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In what thou hadst to say: 80, with good life, I Pro. Fairly spoko:
Enter ARIEL. In their distractions: they now are in my power; Ari. What would my potent master ? here I And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit I Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last . drown'd,)
service And his and my loved darling.
Did worthily perform; and I must use you Exit PROSPERO from above. In such another trick: go, bring the rabble, Gon. I'the name of something holy, Sir, why O'er whom I give thee power, bere, to this stand you
place: In this strange stare?
Incite them to quick motion; for I must
Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple
Treadful organ pipe. pronounc'd! Ari. Presently?
Pro. Ay, with a twink.
Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,
Will be here withinop and mowe:
Do you love me, master? no. Ant. I'll be thy second.
Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not apu Exeunt Seb. and Ant. | Till thou dost hear me call.
[proach, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their
Ari. Well I conceive.
[Exit. great guilt,
Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalLike poison given to work a great time after,
(straw Now 'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech you Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, I To the fire i' the blood : be inore abstemious, And hinder them from what this ecstacy*
'Or else, good night, your vow! May now provoke them to.
Fer. I warrant you, Sir;
Abates the ardour of my liver.
| Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly.--
| No tongue; all eyes; be silent. (Soft musis. Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you, Your compensation makes amends; for I
A Masque. Enter Iris. Have given you here a thread of mine own life, Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich lees Or that for which I live; whom once again
Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease; I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
Thy turfy mountains, where livé nibbling sheep,
And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them in Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Hea
keep; I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand, [ven,
Thy banks with peonied and liljed brims, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,
Which spungy April at thy hestt betrims, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, To make cola nymphs chaste crowns; and And make it halt behind her.
broom groves, Fer. I do believe it,
Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves Against an oracle. Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acqui.
Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard;
And thy sea-marge, sterile, and rocky-hard, sition Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But
Where thou thyself dost air: The queen o'
sky, If thou dost break her virgin knot before
Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I,
Bids thee leave these ; and with her sovereig? No sweet aspersiont shall the heavens let fall Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,
Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; (ne'er For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers: The most opportune place, the strong'st sug-And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown gestion
My boskyt acres, and my unshrubb'd down, Our worser Genius can, shall never melt Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy Mine honour into lust; to take away
(green? The edge of that day's celebration,
Summond me hither, to this short-grass'd When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; founder'd,
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless'd lovers.
Cor. Tell me, heavenly bow,
the end whereof PROSPERO starts suddenly, and If Venus, or ber son, as thou dost know, speaks ; after which, to a strange, hollow, and Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot confused noise, they heavily vanish. The means, that dusky Dis* my daughter got, Pro. [Aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company
Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates, I have forsworn.
Against my life; the minute of their plot Irie. Of her society
Is almost come.---[To the spirits.] Well done ;--Be not afraid : I met her deity
avoid ;---no more. Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her Fer. This is most strange : your father's in
some passion Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to That works him strongly. have done
Mira. Never till this day, Some wanton charm upon this man and maid,
Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd. Whose vovs are, that no bed-rite shall be paid,
Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, hil Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain;
As if you were dismay'd: bé cheerful, Sir: Mar's hot minion is retur'd again;
Our revels now are ended: these our actors, Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Swears he will shoot no more, but play with
Are melted into air, into thin air: And be a boy right out.
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, Cer. Highest queen of state,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait.
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
Leave not a rackt behind : We are such stuff To bless this twain, that they may prosperous
As dreams are made of, and our little life And honour'd in their issue.
| Is rounded with a sleep.---Sir, I am vex'd: [be,
Bear with my weakness; my old brain is Song.
Long continuance, and increasing, | If you be pleas’d, retire into my cell,
| And there repose ; a turn or two I'll walk,
Fer. Mira. We wish you peace. [Exeunt. Barns, and garners never empty;
Pro. Come with a thought :--- I thank you :---
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's thy Scarcity, and want, shall shun you;
pleasure ? Ceres' blessing so is on you.
We must prepare to meet with Caliban. Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and Ari. Ay, my Commander: when I presented Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold To think these spirits?
I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear’d, Pro. Spirits, which by mine art
Lest I might anger thee. I bave from their confines call’d to enact Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these My present fancies."
varlets? Fer, Let me live here ever;
Ari. I told you, Sir, they were red-hot with So rare a wonder'dt father, and a wife,
drinking; Make this place Paradise.
So full of valour, that they smote the air (Juno and Ceres whisper, and send IRIS on For breathing in their faces; beat the ground employment.
For kissing of their feet: yet always bending Pre. Sweet now, silence :
Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;
At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd There's something else to do: husn, and be
their ears, Or else our spell is marr'd.
nc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, Iris, You nymphs, calld Naiads, of the wan- As they smelt music; so I charm'd their e d'ring brooks,
[looks, | That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless
through Leave your crisp channels, and on this green Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, land
[them Answer your summons; Juno does command: Which enter'd their frail shins : at last I left Come, temperate nymphs, and help to cele- l' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, brate
There dancing up to the chins, that the foul A contract of true love; be not too late. O'er-stunk their feet.
[lake Enter certain Nymphs.
Pro. This was well done, my bird :
Thy shape invisible retain thou still : . Lou sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary, The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, Come bither from the furrow, and be merry ; For stalef to catch these thieves. Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on, Ari. I go, I go.
(Exit. And these fresn nymphs encounter every one Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature
Nurtures can never stick; on whom my paids, Enter certain Reapers, properly habited: they join
* Vanished. with the Nymphs in a graceful dance ; towurds t a body of clouds in motion, but it is generally sup
posed that the author wrote track. Pula Abundance. Able to produce such wonders.
la country footing.
Humanely caken, all, all lost, quite lost; | And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes
bear this away, where my hogshead of wine
is, or I'll turn you out of my kingdom: go to, c.
carry this. Even to roaring :---Come, hang them on this Trin. And this. line.
Ste. Ay, and this. PROSPERO and ARIEL remain invisible. Enter A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and TRINCULO; all wet.
in shape of hounds, and hunt them about Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind PROSPERO and Ariél setting them on. mole may not
Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey! Hear a foot fall : we now are near his cell. I
Ari, Silver! there it goes, Silver! Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is Pro. Furu, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark, a harmless_fairy, has done little better than
hark! played the Jack* with us.
[CAL. STE. and Trin. are driven out. Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at Go, charge my goblins that they grind their which my nose is in great indignation.
joints Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If | With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews I should take a displeasure against you ; look With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted you,-
make them Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.
Than pard,* or cat o' mountain.
Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this Shall hood-wink this mischance : therefore,
e: merefore, | Lie at my mercy all mine enemies : [hour speak softly,
Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou All's hush'd as midnight yet.
Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little, Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the Follow, and do me service.
(Ereunt. pool,--Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour
ACT V. in that, monster, but an infinite loss. Trin. That's more to me than my wetting:
SCENE I.-Before the Cell of PROSPERO. yet this is your harmless fairy, monster. Enter PROSPERO in his magic robes, and ARIEL,
Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be Pro. Now does my project gather to a head: o'er ears for my labour.
My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and Cal. Pr'ythee, my king, be quiet: Seest thou here,
Center: Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day? This is the mouth of the cell: no noise, and
Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my Do that good mischief, which may make this You said our work should cease. [lord, island
Pro. I did say so, Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,
When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit, For ayet thy foot-licker.
How fares the king and his ? Ste. Give me thy hand: I do begin to have Ari. Confin'd together bloody thoughts.
In the same fashion as you gave in charge ; Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy | Just as you left them, Sir; all prisoners Stephano ! look, what a wardrobe here is for In the lime-grove which weather-fendst your thee!
cell; Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. They cannot budge, till you release. The king,
Trin. O, ho, monster ; we know what be- | His brother, and yours, abide all three dislongs to a frippery :-0'king Stephano!
tracted; Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo ; by this | And the remainder mourning over them, hand, I'll have that gown.
Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly Trin. Thy grace shall have it.
Him you term'd, Sir, The good old lord, Gonzalo; Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do | His tears run down his beard, like winter's you mean,
drops To doat thus on such luggage ? Let's along, From eavest of reeds : your charm so strongly And do the murder first: if he awake,
works them From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with That if you now beheld them, your affections Make us strange stuff.
(pinches; Would become tender. Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, I
Pro. Dost thou think so, spirit? is not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under Ari. Mine would, Sir, were I human. the line: now, jerkin, you are like to lose your Pro. And mine shall. hair, and prove a bald jerkin.
Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, 1 Of their afflictions ? and shall not myself, and't like your grace.
One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a gar- | Passion as they, be kindlier moy'd than thou ment for't : wit shall not go unrewarded, while . art? I am king of this country: Steal by line and Though with their high wrongs I am struck to level, is an excellent pass of pate; there's an
the quick, other garment for't.
Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury ! Trin. Monster, come, put some limes upon | Do I take part: the rarer action is (tent, your fingers, and away with the rest.
In virtue than in vengeance: they being peniCal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our" The sole drift of my purpose doth extend time,
Not a frown further: Go, release them, Ariel ; Jack with a lantern. A shop for the sale of old clothes. Bird-lime. | Leopard. + Defends from bad weather. Thatche.
miss thee more freedom: so, so, so.
My charms I'll break, their senses Ill restore, i I will dis-case me, and myself present,
As I was sometime Milan :-quickly, spirit; Ar. I'll fetch them, Sir.
Thou shalt ere long be free. Pre. Yeelves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves;
ARIEL re-enters, singing, and helps to attire And ye, that on the sands with printless foot
PROSPERO. Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him,
Ar. Where the bee sucks, there suck I; When he comes back; you demi-puppets, that
In a cowslip's bell I lie: By moonshine do the green-sour ringlets make,
There I couch when owls do cry. Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose On the bat's back I do fly, pastime
After summer, merrily : Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice
Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. (Weak masters though you be,) I have bedimm'd
"[winds, Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel: I shall The noon-tide sun, call'd forth the mutinous And "wixt the green sea and the azur'd vanlt But vet thou shalt have freedom: so. so. 80. Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder To the king's ship, invisible as thou art: Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak There shalt thou find the mariners asleep With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory Under the hatches; the master, and the boat: Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd
swain, . up
Being awake, enforce them to this place; The pine, and cedar: graves, at my command, And presently, I pr’ythee. Hare waked their sleepers ; oped, and let them Ari. I drink the air before me, and return forth
Or e'er your pulse twice beat.' (Exit ARIEL. By my so potent art: But this rough magic Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and I bere abjure: and, when I have requir'd
amazement Some heavenly music, (which even now I do,) Inhabits here: Some heavenly power guide us To work mine end upon their senses, that Out of this fearful country! This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,
Pro. Behold, Sir king,
The wronged duke of Milan, Prospero ::
[Solemn music. Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body;
And to thee, and thy company, I bid Re-enter ARIEL: after him, Alonso, with a A hearty welcome. frantic gesture, attended by GONZALO; SEBAS. Alon. Whe'r* thou beest he, or no, TIAN and ANTONIO in like manner, attended Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me, by ADRIAN and FRANCISCO: They all enter the As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse circle which PROSPERO had made, and there Beats, as of flesh and blood; and, since I saw stand charmed; which PROSPERO observing,
| Th' affliction of my mind amends, with which, A solemn air, and the best comforter
| I fear, a madness held me: this must crave To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,
(An if this be at all,) a most strange story. Aow useless, boil'd within thy skull! There Thy dukedom I resign; and do entreat For you are spell-stopp'd.
[stand, | Thou pardon me my wrongs :-But how should Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,
Let me embrace thine age; whose honour canAnd as the morning steals upon the night, Be measur'd, or confin'd.
[not Melting the darkness, so their rising senses
Gon. Whether this be, begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Or be not, I'll not swear. Their clearer reason.-0 my good Gonzalo,
Pro. You do yet taste My true preserver, and a loyal sir
Some subtilties o' the isle, that will not let you to him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces
Believe things certain :-Welcome, my friends Home, both in word and deed.-Most cruelly
all: Widst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded, Thy brother was a furtherer in the act;
(Aside to SEB, and ANT. Thor'rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian. -Flesh I here could pluck his highness' frown upon and blood,
And justify you traitors; at this time [you, You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, I'll tell no tales. Lapellid rcmorse* and nature;, who, with Se- Seb. The devil speaks in him. [Aside. bastian,
Pro. No:(Whose inward pinches therefore are most For you, most wicked Sir, whom to call brother strong,),
Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive Thy rankest fault; all of them; and requires * Im thee,
[standing | My dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I know, Unnatural though thou art! Their under Thou must restore. Begins to swell; and the approaching tide
| Alon. If thou beest Prospero, Will shortly fill the reasonable shores,
| Give us particulars of thy preservation : that now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them, | How thou hast met us here, who three hours dal yet looks on me, or would know me:
. since Ariel,
Were wreck'd upon this shore ; where I have Petch me the hat and rapier in my cell;
How sharp the point of this remembrance is !
[Erit ARIEL. My dear son Ferdinand. Pity, or tenderness of heart
Pro. I am woe" for't, Sir.
1 I chose her, when I could not ask my father Alon. Irreparable is the loss; and Patience For his advice; nor thought I had one: she Says, it is past her cure.
Is daughter to this famous duke of Milan, Pro. I rather think,
Of whom so often I have hoard renown, You have not sought her help; of whose soft But never saw before ; of whom I have grace,
Received å second life, and second father
Alor. I am her's :
But 0, how oddly will it sound, that I
Let us not burden our remembrances
Gon. I have inly wept,
Or should have spoken ere this. Look down, 0 heavens! that they were living both in
you gods, Naples,
(I wish And on this couple drop a blessed crown; The king and queen there! that they were, For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way Myself were mudded in that oozy bed
Which brought us hither! Where my son lies. When did you lose your Alon. I say, Amen, Gonzalo! daughter?
Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these
Should become kings of Naples ? 0, rejoice At this encounter do so much admire,
Beyond a common joy; and set it down That they devour their reason; and scarce think With gold on lasting pillars : In one voyage Their eyes do offices of truth, their words Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis; . Are natural breath: but howsoe'er you have | And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife, Been justled from your senses, know for Where he himself was lost ; Prospero his dúke. certain,
In a poor isle; and all of us, ourselves, [dom, That I am Prospero, and that very duke When no man was his own.* Which was thrust forth of Milan; who most Alon. Give me your hands : strangely [landed,
(To Fer. and MIR.
Gon. Be't so! Amen!
Re-enter Ariel, with the Master and BoatThis cell's my court: here have I few attend.
SWAIN amazedly following: ants,
To look, Sir, look, Sir; here are more of us ! And subjects none abroad: pray you, look in. I prophesied, if a gallows were on land, My dukedom since you have given me again, This fellow could not drown :- Now, blasI will requite you with as good a thing;
[sbore ? At least, bring forth a wonder, to content ye, That swear'st grace o'erboard, not an oath on As much as me my dukedom.
Hast thou no mouth by land? What is the
news? The entrance of the cell opens, and discovers Fer
Boats. The best news is, that we have safely DINAND and MIRANDA playing at chess.
found Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false. Our king, and company: the next our ship, Fer. No, my dearest love,
Which, but three glasses since, we gave out I would not for the world.
split,Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you Is tight and yarent and bravely rigged, as when should wrangle, .
We first put out to sea. And I would call it fair play.
Ari. Sír, all this service Alon. If this prove
Have I done since I went.
[Aside. A vision of the island, one dear son
Pro. My tricksyt spirit!
Aside. Shall I twice lose.
Alon. These are not natural events; they Seb. A most high miracle !
strengthen, Fer. Tho' the seas threaten, they are merciful: From strange to stranger :-Say, how came I have curs’d them without cause. [Ferd. keneels to Alon.
Boats. 'If I did think, Sir, I were well awake, Alon. Now all the blessings
I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep,' Of a glad father compass thee about!
And, (how, we know not,) all clapp'd under Arise, and say how thou cam'st here.
[noises Mira. O! wonder!
Where, but even now, with strange and several How many goodly creatures are there here! Of roaring, shrieking, howling, gingling chains, How beauteous mankind is! O brave new And more diversity of sounds, all horrible, That has such people in't!
(world, We were awak'd; straitway, at liberty : Pro. 'Tis new to thee.
Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our master wast at play?
Cap'ring to eye her: On a trice, so please you, Your eld’st acquaintance cannot be three hours: Even in a dream, were we divided from them Is she the goddess that hath sever'd us, And were brought moping hither., And brought us thus together?
Ari, Was't well done?
[ Aside Fer. Sir, she's mortal;
Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou shalt be But, by immortal Providence, she's mine;
you hither 2
* In his senses.