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Cal. I'll fhew thee the best Springs; I'll pluck thee Berries; I'll fish for thee, and get thee Wood enough. A plague upon the Tyrant that I ferve;
I'll bear him no more Sticks, but follow thee, thou won-; drous Man.
Tri. A most ridiculous Monster, to make a Wonder of a poor Drunkard.
Cal. I prethee let me bring thee where Crabs grow, and I with my long Nails will dig thee Pig-nuts; fhow thee a Jay's Neft, and inftru&t thee how to fnare the nimble Marmazet; I'll bring thee to cluftring Filberds, and fometimes get thee young Scamels from the Rock. Wilt thou go with me?
Ste. I prethee now lead the way without any more talking. Trinculo, the King and all our Company, elfe being drown'd, we will inherit here; here, bear my Bottle; Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by again. Caliban fings drunkenly. Farewel, Mafter; farewel, farewel.
Tri. A howling Monster; a drunken Monster.
Has a new Mafter, get a new Man.
Ste. O brave Monster, lead the way.
Enter Ferdinand, bearing a Log.
Fet.THERE be fome Sports are painful, and their Labour
Ten times more gentle, than her Father's crabbed;"
Weeps when the fees me work, and fays fuch Bafenels
But thefe fweet Thoughts do even refresh my Labours,
Enter Miranda, and Profpero at a Distance unseen.
Work not fo hard; I would the Lightning had
Fer. O moft dear Miftrefs,
The Sun will fet before I fhall discharge
Mira. If you'll fit down,
I'll bear your Logs the while. Pray give me that,
Fer. No, precious Creature,
I had rather crack my Sinews, break my Back,
Mira. It would become me,
As well as it does you; and I should do it
Pro. Poor Worm, thou art infected,
This Vifitation fhews it.
Mira. You look wearily.
Fer. No, noble Miftrefs, 'tis fresh Morning with me,
What is your Name?
Mira. Miranda. O my Father,
I have broke your Heft to fay fo.
Indeed the Top of Admiration, worth
What's dearest to the World; full many a Lady
Mira. I do not know
One of my Sex; no Woman's Face remember,
The Jewel in my Dower, I would not wish
Fer. I am, in my Condition,
A Prince, Miranda, I do think a King;
I would not fo, and would no more endure
This wooden Slavery, than to fuffer
The Flesh-flie blow my Mouth. Hear my Soul speak;
My Heart fly to your Service, there refides
Mira. Do you love me!
Fer. O Heav'n, O Earth, bear Witness to this Sound, And crown what I profefs with kind Event, If I fpeak true; if hollowly, invert What beft is boaded me, to Mifchief; I, Beyond all limit of what elfe i'th' World, Do love, prize, honour you.
Mira. I am a Fool
To weep at what I am glad of.
Of two most rare Affections! Heav'ns rain Grace
Mira. At mine Unworthiness, that dare not offer
I am your Wife, if you will marry me;
Fer. My Miftrefs, dearest, And I thus humble ever.
Mira. My Husband then?
As Bondage e'er of Freedom; here's my Hand.
Mira. And mine, with my Heart in't; and now farewel 'Till half an Hour hence,
Fer. A thoufand, thousand.
Pro. So glad of this as they I cannot be,
II. Enter Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo. Ste. Tell not me, when the Butt is out we will drink Water, not a Drop before; therefore bear up, and board 'em, Servant Monster; drink to me.
Trin. Servant Monster! the Folly of this Ifland ! they fay there's but five upon this Ifle; we are three of them, if the other two be brain'd like us, the State totters.
Ste. Drink, Servant Monster, when I bid thee; thy Eyes are a moft fet in thy Head.
Trin. Where fhould they be fet elfe? he were a brave Monster indeed if they were fet in his Tail.
Ste My Mar-monster hath drown'd his Tongue in Sack; for my Part the Sea cannot drown me. I fwam, e'er I could
recover the Shore, five and thirty Leagues, off and on; by this Light thou shalt be my Lieutenant, Monster, or my Standard.
Trin. Your Lieutenant, if you lift, he's no Standard.
Trin. Nor go neither; but you'll lye like Dogs, and yet fay nothing neither.
Ste. Moon-calf, fpeak once in thy Life, if thou beeft a good Moon-calf.
Cal. How does thy Honour? Let me lick thy Shooe; I'll not ferve him, he is not valiant.
Trin. Thou lieft, moft ignorant Mor fter, I am in cafe to juftle a Confteble; why, thou debofh'd Fish, thou, was there ever Man a Coward, that hath drunk fo much Sack as I to Day? wilt thou tell me a monftrous Lie, being but half a Fish and half a Monster?
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me: Wilt thou let him, my Lord ?
Trin. Lord, quoth be! that a Monfter should be fuch a Natural!
Cal. Lo, lo, again; bite him to Death, I prerhee.
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good Tongue in your Head; if you prove a Mutineer, the next Tree-the poor Monster's my Subject, and he shall not fuffer Indignity.
Cal. I thank my noble Lord. Will thou be pleas'd once again to haiken to the Suit I made to thee?
Ste. Marry will I ; kneel and repeat it,
I will ftand, and fo fhall Trinculo.
Enter Ariel invisible.
Cal. As I told thee before, I am Subject to a Tyrant, A Sorcerer, that by his Cunning hath cheated me! Of the Inland.
Ari. Thou lieft.
Cal. Thou lieft, thou jefting Monkey thou;
I would my valiant Mafter would deftroy thee;
Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in's, Tale,
Ste. Mum then, and no more; proceed.