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My husband, then? CAL. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, FER. Ay, with a heart as willing
my lord ? As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand. Trin. Lord, quoth he !-that a monster should MIRA. And mine, with my heart in 't: and now, be such a natural ! farewell,
I CAL. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I Till half an hour hence.
A thousand thousand ! Sre. 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?
STE. Marry will I: kneel and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
SCENE II.—Another Part of the Ísland.
Enter Ariet, invisible.
Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a
tyrant ;—a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath Ste. Tell not me ;- when the butt is out we cheated me of the island. will drink water; not a drop before : therefore ARI. Thou liest. bear up, and board 'em.-Servant-monster, drink Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou ; to me.
I would my valiant master would destroy thee: Trin. Servant-monster ? the folly of this is- | I do not lie. land! They say there's but five upon this isle: STE. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in 's we are three of them ; if the other two be brained | tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your like us, the state totters.
teeth. STE. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee; Trin. Why, I said nothing. thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
STE. Mum then, and no more.-[To Caliran.] Trin. Where should they be set else? he were
Proceed. a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. CAL. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ;
STE. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue From me he got it. If thy greatness will in sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me ; | Revenge it on him—for, I know, thou dar’st ; I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and- | But this thing dare not,thirty leagues, off and on. By this light thou STE. That's most certain. shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. Cal. —Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve
TRIN. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's nothee. standard.
STE. How now shall this be compassed? Canst STE. We'll not run, monsieur Monster. thou bring me to the party?
Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like dogs; Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; I'll yield him thee and yet say nothing neither.
asleep, STE. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou Where thou mayst knock a nail into his head. beest a good moon-calf.
ARI. Thou liest ; thou canst not. Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy Cal. What a pied“ ninny's this !- Thou scurvy shoe.
patch ! I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am And take his bottle from him : when that's gone, in case to justle a constable. Why, thou deboshed He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not fish, thou, was there ever a man a coward that hath
show him drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell Where the quick freshes are. a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a STE. Trinculo, run into no further danger: inmonster ?
terrupt 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 (1), p. 127, Vol. I., and (a), p. 372,
hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make and hearing too ? - A pox o’your bottle! this a stock-fish of thee.
can sack and drinking do.—A murrain on your TRIN. Why, what did I ? I did nothing ; I'll monster, and the devil take your fingers ! go further off.
Cal. Ha, ha, ha! Ste. Didst thou not say he lied ?
STE. Now, forward with your tale.—Pr’ythee ARI. Thou liest.
stand further off. Ste. Do I so? take thou that.
Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time,
[Strikes TRINCULO. I'll beat him too. As you like this, give me the lie another time. STE. Stand further.—Come, proceed. [him
TRIN. I did not give the lie :-out o' your wits, I 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 ?
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, is
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,
STE. 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, Str. 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.
[Exeunt. STE. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head.
SCENE III.—Another Part of the Island. Cal. Within this half-hour will he be asleep; 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, sir: pleasure;
| My old bones ache ; c here's a maze trod, indeed, Let us be jocund : will you troll the catch
Through forth-rights 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.
ALON. 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.
STEIN. This Nobody. A man, shoket a
(*) Old text, cout.
By and by :) By and by, as well as presently, now implies some brief delay; but in old language they usually meant immediately.
b Bu'r sakin.-1 A contraction of By our ladykin, or, little lady. It occurs in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," See note
(b), p. 357, Vol. I.
© 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 (o), 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 ! Gon. Marvellous sweet music!
ALON. I will stand to, and feed, ALON. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What
Although my last : no matter, since I feel were these?
The best is past.— Brother, my lord the duke, SEB. A living drollery. Now I will believe
Stand to, and do as we. That there are unicorns ; that in Arabia
Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL, like a There is one tree, the phenix' throne; one phenix
harpy; claps his wings upon the table, and, At this hour reigning there.
with a quaint device, the banquet vanishes. I'll believe both; ANT. 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 mad; 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., &c. draw Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of
their swords. ] You fools ! I and my 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, I Are like invulnerable. If you could hurt, . Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, ex- | Your swords are now too massy for 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 you,—that you three Of excellent dumb discourse.
From Milan did supplant good Prospero ; PRO. [Aside.]
Praise in departing: Expos'd 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," 1596,* 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 advenigrers were in the pra:tir 3 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---] Fathe, ; 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, Young 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
stand 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 Ne 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. [A side.] 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
May now provoke them to.
Follow, I pray you.
& So, with good life,-) The expression "good life" occurs with equal ambiguity in "Twelfth Night," Act II. Sc. 3. "Would you have a love-song, or a song of good life?"