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Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.— I would, I could Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, see this taborer: he lays it on.

Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we find
Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. (Exeunt. Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us

Good warrant of.
SCENE III. – Another part of the Island. Alon. I will stand to, and feed,
Enter Alonso, SEBASTIAN, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, Although my last: no matter, since I feel
Francisco, and others.

The best is past:- Brother, my lord the duke,
Gon. By’r lakin, I can go no further, sir;

Stand too, and do as we!
My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel, like a harpy,
Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa- claps his wings upon the table, and, with a quaint

device, the banquet vanishes. I needs must rest me.

Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee,

(That hath to instrument this lower world, Who am myself attach'd with weariness,

And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea
To the dulling of my spirits : sit down and rest! Hath cansed to belch up; and on this island
Even here I will put off my hope, and keepit Where may doth not inhabit; you ’mongst men
No longer for my flatterer: he is drown’d,

Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad ;
Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks

[Seeing Alon. Seb.etc. draw their swords. Our frustrate search on land : Well, let him go! And even with such like valour, men hang and drown I am right glad that he's so out of hope. Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows

[ Aside to Sebastian. Are ministers of fate; the elements, Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose Of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well That you resolv'd to effect.

Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs Seb. The next advantage

Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish Will we take thoroughly.

One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow ministers
Ant. Let it be to-night;

Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt,
For, now they are oppress’d with travel, they Your swords are now too massy for your strengths.
Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,

And will not be uplifted : But, remember,
As when they are fresh.

(For that's my business to you,) that you three Seb. I say, to-night: uo more.

From Milan did supplant good Prospero ; Solemn and strange musick; and Prospero above, Expos’d unto the sea, which hath requitit, invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing Him, and his innocent child: for which foul deed in a banquet ; they dance about it with gentle ac- The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have tions of salutation; and, inviting the king, etc. to Incens’d the seas and

shores, yea, all the creatures, eat, they depart.

Against your peace. Thee of thy son, Alonso, Alon. What harmony is this ? my good friends, hark! They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, Gon. Marvellous sweet musick!

Ling’ring perdition (worse than any death Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What were Can be at once,) shall step by step attend these?

You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you from Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe,

(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls That there are unicorns ; that, in Arabia

Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow,
There is onetree, the phoenix' throne; one phoenix And a clear life ensuing.
At this hour reigning there.

He vanishes in thunder : then, to soft musick, enter
Ant. I'll believe both;

the Shapes again, and dance with mops and mowes, Aud what does else want credit, come to me,

and carry out the table. And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, Pro.[ Aside.] Bravely the figure ofthis harpy hast thou Though fools at home condemn them.

Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring:
Gon. If in Naples

Of my instruction hast thou nothing’bated,
I should report this now, would they believe me? In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life,
If I should say, I saw such islanders,

Aud observation strange, my nieaner ministers (For, certes, these are people of the island,)

Their several kinds have done: my high charms work,
Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, And these, mine enemies, are all knit up
Their manners are more gentle - kind, than of

In their distractions: they now are in my power ;
Our human generation you shall find

And in these fits Ileave them, whilst I visit Many, vay, almost any.

Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drowned,) Pro. Honest lord,

And his and my loved darling. Thou hast said well; for some of you there present

(Exit Prospero from above. Are worse than devils.

[Aside. Gon.I'the name of something holy,sir,why stand you Alon. I cannot too much muse,

In this strange stare?
Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, cxpressing Alon. O, it is monstrous! monstrous !
(Although they want the use of tongue) a kind Methought, the billows spoke, and told me ofit;
Of excellent dumb discourse.

The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,
Pro. Praise in departing.

(Aside. That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Fran. They vanish'd strangely.

The name of Prosper ; it did bass my trespass. Seb. No matter, since

Therefore my son i'the ooze is bedded; and They have left their viands behind; for we have sto- I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, machs.

And with him there lie mudded.

(Exit. Will't please you taste of what is here?

Seb. But one fiend at a time,
Alon. Not I.

I'll fight their legions o'er.
Gon.Faith, sir, you need not fear:When we were boys, Ant. I'll be thy second. (Exeunt Seb. and Ant
Who would believe that there were mountaineers, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their great guilt,
Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging a Like poison given to work a great time after,

Nowgins to bite the spirits : - I do beseech you,



That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary,
And hinder them from what this ecstacy

Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly: May now provoke them to !

No tongue; all eyes; be silent! [Soft music. Ådr. Follow, I pray you.


Å Masque. Enter Iris.
Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas

Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease;

Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, SCENEI.— Before Prospero's Cell. And flat meads, thatch'd with stover, them to keep; Enter Prospero, Ferdinand, and Miranda. Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,


spongy April at thy hest betrims, Your compensation makes amends; for I

To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy broom Have given you here a thread of mine own life,

groves, Or that, for which I live; whom once again

Whose shadow the dismissed bachelorloves, I tender to thy hand; allthy vexations

Beinglass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard; Were but my trials of thy love, and thou

And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Heaven, Where thou thyself dost air: The queen o’the sky, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,

Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign grace, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all 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! But Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter ; If 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 let fall, My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down,
To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy queen
Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew Summon’d me hither, to this short-grass'd green?
Theunion of your bed with weeds so loathly,

Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate;
That you shall hate it both. Therefore, take heed, And some donation freely to estate
As Hymen's lamps shall light you !

On the bless'd lovers.
Fer. As I hope

Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,
For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,

If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know,
With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, Do now attend the queen? since they did plot
The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got,
Qurworser Genits 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,

Iris. Of her society
When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are founder'd, Be not afraid ; I met her deity
Or night kept chain'd below.

Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son Pro. Fairly spoke!

Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to 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 be lighted: but in vain;
Ari. What would my potent master? here I am. Mars's hot minion is return'd again;
Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last service Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,
Did worthily perform; and I must use you

Swears he will shoot no more, but play with sparrows, In such another trick! Go, bring the rabble,

And be a boy right out.
O'er whom I gave thee power, here, to this place: Cer. Highest queen of state,
Incite them to quick motion! for I must

Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait.
Bestow upon the eyes of this young conple

Enter Juno. Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,

Jun. How does my bounteous sister? Go with me, And they expect it from me.

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

And honour'd in their issue. Pro. Ay, with a twink.

SONG. Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,

Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing, And breathe twice; and cry, so, 30;

Long continuance, and increasing, Each one, tripping on his toe,

Hourly joys be still upon you! Will be here with mop and mowe:

Juno sings her blessings on you, Do you love me, master? no?

Ceres. Earth's increase, and

foison pleniy, Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel! Do not approach,

Barns, and garners never empty ; Till thou dost hear me call.

Vines, with clust' ring bunches growing; Ari. Well, I conceive.

[Erit. Plants, with goodly burden bowing; Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance

Spring come to you, at the

farthest, Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw

In the very end of harvest ! To the firei'the blood : be more abstemious,

Scarcity, and want, shall shun you; Or else, good night, your vow!

Ceres'blessing so is on you. Fer. I warrant you, sir ;

Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and The white-cold virgin snow apon my heart

Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold Abates the ardour of my liver.

To think these spirits ? Pro. Well.

Pro. Spirits, which by mine art





I have from their confines call'd to enact

At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their ears, My present fancies.

Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, Fer. Let me live here ever!

Asthey smelt musick'; so I charm’d their ears, So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,

That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Make this place Paradise.

Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and thorns, (Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris Which enter'd their frail shins: at last I left them on employment.

l'the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, Pro. Sweet now, silence!

There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake
Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;

O'erstunk their feet.
There's something else to do: hush, and be mute, Pro. This was well done, my bird; !
Or else our spell is marr'd.

Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
Iris. You nymphs, call’d Naiads, of the wand'ring The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither,

For stale to catch these thieves ! With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless looks,

Ari, Igo, I go.

[Exit. Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature Answer your summons; Juno does command : Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate

Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
A contract of true love; be not too late!

And as with age his body uglier grows,
Enter certain Nymphs.

So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,
You san-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary, Re-enter Ariel, loaden with glistering apparel, etc.
Come hither from the furrow, and be merry;

Even to roaring : - Come, hang them on this line! Make holiday: your rye-straw hats put on,

PROSPERO and Ariel remain invisible. Enter Caliban, And these fresh nymphs encounter every one

STEPHANO, and Trinculo, all wet. In country footing!

Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole may Enter certain Reapers, properly habited: they join Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell. with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards the Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a harmend whereof Prospero starts suddenly, and speaks; less fairy, has done little better than played the Jack after which, to a strange, hollow, and confused with us. noise, they heavily vanish.

Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at which Pro. (Aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy my nose is in great indignation. Of the beast Caliban, and his coufederates,

Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I should Against my life; the minute of their plot

take a displeasure against you ; look you, Is almost come. [To the Spirits.]Well done ;--avoid; Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster. -no more!

Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still! Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to, passion

Shall hoodwink this mischance: therefore, speak That works him strongly.

softly, Mira. Never till this day,

All's hush'd as midnight yet. Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.

Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles ia the pool,Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort,

Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in that, As if you were dismay’d: be cheerful, sir :

monster, but an infiniteloss. Our revels now are ended : these our actors,

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet this As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

is your harmless fairy, monster. Are nielted into air, into thin air:

Šte. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o’er ears And likethe baseless fabrick of this vision,

for my labour. The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, Cal. Pr'ythee, my king, be quiet! Seest thou here, The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

This is the mouth o'the cell: no noise, and enter: Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;

Do that good mischief, which may make this island And, like this unsubstantial pageant faded,

Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff

For aye thy foot-licker. As dreams are made of, and our little life

Ste. Give me thy hand! I do begin to have bloody Is rounded with a sleep. — Sir, I am vex'd ;

thoughts. Bear with my weakness ! my old brain is troubled. Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy Stephano! Be not disturb'd with my infirmity :

look, what a wardrobe here is for thee! If you be pleas’d, retire into my cell,

Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk,

Trin. 0, ho, monster; we know what belongs to a To still my beating mind.

frippery :- O king Stephano ! Fer. Mira. We wish your peace.

(Exeunt. Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, Pro. Come with a thought:-I thank you : -Ariel, I'll have that gown. come!

Trin. Thy grace shall have it.
Enter ArifL.

Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you mean,
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to: What's thy pleasure? To doat thus on such laggage? Let's along,
Pro. Spirit,

And do the murder first: if he awake, We must prepare to meet with Caliban.

From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches; Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presented Ceres, Make us strange stuff. I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd, Ste. Be you qniet, monster! - Mistress line, is not Lest I might anger thee.

this my jerkin ? Now is the jerkin under the line: now, Pro.Say again, where didst thou leave these varlets? jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and prove a bald

Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; jerkin. So full of valour, that they smote the air

Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, and't like For breathing in their faces; beat the ground

your grace. For kissing of their feet: yet always bending

Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment for't: Toward their project: Then I beat my tabor, wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king of this country: Steal by line and level, is an excellent pass Ari. I'll fetch them, sir.

(Exit. of pate ; there's another garment for't.

Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your fin- groves; gers, and away with the rest!

And ye, that on the sands with printless foot Cal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our time, Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him, And all be turn’d to barnacles, or to apes

When he comes back; you demy-puppets, that With foreheads villainous low.

By moon-shinedo the green-sour ringlets make, Ste. Monster, lay-to your fingers; help to bear this Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll turn you Is to make midnight mushrooms; that rejoice out of my kingdom: go to, carry this !

To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid Trin. And this.

(Weak masters though yebe,) I have be-dimm'd Ste. Ay, and this.

The noon-tide sun,

cali'd forth the mutinous winds, A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, in And 'twixt the green sea and the azur’d vault shape of hounds, and hunt them about ; PROSPERO Set roaring war; to the dread rattling thunder and Aniel setting them on.

Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!

With his own bolt: the strong bas'd promontory & Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silver!

Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up Pro. Fury, Fury ! there, Tyrant, there ! hark, hark !The pine and cedar: graves, at my command,

[Cal. Ste.and Trin. are driven out Have wak'd their sleepers; oped, and let them forth Go, charge my goblins, that they grind their joints By my so potent art: But this rough magick With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews I here abjure: and, when I have requir'd With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make Some heavenly musick, (which even now I do) them,

To work mine end upon their senses, that Than pard, or cat o'mountain !

This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,
Ari. Hark, they roar.

Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this hour And, deeper than did ever plummet sound,
Lie at my mercy all mine enemies:

I'll drown my book.

[Solemn musick. Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou

Re-enter Ariel: after him, Alonso, with a frantic Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little,

gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and AntoFollow, and do me service!

[Exeunt. Nio in like manner, attended by Adrian and Fras

cisco: they all enter the circle which Prospeko had

made, and there stand charmed; which PROSPERO А сту.

observing, speaks.
SCENEI. Before the cell of Prospero. A solemn air, and the best comforter
Enter Prospero in his magick robes, and Ariel. To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,
Pro. Now does my project gather to a head: Now useless, boil'd within thy skull! There stand,
My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time For you are spell-stopp’d. -
Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day? Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,

Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, Mine eyes, even sociable to the show ofthine,
You said our work should cease.

Fall fellowly drops. — The charm dissolves apace; Pro. I did say so,

And as the morning steals npon the night, When first I rais’d the tempest. Say, my spirit, Melting the darkness, so their rising senses How fares the king and his?

Begin to chase the ignorant fumes, that mantle Ari. Confin'd together

Their clearer reason. -- - O my good Gonzalo, In the same fashion as you gave in charge;

My true preserver, and a loyal sir Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners

To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces
In the lime grove, which weather-fends your cell; Home, both in word and deed.

Most cruelly
They cannot budge, till your release. The king, Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter:
His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; Thy brother was a furtherer in the act; -
And the remainder mourning over them,

Thou’rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian. - Flesh and Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly

blood, Him you term’d, sir, The good old lord, Gonzalo; You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, Histears run down his beard, like winter's drops Expell’d remorse and nature; who with Sebastian From eaves of reeds; your charm so strongly works (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) them,

Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee, That if you now beheld them, your affections Unnatural though thou art !- Their understanding Would become tender.

Begins to swell; and the approaching tide Pro. Dost thou think so, spirit?

Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human.

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

That yet looks on me, or would know me: Ariel, Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell!

[Exit Ariel. Oftheir afflictions? and shall not myself,

I will dis-case me, and myself present, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply,

As I was sometime Milan: – quickly, spirit! Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art ? Thou shalt ere long be free. Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps to attire quick,

PROSPERO. Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury

Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
Do I take part: the rarer action is

In a cowslip's bell Ilie:
In virtue than in vengeance : they being penitent, There I couch, when owls do cry.
The sole drift of my purpose doth extend

On the bat's back I do fly,
Not a frown further. Gó, release them, Ariel!

After summer, merrily: My charms I'li break; their senses I'll restore,

Merrily, merrily, shall I live now And they shall be themselves.

Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.

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Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel; I shall miss thee; That they devour their reason; and scarce think
But yet thou shalt have freedom; so, so, 50.- 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 boatswain, That I am Prospero, and that very duke
Being awake, enforce them to this place;

Which was thrust forth of Milan; who most strangely
And presently, I pr’ythee.

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

To be the lord on’t. No more yet of this !
Or e'er your pulse twice beat.

[Exit Ariel. For 'tis a chronicle of day by day,
Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazement 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 of Milan, Prospero :

My dukedom since you have given me again,
For more 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.

The entrance of the cell opens, and discovers FendiAlon. Whe'r thou beest he, or no,

Nand and Miranda playing at chess. Or some enchanted trille to abuse me,

Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false.
As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse

Fer. No, my dearest love,
Beats, as of flesh and blood; and, since I saw thee, I would not for the world.
The affliction of my mind amends, with which, Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms, you should
I fear, a madness held me: this must crave

wrangle, (An if this be at all,) a most strange story:

And I would call it fair play.
Thy dukedom I resign; and do entreat,

Alon. If this prove
Thou pardon me my wrongs:- But how should Pro- A vision of the island, one dear son
Be living, and be here?

spero Shall Itwice lose. Pro. First, noble friend,

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

I have curs'd them without cause.
Gon. Whether this be,

[Ferd, kneels to Alon. Or be not, I'll not swear.

Alon. Now all the blessings
Pro. You do yet taste

Of a glad father compass thee about!
Some subtilties o’the isle, that will not let you Arise, and say, how thou cam’st here!
Believe things certain : - Welcome, my friends all!- Mira. O wonder!
But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded,

How many goodly creatures are there here!

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

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

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

Pro. No:

Your eld’st acquaintance cannot be three hours ;
For you, most 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. Ifthou beest Prospero,

For his advice; nor thought I had ones she Give us particulars of thy preservation:

Is danghter to this famous duke of Milan, How thou hast met us here, who, three hours since, Ofwhom so often I have heard renown, Were wreck'd upon this shore; where I have lost - But never saw before; of whom I have How sharp the point of this remembrance is!

Receiv'd a second life, and second father My dear son Ferdinand.

This lady makes him to me.
Pro. I am woe for't, sir.

Alon. I am her's :
Alon. Irreparable is the loss; and patience But 0, how oddly will it sound, that I
Says, it is past her cure.

Must ask my child forgiveness !
Pro. I rather think,

Pro. There, sir, stop;
You have not sought her help; of whose soft grace, Let us not burden our remembrances
For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid,

With a heaviness that's gone!
And rest myself content.

Gon. I have inly wept, Alon. You the like loss?

Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you gods,
Pro. As great to me, as late; and, portable

And on this couple drop a blessed crown!
To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way
Than you may call to comfort you; for I

Which brought us hither!
Have lost my daughter.

Alon. I say, Amen, Gonzalo !
Alon. A daughter?

Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue
O heavens! that they were living both in Naples, Should become kings of Naples? O, rejoice
The king and queen there! that they were, I wish

Beyond a common joy; and set it down
Myself were mudded in that oozy bed

With gold on lasting pillars : In one voyage
Where my son lies. When did you lose your daughter? Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis;

Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these lords And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife,
At this encounter do so much admire,

Where he himself was lost; Prospero his dukedom,


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