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him tame, I will not take too much for him: he shall pay for him that hath him, and that soundly.

Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt
Anon, I know it by thy trembling:
Now Prosper works upon thee.

Ste. Come on your ways: open your mouth ; here is that which will give language to you, cat; open your mouth: this will shake your shaking, I can tell you, and that soundly: you cannot tell who's your friend: open your chaps again.

Trin. I should know that voice: It should be-But he's drown'd; and these are devils: O! defend me!

Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate monster! His forward voice now is to speak well of his friend: his backward voice is to utter foul speeches, and to detract. If all the wine in my bottle will recover him, I will help his ague : Come, Amen! I will pour some in thy other mouth. Trin.

Stephano, Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me ? Mercy! mercy! This is a devil, and no monster: I will leave him; I have no long spoon.

Trin. Stephano !-if thou beest Stephano, touch me and speak to me; for I am Trinculo;-be not afeard, -thy good friend Trinculo.

Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth ; I'll pull thee by the lesser legs : if any be Trinculo's legs, these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed : How cam’st thou to be the siege* of this moon-calf? Can he vent Trinculos ?

Trin. I took him to be kill'd with a thunder-stroke:- But art thou not drown'd, Stephano? I hope now, thou art not drown'd. Is the storm over-blown? I hid me under the dead moon-calf's gaberdine, for fear of the storm: And art thou living, Stephano ? O Stephano, two Neapolitans 'scap'd !

Ste. Prythee, do not turn me about; my stomach is not constant.

Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not sprites.
That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor:
I will kneel to him.

Ste. How didst thou 'scape? How cam'st thou hither? swear by this bottle, how thou cam’st hither. I escap'd upon a butt of sack, which the sailors heaved overboard, by this bottle! which I made of the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I was cast a-shore,

Cal. I'll swear upon that bottle, to be thy True subject; for the liquor is not earthly.

Ste. Here; swear then how thou escap'dst. Irin. Swam ashore, man, like a duck; I can swim like a duck, I'll be sworn.

Ste. Here, kiss the book : Though thou canst swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose.

Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this ?.
Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a rock by the sea

* Stool.

side, where my wine is hid. How now, moon-calf? how does thine ague?

Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven ?

Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee: I was the man in the moon, when time was.

Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee; My mistress showed me thee, thy dog, and bush.

Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book: I will furnish it anon with new contents; swear.

Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow monster :-I afeard of him ?-a very weak monster ?—l'he man i' the moon ? -a most poor credulous monster :-Well drawn, monster, in good sooth.

Cal. I'll show thee every fertile inch o' the island; And kiss thy foot: I pr’ythee, be my god.

Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and drunken monster; when his god's asleep, he'll rob his bottle.

Cal. I’li kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy subject.
Ste. Come on, then, down, and swear.

Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy-headed monster! A most scurvy monster! I could find in my heart to beat him,

Ste. Come, kiss.

Tri.—but that the poor monster's in drink: An aiominable monster!

Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck thee berries ; I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. A plague upon the tyrant that I serve! I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, Thou wondrous man.

Trin. A most ridiculous monster; to make a wonder of a poor drunkard.

Cal. I prythee, let me bring thee where crabs grow;
And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts;
Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how
To snare the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee
To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee
Young sea-mells* from the rock: Wilt thou go with me?

Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without any more talkingTrinculo, the king and all our company else being

drowned, we will inherit here.—Hear; bear my bottle. Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill him by-and-by again. Cal. Farewell master : farewell, farewell.

[Sings drunkenly. Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster. Cal. No more dams I'll make for fish;

Nor fetch in firing

At requiring,
Nor scrape trencher, nor wash dish;

Bam? Ban, Ca-Caliban, Has a new master-Get a new man.

* Seagulls.

Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freedom, hey-day, freedom! Ste. O brave monster ! lead the way.


SCENE I.-Before PROSPERO's Cell.

Enter FERDINAND, bearing a log.
Fer. There be some sports are painful; but their labour
Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness
Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters
Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be
As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but
The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead,
And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is
Ten times more gentle than her father's crabb'd;
And he's composed of harshness. I must remove
Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up,
Upon a sore injunction: My sweet mistress
Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such baseness
Had ne'er like executor. I forget :
But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours;
Most busy-less, when

I do it.
Enter MIRANDA; and PROSPERO at a distance.
Mira. Alas, now! pray you,
Work not so hard: I would the lightning had
Burnt up these logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile !
Pray, set it down, and rest you: when this burns,
'Twill weep for having wearied you: My father
Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself;
He's safe for these three hours.

Fer. O most dear mistress,
The sun will set, before I shall discharge
What I must strive to do.

Mira. If you'll sit down,
I'll bear your logs the while: Pray, give me that;
I'll carry it to the pile.

Fer. No, precious creature:
I had rather crack my sinews, break my back,
Than you should such dishonour undergo,
While I sit lazy by.

Mira. It would become me
As well as it does you: and I should do it
With much more ease; for my good will is to it,
And yours against.

Pro. Poor worm ! thou art infected ;
This tation shows it.

Mira. You look wearily.

Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning with me, When you are by at night. I do beseech you

(Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers) What is your name?

Mira. Miranda : -0 my father,
I have broke your hest* to say so!

Fer. Admired Miranda!
Indeed, the top of admiration; worth
What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady
I have eyed with best regard; and many a time
The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage
Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues

I liked several women; never any
With so full soul, but some defect in her
Did quarrel with the noblest grace she owed,t
And put it to the foil : But you, O you,
So perfect, and so peerless, are created
Of every creature's best.

Mira. I do not know
One of my sex; no woman's face remember,
Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen
More that I may call men, than you, good friend,
And my dear father : how features are abroad,
I am skill-less of; but, by my modesty
(The jewel in my dower), I would not wish
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
Therein forget.
Fer. I


in my condition, A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king; (I would, not so !) and would no more endure This wooden slavery, than I would suffer The flesh-fly blow my mouth.-Hear my soul speak; The very instant that I saw you, did My heart fly to your service; there resides To make me slave to it; and for your sake, Am I this patient log-man.

Mira. Do you love me?

Fer. O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound, And crown what I profess with kind event, If I speak true; if hollowly, invert What best is boded me, to mischief! I, Beyond all limit of what elsef i' the world, Do love, prize, honour you.

Mira. I am a fool, To weep

at what I am glad of.
Pro. Fair encounter
Of two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace
On that which breeds between them !
Fer. Wherefore weep you?
Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer

* Command.

+ Owned.

# Whatsoever.

What I desire to give; and much less take,
What I shall die to want: But this is trifling.
And all the more it seeks to hide itself,

The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning!
And prompt me, plain and holy innocence!
I am your wife, if you will marry me;
If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow
You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,
Whether you will or no.

Fer. My mistress, dearest,
And I thus humild ever.

Mira. My husband then i

Fer. Aye, with a heart as willing
As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand.

Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And now farewell,
Till half an hour hence.

Fer. A thousand! thousand ! [Exeunt FER. and MIR, Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, Who are surprised with all : but my rejoicing At nothing can be more. I'll to my book; For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform Much business appertaining.

[Exit. SCENE II.-Another part of the island. Enter STEPHANO and TRINCULO; CALIBAN following toith

a bottle, Ste. Tell not me;-when the butt is out, we will drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, and' board 'em : Servantmonster, drink to me.

Trin. Servant-monster ? the folly of this island! They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are three of them : if the other two be brained like us, the state totters.

Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; thy eyes are almost set in thy head.

Trin. Where should they be set else? he were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.

Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in sack; for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by this light. Thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.

Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.
Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster.

Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like dogs; and yet say nothing neither. Ste. Moon-calf

, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a good moon-calf.

Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy shoe: I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.

Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am in case to justle a constable: Why thou deboshed* fish thou, was there ever man

* Debauched.

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