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Young' Scamels from the rock. Wilt thou go with
Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way without any more talking. Trinculo, the King and all our company being drown'd, we will inherit here. Hear, bear my bottle ; fellow Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by again. Cal. (Sings drunkenly.] Farewe! master ; farewel,
Nor fetch in firing at requiring,
Has a new masier, get a new man.
hey-dey, freedom! Ste. O brave monster, lead the way. [Exeunt.
Before Prospero's Cell.
Enter Ferdinand, bearing a log.
HERE be some sports are painful, but their
labour Delight in them sets off; some kinds of baseness
7 Scamels} This word has who wrote Notes upon this puzzed the Commentators: Dr. play, observes that limpets are Warburton reads Shamois, Mr. in some places called Scams, Theobald would read any thing therefore I have suffered Scamels rather than Scamels. Mr. Holt, stand.
Are nobly undergone, and most poor matters
Mira. Alas, now, pray you,
Fer. O most d ar mistress,
Mir. If you'll fit down,
Fer. No, precious creature,
Mira. It would become me,
8 The two first Folio's read : very little remov'd from the
Truch of the Text, that I can't Most busy least, when I do it.
afford to think well of my own 'Tis true this Reading is cor- Sagacity for having discovered rupt; but the Corruption is so it.
THEOBALD. Vol. I.
As well as it does you ; and I should do it
Pro. Poor worm ! thou art infected :
Mira. You look wearily.
Fer. No, noble mistress; 'cis fresh morning with me, When you are by at night. I do beseech you, (Chiefly that I might see it in my prayers) What is your name?
Mira. Miranda, O my father,
Fer. Admir'd Miranda !
Mira. I do not know
father's precepts I therein do forget.
9 Of every creature's beft.] Allucing to the piclure of Venus by Apelles.
Fer. I am, in my condition,
fake Am I chis patient log-man.
Mira. Do you love me?
Fer. O heav'n, O earth, bear witness to this sound,
Mira. I am a fool,
Pro. Fair encounter
Fer. Wherefore weep you?
Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not off r, What I desire to give : and much less take, What I shall die to want. But this is trifling; And all the more it sieks to hide itself, The bigger bulk it News. Hence bashful cunning! And prompt me, plain and holy innocence. I am your wife, if you will marry me ; If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, Whether you will or no.
Fer. My mistress, dearest, And I thus humble ever.
Mira. My husband then ?
Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing
Mira. And mine, with my heart in't. And now
farewel, 'Till half an hour hence. Fer. A thousand, thousand.
[Exeunt. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, Who are surpriz'd withal ; but my rejoicing At nothing can be more. l'll to my book ; For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform Much business appertaining.
Changes to another part of the Isand. Enter Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo, with a bottle. Sle. Sie. TE
ELL not me-When the butt is out, we
will drink water, not a drop before; therefore bear up, and board 'em-Servant-monster; drink
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 brain'd like us, the state
Sie. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee. Thy eyes are almost see in thy head.
Trin. Where should they be fet else? he were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.
Sie. My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue in fack : 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.
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.
Trin. Norgo neither : but you'll lie like dogs, and yet say nothing neither.
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a good moon-calf.