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SCENE II. Another Part of the Island.
STE. Tell not me: when the butt is out, we will drink water; not a drop before. Therefore bear up,1 and board 'em.-Servant-monster, drink to me..
TRIN. Servant-monster? The folly of this Island! They
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-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by this light!-Thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.2
TRIN. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.
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 be'st a
CAL. How does thy Honour? Let me lick thy shoe.
TRIN. Thou liest, most ignorant monster: I am in case to justle a constable. Why, thou deboshed fish, thou, was there ever 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?
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.
1 up helm.
ACT III STE. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head: if you
To hearken once again to the suit I made to thee?
Enter ARIEL, invisible.
ARI. Thou liest.
CAL. [to TRIN.] Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou:
STE. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in 's tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth.
TRIN. Why, I said nothing.
STE. Mum then, and no more. Proceed.
From me he got it. If thy Greatness will
STE. That's most certain !-
CAL. Thou shalt be Lord of it, and I'll serve thee.
bring me to the party?
CAL. Yea, yea, my Lord: I'll yield him thee asleep,
ARI. Thou liest: thou canst not.
Thou scurvy patch !2
STE. Trinculo, run into no further danger: interrupt
a thing well beaten.
TRIN. Why, what did I? I did nothing. I'll go ACT III
TRIN. I did not give thee the lie. Out o' your wits,
STE. Now, forward with your tale. Pr'ythee stand further off.
CAL. Beat him enough: after a little time
'I'll beat him too.
I' the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain him,
The beauty of his daughter: he himself
Calls her a non-pareil. I never saw a woman,
As great'st does least.
Is it so brave a lass?
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?t
STE. Give me thy hand: I am sorry I beat thee; but,
Wilt thou destroy him then?
Chat red I
Ay, on mine honour.
CAL. That's not the tune.
[ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. STE. What is this same? TRIN. This is the tune of our catch, played by the picture of No-body.
STE. If thou be'st a man, shew thyself in thy likeness:
if thou be'st a devil, take 't as thou list.
TRIN. O, forgive me my sins!
STE. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee. Mercy
shall have my music for nothing.
CAL. When Prospero is destroy'd.
STE. That shall be by-and-by: I remember the story.
CAL. Art thou afeard?
STE. No, monster, not I.
CAL. Be not afeard; the Isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not.
Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices,
Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
I cry'd to dream again.
STE. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I
CAL. The sound is going away: let's follow it, and after,
Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, GONZALO,
GON. By 'r lakin,' I can go no further, Sir;
My old bones ache: here's a maze trod indeed
[aside to SEBASTIAN.
Do not, for one repulse, forgo the
The next advantage
Will we take thoroughly.
As when they are fresh.
I say, to-night: no more.
Solemn and strange music; and PROSPERO on the top (invisible). Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in a Banquet, and dance about it with gentle actions of salutations, and inviting the King, etc., to eat, they depart.
ALON. What harmony is this? my good friends, hark!
1 is good at his game.
2 by our Ladykin.
3 straight paths.