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And more diversity of sounds, all horrible,
Was't well done?
be free. Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod : And there is in this business more than nature Was ever conduct of: some oracle Must rectify our knowledge. Pro.
Sir, my liege, Do not infest your mind with beating on The strangeness of this business : at picked leisure, Which shall be shortly, single I'll resolve you (Which to you shall seem probable) of every These happened accidents: till when, be cheerful, And think of each thing well.—Come hither, spirit;
[Aside Set Caliban and his companions free: Untie the spell. [Exit Ariel.] How fares my gra
cious sir? There are yet missing of your company Some few odd lads, that you remember not. 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!
Very like; one of them
Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords,
I shall be pinched to death.
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?
[Pointing to Caliban.
1 That is, work the same effects as the moon, without her delegated authority.
2 The phrase being gilded was a trite one for being drunk.
Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter,
Go to; away!.
found it. Seb. Or stole it, rather.
[Exeunt Cal. STE. and Trin.
I'll deliver all;
SPOKEN BY PROSPERO.
Now my charms are all o’erthrown,
As you from crimes would pardoned be,
1 By your applause. Noise was supposed to dissolve a spell. 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 operations of magic, 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.