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Thou know’st, was banish’d; for one thing she did,
Ari. Ay, sir.
Yes; Caliban her son.
I thank thee, master..
3 Commands. vol. I.
Pro. If thou more murmur’st, I will rend an oak, And peg thee in his knotty entrails, till Thou hast howl'd away twelve winters. Ari.
Pardon, master : I will be correspondent to command, And do my spiriting gently. Pro.
Do so; and after two days I will discharge thee. Ari.
That's my noble master! ' What shall I do? say what? what shall I do?
Pro. Go make thyself like to a nymph o' the sea; Be subject to no sight but mine ; invisible , To every eye-ball else. Go, take this shape, And hither come in't: hence, with diligence.
[Exit ARIEL Awake, dear heart, awake! thou hast slept well; Awake!
Mira. The strangeness of your story put
Shake it off: Come on;
'Tis a villain, sir,
But, as ’tis,
Cal. [Within] There's wood enough within,
4 Do without.
Pro. Come forth, I say; there's other business for
thee : Come forth, thou tortoise ! when ?
Re-enter ARIEL, like a water-nymph.
My lord, it shall be done. [Exit. Pro. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself Upon thy wicked dam, come forth !
Cal. As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd With raven's feather from unwholesome fen, Drop on you both!' a south-west blow on ye, . And blister you all o'er! Pro. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have
cramps, Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up; urchins 5 Shall, for that vast of night that they may work, All exercise on thee : thou shalt be pinch'd As thick as honey-combs, each pinch more stinging Than bees that made them." Cal.
I must eat my dinner. This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother, Which thou tak’st from me. When thon camest first, Thou strok’dst me, and mad'st much of me; would'st - give me Water with berries in't; and teach me how To name the bigger light, and how the less,
That burn by day and night: and then I lov'd thee, And shew'd thee all the qualities o' the isle, The fresh springs, brine pits, barren place, and fertile ; Cursed be I that did so!-All the charms Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you ! For I am all the subjects that you have, Which first was mine own king: and here you sty me In this hard rock, whiles you do keep from me The rest of the island. Pro.
Thou most lying slave, Whom stripes may move, not kindness : I have us’d
Cal. O ho, O ho !-'would it had been done !
Cal. You taught me language; and my profit on't
Is, I know how to curse : the red plague rido you,
No, 'pray thee !I must obey : his art is of such power, [Aside. It would control my dam’s god, Setebos, And make a vassal of him.
So, slave; hence !
[Exit CALIBAN. Re-enter ARIEL invisible, playing and singing ; FERDINAND following him.
(The wild waves whist ) ?
Hark, hark !
The watch-dogs bark:
Hark, hark! I hear
Destroy. 7 Still, silent.