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Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to. pleasure?
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
We wish your peace. Exeunt. Pros. Come with a thought! I thank thee, Ariel: come!
We must prepare to meet with Caliban.
At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their
Pros. 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.
I thought to have told thee of it, but I fear'd Lest I might anger thee.
Pros. Say again, where didst thou leave these varlets?
Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking;
So full of valour that they smote the air
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 softly;
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.
Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er ears for my labour.
Cal. Prithee, my king, be quiet. Seest thou here,
This is the mouth o' the cell: no noise, and enter:
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. 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
To dote thus on such luggage? Let's alone,
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.
Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment for 't: wit shall not go unrewarded while I am king of this country. Steal by line and level,' is an excellent pass of pate; there's another garment for 't.
Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your fingers, and away with the rest.
Cal. I will have none on 't: we shall lose our Do I take part.
And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes
Ste. Monster, lay-to your fingers help to bear
That if you now beheld them, your affections
Dost thou think so, spirit?
Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury
In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent,
And ye, that on the sands with printless foot
Pros. Hey, Mountain, hey!
Weak masters though ye be, I have bedimm'd
A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, in shape of hounds, and hunt them about: PROSPERO and ARIEL setting them on.
CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and TRINCULO are driven out.
Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints
Than pard or cat o' mountain.
Hark! they roar. Pros. Let them be hunted soundly. At this hour
Lie at my mercy all mine enemies :
Him that you term'd, sir, 'the good old lord
His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops From caves of reeds. Your charm so strongly works them,
By my so potent art. But this rough magic to
Re-enter ARIEL after him, ALONSO, with a frantic gesture, attended by GONZALO; SEBASTIAN and ANTONIO in like manner, attended by ADRIAN and FRANCISCO: they all enter the circle which PROSPERO had made, and there stand charmed; which PROSPERO observing, speaks.
A solemn air and the best comforter
Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,
To him thou follow'st, I will pay thy graces
Some subtleties o' the isle, that will not let you Home, both in word and deed. Most cruelly Believe things certain. Welcome! my friends all. Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: Aside to SEBASTIAN and "NTONIO. But you, Thy brother was a furtherer in the act;
my brace of lords, were 1 so minded, Thou 'rt pinch'd for 't now, Sebastian. Flesh I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you and blood,
And justify you traitors : at this time
No. Who inward pinches therefore are most strong, For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother Would here have kill'd your king ; I do forgive Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive thee,
Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require Unnatural though thou art. Their understanding My dukedom of thee, which perforce, I know, Begins to swell, and the approaching tide 8) Thou must restore, Will shortly fill the reasonable shores
If thou be'st Prospero, That now lic full and muddy. Not one of them Give us particulars of thy preservation ; That yet looks on me, or would know me. Ariel, How thou hast met us here, who three hours Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell ;
Exit ARIEL. Were wreck'd upon this shore; where I have lost I will discase me, and myself present,
How sharp the point of this remembrance is ! As I was sometime Milan. Quickly, spirit; My dear son Ferdinand. Thou shalt ere long be free.
I am woe for 't, sir,
Alon. Irreparable is the loss, and patience 140 ARIEL re-enters, singing, and helps to attire Says it is past her cure. PROSPERO.
I rather think
You have not sought her help; of whose soft grace
For the like loss I have her sovereign aid,
And rest myself content.
You the like loss!
Pros. As great to me, as late; and, supportable
To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker
Than you may call to comfort you, for I
Have lost my daughter. Pros. Why, that's my dainty Ariel! I shall Alon.
A daughter ? miss thee;
O heavens! that they were living both in Naples, But yet thou shalt have freedom : so, so, so. The king and queen there! that they were, I wish To the king's ship, invisible as thou art : Myself were mudded in that oozy bed There shalt thou find the mariners asleep Where my son lies. When did you lose your Under the hatches; the master and the boatswain daughter? Being awake, enforce them to this place,
Pros. In this last tempest. I perceive, these And presently, I prithee.
lords, Ari. I drink the air before me, and return At this encounter do so much admire Or e'er your pulse twice beat.
Exit. That they devour their reason, and scarce think Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder and amaze. Their eyes do offices of truth, their words ment
Are natural breath: but, howsoe'er you have Inhabits here: some heavenly power guide us Been justled from your senses, know for certain Out of this fearful country!
That I am Prospero and that very duke Pros.
Behold, sir king, Which was thrust forth of Milan; who most The wronged Duke of Milan, Prospero.
strangely For more assurance that a living prince
Upon this shore, where you were wreck'd, was Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body ; landed, And to thee and thy company I bid
To be the lord on 't. No more yet of this ; A hearty welcome.
For 'tis a chronicle of day by day, Alon.
Whe'r thou be'st he or no, Not a relation for a breakfast nor Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me,
Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir : As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse This cell's my court: here have I few attendants Beats as of flesh and blood; and, since I saw thee, And subjects none abroad: pray you, look in. The affliction of my mind amends, with which, My dukedom since you have given me again, I fear, a madness held me. This must crave,
I will requite you with as good a thing ; An if this be at all, a most strange story. At least bring forth a wonder, to content ye 170 The dukedom I resign, and do entreat
As much as me my dukedom.
But how should
The entrance of the cell opens, and discovers FERBe living and be here?
DINAND and MIRANDA playing at chess. Pros.
First, noble friend, 120 Mir. Sweet lord, you play me false. Let me embrace thine age, whose honour cannot Fer.
No, my dearest love, Be measur'd or confin'd.
I would not for the world.
Mir. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should Or be not, I'll pot swear.
You do yet taste
And I would call it fair play.
How many goodly creatures
"Tis new to thee. Alon. What is this maid with whom thou wast at play?
Your eld'st acquaintance cannot be three hours:
Sir, she is mortal;
Alon. To FERDINAND and MIRANDA. Give
Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart
Be it so: Amen.
O look, sir! look, sir! here is more of us.
Of roaring, shrieking, howling, jingling chains,
Ari. Aside to PROSPERO. Was 't well done?
Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod;
Set Caliban and his companions free:
Re-enter ARIEL, driving in CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and TRINCULO, in their stolen apparel.
Ste. Every man shift for all the rest, and let no man take care for himself, for all is but fortune. Coragio bully-monster, coragio!
Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my head, here's a goodly sight.
Cal. O Setebos! these be brave spirits indeed.
Very like one of them
Hast thou no mouth by land? What is the And deal in her command without her power. news? These three have robb'd me; and this demi-devil, Boats. The best news is that we have safely For he's a bastard one, had plotted with them found To take my life: two of these fellows you
Must know and own; this thing of darkness I
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Trin. I have been in such a pickle since I saw you last that, I fear me, will never out of my bones: I shall not fear fly-blowing.
Pros. You'd be king o' the isle, sirrah?
thing as e'er I look'd on.
Pros. He is as disproportion'd in his manners As in his shape. Go, sirrah, to my cell; Take with you your companions: as you look To have my pardon, trim it handsomely.
Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter And seek for grace. What a thrice-double ass Was I, to take this drunkard for a god, And worship this dull fool!
I'll bring you to your ship and so to Naples,
To hear the story of your life, which must Take the ear strangely.
Go to; away! Alon. Hence, and bestow your luggage where you found it.
Seb. Or stole it, rather.
Seb. Why, how now, Stephano?
Ste. O! touch me not: I am not Stephano, That is thy charge; then to the elements
Exeunt CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and TRINCULO. Pros. Sir, I invite your highness and your train To my poor cell, where you shall take your
For this one night; which, part of it, I'll waste
I'll deliver all; And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales And sail so expeditious that shall catch Your royal fleet far off. Aside to ARIEL. My Ariel, chick,
SPOKEN BY PROSPERO.
Now my charms are all o'erthrown,