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But doth suffer a sea-change
[Burden : ding-dong
PRO. The fringed curtains of thine eye advance,
What is't ? a spirit?
Pro. No, wench*; iť.çats and sleeps, and hath such senses
I might call him
Pro. (Aside). It goes on, I see,
Most sure, the goddess
No wonder, sir ;
My language ! heavens !
How ! the best ?
FER. A single thing, as I am now, that wonders
Alack, for mercy !
FER. Yes, faith, and all his lords ; the Duke of Milan, And his brave son being twain. Pro. (Aside).
The Duke of Milan, And his more braver daughter could control thee, If now 'twere fit to do't.-At the first sight (aside) They have changed eyes : delicate Ariel, I'll set thee free for this !-(TO FER.) A word, good sir ; I fear you have done yourself some wrong: a word.
MIRA, (Aside). Why speaks my father so ungently ? This
O! if a virgin,
Soft, sir : one word more(Aside). They are both in either's powers : but this swift
business I must uneasy make, lest too light winning Make the prize light.(To FER.) One word more : I charge
No, as I am a man.
Follow me.(TO MIRA.) Speak not you for him; he's a traitor-(To FER.)
[He draws, and is charmed from moving. MIRA.
O dear father !
What! I say,
Who mak'st a show, but dar'st not strike, thy conscience
Beseech, you, father!
Sir, have pity :
Silence ! one word more
PRO. (To FER.) ) Come on ; obey
So they are :
POR. (Aside). It works.-(To FER). Come on.-
Be of comfort;
Thou shalt be as free
To the syllable.
Lo now ! lo!
Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub to bear off any weather at all, and another storm brewing ; I hear it sing i' the wind : yond same black cloud, yond huge one, looks like a foul bombard that would shed his liquor. If it should thunder as it did before, I know not where to hide my head: yond same cloud cannot choose but fall by pailfuls.—What have we here ? a man or a fish ? Dead or alive ? A fish : he smells like a fish ; a very ancient and fish-like smell. A strange fish! Legg'd like a man! and his fins like arms ! Warm, o' my troth! I do now let loose my opinion, hold it no longer; this is no fish, but an islander, that hath lately suffered by a thunderbolt. (Thunder.) Alas! the storm is come again : my best way is to creep under his gaberdine ; there is no other shelter hereabout : misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. I will here shroud till the dregs of the storm be past.
Enter STEPHANO, singing ; a bottle in his hand.
Here shall I die a-shore :
[Drinks. CAL. Do not torment me : O!
STE. What's the matter ? Have we devils here ? Do you put tricks upon us with savages and men of Ind ? Ha ! I have not 'scaped drowning to be afeared now of your four legs; for it hath been said, As proper a man as ever went on
four legs cannot make him give ground : and it shall be said so again while Stephano breathes at 's nostrils.
CAL. The spirit torments me : 0!
STE. This is some monster of the isle with four legs, who hath got, as I take it, an ague. Where the devil should he learn our language ? I will give him some relief, if it be but for that : if I can recover him and keep him tame and get to Naples with him, he's a present for any emperor that ever trod on neat's-leather.
CAL. Do not torment me, prithee : I'll bring my wood home faster.
STE. He's in his fit now and does not talk after the wisest, He shall taste of my bottle : if he have never drunk wine afore it will go near to remove his fit. If I can recover him, and keep him tame, I will not take too much for him : he shall pay for him that hath him, and that soundly.
Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt anon, I know it by thy trembling : now Prosper works upon thee.
STE. Come on your ways : open your mouth ; here is that which will give language to you, cat. Open your mouth : this will shake your shaking, I can tell you, and that soundly (gives CALIBAN drink) : you cannot tell who's your friend; open your chaps again.
TRIN. I should know that voice : it should be-but he is drowned, and these are devils. O! defend me.
STE. Four legs and two voices ; a most delicate monster ! If all the wine in my bottle will recover him, I will help his ague. Come. Amen! I will pour some in thy other mouth. TRIN. Stephano !
STE. Doth thy other mouth call me ? Mercy! mercy ! This is a devil, and no monster : I will leave him; I have no long spoon.
TRIN. Stephano !-if thou beest Stephano, touch me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo :—be not 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, these are they. Thou art very Trinculo indeed! How cam'st thou to the siege of this moon-calf ?
TRIN. I took him to be killed with a thunderstroke. But art thou not drowned, Stephano ? I hope now thou art not drowned. Is the storm overblown ? I hid me under the dead moon-calf's gaberdine for fear of the storm. And art thou living, Stephano ? O Stephano ! two Neapolitans 'scaped !