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We were all sea-swallow'd, though some cast again; Alon.
Ari. Prospero my lord shall know what I bave Whereof what's past is prologue ; what to come,
(Aside. In yours and my discharge.
So, king, go safely on to seek thy son. (Eseunt. Seb. What stuff is this !-How say you ! "Tis true, my brother's daughter's queen of Tunis ; SCENE II. Another part of the Island, So is she heir of Naples ; 'twixt which regions There is some space.
Enter Caliban, with a Burden of Wood. ant. A space whose every cubit
A Noise of Thunder heard. Seems to cry out, How shall that Claribel
Cal. All the infections that the sun sucks op Measure us back to Naples ?-Keep in Tunis, From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make him And let Sebastian wake!-Say, this were death By inch-meal a disease! His spirits hear me, That now hath seiz'd them; why, they were no worse And yet I needs must curse. But they'll nor pinch, Than now they are : there be, that can rule Naples, Fright me with orchin shows, pitch me i'the mire, As well as he that sleeps į lords, that can prate
Nor lead me, like a firebrand, in the dark, As amply, and annecessarily,
Out of my way, unless he bid them; but As this Gonzalo ; I myself could make
For every trifle are they set upon me : A chough of as deep chat. O, that you bore Sometimes like apes, that moe and chalter at me, The mind that I do! what a sleep were this And after, bite ine; then like hedge-hogs, which For your advancement ! Do you understand me? Lie tumbling in my bare-foot way, and mount Seb. Methinks I do.
Their prieks at my foot-fall; sometime ain I Ant.
And how does your content All wound with adders, who, with cloven tongues, Tender your own good fortune!
Do hiss me into madness :- Lo! now! lo !
Here comes a spirit of his ; and to torment me, And look, how well my garments sit upon me;
For bringing wood in slowly : l'll fall ilat;
Perehance he will not mind me. Much feater than before : my brother's servants
Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear of Were then my fellows, now they are my men. Seb. But, for your conscience
any weather at all, and another storm brewing ; 1 Ant. Ay, sir; where lies that! if it were a kibe,
hear it sing i'the wind : yond' same black cloud, "Twould put me to my slipper ; but I feel not
yond' huge one, looks like a foul bumbard that would
shed his liquor. If it should thunder, as it did beThis deity in my bosom : twenty consciences, That stand 'twixt me and Milan, candied be they,
fore, I know not where to hide my head : yond' same And melt ere they molest! Here lies your brother,
cloud cannot choose but fall by pailfals.- What have No better than the earth he lies upon,
we here? a man or a fish Dead or alive! A fish : If he were that which now he's like whom I,
he smells like a fish ; a very ancient and fish-like With this obedient steel, three inches of it,
smell : a kind of, not of the newest, Poor-John. A Can lay to bed for ever: whiles you, doing thus,
strange fish! Were I in England now (as once I To the perpetual wink for aye might put
was), and had this fish painted, not a holiday-fool This ancient morsel, this sir' Prudence, who
there but would give a piece of silver : there would Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest,
this monster make a man; any strange beast there They'll take suggestion as a cat laps milk;
makes a man: when they will not give a doit to reThey'll tell the clock to any business that
lieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a We say befits the hour.
dead Indian. Legg'd like a man! and his fins like Seb.
Thy case, dear friend, arms! Warm, o'my troth ? I do now let loose my Shall be my precedent; as thou got'st Milan,
opinion, hold it no longer ; this is no fish, but an I'll come by Naples. Draw thy sword : one stroke
islander, that hath lately suffered by a thunderbolt. Shall free thee from the tribute which thou pay'st ;
[Thunder.] Alas! the storm is come again ; my best
way is to creep under his gaberdine; there is no And I the king shall love thee. Ant.
Draw together :
other shelter hereabout: misery acquaints a man with And when I rear my hand, do you the like,
strange bedfellows. I will here shroud, till the dregs
of the storm be past. To fall it on Gonzalo. Seb. 0, but one word.
Enter Stephano, singing; a Bottle in his Hand. [They converse apart. Ste, I shall no more to sea, to sea, Music. Re-enter Ariel, invisible.
Here shall I die a-shore ;Ari. My master through his art foresees the danger This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a inan's funeral : That these, his friends, are in; and sends me forth Well, here's my comfort.
[Drinks (For else bis project dies), to keep them living. The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I, [Sings in Gonzalo's Ear.
The gunner and his mate,
Lov'd Mall, Meg, and Marian, and Margery,
But none of us car'd for Kate :
For she had a tongue with a tang,
Would cry to a sailor, Go, bang:
She lov'd not the savour of tar nor of pitch,
Yet a tailor might scratch her where'er she did itch. Ant. Then let us both be sudden.
Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang Gon. Now, good angels, preserve the king! This is a scarvy tane too : but here's my comfort. [They awake.
[Drinks. Alon. Why, how now, ho! awake! Why are you Cal. Do not torment me : 0! Wherefore this ghastly looking?
[drawn? Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils here ! Do Gon,
What's the matter! you put tricks upon us with savages, and men of Seb. Whiles we stood here securing your repose, Inde? Ha! I have not 'scap'd drowning to be atoard Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing. now of your four legs ; for it hath been said, As proLike balls, or rather lions : did it not wake you ! per a man as ever went on four legs cannot make It struck mine ear most terribly.
him give ground : and it shall be said so again, while Alon.
I heard nothing. Stephano breathes at nostrils.
Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with four Of a whole herd of lions.
legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague : where Alon.
Heard you this, Gonzalo ? the devil should he learn our language! I will give Gon. Upon mine honour, sir, I heard a humming, him some relief, if it be but for that if I can reAnd that a strange one too, which did awake me : cover him, and keep him tame, and get to Naples I shak'd yoa, sir, and cry'd ; as mine eyes open'd, with him, he's a present for any emperor that ever I saw their weapons drawn :--there was a noise, trod on neat's leather. That's verity: 'best stand upon our guard ;
Cal. Do not torment me, pr'ythee; Or that we quit this place : let's draw our weapons. I'll bring my wood home faster.
Alon. Lead off this ground : and let's make further Ste. He's in his fit now and does not talk after For my poor son.
[search the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle : if he have Gon: Heavens keep him from these beasts! never drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove For he is, sure, i'the island.
his fit: if I can recover bim, and keep him tame, I
will not take too much for him : he shall pay for him Cal. I prythee, let me bring thee where crabs that hath him, and that soundly.
Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt And I, with my long nails, will dig thee pig-nuts ; Anon, I know it by thy trembling :
Show thee a jay's dest, and instruct thee how Now Prosper works upon thee.
To snate the nimble marmozet ; I'll bring thee Ste. Come on your ways; open your mouth; here To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee is that which will give language to you, cat ; open Young sea-nuells from the rock. Wilt thou go with your mouth : this will shake your shaking, I can
me ? tell you, and that soundly : you cannot tell who's Ste. I prythee now, lead the way, without any your friend : open your chaps again,
more talking - Trinculo, the king and all our comTrin. I should know that voice: it should be-pany else being drowned, we will inherit here.but he is drowned ; and these are devils : 0 ! defend Here; bear my bottle : Fellow Trincalo, we'll till
him by and by again. Ste. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate Cal. Farewell, master ; farewell, farewell. monster! His forward voice now' is to speak well
[Sings drunkenly. of his friend ; his backward voice is to atter fogl Trin. A howling monster ; a drunken monster. speeches, and to detract. If all the wine in my bottle Cal. No more dams I'll make for fish; will recover him, I will help bis ague : come,
Nor fetch in firing Amen! I will pour some in thy other mouth.
At requiring, Trin. Stephano,
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish; Ste. Doth thy other mouth call me ! Mercy ! mercy!
Ban, 'Ba, Ca-Caliban, this is a devil, and no monster: I will leave bim ;'I
Has a nene master-Get a neno man. have no long spoon.
Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom : freedom, heyTrin. Stephano !--if thou beest Stepbano, touch
day, freedom! me, and speak to me ; for I am Trinculo ;-be not Ste. O brave monster ! lead the way. (Exeunt. afeard, thy good friend Trinculo.
Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth ; I'll pull thee by the lesser legs : if any be Trinculo's legs,
ACT III. these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed
SCENE I. Before Prospero's Coll. how cam'st thou to be the siege of this moon-calf?
Enter Ferdinand, bearing a Log.
As heavy to me as 'tis odious ; but
And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is
And he's compos'd of harsboess. I must remove
Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up, Ste. How didst thou 'scape? How cam’st thou hi- Upon a sore injunction : my sweet mistress ther? swear by this bottle, how thou cam'st hither. Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such base
[ness Į escaped upon a butt of sack, which the sailors Had ne'er like executor. I forget : heaved overboard, by this bottle! which I made of
But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours; the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I was
Most busy-less, when I do it. cast a-shore.
Enter Miranda ; and Prospero at a Distance. Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy
Alas, now ! pray you,
Work not so hard : I would, the lightning had
Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can Pray set it down, and resi you: when this burns, swim like a duck, I'll be sworn.
'Twill weep for having wearied you. My father Ste. Here, kiss the book : though thou canst swim Is hard at study ; pray now, rest yourself; like a duck, that art made like a goose.
He's safe for these three hours. Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this !
O most dear mistress,
If you'll sit down,
Ste. Out o'the moon, I do assure thee : I was the I'll carry it to the pile. man in the moon, when time was.
No, precious creature : Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee; I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, My mistress showed me thee, thy dog, and bush. Than you should such dishonour undergo,
Ste. Come, swear to that kiss the book : I will while I sit lazy by. furnish it anon with new contents : swear.
It would become me
Poor worin ! thou art infected ;
You look wearily. [me,
What is your name ! Ste. Come on then ; domn, and swear.
Miranda :-O my father, Trin. I shall laugh my elf to death at this pappy. I have broke your hest to say so! headed monster : à most scurvy monster ! I could For.
Admir'd Miranda! find in my heart to beat him,
Indeed, the top of admiration, worth Ste. Come, kiss.
What's deare. I to the world. Full many a lady Trin. --but that the poor monster's in drink : an I have ey'd with best regard ; and many a time abominable monster!
The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluek Brought my too diligent ear : for several virtues thee berries;
Have I liked several women; never any I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enongh. With so full soal, bu some deiect in her A plague opon the tyrant that I serve!
Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, I'll bear him po more sticks, but follow thee, And put it to the foil : but you, you, Thou wondrous man.
So perfect, and so peerless, are created Trin. A most ridiculous monster ; to make a won- of every creature's best. der of a poor drunkard.
I do not know
One of my sex ; no woman's face remember,
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen lord! More that I may call men, than you, good friend, Trin. Lord, quoth he !--that a monster should be And my dear father : how features are abroad, such a natural! I am skill-less of; but by my modesty
Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I pr'ythee. (The jewel in my dower), I would not wish
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; Any companion in the world but you ;
if you prove a matineer, the next tree--The poor Nor can imagination form a shape,
monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indigBesides yourself, to like of: but I prattle
pity. Something too wildly, and my father's precepts Čal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'a Therein forget.
To hearken once again the suit I made thee!
Ste. Marry will I kneel, and repeat it; I will A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king;
stand, and so shall Trincalo.
Enter Ariel, invisible.
Before, I ain subject to a tyrant;
A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath To make me slave to it; and, for your sake,
Cheated me of this island. Am I this patient log-man.
Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou : Fer. O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this sound, I would, my valiant master would destroy thee; And crown what I profess with kind event,
I do not lie. If I speak true ; if hollowly, invert
Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble bim any more in bis What best is boded me, to miscbief! J,
tale, by this hand, I will sapplant some of your teeth. Beyond all limit of what else i'the world,
Trin. Why, I said nothing. Do love, prize, honour you.
Ste. Mam then, and no more.--(To Caliban.) ProMira • I am a fool,
ceed. To weep at what I am glad of.
Cal, I say, by sorcery he got this isle ;
Fair encounter From me he got it. If thy greatness will
But this thing dare not.
Wherefore weep you ! Ste. That's most certain. Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll sette thee. What I desire to give; and much less take,
Ste. How now shall this be compassed I Canst thou What I sball die to want : But this is tritling ; bring me to the party! And all the more it seeks to hide itself,
Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; l'il yield him thee asleep, The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. And prompt me, plain and holy innocence !
Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not. (patch!I am your wife, if you will marry me;
Cal. What a pied ninny's this! Thou scurvy If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,
And take his bottle from him ; when that's gone, Whether you will or no.
He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show Fer. My mistress, dearest, Where the quick freshes are.
Chim And I thus humble ever.
Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger; interMira.
My husband then ? rupt the monster one word further, and, by this Per. Ay, with a heart as willing
hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my hand. stock-fish of thee.
Mira. And mine, with my heart in't. And now Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go Till half an hour hence.
[farewell, further off. Fer.
A thousand ! thousand ! Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied !
[ Exeunt Ver. and Mira. Ari. Thou liest. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,
Ste. Do I sol take thon that. [Strikes him.) As Who are surpris'd with all; but my rejoicing yon like this, give me the lie another time. At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ;
Trin. I did not give the lie:-Out o'your wits, For yet, ere supper time, must I perform
and hearing too!---A pox o'your bottle! this can Much basiness appertaining.
[Exit. sack, and drinking do.- A murrain on your monster,
and the devil take your fingers! SCENE II. Another Part of the Island.
Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr'ythee stand Enter Stephano and Trinculo; Caliban following
further off. with a Bottle.
Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, Ste. Tell not me ;-when the butt is out, we will I'll beat him too. drink water; not a drop before : therefore bear up, Ste.
Stand further.-Come, proceed. and board 'em : Servani-monster, drink to me. Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him
Trin. Servant-monster ? the folly of this island! I'the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain him, They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are having first seiz'd his books; or with a log three of them; if the other two be brained like us, Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, the state totters.
Or cut his wezand with thy knife : Remember, Ste. Drink, servant monster, when I bid thee; thy first to possess his books; for without them eyes are almost set in thy head.
He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not Trin. Where should they be set else! he were a One spirit to command: They all do hate him, brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. As rootedly as I : Burn but his books;
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in He has brave utensils (for so he calls them), sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I swam, which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty leagues, And that inost deeply to consider, is off and on, by this light. Thou shalt be my lieute - The beauty of his daughter; he himself bant, monster, or my standard.
Calls her a nonpareil : I ne'er saw woman,
Bat she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
Is it so brave a lass? Sté. Moon-call, speak once in thy life, if thou Cal. Ay, lord ; she will become thy bed, I warrant, beest a good moon-calf.
And bring thee forth brave brood. Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy shoe ; Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: bis daughter I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
and I will be king and queen ; (save our graces!) Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am in and Trincalo and thyself shall be viceroys. -Dost case to justle a constable Why, thou deboshed fish thou like the plot, Trínculo? thou, was there ever man a coward, tbat hath drunk Trin. Excellent. So much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee : lie, being but half a fish, and half a monster! but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head
Cal. Within this half hour will be be asleep : Our human generation you shall find
Many, nay, almost any.
Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am fall of pleasure; Are worse than devils.
(Aside. Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch
I cannot too much muse, You taught me but while-ere?
Such shapes, such gestures, and such sound, expressing
[Aside. Thought is free.
Fran. They vanish'd strangely.
No matter, since Cal. That's not the tune.
(Ariel plays the Tune on a Tabor and Pipe. They have left their viands behind; for we have Ste. What is this same! Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the Willit please you taste of what is here?
Not I. [boys, Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy like-Who would believe that there were mountaineers,
Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear; When we were ness; if thou beest a devil, take't as thoa list,
Dew-lapp'd like balls, whose throats had hanging at Trin. O, forgive me my sins !
Wallets of tiesh? or that there were such men, [them Ste. He that dies, pays all debts: I defy thee :- Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we find, Mercy upon us !
Each patter-out on five for one, will bring us Cal. Art thou aseard !
Good warrant of. Ste. No, monster, not I.
I will stand too, and feed, Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Although my last : no matter, since I feel
Stand too, and do as we.
Thunder and Lightning. Enter Ariel, like a Harpy;
(That hath to instrument this lower world, sie. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where And what is in't, the vever-surfeited sea I shall have my music for nothing.
Hath caused to belch up; and on this island Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Where man doth not ia babit ; you aongst men Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the story: Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad ; Trin. The sound is going away : let's follow it,
[Sering Alon. Sb.&c. draw their Swords. and after, do our work.
And even with such like valour, men hang and drown Ste. Lend, monster; we'll follow.-I would, 1Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows could see this taborer: he lays it on,
Are ministers of fate; the elements Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. (Exeunt. Of whom your swords are temperd, may as well
Wound the loud winds, or with beinock'd-at stabs SCENE III. Another Part of the Island.
Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers Francisco, and others.
Are like invulnerable if you could burt, Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no farther, sir;
Your swords are now too inassy for your strengths, My old bones ache: bere's a maze trod, indeed,
And will not be uplifted : But remember,
From Milan did supplant good Prospero
Him, and his innocent child, for which foul deed
Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it No longer for my Hatterer: he is drown'd,
Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso,
They have bereft; and do pronounce by me,
Lingering perdition (worse than any death
Can be at once) shall step by step attend
(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose That you resolv'd to effect.
Upon your heads) is nothing, but heart's sorrow,
And a clear life ensuing. Seb.
The vext advantage Will we take thoroughly.
He ranishes in Thunder: then, to soft Music, enter Ant. Let it be to-night;
the Shapes again, and dance with Mops and For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they
Mones, and carry out the Table.
Pro. [ Aside] Bravely the figure of this barpy hast
thou Seb. I say, to-night: no more.
Perform'd, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring: Solemn and strange Music; and Prospero above, in- of my instruction bast thou nothing 'bated,
visible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in In what thou hadst to say: 80, with good life, a Banquet; they dance about it with gentle Ac And observation strange, my meaner ministers tions of salutation; and inviting the King, &c. to Their several kinds bave done : my high charms work, eat, they depart.
And these, inine enemies, are all' knit up Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, hark! In their distractions: they now are in my power; Gon. Marvellous sweet music!
(these! And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What were Young Ferdinand (whom they suppose is drown'd),
Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe, And his and my loved darling: That there are unicorns; that in Arabia
[Exit Prospero from above. There is one tree, the phoenix' throne; one phonis Gon. I'the name of something holy, sir, why stand At this hour reigning there.
In this strange stare?
(you Ant. P'll believe both:
0, it is monstrons! monstroas! And what does else want credit, come to me,
Methought, the billows spoke, avd told me of it; And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, 'The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, Though fools at home condemn them.
That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Gon.
If in Naples The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass.
seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, (For, certes, these are people of the island),
And with him there lie mudded. Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Seb.
But one fiend at a time, Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of I'll fight their legions o'er.
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy brooi
[Exeunt Seb. and Ant Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, (groves, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their great Being lass-lord ; thy pole-clipt vineyard; Like poison given to work a great time after, (guilt, And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Now 'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech you W bere thou thyself dust air: The queen o'the sky, That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, And hinder them from what this ecstasy
Bids thee leave these ; and with ber sovereign grace, May now provoke thein to.
Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,
Follow, I pray you. To come and sport: her peacocks nyamain
Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er
Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;
Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers
And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown
My bosky acres, and iny unshrubb'd down, Have given you here a thread of mine own life,
Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy queen Or that for which I live; whom once again
Summon'd me hither, to this short-grass'd green! I tender to thy hand : all thy vexations
Iris. A contract of true love to ce.eb.ate;
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless'd lovers.
Tell me, heavenly bow, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,
If Venus, or her son, as thuu dost know, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,
Do now attend the queen ! since they did plot And make it halt behind her.
The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got, Per.
I do believe it,
Her and her blind boy's scandai'd company Against an oracle.
I have forsworn.
Iris. Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition
of her society Worthily purchas'd, take my danghter: But
Be not afraid ; I met her deity If thou dost break her virgin knot before
Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son All sanctimonious ceremonies may
Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have done With full and holy rite be minister'd,
Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall
Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid To make this contract grow; but barren hate,
Till Hyu.en's torch be ligbted: but in vain ; Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew
Mars's hot minion is returo'd again; The union of your bed with weeds so loathly,
Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, That you shall hate it both : therefore, take heed,
Swears he will shoot no more, but play with sparrows, As Hymen's lamps shall light you.
And be a boy right out.
As I hope
Highest queen of state,
Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait.
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, Mine honour into lust; to take away
And honour'd in their issue.
Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you !
Tuno sings her blessings on you.
Cer Earth's increase, and foison plenty;
Barns, and garners nerer emply;
Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing; Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last service Did worthily perform; and I must use you
Plonts, with gooily burien bouingi In such another trick: go, bring the rabble,
Spring come to you, at the farthest, O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place :
In the very end of harvest Incite them to quick motion; for I must
Scarcity, and want, shall shun you ; Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple
Ceres' blessing so is on you. Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,
Per. This is a most majestie vision, and And they expect it froin me.
Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold Ari.
To think these spirits ? Pro. Ay, with a twink.
Spirits, which by mine art Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,
I have from their contines call'd to enact
My present fancies.
Let me live here ever;
So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,
Make this place Paradise. Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel; Do not approach,
[Juno and Ceres tchisper, and send Iris on Till thou dost hear me call.
employment. Ari. Well I conceive. (Exit.
Sweet now, silence ; Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance
Juno and Ceres whisper seriously; Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw
There's something else to do: hush, and be mute, To the fire i'the blood : be more abstemious,
Or else our spell is marr'd.
(brooks, Or else good-night, your vow!
Iris. You nymphs, call'a Naiads, of the wand'ring Per.
I warrant you, sir;
With your sedg'd crowns, and ever-harmless looks, The white cold virgin snow upon my heart
Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land Abates the ardour of my liver.
Answer your summons; Juno does command: Pro.
Come, tenperate nymphs, and help to celebrate Now come, my Ariel ; bring a corol'ary,
A contract of true love; be not too late.
Enter certain Nymphs.
Come hither from the furrow, and be merry;
Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats pat on, of wheat, rye, burley, vetches, oats, and pease ;
And these fresh nymplis encounter every one Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,
In country footing. And Ant meads thatch'd with stover, thein to keep; Enter certain Reapers, properly habited; they joia Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims,
with the Nymphs in a graceful Dance; tuwurus Which spongy April at thy hest betrims,
the End whereof Prospero starts suddenly, and