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For every trifle are they set upon me.
with him, he's a present for any emperor that ever
Sle. He's in his fit now; and does not talk after
his fit: if I can recover him, and keep him tame, I Enter TRINCULO.
will not take too much for him : he shall pay for Here comes a spirit of his ; and to torment me, him that hath him, and that soundly. For bringing wood in slowly : I'll fall flat ;
Cal. Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt Perchance, he will not mind me.
Anon, I know it by thy trembling ; Trin. Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off Now Prosper works upon thee. any weather at all, and another storm brewing ; I Ste. Come on your ways; open your mouth : hear it sing i' the wind : yond' same black cloud, here is that which will give language to you, cat ; yond' huge one, looks like a foul bumbard that open your mouth : this will shake your shaking, I would shed his liquor. If it should thunder, as it can tell you, and that soundly: you cannot tell did before, I know not where to hide my head : who's your friend : open your chaps again. yond' same cloud cannot chuse but fall by pailfuls. Trin. I should know that voice: It should be
What have we here? a man or a fish? Dead or But he is drowned; and these are devils: 0! de-
How cam'st thou to be the siege of this muon-calf ?
Trin. I took him to be killed with a thunder-
stroke: But art thou not drowned, Stephano? I
hope now, thou art not drowned. Is the storm This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's funeral : | over-blown? I hid me under the dead moon-calf's Well, here's my comfort.
[Drinks. gaberdine, for fear of the storm: And art thou The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I,
living, Stephano ? O Stephano, two Neapolitans The gunner, and his mate,
'scap'd! Lov'd Mall, Meg, and Marian, and Margery,
Ste. Pr’ythee, do not turn me about; my sto-
mach is not constant.
Cal. These be fine things, and if they be to:
sprites. She lov'd not the savour of tar nor of pitch,
That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor :
I will kucel to him.
Ste. How did'st thou 'scape? how cam'st thou
hither? swear by this bottle, how thou cam’st hither. This is a scurvy tune too: But here's my comfort. I escaped upon a butt of sack, which the sailors
[Drinks. heaved over-board, by this bottle ! which I made of Cal. Do not torment me: O!
the bark of a tree, with mine own hands, since I Ste. What's the matter? Have we devils here? was cast a-shore. Do you put tricks upon us with savages, and men of Cal. I'll swear, upon that bottle, to be thy Inde? Ha! I have not 'scap'd drowning, to be afeard True subject; for the liquor is not earthly. now of your four legs ; for it hath been said, As Ste. Here; swear then how thou escap'dst. proper a man as ever went on four legs, cannot Trin. Swam a-shore, man, like a duck; I can make him give ground: and it shall be said so swim like a duck, I'll be sworn. again, while Stephano breathes at nostrils.
Ste. Here, kiss the book : Though thou canst Cal. The spirit torments me: 0!
swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose. Ste. This is some monster of the isle, with four Trin. O Stephano, hast any more of this? legs; who hath got, as I take it, an ague: Where Ste. The whole butt, man; my cellar is in a rock the devil should he learn our language? I will give by the sea-side, where my wine is hid. him some relief, if it be but for that: If I can re- moon-calf? how does thine ague ? cover him, and keep him tame, and get to Naples Cal. Ilast thou not dropped from heaven ?
Ste. Out o' the moon, I do assure thee. I was A plague upon the tyrant that I serve! the man in the moon, when time was.
I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee, Cal. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore Thou wond'rous man. thee;
Trin. A most ridiculous monster! to make a My mistress shewed me thee, thy dog, and bush. wonder of a poor drunkard.
Ste. Come, swear to that; kiss the book : I will Cal. I pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs grow furnish it anon with new contents : swear.
And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts; Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how monster :- I afeard of him? a very weak monster: To snare the nimble marmozet, I'll bring thee
- The man i' the moon ?-a most poor credulous To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee monster: Well drawn, monster, in good sooth. Young sea-mells from the rock: Wilt thou
with Cal. I'll shew thee every fertile inch o' the island;
Ste. I pr’ythee now, lead the way, without any And kiss thy foot: I pr’ythee, be my god. more talking. — Trinculo, the king and all our com
T'rin. By this light, a most perfidious and pany else being drown'd, we will inherit here. drunken monster ; when his god's asleep, he'll rob Here; bear my bottle. Fellow Trinculo, we'll fil bis bottle,
him by and by again. Cal. I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy sub- Cal. Farewell, master : farewell, farewell. ject.
Sings drunkenly Ste. Come on then ; down and swear.
Trin. A howling monster ; a drunken monstes Trin. I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy- Cal. No more dams I'U make for fish; headed monster : a most scurvy monster! I could
Nor fetch in firing find in my heart to beat him, –
At requiring, Ste. Come, kiss.
Nor scrape trencher, nor wash dish ; Trir. - but that the poor monster's in drink;
Ban 'Ban, Ca - Caliban, An abominable monster!
Has a new master — Get a new man. Cal. I'll shew thee the best springs; I'll pluck Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freedoni, thee berries.
hey-day, freedom! I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough.
Ste. O brave monster ! lead the way. (Ereunt
SCENE I. - Before Prospero's Cell.
No, precious creature:
I had rather crack my sinews, break my back,
Than you should such dishonour undergo,
While I sit lazy by.. labour
It would become me
Poor worm! thou art infected; The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead,
This visitation shews it. And makes my labours pleasures : 0, she is
You look wearily.
O my father, Had ne'er like éxecutor. I forget :
I have broke your hest to say so! But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours;
Admir'd Miranda Most busy-less, when I do it.
Home Indeed, the top of admiration ; worth
What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady Enter MIRANDA, and PROSPERO at a distance.
I have ey'd with best regard ; and many a time
Alas, now! pray you, The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage
And put it to the foil : But you, O you,
So perfect, and so peerless, are created Fer.
O most dear mistress, Of every creature's best. The sun will set, before I shall discharge
I do not know
One of my sex; no woman's face remember,
nor have i
More that I may call men, than you, gaxl friend,
my lord ?
And my dear father: how features are abroad, Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee ; I am skill-less of'; but, by my modesty,
thy eyes are almost set in thy heau. (The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish
Trin. Where should they be set else ? he were a Any companion in the world but you ;
brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail. Nor can imagination forin a shape, nothing Beside yourself, to like of; But I práttle
Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in A
sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I Something too wildly, and my father's precepts swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty Therein forget.
leagues, off and on, by this light. - Thou shalt be Fer. I am, in my condition,
my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. A prince, Miranda ; I do think, a king;
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no (I would, not so !) and would no more endure standard. This wooden slavery, than I would suffer
Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. The flesh-fly blow my mouth. — Hear my soul Trin. Nor go neither : but you'll lie, like dogs ; speak; –
and yet say nothing neither. The very instant that I saw you, did
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou My heart fly to your service; there resides,
beest a good moon-calf. To make me slave to it; and for your sake,
Cal. How does thy honour ? Let me lick thy Am I this patient log-man.
shoe : Mira.
Do you love me? I'll not serve him, he is not valiant. Fer O heaven, 0 earth, bear witness to this Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am sound,
in case to justle a constable : why, thiou deboshed And crown what I profess with kind event,
fish thou, was there ever a man a coward, that hath If I speak true ; if hollowly, invert
drunk so much sack as I to-day ? Wilt thou tell What best is boded me, to mischief ! I,
a monstrous lie, being but half a fish, and half a Beyond all limit of what else i' the world,
monster ? Do love, prize, honour you.
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, Mira.
I am a fool, To weep at what I am glad of.
Trin. Lord, quoth he! that a monster should Pro.
Fair encounter be such a natural ! Of two most rare affections ! Heavens rain grace Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I pr’ythee. On that which breeds between them !
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; Fer.
Wherefore weep you ? | if you prove a mutineer, the next tree — Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indigWhat I desire to give; and much less take,
nity. What I shall die to want : But this is trifling; Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be And all the more it seeks to hide itself,
pleased The bigger bulk it shews. Hence, bashful cun- To hearken once again the suit I made thee? ning!
Ste. Marry will I. kneel and repeat it; I will And prompt me, plain and holy innocence !
stand, and so shall Trinculo. I am your wife, if you will marry me ;
Enter ARIEL, invisible.
Cal. As I told thee
Before, I am subject to a tyrant ; Fer.
My mistress, dearest, A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath
Cheated me of this island.
Thou liest. Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing
Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou ; As bondage e'er of freedom : here's my hand. I would, my valiant master would destroy thee: dira. And mine, with my heart in't : And now
I do not lie. farewell,
S'e. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in Till half an hour hence.
his tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your Fer.
A thousand ! thousand ! teeth.
(Ereunt Fer. and Mir. Trin. Why, I said nothing. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,
Ste. Mum then, and no more. — (To Caliban.) Who are surpriz'd with all ; but my rejoicing
Proceed. At nothing can be more. I'll to my book;
Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ; For yet ere supper time, must I perform
From me he got it. If thy greatness will Much business appertaining.
| Eru. Revenge it on him — for, I know, thou dar’st ;
But this thing dare not. SCENE II. – Another part of the Island.
Ste. That's most certain.
Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thec. Enter Stephano and Trinculo; Caliban follow
Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Carist ing with a bottle.
thou bring me to the party? Ste. Tell not me; — when the butt is out, we Cal. Yea, yea, my lord ; I'll yield him thee asleep, will drink water; not a drop before : therefore bear Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. up, and board 'em : Servant-monster, drink to me. Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not.
Trin. Servant-inonster ? the folly of this island ! Cal. What a pied ninny's this? They say, there's but five upon this isle: we are
patch! three of them; if the other two be brained like us, I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, che stave wtters.
And take his bottle from himn : when that's gone,
He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not shew Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by him
the picture of No-body. Where the quick freshes are.
Ste. If thou beest à man, shew thysło in thy Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger: in- likeness : if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list. terrupt the monster one word further, and, by this Trin. O, forgive me my sins ! hand, I'll turn my mercy out of doors, and make a Ste. He that dies, pays all debts : I defy thee :stock-fish of thee.
Mercy upon us ! Trin. Why, what did I ? I did nothing; I'll go Cal. Art thou afeard ? further off.
Ste. No, monster, not I. Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied ?
Cal. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, Ari. Thou liest.
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not. Ste. Do I so ? take thou that. (Strikes him.] As Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Fou like this, give me the lie another time.
Will hum about mine cars; and sometime voices, Trin. I did not give the lie: - Out o'your wits, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, and hearing too? A pox o' your bottle ! this Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, can sack, and drinking do. - A murrain on your
The clouds, methought, would open and shew riches monster, and the devil take your fingers !
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak’d, Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
I cry'd to dream again. Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr’ythee stand Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where further off.
I shall have my musick for nothing. Cal. Beat him enonghi : afier a little time,
Cal. When Prospero is destroyed. I'll beat him too.
Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the story. Ste. Stand further Come, proceed.
Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him and after, do our work. l' the afternoon to sleep : there thou may’st brain Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow. - I would, I him,
could see this taborer : he lays it on. Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log
Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. (Exeunt. Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Or cut his wezand with thy knife : Remember,
SCENE III. Another part of the Island. First to possess his books; for without them He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
Enter Alonso, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, Gonzalo, One spirit to command: They all do hate him,
ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and others. As rootedly as I: Burn but his books;
Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, sir ; He has brave utensils, (for so he calls them,) My old bones ache : here's a maze trod, indeed, Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal. Through forth-rights and meanders ! by your paAnd that most deeply to consider, is
tience, The beauty of his daughter; he himself
I needs must rest me. Calls her a non-pareil : I ne'er saw woman,
Old lord, I cannot blame thee, But only Sycorax my dam, and she;
Who am myself attach'd with weariness, But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
To the dulling of my spirits : sit down, and rest. As greatest does least.
Even here I will put off' my hope, and keep it Ste. Is it so brave a lass?
No longer for my flatterer : he is drown'd, Cal. Ay, lord ; she will become thy bed, I war- Whom thus we stray to find ; and the sea mocks rant,
Our frustrate search on land : Well, let him go. And bring thee forth brave brood.
Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. Ste. Monster, I will kill this man : his daughter
[ Aside to SEBASTIAN. and I will be king and queen ; (save our graces !)
Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys : - Dost That you resolv'd to effect. thou like the plot, Trinculo ?
The next advantage
Will we take thoroughly.
Let it be to-night; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they head.
Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
I say, to-night: no more.
Ay, on mine honour.
Solemn and strange musick ; and Prospero above, in
visible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of plea
a banquet; they dance about it with gentle actins
of salutation ; and, inviting the King, fc. to eat, Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch You taught me but while-ere?
they depart. Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, Alon. What harmony is this? good friends, any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. (Sings.
Gon. Marvellous sweet musick !
Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! Wint flout 'em;
were these? Thought is free.
Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe, Cal. That's not the tune.
That there are unicorns; that, in Arabia (ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. There is one tree, the phenix' tronc ; one phenix Ste. What is this same ?
At this hour reigning there.
I'll believe both; Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt,
(For that's my business to you,) that you three Gon.
If in Naples From Milan did supplant good Prospero ;
Him, and his innocent child : for which foul deed
They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, ivany, nay, almost any.
Ling'ring perdition (worse than any death
Can be at once,) shall step by step attend
I cannot too much muse, (Which here, in this most desolate isle; else falls
Praise in departing.
He vanishes in thunder : then to soft musick, enter
the Shapes again, and dance with mops and mowes,
(Aside. Fran. They vanish'd strangely.
and carry out the table. Seb.
No matter, since Pro. ( Aside.) Bravely the figure of this harpy They have left their viands behind; for we have
last thou stomachs.
Perform’d, my Ariel ; a grace it had, devouring: Will't please you taste of what is here?
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Alon.
Not I. In what thou hadst to say : so, with good life, Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: Whien we And observation strange, my meaner ministers were boys,
Their several kinds have done: my high charms work,
And in these fits | leave them, whilst I visit
[Erit Prospero from above.
In this strange stare ?
0, it is monstrous! monstrousi The best is past : — Brother, my lord the duke, Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; Stand to, and do as we.
The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,
That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL like a harpy; The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass.
claps his wings upon the table, and with a quaint Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and device, the banquet vanishes.
I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny And with him there lie mudded,
[Erit. (That hath to instrument this lower world,
But one fiend at a time, And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea
I'll fight their legions o'er. Hath caused to belch up; and on this island
I'll be thy second. Where man doth not inhabit ; you 'mongst men
[Exeunt SEB. and ANT. Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; Gon. All three of them are desperate ; their gresi [Seeing Alon. Seb. &c. draw their swords.
That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,
Follow, I pray you. One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers
SCENE I. — Before Prospero's Cell. Enter PROSPERO, FERDINAND, and MIRANDA. Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you, Your compensation makes amends; for I
Have given you here a thread of mine own life.