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is that which will give language to you, cat; open | To snare the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee
your mouth: this will shake your shaking, I can tell To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee
you, and that soundly: you cannot tell who's your Young scamels from the rock: Wilt thou go with me?
friend: open your chaps again.
Ste. I prithee now, lead the way, without any more
Trin. I should know that voice: It should be-talking-Trinculo, the king and all our company
But he is drowned; and these are devils: O! de- else being drowned, we will inherit here.-Here;
fend me!-
bear my bottle. Fellow Trinculo, we 'll fill him by
and by again.

Cal. Farewell, master: farewell, farewell.
[Sings drunkenly.
Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster.
Cal. No more dams I 'll make for fish
Nor fetch in firing

At requiring,

Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate monster! His forward voice now is to speak well of his friend; his backward voice is to utter foul speeches, and to detract. If all the wine in my bottle will recover him, I will help his ague: Come -Amen! I will pour some in thy other mouth. Trin. Stephano,

Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me? Mercy! mercy! This is a devil, and no monster: I will leave him; I have no long spoon.

Trin. Stephano!-if thou beest Stephano, touch me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo;-be not afeard, thy good friend Trinculo.

Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth; I'll pull thee by the lesser legs: if any be Trinculo's legs, these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed: How camest thou to be the siege of this moon-calf? Can he vent Trinculos?

Trin. I took him to be killed with a thunder-stroke: -But art thou not drowned, Stephano? I hope now, thou art not drowned. Is the storm overblown? I hid me under the dead moon-calf's gaberdine, for fear of the storm: And art thou living, Stephano? O Stephano, two Neapolitans 'scaped!

Ste. Prithee, do not turn me about; my stomach is [sprites.

not constant.

Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not
That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor:
I will kneel to him.

Ste. How didst thou 'scape? How camest thou hither? swear by this bottle, how thou camest hither. I escaped upon a butt of sack, which the sailors heaved overboard, by this bottle! which I made of the bark of a tree, with mine own hands,

since I was cast a-shore.

Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy true subject; for the liquor is not earthly.

Ste. Here; swear then how thou escapedst. Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can swim like a duck, I'll be sworn.

Ste. Here, kiss the book: Though thou canst swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose.

Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this? Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a rock by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. How now, moon-calf? how does thine ague?

Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven? Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee: I was the man in the moon, when time was.

Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish;
Ban 'Ban, Ca-Caliban,


Has a new master-Get a new man. hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freedom, hey-day, freedom!

Ste. O brave monster! lead the way. [Exeunt,

Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee; My mistress showed me thee, and thy dog, and bush. Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book: I will furnish it anon with new contents: swear.


SCENE I.-Before Prospero's Cell.

Enter Ferdinand, bearing a log.

Fer. There be some sports are painful; and their

Trin. A most ridiculous monster ! to make a won-
der of a poor drunkard.

Cal. I prithee let me bring thee where crabs grow,
And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts;
Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how


Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness
Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters
Point to rich ends. This my mean task
Would be as heavy to me as odious; but
The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead,
And makes my labours pleasures: O, she is
Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed;
And he 's compos'd of harshness. I must remove
Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up,
Upon a sore injunction: My sweet mistress
Weeps when she sees me work; and says such base-
Had ne'er like executor. I forget:
But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my la-
Most busy least when I do it.


No, precious creature: I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, Than you should such dishonour undergo, While I sit lazy by. Mira. It would become me As well as it does you: and I should do it Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow With much more ease; for my good will is to it, monster:-I afeard of him! a very weak monster :-And yours it is against. The man i' the moon! a most poor credulous monster: Well drawn, monster, in good sooth. Cal. I'll show thee every fertile inch o' the island; And I will kiss thy foot: I prithee, be my god. Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and drunken monster; when his god 's asleep he 'll rob his bottle. Cal. I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy subject. Ste. Come on then; down and swear. Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppyheaded monster: a most scurvy monster! I could find in my heart to beat him,- Ste. Come, kiss. Trin. but that the poor monster's in drink; An abominable monster! [thee berries; Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough. A plague upon the tyrant that I serve! I'll bear hiin no more sticks, but follow thee, Thou wond'rous man.

Enter Miranda, and Prospero at a distance.
Alas, now! pray you,
Work not so hard; I would the lightning had
Burnt up those logs that you are enjoin'd to pile!
Pray set it down, and rest you: when this burns,
'T will weep for having wearied you: My father
Is hard at study; pray now rest yourself;
He's safe for these three hours.
O most dear mistress,
The sun will set before I shall discharge
What I must strive to do. Mira. If you'll sit down
I'll bear your logs the while: Pray give me that;
I'll carry it to the pile.


Poor worm! thou art infected;
This visitation shows it. Mira. You look wearily.
Fer. No, noble mistress; 't is fresh morning with
When you are by at night. I do beseech you, [me,
(Chiefly, that I may set it in my prayers,)
What is your name?


Miranda:-O my father,
I have broke your hest to say so!
Admir'd Miranda :
Indeed the top of admiration; worth
What 's dearest to the world! Full many a lady
I have eyed with best regard; and many a time
The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage
Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues
Have I lik'd several women; never any
With so full soul, but some defect in her
Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,
And put 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
One of iny sex; no woman's face remember,
Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen
More that I may call men, than you, good friend,


And my dear father: how features are abroad, Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my I ain skill-less of ; but, by my modesty,

lord ? (The jewel in my dower, I would not wish

Trin. Lord, quoth he !--that a monster should be Any companion in the world but you;

such a natural Nor can imagination form a shape,

Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I prithce. Beside yourself, to like of: But I prattle

Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head ; Something too wildly, and my father's precepts if you prove a mutineer, the next tree-The poor I therein do forget. Fer. I am, in my condition, monster 's my subject, and he shall not suffer indig. A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king :

nity. (I would not so!) and would no more endure

Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd This wooden slavery, than to suffer

To hearken once again to the suit I made to thee? The flesh-fly blow my mouth.-Hear my soul Ste. Marry will I : kneel and repeat it; I will stand, The very instant that I saw you, did (speak :- and so shall Trinculo. My heart fly to your service; there resides, To make me slave to it; and for your sake

Enter Ariel, invisible, Am I this patient log-inan. Mira. Do you love me? Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant; Fer. O heaven, I earth, bear witness to this sound, A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me And crown what I profess with kind event,

Of the island. If I speak true; if hollowly, invert

Ari. Thou liest. What best is boded me, to mischief! I,

Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou; I Beyond all limit of what else i' the world,

would my valiant master would destroy thee: I do Do love, prize, honour you. Mira. I am a fool,

not lie. To weep at what I am glad of.

Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in his Pro.

Fair encounter tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth. Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace Trin. Why, I said nothing. On that which breeds between them!

Ste, Mum then, and no more. (To Caliban.) ProFer.

Wherefore weep you? Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ; (ceed.
Mira, At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer From me he got it. If thy greatness will
What I desire to give; and much less take

Revenge it on him--for, I know, thou dar'st;
What I shall die to want : But this is trifling; But this thing dare not.
And all the more it seeks to hide itself,

Ste. That's most certain.
The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I 'll serve thee.
And prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst thou
I am your wife, if you will marry me;

bring me to the party? If not I 'll die your maid: to be your fellow Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; I 'll yield him thee asleep, You may deny me; but I 'll be your servant, Where thou may'st knock a náil into his head. Whether you will or no.

Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not. My mistress, dearest, Cal. What a pied ninny 's this! Thou scurvy And I thus humble ever.


My husband then? I do beseech thy greatness, give himn blows, Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

And take his bottle from him: when that's gone, As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my hand. He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show Mira. And mine, with my heart in 't : And now where the quick freshes are.

[him farewell,

Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger: interrupt Till half an hour hence.

the monster one word further, and, by this hand, I'll Fer.

A thousand ! thousand ! turn my mercy out of doors, and make a stockfish of

(Exeunt Fer. and Mir. thee. Pro. So glad of this as they I cannot be,

Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go Who are surpris'd with all; but my rejoicing further off. At nothing can be more. I 'll to my book;

Ste. Didst thou not say he lied? For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform

Ari. Thou liest. Much business appertaining.

[Exit. Ste. Do I so? take thou that. (Strikes him.] As SCENE II.-Another part of the Island.

you like this, give me the lie another time.

Trin. I did not give the lie:-Out o' your wits, Enter Stephano and Trinculo; Caliban following and hearing too?--A pox o' your bottle! this can with a bottle.

sack and drinking do.- A murrain on your monster, Ste. Tell not me ;-when the butt is out we will and the devil take your fingers ! drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, Cal, Ha, ha, ha! and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink to me. Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Prithee stand

Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island! further off.
They say there's but five upon this isle : we are Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time,
three of them; if the other two be brained like us, I'll beat him too.
the state totters.

Ste. Stand further.---Come, proceed. Ste, Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; thy Cal. Why, as I told thee, 't is a custom with him eyes are almost sct in thy head.

I'the afternoon to sleep: therethou may'st brain hiin Trin. Where should they be set else? he were a Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in Or cut his wezand with thy knife: Remember, sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me: 1 First to possess his books; for without them swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not leagues, off and on. By this light, thou shalt be my One spirit to command: They all do hate him, lieutenant, monster, or my standard.

As rootedly as 1 : Burn but his books;
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard. He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them)
Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster.

Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. Trin. Nor go neither; but you 'll lie, like dogs; And that most deeply to consider, is and yet say nothing neither.

The beauty of his daughter; he himself Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest Calls her a nonpareil: I ne'er saw woman, a good moon-calf.

But only Sycorax iny dain, and she; Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy shoe: But she as far surpasseth Sycorax, I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.

As greatest does least. Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am in Ste.

Is it so brave a lass? case to justle a constable : why, thou deboshed fish Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant, thou, was there ever man a coward that hath drunk And bring the forth brave brood. 50 much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter and lic, being but half a fish, and lialf a monster? I will be king and queen; (save our graces!) and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys :-Dost thou And what does else want credit, come to me, like the plot, Trinculo ?

And I 'll be sworn 't is true: Travellers ne'er did lie, Trin. Excellent.

Though fools at home conderun them. Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee: Gon.

If in Naples but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head. I should report this now, would they believe me?

Cal. Within this half-hour will he be asleep; If I should say I saw such islanders,
Wilt thou destroy hin then?

(For, certes, these are people of the island) Ste.

Ay, on mine honour. Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Ari. This will I tell my master.

Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of
Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: Iam full of pleasure; Our human generation you shall find
Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch

Many, nay, almost any. Pro. Honest lord, You taught me but while-ere?

Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any Are worse than devils.

(Aside. reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. [Sings. Alon.

I cannot too much muse Flout 'em, and cout 'em; and skout 'ein, and Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, expressThought is free.

[flout 'em ; (Although they want the use of tongue) a kind (ing

Of excellent dumb discourse. Cal. That 's not the tune.

Pro. (Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe.

Praise in departing. (Aside.

Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Ste. What is this same?


No matter, since Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the

They have left their viands behind; for we have picture of Nobody. Sle. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy like. Will 't please you taste of what is here?

stomachs. ness: if thou beest a devil, take 't as thou list.


Not I. (boys, Trin. O, forgive me my sins !

Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: When we were Ste. He that dies pays all debts: I defy thce :

Who would believe that there were mountaineers Mercy upon us ! Cal.' Art thou afeard?

Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging

at them Ste. No, monster, not I.

Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men
Cal. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt Whose heads stood in their

breasts? which now we Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments (not. Each putter-out of five for one will bring us (find,

Good warrant of. Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices,


I will stand to, and feed, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Will make ine sleep again : and then, in dreaming: The best is past :--Brother, my lord the duke,

Although my last: no matter, since I feel
The clouds, methought, would open and show riches

Stand to, and do as we.
Ready to drop upon me; that when I wak'd
I cried to dream again.

Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where harpy; claps his wings upon the table, and with I shall have ny music for nothing.

a quaint device, the banquet vanishes. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed. [story. Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the (That hath to instrument this lower world, Trin. The sound is going away: let 's follow it, And what is in 't,) the never-surfeited sea and after, do our work.

Hath caus'd to belch up you, and on this island Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.--I would l Where man doth not inhabit; you 'inongst men could see this taborer: he lays it on.

Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; Trin. Wilt come? I 'll follow Stephano. (Exeunt, (Seeing Alon., Seb., &c., draw their sword's.

And even with such-like valour, men hang and SCENE III.-Another part of the Island.

drown Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo,

Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows Adrian, Francisco, and others.

Are ministers of fate; the elements, Gon. By 'r lakin, I can go no further, sir ; Of whom your swords are temperd, may as well My old bones ache; here's a maze trod, indeed, Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs Through forth-rights and meanders! by your pa- Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish I needs must rest me.

(tience, One dowle, that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers Alon.

Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Who am myself attach'd with weariness,

Your swords are now too inassy for your strengths To the dulling of my spirits : sit down and rest. And will not be uplifted : But, remember, Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it (For that's my business to you,) that you three No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd

From Milan did supplant good Prospero; Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Expos'd unto the sea, which liath requit it, Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go. Him and his innocent child : for which foul deed Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have

[Aside to Sebastian. Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso, That you resolv'd to effect.

They have bereft; and do pronounce by mne, Scb.

The next advantage Ling'ring perdition (worse than any death Will we take throughly. Ant. Let it be to-night; Can be at once,) shall step by step attend For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you froin Will not, nor' cannot, use such vigilance,

(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls As when they are fresh.

Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, Scb.

I say, to-night: no more. And a clear life ensuing. Solemn and strange music; and Prospero above, He vanishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bring: the Shapes again, and dance with inops anill ins in a banquet; they dance about it with mowes, and carry out the table. gentle actions of salutation; and, inviting the Pro. Bravely the figure of this harpy hast thou King, &c., to eat, they depart.

Performd, iny Ariel; a grace it had, devouring : Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Gon. Marvellous sweet music! [hark! In that thou hadst to say: so,

good life, Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What were And observation strange, my meaner ministers Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe [these? Their several kinds have done: my high charms That there are unicorns; that in Arabia

And these, inine enemies, are all knit up (work, There is one tree, the phoenix'throne; one phoenix In their distractions : they now are in my power; At this hour reigning there.

And in these fits I leave them, while I visit dnt

I 'll believe both; Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown'a,) And his and my loved darling.


I Wantant you, sir. (Exit Prospero from above. The white coll virgin snow upon my heart Gon. I' the name of something holy, sir, why stand Abates the ardour of iny liver. Pro. Well. In this strange stare?

(you Now come, iny Ariel: bring a corollary, 11on.

O, it is monstrous! monstrous ! Rather than want a spirit: appear, and pertly.. Methought the billows spoke, and told me of it; No tongue; all eyes; be silent. (Soft music The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,

A Masque. Enter Iris. That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd

Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas The name of Prosper ; it did bass my trespass. Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and

Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease; I 'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded,

Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,

And flat ieads thatch'd with stover, them to keep; And with him there lie mudded,

(Exit. Sco.

But one fiend at a time, which spongy April at thy hest betrims,

Thy banks with pioned and twilled brims,
I 11 fight their legions o'er.

I'll be thy second.

To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy

broom groves, (Exeunt Seb. and Ant. Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their great Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipp'd vineyard; Like poison given to work a great time after, (guilt

, And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard,

; New 'gins to bite the spirits : -- I do beseech you

Where thou thyself dost air: The queen o' the sky, That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, And hinder them from what this ecstacy

Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I,

Bids thee leave thesc; and with her sovereign grace, May now provoke them to.

Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, dr.

Follow, I pray you.


To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain : ACT IV.

Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.

Enter Ceres.
SCENE I.-Before Prospero's Cell.

Cer. Hail many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er Enter Prospero, Ferdinand, and Miranda.

Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,

Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers Your compensation makes amends; for I

Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers; Have given you here a thread of mine own life,

And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Or that for which I live; whom once again

My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down, I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations

Rich scarf to my proud earth: Why hath thy queen Were but my trials of thy love, and thou

Summond me hither, to this short-grass'd green? Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Heaven, Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,

And some donation freely to estate Do not smile at me that I boast her off,

On the bless'd lovers. For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,


Tell me, heavenly bow, And make it halt hir

Fer. I do believe it, If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Against an oracle.

Do now attend the queen? Since they did plot Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition The means that dusky Dis my daughter got, Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company If thou dost break her virgin knot before

I have forsworn. Iris. Of her society Al sanctimonious ceremonies may

Be not afraid ; I met her deity With full and holy rite be minister'd,

Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall

Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have To make this contract grow: but barren hate,

done Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew

Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, The union of your bed with weeds so loathly,

Whose vows are that no bed-rite shall be paid That you shall hate it both : therefore take hecd,

Till Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain; As Hymen's lamps shall light you.

Mars's hot minion is return'd again; Fer.

As I hope Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,

Swears he will shoot no more, but play with sparrows, With such love as 't is now, the murkiest den,

And be a boy right out. The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion Cer.


queen of state, Our worser genius can, shall never melt

Great Juno coines: I know her by her gait, Mine honour into lust; to take away

Enter Juno. The edge of that day's celebration, When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are founder'd, Fun. How does my bounteous sister? Go with me, Or night kept chain'd below. Pro. Fairly spoke? To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.

And honour'd in their issue.
What, Ariel; my industrious servant, Ariel !

Enter Ariel.

Fun. Honour, riches, marriage blessing,
Ari. What would my potent master? here I am.

Long continuance and increasing, Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last service

Hourly joys be still upon you ! Did worthily perform; and I must use you

Juno sings her blessings on you. In such another trick: go, bring the rabble, Cer. Earth's increase, foison plenty, O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place:

Barns and garners never empty ; Incite them to quick motion ; for I must

Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing; Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple

Plants with goodly burthen bowing ; Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,

Spring come to you, at the farthest,
And they expect it from me. Ari. Presently? In the very end of harvest !

Scarcity and want shall shun you ;
Pro. Ay, with a twink.
Ari. Before you can say, Come, and Go,

Ceres' blessing so is on you.
And breathe twice; and cry, So, so;

Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and Each one, tripping on his toe,

Harmonious charmingly : May I be bold Will be here with mop and mowe:

To think these spirits ? Do you love me, master? no.


Spirits, which by mine art
Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not approach I have from their confines called to enact
Till thou dost hear me call.

My present fancies.
Well, I conceive. (Exit. Fer.

Let me live here ever;
Pro. Look, thou be true: do not give dalliance So rare a wonder'd father and a wise,
Too much the rein: the strongest oaths are straw Makes this place Paradise.
To the fire i' the blood : be more abstemious,

Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on entOr ekse good night your vow!


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Enter certain Reapers, properly habited; they join with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards the end whereof Prospero starts suddenly, and speaks; after which, to a strange, hollow, and confused noise, they heavily vanish.

| Re-enter Ariel, loaden with glistering apparel Ez.
Even to roaring:-Come, hang them on this line.
Prospero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter
Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo, all wet.
Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole may
Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell. [not
Ste. Monster, your fairy, which you say is a harm-
less fairy, has done little better than played the Jack
with us.

Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at which
my nose is in great indignation.

Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I should
take a displeasure against you; look you,-
Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.

Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still:
Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to
Shall hoodwink this mischance: therefore speak

All's hush'd as midnight yet.

Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool,-
Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in
that, monster, but an infinite loss.
Trin. That's more to me than my wetting : yet
this is your harmless fairy, monster.

Pro. [Aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy
Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates,
Against my life; the minute of their plot
Is almost come. To the Spirits.] Well done;-
avoid ;-no more.

Fer. This is strange: your father's in some passion
That works him strongly.
Never till this day,
Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.
Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort,
As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir:
Our revels now are ended: these our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:

And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.-Sir, I am vex'd;
Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled.
Be not disturb'd with my infirmity:

If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,

And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk,

To still my beating mind.
Fer. Mira.

We wish your peace. [Exeunt.
Pro. Come with a thought:-I thank thee, Ariel:


This was well done, my bird;
Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither,
For stale to catch these thieves.

1 go, I go. [Exit.
Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature
Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains,
Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost:
And as, with age, his body uglier grows,
So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,

Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er cars for my labour.

Cal. Prithee, my king, be quiet: See'st thou here, This is the mouth o' the cell: no noise, and enter. Do that good mischief, which may make this island Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,

For aye thy foot-licker.

Ste. Give me thy hand: I do begin to have bloody thoughts.

Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee! Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash.

Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, is not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line: now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and prove a bald jerkin.

Trin. Do, do : We steal by line and level, an 't like your grace.

Enter Ariel.

Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to: What 's thy plea-Ste. I thank thee for that jest: here's a garment sure? Pro. Spirit, for 't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king We must prepare to meet with Caliban. of this country: Steal by line and level, is an excelAri. Ay, my commander; when I presented Ceres, lent pass of pate; there's another garment for 't. I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd Trin. Monster, come, put some Time upon your Lest I might anger thee. fingers, and away with the rest.


Cal. I will have none on 't: we shall lose our time,
And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes
With foreheads villainous low.


Ste. Monster, lay-to your fingers; help to bear this
away where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll turn
you out of my kingdom: go to, carry this.
Trin. And this.

Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these var-
Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drink-
So full of valour that they smote the air
For breathing in their faces; beat the ground
For kissing of their feet; yet always bending
Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor,
At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their ears,
Advanc'd their eyelids, lifted up their noses,
As they smelt music; so I charm'd their ears,
That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through
Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and
Which enter'd their frail shins: at last I left them
I' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell,
There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake
O'erstunk their feet.

Ste. Ay, and this.

Trin. O, ho, monster; we know what belongs to a frippery :-O king Stephano!

Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand,
I'll have that gown.

Trin. Thy grace shall have it.

Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you
To dote thus on such luggage? Let's alone,
And do the murther first: if he awake,

From toe to crown he 'll fill our skins with pinches ;
Make us strange stuff.

A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits,
in shape of hounds, and hunt them about.
Prospero and Ariel setting them on.

Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!
Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silver!


Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark,
[Cal., Ste., and Trin. are driven out.
Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints
With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews
With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted inake
Than pard or cat o' mountain.
Hark, they roar.
Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this hour
Lie at my mercy all mine enemies:
Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou
Shalt have the air of freedom: for a little,
Follow, and do me service.


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