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and groves;


I'll fetch them, sir. [Exit.!

Ariel re enters, singing, and helps to attire Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes,

PROSPERO. And ye, that on the sands with printless foot

Arr. Where the bee sucks, there suck I; Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fiy him,

In a couslip's bell I lie : When he comes back ; you demy-puppets, that

There I couch when owls do cry. By moonshine do the green-sour ringlets make,

On the bat's back I do fly, Whereof the owe not bites; and you, whose pas

After summer, merrily : time

Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, Is to make midnight-mushrooms ; that rejoice

Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. To hear the solemn curfew ; by whose aid

Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel : I shall miss (Weak masters though ye be,) I have be-dimm'd

thee; l be noontide sun, callid forth the mutinous But yet thou shalt have freedom : so, so, so.winds,

To the king's ship, invisible as thou art: And 'twist the green sea and the azur'd vault

There shalt thou find the mariners asleep Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder

Under the hatches; the master, and the boatswain, Hare I giren fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak

Being awak”, enforce them to this place ;
With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory And presently, I prythee.
Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up Ari. I drink the air before me, and return
The pine and cedar : graves, at my command,

Ore'er your pulse twice beat. [Erit ARIEL. Hare waked their sleepers; oped, and let them

Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amaze. forth By my so potent art: But this rough magic Inhabits here : Some heavenly power guide us 1 here abjure : and, when I have requir'd

Out of this fearful country! Some heavenly music, (which even now I do,)


Behold, sir king, To work miné end upon their senses, that

The wronged duke of Milan, Prospero. This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,

For more assurance that a living prince
Bury it certain fatboms in the earth,

Does now speak to thee, I embrace thg body;
And, deeper than did ever plummet sound, And to thee, and thy company, I bid
I'll drown my book.

(Solemn music. A hearty welcome.

Whe'r ihou beest he, or no Re-enter ARIEL: after him, Alonzo, with a frantic or some enchanted trifle to abuse me,

gesture, attended by Gonzalo; SEBASTIAN and As late I bave been, I not know : thy pulse ANTONIO in like manner, attended by ADRIAN and Beats, as of flesh and blood; and, since I se s tace Francisco : they all enter the circle which Pros: The affliction of my mind amends, with wbich PERO had made, and there stand charmed ; which I fear, a madness held me: this must crave Prospero observing, speaks.

(An if this be at all,) a most strange story.

Thy dukedom resign; and do entreat A solemn air, and the best comforter

Thou pardon me iny wrongs :—But how To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,

Prospero Now useless, boild within' thy skull! There Be living, and be here ! stand,


First, poble friend, For you are spell-stopp'd.-Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,

Let me embrace thine age; whose honour canı:00

Be measur'd, or confin'd. Mine eyes, eren sociable to the show of tbine,


Whether this be, Fall fellowly drops.— The charm dissolves space; or be not, I'll not swear. And as the morning steals upon the night,


You do yet taste Melting the darkness, so their rising senses

Some subtilties o' the isle, that will not let you Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle

Beliere things certain :- Welcome, my friends Their clearer reason.-O my good Gonzalo,

all :My true preserver, and a loyal sir To bim thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces

But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded,

[Aside to Sex. and Ant, Home, both in word and deed. - Most cruelly

I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, Didst thou, Alonzo, use me and my daughter:

And justify you traitors ; at this time Tby brother was a furtherer in the act ;

l'll tell no tales. Thou'rt pinch'd 'for't now, Sebastian.-Flesh and

Seb. The devil speaks in him.

(Aside. blood,

Pro. You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition,

For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother Expell’d remorse and nature ; who, with Sebastian, Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) Thy rankest fault; all of thema ; and require Would bere have kill'd your king ; I do forgive My dukedom of thee, which, perforce, i know, tbee,

Thou must restore. Unnatural though thou art !-Their understanding


If thou beest Prospero
Begins to swell; and the approaching tide
Will shortly fill the reasonable shores,

Give us particulars of thy preservation :

How Thou hast met us bere, who three hours since That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them, That yet looks on me, or would know me:-Ariel, How sharp the point of this remembrance is !

Were wreck'd upon this shore ; where I bave lost Fetch me the bat and rapier in my cell ;

My dear son Ferdinand.
(Erit Ari.

I am woe for't, sir.
I will dis-case me, and myself present,
As I was sometime Milan : -quickly, spirit:

Alon. Irreparable is the loss; and patience

Says it is past her cure. Thou shal: ere loog be free.


I rather think,


You bave not sought her help ; of whose soft grace | Received a second life, and second father
For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid, This lady makes him to me.
And rest myself content.


1 Alon.

You the like loss? But 0, how oddly will it sound, Pro. As great to me, as late ; and, portable Must ask my child forgiveness ! To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker Pro.

There, sir, stop, Than you may call to comfort you; for I

Let us not burden our remembrances
Have lost my daughter.

With a heaviness that's gone.
A daughter?

I bave iniy wepe, O heavens! that they were living both in Naples, Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you The king and queen there! that they were, I wish

gods, Myself were mudded in that oozy bed

And on this couple drop a blessed crown; Where my son lies. When did you lose your For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way daughter ?

Which brought us hither! Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these lords Alon.

I say, Amen, Gonzalo ! At this encounter do so much admire,

Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue
That they devour their reason; and scarce think Should become kings of Naples? O, rejoice
Their eyes do offices of truth, their words

Beyond a common joy; and set it down
Are natural breath : but, liow howsoe'er you have With gold on lasting pillars : In one voyage
Been justled from your senses, know for certain, Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis;
That I am Prospero, and that very duke

And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife, Which was thrust forth of Milan; who most Where he himself was lost , Prospero bis dukedom, strangely

In a poor isle; and all of us, ourselves, "Upon this shore, wbere you were wreck'd, was When no man was his own. landed,


Give me your bands To be the lord on't. No more yet of this;

[To Fer, und Min For 'tis a chronicle of day by day,

Let grief and sorrow still embrace bis beart, Not a relation for a breakfast, nor

That doth not wish you joy! Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir ;


Be it so! Amen! This cell's my court: here have I few attendants, And subjects none abroad : pray you, look in.

Re-enter Ariel, with the Master and Boatswain My dukedom since you bave given me again,

amasedly following. I will requite you with as good a thing ;

O look, sir, look, sir ; bere are more of us !
At least, bring forth a wonder, to content ye, I prophesied, if a gallows were on land,
As much as me my dukedom.

This fellow could not drown: Now, blasphemy,

That swear'st grace o'erboard, not an oath on shore, The entrance of the Cell opens, and discovers FER. Hast thou no mouth by land ? What is the naw's ? DINAND and Miranda playing at chess. Boats. Tbe best news is, that we have sately

found Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false.

Our king, and company : the next our ship.-Fer.

No, my dearest love, Which, but three glasses since, we gave out split, I would not for the world.

Is tight, and yare, and bravely rigg'd, as when Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should We first put out to sea. wrangle,


Sir, all this service And I would call it fair play.

Have I done since I went.

Aside. Alon.


My tricksy spirit ! A vision of the island, one dear son

Alon. These not natural events; they Sball I twice lose.

strengthen, Seb.

A most high miracle ! From strange to stranger :--Say, how came you Fer. Though the seas threaten they are merciful:

biher ? I have curs'd them without cause.

Boats. If I did tbink, sir, I were well awake, [Fern, kneels to Alon. I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep, Alon.

Now all the blessings And (how, we know not,) all clapp'd under hatches, Of a glad father compass thee about !

Where, but even now, with strange and s. veral Arise, and say how thou cam'st here.

noises Mira.

0! wonder! Of roaring, shrieking, howling, gingling chains, How many goodly creatures are there here ! And more diversity of sounds, all horrible, How beauteous mankind is ! O brave new world, We were awak'd; straitway, at liberty: That has such people in't!

Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld Pro.

"Tis new to thge. Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our musler Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast Capering to eye her: On a trice, so please you, at play?

Even in a dream, were we divided from them,
Your eld'st acquaintance cannot be three hours : And were brought moping hitler.
Is she the goddess that hath sever'd us,


Was't well done ? And brought us thus together ?

Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou shalt > Aside Fer.

Sir, she's mortal;

be free. But, by immortal providence, she's mine ;

Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod ; I chose her, when I could not ask my father And there is in this business more than natu' For his advice; nor thought I had on- : she Was ever conduct of: some oracle Is daughter to this famous duke of Milan, Must rectify our knowledge. Of whom so often I have heard renown,


Sir, my liege, But never saw before ; of whom I live

Do not infest your mind with beating op

If this prove



you found it.

The strangeness of this business . at pick'd leisure, | Take with you your companions ; as you look Wbicb sball be sucrtly, single I'll resolve you To uave my pardon, trim it bandsonely. (Which to you shall seem probable,) of every Ca.. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter, These happen'd accidents : till when, be cheerful, And seek for grace: What a thrice-double ass And think of each thing well. — Come hither, Was I, to take this drunkard for a god. spirit;

[Aside. And worship this dull fool ? Set Caliban and his companions free:


Go to; away! Un'ie the spell. [Esit ARIEL.) How fares my gra- Alon. Hence, and bestow your luggage where

cious sir? There are yet missing of your company

Seb. Or stole it, rather. Sume few odd lads that you remember not.

(Ereunt Cal. Ste. and Trin.

Pro. Sir, I invite your ligbness, and your train, He-enter Ariel, driving in Caliban, Stephano, To my poor cell: where you shall take your rest and TRINCULO, in their stolen Apparel.

For this one night; which (part of it) I'll waste Ste. Erery man shift for all the rest, and let no With such discourse, as, I not doubt, shall make it man i Ae care for bimself ; for all is but fortune :

-Go quick away: the story of my life, Coragio, bully-monster, Coragio!

And the particular accidents, gone by, Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my Since I came to this isle : And in the morn, bead, bere's a goodly sight.

I'll bring you to your ship, and so to Naples, Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed! Wbere bave hope to see the wuptial How fine my master is ! I am afraid

Of these our dear-beloved solemniz'd;
He will chastise me.

And thence retire me to my Milan, whero
Ha, ha;

Every third thought shall be my grave.
What things are these, my lord Antonio !


I long Will money buy them ?

To hear the story of your life, which must Ant. Very like ; one of them

Take the ear strangely. Is a plain fish, and, no doubt, marketable.


I'll deliver all; Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my And promise you calm sess, auspicious gales, lords,

And sail so expeditious, that shall catch Then say, if they be true : - This mis-shapen Your royal fleet far off.-My Ariel ;-chick, knave,

That is thy charge ; then to the elements His mother was a witch ; and one so strong Be free, and fare thou well !--[aside.) Please you, That could control the moon, make flows and

draw near.

(Esetunt, ebbs, And deal in her command, without ber power : These three have robb'd me: and this demi-deril (For be's a bastard one) hath plotted with them To take my life: two of these fellows you

Alust know, and own; this thing of darkness I
Acknowledge mine.

Now my charms are all o'erthrown,
I sball be pinch'd to death.

And what strength I have's mine own;

Which is most faint: now 'lis true,
Alon. Is not this Stepbano, my drunken butlor ?
Sob. He is drunk now : where had be wine ?

I must be here confin'd by you, dlon. And Trinculo is reeling ripe: Whero

Or sent to Naples : Let me not, sbould they

Since I have my dukedom got, Find this grand liquor that bath gilded them !- And pardon'd the deceiver, dwell How eam'st thou in this pickle?

In this bare island, by your spell ; Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw

But release me from my bands; you last, that, I fear me, will never out of my

Wiih the help of your good hands. boues : I shall not fear fly-blowing.

Gentle breath of yours my sails Seb. Why, how now, Stephano ?

Must fill, or else my project fails, Ste. O, touch me not; I am not Stephano, but a

Which was to please: Now I want

Spirits to enforce, art to enchant; cramp. Pro. You'd be king of the isle, sirrah ?

And my ending is despair,

Unless I be reliev'd by prayer;
Ste. I should have been a sore one then.
Alon. This is as strange a thing as e'er I look'd

Which pierces so, that it assaults
(Pointing to CALIBAN.

Mercy itself, and frees all faults.
Pro. He is as disproportion'a in his manners,

As you from crimes would sardon'd be,

Let your indulgence sei inè free. ia bis shape:-Ġo, sirrab, to my cell ;




With heart-sore sighs; one fading moment's mirth, DUKE OF Milan, father to Silvia.

With twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights : VALENTINE, ? Gentlemen of Verona.

If baply won, perbaps, a hapless gain; PROTE!!,

If lost, why then a grievous labour won; ANTJNIO, father to Proteus.

However, but a folly bought with wit,

Or else a wit by folly vanquished.
Tuurio, a foolish rival to Valentine.
EGLAMOUR, agent for Silvia, in her escape.

Pro. So, by your circumstance, you call me fool. SPEED, a clownish servant to Valentine.

Val. So, by your circumstance, I fear, you'll LAUNCE, servant to Proteus.

prove. PANTHINO, servant to Antonio.

Pro. "Tis love you cavil at; I am not love.

Val. Love is your master, for he masters you: Host, where Julia lodges in Milan. Outlaws.

And he that is so yoked by a fool,

Methinks should not be chronicled for wise. JULIA, a lady of Verona, beloved by Proteus.

Pro. Yet writers say, As in the sweetest bud Silvia, the duke's daughter, beloved by Valentine.

The eating canker dwells, so eating love
Lucetta, waiting-woman to Julia.

Inhabits in the finest wits of all.
Servants, musicians.

Val. And writers say, As the most forward bud

Is eaten by the canker ere it blow,
SCENE,—Sometimes in VERONA ; sometimes in Even so by love the young and tender wit
Milan; and on the frontiers of MANTUA. Is turn'd to folly ; blasting in the bud,

Losing bis verdure even in the prime,
And all the fair effects of future hopes.

But wberefore waste I time to counsel thee,

That art a votary to fond desire ?

Once more adieu: my father at the road
SCENE I.-An open place in Verona.

Expects my coming, there to see me shipp'd.

Pro. And thither will I bring tbee, Valentine. Enter VALENTINE and PROTEUS.

Val. Sweet Proteus, no; now let us take our Val. Cease to persuade, my loving Proteus ;

Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits ; At Milan, let me bear from thee hy letters,
Wer't not, affection chains thy tender days Of thy success in love, and what news else
To the sweet glances of thy honour'd love, Betideth here in absence of thy friend ;
I rather would entreat thy company,

And I likewise will visit thee with mine.
To see the wonders of the world abroad,

Pro. All happiness bechance to thee in Milan ! Than living dully sluggardiz'd at home,

Val. As much to you at home! and so, farewell. Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness.

[Exit VALENTINE. But, since thou lov'st, love still, and thrive therein, Pro. He after honour hunts, I after love : Even as I would, when I to love begin.

He leaves his friends to dignify them more; P o. Wilt thou be gone? Sweet Valentine, adieu! I leave myself, my friends, and all for love. Think on thy Proteus, when thou, haply, seest Thou, Julia, thou hast metamorphos'd me; Some rare note-worthy object in thy travel : Made me neglect my studies, lose my time, Wish me partaker in thy happiness,

War with good counsel, set the world at nou, ht, When thou dost meet good hap: and, in thy danger, Made wit with musing weak, heart sick with If ever danger do environ thee,

thought. Com end thy grievance to my holy prayers, For I will be thy bead's-man, Valentine.

Enter SPEED. Val. And on a love-book pray for my success. Speed. Sir Proteus, save you: Saw you my Pro. Upon some book I love, I'll pray for thee.

master ? Val. That's on some shallow story of deep love, Pro. But now be parted bence, to embark for How young Leander cross'd the Hellespont.

Milan. Pro. That's a deep story of a deeper love; Speed. Twenty to one then he is shipp'd already; for he was more than over shoes in love.

And I have play'd the sbeep, in losing him. Val. 'Tis true; for you are over boots in love, Pro. Indeed a sheep doth very often stra!, And yet you never swam the Hellespont.

An if the shepherd be awhile away. Pro. Over the boots ? nay, give me not the boots. Speed. You conclude that my master is a shepVal. No, I'll not, for it boots thee not.

herd tben, and I a sheep? Pro.

What? Pro. I do. Vul.

To be Speed. Why then my horns are his horns, whether In love, wbere scorn is bought with groans; coy

I wike or sleep. looks,

Pro. A silly answer, and fitting well a sheep

my mind

pound you.

Speed. This proves me still a sheep.

being destined to a drier death on shore :Pro. True; and thy master a shepherd.

I must go send some better messenger; Speed. Nay, that I can dedy by a circumstance. I fear, my Julia would not deign my lines, Pro. It shall go hard, but I'll prove it by another. Receiving them from such a worthless post Speed. The shepherd seeks the sheep, and not the

(Eseunt. sheep the shepherd; but I seek my master, and my master seeks not me: therefore, I am no sheep. SCENE II.-The same. Garden of Julia's House.

Pro. The sheep for fodder follow the shepherd, the shepherd for food follows not the sheep; thou

Enter Julia and LUCETTA for wages followest thy master, thy master for wages Jul. But say, Lucetta, now we are alone, follows not thee: therefore, thou art a sheep. Would'st thou then counsel me to fall in love?

Speed. Such another proof will make me cry baa. Luc. Ay, madam ; so you stumble not unheedfully Pro. But dost thou hear? gav'st thou my letter

Jul. of all the fair resort of gentlemen, to Julia ?

That every day with parle encounter me, Speed. Ay, sir ; I, a lost mutton, gave your let. In thy opinioo, which is worthiest love? ter to her, a laced mutton; and she, a laced mut- Luc. Please you, repeat their names, I'll show ton, gave me, a lost mutton, nothing for my labour !

Pro. Here's too small a pasture for such a store According to my shallow simple skill. of muttons.

Jul. What think'st thou of the fair Sir Eglamour ? Speed. If the ground be overcharged, you were Luc. As of a knight well-spoken, neat and fine ; best stick her.

But, were I you, he never should be mine. Pro. Nay, in that you are astray ; 'twere best Jul. What think'st thou of the rich Mercatio ?

Luc. Well, of his wealth; but of himself, so, so. Speed. Nay, sir, less than a pound shall serve me Jul. Wbat think'st thou of the gentle Proteus ? for carrying your letter.

Luc. Lord, lord ! to see what folly reigns in us ! Pro. 'You mistake; I mean the pound, a pinfold. Jul. How now! what means this passion at his Speed. From a pound to a pin ? fold it over and

name? over,

Luc. Pardon, dear madam ; 'tis a passing shame, 'Tis threefold too little for carrying a letter to your That I, unworthy body as I am. lover.

Should censure thus on lovely gentlemen. Pro. But what said she ? did sbe nod ?

Jul. Why not on Proteus, as of all the rest? [SPEED nods. Luc. Then thus,

of many good I think him Speed. I.

best. Pro. Nod, I; why, that's noddy.

Jul. Your reason ? Speed. You mistook, sir; I say, she did nod.

Luc. I have no other but a woman's reason; and you ask me, if she did nod; and I


I. I think him so, because I think him so. Pro. And that set together, is – noddy.

Jul. And would'st thou bave me cast my love on Speed. Now you have taken the pains to set it

him ? together, take it for your pains.

Luc. Ay, if you thought your love not cast away. Pro. No, no, you shall hare it for bearing the Jul. Why, he of all the rest

hath never mov'd me. letter.

Luc. Yet be of all the rest, I think, best loves ye. Speed. Well, I perceive, I must be fain to bear Jul. His little speaking shows bis love but small.

Luc. Fire, that is closest kept, burns most of all. Pro. Why, sir, how do you bear with me? Jul. They do not love, that do not show their love..

Speed. Marry, sir, the letter very orderly; bav. Luc. 0, they lore least, that let men know their ing nothing but the word, voddy, for my pains.

love. Pro. Beshrew me, but you have a quick wit. Jul. I would, I knew his mind. Speed. And yet it cannut overtake your slow purse.


Peruse this paper, madam. Pro. Come, come, open the matter in brief : Jul. To Julia, Say, from whom? What said she?

That the contents will show Speed. Open your purse, that the money, and the Jul. Say, say; who gave it thee? matter, may be both at once delivered.

Luc. Sir Valentine's page ; and sent, I thiwk, Pro. Well, sir, here is for your pains: What

from Proteus : said she ?

He would have given it you, but I, being in the way, Speed. Truly, sir, I think you'll hardly win her. Did in your name receive it; pardon the fault, I pray.

Pro. Why? Could'st thou perceive so much Jul. Now, by my modesty, a goodly broker! from ber?

Dare you presume to harbour wanton lines ? Speed. Sir, I could perceive nothing at all from To whisper and conspire against my youth? Ler; no, not so much as a ducat for delivering your Now, trust me, 'tis an office of great worih, letter: And being so hard to me that brought your And you an officer fit for the place. inind, I fear, she'll prove as hard to you in telling There, take the paper, see it be return'd; dier mind. Give ber vo token but stones; for she's | Or else return no more into my sight. as bard as steel.

Luc. To plead for love dezerves more fee than Pro. Wbat, said she nothing?

hate. Speed. No, not so much as - take this for thy Jul. Will you be gone ? paias. To testify your bounty, I thank you, yo


That you may suminate. (Esit. have testern'd me; in requital whereof, benceforth Jul. And yet, I would, I had o'erlook'd the letter. carry your letters yourself: and so, sir, I'll com- It were a shame to call her back again, mend you to my paster.

And pray her tu a fault for which I chid her. Pro. Go, go, be gone, to save your ship from Wbat fool is she, that knows I am a maid, wreck ;

Aud would not force the letter to my view ? bicb eannot perish, baving tbeo aboard Since maids, in modestv say No, to that

with you.


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