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STEPHANO, a drun'en butlor. SEBASTIAN, his brother.

Master of a ship, boatswain, and mariners. PROSPERO, the rightful duke of Milan. ANTHONIO, his brother, the usurping duke of Miranda, daughter to Prospero. FERDINAND, son to the king of Naples. (Milan. ARIEL, an airy spirit. Gonzalo, un honest old counsellor of Naples.



spirits. Callban, a savage and deformed slave.

TRINCULO, a jester.

Other spirits attending on Prospero.
SCENE, the sea, with a ship; afterwards an uninhabited island.

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Jyour cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it On a ship at Sea.

so hap.-Cheerly, good hearts-Out of our way, d tempestuous Noise of Thunder and Ligbtning beard.

Eait. Enter a Ship-muster and a Boatswain. Gon. I have great comfort from this fellow; Mast. BOATSWAIN!

5 methinks, he hath no drowning mark upon him: Boats. Here, master: What cheer? bis complexion is perfect gallows. Standtast, good Mast. Good : Speak to the mariners :-fall fate, to his hanging; make the rope of his destiny to't 'yarely, or we run ourselves aground: be- our cable, for our own doth little advantage : If

[Exit. hebe not born to be hang’d, our case is miserable. Enter Mariners. 110

[Exeunt. Boats. Heigh, my hearts; cheerly, cheerly,

Re-enter Boatswain. my hearts; yare, yare : Take in the top-sail ; Boats. Down with the top-mast; yare, lower, Tend to the master's whistle; Blow, till thou lower; bring her to try with main-course. [A burst thy wind, if room enough!

cry within.]

A plague upon this howling! Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Anthonio, Ferdinand, 15 they are louder than the weather, or our office. Gonzalo, and others.

Re-enter Sebastian, Anthonio, und Gonzalo. Alon. Good Boatswain, have care. Where's Yet again? What do you here? Shall we give the master? Play the meu.

o'er, and drown? Have you a mind to sink? Boats. I pray, now, keep below.

Seb. A pox o’your throat! you bawling, blasAnt. Where's the master, boatswain ? 20 phemous, uncharitable dog!

Boats. Do you not hear him? You mar our la- Boats. Work you then. bour: Keep your cabins: you do assist the storm. Ant. Hang, cur, hang! you whoreson, insoGon. Nay, good, be patient.

lent noisemaker! we are less afraid to be drown'd, Boats. When the sea is. Hence! What care than thou art. these roarers for the name of king? To cabin : 25 Gon. I'll warrant him from drowning; though silence : trouble us not. [aboard. the ship were no stronger than a nut-shell

, and Gon. Good; yet remember whom thou hast as leaky as an unstaunch'd' wench.

Boats. None that I more love than myself. Boats. Lay her a-hold, a-hold; set her two You are a counsellor ; if you can command these courses ; off to sea again, lay her off, elements to silence, and work the peace of the 30

Enter Mariners wet. present, we will not handle a rope more; use Mar. All lost! to prayers, to prayers! all lost! your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you

[Ereunt. have liv'd so long, and make yourself ready in Boats. What, must our mouths be cold? Readily, nimbly. ? Of the present instant, the poet probably means. Incontinent. B


Gon. The king and prince at prayers! let u. No, not so much perdition as an hair, assist them,

Betid to any creature in the vessel For our case is as theirs.

Which thou heard'st cry, which thou saw'st sinki Seb. I am out of patience.

Sit down; Ant. We're 'merely cheated of our lives by 5 For thou must now know further. drunkards.

Mira. You have often Thiswide-chopp'd rascal;-Would, thou might's Begun to tell me what I am; but stopp'd, lie drowning,

And left me to a bootless inquisition; The washing of ten tides!

Concluding, Stay, not yet. Gon. He'll be hangʻd vet;

10 Pro. The hour's now come; Though every drop of water swear against it, The very minute bids thee ope thine ear; And gape at wid’st to glut? him.

Obey, and be attentive. Canst thou remember (A confused noise within.] Mercy on us; A time before we came unto this cell? We split' we split! Fareweli my wife and chil- I do not think thou canst; for then thou wast not dren ! Farewell, brother! We split, we split, we 15 Out' three years old split.

Mira. Certainly, sir, I can. Ant. Let's all sink with the king. [Erit. Pro. By what? by any other house, or person? Sb. Let's take leave of him.

[Erit. Of any thing the image tell me, that Gon. Now would I give a thousand furlongs of Hath kept with thy remembrance. sea for an acre of barren ground; 'long heath,20 Mira. 'Tis far off; brown furze, any thing: The wills above bel And rather like a dream than an assurance done, but I wou d fain die a dry death! [Erit. That my remembrance warrants: Had I not SCENE I.

Four or five women once, that tended me? The inchanted island. before the cell of Prospero. Pro. Thou hadst, and more, Miranda: But Enter Prospero an 1 Miranda. 25

how is it, Mira. If by your art, my dearest father, you That this lives in thy inind? What seest thou else have

In the dark back-ward and abysin of time? Put the wild caters in this roar, allay them: If thou remember'st aught ere thou cam’st here; Thesky, it seems would pour down stinking pitch. How thou cam’st here thou may’st. But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's check, 30 Mira. But that I do not.

[since, Dashes the fire out. 0, I have suffer'd

Pro. Twelve years siuce, Miranda,twelve years With those that I saw suffer! a brave vessel, Thy tather was the duke of Milan, and Who had, no doubt, some noble creatures in her, А



power. Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry did knock Miru. Sir, are not you my father? Against my very heart! Poor souls! they perish’d. 35. Pro. Thy mother was a piece of virtue, and Had I been any god of power, I would

She said—thou wast my daughter; and thy father Have sunk the sea within the earth, or ere. Was duke of Milan; thou his only heir It should the good ship so have swallow'd, and And pri..cess, no worse issu’d. The freighting souls within her.

lira. O the heavens!

[thence? Pro. Be collected;

4. What foul play had we, that we came from No more amazement: tell your piteous heart, Or blessed wast, we did ? There's no harm done.

Pro. Both, both, my girl: [thence: Mira. O woe the day!

By foul play, as thou say'st, were we heard Pro. No harm.

But blessedly holp hither. I have done nothing but in care of thee, +5 Mira. O, my heart bleeds (Ol thee, my dear one! thee, my dear daughter!) To think o'tne teen that I have turn'd you to, who

Which is from my remembrance! Piease you Art ignorant of what thou art, nought knowing

further. Of whence I am; nor that I am more betier Pro. My brother, and my uncle, called An. Than Prospero, master of a full pour cell',

thonio, And thy no greater father.


pray thee mark me,-that a brother should Mirii. More to know,

Be so pertidous!—he whom, next thyself, Did never meddle with my thoughts.

Of all the world I lov’d, and to him put Pro. 'Tis time,

The manage of my state; as, at that time, I should intorin thee further. Lend thy hand, i hrough all the signiories it was the tirst, And pluck my magick garment fro:n me. So; Ind Prospero the prime duke; being so reputed

[la's doron kis mand in dignity, and, for the liberal arts, Lye there my art.-Wipe thou thine eyes; hava Without a parallel; those beiug all iny study, comfort.

The government I cast uponi iny brother, The direful spectacle of the wreck, which touch of and to my state greu stranger, being transported, The very virtue of compassion in thee,

And wrapp'd in secret stud es. Thy talse uncleI have with uch provision in mine art

Dout thou attend me? So sately o dered, that there is no soul

Alira. Sir, most heedfully, Absolutely. Swallow. Perhaps it should be ling, heath, &c. * Before. 'i.e. a very poor cell. Mingle. 'Quite. •Socrow, grief, trouble.


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Pro. Being once perfected how to grant suits, That wrings mine eyes to't. How to deny them; whom to advance, and whom Pro. Hear a little further, To trash'forover-topping; new created ['em, And then I'll bring thee to the present business The creatures that were mine; I say, or chang'd Which now's upon us; without the which, this story Or else new form’d'em; having both the key 5 Were most impertinent. Of orticer and office, set all hearts i'the state Mira. Wherefore did they not To what tune pleas'd his ear; that now he was That hour destroy us? Theivy, which had bid my princely trunk, [not. Pro. Well demanded, wench; [not ; And suck'd my verdure out on't.

Thou attend'st My tale provokes that question. Dear, they durst Mira. O good sir, I do.

10] So dear the love my people bore me) nor set Pro. I pray thee, mark me.

A mark so bloodly on the business; but Ithus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated With colours fairer painted their foul ends. To closeness, and the bettering of my mind In few, they hurried us on board a bark; With that, which, but by being so retir'd, Bore us some leagues to sea; where they prepar'd O'er-priz'd all popular rate, in my false brother 15 A rotten carcass of a boat not rigg'd, Awak'd an evil nature: and my trust,

Nor tackle, sail, nor mast; the very rats Like a good parent, did beget of hini

Instinctively had quit it: there they hoist us A falsehood, in its contrary as great

To cry to the sea that roard to us; to sigh
As my trust was; which had, indeed, no limit, To the winds, whose pity, sighing back again,
A contidence sans bound. He being thus lorded, 20 Did us but loving wrong.
Not only with what my revenue yielded,

Mira. Alack! what trouble
But what my power might else exact,--like one, Was I then to you!
Who having unto truth, by telling of it,

Pro. O! a cherubiin

smile, Made such a sinner of his memory,

Thou wast, that did preserve me! Thou didst To credit his own lie, -he did believe 25 Iufused with a fortitude from heaven, Hewas, indeed, the duke; out of the substitution, When I have deck'd the sea with drops full salt; And executing the outward face of royalty,[ing,- Under iny burden groan'd; which rais'd in me With all prerogative:-Hence hisambition grow- An undergoing stomach', to bear up Dost thou hear?

Against what should ensue. Mira. Your tale, sir, would cure deafness. 301 Mira. How came we ashore? Pro. To have no screen between this part he Pro. By Providence divine. And him he play'd it for, he needs will be play'd Some food we had, and some fresh water, that Absolute Milan: Me, poor man!--my library A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo, Was«lukedom large enough; oftemporal royalties Out of his charity, who being then appointed He thinks me now incapable: confederates, 35 Master of this design, did give us; with So 'dry he was forsway, with the king of Naples Rich garınents, linens, stuits, and necessaries, To give him annual tribute, do him homage, si hich since havesteaded much; so, of his gentleSubject his coronet to his crown, and bend Knowing Ilov'd my books, hefurnish'd me (ness, The dukedom, yet unbow'd (alas, poor Milan !) From my own library, with volumes that To most ignoble stooping.

401 prize above my dukedom. Mira. ( the heavens!

(tell me, Mira. Would I might Pro. Mark bis condition, and the event; then But ever see that man! If this might be a brother.

Pro. Now, I arise: Mira. I should sin

Sit still, and hear the last of our sea-sorrow. To think 'but nobly of my grandmother: 45 Here in this island we arriv'd; and here Good wombs have borne bad sons.

Have I, thy schoolinaster, inade thee more profit Pro. Now the condition.

Than other princes can, that have more time This king of Naples being an enemy

Forvainer hours,andtutors not socareful.[you.sir, To me inveterate, hearkens my brother's suit; Mira.Heavens thank you forit! And now, I pray Which was, that he in lieu o' the premises, 50 (For stiil'tis beating in iny mind) your reason Of homage, and I know not how much tribute - For raising this sea-storni? Should presently extirpate me and mine

Pro. Know thus far forth. Out of ihe dukedom; and confer fair Milan, By accident most s range, bountiful fortune, With all the honours, on my brother: Whereon, Now my dear lady, hath inine enemies A tracherous army levy'd, one mid-night 155 Brought to this shore: and by my prescience Fated to the purpose, did Anthonio open I find my zenith doth depend upon The gates of Milan; and, i’ the dead of darkness, A most auspicious star; whose intiuence The ministers for the purpose hurried thence If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes [tions; Me, and thy crying self.

Will ever after droop:-Here cease more ques. Mira. Alack, for pity!

60 Thou art inclin'd to slevp: t's a good dulness, I, not remembring how I cried out then, And give itway:-I knou thou canst notchoose. Wili ry it o'er again; it is a hint“,

Mundu sleeps. "To trish, Warburton says, is to cut away the superfluities. - Thirsty. • Otherwise than. Suggestion. Covered, Si. e, a stubboru resolution. B 2



Come away, servant, come: I ain ready now; What is the time o' the day?
Approach, my Ariel, come.

Ari. Past the mid season.

[now, Enter dril.

[come Pro. At least two glasses: the time'twixt six and Ari. All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! | Must by us both be spent most preciously. [pains, To answer thy best pleasure; bet to fly,

5 Ari. Is there more toil: Since thou dost giveme To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride

Let me remember thee what thou hast promis'd, On the curld clouds; to thy strong bidding task Which is not yet perform’d me. Ariel, and all his quality.

Pro. How now, moody?
Pro. Ilast thou, Spirit,

What is't thou canst demand?
Perform’d to point the tempest that I bade thee: 10 ári. My liberty
Ari. To every article.

Pro. Before the time be out? No more.
I boarded the king's ship: now on the beak, Ari. I pray thee:
Now in the waste, the deck, in every cabin, Remember, I have done thee worthy service;
I tlam'd amazement: Sometimes I'd divide, Told thee no lies, made no mistakings, serv'd
And burn in many places; on the top-

mast, 15 Without or grudge, or grumblings: thou didst Theyards, and bolt-sprit, would I ilame distinctly, To bate me a full rear.

[promise Then ineet, and join: Jove's lightnings, the pre- Pro. Dost thou forget

From what a torment I did free thee? O'the dreadful thunder-clap, more momentary Ari. No.

[ooze And sight-outrunning werenot:Thelire,andcracks 20 Pro.Thou dost; and think’st it much totread the Of sulphurous roaring, the most mighty Neptune

Of the salt deep;
Seem'd to besi "ge, and make his bold wavestrem- Torun upon the sharp wind of the north;
Yea, his dread trident shake.

[ble, To do me business in the veins of the earth, Pro. My brave spirit !

When it is bak'd with frost. Who was so firm, so constant, that this coil 25 Ari. I do not, sir.

[forgot Would not infect his reason:

Pro. Thou ly’st, malignant thing! Hast thou Ari. Not a soul

The foul witch Sycorax, who, with age and envy, But felt a fever of the mad, and play'd Was grown into a hoop? hast thou forgot her? Some tricks of desperation: All, but mariners, dri. No, sir.

[tell nie. Plung’d in the foaining brine, and quit the vessel, 30 Pro. Thou hast: Where was she born? speak; Thenall atire with me: the king's son, Ferdinand, Ari. Sir, in Argier *. With hair upstarting (then like reeds, not hair) Pro. Oh, was she so? I must, Was the first man that leap'd; cried, Hollis empty Once in a month, recount what thou hast been, And all the derils are here.

Which thouforget'st. Thisdamn'dwitch,Sycorax, Pro. Whiy, that's my spirit !

35 For mischiefs manifold, and sorceries terrible But was not this nigh shore?

To enter human hearing, from Argier, Ari. Close by, my master.

Thou know'st, was banish’d; for one thing she did, Pro. But are they, Ariel, safe?

They would not take her life: Is not this true? Ari. Not a hair perish’d;

Ari. Ay, sir.

[with child, On their sustaining garments not a blemish, 401 Pro. This blue-eye'd hag was hither brought But fresher than before: and, as thou bad’st me, Ank here was left by the sailors: Thou, my slave, In troops I have dispers'u them 'bout the isle: Asthou report'st thyself, wast then her servant: The king's son have I landed by himself; And, for thou wast a spirit too delicate Whom I left cooling of the air with sighs, To act her earthy and abhorr'd commands, In an odd angle of the isle, and sitting, 45 Refusing her grand bests, she did contine thee, His arms in this sad knot.

By help of her more potent ministers, Pro. Of the king's ship

And in her most ummitigable rage, The mariners, say, how thou hast dispos’d, Into a cloven pine; within which rist And all the rest o' the teet?

Imprison'd, thou didst painfully remain Ari. Safely in harbour

50 Adozen years;withinwhichspaceshedied, groans, Is the king's ship; in the deep nook, where once And leti thee there; where thou didst vent thy Thou call’dst me up at midnight to ietch dew Is fast as mill-wheels strike: Then was this island From the still-vex d Bermoothes?, there she's hid: (Save for the son that she did litter here, The mariners all under hatches stow'd;

A frechled whelp, bag-born) not honourd with Whom,with acharmjoind to their sutter'd labour,55 A human shape. I have left asleep: and for the resto’the fleet, dri. Yes; Caliban, her son. Which I dispers'd, they all have met again; Pro. Dull thing, I say so; he, that Caliban, And are upon the Mediterranean flote, Whom now I keep in service. Thou best know'st Bound sadly home for Naples;

What torment I did find thee in: thy groans Supposing that they saw the king's ship wreck'd, 60 Did make wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts. And his great person perish.

Of ever-angry bears; it was a torment Pro. Ariel, thy charge

To lay upon the damn'd, which Sycorax Exactly is perform’d; but there's more work: Could pot again undo; it was mine art, * Performed to the minutest article. ? Bermudas.

* Flote is ware.

* Algiers.


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