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Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose Alon. I will stand to, and feed,
Although my last; no matter silice I feel
The best is past:--Brother, piy lord the duke, Will we take thoroughly.
stand to, and do as we. Ant. Let it be to-night;
5 Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariil like a har For, now they are oppress’d with travel, they py; claps his wings upon the table, and, with Will not, nor cannot, use such igilance,
a quaint device, ine banquut tunish s. As when they are fresh.
Ari. You are three men ot sin, whom destiny, Seb. I say, to nigbt; no more.
(That hath to instrument this lower world, Solenn and strange music; and Prospero on the 10 And what is in't) the never-surteiled sea top, invisible. Enter several strange shapes, Hath caused to belch up; and on this island bringing in a banquet; they dance about it with Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men, gentle accions of salutation; and, inviting the Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; king, &c. to eat, they depart.
Andevenwith such likevalourmen hang and drown Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, 15 Their proper selves ( Alonzo, Sebastian, und the Gon. Marvellous sweet inusic! [hark! Yefools! I and my fellows[rest draw their swords. Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What Are ministers of fate; the elements were these?
Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well Seb. A living drollery': Now I will believe, Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs That there are unicorns; that in Arabia 20 Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish (nisters There is one tree, the phenix' throne; one phe- One dowle' that's in my plume ; my fellow-miAt this hour reigning there.
(nix Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Ant. I'll believe both;
Your swords are now too massyior your strengths, And what does else want credit, come to me, And will not be uplifted: But remember, And I'll beswora 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, 25(For that's my business to you) that you three Though fool, at home condemu 'em.
From Milan did supplant good Prospero; Gon. If in Naples
Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, I should report this now, would they believe me Hin, and his innocent child: for which foul deed If I should say, I saw such islanders,
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have (For certes", these are people of the island) 30 Incens'd the seas and shores, yea all thecreatures, Whothough theyare of moistrous shape,yet note, Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso, Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of They have bereft: and do pronounce by me, Our human generation you shall find
Ling'ring perdition (worse than any death Many, nay, almost any.
Can be at once) shall step by step attend [from Pro. Honest lord,
35 You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls Are worse than devils.
[ Aside. Upon your heads) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, Alon. I cannot too inuch muse? [pressing And a clear life ensuing. Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound ex- Herunishes in thunder: then to soft music, enter (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind 40 the shaper again, and dance with mops and Oí excellent dumb discourse.
mowes®, and carry out the table. [thou Pro. Praise in departing.
[ Aside Pro. Aside] Bravely the figure on this harpyhast Fran. They vanish'd strangely.
Pertorm’d, my Ariel ; a grace it had devouring; Seb. No matter, since
(stomachs. Of my instruction hast thou nothing bated, Thes buve left their viands behind, for we have 45 In what thou hadsi to say: so with good lite", Wi't please you taste of what is here?
And observation strange, my meaner ministers, Alon. Not I.
[were boys, Their several kinds have done: my high charms Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: When we And these, mine enemies, are all knit up (work, Who would be ieve that there were mountaineers, In their distractions: they now are in my power; Dew-lappeulike buils,whose throats and hanging 50 and in these fits I leav, them, wti st I visit Wale's oitesh or that therewere such men,
nen [at'ein Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is Whose head stood in their breasts? which now Ind his and my lov'd darling. [drown'd) we und,
[Erit Prospero from aboré. Each putter ont on five for one', will bring us Gon. I'the name of something holy, sir, why Good warrant ot.
155 In this strange stare?
(stand you 'Shows called drolleries, were in Shukspeare's tine performed by puppets only. 2 Certainly. Aamire. * Qur Autor sight have had this intelligence from the translation of Pliny, B. V.ch. 8. "To Blemmy, by report, have no heads, but mouth and cies both in their breast. 5 This
pasnge alludes to an ancient forgotten custom, now very obscure, when it was customary for those who elgsged in long expeditions, to place out a sum of money on condition of receiving great interest for it at their return home. Bailey, in his dictionary, says, that doule is a feather, or rather the single particles of the down. · Blameless, innocent.
"То mop and to mowe seem to have the fame nicaning, ;. e. to make mouths or wry taces. Mocks and mowes in Johnson's last edition. With bonési alacrity, or chearfulness,
Alon. O, it is monstrous! monstrous!
I'll fight their legions o'er. Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it ; Ant. I'll be thy second.
[Ereunt. The winds did sing it to me; andthe thunder, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their great That deep and dreadiul organpipe, pronounc'd Like poison given to work a greattime after, (guilt, The name of Prosper; it did bass' my trespass. 5 Now'gins to bite the spirits:—I do beseech you Therefore my son i' the voze is bedded! and That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, I'll seek him deeper than e'er pluminet sounded, And hinder them from what this ecstacy? And with him there lie mudded. [Exit. May now provoke them to. Seb. But one fiend at a time,
Ådr. Follow, I pray you. [Exeunt. 10
A CT IV.
Ari.What would my potent master? here I am. Prospero's cell.
Pro. Thou and thy meaner tellows your last serEnter Prospero, Ferdinand, and Miranda. Did worthily perforin, and I must use you (vice Pro. IF I have two austerely punish'd wou;
20 In such another trick: go, bring the rabble, Your compensation makes amends; for I O'er whom I give thee power, bere, to this place: Have given you here a third of mine own life, Incite them to quick motion; for I must Or that for which I live; whom once again
the eyes of this young couple I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, Were but my trials of thy love, and thou 25 And they expect it from me. Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Heaven, Ari. Presently? I ratify this niy rich gilt: O Ferdinand,
Pro. Ay, with a twink. Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,
Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,
And breathe twice; and cry, so, so; And make it halt behind her.
130 Each one tripping on his toe, Fer. I do believe it,
Will be here with mop and moe: Against an oracle.
[tion Do you love me, master? no. [proach, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisi- Pio. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not apWorthily purchas’d, take my daughter: But Till thou dost hear me call. If thou dost break her virgin knot, before 351 Ari. Well, I conceive.
[Erit. All sanctimonious ceremonies may
Pro. Look thou be true; do not give dalliance With full and holy rite be ministerd,
Too much die rein; the strongest oaths are straw No sweet aspersion'shall the Heavens let fall To the fire i'the blood; be more abstemious, To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Or else, good night your vow! Sour-eye'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew 40 Fer. I warrant you, sir ; The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, The white, cold, virgin-snow upon my heart That you shall hate it both: therefore take heed, Abates the ardour of my liver. As Hymen's lamps shall light you.
Pro. Well.Fer. As I hope
Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary, For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, 45 Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly:With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, No tongue; all eyes; be silent. [Soft music. The most opportune place, the strong’st sugges
A muusque. Enter Iris. Our worser genius can, shall never melt [tion Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas Mine honour into lust; to take away
Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease; The edge of that day's celebration, [der’d, 50 Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sleep, When I shall think, or Phabus' steeds are foun- Indilat meads thatch'd with stover',them tokeep; Or night kept chain'd below.
Thy banks with pionied and twilled brims, Pro. Fairly spoke:
Which spungy.Aprilatthy hest betrims, [grovess, Sit then, and ialk with her, she is thine own-- Tomakecoldnymphschastecrowns:andthy broom What, Ariel; my industrious servant Ariel!-- $55/Whose shadow the dismissed batchelor loves,
i That is, told it me in a rough bass sound. Ecstucy here signifies alienation of mind. Aspero sion is here used in its primitive sense of sprinkling. That is, bring more than are susticient, rather than fail tor want of numbers. Corollury means surplis. Stover from Estovers, a law word, signities an allowance in food or other necessaries of lite. It is bere used for provision in general for animals. “Disappointed lovers are still said to wear the rillow, and in these lines broom grores are assigned to that unfortunate tribe for retreat. This may allude to some old custom. that a husband hangs out the broom when his wife goes from home for a short time; and on such occasions a broom besom has been exhibited as a signal that the house was freed from uxorial restraint, and where the master might be considered as a temporary bachelor. Broom groves may signily broom bushes.
We still say
Being lass-lorn'; thy pole-clipt vineyard; I have from their confines callå to enact
, and rocky hard, My present fancies. Where thou thyself do'st air: The queen o' the sky,
Fir. Let me live here ever;
Pro. Sweet now, silence:
There's something else to do: hush, and be mute,
[ment: Cer. Hail, inany-colourd messenger, that ne'er 10(Junoʻund Ceres chisper, and send Iris on emploi Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;
Tris. You nymphs,calPd Naiads of the wand'ring Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers
brooks, Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers; With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harniless looks, And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Leave your crisp * channels, and on this green land My? bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down, 15 Answer your summons ; Juno does command: Rich scarf to my proud earth: Why hath thy queen Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate Summou'd me hither, to this short-grass'd green? A contract of true love; be not too late.
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate ; And some donation freely to estate
Enter certain nymphs. On the bless'd lovers.
You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary,
201 Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,
Come hither from the furrow, and be merry; If Venus, or her son, as thou do'st know,
Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on, Do now attend the queen? Since they did plot
And these fresh nymphs encounter every one The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got,
in country footing Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company Enter certain reapers, properly habited: they join I have forsworn.
zvith the nymphs in a graceful dance; towards Iris. Of her society Be not afraid: I met her deity
the end thereof Prospero starts suddenly, and
speaks ; after which, to a strange, hollow, and Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have 30 confused noise, they canish heavily. done
Pro. [Aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates, Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid Against my life; the minute of their plot Till Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain; Is almost come.-[To the spirits] Well done;Mars's hot minion is returu'd again ;
avoid ;- no more.
[passion Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, Fer. This is strange: your father's in some Swears he will shoot no more, but play with
That works him strongly, sparrows
Mira. Never till this day And be a boy right out.
Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemperd. Cer. High queen of state,
40 Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait. As if you were dismay'd be cheerful, sir : Enter Juno.
Our revels now are ended: these our actors, Jun. How doesmy bounteoussister? Gowith me, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be,
Are melted into air, into thin air: And honour'd in their issue.
45 And, like the baseless fabrick of this vision, Jun. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing, The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces,
Long continuance, and increasing The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Cer. Earth's increase, and foison plenty'; 50 Leave not a rack » behind: We are such stuff Barns, and garntis, never empty;
As dreams are made on, and our little life
55 If thou be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
To still my beating mind.
Fer. Mira. We wish you peace.
(Exeunt Fer. and Mira. To think these spirits?
160 Pro. Come with a thought:-I thank thee:Pro. Spirits, which by mine art
Ariel, come. · That is, forsaken of his mistress. 2 Woody. ? That is, plenty to the utmost abundance ; foison signifying plenty. * That is, curling, winding. 5«The winds,” (says lord Bacon) “which " move the clouds above, which we call the rack, and are not perceived below, pass without noise.”
Prospero comes forwarıl from the coll; enter Tri. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool,Ariel to him.
Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to': What's thy in that, monter, but an intinite loss. pleasure?
Trin. That's more to me than my wetting : Pro. Spirit,
5 Yet this is your harmless fairy, monster. We must prepare to meet withi ? Caliban. [Ceres, Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er
Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presentid wars for my labour.
here, Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave thes: 10 This is the mouth o’the cell; no noise, and enter: Ari. I told you, sir, they were red hot with Do that good mischief, which may make this island drinking ;
Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, So fuil of valour, that they smote the air
For aye thy foot-licker. For breathing in their faces; beat the ground Ste. Give me thy hand: I do begin to have For kissing of their feet; yet always bending 15 bloody thoughts.
[Stephano! Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy At which, like unback'd coits, they prich'd their Look what a wardrobe here is for thee! ear's,
(ul. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up
Trin. Oh, bo, monster,; we know what be-
I'll have that gown. thorns,
Tiin. Thy grace shall have it. Which enter'd their frail shins: at last I left them Cul. The dropsy drown this fool! What do you I'the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, 25
mean, There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along, O'er-stunk their feet.
And do the murder first: if he awake, Pro. This was well done, my bird:
From toe to crown he'll till our skin with pinches; Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
Make us strange stuff. The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, 30 Ste. Be you quiet, monster.- Mistress line, is For stale to catch these thieves.
not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin’ under the go.
[Erit. line: Now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature and prove a bald jerkin. Nurture* can never stick; on whom my pains, Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, an't Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
135 like your grace. And as, with age, his body uglier grow's,
Sie. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garSo his mind cankers: I will plague them all, ment for’t: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I Even to roaring :-Come, hang them on this line. am king of this country: Steal by line and level,
[Prospero romains invisibe. is an excellent pass of pate ; there's another garEnter Ariel louden teith glistering appartl, dc. 10 menit for't. Enter Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo, ali zet. Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind molel lingers, and away with the rest. may not
Cul. I will have none on't: we shall lose our Hear a foot tall: we now are near his cell.
ume, Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a 45 and all be turn’d to barnacles o, or to apes harmless fairy, has done liitle better than playu With foreheads villainous low. the Jack with us".
Sie. Monter, lay to your fingers; help to bear Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss ; at this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or i'll which my nose is in great indignation.
turn you out of my kingdom: go to, carry this. Ste. So is mine. Do you hea , monster? If I 50 Trin. And this. should take a displeasure against you; look you, Ste. Av, and this. Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.
A noise of huniers heurd. Enter dirers spirits in Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still : shape of hounds, hunting them about; ProsBe patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to (softly; poro and Arick setting them on. Shall hood-wink this mischance: therefore, speak 35 Pro. Hey, Mouniain, hey! All's hush'd as midnight yet.
ári. Silver! there it goes, Silver !
Ari. I go,
* To cleare to is to unite with closely. ? To meet with is to counteract; to play stratagem against stratagem. Stule is a word in fowling, and is used to mean a bait or decoy to catch birds. * Education, That is, has led us about like an ignis fatuus, by which travellers are decoyed into the mire. "A frippery was a shop where old cloaths were sold. · Shakspeare seems to design an equivoque between the equinoxial and the girdle of a woman. & Skinner says barnacle is unser Scoticus. The burnucle is a kind of shell-fish growing on the bottoms of ships, and which was anciently supposed, when broken off, to become one of these geese; a vulgar error, which requires no serious confutation.
Pro. Furi, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark, Ari. Ilark, they roar. hark!
Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this hour To Ariel.] Go, charge my goblins that they grind Lie at iny mercy ali mine enemies: their joints
Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou
115/Whereof the eve not bites; and you, whose Before the cell.
-pastiine Enter Prospero in his magick robes, and Ariel. Is to make midnight mushrooms; that rejoice
Fow does my project gather to a head: To hear the solemn curfew; hy whose aid
20 The noon tide sun, call forth the mutinous winds, Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day? And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault
Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, Set roaring war: to the dread raitling thunder You said our work shall cease.
llave I given fire, and ritted Jove's stout oak Pro. I did say so,
With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory When first I rais's the tempest. Say, my spirit, 125 Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up How fares the king and his followers ?
The pine and cedar: graves, at my command, Ari. Contin'd together
Hlavewak'd their sleepers; op’d, and let them forth In the same fashion as you gave in charge ; By my so potent art: But this rough magick Just as you left them; ali prisoners, sir,
There abjure: and, when I have requir’d
Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
[Solemn musick. His tears run down his beard, like winter drops Re-enter Ariel: after him Alonso with a frantick From eaves of reeds: your charm so strongly gesture, attended by Gonzalo. Sebastian and works'em,
Anthonio in like munner, attended by Adriun That if you now beheld them, your affections and Francisco. They all entir the circle Would becoine tender.
which Prospero had made, and there stund Pro. Do'st thou think so, spirit?
charm'd; which Prospero observing, speaks. Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human.
A solemn air, and the best comforter Pro. And mine shall.
To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains, Hast thou, which art but air, a touch', a feeling Now useless, boil'd within thy skull! there stand, Of their atilictions? and shall not myseif, 45 For you are spell-stopp'd One of their kind, that relish all as sharply,
Holy Gonzalo, honourable man, Passion ? as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Mine eres, eren sociable to the shew of thine, Though with iheir high wrongs I am struck to Fall fellowly drops. The charm dissolves apace; the quick,
and as the inorning steals upon the night, Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury 50 Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Do I take part: the rarer action is
Begin to chace the ignorant fumes that mantle In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent, Their clearer reason.-( good Gonzalo The sole drift of my purpose doth extend My true preserver, and a loval sir Not a frown further: Go, release them, Ariel; To him thou follow’st; I will pay thy graces My charmıs l'll break, their senses I'll restore, 55 Home, both in word and deed. — Most crueily And they shall be themselves.
Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: Ari. I'll fetch them, sir.
[Erit. Thy brother was a furtherer in the act:Pro. Ye Elves, of hills, brooks, standing lakes, Thou’rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian.-Flesh an} and groves;
blood, And ye, that on the sands with printless foot 60 You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do tly him, Expell’d remorse, and nature; who, with SeWhen he comes back; you demy-puppets, that
bastian, By moon-shine do the green sour singlets make, (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong) A touch is a sensation. ? Passion is frequently used as a verb in Shakspeare. C-12