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Will ever after droop. Here cease more questions:
Come away, servant, come. I am ready now.
Ari. All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I come
On the curl'd clouds, to thy strong bidding task
Hast thou, spirit, Perform'd to point the tempest that I bade thee? Ari. To every article.
I boarded the king's ship; now on the beak,
Why, that's my spirit !
Close by, my master.
But was not this nigh shore?
But are they, Ariel, safe?
Not a hair perish'd;
Whom I left cooling of the air with sighs
Supposing that they saw the king's ship wreck'd
Ari. Past the mid season. Pros. At least two glasses. The time 'twixt six and now Must by us both be spent most preciously. 241
Ari. Is there more toil? Since thou dost give me pains, Let me remember thee what thou hast promised, Which is not yet perform'd me.
How now ? moody?
What is't thou canst demand?
Pros. Before the time be out? no more!
Remember I have done thee worthy service;
Dost thou forget From what a torment I did free thee?
Pros. Thou dost, and think'st it much to tread the ooze Of the salt deep,
To run upon the sharp wind of the north,
I do not, sir.
Pros. Thou liest, malignant thing! Hast thou forgot The foul witch Sycorax, who with age and envy Was grown into a hoop? hast thou forgot her?
Thou hast. Where was she born? speak; 260
Ari. No, sir.
Ari. Sir, in Argier.
To enter human hearing, from Argier,
Thou know'st was banish'd: for one thing she did
Ari. Ay, sir.
Pros. This blue-eyed hag was hither brought with child And here was left by the sailors. Thou, my slave, As thou report'st thyself, wast then her servant; And for thou wast a spirit too delicate To act her earthly and abhorred commands, Refusing her grand hests, she did confine thee, By help of her more potent ministers And in her most unmitigable rage, Into a cloven pine; within which rift Imprison'd thou didst painfully remain
A dozen years; within which space she died
And left thee there; where thou didst vent thy groans 280 As fast as mill-wheels strike. Then was this island
Save for the son that she did litter here,
A freckled whelp hag-born-not honour'd with
Yes, Caliban her son.
Pros. Dull thing, I say so; he, that Caliban
To lay upon the damn'd, which Sycorax
I thank thee, master.
I will be correspondent to command.
Do so, and after two days
That's my noble master !
To no sight but thine and mine, invisible
And hither come in't: go, hence with diligence !
I do not love to look on.
"Tis a villain, sir,
But as tis,
We cannot miss him he does make our fire,
That profit us. What, hol slave! Caliban I
Re-enter ARIEL like a water-nymph.
Cal. [Within] There's wood enough within. Pros. Come forth, I say! there's other business for thee; Come, thou tortoise! when?
Fine apparition! My quaint Ariel,
My lord, it shall be done.
Pros. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself Upon thy wicked dam, come forth!
Cal. As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd
Pros. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have cramps,
Cal. I must eat my dinner. This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother, Which thou takest from me. When thou camest first, Thou strokedst me and madest much of me, wouldst give me
Water with berries in 't, and teach me how
The fresh springs, brine-pits, barren place and fertile :
Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you!
Thou most lying slave,
Whom stripes may move, not kindness! I have used thee,
Cal. O ho, O ho! would't had been done!
Deservedly confined into this rock,
Who hadst deserved more than a prison.
Which any print of goodness wilt not take,
Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each hour
Cal. You taught me language; and my profit on 't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language !
Hag-seed, hence !
Fetch us in fuel; and be quick, thou 'rt best,
What I command, I'll rack thee with old cramps,
So, slave; hence ! [Erit Caliban.