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Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded, and
But one fiend at a time,
I'll be thy second.
[Exeunt Seb. and Ant. Gon. All three of them are desperate : their
Follow, I pray you. [Exeunt.
SCENE I. Before PROSPERO's cell. .
Enter PROSPERO, FERDINAND, and MIRANDA. Pros. If I have too austerely punish'd you, Your compensation makes amends, for I Have given you here a third of mine own life, Or that for which I live; who once again I tender to thy hand : all thy vexations Were but my trials of thy love, and thou Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Heaven, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand Do not smile at me that I boast her off, 108. ecstasy, madness. 3. a third, i.e. a main portion.
7. strangely, rarely.
For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise
I do believe it
As I hope
14. purchased, won.
now with his heroism (Ant. and 18. aspersion, sprinkling, as Cleo. ii. 3. 19), now with his of dew.
weakness (ib. ii. 3. 21). Here,
on the contrary, the evil impulses 26. suggestion, temptation.
of men are ascribed to a special 27. Our worser genius, the 'worser genius' whom a “better' demon within us. Elsewhere genius resists.
The passage Shakespeare's language suggests goes far to show that the whole a single genius or guardian doctrine was with Shakespeare spirit presiding over, but within, little more than inherited phraseeach man, and associating ology. itself now with his planning 30. founder'd, disabled (by intellect (Jul. Cæs. ii. 1. 66), over-riding).
Fairly spoke. Sit then and talk with her; she is thine own. What, Ariel ! my industrious servant, Ariel !
And breathe twice and cry 'so, so,'
love me, master ? no? Pros. Dearly, my delicate Ariel.
proach Till thou dost hear me call. Ari.
Well, I conceive. (Exit. so Pros. Look thou be true ; do not give dalliance Too much the rein : the strongest oaths are straw To the fire i’ the blood : be more abstemious, Or else, good night your vow ! Fer.
I warrant you, sir; The white cold virgin snow upon my heart Abates the ardour of my liver. Pros.
Well. Now come, my Ariel ! bring a corollary, 47. mop and mow, grimaces. 57. corollary, supernumerary.
Do not ap
Rather than want a spirit : appear, and pertly !
61. vetches, Ff fetches, an 'trimmed' with flowers. archaic and provincial form of Hence the less picturesque but the word.
perhaps more logical interpreta63. stover, straw of rye, barley, tion has latterly gained ground, or wheat, used as winter-fodder according to which the banks' for cattle.
are those of trenches or dykes 64. banks with pioned and dividing cornlands, artificially twilled brims. Two interpre- heaped up (pioned) and tations still compete for the • furrowed' or "faced with mire' possession of this line. Accord- (Fr. fouiller). Can twilled ing to one, it refers to a river describe the appearance of the bank overgrown with mari. two banks running in 'twinned golds' and 'reeds. But the parallel lines between the meanings thus given to pioned meadows? and twilled rest on very doubtful 66. broom - groves, luxuriant authority ; while the following copses of broom. line implies that the banks are 68. pole - clipt, having vines • pioned and twilled' before they clinging about its poles.
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate;
Tell me, heavenly bow,
Of her society
done Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Whose vows are, that no bed-right shall be paid Till Hymen's torch be lighted : but in vain; Mars's hot minion is return'd again; Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, Swears he will shoot no more but play with sparrows 100 And be a boy right out. Cer.
High'st queen of state, Great Juno, comes; I know her by her gait.
85. freely estate, liberally allusion to the story, Wint. bestow.
Tale, iv. 4. 118. 89. Dis, Pluto. Cf. Perdita's