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Enter Caliban. Cal. As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd With raven's feather from unwholesome fen, Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye, And blister you all o'er! Pro. For this, he sure, to-night thou shalt have
cramps, Side-stitches, that shall pen thy breath up; urchins Shall, for that vast of night that they may work, All exercise on thee: thou shalt be pinch'd As thick as honey.combs, each pinch more stinging Than bees that made them. Cal.
I must eat my dinner, This island's mine, by Sycorax, my mother, Which thou tak'st from me. When thou camest first, Thou strok’dst me, and mad'st much of me; would'st
• give me Water with berries in't; and teach me how To name the bigger light, aud how the less, That burn by day and night: and then I lov'd thee, And show'd thee all the qualities o' the isle, The fresh springs, brine pits, barren place, and fertile; Cursed be I that did so!-All the charms Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you ! For I am all the subjects that you have, Which first was mine own king; and here you sty me In this hard rock, whiles you do keep from me The rest of tlie island. Pro.
Thou most lying slave, Whom stripes may move, not kindness; I have us'd:
Cal. O bo, o ho !-'would it had been done!
Which any print of goodness will not take,
race, Though thou didst learn, had that in't which good
natures Could not abide to be with; therefore wast thoun Deservedly confid'd into this rock, Who hadst deserv'd more than a prison.
Cal. You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse : the red plague rid* you, For learning me your language ! Pro.
Hag-seed, hence ! Fetch us in fuel; and be quick, thou wert best, To answer other business. Shrug'st thou, malice? If thou neglect'st, or dost unwillingly What I command, I'll rack thee with old cramps; Fill all thy bones witlı aches: make thee roar, That beasts shall tremble at thy din.
Cal. No, 'pray thee! I must obey: his art is of such power, Aside. It would control my dam's god, Setebos, And make a vassal of him.. Pro.
. So, slave; hence !
Re-enter Ariel, invisible, playing and singing ;
Ferdinand following him.
Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands :
(The wild waves whistt)
+ Still, silent.
Foot it featly here and there;
Hark, hark !
The watch-dogs bark:
Hurk, hark! I hear
of his bones ure coral made;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
[Burden, ding.dong. Per. The ditty does remember my drown'd fa.
ther: This is no mortal business, nor do sound That the earth owes :- I hear it now above me.
Pro. The fringed curtains of thine eye advance And say, what thou seest yond'. Mira.
What is 't? a spirit?
Lord, how it looks about! Believe me, sir,
Pro. No, wench; it eats and sleeps, and hath
I might call him
[Aside. As my soul prompts.it Spirit, fine spirit ! I'll free
thee Within two days for this. Fer.
Most sure, the goddess
No wonder, sir;
My language? heaveus!
How! the best? What wert thou, if the king of Naples heard thee?
Fer. A single thing, as I am now, that wonders
Alack, for mercy!
The duke of Milan, And his more braver daughter, could control thee, If now 'twere fit to do't. At the first sight
(Aside. They have chang'd eyes :-Delicate Ariel, I'll set thee free for this !-A word, good sir; I fear, you have done yourself some wrong: a word,
Mira. Why speaks my father so ungently? This
O, if a virgin,
Soft, sir; one word more... They are both in either's powers: but this swift bu
siness I must uneasy make, lest too light winning (Aside. Make the prize light.-One word more; I charge
No, as I am a man. Mira. There's nothing ill can dwell in such a
Follow me. (To Ferd.