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Mir. And mine, with my heart in 't: and now farewell

Till half an hour hence.

Fer.

A thousand thousand! [Exeunt Fer. and Mir. severally.

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Pros. So glad of this as they I cannot be,

Who are surprised withal; but my rejoicing

At nothing can be more.

I'll to my book;

[Exit.

For yet, ere supper-time, must I perform

Much business appertaining.

Scene II.

Another part of the Island.

Enter Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo.

Ste. Tell not me ;-when the butt is out, we will drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, and board 'em. Servant-monster, drink to

me.

Trin. Servant-monster! the folly of this island! They say there's but five upon this isle: we are three of them; if th' other two be brained like us, the

state totters.

Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee: thy eyes are almost set in thy head.

Trin. Where should they be set else? he were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.

Ste. My man-monster hath drowned his tongue in sack for my part, the sea cannot drown me; I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-andthirty leagues off and on. By this light, thou

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shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my stan-
dard.

Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.
Ste. We'll not run, Monsieur Monster.

Trin. Nor go neither; but you'll lie, like dogs, and

yet say nothing neither.

Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a
good moon-calf.

Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy shoe.
I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.

Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster: I am in

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case to justle a constable. Why, thou deboshed
fish, thou, was there ever man a coward that 30
hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt
thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish
and half a monster?

Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my
lord?

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Trin. Lord,' quoth he! That a monster should be
such a natural!

Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I prithee.
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head: if

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you prove a mutineer, the next tree! The 40 poor monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indignity.

Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleased to hearken once again to the suit I made to thee? Ste. Marry, will I: kneel and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.

Enter Ariel, invisible.

Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant,

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a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me
of the island.

Ari. Thou liest.

Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou:

I would my valiant master would destroy thee!
I do not lie.

Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in 's tale,
by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth.
Trin. Why, I said nothing.

Ste. Mum, then, and no more.

Proceed.

Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle;

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From me he got it. If thy greatness will

Revenge it on him,-for I know thou darest,
But this thing dare not,—

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Ste. That's most certain.

Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee.

Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst thou
bring me to the party?

S Cal. Yea, yea, my lord: I'll yield him thee asleep,
Where thou mayst knock a nail into his head.

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Ari. Thou liest; thou canst not.

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Cal. What a pied ninny's this! Thou scurvy patch!
I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows,
And take his bottle from him: when that's gone,
He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show him
Where the quick freshes are.

Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger: interrupt

the monster one word further, and, by this
hand, I'll turn my mercy out o' doors, and make
a stock-fish of thee.

Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing. I'll go
farther off.

Ste. Didst thou not say he lied?
Ari. Thou liest.

Ste. Do I so? take thou that.

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[Beats him.]

As you like this, give me the lie another time. Trin. I did not give the lie. Out o' your wits, and hearing too? A pox o' your bottle! this can sack and drinking do. A murrain on your monster, and the devil take your fingers!

Cal. Ha, ha, ha!

Ste. Now, forward with your tale.-Prithee, stand farther off.

Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time,

Ste.

I'll beat him too.

Stand farther.-Come, proceed.

Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him

Ste.

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I' th' afternoon to sleep: there thou mayst brain him,
Having first seized his books; or with a log
Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,
Or cut his wezand with thy knife. Remember
First to possess his books; for without them
He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
One spirit to command: they all do hate him
As rootedly as I. Burn but his books.

He has brave utensils,-for so he calls them,—
Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal.
And that most deeply to consider is

The beauty of his daughter; he himself
Calls her a nonpareil: I never saw a woman,
But only Sycorax my dam and she;

But she as far surpasseth Sycorax

As great'st does least.

Is it so brave a lass?

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Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant, IIO

And bring thee forth brave brood.

Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter and I will be king and queen,—save our graces !—and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys. Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo?

Trin. Excellent.

Ste. Give me thy hand: I am sorry I beat thee; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy

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head.

Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep :

Ste.

Wilt thou destroy him then?

Ari. This will I tell my master.

Ay, on mine honour.

Cal. Thou makest me merry; I am full of pleasure:

Let us be jocund: will you troll the catch

You taught me but while-ere ?

Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any reason. Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.

Flout 'em and scout 'em,

And scout 'em and flout 'em ;

Thought is free.

Cal. That's not the tune.

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[Sings.

[Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe.

Ste. What is this same?

Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the

picture of Nobody.

Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy likeness if thou beest a devil, take 't as thou list.

Trin. O, forgive me my sins!

Ste. He that dies pays all debts: I defy thee. Mercy upon us!

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