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Fer. Where should this musick be? i' the air, or
Of his bones are coral made ;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
Fer. The ditty does remember my drown'd fa
advance And say, what thou seest yond'. Mira.
What is't? a spirit? Lord, how it looks about! Believe me, sir, It carries a brave form :-But 'tis a spirit,
Pro. No, wench; it eats and sleeps, and hath such
As we have, such: This gallant which thou seest,
I might call him
[Aside. As my soul prompts it :-Spirit, fine spirit! I'll free
thee Within two days for this. Fer.
Most sure, the goddess On whom these airs attend !
-Vouchsafe, my prayer May know, if you remain upon this island; And that
you will some good instruction give, How I may bear me here: My prime request, Which I do last pronounce, is, O
No wonder, sir;
My language ! heavens!
How ! the best? What wert thou, if the king of Naples heard thee?
Fer. A single thing, as I am now, that wonders To hear thee speak of Naples : He does hear me; And, that he does, I weep: myself am Naples;
Who with mine eyes, ne'er since at ebb, beheld
Alack, for mercy!
The duke of Milan, And his more braver daughter, could controul9 thee, If now 'twere fit to do't :-At the first sight
[Aside. They have charg'd eyes :-Delicate Ariel, I'll set thee free for this !-A word, good sir ; I fear, you have done yourself some wrong: a word.
Mira. Why speaks my father so ungently? This Is the third man that e'er I saw; the first That e'er I sigh'd for : pity move my father To be inclin'd my way! Fer.
0, if a virgin, And
your affection not gone forth, I'll make you The queen of Naples. Pro.
Soft, sir; one word more.They are both in either's powers: but this swift busi
I must uneasy make, lest too light winning [Aside. Make the prize light.-One word more; I charge
thee, That thou attend me: thou dost here usurp The name thou ow’st not; and hast put thyself Opon this island, as a spy, to win it From me, the lord on't. Fer.
No, as I am a man.
Mira. There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple: If the ill spirit have so fair an house, Good things will strive to dwell with’t. Pro.
Follow me.-[To FERD.
[He draws. Mira.
O dear father,
What, I say,
Beseech you, father!
Sir, have pity; I'll be his surety. Pro.
Silence: one word more. Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee. What! An advocate for an impostor? hush! Thou think'st, there are no more such shapes as he, Having seen but him and Caliban : Foolish wench!
To the most of men this is a Caliban,
Come on; obey :
[To FERD. Thy nerves are in their infancy again, And have no vigour in them. Fer.
So they are : My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up. My father's loss, the weakness which I feel, The wreck of all my friends, or this man's threats, To whom I am subdued, are but light to me, Might I but through my prison once a day Behold this maid : all corners else o' the earth Let liberty make use of; space enough Have I in such a prison. Pro.
It works :-Come on.Thou hast done well, fine Ariel !-Follow me.
[To FERD. and Mie. Hark, what thou else shalt do me. [To ARIEL. Mira.
Be of comfort; My father's of a better nature, sir, Than he appears by speech; this is unwonted, Which now came from him. Pro.
Thou shalt be as free As mountain winds : but then exactly do All points of my command. Ari.
To the syllable. Pro. Come, follow : speak not for him, (Exeunt.