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terrupt the monster one word further, and, by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a stock-fish of thee.

Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go urther off.

Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied?
Ari. Thou liest.

Ste. Do I so? take thou that. [Strikes him.]
As you like this, give me the lie another time.
Trin. I did not give the lie:-Out o' your wits,
and hearing too?-A pox o' your bottle! this can
sack, and drinking do.-A murrain on your mon-
ster, and the devil take your fingers!

Cal. Ha, ha, ha!

Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr'ythec stand further off.

Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, Ill beat him too.

Ste.

Stand further.-Come, proceed.

Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him I'the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain

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him,

Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log
Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,
Or cut his wezand' with thy knife; Remember,
First to possess his books; for without them
He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not

One spirit to command: They all do hate him,
As rootedly as I: Burn but his books;
He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,)
Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal.
And that most deeply to consider, is
The beauty of his daughter; he himself
Calls her a non-pareil: I never saw a woman,
But only Sycorax my dam, and she;
But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
As great'st does least.

Ste.

Is it so brave a lass?

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Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices,
That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
The clouds, methought, would open, and shew riches
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd,
I cry'd to dream again.

Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me,
where I shall have my music for nothing.
Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.

Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the

story.

Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, and after, do our work.

Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.-I would, I I could see this taborer: he lays it on.

Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. [Exeunt.

SCENE III-Another part of the Island. Enter
ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, GONZALO,.
ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and others.

Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, sir;
My old bones ache; here's a maze trod, indeed,
Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa-
tience,
I needs must rest me.
Alon.
Old lord, I cannot blame thee,
Who am myself attach'd with weariness,

Cal. Ay, my lord; she will become thy bed, I To the dulling of my spirits: sit down, and rest.

warrant,

And bring thee forth brave brood.

Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter and I will be king and queen: (save our graces!) and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys :-Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo?

Trin. Excellent.

Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee: but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head.

Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep;
Wilt thou destroy him then?
Ste.

Ay, on mine honour.

Ari. This will I tell my master.
Cal. Thou makʼst me merry: I am full of plea-

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Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and
flout'em:
Thought is free.

Cal. That's not the tune.

[ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. Ste. What is this same?

Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the picture of No-body.2

1 Wezand, i. e. throat or windpipe.

2 The picture of No-body was a common sign. There is also a wood cut prefixed to an old play of No-body and Some-body, which represents this notable person. 3 To affear, is an obsolete verb with the same meaning as to affray, or make afraid.

4" You shall heare in the ayre the sound of tabers and other instruments, to put the trauellers in feare, &c. by evill spirites that make these soundes, and also do call diuerse of the trauellers by their names, &c."Trauels of Marcus Paulus, by John Frampton, 4to. 1579. To some of these circumstances Milton also alludes:

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The next advantage
Let it be to-night;
For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they
Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
As when they are fresh.
Seb.

!

I say, to-night; no more. Solemn and strange music; and PROSPERO above, invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in a Banquet; they dance about it with gentle actions of salutation; and inviting the King, &c. to eat, they depart.

Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, hark!

Gon. Marvellous sweet music!

Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What
were these?

Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe
That there are unicorns; that, in Arabia
There is one tree, the phoenix' throne;' one
phoenix

At this hour reigning there.

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-calling shapes, and beckoning shadows dire ; And aery tongues that syllable men's names On sands, and shores, and desert wildernesses." 5 By'r lakin is a contraction of By our ladykin, the diminutive of our lady.

6 Shows, called Drolleries, were in Shakspeare's time performed by puppets only. From these our mo dern drolls, exhibited at fairs, &c. took their name. "A living drollery," is therefore a drollery not by wooden but by living personages.

7 "I myself have heard strange things of this kind of tree; namely, in regard of the Bird Phoenix, which is supposed to have taken that name of this date tree

Ant.

I'll believe both; And what does else want credit, come to me, And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Traveliers ne'er did lie, Though fools at home condemn them. Gon. If in Naples I should report this now, would they believe me? If I should say I saw such islanders, (For, certes, these are people of the island,) Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet note, Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of Our human generation you shall find Many, nay, almost any.

Pro.

Honest lord,

2

Thou hast said well; for some of you there present,
'Are worse than devils.
[Aside.
Alon.
I cannot too much muse,2
Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, ex-
pressing

(Although they want the use of tongue) a kind
Of excellent dumb discourse.
Pro.

Praise in departing.3

Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Seb.

[Aside.

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Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt,
Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,
And will not be uplifted; But, remember,
(For that's my business to you,) that you three
From Milan did supplant good Prospero;
Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it,
Him, and his innocent child: for which foul deed
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have
Incens'd the seas and shores, yea all the creatures,
Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso,
They have bereft; and do pronounce by me,
Lingering perdition (worse than any death
Can be at once,) shall step by step attend
You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you
from

(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, And a clear life ensuing.

He vanishes in Thunder: then, to soft music, enter the Shapes again, and dance with mops and mowes, carry out the table.

and No matter, since They have left their viands behind; for we have stomachs.

Will't please you taste of what is here?

"

Alon.

Not I.

Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: When we were boys,

Who would believe that there were mountaineers, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging at them

Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we find,

4

Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us
Good warrant of.

Alon.
I will stand too, and feed,
Although my last: no matter, since I feel
The best is past:-Brother, my lord the duke,
>Stand too, and do as we.

Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL like a Harpy; claps his wings upon the table, and, by quaint device, the Banquet vanishes.

Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny, (That hath to instrument this lower world, And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad:

[Seeing ALON. SEB. &c. draw their swords. And even with such like valour, men hang and drown

Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows -Are ministers of fate; the elements

Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish

(called in Greek dot;) for it was assured unto me, that the said bird 'died with that tree, and revived of itselfe as the tree sprung againe."-Holland's Translation of Pliny, B. xiii. C. 4.

1 Certainly.

2 Wonder.

3" Praise in departing," is a proverbial phrase signifying, Do not praise your entertainment too soon, lest you should have reason to retract your commendation.

4." Each putter-out on five for one," i. e. each traveller; it appears to have been the custom to place out a sum of money upon going abroad to be returned with enormous interest if the party returned safe; a kind of insurance of a gambling nature.

5 Bailey, in his dictionary, says that dowle is a feather, or rather the single particles of the down. Coles, in his Latin Dictionary, 1679, interprets young dowle by Lanugo. And in a history of most Manual Arts, 1661, wool and dowle are treated as synonymous. Tooke contends that this word and others of the same form are nothing more than the past participle of deal; and Junius and Skinner both derive it from the same. I fully believe that Tooke is right; the provincial word dool

Pro. [Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy hast thou

Perform'd, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring:
In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life,"
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated,
Their several kinds have done: my high charms
And observation strange, my meaner ministers

work,

And these, mine enemies, are all knit up
In their distractions: they now are in my power;
And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit
Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown'd)
And his and my lov'd darling.

[Exit PROSPERO from above. Gon. I' the name of something holy, sir, why stand you In this strange stare?

Alon.
O, it is monstrous! monstrous
The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,
Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of its
That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd
The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass.
Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and
I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded,
And with him there lie mudded.
Seb.

I'll fight their legions o'er.
Ant.

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is a portion of unploughed land left in a field; Coles, in his English Dictionary, 1701, has given dowl as a cant word, and interprets it deal. I must refer the read. er to the Diversions of Purley for further proof. 6 A clear life; is a pure, blameless, life.

7 With good life, i. e. with the full bent and energy of mind. Mr. Henley says that the expression is still in use in the west of England.

9 The natives of Africa have been supposed to be possessed of the secret how to temper poisons with such art as not to operate till several years after they were administered. Their drugs were then as certain in their effect as subtle in their preparation.

9 Shakspeare uses ecstasy for any temporary alienation of mind, a fit, or madness. Minsheu's definition of this word will serve to explain its meaning wherever It occurs throughout the following pages. "Extasie or trance; G. extase; Lat. extasis, abstractio mentis. Est proprie mentis emotio, et quasi ex statione sua deturbatio seu furore, eu admiratione, seu timore, aliove casu decidat." Guide to the Tongues, 1617.

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SCENE I-Before Prospero's Cell. Enter Pros-
PERO, FERDINAND, and MIRANDA.
Pro. If I have too austerely 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 this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,
Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,
For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,
And make it halt behind her.

Fer.

Against an oracle.

I do believe it,

Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition
Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But
If thou dost break her virgin knot before
All sanctimonious ceremonies may
With full and holy rite be minister'd,
No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall
To make this contract grow; but barren hate,
Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew
The union of your bed with weeds so loathly,
shall hate it both: therefore, take heed,
That you
As Hymen's lamps shall light you.
Fer.

As I hope
For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,
With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den,
The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion'
Our worser Genius can, shall never melt
Mine honour into lust; to take away
The edge of that day's celebration,

When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are founder'd,
Or night kept chain'd below.

Pro.

Fairly spoke;

Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.-
What, Ariel; my industrious servant Ariel!
Enter ARIEL.

Ari. What would my potent master? here I am.
Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last

service

Did worthily perform; and I must use you
In such another trick: go, bring the rabble,
O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place :
Incite them to quick motion; for I must
of these young couple
Bestow
eyes
upon
Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,
And they expect it from me.

Ari.

the

Pro. Ay, with a twink.

Presently?

Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,

And breathe twice; and cry, so, so;

Each one, tripping on his too,
Will be here with mop and mowe;
Do you love me, master? no.

Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not ap-
proach,

Till thou dost hear me call.

Well I conceive. [Exit.

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Ari.
Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance
Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw
To the fire i' the blood: be more abstemious,
I warrant you, sır
Fer.
Or else, good night, your vow!
The white-cold virgin snow upon my heart
Abates the ardour of my liver.
Well-
Pro.
Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary,
Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly.-
be silent.
all eyes;
[Soft music.
No tongue;
A Masque. Enter IRIS.
Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas
peas;
Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and
Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,
And flat meads thatch'd with stover," them to keep;
Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims,"
Which spongy April at thy hest betrims,
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy
broom groves,

Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves,
Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard;
And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard,
Where thou thyself dost air: The queen o' the sky,
Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I,
Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign

grace,

Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,
To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain;
Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
Enter CERES.

Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er
Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;
Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers
Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers:
And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown
My bosky10 acres, and my unshrubb'd down.
Rich scarf to my proud earth: Why hast thy queen
Summon'd me hither, to this short-grass'd green?
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate;
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless'd lovers.

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1 The same expression occurs in Pericles. Mr. Hen-he derives from the French verb touiller, which Cot
ley says that it is a manifest allusion to the zones of the
ancients, which were worn as guardians of chastity
before marriage.

grave interprets, "filthily to mix, to mingle, confound,
because these flowers never blow in April. But Mr.
or shuffle together." He objects to peonied and lillied
Boaden has pointed out a passage in Lord Bacon's Es-
say on Gardens which supports the reading in the text.
"In April follow the double white violet, the wall-flow-
rose-mary flowers, the
means temptation or wickeder, the stock-gilly-flower, the cowslip, flower-de-luces.
and lillies of all natures ;
tulippe, the double piony, &c." Lyte, in his Herbal,
says one kind of peonie is called by some, maiden or
virgin peonie. And Pliny mentions the water-lilly as
a preserver of chastity, B. xxvi. C. 10. Edward Fenton,
in his "Secret Wonders of Nature," 1569, 4to. B. vi.
asserts that "the water-lilly mortifieth altogether the
appetite of sensuality and defends from unchaste
thoughts and dreams of venery." The passage cer-
have, for these reasons, retained.
tainly gains by the reading of Mr. Steevens, which I

2 Aspersion is here used in its primitive sense of
sprinkling, at present it is used in its figurative sense
of throwing out hints of calumny and detraction.
3 Suggestion here
prompting.

4 Some vanity of mine art" is some illusion. Thus in a passage, quoted by Warton, in his Dissertation on the Gesta Romanorum, from Emare, a metrical

Romance.

"The emperor said on high
Sertes thys is a fayry
Or ellys a vanite."

5 That is, bring more than are sufficient. "Corollary,
the addition or vantage above measure, an overplus,
or surplusage."-Blount.

and the
6 Stover is fodder for cattle, as hay, straw,
like: estovers is the old law term, it is from estouvier,
old French.

8 That is, forsaken by his lass.

9 Mr. Douce remarks that this is an elegant expan sion of the following lines in Phaer's Virgil Eneid, Lib. iv.

.7 The old editions read Pioned and Twilled brims.
drooping showres,
In Ovid's Banquet of Sense, by Geo. Chapman, 1595,"Dame rainbow down therefore with safron wings of
we meet with

"Cuplike twill-pants strew'd in Bacchus bowers." If twill be the name of any flower, the old reading may stand. Mr. Henley strongly contends for the old reading, and explains pioned to mean faced up with mire in the manner that ditchers trim the banks of ditches: twilled 7

devoures,
Whose face a thousand sundry hues against the sun
From heaven descending came."

10 Bosky acres are woody acres, fields intersected by
luxuriant hedge-rows and copses.

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Jun. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you!
Juno sings her blessings on you.
Cer. Earth's increase, and foison1 plenty;
Barns and garners never empty;
Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing;
Plants, with goodly burden bowing;
Spring come to you, at the farthest,
In the very end of harvest!

Scarcity and want shall shun you;
Ceres blessing so is on you.

Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and
Harmonious charmingly : May I be bold
To think these spirits?

Pro.

Spirits, which by mine art
I have from their confines call'd to enact
My present fancies.

Fer.

Let me live here ever;

So rare a wonder'd' father, and a wife,
Make this place Paradise.

[JUNO and CERES whisper, and send IRIS on
employment.

Pro.
Sweet now, silence:
Jano and Ceres whisper seriously;
There's something else to do: hush, and be mute,
Or else our spell is marr❜d.

Iris. You nymphs, call'd Naiads, of the wand'ring
brooks,

With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless looks,
Leave your crisp channels, and on this green

land

Answer your summons; Juno does command:
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate
A contract of true love; be not too late.
Enter certain Nymphs.

You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary,

1 Foison is abundance, particularly of harvest

com.

2 For charmingly harmonious. 3" So rare a wonder'd father," is a father able to produce such wonders.

4 Crisp channels; i. e. curled, from the curl raised by a breeze on the surface of the water. So in 1 K. Hen. IV. Act i. Sc. 3.

"Hid his crisp head in the hollow bank." In the tragedy of Darius, by Lord Sterline, printed in 1603, is the following passage:

Come hither from the furrow, and be merry;
Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on,
And these fresh nymphs encounter every one
In country footing.

Enter certain Reapers, properly habited: they join
with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards the
end of which PROSPERO starts suddenly, and
speaks; after which, to a strange, hollow, and con
fused noise, they heavily vanish.

Pro. [Aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy
Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates,
Against my life; the minute of their plot
Is almost come.-[To the Spirits.] Well done ;-
avoid;-no more.

Fer. This is strange: your father's in some
passion

That works him strongly.

Mira.

Never till this day,

Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.
Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort,
As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir:
Our revels now are ended: these our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,"
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,"
Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff
As dreams are made of, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.-Sir, I am vex'd;

Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled.
Be not disturb'd with my infirmity:

If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk,
To still my beating mind.
Fer. Mira.

We wish your peace.
[Exeunt.

Pro. Come with a thought:-I thank you:

Ariel, come.

Enter ARIEL.

Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to: What's thy pleasure?

Spirit,

Pro.
We must prepare to meet with Caliban.,
Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presented
Ceres,

I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd,
Lest I might anger thee.

Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these
varlets?

Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking;

So full of valour, that they smote the air

For breathing in their faces; beat the ground
For kissing of their feet: yet always bending
Towards their project: then I beat my tabor,
At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their
ears,

It is evident that one poet imitated the other, and it seems probable that Shakspeare was the imitator. The exact period at which the Tempest was produced is not known, but it is thought not earlier than 1611. It was first printed in the folio of 1623. Lord Sterline also wrote a tragedy entitled Julius Caesar, in which there are parallel passages to some in Shakspeare's play on the same subject, and Malone thinks the coincidence more than accidental.

6 Faded, i. e. vanished, from the Latin vado. The ancient English pageants were shows, on the reception Not sceptres, no, but reeds, soon bruised soon of princes or other festive occasions; they were exhibit

"Let greatness of her glassy sceptres vaunt

broken;

And let this worldly pomp our wits enchant,

All fades, and scarcely leaves behind a token.
Those golden palaces, those gorgeous halls,
With furniture superfluously fair,

Those stately courts, those sky-encountering walls,
Evanish all like vapours in the air."

The preceding stanza also contains evidence of the same
rain of thought with Shakspeare.

"And when the eclipse comes of our glory's light,

Then what avails the adoring of a name?

A meer illusion made to mock the sight,

Whose best was but the shadow of a dream."

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Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses,
As they smelt music; so I charm'd their ears,
That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through
Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and
thorns,

Which enter'd their frail shins: at last I left them
I' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell,
There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake
O'er-stunk their feet.

Pro. This was well done, my bird:
Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither,
For stale to catch these thieves.

Ari.
I go, I go. [Exit.
Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature
Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains,
Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
And as, with age, his body uglier grows,
So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,
Re-enter ARIEL loaden with glistering apparel, &c.
Even to roaring:-Come, hang them on this line.
PROSPERO and ARIEL remain invisible. Enter CA-

LIBAN, STEPHANO, and TRINCULO; all wet.
Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole

may not

Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell.

Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a harmless fairy, has done little better than play'd the

Jack with us.

Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at which my nose is in great indignation.

Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If should take a displeasure against you; look you,

Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.

I

Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still:
Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to
Shall hood-wink this mischance; therefore, speak
softly,

All's hush'd as midnight yet.

Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool,Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in that, monster, but an infinite loss.

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet this is your harmless fairy, monster.

Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er ears for my labour.

Cal. Pr'ythee, my king, be quiet: Seest thou here,
This is the mouth of the cell: no noise, and enter:
Do that good mischief, which may make this island
Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,
For aye thy foot-licker.

Ste. Give me thy hand: for I do begin to have bloody thoughts.

Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy
Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee!
Cal. Let it alone, thou fool: it is but trash.
Trin. O, ho, monster; we know what belongs to
a frippery :-O king Stephano!

Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand,
I'll have that gown.

Trin. Thy grace shall have it.

Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you

mean,

To doat thus on such luggage? Let it alone,"
And do the murder first: if he awake,
From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches;
Make us strange stuff.

Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, is not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line: now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and prove a bald jerkin.

1 Stale, in the art of fowling, signified a bait or lure to decoy birds.

2 Nurture is Education, in our old. language. 3 To play the Jack, was to play the Knave. 4 This is a humorous allusion to the old ballad "King Stephen was a worthy peer," of which Iago sings a verse in Othello.

5 A shop for the sale of old clothes.-Fripperie, Fr. 6 The old copy reads "Let's alone."

Bird-lime.

8 The barnacle is a kind of shell-fish, lepas anati

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Ste. Ay, and this.

A noise of Hunters heard." Enter divers Spirits
in shape of hounds, and hunt them about; PROS-
PERO and ARIEL setting them on.
Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!
Ari. Silver! there it goes,
Silver!
Pro. Fury! Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark,
hark!
[CAL. STE. and TRIN. are driven out.
Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints
With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews
With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make
them,
Than pard, 1° or cat o' mountain.

10

Ari.
Hark, they roar
Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this hour
Lie at my mercy all mine enemies:
Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou
Follow, and do me service.
Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little,

ACT V.

SCENE I-Before the Cell of Prospero.

[Exeunt.

Enter

PROSPERO in his magic robes, and ARIEL.
Pro. Now does my project gather to a head:
My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time
Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day?

Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord,
You said our work should cease.

Pro.

I did say so,
When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit,
How fares the king and his followers?
Ari. Confin'd together

In the same fashion as you gave in charge;
Just as you left them, sír; all prisoners

In the lime grove which weather-fends your cell:
They cannot budge, till you release. 12 The king,
His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted;
And the remainder mourning over them,
Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly
Him you term'd, sir, The good old lord, Gonzalo;
His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops
From eaves of reeds: your charm so strongly
works them,

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Satire of his fourth Book

"That Scottish barnacle, if I might choose,
That of a worm doth wax a winged goose."
Gerrard, in his Herbal, 1597, p. 1391, gives a full de
scription of it; and the worthy Dr. Bullein treats those
as ignorant and incredulous, who do not believe in the
Cali
transformation.-Bulwarke of Defence, 1562.
ban's Barnacle is the clakis, or tree-goose.

9 See Tyrwhitt's Chaucer, Note on v. 6441
10 Pard, i. e. Leopard.

11 Defends it from the weather.
12 i. e. Until you release them
13 A sensahon,

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