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in.] A plague upon this howling! they are louder SCENE I.-On a ship at sea. A storm with thunder

than the weather, or our office.and lightning. Enter a Shipmaster and a Boat

Re-enter Sebastian, Antonio, and Gonzalo. swain.

Yet again? what do you here? Shall we give o'er, and Master.

drown ? Have you a mind to sink ?

Sch. A pox o' your throat ! you bawling, blasphem

ous, incharitable dog! Boats. Here, master : what cheer?

Boats. Work you, then. Mast. Good : speak to the mariners: fall to't yare- Ant. Hang, cur, hang ! you whoreson, insolent ly, or we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir. noise-maker! we are less afraid to be drown'd than

[Erit. thou art. Enter Mariners.

Gon. I'll warrant him from drowning ; though the Beerts. Height, my hearts cheerly, cheerly, my ship were no stronger than a nutshell, and as leaky hearts ; yare, yare : take in the top-sail ; tend to the

as an unstaunch'd wench. master's whistle. Blow, ull thou burst thy wind, if Boats. Lay her a-hold, a-bold; set her two courses ; room enough!

off to sea again, lay her off. Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Ferdinand, Gonza

Enter Mariners wet. lo, and others.

Mar. All lost ! to prayers, to prayers ! All lost. Alon. Good boatswain, have care. Where's the

[Exeunt. master ? Play the men.

Boats. What, must our mouths be cold ? Boats. I pray now, keep below.

Gon. The king and prince at prayers ! let us assist Ant. Where is the master, boatswain ?

them, Boets. Do you not hear him? You mar our la- For our case is as theirs. bour ; keep your cabins : you do assist the storm. Seb. I am out of patience. Gon. Nay, good, be patient.

Ant. We are merely cheated of our lives by drunkBoats. When the sea is. Hence !-What care these

ards.-roarers for the name of king? To cabin : silence : This wide-chapped rascal 'Would, thou might'st trouble us not.

lie drowning, Gen. Good ; yet remember whom thou hast aboard. The washing of ten tides ! Boots. None that I more love than myself. You Gon.

He'll be hanged yet ; are a counsellor; if you can command these elements | Though every drop of water swear against it, to silence, and work the peace o' the present, we will And gape at wid'st to glut him. not hand a rope more ; use your authority. If you [A confused noise within.] Mercy on us !-We split, Eannot, give thanks you have lived so long, and make we split !-Farewell, my wife and children - Fare yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the well, brother !–We split, we split, we split !-hour, if it so hap.-Cheerly, good hearts.-Out of our Ant. Let's all sink with the king.

[Exit. way, I say. (Exit. Seb. Let's take leave of him.

[Exit. Gon. I have great comfort from this fellow : me Gon. Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea thinks, he hath no drowning mark upon him ; his for an acre of barren ground ; long heath, brown complexion is perfect gallows. Stand fast, good fate, || furze, any thing : The wills above be done! but I to his hanging ! make the rope of his destiny our ea- would fain die a dry death.

[Exit. ble, for our own doth little advantage ! If he be not born to be hang 1, our case is miserable. (Exeunt. SCENE II. The island: before the cell of Prospero. Re-enter Boatswain.

Enter Prospero and Miranda. Boats. Down with the topmast ; yare ; lower, low- Mir. If by your art, my dearest father, you bave er ; bring her to try with main-course. (A cry with !! Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them :

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The sky, it seems, would pour down stinking pitch, She said thou wast my daughter; and thy father
But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's cheek, Was duke of Milan ; and his only heir
Dashes the fire out. O, I have sufferd

A princess ;-no worse issued.
With those that I saw suffer ! A brave vesset,


O, the heavens ! Who had, no doubt, some noble creatures in her, What foul play had we, that we came from thence ? Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry did knock

Or blessed was't, we did ? Against my very heart ! Poor souls ! they perish'do Pro.

Both, both, my girl : Had I been any god of power, I would

By foul play, as thou say'st, were we heav'd thence: Have sunk the sea within the earth, or e'er

But blessedly holp bither. It should the good ship so have swallowed, and


O, my heart bleeds The freighting souls within her.

To think o'the teen that I have turn'd you to, Pro.

Be collected ; Which is from my remembrance ! Please you, further. No more amazement: tell your piteous heart,

Pro. My brother, and thy uncle, callid Antonio,There's no barm done.

I pray thee, mark me,-that a brother should
O, woe the day!

Be so perfidious !-he whom, next thyself,

No harm. of all the world I lov'd, and to him put I have done nothing but in care of thee,

The manage of my state; as, at that time, (of thee, my dear one! thee, my daughter !) who Through all the signiories it was the first, Art ignorant of what thou art, nought knowing And Prospero the prime duke ; being so reputed of whence I am ; nor that I am more better

In dignity, and, for the liberal arts, Thanı Prospero, master of a full poor cell,

Without a parallel ; those being all my study,
And thy no greater father.

The government I cast upon my brother,
More to know

And to my state grew stranger, being transported, Did never meddle with my thoughts..

And rapt in secret studies. Thy false unclePro.

'Tis time Dost thou attend me? I should inform the further. Lend thy hand,


Sir, most heedfully, And pluck my magic garment from me. So ;

Pro. Being once perfected how to grant suits, [Lays down his mantle. How to deny them; whom to advance, and whom Lie there my art.-Wipe thou thine eyes ; have com- To trash for overtopping ; new created fort.

The creatures that were mine; I say, or chang'd The direfu! spectacle of the wreck, which touch'd

them, The very virtue of compassion in thee,

Or else new form them : having both the key I have with such provision in mine art

of officer and office, set all hearts So safely order'd, that there is no soul

To what tune pleas'd his ear ; that now he was No, not so much perdition as an hair,

The ivy, which had hid my princely trunk, Betid to any creature in the vessel

And suck'd my verdure out on't.-Thou attend'st not. Which thou heard'st cry, which thou saw'st sink. Sit I pray thee, mark me. down ;


O good sir, I do. For thou must now know further.

Pro. I thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicate Mir.

You have often To closeness, and the bettering of my mind Begun to tell me what I am ; but stopp'd

With that, which but by being so retird, And left me to a bootless inquisition ;

O'er-priz'd all popular rate, in my false brother Concluding, Stay, not yet.

Awakd an evil nature : and my trust, Pro,

The hour's now come; Like a good parent, did beget of him
The very minute bids thee ope thine ear;

A falschood, in its contrary as great
Obey, and be attentive. Canst thou remember As my trust was ; which had, indeed, no limit,
A time before we came unto this cell ?

A confidence sans bound. He being thus lorded,
I do not think thou canst ; for then thou wast not Not only with what my revenue yielded,
Out three years old.

But what my power night else exact, like one,
Certainly, sir, I can.

Who having, unto truth, by telling of it,
Pro. By what? by any other house, or person? Made such a sinner of his memory,
Of any thing the image tell me, that

To creclit his own lies-he did believe
Hath kept with thy remembrance.

He was the duke; out of the substitution, Mir.

'Tis far off; And executing the outward face of royalty, And rather like a dream, than an assurance

With all prerogative :-Hence lis ambition
That my remembrance watants : Had I not Growing,-Dost hear?
Four or five women once, that tended me?


Your tale, sir, would cure deafness. Pro. Thou hadst, and more, Miranda : But how Pro. To have no sereen between this part he play'd is it,

And him he play'd it for, he needs will be That this lives in thy mind? What seest thou else Absolute Milan: Me, poor man !-my library In the dark backward and abysm of time?

Was duke dom large enough ; of temporal royalties If thou remember stalight, ere thou cam'st here, He thinks me now incapable : confederates How thou cam'st here, thou mayst.

(So dry he was for suay) with the king of Naples, Nlir.

But that I do not. To give him annual tribute, do him bomage; Pro. Twelve years since, Miranda, twelve years Subject bis coronet to his crown, and bend since,

The dukdom, yet unbow'd, (alas, poor Milan !) Thy father was the duke of Milan, and

To most ignoble stooping. A prince of power.


O the heavens ! Mir.

Sir, are not you my father? Pro. Mark his condition, and the event ; then tell Pre. Thy mother was a piece of virtue, aod


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If this might he a brother.

(For still 'tis beating in my mind,) your reason Mir. I should sin

For raising this sea-storm ? To think but nobly of my grandmother:


Know thus far forthGood woubs have borne bad sons.

By accident most strange, bountiful fortune, Pro.

Now the condition. Now my deur huly, hath mine enemies
This king of Naples, being an enemy

Brought to this shore : and by my prescience
To me inveterate, hearkens my brother's suit; I find my zenith doth depend upon
Which was, that he in lieu o' the premises,

A most auspicious star ; whose intuence
Of homage, and I know not how much tribute, - If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes
Should presently extirpate me and mine

Will ever after droop.--Here ecase more questions ;
Out of the dukedom ; and confer fair Milan,

Thou art inclin'd to sleep ; 'tis a good dulness,
With all the honours, on my brother: Whereon, And give it way ;-I know thou canst not choose.—
A treacherous army levy’d, one midnight

(Miranda sleeps. Fated to the purpose, did Antonio open

Come away, servant, come: I am ready now; The gates of Milan: and, i' the dead of darkness,

Approach, my Ariel come. The ministers for the purpose hurried thence

Enter Ariel
Me, and thy crying self.

Ari. All hail great master! grave sir, hail ! I eome
Alack, for pity !

To answer thy best pleasure : be't to fly,
I not rememb'ring how I cried out then,

To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride Will cry it o'er again; it is a hint,

On the curl'd clouds ; to thy strong bidding, task
That wrings mine eyes,

Ariel, and all his quality.
Herr a little further,


Hast thou, spirit,
And then I'll bring thee to the present business Perform’d to point the tempest that I bade thee?
Which now's upon us; without the which, this story Ari. To every article.
Were most impertinent.

I boarded the king's ship; now on the beak,

Wherefore did they not Now in the waist, the deck, in every cabin, That bour destroy us?

I flam'd amazement : Sometimes, I'd divide, Pro

Well demanded, wench • And burn in many places ; on the top-mast, Mytale provokes that question. Dear, they durst not ; The yards and bowsprit, would Islande distinctly, (So dear the love my people bore me) nor set

Then meet, and join: Jove's lightnings, ibi precursors A mark so bloody on the business ; but

O’ the dreadful thunder-claps, more monetary With colours fairer painted their foul ends.

And sight-uut-running were not: The fire, and cracks In few, they hurried us aboard a bark;

Of sulphurous roaring, the most mighty Neptune Bore us some lengues to sea; where they prepar'd Seem'd to besiege, and make his bold waves tremble, A rottep cartass of a boat, not riggd,

Yea, his dread trident shoke. Nor tackle, sail, nor mast; the very rats


My brave spirit ! Instinctively had quit it: there they hoist us,

Who was so firm, so constant, that this coil To ery to the sea that roard to us ; to sigh

Would not infect his reason? To the winds, whose pity sighing back again,


Not a soul Did us but loving wrong,

But felt a fever of the mad, and play'd Mir.

Alack! what trouble Some tricks of desperation : All, but mariners, Was I then to you!

Pluvg‘d in time foaming brine, and quit the vessel, Pro. 0! a cherubim

Then all a-fire with me: the king's son, Foruinand,
Thou wast, that did preserve me! Thou didst smile, With hair up-staring (then like reeds, not hair)
Infused with a fortitude from heaven,

Was the first man that leap' ; criod, Hell is endly,
When I have deck'd the sea with drops full salt ; And all the devils are here.
Under my burden groand; which rais d in me


Why, that's my spirit ! An undergoing stomach, to bear up

But was not this nigh shore? Against what should ensue.


Close by, my master. Mir.

How came we ashore ? Pro. But are they, Ariel, safe? Pro. By Providence divine.


Not a hair perisha
Sone food we had, and some fresh water, that On their sustaining garncnts not a blesaish,
A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo,

But fresher than beiore: and, as thou baust me,
Out of his charity. (who being then appointed

In trops I have dispers'd then 'bout the isic: Master of this design.) did give us ; with

The king's son bave I landed by himself'; Rich garments, linens, stuffs, and necessaries,

Whom I left cooling of the air with sighs, Which since have staded much ; so, of his gentleness, In an odd angle of the isle, and sitting, Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish d me,

His arpis in this sad kuot. From my own library, with volumes that


of the king's ship, I prize above my dukedom.

The mariners, say, how thou hast dispostele Mir. 'Would I might

And all the rest o' the det? But ever see that man !


Safely in harbour
Now I arise -

Is the king's ship; in the deep nook, where once
Sit still, and hear the last of our sea-907TOW.

Thou callidist me up atraidnight to fiteiden
Here in this island we arriv'd ; and here

From the still vexü Bermoothes, there 50's hid :
Hare I, thy school-master, made thee more profit The mariner, all winches swwd;
Than other princes can, that have more time

Whom, with a charın join' t their afferitlabour,
For yainet bours, and tutors not so careful.

I have left asletp: and for the iusto the ikit, Mir. Heavens thank you fort! And now, I pray which I dispersid, they all have met aguir:; you, sir,

And are upon the Mudilerroutan lote,

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Bound sadly home for Naples ;

To lay upon the damn'd, which Sycorax Supposing that they saw the king's ship wreck'd, Could not again undo; it was mine art, And his great person perish.

When I arriv'd, and heard thee, that made gape Pro.

Ariel, thy charge The pine, and let thee out. Exactly is performd ; but there's more work :


I thank thee, master. What is the time o' the day?

Pro. If thou more murmur'st, I will rend an oak, Ari.

Past the mid season. And peg thee in his knotty entrails, till Pro. At least two glasses : The time twixt six and Thou hast howld away twelve winters. now,


Pardon, master : Must by us both be spent most preciously.

I will be correspondent to command, Ari. Is there more toil? Since thou dost give me And do my spiriting gently. pains,


Do so ; and after two days Let me remember thee what thou hast promis'd, I will discharge thee. Which is not yet perform'd me.


That's my noble master! Pro.

How now ? moody?

What shall I do? say what : what shall I do? What is't thou canst demand ?

Pro. Go make thyself like to a nymph o' the sea; Ari.

My liberty.

Be subject to no sight but mine ; invisible Pro. Before the time be out? no more.

To every eye-ball else. Go, take this shape, Ari.

I pray thee

And hither come in't : hence, with diligence. Remember, I have done thee worthy service;

[Exit Ariel. Told thee no lies, made no mistakings, servid

-Awake, dear heart, awake! thou hast slept well;
Without or grudge, or grumblings: thou didst promise || Awake !
To bate me a full year.

Mir. The strangeness of your story put
Dost thou forget

Heaviness in me.
From what a torment I did free thee?


Shake it off: Come on ; Ari.


We'll visit Caliban, my slave, who never Pro. Thou dost : and think'st

Yields us kind answer. It much, to tread the ooze of the salt deep ;


'Tis a villain, sir, To run upon the sharp wind of the north;

I do not love to look on To do me business in the veins o' the earth,


But, as 'tis,
When it is bak'd with frost.

We cannot miss him: he does make our fire,
I do not, sir.

Fetch in our wood; and serves in offices
Pro. Thou liest, malignant thing! Hast thou forgot

That profit us.-What ho ! slave! Caliban ! The foul witch Sycorax, who, with age, and envy,

Thou earth, thou ! speak. Was grown into a hoop ? hast thou forgot her ?

Cal. [Within] There's wood enough within. Ari. No, sir.

Pro. Come forth, I say; there's other business for Pro. Thou hast : Where was she born? speak;

thee : tell me.

Come forth, thou tortoise! when -
Ari, Sir, in Argier.

Re-enter Ariel, like a water-nymph.
O, was she so? I must,

Fine apparition! My quaint Ariel,

Hark in thine ear.
Once in a month, recount what thou hast been,
Which thou forgett'st. This damn'd witch, Sycorax,

My lord, it shall be done.

[Exit. For mischiefs manifold, and sorceries terrible

Pro. Thon poisonous slave, got by the devil himself To enter human hearing, from Argier,

Upon thy wicked dam, come forth !
Thou know'st, was banishd; for one thing she did,

Enter Caliban.
They would not take her life: Is not this true ? , Cal. As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd
Ari. Ay, sir.

With raven's feather from unwholesome fen, Pro. This blue-ey'd hag was hither brought with | Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye, child,

And blister you all o'er ! And here was left by the sailors : Thou, my slave,

Pro. Forthis, be sure, to-night thou shalt havecramps, As thou report'st thyself, wast then her servant :

Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up ; urchins And, for thou wast a spirit too delicate

Shall, for that vast of night that they may work, To act her earthy and abhorr'd commands,

All exercise on thee : thou shalt be pinch'd Refusing her grand hests, she did confine thee,

As thick as honey-combs, each pinch more stinging By help of her more potent ministers,

Than bees that made them. And in her most unmitigable rage,


I must eat my dinner. Into a cloven pine ; within which rift

This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother, Imprison'd, thou didst painfully remain

Which thou tak’st from me. When thou camest first A dozen years; within which space she died,

Thou strok’dst me, and mad'st much of me: would'st And left thee there ; where thou didst vent thy groans,

give me As fast as mill-wheels strike : Then was this island,

Water with berries in't ; and teach me how (Save for the son that she did litter here,

To name the bigger light, and how the less, A freckled whelp, hag-born.) not honour'd with

That burn by day and night : and then I lov'd thee, A human shape.

And shew'd thee all the qualities o' the isle, Ari. Yes ; Caliban her son.

The fresh springs, brine pits, barren place, and fertile ; Pro. Dull thing, I say so ; he, that Caliban, Curs'd be I that did so !-All the charms Whom now I keep in service. Thou best knowost Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you ! What torment I did find thee in : thy groans For I am all the subjects that you have, Did make wolves how), and penetrate the breasts Which first was mine own king: and here you sty me Of ever-angry bears ; it was a torment

In this hard rock, whiles you do keep from me




The rest of the island.

But doth suffer a sec-change
Thou most lying slave,

Into something rich and strange.
Whom stripes may move, not kindness : I have us'd

Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell :

Hark ! now I hear them,--ding-dong, bell. Filth as thou art, with human care : and lodgʻd thee

[Burden, ding-dong In mine own cell, till thou didst seek to violate

Fer. The ditty does remember my drown'd father The honour of my child.

This is no mortal business, nor no sound
Cal. O ho, ho ! -'would it had been done! That the earth owes :-I hear it now above me.
Thou didst prevent me; I had peopled else

Pro. The fringed curtains of thine eye advance, This isle with Calibans.

And say, what thou seest yond'.
Abhorred slave;


What is't ? a spirit? Which any print of goodness will not take,

Lord, how it looks about ! Believe me, sir, Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee,

It carries a brave form :-But 'tis a spirit.
Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each hour Pro. No, wench ; it eats and sleeps, and hath such
One thing or other: when thou didst not, savage,
Know thine own meaning, but wouldst gabble like As we have, such : This gallant, which thou seest,
A thing most brutish, I endow'd thy purposes Was in the wreck ; and, but he's something stain'd
With words that made them known: But thy vile race, With grief, that's beauty's canker, thou mightst call
Though thon didst learn, had that in't which good 119- him

A goodly person : He hath lost his fellows,
Could not abide to be with ; therefore wast thou And strays about to find them.
Deservedly confin'd into this rock,


I might call hina
Who had'st deservd more than a prison.

A thing divine ; for nothing natural
Cal. You taught me language ; and my profit on't I ever saw so noble.
Is, I know how to curse: The red plague rid you, Pro.

It goes on,

[Aside. For learning me your language !

As my soul prompts it :-Spirit, fine spirit ! I'll free Pre. Hag-seed, hence !

thee Feteh us in fuel; and be quick, thou wert best, Within two days for this. To answer other business. Shrugg'st thou, malice ? Fer.

Most sure, the goddess If thou neglect'st, or dost unwillingly

On whom these airs attend !-Vouchsafe, my prayer What I command, r'll rack thee with old cramps ; May know, if you remain upon this island ; Fill all thy bones with aches ; make thee roar,

And that you will some good instruction give, That beasts shall tremble at thy din.

How I may bear me here: My prime request, Col.

No, pray thee !

Which I do last pronounce, is, O you wonder!
I must obey: his art is of such power, [ Aside. If you be made, or no ?
It would control my dam’s god, Setebos,


No wonder, sir ;
And make a vassal of him.

But, certainly a maid.
So, slave ; hence ! [E.rit Cal.


My language! heavens !Re-enter Ariel invisible, playing, and singing ; Ferdi- I am the best of them that speak this speech, nand following him.

Were I but where 'tis spoken.

How ! the best?

What wert thot, if the king of Naples heard thee? Come unto these yellow sands,

Fer. A single thing, as I am now, that wonders

To hear thee speak of Naples : He does hear me ; Court'sied when you have, and kiss'd,

And, that he does, I weep: myself am Naples ;

Who, with mine eyes, ne'er since at ebb, beheld Foet it feedly here and there ;

The king my father wreck'd. And, sweet sprites, the burden bear.


Alack, for mercy! Hark, hark !

Fer. Yes, faith, and all his lords; the duke of Milan, Bur. Bowgh, wowgh

[dispersedly. | And his brave son, being twain. The ratch-dogs bark:


The duke of Milan, Bur. Bowgh, wowgb.

[dispersedly. And his more braver daughter, could control thee, Hark, hark! I hear

| If now 'twere fit to do't :-At the first sight [Aside. The strain of strutting chanticlere

They have chang'd eyes :-Delicate Ariel, Cry, Cockq-doodle-doo.

I'll set thee free for this SA word, good sir ; Fer. Where should this music be ? i' the air, or the I fear, you have done yourself some wrong: a word. earth

Mir. Why speaks my father so ungently? This It sounds no more :-and sure, it waits upon

Is the third man that e'er I saw; the first Some god of the island. Sitting on a bank,

That e'er I sigh'd for : pity move my father Weeping again the king my father's wreck,

To be inelin'd my way! This music crept by me upon the waters ;


0, if a virgin, Allaying both their fury, and my passion,

And your affection not gone forth, I'll make you With its sweet air : thence I have follow'd it, The queen of Naples. Or it hath drawn me rather :-But 'tis gone.


Soft, sir ; one word more. No, it begins again.

They are both in either's powers : but this swift busiAriel sings. Full fouthom five thy father lies ;

I must uneasy make, lest too light winning (Aside. Of his bones are coral male :

Make the prize light.-One word more; I charge thee, These are pearls that were his eyes :

That thou attend me : thou dost here usurp
Nothing of him that doth

The name thou ow'st not ; and hast put thyself


And then take hands :

(The wild waves whist,)


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