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the man in the moon, when time was. (thee; ' I 'll bear him no more sticks, but follow then,
Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore Thou wondrous man. My mistress show'd me thee, and thy dog and bush. Trin. A most ridiculous monster! to make a
Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book; I will wonder of a poor drunkard. furnish it anon with new contents : swear.
Cal. I prithee let me bring thee where crabs grow, Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts ; monster :SI afeard of him! a very weak monster : Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how The man i' the moon !-a most poor credulous | To snare the nimble marmozet; I 'll bring thee monster: Well drawn, monster, in good sooth. To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I 'll get theo
Cal. I 'll show thee every fertile inch of the Young scamels from the rock: Wilt thou go island; and I will kiss thy foot: I prithee, be my
with me? god.
Ste. I prithee now, lead the way, without any Trin. By this light, & most perfidious and more talking.–Trinculo, the king and all our com. drunken monster ; when his god's asleep he 'll rob pany else being drowned, we will inherit here.bis bottle.
[subject. Here; bear my bottle. Fellow Trinculo, we l Cal. I ll kiss thy foot: I 11 swear myself thy fill him by and by again. Ste. Come on then; down and swear.
Cal. Farewell, master ; farewell, farewell. Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this
Sings drunkenly. puppy-headed monster : & most scurvy monster I Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster. I could find in my heart to beat him,
Cal. No more dams I 'll make for ish; Ste. Come, kiss.
Nor fetch in firing
At requiring, Trin. -- but that the poor monster 's in drink ;
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish. an abominable monster!
Ban,’Ban, Ca-Caliban, Cal. I 'll show thee the best springs; I 11 pluck
Has a new master-Get a new man.. thee berries;
Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freedom, I N fish for thee, and get thee wood enough.
hey-day, freedom! A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!
Ste. O brave monster I lead the way. [Exeunt.
SCENE I.—Before Prospero's Cell.
Poor worm! thou art infected; Enter FERDINAND, bearing a log.
This visitation shows it. Fer. There be some sports are painful; and Mira.
You look wearily. their labour
Fer. No, noble mistress; 't is fresh morning Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters When you are by at night. I do beseech you, Point to rich ends. This my mean task
(Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,) Would be as heavy to me as odious; but
What is your name? The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead, Mira.
Miranda :-O my father And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is I have broke your hest to say so! Ten times more gentle than her father 's crabbed; Fer.
Admir'd Miranda! And he 's compos'd of harshness. I must remove Indeed the top of admiration; worth Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up, What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady Upon a sore injunction: My sweet mistress I have eyed with best regard; and many a time Weeps when she sees me work; and says such The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage baseness
Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues Had never like executor. I forget :
Have I lik'd several women; never any But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my With so full soul, but some defect in her labours;
Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,
And put it to the foil : But you, O you,
Of every creature's best.
I do not know Burnt up those logs that you are enjoin'd to pile ! One of my sex; no woman's face remember, Pray set it down, and rest you: when this burns, Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen T will weep for having wearied you; My father More that I may call men, than you, good friend Is hard at study; pray now rest yourself;
And my dear father: how features are abroad, He's safe for these three hours.
I am skill-less of; but, by my modesty, Fer.
O most dear mistress, (The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish The sun will set before I shall discharge
Any companion in the world but you; What I must strive to do.
Nor can imagination form a shape, Miran
If you ll sit down Beside yourself, to like of: But I prattle
I therein do forget.
I am in my condition,
This wooden slavery, than to suffer
The flesh-fly blow my mouth. Hear my soulspeak;
To make me slave to it; and for your sake
Am I this patient log-man.
a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a Mira. Do you love me? monster?
(my lord ? Fer. O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound, Cal. Lo, how he mocks mel wilt thou let him, And crown what I profess with kind event,
Trin. Lord, quoth he that a monster should If I speak true; if hollowly, invert
be such a natural! What best is boded me, to mischief! I,
Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I prithee. Beyond all limit of what else i' the world,
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head, Do love, prize, honour you.
if you prove a mutineer, the next tree - The pooi Mira, I am a fool,
monster 's my sabject, and he shall not suffer To weep at what I am glad of.
Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou he Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace To hearken once again to the suit I made to thee ? On that which breeds between them!
Ste. Marry will I : kneel and repeat it: I will Fer.
Wherefore weep you? stand, and so shall Trinculo.
Enter ARIEL, invisible.
tyrant ; The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! A sorcerer, that by his canning hath cheated me And prompt me, plain and holy innocence! Of the island. I am your wife, if you will marry me;
Ari. Thou liest. If not I u die your maid: to be your fellow
Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou; You may deny me; but I ll be your servant, I would my valiant master would destroy thee: Whether.you will or no.
I do not lie. Fer.
My mistress, dearest, Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in And I thus humble ever.
his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of Jira.
My husband then? Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing
Trin. Why, I said nothing. As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand. Ste. Mum then, and no more.—[To CALIBAN.) Hira. And inine, with my heart in 't: And now Proceed. farewell,
Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle; Till half-an-hour bence.
From me he got it. If thy greatness will Fer.
A thousand! thousand! Revenge it on him-for, I know thou dar'st;
[Exeunt FER. and MIR. But this thing dare not. Pro. So glad of this as they I cannot be,
Ste. That 's most certain. Who are surpris'd with all ; but my rejoicing
Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I 'll serve thee At nothing can be more. I 'll to my book; Ste. How now shall this la composred? Cansı For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform
thou bring me to the party,
(asleep, Much business appertaining.
(Exit. Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; i yield him theo
Where thou mayst knock a nail into his head. SCENE II.-Another part of the Island. Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not. (patch!
Cal. What a pied ninny 's this! Thou scurvy Enter STEPHAXO and TRINCULO; CALIBAN fol I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, lowing with a bottle.
And take his bottle from him: when that 's gone, Ste. Tell not me ;--when the butt is out we will He shall drink nought but brine; for I 'll not drink water ; not a drop before: therefore bear up,
show him and board 'em: Servant-monster, drink to me. Where the quick freshes are.
Trin. Servant-monster ? the folly of this island ! Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger; inThey say there's but five upon this isle: we are terrupt the monster one word further, and, by this three of them; if the other two be brained like us, hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make the state totters.
a stockfish of thee.
[further off. Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll ge thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
Ste. Didst thou not say he lied ? Trin. Where should they be set else ? he were a Ari. Thou liest. brave monster, indeed, if they were set in his tail. Ste. Do I so? take thou that. (Strikes him.] As
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue you like this, give me the lie another time. in sack: for ay part, the sea cannot drown me: I Trin. I did not give the lie :-Out o' your wits, swam, et.. could recover the shore, five-and-thirty and hearing too ?-A pox o' your bottle! this can leagues, off and on. By this light, thou shalt be sack and drinking do.- A murrain on your monster, my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.
and the devil take your fingers! Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no Cal. Ha, ha, ha! standard.
Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Prithee Ste. We 11 bot run, monsieur monster.
stand further off. Trin. Nor go neither : but you 'll lie, like dogs; Cal. Beat him enough; after a little time, and yet say nothing neither.
I 11 beat him too. ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou Ste. Stand further.—Come, proceed. beest a good moon-calf.
[shoe : Cal. Why, as I told thee, 't is a custom with him Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy l’the afternoon to sleep: there thou mayst brain I 17 not serve him, he is not valiant.
him, Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster ; I am | Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log, in case to justle a constable: why, thou deboshed Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, fish thou, was there ever man a coward that hath Or cut his wezand with thy knife: Remember, drunk so much sack as I today? Wilt thou tell First to possess his books; for without them
He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
patience, One spirit to command: They all do hate him, I needs must rest me. As rootedly as I: Burn but his books;
Old lord, I cannot blame thee, He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,) Who am myself much attach'd with weariness, Which, when he has a house, he 'll deck withal. To the dulling of my spirits : sit down and rest. And that most deeply to consider, is
Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it
No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd
Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go.
Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. As greatest does least.
[Aside to SER Ste. Is it so brave a lass?
Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I war- That you resolv'd to effect. rant, and bring thee forth brave brood.
The next advantage Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter Will we take thoroughly, and I will be king and queen; (save our graces!) Ant.
Let it be to-night; and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys:-Dost For now they are oppress'd with travel, they thou like the plot, Trinculo ?
Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance, Trin. Excellent.
As when they are fresh. Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee: Seb.
I say to-night: no more. but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy Solemn and strange music ; and PROSPERO above, head. Cal. Within this half-hour will he be asleep;
invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing Wilt thou destroy him then ?
in a banquet ; they dance about it with gentle acSte.
Ay, on mine honour. tions of salutation; and, inviting the King, &c., Ari. This will I tell my master.
to eat, they depart. Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, pleasure;
hark ! Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch
Gon. Marvellous sweet music! You taught me but while-ere?
Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason,
were these ? any reason:
Sch. A living drollery: Now I will believe Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.
[Sings. That there are unicorns; that in Arabia Flout 'em, and cout 'em; and skout'em, and flout 'em; There is one tree, the phenix' throne; one phenix Thought is free.
At this hour reigning there. Cal. That's not the tune.
I'll believe both (ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. And what does else want credit, come to me, Ste. What is this game ?
And I'll be sworn 't is true: Travellers ne'er did lie, Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by Though fools at home condemn them. the picture of Nobody.
If in Naples
(For, certes, these are people of the island,) Ste. He that dies pays all debts : I defy thee : Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Mercy upon us!
Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of Cal. Art thou afeard ?
Our human generation you shall find Ste. No, monster, not I.
Many, nay, almost any.
[Asice. Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices, Alon.
I cannot too much muse That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,
Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, ex
Praise in departing. [Aside. Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, Fran. They vanish'd strangely. where I shall have my music for nothing.
since Cal. When Prospero is destroyed. [story. They have left their viands behind; for we have Ste. That shall be by and by : I remember the
stomachs. Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, Will 't please you taste of what is here? and after do our work.
Nct . Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow,- I would I
Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear : When we could see this taborer : he lays it on.
were boys, Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow Stephano. Who would believe that there were mountaineers
(E.ccunt. Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging SCENE III.-Another part of the Island.
Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men
Although my last: no matter, since I feel He vanishes in thunder : then, to soft music, enter The best is past :-Brother, my lord the duke, the Shapes again, and dance with mops and mowes, Stand to, and do as we.
and carry out the table. Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL, like a harpy; Pro. Bravely the figure of this harpy hast thou
caps his wings upon the table, and, with a quaint Perform'd, my Ariel ; a grace it had, devouring: device, the banquet vanishes.
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated,
In what thou hadst to say : so with good life, Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny
And observation strange, my meaner ministers (That hath to instrument this lower world, Their several kinds have done : my high charms And what is in t) the never-surfeited sea
work, Hath caused to belch up you, and on this island And these, mine enemies, are all knit up Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men In their distractions: they now are in my power; Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad ; | And in these fits I leave them, while I visit
[Seeing Alon., SEB., &c., draw their swords. Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown'd,) And even with such-like valour, men hang and And his and my lov'd darling. drown
[Exit Pros. from above. Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows Gon. I' the name of something holy, sir, why Are ministers of fate; the elements, Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well In this strange stare? Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs Alon.
O, it is monstrous! monstrous ! Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish
Methought the billows spoke, and told me of it; One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers, The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, Are like in vulnerable; if you could hurt, That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass. And will not be uplifted : But, remember, Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and (For that's my business to you,) that you three I 'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, From Milan did supplant good Prospero:
And with him there lie mudded.
[Exit. Expos’d unto the sea, which hath requit it,
But one fiend at a time, Him and his innocent child : for which foul deed I'll fight their legions o'er. The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have
I'll be thy second. Incens'd the seas and shores, yea all the creatures,
[Exeunt SEB. and Ant. Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their great They have bereft; and do pronounce, by me,
guilt, Ling ring perdition (worse than any death Like poison given to work a great time after, Can be at once) shall step by step attend [from Now 'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech you, Iou, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls And hinder them from what this ecstacy Upon your heads) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, May now provoke them to. And a clear life ensuing.
Follow, I pray you. [Exeunt.
SCENE 1.-Before Prospero's Cell. The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion Enter PROSPERO, FERDINAND, and MIRANDA.
Our worser genius can, shall never melt Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,
Mine honour into lust; to take away Your compensation makes amends; for I
The edge of that day's celebration, Have given you here a thread of mine own life,
When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are
founder'd, Or that for which I live; whom once again I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations
Or night kept chain'd below.
Pro. Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
Fairly spoke: Hast strangely stood the test : Here, afore heaven, Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,
What, Ariel ; my industrious servant, Ariel! Do not smile at me that I boast her off,
Enter ARIEL. For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, Ari. What would my potent master ? here I am. And make it halt behind her.
Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last Fa. I do believe it,
service Against an oracle.
Did worthily perform; and I must use you Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition In such another trick: go, bring the rabble, Worthily purchasd, take my daughter: But O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place : I thou dost break her virgin knot before
Incite them to quick motion; for I must All sanctimonious ceremonies may
Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple
Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,
Each one, tripping on his toe,
As I hope
Will be here with mop and mowe: Por quiet days, fair issue, and long life,
Do you love me, master? no. With such love as 't is now, the murkiest den, Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not approach
Tul thou dost hear me call
Well, I conceive. [Exit. Jun Honour, rlches, marriage blessing, Pro. Look thou be true: do not give dalliance
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you ! Too much the rein: the strongest oaths are straw
Juno sings her blessings on you. To the fire i' the blood: be more abstemious,
Cer. Earth's increase, foison plenty,
Barns and garners never empty :
Vines, with clust'ring bunchos growing ;
Plants with goodly burthen bowing;
Spring come to you, at the farthest,
In the very end of harvest !
Scarcity and want shall shun you;
Ceres' blessing an is on you.
To think these spirits ?
Spirits, which by mine art Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas
I have from their confines call’d to enact Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease:
My present fancies. Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,
Let me live here ever ; And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them to
So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,
Make this place Paradise.
(Juno and CERES whisper, and send IRLS To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy
on employment. Pro.
silence ; broom groves, Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves,
Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;
There's something else to do: hush and be mute,
[brooks, And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Where thou thyself dost air: The queen o' the sky, with your sedg d crowns, and
ever harmless looks
Iris. You nymphs callid Naiads, of the windering Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, Bids thee leave these ; and with her sovereign Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land
Answer your summons: Juno does command : grace, Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain :
A contract of true love ; be not too late.
Enter certain Nymphs.
You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary, Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er
Come hither from the furrow, and be merry; Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter ;
Make holiday: your rye-straw hats put on, Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers
And these fresh nymphs encounter every one Diffusest honey drops, refreshing showers;
In country footing. And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Enter certain Reapers, properly habited; they join My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down,
with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards the Rich scarf to my proud earth: Why hath thy
end whereof PROSPERO starts suddenly, and queen Summond me hither, to this short-grass'd green?
speaks ; after which, to a strange, hollow, and con
fused noise, they heavily vanish. Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; And some donation freely to estate
Pro. (Aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy On the bless'd lovers.
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.
[passion Do now attend the queen? Since they did plot The means that dusky Dis my daughter got,
Fer. This is strange: your father 's in some Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company
That works him strongly. I have forsworn.
Never till this day, Iris. Of her society
Saw I him touched with anger so distemper'd. Be not afraid ; I met her deity
Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son
As if you were dismayd: be cheerful, sir: Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have Our revels now are ended: these our actors, done
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Some wanton charm upon this man and maid,
Are melted into air, into thin air; Whose vows are that no bed-rite shall be paid
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, Till Hymen's torch be lighted : but in vain;
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, Mars's hot minion is return'd again;
The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrow,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve; Swears he will shoot no more, but play 'with And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff sparrows, And be a boy right out.
As dreams are made on, 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,
1 Fer.. Mira, We wish your peace. (Excerunt.