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ACT IIL since I was cast a-shore.

Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to-be thy true SCENE I.-Before Prospero's Cell. Enter FER subject; for the liquor is not earthly.

DINAND, bearing a Log. Ste. Here ; swear then how thou escap'dst.

Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can Fer. There be some sports are painful; and swim like a duck, I'll be swnrn.

their labour Ste. Here, kiss the book : Though thou canst Delight in them sets off:s some kinds of baseness swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose. Are nobly undergone ; and most poor matters Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this?

Point to rich ends. This my mean task
Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a Would be as heavy to me, as odions ; but
ock by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. How The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead,
now, moon-calf? how does thine ague ?

And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is
Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven?' Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed;

Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee: I was And he's composed of harshness.' I must removo the man in the moon,? when time was.

Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up, Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore Upon a sore injunction: My sweet mistress thee; my mistress shewed me thee, and thy dog, Weeps when she sees me work; and and thy bush.

baseness Ste. Come, swear to that : kiss the book : I will Had ne'er like executor, I forget : furnish it anon with new contents : swear.

But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my la Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow

bours; monster :-1 aseard of him?-a very weak mon- Most busy-less, when I do it. ster:--The man i' the moon ?-a most poor credulous monster :-Well drawn, monster, in good

Enter MIRANDA; and PROSPERO at a distance. sooth.

Mira.

Alas, now! pray you, Cal. r'n shew thee every fertile inch o' the Work not so hard : I would, the lightning had

Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile ! And I will kiss thy foot: I pr’ythee, be.

Pray, set it down, and rest you: when this burns, Trin. By this light, a 'most perfidious, and "Twill weep for having wearied you: My father drunken monster; when his god's asleep, he'll rob Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself; his bottle.

He's safe for these three hours. Cal. I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy For.

O most dear mistress, subject.

The sun will set, before I shall discharge Ste. Come on then ; down, and swear.

What I must strive to do. Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this pups Mira.

If you'll sit down, py-headed monster: A most scurvy monster! Trn bear your logs the while : Pray, give me that; could find in my heart to beat him,

I'll carry it to the pile. Ste. Come, kiss,

Fer.

No, precious creature ;
Trin. —but that the poor monstor's in drink : I'd rather crack my sinews, break my back,
An abominable monster!
Cal. I'll shew theo the best springs ; I'll pluck While I sit lazy by.

Than you should such dishonour undergo,
thee berries :

Mira.

It would become mo I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough.

As well as it does you: and I should do it
A plague upon the tyrant that I serve !

With much more ease ; for my good will is to it,
I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, And your's it is against.
Thou wondrous man.

Pro.

Poor worm ! thou art infected ; Trin. A most ridiculous monster; to make a This visitation shews it. wonder of a poor drunkard.

Mira.

You look wearily; Cal. I pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs

Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning with grow;

me, And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts ; When you are by at night. I do beseech you, Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct theo how

(Chiefly that I might set it in my prayers,) To snare the nimble marmozet ; I'll bring thee

What is your name ? To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee

Mira.

Miranda :-0 my father, Young sea-mells from the rock. Wilt thou go I have broke your hest' to say so ! with me?

Fer.

Admir'd Miranda ! Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without any Indeed, the top of admiration ; worth more talking.–Trinculo, the king and all our com- What's dearest to the world!' Full many a lady pany else being drowned, we will inherit here. I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time Here; bear my bottle. Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage : i. him by and by again.

Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues Cal. Farewell, master ; farewell, farewell. Have I lik'd several women ; never any'

(Sings drunkenly. With so full soul, but some defect in hor Trin. A howling monster ; a drunken monster. Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, Oal. No more dams fu make for fish;

And put it to the foil : But you, O you,
Nor fetch in firing
At requiring,

So perfect, and so peerless, are created

of every creature's best.'
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish;
Bam Ban, Ca-Caliban,

3 A smaller species of sea-gulls.
Has a new master-Get a new man.

4 Pope changed and to but here, without authority

we must read and in the sense of and yet, Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! hey-day,

5 Molliter austerum studio fullente laborem.--Hor.
freedom!

Sat. ii. 1. 2.
Sle. O brave monster ! lead the way. (Exeunt. So, in Macbeth:

“ The labour we delight in physics pain."
1 The Indians of the Island of S. Salvador asked by 6 "Tu mihi curarum requies, lu nocte vel atra
signs whether Columbus and his companions were not Lumen."

Tibull. lib. iv. el. 13. come down from heaven.

7 See Note 27, p. 26. 8 See Note 37, p. 31. 2 The reader may consult a curious note on this pas. 9 In the first book of Sidney's Arcadia, a lover says sage in Mr. Douce's very interesting Illustrations of of his mistress : Shakspeare ; where it is observed that Dante makes

“She is hersell of best things the collection." Cain the man in the moon with his bundle of sticks; or in other words describes the moon by the periphrasis In the third book there is a fable which may hayo boen • Caino e le spine."

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Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee ; One of my sex; no woman's face remember, thy eyes are almost set in thy head. Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen Trin. Where should they be set else? he were More that I may call men, than you, good friend, a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. And my dear father : how features are abroad, Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue I am skill-less of; but, by my modesty,

in sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I (The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-andAny companion in the world but you ;

thirty leagues, off and on, by this light.—Thou Nor can imagination form a shape,

shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or iny standard. Besides yourself, to like of: but I prattle

Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no Something too wildly, and my father's precepts standard. I therein do forget.

Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. Fer.

I am, in my con lition, Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like dogs ; A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king;

and yet say nothing neither. (I would, not so !) and would no more endure Sie. Moon-cal', speak once in thy life, if thou This wooden slavery, than to suffer

buest a good moon-calf. The flesh-fly blow my mouth. -Hear my soul Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy speak;

shoe : I'll not serve him, he is not valiant. The very instant that I saw you, did

Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am My heart fly to your service; there resides,

in case

to justie a constable: Why, thou deTo make me slave to it; and, for

your sake,

boshed fish thou, was there ever man a coward, Am I this patient log-man.

that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt Mira.

Do you love me? thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and Fer. O heaven, Ó' earth, bear witness to this half a monster? sound,

Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, And crown what I profess with kind event, If I speak true ; if hollowly, invert

Trin. Lord, quoth he !-that a monster should Whai best is boded me to mischief! I,

be such a natural ! Beyond all limit of what else' i' the world,

Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. Do love, prize, honour you.

Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; Mira.

I am a fool, if you prove a mutineer, the next tres—The poor To weep at what I am glad of.?

monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indige, Pro.

Fair encounter nity. Of two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be On that which breeds between them!

pleas'd to hearken once again to the suit I made Fer.

Wherefore weep you? thee ? Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not Ste. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it; I will offer

stand, and so shall Trinculo. What I desire to give ; and much less take, What I shall die to want: But this is trifling;

Enter ARIEL, invisible. And all the more it seeks to hide itself,

Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! tyrant; a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath chealed And prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! me of this island. I am your wife, if you will marry me;

Ari. Thou liest, If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow3 Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou ! You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, I would, my valiant master would destroy theo : Whether you will or no.

I do not lie. Fer.

My mistress, dearest, Ste. Trincylo, if you trouble him any more in And I thus humble ever.

his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your Mira:

My husband then ? teeth. Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

Why, I said nothing. As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand.

Ste. Mum then, and no more.

ore.-[T. CALIBán.] Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: and now Proceed. farewell,

Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle : Till half an hour hence,

From me he got it. If thy greatness will : Fer. A thousand! thousand !

Revenge it on him-for, I know, thou dar'st ; (Exeunt Fer, and Mır. But this thing dare not. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,

Ste. That's most certain Who are surpris'd with all ; but my rejoicing Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee. At nothing can be more. I'll to my book;

Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst For yet, ere supper time, must I perform thou bring me to the party? Much business appertaining.

[Exit. Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield hin theo

asleep, SCENE II.-Another part of the Island. Enter Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. STEPHANO and TRINCULO; CALIBAN following

Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not. with a Bottle.

Cal. What a pied' ninny's this? Thou scurvy Ste. Tell not me;—when the butt is out, we

patch! will drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, up, and board 'em: Servant-monster, drink to me.

And take his bottle from him : when that's gone, Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island! He shall drink nought but brine ; for I'll not shew They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are

him three of them; if the other two be brained like us,

Where the quick freshess are. the state totters.

Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger: ine" 1 What else, for whatsoever else.

apposite passage from Catullus ; but, as Mr. Douce 2 Steevens observes justly that this is one of those remarks, Shakspeare had more probably the pathetic souches of nature which distinguish Shakspeare from old poem of The Nut Brown Maid in his recollection. all other writers. There is a kindred thought in Romeo ed; following the sound of the French originalo per

4 Deboshed, this is the old orthography of debauch. and Juliet ; “ Back, foolish tears, back to your native spring !

altering the spelling we have departed from the proper Your tributary drops belong to wo",

pronunciation of the word. Which you mistaking offer up to joy."

5 He calls him a pied ninny,'alluding to Trinculo!

party-coloured dress, he was a licensed fool or jester 11. e. your companion Malone has cited a very o 'Quick freshes are living springs.

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terrupt the monster ono word further, and, by this Ste. If thou becst a man, shew thyself in thy hand, i'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a likeness: if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list, stock-fish of thee.

Trin. 0, forgive me my sins ! Trin. Why, what did I ? I did nothing ; I'll go Ste. He that dies, pays all debts : I defy thee : quem further off.

Mercy upon us! Sle. Didst thou not say, he lied ?

Cal. Art thou afeard ?! Ari, Thou liest.

Ste. No, monster, not I. Sle. Do I so? take thou that. (Strikes him.] Cal. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, as you like this, give me the lie another time. Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt Trin. I did not give the lie :-Out o’your wits,

not. and hearing too? A pox o' your bottle! this can Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments sack, and drinking do.-A murrain on your mon- Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices, ster, and the devil' take your fingers!

That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Cal. Ha, ha, ha!

Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Prythee The clouds, methought, would open, and shew riches stand further off.

Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd, Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, I cry'd to dream again. Il beat him too.

Šte. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, Ste. Stand further.-Come, proceed. where I shall have my music for nothing.'

Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him Cal. When Prospero is destroyed. [the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the him,

story. Having first seiz'd his books ; or with a log

Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, and after, do our work. Or cut his wezand' with thy knife; Remember, Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow. I would, 1 First to possess his books ; for without them could see this taborer :* he lays it on. He's but a sol, as I am, nor hath not

Trin. Wilt come ? I'll follow, Stephano. (Exeunt. One spirit to command: They all do hate him, As rootedly as I : Burn but liis books;

SCENE III.- Another part of the Island. Enter He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,) Alonso, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, GONZALO, Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and others, And that most Joeply to consider, is The beauty of his daughter; he himself

Gon. By'r lakin,' I can go no further, sir;

My old bones ache ; here's a maze trod, indeed, Calls her a non-pareil : I never saw a woman, But only Sycorax my dam, and she ;

Through forth-rights, and meanders ! by your paBut she as far surpasseth Sycorax,

tience,

I needs must rest me.
As great'st does least.

Alon.
Ste.
Is it so brave a lass?

Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Cal. Ay, my lord; she will become thy bed, I To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest.

Who am myself attach'd with weariness, warrant, And bring thee forth brave brood.

Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks

No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd, and I will be king and queen: (save our graces!! Our frustrate search on land! Well, let him go. and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys :--Dosi thou like the plot, Trinculo ?

Art. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. Trin. Excellent.

(Aside to SEBASTIAN.

Do Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee :

110t, for one repulse, forego the

purpose

resolv'd to effect. but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy

Sch. head.

The next advantage Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep;

Will we take thoroughly,
Ant.

Let it be to-night :
Wilt thou destroy him then ?
Ste.
Ay, on mine honour.

For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they Ari. This will I tell my master.

Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance, Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of plea

As when they are fresh. is

Sch.

I say, to-night; no moro. Le: as be jocund: Will you troll the catch Solemn and strange music; and PROSPERO above, You taught me but while-ere?

invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, in a Banquet; they dance about it with gentle acany reason : Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. tions of salutation; and inviting the King, fc. to

[Sings. cat, they deparl. Flout 'em, and skout 'em; ani skout 'em, and Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, flout'em :

hark ! Thought is free.

Gon. Marvellous sweet music! Cal. That's not the tune.

Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What

were these ? (ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe.

Seb. A living drollery :. Now I will believe i

That there are unicorns; that, in Arabia Ste. What is this same?

There is one tree, the phanix' throne ;' ono Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by

phænix the picture of No-body.?

At this hour reigning there. I Wezand, i. e. throat or windpipe.

"--calling shapes, and beckoning shadows dire 2 The picture of No-body was a common sign. There And aery tongues that syllable men's names is also a wood cut prefixed to an old play of No-body On sands, and shores, and desert wildernesses." and Some-body, which represents this nouable person. 5 By'r lakin is a contraction of By our ladykin, the

3 To affear, is an obsoleie verb with the same mean. diminutive of our lady. ing as lo affray, or make afraid.

6 Shows, called Ďrolleries, were in Shakspeare's 4. “You shall heare in the ayre the sound of tabers time performed by puppets only. From these our mo. and other instruments, to put the trauellers in feare, dern drolls, exhibited at fairs, &c. took their name. &c. by evill spirites that make these soundes, and also " A living drollery,” is therefore a drollery not by do call diuerse of the trauellers by their names, &c."- wooden but by living personages. Trauels of Marcus Paulus, by John Frampton, 7I myself have heard strange things of this kind of 1579. To some of these circumstances Milton also al tree ; namely, in regard of the Bird Phænix, which is ludos:

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isters And I'll be sworn 'tis true : Traveijers ne'er did lie, Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Though fools at home condemn them.

Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, Gon.

If in Naples And will not be uplified; But, remember, I should report this now, would they believe me? (For that's my business to you,) that you three If I should say I saw such islanders,

From Milan did supplant good Prospero; (For, certes, these are people of the island,) Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet note, Him, and his innocent child: for which foul deed Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have Our human generation you shall find

Incens'd the seas and shores, yea all the creatures, Many, nay, almost any.

Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso, Pro. Honest lord,

They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, Lingering perdition (worse than any death Are worse than devils.

(Aside. Can be at once,) shall step by step attend Alon.

I carnot too much muse,a You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, ex

from pressing

(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, Of excellent dumb discourse.

And a clear life ensuing. Pro.

Praise in departing.

[Aside. He vanishes in Tlounder : then, to soft music, enter 13 Fran. They vanish'd strangely.

the Shapes again, and dance with mops and mowes, Seb.

No matter, since and carry out the table. They have left their viands behind; for we have

Pro. [Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy stomachs.

hast thou WilPt please you taste of what is here?

Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring : Alon.

Not I. Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: When we in what thou hadst to say: so, with good life,'

Or my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, were boys, Who would believe that there were mountaineers, Their several kinds have done : my high charms

And observation strange, my meaner ministers Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging

work, at them Wallets of flesh ? or that there were such men,

And these, mine enemies, are all knit up Whose heads stood in their breasts ? which now And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit

In their distractions: they now are in my power ; we find,

Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown's) Each putter-out on five for one, * will bring us Good warrant of.

And his and my lov'd darling.

(Exit PROSPERO from above. Alon. I will stand too, and feed,

Gon. I the name of something holy, sir, why Although my last : no matter, since I feel The best is past :-Brother, my lord the duke, Stand too, and do as we.

In this strange stare ?

Alon. 0, it is monstrous ! monstrous Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a Harpy; The winds did sing it to me ; and the thunder,

Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of its caps his wings upon the table, and, by quaint den That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd vice, the Banquei vanishes.

The name of Prosper ; it did bass my trespass. Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny, Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded ; and (That hath to instrument this lower world, I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea

And with him there lie mudded.

[Emil Hath caused to belch up; and on this island

Seb.

But one fiend at a time, Where man doth not inhabit ; you ʼmongst men I'll fight their legions o'er. Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad: Ant.

I'll be thy second. [Seeing Alon. SEB. &-c. draw their swords.

(Exeunt SEB. and Ant. * And even with such like valour, men hang and Gon. All three of them are desperate ; their great drown

guilt, Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows Like poison given to work a great time after, Are ministers of fate; the elements

Now 'gins to bite the spirits : I do beseech you
Of whom your swords are lemper'd, may as well That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,
Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs And hinder them from what this ectasy
Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish

May now provoke them to.
idr.

Follow, I pray you.

Exeunt. (called in Greek pous :) for it was assured unto me, that the said bird died with that tree, and revived of it. selfe the tree sprung againe."--Holland's Transla. is a portion of unploughed land left in a field; Coles, tion of Pliny, B. xii. C. 4.

in his English Dictionary, 1701, has given doul as á i Certainly.

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cant word, and interprets it deal. I must refer the read. 3. Praise in departing,” is a proverbial phrase er to the Diversions of Purley for further proof. signifying, Do not praise your entertainment too soon, 6 A clear life ; is a pure, blameless, life. lest you should have reason to retract your commen

7 With good life, i. e. with the full bent and energy dation.

of mind, Mr. Henley says that the expression is still 4." Each putter-out on five for one,” i. e. each tra- in use in the west of England. deller ; it appears to have been the custom to place out a 9 The natives of Africa have been supposed to be bum of money upon going abroad to be returned with possessed of the secret how to temper poisons with such enormous interest if the party returned sale; a kind of art as not to operate till several years after they were insurance of a gambling nature.

administered. Their drugs were then as certain in 5 Bailey, in his dictionary, says that dowle is a fea- their effect as subtle in their preparation. ther, or rather the single particles of the down. Coles, 9 Shakspeare uses ecstasy for any temporary alienaIn his Latin Dictionary, 1679, interprets young dowle bý tion of mind, a fit, or madness. Minsheu's definition of Lanugo. And in a history of most Manual Arts, 1661, this word will serve to explain its meaning wherever it

"Extasie or tool and dowle are treated as synonymous.

Tooke occurs throughout the following pages. contends that this word and others of the same form are trance; G. extase; Lat. extasis, abstractio mentis. Es nothing more than the past participle of deal; and Juo proprie mentis emotio, et quasi ex statione sua deturbatio nius and Skinner both derive it from the same. I fully seu furore, eu admiratione, seu timore, allove casu believe that Tooke is right; the provincial word dool I decidat.” Guide to the Ibngues, 1617.

broom groves,

ÅCT IV.

Each one, tripping on his too,

Will be hero with mop and nowe; SCENE I.-Before Prospero's Cell. Enter Pros- Do you love me, master ? no.

PERO, FERDINAND, and MIRANDA. Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel : Do not apPro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,

proach, Your compensation makes amends; for I

T:l thou dost hear me call.

Ari. Have given you here a thread of mine own life,

Well I conceive. (Exit. Or that for which I live ; whom once again

Pro. Look, thou be true ; do not give dalliance I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations

Too much the rein ; the strongest oaths are straw Were but my trials of thy love, and thou

To the fire i' the blood : be more abstemious, Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore Heaven, Or else, good night, your vow! I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,

Fer.

I warrant you, sir Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

The white-cold virgin snow upon my heart For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,

Abates the ardour of my liver. And make it halt behind her.

Pro.

Well. Fer.

I do believe it,

Now come, my Ariel ; bring a corollary,' Against an oracle.

Rather than want a spirit ; appear, and pertly:Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition No tongue ; all eyes; be silent. [Soft music. Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But

A Masque. Enter Irrs. If thou dost break her virgin knot before

Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas All sanctimonious ceremonies may

Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and peas; With full and holy rite be minister'd,

Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, No sweet aspersion’ shall the heavens let fall And fat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep; To make this contract grow ; but barren hate, Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew Which spongy April at thy hest betrims, The union of your bed with weeds so loathly,

To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy That you shall hate it both: therefore, take heed, As Hymen's lamps shall light you.

Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, Fer

As I hope Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard; For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,

And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-liard, With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, Where thou thyself dost air : The queen o' the sky, The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, Our worser Genius can, shall never melt Bids thee leave these ; and with her sovereign Mine honour into lust; to take away

grace, The edge of that day's celebration,

Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are founder'd, To come and sport: her peacocks Hy amain; Or night kept chain'd below.

Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
Pro.
Fairly spoke ;

Enter CERES.
Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.-

Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er What, Ariel ; my industrious servant Ariel ! Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; Enter ARIEL.

Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers Ari. What would my potent master ? here I am. Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers :: Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown service

My boskyło acres, and my unshrubb'd down. Did worthily perform ; and I must use you Rich scarf to my proud earth: Why hast thy queen In such another trick: go, bring the rabble,

Summon’d me hither, to this short-grass'd green? O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place : Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; Incite them to quick motion ; for I must

And some donation freely to estate Bestow upon the eyes of these young couple

On the bless'd lovers. Some vanity4 of mine art; it is my promise,

Cer.

Tell me, heavenly bow, And they expect it from me.

If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Ari,

Presently ?

Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot Pro. Ay, with a twink.

The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got, Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,

Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company And breathe twice; and cry, 80, 90 ;

I have forsworn. I The same expression occurs in Pericles. Mr. Hen. he derives from the French verb touiller, which Cola ley says that it is a manifest allusion to the zones of the grave interprets, “filthily to mix, to mingle, confound, ancients, which were worn as guardians of chastity or shullle together.” He objects to peonied and lillid before marriage.

because these flowers never blew in April. - Bu Mr. 2 Aspersion is here used in its primitive sense of Boaden has pointed out a passage in Lord Bacon's Essprinkling, at present it is used in its figurative sense say on Gardens which supports the reading in the text. of throwing out hints of calumny and detraction. “ In April follow the double white violet, the wall-flow.

3 Suggestion here means temptation or wicked er, the stock-illy-flower, the cowslip, flower-de-luces. prompting.

and lillies of all natures; rose-mary flowers, che 4 " Some ranity of mine art” is some illusion. Thus tulippe, the double piony, &c." Lyte, in his Herbal, in a passage, quoted by Warton, in his Dissertation says one kind of peonie is called by some, maiden or on the Geslá Romanorum, from Emare, a metrical rirgin peonie. And Pliny mentions the water-lilly as Romance.

a preserver of chastity, B. xxvi. C. 10. Edward Fenton, " The emperor said on high

in his “Secret Wonders of Nature,” 1569, 40. B. vi. Sertes thys is a sayry

asserts that “the water-lilly mortifieth alogether the Or ellys a vanite."

appetite of sensuality and defends from unchaste 6 That is, bring more than are sufficient. Corollary, thoughts and dreams of venery.” The passage cer. the addition or vantage above measure, an overplus, ļainly gains by the reading of Mr. Steevens, which I or surplusage."--Blount.

have, for these reasons, retained. 6 Slover is fodder for cattle, as hay, straw, and the 8 That is, forsuken by his lass. like: estorers is the old law term, it is from estouvier,

9 Mr. Douce remarks that this is an elegant expanold French

sion of the following lines in Phaer's Virgil Æneid, 7 The old editions read Pioned and Twilled brims. Lib. iv. In Ovid's Banquet of Sense, by Geo. Chapman, 1595, "Dame rainbow down therefore with safron wings of we meet with

drooping showres, “-Cuplike twill.pants strew'd in Bacchus bowers." Whose face a thousand sundry hues against the sun Ir troill be the name of any flower, the old reading may

devoures, stand. Mr. Henley strongly contends for the old reading, From heaven descending came.” and explains pioned to mean faced up with mire in the 10 Bosky acres are woody acres, fields intersected by manner that ditchers trim the banks of ditches: twilled | luxuriant hedge-rows and copsas.

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