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Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!
| And deeper than did ever plummet sound, Ari. Silver ! there it goes, Silver!
I'll drown my book.
(Solemn music.) Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark, Re-enter ARIEL: after him ALONSO, with a frantic
hark! (Cal. Ste. and Prin. are driven out. gesture, attended by GONZALO; SEBASTIAN and Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints ANTONIO in like manner, attended by ADRIAN With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews and FRANCISCO : they all enter the circle which With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make Prospero had made, and there stand charmed; Than pard, or cat o' mounta o mountain,
(them, which Prospero observing, speaks. Ari.
Hark, they roar. A solemn air, and the best comforter Pro. Let them be bunted soundly. At this hour To au unsettled fancy, cure thy brains, Lie at my mercy all mine enemies:
Now useless, boild within thy skull! There stand, Shortly shall all my labours end, and thoa
For you are spell-stopp'd. Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little,
Holy Gonzalo, honourable man, Follow, and do me service.
[Exeunt. Mine eyes, even sociable to the shew of thine, ACT V.
Fall fellowly drops. The charm dissolves apace;
And as the morning steals upon the night, SCENE I.–Before the Cell of Prospero. Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Enter Prospero in his magic robes ; and ARIEL. Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle
Their clearer reason.- my good Gonzalo, Pro. Now does my project gather to a head:
My true preserver, and a loyal sir My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time
To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day?
| Home, both in word and deed.-Most cruelly Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord,
Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my danghter: You said our work should cease.
Thy brother was a furtherer in the act; Pro.
I did say so, Thou'rt pipch'd for't now, Sebastian.-Flesh and When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit,
You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, [blood, How fares the king and his?
Expellid remorse and nature; who, with Sebastian, Ari.
(Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) In the same fashion as you gave in charge;
Would here have killed your king; I do forgive thee, Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners
Unnatural though thou art !—Their understanding In the lime grove, which weather-fends your cell; Begins to swell; and the approaching tide They cannot budge, till you release. The king, Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; That now lie foul apd muddy. Not one of them, And the remainder inourning over them,
That yet looks on me, or would know me :--Ariel. Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell; (Erit Ari Him you term’d, sir, The good old lord Gonzalo; I will dis-case me, and myself present, His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops As I was sometime Milan :--quickly, spirit; From eaves of reeds : your charm so strongly works Thou shalt ere long be free.
(pero. That if you now beheld them, your affections [them, ARIEL re-enters singing, and helps to attire ProsWould become tender.
Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I ; Pro. Dost thou think so, spirit ?
In a cowslip's bell I lie :
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat's back I do fiy,
After summer, merrily : Of their afflictions? and shall not myself,
Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply,
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art?
_Pro. Why,that's my dainty Ariel: I shall miss thee; Though with their high wrongs, I am struck to the But yet thou shalt have freedom : 80, so, so.Yet, with my nobler reason'gainst my fary (quick, To the king's ship, invisible as thou art : Do I take part: the rarer action is
There shalt thou find the mariners asleep In virtue than in vengeance : they being penitent, Under the hatches; the master, and the boatswair, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend
Being awake, enforce them to this place; Not a frown farther: Go, release them, Ariel;
And presently, I prythee. My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore,
Ari. I drink the air before me, and return And they shall be themselves.
Or e'er your palse twice beat.
I'll fetch them , sir. (Exit. Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazement Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and Inhabits here. Some heavenly power guide us And ye, that on the sands with printless foot [groves, Out of this fearful country! Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him,
Behold, sir king, When he comes back; you demi-puppets, that The wronged duke of Milan, Prospero : By moon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make, For more assurance that a living prince Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body; Is to make midnight inushrooms; that rejoice
And to thee, and thy company, I bid To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid
A hearty welcome. (Weak masters though ye be,) I have be-dimm'd Alon.
Whe'r thou beest he, or no, The noon-tide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds, Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me, And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault As late I have been, I not know: tby pulse Set roaring war; to the dread rattling thunder Beats, as of flesh and blood ; and since I saw thee, Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak
The affliction of my mind amends, with wbich, With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory I fear, a madness beld me: this must crave Have I made shake; and by the spars plack'd up (An if this be at all,) a most strange story. The pine and cedar: graves, at my command, Thy dukedom I resign; and do entreat Have waked their sleepers; oped, and let them forth Thou pardon me my wrongs :-But how should ProsBy my so potent art. But this rough magic
Be living, and be here? I here abjure: and, when I have requir'd
First, noble friend, Some heavenly music, (which even now I do) Let me embrace thine age; whose honour cantot To work mine end upon their senses, that
Be measur'd or confin'd. This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,
Whether this be, Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
Or be not, I'll not swear
| Your eld'st acquaintance cannot be three hours :
Sir, she's mortal; (Aside to Seb. and 'Ant.) | But, by immortal Providence, she's mine ; I bere could plack his highness' frown upou you, I chose her, when I could not ask my father And justify you traitors; at this time
For his advice; nor thought I had one : she 11 tell no tales.
Is daaghter to this famous duke of Milan, Seb. The devil speaks in him.
(Aside.) Of whom so often I have heard renown, Pro.
But never saw before ; of whom I have
This lady makes him to me.
I am her's;
Must ask my ehild forgiveness !
There, sir, stop; Give us particulars of thy preservation :
Let us not burden our remembrances How thou hast met us here, who three hours sind
With a heaviness that's gone. Were wreckd upon this shore ; where I have lost, Gon.
I have inly wept, How sharp the point of this remembrance is! Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you gods, My dear son Ferdinand.
And on this couple drop a blessed crown;
For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way
Which brought us hither! Says it is past her care.
I say, Amen, Gonzalo! I rather think,
Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue Tou bare not songht her help; of whose soft grace Should become kings of Naples ? O, rejoice For the like loss, I have ber sovereign aid,
Beyond a common joy; and set it down
With gold on lasting pillars : in one voyage
Did Claribel her husband find at Tanis;
And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife, To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker
Where he himself was lost; Prospero bis dukedom, Then you may call to comfort you : for
In a poor isle : and all of us, ourselves,
When no man was his own.
Alon. Give me your hands :(To Fer. and Mir.) 0 heavens! that they were living both in Naples.
Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart, The king and queen there! that they were, I wish
That doth not wish you joy! Myself were mudded in that oozy bed [ter?
Be't so! Amen! Where my son lies. When did you lose your daugh. Re-enter ARIEL, with the Master and Boatswain Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these lords
amazedly following At this encounter do so much admire,
O look, sir, look, sir; here are more of us ! That they devour their reason; and scarce think
I prophesied, if a gallows were on land, Their eyes do offices of truth, their words
This fellow could not drown.-Now, blasphemy, Are natural breath : but, howso'er you have That swear'st grace o'erboard, not an oath on shore ? Been justled from your senses, know for certain, Hast thou no mouth by land ? What is the news? That I am Prospero, and that very duke
Boats. The best news is, that we have safely found hich was thrust forth of Milan; who most strangely | Our king and company; the next, our ship, — pon this shore,wbere you were wreck d, was landed,
| Which, but three glasses since, we gave out split, To be the lord on't. No more yet of this;
Is tight, and yare, and bravely rigg'd, as when Fortis a chronicle of day by day,
We first pat out to sea. Not a relation for a breakfast, nor
Sir, all this service befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir;
Have I done since I went
(Aside.) bis cell's my coart : here have I few attendants, Lad subjects none abroad: pray you, look in.
My tricksy spirit!) ly dakedom since you have given me again,
_Alon. These are not natural events; they strengthen, will requite you with as good a thing;
From strange to stranger :-Say, how came you hi. least, bring forth a wonder, to content ye,
Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake, ither?
I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep, wa mach as me my dukedom.
And (how we know not,) all clapp'd under hatches, the entrance of the Cell opens, and discovers FER
Where, but even now,with strange and several poises, DINAND and MIRANDA playing at chess. Of roaring, shrieking, howling, gingling chains, Mir. Sweet lord, you play me false.
And more diversity of sounds, all horrible,
No, my dearest love, We were awak'd; straightway, at liberty : wwald pot for the world.
Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld Mora. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our master sed I would call it fair play. "an per If this prove
(wrangle, Capering to eye her : on a trice, so please you,
Even in a dream, were we divided from them, vison of the island, one dear son
And were brought moping hither. hall I twice lose.
Was't well done ?
Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou shalt (Aside.) Per. Though the seas threaten, they are merciful:
be free. have curs'd them without cause. (Fer. kneels to Al.) Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod : Alon.
Now all the blessings | And there is in this business more than nature la glad father compass thee about !
Was ever conduct of: some oracle nise, and say how thoa cam'st here.
Must rectify our knowledge.
Sir, my liege, ow many goodly creatares are there here! Do not infest your mind with beating on . ow beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, . The strangeness of this business; at pick'd leisure, at has such people ip't!
Which shall be shortly, single I'll resolve you Tis pew to thee. (at play? (Which to you shall seem probable,) of every Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast'These happen'd accidents 'till when, be cheerful.
And think of each thing well.–Come bither, spirit: | And seek for grace. What a thrice double ass
Go to; away! [found it. Some few odd lads, that you remember pot.
Alon. Hence, and bestow your luggage where you Re-enter ARIEL driving in CALIBAN, STEPHANO, Seb. Or stole it rather. (Exeunt Cal.Šte.and Trin. and T'RINCULO, in their stolen apparel.
Pro. Sir, I invite your highness, and your train, Ste. Every man shift for all the rest, and let no
To my poor cell: where you shall take your rest man take care for himself; for all is but fortune :
For this one night; which (part of it,) I'll waste Coragio, bully-monster, Coragio!
With such discourse, as, I not doubt, shall make it
Go quick away: the story of my life, Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my head, here's a goodly sight.
And the particular accidents, gone by, Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed!
Since I came to this isle : and in the mom, How fine my master is ! I am afraid
I'll bring you to your ship, and so to Naples,
Where I have hope to see the nuptial
Of these our dear-beloved solemnized;
And thence relire me to my Milan, where
Every third thought shall be my grave.
I long Is a plain fish, and, no doubt, marketable.
To hear the story of your life, which mast
Take the ear strangely.
I'll deliver all;
And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales, That could control the moon, make flows and ebbs,
And sail so expeditions, that shall catch And deal in her command, without her power:
| Your royal fleet far off.—My Ariel;-chick,
| That is thy charge; then to the elements These three have robb'd me: and this demi-devil (For he's a bastard one,) had plotted with them
Be free, and fare thou well;—aside.) Please yon To take my life: two of these fellows you
(Eseust Must know, and own; this thing of darkness I Acknowledge mine.
EPILOGUE.-Spoken by PROSPERO. I shall be pinch'd to death.
Now my charms are all o'erthrown, Alon. Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler ? And what strength I have's mine owo; Seb. He is drunk dow : where had he wine? (they Which is most faint : now, 'tis true, Alon. And Trinculo is reeling ripe. Where should
I must be here confin'd by you, Find this grand liquor, that hath gilded them ? - Or sent to Naples. Let me not, How cam'st thou in this pickle?
Since I have my dukedom got, Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw you And pardon'd the deceiver, dwell last, that, I fear me, will never out of my bones: I In this bare island, by your spell; shall not fear fly-blowing.
But release me from my bands, Seb. Why, how pow, Stephano ?
With the help of your good hands. Ste. O, touch me not; I am not Stephano, but a Gentle breath of yours my sails Pro. You'd be king of the isle, sirrah ?
Mast fill, or else my project fails, Ste. I should have been a sore one then.
Which was to please : now I want Alon. This is as strange a thing as e'er I look'd on. Spirits to enforce, art to enchant;
(Pointing to Caliban.) And my ending is despair, Pro. He is as disproportion'd in his manners,
Unless I be reliev'd by prayer; As in his shape :Go, sirrah, to my cell;
Which pierces so that it assaults Take with you your companions ; as you look
Mercy itself, and frees all faults. To have my pardon, trim it handsomely.
As you from crimes would pardon'd be, Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter, I Let your indulgence set me free.
Id. 1.51. Pro.No harm.] Perhaps Shakspeare wrote,
O, woe the day! no harm?
To which Prospero properly answers:
I have done nothing but in care of thee. Page 3, col. 1. ligne 7. — fall to't yarely,) i. e.
JOHNSOX. readily, nimbly. Our author is frequent in his P. 4, c. 2, 1. 3. - more better-] This ungramuse of this word.
matical expression is very frequent among our Id. I 17. Play the men.) i. e. act with spirit, be oldest writers. have like men.
Id. 1. 4. — full poor cell,] i. e. a cell in a great Id 1. 29. — of the present,) i. e. of the present degree of poverty. instant.
Id. l. 7. Did never meddle with my thoughts. J i. Id. l. 3. Gonzalo ) It may be observed of Gon e, mix with them.
zalo, that, being the only good man that ap To meddle, means also, to interfere, to trouble, pears with the king, he is the only man that to busy itself. preserves his cheerfulness in the wreck, and | Id. I. 15. — virtue of compassion- ] Virtue ; the his hope on the island. JOHNSON
most efficacious part, as, the virtue of a plant 1. 1. 43. bring her to try with main-course.] This is in the extract.
phrase occurs in Smith's Sea Grammar, 1627, | Id. l. 17. - no soul-] Such interruptions are 410, under the article How to handle a Ship in not uncommon to Shakspeare. He sometimes a Storme: “Let us lie at Trie with our main begins a sentence, and, before he concludes it, course; that is, to hale the tacke aboord, the entirely changes its construction, because ansheat close aft, the boling set up, and the other, more forcible, occurs. As this change belme tied close aboord.” STEEVENS.
frequently happens in conversation, it may be P.1, c. 2, 1. 6. an unstaunched wench.) Un suffered to pass uncensured in the language of ..staunched, perbaps incontinent.
the stage. STEVENS. 121.7. Lay her a-hold, a-hold:) i. e. bring her to Id. 1. 31. Out three years old.] i. e. Quite three lie as near the wind as she can, in order to
years old. keep clear of the land, and get her out to sea. id. I. 42. — abysm of time? i. e. Abyss. This - Set her two courses ; off to sea again,] method of spelling the word is common to The courses are the main-sail and fore-sail.
other ancient writers. They took it from the 2. 7. 16. — merely-] in this place signifies ab French abysme, now written abime. solutely. STEEVENS.
| Id. I. 46. Twelve years since, Miranda, twelve 21. 21. -- to glut him.) Shakspeare probably years since.] Years, in the first instance, is
wrote, t'englut him, to swallow him. In this used as a dissyllable, in the second as a mosignification englut from engloutir, Fr., oc nosyllable; a licence not peculiar to the procurs frequently curs frequently. Yet Milton writes glutled 19
sody of Shakspeare. offal for swallowed, and, therefore, perhaps, therefore perhaps. Id. 1. 53. A princess; no wo
ess :-no worse issued.] The the present text may stand.
old copy reads—" And princess." For the 21. 22. Mercy on us ! &c.---Farewell, bro trivial change in the text I am answerable.
ther ! &c.] It is probable that the lines suc Issued is descended. STEEVENS. ceeding the confused noise within should be | Id. l. 61. -- teen-] is sorrow, grief, trouble. considered as spoken by no determinate cha- | Id. 1. 79. To trash for over-topping :) To trash, racters
in old books of gardening, is to cut away the Il 28. — an acre of barren ground; long superfluities. It is used, also, by sportsmen in
heath, brown furze, &c.] Sir T. Hanmer reads the North, when they correct a dog for mis-ling, heath, broom, furze.-Perhaps rightly, behaviour in pursuing the game. A trash, though he has been charged with tautology. among hunters, denotes a piece of leather,
couples, or any other weight fastened round SCENE II.
the neck of a dog, when his speed is superior
to the pack; i. e, when he over-tops them, IL 40. — creatures in her,] The old copy when he hunts too quick.
reads-creature; but the preceding as well as ld. c. 2, 1. 1. — both the key-] This is meant subsequent words of Miranda seem to de of a key for turning the harpsichord, spinnet, mand the emendation suggested first by Theo or virginal; called now a tuning hammer. bald.
Id. I. 2. "Set all hearts i'th' state,”—MALONE. 2L 44, - or e'er-) i. e. before.
Id. l. 6. I pray thee mark me.) In the old copy.
these words are the beginning of Prospero's I say, that the interest of a drama rises or do next speech; but, for the restoration of metre, clines. STEEVENS. I have changed their place. STEEVENS. Mr. Id. I. 33. Now my dear lady.) i. e. now my auMalone follows the old copy.
spicious mistress. Id. l. 8. “Dedicated”—MALONE.
Id. I. 39. -.-'tis a good dulness,) Dr. Warburton Id. 1. 13. Like a good parent, &c.] Alluding rightly observes, that this sleepiness, which
to the observation, that a father above the Prospero by his art bad brought upon Mirancommon rate of men has commonly a son be da and of which he knew not how soon the low it. Heroum filii noxæ. JOHNSON.
effect would begin, makes him question her so Id. I. 18.
often whether she is attentive to his story.
crisp heaven. no correlative, to which the word it can with Id. l. 49. —- and all his quality.) i. e. all his grammatical propriety belong. Lie, however, confederates. seems to have been the correlative to which | Id. l. 51. Perform’d to point-] i. e. to the minuthe poet meant to refer, and the meaning is, test article; a literal translation of the French Who having made his memory such a sinner phraserà point.
to truth as to credit his own lie by telling of it. Id. 1.53. -- now on the beak,] The beak was a I. I. 22. He was the duke ; out of the substitu- | strong pointed body at the head of the ancient
tion,] The reader should place his emphasis gallies: it is used here for the forecastle, or on-was: but Mr. Malone reads, "he was in the boltsprit. Jouxson. deed the duke."
Id. l. 54. Now in the waist,] The part between Id. I. 33. (So dry he was for sway)] i. e. So the quarter-deck and the forecastle. JOHNSOS thirsty
Id. l. 56. - Sometimes, I'd divide, Id. I. 42. To think but nobly-] But, i. e. in this And burn in many places ;] Burton says, place otherwise, than.
that the spirits of fire, in form of fire-drakes Id. l. 47. — in lieu o'the premises, &c.] In lieu and blazing stars, “oftentimes sit on ship
of, means here, in consideration of; an unu masts," &c. Melanch. P. I. 92. p. 30. edit. sual acceptation of the word.
1632. WARTON. Id. 1. 59. - a hint) Hint is suggestion.
Id. I. 63. Yea his dread trident shake. Lest this Id. l. 60. That wrings mine eyes ) i. e, squeezes metre should appear defective, it is necessary
the water out of them. Mr. Malone reads, to apprize the reader, that in some counties, "mine eyes to't."
shake is still pronounced by the comin". P. 5, c. 1, 1.5. - deck'd the sea-] To deck the people as if it was written shaake, a dist
sea, if explained to honour, adorn, or dignify, lable. FARMER. is indeed ridiculous, but the original import of Id. I. 70. — and quit the vessel,] Quit, for quite the verb deck, is to cover; so, in some parts, ted. they yet say deck the table. This sense may Id.c. 2, 1. 1. - sustaining-]i. e. their garments be borne, but perhaps the poet wrote fleck'd, that bore them up and supported them; of which I think is still used in rustic language their garments which bore, without being a of drops falling upon water. Dr. Warburton jured, the drenching of the sea. reads mock'd the Oxford edition, brack'd. | Id. i. 13. The epithet here applied to the Bernts JOHNSON
das, will be best understood by those whal To deck signifies in the North, to sprinkle ; have seen the chafing of the sea over 14 and degg'd, which means the same, is in daily rugged rocks by which they are surround: use in the north of England. When clothes and which render access to them so danger 1, that have been washed are too much dried, it It was in our poet's time the current ople is necessary to moisten them before they can that Bermudas was inhabited by monsters, be ironed, which is always done by sprinkling; devils.-Setebos, the god of Caliban's dam, w. this operation the maidens universally call | an American devil, worshipped by the giai degging.
of Patagonia. HENLEY. Id. l. 7. An undergoing stomach,] Stomach is Id. 1. 18.-the Mediterranean flote,] Flote is war stubborn resolution.
Id. l. 41. Dost thou forget-] That the charact Id 1.14. Some food we had, and some fresh water, and conduct of Prospero may be understool
something must be known of the system A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo,
enchantment, which supplied all the marvel Out of his charity, (who being then ap
romances of the middle at pointed
This system seems to be founded on the way Master of this design,) did gire us ;] Mr. nion that the fallen spirits, having differe! Steevens has suggested, that we might better degrees of guilt, had different habitations a read-he being then appointed; and so we lotted them at their expulsion, some band should certainly now write: but the reading of
confined in hell, some (as Hooker, who el the old copy is the true one, that mode of vers the opinion of our poet's age, expresa phraseology being the idiom of Shakspeare's it), dispersed in air, some on earth, s* time. MALONE.
water, others in caves, dens, or print I have left the passage in question as I under the earth. Of these, some were 11 found it, though with slender reliance on its malignant and mischievous than others. 11 integrity. STEEVENS.
earthy spirits seem to have been thought i Jd. I. 22. Now I arise :) Perhaps these words be most depraved, and the aerial the less vitiale long to Miranda, and we should read:
Thus Prospero observes of Ariel :
thou wast a spirit too delicate But ever see that man!--Now I arise.
To act her earthy and abhorr'd cra Pro, Sit still, and hear the last of our
Over these spirits a power might be obtain As the words—“now I ar se"—may signify, by certain rights performed or charms learse "now I rise in my narration," _“now my sto This power was called The black art, ry heightens in its consequence," I have left the knowledge of enchantment. The enchari passage in question undisturbed. We sull
being (as king James observes in his Demel