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Mira. Miranda. O my father,
Fer. Admir’d Miranda !
it to the foil. But you, o you, So perfect, and so peerless, are created Of every creature's best.
Mira. I do not know
my dear father; how features are abroad
my I do forget.
Fer. I am, in my condition, A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king; (I would not so!) and would no more endure This wooden slavery, than I would suffer The flesh-fly blow my mouth. Hear my soul speak; The very inftant that I saw
Mira. Do you love me?
Fer. O heav'n, o earth, bear witness to this sound,
Mira. I am a fool
Pro. Fair encounter
Fer. Wherefore weep you!
Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer
prompt me, plain and holy innocence.
your maid: to be your fellow You may deny me; but I'll be your
you will or no.
Mira. My husband then ?
Fer. Ay, with a heart so willing
Mira. And mine, with my heart in't ; and now, farewel,
. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,
[Exit. F 2
Another part of the island.
Enter Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo. Ste. ELL not me; when the butt is out, we will drink
water, not a drop, before ; therefore bear up, and board 'em; servant monster, drink to me.
Trin. Servant monster! the folly of this island I they say there's but five upon this ifle; we are three of them, if the other two be brain'd like us, the state totters.
Ste. Drink, fervant monster, when I bid thee; thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
Trin. Where should they be set else? he were a brave monster indeed if they were set in his tail.
Ste. My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue in fack; for my part, the sea cannot drown me. I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five and thirty leagues, off and on, by this light. Thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.
Trin. Nor go neither; but you'll lye like dogs, and yet say nothing neither.
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou be’st a good moon-calf.
Cal. How does thy honour ? let me lick thy shoe; I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster, I am in case to justle a constable; why, thou debosh'd fish thou, was there ever man a coward that hath drunk so much fack as I to-day? wilt thou tell me a monstrous lie, being but half a fish and half a monster?
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me: wilt thou let him, my lord ?
Trin. Lord, quoth he! that a monster should be such a natural ! Cal. Lo, lo; again; bite him to death, I pr’ythee.
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head ; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree — the poor monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indignity.
Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas’d to hearken once again to the suit I made to thee?
Ste. Marry, will I ; kneel, and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
Enter Ariel invisible.
Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of the island.
Ari. Thou lieft.
Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou;
. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in's tale, by this
Cal. I say, by forcery he got this isle;
Ste. That's most certain.
. Yea, yea, my lord, I'll yield him thee asleep,
. What a py’d ninny's this? thou scurvy patch!
Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger : interrupt the monster one word further, and, by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out o'doors, and make a stock-fish of thee.
Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go further off.
[Beats him. As
you like this, give me the lie another time.
Trin. I did not give thee the lie; out o’your wits and hearing too? A pox o’your bottle! this can fack and drinking do: a murrain on your monster, and the devil take your fingers !
Cal. Ha, ha, ha.
Cal. Beat him enough; after a little time,
Ste. Stand further. Come, proceed.
Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him
Ste. Is it so brave a lass ?
Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant, And bring thee forth brave brood.