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The clouds, methought, would open, and show Such shapes, sueh gesture, and such sound, riches
Of excellent dumb discourse,
Seb. No matter, since
Alon. Not I.
we were boys,
[eers, Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. Who would believe that there were mountain.
(Exeunt. Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hangSCENE III.--- Another part of the island.
ing at them
Wallets of desh? or that there were such men, Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, Gonzalo, Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now ADRIAN, FRANCISCO, and others.
Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us
Alon. I will stand to, and feed,
The best is past :---Brother, my lord the duke,
Stand too, and do as we.
harpy; claps his wings upon the table, and, No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd,
with a quaint device, the banquet vanishes. Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Our frustrate search on land : Well, let him go.
Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope: (That hath to instrument this lower world, [Aside to SEBASTIAN.
And what is in't,) the never-surfeited sea Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
Hath caused to belch up; and on this island
Where man doth not inhabit ; you ’mongst men
Being most unfit to live. I have inade you mad;
(Seeing Alon. SEB. dc. druw their swords. Ant. Let it be to-night;
And even with such like valour, men hang and For, now they are oppress’d with travel, they Their proper selves. You fools! I and my
Are ministers of fate; the elements
Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as
(stabs Solemn and strange music ; and PROSPERO above, Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at inrisible. Enter sereral strange Shapes, bring- Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish ing in a banquet; they dance about it with gentle One dowle* that's in my plume; my fellow. actions of salutation; and, inviting the king,
ministers &c. to eat, they depart.
Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt, Alon. What harmony is this ? my good friends,
Your swords are now too massy for your hark!
strengths, Gon. Marvellous sweet music!
And will not be uplifted : But, remember, Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What (For that's my business to you, that you three were these ?
From Milan did supplant good Prospero,
Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it,
deed At this hour reigning there.
Incens’d the seas and shores, yea all' the creaAnt. I'll believe both; And what does else want credit, come to me,
tures, And I'll be sworn ?tis true: Travellers ne'er Against your peace : Thee, of thy son, Alonso, did lie,
They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, Though fools at home condemn them.
Lingering perdition (worse than any death Gon. If in Naples
Can be at once,) shall step by step attend I should report this now, would they believe You, and your ways; whose wrath to guard you If I should say I saw such islanders, [me?
(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls (For, certes, these are people of the island,) Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, And a cleart life ensuing.
Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sor
[row, note, Their manners are more gentle-kind, than of He ranishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter Our human generation you shall find
the Shapes again, and dance with mops and Many, nay, almost any.
mowes, and curry out the table. Pro. Honest lord,
(present, Pro. (Aside.) Bravely the figure of this harpy Thou hast said well; for some of you there
hast thou Are worse than devils.
(Aside. Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring: Alon. I cannot too much muse,
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Our Lady. + Show. Certainly. g Wonder.
t l'ure, blameless.
In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life, Pro. Fairly spoke :
Ari. What would my potent master ? here I
Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last drown'd,)
service And his and my loved darling.
Did worthily perform; and I must use you (Exit PROSPERO from above. In such another trick: go, bring the rabble, Gon. I'the name of something holy, Sir, why O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this
place: In this strange stare?
Incite them to quick motion; for I must Alon. (), it is monstrous ! monstrous ! Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder, And they expect it from me. That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd
Ari. Presently? The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass.
Pro. Ay, with a twink.
Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,
Each one, tripping on his toe,
Will be here with mop and mowe: I'll fight their legions o'er.
Do you love me, master? no. Ant. I'll be thy second.
Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not
ap[Exeunt SEB. and Ant. Till thou dost hear me call.
(proach, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their
Ari. Well I conceive.
[Exit. great guilt,
Pro. Look, thou be true ; do not give dal.
liance Like poison given to work a great time after,
(straw Now 'gins to bite the spirits : -I do beseech you Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are That are of suppler joints, follow them swittly, To the fire i’ the blood : be more abstemious, And hinder thein from what this ecstacy*
Or else, good night, your vow ! May now provoke them to.
Fer. I warrant you, Sir; Adr. Follow, I pray you.
The white-cold virgin snow upon my heart
Abates the ardour of my liver.
Rather than want a spírit; appear, and pertly.--
No tongue; all eyes; be silent. [ Soft music. Pro. If I have too austerely punish'd you, Your compensation makes amends ; for I
A Masque. Enter Iris. Have given you here a thread of mine own life,
Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich lees 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 Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Hea- And fat meads thatch'd with stover, then a I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand, (ven, Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, Do not smile at me, that I boast her oft, For thou shalt find 'she will outstrip all praise, To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and
Which spungy April at thy hestt betrims, And make it halt behind her.
broom groves, Fer. I do believe it,
Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loven, Against an oracle.
Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt yineyard ; Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acqui- And thy sea-marge, sterile, and rocky-hard, sition
Where thou thyself dost air: The queen o' Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But
sky, If thou dost break her virgin knot before
Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, All sanctimonious ceremonies may
Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereiga With full and holy rite be ministerd,
grace, No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, To make this contract grow; but barren hate, To come and sport, her peacocks fly amain; Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain. That you shall hate it both: therefore, take
Enter CERES. As Hymen's lamps shall light you. (heed, Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that Fer. As I hope
Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter; (ne'er For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers With such love as ’tis now; the murkiest den, Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers : The most opportune place, the strong'st sug- And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown gestion
My boskyt acres, and my unshrubb'd down, Our worser Genius can, shall never melt Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy Mine honour into lust; to take away
[green? The edge of that day's celebration,
Summon'à me hither, to this short-grass'd When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; founder'd,
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless'd lovers.
Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,
the end whereof PROSPERO starts suddenly, and If Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, speaks ; after which, to a strange, hollow, and Do now attend the queen ? since they did plot confused noise, they heavily vanish. The means, that dusky Dis* my daughter got, Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company
Pro. (Aside.} I had forgot that foul conspiracy I have forsworn.
Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates, Iris. Of her society
Against my life; the minute of their plot Be not afraid: I met her deity
Is almost come.--- [To the spirits. ] Well done ;--
avoid ;---no more. Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her
Fer. This is most strange: your father's in son Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to That works him strongly.
some passion have done Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd.
Mira. Never till this day, Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid, Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, Till Hymen's torch be lighted : but in vain; Mar's hot minion is return'd again;
As if you were dismay'd: bé cheerful, Sir:
Our revels now are ended: these our actors, Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Swears he will shoot no more, but play with Are melted into air, into thin air: And be a boy right out.
(sparrows, And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, Cer. Highest queen of state,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait.
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve; Juno. How does my bounteous sister ? Go And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, * with me,
Leave not a rackt behind : We are such stuff To bless this twain, that they may prosperous is rounded with a sleep.---Sir, I am vex'd;
As dreams are made of, and our little life And honour'd in their issue.
Bear with my weakness; my old brain is SONG.
Long continuance, and increasing, If you be pleas’d, retire into my cell,
And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk, .
Fer. Mira. We wish you peace. [Ereunt. Barns, and garners never empty ;
Pro. Come with a thought :---I thank you :---
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's thy
pleasure ? Ceres' blessing so is on you.
We must prepare to meet with Caliban. Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and Ari. Ay, my Commander: when I presented Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold
Ceres, To think these spirits ?
I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd, Pro. Spirits, which by mine art
Lest I might anger thee. I have from their confines call’d to enact
Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these My present fancies.
varlets? Fer. Let me live here ever;
Ari. I told you, Sir, they were red-hot with So rare a wonder'dt father, and a wife,
drinking; Make this place Paradise.
So full of valour, that they smote the air (Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on For breathing in their faces; beat the ground employment.
For kissing of their feet: yet always bending Pro, Sweet now, silence:
Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;
At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd There's something else to do: hush, and be Or else our spell is marr’d.
[inute, Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, Iris. You nymphs, call'd Naiads, of the wan- As they smelt music; so I charm'd their ears, d'ring brooks,
[looks, That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless through Leave your crisp channels, and on this green Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, land
[them Answer your summons; Juno does command: Which enter'd their srail shins : at last I left Come, temperate nymphs, and help to cele- l' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, brate
There dancing up to the chins, that the foul A contract of true love; be not too late. O'er-stunk their feet.
[lake Pro. This was well done, my bird : Enter certain Nymphs.
Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
[Erit. And these fresh nymphs encounter every one Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature in country footing.
Nurtures can never stick ; on whom my pains, Eater certain Reapers, properly habited: they join
* Vanished. with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; tourds + A body of clouds in motion; but it is gencrally sup
posed that the author wrote truck. • Puto. † Abundancc. Able to produce such scndcrs.
Hunanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
And all be turn'd to barnacles, or apes And as, with age, his body uglier grows, With foreheads villainous low.' So his mind cankers: I will plague them all, Ste. Monster, lay-to your fingers; help to Re-enter Ariel loaden with glistering apparel, is, or I'll turn you out of my kingdom: go to,
bear this away, where my hogshead of wine c. Even to roaring :---Come, hang them on this
Trin. And this. line.
Ste. Ay, and this. PROSPERO and Ariel remain invisible. Enter A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and TRINCULO; all wet.
in shape of hounds, and hunt them about ; Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind PROSPERO and ARIEL setting them on. mole may not
Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey! Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell.
Ari. Şilver! there it goes, Silver ! Ște. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is
Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark, a harmless fairy, has done little better than
hark ! played the Jack* with us.
(CAL. STE. and Trin, are driven out. 1'rin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at Go, charge my goblins that they grind their which my nose is in great indignation.
joints Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If With dry convulsions ; shorten up their sinews I should take a displeasure against you ; look With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted you,.-
make them Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.
Than pard,* or cat o' mountain.
Ari. Hark, they roar.
Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this
[hour speak softly,
Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou All's hush'd as midnight yet.
Shalt have the air åt freedom: for a little, Tiin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the Follow, and do me service. [Exeunt.
pool,--Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour
ACT V. in that, monster, but an intinite loss. Trin. That's more to me than my wetting :
SCENE I.-Before the Cell of ProspeRO. yet this is your harmless fairy, monster. Enter Prospero in his magic robes, and ARIEL.
Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be Pro. Now does my project gather to a head: o'er ears for my labour.
My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and Cal. Pr’ythee, my king, be quiet: Seest thou
(enter: Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day? This is the mouth of the cell: no noise, and Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, my Do that good mischief, which may m ke this You said our work should cease. [lord, island
Pro. I did say so, Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, When first I rais’d the tempest. Say, my spirit, For ayet thy foot-licker.
How fares the king and his? Ste. Give me thy hand: I do begin to have Ari. Confin'd together bloody thoughts.
In the same fashion as you gave in charge ; Trin. O king Stephano! () peer! O worthy Just as you left them, Sir; all prisoners Stephano ! look, what a wardrobe here is for in the lime-grove which weather-fendst your thee!
Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash.
They cannot budge, till you release. The king, longs to a frippery:king Stephano !
tracted ; Ste. Put ott' that gown, Trinculo ; by this And the remainder mourning over them, hand, I'll have that gown.
Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly Trin. Thy grace shall have it.
Him you term’d, Sir, The good old lord, Gonzalo; Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do His tears run down his beard, like winter's you mean,
drops To doat ihus on such luggage ? Let's along, From eavest of reeds : your charm so strongly And do the murder first: it he awake,
works them, From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with That if you now beheld them, your affections Make us strange stuff.
(pinches ; Would become tender. Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, Pro. Dost thou think so, spirit? is not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under
Ari. Mine would, Sir, were I human. the line: now, jerkin, you are like to lose your Pro. And mine shall. hair, and prove a bald jerkin.
Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, of their afflictions ? and shall not myself, and't like your grace.
One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a gar- Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou ment for't : wit shall not go unrewarded, while
art? I anı king of this country : Steal by line and Though with their high wrongs I am struck to lerel, is an excellent pass of pate; there's an.
the quick, oiber garment for't. Trin. Munster, come, put some limes upon Do I take part: the rarer action is
Yet, with my nobler reason, gainst my fury
(lent, your fingers, and away with the rest.
In virtue than in vengeance: they being peniCal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our The sole dritt of my purpose doth extend time,
Not a frown further: Go, release thein, Ariel; Jack with a lantern.
+ Ever. A shon for the sale of old clothes. ¢ Bird-lime. * Leopard. + Defends from bad weather. Thatch
My charts I'll break, their senses I'll restore,, I will dis-case me, and myself present,
As I was sometime Milan :-quickly, spirit; Ari, I'll fetch them, Sir.
[Erit. Thou shalt ere long be free. Pro. Yeelves of hills, brooks, standing Iakes, and groves;
ARIEL re-enters, singing, and helps to attire And ye, that on the sands with printless foot
Ar. Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
In a cowslip's bell I lie:
There I couch when owls do cry. Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose On the bat's back I do fly,
pastime Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice
After summer, merrily: To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid
Merrily, merrily, shall I live now,
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. (Weak masters though you be,) I have bedimm'd
(winds, Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel: I shall The noon-tide sun, call'd forth the mutinous
miss thee; And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault But yet thou shalt' have freedom : so, so, so.Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder To the king's ship, invisible as thou art? Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak There shalt thou find the mariners asleep. With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory Under the hatches; the master, and the boat. Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd
Being awake, enforce them to this place; The pine, and cedar: graves, at my command, And presently, I pr’ythee. Have waked their sleepers; oped, and let them Ari. I drink the air before me, and return forth
Or e'er your pulse twice beat. [Erit ARIEL. By my so potent art: But this rough magic Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and I here abjure: and, when I have requir'd
amazement Sone heavenly music, (which even now I do,) Inhabits here : Some heavenly power guide us To work mine end upon their senses, that
Out of this fearful country! This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff, Pro. Behold, Sir king, Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
The wronged duke of Milan, Prospero : And, deeper than did ever plummet sound, For more assurance that a living prince I'll drown my book.
[Solemn music. Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body;
And to thee, and thy company, I bid Re-enter ARIEL: after him, ALONSO, with a A hearty welcome.
frantic gesture, attended by GONZALO"; SEBAS. Alon. 'Whe'r* thou beest he, or no, TIAN and ANTONIO in like manner, attended Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me, by ADRIAN and FRANCISCO: They all enter the As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse circle which PROSPERO had made, and there Beats, as of flesh and blood; and, since I saw stand charmed; which PROSPERO observing,
Th' affliction of my mind amends, with which, A solemn air, and the best comforter
I fear, a madness held me: this must crave To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains, (An if this be at all,) a most strange story. Now useless, boil'd within thy skull! There Thy dukedom I resign; and do entreat For you are spell-stopp'd.
[stand, Thou pardon me my wrongs :-But how should Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,
Prospero Mine eyes, even sociable
to the show of thine, Be living, and be here? Fall fellowly drops.-The charm dissolves Pro. First, noble friend, apace;
Let me embrace thine age; whose honour canAnd as the morning steals upon the night, Be measur’d, or confin'd.
(not Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Gon. Whether this be, Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Or be not, I'll not swear. Their clearer reason.-O my good Gonzalo, Pro. You do yet taste My true preserver, and a loyal sir
Some subtilties o’ the isle, that will not let you To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces Believe things certain :-Welcome, my friends Home, both in word and deed.---Most cruelly Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded, Thy brother was a furtherer in the act;
[Aside to SEB, and ANT. Thou’rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian.-Flesh 1 here could pluck his highness' frown upon and blood,
And justify you traitors; at this time [you, You brother mine, that'entertain'd ambition, I'll tell no tales. Expelld remorse and nature; who, with Se- Seb. The devil speaks in him. [Aside. bastian,
Pro. No:(Whose inward pinches therefore are most For you, most wicked Sir, whom to call brother strong.)
Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive Would here have kill’d your king; I do forgive Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require thee,
(standing My dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I know, Unnatural though thou art! Their under Thou must restore. Begins to swell; and the approaching tide Alón. If thou beest Prospero, Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, Give us particulars of thy preservation : That now lie foul and
muddy. Not one of them, How thou hast met us here, who three hours That yet looks on me, or would know me:
Were wreck'd upon this shore ; where I have Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell; How sharp the point of uris remembrance is!
[Exit Ariel. My dear son Ferdinand. Pity, or tenderness of heart.