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Trin. By this good light, this is a very shallow monfter : I afraid of him ? a very shallow monster : the man i'th' moon ?
-a most poor credulous monster : well drawn, monfter, in good footh.
Cal. I'll thew thee every fertile inch i'th? INe, and I will kiss thy foot : I pr’ythee, be my god.
Trin. By this light, a molt perfidious and drunken monder ; when his
god's asleep, he'll rob his bottle. Cal. I'll kiss thy foot. I'll swear myself thy fubject. Ste. Come on then ; down, and swear.
Trin. I fall laugh myself to death at this puppyheaded monster: a most scurvy monfter! I could find in my heart to beat him.
Ste. Come, kiss.
Irin. But that the poor monster's in drink: an abominable monster! Cal. I'll shew thee the best springs : I'll pluck thee
Trin, A most ridiculogs monster, to make a wonder of a poor drunkarda
Cal. I pr’ythee, let me bring thee where crabs grow; And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts ; Shew thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how To fnare the nimble marmazet ; I'll bring thee To cluiring filberds, and sometimes Pll get thee, (10) Young Shamois from the rock. Wilt thou go with me?
(10) Young Scamels from the rock.] I can ng where else meet with such a Word as Scamel, which has poffeffed all the Editions. Shakespeare muft certainly either have wrote Shamois, 1. e. young kids : or Seamalls. The Sea-mall, or Sea-mell, or Sea-mew (according to Willougbby,) is that Bird, which is called Larus cinertus minor; it feeds upon Fish, and frequents the Banks of Lakes. It is not impossible, but our Poet might here intend täis Bird. "Or, .again, (and which comes near to Scamel, in the Traces of the Letters) Ray tells us of another Bird, called the Stannel, of the Hawk Species. It is no matter which of the three Readings we embrace, so we take a Word lignifying the Name of something in Nature,
Ste. I pry’thee now, lead the way without any more talking. "Trinculo, the King and all our company elle being drown'd, we will inherit here. Hear, bear my bottle ; fellow Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by again. Cal. (Sings drunkenly.) Farewel master ; farewel,
Nor fetch in firing at requiring,
Has a new master, get a new man.
day, freedom! Ste. O brave monster, lead the way. [Exeunt,
SCENE, before Prospero's Cell.
up, Upon a sore Injunction. My sweet mistress
Weeps when fhe fees me work, and says, such baseness
Enter Miranda ; and Prospero, at a distance unseen.
weep for having wearied you: my father
Fer. O most dear mistress,
Mira. If you'll fit down,
Fer. No, precious creature,
Mira. It would become me,
Pro. Poor worm! thou art infected ;
Mira. You look wearily.
Fer. No, noble mistress; 'tis fresh morning with me, When you are by at night. I do beseech you,
(11) Leaft busy when I do it.] This reading, I presume, to be Mr. Pope's ; for I do not find it authorized by the Copies : The two firft Folio's read :
Most busy least, when I do it. 'Tis true this Reading is corrupt; but the Corruption is fo very little removed from the Truth of the Text, that I cannot afford to think well of my own Sagacity for having discovered it.
(Chiefly that I might see it in my prayers), What is your name?
Mira. Miranda. O my father,
Fer. Admir'd Miranda !
Mira. I do not know
Fer. I am, in my condition,
Mira. Do you love me?
Fer. O heav'n, O earth, bear witness to this found, And crown what I profess with kind event,
If I speak true; if hollowly, invert
Mira, I am a fool,
Pro. Fair encounter
Fer. Wherefore weep you ?
Mira. At mine onworthiness, that dare not offer,
The bigger bulk it fhews. Hence balhful cunning;
marry me ;
will or no. Fer. My mistress, dearest, And I thus humble ever,
Mira. My husband then ?
Fer. Ay, with a heart as willing,
Mira. And mine; with my heart in't; and now farewel, 'Till half an hour hence. Fer. A thousand, thousand.
[Exeunt. Pro. So glad of this as they, I cannot be, Who are surpriz'd withal ; but my rejoicing At nothing can be more. I'll to my For yet, ere supper-time, mut I perform Much business appertaining.
[Exit. SCENE changes to another part of the Island.
Enter Caliban, Stepnano, and Trincalo. Ste. EL L not me; when the butt is out, we will
drink water, not a drop before ; therefore bear up, and board 'em, servant-moniter ; drink to me.