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Have I made shake; and by the spurs plucked up
[Solemn music. Re-enter ARIEL: after him, Alonzo, with a frantic gesture,
attended by GONZALO; SEBASTIAN and ANTONIO in like manner, attended by ADRIAN and FRANCISCO: They all enter the circle which PROSPERO had made, and there
stand charmed; which PROSPERO observing, speaks. A solemn air, and the best comforter To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains, Now useless, boiled within thy skull! There stand, For you are spell-stopped. Holy Gonzalo, honorable man, Mine eyes, ever sociable to the show of thine, Fall fellowly drops. — The charm dissolves apace ; And as the morning steals upon the night, Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Their clearer reason. -O my good Gonzalo, My true preserver, and a loyal sir To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces Home, both in word and deed. — Most cruelly Didst thou, Alonzo, use me and my daughter: Thy brother was a furtherer in the act; Thou’rt pinched for’t, now, Sebastian.— Flesh and blood, You brother mine, that entertained ambition, Expelled remorse and nature; who with Sebastian (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) Would here have killed your king; I do forgive thee, Unnatural though thou art! – Their understanding Begins to swell; and the approaching tide Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them, That yet looks on me, or would know me:- Ariel, Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell; [Erit ARIEL. I will dis-case me, and myself present,
VOL. I. - 5
As I was sometime Milan: - quickly, spirit;
ARIEL re-enters, singing, and helps to attire PROSPERO.
In a cowslip's bell I lie:
After summer, merrily :
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
Ari. I drink the air before me and return Or e'er your pulse twice beat.
Behold, sir king,
Whe'r thou beest he, or no,
First, noble friend,
Whether this be,
You do yet taste
Believe things certain : – Welcome, my friends all :
[Aside to SEB. and Ant.
The devil speaks in him. [Aside. Pro.
If thou beest Prospero,
I am wo for’t, sir.
I rather think,
You the like loss?
Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these lords At this encounter do so much admire, That they devour their reason; and scarce think Their eyes do offices of truth, their words Are natural breath: but howsoe'er you have Been justled from your senses, know for certain, That I am Prospero, and that very duke Which was thrust forth of Milan; who most strangely Upon this shore, where you were wrecked, was landed, To be the lord on't. No more yet of this;
For 'tis a chronicle of day by day,
The entrance of the Cell opens, and discovers FERDINAND and MIRANDA playing at chess.
Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false.
No, my dearest love,
I would not for the world.
Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should wrangle, And I would call it fair play.
If this prove
A most high miracle!
Fer. Though the seas threaten, they are merciful :
I have cursed them without cause.
[Kneels to ALON. Now all the blessings
Of a glad father compass thee about!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
'Tis new to thee.
Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast at play? Your eld'st acquaintance cannot be three hours: Is she the goddess that hath severed us, And brought us thus together?
Sir, she's mortal;
I am hers:
But O, how oddly will it sound, that I
There, sir, stop:
Let us not burden our remembrances
I have inly wept,
Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you gods, And on this couple drop a blessed crown;
For it is you, that have chalked forth the way
Give me your [To FER. and MIRA. Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart, That doth not wish you joy!
Be't so! Amen!
Re-enter ARIEL, with the Master and Boatswain amazedly following.
O look, sir, look, sir; here are more of us!
Boats. The best news is, that we have safely found Our king, and company: the next our ship,— Which, but three glasses since, we gave out split,Is tight and yare, and bravely rigged, as when We first put out to sea.
Sir, all this service.
My tricksy spirit!
Alon. These are not natural events; they strengthen, From strange to stranger:-Say, how came you hither? Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake, I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep, And (how, we know not) all clapped under hatches,