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Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how
To snare the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee
To clust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee
Young scamels from the rock: Wilt thou go
with me?

Cal. I'll shew thee every fertile inch o'the isle; And I will kiss thy foot: I prythee, be my god. Trin. By this light,amost perfidious and drunken monster: when his god sasleep, he'il rob his hottie. Cal. I'll kiss thy foot: I swear myself thy sub- 5 Ste. Come on then: down, and swear. [ject. Trin. Ishall laugh myselfto death at this puppy-moretalking.—Trinculo, the king and all our comheaded monster: A most scurvy monster! I could find in my heart to beat him,→→

Ste. Come, kiss.

Trin. But that the poor monster's in drink: An abominable monster!

Cal. I'll shew thee the best springs; I'll pluck
thee berries;

I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough.
A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!
I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee,
Thou wond'rous man.

Trin. A mast ridiculous monster; to make a wonder of a poor drunkard.

Ste. I pr'ythe now, lead the way, without any

pany being drown'd we will inherit here.Here; bear my bottle! Fellow Trinculo, we'll 10all him by and by again.


Cal. [Sings drunkenly.] Farewell master;
farewell, farewell.

Trin. A howling monster; a drunken monster.
Cal. No more dams I'll make for fish;
Nor fetch in firing

At requiring,

Nor scrape trencher, nor wash dish.
Ban' Ban', Ca-Caliban

Has a new master-Get a new man.

[grow: 20 Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freedom, hey-day, freedom!

Cal. I pr'ythee, let me bring thee where crabs And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts;

Ste. O brave monster! lead the way. [Exeunt.


Before Prospero's cell.
Enter Ferdinand bearing a log.
er.THERE be some sports are painful; but

their labour


Fer. No, precious creature;

36'd had rather crack my sinews, break my back, Than you should such dishonour undergo, While I sit lazy by.


Delight in them sets off: some kinds of baseness
Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters
Point to rich ends. This my mean task
Would be as heavy to me, as odious; but
The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead,
And makes my labours pleasures: O, she is
Ten times more gentle, than her father's crabbed; 40
And he's compos'd of harshness. I must remove
Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up,]
Upon a sore injunction: My sweet mistress
Weeps when she sees me work; and says, such
Had ne'er like executor. I forget: [baseness 45
But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my la-
Most busy-le-s, when I do it.

Enter Miranda, and Prospero at a distance.
M ra. 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 weary'd you: My father
Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself;
He's safe for these three hours.

Fer. O most dear mistress,
The sun will set before I shall discharge
What I must strive to do.

Mira. If you'll sit down,

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Mira. It would become me

As well as it does you: and I should do it
With much more ease; for my good will is to it,
And yours it is against.

Pro. Poor worm! thou art infected;
This visitation shews it.

Mira. You look wearily.

Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning

with me,

When you are by at night. I do beseech you,
Chiefly that I might set it in my prayers)
What is your name?

Mira. Miranda: O my father,
I have broke your hest to say so!
Fer. Admir'd Miranda!

Indeed, the top of admiration; worth
What's dearest to the world! Full many a lady
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
55 Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,
And put it to the fol: but you, O you,
So perfect, and so peerless, are created
Of every creature's best.

Mira. I do not know

I'll bear your logs the while: Pray, give me that :50 One of my sex; no woman's face remember, I'll carry it to the pile.

save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen

1 Mr. Steevens supposes, that, by an error of the press, scamel has been here substituted for scamell, a species of bird mentioned by Willughby. 2 For behest, or command.


More that I may call men, than you, good friend,
And my dear father: how features are abroad,
I am skilless 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
I therein do forget.

Fer. I am, in my condition,

A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king;

(I would, not so!) and would no more endure
Thiswoodenslavery, than I would suffer[speak;~
The flesh-fly blow my mouth:-Hear my soul
The very instant that I saw you, did

My heart fly to your service; there resides,
To make me slave to it; and, for your sake,
Am I this patient log-man.

Mira. Do you love me?


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 5 three of them; if the other two be brain'd 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 10 brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.

Ste. My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me: I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-andthirty leagues, off and on, by this light.-Thou 15 shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. Trin. Your lieutenant, if you fist; he's no standard 2.

Fer. O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this 20
And crown what I profess with kind event,
If I speak true; if hollowly, invert

What best is boded me, to mischief! I,

Beyond all limit of what else i' the world,
Do love, prize, honour you.

Mira. I am a fool,

To weep at what I am glad of.

Pro. Fair encounter

Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace
On that which breeds between them!

Fer. Wherefore weep you?


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 shoe. I'll not serve him, he is not valiant.

Trin. Thou ly'st, most ignorant monster; I am in case to justle a constable: Why, thou debosh'd 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 30 fish, and half a monster?

Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not
What I desire to give; and much less take
What I shall die to want: But this is trifling;
And all the more it seeks to hide itself, [ning! 35
The bigger bulk it snews. Hence, bashful cun-
And prompt me, plain and holy innocence !
I am your wife, if you will marry me;
If not, I'll die your maid: to be your fellow'
You may deny me; but I'll be your servant,
Whether you will or no.

Fer. My mistress, dearest,

And I thus humble ever.
Mira. My husband then?

Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing

As bondage e'er of treedom: here's my hand.
Mira. And mine with my heart in't: and now
Till half an hour hence.


Fer. A thousand, thousand!
Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be,
Who are surpriz'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.


Another part of the island.

Cal. Lo, how he mocks me; wilt thou let him, my lord?

Trin. Lord, quoth he!-that a monster should

be such a natural!

Cal. Lo, lo, again: bite him to death, I pr'ythee.

Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head; if you prove a mutineer, the next treeThe poor monster's my subject, and he shall 40 not suffer indignity.

Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleas'd to hearken once again to the suit I made to thee?

Ste. Marry will I: kneel, and repeat it; I 45 will stand, and so shall Trinculo.




Enter Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo, with a


Ste. Tell not me;-when the butt is out, we will drink water; not a drop before: therefore 60


Enter Ariel invisible.

Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant; a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of the island.

Ari. Thou ly'st.

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From me he got it. If thy greatness will Revenge it on him (for I know, thou darʼst, But this thing dare not

Ste. That's most certain.

[thee. Cal. Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve 5 Ste. How now shall this be compass'd? Canst thou bring me to the party?

Cal. Yea, yea, my lord; I'll yield himtheeasleep,
Where thou may'st knock a nail into his head.
Ari. Thou ly'st, thou canst not. [patch!—|10|
Cal. What a py'd' ninny's this! Thou scurvy
I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows,
And take his bottle from him: when that's gone,
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 inake a stock-fish of thee.

Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing; I'll go 20 further off.

Ste. Did'st thou not say, he ly'd?
Ari. Thou ly'st.

Ste. Do I so? take thou that, [Beats him. As you like this, give me the lie another time. 25 Trin. I did not give thee the lie:---Out o' your wits, and hearing too?--A pox of your bottle! this can sack and drinking do.-Amurrain on your monster, and the devil take your fingers!

Cal. Ha, ha, ha!

Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Pr'ythee

stand further off.

Cal. Beat him enough: after a little time, I'll beat him too.

Ste. Give me thy hand; I am sorry I beat thee: but whilethou liv'st,keep a good tongue in thy head. Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep; Wilt thou destroy him then?

Ste. Ay, on mine honour.

Ari. This will I tell my master. [sure; Cal. Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of pleaLet us be jocund: Will you troul' the catch, You taught me but while-ere?

Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any reason: Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.[Sings. Flout'em,andskout’em; and skout'em and flout 'em; Thought is free.

Cal. That's not the tune. [Ariel plays the tune Ste. What is the same? [onatabor and pipe. Trin. This is the tune of our catch, play'd by the picture of no-body.

Ste. If thou bee'st a man, shew thyself in thy likeness: if thou bee'st 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 affeard '?

Ste. No, monster, not I.

Cat. Be not affeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments[not.
Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices,
That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep,

30 Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
Theclouds, methought, wouldopen, andshewriches
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I wak'd,
cry'd to dream again.

[him 35

Ste. Stand further.--Come, proceed. Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with I' the afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain Having first seized his books; or with a log [him, Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Or cut his wezand with thy knife: Remember, First to possess his books: for without them Ile's but a sot, as I am; nor hath not One spirit to command: They all do hate him, As rootedly as I: Burn but his books; He has brave utensils (for so he calls them) Which, when he has an house, he'll deck withal. And that most deeply to consider, is The beauty of his daughter; he himself Calls her, a non-parei: I never saw a woman, But only Sycorax my dam, and she; But she as far surpasses Sycorax,

As greatest does least.

Ste. Is it so brave a lass?

Cal. Ay, lord, she will become thy bed, I warAnd 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 Triculo and thyself shall be vice-1oys:Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo? Trin. Excellent.




Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I shall have my musick for nothing. Cal. When Prospero is destroy'd.


Ste. That shall be by and by: I remember the Trin. The sound is going away: let's follow it, And after do our work.

Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow.—I wou'd, I could see this taborer: he lays it on.

Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.



Changes to another part of the island. Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Anthonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, Francisco, &c.

Gon. By'r lakin 4, I can go no further, sir; My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, 50 Through forth-rights, and meanders! By your [patience,

I needs must rest me.

Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee, Who am my-elf attach'd with weariness, To the dulling of my spirits: sit down and rest. Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd, Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go. Ant. [Aside to Sebastian.] I am right glad that he's so out of nope.

Alluding to the striped or fool's coat worn by Trinculo, who in the ancient dramatis persona is called a jester, and not a sailor. 2 Means probably to dismiss it trippingly from the tongue. The provincial mode in Staffordshire and the adjoning counties of pronouncing the word * i. e. The diminutive only of our lady, i. e. ladykin.



Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose
That you resolved to effect.
Seb. The next advantage
Will we take thoroughly.

Ant. Let it be to-night;

For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they
Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,
As when they are fresh.

Seb. I say, to night; no more.

Alon. I will stand to, and feed,
Although my last; no matter since I feel
The best is past:-Brother, my lord the duke,
Stand to, and do as we.

5 Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel like a har-
py; claps his wings upon the table, and, with
a quaint device, the banquet vanishes.
Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny,
(That hath to instrument this lower world,
And what is in't) the never-surfeited sea
Hath caused to belch up; and on this island
Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men,
Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad;
Andevenwithsuch likevalourmen hang and drown
Their proper selves. [Alonzo, Sebastian, and the
Yefools! Landmy fellows[rest draw their swords.
Are ministers of fate; the elements

Solemn and strange music; and Prospero on the 10
top, invisible. Enter several strange shapes,
bringing in a banquet; they dance about it with
gentle actions of salutation; and, inviting the
king, &c. to eat, they depart.

Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends,
Gon. Marvellous sweet music! [hark!
Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What
were these?

Seb. A living drollery': Now I will believe,

That there are unicorns; that in Arabia

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Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well
Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs
Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish [nister,
One dowle' that's in my plume; my fellow-mi-
Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt,
Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,
And will not be uplifted: But remember,
23 (For that's my business to you) that you three
From Milan did supplant good Prospero;
Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it,
Him, and his innocent child: for which foul deed
The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have
30 Incens'd the seas and shores, yea all the creatures,
Against your peace: Thee, of thy son, Alonso,
They have bereft: and do pronounce by me,
Ling'ring perdition (worse than any death
Can be at once) shall step by step attend [from
35 You, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you
(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls
Upon your heads) is nothing, but heart's sorrow,
And a clear life ensuing.


They have left their viands behind; for we have 45
Will't please you taste of what is here?
Alon. Not I.

[were boys,

He vanishes in thunder: then to soft music, enter
the shapes again, and dance with mops and
mowes, and carry out the table.

Pro. [Aside] Bravely the figure of this harpyhast
Perform'd, my Ariel; a grace it had devouring;.
Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated,
In what thou hadst to say: so with good life',
And observation strange, my meaner ministers,
Their several kinds have done: my high charms
And these, mine enemies, are all knit up [work,
In their distractions: they now are in my power;
And in these fits I leave them, wli st I visit
Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is
And his and my lov'd darling. [drown'd)
[Exit Prospero from above.
Gon. I'the name of something holy, sir, why
155 In this strange stare?
[stand you

Gon. Faith, sir, you need not fear: When we
Who would believe that there were mountaineers,
Dew-lapped like bulls,whose throats had hanging 50
Wallets of flesh or that therewere such men,[at'em
Whose heads stood in their breasts? which now
we find,

Each putter out on five for one', will bring us
Good warrant of.

This pas

Shows called drolleries, were in Shakspeare's time performed by puppets only. 2 Certainly. 'Admire. Our Author might have had this intelligence from the translation of Pliny, B. V.ch. 8. "The Blemmyi, by report, have no heads, but mouth and eies both in their breast." sage alludes to an ancient forgotten custom, now very obscure, when it was customary for those who engaged in long expeditions, to place out a sum of money on condition of receiving great interest for it at their return home. Bailey, in his dictionary, says, that dowle is a feather, or rather the single particles of the down. 'Blameless, innocent. Το mop and to mowe seem to have the same meaning, fi. e. to make mouths or wry faces. Mocks and mowes in Johnson's last edition. *With honest alacrity, or chearfulness.

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Enter Prospero, Ferdinand, and Miranda.
0. IF I have too austerely punish'd you,
Your compensation makes amends; for
Have given you here a third of mine own life,
Or that for which I live; whom once again
I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations
Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Heaven,
I ratify this niy rich gift: O Ferdinand,
Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,
For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,
And make it halt behind her.

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Enter Ariel.

Ari. What would my potent master? here I am.
Pro.Thou and thy meaner fellows your last ser-
Did worthily perform, and I must use you [vice
20 In such another trick: go, bring the rabble,
O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place:
Incite them to quick motion; for I must
Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple
Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,
And they expect it from me.


Ari. Presently?

Pro. Ay, with a twink.

Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,
And breathe twice; and cry, so, so;

30 Each one tripping on his toe,



Will be here with mop and moe:
Do you love me, master? no.


Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Do not apTill thou dost hear me call.

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Pro. Look thou be true; do not give dalliance
Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw
To the fire i' the blood: be more abstemious,
Or else, good night your vow!

Fer. I warrant you, sir;

The white, cold, virgin-snow upon my heart
Abates the ardour of my liver.

Pro. Well.

Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary,

45 Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly.No tongue; all eyes; be silent. [Soft music.

[der'd, 50

When I shall think, or Phœbus' steeds are foun-
Or night kept chain'd below.

Pro. Fairly spoke:

Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own

What, Ariel; my industrious servant Ariel!


A masque. Enter Iris.
Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas
Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease;
Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,
Andilat meads thatch'd with stover, them tokeep;
Thy banks with pionied and twilled brims,

Which spungy April at thy hest betrims, [groves, Tomakecoldaymphschastecrowns: andthy broom [55]Whose shadow the dismissed batchelor loves,



1 That is, told it me in a rough bass sound. Ecstacy here signifies alienation of mind. sion is here used in its primitive sense of sprinkling. That is, bring more than are sufficient, rather than fail for want of numbers. Corollary means surplus. Stover from Estovers, a law word, signifies an allowance in food or other necessaries of life. It is here used for provision in general for animals. Disappointed lovers are still said to wear the willow, and in these lines broom groves are assigned to that unfortunate tribe for retreat. This may allude to some old custom. We still say that a hu band hangs out the broom when his wife goes from home for a short time; and on such occasions a broom besom has been exhibited as a signal that the house was freed from uxorial restraint, and where the master might be considered as a temporary bachelor. Broom groces may siguity broom bushes.

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