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I am your wife, if you will marry me ;

Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle , If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow From me he got it. If thy greatness will You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, Revenge it on him—for, I know, thou dar’st; Whether you will or no.

But this thing dare not. Fer.

My mistress, dearest, Ste. That's most certain. And I thas humble ever.

Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee, Mira.

My husband then ? Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

thou bring me to the party? As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my hand. Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee asleep, Mira. And mine, with my heart in't : And now where thou may’st knock a nail in his head. farewell,

Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not. (patch! Till half an hour hence.

Cal. What a pied ninny's this? Thou scurvy Fer.

A thousand ! thousand ! I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows,

[Exeunt Fer. and Mir. And take his bottle from him : when that's gone, Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannct be, He shall drink nonght but brine ; for I'll not shew Who are surpris'd with all; but my rejoicing Where the quick freshes are.

Chim At nothing can be more. I'll to my book;

Ste. Trincalo, run into no further danger: inter: For yet, ere sapper time, must I perform

rupt the monster one word further, and, by this Much business appertaining.

(Exit. hand, I'll tarp my mercy out of doors, and make a

stock-fish of thee. SCENE II.-Another part of the Island. Enter STEPHANO and TRINCULO; CALIBAN fol- farther off.

Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing : I'll go lowing, with a bottle.

Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ? Ste. Tell not me:-when the butt is out, we will

Ari. Thou liest. drink water; not a drop before : therefore bear up,

Ste. Do I so? take thou that. (Strikes him.) As and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink to me.

you like this, give me the lie another time. Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island !

Trin. I did not give the lie :-Out o' your wits, They say, there's but five upon this isle : we are three of them; if the other two be brained like us, sack, and drinking do. A murrain on your monster,

and hearing too ?

-A pox o' your bottle ! this can the state totters.

and the devil take your fingers ! Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee;

Cal. Ha, ha, ha! thy eyes are almost set in thy head.

Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Prythee 'Trin. Where should they be set else ? he were a stand further off. brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.

Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongae I'll beat him too. in sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I Ste. Stand further.-Come, proceed. swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty

Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him leagues, off and on, by this light. Thou shalt be my

l' the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain bin, lieutenant, monster, or my standard. (standard. Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no

Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster.

Or cut his wezand with thy knife : remember, Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like dogs ; First to possess

his books; for without them and yet say nothing neither. Ste. Mooncalf, speak once in thy life, if thou One spirit to command: they all do hate him,

He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not beest a good moon-calf. Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy shoe : He has brave

utensils, (for so he calls them,

As rootedly as I : burn but his books;
I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am And that most deeply to consider, is

Which, when he has a bouse, he'll deck withal in case to justle a constable. Why, thou deboshed The beauty of his daughter; he himself fish thou, was there ever a man a coward that hath Calls her a nonpareil : I ne'er saw woman drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being bat half a fish, and half a Bat she as far surpasseth Sycorax,

But only Sycorax my dam,

and she ; monster ?

As greatest does least. Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him,

Ste.

Is it so brave a lass? my lord ? Trin. Lord, quoth he!—that a monster should And bring thee forth brave brood.

Cal. Ay, lord ; she will become thy bed, I warrant. be such a natural! Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. and I will be king and queen ; ( save our graces!

Ste. Monster, I will kill this man : his daagbter Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; and Trinculo and thyselt

shall be viceroys :--Dost if you prove a mutineer, the next tree-The poor thou like the plot, Trinculo? monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer in

Trin. Excellent. dignity. Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thon be pleas’d but, while thou livest, keep'a good tongue in thy head.

Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee: to hearken once again the suit I made thee?

Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep; Ste. Marry will I : kneel and repeat it; I will Wilt thou destroy him then? stand, and so shall Trinculo.

Ste.

Ay, on mine honour Enter ARIEL, invisible.

Ari. This will I tell my master. Cal. As I told thee

Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of pleasure ; Before, I am subject to a tyrant;

Let us be jocund: will you troll the catcb A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath

You taught me but while-ere? Cheated me of this island.

Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reasce, Ari.

Thou liest.

any reason : Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. (Sings: Cal. Thoa liest, thou jesting monkey, thou ! I would my valiant master would destroy thee :

Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and, I do not lie.

Thought is free. Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his Cal. That's not the tune. tale, by this hand,' I will supplant some of your (Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe.., Trin. Why, I said nothing.

(teeth. Ste. What is this same? Ste. Mum then, and no more.- (To Caliban.) Trin. This is the lone of our catch, played by the Proceed.

picture of No-body.

(flout 'es;

Ste. If thou beest a man, shew thyself in thy | Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, esbeness : if thou heest a devil, take it as thou list.

pressing Trix. 0, forgive me my sins !

(Although they want the use of tongue) a kind Ste. He that dies, pays all debts : I defy thee :-Of excelent dumb discourse. Mercy upon as !

Pro.

Praise in departing. (Aside.) Cal. Art thou afeard?

Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Ste. No, monster, pot I.

Seb.

No matter, since Cal. Be not aseard, the isle is full of noises, They have left their viands behind; for we have Soapds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not.

stomachs. Smetimes a thousand twangling instruments Will't please you taste of what is here ? Will ham about mine ears; and sometimes voices, Alon.

Not I. That, if i then had wak'd after long sleep,

Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear. When we Whil make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming,

were boys, The clouds, methought, would open, and shew riches Who would believe that there were mountaineers. Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging I end to dream again.

at them Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, Wallets of flesh ? or that there were such men, where I shall have my masic for nothing.

Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.

Each putier-out on five for one, will bring us [find Ste. That shall be by and by : I remember the Good warrant of. (and after, do our work. Alon.

I will stand to, and feed, Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, Although my last : no matter, since I feel Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.-I would, 1 The best is past :-Brother, my lord the duke, could see this taborer: he lays it on.

Stand to, and do as we. Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. (Exeunt. Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a harpy, SCENE III.-Another part of the Island.

claps 's wings upon the table, and with a quaint Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, GONZALO,

device, the banquet vanishes.

Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and others.

(That hath to instruunent this lower world, Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, sir;

And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea My old bones ache : here's a maze trod, indeed, Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Throagh forth-rights and meanders! By your pa- Where man doth not inhabit; you ’mongst men I Beeds must rest me.

(tience, Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; Ilon,

Old lord, I cannot blame thee, (Seeing Alon. Seb. gc. draw their swords.) Who am myself attach'd with weariness,

And even with such like valour, men hang and drowo To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it Are ministers of fate; the elements, So longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd,

Of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Wound the lond winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs Our frustrate search on land. Well, let him go. Kill the still closing waters, as diminish Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. One do vle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers

(Aside to Sebastian.) Are like invulserable: if you could hurt, Do not, for one reprise, forego the purpose

Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, Taat you resolved to effect.

And will not be uplifted : but, remember, Seb.

The next advantage (For that's my business to you,) that you three Will we take thoronghly.

From Milan did supplant good Prospero; Ant.

Let it be to-night; Expos'd unto the sea, which hath reqnit it Fur, now they are oppress'd with travel, they Him, and his innocent child; for which foul deed Wal bot, nor cannot, use such vigilance,

The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have As when they are fresh.

Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures Seb.

I say, to night : do more. Against your peace : thee, of thy son, Alonso, Solemn and strange music; and PROSPERO above, They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringLing ring perdition (worse than any death tag in a banquet ; they dance about it with genile can be at once,) shall step by step attend [from actions of salutation; and, inviting the King, You and your ways; whose wraths to guard you &c. to ent, they depart.

(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, Gon. Marvellous sweet music!

(hark! And a clear life ensuing. Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What He vanishes in thunder : then, to soft music, enter, were these?

the Shapes again, and dance with mops and Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe, mowes, and carry out the table. [hast thou That there are unicorns; that in Arabia

Pro. (Aside.) Bravely the figure of this barpy There is one tree, the phenix' throne ; one phoenix Performd, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring : At this boar reigning there.

Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated,

t'll believe both; In what thou hadst to say : so, with good life, Aad what does else want credit, come to me, And observation strange, my meaner ministers And I'll be sworn 'tis true : Travellers ne'er did iie, Their several kinds have done: my high charms work, Trezh tools at home condemn them.

And these, mine enemies, are all knit up

If in Naples In their distractions: they now are in my power; Isbald report this now, would they believe me? And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit li I should say, I saw such islanders,

Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown'd,) For, certes, these are people of the island,) And his and my loved darling. Wbo, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note,

(Exit Pro. from above. Their manners are more gentle kind, than of

Gon. I' the name of something holy, sir, why stand Dar boman generation you shall find

In this strange stare ?

(you Many, nay, almost any.

Alon.

0, it is monstrous ! monstrous ! Honest lord,

Methought, the billows spoke, and told ine of it; Te hast said well; for some of you there present, The winds did sing it to ine ; and the thunder, are worse than devils.

(Aside. That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, propounc'd Alon.

I cannot too much muse, The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass.

Gon.

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, I conceive. (Exit. Harmonious charmingly": May I be bola Pro. Look, thou be true: do not give dalliance To think these spirits ? Too much the rein: the strongest oaths are straw

Pro. To the fire i' the blood : be more abstemions,

I have from their confines call'd to enact Or else, good night, your vow!

My present fancies.

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ACT IV.

TEMPEST. Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and

Fer. I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded,

I warrant you, sir,

The white-cold virgin snow opon my heart And with him there lie mudded.

[Exit. Abates the ardour of my liver. Seb.

But one fiend at a time, Pro, I'll fight their legions o'er.

Well.
Ant.

Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary,
I'll be thy second. Rather thau want a spirit: appear, and pertly...

(Exeunt Seb. and Ant. Gon. All three of them are desperate ; their great

No tongue; all eyes; be silent. (Soft music.) Like poison given to work a great time after, (guilt,

A Masque. Enter Iris Now 'gins to bite the spirits : -- I do beseech you,

Iris, Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,

Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease ; And hinder them from what this ecstasy

Thy torfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, May now provoke them to.

And flat meads, thatch'd with stover, them to keep; Adr.

Follow, I pray you.

Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, (Exeunt.

Which spongy April at thy hest betrims, [gtores, ACT IV.

To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and the broom

Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, SCENE I.—Before Prospero's Cell. Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard; Enter PROSPERO, FERDINAND, and MIRANDA.

And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-bard, Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,

Where thoa thyself dost air: the queen o' the sky, Your compensation makes amends ; for I

Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, Have given you here a thread of mine own life,

Bids thee leave these ; and with her sovereign grace, Or that, for which I live ; whom once again

Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, I tender to thy band : all thy vexations

To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain Were but my trials of thy love, and thou

Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore heaven,

Enter CERES I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,

Cer. Hail! many-colour'd messenger, that ne'et Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers Apd make it halt behind her.

Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers; Fer.

I do believe it, And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Against an oracle.

My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Rich scarf to my proud earth ; why hath thy queen Worthily purchas d, take my daughter; but Summon'd me hither, to this short-grass'd green? If thou dost break her virgin knot before

Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; All sanctimonious ceremonies may

And some donation freely to estate With full and holy rite be minister'd,

On the bless'd lovers. No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall

Cer.

Tell me, heavenly bow, To make this contract grow; but barren hate, If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got, That you shall hate it both: therefore, take heed, Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company As Hymen’s lamps shall light you.

I have forsworn.
Fer.

As I hope
Iris.

Of her society
For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,

Be not afraid ; I met her deity With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son The most opportaue place, the strong'st suggestion Dove-drawn with her; here thought they to have doo Our worser Genius can, shall never melt

Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Mine honour into lust; to take away

Whose vows are that no bed-ride shall be paid The edge of that day's celebration,

Till Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain; When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are founder'd, Mars's hot minion is retorn d again; Or night kept chain'd below.

Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, Pro.

Fairly spoke: Swears he will shoot no more, but play with sparrow! Sit, then, and talk with her, she is thine own. And be a boy right out.

Cer. What, Ariel; my industrious servant, Ariel !

Highest queen of state, Enter ARIEL

Great Jano comes; I know her by her gait. Ari. What would my potent master? here I am.

Enter JUNO. Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last service Jun. How does my bounteous sister? Go with me Did worthily perform; and I must use you

To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, In such another trick: go, bring the rabble,

And honour'd in their issue. D'er whom I gave thee power, here, to this place :

SONG. Incite them to quick motion; for I must

Jun. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing, Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple

Long continuance, and increasing, Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,

Hourly joys be still upon you !
And they expect it from me.

Juno sings her blessings on you.
Ari.
Presently?

Cer. Earth's increase, and foizon plenty; Pro. Ay, with a twink.

Bands and garners never empty; Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,

Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing, And breathe twice ; and cry, so, so;

Plants, with goodly burden bowing; Each one, tripping on his toe,

Spring come to you, at the farthest

, Will be here with mop and mowe:

In the very end of harvest! Do you love me, master? no.

Scarcity, and want, shall shun you; Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel. Do not approach, Ceres' blessing so is on you. Till thou dost hear me call.

Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and
Ari.

Well, I conceive. (Exit. Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold
Pro. Look, thou be true: do not give dalliance To think these spirits?
Too much the rein: the strongest oaths are straw Pro.

Spirits, which by mine art
To the fire i' the blood : be more abstemious, I have from their confines call'd to enact
Or else, good night, your vow !

My present fancies.

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