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The Tempest


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William Shakespeare

This is the Bookwise complete ebook of The Tempest by William Shakespeare, available to read online as an alternative to epub, mobi, kindle, pdf or text only versions. For information about the status of this work, see Copyright Notice.


Prospero, overthrown and exiled Duke of Milan, lives on a small island with his daughter Miranda. By chance, his usurping brother Antonio, along with Alonso, King of Naples (who helped him) and his retinue, have passed near the island on a ship; Prospero, aided by his fairy servant Ariel, has magically called up a tempest to shipwreck them. Prospero toys with them but ultimately forgives Alonso (who has been betrayed in turn by Antonio) and permits Alonso's son Ferdinand to marry Miranda. Before returning to reclaim his throne, Prospero renounces magic.

Source: Wikipedia

Dramatis Personæ

Dramatis Personæ

Prospero, the former duke of Milan, now a magician on a Mediterranean island

Miranda, Prospero’s daughter

Ariel, a spirit, servant to Prospero

Caliban, an inhabitant of the island, servant to Prospero

Ferdinand, prince of Naples

Alonso, king of Naples

Antonio, duke of Milan and Prospero’s brother

Sebastian, Alonso’s brother

Gonzalo, councillor to Alonso and friend to Prospero



courtiers in attendance on Alonso

Trinculo, servant to Alonso

Stephano, Alonso’s butler




Players who, as spirits, take the roles of Iris, Ceres, Juno, Nymphs, and Reapers in Prospero’s masque, and who, in other scenes, take the roles of “islanders” and of hunting dogs


Scene 1

A tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning heard. Enter a Shipmaster and a Boatswain.

line 0001MASTERBoatswain!
line 0002BOATSWAINHere, master. What cheer?
line 0003MASTERGood, speak to th’ mariners. Fall to ’t yarely,
line 0004or we run ourselves aground. Bestir, bestir!

He exits.

Enter Mariners.

5line 0005BOATSWAINHeigh, my hearts! Cheerly, cheerly, my
line 0006hearts! Yare, yare! Take in the topsail. Tend to th’
line 0007Master’s whistle.—Blow till thou burst thy wind, if
line 0008room enough!

Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Ferdinand, Gonzalo, and others.

line 0009ALONSOGood boatswain, have care. Where’s the Master?
10line 0010Play the men.
line 0011BOATSWAINI pray now, keep below.
line 0012ANTONIOWhere is the Master, boatswain?
line 0013BOATSWAINDo you not hear him? You mar our labor.
line 0014Keep your cabins. You do assist the storm.
15line 0015GONZALONay, good, be patient.
line 0016BOATSWAINWhen the sea is. Hence! What cares these
Act 1 Scene 1 - Pg 9 line 0017roarers for the name of king? To cabin! Silence!
line 0018Trouble us not.
line 0019GONZALOGood, yet remember whom thou hast
20line 0020aboard.
line 0021BOATSWAINNone that I more love than myself. You are
line 0022a councillor; if you can command these elements
line 0023to silence, and work the peace of the present, we
line 0024will not hand a rope more. Use your authority. If
25line 0025you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long, and
line 0026make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance
line 0027of the hour, if it so hap.—Cheerly, good
line 0028hearts!—Out of our way, I say!He exits.
line 0029GONZALOI have great comfort from this fellow. Methinks
30line 0030he hath no drowning mark upon him. His
line 0031complexion is perfect gallows. Stand fast, good
line 0032Fate, to his hanging. Make the rope of his destiny
line 0033our cable, for our own doth little advantage. If he be
line 0034not born to be hanged, our case is miserable.

He exits with Alonso, Sebastian, and the other courtiers.

Enter Boatswain.

35line 0035BOATSWAINDown with the topmast! Yare! Lower, lower!
line 0036Bring her to try wi’ th’ main course. A cry within.
line 0037A plague upon this howling! They are
line 0038louder than the weather or our office.

Enter Sebastian, Antonio, and Gonzalo.

line 0039Yet again? What do you here? Shall we give o’er and
40line 0040drown? Have you a mind to sink?
line 0041SEBASTIANA pox o’ your throat, you bawling, blasphemous,
line 0042incharitable dog!
line 0043BOATSWAINWork you, then.
line 0044ANTONIOHang, cur, hang, you whoreson, insolent
45line 0045noisemaker! We are less afraid to be drowned than
line 0046thou art.
Act 1 Scene 1 - Pg 11 line 0047GONZALOI’ll warrant him for drowning, though the
line 0048ship were no stronger than a nutshell and as leaky
line 0049as an unstanched wench.
50line 0050BOATSWAINLay her ahold, ahold! Set her two courses.
line 0051Off to sea again! Lay her off!

Enter more Mariners, wet.

line 0052MARINERSAll lost! To prayers, to prayers! All lost!

Mariners exit.

line 0053BOATSWAINWhat, must our mouths be cold?
line 0054GONZALOThe King and Prince at prayers. Let’s assist
55line 0055them, for our case is as theirs.
line 0056SEBASTIANI am out of patience.
line 0057ANTONIOWe are merely cheated of our lives by drunkards.
line 0058This wide-chopped rascal—would thou
line 0059mightst lie drowning the washing of ten tides!

Boatswain exits.

60line 0060GONZALOHe’ll be hanged yet, though every drop of
line 0061water swear against it and gape at wid’st to glut him.

line 0062 A confused noise within: “Mercy on us!”—“We split, we
line 0063split!”—“Farewell, my wife and children!”—
line 0064“Farewell, brother!”—“We split, we split, we
65line 0065split!”

line 0066ANTONIOLet’s all sink wi’ th’ King.
line 0067SEBASTIANLet’s take leave of him.

He exits with Antonio.

line 0068GONZALONow would I give a thousand furlongs of sea
line 0069for an acre of barren ground: long heath, brown
70line 0070furze, anything. The wills above be done, but I
line 0071would fain die a dry death.

He exits.

Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 13

Scene 2

Enter Prospero and Miranda.

line 0072If by your art, my dearest father, you have
line 0073Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them.
line 0074The sky, it seems, would pour down stinking pitch,
line 0075But that the sea, mounting to th’ welkin’s cheek,
5line 0076Dashes the fire out. O, I have suffered
line 0077With those that I saw suffer! A brave vessel,
line 0078Who had, no doubt, some noble creature in her,
line 0079Dashed all to pieces. O, the cry did knock
line 0080Against my very heart! Poor souls, they perished.
10line 0081Had I been any god of power, I would
line 0082Have sunk the sea within the earth or ere
line 0083It should the good ship so have swallowed, and
line 0084The fraughting souls within her.
line 0085PROSPEROBe collected.
15line 0086No more amazement. Tell your piteous heart
line 0087There’s no harm done.
line 0088MIRANDAO, woe the day!
line 0089PROSPERONo harm.
line 0090I have done nothing but in care of thee,
20line 0091Of thee, my dear one, thee, my daughter, who
line 0092Art ignorant of what thou art, naught knowing
line 0093Of whence I am, nor that I am more better
line 0094Than Prospero, master of a full poor cell,
line 0095And thy no greater father.
25line 0096MIRANDAMore to know
line 0097Did never meddle with my thoughts.
line 0098PROSPERO’Tis time
line 0099I should inform thee farther. Lend thy hand
line 0100And pluck my magic garment from me.

Putting aside his cloak.

30line 0101So,
line 0102Lie there, my art.—Wipe thou thine eyes. Have
line 0103comfort.
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 15 line 0104The direful spectacle of the wrack, which touched
line 0105The very virtue of compassion in thee,
35line 0106I have with such provision in mine art
line 0107So safely ordered that there is no soul—
line 0108No, not so much perdition as an hair,
line 0109Betid to any creature in the vessel
line 0110Which thou heard’st cry, which thou saw’st sink. Sit
40line 0111down,
line 0112For thou must now know farther.They sit.
line 0113MIRANDAYou have often
line 0114Begun to tell me what I am, but stopped
line 0115And left me to a bootless inquisition,
45line 0116Concluding “Stay. Not yet.”
line 0117PROSPEROThe hour’s now come.
line 0118The very minute bids thee ope thine ear.
line 0119Obey, and be attentive. Canst thou remember
line 0120A time before we came unto this cell?
50line 0121I do not think thou canst, for then thou wast not
line 0122Out three years old.
line 0123MIRANDACertainly, sir, I can.
line 0124By what? By any other house or person?
line 0125Of anything the image tell me that
55line 0126Hath kept with thy remembrance.
line 0127MIRANDA’Tis far off
line 0128And rather like a dream than an assurance
line 0129That my remembrance warrants. Had I not
line 0130Four or five women once that tended me?
60line 0131Thou hadst, and more, Miranda. But how is it
line 0132That this lives in thy mind? What seest thou else
line 0133In the dark backward and abysm of time?
line 0134If thou rememb’rest aught ere thou cam’st here,
line 0135How thou cam’st here thou mayst.
65line 0136MIRANDABut that I do not.
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 17 PROSPERO
line 0137Twelve year since, Miranda, twelve year since,
line 0138Thy father was the Duke of Milan and
line 0139A prince of power.
line 0140MIRANDASir, are not you my father?
70line 0141Thy mother was a piece of virtue, and
line 0142She said thou wast my daughter. And thy father
line 0143Was Duke of Milan, and his only heir
line 0144And princess no worse issued.
line 0145MIRANDAO, the heavens!
75line 0146What foul play had we that we came from thence?
line 0147Or blessèd was ’t we did?
line 0148PROSPEROBoth, both, my girl.
line 0149By foul play, as thou sayst, were we heaved thence,
line 0150But blessedly holp hither.
80line 0151MIRANDAO, my heart bleeds
line 0152To think o’ th’ teen that I have turned you to,
line 0153Which is from my remembrance. Please you,
line 0154farther.
line 0155My brother and thy uncle, called Antonio—
85line 0156I pray thee, mark me—that a brother should
line 0157Be so perfidious!—he whom next thyself
line 0158Of all the world I loved, and to him put
line 0159The manage of my state, as at that time
line 0160Through all the signories it was the first,
90line 0161And Prospero the prime duke, being so reputed
line 0162In dignity, and for the liberal arts
line 0163Without a parallel. Those being all my study,
line 0164The government I cast upon my brother
line 0165And to my state grew stranger, being transported
95line 0166And rapt in secret studies. Thy false uncle—
line 0167Dost thou attend me?
line 0168MIRANDASir, most heedfully.
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 19 PROSPERO
line 0169Being once perfected how to grant suits,
line 0170How to deny them, who t’ advance, and who
100line 0171To trash for overtopping, new created
line 0172The creatures that were mine, I say, or changed ’em,
line 0173Or else new formed ’em, having both the key
line 0174Of officer and office, set all hearts i’ th’ state
line 0175To what tune pleased his ear, that now he was
105line 0176The ivy which had hid my princely trunk
line 0177And sucked my verdure out on ’t. Thou attend’st not.
line 0178O, good sir, I do.
line 0179PROSPEROI pray thee, mark me.
line 0180I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated
110line 0181To closeness and the bettering of my mind
line 0182With that which, but by being so retired,
line 0183O’erprized all popular rate, in my false brother
line 0184Awaked an evil nature, and my trust,
line 0185Like a good parent, did beget of him
115line 0186A falsehood in its contrary as great
line 0187As my trust was, which had indeed no limit,
line 0188A confidence sans bound. He being thus lorded,
line 0189Not only with what my revenue yielded
line 0190But what my power might else exact, like one
120line 0191Who, having into truth by telling of it,
line 0192Made such a sinner of his memory
line 0193To credit his own lie, he did believe
line 0194He was indeed the Duke, out o’ th’ substitution
line 0195And executing th’ outward face of royalty
125line 0196With all prerogative. Hence, his ambition growing—
line 0197Dost thou hear?
line 0198Your tale, sir, would cure deafness.
line 0199To have no screen between this part he played
line 0200And him he played it for, he needs will be
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 21 130line 0201Absolute Milan. Me, poor man, my library
line 0202Was dukedom large enough. Of temporal royalties
line 0203He thinks me now incapable; confederates,
line 0204So dry he was for sway, wi’ th’ King of Naples
line 0205To give him annual tribute, do him homage,
135line 0206Subject his coronet to his crown, and bend
line 0207The dukedom, yet unbowed—alas, poor Milan!—
line 0208To most ignoble stooping.
line 0209MIRANDAO, the heavens!
line 0210Mark his condition and th’ event. Then tell me
140line 0211If this might be a brother.
line 0212MIRANDAI should sin
line 0213To think but nobly of my grandmother.
line 0214Good wombs have borne bad sons.
line 0215PROSPERONow the condition.
145line 0216This King of Naples, being an enemy
line 0217To me inveterate, hearkens my brother’s suit,
line 0218Which was that he, in lieu o’ th’ premises
line 0219Of homage and I know not how much tribute,
line 0220Should presently extirpate me and mine
150line 0221Out of the dukedom, and confer fair Milan,
line 0222With all the honors, on my brother; whereon,
line 0223A treacherous army levied, one midnight
line 0224Fated to th’ purpose did Antonio open
line 0225The gates of Milan, and i’ th’ dead of darkness
155line 0226The ministers for th’ purpose hurried thence
line 0227Me and thy crying self.
line 0228MIRANDAAlack, for pity!
line 0229I, not rememb’ring how I cried out then,
line 0230Will cry it o’er again. It is a hint
160line 0231That wrings mine eyes to ’t.
line 0232PROSPEROHear a little further,
line 0233And then I’ll bring thee to the present business
line 0234Which now ’s upon ’s, without the which this story
line 0235Were most impertinent.
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 23 165line 0236MIRANDAWherefore did they not
line 0237That hour destroy us?
line 0238PROSPEROWell demanded, wench.
line 0239My tale provokes that question. Dear, they durst not,
line 0240So dear the love my people bore me, nor set
170line 0241A mark so bloody on the business, but
line 0242With colors fairer painted their foul ends.
line 0243In few, they hurried us aboard a bark,
line 0244Bore us some leagues to sea, where they prepared
line 0245A rotten carcass of a butt, not rigged,
175line 0246Nor tackle, sail, nor mast; the very rats
line 0247Instinctively have quit it. There they hoist us
line 0248To cry to th’ sea that roared to us, to sigh
line 0249To th’ winds, whose pity, sighing back again,
line 0250Did us but loving wrong.
180line 0251MIRANDAAlack, what trouble
line 0252Was I then to you!
line 0253PROSPEROO, a cherubin
line 0254Thou wast that did preserve me. Thou didst smile,
line 0255Infusèd with a fortitude from heaven,
185line 0256When I have decked the sea with drops full salt,
line 0257Under my burden groaned, which raised in me
line 0258An undergoing stomach to bear up
line 0259Against what should ensue.
line 0260MIRANDAHow came we ashore?
190line 0261PROSPEROBy providence divine.
line 0262Some food we had, and some fresh water, that
line 0263A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo,
line 0264Out of his charity, who being then appointed
line 0265Master of this design, did give us, with
195line 0266Rich garments, linens, stuffs, and necessaries,
line 0267Which since have steaded much. So, of his
line 0268gentleness,
line 0269Knowing I loved my books, he furnished me
line 0270From mine own library with volumes that
200line 0271I prize above my dukedom.
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 25 line 0272MIRANDAWould I might
line 0273But ever see that man.
line 0274PROSPEROstanding Now I arise.
line 0275Sit still, and hear the last of our sea-sorrow.
205line 0276Here in this island we arrived, and here
line 0277Have I, thy schoolmaster, made thee more profit
line 0278Than other princes can, that have more time
line 0279For vainer hours and tutors not so careful.
line 0280Heavens thank you for ’t. And now I pray you, sir—
210line 0281For still ’tis beating in my mind—your reason
line 0282For raising this sea storm?
line 0283PROSPEROKnow thus far forth:
line 0284By accident most strange, bountiful Fortune,
line 0285Now my dear lady, hath mine enemies
215line 0286Brought to this shore; and by my prescience
line 0287I find my zenith doth depend upon
line 0288A most auspicious star, whose influence
line 0289If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes
line 0290Will ever after droop. Here cease more questions.
220line 0291Thou art inclined to sleep. ’Tis a good dullness,
line 0292And give it way. I know thou canst not choose.

Miranda falls asleep.

Prospero puts on his cloak.

line 0293Come away, servant, come. I am ready now.
line 0294Approach, my Ariel. Come.

Enter Ariel.

line 0295All hail, great master! Grave sir, hail! I come
225line 0296To answer thy best pleasure. Be ’t to fly,
line 0297To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride
line 0298On the curled clouds, to thy strong bidding task
line 0299Ariel and all his quality.
line 0300PROSPEROHast thou, spirit,
230line 0301Performed to point the tempest that I bade thee?
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 27 line 0302ARIELTo every article.
line 0303I boarded the King’s ship; now on the beak,
line 0304Now in the waist, the deck, in every cabin,
line 0305I flamed amazement. Sometimes I’d divide
235line 0306And burn in many places. On the topmast,
line 0307The yards, and bowsprit would I flame distinctly,
line 0308Then meet and join. Jove’s lightning, the precursors
line 0309O’ th’ dreadful thunderclaps, more momentary
line 0310And sight-outrunning were not. The fire and cracks
240line 0311Of sulfurous roaring the most mighty Neptune
line 0312Seem to besiege and make his bold waves tremble,
line 0313Yea, his dread trident shake.
line 0314PROSPEROMy brave spirit!
line 0315Who was so firm, so constant, that this coil
245line 0316Would not infect his reason?
line 0317ARIELNot a soul
line 0318But felt a fever of the mad, and played
line 0319Some tricks of desperation. All but mariners
line 0320Plunged in the foaming brine and quit the vessel,
250line 0321Then all afire with me. The King’s son, Ferdinand,
line 0322With hair up-staring—then like reeds, not hair—
line 0323Was the first man that leaped; cried “Hell is empty,
line 0324And all the devils are here.”
line 0325PROSPEROWhy, that’s my spirit!
255line 0326But was not this nigh shore?
line 0327ARIELClose by, my master.
line 0328But are they, Ariel, safe?
line 0329ARIELNot a hair perished.
line 0330On their sustaining garments not a blemish,
260line 0331But fresher than before; and, as thou bad’st me,
line 0332In troops I have dispersed them ’bout the isle.
line 0333The King’s son have I landed by himself,
line 0334Whom I left cooling of the air with sighs
line 0335In an odd angle of the isle, and sitting,
265line 0336His arms in this sad knot.He folds his arms.
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 29 line 0337PROSPEROOf the King’s ship,
line 0338The mariners say how thou hast disposed,
line 0339And all the rest o’ th’ fleet.
line 0340ARIELSafely in harbor
270line 0341Is the King’s ship. In the deep nook, where once
line 0342Thou called’st me up at midnight to fetch dew
line 0343From the still-vexed Bermoothes, there she’s hid;
line 0344The mariners all under hatches stowed,
line 0345Who, with a charm joined to their suffered labor,
275line 0346I have left asleep. And for the rest o’ th’ fleet,
line 0347Which I dispersed, they all have met again
line 0348And are upon the Mediterranean float,
line 0349Bound sadly home for Naples,
line 0350Supposing that they saw the King’s ship wracked
280line 0351And his great person perish.
line 0352PROSPEROAriel, thy charge
line 0353Exactly is performed. But there’s more work.
line 0354What is the time o’ th’ day?
line 0355ARIELPast the mid season.
285line 0356At least two glasses. The time ’twixt six and now
line 0357Must by us both be spent most preciously.
line 0358Is there more toil? Since thou dost give me pains,
line 0359Let me remember thee what thou hast promised,
line 0360Which is not yet performed me.
290line 0361PROSPEROHow now? Moody?
line 0362What is ’t thou canst demand?
line 0363ARIELMy liberty.
line 0364Before the time be out? No more.
line 0365ARIELI prithee,
295line 0366Remember I have done thee worthy service,
line 0367Told thee no lies, made no mistakings, served
line 0368Without or grudge or grumblings. Thou did promise
line 0369To bate me a full year.
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 31 line 0370PROSPERODost thou forget
300line 0371From what a torment I did free thee?
line 0372ARIELNo.
line 0373Thou dost, and think’st it much to tread the ooze
line 0374Of the salt deep,
line 0375To run upon the sharp wind of the North,
305line 0376To do me business in the veins o’ th’ Earth
line 0377When it is baked with frost.
line 0378ARIELI do not, sir.
line 0379Thou liest, malignant thing. Hast thou forgot
line 0380The foul witch Sycorax, who with age and envy
310line 0381Was grown into a hoop? Hast thou forgot her?
line 0382ARIELNo, sir.
line 0383Thou hast. Where was she born? Speak. Tell me.
line 0384Sir, in Argier.
line 0385PROSPEROO, was she so? I must
315line 0386Once in a month recount what thou hast been,
line 0387Which thou forget’st. This damned witch Sycorax,
line 0388For mischiefs manifold, and sorceries terrible
line 0389To enter human hearing, from Argier,
line 0390Thou know’st, was banished. For one thing she did
320line 0391They would not take her life. Is not this true?
line 0392ARIELAy, sir.
line 0393This blue-eyed hag was hither brought with child
line 0394And here was left by th’ sailors. Thou, my slave,
line 0395As thou report’st thyself, was then her servant,
325line 0396And for thou wast a spirit too delicate
line 0397To act her earthy and abhorred commands,
line 0398Refusing her grand hests, she did confine thee,
line 0399By help of her more potent ministers
line 0400And in her most unmitigable rage,
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 33 330line 0401Into a cloven pine, within which rift
line 0402Imprisoned thou didst painfully remain
line 0403A dozen years; within which space she died
line 0404And left thee there, where thou didst vent thy groans
line 0405As fast as mill wheels strike. Then was this island
335line 0406(Save for the son that she did litter here,
line 0407A freckled whelp, hag-born) not honored with
line 0408A human shape.
line 0409ARIELYes, Caliban, her son.
line 0410Dull thing, I say so; he, that Caliban
340line 0411Whom now I keep in service. Thou best know’st
line 0412What torment I did find thee in. Thy groans
line 0413Did make wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts
line 0414Of ever-angry bears. It was a torment
line 0415To lay upon the damned, which Sycorax
345line 0416Could not again undo. It was mine art,
line 0417When I arrived and heard thee, that made gape
line 0418The pine and let thee out.
line 0419ARIELI thank thee, master.
line 0420If thou more murmur’st, I will rend an oak
350line 0421And peg thee in his knotty entrails till
line 0422Thou hast howled away twelve winters.
line 0423ARIELPardon, master.
line 0424I will be correspondent to command
line 0425And do my spriting gently.
355line 0426PROSPERODo so, and after two days
line 0427I will discharge thee.
line 0428ARIELThat’s my noble master.
line 0429What shall I do? Say, what? What shall I do?
line 0430Go make thyself like a nymph o’ th’ sea. Be subject
360line 0431To no sight but thine and mine, invisible
line 0432To every eyeball else. Go, take this shape,
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 35 line 0433And hither come in ’t. Go, hence with diligence!

Ariel exits.

line 0434Awake, dear heart, awake. Thou hast slept well.
line 0435Awake.Miranda wakes.
365line 0436MIRANDAThe strangeness of your story put
line 0437Heaviness in me.
line 0438PROSPEROShake it off. Come on,
line 0439We’ll visit Caliban, my slave, who never
line 0440Yields us kind answer.
370line 0441MIRANDArising ’Tis a villain, sir,
line 0442I do not love to look on.
line 0443PROSPEROBut, as ’tis,
line 0444We cannot miss him. He does make our fire,
line 0445Fetch in our wood, and serves in offices
375line 0446That profit us.—What ho, slave, Caliban!
line 0447Thou earth, thou, speak!
line 0448CALIBANwithin There’s wood enough within.
line 0449Come forth, I say. There’s other business for thee.
line 0450Come, thou tortoise. When?

Enter Ariel like a water nymph.

380line 0451Fine apparition! My quaint Ariel,
line 0452Hark in thine ear.He whispers to Ariel.
line 0453ARIELMy lord, it shall be done.He exits.
PROSPEROto Caliban
line 0454Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself
line 0455Upon thy wicked dam, come forth!

Enter Caliban.

385line 0456As wicked dew as e’er my mother brushed
line 0457With raven’s feather from unwholesome fen
line 0458Drop on you both. A southwest blow on you
line 0459And blister you all o’er.
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 37 PROSPERO
line 0460For this, be sure, tonight thou shalt have cramps,
390line 0461Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up. Urchins
line 0462Shall forth at vast of night that they may work
line 0463All exercise on thee. Thou shalt be pinched
line 0464As thick as honeycomb, each pinch more stinging
line 0465Than bees that made ’em.
395line 0466CALIBANI must eat my dinner.
line 0467This island’s mine by Sycorax, my mother,
line 0468Which thou tak’st from me. When thou cam’st first,
line 0469Thou strok’st me and made much of me, wouldst
line 0470give me
400line 0471Water with berries in ’t, and teach me how
line 0472To name the bigger light and how the less,
line 0473That burn by day and night. And then I loved thee,
line 0474And showed thee all the qualities o’ th’ isle,
line 0475The fresh springs, brine pits, barren place and
405line 0476fertile.
line 0477Cursed be I that did so! All the charms
line 0478Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you,
line 0479For I am all the subjects that you have,
line 0480Which first was mine own king; and here you sty me
410line 0481In this hard rock, whiles you do keep from me
line 0482The rest o’ th’ island.
line 0483PROSPEROThou most lying slave,
line 0484Whom stripes may move, not kindness, I have used
line 0485thee,
415line 0486Filth as thou art, with humane care, and lodged
line 0487thee
line 0488In mine own cell, till thou didst seek to violate
line 0489The honor of my child.
line 0490O ho, O ho! Would ’t had been done!
420line 0491Thou didst prevent me. I had peopled else
line 0492This isle with Calibans.
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 39 line 0493MIRANDAAbhorrèd slave,
line 0494Which any print of goodness wilt not take,
line 0495Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee,
425line 0496Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each
line 0497hour
line 0498One thing or other. When thou didst not, savage,
line 0499Know thine own meaning, but wouldst gabble like
line 0500A thing most brutish, I endowed thy purposes
430line 0501With words that made them known. But thy vile
line 0502race,
line 0503Though thou didst learn, had that in ’t which good
line 0504natures
line 0505Could not abide to be with. Therefore wast thou
435line 0506Deservedly confined into this rock,
line 0507Who hadst deserved more than a prison.
line 0508You taught me language, and my profit on ’t
line 0509Is I know how to curse. The red plague rid you
line 0510For learning me your language!
440line 0511PROSPEROHagseed, hence!
line 0512Fetch us in fuel; and be quick, thou ’rt best,
line 0513To answer other business. Shrugg’st thou, malice?
line 0514If thou neglect’st or dost unwillingly
line 0515What I command, I’ll rack thee with old cramps,
445line 0516Fill all thy bones with aches, make thee roar
line 0517That beasts shall tremble at thy din.
line 0518CALIBANNo, pray thee.
line 0519Aside. I must obey. His art is of such power
line 0520It would control my dam’s god, Setebos,
450line 0521And make a vassal of him.
line 0522PROSPEROSo, slave, hence.

Caliban exits.

Enter Ferdinand; and Ariel, invisible, playing and singing.

Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 41

line 0523Come unto these yellow sands,
line 0524And then take hands.
line 0525Curtsied when you have, and kissed
455line 0526The wild waves whist.
line 0527Foot it featly here and there,
line 0528And sweet sprites bear
line 0529The burden. Hark, hark!
line 0530Burden dispersedly, within:Bow-wow.
460line 0531The watchdogs bark.
line 0532Burden dispersedly, within:Bow-wow.
line 0533Hark, hark! I hear
line 0534The strain of strutting chanticleer
line 0535Cry cock-a-diddle-dow.
465line 0536Where should this music be? I’ th’ air, or th’ earth?
line 0537It sounds no more; and sure it waits upon
line 0538Some god o’ th’ island. Sitting on a bank,
line 0539Weeping again the King my father’s wrack,
line 0540This music crept by me upon the waters,
470line 0541Allaying both their fury and my passion
line 0542With its sweet air. Thence I have followed it,
line 0543Or it hath drawn me rather. But ’tis gone.
line 0544No, it begins again.


line 0545Full fathom five thy father lies.
475line 0546Of his bones are coral made.
line 0547Those are pearls that were his eyes.
line 0548Nothing of him that doth fade
line 0549But doth suffer a sea change
line 0550Into something rich and strange.
480line 0551Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell.
line 0552Burden, within: Ding dong.
line 0553Hark, now I hear them: ding dong bell.
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 43 FERDINAND
line 0554The ditty does remember my drowned father.
line 0555This is no mortal business, nor no sound
485line 0556That the Earth owes. I hear it now above me.
PROSPEROto Miranda
line 0557The fringèd curtains of thine eye advance
line 0558And say what thou seest yond.
line 0559MIRANDAWhat is ’t? A spirit?
line 0560Lord, how it looks about! Believe me, sir,
490line 0561It carries a brave form. But ’tis a spirit.
line 0562No, wench, it eats and sleeps and hath such senses
line 0563As we have, such. This gallant which thou seest
line 0564Was in the wrack; and, but he’s something stained
line 0565With grief—that’s beauty’s canker—thou might’st
495line 0566call him
line 0567A goodly person. He hath lost his fellows
line 0568And strays about to find ’em.
line 0569MIRANDAI might call him
line 0570A thing divine, for nothing natural
500line 0571I ever saw so noble.
line 0572PROSPEROaside It goes on, I see,
line 0573As my soul prompts it. To Ariel. Spirit, fine spirit,
line 0574I’ll free thee
line 0575Within two days for this.
505line 0576FERDINANDseeing Miranda Most sure, the goddess
line 0577On whom these airs attend!—Vouchsafe my prayer
line 0578May know if you remain upon this island,
line 0579And that you will some good instruction give
line 0580How I may bear me here. My prime request,
510line 0581Which I do last pronounce, is—O you wonder!—
line 0582If you be maid or no.
line 0583MIRANDANo wonder, sir,
line 0584But certainly a maid.
line 0585FERDINANDMy language! Heavens!
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 45 515line 0586I am the best of them that speak this speech,
line 0587Were I but where ’tis spoken.
line 0588PROSPEROHow? The best?
line 0589What wert thou if the King of Naples heard thee?
line 0590A single thing, as I am now, that wonders
520line 0591To hear thee speak of Naples. He does hear me,
line 0592And that he does I weep. Myself am Naples,
line 0593Who with mine eyes, never since at ebb, beheld
line 0594The King my father wracked.
line 0595MIRANDAAlack, for mercy!
525line 0596Yes, faith, and all his lords, the Duke of Milan
line 0597And his brave son being twain.
line 0598PROSPEROaside The Duke of Milan
line 0599And his more braver daughter could control thee,
line 0600If now ’twere fit to do ’t. At the first sight
530line 0601They have changed eyes.—Delicate Ariel,
line 0602I’ll set thee free for this. To Ferdinand. A word,
line 0603good sir.
line 0604I fear you have done yourself some wrong. A word.
line 0605Why speaks my father so ungently? This
535line 0606Is the third man that e’er I saw, the first
line 0607That e’er I sighed for. Pity move my father
line 0608To be inclined my way.
line 0609FERDINANDO, if a virgin,
line 0610And your affection not gone forth, I’ll make you
540line 0611The Queen of Naples.
line 0612PROSPEROSoft, sir, one word more.
line 0613Aside. They are both in either’s powers. But this
line 0614swift business
line 0615I must uneasy make, lest too light winning
545line 0616Make the prize light. To Ferdinand. One word
line 0617more. I charge thee
line 0618That thou attend me. Thou dost here usurp
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 47 line 0619The name thou ow’st not, and hast put thyself
line 0620Upon this island as a spy, to win it
550line 0621From me, the lord on ’t.
line 0622FERDINANDNo, as I am a man!
line 0623There’s nothing ill can dwell in such a temple.
line 0624If the ill spirit have so fair a house,
line 0625Good things will strive to dwell with ’t.
555line 0626PROSPEROto Ferdinand Follow me.
line 0627To Miranda. Speak not you for him. He’s a traitor.
line 0628To Ferdinand. Come,
line 0629I’ll manacle thy neck and feet together.
line 0630Sea water shalt thou drink. Thy food shall be
560line 0631The fresh-brook mussels, withered roots, and husks
line 0632Wherein the acorn cradled. Follow.
line 0633FERDINANDNo,
line 0634I will resist such entertainment till
line 0635Mine enemy has more power.

He draws, and is charmed from moving.

565line 0636MIRANDAO dear father,
line 0637Make not too rash a trial of him, for
line 0638He’s gentle and not fearful.
line 0639PROSPEROWhat, I say,
line 0640My foot my tutor?—Put thy sword up, traitor,
570line 0641Who mak’st a show, but dar’st not strike, thy
line 0642conscience
line 0643Is so possessed with guilt. Come from thy ward,
line 0644For I can here disarm thee with this stick
line 0645And make thy weapon drop.
575line 0646MIRANDABeseech you, father—
line 0647Hence! Hang not on my garments.
line 0648MIRANDASir, have pity.
line 0649I’ll be his surety.
line 0650PROSPEROSilence! One word more
580line 0651Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee. What,
Act 1 Scene 2 - Pg 49 line 0652An advocate for an impostor? Hush.
line 0653Thou think’st there is no more such shapes as he,
line 0654Having seen but him and Caliban. Foolish wench,
line 0655To th’ most of men this is a Caliban,
585line 0656And they to him are angels.
line 0657MIRANDAMy affections
line 0658Are then most humble. I have no ambition
line 0659To see a goodlier man.
line 0660PROSPEROto Ferdinand Come on, obey.
590line 0661Thy nerves are in their infancy again
line 0662And have no vigor in them.
line 0663FERDINANDSo they are.
line 0664My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up.
line 0665My father’s loss, the weakness which I feel,
595line 0666The wrack of all my friends, nor this man’s threats
line 0667To whom I am subdued, are but light to me,
line 0668Might I but through my prison once a day
line 0669Behold this maid. All corners else o’ th’ Earth
line 0670Let liberty make use of. Space enough
600line 0671Have I in such a prison.
line 0672PROSPEROaside It works.—Come on.—
line 0673Thou hast done well, fine Ariel.—Follow me.
line 0674To Ariel. Hark what thou else shalt do me.
line 0675MIRANDAto Ferdinand Be of
605line 0676comfort.
line 0677My father’s of a better nature, sir,
line 0678Than he appears by speech. This is unwonted
line 0679Which now came from him.
line 0680PROSPEROto Ariel Thou shalt be as free
610line 0681As mountain winds; but then exactly do
line 0682All points of my command.
line 0683ARIELTo th’ syllable.
PROSPEROto Ferdinand
line 0684Come follow. To Miranda. Speak not for him.

They exit.


Scene 1

Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, Francisco, and others.

GONZALOto Alonso
line 0685Beseech you, sir, be merry. You have cause—
line 0686So have we all—of joy, for our escape
line 0687Is much beyond our loss. Our hint of woe
line 0688Is common; every day some sailor’s wife,
5line 0689The masters of some merchant, and the merchant
line 0690Have just our theme of woe. But for the miracle—
line 0691I mean our preservation—few in millions
line 0692Can speak like us. Then wisely, good sir, weigh
line 0693Our sorrow with our comfort.
10line 0694ALONSOPrithee, peace.
line 0695SEBASTIANaside to Antonio He receives comfort like
line 0696cold porridge.
line 0697ANTONIOThe visitor will not give him o’er so.
line 0698SEBASTIANLook, he’s winding up the watch of his wit.
15line 0699By and by it will strike.
line 0700GONZALOto Alonso Sir—
line 0701SEBASTIANOne. Tell.
line 0702GONZALOWhen every grief is entertained that’s offered,
line 0703comes to th’ entertainer—
20line 0704SEBASTIANA dollar.
line 0705GONZALODolor comes to him indeed. You have spoken
line 0706truer than you purposed.
Act 2 Scene 1 - Pg 55 line 0707SEBASTIANYou have taken it wiselier than I meant you
line 0708should.
25line 0709GONZALOto Alonso Therefore, my lord—
line 0710ANTONIOFie, what a spendthrift is he of his tongue.
line 0711ALONSOto Gonzalo I prithee, spare.
line 0712GONZALOWell, I have done. But yet—
line 0713SEBASTIANaside to Antonio He will be talking.
30line 0714ANTONIOaside to Sebastian Which, of he or Adrian,
line 0715for a good wager, first begins to crow?
line 0716SEBASTIANThe old cock.
line 0717ANTONIOThe cockerel.
line 0718SEBASTIANDone. The wager?
35line 0719ANTONIOA laughter.
line 0720SEBASTIANA match!
line 0721ADRIANThough this island seem to be desert—
line 0722ANTONIOHa, ha, ha.
line 0723SEBASTIANSo. You’re paid.
40line 0724ADRIANUninhabitable and almost inaccessible—
line 0725SEBASTIANYet—
line 0726ADRIANYet—
line 0727ANTONIOHe could not miss ’t.
line 0728ADRIANIt must needs be of subtle, tender, and delicate
45line 0729temperance.
line 0730ANTONIOTemperance was a delicate wench.
line 0731SEBASTIANAy, and a subtle, as he most learnedly
line 0732delivered.
line 0733ADRIANThe air breathes upon us here most sweetly.
50line 0734SEBASTIANAs if it had lungs, and rotten ones.
line 0735ANTONIOOr as ’twere perfumed by a fen.
line 0736GONZALOHere is everything advantageous to life.
line 0737ANTONIOTrue, save means to live.
line 0738SEBASTIANOf that there’s none, or little.
55line 0739GONZALOHow lush and lusty the grass looks! How
line 0740green!
line 0741ANTONIOThe ground indeed is tawny.
line 0742SEBASTIANWith an eye of green in ’t.
Act 2 Scene 1 - Pg 57 line 0743ANTONIOHe misses not much.
60line 0744SEBASTIANNo, he doth but mistake the truth totally.
line 0745GONZALOBut the rarity of it is, which is indeed almost
line 0746beyond credit—
line 0747SEBASTIANAs many vouched rarities are.
line 0748GONZALOThat our garments, being, as they were,
65line 0749drenched in the sea, hold notwithstanding their
line 0750freshness and gloss, being rather new-dyed than
line 0751stained with salt water.
line 0752ANTONIOIf but one of his pockets could speak, would
line 0753it not say he lies?
70line 0754SEBASTIANAy, or very falsely pocket up his report.
line 0755GONZALOMethinks our garments are now as fresh as
line 0756when we put them on first in Afric, at the marriage
line 0757of the King’s fair daughter Claribel to the King of
line 0758Tunis.
75line 0759SEBASTIAN’Twas a sweet marriage, and we prosper
line 0760well in our return.
line 0761ADRIANTunis was never graced before with such a
line 0762paragon to their queen.
line 0763GONZALONot since widow Dido’s time.
80line 0764ANTONIOWidow? A pox o’ that! How came that “widow”
line 0765in? Widow Dido!
line 0766SEBASTIANWhat if he had said “widower Aeneas” too?
line 0767Good Lord, how you take it!
line 0768ADRIANto Gonzalo “Widow Dido,” said you? You
85line 0769make me study of that. She was of Carthage, not of
line 0770Tunis.
line 0771GONZALOThis Tunis, sir, was Carthage.
line 0772ADRIANCarthage?
line 0773GONZALOI assure you, Carthage.
90line 0774ANTONIOHis word is more than the miraculous harp.
line 0775SEBASTIANHe hath raised the wall, and houses too.
line 0776ANTONIOWhat impossible matter will he make easy
line 0777next?
Act 2 Scene 1 - Pg 59 line 0778SEBASTIANI think he will carry this island home in his
95line 0779pocket and give it his son for an apple.
line 0780ANTONIOAnd sowing the kernels of it in the sea, bring
line 0781forth more islands.
line 0782GONZALOAy.
line 0783ANTONIOWhy, in good time.
100line 0784GONZALOto Alonso Sir, we were talking that our
line 0785garments seem now as fresh as when we were at
line 0786Tunis at the marriage of your daughter, who is now
line 0787queen.
line 0788ANTONIOAnd the rarest that e’er came there.
105line 0789SEBASTIANBate, I beseech you, widow Dido.
line 0790ANTONIOO, widow Dido? Ay, widow Dido.
line 0791GONZALOto Alonso Is not, sir, my doublet as fresh as
line 0792the first day I wore it? I mean, in a sort.
line 0793ANTONIOThat “sort” was well fished for.
110line 0794GONZALOto Alonso When I wore it at your daughter’s
line 0795marriage.
line 0796You cram these words into mine ears against
line 0797The stomach of my sense. Would I had never
line 0798Married my daughter there, for coming thence
115line 0799My son is lost, and, in my rate, she too,
line 0800Who is so far from Italy removed
line 0801I ne’er again shall see her.—O, thou mine heir
line 0802Of Naples and of Milan, what strange fish
line 0803Hath made his meal on thee?
120line 0804FRANCISCOSir, he may live.
line 0805I saw him beat the surges under him
line 0806And ride upon their backs. He trod the water,
line 0807Whose enmity he flung aside, and breasted
line 0808The surge most swoll’n that met him. His bold head
125line 0809’Bove the contentious waves he kept, and oared
line 0810Himself with his good arms in lusty stroke
line 0811To th’ shore, that o’er his wave-worn basis bowed,
Act 2 Scene 1 - Pg 61 line 0812As stooping to relieve him. I not doubt
line 0813He came alive to land.
130line 0814ALONSONo, no, he’s gone.
line 0815Sir, you may thank yourself for this great loss,
line 0816That would not bless our Europe with your daughter,
line 0817But rather lose her to an African,
line 0818Where she at least is banished from your eye,
135line 0819Who hath cause to wet the grief on ’t.
line 0820ALONSOPrithee, peace.
line 0821You were kneeled to and importuned otherwise
line 0822By all of us; and the fair soul herself
line 0823Weighed between loathness and obedience at
140line 0824Which end o’ th’ beam should bow. We have lost
line 0825your son,
line 0826I fear, forever. Milan and Naples have
line 0827More widows in them of this business’ making
line 0828Than we bring men to comfort them.
145line 0829The fault’s your own.
line 0830ALONSOSo is the dear’st o’ th’ loss.
line 0831GONZALOMy lord Sebastian,
line 0832The truth you speak doth lack some gentleness
line 0833And time to speak it in. You rub the sore
150line 0834When you should bring the plaster.
line 0835SEBASTIANVery well.
line 0836ANTONIOAnd most chirurgeonly.
GONZALOto Alonso
line 0837It is foul weather in us all, good sir,
line 0838When you are cloudy.
155line 0839SEBASTIANFoul weather?
line 0840ANTONIOVery foul.
line 0841Had I plantation of this isle, my lord—
line 0842He’d sow ’t with nettle seed.
Act 2 Scene 1 - Pg 63 line 0843SEBASTIANOr docks, or mallows.
160line 0844And were the king on ’t, what would I do?
line 0845SEBASTIANScape being drunk, for want of wine.
line 0846I’ th’ commonwealth I would by contraries
line 0847Execute all things, for no kind of traffic
line 0848Would I admit; no name of magistrate;
165line 0849Letters should not be known; riches, poverty,
line 0850And use of service, none; contract, succession,
line 0851Bourn, bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none;
line 0852No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil;
line 0853No occupation; all men idle, all,
170line 0854And women too, but innocent and pure;
line 0855No sovereignty—
line 0856SEBASTIANYet he would be king on ’t.
line 0857ANTONIOThe latter end of his commonwealth forgets
line 0858the beginning.
175line 0859All things in common nature should produce
line 0860Without sweat or endeavor; treason, felony,
line 0861Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engine
line 0862Would I not have; but nature should bring forth
line 0863Of its own kind all foison, all abundance,
180line 0864To feed my innocent people.
line 0865SEBASTIANNo marrying ’mong his subjects?
line 0866ANTONIONone, man, all idle: whores and knaves.
line 0867I would with such perfection govern, sir,
line 0868T’ excel the Golden Age.
185line 0869SEBASTIAN’Save his Majesty!
line 0870Long live Gonzalo!
line 0871GONZALOAnd do you mark me, sir?
line 0872Prithee, no more. Thou dost talk nothing to me.
Act 2 Scene 1 - Pg 65 line 0873GONZALOI do well believe your Highness, and did it to
190line 0874minister occasion to these gentlemen, who are of
line 0875such sensible and nimble lungs that they always use
line 0876to laugh at nothing.
line 0877ANTONIO’Twas you we laughed at.
line 0878GONZALOWho in this kind of merry fooling am
195line 0879nothing to you. So you may continue, and laugh at
line 0880nothing still.
line 0881ANTONIOWhat a blow was there given!
line 0882SEBASTIANAn it had not fallen flatlong.
line 0883GONZALOYou are gentlemen of brave mettle. You
200line 0884would lift the moon out of her sphere if she would
line 0885continue in it five weeks without changing.

Enter Ariel invisible, playing solemn music.

line 0886SEBASTIANWe would so, and then go a-batfowling.
line 0887ANTONIOto Gonzalo Nay, good my lord, be not angry.
line 0888GONZALONo, I warrant you, I will not adventure my
205line 0889discretion so weakly. Will you laugh me asleep?
line 0890For I am very heavy.
line 0891ANTONIOGo sleep, and hear us.

All sink down asleep except Alonso, Antonio, and Sebastian.

line 0892What, all so soon asleep? I wish mine eyes
line 0893Would, with themselves, shut up my thoughts. I find
210line 0894They are inclined to do so.
line 0895SEBASTIANPlease you, sir,
line 0896Do not omit the heavy offer of it.
line 0897It seldom visits sorrow; when it doth,
line 0898It is a comforter.
215line 0899ANTONIOWe two, my lord,
line 0900Will guard your person while you take your rest,
line 0901And watch your safety.
line 0902ALONSOThank you. Wondrous heavy.

Alonso sleeps. Ariel exits.

Act 2 Scene 1 - Pg 67 SEBASTIAN
line 0903What a strange drowsiness possesses them!
220line 0904It is the quality o’ th’ climate.
line 0905SEBASTIANWhy
line 0906Doth it not then our eyelids sink? I find
line 0907Not myself disposed to sleep.
line 0908ANTONIONor I. My spirits are nimble.
225line 0909They fell together all, as by consent.
line 0910They dropped as by a thunderstroke. What might,
line 0911Worthy Sebastian, O, what might—? No more.
line 0912And yet methinks I see it in thy face
line 0913What thou shouldst be. Th’ occasion speaks thee, and
230line 0914My strong imagination sees a crown
line 0915Dropping upon thy head.
line 0916SEBASTIANWhat, art thou waking?
line 0917Do you not hear me speak?
line 0918SEBASTIANI do, and surely
235line 0919It is a sleepy language, and thou speak’st
line 0920Out of thy sleep. What is it thou didst say?
line 0921This is a strange repose, to be asleep
line 0922With eyes wide open—standing, speaking, moving—
line 0923And yet so fast asleep.
240line 0924ANTONIONoble Sebastian,
line 0925Thou let’st thy fortune sleep, die rather, wink’st
line 0926Whiles thou art waking.
line 0927SEBASTIANThou dost snore distinctly.
line 0928There’s meaning in thy snores.
245line 0929I am more serious than my custom. You
line 0930Must be so too, if heed me; which to do
line 0931Trebles thee o’er.
line 0932SEBASTIANWell, I am standing water.
line 0933I’ll teach you how to flow.
Act 2 Scene 1 - Pg 69 250line 0934SEBASTIANDo so. To ebb
line 0935Hereditary sloth instructs me.
line 0936ANTONIOO,
line 0937If you but knew how you the purpose cherish
line 0938Whiles thus you mock it, how in stripping it
255line 0939You more invest it. Ebbing men indeed
line 0940Most often do so near the bottom run
line 0941By their own fear or sloth.
line 0942SEBASTIANPrithee, say on.
line 0943The setting of thine eye and cheek proclaim
260line 0944A matter from thee, and a birth indeed
line 0945Which throes thee much to yield.
line 0946ANTONIOThus, sir:
line 0947Although this lord of weak remembrance—this,
line 0948Who shall be of as little memory
265line 0949When he is earthed—hath here almost persuaded—
line 0950For he’s a spirit of persuasion, only
line 0951Professes to persuade—the King his son’s alive,
line 0952’Tis as impossible that he’s undrowned
line 0953As he that sleeps here swims.
270line 0954SEBASTIANI have no hope
line 0955That he’s undrowned.
line 0956ANTONIOO, out of that no hope
line 0957What great hope have you! No hope that way is
line 0958Another way so high a hope that even
275line 0959Ambition cannot pierce a wink beyond,
line 0960But doubt discovery there. Will you grant with me
line 0961That Ferdinand is drowned?
line 0962SEBASTIANHe’s gone.
line 0963ANTONIOThen tell me,
280line 0964Who’s the next heir of Naples?
line 0965SEBASTIANClaribel.
line 0966She that is Queen of Tunis; she that dwells
line 0967Ten leagues beyond man’s life; she that from Naples
line 0968Can have no note, unless the sun were post—
Act 2 Scene 1 - Pg 71 285line 0969The man i’ th’ moon’s too slow—till newborn chins
line 0970Be rough and razorable; she that from whom
line 0971We all were sea-swallowed, though some cast again,
line 0972And by that destiny to perform an act
line 0973Whereof what’s past is prologue, what to come
290line 0974In yours and my discharge.
line 0975SEBASTIANWhat stuff is this? How say you?
line 0976’Tis true my brother’s daughter’s Queen of Tunis,
line 0977So is she heir of Naples, ’twixt which regions
line 0978There is some space.
295line 0979ANTONIOA space whose ev’ry cubit
line 0980Seems to cry out “How shall that Claribel
line 0981Measure us back to Naples? Keep in Tunis
line 0982And let Sebastian wake.” Say this were death
line 0983That now hath seized them, why, they were no worse
300line 0984Than now they are. There be that can rule Naples
line 0985As well as he that sleeps, lords that can prate
line 0986As amply and unnecessarily
line 0987As this Gonzalo. I myself could make
line 0988A chough of as deep chat. O, that you bore
305line 0989The mind that I do, what a sleep were this
line 0990For your advancement! Do you understand me?
line 0991Methinks I do.
line 0992ANTONIOAnd how does your content
line 0993Tender your own good fortune?
310line 0994SEBASTIANI remember
line 0995You did supplant your brother Prospero.
line 0996ANTONIOTrue,
line 0997And look how well my garments sit upon me,
line 0998Much feater than before. My brother’s servants
315line 0999Were then my fellows; now they are my men.
line 1000SEBASTIANBut, for your conscience?
line 1001Ay, sir, where lies that? If ’twere a kibe,
line 1002’Twould put me to my slipper, but I feel not
Act 2 Scene 1 - Pg 73 line 1003This deity in my bosom. Twenty consciences
320line 1004That stand ’twixt me and Milan, candied be they
line 1005And melt ere they molest! Here lies your brother,
line 1006No better than the earth he lies upon.
line 1007If he were that which now he’s like—that’s dead—
line 1008Whom I with this obedient steel, three inches of it,
325line 1009Can lay to bed forever; whiles you, doing thus,
line 1010To the perpetual wink for aye might put
line 1011This ancient morsel, this Sir Prudence, who
line 1012Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest,
line 1013They’ll take suggestion as a cat laps milk.
330line 1014They’ll tell the clock to any business that
line 1015We say befits the hour.
line 1016SEBASTIANThy case, dear friend,
line 1017Shall be my precedent: as thou got’st Milan,
line 1018I’ll come by Naples. Draw thy sword. One stroke
335line 1019Shall free thee from the tribute which thou payest,
line 1020And I the King shall love thee.
line 1021ANTONIODraw together,
line 1022And when I rear my hand, do you the like
line 1023To fall it on Gonzalo.They draw their swords.
340line 1024SEBASTIANO, but one word.

They talk apart.

Enter Ariel, invisible, with music and song.

ARIELto the sleeping Gonzalo
line 1025My master through his art foresees the danger
line 1026That you, his friend, are in, and sends me forth—
line 1027For else his project dies—to keep them living.
Sings in Gonzalo’s ear:
line 1028While you here do snoring lie,
345line 1029Open-eyed conspiracy
line 1030His time doth take.
line 1031If of life you keep a care,
line 1032Shake off slumber and beware.
line 1033Awake, awake!
Act 2 Scene 1 - Pg 75 350line 1034ANTONIOto Sebastian Then let us both be sudden.
line 1035GONZALOwaking Now, good angels preserve the
line 1036King!He wakes Alonso.
ALONSOto Sebastian
line 1037Why, how now, ho! Awake? Why are you drawn?
line 1038Wherefore this ghastly looking?
355line 1039GONZALOto Sebastian What’s the matter?
line 1040Whiles we stood here securing your repose,
line 1041Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing
line 1042Like bulls, or rather lions. Did ’t not wake you?
line 1043It struck mine ear most terribly.
360line 1044ALONSOI heard nothing.
line 1045O, ’twas a din to fright a monster’s ear,
line 1046To make an earthquake. Sure, it was the roar
line 1047Of a whole herd of lions.
line 1048ALONSOHeard you this, Gonzalo?
365line 1049Upon mine honor, sir, I heard a humming,
line 1050And that a strange one too, which did awake me.
line 1051I shaked you, sir, and cried. As mine eyes opened,
line 1052I saw their weapons drawn. There was a noise,
line 1053That’s verily. ’Tis best we stand upon our guard,
370line 1054Or that we quit this place. Let’s draw our weapons.
line 1055Lead off this ground, and let’s make further search
line 1056For my poor son.
line 1057GONZALOHeavens keep him from these beasts,
line 1058For he is, sure, i’ th’ island.
375line 1059ALONSOLead away.
line 1060Prospero my lord shall know what I have done.
line 1061So, king, go safely on to seek thy son.

They exit.

Act 2 Scene 2 - Pg 77

Scene 2

Enter Caliban with a burden of wood. A noise of thunder heard.

line 1062All the infections that the sun sucks up
line 1063From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall and make him
line 1064By inchmeal a disease! His spirits hear me,
line 1065And yet I needs must curse. But they’ll nor pinch,
5line 1066Fright me with urchin-shows, pitch me i’ th’ mire,
line 1067Nor lead me like a firebrand in the dark
line 1068Out of my way, unless he bid ’em. But
line 1069For every trifle are they set upon me,
line 1070Sometimes like apes, that mow and chatter at me
10line 1071And after bite me; then like hedgehogs, which
line 1072Lie tumbling in my barefoot way and mount
line 1073Their pricks at my footfall. Sometime am I
line 1074All wound with adders, who with cloven tongues
line 1075Do hiss me into madness. Lo, now, lo!
15line 1076Here comes a spirit of his, and to torment me
line 1077For bringing wood in slowly. I’ll fall flat.
line 1078Perchance he will not mind me.

He lies down and covers himself with a cloak.

Enter Trinculo.

line 1079TRINCULOHere’s neither bush nor shrub to bear off
line 1080any weather at all. And another storm brewing; I
20line 1081hear it sing i’ th’ wind. Yond same black cloud, yond
line 1082huge one, looks like a foul bombard that would shed
line 1083his liquor. If it should thunder as it did before, I
line 1084know not where to hide my head. Yond same cloud
line 1085cannot choose but fall by pailfuls. Noticing Caliban.
25line 1086What have we here, a man or a fish? Dead or
line 1087alive? A fish, he smells like a fish—a very ancient
line 1088and fishlike smell, a kind of not-of-the-newest poor-John.
line 1089A strange fish. Were I in England now, as once
Act 2 Scene 2 - Pg 79 line 1090I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday
30line 1091fool there but would give a piece of silver. There
line 1092would this monster make a man. Any strange beast
line 1093there makes a man. When they will not give a doit to
line 1094relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a
line 1095dead Indian. Legged like a man, and his fins like
35line 1096arms! Warm, o’ my troth! I do now let loose my
line 1097opinion, hold it no longer: this is no fish, but an
line 1098islander that hath lately suffered by a thunderbolt.
line 1099 Thunder. Alas, the storm is come again. My best
line 1100way is to creep under his gaberdine. There is no
40line 1101other shelter hereabout. Misery acquaints a man
line 1102with strange bedfellows. I will here shroud till the
line 1103dregs of the storm be past.

He crawls under Caliban’s cloak.

Enter Stephano singing.

line 1104I shall no more to sea, to sea.
line 1105Here shall I die ashore—
45line 1106This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man’s funeral.
line 1107Well, here’s my comfort.Drinks.


line 1108The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I,
line 1109The gunner and his mate,
line 1110Loved Mall, Meg, and Marian, and Margery,
50line 1111But none of us cared for Kate.
line 1112For she had a tongue with a tang,
line 1113Would cry to a sailor “Go hang!”
line 1114She loved not the savor of tar nor of pitch,
line 1115Yet a tailor might scratch her where’er she did itch.
55line 1116Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang!
line 1117This is a scurvy tune too. But here’s my comfort.


line 1118CALIBANDo not torment me! O!
Act 2 Scene 2 - Pg 81 line 1119STEPHANOWhat’s the matter? Have we devils here? Do
line 1120you put tricks upon ’s with savages and men of Ind?
60line 1121Ha? I have not scaped drowning to be afeard now
line 1122of your four legs, for it hath been said “As proper a
line 1123man as ever went on four legs cannot make him
line 1124give ground,” and it shall be said so again while
line 1125Stephano breathes at’ nostrils.
65line 1126CALIBANThe spirit torments me. O!
line 1127STEPHANOThis is some monster of the isle with four
line 1128legs, who hath got, as I take it, an ague. Where the
line 1129devil should he learn our language? I will give him
line 1130some relief, if it be but for that. If I can recover him
70line 1131and keep him tame and get to Naples with him,
line 1132he’s a present for any emperor that ever trod on
line 1133neat’s leather.
line 1134CALIBANDo not torment me, prithee. I’ll bring my
line 1135wood home faster.
75line 1136STEPHANOHe’s in his fit now, and does not talk after
line 1137the wisest. He shall taste of my bottle. If he have
line 1138never drunk wine afore, it will go near to remove
line 1139his fit. If I can recover him and keep him tame, I will
line 1140not take too much for him. He shall pay for him that
80line 1141hath him, and that soundly.
line 1142CALIBANThou dost me yet but little hurt. Thou wilt
line 1143anon; I know it by thy trembling. Now Prosper
line 1144works upon thee.
line 1145STEPHANOCome on your ways. Open your mouth.
85line 1146Here is that which will give language to you, cat.
line 1147Open your mouth. This will shake your shaking, I
line 1148can tell you, and that soundly. Caliban drinks. You
line 1149cannot tell who’s your friend. Open your chaps
line 1150again.
90line 1151TRINCULOI should know that voice. It should be—but
line 1152he is drowned, and these are devils. O, defend me!
line 1153STEPHANOFour legs and two voices—a most delicate
line 1154monster! His forward voice now is to speak well of
line 1155his friend. His backward voice is to utter foul
Act 2 Scene 2 - Pg 83 95line 1156speeches and to detract. If all the wine in my bottle
line 1157will recover him, I will help his ague. Come.
line 1158 Caliban drinks. Amen! I will pour some in thy
line 1159other mouth.
line 1160TRINCULOStephano!
100line 1161STEPHANODoth thy other mouth call me? Mercy, mercy,
line 1162this is a devil, and no monster! I will leave him; I
line 1163have no long spoon.
line 1164TRINCULOStephano! If thou be’st Stephano, touch me
line 1165and speak to me, for I am Trinculo—be not
105line 1166afeard—thy good friend Trinculo.
line 1167STEPHANOIf thou be’st Trinculo, come forth. I’ll pull
line 1168thee by the lesser legs. If any be Trinculo’s legs,
line 1169these are they. He pulls him out from under Caliban’s cloak.
line 1170Thou art very Trinculo indeed. How
110line 1171cam’st thou to be the siege of this mooncalf? Can
line 1172he vent Trinculos?
line 1173TRINCULOI took him to be killed with a thunderstroke.
line 1174But art thou not drowned, Stephano? I
line 1175hope now thou art not drowned. Is the storm
115line 1176overblown? I hid me under the dead mooncalf’s
line 1177gaberdine for fear of the storm. And art thou living,
line 1178Stephano? O Stephano, two Neapolitans scaped!
line 1179STEPHANOPrithee, do not turn me about. My stomach
line 1180is not constant.
120line 1181CALIBANaside These be fine things, an if they be not
line 1182sprites. That’s a brave god and bears celestial liquor.
line 1183I will kneel to him.

He crawls out from under the cloak.

line 1184STEPHANOto Trinculo How didst thou scape? How
line 1185cam’st thou hither? Swear by this bottle how thou
125line 1186cam’st hither—I escaped upon a butt of sack, which
line 1187the sailors heaved o’erboard—by this bottle, which
line 1188I made of the bark of a tree with mine own hands,
line 1189since I was cast ashore.
Act 2 Scene 2 - Pg 85 line 1190CALIBANI’ll swear upon that bottle to be thy true
130line 1191subject, for the liquor is not earthly.
line 1192STEPHANOto Trinculo Here. Swear then how thou
line 1193escapedst.
line 1194TRINCULOSwum ashore, man, like a duck. I can swim
line 1195like a duck, I’ll be sworn.
135line 1196STEPHANOHere, kiss the book.Trinculo drinks.
line 1197Though thou canst swim like a duck, thou art made
line 1198like a goose.
line 1199TRINCULOO Stephano, hast any more of this?
line 1200STEPHANOThe whole butt, man. My cellar is in a rock
140line 1201by th’ seaside, where my wine is hid.—How now,
line 1202mooncalf, how does thine ague?
line 1203CALIBANHast thou not dropped from heaven?
line 1204STEPHANOOut o’ th’ moon, I do assure thee. I was the
line 1205man i’ th’ moon when time was.
145line 1206CALIBANI have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee.
line 1207My mistress showed me thee, and thy dog, and thy
line 1208bush.
line 1209STEPHANOCome, swear to that. Kiss the book. I will
line 1210furnish it anon with new contents. Swear.

Caliban drinks.

150line 1211TRINCULOBy this good light, this is a very shallow
line 1212monster. I afeard of him? A very weak monster. The
line 1213man i’ th’ moon? A most poor, credulous monster!
line 1214—Well drawn, monster, in good sooth!
line 1215CALIBANI’ll show thee every fertile inch o’ th’ island,
155line 1216and I will kiss thy foot. I prithee, be my god.
line 1217TRINCULOBy this light, a most perfidious and drunken
line 1218monster. When ’s god’s asleep, he’ll rob his bottle.
line 1219CALIBANI’ll kiss thy foot. I’ll swear myself thy subject.
line 1220STEPHANOCome on, then. Down, and swear.

Caliban kneels.

160line 1221TRINCULOI shall laugh myself to death at this puppy-headed
line 1222monster. A most scurvy monster. I could
line 1223find in my heart to beat him—
Act 2 Scene 2 - Pg 87 line 1224STEPHANOCome, kiss.
line 1225TRINCULO—but that the poor monster’s in drink. An
165line 1226abominable monster.
line 1227I’ll show thee the best springs. I’ll pluck thee berries.
line 1228I’ll fish for thee and get thee wood enough.
line 1229A plague upon the tyrant that I serve.
line 1230I’ll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee,
170line 1231Thou wondrous man.
line 1232TRINCULOA most ridiculous monster, to make a wonder
line 1233of a poor drunkard.
line 1234I prithee, let me bring thee where crabs grow,
line 1235And I with my long nails will dig thee pignuts,
175line 1236Show thee a jay’s nest, and instruct thee how
line 1237To snare the nimble marmoset. I’ll bring thee
line 1238To clustering filberts, and sometimes I’ll get thee
line 1239Young scamels from the rock. Wilt thou go with me?
line 1240STEPHANOI prithee now, lead the way without any
180line 1241more talking.—Trinculo, the King and all our
line 1242company else being drowned, we will inherit here.
line 1243—Here, bear my bottle.—Fellow Trinculo, we’ll
line 1244fill him by and by again.
CALIBANsings drunkenly
line 1245Farewell, master, farewell, farewell.
185line 1246TRINCULOA howling monster, a drunken monster.
line 1247No more dams I’ll make for fish,
line 1248Nor fetch in firing
line 1249At requiring,
line 1250Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish.
190line 1251’Ban, ’ban, Ca-caliban
line 1252Has a new master. Get a new man.
line 1253Freedom, high-day! High-day, freedom! Freedom,
line 1254high-day, freedom!
line 1255STEPHANOO brave monster! Lead the way.

They exit.


Scene 1

Enter Ferdinand bearing a log.

line 1256There be some sports are painful, and their labor
line 1257Delight in them sets off; some kinds of baseness
line 1258Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters
line 1259Point to rich ends. This my mean task
5line 1260Would be as heavy to me as odious, but
line 1261The mistress which I serve quickens what’s dead
line 1262And makes my labors pleasures. O, she is
line 1263Ten times more gentle than her father’s crabbed,
line 1264And he’s composed of harshness. I must remove
10line 1265Some thousands of these logs and pile them up,
line 1266Upon a sore injunction. My sweet mistress
line 1267Weeps when she sees me work, and says such
line 1268baseness
line 1269Had never like executor. I forget;
15line 1270But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labors,
line 1271Most busiest when I do it.

Enter Miranda; and Prospero at a distance, unobserved.

line 1272MIRANDAAlas now, pray you,
line 1273Work not so hard. I would the lightning had
line 1274Burnt up those logs that you are enjoined to pile.
20line 1275Pray, set it down and rest you. When this burns
Act 3 Scene 1 - Pg 93 line 1276’Twill weep for having wearied you. My father
line 1277Is hard at study. Pray now, rest yourself.
line 1278He’s safe for these three hours.
line 1279FERDINANDO most dear mistress,
25line 1280The sun will set before I shall discharge
line 1281What I must strive to do.
line 1282MIRANDAIf you’ll sit down,
line 1283I’ll bear your logs the while. Pray, give me that.
line 1284I’ll carry it to the pile.
30line 1285FERDINANDNo, precious creature,
line 1286I had rather crack my sinews, break my back,
line 1287Than you should such dishonor undergo
line 1288While I sit lazy by.
line 1289MIRANDAIt would become me
35line 1290As well as it does you, and I should do it
line 1291With much more ease, for my good will is to it,
line 1292And yours it is against.
line 1293PROSPEROaside Poor worm, thou art infected.
line 1294This visitation shows it.
40line 1295MIRANDAYou look wearily.
line 1296No, noble mistress, ’tis fresh morning with me
line 1297When you are by at night. I do beseech you,
line 1298Chiefly that I might set it in my prayers,
line 1299What is your name?
45line 1300MIRANDAMiranda.—O my father,
line 1301I have broke your hest to say so!
line 1302FERDINANDAdmired Miranda!
line 1303Indeed the top of admiration, worth
line 1304What’s dearest to the world! Full many a lady
50line 1305I have eyed with best regard, and many a time
line 1306Th’ harmony of their tongues hath into bondage
line 1307Brought my too diligent ear. For several virtues
line 1308Have I liked several women, never any
line 1309With so full soul but some defect in her
55line 1310Did quarrel with the noblest grace she owed,
Act 3 Scene 1 - Pg 95 line 1311And put it to the foil. But you, O you,
line 1312So perfect and so peerless, are created
line 1313Of every creature’s best.
line 1314MIRANDAI do not know
60line 1315One of my sex, no woman’s face remember,
line 1316Save, from my glass, mine own. Nor have I seen
line 1317More that I may call men than you, good friend,
line 1318And my dear father. How features are abroad
line 1319I am skilless of, but by my modesty,
65line 1320The jewel in my dower, I would not wish
line 1321Any companion in the world but you,
line 1322Nor can imagination form a shape
line 1323Besides yourself to like of. But I prattle
line 1324Something too wildly, and my father’s precepts
70line 1325I therein do forget.
line 1326FERDINANDI am in my condition
line 1327A prince, Miranda; I do think a king—
line 1328I would, not so!—and would no more endure
line 1329This wooden slavery than to suffer
75line 1330The flesh-fly blow my mouth. Hear my soul speak:
line 1331The very instant that I saw you did
line 1332My heart fly to your service, there resides
line 1333To make me slave to it, and for your sake
line 1334Am I this patient log-man.
80line 1335MIRANDADo you love me?
line 1336O heaven, O Earth, bear witness to this sound,
line 1337And crown what I profess with kind event
line 1338If I speak true; if hollowly, invert
line 1339What best is boded me to mischief. I,
85line 1340Beyond all limit of what else i’ th’ world,
line 1341Do love, prize, honor you.
line 1342MIRANDAI am a fool
line 1343To weep at what I am glad of.
line 1344PROSPEROaside Fair encounter
Act 3 Scene 1 - Pg 97 90line 1345Of two most rare affections. Heavens rain grace
line 1346On that which breeds between ’em!
line 1347FERDINANDWherefore
line 1348weep you?
line 1349At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer
95line 1350What I desire to give, and much less take
line 1351What I shall die to want. But this is trifling,
line 1352And all the more it seeks to hide itself,
line 1353The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning,
line 1354And prompt me, plain and holy innocence.
100line 1355I am your wife if you will marry me.
line 1356If not, I’ll die your maid. To be your fellow
line 1357You may deny me, but I’ll be your servant
line 1358Whether you will or no.
line 1359My mistress, dearest, and I thus humble ever.
105line 1360My husband, then?
line 1361FERDINANDAy, with a heart as willing
line 1362As bondage e’er of freedom. Here’s my hand.
MIRANDAclasping his hand
line 1363And mine, with my heart in ’t. And now farewell
line 1364Till half an hour hence.
110line 1365FERDINANDA thousand thousand.

They exit.

line 1366So glad of this as they I cannot be,
line 1367Who are surprised withal; but my rejoicing
line 1368At nothing can be more. I’ll to my book,
line 1369For yet ere suppertime must I perform
115line 1370Much business appertaining.

He exits.

Act 3 Scene 2 - Pg 99

Scene 2

Enter Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo.

line 1371STEPHANOto Trinculo Tell not me. When the butt is
line 1372out, we will drink water; not a drop before. Therefore
line 1373bear up and board ’em.—Servant monster,
line 1374drink to me.
5line 1375TRINCULOServant monster? The folly of this island!
line 1376They say there’s but five upon this isle; we are three
line 1377of them. If th’ other two be brained like us, the state
line 1378totters.
line 1379STEPHANODrink, servant monster, when I bid thee.
10line 1380Thy eyes are almost set in thy head.

Caliban drinks.

line 1381TRINCULOWhere should they be set else? He were a
line 1382brave monster indeed if they were set in his tail.
line 1383STEPHANOMy man-monster hath drowned his tongue
line 1384in sack. For my part, the sea cannot drown me. I
15line 1385swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty
line 1386leagues off and on, by this light.—Thou shalt be my
line 1387lieutenant, monster, or my standard.
line 1388TRINCULOYour lieutenant, if you list. He’s no
line 1389standard.
20line 1390STEPHANOWe’ll not run, Monsieur Monster.
line 1391TRINCULONor go neither. But you’ll lie like dogs, and
line 1392yet say nothing neither.
line 1393STEPHANOMooncalf, speak once in thy life, if thou
line 1394be’st a good mooncalf.
25line 1395CALIBANHow does thy Honor? Let me lick thy shoe. I’ll
line 1396not serve him; he is not valiant.
line 1397TRINCULOThou liest, most ignorant monster. I am in
line 1398case to justle a constable. Why, thou debauched
line 1399fish, thou! Was there ever man a coward that hath
30line 1400drunk so much sack as I today? Wilt thou tell a
line 1401monstrous lie, being but half a fish and half a
line 1402monster?
Act 3 Scene 2 - Pg 101 line 1403CALIBANLo, how he mocks me! Wilt thou let him, my
line 1404lord?
35line 1405TRINCULO“Lord,” quoth he? That a monster should be
line 1406such a natural!
line 1407CALIBANLo, lo again! Bite him to death, I prithee.
line 1408STEPHANOTrinculo, keep a good tongue in your head.
line 1409If you prove a mutineer, the next tree. The poor
40line 1410monster’s my subject, and he shall not suffer
line 1411indignity.
line 1412CALIBANI thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleased
line 1413to harken once again to the suit I made to thee?
line 1414STEPHANOMarry, will I. Kneel and repeat it. I will
45line 1415stand, and so shall Trinculo.

Enter Ariel, invisible.

line 1416CALIBANkneeling As I told thee before, I am subject
line 1417to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath
line 1418cheated me of the island.
line 1419ARIELin Trinculo’s voice Thou liest.
50line 1420CALIBANto Trinculo Thou liest, thou jesting monkey,
line 1421thou. He stands. I would my valiant master would
line 1422destroy thee. I do not lie.
line 1423STEPHANOTrinculo, if you trouble him any more in ’s
line 1424tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your
55line 1425teeth.
line 1426TRINCULOWhy, I said nothing.
line 1427STEPHANOMum then, and no more. Trinculo stands aside.
line 1428Proceed.
line 1429I say by sorcery he got this isle;
60line 1430From me he got it. If thy Greatness will,
line 1431Revenge it on him, for I know thou dar’st,
line 1432But this thing dare not.
line 1433STEPHANOThat’s most certain.
line 1434Thou shalt be lord of it, and I’ll serve thee.
Act 3 Scene 2 - Pg 103 65line 1435STEPHANOHow now shall this be compassed? Canst
line 1436thou bring me to the party?
line 1437Yea, yea, my lord. I’ll yield him thee asleep,
line 1438Where thou mayst knock a nail into his head.
line 1439ARIELin Trinculo’s voice Thou liest. Thou canst not.
70line 1440What a pied ninny’s this!—Thou scurvy patch!—
line 1441I do beseech thy Greatness, give him blows
line 1442And take his bottle from him. When that’s gone,
line 1443He shall drink naught but brine, for I’ll not show him
line 1444Where the quick freshes are.
75line 1445STEPHANOTrinculo, run into no further danger. Interrupt
line 1446the monster one word further, and by this
line 1447hand, I’ll turn my mercy out o’ doors and make a
line 1448stockfish of thee.
line 1449TRINCULOWhy, what did I? I did nothing. I’ll go
80line 1450farther off.
line 1451STEPHANODidst thou not say he lied?
line 1452ARIELin Trinculo’s voice Thou liest.
line 1453STEPHANODo I so? Take thou that.He beats Trinculo.
line 1454As you like this, give me the lie another time.
85line 1455TRINCULOI did not give the lie! Out o’ your wits and
line 1456hearing too? A pox o’ your bottle! This can sack and
line 1457drinking do. A murrain on your monster, and the
line 1458devil take your fingers!
line 1459CALIBANHa, ha, ha!
90line 1460STEPHANONow forward with your tale. To Trinculo.
line 1461Prithee, stand further off.
line 1462Beat him enough. After a little time
line 1463I’ll beat him too.
line 1464STEPHANOStand farther. Trinculo moves farther away.
95line 1465Come, proceed.
line 1466Why, as I told thee, ’tis a custom with him
Act 3 Scene 2 - Pg 105 line 1467I’ th’ afternoon to sleep. There thou mayst brain him,
line 1468Having first seized his books, or with a log
line 1469Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,
100line 1470Or cut his weasand with thy knife. Remember
line 1471First to possess his books, for without them
line 1472He’s but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
line 1473One spirit to command. They all do hate him
line 1474As rootedly as I. Burn but his books.
105line 1475He has brave utensils—for so he calls them—
line 1476Which, when he has a house, he’ll deck withal.
line 1477And that most deeply to consider is
line 1478The beauty of his daughter. He himself
line 1479Calls her a nonpareil. I never saw a woman
110line 1480But only Sycorax my dam and she;
line 1481But she as far surpasseth Sycorax
line 1482As great’st does least.
line 1483STEPHANOIs it so brave a lass?
line 1484Ay, lord, she will become thy bed, I warrant,
115line 1485And bring thee forth brave brood.
line 1486STEPHANOMonster, I will kill this man. His daughter
line 1487and I will be king and queen—save our Graces!—
line 1488and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys.—Dost
line 1489thou like the plot, Trinculo?
120line 1490TRINCULOExcellent.
line 1491STEPHANOGive me thy hand. I am sorry I beat thee.
line 1492But while thou liv’st, keep a good tongue in thy
line 1493head.
line 1494Within this half hour will he be asleep.
125line 1495Wilt thou destroy him then?
line 1496STEPHANOAy, on mine honor.
line 1497ARIELaside This will I tell my master.
line 1498Thou mak’st me merry. I am full of pleasure.
Act 3 Scene 2 - Pg 107 line 1499Let us be jocund. Will you troll the catch
130line 1500You taught me but whilere?
line 1501STEPHANOAt thy request, monster, I will do reason,
line 1502any reason.—Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. Sings.
line 1503Flout ’em and cout ’em
line 1504And scout ’em and flout ’em!
135line 1505Thought is free.
line 1506CALIBANThat’s not the tune.

Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe.

line 1507STEPHANOWhat is this same?
line 1508TRINCULOThis is the tune of our catch played by the
line 1509picture of Nobody.
140line 1510STEPHANOto the invisible musician If thou be’st a
line 1511man, show thyself in thy likeness. If thou be’st a
line 1512devil, take ’t as thou list.
line 1513TRINCULOO, forgive me my sins!
line 1514STEPHANOHe that dies pays all debts.—I defy thee!—
145line 1515Mercy upon us!
line 1516CALIBANArt thou afeard?
line 1517STEPHANONo, monster, not I.
line 1518Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises,
line 1519Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.
150line 1520Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
line 1521Will hum about mine ears, and sometimes voices
line 1522That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
line 1523Will make me sleep again; and then, in dreaming,
line 1524The clouds methought would open, and show riches
155line 1525Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked
line 1526I cried to dream again.
line 1527STEPHANOThis will prove a brave kingdom to me,
line 1528where I shall have my music for nothing.
line 1529CALIBANWhen Prospero is destroyed.
160line 1530STEPHANOThat shall be by and by. I remember the
line 1531story.
Act 3 Scene 3 - Pg 109 line 1532TRINCULOThe sound is going away. Let’s follow it, and
line 1533after do our work.
line 1534STEPHANOLead, monster. We’ll follow.—I would I
165line 1535could see this taborer. He lays it on. Wilt come?
line 1536TRINCULOI’ll follow, Stephano.

They exit.

Scene 3

Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Adrian, Francisco, etc.

line 1537By ’r lakin, I can go no further, sir.
line 1538My old bones aches. Here’s a maze trod indeed
line 1539Through forthrights and meanders. By your
line 1540patience,
5line 1541I needs must rest me.
line 1542ALONSOOld lord, I cannot blame thee.
line 1543Who am myself attached with weariness
line 1544To th’ dulling of my spirits. Sit down and rest.
line 1545Even here I will put off my hope and keep it
10line 1546No longer for my flatterer. He is drowned
line 1547Whom thus we stray to find, and the sea mocks
line 1548Our frustrate search on land. Well, let him go.
ANTONIOaside to Sebastian
line 1549I am right glad that he’s so out of hope.
line 1550Do not, for one repulse, forgo the purpose
15line 1551That you resolved t’ effect.
line 1552SEBASTIANaside to Antonio The next advantage
line 1553Will we take throughly.
line 1554ANTONIOaside to Sebastian Let it be tonight;
line 1555For now they are oppressed with travel, they
20line 1556Will not nor cannot use such vigilance
line 1557As when they are fresh.
line 1558SEBASTIANaside to Antonio I say tonight. No more.
Act 3 Scene 3 - Pg 111

Solemn and strange music, and enter Prospero on the top invisible.

line 1559What harmony is this? My good friends, hark.
line 1560GONZALOMarvelous sweet music!

Enter several strange shapes, bringing in a banquet, and dance about it with gentle actions of salutations.

25line 1561Give us kind keepers, heavens! What were these?
line 1562A living drollery! Now I will believe
line 1563That there are unicorns, that in Arabia
line 1564There is one tree, the phoenix’ throne, one phoenix
line 1565At this hour reigning there.
30line 1566ANTONIOI’ll believe both;
line 1567And what does else want credit, come to me
line 1568And I’ll be sworn ’tis true. Travelers ne’er did lie,
line 1569Though fools at home condemn ’em.
line 1570GONZALOIf in Naples
35line 1571I should report this now, would they believe me?
line 1572If I should say I saw such islanders—
line 1573For, certes, these are people of the island—
line 1574Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet note
line 1575Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of
40line 1576Our human generation you shall find
line 1577Many, nay, almost any.
line 1578PROSPEROaside Honest lord,
line 1579Thou hast said well, for some of you there present
line 1580Are worse than devils.
45line 1581ALONSOI cannot too much muse
line 1582Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound,
line 1583expressing—
line 1584Although they want the use of tongue—a kind
line 1585Of excellent dumb discourse.
Act 3 Scene 3 - Pg 113 50line 1586PROSPEROaside Praise in departing.

Inviting the King, etc., to eat, the shapes depart.

line 1587FRANCISCOThey vanished strangely.
line 1588SEBASTIANNo matter, since
line 1589They have left their viands behind, for we have
line 1590stomachs.
55line 1591Will ’t please you taste of what is here?
line 1592ALONSONot I.
line 1593Faith, sir, you need not fear. When we were boys,
line 1594Who would believe that there were mountaineers
line 1595Dewlapped like bulls, whose throats had hanging at
60line 1596’em
line 1597Wallets of flesh? Or that there were such men
line 1598Whose heads stood in their breasts? Which now we
line 1599find
line 1600Each putter-out of five for one will bring us
65line 1601Good warrant of.
line 1602ALONSOI will stand to and feed.
line 1603Although my last, no matter, since I feel
line 1604The best is past. Brother, my lord the Duke,
line 1605Stand to, and do as we.

Alonso, Sebastian, and Antonio move toward the table.

Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel, like a Harpy, claps his wings upon the table, and with a quaint device the banquet vanishes.

ARIELas Harpy
70line 1606You are three men of sin, whom Destiny,
line 1607That hath to instrument this lower world
line 1608And what is in ’t, the never-surfeited sea
line 1609Hath caused to belch up you, and on this island,
line 1610Where man doth not inhabit, you ’mongst men
75line 1611Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad;
line 1612And even with such-like valor, men hang and drown
Act 3 Scene 3 - Pg 115 line 1613Their proper selves.

Alonso, Sebastian, and Antonio draw their swords.

line 1614You fools, I and my fellows
line 1615Are ministers of Fate. The elements
80line 1616Of whom your swords are tempered may as well
line 1617Wound the loud winds or with bemocked-at stabs
line 1618Kill the still-closing waters as diminish
line 1619One dowl that’s in my plume. My fellow ministers
line 1620Are like invulnerable. If you could hurt,
85line 1621Your swords are now too massy for your strengths
line 1622And will not be uplifted. But remember—
line 1623For that’s my business to you—that you three
line 1624From Milan did supplant good Prospero,
line 1625Exposed unto the sea, which hath requit it,
90line 1626Him and his innocent child, for which foul deed,
line 1627The powers—delaying, not forgetting—have
line 1628Incensed the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures
line 1629Against your peace. Thee of thy son, Alonso,
line 1630They have bereft; and do pronounce by me
95line 1631Ling’ring perdition, worse than any death
line 1632Can be at once, shall step by step attend
line 1633You and your ways, whose wraths to guard you
line 1634from—
line 1635Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls
100line 1636Upon your heads—is nothing but heart’s sorrow
line 1637And a clear life ensuing.He vanishes in thunder.

Then, to soft music, enter the shapes again, and dance, with mocks and mows, and carrying out the table.

line 1638Bravely the figure of this Harpy hast thou
line 1639Performed, my Ariel. A grace it had, devouring.
line 1640Of my instruction hast thou nothing bated
105line 1641In what thou hadst to say. So, with good life
line 1642And observation strange, my meaner ministers
Act 3 Scene 3 - Pg 117 line 1643Their several kinds have done. My high charms
line 1644work,
line 1645And these mine enemies are all knit up
110line 1646In their distractions. They now are in my power;
line 1647And in these fits I leave them while I visit
line 1648Young Ferdinand, whom they suppose is drowned,
line 1649And his and mine loved darling.He exits, above.
GONZALOto Alonso
line 1650I’ th’ name of something holy, sir, why stand you
115line 1651In this strange stare?
line 1652ALONSOO, it is monstrous, monstrous!
line 1653Methought the billows spoke and told me of it;
line 1654The winds did sing it to me, and the thunder,
line 1655That deep and dreadful organ pipe, pronounced
120line 1656The name of Prosper. It did bass my trespass.
line 1657Therefor my son i’ th’ ooze is bedded, and
line 1658I’ll seek him deeper than e’er plummet sounded,
line 1659And with him there lie mudded.He exits.
line 1660SEBASTIANBut one fiend at a time,
125line 1661I’ll fight their legions o’er.
line 1662ANTONIOI’ll be thy second.

They exit.

line 1663All three of them are desperate. Their great guilt,
line 1664Like poison given to work a great time after,
line 1665Now ’gins to bite the spirits. I do beseech you
130line 1666That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly
line 1667And hinder them from what this ecstasy
line 1668May now provoke them to.
line 1669ADRIANFollow, I pray you.

They all exit.


Scene 1

Enter Prospero, Ferdinand, and Miranda.

PROSPEROto Ferdinand
line 1670If I have too austerely punished you,
line 1671Your compensation makes amends, for I
line 1672Have given you here a third of mine own life,
line 1673Or that for which I live; who once again
5line 1674I tender to thy hand. All thy vexations
line 1675Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
line 1676Hast strangely stood the test. Here afore heaven
line 1677I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,
line 1678Do not smile at me that I boast of her,
10line 1679For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise
line 1680And make it halt behind her.
line 1681FERDINANDI do believe it
line 1682Against an oracle.
line 1683Then, as my gift and thine own acquisition
15line 1684Worthily purchased, take my daughter. But
line 1685If thou dost break her virgin-knot before
line 1686All sanctimonious ceremonies may
line 1687With full and holy rite be ministered,
line 1688No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall
20line 1689To make this contract grow; but barren hate,
line 1690Sour-eyed disdain, and discord shall bestrew
Act 4 Scene 1 - Pg 123 line 1691The union of your bed with weeds so loathly
line 1692That you shall hate it both. Therefore take heed,
line 1693As Hymen’s lamps shall light you.
25line 1694FERDINANDAs I hope
line 1695For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,
line 1696With such love as ’tis now, the murkiest den,
line 1697The most opportune place, the strong’st suggestion
line 1698Our worser genius can shall never melt
30line 1699Mine honor into lust to take away
line 1700The edge of that day’s celebration
line 1701When I shall think or Phoebus’ steeds are foundered
line 1702Or night kept chained below.
line 1703PROSPEROFairly spoke.
35line 1704Sit then and talk with her. She is thine own.

Ferdinand and Miranda move aside.

line 1705What, Ariel, my industrious servant, Ariel!

Enter Ariel.

line 1706What would my potent master? Here I am.
line 1707Thou and thy meaner fellows your last service
line 1708Did worthily perform, and I must use you
40line 1709In such another trick. Go bring the rabble,
line 1710O’er whom I give thee power, here to this place.
line 1711Incite them to quick motion, for I must
line 1712Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple
line 1713Some vanity of mine art. It is my promise,
45line 1714And they expect it from me.
line 1715ARIELPresently?
line 1716PROSPEROAy, with a twink.
line 1717Before you can say “Come” and “Go,”
line 1718And breathe twice, and cry “So, so,”
50line 1719Each one, tripping on his toe,
line 1720Will be here with mop and mow.
line 1721Do you love me, master? No?
Act 4 Scene 1 - Pg 125 PROSPERO
line 1722Dearly, my delicate Ariel. Do not approach
line 1723Till thou dost hear me call.
55line 1724ARIELWell; I conceive.

He exits.

PROSPEROto Ferdinand
line 1725Look thou be true; do not give dalliance
line 1726Too much the rein. The strongest oaths are straw
line 1727To th’ fire i’ th’ blood. Be more abstemious,
line 1728Or else goodnight your vow.
60line 1729FERDINANDI warrant you, sir,
line 1730The white cold virgin snow upon my heart
line 1731Abates the ardor of my liver.
line 1732PROSPEROWell.—
line 1733Now come, my Ariel. Bring a corollary
65line 1734Rather than want a spirit. Appear, and pertly.

Soft music.

line 1735No tongue. All eyes. Be silent.

Enter Iris.

line 1736Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas
line 1737Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and peas;
line 1738Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,
70line 1739And flat meads thatched with stover, them to keep;
line 1740Thy banks with pionèd and twillèd brims,
line 1741Which spongy April at thy hest betrims
line 1742To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy
line 1743broom groves,
75line 1744Whose shadow the dismissèd bachelor loves,
line 1745Being lass-lorn; thy poll-clipped vineyard,
line 1746And thy sea marge, sterile and rocky hard,
line 1747Where thou thyself dost air—the Queen o’ th’ sky,
line 1748Whose wat’ry arch and messenger am I,
80line 1749Bids thee leave these, and with her sovereign grace,
line 1750Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,
Act 4 Scene 1 - Pg 127 line 1751To come and sport. Her peacocks fly amain.
line 1752Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.

Enter Ceres.

line 1753Hail, many-colored messenger, that ne’er
85line 1754Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;
line 1755Who with thy saffron wings upon my flowers
line 1756Diffusest honey drops, refreshing showers;
line 1757And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown
line 1758My bosky acres and my unshrubbed down,
90line 1759Rich scarf to my proud Earth. Why hath thy queen
line 1760Summoned me hither to this short-grassed green?
line 1761A contract of true love to celebrate,
line 1762And some donation freely to estate
line 1763On the blest lovers.
95line 1764CERESTell me, heavenly bow,
line 1765If Venus or her son, as thou dost know,
line 1766Do now attend the Queen? Since they did plot
line 1767The means that dusky Dis my daughter got,
line 1768Her and her blind boy’s scandaled company
100line 1769I have forsworn.
line 1770IRISOf her society
line 1771Be not afraid. I met her deity
line 1772Cutting the clouds towards Paphos, and her son
line 1773Dove-drawn with her. Here thought they to have
105line 1774done
line 1775Some wanton charm upon this man and maid,
line 1776Whose vows are that no bed-right shall be paid
line 1777Till Hymen’s torch be lighted—but in vain.
line 1778Mars’s hot minion is returned again;
110line 1779Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,
line 1780Swears he will shoot no more, but play with
line 1781sparrows,
line 1782And be a boy right out.
Act 4 Scene 1 - Pg 129

Juno descends.

line 1783CERESHighest queen of state,
115line 1784Great Juno, comes. I know her by her gait.
line 1785How does my bounteous sister? Go with me
line 1786To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be
line 1787And honored in their issue.
They sing.
line 1788Honor, riches, marriage-blessing,
120line 1789Long continuance and increasing,
line 1790Hourly joys be still upon you.
line 1791Juno sings her blessings on you.
line 1792Earth’s increase, foison plenty,
line 1793Barns and garners never empty,
125line 1794Vines with clust’ring bunches growing,
line 1795Plants with goodly burden bowing;
line 1796Spring come to you at the farthest
line 1797In the very end of harvest.
line 1798Scarcity and want shall shun you.
130line 1799Ceres’ blessing so is on you.
line 1800This is a most majestic vision, and
line 1801Harmonious charmingly. May I be bold
line 1802To think these spirits?
line 1803PROSPEROSpirits, which by mine art
135line 1804I have from their confines called to enact
line 1805My present fancies.
line 1806FERDINANDLet me live here ever.
line 1807So rare a wondered father and a wise
line 1808Makes this place paradise.

Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on employment.

140line 1809PROSPEROSweet now, silence.
Act 4 Scene 1 - Pg 131 line 1810Juno and Ceres whisper seriously.
line 1811There’s something else to do. Hush, and be mute,
line 1812Or else our spell is marred.
line 1813You nymphs, called naiads of the windring brooks,
145line 1814With your sedged crowns and ever-harmless looks,
line 1815Leave your crisp channels and on this green land
line 1816Answer your summons, Juno does command.
line 1817Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate
line 1818A contract of true love. Be not too late.

Enter certain Nymphs.

150line 1819You sunburned sicklemen, of August weary,
line 1820Come hither from the furrow and be merry.
line 1821Make holiday: your rye-straw hats put on,
line 1822And these fresh nymphs encounter every one
line 1823In country footing.

Enter certain Reapers, properly habited. They join with the Nymphs in a graceful dance, towards the end whereof Prospero starts suddenly and speaks.

155line 1824I had forgot that foul conspiracy
line 1825Of the beast Caliban and his confederates
line 1826Against my life. The minute of their plot
line 1827Is almost come.—Well done. Avoid. No more.

To a strange, hollow, and confused noise, the spirits heavily vanish.

line 1828This is strange. Your father’s in some passion
160line 1829That works him strongly.
line 1830MIRANDANever till this day
line 1831Saw I him touched with anger, so distempered.
PROSPEROto Ferdinand
line 1832You do look, my son, in a moved sort,
line 1833As if you were dismayed. Be cheerful, sir.
Act 4 Scene 1 - Pg 133 165line 1834Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
line 1835As I foretold you, were all spirits and
line 1836Are melted into air, into thin air;
line 1837And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
line 1838The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
170line 1839The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
line 1840Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
line 1841And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
line 1842Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
line 1843As dreams are made on, and our little life
175line 1844Is rounded with a sleep. Sir, I am vexed.
line 1845Bear with my weakness. My old brain is troubled.
line 1846Be not disturbed with my infirmity.
line 1847If you be pleased, retire into my cell
line 1848And there repose. A turn or two I’ll walk
180line 1849To still my beating mind.
line 1850FERDINAND/MIRANDAWe wish your peace.

They exit.

Enter Ariel.

line 1851Come with a thought. I thank thee, Ariel. Come.
line 1852Thy thoughts I cleave to. What’s thy pleasure?
line 1853PROSPEROSpirit,
185line 1854We must prepare to meet with Caliban.
line 1855Ay, my commander. When I presented Ceres,
line 1856I thought to have told thee of it, but I feared
line 1857Lest I might anger thee.
line 1858Say again, where didst thou leave these varlets?
190line 1859I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking,
line 1860So full of valor that they smote the air
line 1861For breathing in their faces, beat the ground
Act 4 Scene 1 - Pg 135 line 1862For kissing of their feet; yet always bending
line 1863Towards their project. Then I beat my tabor,
195line 1864At which, like unbacked colts, they pricked their
line 1865ears,
line 1866Advanced their eyelids, lifted up their noses
line 1867As they smelt music. So I charmed their ears
line 1868That, calf-like, they my lowing followed through
200line 1869Toothed briers, sharp furzes, pricking gorse, and
line 1870thorns,
line 1871Which entered their frail shins. At last I left them
line 1872I’ th’ filthy-mantled pool beyond your cell,
line 1873There dancing up to th’ chins, that the foul lake
205line 1874O’erstunk their feet.
line 1875PROSPEROThis was well done, my bird.
line 1876Thy shape invisible retain thou still.
line 1877The trumpery in my house, go bring it hither
line 1878For stale to catch these thieves.
210line 1879ARIELI go, I go.He exits.
line 1880A devil, a born devil, on whose nature
line 1881Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains,
line 1882Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
line 1883And as with age his body uglier grows,
215line 1884So his mind cankers. I will plague them all
line 1885Even to roaring.

Enter Ariel, loaden with glistering apparel, etc.

line 1886Come, hang them on this line.

Enter Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo, all wet, asProspero and Ariel look on.

line 1887CALIBANPray you, tread softly, that the blind mole
line 1888may not hear a footfall. We now are near his cell.
220line 1889STEPHANOMonster, your fairy, which you say is a
line 1890harmless fairy, has done little better than played the
line 1891jack with us.
Act 4 Scene 1 - Pg 137 line 1892TRINCULOMonster, I do smell all horse piss, at which
line 1893my nose is in great indignation.
225line 1894STEPHANOSo is mine.—Do you hear, monster. If I
line 1895should take a displeasure against you, look you—
line 1896TRINCULOThou wert but a lost monster.
line 1897Good my lord, give me thy favor still.
line 1898Be patient, for the prize I’ll bring thee to
230line 1899Shall hoodwink this mischance. Therefore speak
line 1900softly.
line 1901All’s hushed as midnight yet.
line 1902TRINCULOAy, but to lose our bottles in the pool!
line 1903STEPHANOThere is not only disgrace and dishonor in
235line 1904that, monster, but an infinite loss.
line 1905TRINCULOThat’s more to me than my wetting. Yet this
line 1906is your harmless fairy, monster!
line 1907STEPHANOI will fetch off my bottle, though I be o’er
line 1908ears for my labor.
240line 1909Prithee, my king, be quiet. Seest thou here,
line 1910This is the mouth o’ th’ cell. No noise, and enter.
line 1911Do that good mischief which may make this island
line 1912Thine own forever, and I, thy Caliban,
line 1913For aye thy foot-licker.
245line 1914STEPHANOGive me thy hand. I do begin to have bloody
line 1915thoughts.
line 1916TRINCULOseeing the apparel O King Stephano, O
line 1917peer, O worthy Stephano, look what a wardrobe
line 1918here is for thee!
250line 1919Let it alone, thou fool. It is but trash.
line 1920TRINCULOOho, monster, we know what belongs to a
line 1921frippery. He puts on one of the gowns. O King
line 1922Stephano!
line 1923STEPHANOPut off that gown, Trinculo. By this hand,
255line 1924I’ll have that gown.
Act 4 Scene 1 - Pg 139 line 1925TRINCULOThy Grace shall have it.
line 1926The dropsy drown this fool! What do you mean
line 1927To dote thus on such luggage? Let ’t alone,
line 1928And do the murder first. If he awake,
260line 1929From toe to crown he’ll fill our skins with pinches,
line 1930Make us strange stuff.
line 1931STEPHANOBe you quiet, monster.—Mistress Line, is
line 1932not this my jerkin?He takes a jacket from the tree.
line 1933Now is the jerkin under the line.—Now, jerkin, you
265line 1934are like to lose your hair and prove a bald jerkin.
line 1935TRINCULODo, do. We steal by line and level, an ’t like
line 1936your Grace.
line 1937STEPHANOI thank thee for that jest. Here’s a garment
line 1938for ’t. Wit shall not go unrewarded while I am king
270line 1939of this country. “Steal by line and level” is an excellent
line 1940pass of pate. There’s another garment for ’t.
line 1941TRINCULOMonster, come, put some lime upon your
line 1942fingers, and away with the rest.
line 1943I will have none on ’t. We shall lose our time
275line 1944And all be turned to barnacles or to apes
line 1945With foreheads villainous low.
line 1946STEPHANOMonster, lay to your fingers. Help to bear
line 1947this away where my hogshead of wine is, or I’ll turn
line 1948you out of my kingdom. Go to, carry this.
280line 1949TRINCULOAnd this.
line 1950STEPHANOAy, and this.

A noise of hunters heard.

Enter divers spirits in shape of dogs and hounds, hunting them about, Prospero and Ariel setting them on.

line 1951PROSPEROHey, Mountain, hey!
line 1952ARIELSilver! There it goes, Silver!
line 1953Fury, Fury! There, Tyrant, there! Hark, hark!

Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo are driven off.

Act 4 Scene 1 - Pg 141 285line 1954Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints
line 1955With dry convulsions, shorten up their sinews
line 1956With agèd cramps, and more pinch-spotted make
line 1957them
line 1958Than pard or cat o’ mountain.
290line 1959ARIELHark, they roar.
line 1960Let them be hunted soundly. At this hour
line 1961Lies at my mercy all mine enemies.
line 1962Shortly shall all my labors end, and thou
line 1963Shalt have the air at freedom. For a little
295line 1964Follow and do me service.

They exit.


Scene 1

Enter Prospero in his magic robes, and Ariel.

line 1965Now does my project gather to a head.
line 1966My charms crack not, my spirits obey, and time
line 1967Goes upright with his carriage.—How’s the day?
line 1968On the sixth hour, at which time, my lord,
5line 1969You said our work should cease.
line 1970PROSPEROI did say so
line 1971When first I raised the tempest. Say, my spirit,
line 1972How fares the King and ’s followers?
line 1973ARIELConfined
10line 1974together
line 1975In the same fashion as you gave in charge,
line 1976Just as you left them; all prisoners, sir,
line 1977In the line grove which weather-fends your cell.
line 1978They cannot budge till your release. The King,
15line 1979His brother, and yours abide all three distracted,
line 1980And the remainder mourning over them,
line 1981Brimful of sorrow and dismay; but chiefly
line 1982Him that you termed, sir, the good old Lord
line 1983Gonzalo.
20line 1984His tears runs down his beard like winter’s drops
line 1985From eaves of reeds. Your charm so strongly works
line 1986’em
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 147 line 1987That if you now beheld them, your affections
line 1988Would become tender.
25line 1989PROSPERODost thou think so, spirit?
line 1990Mine would, sir, were I human.
line 1991PROSPEROAnd mine shall.
line 1992Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling
line 1993Of their afflictions, and shall not myself,
30line 1994One of their kind, that relish all as sharply
line 1995Passion as they, be kindlier moved than thou art?
line 1996Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th’
line 1997quick,
line 1998Yet with my nobler reason ’gainst my fury
35line 1999Do I take part. The rarer action is
line 2000In virtue than in vengeance. They being penitent,
line 2001The sole drift of my purpose doth extend
line 2002Not a frown further. Go, release them, Ariel.
line 2003My charms I’ll break, their senses I’ll restore,
40line 2004And they shall be themselves.
line 2005ARIELI’ll fetch them, sir.

He exits.

Prospero draws a large circle on the stage with his staff.

line 2006You elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves,
line 2007And you that on the sands with printless foot
line 2008Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him
45line 2009When he comes back; you demi-puppets that
line 2010By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make,
line 2011Whereof the ewe not bites; and you whose pastime
line 2012Is to make midnight mushrumps, that rejoice
line 2013To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid,
50line 2014Weak masters though you be, I have bedimmed
line 2015The noontide sun, called forth the mutinous winds,
line 2016And ’twixt the green sea and the azured vault
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 149 line 2017Set roaring war; to the dread rattling thunder
line 2018Have I given fire, and rifted Jove’s stout oak
55line 2019With his own bolt; the strong-based promontory
line 2020Have I made shake, and by the spurs plucked up
line 2021The pine and cedar; graves at my command
line 2022Have waked their sleepers, oped, and let ’em forth
line 2023By my so potent art. But this rough magic
60line 2024I here abjure, and when I have required
line 2025Some heavenly music, which even now I do,

Prospero gestures with his staff.

line 2026To work mine end upon their senses that
line 2027This airy charm is for, I’ll break my staff,
line 2028Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
65line 2029And deeper than did ever plummet sound
line 2030I’ll drown my book.Solemn music.

Here enters Ariel before; then Alonso with a frantic gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and Antonio in like manner attended by Adrian and Francisco. They all enter the circle which Prospero had made, and there stand charmed; which Prospero observing, speaks.

line 2031A solemn air, and the best comforter
line 2032To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,
line 2033Now useless, boiled within thy skull. There stand,
70line 2034For you are spell-stopped.—
line 2035Holy Gonzalo, honorable man,
line 2036Mine eyes, e’en sociable to the show of thine,
line 2037Fall fellowly drops.—The charm dissolves apace,
line 2038And as the morning steals upon the night,
75line 2039Melting the darkness, so their rising senses
line 2040Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle
line 2041Their clearer reason.—O good Gonzalo,
line 2042My true preserver and a loyal sir
line 2043To him thou follow’st, I will pay thy graces
80line 2044Home, both in word and deed.—Most cruelly
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 151 line 2045Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter.
line 2046Thy brother was a furtherer in the act.—
line 2047Thou art pinched for ’t now, Sebastian.—Flesh and
line 2048blood,
85line 2049You, brother mine, that entertained ambition,
line 2050Expelled remorse and nature, whom, with Sebastian,
line 2051Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,
line 2052Would here have killed your king, I do forgive thee,
line 2053Unnatural though thou art.—Their understanding
90line 2054Begins to swell, and the approaching tide
line 2055Will shortly fill the reasonable shore
line 2056That now lies foul and muddy. Not one of them
line 2057That yet looks on me or would know me.—Ariel,
line 2058Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell.

Ariel exits and at once returns with Prospero’s ducal robes.

95line 2059I will discase me and myself present
line 2060As I was sometime Milan.—Quickly, spirit,
line 2061Thou shalt ere long be free.
ARIELsings, and helps to attire him.
line 2062Where the bee sucks, there suck I.
line 2063In a cowslip’s bell I lie.
100line 2064There I couch when owls do cry.
line 2065On the bat’s back I do fly
line 2066After summer merrily.
line 2067Merrily, merrily shall I live now
line 2068Under the blossom that hangs on the bow.
105line 2069Why, that’s my dainty Ariel. I shall miss
line 2070Thee, but yet thou shalt have freedom. So, so, so.
line 2071To the King’s ship, invisible as thou art.
line 2072There shalt thou find the mariners asleep
line 2073Under the hatches. The master and the boatswain
110line 2074Being awake, enforce them to this place,
line 2075And presently, I prithee.
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 153 ARIEL
line 2076I drink the air before me, and return
line 2077Or ere your pulse twice beat.He exits.
line 2078All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazement
115line 2079Inhabits here. Some heavenly power guide us
line 2080Out of this fearful country!
line 2081PROSPEROto Alonso Behold, sir king,
line 2082The wrongèd Duke of Milan, Prospero.
line 2083For more assurance that a living prince
120line 2084Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body,

He embraces Alonso.

line 2085And to thee and thy company I bid
line 2086A hearty welcome.
line 2087ALONSOWhe’er thou be’st he or no,
line 2088Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me
125line 2089(As late I have been) I not know. Thy pulse
line 2090Beats as of flesh and blood; and since I saw thee,
line 2091Th’ affliction of my mind amends, with which
line 2092I fear a madness held me. This must crave,
line 2093An if this be at all, a most strange story.
130line 2094Thy dukedom I resign, and do entreat
line 2095Thou pardon me my wrongs. But how should
line 2096Prospero
line 2097Be living and be here?
line 2098PROSPEROto Gonzalo First, noble friend,
135line 2099Let me embrace thine age, whose honor cannot
line 2100Be measured or confined.
line 2101GONZALOWhether this be
line 2102Or be not, I’ll not swear.
line 2103PROSPEROYou do yet taste
140line 2104Some subtleties o’ th’ isle, that will not let you
line 2105Believe things certain. Welcome, my friends all.
line 2106Aside to Sebastian and Antonio. But you, my brace
line 2107of lords, were I so minded,
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 155 line 2108I here could pluck his Highness’ frown upon you
145line 2109And justify you traitors. At this time
line 2110I will tell no tales.
line 2111SEBASTIANaside The devil speaks in him.
line 2112PROSPEROaside to Sebastian No.
line 2113To Antonio. For you, most wicked sir, whom to
150line 2114call brother
line 2115Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive
line 2116Thy rankest fault, all of them, and require
line 2117My dukedom of thee, which perforce I know
line 2118Thou must restore.
155line 2119ALONSOIf thou be’st Prospero,
line 2120Give us particulars of thy preservation,
line 2121How thou hast met us here, whom three hours since
line 2122Were wracked upon this shore, where I have lost—
line 2123How sharp the point of this remembrance is!—
160line 2124My dear son Ferdinand.
line 2125PROSPEROI am woe for ’t, sir.
line 2126Irreparable is the loss, and patience
line 2127Says it is past her cure.
line 2128PROSPEROI rather think
165line 2129You have not sought her help, of whose soft grace,
line 2130For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid
line 2131And rest myself content.
line 2132ALONSOYou the like loss?
line 2133As great to me as late, and supportable
170line 2134To make the dear loss have I means much weaker
line 2135Than you may call to comfort you, for I
line 2136Have lost my daughter.
line 2137ALONSOA daughter?
line 2138O heavens, that they were living both in Naples,
175line 2139The King and Queen there! That they were, I wish
line 2140Myself were mudded in that oozy bed
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 157 line 2141Where my son lies!—When did you lose your
line 2142daughter?
line 2143In this last tempest. I perceive these lords
180line 2144At this encounter do so much admire
line 2145That they devour their reason, and scarce think
line 2146Their eyes do offices of truth, their words
line 2147Are natural breath.—But howsoe’er you have
line 2148Been justled from your senses, know for certain
185line 2149That I am Prospero and that very duke
line 2150Which was thrust forth of Milan, who most
line 2151strangely
line 2152Upon this shore, where you were wracked, was
line 2153landed
190line 2154To be the lord on ’t. No more yet of this.
line 2155For ’tis a chronicle of day by day,
line 2156Not a relation for a breakfast, nor
line 2157Befitting this first meeting. To Alonso. Welcome, sir.
line 2158This cell’s my court. Here have I few attendants,
195line 2159And subjects none abroad. Pray you, look in.
line 2160My dukedom since you have given me again,
line 2161I will requite you with as good a thing,
line 2162At least bring forth a wonder to content you
line 2163As much as me my dukedom.

Here Prospero discovers Ferdinand and Miranda, playing at chess.

MIRANDAto Ferdinand
200line 2164Sweet lord, you play me false.
line 2165FERDINANDNo, my dearest love,
line 2166I would not for the world.
line 2167Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should wrangle,
line 2168And I would call it fair play.
205line 2169ALONSOIf this prove
line 2170A vision of the island, one dear son
line 2171Shall I twice lose.
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 159 line 2172SEBASTIANA most high miracle!
FERDINANDseeing Alonso and coming forward
line 2173Though the seas threaten, they are merciful.
210line 2174I have cursed them without cause.He kneels.
line 2175ALONSONow, all the
line 2176blessings
line 2177Of a glad father compass thee about!
line 2178Arise, and say how thou cam’st here.

Ferdinand stands.

215line 2179MIRANDArising and coming forward O wonder!
line 2180How many goodly creatures are there here!
line 2181How beauteous mankind is! O, brave new world
line 2182That has such people in ’t!
line 2183PROSPERO’Tis new to thee.
ALONSOto Ferdinand
220line 2184What is this maid with whom thou wast at play?
line 2185Your eld’st acquaintance cannot be three hours.
line 2186Is she the goddess that hath severed us
line 2187And brought us thus together?
line 2188FERDINANDSir, she is mortal,
225line 2189But by immortal providence she’s mine.
line 2190I chose her when I could not ask my father
line 2191For his advice, nor thought I had one. She
line 2192Is daughter to this famous Duke of Milan,
line 2193Of whom so often I have heard renown,
230line 2194But never saw before, of whom I have
line 2195Received a second life; and second father
line 2196This lady makes him to me.
line 2197ALONSOI am hers.
line 2198But, O, how oddly will it sound that I
235line 2199Must ask my child forgiveness!
line 2200PROSPEROThere, sir, stop.
line 2201Let us not burden our remembrances with
line 2202A heaviness that’s gone.
line 2203GONZALOI have inly wept
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 161 240line 2204Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you
line 2205gods,
line 2206And on this couple drop a blessèd crown,
line 2207For it is you that have chalked forth the way
line 2208Which brought us hither.
245line 2209ALONSOI say “Amen,” Gonzalo.
line 2210Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue
line 2211Should become kings of Naples? O, rejoice
line 2212Beyond a common joy, and set it down
line 2213With gold on lasting pillars: in one voyage
250line 2214Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis,
line 2215And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife
line 2216Where he himself was lost; Prospero his dukedom
line 2217In a poor isle; and all of us ourselves
line 2218When no man was his own.
255line 2219ALONSOto Ferdinand and Miranda Give me your
line 2220hands.
line 2221Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart
line 2222That doth not wish you joy!
line 2223GONZALOBe it so. Amen.

Enter Ariel, with the Master and Boatswain amazedly following.

260line 2224O, look, sir, look, sir, here is more of us.
line 2225I prophesied if a gallows were on land,
line 2226This fellow could not drown. Now, blasphemy,
line 2227That swear’st grace o’erboard, not an oath on
line 2228shore?
265line 2229Hast thou no mouth by land? What is the news?
line 2230The best news is that we have safely found
line 2231Our king and company. The next: our ship,
line 2232Which, but three glasses since, we gave out split,
line 2233Is tight and yare and bravely rigged as when
270line 2234We first put out to sea.
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 163 line 2235ARIELaside to Prospero Sir, all this service
line 2236Have I done since I went.
line 2237PROSPEROaside to Ariel My tricksy spirit!
line 2238These are not natural events. They strengthen
275line 2239From strange to stranger.—Say, how came you
line 2240hither?
line 2241If I did think, sir, I were well awake,
line 2242I’d strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep
line 2243And—how, we know not—all clapped under
280line 2244hatches,
line 2245Where, but even now, with strange and several
line 2246noises
line 2247Of roaring, shrieking, howling, jingling chains,
line 2248And more diversity of sounds, all horrible,
285line 2249We were awaked, straightway at liberty,
line 2250Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld
line 2251Our royal, good, and gallant ship, our master
line 2252Cap’ring to eye her. On a trice, so please you,
line 2253Even in a dream were we divided from them
290line 2254And were brought moping hither.
line 2255ARIELaside to Prospero Was ’t well done?
PROSPEROaside to Ariel
line 2256Bravely, my diligence. Thou shalt be free.
line 2257This is as strange a maze as e’er men trod,
line 2258And there is in this business more than nature
295line 2259Was ever conduct of. Some oracle
line 2260Must rectify our knowledge.
line 2261PROSPEROSir, my liege,
line 2262Do not infest your mind with beating on
line 2263The strangeness of this business. At picked leisure,
300line 2264Which shall be shortly, single I’ll resolve you,
line 2265Which to you shall seem probable, of every
line 2266These happened accidents; till when, be cheerful
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 165 line 2267And think of each thing well. Aside to Ariel.
line 2268Come hither, spirit;
305line 2269Set Caliban and his companions free.
line 2270Untie the spell. Ariel exits. How fares my gracious
line 2271sir?
line 2272There are yet missing of your company
line 2273Some few odd lads that you remember not.

Enter Ariel, driving in Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo in their stolen apparel.

310line 2274STEPHANOEvery man shift for all the rest, and let no
line 2275man take care for himself, for all is but fortune.
line 2276Coraggio, bully monster, coraggio.
line 2277TRINCULOIf these be true spies which I wear in my
line 2278head, here’s a goodly sight.
315line 2279CALIBANO Setebos, these be brave spirits indeed! How
line 2280fine my master is! I am afraid he will chastise me.
line 2281SEBASTIANHa, ha!
line 2282What things are these, my Lord Antonio?
line 2283Will money buy ’em?
320line 2284ANTONIOVery like. One of them
line 2285Is a plain fish and no doubt marketable.
line 2286Mark but the badges of these men, my lords,
line 2287Then say if they be true. This misshapen knave,
line 2288His mother was a witch, and one so strong
325line 2289That could control the moon, make flows and ebbs,
line 2290And deal in her command without her power.
line 2291These three have robbed me, and this demi-devil,
line 2292For he’s a bastard one, had plotted with them
line 2293To take my life. Two of these fellows you
330line 2294Must know and own. This thing of darkness I
line 2295Acknowledge mine.
line 2296CALIBANI shall be pinched to death.
line 2297Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler?
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 167 line 2298SEBASTIANHe is drunk now. Where had he wine?
335line 2299And Trinculo is reeling ripe. Where should they
line 2300Find this grand liquor that hath gilded ’em?
line 2301To Trinculo. How cam’st thou in this pickle?
line 2302TRINCULOI have been in such a pickle since I saw you
line 2303last that I fear me will never out of my bones. I
340line 2304shall not fear flyblowing.
line 2305SEBASTIANWhy, how now, Stephano?
line 2306STEPHANOO, touch me not! I am not Stephano, but a
line 2307cramp.
line 2308PROSPEROYou’d be king o’ the isle, sirrah?
345line 2309STEPHANOI should have been a sore one, then.
ALONSOindicating Caliban
line 2310This is as strange a thing as e’er I looked on.
line 2311He is as disproportioned in his manners
line 2312As in his shape. To Caliban. Go, sirrah, to my cell.
line 2313Take with you your companions. As you look
350line 2314To have my pardon, trim it handsomely.
line 2315Ay, that I will, and I’ll be wise hereafter
line 2316And seek for grace. What a thrice-double ass
line 2317Was I to take this drunkard for a god,
line 2318And worship this dull fool!
355line 2319PROSPEROGo to, away!
ALONSOto Stephano and Trinculo
line 2320Hence, and bestow your luggage where you found it.
line 2321SEBASTIANOr stole it, rather.

Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo exit.

line 2322Sir, I invite your Highness and your train
line 2323To my poor cell, where you shall take your rest
360line 2324For this one night, which part of it I’ll waste
line 2325With such discourse as, I not doubt, shall make it
line 2326Go quick away: the story of my life
Act 5 Scene 1 - Pg 169 line 2327And the particular accidents gone by
line 2328Since I came to this isle. And in the morn
365line 2329I’ll bring you to your ship, and so to Naples,
line 2330Where I have hope to see the nuptial
line 2331Of these our dear-belovèd solemnized,
line 2332And thence retire me to my Milan, where
line 2333Every third thought shall be my grave.
370line 2334ALONSOI long
line 2335To hear the story of your life, which must
line 2336Take the ear strangely.
line 2337PROSPEROI’ll deliver all,
line 2338And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales,
375line 2339And sail so expeditious that shall catch
line 2340Your royal fleet far off. Aside to Ariel. My Ariel,
line 2341chick,
line 2342That is thy charge. Then to the elements
line 2343Be free, and fare thou well.—Please you, draw near.

They all exit.

spoken by Prospero.

line 2344Now my charms are all o’erthrown,
line 2345And what strength I have ’s mine own,
line 2346Which is most faint. Now ’tis true
line 2347I must be here confined by you,
5line 2348Or sent to Naples. Let me not,
line 2349Since I have my dukedom got
line 2350And pardoned the deceiver, dwell
line 2351In this bare island by your spell,
line 2352But release me from my bands
10line 2353With the help of your good hands.
line 2354Gentle breath of yours my sails
line 2355Must fill, or else my project fails,
line 2356Which was to please. Now I want
line 2357Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
Page 171 - The Tempest - EPILOGUE 15line 2358And my ending is despair,
line 2359Unless I be relieved by prayer,
line 2360Which pierces so that it assaults
line 2361Mercy itself, and frees all faults.
line 2362As you from crimes would pardoned be,
20line 2363Let your indulgence set me free.

He exits.

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