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Gon. Now would I give a thousand furlongs | That this lives in thy mind? What seest thou else of sea for an acre of barren ground; long heath, In the dark backward and abysm of time? brown furze, any thing: the wills above be done! If thou remember'st aught, ere thou cam'st here, but I would fain die a dry death. How thou cam'st here, thou may'st. Mira. But that I do not. Pro. Twelve years since,
SCENE II. THE ISLAND: BEFORE THE CELL OF
Enter Prospero and Miranda.
Mira. If by your art, my dearest father, you
Pro. Be collected;
No more amazement: tell your piteous heart,
Mira. O, woe the day!
Pro. No harm.
I should inform thee further. Lend thy hand,
Lie there my art.-Wipe thou thine eyes; have
The direful spectacle of the wreck, which touch'd
Mira. You have often
Begun to tell me what I am; but stopp'd,
Pro. The hour's now come;
The very minute bids thee ope thine ear;
Miranda, twelve years since, thy father was
Pro. Thy mother was a piece of virtue, and
And rather like a dream than an assurance
To what tune pleas'd his ear; that now he was
Mira. O good sir, I do.
Pro. I thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedi-
Like a good parent, did beget of him
I do not think thou can'st; for then thou wast not As my trust was; which had, indeed, no limit,
Mira. Certainly, sir, I can.
Pro. By what? by any other house or person? But what my power might else exact,—like one,
Who having, unto truth, by telling of it,
Mira. 'Tis far off;
Pro. My brother, and thy uncle, call'd An-
Without a parallel; those being all my study,
Mira. Sir, most heedfully.
Pro. Being once perfected how to grant suits, How to deny them; whom to advance, and whom To trash for over-topping; new created [them, The creatures that were mine; I say, or chang'd Or else new form'd them: having both the key Of officer and office, set all hearts
To credit his own lie,-he did believe
Miru. Your tale, sir, would cure deafness. 16 Pro. To have no screen between this part he And him he play'd it for, he needs will be [play'd Absoluto Milan: me, poor man! my library Was dukedom large enough; of temporal royalties He thinks me now incapable: confederates (So dry he was for sway) with the king of Naples, To give him annual tribute, do him homage; Subject his coronet to the crown, and bend The dukedom, yet unbow'd, (alas, poor Milan!) To most ignoble stooping."
Mira. O, the heavens!
Pro. Mark his condition, and the event; then If this might be a brother. [tell me,
Mira. I should sin
To think but nobly of my grandmother :
Pro. Now the condition.
This king of Naples, being an enemy
To me inveterate, hearkens my brother's suit;
Mira. Alack, for pity! by 178
I, not rememb'ring how I cried out then, Will cry it o'er again; it is a hint,
That wrings mine eyes.
Pro. Hear a little further,
And then I'll bring thee to the present business, Which now's upon us; without the which, this Were most impertinent.
Mira. Wherefore did they not That hour destroy us?, use co Pro. Well demanded, wench; cranton [not; My tale provokes that question. Dear, they durst (So dear the love my people bore me) nor set A mark so bloody on the business; but With colours fairer painted their foul ends. In few, they hurried us aboard a bark; Bore us some leagues to sea; where they prepar'd A rotten carcase of a boat, not rigg'd, Nor tackle, sail, nor mast; the very rats Instinctively had quit it: there they hoist us, To cry to the sea that roar'd to us; to sigh. To the winds, whose pity, sighing back again, Did us but loving wrong.
Mira. Alack! what trouble
Was I then to you!.
Pro. O a cherubim Thou wast, that did preserve me! Thou didst Infused with a fortitude from heaven, When I have deck'd the sea with drops full salt; Under my burden groan'd; which rais'd in me An undergoing stomach, to bear up Against what should ensue.
Mira. How came we ashore?
Pro. By Providence divine. Some food we had, and some fresh water, that A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo,
Out of his charity (who being then appointed
By accident most strange, bountiful fortune,
Ari. Close by, my master. Pro. But are they, Ariel, safe? Ari. Not a hair perish'd; On their sustaining garments not a Othe blemish, But fresher than before: and, as thou bad'st me, In troops I have dispers'd them em 'bout the isle : The king's son have I landed by himself; Whom I left cooling of the air with sighs, In an odd angle of the isle, and sitting, His arms in this sad knot.
Pro. Of the king's ship,
The mariners, say, how thou hast dispos'd,
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Pro. Ariel, thy charge
Ari. Past the mid season.
Pro. At least two glasses: the time 'twixt six and now
Must by us both be spent most preciously. [pains, Ari. Is there more toil? Since thou dost give me Let me remember thee what thou hast promis'd, Which is not yet perform'd me.
Pro. How now? moody?
What is't thou can'st demand?
Ari. My liberty.
Pro. Before the time be out? no more, Ari. I pray thee Remember, I have done thee worthy service; Told thee no lies, made no mistakings, serv'd Without or grudge or grumblings: thou didst proTo bate me a full year, g [mise Pro. Dost thou forget to buy From what a torment I did did free thee?erate a Ari. No. How vigion I RE Pro. Thou dost; and think'st It much, to tread the ooze of the salt deep; To run upon the sharp wind of the north; To do me business in the veins o'the earth, When it is bak'd with frost.
Ari. I do not, sir.
Pro. Thou liest, malignant thing! Hast thou The foul witch Sycorax, who, with age and envy, Was grown into a hoop? hast thou forgot her? Ari. No, sir.
Pro. Thou hast: where was she born? speak Ari. Sir, in Argier. [tell me.
Pro. O, was she so? I must, Once in a month, recount what thou hast been, Which thou forget'st. This damu'a witch, Sycorax, For mischiefs manifold, and sorceries terrible To enter human hearing, from Argler, Thou know'st, was banish'd; for one thing she did, They would not take her life. Is not this true?
Ari. Ay, sir. Pro. This blue-ey'd hag was hither brought with child, dan bald
And here was left by the sailors. Thou, my slave,
Ari. Yes; Caliban, her son. eid sid samt &T Pro. Dull thing, I say so; he, that Caliban, Whom now I keep in service. Thou best know'st What torment I did find thee in: thy groan Did make wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts Of ever-angry bears: it was a torment To lay upon the damn'd, which Sycorax Could not again undo it was mine art, When I arriv'd, and heard thee, that made gape The pine, and let thee out.
Ari. I thank-thee, master.wvox Toad whly
Pro. If thou more murmur'st, I will rend an And peg thee in his knotty entrails, till Thou hast howl'd away twelve winters. Ari. Pardon, master mu davran I will be correspondent to command, And do my spiriting gently.
Pro. Do so; and after two days 200 0 I will discharge thee. 1st anyone adhib und? Ari. That's my noble master!Q date stel What shall I do? say what: what shall I do?
Pro. Go make thyself like to a nymph o'the sea; Be subject to no sight but mine; invisible guish To every eye-ball else. Go, take this shape, And hither come in'te hence, with diligence. bhovand Mom 1050 9[ex. Ariel. Awake, dear heart, awake! thou hast slept well. Awake! : wyrond umrla olete teda shrita
Mira. The strangeness of your story puts Heaviness on me.
Pro. Shake it off: come on ;els We'll visit Caliban, my slave, who never Yields us kind answer. eu visch geh Mira. 'Tis a villain, sir, tignat ay I do not love to look on.ushoz wod wont Pro. But, as 'tis, our piano! We cannot miss him: he does make our fire, Fetch in our wood: and serves in offices That profit us. What, ho! slave! Caliban! Thou earth, thou! speak. raka Awala
Cal. [within.] There's wood enough within. Pro. Come forth, I say; there's other business Come forth, thou tortoise! when ?[for thee; Re-enter Ariel, like a water-nymph. AND Fine apparition! My quaint Ariel, youo Jahar Hark in thine ear.
Ari. My lord, it shall be donec
Pro. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himUpon thy wicked dam, come forth! Enter Caliban.
Cal. As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd With raven's feather from unwholesome fen, Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye, And blister you all o'er!
[cramps, Pro. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have Side-stitches, that shall pen thy breath up; urchins Shall, for that vast of night that they may work, All exercise on thee: thou shalt be pinch'd As thick as honeycombs, each pinch more stinging Than bees that made them.
Cal. I must eat my dinner.
This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother,
Cursed be I that did so!-All the charms
In this hard rock, whiles you do keep from me The rest of the island.
Pro. Thou most lying slave, [us'd thee, Whom stripes may move, not kindness; I have Filth as thou art, with human care; and lodg'd thee In mine own cell, till thou didst seek to violate The honour of my child.
Cal. O ho, O ho!-would it had been done! Thou didst prevent me; I had peopled else This isle with Calibans.
Pro. Abhorred slave;
Which any print of goodness will not take,
Cal. You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse: the red plague rid you, For learning me your language!
Ariel. Full fathom five thy father lies: Of his bones are coral made: Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell: Hark! now I hear them.-ding dong, bell. Burden, ding-dong. Fer. The ditty does remember my drown'd father:
This is no mortal business, nor no sound
Mira. What is't? a spirit?
Lord, how it looks about! Believe me, sir,
Pro. No, wench; it eats and sleeps, and hath such As we have, such; this gallant which thou seest Was in the wreck; and but he's something stain'd With grief, that's beauty's canker, thou might'st call him
On whom these airs attend!-Vouchsafe my prayer
Mira. No wonder, sir;
But, certainly a maid.
Fer. My language? heavens!
I am the best of them that speak this speech, Were I but where 'tis spoken.
Pro. How! the best?
What wert thou, if the king of Naples heard thee
Fer. A single thing, as I am now, that wonders To hear thee speak of Naples: he does hear me; And, that he does, I weep: myself am Naples ; Who with mine eyes, ne'er since at ebb, behell The king my father wreck'd.
Mira. Alack, for mercy!
Fer. Yes, faith, and all his lords; the duke of And make thy weapon drop.
Mira. Beseech you, father!
Pro. Hence; hang not on my garments.
And his brave son, being twain.
Pro. The duke of Milan,
And his more braver daughter, could control thee,
Fer. O, if a virgin,
And your affection not gone forth, I'll make you
SCENE I. ANOTHER PART OF THE ISLAND.
Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo,
Gon. 'Beseech you, sir, be merry: you have cause
Pro. What, I say,
My foot my tutor!-Put thy sword up, traitor;
Is so possess'd with guilt: come from thy ward:
I'll be his surety.
Pro. Silence: one word more
Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee. What!
Mira. My affections
Are then most humble; I have no ambition
Pro. Come on; obey:
Thy nerves are in their infancy again,
My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up.
Pro. It works. Come on.-
Hark, what thou else shalt do me.
My father's of a better nature, sir,
Than he appears by speech; this is unwonted,
Pro. Thou shalt be as free
As mountain winds: but then exactly do
All points of my command.
Pro. Come, follow: speak not for him. [exeunt.
Gon. When every grief is entertain'd that's Comes to the entertainer
wager, first begins to crow?
Seb. The old cock.
Seb. A dollar.
Gon. Dolour comes to him, indeed; you have spoken truer than you purposed.
Seb. You have taken it wiselier than I meant you should.
Gon. Therefore, my lord
Ant. Fie, what a spendthrift is he of his tongue!
Gon. Well, I have done: but yet
Seb. He will be talking.
Ant. Which of them, he, or Adrian, for a good