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&. Out of the moon, I do assure thee . I was A plague upon the tyrant that I serve ! the man in the moon, when time was.

I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore Thou wond'rous man. thee;

Trin. A most ridiculous monster! to make a My mistress shewed me thee, thy dog, and bush." wonder of a poor drunkard.

Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book : I will Cal. I pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs grow; finish it anon with new contents : swear.

And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts; Tria. By this good light, this is a very shallow Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how monster : -I afeard of him? a very weak monster: To snare the nimble marmozet ; I'll bring thee - The man i' the moon? -a most poor credulous To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee master: Well drawn, monster, in good sooth. Young sea-mells from the rock: Wilt thou go with Cal. 17 shew thee every fertile inch o' the

me ?

Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without any And kiss thy foot : I prythee, be my god. more talking. — Trinculo, the king and all our com

Trin. By this light,' a most perfidious and pany else being drown'd, we will inherit here. drunken monster ; when his god's asleep, he'll rob Here ; bear my bottle. Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill his bottle

him by and by again. Q I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy sub- Cal. Farewell, master : farewell, farewell. ject.

(Sings drunkenly. &e. Come on then ; down and swear.

Trin. A howling monster ; a drunken monster Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy- Cal. No more dams I'll make for fish; beaded monster : a most scurvy monster! I could

Nor fetch in firing end in my heart to beat him,

At requiring, B. Come, kiss.

Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish; Tria. — but that the poor monster's in drink ;

BaoBan, Ca-Caliban, An aborninable monster!

Has a new master-Get a new man. 04. I'll shew thee the best springs; I'll pluck Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom ! freedom, thee berries.

hey-day, freedom! 1'1 fish for thee, and get thee wond enough. Ste. O brave monster ! lead the way. (Ereunt.


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SCENE I. - Before Prospero's Cell.


No, precious creature :

I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, Enter FERDINAND, bearing a log.

Than you should such dishonour undergo,
Far. There be some sports are painful; but their

While I sit lazy by.


It would become me Deight in them sets off : some kinds of baseness As well as it does you : and I should do it Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters With much more ease ; for my good will is to it, Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be And yours against. As heavy to me, as 'tis odious ; but


Poor worm! thou art infected; The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead, This visitation shews it. And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is


You look wearily. Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed; Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning with And he's compos'd of harshness. I must remove Sorne thousands of these logs, and pile them up,

When you are by at night. I do beseech you, po a sore injunction : My sweet mistress (Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,) Wespe when she sees me work; and says, such What is your name? baseness


Miranda :

O my father, Had ne'er like éxecutor. I forget :

I have broke your hest to say so! But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours; Fer.

Admir'd Miranda Blost busy-less, when I do it.

Indeed, the top of admiration ; worth

What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady Enter MIBANDA, and PROSPERO at a distance.

I have ey'd with best regard ; and many a time Alas, now! pray you, The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Work not so hard; I would the lightning had Brought my too diligent car : for several virtues Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile ! Have I lik'd several women ; never any Pray, set it down, and rest you : when this burns, With so full soul, but some defect in her Twill weep for having wearied you : My father Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself; And put it to the foil : But you, O you, He's safe for these three hours.

So perfect, and so peerless, are created Fer.

O most dear mistress, Of every creature's best. The sun will set, before I shall discharge


I do not know What I must strive to do.

One of my sex; no woman's face remember, Mira.

If you'll sit down, Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have i 11 bear your logs the while: Pray, give me that ; 1'1 carry it to the pile.

More that I may call men, than you, good friend,

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my lord ?

And my dear father : how features are abroad, Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; I am skill-less of; but, by my modesty,

thy eyes are almost set in thy head. (The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish

T'rin. Where should they be set else ? he were a Any companion in the world but you ;

brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. Nor can imagination form a shape,

Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in Beside yourself, to like of ; But I prattle

sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me : I Something too wildly, and my father's precepts swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty Therein forget.

leagues, off and on, by this light. — Thou shalt be Fer. I am, in my condition,

my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king;

Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no (I would, not so !) and would no more endure standard. This wooden slavery, than I would suffer

Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. The flesh-fly blow my mouth. - Hear my soul Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like dogs ; speak;

and yet say nothing neither. The very instant that I saw you, did

Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou My heart fly to your service; there resides, beest a good moon-calf. To make me slave to it; and for your sake,

Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy Am I this patient log-man.

shoe : Mira.

Do you love me? I'll not serve him, he is not valiant. Fer. O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster ; I am sound,

in case to justle a constable : why, thou deboshed And crown what I profess with kind event, fish thou, was there ever a man a coward, that hath If I speak true ; if hollowly, invert

drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thon tell What best is boded me, to mischief ! I,

a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a Beyond all limit of what else i' the world,

monster ? Do love, prize, honour you.

Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, Mira.

I am a fool, To weep at what I am glad of.

Trin. Lord, quoth he ! — that a monster should Pro.

Fair encounter be such a natural ! Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. On that which breeds between them !

Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head ; Fer.

Wherefore weep you ? if you prove a mutineer, the next tree — The poor Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indigWhat I desire to give ; and much less take,

nity. What I shall die to want: But this is trifling; Cal. I thank my noble lord. • Wilt thou be And all the more it seeks to hide itself,

pleased The bigger bulk it shews. Hence, bashful cun- To hearken once again the suit I made thee? ning !

Sle. Marry will I: kneel and repeat it; I will And prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! stand, and so shall Trinculo. I am your wife, if you will marry me ; If not I'll die your maid : to be your fellow

Enter Ariel, invisible. You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,

Cal. As I told thee Whether you will or no.

Before, I am subject to a tyrant ; Fer.

My mistress, dearest, A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath
And I thus humble ever.

Cheated me of this island.
My liusband then ?


Thou liest. Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou ; As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my hand. I would, my valiant master would destroy thee : Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And now

I do not lie. farewell,

Se. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in Till half an hour hence.

his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your Fer.

A thousand ! thousand! teeth.

[Ereunt Fer. and Mir. Trin. Why, I said nothing. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,

Ste. Mum then, and no more. - [To CALIBAN.] Who are surį riz'd with all ; but my rejoicing

Proceed. At nothing can be more. I'll to my book;

Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ; For yet ere supper time, must I perform

From me he got it. If thy greatness will Much business appertaining.

| Erit. Revenge it on bim - for, I know, thou dar'st;

But this thing dare not. SCENE II. - Another part of the Island. Ste. That's most certain.

Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee. Enter Stephano and TRINCULO; Caliban follow

Ste. How now shall this be compassed ? Carst ing with a bottle.

thou bring me to the party? Ste. Tell not me; — when the butt is out, we Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; I'll yield him thee asleep, will drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear Where thou may’st knock a nail into his head. up, and board 'em : Servant-monster, wrink to me. Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.

Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island ! Cal. What a pied ninny's this? Thou scurvy They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are

patch! three of them; if the other two be brained like us, I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, the state totters.

And take his bottle from him : when that's gone,

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He stall drink nought but brine; for I'll not shew Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by binn

the picture of No-body. here the quick freshes are.

Ste. If thou beest a man, shew thyself in thy c. Trinculo, run into no further danger: in- likeness : if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list. zrrupt the monster one word further, and, by this Trin. O, forgive me my sins ! out

Ste. He that dies, pays all debts : I defy thee :Saci-lish of thee.

Mercy upon us ! Trie. Why, what did I? I did nothing ; I'll go Cal. Art thou afeard ? further off.

Ste. No, monster, not I. Se Didst thou not say, he lied ?

Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Ari Thou best.

Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not. Sie. Do I so? take thou that. (Strikes him.) As Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments you like this, give me the lie another time.

Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices, Triz. I did not give the lie: - Out o'your wits, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, and hearing too? —A pox o' your bottle! this Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, ca sak, and drinking do. — A murrain on your The clouds, methought, would open and shew riches Boaster, and the devil take your fingers !

Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d, Cal. Ha, ha, ha!

I cry'd to dream again. &e. Now, forward with your tale. Pr’ythee stand Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where further ofl.

I shall have my musick for nothing. Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, Cal. When Prospero is destroyed. I'll beat him too.

Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the story. Se. Stand further. - Come, proceed.

Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, Cal

. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him and after, do our work. l' tive afterncon to sleep: there thou may'st brain Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow. - I would, I him,

could see this taborer : he lays it on. Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log

Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. (Ereun!. Baiter bis skull, or paunch him with a stake, Or cut-tus wezand with thy knife : Remember, SCENE III. – Another part of the Island. Fire to possess his books; for without them He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not

Enter Alonso, SERASTIAN, ANTONIO, Gonzalo, Oae spirit to command: They all do hate him,

ADRIAN, Francisco, and others. As rootedly as I: Burn but his books ;

Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, sir ; He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,) My old bones ache : here's a maze trod, indeed, Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. Through forth-rights and meanders ! by your paAnd that most deeply to consider, is

tience, The beauty of liis daughter; he himself

I needs must rest me. Calls her a non-pareil : I ne'er saw woman,


Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Bat only Syeorax my dam, and she;

Who am myself attach'd with weariness, But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,

To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. As greatest does least.

Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it See. Is it so brave a lass?

No longer for my flatterer : hie is drown'd, Cel. Ay, lord ; she will become thy bed, I war- | Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks rant,

Our frustrate search on land : Well, let him go. And bring thee forth brave brood.

Ani. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. Ske. Monster, I will kill this man : his daughter

(Asicle to SEBASTIAN. and I will be king and queen ; (save our graces !) | Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys : Dost That you resolv'd to effect. thou like the plot, Trinculo ?


The next advantage Tria. Excellent.

Will we take thoroughly. 842. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee : Ant.

Let it be to-night; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they bead

Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
Cd. Within this half hour will he be asleep; As when they are fresh.
Wilt thou destroy him then?


I say, to-night: no more. Ste.

Ay, on mine honour. Ari. This will I tell my master,

Solemn and strange musick; and Prospero above, in

visible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringin; inz Col. Thou mak’st me merry: I am full of plea

a banquet; they dance about it with gentle actions sure ; Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch

of salutation ; and, inviting the king, dc. to cat, You taught me but while-ere?

they depart. Ske. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. (Sings.

hark !

Gon. Marvellous sweet musick! Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and

Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! Wlint finnst 'em;

were these? Thought is free.

Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe, Cal. That's not the tuje.

That there are unicorns; that, in Arabia (ABIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. There is one tree, the phænix' tirone; one phænis Site. What is this same ?

At this hour reigning there.

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I'll believe both; Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, And what does else want credit, come to me, Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, And will not be uplifted : But, remember, Though fools at home condemn them.

(For that's my business to you,) that you three Gon.

If in Naples From Milan did supplant good Prospero; I should report this now, would they believe me? Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, If I should say, I saw such islanders,

Him, and his innocent child : for which foul deed (For, certes, these are people of the island,) The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso, Our human generation you shall find

They have bereft; and do pronounce by me,
Many, nay, almost any.

Ling'ring perdition (worse than any death
Honest lord,

Can be at once,) shall step by step attend
Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you
Are worse than devils.


from Alon.

I cannot too much muse, (Which here, in this most desolate isle; else falls Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, expressing Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, (Although they want the use of tongue,) a kind And a clear life ensuing. Of excellent dumb discourse. Pro.

He vanishes in thunder : then to soft musick, enter Praise in departing.

[ Aside.

the Shapes again, and dance with mops and mowes, Fran. They vanish'd strangely.

and carry out the table. Seb.

No matter, since Pro. (Aside.) Bravely the figure of this harpy They have left their viands behind; for we have

hast thou stomachs.

Perform’d, my Ariel ; a grace it had, devouring: Will't please you taste of what is here?

Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Alon.

Not I. In what thou hadst to say : so, with good life, Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: When we And observation strange, my meaner ministers were boys,

Their several kinds have done: my high charms work, Who would believe that there were mountaineers, And these, mine enemies, are all knit up Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging in their distractions : they now are in my power ; at them

And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown'd,) Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we And his and my loved darling. find,

[Exit PROSPERO from above. Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us Gon. l' the name of something holy, sir, why Good warrant of.

stand you Alon.

I will stand to, and feed, In this strange stare ? Although my last : no matter, since I feel,


0, it is monstrous ! monstrous ! The best is past :- Brother, my lord the duke, Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; Stand to, and do as we.

The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,

That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a harpy; The name of Prosper ; it did bass my trespass.

claps his wings upon the table, and with a quaint Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded ; and device, the banquet vanishes.

I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny And with him there lie mudded.

[Exit. (That hath to instrument this lower world,


But one fiend at a time, And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea

I'll fight their legions o'er. Hath caused to belch up; and on this island


I'll be thy second. Where man doth not inhabit ; you 'mongst men

(Exeunt Sex. and Ant. Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; Gon. All three of them are desperate ; their great [Seeing Alon. Sex. fc. draw their swords.

guilt, And even with such like valour, men hang and drown Like poison given to work a great time after, Their proper selves. You fools ! I and my fellows Now 'gins to bite the spirits : - I do beseech you Are ministers of fate; the elements,

That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well And hinder them from what this ecstacy Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs May now provoke them to. Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish


Follow, I pray you. One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers



SCENE I. - Before Prospero's Cell. Enter PROSPERO, FERDINAND, and Miranda. Pro. If I have too justerely punish'd you, Your compensation makes amends; for I

Have given you here a thread of mine own life.
Or that for which I live; whom once again
I tender to thy hand : all thy vexations
Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore Heaven,

I ratify thús my rich gift. O Ferdinand,

To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy broom Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

groves, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, And make it halt behind her.

Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard ; Fer.

I do believe it, And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard; Against an oracle.

Where thou thyself dost air : The queen o' the sky, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But Bids thee leave these ; and with her sovereign grace, If thou dost break her virgin knot before

Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, All sanctimonious ceremonies may

To come and sport : her peacocks fly amain;
With full and holy rite be minister's,

Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
No swet aspersion shall the heavens let fall ?
To make this contract grow : bnt barren hate,

Enter CERES.
Sourey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew

Cer. Hail many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter ; Tat you shall hate it both: therefore take heed, Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers As Hymen's lamps shall light you.

Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers ; Fer.

As I hope And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Fa quiet days, fair issue, and long life,

My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down, With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, Rich scarf to my proud earth ; Why hath thy queen The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion Summon'd me bither, to this short-grass’d-green ? Our worser Genius ean, shall never melt

Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate ; Mine honour into lust; to take away

And some donation freely to estate The edge of that day's celebration,

On the bless'd lovers. When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are founder'd, Cer.

Tell me, heavenly bow, Or night kept chain'ą below.

If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Pro.

Fairly spoke : Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own. The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got, What, Sriel; my industrious servant Ariel ! Her and her blind boys scandal'd company

I have forsworn,
Enter ARIEL.


Of her society An. What would my potent master? here I am. Be not afraid ; I met her deity Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last ser- Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son vice

Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have Did worthily perform ; and I must use you

done In such another trick : go, bring the rabble, Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place: Whose vows are that no bed-rite shall be paid Incite them to quick motion ; for I must

Till Hymen's torch be lighted : but in vain; Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple Mars's hot minion is return'd again ; Som vanity of mine art; it is my promise, Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, And they expect it from me.

Swears he will shoot no more, but play with sparrows, Presently?

And be a boy right out. Pro. Aye, with a twink.


Highest queen of state, Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,

Great Juno comes : I know her by her gait.
And breathe twice; and cry, 80, 80 ;

Enter Juxo.
Each one, tripping on his toe,
Will be here with mop and mowe:

Jun. How does my bounteous sister? Go with me, Do you love me, master? no.

To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be,
Pre. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not approach, And honour'd in their issue.
Till thou dost hear me call.
Well I conceive. (Exit.

Pro. Look, thou be true: do not give dalliance
Too much the rein : the strongest oaths are straw

Jun. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
To the fire i' the blood : be more abstemious,

Long continuance, and increasing, Or else, good night, your vow!

Hourly joys be still upon you ! Per.

I warrant you, sir.

Juno sings her blessings on you. The white cold virgin snow upon my heart

Cer. Earth's increase, and foison plenty, Abates the ardour of my liver.

Barns and garners never empty ; Pre


Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing; Now come, my Ariel: bring a corollary,

Plants, with goodly burden bowing ; Rather than want a spirit: appear, and pertly. —

Spring come to you, at the farthest, No tongue; all eyes; be silent. [Soft musick.

In the very end of harvest !

Scarcity and want shall shun you ;
A Masque. Enter Iris.

Ceres' blessing so is on you.
Ins. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich lease Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and
Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease; Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold
Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, To think these spirits ?
And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep; Pro.

Spirits, which by mine art Thy banks with peonied and liljed brims,

I have from their confines called to enact Which spongy April at thy hest betrims,

My present fancies.

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