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STE. Tell 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! They say there's but five upon this isle: we are three of them; if the other two be brained like us, the state totters.

STE. Drink, servant-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 drowned his tongue in sack for my part, the sea cannot drown me; I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-andthirty 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.

STE. We'll not run, monsieur Monster. TRIN. Nor go neither: but you'll lie, like dogs; and yet say nothing neither.

STE. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest 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 deboshed fish, thou, was there ever a man a coward that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a monster?

a a pied ninny's this!] An allusion to the pied, or partycoloured dress which Trinculo, as a jester, wore.

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 treethe poor monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indignity.

CAL. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleased to hearken once again to the suit I made to thee?

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I' the afternoon to sleep: there thou mayst brain him,

Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log
Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,
Or cut his wezand with thy knife. Remember,
First to possess his books; for without them
He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
One spirit to command: they all do hate him,
As rootedly as I :-burn but his books ;
He has brave utensils,-for so he calls them,-
Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal:
And that most deeply to consider, is
The beauty of his daughter; he himself
Calls her a nonpareil: I never saw a woman,
But only Sycorax my dam and she;
But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,

As great'st does least.

Is it so brave a lass?

STE. CAL. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant,

And bring thee forth brave brood.

STE. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter and I will be king and queen,- -save our graces!-and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys.-Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo ? TRIN. Excellent.

STE. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head.

CAL. Within this half-hour will he be asleep; Wilt thou destroy him then?

STE.

Ay, on mine honour. ARI. This will I tell my master. CAL. Thou mak'st me merry; I am full of

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Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices,
That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open and show riches
Ready to drop upon me; that when I wak'd
I cried to dream again.

STE. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I shall have my music for nothing. CAL. When Prospero is destroyed.

STE. That shall be by and by: I remember the story.

TRIN. The sound is going away: let's follow it, and after do our work.

STE. Lead, monster; we'll follow.-I would I could see this taborer! (2) he lays it on. TRIN. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. [Exeunt.

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ALON.

Old lord, I cannot blame thee,
Who am myself attach'd with weariness,
To the dulling of my spirits: sit down and rest.
Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it
No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd
Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks
Our frustrate search on land. Well, let him go.
ANT. [Aside to SEB.] I am right glad that
he's so out of hope.

Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
That you resolv'd to effect.

SEB. [Aside to ANT.] The next advantage Will we take throughly.

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ANT. [Aside to SEB.J Let it be to-night;
For now they are oppress'd with travel, they
Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
As when they are fresh.

SEB. [Aside to ANT.] I say, to-night: no more.

Solemn and strange music; and PROSPERO above,

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GON. Faith, sir, you need not fear. When we were boys,

Who would believe that there were mountaineers

invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging

bringing in a banquet; they dance about it with gentle actions of salutation; and, inviting the KING, &c., to eat, they depart.

ALON. What harmony is this? my good friends, hark!

GON. Marvellous sweet music!

at 'em

Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men
Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now
we find,
Each putter-out of five for one will bring us
Good warrant of.
ALON.
I will stand to, and feed,

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ALON. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What Although my last: no matter, since I feel

were these?

SEB. A living drollery." Now I will believe That there are unicorns; that in Arabia There is one tree, the phoenix' throne; one phoenix At this hour reigning there.

ANT. I'll believe both; And what does else want credit, come to me, And I'll be sworn 'tis true: travellers ne'er did lie, Though fools at home condemn 'em. GON.

If in Naples I should report this now, would they believe me? If I should say, I saw such islanders,—* For, certes, these are people of the island,Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of Our human generation you shall find Many, nay, almost any. PRO. [Aside.] Thou hast said well; for some of Are worse than devils.

ALON.

Honest lord,

you there present

I cannot too much muse, Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, expressing,a kind

Although they want the use of tongue,

Of excellent dumb discourse.

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a A living drollery.] A puppet-show in Shakespeare's time was called a drollery. This, Sebastian says, is one played by living characters.

b Praise in departing.] A proverbial saying, equivalent to "Await the end before you commend your entertainment." So in "The Paradise of Dainty Devises," 1596,

"A good beginning oft we see, but seldome standing at one stay, For few do like the meane degree, then praise at parting some men say."

e Each putter-out of five for one-] It was the custom of travellers, when about to make a long voyage, to put out, or invest, a sum of money, upon a guarantee that they should receive at the rate of five for one if they returned. This species of gambling becan. so much in vogue at one period that advenfurers were in the practice of undertaking dangerous journeys solely upon the speculation of what their pullings out would VOL. III. 35

The best is past.-Brother, my lord the duke,
Stand to, and do as we.

Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL, like a
harpy; claps his wings upon the table, and,
with a quaint device, the banquet vanishes.
ARI. You are three men of sin, whom Destiny,-
That hath to instrument this lower world
And what is in't,-the never-surfeited sea
Hath caus'd to belch up you, and on this island
Where man doth not inhabit, you 'mongst men
Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad;
And even with such-like valour, men hang and drown
Their proper selves. [ALONSO, SEBAST., &c. draw
their swords.] You fools! I and my fellows
Are ministers of Fate: the elements,
Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well
Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs
Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish
One dowled that's in my plume; my fellow ministers
Are like invulnerable. If you could hurt,
Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,
And will not be uplifted. But, remember,—
For that's my business to you,--that you three
From Milan did supplant good Prospero;
Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it,
Him and his innocent child: for which foul deed
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have

yield if they got back safe. Of course when the journey ended fatally, the money they had invested went to the party who had engaged to pay the enormous interest on it. So, in Barnaby Riche's "Faults and Nothing but Faults," 1607: "Those whipsters, that, having spent the greatest part of their patrimony in prodigality, will give out the rest of their stocke to be paid two or three for one upon their return from Rome." See also Fynes Moryson's "Itinerary," Part I., p. 198, and Taylor, the water poet's pamphlet, called "The Scourge of Basenesse: or The Old Lerry, with a new Kicksey, and a new-cum twang, with the old Winsey." The ancient reading is usually altered in modern editions to "Each putter-out of one for five," or "Each putterout on five for one," but no change is called for; Shakespeare and his contemporaries commonly used of for on,

"I'd put out moneys of being Mayor."
"The Ordinary," Act I. Sc. 1.

d Dowle-] Feathe.; or partick of down.

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Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures,
Against your peace. Thee of thy son, Alonso,
They have bereft; and do pronounce, by me,
Ling'ring perdition-worse than any death
Can be at once-shall step by step attend

You and your ways; whose wraths to guard you from,

Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls Upon your heads,-is nothing but heart's sorrow, And a clear life ensuing.

lle vanishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter the Shapes again, and dance with mocks and mows, and carry out the table.

PRO. [Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy hast thou

Perform'd, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring:
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated,
In what thou hadst to say so, with good life,"
And observation strange, my meaner ministers
Their several kinds have done. My high charms
work,

And these, mine enemies, are all knit up
In their distractions: they now are in my power;

So, with good life,-] The expression "good life" occurs with equal ambiguity in "Twelfth Night," Act II. Sc. 3, "Would you have a love-song, or a song of good life!"

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