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The entrance of the Cell opens, and discovers Ferdi
NAND and MIRANDA playing at chess.
No, my dearest love,
If this prove
A most high miracle!
Now, all the blessings Of a glad father compass thee about ! Arise, and say how thou cam'st here. Mira.
O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! . How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't! Pro.
"Tis new to thee.
Sir, she's mortal;
13 The sense of this passage is not altogether clear. The word not seems wanting after prove ; unless if have by some means got substituied for but. Alonzo has lost his son once, and if this which he now sees prove not a mere vision, he will have a lose hiru again.
Is daughter to this famous duke of Milan,
I am hers :
There, sir, stop
I have inly wept, Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you gods, And on this couple drop a blessed crown; For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way Which brought us hither! Alon.
I say, Amen, Gonzalo! Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue Should become kings of Naples? O! rejoice Beyond a common joy: and set it down With gold on lasting pillars : In one voyage Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis; And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife Where he himself was lost; Prospero his dukedom In a poor isle ; and all of us, ourselves, When no man was his own."
Alon. (To FER. and Mira.) Give me your hands : Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart, That doth not wish you joy! Gon.
Be't so! Amen!
Re-enter ARIEL, with the Master and Boatswain
amazedly following. ) look, sir, look, sir! here are more of us.
• i. e. when no man was in his senses, or had self-possession
I prophesied, if a gallows were on land,
Boats. The best news is, that we have safely found
Sir, all this service Have I done since I went. .
My tricksy ' spirit ! )
strengthen From strange to stranger :- Say, how came you
hither ? Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake, I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep, And (how we know not) all clapp'd under hatches, Where, but even now, with strange and severai
Was't well done ? )
be free. Alon. This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod And there is in this business more than nature 15 i e. ready
16 i. e, adroit, nimble.
Was ever conduct of:" some oracle
Sir, my liege,
hither, spirit : Set Caliban and his companions free; Untie the spell. [Ecit ARIEL.] How fares my gra
cious sir ? There are yet missing of your company Some few odd lads, that you remember not.
Re-enter ARIEL, driving in CalIBAN, STEPHANO,
and TRINCULO, in their stolen apparel. Ste. Every man shift for all the rest, and let nu man take care for himself; for all is but fortune :Coragio, bully-monster, coragio!
Trin. If these be true spies which I wear in my head, here's a goodly sight.
Cal. O Setebos! these be brave spirits, indeed!
Ha, ha !
Very like: one of them Is a plain fish, and, no doubt, marketable.
Pro. Mark but the badges of these men, my lords, 17 Conductor of.
19 There is a vulgar expression still in use, of similar import * Still hammering at it."
Then say, if they be true : "' – This misshapen
That could control the moon, make flows and ebbs,
I shall be pinch'd to death.
they Find this grand liquor that hatlı gilded them ??! – How cam'st thou in this pickle ?
Trin. I have been in such a pickle, since I saw you last, that, I fear me, will never out of my bones: I shall not fear fly-blowing.
Seb. Why, how now, Stephano ?
[Pointing to CALIBAN. Pro. He is as disproportion'd in his manners, Is in his shape : — Go, sirrahı, to my cell ;
20 i. e. work the same effects as the moon without her dele gned authority.
* The phrase of being gilded was a trite one for being drunk Fletcher uses it in The Chances, Act iv. sc. 3: « Duke. Is she not drunk too?
Con A little gilded o'er, sir: old sack, old sack, boys."