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Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not Trin. Why, I said nothing. oiler

Ste. Mum then, and no more. —[TO CALIBAN.] What I desire to give ; and much less take, Proceed. What I shall die to want : but this is tritling; Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle; And all the more it seeks to hide itself,

From me he got it. If thy greatness will The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! Revenge it on him — for, I know, thou dar'st; And prompt me, plain and holy innocence! But this thing dare not. I am your wite, if you will marry me;

Sle. That's most certain. If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow

Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee. You may deny me : but I'll be your servant, Ste. How now shall this be compassed ? Canst Whether you will or no.

thou bring me to the party? Fer.

My mistress, dearest, And I thus humble ever.

Cal. Yea, yea, my lord: l'll yield him thee asleep,

Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. Mira.

My husband then ? Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not. Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

Cal. What a pied ninny's this! Thou scurvy As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my hand.

patch! Mira. And mine, with my heart in't : And now I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, farewell,

And take his bottle from him : when that's gone, Till half an hour hence.

He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show Fer. A thousand! thousand !

him [Ereinl Fer. and Mira. Where the quick freshest are. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,

Sle. Trinculo, run into no further danger: interWho are surpris d with all; but iny rejoicing rupt the monster one word further, and, by this At nothing can be more. i'll to my book; hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform

stock-fish of thee. Much business appertaining.

[Erit. Trin. Why, what did I ? I did nothing ; I'll go SCENE II. – Another part of the Island.

further ofl.

Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ? Enter STEPAANO and TRINCULO: CALIBAN fol. Ari. Thou liest. lowing with a bottle.

Ste. Do I so? take thou that. (Strikes him.) As SteTell not me; -- when the butt is out, we you like this, give me the lie another time. will drink water; not a drop before; therefore and hearing too? – A pox o’ your bottle! this can

Trin. I did not give the lie:— Out o' your wits, bear up and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink to

sack and drinking do. - A murrain on your monTrin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island! ster, and the devil take your fingers ! They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are

Cal. Ha, ha, ha! three of thein ; if the other two be brained like us, stand further off.

Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr’ythee! the state totters. Ste. Drink, servant monster, when I bid thee; I'll beat him too.

Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, thy eyes are almost set in thy head. Trin. Where should they be set else? he were


Stand further. — Come, proceed. a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.

Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I Having first seizid his books; or with a log, Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue l' the afternoon to sleep : there thou may’st brain

him. swam, cre I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by this light. — Thou shalt be Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, my lieutenant, monster, or iny standard,

Or cut his wezanda with thy knife: Remember, Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no

First to possess his books; for without them standard.

He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster.

One spirit to command: They all do hate him, Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like dogs; He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,)

As rootedly as 1 ; Burn but his books; and yet say nothing neither.

Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou Which, when he bas a house, he'll deck withal. beest a good moon-calf.

And that most deeply to consider, is
Cal. How does thy honor ? Let me lick thy shoe : Calis her a nonpareil : I ne'er saw woman,

The beauty of his daughter; he himself
I'll not serve him, he's not valiant.
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am

But only Sycorax my dam and she; in case to justle a constable : Why, thou debosheds

But she as far surpasseth Sycorax, fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath

As greatest does least. drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell


Is it so brave a lass? monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half

Cal. Ay, my lord: she will become thy bed, . monster ?

warrant, Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, And bring thee forth brave brood.

Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter Trin. Lord, quoth he! that a monster should and I will be king and queen ; (save our graces!) be such a natural !

and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys: — Dost Cal. Lo, lo, azain! bite him to death, I prythee. thou like the plot, Třinculo ? S!!. 'Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your

Trin. Excellent.

Ste. Gi head ; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree--'The

me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee : poor monster's my subject, and he shall not sufler but. while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy indignity.

head, Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas d

Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep; To hearken once again the suit I made thee? Wilt thou destroy him then ? Sle. Marry will l: kneel, and repeat it; I will


Ay, on mine honor. stand, and so shall Trinculo.

Ari. This will I tell my master.

Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of pleaEnter ANJEL, invisible.

sure; Cal. As I told thee

Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch Before. I am subject to a tyrant ;

You taught me but while-ere? A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath

Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, Cheated me of this island.

any reason : Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. [Sings. Ari.

Thou liest.
Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou;

Flout 'em, and skout 'em ; and skout 'em, and I would my valiant master would destroy thee:

flout 'em ; I do not lie.

Thought is free. Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in Cal. That's not the tune. his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your (ARIKL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. teeth.

• Alluding to Trinculo's party-colored dress. • Debauched.

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Ste. What is this same ?


I cannot too much muse Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by Such shapes, such gestures, and such sound, exthe picture of No-body.

pressing Słe. I thou beest a man, show thyself thy (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind likeness: if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list. Of excellent dumb discourse. Trin. O, forgive me my sins !


Praise in departing. Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee:-

(Aside. Mercy upon us!

Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Cal. Art thou afeard ?


No matter, since Ste. No, monster, not I.

They have left their viands behind; for we have Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,

stomachs. Sounds and sweet airs, that give, delight and hurt Will't please you taste of what is here? not.


Not I. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: When we Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices,

were boys, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,

Who would believe that there were mountaineers, Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging The clouds, methought,would open, and show riches

at them Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd, Wallets of tlesh? or that there were such men, I cry'd to dream again.

Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now Str. This will prove a brave kingdom to me,

we find, where I shall have my music for nothing.

Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.

Good warrant of. Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the Alon.

I will stand to, and feed, story.

Although my last : no matter, since I feel Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, The best is past:- Brother, my lord the duke, and after, do our work.

Stand to, and do as we. Sle. Lead, monster; we'll follow. I would I could see this taborer: he lays it on.

Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL like a Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. [Exeunt.

harpy ; claps his wings upon the table, and,

with a quaint device, the banquet vanishes. SCENE III. – Another part of the Island.

Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Enter Alonso, SEBASTIAN, Antonio, Gonzalo, (That hath to instrument this lower world, ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and others.

And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea

Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Gon. By’r lakin, I can go no further, sir; Where man doth not inhabit; you ’mongst men My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad : Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa- [Seeing ALON., SEB., &c. draw their swords. tience,

And even with such like valor, men hang and I needs must rest me.

drown Alon.

Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows Who am myself attach'd with weariness,

Are ministers of fate; the elements To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. Of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs No longer for my flatterer : he is drown'd,

Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks One dowles that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers Our frustrate search on land : well, let him go. Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope.

Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,

(Aside to SEBASTIAN. And will not be uplifted : But remember, Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose

(For that's my business to you,) that you three That you resolv'd to effect.

From Milan did supplant good Prospero; Se).

The next advantage Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, Will we take thoroughly.

Him, and his innocent child; for which foul deed Ant. Let it be to-night;

The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they

Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,

Against your peace : Thee of thy son, Alonso, As when they are fresh.

They have bereit! and do pronounce by me, Seb.

I say, to-night: no more. Lingering perdition (worse than any death Solemn and strange Music; and PROSPERO abore, Can be at once) shall step by step attend invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bring- | You, and your ways; whose wrath to guard you

from ing in a Banquet ; they dance about it with gentle actims of salutation; and, inviting the (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls King, fc. to eat, they depart.

Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow,

And a clear life ensuing. Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, He vanishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter

hark ! Gon. Marvelous sweet music!

the Shapes again, and dance with mops and Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What mowes, and carry out the table. were these?

Pro. [ Aside.) Bravely the figure of this harpy Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe,

hast thou That there are unicorns: that in Arabia

Perform'd, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring : There is one tree, the phenix' throne; one phenix of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, At this hour reigning there.

In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life, Ant.

I'll believe both; And observation strange, my meaner ministers And what does else want credit, come to me, Their several kinds have done: my high charms And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travelers nc'er did

lie) work, Though fools at home condemn them.

And these, mine enemies, are all knit up Gon.

If in Naples in their distractions : they now are in my power ; I should report this now, would they believe me? And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit If I should say I saw such islanders,

Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown'd,) (For, certes, these are people of the island) And his and my lov'd darling. Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note,

(Exit PROSPERO from above. Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of

Gon. I the name of something holy, sir, why
Our human generation you shall find
Many, nay, almost any.

In this strange stare ?
Honest lord,


0, it is monstrous! monstrous ! Thou hast said well : for some of you there present Methought the billows spoke, and told me of it; Are worse than devils.

[ Aside. The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, *Our lady.

• Show
3 Down.

• Pure, blameless

stand you


That deep and dreadful organ-pipe. pronounc'd Gon. All three of them are desperate ; their The name of Prosper ; it did bass my trespass.

great guilt, Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and Like poison given to work a great time after, I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, Now 'gins to bite the spirits :- - I do beseech you And with him there lie mudded.

(Erit. That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, Seb.

But one fiend at a time, And hinder them from what this ecstasy l'll fight their legions o'er.

May now provoke them to.
I'll be thy second. Adr.

Follow, I pray you. (Exeunt S&B. and Axt.



SCENE 1.- 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,
Or that for which I live ; whom once again

Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas

Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and peas; I tender to thy hand; all thy vexations Were but my trials of thy love, and thou

Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore heaven, Thy banks with peonied and lillied brims,

And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep; I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,

Which spongy April at thy hesti betrims,
Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,
For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,

To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy

broom groves, And make it halt behind her.

Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, Per.

I do believe it,

Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard; Against an oracle. Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition where thou thyself dost air: The queen o’ the sky,

And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter : But

Whose wat'ry arch, and messenger, am I, If thou dost break her virgin knot before

Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign grace, All sanctimonious ceremonies may

Here, on this grass-plot, in this very place, With full and holy rites be minister'd.

To come and sport: her peacocks ily amain ; No sweet aspersion: shall the heavens let fall

Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
To make this contract grow; but barren hate,
Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew

Enter CERES.
The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, Cer. Hail, many-colored messenger, that ne'er
That you shall hate it both : therefore, take heed,

Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; As Hyınen's lamps shall light you.

Who, with ihy saffron wings, upon my flowers Fer.

As I hope Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers; For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,

And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den,

My bosky: acres, and iný unshrubb'd down, The most opportune place, the strongest suggestion Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy queen Our worser Genius can, shall never melt

Summond me hither, to this short-grass'd greeu ? Mine honor into lust; to take away

Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; The edge of that day's celebration,

And some donation freely to estate When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are foun- On the bless d lovers. der'd,


Tell me, heavenly bow, Or night kept chair'd 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 Diga my daughter got, What, Ariel; my industrious servant Ariel !

Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company
Enter ARIEL.

I have forsworn.

Of her society
Ari. 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 toward Paphos ; and her son

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

done In such another tricki 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 Mar's hot minion is return d again ; Some 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 sparAri. Presently?

rows, Pru. Ay, with a twink.

And be a boy right out. Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,


Highest queen of state, And breathe twice ; and cry, 80, 80;

Great Juno comes : I know her by her gait.
Each one tripping on his toe,

Enter Juno.
Will be here with mop and mowe;
Do you love me, master? no.

Juno. How does my bounteous sister? Go with Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel : do not approach,

me, Till thou dost hear me call.

To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, Ari.

Well I conceive. [ Exit. And honor'd in their issue.
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, Juno. Honor, riches, marriage-blessing,
Or else, good night, your vow!

Long continuiance, and increasing,
I warrant you, sir;

Hourly joys be s’ill upon you !
The white cold virgin snow upon my heart

Juno sings her blessings on you. Abates the ardor of my liver.

• Alienation of mind. . Surplus. 1 Command. *Sprinkling.


> Pluto.

Cer. Earth's increase, and foison. plenty ;

Ari. I told you, sir, they were red het with
Burns, und garners never empty;

Vines with clust'ring bunches growing ; So full of valor, that they smote the air
Plants, with goodly burden bowing i For breathing in their faces: beat the ground
Spring come to you, at the farthest, For kissing of their feet; yet always bending
In the very end of harrest?

Toward their project: Then I beat my tabor,
Scarcity and want shall shun you ; At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their ears,
Ceres' blessing so is on you.

Advanc'd their eyelids, lifted up their noses, Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and

As they smelt music; so I charm'd their ears, Harmonious charmingly : May I be bold

That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through To think these spirits ?

Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and Pro. Spirits, which by mine art

thorns, I have from their confines call'd to enact

Which enter'd their frail shins ; at last I left them My present fancies.

l' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, Fer. Let me live here ever :

There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake So rare a wonder'ds father and a wife,

O'er-stunk their feet.

Pro. Make this place paradise.

This was well done, my bird.

Thy shape invisible retain thou still :
(Juno and CERES whisper, and send IRIS The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither,
un employment.

For stale. to catch these thieves.
Sweet now, silence: Ari.

I go, I go. (Exit. Juno and Ceres whisper seriously

Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature There's something else to do : hush, and be mute, Nurtures can never stick; on whom my pains, Or else our spell is marr’d.

Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost; Iris. You nymphs, callid Naiads, of the wan- And as, with age, his body uglier grows, d'ring brooks,

So his mind cankers : I will plague them all, With your sedy'd crowns, and ever harmless looks, Re-enter ARIEL, loaden wiih glistering apparel, Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land

&c. Answer your summons; Juno does command: Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate

Even to roaring:- Come, hang them on this line. A contract of true love; be not too late.

PROSPERO and ARIEL remain invisible. Enter Enter certain Nymphs.

CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and Turculo, all wet. You sunburn'd sicklemen, of August weary,

Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole Come hither from the furrow, and be merry ;

may not

Hear a foot fall; we now are near his cell. Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on,

Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a And these fresh nymphs encounter every one harmless fairy, has done little better than played In country footing.

the Jacks with us. Enter certain Reapers, properly habited: they join Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss, at

with the Nymphs in a graceful dance ; toward which my nose is in great indignation. the end whereof PROSPERO starts suddenly and Sle. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I speaks ; after which, to a strange, hollow, and should take a displeasure against you; look you, confused noise, they heavily vanish.

Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster. Pro, ' Asile. I had forgot that foul conspiracy Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to

Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favor still : Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates,

Shall hood-wink this mischance : therefore, speak Against my life; the minute of their plot Is almost come. - To the Spirits.] Well done ;

softly, avoid; — no more.

All's hush'd as midnight yet. Fer. This is most strange : your father's in some

Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool. – passion

Ste. There's not only disgrace and dishonor in That works him strongly.

that, monster, but an infinite loss. Mira. Never till this day,

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting : yet Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.

this is your harınless fairy, monster. Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort,

Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er As if you were dismay'd : be cheerful, sir :

ears for my labor. Our revels now are ended : these our actors,

Cal. Prythee, my king, be quiet : Seest thou here, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

This is the mouth of the cell: no noise, and enter: Are melted into air, into thin air ;

Do that good mischief, which may make this island And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,

Thinc own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, The cloud.capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,

For aye thy foot-licker. The solenn temples, the great globe itself,

Sie. Give me thy hand: I do begin to have bloody Yea, al! which it inherit, shall dissolve ;

thoughts. And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,

Trin. king Stephano! O pcer! (worthy Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff Stephano! look what a wardrobe here is for thee! As dreams are made of, and our little life

Cul. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Is rounded with a sleep.- Sir, I am vexd;

Trin. (), ho, monster; we know what belongs to Bear with my weakness: my old brain is troubled. a frippery :'— O king Stephano! Be not disturb’d with my intirmity :

sle. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,

I'll have that gown. And there repose; a turn or two ll walk,

Trin. Thy yrace shall have it. Io still my beating mind,

Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you Fer. Mira. We wish you peace.


(Ereunt. To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along Pro. Come with a thought :- I thank you :

And do the murder tirst: if he awake,
Ariel, come.

From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches;

Make us strange stufl.
Enter ARIEL.

Ste. Be you quiet, monster. - Mistress line, is Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's thy plea- not this my jerkin! Now is the jerking under the sure!

line: now, jerkin. you are like to lose your hair, Pro. Spirit,

and prove a bald jerkin. We must prepire to meet with Caliban.

Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, a'nt Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presented like your grace. Ceres,

Ste. I thank thee for that just ; liere's a garment I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd, for't: wit shall not unrewarded, while I am king Lest I inight anger thee.

of this country : Seul bu line anderel, is an exPro. Say again, where didst thou leave these cellent pass of pate; there's another garment for't. varlets?

& Bait. Education. Jack with a lantern. • Abundance. 5 Able to produce such wonders.

A shop for sale of old clothes.



Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silver ! fingers, and away with the rest.

Pro. Fury! Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark, Cal. I will have none on’t: we shall lose our time,

hạk! And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes

CAL., STE., and Trix. are driven out. With foreheads villainous low.

Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints Sle. Monster, lay-to your fingers; help to bear With dry convulsions ; shorten up their sinews this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make turn you out of my kingdom; go to, carry this.

them, Trin. And this.

Than pards, or cat o' mountain. Ste. Ay, and this.


Hark, they roar. A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, in Lie at my mercy all mine enemies:

Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: at this hour shupe of hounds, and hunt them about'; Pros- Shortly shall all my labors end, and thou PERO and ARTEL setting them on.

Shalt have the air at freedom : for a little, Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!

Follow, and do me service.




SCENE I. - Before the Cell of Prospero.

To work mine end upon their senses, that

This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,
Enter Prospero in his magic robes, and ARIEL. Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,

Pro. Now does my project gather to a head : And deeper than did ever plummet sound,
My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time I'll drown my book.

[Solemn Music. Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day ?

Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, Re-enter ARIEL: after him Alonso, with a frantic You said our work should cease.

gesture, attendet by GONZALO; SEBASTIAN and Pro.

I did say so,

Antonio in like manner attended by ADRIAN When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit,

and FRANCISCO: They all enter the circle which How fares the king and his?

Prospero har marie, and there stand charmed; Confin'd together

which PROSPERO observing, speaks. In the same fashion as you gave in charge;

solemn air, and the best comforter Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners

To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains, In the lime-grove which weather-fendsyour cell; Now useless, boiled within thy skull! There stand, They cannot budge, till you release. The king, For you are spell-stopp’d. His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted ; Holy Gonzalo, honorable man, And the remainder mourning over them,

Mine eyes, even sociable to the shew of thine,
Brim-full of sorrow and disrnay ; but chiefly Fall fellowly drops. — The charın dissolves apace;
Him you term’d, sir, The good old lord, Gonzalo ; And as the morning steals upon the night,
His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops Melting the darkness, so their rising senses
From eaves of reeds: your charm so strongly works Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle

Their clearer reason. — ( my good Gonzalo,
That if you now beheld them, your affections My true preserver, and a loyal sir
Would become tender.

To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces

Dost thou think so, spirit ? Home both in word and deed. — Most cruelly Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human.

Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter. Pro.

And mine shall. Thy brother was a furtherer in the act; -Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling Thou’rt pinch'd for’t now, Sebastian. —Flesh and Op their afflictions? and shall not myself,

blood, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply You brother mine, that entertain d ambition, Passion as they, be kindlicr mov'd than thou art? Expellid remorses and nature; who, with Sebastian, Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) quick,

Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee, Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Unnaturalthough thou art! – Their understanding Do I take part : the rarer action is

Begins to swell; and the approaching tide
In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent, Will shortly fill the reasonable shores,
The sole drift of my purpose doth extend

That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them,
Not a frown further : Go, release them, Ariel; That yet looks on me, or would know me :-Ariel,
My charms I'll break, their selises I'll restore, Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell;
And they shall be themselves.

(E.cit ARIEL. Ari.

I'll fetch them. sir. I will dis-case me, and my self present,

[Erit. As I was sometime Milan:- quickly, spirit: Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, Thou shalt ere long be free.

and groves ; And ye, that on the sands with printless foot

Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps to attire

Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him,
When he comes back; you demi-puppets, that

Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
By moon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make,

In a corvslip's bell I lie : Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime

There I coiich when owls do cry. Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice

On the bat's back I do fly, To hear the solemn curfew ; by whose aid

After summer merrilu : (Weak masters though you be) I have be-dimm'd Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, The noon-tide sun, call'd forth the inutinous winds, Under the blossom, that hangs on the bough. And twirt the green sea and the azur'd vault Pro. Why that's my dainty Ariel ; I shall miss Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder

thee; Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak But yet thou shalt have freedom: so, so, so. — With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory To the king's ship, invisible as thou art : Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up! There shalt thou find the mariners asleep The pine, and cedar: graves, at my command, Under the hatches; the master and the boatswain, Have wak'd their sleepers; oped, and let them forth Being awake, enforce them to this place; By my so potent art: But this rough magic And presently, I proythee. I here abjure : and, when I have requir'd

Ari. I drink the air before me, and return Soine heavenly music, (which even now I do) Or e'er your pulse twice beat. (Exit ARIEL 1 Bird-lime. , Defends from bad weather.

• Leopard. • Pity or tenderness of heart.

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