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t'u fight their legions o'er.

Teomach the rein; the strongest oaths are straw Ant

ill be thy second. To the fire i' the blood : be more abstemious,

(Ereunt Seb. and Ant. Or else, good night, your vow! Gon. All three of the n are desperate ; their Fer.

I warrant you, sir; great guilt,

The white-cold virgin snow upon my heart Like poison given to work a great time after, Ahates the ardour of my liver. Now gins to bite the spirits: 1 do beseech you


We!l.That are of suppler joints, follow them swífuy, Now come, my Ariel ; bring a corollary, And hinder them from what this ecstacy Rather than want a spirit ; appear, and perthy: May now provoke them to.

No tongue; all eyes; be silent Sofi musick. Adr

Follow, I pray you.

A Masque. Enter Iris.

Iris Ceres, most hounteous lady, thy rich leas Act IV.

of whea:, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and peas

Thy turfy mountains, where live ribbling sheep, SCENE 1. Before Prospero's Cell. And flat meads thatch'd with stover, thern to

keep; Enter Prospero, Ferdinand, and Miranda.

Thy banks with peonied and filied brims, Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you, Which spungy April at thy hest betrims, Your compensation makes amends; for I To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy Have given you here a thread of mine own life, broom groves, Or that for which I live; whom once again Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loven, I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard; Were bnt my trials of thy love, and thou And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore Hea. Where thou thy self dost air: The queen o' the sky,

Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand, Bids thee leave these ; and with her sovereign Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

grace, for thou shalt find she will outstrip ali praise, Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, And make it halt behind her.

To come and sport : her peacocks fly amain ; Fer.

I do believe it, Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain. Against an oracle.

Enter Ceres Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition,

Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne er Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter : Bat Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; W thou dost break her virgin knot before Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers All sanctimonious ceremonies may

Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers : With full and holy rite be minister'd,

And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown No sweet aspersion shall the heavens le: fall My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down, To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Rích scarf to my proud earth : Why hath thy Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew

queen The nnion of your bed with weeds so loathly, Summon'd me hither, to this short grass'd green? That you shall hate it both : therefore, take heed, Iris. A contract of true love to celebrale; As Hymen's lamps shall light you.

And some donation freely to estate Fer.

As I hope On the bless'd lovers. For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,


Tell me, heavenly bow, With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, Ir Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, The most opportune place, the strong'st sugges. Do now attend the qneen? since they did plot tion

The means, that dnsky Dis my daughter got, Or worser Genias can, shall never melt Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company Mine honour into lust; to take away

I have forsworn. The edge of that day's celebration,


or her society When 1 shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are Be not afraid: I met her deity founder'd,

Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son Or night kept chain'd below.

Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to Pro.

Fairly spoke;

have done Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.- Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, What, Ariel ; my industrious servant Ariel! Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid Enter Ariel.

Till Hymen's torch he lighted: but in vain;

Mars's hot minion is return'd again; Ar. What would my potent master ? here I am. Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, Pro. Thon and thy meaner fellows your last Swears he will shoot no more, but play with service

sparrows, Did worthily perform; and I must use you And be a boy right out. In such another trick : go, bring the rabble,

Highest queen of state, O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place: Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait Incite them to quick motion ; for I must

Enter Juno. Bestow upon the eyes of this young conple Some vanity of mine art; it is my proinise, Juno. How does my bounteous sister ?' Go And they expect it from me.

with me, Ari.

Presently? To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, Pro. Ay, with a twink.

And honour'd in their issue.
Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,

And breathe twice; and cry, 80, 80;
Each one, tripping on his toe,

Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing, Will be here with mop and mowe:

Long continuance, and increasing, Do you love me, masier ? no.

Hourly joys, be still upon you! Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not ap

Juno sings her blessings on you. proach,

Cer. Earth's increase, and foison plenty Till hou dost hear me call.

Barns and garners never empty: Well I conceive. [Erit. Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing; Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance Plants, with goodly burden boring;



Spring come to you, at the farthest, I thought to have told thee of it: but I fear'd,
In the very hand of 'harvesi !

Lest I might anger tree.
Scarcity and want shall shun you; Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these
Ceres' blessi g so is on you.

varlets? Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and

Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with Harmonious charmingly : May I be bold

drinking: To think these spirits

So full of valour, that they smote the air Pro. Spirits, which by mine art For kissing of their feet: yet always bending

For breathing in their faces; bent the ground I have from their confines call'd to enact My present fancies.

Towards their project: then I beat iny tabor, Let me live here ever;

At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their

ears, So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,

Advanc'd their eyelids, lifted up their noses, Make this place Paradise. (Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris As they smelt music; so I charm'd their

ears, on employment.

That, call-like, tirey my lowing follow'd, throug Pro.


Tooch'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, an

now, silence : Juno and Ceres whisper seriously ;

thorns, There's something else to do; hush, and be mute, i' che filthy mantled pool beyond your cell,

Which enter'd their frail shins : at last I left ther Or else our spell is marr'd. Tris. You nymphs, called Naiads, of the wave O'er-stunk their feet.

There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lak d'ring brooks,

Pro. With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless

This was well done, my bird :

Thy shape invisible retain thou still: Leave your crisp channels, and on this green For stale to catch these thieves.

The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, land

Ari. Answer your summons; Juno does command :

I go, ! go. (Erit. Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains,

Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature A contract of true love; be not too late.

Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
Enter certain Nymphs.

And as, with age, his body iglier grows,
You son-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary,

So his mind cankers: I will plague them all, Come hither from the furrow, and be merry ; Re-enter Ariel, loaden with glistering AppaMake holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on,

rel, &c. And these fresh nymphs encounter every one In country footing.

Even to roaring:--Come, hang them on this line. Enter certain Reapers, properly habited: they Prospero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter join with the Nymphs in a graceful dance;

Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo; all wet. towards the end of which Prospero starts sud- Cal. Pray you tread softly, that the blind mole denly, and speaks i, after which, to a strange, may not hollow, and confused noise, 'they heavily Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell. vanish.

Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a Pro. (Aside.) I had forgot that foul conspiracy harmless fairy, has done little better than play'd Or the beast Caliban, and his confederates,

the Jack with us. Against my life; the minute of their plot

Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at Is almost come. - (To the Spirits.) Well done;- which my nose is in great indignation. avoid ;- no more.

Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster ? if I Fer. This is strange: your father's in some should take a displeasure against you ; look passion

you, That works him strongly.

Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster. Mira.

Never till this day,

Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still : Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper’d.

Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort,

Shall hood-wink this mischance; therefore,speak As if you were dismay'd : be cheerful, sir :

softly, Our revels now are ended : these our actors,

All's hush'd as midnight yet. As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool, Are melted into air, into thin air:

Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour And, like the baseless fabrick of this vision,

in that, inonster, but an infinite loss. The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, . ?'rin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet The solemn teniples, the great globe itself,

this is your harmless fairy, monster. Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;

Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,

ears for my labour. Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff Cal. 'Prythee, my king, be quiet : Seest thou As dreams are made of, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.-Sir, I am vex'd;

This is the mouth of the cell: no noise, and enter: Bear with my weakness; my old brain is trou. Do that good mischief, which may make this bied.

island Be not disturb'd with my infirmity :

Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,

For aye thy foot-licker. And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk,

Ste. Give me thy hand: for I do begin to hare To still my beating mind.

bloody thoughts. Fer. Mira. We wish your peace. [Eteunt. Trin. O king Stephano ! O peer! O worthy Pro. Come with a thought :-1 thank you :- Stephano ! look, what a wardrobe here is for Ariel, come.


Cal. Let it alone, thou fool : it is but trash. Enter Ariel.

Trin. O, ho, monster; we know what belongs Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to : What's thy to a frippery :-O king Stephano! pleasure ?

Ste. Put of that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, Pro.


I'll have that gown. We must prepare to meet with Caliban.

Trin. Thy grace shall have it. Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presented Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do Ceres,

you mean,


To dote thus on such laggage ? Let it alone, Though with their high wrongs I am struck to And do the murder first: if he awake,

the quick, From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury, pinches;

Do I take part: the rarer action is Make nis strange stuff.

In virtne than in vengeance : they being penitent, Ste. Be you quiet, monster. -Mistress line, is the sole drift of my purpose doth extend not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under Not a frown further: Go, release them, Ariel ; the line: now, jerkin, you are like to lose your My charms I'll break, their sereses I'll restore, hair, and prove a bald jerkin.

And they shall be themselves. Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level,


I'll fetch them, sir. (Erit. and't like your grace.

Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, Ste. I thank thee for that jest ; here's a gar- and groves; ment fort : wit shall not go unrewarded, while And ye, that on the sands with printless foot 1 am king of this country Steal by line and le- Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him vel, is an excellent pass of pate; there's another When he comes back; you demy.puppets, that garment fort

By moonshine do the green-sour ringlets make Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your Whereof the ewe noi bites; and you, whose fingers, and away with the rest.

pastime Ca! I will have none on't: we shall lose our is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice time,

To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes (Weak masters though yon be) I have be-dimm'd With foreheads villanous low.

The noon-tide sun, call'd forth the mutinous Ste. Monster, your fingers; help bear winds, this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or l'll And 'twixt the green sea and the aznr'd vault turn you out of my kingdom: go to, carry this. Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder Trin. And this.

Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak Ste. Ay, and this.

With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory A noise of Hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits

. The pine, and cedar : graves, at my command,

Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up in shape of hounds, and hunt them about ; Have wak'd their sleepers ; op'd and let them Prospero and Ariel setting them on.

forth, Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!

By my so potent art: But this rough magick Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silver!

I here abjure: and, when I have required Pro. Fury! Fury! there, Tyrant,there! hark! Some heavenly musick, (which even now I do.)

hark! (Cal. Ste. and Trin. are driven out. To work mine end upon their senses, that Go,eharge my goblins that they grind their joints This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff, With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews Bury it certain fathoms in the earth, With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted And, deeper than did ever plummet sound, make them,

I'll drown my book.

(Solemn Musick. Than pard, or cat o' mountain. Ari.

Hark, they roar.

Re-ener Ariel : after him, Alonzo, with a fran. Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this hour

tic gesture, attended by Gonzalo ; Sebastian

and Antonio in like manner, attended by Adri. Lie at my mercy all mine enemies: Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou

an and Francisco: They all enter the circle Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little,

which Prospero had made, and there stand Follow, and do me service.


charmed ; ichich Prospero observing, speake.

A solemn air, and the best comforter

To an umsetiled fancy, cure thy brains,

Now useless, boil'd within thy skull! There stand, SCENE 1. Before the Cell of Prospero. For you are spell-stopp'd. Enter Prospero in his magic robes, and Ariel. Mive eyes, even sociable to the shew of thine,

Holy Gonzalo, honourable man, Pro. Now does my project gather to a head: Fall fellowly drops. The charm dissolves apace; My charm crack not; my spirits obey; and time And as the morning steals upon the night, Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day? Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle You said our work should cease.

Their clearer reason.-O my good Gonzalo,

I did say so, My true preserver, and a loyal sir When first I rais'd the tempest: Say, my spirit, To him thou follow'st ; ! will pay thy graces How fares the king and his followers ?

Home, both in word and deed. - Most cruelly Ari. Confind together

Didst thon, Alonzo, use me and my daughier: In the same fashion as yon gave in charge ; Thy brother was a furtherer in the act:Just as yon left them, sir; all prisoners Thou'rt rinch'd for't now, Sebastian. ---Flesh In the lime grove which weather-fends your cell: and blood, They cannot budge, till your release. The king, You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, His brother and yours,abide all three distracted; Expellid remorse and nature; who with Sebastian And the remainder mourning over them, (Whose inward pinches therefore are most Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly

strong,) Him yon term'd, sir, The good old lord, Gon. Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive

thee, His tears run down his beard, like wintur's drops Unnatural though thou art !-Their understandFrom eaves of reeds : your charın so strongly

ing works them,

Begins to swell; and the approaching tide That if you now beheld them, your affections Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, Would become tender.

That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them, Pro.

Dost thou think so, spirit? That yet looks on me, or would know me:Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human.

Ariel, Pro.

And mine shall. Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell: Hast thon, which art bnt air, a touch, a feeling

[Erit Ariel. or their afflictions? and shall not myself, I will dis-case me, and mysell present, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, As I was sometime Milan quickly spirit; Passion as they, be kindher mov'd than thou art? Thou shalt ere long be free.




Ariel re-enteri, singing, and helps to attire Than you may call to comfort you; for I

Have lost my daughter.

A daughter ?
Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I;

O heavens! that they were living both in Naples,
In a cowslip's bell t lie:
There I couch when owls do cry.

The king and queen there! that they were, I wish
On the bat's back I do fly,

Myself were mudded in that oozy bed

Where my son lies. When did you lose your After summer, merrily:

daughter? Merrily, merrily, shall 7 live now,

Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.

lords Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel; I shall miss At this encounter do so much admire,

That they devour their reason; and scarce think But yet thou shalt have freedom: so, so, so- Their eyes do offices of truth, their words To the king's ship, invisible as thou art : Are natural breath ; but, howsoe'er you have There shalt thou find the mariners asleep Been justled from your senses, know for certain, Under the hatches; the master, and the boat- Thai am Prospero and that very duke swain,

Which was thrust forth of Milan; who most Being awake, enforce them to this place;

strangely And presently, pr’ythee.

Upon this shore where you were wreck'd, was Ari. I drink the air before me and return

landed, Or e'er your pulse cwice beat. (Exit Ariel. To be the Inrd on't. No more yet of this ; Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amaze- For 'tis a chronicle of day by day, ment

Not a relation for a breakfast, nor Inhabits here: Some heavenly power guide us Befitting this first meeting: Welcome, sir ; Out of this fearful country!

This cell's my court: here have I few attendants, Pro.

Behold, sir king, and subjects none abroad; pray you, look in.
The wronged duke ot' Milan, Prospero: My dukedom, since you have given me again,
For inore assurance that a living prince I will requite you with as good a thing;
Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body; At least, bring forth a wonder, to content ye,
And to thee and thy company, I bid

As much as me my dukedom.
A hearty welcome.
Whe'r thou beest he, or no,

The entrance of the Cell opens, and discovers Or sorne enchanted trifle to amuse me,

Ferdinand and Miranda playing at chess. As late I have been, I not know : thy pulse Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false. Beats, as of flesh and blood: and, since I saw thee, Fer.

No, my dearest love, The affliction of my mind amends, with which, I would not for the world.

fear, a madneso held me: this must crave Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should (An if this be at sil) a inost strange story.

wrangle, Thy dukedom i resign; and do er'reat And I would call it fair play. Thou paudon me my wrungs:-But how should Alon.

If this prove Prospero

A vision of the island, one dear son
Be living, and be here?

Shall I twice lose.
First, noble friend,


A most high miracle ! Let me embrace thine age; whose honour cannot Fer. Though the seas threaten, they are mer Be measur'd, or contin'd.

ciful: Whether this be, I have cursed them without cause. Or be not, I'll not swear.

(Fer. kneels to Alon. Pro.

You do yet taste

Now all the blessings
Some subtilties o' the isle, that will not let you or a glad father compass thee about!
Believe things certain :-Welcome, my friends Arise, and say how thou cam'st here.


O! wonder! But you, my brace of lords, were / so minded, How many goodly creatures are there here!

Aside to Seb. and Ant. How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, That has such people in't! And justify you traitors : at this time


'Tis new to thee. I'll tell no tales.

Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast Seb. The devil speaks in him. (Aside. at play?

No: Your eldest acquaintance cannot be three hours: For you, rnost wicked sir, whom to call brother Is she the goddess that hath sever'd us, • Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive And brought us thus together? Thy rankest fault, all of them; and require Fer.

Sir, she's mortal; My dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I know, But, by immortal Providence, she's mine; Thou must restore.

I chose her, when I could not ask my father Alon.

If thou beest Prospero, For his advice; nor thought I had one : she Give us particulars of thy preservation: Is daughter to this famous duke of Milan, How thou hast met us here, who three hours of whom so often I have heard renown, since

But never saw before; of whom I have
Were wreck'd upon this shore ; where I have lost Received a second life, and second father
(How sharp the point of this remembrance is !) This lady makes him to me.
My dear son Ferdinand !


I am bers;
I am wo for't, sir. But O, huw oddly will it sound, that I
Alon. Irreparable is the loss; and Patience Must ask my child forgiveness!
Says, it is past her cure.


There, sir, stop Pro.

I rather think, Let us not burden our remembrances You have not sought her help; of whose soft With heaviness that's gone. grace,


I have inly wept, For the like loss, 1 have her sovereign aid,

Or should have spoke ere this. Louk down, you And rest myself content.

gods, Alon.

You the like loss? And on this couple drop a blessed crown; Pro. As great to me, as late ; and portable For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way To make the dear loss, have I means much Which brought us hither! weaker


I say, Amen, Gonzalo





Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his Cal. O Setebos, these be br ve spirits, indeed! issue

How fine my master is! 1 n afraid
Should become kings of Naples? O, rejoice He will chastise me.
Beyond a common joy; and set it down


Ha, ba!
With gold on lasting pillars: In one voyage What things are these, my lord Antonio!
Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis; Will money buy them?
And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife Ant.

Very like: one of them
Where he himself was lost; Prospero his dukedom, Is a plain fish, and, no doubt, marketable.
In a poor isle ; and all of us, ourselves,

Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my When no man was his own.

Jords, Alon.

Give me your hands: Then say, if they be true This mis-shaper

(To Fer. and Mira. knave, Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart, His mother was a witch; and one so strong That doth not wish you joy!

That could control the moon, make flows and Be't so! Amen! ebbs,

And deal in her command, without her power: Re-enter Ariel, with the Master and Boatswain These three have robh'd me; and this demi-devil amazedly following.

(For he's a bastard one) had plotted with them O look, sir, look, sir! here are more of us! To take my life: two of these fellows you prophesied, if a gallows were on land, Must know, and own; this thing of darkness I This fellow could not drown:-Now, blasphemy, Acknuwledge mine. That swear'st grace o'erboard, not an oath on


I shall be pinch'd to death. shore ?

Alon. Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler ? Hast thou no mouth by land ? What is the news? Seb. He is drunk now: Where bad he wine? Boats. The best news is, that we have safely Alon. And Trinculo is reeling nipe? Where found

should they Our king, and company: the next onr ship;- Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them Which, but three glasses since, we gave out How cam’st thou in inis pickle : split,

Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw Is tight and yare, and bravely rigg'd, as when you last, that, I fear me, will never out of my We first put out to sea.

bones: shall not fear fly-blowing: Ari. Sir, all this service)

Seb. Why, how now, Stephano 1 Have 1 done since I went.

| Aside Ste. O, touch me not; I am not Stephano, but Pro. My triksy spirit !

& cramp. Alon. These are not natural events; they Pro. You'd be king of the isle, sirrah ? strengthen,

Ste. I should have been a sore one then. From strange to stranger:-Say, how came you Alon. This is as strange a thing as e'er 1 look'd hither?


(Pointing to Caliban. Boats. If I did think, sir, 1 were well awake, Pro. He is as disproportion'd in his manners, I'd strive to tell you.

'We were dead of sleep,' As in his shape :-ho, sirrah, to my cell; And (how, we know not) all clapp'd under Take with you your companicos; as you look hatches,

To have my pardon, trim i: handsomely. Where, but even now, with strange and several Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter, noises

And seek for grace: What a thrice double ass of roaring, shrieking, howling, gingling chains, Was 1, to take this drunkard for a god, And more diversity of sounds, all horrible, And worship this dull fool ? We were awak'd; straightway at liberty : Pro.

Go to; away! Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld Alon. Hence, and bestow your luggage where Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our master

you found it. Cap'ring to eye her: On a trice, so please you, Seb. Or stole it, rather. Even in a dream, were we divided from them,

[Ereunt Cal. Ste. and Trin. And were brought moping hither.

Pro. Sir, I invite your highness, and your train, Ari.

Was'ı well done ?? To my poor cell: where you shall take your rest Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou [Aside. For this one night; which (part of it) P'll waste shalt be free

With such discourse, as I not doubt, shall make it Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men Go quick away: the story of my life, trod :

And the particular ccidents, gone by, And there is in this business more than nature Since I came to this isle: And in the inorn, Was ever conduct of: some oracle

l'll bring you to your shif, and so lo Naples, Must rectify our knowledge.

Where I have hope to see the nuptial Pro.

Sir, my liege, Of these our dear belov'd solemnized; Do not infest your mind with beating on And thence retire me to my Milan, where The strangeness of this business : at pick'd lei- Every third thought shall be my grave. sure,

Alon. Which shall be shortly, single l'll resolve you To hear the story of your life, which must (Which to you shall seenı probable) of every

Take the ear strangely. These happen'd accidents: till whey, be cheerful, Pro.

I'll deliver all; And think of each thing well. -Come hither, and promise you calm seas, auspicious gales, spirit;

(Aside. And sail so expeditious, that shall catch Set Caliban and his companions free:

Your royal fleet far of.--My Ariel, -chick, Untie the spell. (Exit Ariel.] How fares my gra- That is thy charge; then to the elements cious sir?

Be free, and fare thou well !Aside.) Please There are yet missing of your company

you, draw pear.

| Exeunt. Some few odd lads, that you remember not. Re-enter Ariel, driving in Caliban, Stephano,

EPILOGUE. and Trinculo, in their stolen apparel. Sie. Every man shift for all the rest, and let no

Spoken by Prospero. man take care for hiinself; for all is but for Now my charms are all o'erthrown, tune:Coragio, bully-monster, Coragio! And what strength I have's mine own, Trin. If these be true spies which 1 wear in which is most faint: now, 'tis true, my head, here's a goodly sight.

I must be here confin'd by you,

I long

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