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Have lost my daughter.
Alon. A daughter? O heavens ! that they were living both in Naples, The king and queen there ! that they were, I wish Myself were mudded in that oozy bed Where my son lies. When did you lose your daugh
ter ? Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these lords At this encounter do so much admire, That they devour their reason; and scarce think Their eyes do offices of truth, their words Are natural breath : but, howsoe'er you have Been justled from your senses, know for certain, That I am Prospero, and that very
duke Which was thrust forth of Milan; who most strangely Upon this shore, where you were wreck’d, was landed, To be the lord on't. No more yet of this; For 'tis a chronicle of day by day, Not a relation for a breakfast, nor Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir ; This cell's my court : here have I few attendants, And subjects none abroad : pray you, look in. My dukedom since you have given me again, I will requite you with as good a thing; At least, bring forth a wonder, to content ye, As much as me my
The entrance of the Cell opens, and discovers FERDINAND
and MIRANDA playing at chess.
Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false.
I would not for the world.
Alon. If this prove
Seb. A most high miracle !
Fer. Though the seas threaten they are merciful : I have cursed them without cause.
[FER. kneels to ALON.
Mira. O! wonder !
Pro. 'Tis new to thee.
Fer. Sir, she's mortal;
This lady makes him to me.
Alon. I am her's :
Pro. There, sir, stop;
Gon. I have inly wept,
Look down, you
Alon. I say, Amen, Gonzalo!
Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue Should become kings of Naples? O, rejoice Beyond a common joy; and set it down With gold on lasting pillars : In one voyage Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis; And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife, Where he himself was lost ; Prospero his dukedom, In a poor isle; and all of us, ourselves, When no man was his own.
Alon. Give me your hands : [To Fer. and Mir. Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart, That doth not wish you joy!
Gon. Be't so! Amen!
Re-enter ARIEL, with the Master and Boatswain
O look, sir, look, sir; here are more of us !
I prophesied, if a gallows were on land,
Boats. The best news is, that we have safely found
Ari. Sir, all this service
Pro. My tricksy spirit!
Alon. These are not natural events; they strengthen, From strange to stranger:-Say, how came you hither?
Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake,
Ari. Was't well done ?
be free. Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod : And there is in this business more than nature Was ever conduct of: some oracle
Must rectify our knowledge.
Pro. Sir, my liege, Do not infest your mind with beating on The strangeness of this business ; at pick'd leisure, Which shall be shortly, single I'll resolve you (Which to you shall seem probable,) of every These happen'd accidents: till when, be cheerful, And think of each thing well.—Come hịther, spirit ;
Set Caliban and his companions free :
Re-enter Ariel, driving in CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and
Trinculo, in their stolen apparel.
Ste. Every man shift for all the rest, and let no man take care for himself; for all is but fortune :-Cora gio, bully-monster, Coragio!
Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my head, here's a goodly sight.
Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed !
Şeb. Ha, ha;
Ant. Very like; one of them
Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords,