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stand you

And a clear' life ensuing.

Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew

The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, He vanishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter That you shall hate it both: therefore, take heed,

the Shapes again, and dance will mops and As Hymen's lamps shall light you. moues, and carry out the table.


As I hope

For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, Pro. (Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den,

hast thou Perform'd, my Ariel ; a grace it had, devouring: Our worser Genius can, shall never melt

The most opportune place, the strongest suggestion Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Mine honour into lust; to take away In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life, The edge of that day's celebration, And observation strange, my meaner ministers

When I shallthink, or Phæbus' steeds are founder'd Their several kinds have done : my high charms Or night ke pt chain'd below. work,


Fairly spoke :
And these, mine enemies, are all knit up

Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own.
In their distractions: they now are in any power ; What, Ariel: my industrious servant Ariel!
sind in these kits I leave them, whilst I visit
Young Ferdinand (whom they suppose is drown'd,)

Enter Ariel.
And his and my lov'd darling.
(Exit Prospero from above.

Ari. What wou'd my potent master ? here I am. Gon. I'the name of something holy, sir, why Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last

service In this strange stare? Alon. o, it is monstrous! monstrous ! In such another trick: go, bring the rabble,

Did worthily perform; and I must use you Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it;

O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place: The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,

Incite them to quick motion; for I must That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd

Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple
The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass,

Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,
Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded; and
I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded,

And they expect it from me.

And with him there lic mudded.


Pro. Ay, with a twink.
But one fiend at a time,

Ari. Betore you can say, Come, and go,
I'll fight their legions o'er.

And breathe twice ; and cry, so, so !

I'll be thy second.
(Ereunt Seb. and Ant. Will be here with

mop and mowe:

Each one, tripping on his toe, Gon, All three of them are desperate; their Do you love me, master ? no.. great guilt,

Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not approach,
Like poison given to work a great time after, Till thou dost hear me call.
Now'gins to bite the spirits : -1 do beseech


Well I conceive. That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,

(Exit. And hinder them from what this ecstacy?

Pro. Look, thou be truc; do not give dalliance May now provoke them to.

Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw Adr.

Follow, I pray you. To the fire i' the blood : be more abstemious,
[Ereunt. Or else, good night, your vow!,

I warrant you, sir ;
The white-cold virgin snow upon my heart

Abates the ardour of my liver.


Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary, SCENE I.-Before Prospero's cell. Enter Pros- Rather than want a spirit ; appear, and pertly.-

pero, Ferdinand, and Miranda. No tongue; all eyes; be silent. (Soft music. Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you,

A Masque. Enter Iris. Your compensation makes annends; for i Have given you here a thread of mine own life, Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas Or that for which I live ; whom once again Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease ; I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations

Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, Were but my trials of thy love, and thou

And Nat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep; Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore Heaven, Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, I ratify this my rich gist.. O Ferdinand,

Which spongy April at thy hests betrims, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, And make it halt behind her,

Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves, Fer.

I do believe it, Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard ;, Against an oracle.

And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Where thou thyself dost air: The queen o' the sky, Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, If thou dost break her virgin knot before Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign All sanctimonious ceremonies may

grace, With full and holy rite be minister'd,

Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall To come and sport; her peacocks fly amain; To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.

(1) Pure, blameless. (2) Alienation of mind. (3) Sprinkling. (4) Surplus. (5) Command.

broom groves,


Enter Ceres.

There's something else to do: hush, and be mute,

Ur else our spell is marr'd.
Cer. Hail, many.colour'd messenger, that ne'er Iris. You nymphs, callid Naiads, of the wand'ring
Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;

Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers With your sedg'l crowns, and ever harmless looks,
Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers : Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land
And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Answer your summons; Juno does command:
My bosky' acres, and my unshrubb'd down, Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate
Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy queen A contract of true love; be not loo late.
Summon'd me hiiher, to this short-grass'd green!
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate;

Enter certain Nymphs.
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless'd lovers.

You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary,

Tell me, heavenly bow, Come hither from the surrow, and be merry;
If lenus, or her son, as thou dost know, Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on,
Do now altend the queen ? since they did plot And these fresh nymphs encounter every one
The means, that dusky Dis? my daughter got, In country looting.
Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company
I have forsworn.

Enter cerlain Reapers, properly habited; they join
Of her society

with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards Be not afraid : I met her deity

the enl whereof Prospero starts suddenly, and Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son speaks; afler which, to a ange, hollow, and Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have confused noise, they heavily vanish.

Some wanlon charm upon this man and maid,

Pro. (Aside.) I had forgot that foul conspiracy
Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid or the beast Caliban, and his confederates,
Till Hymen's torch be lighted : but in vain; Against my life; the minute of their plot
Mars' hot minion is return'd again;

Is almost come. (To the Spirits.] Well done ;-
Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,

avoid ;-no mure. Swears he will shoot no more, but play with spar

Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some rows,

passion And be a boy right out.

That works him strongly.
Highest queen of state,


Never till this day, Great Juno comes ; I know her by her gait.

Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.

Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort,
Enter Juno.

As if you were disinay'd: be chceful, sir:

Our revels now are ended; these our actors,
Juno. How does my bounteous sister ? Go with As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

Are melted into air, into thin air:
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
And honour'd in their issue.

The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,

The soleinn temples, the great globe itsell,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,

And, like this insubstantial pageant fided,
Long continuance, and increasing,

Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff
Hourly joys be still upon you !

As dreams are made of, and our little life
Juno sings her blessings on you.

Is rounded with a sleep.-Sir, I am vex'd;

Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled.
Cer. Earth's increase, and foizon' plenty; Be not disturb’d with my infirmity:

Barns, and garners never emply; If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
Vines, with clust'ring bunches growing; And there repose; a turn or trio I'll walk,
Plants, with goodly burden boroing; To still my beating mind.
Spring come to you, al lhe farthest, Fer. Mira,

We wish your peace.
In the very end of harrest;

Scarcily, and want, shall shun you ; Pro. Come with a thought:-1 thank you :-
Ceres' blessing so is on you.

Ariel, come.
Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and

Enter Ariel.
Hurmonious charmingly: May I be bold
To think these spirits?

Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's thy
Spirits, which by mine art

pleasure ? ! have from their confines call'd to enact


My present sancies.
Let me live here ever;

We must prepare to meet with Caliban.

Ari. Av, my commander: when I presented So rare a wonder'd' father, and a wise,

Ceres, Make this place Paradise.

I thou tht to have told thee of it; but I fear'd [Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on Lest I might ancer thee. employment.

Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these

varlets? Pro.

Sweet now, silence; Ari. I told you, sir, they were rec-hot with Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;

drinking? (1) Woody. (2) Pluto. (3) Abundance. (6) A body of clouds in motion ; but it is most (4) Able to produce such wonders. (5) Vanished. probable that the auihor wrote truck.


may not

So full of valour, that they smote the air |To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along,
For breathing in their faces; beat the ground And do the murder first; if he awake,
For kissing of their feet: yet always bending From toc to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches;
Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, Make us strange stuff.
At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, is not

this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line : Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and As they smelt music; so I charm’d their ears, prove a bald jerkin. That, call-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, an't Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and like your grace. thorns,

Sté. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment Which entered their frail shins: at last I left them for't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king l' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, of this country: Steal by line and level, is an excel. There dancing up to the chíns, that the foul lake lent pass of pate; there's another garment for't. O'er-stunk their feet.

Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your Pro.

This was well done, my bird : fingers, and away with the rest. Thy shape invisible retain thou still:

Cal.'I will have none on't: we shall lose our time, The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither,

And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes For stale, i to catch these thieves.

With foreheads villanous low. Ari.

I go, I go. (Erit. Ste. Monster, lay to your fingers ; help to bear Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, turn you out of my kingdom; go to, carry this. Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;

Trin. And this. And as, with age, his body uglier grows,

Sle. Aye, and this. So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,

A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, Re-enter Ariel loaden with glistering apparel, foc. in shape of hounds, and hunt them aboul ; ProsEven to roaring: Come, hang them on this line.

pero and Ariel setting them on. Prospero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter Cali- Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey! ban, Stephano, and Trinculo; all wet.

Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silver ! Cal. Pray, you, tread softly, that the blind mole

Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark,

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

[Cal. Ste. and Trin. are driven out. Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints harmless fairy, has done litile better than played the With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews Jack) with us.

With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss ; at

them, which my nose is in great indignation.

Than pard,' or cat o' mountain. Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster ? If I


Hark, they ronr. should take a displeasure against you; look you,

Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: at this hour Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.

Lie at my mercy all mine enemies;
Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still : Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou
Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to

Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little,
Shall hood-wink this mischance: therefore, speak Follow, and do me service.

(Exeunt softly, 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

ACT V. that, monster, but an infinite loss.

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet SCENE I.-Before the cell of Prospero. Enter this is your harmless fairy, monster.

Prospero in his magic robes, and Ariel. Ste. "I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er ,ears for my labour.

Pro. Now does my project gather to a head : Cal. Prýthee, my king, be quiet : Seest thou hrere, My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and tirre This is the mouth o'the cell: no noise, and enter? Goes upright with his carriage.-How's the day? Do that good mischief, which may make this island

Fri. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,

You said our work should cease.

Pro. For aye* thy foot-licker.

Ste. Give me thy hand : I do begin to have bloody When first I rais?d the tempest. Say, my spirit, thoughts.

How fares the king and his ? Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! Oworthy


Confind together Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee? In the same fashion as you gave in charge ;

Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners

Trin. O, ho, monster ; we know what belongs to In the lime grove which weather-sends your cell; a frippery:5_0 king Stephano!

They ca mot budge, till you release. The king, Sle. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; Ml have that gown.

Ard the remainder mourning over them,
Thy grace shall have it.

Brim-fuil of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly
Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you Hin you term’d, sir, The good old lord Gonzalo;

His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops mean, (!) Bait. (2) Education. (3) Jack with a lantern. (6) Bird-lime.

(7) Leopard. A) Ever. (5) A shop for sale of old clothes,

(8) Defends from bad weather.

I did say so,

From eaves of reeds:' your charm so strongly works Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: them,

Thy brother was a furtherer in the act; That if you now beheld them, your affections Thou’ıt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian. --Flesh and Would become tender.

blood, Pro.

Dost thou think so, spirit? You brother inine, that entertain'd ambition, Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human.

Espell’d remorse? and nature; who, with Sebastian, Pro.

And mine shall. (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) Hast thou, which art but air, a touch of feeling Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee, Of their atflictions; and shall not myself, Unnatural though thou art !-Their understanding One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Bezins to swell: and the approaching tide Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the That now lie soul and muddy. Not one of them, quick,

That yet looks on me, or would know me:- -Ariel, Yet with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell; DJI take part: the rarer action is

[Erit Ariel. In firt je than in vengeance: they being penitent, I will dis-case me, and myself present, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend As I was sometime Milan:-quickly, spirit; Not a frown further: Go, release them, Ariel ; Thou shalt ere long be free. My charms I'll break their senses I'll restore, Aod they shall be themselves.

Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps to attire ri. I'll fetch them, sir.

Prospero. (Eril.

Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I; Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, In a cowslip's bell I lie : and groves;

There I couch when ovls do cry. And ye, that on the sands with printless foot

On the bat's back I do sly, Dichise the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him,

After summer, merrily : When he comes back; you demy-puppets, that Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, By mson-shine do the green-sour ringlets make, Under the blossomn that hangs on the bough. Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime

Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel; I shall miss Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice

thee; To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid

But yet thou shalt have freedom: so, so, so (Weak masters though ye be, ) I have be-dimmid To the king's ship, invisible as thou art : Toe noon-tide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds, There shalt thou find the mariners asleep And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vaut Under the hatches; the master, and the boatswain, S roarin, war: to the dread rattling thunder Being awake, enforce them to this place; Hire I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak And presently, I pr’ythee. With his ovn bult: the strong-bas'd promontory

Ari. I drink the air before me, and return Hve made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd úp Or e'er your pulse twice beat. [Erit Aricl. The pine and cedar: graves, at my command,

Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazeHive wak'd their sleepers; op'd, and let them

ment forth

Inhabits here: Some heavenly power guide us By my so potent art : But this rough magic

Out of this fearful country! Thore abjire: and, when I have requir'd


Behold, sir king, Some he ivenly music (which even now I do,)

The wrong'd duke of Milan, Prospero; Ti Fork mine end upon their senses, that

For more assurance that a living prince T:is airy charm is for, I'll break my staff, Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body; Biry it certain fathoms in the earth,

And to thee, and thy company,

I bid
And, deeper than did ever plummet sound, A hearty welcome.
Pu droin my book.
[Solemn music. Alon.

Whe'r; thou beest he, or no,

Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me,
Re-enter Ariel: after him, Alonso, with a frantic As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse

gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and Beats, as of flesh and blood ; and, since I saw thee,
Amonio in like inanner, alten.led by Adrian and The ailliction of my mind amends, with which,
Francisco: They all enter the circle which Pros- I fear, a madness held me: this must crave
pero hil male, and there stand charmed; which (An if this be at all) a most strange story.
Prospero observing, speaks.

Thy dukedom I resign; and do entreat

Thou pardon me my wrongs :-But how should A solemn air, and the best comforter

Prospero To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,

Be living, and be here ? Now useless, boil'd within thy skull! There stand, Pro.

First, noble friend, For you are spell-stopp'd.

Let me embrace thine age; whose honour cannot Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,

Be measur’d, or confin'd.
Mive eves, even sociable to the show of thine, Gon.

Whether this be,
Pul fellowly drops. The charm dissolves apace; Or be not, I'll not swear.
An as the morning steals upon the night,


You do yet taste Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Some subtleties o'the isle, that will not let you B: rin to chase the ignorant sumes that mantle Believe things certain :--Welcome, my friends Their clearer reason.-0) my good Gonzalo,

all : My true preserver, and a loyal sir

But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded, To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces

(Aside to Seb. and Ant Home, both in word and deed.-Most cruelly I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, (1) Thatch. (2) Pity, or tenderness of heart.

(3) Whether.


And justify you traitors; at this time

Arise, and say how thou cam'st here. I'll tell no tales.


0! wonder! Seb.

The devil speaks in him. (Aside. How many goodly creatures are there here ! Pro.

No;- How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother That has such people in't! Would even intect my mouth, I do forgive


'Tis new to thee. Thy rankest fault; ail of them; and require Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast My dukdom of thee, which, perforce, I know,

at play? Thou must resiore.

Your eld’st acquaintance cannot be three hours : llon.

If thou beest Prospero, Is she the goddess that hath sever'd us, Give us particulars of thy preservation ;

And brought us thus together ? How thou hast met us here, who three hours since Fer.

Sir, she's mortal; l'ere wreck'd upon this shore; where I have lost, But, by immortal Providence, she's mine; livw sharp the point of this remembrance is ! I chose her, when I could not ask my father My dear sou Ferdinand.

For his advice; nor thought I had one : she

I am wol for't, sir. Is daughter to this famous duke of Milan,
Alun. Irreparable is the loss; and Patience Of whom so often I have heard renown,
Says, it is past her cure.

But never saw before; of whom I have
I rather think

Receiv'd a second life, and second father
You have not sought her help; of whose soft grace, This lady makes him to me.
For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid,


I am her's :
And rest myself content.

But 0, how oddly will it sound, that I
You the like loss? Must ask


child forgiveness ! Pro. As great to me, as late; and, portable? Pro.

There, sir, stop: To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker Let us not burden our remembrances Than you may call to comfort you; for I

With a heaviness that's gone. Have lost iny daughter.


I have inly wept, Alon. A daughter?

Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you O heavens! that they were living both in Naples,

gods, The king and queen there! that they were, I wish And on this couple drop a blessed crown ; Myself were mudded in that oozy bed

For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way Where my son lies. When did you lose your Which brought us hither! diughter ?


I say, Amen, Gonzalo! Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these lords Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue At this encounter do so much admire,

Should become king of Naples? O, rejoice That they devour their reason; and scarce think Bevond a common joy; and set it down Their eyes do ofices of truth, their words With gold on lasting pillars: In one voyage Are natural breath; but, howsoe'r you have Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis ; Buen justled fruin your senses, know for certain, And Ferdinand, her broiher, found a wife, That I am Prospero, and that very duke

Where he himself was lost; Prospero his dukedom, Which was thrust 'forth of Milan; who most In a poor isle ; and all of us, ourselves, strangely

When no man was his own.3 Upon this shore, where you were wreck'd, was Alon.

Give me your hands : landed,

[To Fer. and Mira. To be the lord on't. No more yet of this; Let grief and sorrow still cmbrace his heart, For 'tis a chronicle of day by day,

Thai doth not wish you joy! Not a relation for a breakfast, nor


Be't so! Amen! Befitting this first inceting. Welcome, sir ; This celi's my court: here have I few'attendants, Re-enter Ariel, with the Master and Boatswain And subjects none abroad: pray you, look in.

amazedly following. My dukeduin since you have given me again, O look, sir, look, sir ; here are more of us ! I will requite you with as good a thing;

I prophesied, if a gallows were on land, At least, bring forth a wonder, to content ye, This fellow could not drown:-Now, blasphemy, As much as me my dukedom.

That swear'st grace o'er board, not an oath on shore?

Hast thou no mouth by land ? What is the news? The entrance of the cell opens, and discovers Ferdi

Boats. The best news is, that we have safely found nand and Miranda playing at chess.

Our king and company : the next, our ship, Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false.

Which, but three glasses since, we gave out split,Fer.

No, my dearest love, Is tight and yare,* and bravely rigg'd as when I would not for the world.

We first put out to sea.
Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should Ari.

Sir, all this service
Have I done since I went.

(.Iside, And I would call it fair play. .


My tricksys spirit!) Alon.

Alon. These are not natural events; they A vision of the island, one dear son

strengthen, Shall I twice lose.

From strange to stranger.-Say, how came you Seb. A most high miracle !

hither? Fer. Though the seas threaten, they are merciful; Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake, I have curs'd'them without carise.

I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep,

[Ferd. kneels to Alon. And (how, we know not) all clapp'd under hatches, Alon.

Now all the blessings Where, but even now, with strange and several Of a glad father compass thee about!

noises (1) Sorry. (2) Bearable. |(3) In his senses. (4) Ready. (6, Clever, adroit,

If this prove

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