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To clustering filberts and sometimes I 'll get thee Young scamels from the rock. Wilt thou go with me?
Ste. I prithee 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, 180 we'll fill him by and by again.
Cal. [Sings drunkenly]
, master; farewell, farewell ! Trin. A howling monster ; a drunken monster ! Cal. No more dams I 'll make for fish;
Nor fetch in firing
At requiring ;
*Ban, Ban, Cacaliban
Has a new master : get a new man. Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom ! freedom, 190 hey-day, freedom!
Ste. O brave monster! Lead the way. [Exeunt.
SCENE I. Before PROSPERO's cell.
Enter FERDINAND, bearing a log. Fer. There be some sports are painful, and
their labour 176. scamels, probably some 187. trencher, Pope's emendakind of rock-breeding bird is tion for Ff trenchering. The meant. But the word cannot Ff reading has been ingeniously be shown to have ever existed defended as due to his drunken except as a local East-coast name hiccough ; it is more likely to be for a bird which does not breed due to the printer's eye having in the rocks. Theobald's con- caught the -ing of the two jecture sea-mells, 'sea-gulls,' is previous lines. therefore very plausible. 179. inherit, take possession. 1. painful, toilsome.
Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness
labours, Most busy lest, when I do it.
Enter MIRANDA; and PROSPERO at a distance,
Alas, now, pray you,
2. sets off, removes, assuages. and this, with the comma before But labour may be taken as the least, may
be interpreted : subject, in which case 'set off' "(these sweet thoughts inspiring has its more usual Shakespearean and animating my toil), I am sense : show to the best advan- really most busy when least tage.
occupied.' But both the inver3. most poor matters, humblest sion of least and when, and the operations.
reference in do it to labours, are 11. Upon a sore injunction, harsh, and Shakespeare can in obedience to a grievous order hardly have written the line thus. (i.e. one sanctioned with Preferable suggestions grievous penalty).
Holt's, Most busiest, when I 15. Most busy lest, when I do do it' (i.e. when I 'forget'). it. So Fį. The later Ff give and Spedding's ingenious, Most busy least, when I do it ; • Most busiest, when idlest.'
Is hard at study ; pray now, rest yourself;
O most dear mistress,
If you'll sit down,
No, precious creature;
should such dishonour undergo,
It would become me
Poor worm, thou art infected !
You look wearily.
father, I have broke your hest to say so! Fer.
Admired Miranda ! Indeed the top of admiration! worth What's dearest to the world ! Full many a lady I have eyed 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 liked several women; never any With so full soul, but some defect in her Did quarrel with the noblest grace she owed 32. visitation ; (carrying on the image of infected ').
And put it to the foil : but you, O you,
I do not know
I am in my condition
Do you love me?
I am a fool To weep at what I am glad of. 46. put to the foil, foiled. 72. what, anything, aught.
Wherefore weep you?
My mistress, dearest;
My husband, then ?
A thousand thousand !
[Exeunt Fer. and Mir. severally.
SCENE II. Another part of the island.