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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, 3' Leave not a rack4 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. Fer. Mira.

We wish your peace.

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Pro. Come with a thought :-) thank you:

Ariel, come.

i Enter ARIEL. Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to ; What's thy plea

• sure ? Pro.

Spirit,
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.

Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these varlets ?

Ari. I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; So full of valour, that they smote the air For breathing in their faces; beat the ground For kissing of their feet : yet always bending Towards their project: Then I beat my tabor, At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their ears, Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, As they smelt musick; so I charm'd their ears, That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and thorns, Which enter'd their frail shins: at last I left them I'the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake O'er-stunk their feet. Pro.

This was well done, my bird : Thy shape invisible retain thou still : The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither, For stales to catch these thieves.

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Ari.

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 Ca.

LIBAN, 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 7 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.

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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. Pr’ythee, my king, be quiet : Seest thou here,
This is the mouth of 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.

Ste. Give me thy hand: I do begin to have bloody thoughts.

Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee!

Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash.

Trin. O, ho, monster; we know what belongs to a frippery: 10 king Stephano!

Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, - I'll have that gown.

Trin. Thy grace shall have it.
Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you mean,
To doat thus on sạch luggage? Let's along,
And do the murder first: if he awake,
From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches;
Make us strange stuff.,

Ste. Be you quiet, monster.-Mistress line, is not this my jerkin ? Now is the jerkin under the line : now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and prove a bald jerkin.

Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, and't like your grace. Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment

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fort: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king of this country: Steal by line and level, is an excellent pass of pate; there's another garment for't.

Trin. Monster, come, put some lime? upon your fingers, and away with the rest.

Cal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our time,
And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes
With foreheads villainous low.

Ste. Monster, lay-to your fingers; help to bear this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll turn you out of my kingdom: go to, carry this.

Trin. And this. Ste. Ay, and this.

A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, in

shape of hounds, and hunt them about ; PROSPERO and ARIEL setting them on.

ore driven out.

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Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!
Ari. Silver ! there it goes, Silver !
Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there ! hark, hark!

[CAL. Ste. and Trin. are driven out.
Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints
With dry convulsions ; shorten up their sinews
With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make

them,
Than pard,a or cat o'mountain.
Ari.

Hark, they roar.
Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this hour
Lie at my mercy all mine enemies :
Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou

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