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Other Spirits attending on Prospero. SCENE, the Sea, with a Ship; afterwards, an uninha
SCENE I. On a Ship at Sea.
Boats. Here, malter: What cheer?
Enter Mariners. Boats. Heigh, my hearts ; cheerly, cheerly, my hearts; yare, yare: take in the top-fail; tend to thy master's whistle ;-blow, till thou burlt thy wind, if room enough! Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTHONIO, FERDINAND,
Gonzalo, and others. Alon. Good boatswain, have care. Where's the master? Play the men.
Boats. I pray now, keep below.
Keep your cabins: you do affist the storm.
Gon. Nay, good, be patient.
Boats. When the sea is. , Hence! What care these roarers for the name of king; To cabin ; filence: trouble us not.
Gon. Good; yet remember whom thou hast aboard.
Boats. None that I more love than myself. You are a counsellor ; if you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not handle a rope more; use your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you have liv'd so long, and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it so hap.--Cheerly, good hearts--Out of our way, I say.
[Exit. Gon. I have great comfort from this fellow: methinks, he hath no drowning mark upon him; his complexion is perfect gallows. Stand fast, good fate, to his hanging; make the rope of his destiny our cable, for our own doth little advantage: If he be not born to be hang’d, our case is miserable.
[Exeunt. Re-enter Boatswain. Boats. Down with the top-mast; yare, lower, lower; bring her to try with main-course. [A cry within. A plague upon this howling! they are louder than the weather, or our office. Re-enter SeBASTIAN, ANTHONIO, and Gonzalo.
Yet again? What do you here? Shall we give o'er, and drown? Have you a mind to fink?
Seb. A pox on your throat! you bawling, blasphemous, uncharitable dog !
Boats. Work you then.
Ant Hang, cur, hang! you whoreson insolent noisemaker! we are less afraid to be drown'd, than thou art.
Gon. I'll warrant him from drowning; though the ship were no stronger than a nut-shell, and as leaky as an unstaunch'd wench.
Baots. Lay her a-hold, a hold ; fet her two courses off to sea again, lay her off.
Enter Mariners wet. Mar. All loft! to prayers, to prayers! all loft!
[Exeunt. Boats. What, must our mouths be cold?
Gon. The king and prince at prayers ! let us For our case is as theirs.
[affist them, Seb. I am out of patience. Ant. We're merely cheated of our lives by drunk
ards.This wide chopp'd rascal ;-Would thou might'st The washing of ten tides ! [lie drowning,
Gon. He'll be hang’d yet ; Though every drop of water swear against it, And gape at wid'st to glut him. [A confused noise within] Mercy on us We split, we split! - Farewell my wife and children !- Farewell, brother !-We split, we split,
we fplit ! Ant. Let's all sink with the king. [Exit. Seb. Let's take leave of him.
[Exit. Gon. Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground , long heath, brown furze, any thing: The wills above be done, but I would fain die a dry death! [Exit.
SCENE 11. The enchanted Island: before the Cell of PROSPERO.
Enter PROSPERO, and MIRANDA.
Pro. Be collected ;
Mira. O woe the day!
Pro. No harm.
Mira. More to know
Pro. 'Tis tiine,