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my lord ?

A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king;

Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, (I would, not so!) and would no more endure This wooden slavery, than to suffer

Trin. Lord, quoth he!-that a monster should The flesh-fly blow my mouth.-Hear my soul be such a natural! speak;

Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr'ythee. The very instant that I saw you, did

Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; My heart fly to your service; there resides, if you prove a mutineer, the next tree-- The poor To make me slave to it; and for your sake, monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer inam I this patient log-man.

dignity. Mira.

Do you love me? Cal.' I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this sound, To hearken once again the suit I made thee? And crown what I profess with kind event,

Ste. Marry will 1: kneel, and repeat it; I will If I speak true ; if hollowly, invert

stand, and so shall Trinculo. What best is boded me, to mischief! I, Beyond all limit of what else i'the world,

Enter Ariel, invisible. Do love, prize, honour you.

Cal. As I told thee Mira.

I am a fool,

Before, I am subject to a tyrant; To weep at what I'm glad of.

A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath Pro.

Fair encounter Cheated me of this land. Of two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace Ari,

Thou liest. On that which breeds between them !

Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou : Fer.

Wherefore weep you? I would, my valiant master would destroy thee; Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer I do not lie. What I desire to give; and much less take,

Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in What I shall die to want: But this is trifling; his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your And all the more it seeks to hide itself, (ning! teeth. The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cun- Trin. Why, I said nothing. And prompt me, plain and holy innocence !

Ste. Mum then, and no more.- [To Caliban.) I am your wife, if you will marry me ;

Proceed. If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow

Cal. I say by sorcery he got this isle ; You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, :

From me he got it. If thy greatness will Whether you will or no.

Revenge it on him-for, I know, thou dar'st; Fer.

My mistress, dearest, But this thing dare not. And I thus humble ever.

Ste. That's most certain. Xira.

My husband then ? Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee. Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

Ste. How now shall this be compassed ? Canst As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand. thou bring me to the party?

Mira. And mine with my heart in't : And now Cal. Yea, yea, my lord : I'll yield him thee asleep. Till half an hour hence.

[farewell, Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. Fer.

A thousand! thousand ! Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.

(Ereunt Fer. and Mira. Cal. What a pied ninny's this? Thou scurvy Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,

patch! Who are surpris'd with all; but my rejoicing I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ;

And take his bottle from him : when that's gone, For yet, ere supper time, must I perform

He shall drink nought but brine ; for I'll not show Much business appertaining. (Erit. Where the quick freshes are.


Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger: inSCENE II. Another Part of the Island. terrupt the monster one word further, and, by this Enter Stephano and Trinculo ; Caliban following band, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a

-fish of with a Bottle.

Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go Ste. Tell not me ;-when the butt is out, we will further off. drink water; not a drop before : therefore bear up, Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ? and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink to me. Ari. Thou liest.

Trin. Servant-monster ? the folly of this island ! Ste. Do I so? take thou that. (Strikes him.) As They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are you like this, give me the lie another time. three of them; if the other two be brained like us, Trin. I did not give the lie:-Out o'your wits, the state totters.

and hearing too?--A pox o'your bottle this can Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; sack, and drinking do.- A murrain on your monthy eyes are almost set in thy head.

ster, and the devil take your fingers ! Trin. Where should they be set else ? he were a Cal. Ha, ha, ha! brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr'ythee

Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue stand further off. in sack: for ny part, the sea cannot drown me: I Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty l'il beat him too. leagues, off and on, by this light.- Thou shalt be Ste.

Stand further.-Come, proceed. my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.

Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him Trin. Your' lieutenant, if you list; he's no l'the afternoon to sleep: there thou mayst brain standard.

him, Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster.

Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log Trin. Nor go neither: but you'll lie like dogs; Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, and yet say nothing neither.

Or cut his wezand with thy knife : Remember, Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou First to possess his books; for without them beest a good moon-calf.

He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy One spirit to command: They all do hate him, shoe; I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.

As rootedly as I : Burn but his books;
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,)

case to justle a constable : Why, thou deboshea Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath And that most deeply consider, is drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a The beauty of his daughter; he himself monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a Calls her a nonpareil : I ne'er saw woman, monster ?

But only Sycorax my dam, and she;

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But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,

Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
As greatest does least.

As when they are fresh.
Is it so brave a lass?


I say, to-night: no more. Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant, Solemn and strange musick: and Prospero above, in. And bring thee forth brave brood. Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter

visible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in and I will be king and queen; (save our graces !)

a banquet : they dance about it with gentle actions and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys:-Dost

of salutation ; and, inviting the King, &c. to eat,

they depart. thou like the plot, Trinculo ? Trin, Excellent.

Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee : Gon. Marvellous sweet musick!

(hark ! but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy

Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What were bead.

these? Cal. Within this half honr will he be asleep; Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe, Wilt thou destroy him then ?

That there are unicorns; that, in Arabia Ste.

Ay, on mine honour. There is one tree, the phenix'throne; one phenix Ari. This will I tell my master.

At this hour reigning there. Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of pleasure; Ant.

I'll believe both; Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch And what does else want credit, come to me, You taught me but while-ere?

And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any Though fools at home condemn them. reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. (Sings. Gon.

If in Naples Flout'em, and skout'em; and skout 'em, and flout 'em; I should report this now, would they believe me? Thought is free.

If I should say, I saw such islanders, Cal. Tnat's not the tune.

(For, certes, these are people of the island,) [Ariel plays the tune on a Tabor and Pipe. Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet,

note, Ste. What is this same ?

Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by Our human generation you shall find the picture of No-body.

Many, nay, almost any. Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy like


Honest lord, ness; if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list.

Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, Trin. O, forgive me my sins !

Are worse than devils.

[ Aside. Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee:


I cannot too much muse, Mercy upon us!

Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, ex. Cal. Art thon afeard ?

pressing Ste. No, monster, not I.

(Although they want the use of tongue,) a kind Cal. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises,

of excellent dumb discourse. Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt


Praise in departing. (Asiche. not.

Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments


No matter, since Wili hum about mine ears; and sometime voices, They have left their viands behind; for we have That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,

stomachs. Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, Will't please you taste of what is here ? The clouds, methought, would open, and shew


Not I. riches

Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear : When we Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd,

were boys, I cry'd to dream again.

Who would believe that there were mountaineers, ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging where I shall have my music for nothing.

at them Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.

Wallets of flesh ? or that there were such men, Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now story

we find, Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us and after, do our work.

Good warrant of. Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.-I would, I Alon.

I will stand to, and feed, could see this taborer : he lays it on.

Although my last : no matter, since I feel Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. The best is past :-Brother, my lord the duke,

(Exeunt. Stand too, and do as we.

Thunder and Lightning. Enter Ariel like a harry : SCENE III. Another part of the Island.

claps his wings upon the table, and, with a quaint Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, device, the banquet vanishes. Francisco, and others.

Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, sir; (That hath to instrument this lower world, My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa. Hath caused to belch up; and on this island I needs must rest me.

(tience, Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men Alon.

Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; Who am myself attach'd with weariness,

(Seeing Alon. Sch. &c. dram their snords. To the dulling of my spirits; sit down, and rest. And even with such like valour, men hang and Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it

drown No longer for my flatterer: he is drown's,

Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Are ministers of fate; the elements Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go. Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs

{Aside to Sehastian. Kill the stil!-closing waters, as diminish Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers That you resolv'd to effect.

Are like in vulnerable: if you could hurt,

The next advantage Your swords are now too massy for your strengths, Will we take thoroughly.

And will not be uplifted : But, remember, Ant.

Let it be to-night; (For that's my business to you,) that you three For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they From Milan did supplant good Prospero ;



Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, That you shall hate it both : therefore, take heed,
Him, and his innocent child; for which foul deed As Hymen's lamps shall light you.
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have


As I hope Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, Against your peace : Thee of thy son, Alonso, With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, They have bereft; and do pronounce by me,

The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion Lingering perdition (worse than any death Our worser Genius can, shall never melt Can be at once) shall step by step attend

Mine honour into lust; to take away You and your ways: whose wraths to guard you from The edge of that day's celebration, (Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls When I shall think, or Phæbus' steeds are foun. Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow, Or night kept chain'd below.

(der'd, And a clear life ensuing.


Fairly spoke :

Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own. He vanishes in thunder : then, to soft musick, enter What, Ariel ; my industrious servant Ariel !

the Shapes again, and dance with mops and mowes, and carry out the table.

Enter Ariel. Pro. [Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy

Ari. What would my potent master ? here I am. hast thou

Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last ser. Perform'd, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring:

Did worthily perform ; and I must use you [vice Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated,

In such another trick: go, bring the rabble, In what thou hadst to say : so, with good life,

O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place: And observation strange, my meaner ministers Incite them to quick motion; for I must Their several kinds have done: my high charms Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple work,

Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, And these, mine enemies, are all knit up

And they expect it from me. In their distractions: they now are in my power;


And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit

Pro. Ay, with a twink.
Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown'd,) Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,
And his and my lov'd darling.

And breathe twice; and cry, so, 80 ;
[Exit Prospero from above. Each one, tripping on his toe,
Gon. I' the name of something holy, sir, why Will be here with mop and mowe:
In this strange stare?

(stand Do you love me, master ? no.
0, it is monstrous! monstrous !

Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel : Do not approach, Methonght, the billows spoke, and told me of it;

Till thou dost hear me call. The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,


Well, I conceive. [Erit. That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd

Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass.

Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded ; and

To the fire i'the blood: be more abstemious, I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded,

Or else, good night, your vow!
And with him there lie mudded.


I warrant you, sir ; Seb.

But one fiend at a time, The white-cold virgin snow upon my heart I'll fight their legions o'er.

Abates the ardour of my liver.

I'll be thy second.

(Exeunt Seb. and Ant. Now come, my Ariel ; bring a corollary, Gon. All three of them arz desperate; their Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly.-. great guilt,

No tongue; all eyes; be silent. [Soft musick. Like poison given to work a great time after,

A Masque. Enter Iris.
Now 'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech you,
That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,

Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas And hinder them from what this ecstacy

Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and peas; May now provoke them to.

Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, Adr. Follow, 1 pray you.

And flat ineads, thatch'd with stover, them to keep; (Exeunt. Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims,

Which spongy April at thy hest betrims,

To make cold nymphs chaste crowns: and thy ACT IV.

broom groves,

Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves,
SCENE I. Before Prospero's Cell,

Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard ;
Enter Prospero, Ferdinand, and Miranda. And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard,
Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,

Where thou thyself dost air: The queen o'the sky,

Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, Your compensation makes amends; for I

Bids thee leave these ; and with her sovereign grace, Have given you here a thread of mine own life,

Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, Or that, for which I live; whom once again

To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain ;
I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations

Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore Heaven,

Enter Ceres.
I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,

Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter ; For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, Who, with thy saffron wings upon my flowers And make it halt behind her.

Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers :

I do believe it, And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Against an oracle.

My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy queen Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter : But Summon'd me hither, to this short-grass'd green? If thou dost break her virgin knot before

Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; All sanctimonious ceremonies may

And some donation freely to estate With full and holy rite be minister'd,

On the bless'd lovers. No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall


Tell me, heavenly bow, To make this contract grow; but barren hate, If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got,



Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company

As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
I have forsworn.

Are melted into air, into thin air:
Of her society

And, like the baseless fabrick of this vision,
Be not afraid; I met her deity

The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve ; done

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff Whose vows are that no bed-rite shall be paid

As dreams are made of, and our little life Till Hymen's torch be lighted : but in vain; Is rounded with a sleep.-Sir, I am vex'd;

a Mars's hot minion is return'd again ;

Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled. Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, Be not disturb'd with my infirmity : Swears he will shoot no more, but play with spar. If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell, And be a boy right out.

(rows, And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk Cer.

Highest queen of state, To still my beating mind. Great Juno comes : I know her by her gait.

Fer. Mira.

We wish your peace.

(Ereunt. Enter Juno.

Pro. Come with a thought :- I thank you :-Ariel, Jun. How does my bounteous sister ? Go with me,

come. To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be,

Enter Ariel.
And honour'd in their issue.

Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to: What's thy

Pro. Jun. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,

Spirit, (pleasure?
Long continuance, and increasing,

We must prepare to meet with Caliban.
Hourly joys be still upon you!

Ari. Ay, my commander; when I presented Ceres,
Juno sings her blessings on you.

I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd, Cer. Earth's increase, and foison plenty,

Lest I might anger thee.
Barns and garners never empty :

Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these var

lets? Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing:

(ing; Plants, with goodly burden bowing :

Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drink.
Spring come to you, at the farthest,

So full of valour, that they smote the air
In the very end of harvest !

For breathing in their faces; beat the ground
Scarcity and want shall shun you ;

For kissing of their feet; yet always bending
Ceres' blessing so is on you.

Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor,

At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and

ears, Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold

Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, To think these spirits?

As they smelt musick; so I charm'd their ears, Pro.

Spirits, which by mine art That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through I have from their confines call'd to enact

Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and My present fancies.

thorns, Fer. Let me live here ever ;

Which enter'd their frail shins : at last I left them So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,

l' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, Make this place Paradise.

There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake (Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on O'erstunk their feet. employment.


This was well done, my bird : Pro.

Sweet now, silence; Thy shape invisible retain thou still : Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;

The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, There's something else to do: hush, and be mute, For stale to catch these thieves. Or else our spell is marr'd.


I go, I go. (Exit. Iris. You nymphs, callid Naiads, of the wan- Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature d'ring brooks,

Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, With your sedg'd crowns, and ever-harmless looks, Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost: Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land And as, with age, his body uglier grows, Answer your summons: Juno does command: So his mind cankers: I will plague them all, Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate A contract of true love ; be not too late.

Re-enter Ariel loaden with glistering apparel, de. Enter certain Nymphs.

Even to roaring :-Come, hang them on this line. You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary,

Prospero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter Caliban, Come hither from the furrow, and be merry;

Stephano, and Trinculo, all wet. Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on,

Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole And these fresh nymphs encounter every one

may not In country footing.

Hear a foot-fall: we now are near his cell.

Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a Enter certain Reapers, properly habited; they join with the Nymphs in a graceful dance ; towards the harmless fairy, has done little better than


the Jack with us. end whereof Prospero starts suddenly, and speaks ; after which, to a strange, hollow, and confused which my nose is'in great indignation.

Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at noise, they heavily vanish.

Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I should Pro. [Aside) I had forgot that foul conspiracy take a displeasure against you; look you, Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates,

Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster. Against my life; the minute of their plot

Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still: Is almost come.-[To the Spirits.] Well done ;- Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to avoid ;-no more.

Shall hood-wink this mischance : therefore speak Fer. This is most strange : your father's in some

softly, That works him strongly.

(passion All's hush'd as inidnight yet. Mira. Never till this

Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd. Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in

Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort that, monster, but an infinite loss. As if you were dismay'd : be cheerful, sir :

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting : yet Our revels now are ended : these our actors, this is your harmless fairy, monster.

Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er | And the remainder mourning over them, ears for my labour.

Frim-full of sorrow and dismay; but chiefly Cul. Prythee, my king, be quiet : Seest thou here, Him you term’d, sir, The good old lord, Gonzalo, This is the mouth o'the cell: no noise, and enter. His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops Do that good mischief, which may make this island From eaves of reeds ; your charm so strongly works Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,

them, For aye thy foot-licker.

That if you now beheld them, your affections Ste. Give me thy hand : I do begin to have bloody Would become tender. thoughts.

Pro. Dost thou think so, spirit ? Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy Ste- Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human. phano ! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee! Pro. And mine shall.

Cal. Let it alone, thou fool ; it is but trash. Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling

Trin. 0, ho, monster; we know what belongs to Of their afflictions ? and shall not myself, a frippery:-0 king Stephano!

One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art ? I'll have that gown.

Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the Trin. Thy grace shall have it.


Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you Yet, with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury
To doat thus on such luggage ? Let's along, Do I take part : the rarer action is
And do the murder first. if he awake,

In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent,
From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches; The sole drift of my purpose doth extend
Make us strange stuff:

Not a frown further : Go, release them, Ariel; Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, is not My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore, this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line: And they shall be themselves. now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and Ari. I'll fetch them, sir.

(Erit. prove a bald jerkin.

Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, an't groves; like your grace.

And ye, that on the sands with printless foot Ste. I thank thee for that jest ; here's a garment Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fiy him, for't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am When he comes back; you demy-puppets, that king of this country : Steal by line and level, is an By moon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make, excellent pass of pate; there's another garment fort. Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime

Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your is to make midnight mushrooms; that rejoice Angers, and away with the rest.

To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid Cal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our time, (Weak masters though ye be,) i have be-dimm'd And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes

The noon-tide sun, callid forth the mutinous winds, With foreheads villanous low.

And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd rault Ste. Monster, lay-to your fingers ; help to bear Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak turn you out of my kingdom: go to, carry this.

With his own bolt: the strong bas'd promontory Trin. And this.

Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up Ste. Ay, and this.

The pine and cedar: graves, at my command, & noise of hunters heard. Enter divers spirits, in By my so potent art: 'But this rough magick

Have wak'd their sleepers; oped, and let them forth shape of hounds, and hunt them about. Prospero i here abjure : and, when I have requir'd und Ariel, setting them on.

Some heavenly musick, (which even now I do) Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!

To work mine end upon their senses, that Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silver!

This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff, Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark, Bury it certain fathoms in the earth, hark !

And, deeper than did ever plummet sound, (Cal. Ste. and Trin, are driven out. I'll drown my book.

[Solemn musick Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints

Re-enter Ariel : ofter him, Alonso, with a frantic With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews

gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and AnWith aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make

tonio in like manner, attended by Adrian and FranThan pard, or cat o' mountain.

[them, Ari. Hark, they roar.

cisco: they all enter the circle which Prospero hud

made, and there stand charmed; which Prospero Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this hour

observing, speaks.
Lie at my mercy all mine enemies :
Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou A solemn air, and the best comforter
Shalt have the air of freedom: for a little,

To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,
Follow, and do me service.

(Exeunt. Now useless, boil'd within thy skull! There stand,

For you are spell-stopp'd.

Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,

Mine eyes, even sociable to the show of thine,

Fall fellowly drops.-'1 he charm dissolves apace; SCENE I. Before the cell of Prospero. And as the morning steals upon the night, Enter Prospero in his magick robes ; and Ariel.

Melting their darkness, so their rising senses

Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Pro. Now does my project gather to a head : Their clearer reason.-O my good Gonzalo, My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time My true preserver, and a loyal sir Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day? To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces

Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, Home, both in word and deed.-Most cruelly You said our work should cease.

Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: Pro. I did say so,

Thy brother was a furtherer in the act ;When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit, Thou'rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian.-Flesh and How fares the king and his?

blood, Ari, Confind together

You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, In the same fashion as you gave in charge ; Expell'd remorse and nature; who, with Sebastian, Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners

(Whose in ward pinches therefore are most strong, In the lime-grove which weather-fends your cell; Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive They cannot budge, till your release. The king,

thee, His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted ; Unnatural though thou art !-Their understanding

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