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And yet, methinks, I see it in thy face,
What thou should'st be: the occasion speaks
thee; and

My strong imagination sees a crown
Dropping upon thy head.
Seb.

What, art thou waking?
Ant. Do you not hear me speak?
Seb.

I do; and, surely, It is a sleepy language; and thou speak'st Out of thy sleep: What is it thou didst say? This is a strange repose, to be asleep With eyes wide open; standing, speaking, mov

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Who's the next heir of Naples?
Seb.

Ant. She, that is queen of Tunis; she, that

dwells

Ten leagues beyond man's life; she, that from

Naples

Can have no note, unless the sun were post, (The man i' the moon's too slow,) till new-born

chins

Be rough and razorable: she, from whom We were all sea-swallow'd, though some cast again;

And by that destined to perform an act, Whereof what's past is prologue; what to come, In yours and my discharge.

Seb. What stuff is this? How say you? 'Tis true, my brother's daughter's queen of Tunis; So is she heir of Naples; 'twixt which regions There is some space.

Ant.

A space whose every cubit Seems to cry out, How shall that Claribel Measure us back to Naples?-Keep in Tunis, And let Sebastian wake!-Say, this were death, That now hath seiz'd them; why, they were no

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You did supplant your brother Prospero. Ant.

True:

And, look, how well my garments sit upon me; Much feater than before: My brother's servants Were then my fellows, now they are my men. Seb. But, for your conscience

Ant. Ay, sir; where lies that? if it were a kybe, Twould put me to my slipper; But I feel not This deity in my bosom: twenty consciences, That stand 'twixt me and Milan, candied be they, And melt, ere they molest! Here lies your brother,

No better than the earth he lies upon,

If he were that, which now he's like; whom I
With this obedient steel, three inches of it,
Can lay to bed for ever: whiles you, doing thus,
To the perpetual wink for aye might put
This ancient morsel, this sir Prudence, who
Should not upbraid our course. For all the

rest,

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Seb.

Musick

O, but one word.
[They converse apart.

Re-enter ARIEL, invisible.

Ari. My master through his art foresees the danger,

That these, his friends, are in; and sends me forth,

(For else his project dies,) to keep them living. [Sings in Gonzalo's ear.

While you here do snoring lie,
Open-ey'd conspiracy

His time doth take:
If of life you keep a cure,
Shake off slumber, and beware:
Awake! Awake!

Ant. Then let us both be sudden.
Gon. Now, good angels, preserve the king!
[They wake.
Alon. Why, how now, ho! awake! Why are
you drawn?
Wherefore this ghastly looking?
Gon,
What's the matter?
Seb. Whiles we stood here securing your re-

pose,

Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing

Like bulls, or rather lions; did it not wake you? It struck mine ear most terribly.

Alon.
I heard nothing.
Ant. O, 'twas a din to fright a monster's ear;
To make an earthquake! sure it was the roar
Of a whole herd of lions.

Alon.
Heard you this, Gonzalo?
Gon. Upon mine honour, sir, I heard a hum-
ming,

And that a strange one too, which did awake me:
I shak'd you, sir, and cry'd; as mine eyes open'd,
I saw their weapon's drawn:-there was a
noise,

That's verity: Best stand upon our guard;
Or that we quit this place: let's draw our wea-

pons.

Alon. Lead off this ground; and let's make further scarch

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SCENE II.

Another part of the island.

Enter CALIBAN, with a burden of wood.

A noise of thunder heard,

Cal. All the infections, that the sun sucks up From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall,.and make him

By-inch-meal a disease! His spirits hear me, And yet I needs must curse. But they'll nor

pinch,

Fright me with urchin shows, pitch me, i' the mire,

Nor lead me, like a fire-brand, in the dark
Out of my way, unless he bid them; but
For every trifle are they set upon me:
Sometimes like apes, that moe and chatter at me,
And after, bite me; then like hedge-hogs, which
Lie tumbling in my bare-foot,way, and mount
Their pricks at my foot-fall; sometime am I
All wound with adders, who, with cloven
tongues,

Do hiss me into madness:-Lo! now! lo!

Enter TRINCULO.

Here comes a spirit of his; and to torment me, For bringing wood in slowly: I'll fall flat; Perchance, he will not mind me,

Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off any weather at all, and another storm brew. ing; I hear it sing i' the wind: yond' same black cloud, yond' huge one, looks like a foul bumbard that would shed his liquor. If it should thunder, as it did before, I know not where to hide my head: yond' same cloud cannot choose but fall by pailfuls.-What have we here? a man or a fish? Dead or alive? A fish: he smells like a fish; a very ancient and, fish-like smell; a kind of, not of the newest, Poor-John. A strange fish! Were I in England now, (as once I was,) and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver: there would this monster make a man; any strange beast there makes a man: when they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. Legg'd like a man! and his fins like arms! Warm, o' my troth! I do now let loose my opi nion, hold it no longer; this is no fish, but an islander, that hath lately suffered by a thunderbolt. [Thunder.] Alas! the storm is come again: my best way is to creep under his gaberdine; there is no other shelter hereabout: Mi sery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. I will here shroud, till the dregs of the storm be

Heavens keep him from these past,

For he is, sure, i' the island.

Alon.

Lead away. Ari Prospero my lord shall know what I have done:

So, king, go safely on, to seek thy son.

Aside. [Exeunt.

Enter STEPHANO, şinging ; a bottle in his hand.
Ste. I shall no more to sea to see,
Here shall I dyp a-shore;
This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's fu-
neral:

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Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang. This is a scurvy tune too: But here's my comfort. [Drinks.

Cal, Do not torment me: O! Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils here? Do you put tricks upon us with savages, and men of Inde? Ha! I have not 'scap'd drowning, to be afeard now of your four legs; for it hath been said, As proper a man as ever went on four legs, cannot make him give ground: and it shall be said so again, while Stephano breathes at nostrils.

Cal. The spirit torments me: O!

Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with four legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague: Where the devil should he learn our language? I will give him some relief, if it be but for that: If I can recover him, and keep him tame, and get to Naples with him, he's a present for any emperor that ever trod on neat's-leather.

Cal. Do not torment me, pr'ythee; I'll bring my wood home faster.

Ste, He's in his fit now; and does not talk after the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle: if he have never drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove his fit: if I can recover him, and keep him tame, I will not take too much for him: he shall pay for him that hath him, and that soundly,

Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou
wilt

Anon, I know it by thy trembling:
Now Prosper works upon thee.

Ste. Come on your ways; open your mouth: here is that which will give language to you, cat; open your mouth: this will shake your shaking, I can tell you, and that soundly: you cannot tell who's your friend; open your chaps again.

Trin. I should know that voice: It should be-But he is drowned; and these are devils: O! defend me!

Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate monster! His forward voice now is to speak well of his friend; his backward voice is to utter foul speeches, and to detract. If all the wine in my bottle will recover him, I will help his ague: Comc,- -Amen! I will pour some in thy other mouth.

Trin. Stephano,

Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me? Mercy! mercy! This is a devil, and no monster: I will leave him; I have no long spoon.

Trin. Stephanol-if thou beest Stephano, touch me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo;-be not afcard, thy good friend Trinculo.

Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth; I'l pull thee by the lesser legs: if any be Trinculo's legs, these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed: How cam'st thou to be the siege of this moon-calf? Can he vent Trinculos?

Trin. I took him to be killed with a thunderstroke:-But art thou not drowned, Stephano? I hope now,thou art not drowned. Is the storm overblown? I hid me under the dead moon-calf's gaberdine, for fear of the storm: And art thou living, Stephano? O Stephano, two Neapolitans 'scap'd! Ste. Pr'ythee, do not turn me about; my stomach is not constant.

Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not sprites.

That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor: I will kneel to him.

Ste. How did'st thou 'scape? How cam'st thou hither? swear by this bottle, how thou cam'st hither. I escaped upon a butt of sack, which the sailors heaved over-board, by this bottle! which I made of the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I was cast a-shore.

Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy True subject; for the liquor is not earthlySte. Here; swear then how thou escap❜dst. Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can swim like a duck, I'll be sworn.

Ste. Herc, kiss the book: Though thou canst swim like a duck, though art made like a goose. Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this? Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a rock by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. How now, moon-calf? how does thine ague?

Cal. Hast thou not dropped from heaven? Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee: I was the man in the moon, when time was.

Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore

thee;

My mistress shewed me thee, thy dog, and bush. Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book: I will furnish it anon with new contents: swear.

Trin. By this good light, this is a very shal-. low monster:-I afeard of him?—a very weak monster:-the man i' the moon?-a inost poor credulous monster:-Well drawn, monster, in good sooth.

Cal. I'll shew thee every fertile inch o' the island;

And kiss thy foot: I pr'ythee, be my god.

Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and drunken monster; when his god's asleep, he'll rob his bottle.

Cal. I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy subject.

Ste. Come on then; down, and swear. Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy-headed monster: A most scurvy monster! I could find in my heart to beat him,— Ste. Comc, kiss.

Trin. but that the poor monster's in drink:

An abominable monster!

Cal. I'll shew thee the best springs; I'll pluck
thee berries;

I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough.
A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!

I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee,
Thou wond'rous man.

Trin. A most ridiculous monster; to make a wonder of a poor drunkard.

Cal. I pr'ythec, let me bring thee where crabs
grow;

And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts;
Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how
To snare the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee
To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get

thee

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ACT THE THIRD.

Enter FERDINAND, bearing a log.

Fer. There be some sports are painful; but
their labour

Delight in them sets off: some kind of baseness
Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters
Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be
As heavy to me, as 'tis odious; but
The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's
dead,

And makes my labours pleasures: O, she is
Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed;
And he's composed of harshness. I must remove
Some thousand of these logs, and pile them up,
Upon a sore injunction: My sweet mistress
Wo

ceps, when she sees me work; and says, such

baseness

Had ne'er like éxecutor. I forget:

I'll carry
it to the pile.
Fer..

[Exeunt.

No, precious creature:
I had rather crack my sinews, break my back,
Than
you should such dishonour undergo,
While I sit lazy by.

Mira.

It would become me
As well as it does you: and I should do it
With much more ease; for my good will is to it,
And yours against.

Pro.

Poor worm! thou art infected;

This visitation shews it.
Mira.

You look wearily.
Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning

with me,

you,

When you are by at night. I do beseech
(Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,)
What is your name?
Mira.

Miranda:-O my father,

I have broke your best to say so!

Fer.
Admir'd Miranda
Indeed, the top of admiration; worth

But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my la- What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady

bours;

Most busy-less, when I do it.

Enter MIRANDA; and PROSPERO at a distance.
Mira.
Alas, now! pray you,
Work not so hard: I would, the lightning had
Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin'd to
pile!

Pray, set it down, and rest you: when this burns,
'Twill weep for having wearied you: My father
Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself;
He's safe for these three hours.
Fer.

O most dear mistress,
The sun will set, before I shall discharge
What I must strive to do.

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Pro.

Fair encounter

Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace
On that which breeds between them!
Fer.
Wherefore weep you?
Mira.Atmine unworthiness, that dare not offer
What I desire to give; and much less take,
What I shall die to want: But this is trifling;
And all the more it seeks to hide itself,
The bigger bulk it shews. Hence, bashful cun-
ning!

And prompt me, plain and holy innocence!
I am your wife, if you will marry me;
If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow
You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,
Whether will or no.
you

Fer.

And I thus humble ever.

Mira.

My mistress, dearest,

My husband then?

Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand." Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And now farewell,

Till half an hour hence.

Fer

A thousand! thousand! [Exeunt Fer. and Mir. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, Who are surpriz'd with all; but my rejoicing At nothing can be more. I'll to my book; For yet, ere supper time, must I perform Much business appertaining.

SCENE II.

Another part of the island.

[Exit.

Enter STEPHANO and TRINCULO; CALIBAN following with a bottle.

Ste. Tell not me; when the butt is out, we will drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, and board 'cm: Servant-monster, drink

to me.

Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island! They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are three of them; if the other two be brained like us, the state totters.

Ste. Drink, servant-inonster, when I bid thee; thy eyes are almost set in thy head.

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.

Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.

Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. 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 beest a good moon-calf.

Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy shoe:

I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.

Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am in case to justle a constable: Why, thou deboshed fish thou, was there ever a 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.

Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; if you prove a mutineer, the next treeThe poor monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indignity.

Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd

To hearken once again the suit I made thee? Ste. Marry will I kneel and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.

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