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And more diversity of sounds, all horrible,
Was't well done?
Sir, my liege,
The strangeness of this business: at picked leisure,
TRINCULO, in their stolen apparel.
Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my head, here's a goodly sight.
Cal. O Setebos, these be brave spirits, indeed!
Very like; one of them is a plain fish, and, no doubt, marketable.
Pio. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords, Then say, if they be true :- This misshapen knave, Ilis mother was a witch; and one so strong That could control the moon, make flows and eblis, And deal in her command, without her power:' These three have robbed me; and this demi-devil (For he's a bastard one) had plotted with them To take my life: two of these fellows you Must know, and own; this thing of darkness I Acknowledge mine. Cal.
I shall be pinched to death. Alon. Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler ? Seb. He is drunk now :. Where had he wine? Alon. And Trinculo is reeling ripe: Where should
they Find this grand liquor that hath gilded them? How cam'st thou in this pickle?
Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw you last, that, I fear me, will never out of
bones : I shall not fear fly-blowing.
Seb. Why, how now, Stephano?
[Pointing to CALIBAN. Pro. He is as disproportioned in his manners, As in his shape :-Go, sirrah, to my cell; Take with you your companions; as you look To have my pardon, trim it handsomely.
I That is, work the same effects as the moon, without her delegated authority.
2 The phrase being gilded was a trite one for being drunk.
Cal. Av, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter,
(o 10; alay: A!on. lleure, and lze slot pour luggage where you
found it. Seb. Or stole it, rath.T.
[Errunt Cal. STE. and Trin,
I'll deliver all;
SPOKEN BY PROSPERO.
Now my charms are all o’erthrown,
from crimes would pardoned be, Let your indulgence set me free.
By your applause. Noise was supposed to dissolve a spell It is observed of The Tempest, that its plan is regular: this the author of The Revisal thinks, what I think too, an accidental effect of the story not intended or regarded by our author. But whatever might be Shakspeare's intention in forming or adopting the plot, he has made it instrumental to the production of many characters, diversified with boundless invention, and preserved with profound skill in nature, extensive knowledge of opinions, and accurate observation of life. In a single drama are here exhibited princes, courtiers, and sailors, all speaking in their real characters. There is the agency of airy spirits, and of an earthly goblin, the operations of magic, the tumults of a storm, the adventures of a desert island, the native effusion of untaught affection, the punishinent of guilt, and the final happiness of the pair for whom our passions and reason are equally interested.