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Thou shalt be both the plaintiff and the judge
Of thine own cause.

Fab. Good Madam, hear me speak;
And let no quarrel, nor no brawl to come,
Taint the condition of this present hour,
Which I have wonder'd at. In hope it shall not,
Most freely I confess, myself, and Toby,
Set this device against Malvolio here,
Upon some stubborn and uncourteous parts
We had conceived against him: Maria writ
The letter, at Sir Toby's great importance ;*
In recompense whereof, he hath married her.
How with a sportful malice it was follow'd,
May rather pluck on laughter than revenge ;
If that the injuries be justly weigh’d,
That have on both sides pass'd.

Oli. Alas, poor fool, how have they baffledt thee!

Clo. Why, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrown upon them. I was one, Sir, in this interlude; one Sir Topas, Sir; but that's all one:By the Lord, fool, I am not mad ;-—But do you remember? Madam, why laugh you at such a barren rascal ? an you smile not, he's gaggd: And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.

Mal. I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you. [Exit.
Oli. He hath been most notoriously abused.

Duke. Pursue him, and entreat him to a peace:-
He hath not told us of the captain yet;
When that is known and golden time convents,
A solemn combination shall be made
Of our dear souls-Meantime, sweet sister,
We will not part from hence.Cesario, come;
For so you shall be, while you are a man;
But, when in other habits you are seen,
Orsino's mistress, and his fancy's queen.

[Exeunt.

Clo.

SONG.
When that I was and a little tiny boy,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
A foolish thing was but a toy,

For the rain it raineth every day.
But when I came to man's estate,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
'Gainst knave and thief men shut their gata

For the rain it raineth every day.
But when I came, alas ! to wive,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
By_swaggering could I never thrive,

For the rain it raineth every day.

* Importunacy.

+ Cheated.

$ Shall serve.

But when I came unto my bed,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, With toss-pots still had drunken head,

For the rain it raineth every day. A great while ago the world begun,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, But that's all one, our play is done,

And we'll strive to please you every day.

[Exit.

THE TEMPEST.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

ALONSO, King of Naples.

MASTER of a SHIP, BOATSWAIN, SEBASTIAN, his brother.

and MARINERS. PROSPERO, the rightful Duke of

Milan.
ANTONIO, his brother, the usurping | MIRANDA, Daughter to Prospero.

Duke of Milan.
FERDINAND, son to the King of
Naples.

ARIEL, an airy Spirit.
GONZALO, an honest old Counsellor IRIS,
of Naples.

CERES, ADRIAN,

JUNO, Spirits.

NYMPHS, CALIBAN, a savage and deformed REAPERS,

Slave. TRINCULO, a Jester.

OTHER SPirits attending on Pros. STEPHANO, a drunken Butler.

PERO. SCENE.-The Sea, with a ship; afterwards, an uninhabited Island.

FRANCISCO, } Lords.

ACT I.

SCENE 1.-On a Ship at Sea.
A Storm, with Thunder and Lightning.

Enter a SHIP-MASTER and a BOATSWAIN.
Mast. Boatswain,-
Boats. Here, master: what cheer ?

Mast. Good : Speak to the mariners: fall to't yarely,* or we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir.

[Exit. Enter MARINERS. Boats. Heigh, my hearts; cheerly, cheerly, my hearts; yare, yare: Take in the topsail; 'Tend to the master's whistle. Blow, till thou burst thy wind, if room enough! Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, FERDINAND, GONZALO,

and others. Alon. Good boatswain, have care. Where's the master ? Play the men. Boats. I pray now, keep below.

* Readily.

I say.

Ant. Where is the master, boatswain ?

Boats. Do you not hear him? You mar our labour! keep your cabins : you do assist the storm.

Gon. Nay, good, be patient.

Boats. When the sea is. Hence! What care these roarers for the name of king? To cabin: silence: 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 hand a rope more; use your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you have lived 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,

[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 fatē, to his hanging! make the rope of his destiny our cable, for our own doth little advantage ! If he be not born to be hanged, our case is miserable.

[Exeunt. Re-enter BOATSWAIN. Boats. Down with the topmast; 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, ANTONIO, and GONZALO. Yet again ? what do you here? Shall we give o'er, and drown? Have you a mind to sink ?

Seb. A pox o'your throat! you bawling, blasphemous, uncharitable dog!

Boats. Work you, then.

Ant. Hang, cur, hang! you whoreson, insolent noise-maker, we are less afraid to be drowned 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 unstanchedt wench.

Boats. Lay her a-hold, a-hold; set her two courses; off to sea again, lay her off.

Enter MARINERS wet. Mar. All lost! to prayers, to prayers! all lost ! [Exeunt. Boats. What, must our mouths be cold ? Gon. The king and prince at prayers ! let us assist them, For our case is as theirs.

Seb. I am out of patience.

Ant. We are merelyř cheated of our lives by drunkards.This wide-chapp'd rascal ;-'Would, thou mightst lie drowning, The washing of ten tides!

Gon. He'll be hanged yet; Though every drop of water swear against it, And gape at wid'st to glut him. [4 confused noise withir,

+ Incontinent.

Absolutely.

* Present instant.

Mercy on us. We split, we split! Farewell, my wife and children !-Farewell, brother !-We split, we split, we split.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, anything : The wills above be done! but I would fain die a dry death. [Exit.

SCENE II.-The Island : before the cell of PROSPERO.

Enter PROSPERO and MIRANDA.
Mira. If by your art, my dearest father, you have
Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them:
The sky, it seems, would pour down stinking pitch,
But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's cheek,
Dashes the fire out. O, I have suffer'd
With those that I saw suffer! a brave vessel,
Who had no doubt some noble creatures in her,
Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry did knock
Against my very heart! Poor souls ! they perish’d.
Had I been any god of power, I would
Have sunk the sea within the earth, or e'er*
It should the good ship so have swallow'd, and
The freighting souls within her.

Pro. Be collected ;
No more amazement: tell your piteous heart,
There's no harm done.
Mira. 0, woe the day!

Pro. No harm.
I have done nothing but in care of thee,
(Of thee, my dear one! thee, my daughter !) who
Art ignorant of what thou art, nought knowing
Of whence I am; nor that I am more better
Than Prospero, master of a full poor cell,
And thy no greater father.

Mira. More to know
Did never meddle with my thoughts.

Pro. 'Tis time
I should inform thee further. Lend thy hand,
And pluck my magic garment from me.--So;

[Lays down his mantle.
Lie there my art.-Wipe thou thine eyes ; have comfort.
The direful spectacle of the wreck, which touch'd
The very virtue of compassion in thee,
I have with such provision in mine art
So safely order'd, that there is no soul-
No, not so much perdition as an hair,
Betid to any creature in the vessel,
Which thou heard'st cry, which thou saw'st sink. Sit down;
For thou must now know further.

Mira. You have often

* Before.

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