry, so, so;
Each one,' tripping on his toe,
Will be here with mop and moe;
Do

you love me, master ? no.
Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not approach,
Till thou dost hear me call.
Ari. Well, I conceive.

[Exit.
Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance
Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw
To the fire i'the blood : be more abstemious,
Or else, good night your vow!
Fer. I warrant you, sir;

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The white, cold, virgin-snow upon my heart
Abates the ardour of my liver.

Pro. Well. “ Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary, “ Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly."No tongue; all eyes; be silent. (Soft musick.

A Masque. Enter IRIS. Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas « Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease ;

Thy

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