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Upon this island, as a spy, to win in
SCENE 1. Another part of the Island. Enter AlorrMir. There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple: so, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, Francisco,
and others. If the ill spirit have so fair an bouze, Good things will strive to dwell with't.
Gonzalo. Pro. (To Ferl.] Follow me.
'BESEECH you, sir, be merry: you have cause Speak not you for him; he's a traitor. Come.
(So have we all) of joy; for our escape I'll manacle thy neck and feet together:
Is ionch beyond our loss : Our hint of woe
Is common; every day, some sailor's wife,
Have just our theme of woe: bat for the miracle,
I mean our preservation, few in millions I will resist such entertainment, till
Can speak like us: then wisely, good sir, weigh Mine enemy has more power.
[He draws. Our sorrow with our comfort. Mir. 0, dear father, Alon.
Pr’ythee, peace Make not too rash a trial of him : for
Seb. He receives comfort like cold porridge.
Ant. The visitor will pot give him o'er so.
Scb. Look, he's winding up the watch of his wit; by
Seh. One : Tell. Is so possessèd with guilt : come from thy ward; Gon. When every grief is entertain'd, that's offer a, For I can here disarm thee with this stick,
Comes to the entertainer
Scb. A dollar.
Gon. Dolour comes to him, indeed; you have spoken Pro. Hence; hang not on my garments.
truer than you purposed. Mir.
Sir, have pity; Seb. You have taken it wiselier than I meant you I'll be his surety.
should. Pro. Silence : one word more
Gon. Therefore, my lord,
Alon. I pr’ythee, spare.
Seb. He will be talking.
Ant. Which of them, he, or Adrian, for a good wager, And they to bim are angels.
first begins to crow? Mir. My affections
Sch. The old cock. Are then most humble ; I have no ambition
Ant. The cockrel.
Seb. Done: The wager?
Ant. A laughter.
Seb. A match.
Adr. Though this island seem to be desert,-
Sch. Ha ! ha! ha!
Ant. So you've payd. My father's loss, the weakness which I feel,
Adr. Uninhabitable, and almost inaccessible, The wreck of all my friends, or this man's threats,
Seb. Yet, To whon I am subdued, are but light to me,
Adr. Yet, Might I but through muy prison once a day
Ant. He could not miss it. Behold this maid : all corners else oʻthe earth
Adr. It inust needs be of subtle, tender, and delicate Let liberty make use of ; space enough
temperance . Have I in such a prison !
Ant. Temperance was a delicate wench.
Seb. Ay, and a subtle; as he most learnedly delivered. Thou hast done well, fine Ariel Follow me.- Adr. The air breathes upon us here most sweetly.
[To Ferd, and Mira. Seb. As if it had lungs, and rotten ones. [To Ariel.] Hark, what thou else shalt do me.
Ant. Or, as 'twere perfumed by a fen. Mir.
Be of comfort: Gon. Here is every thing advantageous to life. My father's of a better nature, sir.
Ant. True : save means to live. Than he appears by speech ; this is unwonted,
Seb. Or that there's none, or little. Which now came from him.
Gon. How lush and lusty the grass looks? bow green ? Pro.
Thou shalt be as free Ant. The ground, indeed, is tawny. As mountain winds : but then exactly do
Seb. With an eye of green in't. All points of my command.
Ant. He misses not much. Ari. To the syllable.
Seb. No ; he doth but mistake the truth totally. Pro. Conne, follow : Spcak not for him. [E.xcunt. Gon. But the rarity of it is (which is, indeed, almost
Sch. As many vouch'd rarities are.
Gon. That our garnents, being, as they were, drenched in the sea, hold notwithstanding, their freshness, and glosses ; being rather new dy'd, than stain'd with salt water.
Ant. If but one of his pockets could speak, would it || Which end o' the beam she'd bow. We have lost your net say, he lies?
son, Scho Ay, or very falsely pocket up his report. I fear, for ever: Milan and Naples have
Gen. Methinks, our garnents are now as fresh as More widows in them of this business' making, when we put them on first in Afric, at the marriage Than we bring men to comfort them : the fault's of the king's fair daughter, Claribel, to the king of Your own. Tunis.
Alon. So is the dearest of the loss. Selma 'Twas a sweet marriage, and we prosper well Gon. My lord Sebastian, in our return.
The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness, Adr. Tunis was never graced before with such a And time to speak it in: you rub the sore, paragon to their queen.
When you should bring the plaster. Gon. Not since widow Dido's time.
Very well. Ant. Widow ? a pox oʻthat! How came that widow Ant. And most chirurgeonly. in ? Widow Dido!
Gon. It is foul weather in us all, good sir, Sebo What if he had said, widower Æneas too ? good || When you are cloudy. lord, how you take it !
Foul weather ? idr. Widow Dido, said you? you make me study of Ant. that : She was of Carthage, not of Tunis.
Gon. Had I plantation of this isle, my lord, Gon. This Tunis, sir, was Carthage.
Ant. He'd sow it with nettle-seed. Adr. Carthage?
Or docks, or mallows Genl. I assure you, Carthage.
Gon. And were the king of it, What would I do? Ant. His word is more than the miraculous harp. Seb. 'Scape being drunk, for want of wine. Sch. He hath rais'd the wall, and houses too.
Gon. l’the commonwealth I would by contraries Ant. What impossible matter will he make easy Execute all things : for no kind of traffic
Would I admit; no name of magistrate Ses. I think he will carry this island home in his Letters should not be known ; no use of service, poeket, and give it his son for an apple.
of riches or of poverty ; no contracts, Ant. And, sowing the kernels of it in the sea, bring | Successions ; bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none : forth more islands.
No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil : Gor. Ay?
No occupation ; all men idle, all; An. Why, in good time.
And women too; but innocent and pure : Gən. Sir, we were talking, that our garments seem No sovereignty :now as fresh, as when we were at Tunis at the marri- Seb.
And yet he would be king on't. age of your daughter, who is now queen.
Ant. The latter end of his commonwealth forgets Ant. And the rarest that e'er came there.
the beginning. Set. 'Bate, 1 beseech you, widow Dido.
Gon. All things in common nature should produce Ant. 0, widow Dido ; ay, widow Dido.
Without sweat or endeavour : treasoo, felony, Gothie Is not, sir, my doublet as fresh as the first day Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engine, I wore it? I mean, in a sort.
Would I not have ; but vature should bring forth, Ant That sort was well fish'd for.
Of its own kind, all foizon, all abundance,
Alon. You cram these words into mine ears, against Seb. No marrying 'mong his subjects?
To excel the golden age.
Save his majesty! I ne'er again shall see her. Othou mine heir
Ant. Long live Gonzalo ! Of Naples and of Milan, what strange tish
And, do you mark me, sir ? Hath made his meal on thee!
Alon, Pr'ythee, no more : thou dost talk nothing to Sir, he may live ; I saw him beat the surges under him,
Gon. I do well believe your highness ; and did it to And ride upon their backs; he trod the water, minister occasion to these gentlemen, who art of sich Whose enmity be fung aside, and breasted
sensible and nimble lungs, that they always use to The surge most swoln that met him: his bold head laugh at nothing. "Bore the contentious waves he kept, andtoard Ant. 'Twas you we laugh'd at. Himself with his good arms in lusty stroke
Gon, Who, in this kind of merry fooling, am nothing To the shore, that o'er his wave-worn basis bow'd, to you: so you may continue, and laugh at nothing still. As stooping to relieve him : I not doubt,
Ant. What a blow was there given!
Scb. An it had not fallen flat-long.
Gon. You are gentlemen of brave mettle ; you would
Enter Ariel invisible, playing solemn music. Where she, at least, is banish'd from your eye,
Seb. We would so, and then go a bat-fowling. Who hath cause to wet the grief on't.
Ant. Nay, good my lord, be not angry.
Prytbee, peace. Gon. No, I warrant you; I will not adventure my Set. You were kneel'd to, and importund other- discretion so weakly. Will you laugh me asleep, for I wise
din very heavy? By all of us ; and the fair soul herself
Ant. Go sleep, and hear us. Weigh'd between lothness and obedience, at
[All sleep but Alon. Seb. and Ant
Alon. Wbat, all so soon asleep! I wish mine eyes That Ferdinand is drown'd? would, with themselves, shut up my thoughts : I find, Scb. they are inclin'd to do so.
Then, tell me, Seb. Please you, sir,
Who's the next heir of Naples ? Do not omit the heavy offer ofit :
Claribel. It seldom visits sorrow; when it doth,
Ant. She that is queen of Tunis ; she that dwells It is a comforter.
Ten leagues beyond inan's life ; she that from Naples Ant. We two, my lord,
Can have no note, unless the sun were post, Will guard your person, while you take your rest, (The man i' the moon's too slow.) till now-born chins And watch your safety.
Be rough and razorable : she, from whom Alon.
Thank you : Wond'rous heavy- || We were all sea-swallow'd, though some cast again; [Alon. sleeps. Erit Ariel.
And, by that, destin'd to perform an act, Seb. What a strange drowsiness possesses them? Whereof what's past is prologue ; wbat to come, Ant. It is the quality o' the climate.
In yours and my discharge. Seb.
What stuff is this ?-how say you ? Doth it not then our eye-lids sink ? I find not
'Tis true, my brother's daughter's queen of Tunis ; Myself dispos'd to sleep.
So is she heir of Naples ; 'twixt which regions
There is some space.
А space, whose every cubit They dropp'd, as by a thunder-stroke. What might,
Seems to cry out, How shall that Claribel Worthy Sebastian ?-0, what might ?-No more :
Measure us back to Naples ?-Keep in Tunis, And yet, methinks, I see it in thy face,
And let Sebastian wake!-Say, this were death What thou should'st be : the occasion speaks thee: || That now hath seiz’d them; why, they were no worse and
Than now they are : There be, that can rule Naples My strong imagination sees à crown
As well as he that sleeps ; lords, that can prate
Asamply, and unnecessarily,
As this Gonzalo ; I myself could make
A chough of as deep chat. O, that you bore Seb. I do ; and, surely,
The mind that I do! what a sleep were this It is a sleepy language ; and thou speak'st
For your advancement ! Do you understand me? Out of thy sleep : What is it thou didst say?
Seb. Methinks, I do. This is a strange repose, to be asleep
And how does your content With eyes wide open ; standing, speaking, moving,
Tender your own good fortune ? And yet so fast asleep.
You did supplant your brother Prospero.
True : Whiles thou art waking.
And, look, how well my garments sit upon me ; Seb.
Thou dost snore distinctly; Much feater than before : My brother's servants
Were then my fellows, now they are my men.
Ant. Ay, sir ; where lies that? If it were a kybe, Trebles thee o'er.
'Twould put me to my slipper : But I feel not Scb.
Well ; I am standing water. 'This deity in my bosom: Twenty consciences, Ant. I'll teach you how to flow.
That stand 'twixt me and Milan, candied be they, Sch. Do so : to ebb,
And melt, ere they molest! Here lies your brother, Hereditary sloth instructs me,
No better than the earth he lies upon, Ant.
If he were that which now he's like ; whom I, If you but knew, how you the purpose cherish, With this obedient steel, three inches of it, Whiles thus you mock it! how, in stripping it, Can lay to-bed for ever : whiles you, doing thus, You more invest it! Ebbing men, indeed,
To the perpetual wink for aye miglit put Most often do so near the bottom run,
This ancient morsel, this sir Prudence, who By their own fear, or sloth.
Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest,
They'll take suggestion, as a cat laps milk;
We say befits the hour.
Thy case, dear friend, Ant.
Shall be my precedent ; as thou got'st Milan, Although this lord of weak remembrance, this I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword : one stroke (Who shall be of as little memory,
Shall free thee from the tribute which thou pay'st; When he is earth'd) hath here almost persuaded And I the king shall love thee. (For he's a spirit of persuasion only,)
Draw together :
And when I rear my hand, do you the like,
O, but one word. That he's undrown'd.
[They converse apart. Ant. O, out of that no hope,
Music. Re-enter Ariel, invisible. What great hope have you ! no hope, that way, is Ari. My master through his art foresees the danger Another way so high an hope, that even
That these, his friends, are in ; and sends me forth, Ambition cannot pierce á wink beyond,
(For else his project dies) to keep them living. But doubts discovery there. Will you grant, with me,
(Sings in Gonzalo's ear. While you here do snoring lie,
painted, not a holiday-fool there but vould give a Open-ey'd conspiracy
piece of silver : there would this monster make a His time doth take:
man; any strange beast, there makes a man : when if of life you keep a care,
they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they Shake off slumber, and bewart :
will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. Legg'd like a Arroke! Awake!
man ! and his fins like arms ! Warm, o' my troth! I Ant. Then let us both be sudden.
do now let loose my opinion, hold it no longer; this is Gon. Now, good angels, preserve the king !
no fish, but an islander, that hath lately suffered by a
[They wake. thunder-bolt. [Thunder.] Alas! the storm is come Alon. Why, how now, ho ! awake! Why are you again : my best way is to crevp under his gaberdine ; drawn?
there is no other shelter hereabout : Misery acquaints Wherefore this ghastly looking ?
a man with strange bedfellows. I will here shroud, Gon,
What's the matter? till the dregs of the storm be past. Seb. Whiles ve stood here securing your repose, Enter Stephano, singing ; a bottle in his hand. Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing
Ste. I shall no more to sen, to sea, Like bulls, or rather lions ; did it not wake you?
Here shall I die a-shore It struek mive ear most terribly.
This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's funeral : Alot. I heard nothing Well, here's my comfort.
[Drinks. Ant. 0, 'twas a din to fright a monster's ear :
The master, the swabber, the boat swain and I, To make an earthquake ! sure, it was the roar
The gunner, and his mate,
Lov'd Mall, Meg, and Marian, and Margery,
But none of us card for Kate :
Would cry to a sailor, Go, hang: I shak'd you, sir, and cry'd; as mine eyes open'd, She lov'd not the savour of tar nor of pitch, I saw their weapons drawn :-there was a noise, Yet a tailor might scratch her where'er she did itch : That's verity: "Best stand upon our guard ;
Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang. Or that we quit this place : let's draw our weapons. This is a scurvy tune too : But here's my comfort. ilon. Lead off this ground ; and let's make further
Cal. Do not torment me : 0! For my poor son.
Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils here? Do Gort. Heavens keep him from these beasts! you put tricks upon us with savages, and men of Inde? For he is, sure, i' the island.
Ha! I have not 'scap'd drowning to be afeard now of Alon. Lead away.
your four legs; for it hath been said, As proper a man Ari. Prospero my lord shall know what I have done ; as ever went on four legs, cannot make him give
[Aside. ll ground : and it shall be said so again, while Suphano Sa, king, go safely on to seek thy son. [Exeunt. breathes at nostrils.
Cal. The spirit torments me : 0! SCENE II. Another part of the island. Enter Cali
Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with four legs : ban, with a burden of wood. A noise of thunder heard.
who hath got, as I take it, an ague: Where the devil
should he learn our language? I will give him some reCal. All the infections that the sun sucks up liefif it be but for that: If I can recover him, and keep From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make him him tame, and get to Naples with him, he's a present By inch-meal a disease ! His spirits hear me,
for any emperor that ever trod on neat's-leather.
Ste. He's in his fit now; and does not talk after the Out of my way unless he bid them ; but
wisest. He shall taste of my bottle : if he have never Por every trifle are they set upon me :
drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove his fit: if Sometime like apes, that moe and chatter at me,
I can recover him, and keep him tame, I will not take And after, bite me; then like hedge-hogs, which too much for him : he shall pay for him that hath him, Lie tumbling in my bare-foot way, and mount and that soundly. Their pricks at my foot-fall ; sometime am I
Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt ; thou wilt
Now Prosper works upon thee.
Ste. Come on your ways; open yonr mouth : here Here comes a spirit of his ; and to torment me, is that which will give language to you, cat ; open For bringing wood in slowly : I'll fall flat ;
your mouth : this will shake your shaking, I can tell Perchance, he will not mind me.
you, and that soundly: you cannot tell whip's your Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off any | friend ; open your chaps again. weather at all, and another storm brewing ; I hear it Trin. I should know that voice: It should be-But sing i' the wind : yond' same black cloud, yond' huge he is drowned ; and these are devils: 0! defend me lcne, looks like a foul bumbard that would shed his li- Ste. Four legs, and two voices ; a most delicate mon. quor. If it should thunder, as it did before, I know ster! His forward voice now is to speak well of his not where to hide my head : yonu same cloud cannot friend ; his backward voice is to utter foul speeches, choose but fall by pailfuls.- What have we here? a and to detract. If all the wine in my bottle will recov. man or a fish? dead or alive? A fish: he smells like a er him, I will help his ague : Come, — Amen! I will fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell; a kind of, vot pour some in thy other mouth. of the newest, Poor John. A strange fish! Were I in Trin. Stephano !-Lugland now, (as once I was, and bad but this fish Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me Mercy! mercy
This is a devil, and no monster : I will leave him ; I And I with my long nails wiń dig thee pig-nuts have no long spoon.
Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how Trin. Stephano !--ifthou beest Stephano, touch me, To snare the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee and speak to me ; for I am Trinculo ;-be not afeard, To clustering filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee -thy good friend Trinculo.
Young sea-mells from the rock: Wilt thou go with me? Stc. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth! I'll pull Ste. I pr'ychee now, lead the way, without any more thee by the lesser legs : if any be Trinculo's legs, these talking - Trinculo, the king and all our company else are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed : How being drowned, we will inherit here.-Here; bear my cam'st thou to be the siege of this moon-calf? can he bottle. Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by aguin. vent Trinculos
Cal. Farewell, master ; farewell farewell. Trin. I took him to be killed with a thunder-stroke:
[Sings drunkenly. But art thou not drowned, Stephano ? I hope now, Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster. thou art not drowned. Is the storm overblown? I hid Cal. No more dams I'll make for fish; me under the dead moon-calf's gaberdine, for fear of
Nor fetch in firing the storm: And art thou living, Stephano ? O Ste
At requiring, phano, two Neapolitans 'scaped !
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish; Ste. Prythee, do not turn me about ; my stomach is
Ban, Ban, Ca-Caliba not constant.
Has a new master-Get a new man. Cal. These be fine things, an if they be not sprites. Freedom, bey day! heyday, freedom ! freedom, hey That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor :
day, freedom! I will kneel to him.
Ste. O brave monster! lead the way. [Exeunta Ste. How didst 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
ACT III. over-board, by this bottle! which I made of the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I was cast a- SCENE I.-Before Prospero's Cell. Enter Ferdinand, shore,
bearing a log. Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy
Ferdinand. True subject; for the liquor is not earthly.
THERE be some sports are painful; but their labour Ste. Here; swear then how thou escap'dst.
Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can swim Are nobly undergone ; and most poor matters like a duck, I'll be sworn.
Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be Ste. Here, kiss the book : Though thou can'st swim As heavy to me, as 'tis odious ; but like a duck, thou art made like a goose.
The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead, Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this?
And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is Ste. The whole butt, man ; my cellar is in a rock by Ten times more gentle than her father's crabled ; the sea-side, where my wine is hid. How now, moon- And he's compos'd of harshness. I must remove calf? how does thine ague?
Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up, Cal. Hast thou not dropped from henven?
Upon a sore injunction : My sweet mistress Sle. Out o'the moon, I do assure thee; I was the man weeps when she sees me work; and says, such baseness in the moori, when time was,
Had ne'er like executor. I forget : Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee; But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours; My mistress shewed me thee, thy dog, and bush. Most busy-less, when I do it.
Ste. Comc, swear to that ; kiss the book: I will fur- Enter Miranda ; and Prospero at a distance. nish it anon with new contents : swear.
Alas, now ! pray you, Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow mon- Work not so hard : I would, the lightning had ster :-Iafeard of him ?-a very weak monster :-The Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile ! man i' the moon ?-a most poor credulous monster:- Pray, set it down, and rest you : when this burns, Well drawn, monster, in good sooth.
'Twill weep for having wearied you : My father Cal. I'll shew thee every fertile inch o' the island; Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself; And kiss thy foot : I prythee, be my god.
He's safe for these three hours. Trin. By this light, a most perfidious and drunken Fer.
O most dear mistress, monster ; when his god's asleep, he'll rob his bottle. The sun will set, before I shall discharge
Cal. I'll kiss thy foot : I'll swear myself thy subject. What I must strive to do.
If you'll sit down, Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy. r'll bear your logs the while : Pray, give me that ; headed monster: A Inost scurvy monster ! I could find I'll carry it to the pile. it in my heart to beat him, —
No, precious creature: Ste. Come, kiss.
I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, Trin.but that the poor monster's in drink: An Than you should such dishonour undergo, abominable nionster!
While I sit lazy by. Çal. I'll shew thee the best springs; I'll pluck thee Mir.
It would become me, berries;
As well as it does you : and I should do it I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough.
With much more tase ; for my good will is to it, A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!
And yours against. I'll bear lim no inore sticks, but follow thee,
Poor worm! thou art infected ; Thou wond rous man.
This visitation shews it. Trin. A most ridiculous monster; to make a wonder Mir.
You look wearily. of a poor drunkard.
Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning with me, Cal, ! pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs grow ; | When you are by at night. I do bescech ynu.