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He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,) My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your paAnd that most deeply to consider, is
tience, The beauty of his daughter; he himself
I needs must rest me. Calls her a nonpareil: I ne'er saw woman,
Old lord, I cannot blame thee, But only Sycorax my dam and she;
Who am myself attach'd with weariness, But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. As greatest does least.
Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it Ste.
Is it so brave a lass? No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd, Cal. Ay, my lord; she will become thy bed, I Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks warrant,
Our frustrate search on land: well, let him go. And bring thee forth brave brood.
Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter
[Aside to SEBASTIAN. and I will be king and queen; (save our graces!) Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys :-Dost That you resolv'd to effect. thou like the plot, Trinculo ?
The next advantage Trin. Excellent.
Will we take thoroughly. Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee:
Let it be to-night; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they head.
Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
I say, to-night: no more. Ste.
Ay, on mine honor. Ari. This will I tell my master.
Solemn and strange Music, and PROSPERO above, Cal. Thou mak’st me merry: I am full of plea- invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bring.
ing in a Banquet ; they dance about it with Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch
gentle actions of salutation ; and, inviting the You taught me but while-ere?
King, &c. to eat, they depart. Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. [Sings. Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends,
hark! Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em and Gon. Marvellous sweet music! flout 'em;
Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What Thought is free.
were these? Cal. That's not the tune.
Seb. A living drollery:* Now I will believe, (ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. That there are unicorns; that in Arabia Ste. What is this same?
There is one tree, the phænix' throne; one phenix Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by
At this hour reigning there.
I'll believe both; the picture of No-body.
And what does else want credit, come to me, Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy likeness: if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list.
And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, Trin. O, forgive me my sins!
Though fools at home condemn them.
Gon. Ste. He that dies, pays all debts : I defy thee :
If in Naples Mercy upon us!
I should report this now, would they believe me? Cal. Art thou afeard ?
If I should say I saw such islanders, Ste. No, monster, not I.
(For, certes, these are people of the island,) Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of
Our human generation you shall find Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Many, nay, almost any. Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices, Thou hast said well; for some of you there present
I cannot too much muse, The clouds, methought,would open, and show riches Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d,
Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, exI crv'd to dream again.
pressing Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind
Of excellent dumb discourse. where I shall have my music for nothing. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Praise in departing.
[Aside. Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the
Fran. They vanish'd strangely. story.
Seb. Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it,
No matter, since and after, do our work.
They have left their viands behind; for we have
Will't please you taste of what is here?
Not I. Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. (Exeunt.
Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: When we SCENE III.- Another part of the Island.
Who would believe that there were mountaineers, Enter Alonso, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, Gonzalo,
Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging ADRIAN, Francisco, and others.
at them Gon. By’r lakin,' I can go no further, sir;
Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, Our lady.
Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now He vanishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter we find,
the Shapes again, and dance with mops and Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us mowes, and carry out the table. Good warrant of. Alon. I will stand to, and feed,
Pro. [Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy Although my last: no matter, since I feel
hast thou The best is past : Brother, my lord the duke, Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring: Stand to, and do as we.
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Thunder and lightning.
In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life,
Enter Ariel like a And observation strange, my meaner ministers harpy; claps his wings upon the table
, and, Their several kinds have done: my high charms with a quuint device, the banquet vanishes.
work, Ariel. You are three men of sin, whom destiny And these, mine enemies, are all knit up (That hath to instrument this lower world, In their distractions: they now are in my power; And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea
And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown'd,) Where man doth not inhabit; you ’mongst men And his and my lov'd darling. Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad;
[Exit Prospero from above. [ Seeing Alov., SEB., &c. draw their swords. Gon. I the name of something holy, sir, why And even with such like valor, men hang and drown
In this strange stare? Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows Alon.
0, it is monstrous! monstrous! Are ministers of fate; the elements
Methought the billows spoke, and told me of it; Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish
The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass. One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt,
I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, And with him there lie mudded.
[Erit. And will not be uplifted : But remember,
But one fiend at a time, (For that's my business to you.) that you three I'll fight their legions o'er. From Milan did supplant good Prospero;
I'll be thy second. Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it,
[Exeunt SEB. and Axt. Him, and his innocent child; for which foul deed Gon. All three of them are desperate; their The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have
great guilt, Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, Like poison given to work a great time after, Against your peace: Thee of thy son, Alonso, Now 'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech They have berett! and do pronounce by me.
you Lingering perdition (worse than any death That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, Can be at once) shall step by step attend
And hinder them from what this ecstacy You, and your ways; whose wrath to guard you May now provoke them to. from
Follow, I pray you. (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls
[Eccunt. Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, And a clear life ensuing.
As I hope
SCENE I.-Before Prospero's Cell. Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew
The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, Enter Prospero, FERDINAND, and Miranda.
That you shall hate it both: therefore, take heed, Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you, As Hymen's lamps shall light you. Your compensation makes amends; for i
Fer. Have given you here a thread of mine own life, For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, Or that for which I live; whom once again With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, I tender to thy hand; all thy vexations
The most opportune place, the strongest suggestion Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
Our worser Genius can, shall never melt
The edge of that day's celebration,
When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are founFor thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,
der'd, And make it halt behind her.
Or night kept chair'd below. .
I do believe it,
Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.Pro. Then, as my gist, and thine own acquisition What, Ariel; my industrious servant Ariel ! Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But
Ari. What would my potent master? here I am. With full and holy rites be minister'd.
Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last ser. No sweet aspersion' shall the heavens let fall
vice To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Did worthily perform ; and I must use you Down. • Pure, blameless. Sprinkling.
% Alienation of mind.
In such another trick : go, bring the rabble, Till Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain;
Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple Swears he will shoot no more, but play with sparSome vanity of mine art; it is my promise,
rows, And they expect it from me.
And be a boy right out.
Highest queen of state, Pro. Ay, with a twink.
Great Juno comes: I know her by her gait. Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,
Enter Jrxo. And breathe twice ; and cry, 80, 80;
Juno. How does my bounteous sister? Go with Each one tripping on his toe,
me, Will be here with mop and mowe:
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, Do you love me master ? no.
And honor'd in their issue.
Juno. Honor, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance, and increasing, Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw
Hourly joys be still upon you!
Juno sings her blessings on you.
I warrant you, sir; Cer. Earth's increase, and foison* plenty; The white-cold virgin snow upon my heart
Barns, and garners never empty; Abates the ardor of my liver.
Vines with clust'ring bunches growing; Pro. Well.
Plants, with goodly burden bowing; Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary,"
Spring come to you, at the farthest, Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly.- In the very end of harvest ! No tongue ; all eyes; be silent.
Scarcity and want shall shun you ;
Ceres' Blessing so is on you.
Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and
Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,
To think these spirits ?
Pro. And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep;
Spirits, which by mine art Thy banks with peonied and lillied brims,
I have from their confines call'd to enact
Let me live here ever; broom groves,
So rare a wonder'd' father and a wife, Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves,
Make this place paradise. Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard;
[Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Inis And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard,
on employment. Where thou thyself dost air: The queen o'the sky,
Sweet now, silence: Whose wat ry arch, and messenger, am I,
Juno and Ceres whisper seriously; Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign grace,
There's something else to do: hush, and be mute, Here, on this grass-plot, in this very place,
Or else our spell is marr’d. To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain;
Iris. You nymphs, call’d Naiads, of the wanApproach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
With your sedy'd crowns, and ever harmless looks, Enter CERES.
Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land Cer. Hail, many-colored messenger, that ne'er Answer your summons; Juno does command: Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers A contract of true love; be not too late. Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers;
Enter certain Nymphs. And with cach end of thy blue bow dost crown
You sunburn'd sicklemen, of August weary, My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down,
Come hither from the furrow, and be merry; Rich scarf to iny proud earth; Why hath thy queen Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on, Summon'd me hither, to this short-grass'd green? | And these fresh nymphs encounter every one
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; And some donation freely to estate
In country footing. On the bless'd lovers.
Enter certain Reapers, properly habited: they join Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,
with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know,
the end whereof Prospero starts suddenly and
Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates,
Against my life; the minute of their plot
Is almost come.-[To the Spirits.] Well done;Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son
avoid;- no more. Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some done
passion Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, That works him strongly. Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid Mira.
Never till this day,
Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper’d. Surplus.
1 Command. > Woudy.
• Abundance. s Able to produce such wonders.
Pro. You do look, my son, in a mor'd sort, Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss, at As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir: which my nose is in great indignation. Our revels now are ended: these our actors, Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
should take a displeasure against you; look you, — Are melted into air, into thin air;
Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster. And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favor still: The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Shall hood-wink this mischance: therefore, speak Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
softly, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, All's hush'd as midnight yet. Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool, As dreams are made of, and our little life
Ste. There's not only disgrace and dishonor in Is rounded with a sleep.—Sir, I am vex'd; that, monster, but an infinite loss. Bear with my weakness: my old brain is troubled. Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet Be not disturb'd with my infirinity:
this is your harmless fairy, monster. If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk, ears for my labor. To still my beating mind.
Cal. Pr'ythee, my king, be quiet: Seest thou here, Fer. Mira. We wish you peace.
This is the mouth of the cell: no noise, and enter:
[Exeunt. Do that good mischief, which may make this island Pro. Come with a thought:-1 thank you:- Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, Ariel, come.
For aye thy foot-licker.
Ste. Give me thy hand: I do begin to have
bloody thoughts. Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's thy plea
Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! () worthy sure?
Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee! Pro. Spirit,
Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. We must prepare to meet with Caliban.
Trin. O, ho, monster; we know what belongs Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presented
to a frippery:~0 king Stephano! Ceres, I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd,
Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand,
I'll have that gown. Lest I might anger thee.
Trin. Thy grace shall have it. Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these
Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you varlets? Ari. I told you, sir, they were red hot with 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 skins with pinches; For kissing of their feet; yet always bending
Make us strange stuff. Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor,
Ste. Be you quiet, monster.—Mistress line, is At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their ears, line: now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair,
not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the Advanc'd their eyelids, lifted up their noses, As they smelt music; so I charm'd their ears,
and prove a bald jerkin. That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through
Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, a’nt
like your grace. Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and
Sie. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment thorns, Which enter'd their frail shins; at last I left them
for't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king l' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell,
of this country: Steal by line and level, is an exThere dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake
cellent pass of pate; there's another garment for't.
Trin. Monster, come, put some lime' upon your O'er-stunk their feet. Pro. This was well done, my bird.
fingers, and away with the rest.
Cal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our time, Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes
With foreheads villainous low.
I go, I go.
Ste. Monster, lay-to your fingers; help to bear Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature
this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains,
turn you out of my kingdom; go to, carry this.
Trin. And this.
Ste. Ay, and this.
in shape of hounds, and hunt them about ;
PROSPERO and ARIEL setting them on. &c.
Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey! Even to roaring :-Come, hang them on this line.
Ari. Silver! there it goes,
Silver! PROSPERO and ARIEL remain invisible. Enter Pro. Fury! Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark, Caliban, STEPHANO, and Trinculo, all wet.
hark! Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole
[CAL., STE., and Trin, are driven out.
Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints Hear a foot fall; we now are near his cell.
With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a
With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make harmless fairy, has done little better than played
them, the Jack with us.
Than pard,or cat o' mountain.
A shop for sale of old clothes. 1 Bird-lime. Education, # Jack with a lantern.
Hark, they roar. Shortly shall all my labors end, and thou Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: at this hour Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little, Lie at my mercy all mine enemies:
Follow, and do me service.
I did say so,
SCENE I.—Before the Cell of Prospero. Some heavenly music, (which even now I do) Enter Prospero in his magic robes, and Ariel. 'This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,
To work mine end upon their senses, that
[Solemn Music. Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, iny lord, Re-enter Ariel:after him Alonso, with a frantic You said our work should cease.
gesture, attended by Gonzalo; SEBASTIAN and Pro. When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit,
Antonio in like manner attended by ADRIAN How fares the king and his?
and Francisco: They all enter the circle which Ari.
Prospero had made, and there stand charmed;
which Prospero observing, speaks.
A solemn air, and the best comforter
Now useless, boiled within thy skull! There stand, His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted;
For you are spell-stopp'd. And the remainder mourning over them,
Holy Gonzalo, honorable man, Brim-full of sorrow and dismay; but chiefly
Mine eyes, even sociable to the shew of thine, Him you term’d, sir, The good old lord, Gonzalo; Fall fellowly drops.—The charm dissolves apace; His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops And as the morning steals upon the night, From eaves of reeds: your charm so strongly works Melting the darkness, so their rising senses them,
Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle That if you now beheld them, your affections
Their clearer reason.—0 my good Gonzalo, Would become tender.
My true preserver, and a loyal sir Pro.
Dost thou think so, spirit? To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human.
Home both in word and deed.—Most cruelly Pro. And mine shall.
Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter. Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling
Thy brother was a furtherer in the act;Of their afflictions? and shall not myself,
Thou’rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian.-Flesh and One of their kind, that relish all as sharply
blood, Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the Expell’d remorse' and nature;who, with Sebastian. quick,
(Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury
Would here have kill'd your king;I do forgive thee, Do I take part: the rarer action is
Unnatural though thou art !—Their understanding In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent, Begins to swell; and the approaching tide The sole drift of my purpose doth extend
Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, '! Not a frown further: Go, release them, Ariel;
That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them, My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore,
That yet looks on me, or would know me:- Ariel, | And they shall be themselves.
Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell; Ari. l'll fetch them, sir.
[Exit ARIEL. |
I will dis-case me, and my self present,
[Exit. Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, As I was sometime Milan:-quickly, spirit: and groves;
Thou shalt ere long be free. And ye, that on the sands with printless foot
Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps to attire Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him,
Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck 1;
In a cowslip's bell I lie: Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice
There I couch when owls do cry. To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid
On the bat’s back I do fly, ! (Weak masters though you be) I have be-dimm'd After summer merrily:
The noon-tide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds, Merrily, merrily, shall í live now,
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
The pine, and cedar: graves, at my command, There shalt thou find the mariners asleep | Have wak'd their sleepers; oped, and let them forth Under the hatches; the master and the boatswain,
By my so potent art: But this rough magic Being awake, enforce them to this place; ! There abjure: and, when I have requir'd
And presently, I pr’ythee. * Defends from bad weather.
• Pity or tenderness of heart.