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speaks ; after which, to a strange, hollow, and con Cal. Prythee, my king, be quiet : Seest thou here, fused Noise, they heavily vanish.
This is the mouth of the cell: no noise, and enter: Pro. ( Aside] I had forgot that foul conspiracy
Do that good mischief, which may make this island of the beast Caliban, and his confederates,
Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, Against my life; the minute of their plot
For aye thy foot-licker, Is almost come.--[To the Spirits] Welldone ;--avoid;
Ste. Give me thy hand : I do begin to have bloody (passion
thoughts. Fer. This is most strange : your father's in some phano! Jook, what a wardrobe here is for thee!
Trin. O king Stephano ! O peer! O worthy Ste That works him strongly. Mira. Never till this day,
Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.
Trin. 0, ho, monster ; we know what belongs to a Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort,
frippery: O king Stephano! As if you were dismay's: be cheerful, sir :
Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, I'il Our revels now are ended; these our actors
have that gown. As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Trin. Thy grace shall have it. Are melted into air, into thin air:
Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you mean, And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
To dote thus on such luggage? Let's along, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
And do the murder first ! if he awake, The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches; Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve ;
Make us strange stuff. And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Ste. Be you quiet, monster.- Mistress line, is not Leave not a rack behind: we are such stuff
this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line : As dreams are made of, and our little life
now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and prove Is rounded with a sleep.--Sir, I am vex'd;
a bald jerkin. Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled.
Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, an't like Be not disturb'd with my infirmity;
your grace. If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
Ste. I thank thee for that jest ; here's a garment And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk
for't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king To still my beating mind.
of this country: Steal by line and level, is an excel Fer. Mira. 'We wish your peace.
lent pass of pate; there's another garment for't. Pro. Come with a thought :- I thank you :-Ariel,
Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your fin
gers, and away with the rest. Enter Ariel.
Cal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our time, Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to ; What's thy pleasure! And all be turnid to barnacles, or to apes Pro.
With foreheads villainous low. We must prepare to meet with Caliban.
Ste. Monster, lay-to your fingers; help to bear this Ari. Ay, my commander : when I presented Ceres, away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll turn you I thought to have told thee of it: but I fear'd, out of my kingdom; go to, carry this. Lest I might anger thee.
Trin. And this. Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these varlets? Ste. Ay, and this.
Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; A Noise of Hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, in So full of valour, that they smote the air
Shape of Hounds, and hunt them about ; Prospero For breathing in their faces; beat the ground
and Ariel setting them on. For kissing of their feet : yet always bending
Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey! Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, Ari. Silver ! there it goes, Silver ! At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their ears,
Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark ! Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses,
hark ! (Cal, ste, and Trin, are driven out. As they smelt music ; so I charm'd their ears,
Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints That calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Tooth'd briers, sharp forzes, pricking goss, and thorns, With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make
With dry convulsions ; shorten up their sinews Which enter'd their frail shins : at last I left them I'the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell,
Than pard, or cat o'mountain.
Hark, they roar. There dancing up to the chỉns, that the foul lake
Pro. Let them be hanted soundly : At this hour O'erstunk their feet. Pro. This was well done, my bird : Shortly
shall all my labours end, and thou
Lie at my merey all mine enemies ; Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
Shalt have the air at freedom : for a little, The trompery in my house, go, bring it hither,
Follow, and do me service.
(Exeunt. For stale to catch these thieves. Ari.
I go, I go. (Exit.
SCENE I. Before the Cell of Prospero.
En Prospero in his magic Ro and Ariel. So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,
Pro. Now does my project gather to a head : Re-enter Ariel, loaden with glistering Apparel, &c. My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time Even to roaring :--Come, hang them on this line. Góes upright with his carriage. How's the day! Prospero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter Caliban, You said our work should cease.
Ari. On the sixth hour ; at which time, my lord, Stephano, and Triuculo, all wet.
I did say so, Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole may When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit, Hear a foot fall we now are near his cell. (not How fares the king and his? Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a
Confin'd together harmless fairy, has done little better than played the In the same fashion as you gave in charge ; Jack with its
Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss ; at which In the lime-grove which weather-sends your cell ; my nose is in great indignation.
They cannot budge, till you release. The king, Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I should His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted ; take a displeasure against you; look you,
And the remainder mourning over them, Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.
Brimful of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still : Him you term’d, sir, The good old lord Gonzalo ; Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to (softly, His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops Shall hoodwink this mischance therefore, speak From eaves of reeds : your charm so strongly works All's hush'd as midnight yet.
That if you now beheld them, your affections (them, Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool, Would become tender. Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in Pro.
Dost thou think so, spirit! that, monster, but an infinite loss.
Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human. Trin. That's my wetting: yet this Pro.
And mine shall. is your harmless fairy, monster,
Hast thon, which art but air, a touch, a feeling ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er of their afflictions; and shall not myself, ears for my labour.
One of their kind, that relish all as sharply,
Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thon art! Inhabits bere : Some heavenly power guide us
Behold, sir king, Do I take part : the rarer action is
The wronged Duke of Milan, Prospero ;
Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body;
Whe'r thou beest be, or no. Ari.
I'll fetch them, sir. (Exit Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me, Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and As late I have been, I not know : thy pulse And ye, that on the sands with printless foot (groves; Beats, as of flesh and blood ; and, since I saw thee, Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him, The affliction of my mind amends, with which, When he comes back; you demy-puppets, that
I fear, a madness held me: this must crave By moonshine do the green-sour riuglets make,
(An if this be at all) a most strange story. Whereof the ewe pot bites; and you, whose pastime Thy dukedom I resign ; and do entreat Is to make midnight-mushrooms that rejoice Thou pardon me my wrongs : But how should ProsTo hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid
Be living and be here?
(pero (Weak masters though ye be), I have bedimm'd Pro.
First, noble friend, The noon-tide sun, calla forth the mutinous winds, Let me embrace thine age ; whose honour cannot And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault Be measur'd, or contin':. Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder
Whether this be, Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak
Or be not, I'll not swear. With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory Pro.
You do yet taste Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up Some subtilties o'the isle, that will not let yon The pine and cedar : graves, at my command, Believe things certain :- Welcome, my friends all :Have wak'd their sleepers ; oped, and let thein forth But you, my brace of lords, were i so minded, By my so potent art : But this rough magic
[Aside to Seb. and Ant. I here abjure : and, when I have requir'd
I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, Some heavenly music (which even now I do), And justify you traitors; at this time To work mine end upon their senses, that
I'll tell no tales. This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,
The devil speaks in him. [Aside. Bury it certain fathoms in the earth, And, deeper than did ever plummet sound,
For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother I'll drown my book.
(Solemn Music. Would even infect my month, I do forgive Re-enter Ariel : after him, Alonso, with a frantic Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require
Gesture, attended by Gonzalo ; Sebastian and An- My dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I know, tonio in like manner, attended by Adrian and Fran- Thou must restore. cisco : They all enter the Circle which Prospero Give us particulars of thy preservation;
If thou beest Prospero, had made, and there stand charmed; which Pros
How thou hast met us here, who three hours since pero observing, speaks. A solemn air, and the best comforter
Were wreck'd upon this shore ; where I have lost, To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,
How sharp the point of this remembrance is!
My dear son Ferdinand. Now useless, boil'd within thy skull! There stand,
I am woe for't, sir.
Alon. Irreparable is the loss; and Patience
Says, it is past her cure. Mine eyes, even sociable to the show of thine,
I rather think
For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid,
And rest myself content.
You the like loss?
Pro. As great to me, as late; and, portable My true preserver, and a loyal sir
To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces
Than you may call to comfort you ; for I Home, both in word and deed --Most cruelly
Have lost my daughter. Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter :
A daughter? Thy brother was a furtherer in the act ;Thou'rt pinch'a fort now, Sebastian - Flesh and The king and queen there! that they were, I wish
o heavens ! that they were living both in Naples, You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, [blood, Myself were mudded in that oozy bed Expeli'd remorse and nature ; who, with Sebastian
Where my son lies. When did you lose your daughter? (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong), Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee, At this encounter do so auch admire,
Pro. In this last tein pest. I perceive, these lords Unnataral though thou art !--Their understanding
That they devour their reason; and scarce think Begins to swells and the approaching tide
Their eyes do offices of truth, their words will shortly fill the reasonable shores,
Are natural breath ; but, howsoe'er you have That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them,
Been justled from your senses, know for certain, That yet looks on me, or would know me :--Ariel, Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell; (Exit Ariel. Which was thrust forth of Milan ; who most strangely
That I am Prospero, and that very duke I will dis-case me, and myself present,
Upon this shore, where you were wreck'd, was landed, As I was sometime Milan-quickly, spirit ; To be the lord on't. No more yet of this? Thou shalt ere long be free.
For 'tis a chronicle of day by day, Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps to attire Prospero.
Not a relation for a breakfast, nor
Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, sir; Ari. Where the bee srecks, there suck I;
This cell's my court : here have I few attendants,
And subjects none abroad: pray you, look in.
My dukedom since you have given me again,
I will requite you with as good a thing;
At least bring forth a wonder to content ye,
As much as ine my dakedom. Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel; I shall miss thee, The Entrance of the Cell opens, and discovers FerdiBut yet thou shalt have freedom : so, 50, 50.
nand and Miranda playing at Chess. To the king's ship, invisible as thou art :
Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false. There shalt thou find the mariners asleep
No, my dearest love, Under the hatches; the master and the boatswain, I would not for the world. Being awake, enforce them to this place ;
Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should And presently, I pr'ythee.
And I would call it fair play.
[wrangle, Ari. I drink the air before me, and return
Alon. Or e'er your pulse twice beat.
A vision of the island, one dear son Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazement Shall I twice lose.
If this prove
The strangeness of this business; at pick'd leisure,
(Which to you shall seemn probable), of every
[Her. kneels to Alon. These happen'd accidents ; till wben, be cheerful, Alon.
Now all the blessings And think of each thing well.-- Come hither, spirit; of a glad father compass thee about! Arise, and say how thou cam'st bere.
Set Caliban and his companions free: Mira,
O! wonder! Untie the spell. ( Exit Ariel) How fares my gracious
There are yet missing of your company
Re-enter Ariel, driving in Caliban, Stephano, and
Trioculo, in their stolen Apparel. Alon. What is this naid, with whom thou wast at
Ste. Every man shift for all the rest, and let no man
take care for himselt"; for all is but fortune :-CoraYour eld'st acquaintance cannot be three hours:
gio, bully-monster, Coragio! Is she the goddess that hatlı sever'd us,
Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my
Sir, she's mortal;
head, here's a goodly sight.
Cal. O Setebus, these be brave spirits, indeed! But, by i samortal Providence, she's mine;
How fine my master is ! I am afraid I chose her, when I could not ask my father
He will chutise me. For his advice; nor thought I had one: she
Ha, ha; Is daughter to this famous duke of Milan,
What things are these, my lord Antonio? Of whom so often I have heard renown,
Will money buy them? But never saw before; of whom I have
Very like; one of them Received a second life, and second father
Is a plain fish, and, no doubt, marketable. This lady makes him to me.
Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords, Alon.
I am hers:
Then say, if they be true:- This mis-shapen knave,
His mother was a witch; and one so strong
There, sir, stop:
That could control the moon, make flows and ebbs,
And deal in her con mand, without her power: Let us not burden our remembrances
These three have robb'd me; and this demi-devil With a heaviness that's gone.
(For he's a bastard one), had plotted with them Gor.
I have inly wept,
To take my life: tipo of these fellows you
Acknowledge mine. For it is you, that have chak'd forth the way
I shall be pinch'd to death.
Alon. Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler!
Seb. He is drunk now: Where had he wine!
Alon. And Trinculo is reeling ripe: Where should Should become king of Naples ! 0, rejoice
they Beyond a common joy; and set it down
Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them ! With gold on lasting pillars : In one voyage
How cam'st thou in this pickle!
Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw you
shall not fear fly-blowing. In a poor isle; and all of us, ourselves,
Seb. Why, how now, Stephano?
Ste. O touch me not; I am not Stepbano, but a
Pro. You'd be king of the isle, sirrah?
Ste. I should have been a sore one then. Let grief and sorrow still embrace his leart,
Alon. This is as strange a thing as e'er I look'd on. That doth not wish you joy!
[Pointing to Coliban. Gon.
Be't so! Amen!
Pro. He is as disproportion'd in his manners, Re-enter Ariel, with the Master and Boatsu ain As in his shape: ---Go, sirrah, to my cell; amazedly following:
Take with you your companions; as you louk
To have my pardon, trimit landsomely, O look, sir, look, sir ; here are more of us !
Cal. Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter, I prophesied, if á gallows were on land,
And seek for grace: What a thrice-double ass
Was I, to take this drunkard for a god,
Go to; away!
Alon. Hence, and bestow your luggage where you Our king and company : the next our ship,
found it. Which, but three glasses sirce, we gave ont split,
Seb. Or stoleit rather. [Exeunt Cal. Ste. and Trin. Is tight and yare, and bravely rigg'd, as when
Pro. Sir, I invite your highness, and your train, We first put out to sea.
To my poor cell: where you shall take your rest Ari.
Sir, all this service For this one night; which (part of it) I'll waste Have I done since I went.
(Aside. With such discuurse, as, I not doubt, shall make it My tricksy spirit! Alon. These are not natural events; they strengthen, And the particular accidents, gone by,
Go quick away: the story of my life, From strange to stranger.--Say, how came you hither? Siuce I came to this isle: And
in the morn, Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake,
l'll bring you to your ship, and so to Naples, I'd strive to tell you. We were deal of sleep,
Where I have hope to see the nuptial And (how, we know not) all clapp'd under liatehes, or these our dear-heloved solemniz'd; Where but even now, with strange and several noises And thence retire me to my Milan, where of roaring, shrieking, howling, gingling chains,
Every third thought shall be my grave. And more diversity of sounds, all horrible,
Alon. We were awak'd straitway, at liberty;
To hear the story of your life, which must Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld
Take the ear strangely. Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our master
I'll deliver all; Cap'ring to eye her: On a trice, so please you,
And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales, Even in a dream, were se divided from them,
And sail so expeditious, that shall catch And were brought moping hither.
Your royal fleet far ofl.-My Ariel ;-chick,Ari.
Was't well done! Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou shalt
That is ily charge; then to the elements [ Aside.
De free, and fare thou well!--[ Aside.] Please you be free.
Spoken by Prospero.
Now my charins are all v'erthrown,
And what strength I have's mine own;