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Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our master
Was't well done?)
Sir, my liege, Do not infest your mind with beating on The strangeness of this business; at pick'd leisure, Which shall be shortly, single I'll resolve you (Which to you shall seem probable,) of every These happen'd accidents : till when, be cheerful, And think of each thing well.—Come hither, spirit;
Set Caliban and his companions free :
Re-enter ARIEL, driving in CALIBAN, STEPHANO,
and TRINCULO, in their stolen apparel. Ste. Every man shift for all the rest, and let no man take care for himself; for all is but fortune :Coragio, bully-monster, Coragio!
Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my head, here's a goodly sight.
Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed!
Seb. - . Ha, ha; . ..
Very like; one of them
Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords,
I shall be pinch'd to death.
they Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them ?How cam’st thou in this pickle ?
Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw you · last, that, I fear me, will never out of my bones : ' : I shall not fear fly-blowing.'
Seb. Why, how now, Stephano? :. .
Ste. O, touch me not; I am not Stephano, but a
[Pointing to CALIBAN.
Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter, And seek for grace: What a thrice-double ass Was I, to take this drunkard for a god, , And worship this dull fool ? Pro.
· Go to; away! Alon. Hence, and bestow your luggage where you
[Exeunt Cal. Ste, and Trin.
To hear the story of your life, which must
Pro. , I'll deliver all ; .
SPOKEN BY PROSPERO,
I must be here confin'd by you,
As you from crimes would pardon'd beg'
It is observed of The Tempest, that its plan is regular; this the author of The Revisal thinks, what I think too, an accidental effect of the story, not intended or regarded by our author. But, whatever might be Shakspeare's intention in forming or adopting the plot, he has made it instrumental to the production of many characters, diversified with boundless invention, and preserved with profound skill in nature, extensive knowledge of opinions, and accurate observation of life. In a single drama are here exhibited princes, courtiers, and sailors, all speaking in their real characters. There is the agency of airy spirits, and of an earthly goblin. The ope. rations of magick, the tumults of a storm, the adventures of a desert island, the native effusion of untaught affection, the punishment of guilt, and the final happiness of the pair for whom our passions and reason are equally interested.