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nothing to you; so you may continue, and/(Who shall be of as little memory, laugh at nothing still.
When he is earth’d) hath here almost persuadAnt. What a blow was there given ! (For he's a spirit of persuasion only) [ed Seb. An it had not fallen flat-long.
The king, his son's alive; 'tis as impossible Gon. You are gentlemen of brave mettle ; | That he's undrown'd, as he that sleeps here, you would lift the moon out of her sphere, if
swims. she would continue in it five weeks without Seb. I have no hope changing
That he's undrown'd. Enter ARIEL invisible, playing solemn music. Ant. 0, out of that no hope, Seb. We would so, and then go a bat-fowling. What great hope have you! no hope, that Ant. Nay, good my lord, be not angry.
Gon. No, I warrant you; I will not adven- Another way so high an hope, that even ture my discretion so weakly. Will you laugh Ambition cannot pierce a wink beyond, me asleep, for I am very heavy?
But doubts discovery there. Will you grant, Ant. Go sleep, and hear us.
with me, All sleep but Alon. Seb. and Ant. That Ferdinand is drown'd! Alon. What, all so soon asleep! I wish mine
Seb. He's gone. eyes
Ant. Then, tell me,
Ant. She that is queen of Tunis; she that Do not omit the heavy offer of it:
(Naples It seldom visits sorrow; when it doth,
Ten leagues beyond man's life ; she that from It is a comforter.
Can have no note, unless the sun were post, Ant. We two, my lord,
('The man i'the moon's too slow,) till new-born Will guard your person, while you take your
ching And watch your safety.
(rest, Be rough and razorable : she, from whom Alon. Thank you: Wondrous heavy. We were all sea-swallow'd, though some cast
(Alonso sleeps. Erit Ariel. again; Seb. What a strange drowsiness possesses And, by that, destin'd to perform an act, Ant. It is the quality o' the climate. [them! Whereof what's past is prologue; what to come, Seb. Why
In yours and my discharge. Doth it not then our eyelids sink? I find not Seb. What stuff is this ?-How say you? Myself dispos'd to sleep.
'Tis true my brother's daughter's queen of Ant. Nor I; my spirits are nimble.
Tunis ; They fell together all, as by consent; [might, So is she heir of Naples ; 'twixt which regions They dropp'd, as by a thunder-stroke. What There is some space. Worthy Sebastian ?-0, what might?- No Ant. A space whose every cubit
Seems to cry out, How shall that Claribel And yet, methinks, I see it in thy face, Measure us back to Naples ?-Keep in Tunis, What thou should'st be: the occasion speaks And let Sebastian wake !-Say this were thee; and
(worse My strong imagination sees a crown
That now hath seiz'd them ; why, they were no Dropping upon thy head.
Than now they are : There be, that can rule Seb. What, art thou waking?
Naples, Ant. Do you not hear me speak?
As well as he that sleeps ; lords, that can prate Seb. I do; and, surely,
As amply, and unnecessarily, It is a sleepy language ; and thou speak'st As this Gonzalo ; I myself could make Out of thy sleep : What is it thou didst say? A chough* of as deep chat. O, that you bore This is a strange repose, to be asleep
The mind that I do! what a sleep were this With eyes wide open; standing, speaking, For your advancement! Do you understand And yet so fast asleep. (moving, Seb. Methinks, I do.
(me? Ant. Noble Sebastian,
Ant. And how does your content Thou let'st thy fortune sleep-die rather; Tender your own good fortune ? Whiles thou art waking.
[wink'st Seb. I remember, Seb. Thou dost snore distinctly;
You did supplant your brother Prospero. There's meaning in thy snores.
Ant. True: Ant. I am more serious than my custom : you And, look, how well my garments sit upon me; Must be so too, if heed me; which to do, Much feater than before : My brother's servants Trebles thee o'er.'
Were then my fellows, now they are my men. Seb. Well; I am standing water.
Seb. But, for your conscience [kybe, Ant. I'll teach you how to flow.
Ant. Ay, Sir; where lies that? if it were a Seb. Do so: to ebb,
'Twould put me to my slipper ; but I feel not Hereditary sloth instructs me.
This deity in my bosom : twenty consciences, Ant. 0,
That stand twixt me and Milan, candied be If you but knew, how you the purpose cherish, they,
(brother, Whiles thus you mock it! how, in stripping it, And melt ere they molest! Here lies your You more invest it! Ebbing men, indeed, No better than the earth he lies upon, Most often do so near the bottom run,
If he were that which now he's like; whom I. By their own fear, or sloth.
With this obedient steel, three inches of it, Seb. Proythee, say on :
Can lay to bed for ever: whiles yon doing thus, The setting of thine eye, and cheek, proclaim To the perpetual wink for ayet might put A matter from thee: and a birth, indeed, This ancient morsel, this sir Prudence, who Which throes thee much to yield.
Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest, Int. Thus, Sir :
They'll take suggestion, as a cat laps milk; ough this lord of weak remembrance, this * A bird of the jack-daw kind. Ever. Any Hint.
They'll tell the clock to any business that Sometimes like apes, that moe* and chatter at
And after, bite me; then like hedge-hogs, which Shall be my precedent; as thou got'st Milan, Lie tumbling in my bare-foot way, and mount I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword: one Their pricks at my foot-fall; sometime am I stroke
All wound with adders, who, with cloven Shall free thee from the tribute which thou
tongues, And I the king shall love thee. (pay'st; Do hiss me into madness :-Lo! now! lo! Ant. Draw together :
Here comes a spirit of his; and to torment me. Seb. O, but one word. (They converse apart. Perchance, he will not mind me.
For bringing wood in slowly: I'll fall flat; Music. Re-enter ARIEL, invisible.
Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear Ari. My master through his art foresees the off any weather at all, and another storm brewdanger
(forth, ing; I hear it sing i' the wind : yond' same That these, his friends, are in; and sends me black cloud, yond' huge one, looks like a foul (For else his project dies,) to keep them living. bumbarut that would shed his liquor. If it
(Sings in Gonzalo's ear. should thunder, as it did before, I know not While you here do snoring lie,
where to hide my head: yond' same cloud Open-ey'd conspiracy
cannot choose but fall by pailfuls. What have His time doth take :
we here? a man or a fish? Dead or alive? A If of life you keep a care,
fish : he smells like a fish; a very ancient and Shake of slumber, and beware :
fish-like smell; a kind of, not of the newest, Awake! awake!
Poor-John. A strange fish! Were in EngAnt. Then let us both be sudden.
land now (as once I was), and had but this fish Gon. Now, good angels, preserve the king: painted, not a holiday-fool there but would
[They awake. give a piece of silver: there would this monster Alon. Why, how now, ho! awake! Why are make a man; any strange beast there makes a
man: when they will not give a doit to relieve you drawn? Wherefore this ghastly looking ?
a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a Gon. What's the matter?
dead Indian. Legg'd like a man! and his fins Seb. Whiles we stood here securing your re- like arms! Warm, o' my troth! I do now let
my opinion, hold it no longer; this is no
(ing Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellow- fish but an islander, that hath lately suffered Like bulls, or rather lions; did it not wake you? by a thunderbolt. (Thunder.) Alas! the storm It struck mine ear most terribly.
is come again: my best way is to creep under Alon. I heard nothing.
his gaberdine if there is no other shelter hereAnt. 0, 'twas a din to fright a monster's ear; bed-fellows. I will here shroud, till the dregs
about: Misery acquaints a man with strange To make an earthquake ! sure it was the roar Of a whole herd of lions.
of the storm be past. Alon. Heard you this, Gonzalo?
Enter STEPHANO, singing ; a bottle in his hand. Gon. Upon mine honour, Sir, I heard a hum- Ste. I shall no more to sea, to sea, ming,
Here shall I die ashore ;
[Drinks. I saw their weapons drawn :—there was a The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I, That's verity: 'Best stand upon our guard ;
The gunner, and his mate, Or that we quit this place: let's draw our Lov'd Mail, Meg, and Marian, and Margery, weapons.
But none of us card for Kale : Alon. Lead off this ground; and let's make
For she had a tongue with a tang, further search
Would cry lo a sailor, Go, hang; For my poor son. Gon. Heavens keep him from these beasts! Yet a tailor might scratch her where-e'er she did
She lov'd not the savour of tar nor of pitch, For he is, sure, i' the island.
itch : Alon. Lead away.
Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang. Ari. Prospero my lord shall know what I have done :
This is a scurvy tune too: But here's my com. fort.
[Drinks. So, king, go safely on to seek thy son. [.Aside.
Cal. Do not torment me: 0! [Exeunt.
Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils SCENE II.-Another part of the island.
here? Do you put tricks upon us with savages, Enter CALIBAN, with a burden of wood. and men of Inde? Ha! I have not scap'd A noise of thunder heard.
drowning, to be afeard now of your four legs; Cal. All the infections that the sun sucks up went on four legs, cannot make him give
for it hath been said, As proper a man as ever From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and ground: and it shall be said so again, whilst make him
Stephano breathes at nostrils. By inch-meal a disease! His spirits hear me,
Cal. The spirit torments me: 0! And yet I needs must curse. But they'll nor
Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with pinch,
[mire, four legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague : Fright me with urchin shows, pitch me i' the Where the devil should he learn our language ? Nor lead me, like a fire-brand, in the dark Out of my way, unless he bid them ; but
* Make months. + A black-jack of leather, to For every trifle are they set upon me:
The frock of a peasant.
I will give him some relief, if it be but for that: Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee : 1 If I can recover him, and keep him tame, and was the man in the moon, when time was. get to Naples with him, he's a present for any Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore emperor that ever trode on neat's leather.
thee; Cal. Do not torment me, pr’ythee;
My mistress showed me thee, thy dog, and bush. I'll bring my wood home faster.
Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book : 1 Ste. He's in his fit now; and does not talk will furnish it anon with new contents : swear. after the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle : Trin. By this good light, this is a very shalif he have never drunk wine afore, it will go low monster.-I afeard of him?-a very weak near to remove his fit: if I can recover him, monster :—The man i' the moon ?-a most poor and keep him tame, I will not take too much credulous monster :—Well drawn, monster, in for him : he shall pay for him that hath him, good sooth. and that soundly.
Cal. I'll show thee every fertile inch o' the Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou
island; Anon, I know it by thy trembling: (wilt And kiss thy foot : I pr’ythee, be my god. Now Prosper works
Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and Ste. Come on your ways: open your mouth; drunken monster ; when his god's asleep, he'll here is that which will give language to you, rob his bottle. cat; open your mouth : this will shake your Cal. I'll kiss thy foot : I'll swear myself thy shaking, I can tell you, and that soundly: you subject. cannot tell who's your friend : open your chaps
Ste. Come on then ; down, and swear. again.
Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this Trin. I should know that voice : It should puppy-headed monster! A most scurvy monbe-But he is drowned; and these are devils : ster! I could find in my heart to beat him,0! defend me!
Ste. Come, kiss. Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most deli- Trin.-But that the poor monster's in drink: cate monster! His forward voice now is to An abominable monster! speak well of his friend; his backward voice Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll is to utter foul speeches, and to detract. If all pluck thee berries ; the wine in my bottle will recover him, I will i'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. help his ague : Come,- Amen! I will pour A plague upon the tyrant that I serve! some in thy other mouth.
I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, Trin. Stephano,—
Thou wond'rous man. Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me? Mercy! Trin. A most ridiculous monster ; to make a mercy ! This is a devil, and no monster ; I will wonder of a poor drunkard. leave him ; I have no long spoon.
Cal. I pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs Trin Stephano !—if thou beest Stephano,
grow; touch me, and speak to me; for I am Trincu- And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts ; lo ;-be not afeard,—thy good friend Trinculo. Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how
Ste. Ifthou beest Trinculo, come forth ; I'll To snare the nimble marmozet ; I'll bring thee pull thee by the lesser legs: if any be Trinculo's To clustring filbercks, and sometimes I get legs, these are they. Thou art very Trincalo,
thee indeed: How cam'st thou to be the siege* of Young sea-mells* from the rock : Wilt thou go this moon-calf? Can he vent Trinculos?
with me? Trin. I took him to be killd with a thunder- Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without stroke :—But art thou not drownd, Stephano? any more talking.–Trinculo, the king and all I hope now, thou art not drown d. Is the our company else being drowned, we will instorm over-blown? I hid me under the dead herit here. Here; bear my bottle. Fellow moon-calf 's gaberdine, for fear of the storm : Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by again. And art thou living, Stephano? O Stephano, Cal. Farewell master ; farewell, farewell. two Neapolitans 'scap'd!
[Sings drunkenly. Ste. Pr’ythee, do not turn me about; my Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monstomach is not constant.
ster. Cal. These be fine things, and if they be not sprites.
Cal. No more dams I'U make for fish; That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor ;
Nor fetch in firing I will kneel to him.
At requiring, Ste. How did'st thou 'scape ? How cam'st
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish ; thou hither? swear by this bottle, how thou
Bam Ban, Ca Caliban, cam'st hither. I escap'd upon a butt of sack,
Has a new master-Get a new man. which the sailors heaved overboard, by this Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom ! freedom, bottle! which I made of the bark of a tree,
hey-day, freedom ! with mine own hands, since I was cast a-shore. Ste. O brave monster! lead the way. (Exeunt.
Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy
SCENE I.-Before PROSPERO's Cell. can swim like a duck, I'll be sworn.
Enter FERDINAND, bearing a log. Ste. Here kiss the book; Though thou canst
Fer. There be some sports are painful ; but swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose.
their labour Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this! Ste. The whole butt, man: my cellar is in a
Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness rock by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. Point to rich ends. This my mean task would
Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters How now, moon-calf? how does thine ague? As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven?
[be * Stool.
The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's | This wooden slavery, than I would suffer dead,
The flesh-fly blow my mouth.—Hear my soul And makes my labours pleasures : O, she is
speak;Ten times more gentle than her father's crab- The very instant that I saw you, did bed;
[remove My heart fly to your service; there resides, And he's composed of harshness. I must To make me slave to it; and, for your sake, Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up, Am I this patient log-man. Upon a sore injunction : My sweet mistress Mira. Do you love me? Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this baseness
sound, Had ne'er like executor. I forget :
And crown what I profess with kind event, But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my If I speak true; if hollowly, invert Most busy-less, when I do it. [labours; What best is boded me, to mischief! I, Enter MIRANDA ; and PROSPERO at a distance. Beyond all limit of what else* i' the world,
Do love, prize, honour you. Mira. Alas, now! pray you,
Mira. I am a fool, Work not so hard : I would, the lightning had
To weep at what I am glad of. Burnt up these logs, that you are enjoin'd to
Pro. Fair encounter
(burns, of two most rare affections ! Heavens rain Pray, set it down, and rest you: when this On that which breeds between them! 'Twill weep for having wearied you : My father
Fer. Wherefore weep you?
[offer Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself;
Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not He's safe for these three hours.
What I desire to give ; and much less take, Fer. O most dear mistress,
What I shall die to want : But this is trifling The sun will set, before I shall discharge
And all the more it seeks to hide itself, What I must strive to do.
The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful Mira. If you'll sit down, I'll bear your logs the while : Pray, give me and prompt me, plain and holy innocence !
cunning! l'll carry it to the pile.
(that; I am your wife, if you will marry me; Fer. No, precious creature: I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,
If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow Than you should such dishonour undergo,
Whether you will or no. While I sit lazy by.
Fer. My mistress, dearest, Mira. It would become me
And I thus humble ever. As well as it does you: and I should do it
Mira. My husband then?
Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing
As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand.
Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And This visitation shows it. Mira. You look wearily.
Till half an hour hence. Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning
F'er. A thousand! thousand ! with me, When you are by at night. I do beseech you,
[Exeunt FER. and Mir.
Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, (Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,)
Who are surpris'd with all; but my rejoicing What is your name?
At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ;
For yet, ere supper time, must I perform
SCENE II.-Another part of the island. What's dearest to the world ! Full many a lady Enter STEPHANO, und Trinculo; CALIBAN I have ey'd with best regard ; and many a time
following with a bottle. The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage
Ste. Tell not me ;-when the butt is out, we Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues will drink water ; not a drop before : therefore Have I lik'd several women; never any
bear up, and board 'em : Servant-monster, With so full soul, but some defect in her
drink to me. Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,t
Trin. Servant-monster the folly of this And put it to the foil : But you, O you,
island! They say, there's but five upon this
isle: So perfect, and so peerless, are created
: we are three of them; if the other two Of every creature's best.
be brained like us, the state totters. Mira. I do not know
Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid One of my sex; no woman's face remember, thee; thy eyes are almost set in thy head. Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen
Trin. Where should they be set else he More that I may call men, than you, good were a brave monster indeed, if they were set
in his tail. friend, And my dear father: how features are abroad,
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his I am skill-less of; but, by my modesty,
tongue in sack: for my part, the sea cannot (The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish
drown me: I swam, ere I could recover the Any companion in the world but you;
shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by Nor can imagination form a shape,
this light.—Thou shalt be my lieutenant, mona Besides yourself, to like of: but I prattle ster, or my standard. Something too wildly, and my father's precepts
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no Therein forget.
standard. Fer. I am, in my condition,
Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king;
Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like (I would, not so !) and would no more endure dogs; and yet say nothing neither. • Command.
* What oever.
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou murrain on your monster, and the devil take beest a good moon-calf.
your fingers. Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy Cal. Ha, ha, ha! I'll not serve him, he is not valiant. (shoe: Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr’ythee
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I stand further off. am in case to justle a constable: Why, thou Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, deboshed* fish thou, was there ever man a I'll beat him too. coward, that hath drunk so much sack as I to- Ste. Stand further.—Come, proceed. day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with half a fish, and half a monster?
him Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let l' the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st him, my lord ?
brain him, Trin. Lord, quoth he!—that a monster should Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log be such a natural !
Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr’y. Or cut his wezand* with thy knife: Remember, thee.
First to possess his books; for without them Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not head; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree-One spirit to command: They all do hate him, The poor monster's my subject, and he shall As rootedly as 1: Burn but his books; not suffer indignity.
He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,) Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. pleas'd
And that most deeply to consider, is
Ste. Marry will I : kneel, and repeat it; I Calls her a non-pareil : I ne'er saw woman, will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
But only Sycorax my dam, and she;
But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
As greatest does least.
Ste. Is it so brave a lass? Before, I am subject to a tyrant ;
Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath
warrant, Cheated me of this island.
And bring thee forth brave brood. Ari. Thou liest. Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou; ter and I will be king and queen; (save our
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughI would, my valiant master would destroy thee: graces!) and Trinculo and thyself shall be I do not lie. Sle. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more
viceroys :-Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo? in his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some
Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat of thy teeth. Trin. Why, I said nothing.
thee: but, while thou livest, keep a good Ste. Mum then, and no more.- —[To Caliban,]
tongue in thy head. Proceed.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep; Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle;
Wilt thou destroy him then? From me he got it. If thy greatness will
Sle. Ay, on mine honour.
Ari. This will I tell my master.
Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of Ste. That's most certain.
pleasure; Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve You taught me but while-ere?
Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch thee. Ste. Ilow now shall this be compassed?
Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reaCanst thou bring me to the party?
son any reason : Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.
(Sings. Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; I'll yield him thee asleep,
Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head.
and flout 'em ; Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
Thought is free. Cal. What a pied ninny's this?+ Thou scurvy
Cal. That's not the tune. patch !
(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. gone, He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not likeness: if thou beest a devil, take't as thou
Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy show him Where the quick freshest are.
list. Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger:
Trin. O, forgive me my sins ! interrupt the monster one word farther, and by thee.—Mercy upon us !
Sle. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy this hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a stock-fish of thee.
Cal. Art thou afeard ? Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing ; I'll
Ste. No, monster, not I. go further off.
Cal. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ?
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and Ari. Thou liest.
hurt not. Ste. Do I so? take thou that. (Strikes him.]
Sometimes a thousand twadgling instruments As you like this, give me the lie another time. Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes Trin. I did not give the lie:-Out o, your That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,
voices, wits, and hearing too?- A pox o' your will make me sleep again: and then, in dreambottle! this can sack, and drinking do.—A * Debauched.
ing, Alluding to Trinculo's party-coloured dress. 1 Sprinss.