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my lord ?
My husband, then ? CAL. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him,
Trin. Lord, quoth he that a monster should MIRA. And mine, with my heart in 't: and now, be such a natural ! farewell,
CAL. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I Till half an hour hence.
A thousand thousand ! Šre. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your [Exeunt FERDINAND and MIRANDA severally. head ; if you prove a mutineer, the next treePro. So glad of this as they I cannot be, the poor monster 's my subject, and he shall not Who are surpris’d with all; but my rejoicing
suffer indignity. At nothing can be more. I'll to my book ;
Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform
pleased to hearken once again to the suit I made Much business appertaining.
[Exit. to thee?
Str. Marry will I: kneel and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
SCENE II.—Another Part of the Ísland.
Enter Aniet, invisible.
Enter CALIBAN with a bottle; STEPHANO and
STE. Tell not me ;-when the butt is out we will drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, and board 'em.-Servant-monster, drink to me.
Trin. Servant-monster ? the folly of this island! They say there's but five upon this isle: we are three of them ; if the other two be brained like us, the state totters.
STE. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
Trin. Where should they be set else ? he were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.
STE. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me; I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-andthirty leagues, off and on. By this light thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. TRIN. Your lieutenant, if
STE. We'll not rum, monsieur Monster.
Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like dogs ; and yet say nothing neither.
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a good moon-calf. Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy
shoe. I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster ; I am in case to justle a constable. Why, thou deboshed fish, thou, was there ever a man a coward that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a monster ?
Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant ;—a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of the island.
ARI. Thou liest.
Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou ; I would my valiant master would destroy thee: I do not lie.
STE. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in 's tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth.
Trin. Why, I said nothing.
STE. That's most certain.
CAL. —Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee.
STE. How now shall this be compassed ? Canst thou bring me to the party? Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; I'll yield him thee
ARI. Thou liest ; thou canst not.
I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows,
Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger : interrupt the monster one word further, and, by this
a pied ninny's this !) An allusion to the pied, or partycoloured dress which Trinculo, as a jester, wore.
b Patch!) Vol. I.
See notes (b), p. 127, Vol. I., and (a), p. 372,
and hearing too ? A pox o’your bottle ! this can sack and drinking do.—A murrain on your monster, and the devil take your fingers !
Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
STE. Now, forward with your tale.—Pr'ythee stand further off.
Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time, I'll beat him too.
Ste. Stand further.—Come, proceed. [him CAL. Why, as I told thee, 't is a custom with
I'the afternoon to sleep: there thou mayst brain Trin. O, forgive me my sins ! him,
STE. He that dies pays all debts: I defy thee. Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log - Mercy upon us ! Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,
CAL. Art thou afeard ? Or cut his wezand with thy knife. Remember, STE. No, monster, not I. First to possess his books; for without them
CAL. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt One spirit to command: they all do hate him,
not. As rootedly as I :-burn but his books ;
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments He has brave utensils,—for so he calls them,- Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices, Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal : That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, And that most deeply to consider,
Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, The beauty of his daughter; he himself
The clouds methought would open and show riches Calls her a nonpareil : I never saw a woman, Ready to drop upon me; that when I wak’d But only Sycorax my dam and she ;
I cried to dream again. But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
Str. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, As great’st does least.
where I shall have my music for nothing. STE. Is it so brave a lass ?
CAL. When Prospero is destroyed. Cal. Ay, lord ; she will become thy bed, I STE. That shall be by and by:* I remember the warrant,
story. And bring thee forth brave brood.
Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, STE. Monster, I will kill this man: his daugh- and after do our work. ter and I will be king and queen,-save our STE. Lead, monster; we'll follow.—I would I graces !—and Trinculo and thyself shall be could see this taborer ! (2) he lays it on. viceroys.—Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo ? Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. TRIN. Excellent.
[E.reunt. STE. Give me thy hand ; I am sorry I beat thee; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head. CAL. Within this half-hour will he be asleep;
SCENE III.—Another Part of the Island. Wilt thou destroy him then ?
Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, GONZALO, STE.
Ay, on mine honour. ARI. This will I tell my master.
ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and others. Cal. Thou mak’st me merry; I am full of Gon. By'r lakin,' I can go no further, pleasure ;
My old bones ache ; o here's a maze trod, indeed, Let us be jocund: will you troll the catch
Through forth-rights d and meanders! by your You taught me but while-ere?
patience, Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, I needs must rest me. any reason :-Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.
Old lord, I cannot blame thee, [Sings.
Who am myself attach'd with weariness, Flout 'em, and scout * 'em ; and scout 'em, and
To the dulling of my spirits : sit down and rest.
Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it flout 'em ; Thought is free.
No longer for my flatterer : he is drown'd
Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks CAL. That's not the tune.
Our frustrate search on land. Well, let him go. [ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. Ant. [Aside to SEB.] I am right glad that STE. What is this same ?
he's so out of hope. Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by Do not, for one repulse, forego the
purpose the picture of Nobody.(1)
That you resolv'd to effect. STE. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy SEB. [Aside to Ant.] The next advantage likeness : if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list. Will we take throughly.
(*) Old text, coul.
a By and by:] By and by, as well as presently, now implies some brief delay; but in old language they usually meant immediately.
b By'r lakin,-) A contraction of By our ladykin, or, little lady. "It occurs in " A Midsummer Night's Dream." See note
(b), p. 357, Vol. I.
c Ache;) This word is now invariably spelt thus; but formerly, when used as a verb, it took the form of " ake," and, as a substantive, of "ache." See note (®), p. 14.
d Through forth-rights and meanders !] "Mazes were of two kinds, rectangular and curvilinear; Mr. Knight gives a figure of one of the former."-SINGER.
Ant. (Aside to SEB.] Let it be to-night; They have left their viands behind; for we have For now they are oppress'd with travel, they
stomachs.--. Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
Will’t please you taste of what is here? As when they are fresh.
Not I. SEB. (A side to Ant.] I say, to-night: no more. Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear. When we
were boys, Solemn and strange music; and PROSPERO above,
Who would believe that there were mountaineers invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging
at 'em bringing in a banquet ; they dance about
Wallets of flesh ? or that there were such men it with gentle actions of salutation ; and,
Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now inviting the KING, &c., to eat, they depart.
we find, Alon. What harmony is this ? my good friends,
Each putter-out of five for one will bring us
Good warrant of. hark !
I will stand to, and feed,
Although my last : no matter, since I feel
The best is past.—Brother, my lord the duke, were these?
Stand to, and do as we.
Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL, like a There is one tree, the phenix' throne; one phænix
harpy; claps his wings upon the table, and, At this hour reigning there. ANT. I'll believe both;
with a quaint device, the banquet vanishes. And what does else want credit, come to me,
ARI. You are three men of sin, whom Destiny,And I'll be sworn 'tis true: travellers ne'er did lie, That hath to instrument this lower world Though fools at home condemn 'em.
And what is in't,—the never-surfeited sea Gon.
If in Naples Hath caus’d to belch up you, and on this island I should report this now, would they believe me? Where man doth not inhabit, you ’mongst men If I should say, I saw such islanders,
Being most unfit to live. I have made
you For, certes, these are people of the island,– And even with such-like valour, men hang and drown Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Their proper selves. [ALONSO, SEBAST., dc. draw Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of
their swords.] You fools ! I and
fellows Our human generation you shall find
Are ministers of Fate: the elements, Many, nay, almost any.
Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well Pro. [Aside.] Honest lord,
Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs Thou hast said well; for some of you there present Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish Are worse than devils.
One dowled that's in my plume; my fellow ministers ALON.
I cannot too much muse, Are like invulnerable. If you could hurt, Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, ex
Your swords are now too massy
your strengths, pressing,
And will not be uplifted. But, remember, Although they want the use of tongue, - a kind For that's my business to
three Of excellent dumb discourse.
From Milan did supplant good Prospero ; Pro. [Aside.]
Praise in departing. Exposd unto the sea, which hath requit it, Fran. They vanish'd strangely.
Him and his innocent child: for which foul deed SEB.
No matter, since The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have
(*) First folio, Islands. a A living drollery.) A puppet-show in Shakespeare's time was called a drollery. This, Sebastian says, is one played by living characters.
b Praise in departing.) A proverbial saying, equivalent to " Await the end before you commend your entertainment.” So in “ The Paradise of Dainty Devises," 1590,** A good beginning oft we see, but seldome standing at one stay, For few do like the meane degree, then praise at parting some
men say.” • Each putter-out of five for one-) It was the custom of travellers, when about to make a long voyage, to put out, or invest, a sum of money, upon a guarantee that they should receive at the rate of five for one if they returned. This species of gambling hecan.. so much in vogue at one period that adventurers were in the pra tira of undertaking dangerous journeys sulely upon the speculation of what their putlings nut would VOL. III.
yield if they got back safe. Of course when the journey ended
** The Ordinary," Act I. Sc. 1. d Dowle--] Feathe, ; or particle of down.
Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, And in these fits I leave them, while I visit Against your peace. Thee of thy son, Alonso, Yoting Ferdinand, — whom they suppose is They have bereft; and do pronounce, by me,
drown'd, Ling’ring perdition—worse than any death And his and mine lov'd darling. [Exit from above. Can be at once--shall step by step attend
Gon. I the name of something holy, sir, why You and your ways; whose wraths to guard you from,
In this strange stare ? Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls ALON. O, it is monstrous ! monstrous ! Upon your heads,—is nothing but heart's sorrow, Methought the billows spoke, and told me of it; And a clear life ensuing.
The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,
That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd lle vanishes in thunder : then, to soft music, The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass. enter the Shapes again, and dance with mocks
Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and, and mows, and carry out the table.
I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded,
[Exit. Pro. [Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy
But one fiend at a time, hast thou
I'll fight their legions o'er! Perform’d, my Ariel ; a grace it had, devouring :
I'll be thy second. Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated,
[Exeunt SEBASTIAN and ANTONIO. In what thou hadst to say : so, with good life,
Gon. All three of them are desperate ; their And observation strange, my meaner ministers
great guilt, Their several kinds have done. My high charms
Like poison given to work a great time after, work,
Now 'gins to bite the spirits.—I do beseech you, · And these, mine enemies, are all knit up
That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, In their distractions : they now are in my power ; And hinder them from what this ecstasy A So, with good life,-) The expression “good life" occurs with
May now provoke them to. equal ambiguity in "Twelfth Night," Act II. Sc. 3, “Would ADR.
Follow, I pray you. you have a love-song, or a song of good life?"