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Enter PROSPERO in his magick robes, and ARIEL.
Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord,
I did say so,
you term’d, fir, The good old lord, Gonzalo;
Do'st thou think so, fpirit ?
And mine shall.
One of their kind, that relish all as Marply,
I'll fetch them, sir.
[Exit. Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves ; And ye, that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him, When he comes back; you demy-puppets, that By inoon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime Is to make midnight mushrooms; that rejoice To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid (Weak masters though ye be,) I have be-dimm'd The noon-tide fun, call'd forth the mutinous winds, And ’twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak With his own bolt: the strong-bas’d promontory Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up The pine, and cedar: graves, at my command, Have wak'd their sleepers ; oped, and let them forth By my so potent art : But this rough magick I here abjure : and, when I have requir’d Some heavenly musick, (which even now I do,) To work mine end upon their senses, that This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff, Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
And, deeper than did ever plummet found,
[Solemn mufick. Re-enter ARIEL: after him, ALONSO, with a frantick gef
ture, attended by GONZALO; SEBASTIAN and ANTONIO in like manner, attended by ADRIAN and FranCISCO: They all enter the circle which PROSPERO had made, and
there stand charmed; which PROSPERO observing, Speaks. A solemn air, and the best comforter To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains, Now useless, boild within thy skull! There stand, For you are spell-stopp'd. Holy Gonzalo, honourable man, Mine eyes, even sociable to the Thew of thine, Fall fellowly drops.-The charm dissolves apace ; And as the morning steals upon the night, Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Their clearer reason.- my good Gonzalo, My true preserver, and a loyal fir To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces Home, both in word and deed. Most cruelly Didit thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter : Thy brother was a furtherer in the act; Thou'rt pinch'd for’t now, Sebastian. Flesh and blood, You brother mine, that entertain’d ambition, Expellid remorse, and nature; who, with Sebastian, (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee, Unnatural though thou art!—Their understanding Begins to swell; and the approaching tide Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them, That yet looks on me, or would know me ;--- Ariel,
Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell ; [Exit Ariel.
In a cowslip's bell I lie :
After fummer, merrily:
Under the blossom tbat hangs on the bough.
Ari. I drink the air before me, and return Or e'er your pulse twice beat.
Behold, sir king,
Whe'r thou beest he, or no,
Beats, as of flesh and blood; and, since I saw thee,
First, noble friend,
Whether this be,
You do yet taste
[ Aside to Seb. and ANT,
If thou beest Prospero,