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Where she, at least, is banish'd from your eye, Ant. Go sleep, and hear us.
[All sleep but Alox. Sex. and Ant. Alon. Pr’ythee, peace.
Alon. What, all so soon asleep! I wish mine eyes
They are inclin’d to do so.
Seb. Please you, sir,
It seldom visits sorrow; when it doth,
It is a comforter.
And watch your safety.
Alon. Thank yon: Wond'rous heavy.
[Alonso sleeps. — Exit Ariel. The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness,
Seb. What a strange drowsiness possesses them!
Ant. It is the quality o' the climate.
Doth it not then our eye-lids sink? I find not
Myself disposed to sleep.
They fell together all, as by consent ;
They dropp'd, as by a thunder-stroke. What might,
Worthy Sebastian ?- 0, what might ? -- No more
What thou shonld'st be: the occasion speaksthee; and
My strong imagination sees a crown
Seb. I do; and, sürely,
It is a sleepy language; and thou speak'st · Letters should not be known; no use of service, Out of thy sleep: What is it thou didst say? Of riches or of poverty; no contracts,
This is a strange repose, to be asleep.
And yet so fast asleep.
Ant. Noble Sebastian, * And women too; but innocent and pare :
Thou let'st thy fortune sleep die rather; wink'st No sovereignty:
Whiles thou art waking:
Seb. Thou dost snore distinctly;
• Ant. I am more serious than my custom: you Gon. All things in common nature should produce Must be so too, if heed me; which to do, Without sweat or endeavour; treason, felony,
Trebles thee o'er.
Seb. Do so : to ebb,
Hereditary sloth instructs me.
Whiles thus you mock'it! how, in stripping it, To excel the golden age.
You more invest it! Ebbing men, indeed,
Most often do so near the bottom run,
By their own fear, or sloth.
Seb. Pry'thee, say on:
Gon. I do well believe your highness; and did it to A matter from thee; and a birth , indeed,
Although this lord of weak remembrance, this
(Who shall be of as little memory, Gon. Who, in this kind of merry fooling, am nothing When he is earth’d,) hath here almost persuaded to you: so you may continue, and laugh at nothing still. (For he's a spirit of persuasion only,) Ånt. What a blow was there given ?
The king, his son's alive; 'tis as impossible,
That he's undrown'd, as he that sleeps here, swims. Gon. You are gentlemen of brave mettle; you would Seb. I have no hope lift the moon out of her sphere, if she would con- That he's undrown'd. tinue in it five weeks without changing.
Ant. 0, out of that no hope,
Ambition cannot pierce a wink beyond, Gon. No, I warrant you ; I will not adventure my But doubts discovery there. Will you grant, with me, discretion so weakly. Will you laugh me asleep, That Ferdinand is drown'd? for I am very heavy?
Seb. He's gone.
Ant. Then, tell me,
Ant. Then let us both be sudden. Who's the next heir of Naples ?
Con. Now, good angels, preserve the king! Seb. Claribel.
[They wake. Ant. She, that is queen of Tunis ; she, that dwells Alon. Why, how now, ho! awake! Why are you Ten leagues beyond man's life; she, that from Naples drawn? Cau have no note, unless the sun were post, Wherefore this ghastly looking ? (The man i’ the moon's too slow,) till new-born chins Gon. What's the matter? Be rough and razorable: she, from whom
Seb. Whiles we stood here securing your repose, We were all sea-swallow'd, though some cast again; Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing And by that destin’d to perform an act,
Like bulls, or rather lions; did it not wake you?
Alon. I heard nothing. seb. What stuif is this ? — How say you?
Ant. 0, 'twas a din to fright a monster's ear;
Alon. Heard you this, Gonzalo?
Gon. Upon mine honour, sir, I heard a humming, Seems to cry out, How shall that Claribel And that a strange one too, which did awake me : Measure us back to Naples ? -- Keep in Tunis, I shak'd you, sir, and cry'd; as mine eyes open'd, And let Sebastian wake! - Say, this were death I saw their weapons drawn :- there was a noise, That now hath seiz’d them; why, they were no worse That's verity: Best stand upon our guard ; Than now they are: There be, that can rule Naples, Or that we quit this place: let's draw our weapons. As well as he that sleeps; lords, that can prate Alon. Lead off this ground; and let's make further As amply, and unnecessarily,
search As this Gonzalo; I myself could make
For my poor son.
Alon. Lead away.
Ari. Prospero my lord shall know what I have done: Ant. Aud how does your content
[Aside. Tender your own good fortune?
So, king, go safely on to seek thy son. [Exeunt.
SCENE II. – Another part of the Island.
Enter Caliban, with a burden of wood.
A noise of thunder heard.
By inch-meal a disease! His spirits hear me,
Sometime like apes, that moe and chatter at me,
All wound with adders, who, with cloven tongues,
Perchance, he will not mind me.
Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off any Shall be my precedent; as thou got'st Milan, weather at all, and another storm brewing; I hear it I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword; one stroke singi'the wind: yond' same black cloud, yond' huge Shall free thee from the tribute which thou pay’st; one, looks like a foul bumbard that would shed his And I the king shall love thee.
liquor. If it should thunder, as it did before, I know Ant. Draw together :
not where to hide my head: yond' same cloud cannot And when I rear my hand, do you
choose but fall by pailfuls. - What have we here? a To fall it on Gonzalo.
man or a fish? Dead or alive? A fish : he smells like a Seb. O, but one word. [They converse apart. fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell; a kind of, not
Music. Re-enter Ariel, invisible. of the newest, Poor-John. A strange fish! Were I in Ari. My master through his art foresees the danger England now, (as once I was,) and had but this fish That these, his friends, are in; and sends me forth, painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece For else his project dies,) to keep them living. of silver: there would this monster make a man; any
(Sings in Gonzalo's ear. strange beast there makes a man: when they will While you here do snoring lie,
not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay Open-ey'd conspiracy
out ten to see a dead Indian. Legg'd like a man! and His time doth take:
his fins like arms! Warm, o' my troth! I do now let If of life you keep a care,
loose my opinion, hold it no longer; this is no fishi, but Shake of slumber, and beware :
an islander, that hath lately suffered by a thunder-bolt. Awake! Awake!
(Thunder.] Alas! the storm is come again: my best way
is to creep under his gaberdine; there is no other shel-But art thou not drowned, Stephano? I hope now, ter here about: Misery acquaints a man with strange thou art not drowned. Is the storm overblown? I hid bedfellows. I will here shroud, till the dregs of the meunder the dead moon-calf's gaberdine, for fear of storm be past.
the storm: And art thou living, Stephano? 0 Stephano, Enter Stephano, singing; a bottle in his hand. two Neapolitans 'scap'd ! Ste. I shall no more to sea, to sea,
Ste. Pr’ythee, do not turn me about; my stomach is Here shall I die a-shore ;
not constaut. This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's funeral: Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not sprites. Well, here's my comfort.
[Drinks. That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor: The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I, I will kneel to him. The gunner, and his mate,
Ste. How did'st thou 'scape? How cam’st thou hiLou'd Mall, Meg, and Marian , and Margery, ther? swear by this bottle, how thou cam’st hither. But none of us car'd for Kate:
I escaped upon a butt of sack, which the sailors heaved For she had a tongue with a tang,
over-board, by this bottle! which I made of the bark Would cry to a sailor, Go hang:
of a tree, with mine own hands, since I was cast aShe lov'd not the savour of tar nor of pitch,
shore. Yet a tailor might scratch her where-e'er she diditch: Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy true sub
Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang. ject; for the liquor is not earthly.
[Drinks. Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can swim Cal. Do not torment me:0!
like a duck, I'll be sworn. Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils here? Do Ste. Here, kiss the book: Though thou canst swim you put tricks upon us with savages, and men of In- like a duck, thou art made like a goose. de? Ha! I have not’scap'd drowning, to be afeard now Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this ? of your four legs; for it hath been said, As proper a Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a rock by man as ever went on four legs, cannot make him give the sea-side, where my wineis hid.—How now, ground: and it shall be said so again, while Stephano calf? how does thine ague? breathes at nostrils.
Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven? Cal. The spirit torments me: 0!
Ste. Out o'the moon, I do assure thee:I was the man Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with four legs; in the moon, when time was. who hath got, as I take it, an ague: Where the de- Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee: My vil should he learn our language? I will give him mistress shewed me thee, thy dog, and bush. some relief, if it be but for that: If I can recover him, Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book: I will furand keep him tame, and get to Naples with him, he's nish it anon with new contents : swear! a present for any emperor that ever trod on neat's- Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow monleather.
ster :- I afeard of him? a very weak monster:-the Cal. Do not torment me, pr’ythee; I'll bring my wood man i’ the moon ?-a most poor credulous monster :home faster.
Well drawn, monster, in good sooth. Ste. He's in his fit now; and does not talk after the Cal, l'll shew thee every fertile inch o'the island ; wisest. He shall taste of my bottle: if he have never And kiss thy foot: I pr’ythee, be my god! drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove his fit: if I Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and drunken can recover him, and keep him tame, I will not take too monster! when his god's asleep, he'll rob his bottle. much for him: he shall pay for him that hath him, and Cal. I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy subject. that soundly.
Ste. Come on then; down, and swear! Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt anon, Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppyI know it by thy trembling: now Prosper works upon headed monster: A most scarvy monster! I could thee.
find in my heart to beat him,Ste. Come on your ways ; open your mouth: here is Ste. Come, kiss! that which will give language to you, cat; open your
Trin. but that the poor monster's in drink: An mouth: this will shake your shaking, I can tell you, abominable monster! and that soundly: you cannot tell who's your friend; Cal. I'll shew thee the best springs; I'll pluck thee open your chaps again.
berries; Trin. I should know that voice : It should be — But he I'll fish for thee; and get thee wood enough. is drowned; and these are devils: 0! defend me!- A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!
Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate mon- I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, ster! His forward voice now is to speak well of his Thoa wond'rous man. friend; his backward voice is to utter foul speeches, Trin, A most ridiculous monster; to make a wonder and to detract. If all the wine in my bottle will recover of a poor drunkard. him, I will help his ague: Come, — Amen! I will pour Cal. I pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs grow; some in thy other mouth.
And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts; Trin. Stephano,
Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me ? Mercy! mercy! To snare the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee This is a devil, and no monster: I will leave him;I have To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee no long spoon.
Young sea-mells from the rock: Wilt thou go with me? Trin. Stephano !-- if thou beest Stephano, touch me, Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without any and speak to me;for I am Trinculo ;--benot afeard,- more talking.–Trinchlo, the king and all our comthy good friend Trinculo.
pany else being drowned, we will inherit here.Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth ; I'll pull thee Here; bear my bottle ! Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill by the lesser legs: if any be Trinculo's legs, these are him by and by again. they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed: How cam’st Cal. Farewell, inaster; farewell, farewell! thou to be the siege of this moon-calf? Can he vent
(Sings drunkenly. Trinculos?
Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster! Trin. I took him to be killed with a thunder-stroke:- Cal. No more dams I'll make for fish;
Nor fetch in firing
Mira. I do not know At requiring,
One of my sex; no woman's face remember,
More that I may call men, than you, good friend,
(The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish Ste. O brave monster! lead the way! [Exeunt. Any companion in the world but you;
Nor can imagination form a shape,
Besides yourself, to like of: But I prattle
Something too wildly, and my father's precepts
Fer. I am, in my condition,
(I would, not so!) and would no more endure
My heart fly to your service; there resides,
Beyond all limit of what else i' the world,
Do love, prize, honour you.
To weep at what I am glad of.
Of two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace
And all the more it seeks to hide itself,
The bigger bulk it shews. Hence, bashful cunning!
I am your wife, if you will marry me;
If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow I'll bear your logs the while. Pray, give me that ; You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, I'll carry it to the pile.
Whether you will or no. Fer. No, precious creature:
Fer. My mistress, dearest, I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, And I thus humble ever. Than you should such dishonour undergo,
Mira. My husband then ? While I sit lazy by.
Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing Mira. It would become me
As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand.
Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And now fare-
Till half an hour hence.
Fer. A thousand ! thousand ! [Exeunt Fer. and Mira. This visitation shews it.
Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,
Who are surpris'd with all; but my rejoicing
(Exit. What is
your name? Mira. Miranda : O my father,
SCENE II. – Another part of the Island. I have broke your hest to say so!
Enter Stephano and Trisculo; Caliban following Fer. Admir'd Miranda
with a bottle. Indeed, the top of admiration; worth
Ste. Tell not me; — when the butt is out, we will
three of them; if the other two be brained like us, With so full soul, but some defect in her
the state totters. Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; thy And put it to the foil: But you, o you,
eyes are almost set in thy head. So perfect, and so peerless, are created
Trin. Where should they be set else? he were a of every creature's best.
brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.
Ste. My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue in Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
I'll beat him too.
Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him Trin. Nor go neither: but you'll lie, like dogs; l' the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain and yet say nothing neither.
him, Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log beest a good moon-calf.
Batter his skull, or paunch him with
a stake, Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy shoe! Or cut his weazand with thy knife: Remember, I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
First to possess his books; for without them Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am in He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not case to justle a constable. Why, thou deboshed fish, One spirit to command: They all do hate him, thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath drunk As rootedly as I: Burn but his books; so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a mon- He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,) strous lie, being but half a fish, and half a monster? Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. Cal. Lo, how he mocks me!wilt thou let him,my lord? And that most deeply to consider, is Trın. Lord, quoth he!- that a monster should be The beauty of his daughter; he himself such a natural!
Calls her a non-pareil : I ne'er saw woman, Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. But only Sycorax my dam, and she; Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; But she as far surpasseth Sycorax, if you prove a mutineer, the next tree - The poor As greatest does least. monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer in- Ste. Is it so brave a lass? dignity.
Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant, Cal. Í thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be 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 daughter.
Ste. Marry will I : kneel and repeat it! I will stand, and I will be king and queen; (save our graces !) and so shall Trinculo.
and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys: - Dost Enter Ariel, invisible.
thou like the plot, Trinculo? Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a ty- Trin. Excellent. rant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated Ste. Give me thy hand! I am sorry I beat thee; but, me of this island.
while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head! Ari. Thou liest.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep;
Ari. This will I tell my master.
a trouble him any more in his tale, Cal. Thon mak'st me merry: I am full of pleasure; by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth. Let us be jocund! Will you troul the catch Trin. Why, I said nothing.
You taught me but while-ere? Ste. Mum then, and no more. [To Caliban. ]| Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any Proceed.
reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing !
[Sings. Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle;
Floutem, and skout'em; and skout'em, and flout'em; From me he got it. If thy greatness will
Thought is free. Revenge it on him-for, I know, thou dar'st; Cal. That's not the tune. But this thing dare not.
[Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. Ste. That's most certain.
Ste. What is this same? Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee. Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the
Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Can’st picture of No-body. thou bring me tho the party?
Ste. If thou beest a man, shew thyself in thy likeCal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee asleep, ness: if thon beest a devil, take't it as thou list! Where thou may’st knock a nail into his head. Trin. O, forgive me my sins ! Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee:-
Cal. Art thou afeard ?
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger! Inter- hurt not. rupt the monster one word further, and, by this Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices, stock-fish of thee.
That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing: I'll go fur- Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, ther off.
The clouds, methought, would open, and shew riches
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d,
I cry'd to dream again.
I shall have my musick for nothing. Trin. I did not give the lie: - Out o' your wits, Cal. When Prospero is destroyed. and hearing too? - A pox o' your bottle! this can Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the story; sack, and drinking do. – A murrain on your mon- Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, and ster, and the devil take your fingers !
after do our work.