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Ant. Thus, sir:

Although this lord of weak remembrance, this
(Who shall be of as little memory,
When he is earth'd,) hath here almost persuaded
(For he's a spirit of persuasion only,)
The king, his son's alive; 'tis as impossible,
That he's undrown'd, as he that sleeps here, swims.
Seb. I have no hope

That he's undrown'd.

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Than now they are: There be, that can rule

As well as he that sleeps; lords, that can prate
As amply, and unnecessarily,

As this Gonzalo; I myself could make
A chough of as deep chat. O, that you bore
The mind that I do! what a sleep were this
For your advancement! Do you understand me?
Seb. Methinks, I do.

Ant. And how does your content

Tender your own good fortune?
Seb. I remember,

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

Ant. O, out of that no hope,

What great hope have you! no hope, that way, is This ancient morsel, this sir Prudence, who
Another way so high an hope, that even
Ambition cannot pierce a wink beyond,
But doubts discovery there. Will you grant,
with me,
That Ferdinand is drown'd?

Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest,
They'll take suggestion, as a cat laps milk;
They'll tell the clock to any business, that
We say befits the hour.

Seb. He's gone.

Seb. Thy case, dear friend,

Shall be my precedent; as thou got'st Milan,

I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword; one, From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make



Shall free thee from the tribute which thou

And I the king shall love thee.
Ant. Draw together:

And when I rear my hand, do you the like,
To fall it on Gonzalo.

Seb. O, but one word. [They converse apart.

Music. 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 care,
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


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.

Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off any weather at all, and another storm brewing; 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 hore-liday 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 opinion, hold it no longer; this is no fish, but an islander, that hath lately suffered by a thunder-bolt. [Thunder.] Alas! the storm is come again: my best way is to creep under his gaberdine; there is no other shelter here about: Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. I will here shroud, till the dregs of the storm be past.

Alon. I heard nothing.

Ant. 0, '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-

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 weapons drawn :-there was a noise,
That's verity: Best stand upon our guard;
Or that we quit this place: let's draw our weapons.
Alon. Lead off this ground; and let's make
further search

For my poor son.

Gon. Heavens keep him from these beasts! For he is, sure, i' the island.

Alon. Lead away.

Ari. Prospero my lord shall know what I have done: Aside. So, king, go safely on to seek thy son. [Exeunt.

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

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 mei' 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:
Sometime 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!


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.

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This is a scurvy tune too: But here's my com- | gaberdine, for fear of the storm: And art thou fort. [Drinks. living, Stephano? O Stephano, two Neapolitans

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.

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Ste. Pr'ythee, do not turn me about; my stomach is not constant.

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

Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou the man in the moon, when time was.


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

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 earthly.

Ste. 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. Here, kiss the book: Though thou canst swim like a duck, thou 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

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 shallow monster :-I afeard of him?—a very weak monster:-the man i' the moon?-a most 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. Come, 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'ythee, let me bring thee where crabs


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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
Young sea-mells from the rock: Wilt thou go
with me?

Ste. I pr'ythee now, lead the way, without any more talking.—Trinculo, the king and all our company else being drowned, we will inherit here. -Here; bear my bottle. Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by again.

Cal. Farewell, master; farewell, farewell.
[Sings drunkenly. |

SCENE I.-Before Prospero's Cell.

Enter FERDINAND, bearing a log.

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

Delight in them sets off: some kinds 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 thousands of these logs, and pile them up,
Upon a sore injunction: My sweet mistress
Weeps, when she sees me work; and says, such


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Mira. Miranda :-O my father,

I have broke your hest to say so
Fer. Admir'd Miranda
Indeed, the top of admiration; worth
What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady'
I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time
The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage
Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues
Have I lik'd several women; never any
With so full soul, but some defect in her


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.

Mira. If you'll sit down,

I'll bear your logs the while: Pray, give me that;
I'll carry it to the pile.

Fer. 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

Had ne'er like éxecutor. I forget:

But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my la- Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,

And put it to the foil; But you, O you,
So perfect, and so peerless, are created
Of every creature's best.

Mira. I do not know

One of my sex; no woman's face remember,
Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen
More that I may call men, than you, good friend,
And my dear father: how features are abroad,
I am skill-less of; but, by my modesty,
(The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish
Any companion in the world but you;
Nor can imagination form a shape,
Besides yourself, to like of: But I prattle
Something too wildly, and my father's precepts
Therein forget.

Fer. I am, in my condition,

A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king;
(I would, not so!) and would no more endure
This wooden slavery, than I would suffer
The flesh-fly blow my mouth.-Hear my soul

The very instant that I saw you, did
My heart fly to your service; there resides,

As well as it does you: and I should do it
With much more ease; for my good will is to it, To make me slave to it; and for your sake,
And yours against.
Am I this patient log-man.

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Mira. Do you love me?

Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no Fer. O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this standard. sound,

Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. And crown what I profess with kind event, Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like If I speak true ; if hollowly, invert

dogs; and yet say nothing neither. What best is boded me, to mischief! I,

Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou Beyond all limit of what else i' the world, beest a good moon-calf. Do love, prize, honour you.

Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy Mira. I am a fool,

shoe: I'll not serve him, he is not valiant. To weep at what I am glad of.

Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I Pro. Fair encounter

am in case to justle a constable : Why, thou deOf two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace boshed fish thou, was there ever man a coward, On that which breeds between them !

that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt Fer. Wherefore weep you ?

thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, Mira. Atmineunworthiness, that dare not offer and half a monster ? What I desire to give ; and much less take Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let What I shall die to want: But this is trifling; him, my lord ? And all the more it seeks to hide itself,

Trin. Lord, quoth he !-that a monster should The bigger bulk it shews. Hence, bashful cun- be such a natural ! ning!

Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr’yAnd prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! thee. I am your wife, if you will marry me;

Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow head ; if you prove a mutineer, the next tree You may deny me; but I'll be your servant, The poor monster's my subject, and he shall not Whether you will or no.

suffer indignity. Fer. My mistress, dearest,

Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd And I thus humble ever.

To hearken once again the suit I made thee? Mira. My husband then ?

Ste. Marry will I: kneel and repeat it; I will Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

stand, and so shall Trinculo. As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my

hand. Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And

Enter Ariel, invisible. now farewell,

Cal. As I told thee Till half an hour hence.

Before, I am subject to a tyrant ; Fer. A thousand ! thousand !

A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath [Exeunt Fer. and Mira. Cheated me of this island. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, Ari. Thou liest. Who are surpris’d with all ; but my rejoicing Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou ! At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ; I would my valiant master would destroy thee : For yet, ere supper time, must I perform

I do not lie. Much business appertaining.

[Exit. Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more

in his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some SCENE II.--Another part of the Island. of your teeth.

Trin. Why, I said nothing. Enter STEPHANO and TRINCULO; CALIBAN

Ste. Mum then, and no more.-[To Caliban.] following with a bottle.

Proceed. Ste. Tell not me ;-when the butt is out, we Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ; will drink water; not a drop before: therefore From me he got it. If thy greatness will bear up, and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink Revenge it on him—for, I know, thou dar'st ; to me.

But this thing dare not. Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this is- Ste. That's most certain. land! They say, there's but five upon this isle: Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee. we are three of them ; if the other two be Ste. How now shall this be compassed ? Can'st brained like us, the state totters.

thou bring me to the party ? Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee thy eyes are almost set in thy head.

asleep, Trin. Where should they be set else ? he were Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his Ari, Thou liest, thou canst not. tail.

Cal. What a pied ninny's this? Thou scurvy Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his patch ! tongue in sack; for my part, the sea cannot I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, drown me: I swam, ere I could recover the And take his bottle from him : when that's gone, shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by He shall drink nought but brime ; for I'll not this light.—Thou shalt be my lieutenant, mon- shew him ster, or my standard.

Where the quick freshes are.

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