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For every trifle are they set upon me.

with him, he's a present for any emperor that ever
Sometimes like apes, that moe and chatter at me, trod on neat's-leather.
And after, bite me; then like hedge-hogs, which Cal. Do not torment me, pr’ythee;
Lie tumbling in my barc-foot way, and mount I'll bring my wood home faster.
Their pricks at my foot-fall; sometime am I

Sle. He's in his fit now; and does not talk after
All wound with adders, who, with cloven tongues, the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle: if he have
Do hiss me into madness : - Lo! now! lo! never drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove

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-
alive? A fish: he smells like a fish ; a very ancient fend me! -
and fish-like smell; a kind of, not of the newest, Sle. Four legs, and two voices; a most delicate
Poor-John. A strange fish! Were I in England monster! His forward voice now is to speak well of
now, (as once I was,) and had but this fish painted, his friend; his backward voice is to utter foul
not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of speeches, and to detract. If all the wine in my
silver : there would this monster make a man; any bottle will recover hiin, I will help his ague: Come
strange beast there makes a man: when they will Amen! I will pour soine in thy other mouth.
not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will Trin. Stephano,
lay out ten to see a dead Indian. Legg'd like a Sle. Doth thy other mouth call me ? Mercy !
man! and his fins like arms! Warm, o' my troth! I mercy! This is a devil, and no monster: I will
do now let loose my opinion, hold it no longer; this leave him ; I have no long spoon.
is no fish, but an islander, that hath lately suffered Trin. Stephano ! - if thou beest Stephano, touch
by a thunder-bolt. [Thunder.] Alas! the storm me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo; — be not
is come again : my best way is to creep under his afeard, - thy good friend Trinculo.
gaberdine; there is no other shelter hereabout : Ste. If thou beest Trinculo, come forth ; I'll pull
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. I thee by the lesser legs: if any be Trinculo's legs,
will here shroud, till the dregs of the storm be past. these are they. Thou art very Trinculo, indeed :

How cam'st thou to be the siege of this muon-calf ?
Enter Stephano, singing; a bottle in his hand. Can he vent Trinculos ?
Sre. I shall no more to sea, to sea,

Trin. I took him to be killed with a thunder-
Here shall I die a-shore;

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-
But none of us car'd for kate :

mach is not constant.
For she had a tongue with a tang,

Cal. These be fine things, and if they be to:
Would cry to a sailor, Go, hang :

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.
Yet a tailor might scratch her where-e'er she did itch.
Then to sea, boys, and let her

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 ?

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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

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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

ACT III.

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SCENE I. - Before Prospero's Cell.

Fer.

No, precious creature:

I had rather crack my sinews, break my back,
Enter FERDINAND, bearing a log.

Than you should such dishonour undergo,
Fer. There be some sports are painful; but their

While I sit lazy by.. labour

Mira.

It would become me
Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness As well as it does you : and I should do it
Are nobly undergone ; and most poor matters With much more ease ; for my good will is to it,
Point to rich ends. This my mean task would be And yours against.
As heavy to me, as 'tis odious ; but

Pro.

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

Mira.

You look wearily.
Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed; Fer. No, noble mistress ; 'tis fresh morning with
And he's compos'd of harshness. I must remove

me,
Soine thousands of these logs, and pile them up, When you are by at night. I do beseech you,
| Upon a sore injunction : My sweet mistress (Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,)
Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such What is your name?
baseness

Mira.

Miranda :

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;

Fer.

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
Mira.

Alas, now! pray you, The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage
Work not so hard ; I would the lightning had Brought my too diligent ear : for several virtues
Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile ! Have I lik'd several women; never any
Pray, set it down, and rest you: when this burns, With so full soul, but some defect in her
Twill weep for having wearied you : My father Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow.de
Is hard at study ; pray now, rest yourself;

And put it to the foil : But you, O you,
He's safe for these three hours.

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

Mira.

I do not know
What I must strive to do.

One of my sex; no woman's face remember,
Miro,
If you'll sit down, Save, from my glass, mine own;

nor have i
I'll bear your logs the while: Pray, give me that;
I'll carry it to the pile.

More that I may call men, than you, gaxl friend,

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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.
If not I'll die your maid : to be your fellow
You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,

Cal. As I told thee
Whether you will or no.

Before, I am subject to a tyrant ; Fer.

My mistress, dearest, A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath
And I thus humble ever.

Cheated me of this island.
Mira.
My husband then ?

Ari.

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,

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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,

Alon.

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 ?

Seb.

The next advantage
Trin. Excellent.

Will we take thoroughly.
St. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee: Ant.

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,
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep ; As when they are fresh.
Wilt thou destroy him then?

Seb.

I say, to-night: no more.
Ste.

Ay, on mine honour.
Ari. This will I tell my master.

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.

hark !

Gon. Marvellous sweet musick !
Flout 'em, and skout 'em; and skout 'em, and

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 ?

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I'll believe both; Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt,
And what does else want credit, come to me, Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,
And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, | And will not be uplifted : But, remember,
Though fools at home condemn them.

(For that's my business to you,) that you three Gon.

If in Naples From Milan did supplant good Prospero ;
I should report this now, would they believe me? Expos’d unto the sea, which hath requit it,
If I should say, I saw such islanders,

Him, and his innocent child : for which foul deed
(For, certes, these are people of the island,) The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have
Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, Incens’d the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures,
Th manners are more gentle-kind, than of Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso,
Our human generation you shall find

They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, ivany, nay, almost any.

Ling'ring perdition (worse than any death
Pro.
Honest lord,

Can be at once,) shall step by step attend
Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you
Are worse than devils.

[Aside.

from Alon.

I cannot too much muse, (Which here, in this most desolate isle; else falls
Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, expressing Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow,
(Although they want the use of tongue,) a kind And a clear life ensuing.
Of excellent dumb discourse.
Pro.

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,
Who would believe that there were mountaineers, And these, mine enemies, are all knit up
Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging in their distractions : they now are in my power;
at them

And in these fits | leave them, whilst I visit
Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men, Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drown'd)
Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we And his and my loved darling.
find,

[Erit Prospero from above.
Each putter-out on five for one will bring us Gon. I the name of something holy, sir, why
Good warrant of.
Alon.
I will stand to, and feed,

In this strange stare ?
Although my last : no matter, since I feel,

Alon.

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,

Seb.

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

Ant.

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.

guilt,
And even with such like valour, men hang and drown Like poison given to work a great time after,
Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows Now 'gins to bite the spirits : - I do beseech you
Are ministers of fate; the elements,

That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,
Of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well And hinder them from what this ecstacy
Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs May now provoke them to.
Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish

Adr.

Follow, I pray you. One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers

( Ereuni.

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ACT IV.

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.
Or that for which I live; whom once again
I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations
Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore leaven,

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