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I fear, for ever: Milan and Naples have It is a comforter.
We two, my lord,
And watch your safety.
My lord Sebastian, Alon. Thank you: Wondrous heavy. The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness,
[Alonzo sleeps. Eril Ariel. And time to speak it in: you rub the sore, Seb. What a strange drowsiness possesses When you should bring the plaster.
Ant. It is the quality of the climate.
Why Gon. It is foul weather in us all, good sir, Doth it not then our eyelids sink? I find not When you are cloudy.
Myself dispos’d to sleep
Nor l; my spirits are nimble.
Very foul. They fell together all, as by consent;
Or docks or mallows. Worthy Sebastian 1–0, what might ?-No
And yet, methinks, I see it in thy face,
My strong imagination sees a crown
thy head. Wondd I admit ; no name of magistrate ;
What, art thou waking ? Letters should not be known; riches, poverty, Ant. Do you not hear me speak? And use of service, none; contract, succession,
I do; and surely, Bourn, bound of land, uilch, vineyard, none : It is a sleepy language; and thou speak'st No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil : Ont of thy sleep : What is it thou didst say ? No occupation; all men idle, all;
This is a strange repose, to be asleep.
And yet he wonld he king on't. And yet so fast asleep.
Noble Sebastian, gets the beginning.
Thou let'st thy fortune sleep-die rather; wink'st Gon. All things in common nature should Whiles thou art waking. produce
Thou dost snore distinctly ; Without sweat or endeavour: treason, felony, There's meaning in thy snores. Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engine, Ant. I am more serious than my custom: you Would I not have; but nature should bring Must be so too, if heed me; which to do, forth,
Trebles thee o'er. of its own kind, all foizen, all abundance,
Well; I am standing water. To feed my immocent people.
Ant. l'll teach you how to flow.
Do so: to ebb,
If you but knew how yon the purpose cherish,
'Save his majesty! Whiles thus you mock it! how, in stripping it, Ani. Long live Gonzalo!
You more invest it! Ebbing men, indeed,
And, do you mark me, sir 1- Most often do so near the bottom run,
'Prythee, say on: Go. I do well believe your highness; and the setting of thine eye, and cheek, proclaim din it to minister occasion to these gentlemen, A matter from thee; and a birth, indeed, wbo are of such sensible and nimble lungs, that which throes thee much to yield. they always use to laugh at nothing.
Thus, sir : Ant 'Twas you we laugh'd at.
Although this lord of weak remembrance, this Gon. Who in this kind of merry fooling, am (Who shall be of as little memory, nothing to you; so you may continue, and when he is earth'd,) hath here almost persuaded langh at nothing still.
(For he's a spirit of persuasion, only Ant. What a blow was there given !
Professes to persuade) the king, his son's alive; Scb. An it had not fallen flat-long.
'Tis as impossible that he's undrown'd, Gon. You are gentlemen of brave mettle : you As he that sleeps here, swims. would lift the moon out of her sphere, if she Seb.
I have no hope would continue in it five weeks without changing. That he's undrown'd. Enter Ariel invisible, playing solemn Musick. What great hope have you! no hope, that way, is
0, out of that no hope, Seb. We would so, and then go a bat-fowling. Another way so high a hope, that even Ant Nay, good my lord, be not angry. Ambition cannot pierce a wink beyond, Gon. No, I warrant you; I will not adventure But doubts discovery there. Will you grant, my discretion so weakly. Will you laugh me with me, sleep, for I am very heavy ?
That Ferdinand is drown'd?
Then tell me, Alon. What, all so soon asleep! I wish mine Who's the next heir of Naples ? eyes
Claribel. Would, with then.selves, shut up my thoughts : Ant. She that is queen of Tunis; she that dwells I' find,
Ten leagues beyond man's life; she that from
Can have no note, unless the sun were post, Do not omit the heavy offer of it:
(The man is the moon's too slow,) till new-born It seldom visits sorrow; when it doth, i
They are inclind to do so. "Please you, sir,
Be rough and razorable: she from whom Alon. Why, how now, ho! awake! Why are We were all sca-swallowed, though some cast
you drawn? again;
Wherefore this ghastly looking ? And, by thgr. estin'd to perform an act, Gon.
What's the matter ? Whereof whai's past is prologue; what to come,
Seb. Whiles we stood here securing your repose, In yours and my discharge.
Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing Seb. What stuff is this ?-How say you ? Like bulls, or rather lions ; did it not wake you? "Tis true, my brother's daughter's queen of Tu. It struck mine ear most terribly. nis:
'I heard nothing. So is she heir of Naples; 'twixt which regions Ant. 0, 'twas a din to fright a monster's ear; There is some space.
To make an ear:hquake sure it was the roar Ant.
A space whose every cubit of a whole herd of lions. Seems to cry out, How shall that Claribel Alon.
Heard yor: this, Gonzalo ? Measure us back to Naples ?—Keep in Tunis, Gon. Upon mine honour, sir, I heard a humAnd let Sebastian wake!-Say, this were death
ming, T'hat now hath seiz'd them; why, they were no And that a strangeone too, which did awake me: worse
1 shak'd you, sir, and crid; as mine eyes open'd, Than now they are: There be, that can rule I saw their weapons drawn :-there was a noise, Naples,
That's verity: 'Best stand upon or guard ; As well as he that sleeps; lords, that can prate Or that we quit this place : let's draw our weaAs amply, and unnecessarily,
pons. As this Gonzalo; I myself conld make
Alon. Lead off this ground ; and let's make A chough of as deep chat. 0, that you bore
For he is, sure, i' the island.
Ari. Prospero my lord sball know what I have Seb. I remember, done.
1.1 side. You did supplant your brother Prospero. So, king, go safely on to seek thy son. [Éreunt. Ant.
True : And, look, how well my garments sit upon me;
SCENE II. Another Part of the Island. Much feater than before. My brother's servants Enter Caliban, with a burden of Wood. Were then my fellows, now they are my men. Seb. But, for your conscience
A noise of Thunder heard. Ant. Ay, sir; where lies that ? if it were a kybe, Cal. All the infections that the sun sucks up "Twould put me to my slipper; but I feel not From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make This deity in my bosom : twenty consciences, him That stand 'twixt me and Milan, candied be By inch-meal a disease! His spirits hear me, they,
And yet I needs must curse. But they'll nor And melt, ere they molest! Here lies your bro
Fright me with urchin shows, pitch me i' the No better than the earth he lies upon,
mire, If he were that which now he's like, that's dead; Nor lead me, like a firebrand, in the dark Whom I, with this obedient steel,' three inches Ou: of my way, unless he bid them ; but of it,
For every trifle are they set upon me: Can lay to bed for ever: whiles you, doing thus, Sometimes like apes, that moe and chatter at me, To the perpetual wink for aye might put And after, bite me; then like hedgehogs, which This ancient morsel, this sir Prudence, who Lie tumbling in my barefoot way, and mount Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest, Their pricks at my foot-ball: sometimes am I They'll take suggestion, as a cat laps milk; All wound with adders, who, with cloven They'll tell the clock to any business that
tongues, We say befits the hour.
Do hiss me into madness :-Lo! now ! lo! Seb. Thy case, dear friend,
Enter Trinculo. Shall be my precedent; as thou got'st Milan, I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword; one Here comes a spirit of his; and to torment me, stroke
For bringing wood in slowly: I'll fall flat, Shall free thee from the tribute which thou Perchance he will not mind me. pay'st;
Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear And I the king shall love thee.
off any weather at all, and another storm brew. Ant.
Draw together:ling; I hear it sing i' the wind : yond' same black And when I rear my hand, do you the like, cloud, yond' huge one, looks like a foul bum. To fall it on Gonzalo.
bard that would shed his lignor. If it shonld Seb.
0, but one word. thunder, as it did before, I know not where to
[ They converse apart. hide my head: yond' same cloud cannot choose Musick Re-enter Ariel, invisible.
but fall hy pailfuls. -- What have we here? a man
or a fish? Dead or alive? A fish: he smells like Ari. My master through his art foresees the a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell; R danger
kind of, not of the newest, Poor John. A That you, his friends, are in: and sends me forth, strange fish! Were I in England now, (as once (For else his projects die,) to keep them living. I was,) and had but this fish painted, not a ho
[Sings in Gonzalo's ear. liday-fool there but would give a piece of silver: While you here do snoring lie,
there would this monster make a man; any Open-ey'd conspiracy
strange beast there makes a man: when they His time doth take :
will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, If of life you keep a care,
they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. Shake off slumber, and beware:
Legg'd like a man? and his fins like arms! Awake! awake!
Warm o' my troth! I do now let loose my opi
nion, hold it no longer: this is no fish but an Ant. Then let us both be sudden.
islander, that hath lately suffered by a thunder Gon. Now good angels, preserve the king! bolt. (Thunder. ) Alas! the storm is come again :
(They wake. my best way is to creep under his gaberdine;
there is no other shelter herenbont; Misery acill hope now, thou are not drowned. Is the storm. here shroud, till the dregs of the storm be past. calf's gaberdine, for fear of the storm: And art Enter Stephano, singing ; a Bottle in his Hand. thon living, Stephano ? O Stephano, two Nea.
politans 'scap'd! Ste. I shall no more to sea, to sea,
Ste. Pr'ythee do not turn me about; my stoHere shall I die ashore;
not constant. This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's
Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not funeral:
sprites. Well, here's my comfort.
(Drinks. That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor : The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I, Ste. How did'st thon 'scape ? How cam’st thou The gunner, and his mate,
nither swear by this bottle, how thou cam'st Lou'd Mal, Meg, and Marian, and Margery, hither. I escaped upon a butt of sack, which
Bul none of us car'd for Kate :
the sailors heaved over-board, by this bottle!
which I made of the bark of a tree, with mine Would cry to a sailor, Go, hang:
own hands, since I was cast a-shore. She lov'd not the savour of tar nor of pitch, Cal. I'll swear, npon that bottle, to be thy true Yet a tailor might scratch her where'er she did subject; for the liquor is not earthly. itch :
Ste. Here; swear then how thou escap'dst. Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang. Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can This a scurvy tune too: But here's my comfort. swim like a duck, I'll be sworn.
(Drinks. Ste. Here, kiss the book: Though thou canst Cal. Do not torment me: 0!
swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose. Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils here? Trin. 0 Stephano, hast any more of this? Do you put tricks upon us with savages, and Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a men of Inde ? Ha! I have not’scap'd drowning, rock by the sea-side, where niy, wine is hid. to be aseard now of your four legs; for it hath How now, moon-call? how does thine ague? been said, As proper a man as ever went on Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven! foar legs, cannot make him give ground: and it Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee: I was shall be said so again, whilst Stephano breathes the man in the moon, when time was. at nostrils.
Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore Cal. The spirit torments me : 0!
thee; My mistress showed me thee, and thy Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with dog, and bush. four legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague : Ste. Come, swear to that: kiss the book : 1 Where the devil should he learn our language? will furnish it anon with new contents : swear. I will give him some relief, if it be but for that: Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow If I can recover him, and keep him tame, and monster - afeard of him ?-a very weak mon. get to Naples with him, he's a present for any ster :-The man i' the moon ?-a most poor creemperor that ever trod on neat's-leather. dulous monster: Well drawn, monster, in good Cal. Do not torment me, pr’ythee;
sooth. I'll bring my wood home faster.
Cal. I'll show thee every fertile inch of the Su. He's in his fit now; and does not talk island; after the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle; And kiss thy foot; I prythee be my god. if he have never drunk wine afore, it will go T'rin. By this light, a most perfidious and near to remove his fit: if I can recover him, and drunken monster; when his god's asleep, he'll keep him tame, I will not take too much for rob his bottle. him: he shall pay for him that hath him, and Cal. l'll kiss thy foot ; l'll swear myself thy that soundly:
subject. Cal Thon dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt Ste. Come on then; down, and swear. Anon, I know it by thy trembling;
Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this Now Prosper works upon thee.
puppy-headed monster: Á most scurvy monster! Ste. Come on your ways; open your month; I could find in my heart to beat him,here is that which will give language to you, Ste. Come, kiss. cat; open your mouth: this will shake your Trin. - but that the poor monster's in drink: shaking, I can tell you, and that soundly : you An abominable monster! cannot tell who's your friend: open your chaps Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck again.
thee berries : Trin. I should know that voice: it should be I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. - But he is drowned; and these are devils : 0! A plague upon the tyrant that I serve! defeod mel
l'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most deli-Thou wondrous man. cate monster ! Ilis forward voice now is to speak Trin. A most ridiculous monster: to make a well of his friend; his backward voice is to utter wonder of a poor drunkard. foul speeches, and to detract. If all the wine Cal. I pr'ylhee, let me bring thee where crabs in my bottle will recover him, I will help his grow; ague : Come, Amen! I will pour some in thy And I with my long nails will dig thee pigother mouth.
nuts; Trin. Stephano,
Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how Ste. Doth thy other month call me ? Mercy! To snare the nimble inarmozet: I'll bring thee mercy! This is a devil, and no monster : 1 will To clust'ring filberts, and sometimes I'll get leave him; I have no long spoon.
thee Trin. Stephano!-If thou beest Stephano, touch Young sea-mells from the rock : Wilt thou go me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo ;-be with me? not afeard ;--thy good friend Trinculo.
Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth; I'll any more talking.-Trinculo, the king and all pull thee by the lesser legs; if any be Trinculo's our company else being drowned, we will inlegs, these are they. Thou art yery, Trinculo, herit here. - Here; bear my botile. Fellow Indeed: How can'st thou to be the siege of this Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by again. moon-calf? Can he vent Trinculos ?
Cal. Farewell, master; farewell, farewell. Trin. I took him to be killed with a thunder
[ Sings drunkenly. broke :-Bu art thou not drowned, Stephano?l Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster.
Cal. No more dans u make for fish; of every creature's best.
I do not know
One of my sex; no woman's face remember, Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish; Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen 'Ban 'Brn, Ca-Caliban,
More that linay call men, than you, good friend, Has a new master-get a new man. And my dear father: how features are abroad, Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom ! freedom, l'he jewel in my dower) I would not wish
I am skill-less of; but, by my inodesty, hey-day, freedom ! Ste. O brave monster ! lead the way.
Any companion in the world but you;
Nor can imagination forin a shape,
Something too wildly, and my father's precepts
I therein do forget.
I am, in my condition,
(I would, not so!) and would no more endure
This wooden slavery, than to sutier Fer. There be some sports are painful; and The flesh-fly blow iny mouth. ---Hear my soul their labour
Am I this patient log-man!
Do you love me? dead,
Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this And makes my labours pleasures: O, she is
sound, Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed; And crown what I profess with kind event, And he's composed of harshness. I must remove if I speak true; if hollowly, invert Some thousands of these logs, and pile then up, Whai best is boded me, to mischief! 1, Upon a sore injunction: My sweet mistress Beyond all limit of what else i' the world, Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such Do love, prize, honour you. baseness
I am a fool, Had ne'er like executor. I forget
To weep at what I am glad of. But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my Pro.
Fair encounter labours ;
Of two most rare affections ! Ileavens rain grace Most busy-less when I do it.
On that which breeds between them !
Wherefore weep you ? Enter Miranda ; and Prospero at a distance.
Mira. At mine unwortliness, that dare not offer Mira.
Alas, now, pray you, What I desire to give; and much less take,
The bigger bulk it shews. Hence, bashful cunPray, set it down, and rest you: when this burns,
ning! "Twill weep for having wearied yon: my father and prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself; I am your wife, if you will marry me ; He's safe for these three hours.
If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow
O most dear mistress, You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,
My mistress, dearest, Mira.
If you'll sit down, And I thus humble ever. I'll bear your logs the while; 'Pray, give me Mira.
My husband then ? that ;
Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing I'll carry it to the pile.
As bondage e'er of freedom ; here's my hand. Fer.
No, precious creature: Mira. And mine, with my heart in't : And I'd rather crack my sinews, break my back,
now farewell, Than you should such dishonour undergo, Till half an hour hence. While I sit lazy by.
A thousand I thonsand ! Mira. It would become me
(Exeunt Fer. and Mir. As well as it does you: and I shonld do it Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, With much inore ease, for my good will is to it, Who are surprised with all, but my rejoicing And your's it is against.
At nothing can be more. l'll to my book : Pro.
Poor worm! thou art infected; For yet, ere supper time, must I perform This visitation shews it.
Much business appertaining.
You look wearily. Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning
SCENE II. Another Part of the Island.
Enter Stephano and Trinculo; Caliban followWhen you are by at night. I do beseech you,
ing with a Bottle. (Chiefly, that I might set i: in my prayers,) Ste. Tell not me ;-when the butt is ont, we What is your name?
will drink water; not a drop before : therefore Mira
Miranda :-0 my father, bear up, and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink have broken your hest to say so!
to me. Fer.
Admir'd Miranda ! Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island! Indeed, the top of admiration ; worth
They say, there's but five upon this isle: we What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady are three of them; if the other two be brained I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time like us, the state totters. The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues thy eyes are almost set in thy head. Have I liked several women; never any
Trin. Where shonld they be set else? he were With so full soul, but some defect in her a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, tail. And put it to the foil : But you, O you,
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue So perfect, and so peerless, are created lin sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me;
I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and- this can sack, and drinking do. A murrain on thirty leagues, off and on, by this light.-Thou your monster, and the devil take your fingers ! shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. Cal. Ha, ha, ha! Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Prythee standard.
stand further off. Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, Trin. Nor go neither: but you'll lie, like dogs; I'll beat him too. and yet say nothing neither.
Stand further. Come, proceed. Ste: Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with beest a good moon-calf.
him Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy l’ the afternoon to sleep : there thou may'st shoe;
brain him, I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster ; 1 Batter his skull, or pamuch him with a stake, am in case to justle a constable: Why, thou de- Or cut his weazand with thy knife: Remember, bosh'd fish thou, was there ever man a coward, First to possess his books; for without them that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a One spirit to command: They all do hate him, fish, and half a monster ?
As rootedly as 1: Burn but his books; Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, He has brave ntensils, (for so he calls them.) my lord ?
Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. Trin. Lord, quoth he !-that a monster should And that most deeply to consider, is be such a natural.
The beauty of his daughter; he himself Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, 1 pry-Calls her a nonpareil : I ne'er saw woman, thee.
But only Sycorax my dam, and she ;
Is it so brave a lass? suler indignity.
Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be warrant, pleas'd
And bring thee forth brave brood. To hearken once again the suit I made thee? Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daugh
Ste. Marry will l: kneel, and repeat it; I will ter and I will be king and queen; (save our stand, and so shall Triuculo.
graces!) and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceEnter Ariel, invisible.
roys :-Dost thou like the ploi, Trinculo ?
I'rin. Excellent. Cal. As I told thee
Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat Before, I am subject to a tyrant;
thee; but while thou livest, keep a good tongue A sorcerer, that by his cuuning hath
in thy head. Coeated me of this island.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep ; Ari
Wilt thou destroy him then ? Col. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou ! Ste.
Ay, on mine honour. I would, my valiant inaster would destroy thee : Ari. This will I tell my master. I do not lie
Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of Ste Triuculo, if you trouble him any more in pleasure; his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of Let us be jocund: Will von troll the catch your teeth
You taught me but while-ere? Trin. Why, I said nothing.
Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, Sle. Mum then, and no more.- (To Caliban.) any reason : Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. Proceed.
[Sings. Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ; From me he got it. If thy greatness will
Flout 'em, and skout 'em ; and skout 'em,
and fiout 'em; Rerenge it on him-for, I know, thou dar'st; But this thing dare not.
Thought is free. Sue. That's most certain.
Cal. That's not the tune. Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve (Ariel plays the tune on a Tabor and Pipe. thee.
Ste. What is this sanne ? Ste. How now shall this be compassed ? Canst Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by thou bring me to the party ?
the picture of No-body. Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee Stė. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy asleep,
likeness: if thou beest a devil, take't as thou lisi. Where then may'st knock a nail into his head. Trin. O, forgive me iny sins! Ari Thon liest, thou canst not.
Ste. He that dies, pays all debts : I defy thee:Cal. What a pied niuny's this ? Thou scurvy Mercy upon us ! patch !
Cal. Ait thou afeard ? I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, Ste. No, monster, pot l. And take his bottle from hiin: when that's gone, Cal. Be nct aseard; the isle is full of noises, He shall drink vought but brine: for l’iĩ not Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and show him
hurt not. Where the quick freshes are.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Ste. Trincato, run into no further danger: Will hun about mine ears; and sometimes voices, interrupt the monster one word further, and, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, Will make me sleep again; avd then in dreaming, and make a stock-fish of thee.
The clouds, methought, would open, and show Trin. Why, what did 1? I did nothing: I'll riches go further off.
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd, Sie. Didst thou not say he lied ?
I cry'd to dream again. Ari. Thou liest.
Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, Sre. Do I so? take thon that. (Strikes him.) where I shall have my musick for nothing. As you like this, give ine the lie another time. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Trin. I did not give the lie: Out o' your Ste. That shall be by and by : I remember vits, and hearing too -A pox of your bottle ! the story.