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Being lass-lorn.! thy pole-clipt vineyards | I have from their confines call'd to enact
And thy lea-marge, fteril, and rocky-hard, My present tancies.
Where thou thyself do'it air: The queen o’the sky, Fer. Let me live here cvers
Whore watery arch, and merlenger, am I, So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,
Bids thee leave these, and with her sovereign grace, Make this place paradise.
Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,

Pro. Sweet now, silence:
To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain; Juno, and Ceres, whisper seriouslys
Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.

There's something else to do: huth, and be mute,
Enter Ceres.

Or elfe our spell is marr'd. Cer. Hail, many-colour'd mellenger, that ne'er [Juxo and Cei es abijper, and send Iris on employment.] Dott disobey the wife of Jupiter ;

Iris. You nymphs, call's Naiads, of the wand'ring Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers

brooks, Diffuseft honey-drops, refreshing showers ; With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless looks, And with each end of thy blue bow dott crown Leave your crisp 4 channels, and on this green land My 2 bosky acres, and my unshrubh'd down, Answer your summons; Juno does command: Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy queen Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate Summond me hither, to this short-grass'd green? A contract of true loves be not ioo late.

Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate; And some donation freely to eftate.

En:cr certain nymphs.

You sun-bum'd ficklemen, August weary, On the bless'd lovers.

Come hither from the furrow, and be merrys Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,

Make holy-day: your rye-Itraw hats put on, If Venus, or her son, as thou do'st know,

And these freih nymphs encounter every one Do now attend the queen? Since they did plot

In country footing. The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got, Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company Enter certain reaperi, properly habited; they join I have forsworn.

with the nymphs in a graceful dance; towards the Iris. Of her society

end whereof Prospero fiarts fadderly, and speaks ; Be not afraid: I met her deity

after which, to a \trange, hollow, and confused. Cutting the clouds towards Paphos, and her son noise, they vanish beavily. Dove-drawn with her; here thought they to have done

Pro. [-Afide.] I had forgot that foul conspiracy Some wanton charm upon this man and maid, Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates, Whuje vows are, that no hed-rite thall be paid Against my life, the minute of their ploc Till Hymen's torch be lighted; but in vain; Is almost come.--[To the Spirits] Well done ;Mars's hot minion is return'd again;

avoid ; no more,

[paifiоn Her warpith-headai fon has broke his atrows, Fer. This is strange: your father's in some Swears he will shoot no more, but play with That works him strongly, sparrows,

Mira, Never till this day And be a boy right out.!

Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper'd. Cer. High queen of itate,

Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd fort, Great Juno comes, I know her by her gait. As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, fır: Enter Yuno.

Our revels now are ended: these our actors,
Jur. How does my bounceous sister? Gowith me, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be, Are melted into air, into thin air:
And honour'd in their itsue..

And, like the baseless fabrick of this vision,
Jun. Honour, riches, marriage-blesling,

The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces,
Loug continuance, and increasing,

The folemn temples, the great globe itself,
Hourly joys be fill upon you!

Yea, all, which it inherit, shall diffolve;
Juni ling's ber bleijingi ok you.

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Cer. Eurib's increase, and forson plenty 33

Leave not a rack 5 behind: We are such Ituff
Barni, and garners, never empty;

As dreams are made on, and our little life
Vines, with eluft ring bunches growing ;

Is rounded with a lleep.--Sir, I am vex'd;
Plants, with goodly bärden bowing ; Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled:
Spring come io you, at tbe farshey',

Be not disturbid with my infirmity :
In the
very end of barver!

If thou be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
Scarcity, and want, frall fhun you;'

And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk,
Cores' bledling fo is on you.

To still my beating mind.
Fa. This is a molt majestic vision, and

fer. Mira. We with your peace, Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold

[Exeunt Fer. and Mira. To think there spirits? to

Pro. Come with a thought;- I thank thee:Pro. Spirits, which by mine art

Ariel, come

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Prospero comes forward from the cell; enter Arid to Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool, bim.

Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to!: What's thy that, monster, but an infinite loss. pleasure ?

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting Pro. Spirit,

Yot this is your harmless fairy, monster. We must prepare to meet with 2 Caliban. [Ceres, Ste. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er

Ari. Ay, my commander : when, I presented ears for my labour. I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd, Cal. Pr’ythee, my king, be quiet : See'st thou Left I might anger thee.

(varlets ?

here, Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave there This is the mouth o' the cell; no noise, and enter: Ari. I told you, fir, they were red hot with Do that good mischief, which may make this ifland drinking;

Thine own for oper, and I, thy Caliban, So full of valour, that they smote the air For aye thy foot-licker. For breathing in their faces; beat the ground. Ste. Give me thy hand; I do begin to have For killing of their feet; yet always bending

bloody thoughts.

(Stephano! Towards their project; Then I beat my tabor, Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their Look what a wardrobe here is for thee! ears,

Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, Trin. Oh, ho, monster; we know what beAs they smelt musick ; so I charm’d their ears, longs to a frippery :-0, king Stephano!, That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking gors, and I'll have that gown. thorns,

Trin. Thy grace Thall have it. Which enter'd their frail fhins : at last I left them Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! What do you l'the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell,

mean, There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake |To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along, O'er-ftunk their feet.

And do the murder first: if he awake, Pro. This was well done, my bird :

From toe to crown he'll fill our skin with pinches ; Thy shape invisible retain thou still :

Make us strange stuff. The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, Sie. Be you quiet, monster-Mistress line, is For 3 Itale to catch these thieves.

not this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin 7 under the Ari. I go, I go.

[Exit. line: Now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature and prove a bald jerkin. Nurture 4 can never stick; on whom my pains, Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, and't Humanely taken, all, all, loft, quite loft; like your grace, And as, with age, his body uglier grows,

Sie. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment So his mind cankers: I will plague them all, fort: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am Even to roaring :-Come, hang them on this line. king of this country: Steal by line and level, is an

[Prospero remains invisible. excellent pass of pate; there's another garment Enter Ariel loader with glisering apparel, &c. fort. Enter Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo, all wet. Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your Gal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole fingers, and away with the rest.

Cal. I will have none on't ; we hall lose our Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell.

time, Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, yon fay, is a And all be turn'd to barpacles, or to apes harmless fairy, has done little better than play'd With forehcads villainous low, the Jack with us.

Ste. Monster, lay to your fingers; help to bear Trir. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss ; at this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll which my nose is in great indignation.

turn you out of my kingdom ; go to, cairy this. Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If 1 Trin. And this. should like a displeasure against you ; look you Ste. Av, and this. Trin. Thou wert but a lot moniter.

A noise of bunters beard Enter divers spirits in Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour ftill :: shape of hounds, hunting them about ;, Propers and Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to (softly ; Ariel friting them on. Shall hood-wink this mitchance: therefore, speak Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey! All's huh'd as midnight yet.

Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silver,

may not


? To cleave io is to unite with elafely. 2. To meer ruith is to counterall; toʻplay ftratagem againn frá

3 Stale is a word in foreling, and is used to mean a vuit or decoy' to catch birds. 4 Éducation. That is, has led us about like an ignis fatuus, by which travellers are decoyed into the mire.

A frippery was a shop where old cloaths were fold. ? Shakespeare seems to design an equivoque beiween the equinoxial and the girdle of a woman.' 8 Skinner lays barn:cle is anfer Scoticus. The barnucle is a kind of hell-filh growing on the bottoms of thips, and which was anciently fupposed, when broken off, to become one of the legecle ; a vulgar eiros, which requires no serieus confulation,

Prs. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there ! hark, Ari. Hark, they roar.
hark !

Pro. Let them be hunted foundly: At this hour
Te Ariel.] Go, charge my goblins that they grind Lie at my mercy all mine enemies:
their joints

Shortly thall all my labours end, and thou
With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews Shall have the air at freedom : for a little,
W th aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make Follow, and do me service.
Than pard, or cat of the mountain. (them,


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Whereof the . ewe not bites; and you, whose Before the cell.

pattime Enter Profpero in bis magick robes, and Ariel. Is to make midnight mushrooms; that rejoice Pro. OW does my project gather to a head: To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid

My charms crack not; my spirits obey, (Weak masters though ye be) I have be-dimm’d and Time

The noon-tide sun, callid forth the mutinous winds, Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day? And 'twixt the green sea and the azur’d vault

Ari. On the sixth hour's at which time, my lord, Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder You faid our work should cease.

Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's ftout oak Pro. I did say so,

With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory When first I rais’d the tempest. Say, my spirit, Have I made thake; and by the spurs pluck'd up How fares the king and his followers ?

The pine and cedar : graves, at my command,
Ari. Confin'd together

Have wak'd their sleepers ; op'd, and let them forth
In the same fashion as you gave in charge ; By my su potent art : But this rough magick
Just as you left them; all prisoners, fır,

I here abjure : and, when I have requir'd
In the lime-grove which weather-fends your cell ; Some heavenly musick, (which even now I do)
They cannot budge, till you release. The king, To work mine end upon their senses, that
His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; (This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,
And the remainder mourning over them, Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
Brim-full of sorrow and dismay; but, chiefly, And, deeper tban did ever plummet found,
Him that you term'd Tbe good old lord, Gonzalo, I'll drown my book.

[Solemn musick. His tears run down his beard, like winter drops Re-enter diel: after him Alonso with a frantick From eaves of reeds : your charm so strongly gefiure, altended by Gonzalo. Sebastian and Anworks 'em,

ibonio in like manner, attended by Adrian and That if you now beheld them, your affections Francisco. They all enter the circle which Profa Would become tender.

pero had made, and there fand charm'd; which Pro. Do'st thou think so, {pirit?

Prospero observing, speaks.
riri. Mine would, fir, were I human. A folemn air, and the best comforter
Pre. And mine thall.

To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,
Höft thou, which art but air, a touch', a feeling Now useless, boild within thy skull! there stand,
Of their aictions and thall not myself, For you are spell-Itoppid.-
One of their kind, that relith all as sharply, Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,
Pation 2 as they, be kinulier mov'd than thou art : Mine eyes, even sosiable to the Thew of thine,
Though with their high wrongs I am ftruck to Fall fellowly drops.—The charm dissolves apace ;
the quick,

And as the morning steals upon the night,
Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Melting the darkness, so their rising senses
Do I take part: the rarer action is

Begin to chace the ignorant fumes that mantle
13 virtue than in vengeance : they being penitent, Their clearer reason.- good Gonzalo,
The fole drift of my purpose doth extend My true preserver, and a loyal fir
Not a frou n further : Go, release them, Ariel ; To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces
My charms I'll break, their senses I'll reftore, Home, both in word and deed.---Most cruelly
And they shall be themselves,

Didit thou, Alonso, ule me and my daughter :
Ari. l'll fetch them, sir.

[Exit. Thy brother was a furtherer in the act ;-
Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, Thou'rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian.Flesh
and groves;

and blood,
And ye, that on the sands with printless foot You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition,
Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him, Expellid remorse, and nature; who, with Se.
When he comes back; you demy-puppets, that

By micon-hme do the green four ringlets make, (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong)
* A toucb is a fenfation. 2 Pifton is frequently used as a verb in Shakspeare.



Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive I here could pluck his highness

' frown upon your thee,

And justify you traitors ; at this time
Unnatural though thou art !—Their understanding I'll tell no tales.
Begins to swell ; and the approaching tide

Seb. The devil speaks in him.

[Afide, Will shortly fill the reasonable shore,

Pro. No ;Thit now lies foul and muddy. Not one of them for you, most wicked or, whom to call brother That yet looks on me, or would know me ; Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive Ariel,

Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell ; My dukedom of thee, which, perforce, I knows I will dis-cafe me, and myself present, Thou myft restore.

[Exit Ariel

Alon. If thou be’rt Prospero,
As I was sometime Milan :- quickly, spirit ; Give us particulars of thy preservation :
Thou shalt e'er long be free.

How thou hast met us here, who three hours since [-Ariel enters finging, and belps to attire bin. Were wreck'd upon this shore; where I have lost, Were the bee fucks, there fuck I;

How sharp the point of this remembrance is ! In a cowlip's bell I lie:

My dear fon Ferdinand. There I couch when owls do cry.

Pro. I am woe for't?, sir.
On the bat's back I do fly,

Alor. Irreparable is the loss; and Patience
After summer, merrily :.

Says, it is past her cure.
Merrily, merrily, shall I live now,

Pro, I rather think, Under the bloljom iha: bangs on the baugh. You have not sought her help; of whose soft grace, Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel : I shall miss For the like loís, I have her sovereign aid,

And rest myself content. Bix yet thou shalt have freedom : So, so, so Alon. You the like loss? To the king's ship, invisible as thou art :

Pro. As great to me, as late 3 ; and, supportable There shalt thou find the mariners alleep To make the dear loss, have I means much wteker Under the hatches; the master, and the boatswain, Than you may call to comfort you; for I Being awake, enforce them to this place ; Have lost my daughter. And presently, I pr’ythee.

Allor. A daughter? Ari. 'I drink the air before me, and return O heavens! that they were living both in Naples, Or e'er your pulse twice beat.

[Exit. The king and queen there! That they were, I with Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amaze- Myself were mudded in that oozy bed,

Where my son lies. When did you lose your daughter? In'habits here : Some heavenly power guide us Pro. In this last tempeft. I perceive, these lords Out of this fearful country!

At this encounter do so much adınire, Pro. Bchold, fir King,

That they devour their reason; and scarce think, The wronged duke of Milan, Prospero : Their eyes do offices of truth, their words For more assurance that a living prince

Are natur3! breath; but, howsoe'er you have Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body; Been juftled from your senses, know for certain, And to thee, and thy company, I bid

That I am Proípero, and that very duke A hearty welcome.

Which was thrust forth of Milan; who moít strangely Aloi. Whe'r thou he'st he, or no,

Upon this shore, where you werowreck'd, was landed Or some inchanted wifle to abuse me,

To be the lord on't. No more yet of this; As late I have been, I not know : thy pulse For 'tis a chronicle of day by day, Beats, as of Herh and blood; and, since I saw thee, Not a relation for a breakfast, nor The affliction of my mind amends, with which, Befitting this first meeting. Welcome, fir; I fear, a madness held me : this must crave This cell's my court; here have I few attendants, (An if this be at all) a most strange story. And subjects none abroad: pray you look in; Thy dukedom I resign ; and do intreat, (Prospero My dukedom since you have given me again, Thou pardon me my wrongs :--But how should I will requite you with as good a thing; Be living, and be here?

At least, bring forth a wonder to content ye, Pro. Firsi, noble friend,

[To Gon. As much as me my dukedum. Let me embrace thine age ; whose honour cannot Tbc entrance of tbe' cell opens, and discovers FerdiBe measur’d, or confin'd.

nand and Miranda playing at chess. Gon. Whether this be,

Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false, Or be not, I'll not swear.

Fer. No, my dearest love, Pre. You do yet talte

I would not for the world.

[wrangle, Some subtilties o’the ife, that will not let you Mira. Yes, for a score of kingdoms, you thould Believe things certain :-Welcome, my friends all: And I would call it fair play. But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded, Alon. If this prove

[ Ajide to Seb. and Ant. A vision of the island, one dear son I To drink the air, is an expression of swiftness of the fame kind as to devour the way, in Heery IV. ? That is, I am sorry for it. "To be woe, is often used by old writers to fignify, to be forrz. 3 Aleaning, My loss is as great as yours, and bas as lately happened to me,





thai I twice lose.

Which but three glasses since, we gave out split, Seb. A most high miracle!

Is tight, and yare, and bravely rigg'd, as when Fer. Tho' the seas threaten, they are merciful; We first put out to sea. I have curs'd them without cause.

Ari. Sir, all this service Alor. Now all the blessings [Ferdinand kneels. Have I done since I went.

[Afde. Of a glad father compass thee about !

Pro. My tricksy2 spirit ! Anse, and say how thou cam'ft here.

Alon. These are not natural events; they strengthen, Mira, O! wonder!

From strange to stranger:--Say, how came you hither? How many goodly creatures are there here !

Boail. If I did think, sir, I were well awake, How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, I'd strive to tell you. We were dead alleep, That has such people in't!

And (how, we know not) all clapp'd under hatches, Pro. 'Tis new to thee.

[play? Where, but even now, with strange and several noises Als. What is this maid, with whom thou wait at Of roaring, shrieking, howling, gingling chains, Your eld'It acquaintance cannot be three hours: And more diversity of sounds, all horrible, Is the the goddefs that hath sever'd us,

We were awak'd; straightway, at liberty: And brought us thus cogether?

Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld Fer. Sir, the's mortal;

Our royal, good, and gallant ship; our master But, by immortal Providence, she's mine: Cap'ring to eye her: On a trice, so please you,

chose her, when I could not ask my father Even in a dream, were we divided from them, For his advice; nor thought I had one: she And were brought moping hither. Is daughter to this famous duke of Milan,

Ari. Was 't well done? Of whom so often I have heard renown,

Pro. Bravely, my diligence. Thou Afde. But never saw before; of whom I have

Thait be free. Receiv'd a second life, and second father

Alon. This is as strange a maze as ere men trod; This lady makes him to me.

And there is in this business inore than nature Alon. I am her's:

Was ever conduct 3 of: some oracle
But, oh, how oddly will it sound, that I Mùft rectify our knowledge.
Must ask my child forgiveness!

Pro. Sir, my liege,
Pre. There, sir, stops

Do not infest your mind with beating 4 on Let us not burden our remembrance with The strangeness of this business; at pick'd leisure, An heaviness that's gone.

Which shall be shortly, single I'll resolve you Gon. I have inly wept,

(Which to you shall scem probable) of every Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you gods, These happen'd accidents: till when, be cheerful, And on this couple drop a blessed crown; And think of each thing well. Come For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way

hither, spirit; Which brought us bither!

Set Caliban and his companions free:

[ Aside. Alm. I say, Amen, Gonzalo!

(To Ariel. Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue Untie the spell. How fares my gracious fir? Should become kings of Naples? O, rejoice There are yet missing of your company Beyond a common joy; and set it down Some few odd lads, that you remember not. With gold on lasting pillars: In one voyage Re-enter Ariel, driving in Caliban, Stephano, and Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis;

Trinculo, in their solen apparel. And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife,

Ste. Every man shift for all the rest, and let no Where he himself was loft ; Prospero his dukedom, man take care for himself; for all is but fortune: In a poor ifle; and all of us, ourselves,

Coragio, bully-monster, Coragio! S When ' no man was his own.

Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my Alon. Give me your hands :

head, here's a goodly sight. Let grief and forrow still embrace his heart, Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed! 'That doth not wish you joy!

How fine my master is ! I am afraid Gon. Be't fo, Amen!

He will chastise me. Rs-enter Ariel, with the Master and Boatswain Seb. Ha, ha; amazıdiy following:

What things are these, my lord Anthonio! O look, fır, look, sir, here are more of us ! Will money buy them? 1 prophefyd, if a gallows were on land,

Ant. Very like; one of them This fellow could not drown:-Now, blasphemy, is a plain fish, and no doubt marketable. Thuat swear'it grace oʻerboard, not an oath on shore? Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords, Halt thou no mouth by land? What is the news? Then say, if they be true:--This misshapen knave-

Boat. The best news is, that we have safely found His mother was a witch; and one so strong 0.u king, and company: the next, our ship, That could controul the inoon, make flows and ebbs,


For when perhaps Mould be read where. 2 That is, my clever, adroit fpirit. 3 Conduct for conductoz. Beating may mean hammering, working in the mind, dwelling long upon. s Coragie is an exclamation of encouragement, 6 That is, honest. A true manis, in th: language of tha: time, opposed to a thief. The sense as, Mark what these men wear, and say if they are ineft,

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