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The stomach of my sense.
Would I had never
Married my daughter there! for, coming thence,
I ne'er again shall see her. O thou mine heir
Sir, he may
I saw him beat the surges under him,
'Bove the contentious waves he kept, and oar'd
To the shore, that o'er his wave-worn basis bow'd,
He came alive to land.
No, no, he's gone.
Seb. Sir, you may thank yourself for this great loss,
That would not bless our Europe with your
But rather lose her to an African;
Where she at least is banish'd from your eye,
Who hath cause to wet the grief on 't.
Seb. You were kneel'd to and importuned
By all of us, and the fair soul herself
Weigh'd between loathness and obedience, at 130
109. rate, estimation.
127. Who hath cause to wet the grief on't, (she) who has cause to fill your eyes with tears. 130. loathness, reluctance. ib. at which end o' the
beam should bow, which scale should descend. The expression is elliptical for at which end of (it) the beam should bow,' or 'at which end o' the beam (it) should bow,'
Which end o' the beam should bow. We have
lost your son,
I fear, for ever: Milan and Naples have
Moe widows in them of this business' making
The fault's your own.
So is the dear'st o' the loss.
Gon. My lord Sebastian,
The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness
Ant. And most chirurgeonly.
Gon. It is foul weather in us all, good sir,
When you are cloudy.
Gon. Had I plantation of this isle, my lord,—
Execute all things; for no kind of traffic
143. plantation, a colony. Antonio affects to understand the word in the sense now alone current.
No sovereignty ;
Yet he would be king on 't.
Ant. The latter end of his commonwealth for
gets the beginning.
Gon. All things in common nature should produce Without sweat or endeavour: treason, felony, Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engine, Would I not have; but nature should bring forth, Of it own kind, all foison, all abundance, To feed my innocent people.
Seb. No marrying 'mong his subjects?
Ant. None, man; all idle; whores and knaves. Gon. I would with such perfection govern, sir, To excel the golden age.
'Save his majesty !
Ant. Long live Gonzalo !
Gon. I do well believe your highness; and did it to minister occasion to these gentlemen, who are of such sensible and nimble lungs that they always use to laugh at nothing.
Ant. 'Twas you we laughed at.
Gon. Who in this kind of merry fooling am nothing to you: so you may continue and laugh at nothing still.
Ant. What a blow was there given !
Seb. An it had not fallen flat-long.
Gon. You are gentlemen of brave mettle; you would lift the moon out of her sphere, if she would continue in it five weeks without changing.
163. it, its.
ib. foison, plenty.
174. sensible, sensitive, easily moved.
178. to, in comparison with.
181. flat-long, like a blow with the flat of the sword.
Enter ARIEL, invisible, playing solemn music.
Gon. No, I warrant you; I will not adventure my discretion so weakly. Will you laugh me asleep, for I am very heavy?
Ant. Go sleep, and hear us.
[All sleep except Alon., Seb., and Ant. Alon. What, all so soon asleep! I wish mine
Would, with themselves, shut up my thoughts: I
They are inclined to do so.
Please you, sir,
Do not omit the heavy offer of it:
We two, my lord,
Will guard your person while you take your rest,
[Alonso sleeps. Exit Ariel.
Seb. What a strange drowsiness possesses them!
Doth it not then our eyelids sink? I find not
Nor I; my spirits are nimble.
They fell together all, as by consent;
185. a bat-fowling, the hunting of bats by night; they were scared with flames and knocked down with poles.
190. Go sleep, and hear us,
i.e. hear them laughing at him.
194. omit the heavy offer of it, neglect its slumberous invitation.
203. consent, common agree. ment.
Worthy Sebastian? O, what might ?-No more :-
What thou shouldst be: the occasion speaks thee,
My strong imagination sees a crown
Dropping upon thy head.
It is a sleepy language and thou speak'st
Out of thy sleep. What is it thou didst say?
With eyes wide open; standing, speaking, moving,
Thou let'st thy fortune sleep-die, rather; wink'st Whiles thou art waking.
Thou dost snore distinctly;
There's meaning in thy snores.
Ant. I am more serious than my custom: you Must be so too, if heed me; which to do
Trebles thee o'er.
Well, I am standing water.
Ant. I'll teach you how to flow.
Hereditary sloth instructs me.
Do so to ebb
If you but knew how you the purpose cherish
Most often do so near the bottom run
By their own fear or sloth.
207. speaks, proclaims.
217. distinctly, articulately.
221. Trebles thee, makes you
Prithee, say on:
thrice the man you are.
226. Ebbing men, men of declining fortunes.