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To weep at what I am glad of.
Wherefore weep you?
The bigger bulk it shews. Hence, bashful cunning!
And prompt me, plain and holy innocence !
And I thus humble ever.
My mistress, dearest,
My husband then?
Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when 1 bid the thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
Trin. Where should they be set else? he were 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-thirts 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.
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a good moon-calf.
Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy
I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster; I am in case to justle a constable: why, thou deboshed fish thou, was there ever a man a coward, that 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?
Trin. Lord, quoth he! be such a natural!
that a monster should
Eru. Revenge it on him
SCENE II. Another part of the Island. Enter STEPHANO and TRINCULO; CALIBAN following with a bottle.
Ste. That's most certain. Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thec. Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Carst thou bring me to the party?
Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield him thee asleep, Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head. Ari. Thou liest, thou canst not. Cal. What a pied ninny's this?
I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows,
He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not shew
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 of doors, and make a stock-fish of thee.
Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go further off.
Ste. Didst thou not say, he lied?
Ste. Do I so? take thou that. [Strikes 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!
Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the picture of No-body.
Ste. If thou beest a man, shew thysca 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 not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments 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 riches 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 musick for nothing. Cal. When Prospero is destroyed.
Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the story. 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. [Exeunt.
SCENE III. Another part of the Island. 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 patience,
I needs must rest me.
Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
Will we take thoroughly.
The next advantage
I say, to-night: no more. Solemn and strange musick; and PROSPERO above, invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in a banquet; they dance about it with gentle actuons of salutation; and, inviting the King, &c. to eat, they depart.
Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, hark!
Gon. Marvellous sweet musick!
Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What were these?
Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe, That there are unicorns; that, in Arabia
Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him I' the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain
Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log
One spirit to command: They all do hate him,
As greatest does least.
Ste. Is it so brave a lass?
Cal. Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I war
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?
Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee: but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep;
Let us be jocund: Will you troll the catch
Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason,
Cal. That's not the tune.
[ARIEL plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. There is one tree, the phoenix' throne; one phenix Ste. What is this same ?
At this hour reigning there.
I'll believe both;
And what does else want credit, come to me,
Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt,
And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, And will not be uplifted: But, remember,
If in Naples
Thunder and lightning.
Enter ARIEL like a harpy; claps his wings upon the table, and with a quaint device, the banquet vanishes.
Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny
Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well
One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow-ministers
(For that's my business to you,) that you three
(Which here, in this most desolate isle; else falls
He vanishes in thunder: then to soft musick, enter the Shapes again, and dance with mops and mowes, and carry out the table.
Pro. [Aside.] Bravely the figure of this harpy
Perform'd, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring:
In their distractions: they now are in my power;
[Exit PROSPERO from above.
I'll fight their legions o'er.
But one fiend at a time,
I'll be thy second. [Exeunt SEB. and ANT. Gon. All three of them are desperate; their great
Like poison given to work a great time after,
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
Follow, I pray you. [Exeunt
Have given you here a thread of mine own life.
I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations
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, When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are founder'd, Or night kept chain'd below.
Fairly spoke : Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own. — What, Ariel; my industrious servant Ariel!
Now come, my Ariel: bring a corollary,
Ins. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich lease
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy broom groves,
Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves,
Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign grace,
Cer. Hail many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; 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 On the bless'd lovers.
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 boys scandal'd company I have forsworn.
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,
Highest queen of state, Great Juno comes: I know her by her gait.
Jun. How does my bounteous sister? Go with me To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, And honour'd in their issue.
Jun. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
Cer. Earth's increase, and foison plenty,
Scarcity and want shall shun you;
Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and
Spirits, which by mine art I have from their confines called to enact My present fancies.
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.
Sweet now, silence; Juno and Ceres whisper seriously; 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 brooks,
With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless looks,
Enter certain Nymphs.
You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary,
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 passion
That works him strongly.
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 fabrick 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; And, like this insubstantial 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, To still my beating mind.
We wish your peace.
[Exeunt. I thank you:
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to:
We must prepare to meet with Caliban.
Ari. Ay, my commander; when I presented Ceres, I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd, Lest I might anger thee.
I go, I go. [Exit 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 CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and TRINCULO, all wet.
Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole may not
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.
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 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 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.
Cal. Prythee, my king, be quiet: Seest thou here, This is the mouth o' the cell: no noise, and enter. Do that good mischief, which may make this island Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,
For aye thy foot-licker.