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Soft, sir; one word more. Seb. Look, he's winding up the watch of his wit ; They are both in either's powers: but this swift By and by it will strike. business
Gon. Sir, I must uneasy make, lest too light winning (Aside. Seb. One
-Tell. Make the prize light.--One word more; I charge Gon. When every grief is entertain'd, that's offer'd, That thou attend me : thou dost here usurp [thee, Comes to the entertainerThe name thou ow'st vot; and hast put thyself
Seb. A dollar. Upon this island, as a spy, to win it
Gon. Dolour comes to him, indeed ; you have From me, the lord on't.
spoken truer than you purposed. Fer. No, as I am a man.
Seb. You have taken it wiselier than I meant you Mira. There's nothing ill can dwell in such a should. If the ill spirit have so fair an house, temple : Gon. Therefore, my lordGood things will strive to dwell with't.
Ant. Fie, what a spendthrift is he of his tongue ! Pro.
Follow me.-- (To Ferd. Alon. I pr'ythee spare.
Seb. He will be talking.
Ant. Which of them, he, Adrian, for a good The fresh-brook muscles, wither'd roots, and husks wager, first begins to crow? Wherein the acorn cradled. Follow
Seb. The old cock. Fer.
Ant. The cockrel. I will resist such entertainment, till
Seb. Done : the wager ! Mine enemy has more power,
[He drans. Ant. A laughter. Mira.
O dear father,
Seb. A match. Make not too rash a trial of him, for
Adr. Though this island seem to be desert,He's gentle, and not fearful.
Seb. Ha, ha, ha! Pro.
What, I say,
Ant. So, you've pay'd. My foot my tutor !--Put thy sword up, traitor ; Adr. Uninhabitable, and almost inaccessible, Who mak'st a show, but dar'st not strike, thy con
Adr. It must needs be of subtle, tender, and deliAnd make thy weapon drop.
cate temperance. Mira.
Beseech you, father! Ant. Temperance was a delicate wench. Pro. Hence ; hang not on my garments.
Scb. Ay, and a subtle; as he most learnedly deMira.
Sir, bave pity i
livered. I'll be his surety.
Adr. The air breathes upon us here most sweetly, Pro. Silence : one word more
Seb. As if it had lungs, and rotten ones. Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee. What! Ant. Or, as 't were perfumed by a fen. An ad vocate for an impostor? hush !
Gon. Here is every thing advantageous to life. Thou think'st there are no more such shapes as he, Ant. True ; save means to live. Having seen but him and Caliban: foolish wench ! Seb. Or that there's none, or little. To the most of men this is a Caliban,
Gon. How lush and lusty the grass looks ? how And they to him are angels. Mira. My affections
Ant. The ground, indeed, is tawny. Are then most humble ; I have no ambition
Seb. With an eye of green in't. To see a goodlier man,
Ant. He inisses not much. Pro.
Come on ; obey : (To Ferd. Seb. No; he doth but mistake the truth totally. Thy nerves are in their infancy again,
Gon. But the rarity of it is (which is, indeed, alAnd have no vigour in them.
most beyond credit) Fer,
So they are :
Seb. As many vouch'd rarities are. My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up.
Gon. That our garments, being, as they were, My father's loss, the weakness which I feel, drenched in the sea, bold, notwithstanding, their The wreck of all my friends, or this man's threats, fresliness and glosses; being rather new dy'd, than To whom I am subdued, are bat light to me,
stain'd with salt water. Might I but through my prison, once a day,
Ant. If but one of his pockets could speak, would Behold this maid: all corners else o'the earth it not say, He lies? Let liberty make use of; space enough
Seb. Ay, or very falsely pocket up his report, Have I in such a prison.
Gon. Methinks, our garments are now as fresh as Pro.
It works :-- Come on. when we put them on first in Africk, at the marriage Thou hast done well, fine Ariel !-- Follow me. of the king's fair daughter Claribel, to the king of
(To Ferdinand and Miranda. Tunis. Hark, what thou else shalt do me. [ To Ariel Seb. 'Twas a sweet marriage, and we prosper well Mira.
Be of comfort ;
in our return. My father's of a better nature, sir,
Adr. Tunis was never grac'd before with such a Than he appears by speech; this is unwonted, paragon to their queen. Which now came from him.
Gon. Not since widow Dido's time. Pro.
Thou shalt be as free Ant. Widow ! a pox o'that! How came that wiAs mountain winds : but then exactly do
dow in? Widow Dido ! All points of my command.
Seb. What if he had said widower Æneas too! Ari.
To the syllable.
good lord, how you take it! Pro. Come, follow : speak not for him. [Exeunt. Adr. Widow Dido, said you ? you make me study
of that: she was of Carthage, not of Tunis.
Gon. This Tunis, sir, was Carthage.
Adr. Carthage !
Gon. I assure you, Carthage. SCENE I. Another Part of the Island. Ant. His word is more than the miraculous harp.
Seb. He hath rais'd the wall, and houses too. Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian,
Ant. What impossible matter will be make easy Francisco, and others.
next? Gon. 'Beseech you, sir, be merry : you have cause Sch. I think he will carry this island home in his (So have we all) of joy ; for our escape
pocket, and give it his son for an apple. Is much beyond our loss : our hint of woe
Ant. And nowing the kernels of it in the sea, Is common; every day, some sailor's wife,
bring forth more islands.
Gon. Sir, we were talking that our garments seem Can speak like us: then wisely, good sir, weigh now as fresh, as when we were at Tunis, at the Our sorrow with our comfort.
marriage of your daughter, who now queen. Alon.
Ant. And the rarest that e'er came there. Seb. He receives comfort like cold porridge.
Seb. 'Bate, I beseech you, widow Dido. Ant. The visitor will not give him o'er so.
Ant. 0, widow Dido , ay, widow Dido.
Gon. Is not, sir, my doublet as fresh as the first Gon. You are gentlemen of brave mettle : you day I wore it! I mean, in a sort.
wonld lift the moon out of her sphere, if she would Ant. That sort was well fish'd for.
continue in it five weeks without changing. Gon. When I wore it at your daughter's marriage ! Alon. You eram these words into inine ears, against
Enter Ariel, invisible, playing solemn Music. The stomach of my sense : 'would I had never Seb. We would so, and then go a bat-fowling. Married my daughter there ! for, coming thence, Ant. Nay, good my lord, be not angry; My son is lost; and, in my rate, she too,
Gon. No, I warrant you : I will not adventure my Who is so far from Italy remov'd,
discretion so weakly. Will you langh me asleep, I ne'er again shall see her. Othou mine heir for I am very heavy? Of Naples and of Milan, what strange fish
Ant. Go sleep, and hear us. Hath made his meal on thee!
(All sleep but Alon. Seb, and Ant. Fran.
Sir, he may
Alon. What, all so asleep! I wish mine eyes I saw him beat the sarges under him,
Would, with themselves, shut up my thoughts: I tind, And ride upon their backs; he trod the water, They are inclined to do so. Whose enmity he flung aside, and b.easted
Please you, sir,
It is a comforter.
We two, my lord, As stooping to relieve him. I not doubt,
Will guard your person, while you take your rest, He came alive to land.
And watch your safety.
Thank you : wondrous heavy. Seb. Sir, you may thank yourself for this great loss;
[ Alonso sleeps. Exit Ariel. That would not bless our Europe with your daughter, Seb. What a strange drowsiness possesses them! But rather lose her to an African;
Ant. It is the quality o'the climate. Where she, at least, is banish'd from your eye, Seb.
Why Who hath cause to wet the grief on't.
Doth it not then our eyelids sink ? I find not Alon.
Prythee, peace. Myself dispos'd to sleep. Seb. You were kueel'd to, and importun'd otherwise Ant.
Nor I; my spirits are nimble. By all of us; and the fair soul herself
They fell together all as by consent; Weigh'd, between lothness and obedience, at They dropp'å, as by a thunder-stoke. What might, Which end o’the beam she'd bow. We have lost your Worthy Sebastian 2-0, what might?-No more :I fear, for ever : Milan and Naples have (son, And yet, methinks, I see it in thy face, More widows in them of this business' making, What thou shouldst be: the occasion speaks thee; and Than we bring men to comfort them : the fault's My strong imagination sees a crown Your own.
Dropping upon thy head. Alon. So is the dearest of the loss.
What, art thou waking ? Gon.
My lord Sebastian, Ant. Do you not hear me speak! The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness, Seb.
I do; and, surely, And time to speak it in: you rub the sore,
It is a sleepy language ; and thou speak'st When you should bring the plaster.
Out of thy sleep : what is it thou didst say ? Seb.
Very well. This is a strange repose, to be asleep Ant. And most chirurgeonly.
With eyes wile open ; standing, speaking, moving, Gon. It is foui weather in us all, good sir, And yet so fast asleep. When you are cloudy.
Thou let'st thy fortune sleep--die rather; wink'st Ant.
Whiles thou art waking. Gon. Had I a plantation of this isle, my lord, Scb.
Thou dost snore distinctly ; Ant. He'd sow it with nettle-seed.
There's meaning in thy snores. Seb.
Or docks, or mallows. Ant. I am more serious than my custom : you Gon. And were the king of it, What would I do? Mast be so too, it heed me ; which to do, Seb. 'Scape being drunk, for want of wine.
Trebles thee o'er. Gon. I'the commonwealth I would by contraries Seb.
Well; I am standing water. Execute all things : for po kind of traffic
Ant. I'll teach you how to flow. Would I admit; no name of magistrate;
Do so : to ebb, Letters should not be known; no use of service, Hereditary sloth instructs me. of riches, or of poverty; no contracts,
0, Successions ; bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none : If you but knew, how you the purpose cherish, No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil:
Whiles thus you mock it! how, in stripping it, No occupation; all men idle, all;
You more invest it! Ebbing men, indeed, And wonen too; but innocent and pure :
Most often do so near the bottom run,
By their own fear, or sloth.
Pr'ythee, say on : Ant. The latter end of his commonwealth forgets The setting of thine eye, and cheek, proclaim the beginning.
A matter from thee; and a birth, indeed, Gon. All things in eommon nature should produce which throes thee much to yield. Without sweat or endeavour : treason, felony,
Thus, sir: Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engive, Although this lord of weak remembrance, this Would I not have; but nature should bring forth, (Who shall be ot' as little memory, of its own kind, all foizon, all abundance,
When he is earth'd,) hath here almost persuaded To feed my innocent people.
(For be's a spirit of persuasion only,) Seb. No marrying 'moog his subjects ?
The king, his son's alive; 'tis as impossible Ant. None, man; all idle ; whores and knaves. That he's undrown'a, as he that sleeps here swims.
Gon. I would with such perfection govern, sir, Seb. I have no hope To excel the golden age.
That he's undrown'd. Seb. 'Save his majesty!
0, ont of that no hope, Ant. Long live Gonzalo !
What great hope have you ! no hope, that way, is Gon.
And, do you mark me, sir - Another way so high an liope, that even Alon. Pr’ythee, no more : thou dost talk nothing Ambition cannot pierce a wink beyond,
But doubts discovery there. Will you grant, with me, Gon. I do well believe your highness; and did it That Ferdinand is drown'a ? to minister occasion to these gentlemen, who are of Seb.
He's gone. such sensible and nimble lungs, that they always use
Then, tell me to laugh at nothing.
Who's the next heir of Naples ! Ant. "I'was you we laugh'd at.
Claribel. Gon. Who, in this kind of merry fooling, am no Ant. She that is queen of Tunis; she that dwells thing to you ; so you may contince, and laugh at Ten leagues beyond man's life ; she that from Naples nothing still.
Can have no note, unless the sun were post Ant. What a blow was there given !
(The man i'the moon's too slow), till new-born chins Seb. An it had not fallen fat-long.
Be rough and razorable: she, froin whom
We were all sea-swallow'd, though some cast again; Alon.
Ari. Prospero my lord shall know what I have Whereof what's past is prologue ; what to come,
(Aside. In yours and my discharge.
So, king, go safely on to seek thy son. [Exeunt. seb.
What stuff is this !-How say you ?
Enter Caliban, with a Burden of Wood.
A Noise of Thunder heard.
Cal. All the infections that the sun sucks up Measure us back to Naples -Keep in Tunis, From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make him And let Sebastian wake!-Say, this were death By inch-meal a disease ! His spirits hear me, That now hath seiz'd them; why, they were no worse And yet I needs must curse. But they'll nor pinch, Than now they are : there be, that can rule Naples, Fright me with urchin shows, pitch me i'the mire, As well as he that sleeps ; lords, that can prate Nor lead me, like a fire brand, in the dark, As amply, and unnecessarily,
Out of my way, unless he bid them ; but As this Gonzalo ; I myself could make
For every tritle are they set upon me: A chough of as deep chat. 0, that you bore Sometimes like apes, that moe and chatter at me, The mind that I do! what a sleep were this
And after, bite me; then like hedge-hogs, which For your advancement! Do you understand me! Lie tumbling in my bare-foot way, and mount Seb. Methinks I do.
Their pricks at my foot-fall; sometime am I Ant.
And how does your content All wound with adders, who, with cloven tongues, Tender your own good fortune!
Do hiss me into madness :-Lo! now! lo !
Here comes a spirit of his ; and to torment me, And look, how well my garments sit upon me;
For bringing wood in slowly : l'll fall flat;
Perchance he will not mind me. Much feater than before : my brother's servants
Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off Were then my fellows, now they are my men. Seb. But, for your conscience
any weather at all, and another storm brewing; I
hear it sing i'the wind : yond' same black cloud, Ant. Ay, sir; where lies that ! if it were a kibe, "Twould put me to my slipper ; but I feel not
youd' huge one, looks like a fool bumbard that would This deity in my bosom : twenty consciences,
slied his liquor. If it should thunder, as it did beThat stand 'twixt me and Milan, candied be they,
fore, I know not where to hide my head : yond' same And melt ere they molest! Here lies your brother,
cloud cannot choose but fall by pailfuls.- W bat have No better than the earth he lies upon,
we here? a man or a fish? Dead or alive! A fish : If he were that which now he's like; whom I,
he smells like a tish; a very ancient and fish-like With this obedient steel, three inches of it,
smeil : a kind of, not of the newest, Poor-John. A Cao lay to bed for ever: whiles you, doing thus,
strange fish! Were I in England now (as once I To the perpetual wink for aye might put
was), and had this tish painted, not a holiday-foo! This ancient morsel, this sir Prudence, who
there but would give a piece of silver : there would Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest,
this monster make a man; any strange beast there They'll take suggestion as a cat laps milk;
makes a man: when they will not give a doit to reThey'll tell the clock to any business that lieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a We say befits the hour.
dead Indian. Legg'd like a man! and his fins like Seb. Thy case, dear friend,
arms! Warm, o'my troth ? I do now let loose my Shall be my precedent; as thou got'st Milan,
opinion, hold it no longer; this is no fish, but an I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword: one stroke
i slander, that hath lately suffered by a thunderbolt. Shall free thee from the tribute which thou pay'st ;
[Thunder.) Alas! the storm is come again : my best And I the king shall love thee.
way is to creep under his gaberdine, there is no Ant.
Draw together :
other shelter hereabout: misery acquaints a man with And when I rear my hand, do you the like,
strange bediellows. I will here shroud, till the dregs
of the storm be past. To fall it on Gonzalo. Seb. 0, but one word.
Enter Stephano, singing ; a Bottle in his Hand. [They converse apart.
Ste. I shall no more to sea, to sea,
Here shall I die a-shore -
[Drinks. (For else his project dies), to keep them living. The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I, [Sings in Gonzalo's Ear.
The gunner and his mate,
Lov'd Mall, Meg, and Marian, and Margery,
But none of us card for Kate :
For she hail a tongue with a tang,
Woull cry to a sailor, Go, hang:
She lor'd not the savour of lar nor of pitch,
Yet a tailor might scratch her where'er she did itok: Ant. Then let us both be sudden.
Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang. Gon. Now, good angels, preserve the king! This is a sourvy tune too : but here's my comfort. [They awake.
[Drinks. Alon. Why, how now, ho! awake! Why are you Cal. Do not torment me: 0! Wherefore this ghastly looking ? [drawn? Ste. What's the matter? Havo we devils here ! Do Gon.
What's the matter! you put tricks upon us with savages, and men of Seb. Whiles we stood here securing your repose, Inde? Ha! I have not 'scap'd drowning to be afeard Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing now of your four legs; for it hath been said, As proLike balls, or rather lions : did it not wake you ? per a man as ever went on four legs cannot make It struck mine ear most terribly.
him give ground : and it shall be said so again, while Alon.
I leard nothing
Stephano breathes at nostrils.
Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with four of a whole herd of lions.
legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague : where Alon.
Heard you this, Gonzalo ? the devil should he learn our language! I will give Gon. Upon mine honour, sir, I heard a humming, him some relier, if it be but for that: if I can reAnd that a strange one too, which did awake me : cover him, and keep him tame, and get to Naples I shak'd you, sir, and cry'd ; as mine eyes open'd, with him, he's a present for any ein peror that ever
awn there was a noise, trod on neat's leather. That's verity: 'best stand upon our guard;
Cal. Do not torment me, pr'ythee; Or that we quit this place : let's draw our weapons. I'll bring my wood home faster.
Alon. Lead off this ground : and let's make further Ste. He's in his fit now, and does not talk after For my poor son.
(search the wisest. He shall taste of my buttle: if he have Heavens keep him from these beasts! never drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove For he is, sare, i'the island."
his fit: if I can recover him, and keep him tame, I
will not take too much for him : he shall pay for him Cal. I pr'ythee, let me bring thee where crabs that hath him, and that soundly.
grow; Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt And I, with my long nails, will dig thee pig-nuts ; Anon, I know it by thy trembling :
Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how Now Prosper works upon thee.
To snare the nimble marmozet ; I'll bring thee Ste. Come on your ways; open your mouth ; here To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee is that which will give language to you, cat ; open Young sea-mells from the rock. Wilt thou go with your mouth : this will shake your shaking, I can tell you, and that soundly : you cannot tell who's Ste. I pr'ythee now, lead the way, without any your friend : open your chaps again.
more talking-Trinculo, the king and all our comTrin. I should know that yoice: it should be pany else being drowned, we will inherit here.but he is drowned ; and these are devils : 0 ! defend Here; bear my bottle : Fellow Trinculo, we'll till
him by and by again. Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate Cal. Farewel, master ; farewell, farewell. monster! His forward voice now is to speak well
(Sings drunkenly. of his friend ; his backward voice is to utter foul Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster. speeches, and to detract. If all the wipe in my bottle Cal. No more dams r'll make for fish; will recover him, I will help his ague: come,
Nor fetch in firing Amen! I will pour some in thy other mouth.
At requiring, Trin. Stephano,
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish; Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me ? Mercy! mercy!
'Ban, 'Bar, Ca-Caliban, this is a devil, and no monster: I will leave him ; I
Has a nero master-Get a new man. have no long spoon.
Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom: freedom, heyTrin. Stephano !-if thou beest_Stephano, touch
day, freedom me, and speak to me ; for 1 am Trinculo ;-be not Ste. O brave monster ! lead the way. (Exeunt. afeard,--thy good friend 'Trinculo.
Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth; I'll pull thee by the lesser legs : if any be Trinculo's legs,
ACT III. these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed
SCENE I. Before Prospero's Cell. how cam'st thou to be the siege of this moon-calf?
Enter Ferdinand, bearing a Log. Can he vent Trinculos? Trin, I took him to be killed with a thunder Per. There be some sports are painful; but their
labour stroke :- But art thou not drowned, Stephano ! I hope now, thon art not drowned. Is the storm over Delight in them sets off : some kinds of baseness blown! I'hid me under the dead moon-cali's gaber-Point to rich ends. this my mean task would be
Are nobly undergone ; and most poor matters dine, for fear of the storm : and art thou living, Stephano? O Stephano, two Neapolitans 'scap'd
As heavy to me as 'tis odious; but Ste. Pr’ythee, do not turn me about; my stomach The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead, is not constant.
And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not sprites. Tea times more gentle than her father's crabbed ; That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor :
And he's compos'd of harshness. I must remove
Some thousands of these logs, and pile them ap, I will kneel to him.
Ste. How didst thou 'scape? How cam'st thou hi- Upon a sore injunction : my sweet inistress ther? swear by this bottle, how thou cam'st hither.
Weeps when she sees me work ; and says, such base
[ness I escaped upon a butt of sack, which the sailors Had ne'er like executor. I forget : heaved overboard, by this bottle! which I made of But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours; the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I was
Most busy-less, when I do it. cast a-shore.
Enter Miranda ; and Prospero at a Distance. Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy
Alas, now ! pray you, True subject ; for the liquor is not earthly,
Work not so hard : I would, the lightning had Ste. Here ; swear then how thou escap'dst. Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin'a to pile !
Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can Pray set it down, and rest you : when this burns, swim like a duck, I'll be sworn.
'Twill weep for having wearied you. My father Ste. Here, kiss the book : though thou canst swim is hard at study ; pray now, rest yourself ; like a duck, that art made like a goose.
He's safe for these three hours. Trin. o Stephano, hast any more of this?
O most dear mistress, Ste. The whole butt, man my cellar is in a rock The sun will set, before I shall discharge by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. How now, What I must strive to do. moon-calf ! how does thine agae?
If you'll sit down, Cal. Hast thon not dropped from heaven? I'll bear your dogs the while : pray give me that ;
Ste. Out o'the moon, I do assure thee : I was the I'll carry it to the pile. man in the moon, when time was.
No, precious creature : Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee; I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, My mistress showed me thee, thy dog, and bush. Than you should such dishonour undergo,
Ste. Come, swear to that ; kiss the book : I will While I sit lazy by. furnish it anon with new contents; swear.
It would become me Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow As well as it does you : and I shou'd do it monster :---I afeard of him a very weak monster : With much more ease ; for my good will is to it, --The man i'the moon !--a most poor credulous And yours against. monster :-well drawn, monster, in good sooth.
Peor worm ! thou art infected; Cal. P'll show thee every fertile inch o'the island ; This visitation shows it. And kiss thy foot : I pr’ythee, be iny god.
You look wearily. [me, Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and drunken Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning with monster; when his god's asleep, he'll rob his bottle. When you are by at night. I do beseech you Cal. I'll kiss thy foot : Pll swear myself thy sub-(Chietly, that I might set it in my prayers), jeet.
What is your name? Ste. Come on then ; down, and swear.
Miranda :-O my father, Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy. I have broke your best to say so ! headed monster : a most scurvy monster ! I could Fer.
Admir'd Miranda ! find in my heart to beat him,
Indeed, the top of admiration, worth Ste. Come, kiss.
What's dearest to the world. Full many a lady Trin. --but that the poor monster's in drink : an I have ey'd with best regard ; and many a time abominable monster !
The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Cal. I'll show thee the best springs ; I'll pluck Brought my too diligent ear : for several virtues thee berries :
Have I lik'd several women ; Bever any I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. With so full soal, but some defect in her A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!
Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, P'li bear him no more sticks, bat follow thee, And put it to the foil : but you, you, Thou wondrous man.
So perfect, and so peerless, are created Trin. A most ridiculous monster ; to make a won- of every creature's best. der of a poor drunkard.
I do not know
One of my sex ; no woman's face remember,
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen lord ? More that I may call men, than you, good friend, Trin. Lord, qaoth he !--that a monster should be And my dear father : how features are abroad, such a natural! I am skill-less of; but by my modesty
Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. (The jewel in my dower), I would not wish
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head ; Any companion in the world but you ;
you prove a matineer, the next tree--The poor Nor can imagination form a shape,
monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indig-
To hearken once again the suit I made thee !
Ste. Marry will I : kneel, and repeat it; I will A prinoe, Miranda ; I do think, a king;
star, and so sball Trinculo.
Enter Ariel, invisible.
Before, I am subject to a tyrant;
A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath To make me slave to it; and, for your sake,
Cheated me of this island.
Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou : Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this sound, I would, my valiant master would destroy thee; And crown what I profess with kind event,
I do not lie. If I speak true ; if bollowly, invert
Ste. Trincalo, if you trouble him any more in his What best is boded me, to mischief ! ,
tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth. Beyond all limit of what else i'the world,
Trin. Why, I said nothing. Do love, prize, honour you.
Ste. Mam then, and no more.-(To Caliban.) ProMira
I am a fool,
ceed. To weep at what I am glad of.
Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ; Pro.
Fair encounter From me he got it. If thy greatness will Of two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace Revenge it on him--for, I know, thou dar'st; On that which breeds between them!
But this thing dare not. Per.
Wherefore weep you? Ste. That's most certain. Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee. What I desire to give ; and much less take,
Ste. How now shall this be compassed I Canst thou What I shall die to want : But this is trilling ; bring me to the party! And all the more it seeks to hide itself,
Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; I'll yield him thee asleep, The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. And prompt me, plain and boly innocence !
Ari. Thou liest, thog canst not. (patch! I am your wife, if you will marry me;
Cal. What a pied niony's this ! Thou scurvy If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow
I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, And take his bottle from him ; when that's gone, Whether you will or no.
He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show Fer. My mistress, dearest, Where the quick freshes are.
Chin And I thus humble ever.
Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger; interMira.
My husband then ! rupt the monster one word further, and, by this Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing
hand, I'll tarn my mercy out of doors, and make a As bondage e'er of freedom : bere's my hand. stock-tish of thee.
Mira. And mine, with my heart in't : And now Trin. Why, what did I! I did nothing; I'll go Till half an hour hence.
[farewell, further off. Per.
A thousand ! thousand ! Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ?
[Exeunt Ker. and Mira. Ari, Thou liest. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,
Ste. Do I sol take thou that. [Strikes him.) As Who are surpris'd with all ; bot my rejoicing yon like this, give ine the lie another tine. At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ;
Trin. I did not give the lie :-Out o’your wits, For yet, ere supper time, must I perform
and hearing loo!--- A pox o'your bottle! this can Much business appertaining.
[Esit. sack, and drinking do.-A murrain on your monster,
and the devil take your tingers! SCENE II. Another Part of the Island. Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr'ythee stand Enter Stephano and Trinculo ; Caliban following further off. with a Bottle.
Cal. Beat bin enough : after a little time, Ste. Tell not me ;-when the batt is out, we will I'll beat him too. drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, Ste.
Stand further.-Come, proceed. and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink to me,
Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island! I'the afternoon to sleep: there ibou may'st brain him, They say, there's but five apon this isle: we are having first seiz'd his books; or with a log three of them; if the other two be brained like us, Batter his skull, or pauneh him with a stake, the state totters.
Or cut his wezand with thy knife: Remember, Ste. Drink, servant monster, when I bid thee; thy First to possess his books; for without them eyes are almost set in thy head.
He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not Trin. Where should they be set else ? he were a One spirit to cominand They all do hate him, bare monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. As rootedly as I : Burn but his books;
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in He has brave utensils (for so be calls them), sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I swam, which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty leagues, And that most deeply to consider, is off and on, by this light. Thou shalt be my lieate- The beauty of his daughter; he himself nant, monster, or my standard.
Calls her a nonpareil I ne'er saw woman,
But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
Is it so brave a lass? ste. Moon-call, speak once in thy life, if thoa Cal. Ay, lord ; she will become thy bed, I warrant, beest a good moon-caf.
And bring thee forth brave brood. Cal. How does thy honour ! Let me lick thy shoe ; Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter I'll not serve hin, he is not valiant.
and I will be king and queen; (save our graces!! Trin. 'Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am in and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys. -Dost case to just'e a constable : 'Why, thou deboshed fish thou like the plot, Trinoalo? thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath drack Trin. Excellent so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrons Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee : lie, being but half a fish, and half a monster! but, while thou livest, keep a good tongae in thy head