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Cal. I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck
I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough.
Trin. A most ridiculous monster; to make a wonder of a poor drunkard.
Cal. I pr'ythee, let me bring thee where crabs
And I, with my long nails, will dig thee pig-nuts;
Ste. I pr'ythee now, lead the way, without any more talking-Trinculo, the king and all our company else being drowned, we will inherit here.Here; bear my bottle: Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by again.
Cal. Farewell master; farewell, farewell.
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish;
Has a new master-Get a new man.
Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom: freedom, hey-day, freedom!
Ste. O brave monster! lead the away. [Exeunt.
SCENE I.-Before Prospero's cell. Enter Ferdinand, bearing a log.
Fer. There be some sports are painful; but their labour
Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness
The mistress, which I serve, quickens what's dead,
Had ne'er like executor. I forget:
But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours;
Most busy-less, when I do it.
Enter Miranda; and Prospero at a distance. Mira. Alas, now! pray you, Work not so hard: I would, the lightning had Burnt up those logs, that you are enjoin'd to pile! Pray set it down, and rest you: when this burns, "Twill weep for having wearied you. My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself: He's safe for these three hours.
O most dear mistress, The sun will set, before I shall discharge What I must strive to do.
If you'll sit down,
I'll bear your logs the while: pray give me that; I'll carry it to the pile.
No, precious creature:
Than you should such dishonour undergo,
While I sit lazy by.
Poor worm! thou art infected
You look wearily.
Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning with
When you are by at night. I do beseech you (Chiefly, that I might set it in my prayers,) What is your name?
I have broke your hest! to say so!
Miranda :-O my father,
Fer. Admir'd Miranda! Indeed, the top of admiration; worth What's dearest to the world. Full many a lady I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Brought my too diligent ear: for several virtues Have I lik'd several women; never any With so full soul, but some defect in her Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,2 And put it to the foil: but you, O you, So perfect, and so peerless, are created Of every creature's best.
Mira. I do not know One of my sex; no woman's face remember, Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen More that I may call men, than you, good friend, And my dear father: how features are abroad, I am skill-less of; but by my modesty (The jewel in my dower,) I would not wish Any companion in the world but you; Nor can imagination form a shape, Besides yourself, to like of: but I prattle
Something too wildly, and my father's precepts
Do you love me?
And crown what I profess with kind event,
To weep at what I am glad of.
Fair encounter Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace On that which breeds between them!
Wherefore weep you?
Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer
My mistress, dearest,
And I thus humble ever.
My husband then?
I am a fool,
Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing
As bondage e'er of freedom: here's my hand. Mira. And mine, with my heart in't: And now farewell,
Till half an hour hence.
A thousand thousand! [Exeunt Fer. and Mir. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, Who are surpris'd with all; but my rejoicing At nothing can be more. I'll to my book; For yet, ere supper time, must I perform Much business appertaining.
SCENE II-Another part of the Island. Enter Stephano and Trinculo; Caliban following with a bottle.
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 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: 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 standard.
Ste. We'll not run, monsieur monster.
Trin. Nor go neither: but you'll lie, like dogs; and yet say nothing neither.
Sie. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a good moon-calf.