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Fer. Let me live here ever ;
So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,
Make this place paradise.

Pro. Sweet now, filence :
June and Ceres whisper feriously;
There's something else to do huth, and be mute,
Or else our spell is marr’d.

Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on employment.
Iris. You nymphs, calPd Nayads, of the winding brooksj,

your sedg’d crowns, and ever harmless looks,
Leave your crisp channels, and on this greenland
Answer your fummons, Juno does command:
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate
A contract of true love; be not too late.

tist: Enter certain Nymphs.
You fun-burn'd ficklemen, of Auguft weary,
Come hither from the furrow, and be merry ;;
Make holy-day; your rye-itraw hats put on,
And these fresho nymphs encounter every one.
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This kingdom, this.confínt of blood and breath, And Hamlet. Ad 1. Sc. i.

Th' extravagant and erring spirit hyes

To his confine.
And in his poem entitled, In Praise of his Love..

In whose confine immured is ibe store,

Which should example where your equal grewo And, again, in his poem callid, A Lover's Complainte deti

O most potential love! vow, bond, nor space, tos to opistos 1. "In thee hath neither Kinga koos, nor confine:-n ) And in his Amorous Epiftle of Paris to Helen.

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Enter certain reapers, properly habited; they join with the

nymphs in a graceful dance ; towards the end whereof, Prospero ftarts suddenly, and speaks; after which, a Atrange, hollow and confused noise, they vanish heavily..

Pro. I had forgot that foul conspiracy
Of the beast Caliban, and his confed'rates,
Against my life; the minute of their plot
Is almost come. Well done, avoid ; no more.

Fer. This is strange; your father's in some paflion: That works him strongly.

Mir. Never 'till this day
Saw I him touch'd with anger, so distemper’d..

Pre. You look, my son, in a mov'd fort,
As if you were dismay'd; be chearful, Sir :
Our revels now are ended : these our actors,,
As I foretold you, were all fpirits, and
Are melted into air, into
And, like the baseless fabrick of this vifion,
*The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palacesy,
'The folemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all, which it inherit, shall dissolve ;,
And, like this infubftantial pageant faded,
teavę not a rack behind! we are fuch stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a fleep. Sir, I am vext 3 (27)


-Sir, I am vext; Bear with my weakness, my old brain is traubled:] There is theappearance of something very extraordinary, in this great emotion of anger for discoverable, in the behaviour of Prospero, on the sudden re- . collectiontof Caliban's plot': And the admirable reflection, which he makes, upon the insignificancy of human things, fully thews it : for. thinking men are never under greater oppreffion of mind, than when they make such kind of reflections. And yet, if we turn to the cause of this disturbance, there is nothing that one could imagine, at: tirft view, eould occafion it: the plot of a contemprible savage, and. twodrunken sailors, whom he had absolutely in his power! It could be no apprebenfion of danger then, that could cause it. But, reflecting. more attentively, we Mall find, (agreeably to our Poet's wonderful knowledge of nature,) there was something in the case, with which, greas, minds are mot deeply affected; and that is, the resentment of 2011


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hecould naturally recall to mind his broiher's and The TEMPEST.

59 Bear with my weakness, my old brain is troubled : Be not disturbed with my infirmity ; If thou be pleas'd, retire into my cell, And there repose ; a turn or two I'll walk, To ftill my beating mind.

Fer. Mira. We wish your peace. [Exe. Fer. and Mir..
Pro. Come with a thought ;-I thank you :-

Ariel, come.
Prospero comes forward from the Cell; enter Ariel to him.

Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; what's thy pleasure ?

Pro. Spirit,
We must prepare to meet with Caliban.

Ari. Ay, my commander ; when I presented Ceres,
I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear’d,
Left I might anger thee, Say again, where didit thou leave these varlets ?

Ari. I told you, Sir, they were red hot with drinking ;: So full of valour, that they smote the air For breathing in their faces; beat the ground: For kifling of their feet; yet always bending Towards their project. Then I beat my tabor, At which, like unbackt:costs, they prick'd their ears;. Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, As they smelt music; so I charm’d their ears, That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd through Tooth'd briars, sharp furzes, pricking gors and thornsy, Which enter'd their frail Thins.: at lait I left them ingratitude. He recall’d to his mind the obligations this Caliban lay under for the infructions he had receiv’d from him, and the convenientes of life he taught him to use. But these retiections of Cats liban's ingratitude then these two, working together, were very capable of producing appvi the disorder of passion here represented. That these two, who ha$ 4,49 receiv'd at his hands the two best gifts that nortals are capable of, or when rightly apply'd, regal puover and the uses of reasons that there, in return, should confpire against the life of the donor, kopidideriis tainly afflict a generous mind to its utmost bearing. As these reflections do so much honour to that surprising knowledge of human nature, which is so apparently our Author's masterpiece, it cannot, sure, . be thought unnecessary to let them in a proper ligbt. Mr. I'arburiin.


l'th' filthy mantled pool beyond your cell,
There dancing up to th' chins, that the foul lake
O'er ftunk their feet.

Pro. This was well done, my bird ;
Thy shape invisible retain thou ftill ;
The truinpery in my house, go bring it hither, - .
For Itale to catch these thieves.
Ari. I go, I go.

Pro. A dev I, a born devil, on whose nature
Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains,
Humanely taken, all, all loft, quite lolt;
And, as with age, his body uglier grows,
So his mind cankers; I will plague them all,
Eve to roaring : come, hang them on this line.

(Prospero remains invisible. Inter Ariel locden with gliftering apparel, &c. Enter

Caliban, Stephapo, and Trinculo, all wet. Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole may not Hear a foot fall; we now are near his cell.

Ste. Monster, your Fairy, which you say is a harm-less Fairy, has done little better than plaid the Jack with us.

Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss, at which my nose is in great indignation.

Sie. So is mine: do you hear, monster? If I should take a displeasure against you; look you

Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster..

Col. Good my Lord, give me thy favour filt: Be patient, for the prize, I'll bring the toy Shall hood-winck this mischance; therefore, speak foftly; All's huth'd as midnight yet.

Trin. Ay, but to lole our bottles in the pool,

Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in that, monster, but an infinite lofs.

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting ; yet this is your harmless Fairy, monster.

Słe. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be a'er ears. for my labour.

Cal. Prøythee, my King, be quiets: feeft thou here, This is the mouth oth' cell ; no noise, and enter Do that good mischief, which may make this Idland Thine own for ever; and I, thy Caliban, 1 977 For ay thy foot-licker.

cativni of T Ste. Give me thy hand; 'i do begin to have bloody thoughts.

1,1 mi) Oj 9., 102 Trin. O King Stephano! O Peer ! O worthy Stéphano! Look, what a wardrobe here is for theesh's

Cal. Let it alone, thou, fool, it is but trash,ulI.

Trin. Oh, oh, monster; we know what belongs to a: frippery;0, King Stepbana !

Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo ;: by this hand, Pir have that gown.

}* ; :911 Trir.. Thy grace shall have it.

Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you mean, To doat thus, on such luggage ? let's along, And do the murder, first : if he awake, From toe to crown he'll fill our kins with pinchęs ; Make us strange ftuff. Ste. Be you quiet, monster.

Mistress line, is not this my jerkin? now is the jerkin under the line; now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and prove a bald jerkin.

Trin. Do, do ; we steal by line and levet; and't like: your grace.

Ste. I thank thee for that jeft, here's a garment fort : wit shall not go unrewarded, while I-am king of this country: steal by line and level, is an excellent pass of pate; there's another garment for't...!"

Trin. Monfter, come, put some lime upon your fin.. gers, and away with the reft. rim

Cal. I will have none on't; we fhall lose our time, And all be turn'd to barnacles, or apes!" With foreheads villanous low:::

Ste. Monster, lay to your fingers ; help to bear this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll turn

you out of my kingdom; go to, carry thislima vey.

Trin. And thisi: Did yan mo at lliw i
SH. Ay, and this.

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