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The clouds, methought, would open, and show | Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, riches
expressing Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd, (Although they want the use of tongue,) a kind I cried to dream again.
Of excellent dumb discourse. Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, Pro. Praise in departing.
[.Aside. where I shall have my music for nothing. Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Seb. No matter, since Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember They have left their viands behind; for we have the story
stomachs.Trin. The sound is going away : let's follow Will't please you taste of what is here? it, and after, do our work.
Alon. Not I. Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow. I would, Gon. Faith, Sir, you need not fear : When I could see this taborer : he lays it on.
we were boys,
(eers, Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. Who would believe that there were mountain
(Exeunt. Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hangSCENE III.-Another part of the island.
ing at them
Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, GON
Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now ZALO, ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and others.
we find, Gon. By'r lakin,* I can go no further, Sir; Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us My old bones ache : here's a maze trod, indeed, Good warrant of. Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your Alon. I will stand to, and feed, I needs must rest me.
[patience, Although my last : no matter, since I feel Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee, The best is past :-Brother, my lord the duke, Who am myself attach'd with weariness, Stand too, and do as we. To the dulling of my spirits : sit down and rest. Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL like a Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it
harpy; claps his wings upon the table, and, No longer for my flatterer : he is drown'd,
with a quaint device, the banquet vanishes. Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks
Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Our frustrate search on land : Well, let him go. Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. (That hath to instrument this lower world, [ Aside to SEBASTIAN.
And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
Hath caused to belch up; and on this island
Where man doth not inhabit; you ’mongst men That you resolv'd to effect. Seb. The next advantage
Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; Will we take thoroughly.
(Seeing Alon. SEB. &c. draw their swords. Ant. Let it be tu-night;
And even with such like valour, men hang and For, now they are oppress’d with travel, they Their proper selves. You fools ! I and my
(fellows Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
Are ministers of fate; the elements As when they are fresh.
Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as Seb. I say, to-night: no more.
[stabs Solemn and strange music; and PROSPERO Wound the loud winds, or with bemock’d-at above, invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish bringing inabanquet; they dance about it with One dowle that's in my plume; my fellowgentle actions of salutation; and inviting
ministers the king, &c. to eat, they depart.
Are like invulnerable : if you could hurt, Alon. What harmony is this? my good Your swords are now too massy for your friends, hark !
strengths, Gon. Marvellous sweet music!
And will not be uplifted: But, remember, Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What (For that's my business to you,) that you three were these?
From Milan did supplant good Prospero, Seb. A living drollery:t Now I will believe, Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, That there are unicorns; that, in Arabia Him, and his innocent child : for which foul There is one tree, the phenix' throne; one
deed At this hour reigning there. [phænix The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have Ant. I'll believe both ;
Incens'd the seas and shores, yea all the creaAnd what does else want credit, come to me,
tures, And I'll be sworn 'tis true : Travellers ne'er Against your peace : Thee, of thy son, Alonso, did lie,
They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, Though fools at home condemn them. Lingering perdition (worse than any death Gon. If in Naples
Can be at once,) shall step by step attend I should report this now, would they believe You, and your ways; whose wrath to guard If I should say I saw such islanders,
(me? (For, certes, these are people of the island,) (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sornote,
And a cleart life ensuing. Their manners are more gentle-kind than of He vanishes in thunder : then, to soft music, enOur human generation you shall find
ter the Shapes again, and dance with mops Many, nay, almost any.
and mowes, and carry out the table. Pro. Honest lord,
(present, Thou hast said well; for some of you there
Pro. [.Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy
hast thou Are worse than devils.
[.Aside. Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring : Alon. I cannot too much muse,
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, * Our Lady. ^ Show, Certainly. 9 Wonder.
† Pure, blameless
In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life, Pro. Fairly spoke :
Ari. What would my potent master? here In their distractions: they now are in my power; And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit
Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is
Did worthily perform; and I must use you And his and my loved darling. [Erit PROSPERO from above. O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this
In such another trick: go, bring the rabble, Gon. I'the name of something holy, Sir, why
place : stand you
Incite them to quick motion ; for I must In this strange stare?
Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple Alon. O, it is monstrous ! monstrous ! Methought the billows spoke, and told me of it; And they expect it from me.
Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,
Ari. Presently? That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd
Pro. Ay, with a twink. The name of Prosper : it did bass my trespass.
Ari. Before you can say, Come, and ge. Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and
And breathe twice; and cry, so, 80;
Do you love me, master? no.
Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel : do not apAnt. I'll be thy second.
Till thou dost hear me call.
[proach. (Exeunt SEB. and Ant. Ari. Well I conceive.
(Erit. Gon. All three of them are desperate; their
Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalgreat guilt,
(straw Like poison given to work a great time after, Now gins to bite the spirits : - do beseech you to the fire i’ the blood : be more abstemnious,
Too much the rein ; the strongest oaths are That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, or else, good night, your vow! And hinder them from what this ecstacy**
Fer. I warrant you, Sir ; May now provoke them to.
The white-cold virgin snow upon my heart Adr. Follow, I pray you. (Exeunt. Abates the ardour of my liver. ACT IV.
Pro. Well.-SCENE I.-Before PROSPERO's cell. Now come, my Ariel ; bring a corollary, * Enter PROSPERO, FERDINAND,and Miranda. Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly.-Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,
No tongue; all eyes; be silent. [Soft music. Your compensation makes amends ; for I
A Masque. Enter Iris. Have given you here a thread of mine own life, Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich lees Or that for which I live; whom once again Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease; I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, Were but my trials of thy love, and thou And Aat meads thatch'd with stover, them to Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore Hea
keep; I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand, [ven, Thy banks with peonied and lillied brims, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off, Which spungy April at thy hestt betrims, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and And make it halt behind her.
broom groves, Fer. I do believe it.
Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor lore Against an oracle.
Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard; Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acqui- And thy sea-marge, sterile, and rocky-hard, sition
Where thou thyself dost air: The queen o' Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But
sky, If thou dost break her virgin knot before Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, All sanctimonious ceremonies may
Bids thee leave these ; and with her sovereign With full and holy rite be minister'd,
grace, No sweet aspersiont shall the heavens let fall Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, To make this contract grow; but barren hate, To come and sport, her peacocks fiy amain : Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain. The union of your bed with weeds so loathly,
Enter CERES. That you shall hate it both : therefore, take
Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that As Hymen's lamps shall light you. [heed, Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter ; Fer. As I hope
Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown
Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers: The most opportune place, the strong'st sug- My boskyf acres, and my unshrubb'd down, gestion
Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy Our worser Genius can, shall never melt
(green Mine honour into lust; to take away
Summond me hither, to this short-grass'd The edge of that day's celebration, When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are And some donation freely to estate
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate ; founder'd,
On the bless'd lovers. Or knight kept chain d below. * Alienation of mind. † Sprinkling. Surplus. 1 Cominand
Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,
wards the end whereof PROSPERO starts sudIf Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, denly, and speaks ; after which, to a strange, Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot hollow, and confused noise, they heavily vanish. The means, that dusky Dis* my daughter got, Pro. (.Aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates, I have forsworn.
Against my life; the minute of their plot Iris. Of her society
Is almost come.-[To the spirits.] Well done ;Be not afraid : I met her deity
avoid ;—no more. Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her
Fer. This is most strange: your father's in
some passion Dope-drawn with her: here thought they to That works him strongly. have done
Mira. Never till this day, Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd. Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid, Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, Till Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain ;
As if you were dismay d: be cheerful, Sir : Mar's hot minion is return'd again ;
Our revels now are ended : these our actors, Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Swears he will shoot no more, but play with Are melted into air, into thin air: And be a boy right out.
(sparrows, And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, Cer. Highest queen of state,
The cloud-capp d towers, the gorgeous palaces, Great Juno comes ; I know her by her gait. The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Enter JUNO.
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve ; Juno. How does my bounteous sister? Go And, like this insubstantial pageant faded," with me,
Leave not a rackt behind : We are such stur To bless this twain, that they may prosperous As dreams are made of, and our little life And honour'd in their issue.
[be, Is rounded with a sleep.—Sir, I am vex'd ; Song.
Bear with my weakness; my old brain is
troubled. Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
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.
Barns, and garners never empty ; Pro. Come with a thought:- I thank you:
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's thy
We must prepare to meet with Caliban.
Ceres, To think these spirits?
I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd Pro. Spirits, which by mine art
Lest I might anger thee, I have from their confines call'd to enact
Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these My present fancies.
varlets? Fer. Let me live here ever ;
Ari. I told you, Sir, they were red-hot with So rare a wonder'df father, and a wife,
drinking; Make this place Paradise.
So full of valour, that they smote the air (Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on For breathing in their faces; beat the ground employment.
For kissing of their feet : yet always bending Pro Sweet now, silence :
Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, Juno and Ceres whisper seriously ;
At which, like unback'd colts, 'they prick'd There's something else to do: hush, and be Or else our spell is marrd.
(mute, Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, Iris. You nymphs, call’d Naiads, of the wan- As they smelt music; so I charm'd their ears, d'ring brooks,
(looks, That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless through Leave your crisp channels, and on this green Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, land
(them Answer your summons; Juno does command : Which enter'd their frail shins : at last I left Come temperate nymphs, and help to cele- l’the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, brate
Their dancing up to the chins, that the foul A contract of true love ; be not too late. O'er-stunk their feet.
[lake Enter certain Nymphs.
Pro. This was well done, my bird : You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary,
Thy shape invisible retain thou still: Come hither from the furrow, and be merry ;
The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on,
For stales to catch these thieves. And these fresh nymphs encounter every one
Ari. I go, I go.
[Exit. In country footing.
Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature Enter certain Reapers
, properly habited: they Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, join with the Nymphs in a graceful dance ; to
* Vanished. | A body of clouds in motion ; but it is genorally sup
posed that the author wrote track. * Pluto. † Abundance. 1 Able to produce such wonders.
Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost; And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes
is, or I'll turn you out of my kingdom: go to, Even to roaring :
-Come, hang them on this carry this. line.
Trin. And this. PROSPERO, and ARIEL remain invisible. Enter Ste. Ay, and this. CALIBAN, STEPAANO, and TRINCULO; all A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, wet.
in shape of hounds, and hunt them about ; Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind PROSPERO and ARIEL setting them on. mole may not
Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!
Ste. Monster, your fairy, which you say, is Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark, a harmless fairy, has done little better than
hark ! played the jack* with us.
[CAL. STE. and Trin. are driven out. Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss ; at Go, charge my goblins that they grind their which my nose is in great indignation.
joints Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews I should take a displeasure against you; look With aged cramps ; and more pinch-spotted you,
make them Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster. Than pard. or cat o'mountain.
Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still: Ari. Hark they roar. Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this Shall hood-wink this mischance : therefore, Lie at my mercy all mine enemies : [hour speak softly,
Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou All's hush'd as midnight yet.
Shalt have the air at freedom : for a little, Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool. Follow, and do me service. [Exeunt. Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour
ACT V. in that, monster, but an infinite loss. Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: Enter PROSPERO in his magic robes,and ARIEL.
SCENE 1.-Before the Cell of Prospero. yet this is your harmless fairy, monster. Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be
Pro. Now does my project gather to a head : o'er ears for my labour.
My charms crack not; my spirits obey ; and Cal. Pr’ythee, my king, be quiet : Seest
time thou here,
[enter : Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day? This is the mouth of the cell: no noise, and
Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my Do that good mischief, which may make this You said our work should cease. [lord, island
Pro. I did say so, Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,
When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit, For ayet thy foot-licker.
How fares the king and his ? Ste. Give me thy hand: I do begin to have
Ari. Confin'd together bloody thoughts.
In the same fashion as you gave in charge; Trin. O king Stephano ! O peer! O worthy Just as you left them, Sir; all prisoners Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for In the lime-grove which weather-fendst your thee!
cell ; Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. They cannot budge, till you release. The king,
Trin. O, ho, monster; we know what be- His brother, and yours, abide all three dislongs to a frippery :1-0 king Stephano!
tracted ; Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this And the remainder mourning over them, hand, I'll have that gown.
Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly Trin. Thy grace shall have it.
Him you term’d, Sir, The good old lord Gonzalo; Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do His tears run down his beard, like winter's you mean,
drops To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along, From eavest of reeds : your charm so strongly And do the murder first : if he awake,
works them, From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with That if you now beheld them, your affections Make us strange stuff
Would become tender. Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line,
Pro. Dost thou think so, spirit? is not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under
Tri. Mine would, Sir, were l human. the line: now, jerkin, you are like to lose your Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling
Pro. And mine shall. hair, and prove a bald jerkin.
Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, of their afflictions ? and shall not myself, and't like your grace.
One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Ste. I thank thee for that jest ; here's a gar- Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou ment for't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while
art? I am king of this country: Steal by line and Though with their high wrongs I am struck to level, is an excellent pass of pate; there's
the quick, another garment for't.
Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Trin. Monster, come, put some limes upon In virtue than in vengeance: they being peni
Do I take part: the rarer action is [tent, your fingers, and away with the rest. Cal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our The sole drift of my purpose doth extend time,
Not a frown further : Go release them, Ariel : * Jack with a lantorn.
| Erer. # A shop for the sale of old clothes. Bird-lime. * Leopard. † Defends from bad weather. Thaich, My dear son Ferdinand. * Pity, or tenderness of heart.
My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore, I will dis-case me, and myself present,
As I was sometime Milan :-quickly, spirit; Ari. I'll fetch them, Sir.
[Erit. Thou shalt ere long be free. Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps to attire and groves;
PROSPERO. And ye, that on the sands with printless foot
Ar. Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
In a couslip's bell I lie :
On the bat's back I do fly,
Afler summer, merrily : pastime
Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid (W'eak masters though you be, I have be
Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel : I shall dimm'd
miss thee ; The noon-tide sun, call’d forth the mutinous
But yet thou shalt have freedom: so, so s0.And twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault To the king's ship, invisible as thou art: Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder There shalt thou find the mariners asleep Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak
Under the hatches; the master, and the boatWith his own bolt: the strong-bas d promontory
swain, Have I made shake ; and by the spurs plucků Being awake, enforce them to this place;
And presently, I prythee. up
Ari. I drink the air before me, and return The pine, and cedar: graves, at my command, Have waked their sleepers; oped, and let them Or e'er your pulse twice beat. [Exit ARIEL. forth
Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and
amazement By my so potent art: But this rough magic I here abjure : and, when I have requir'd
Inhabits here: Some heavenly power guide us
Out of this fearful country!
Pro. Behold, Sir king,
The wronged duke of Milan, Prospero : Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
For more assurance that a living prince And, deeper than did ever plummet sound,
Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body; I'll drown my book.
And to thee, and thy company, I bid
[Solemn Music. Re-enter ARIEL: after him, Alonso, with a
A hearty welcome.
Alon. Whe'r* thou beest he, or no, frantic gesture, attended by GonzaLO; SEBASTiAN and Antonio in like manner, attended Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me, by ADRIAN and Francisco : They all enter As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse the circle which PROSPERO had made, and Beats, as of flesh and blood; and, since I saw there stand charmed; which PROSPERO 06- Th’affliction of my mind amends, with which,
thee, serring, speaks.
I fear, a madness held me: this must crave A solemn air, and the best comforter To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,
(An if this be at all,) a most strange story. Now useless, boild within thy skull! There
Thy dukedom I resign; and do entreat For you are spell-stopp'd.
Thou pardon me my wrongs :-But how should Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,
Prospero Mine eyes, even sociable to the show of thine, Be living, and be here?
Pro. First, noble friend, Fall fellowly drops.-The charm dissolves
Let me embrace thine age; whose honour canapace; Be measur’d, or confin'd.
[not And as the morning steals upon the night,
Gon. Whether this be,
Pro. You do yet taste
Some subtilties o' the isle, that will not let you My true preserver, and a loyal sir To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces
Believe things certain :-Welcome, my friends
all :Home, both in word and deed. -Most cruelly Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded, Thy brother was a furtherer in the act ;
[.Aside to SEB. and Ant. Thou’rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian.--Flesh
I here could pluck his highness' frown upon and blood,
And justify you traitors; at this time (you,
I'll tell no tales.
Seb. The devil speaks in him. [Aside.
Pro. No: bastian, (Whose inward pinches therefore are most would even infect my mouth, I do forgive
For you, most wicked Sir, whom to call brother strong,) Would here have killd your king ; I do forgive Thy rankest fault: all of them; and require thee,
My dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I know,
Thou must restore.
Alon. If thou beest Prospero,
Give us particulars of thy preservation : That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them, How thou hast met us here, who three hours
[lost, That yet looks on me, or would know me:Ariel,
Were wreck'd upon this shore; where I have Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell;
How sharp the point of this remembrance is ! [Exit ARIEL.