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BOATS. Here, master: what cheer? yarely, or we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir. ASTER. Good, speak to the mariners: fall to [Exit.
A tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning heard.
BOATS. Heigh, my hearts! cheerly, cheerly, my hearts! yare, yare! Take in the topsail! Tend to the master's whistle! [Exeunt Mariners.] Blow, till thou burst thy wind, if room enough!
Enter ALONSO, FERDINAND, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO,
BOATS. I pray now, keep below.
BOATS. Do you not hear him? You mar our labour: keep your cabins: you do assist the storm. GON. Nay, good, be patient.
BOATS. When the sea is. Hence! what care these roarers for the name of king? To cabin: silence! trouble us not.
GON. Good, yet remember whom thou hast aboard. BOATS. None that I more love than myself. You are a counsellor;-if you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more; use your authority: if you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long, and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it so hap.-Cheerily, good hearts!Out of the way, I say. [Exit. GON. I have great comfort from this fellow; methinks he hath no drowning mark upon him; his complexion is perfect gallows. Stand fast, good Fate, to his hanging! make the rope of his destiny our cable, for our own doth little advantage! If he be not born to be hanged, our case is miserable.
SCENE II.-The Island: before the Cell of
Enter PROSPERO and MIRANDA.
MIRA. If by your art, my dearest father, you have
It should the good ship so have swallow'd, and
So safely order'd, that there is no soul--
For thou must now know further.
I do not think thou canst, for then thou wast not Out three years old.
Certainly, sir, I can.
PRO. By what? by any other house or person? Of anything the image, tell me, that Hath kept with thy remembrance.
| But blessedly holp hither.
I pray thee, mark me,-that a brother should
Be so perfidious!-he whom, next thyself,
Sir, most heedfully.
'Tis far off, And rather like a dream than an assurance That my remembrance warrants. Had I not Four or five women once that tended me? PRO. Thou hadst, and more, Miranda.
MIRA. O good sir, I do. PRO.
I pray thee, mark me.
A falsehood, in its contrary as great
As my trust was; which had indeed no limit,
A confidence sans bound. He being thus lorded,
But what my power might else exact,-like one
Made such a sinner of his memory,
To credit his own lie,-he did believe
He was indeed the duke; out o' the substitution,
With all prerogative: hence his ambition growing,
Dost thou hear?
Now the condition.
To think but nobly of my grandmother:
The gates of Milan; and, i' the dead of darkness,
Alack, for pity!
I, not rememb'ring how I cried out then, Will cry it o'er again: it is a hint
That wrings my eyes to 't.
Hear a little further,
That hour destroy us?
Wherefore did they not
Well demanded, wench:
So dear the love my people bore me,--nor set
Bore us some leagues to sea; where they prepar'd
MIRA. Was I then to you?
Which since have steaded much; so, of his gentleness,
Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me,
But ever see that man!
Would I might
PRO. [Aside to ARIEL, above.] Now I arise:Sit still, and hear the last of our sea-sorrow. ! Here in this island we arriv'd; and here
Have I, thy schoolmaster, made thee more profit Than other princess' can, that have more time For vainer hours, and tutors not so careful.
MIRA. Heavens thank you for't! And now, I pray you, sir,
For still 'tis beating in my mind,—your reason
A most auspicious star, whose influence
ARI. All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I
To answer thy best pleasure; be't to fly,
On the curl'd clouds,-to thy strong bidding, task
Hast thou, spirit,
I boarded the king's ship; now on the beak,
O' the dreadful thunder-claps, more momentary
But felt a fever of the mad, and play'd
Safely in harbour
Whom, with a charm join'd to their suffer'd labour,
Bound sadly home for Naples,
Supposing that they saw the king's ship wreck'd,
Ariel, thy charge
Once in a month recount what thou hast been, Which thou forgett'st. This damn'd witch Sycorax, ? For mischiefs manifold, and sorceries terrible To enter human hearing, from Argier,
Thou know'st, was banish'd: for one thing she did They would not take her life. Is not this true? ARI. Ay, sir.
PRO. This blue-ey'd hag was hither brought with
And here was left by the sailors: Thou, my slave,
To act her earthy and abhorr'd commands,
With raven's feather from unwholesome fun,
PRO. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have
Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up: urchins Shall, for that vast of night that they may work, All exercise on thee: thou shalt be pinch'd
As thick as honey comb, each pinch more stinging
Thou most lying slave, Whom stripes may move, not kindness! I have usd thee,
Filth as thou art, with human care; and lodg'd thee
CAL. O ho, O ho!-would it had been done!
Which any print of goodness will not take,
Than bees that made 'em.
Water with berries in 't; and teach me how
FER. Where should this music be? i' the air, or the earth?
It sounds no more:-and sure it waits upon Some god o' the island. Sitting on a bank, Weeping again the king my father's wreck, This music crept by me upon the waters, Allaying both their fury and my passion Which first was mine own king: and here you sty me With its sweet air: thence I have follow'd it,
Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you! For I am all the subjects that you have,
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Hark! now I hear them.-Ding-dong, bell.
FER. The ditty does remember my drown'd father:
This is no mortal business, nor no sound
That the earth owes:-I hear it now above me.
PRO. The fringed curtains of thine eye advance, And say what thou seest yond.
What is 't? a spirit? Lord, how it looks about! Believe me, sir,
It carries a brave form:-but 'tis a spirit.
PRO. No, wench; it eats, and sleeps, and hath
What wert thou, if the king of Naples heard thee?
Alack, for mercy!
And his brave son, being twain.
If now 't were fit to do 't.-At the first sight
MIRA. Why speaks my father so urgently?
Is the third man that e'er I saw; the first
O, if a virgin,
Mine enemy has more power.
My foot my tutor !-Put thy sword up, traitor;
And your affection not gone forth, I'll make Are then most humble; I have no ambition
Soft, sir! one word [Aside.] They are both in either's powers; but this swift business
I must uneasy make, lest too light winning Make the prize light.-One word more; I charge thee
That thou attend me: thou dost here usurp
No, as I am a man.
If the ill spirit have so fair a house,
Follow me.-[To FER. Speak not you for him; he's a traitor.-Come, I'll manacle thy neck and feet together: Sea water shalt thou drink; thy food shall be The fresh-brook muscles, wither'd roots, and
Wherein the acorn cradled. Follow. FER.
How the best?
I will resist such entertainment, till
To whom I am subdued, are but light to me,
Hark, what thou else shalt do me. MIRA.
[To FER. [To ARIEL.
Be of comfort;
My father's of a better nature, sir,
PRO. [To ARIEL.]