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Trin. Servant-monster? the folly of this island! They say, there's five upon this isle: we are three of them; if the 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 and thirty leagues, off and on, by this light. Thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.

Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster. [standard. Trin. Nor go neither: but you'll lie, like dogs; and yet say nothing neither. dous

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

Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am in case to justle a constable: why, thou deboshed fish thou, was there ever man a coward, that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half fish, and half a monster? Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my lord?

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Cal. Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I pr'ythee, Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; if you prove a mutineer; the next tree The poor monster's my subject, and he shall not suffer indignity. Ardaki do[pleas'd Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be To hearken once again the suit I made thee? Ste. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo. liga Enter Ariel, invisible. R Gal. As I told thee (5) Before, I am subject to a tyrant; 5.12 A sorcerer, that by his canning bathe da Cheated me of this island,

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Ari. Thou liest.


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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?authsolek [asleep, Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head.

Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not. [patch!Cal. What a pied ninny's this? Thou scurvy 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 Where the quick freshes are. strict [him

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Ste. Do I so? take thou that. [strikes him.] As you like this, give me the lie another time.

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but while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy | For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance, head. As when they are fresh.

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

Solemn and strange music; and Prospero above,
invisible. Enter several strange shapes, bringing
in a banquet; they dance about it with gentle
actions of salutation; and, inviting the King, &c.
to eat, they depart.
Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends,
Gon. Marvellous sweet music! [were these?
Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What
Seb. A living drollery: now I will believe,
That there are unicorns; that in Arabia
There is one tree, the phoenix throne; one phoenix
At this hour reigning there.

Ant. I'll believe both;

Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep : Wilt thou destroy him then?

Ste. Ay, on mine honour.

Ari. This will I tell my master.


Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of
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. [sings.
Flout'em, and skout'em; and skout'em and flout'em;
Thought is free.

Cal. That's not the tune.

[Ariel plays it on tabor and pipe. Ste. What is this same? Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the picture of No-body.

Ste. If thou beest a man, shew 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!

Cal. Art thou afeard?

Ste. No, monster, not I,

Cal. Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments [not.
Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices,
That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
The clouds, methought, would open, and shew

Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd,
I cry'd to dream again.

Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I shall have my music for nothing.


Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the
Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it,
and after, do our work.

Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.-I would, I could see this taborer: he lays it on.

Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.



Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo,
Adrian, Francisco, and others.

Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, sir;
My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed,
Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa-
I needs must rest me..

Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee,
Who am myself attach'd with weariness,
To the dulling of my spirits: sit down, and rest.
Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it
No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd,
Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks
Our frustrate search on land: well, let him go.
Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope
[to Seb
Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
That you resolv'd to effect.

Seb. The next advantage
Will we take thoroughly.

Ant. Let it be to-night;

And what does else waut credit, come to me,
And I'll be sworn 'tis true: travellers ne'er did lis,
Though fools at home condemn them.

Gon. If in Naples

I should report this now, would they believe me?
If I should say, I saw such islanders
(For, certes, these are people of the island.)
Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note,
Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of
Our human generation you shall find
Many, nay, almost any.

Pro. Honest lord,

Thou hast said well; for some of you there present, [aside. Are worse than devils.

Alon. I cannot too much muse, [pressing Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, ex(Although they want the use of tongue) a kind Of excellent dumb discourse.

Pro. Praise in departing.

[aside. Fran. They vanish'd strangely. Seb. No matter, since [stomachs.They have left their viands behind; for we have Will't please you taste of what is here? Alon. Not I.

[were boys, Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: when we Who would believe that there were mountaineers, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging at them

Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men,
Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now we
Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us [find,
Good warrant of.

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Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well
Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs
Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish
One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-minis- Į
Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt,
Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,
And will not be uplifted. But, remember,
(For that's my business to you,) that you three
From Milan did supplant good Prospero;
Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it,
Him, and his innocent child; for which foul deed
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have
Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures,
Against your peace. Thee of thy son, Alonso,
They have bereft; and do pronounce by me,
Ling'ring perdition (worse than any death
Can be at once) shall step by step attend [from
You and your ways; whose wraths to guard you
(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls
Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow,
And a clear life ensuing.


He vanishes, in thunder: then, to soft music, enter the shapes again, and dance with mops and mowes, and carry out the table. Pro. [aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy hast thou

Perform'd, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring:
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated,
In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life,

Fer. I do believe it,


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 band: all thy vexations Were but my trials of thy love, and thou Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Heaven, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, And make it halt behind her.


Against an oracle.

Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter. But, If thou dost break her virgin knot before All sanctimonious ceremonies may With full and holy rite be minister'd, No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, That you shall hate it both: therefore, take heed, As Hymen's lamps shall light you.

Fer. As I hope

For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,

With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den,
The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion
Our worser genius can, shall never melt
Mine honour into lust: to take away
The edge of that day's celebration,

And observation strange, my meaner ministers
Their several kinds have done: my high charms
And these, mine enemies, are all knit up [work,
In their distractions: they now are in my power;
And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit
Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is
And his and my lov'd darling. [drown'd,)
[exit Pros. from above.
Gon. I'the name of something holy, sir, why
In this strange stare?
[stand you

Alon. O, it is monstrous! monstrous!
Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it;
The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,
That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd
The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass.
Therefore, my son i'the ooze is bedded; aud
I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded,
And with him there lie mudded.
Seb. But one fiend at a time,

I'll fight their legions o'er.
Ant. I'll be thy second. [exeunt Seb. & Ant.
Gon. All three of them are desperate; their
great guilt,

Like poison given to work a great time after,
Now 'gins to bite the spirits: I do beseech you,
That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,
And hinder them from what this ecstacy
May now provoke them to.
Adr. Follow, I pray you.


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Pro. Well.

Now come, my Arial; bring a corollary,
Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly.-
No tongue; all eyes; be silent. [soft music.
A MASQUE. Enter Iris.

Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas,
Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and peas;
Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,
And flat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep;
Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims,
Which spongy April at thy hest betrims,
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;

broom groves,

Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves,
Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard;
And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard,
Where thou thyself dost air: the queen o'the sky,
Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I,
Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign grace,
Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,
To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain;
Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
Enter Ceres.


Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er
Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;aid Jeni
Who with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers
Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers;
And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown
My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down,
Rich scarf to my proud earth; why hath thy queen
Summon'd me hither, to this short-grass'd green?
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate;
And some donation freely to estate
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Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,

If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know,
Do now attend the queen? since they did plot
The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got,
Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company
I have forsworn.

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Iris. Of her society

Be not afraid: I met her deity
Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son
Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have
Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, [done
Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid
Till Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain ;
Mars's hot minion is return'd again';


Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you!
Juno sings her blessings on you.

Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,
Swears he will shoot no more, but play with spar-
And be a boy right out.


Cer. Highest queen of state,

Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait.
Enter Juno.


Juno. How does my bounteous sister? Go with To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, And honour'd in their issue.

Ceres. Earth's increase, and foison plenty,
Barns, and garners never empty;
Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing;
Plants, with goodly burden bowing;
Spring come to you, at the farthest,
In the very end of harvest;
Scarcity, and want, shall shun you;
Cores' blessing so is on you.,

Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and
Harmonious charmingly. May I be bold
To think these spirits?

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My present fancies.

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Fer. Let me live here ever;

So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,
Make this place Paradise. [Juno and Ceres whisper,
and send Iris on employment.
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There's something else to do: hush, and be mute,
Or else our spell is marr'd.
Iris. You nymphs, call'd Naiads, of the wand'ring
With your sedg'd crowns, and ever-barmless looks,
Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land
Answer your summons; Juno does command:
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate
A contract of true love; be not too late.
Enter certain Nymphs.
You sun-burn'd sicklemen of August weary,
Come hither from the furrow, and be merry;
Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on,
And these fresh nymphs encounter every cne
In country footing.
Enter certain Reapers, properly habited; they join
with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards
the end whereof Prospero starts suddenly, and
speaks; after which, to a strange, hollow, and
confused noise, they heavily vanish.
Pro. [aside.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy
Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates,
Against my life; the minute of their plot


Is almost come. [to the Spirits.] Well done;avoid;-no more.

Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some That works him strongly. [passion


Mira. Never till this day,
Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.
Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort,
As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir :
Our revels now are ended; these our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabrio of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;

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And, like this unsubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind: we are such stuff
As dreams are made of, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.-Sir, I am vex'd;
Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled.
Be not disturb'd with my infirmity;
If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk ber
To still my beating mind.

Fer. and Mira. We wish your peace. [excunt.
Pro. Come with a thought:-I thank you :-
Ariel, 'come. Bus

Enter Ariel.
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to: what's thy
Pro. Spirit,
We must prepare to meet with Caliban. [Ceres,
Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presented

I thought to have told thee of it but I fear'd,¡
Lest I might anger thee.

where didst thou these
Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with
So full of valour, that they smote the air [drinking;
For breathing in their faces; beat the groundalik
For kissing of their feet: yet always bending
Towards their project. Then I beat my tabor,
At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their
Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, [ears,
As they smelt music; so I charm'd their ears,
That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through
Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and
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Which enter'd their frail shins: at last I left them To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along, other
I'the filthy mantle pool beyond your cell,
And do the murder first; if he awake,
There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches;
O'erstunk their feet.no,

Make us strange stuff.


Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, is not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line: now, jerkin, you are like to lose your, hair, and prove a bald jerkin.

Trin. Do, do. We steal by line and level, an't like your grace.

Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment for't; wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king of this country. Steal by line and level, is an excellent pass of pate; there's another garment for't.

Pro. This was well done, my birde
Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither,
For stale to catch these thieves.

Ari. I go, I go.


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Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature
Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains,
Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
And as, with age, his body uglier grows,
So his mind cankers. I will plague them all,
Re-enter Ariel, loaden with glistering apparel, &c.
Even to roaring :-come, hang them on this line.
Prospero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter Cali-
ban, Stephano, and Trinculo; all wet.
Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole

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Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell.

Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a harmless fairy, has done little better than played the Jack with us.

Do that good mischief, which may make this island
Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,
For thy foot-licker.

Ste. Give me thy hand: I do begin to have bloody thoughts.

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Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee! Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Trin. O, ho, monster; we know what belongs to a frippery: O king Stephano!

Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, I'll have that gown.

Trin. Thy grace shall have it.


Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you

Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your fingers, and away with the rest. [time, Cal. will have none on't: we shall lose our And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes With foreheads villainous low.

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Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse piss; at which my nose is in great indignation.

Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I should take a displeasure against you; look you, Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster,


Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still:
Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to
Shall hood-wink this mischance; therefore, speak
All's hush'd as midnight yet.
Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool,-
Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour
in that, monster, but an infinite loss.


Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet this is your harmless fairy, monster.

Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er ears for my labour. [here, Cal. Prythee, my king, be quiet. Seest thou This is the mouth o the cell: no noise, and enter; ACT V.


Ste. Monster, lay-to your fingers; help to bear this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'l turn you out of my kingdom; go to, carry this. Trin. And this.

Ste. Ay, and this.

A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits,
in shape of hounds, and hunt them about; Pros
pero and Ariel setting them on.

Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!
Ari. Silver there it goes, Silver! [hark!
Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark,
[Cal. Ste and Trin. are driven out.
Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints
With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews
With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make
Than pard, or cat o'mountain.
Ari. Hark, they roar.



Pro. Let them be hunted soundly. At this
Lie at my mercy all mine enemies;
Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou
Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little,
Follow, and do me service.



When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit,
How fares the king and his?

Ari. Confin'd together

In the same fashion as you gave in charge;
Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners
In the lime grove which weather-fends your cell:
They cannot budge, till you release. The king,
His brother, and yours, abide all three distractor;

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