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The Tempest

Act III, Scene 3

 

Another part of the island
 
[Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, GONZALO, ADRIAN, FRANCISCO,
      and OTHERS.]
 
GONZALO.
        2     ,      ,        ,       ,         ,
      By our la|kin, I | can go | no fur|ther, sir;
       .  T    T     T       T   .   T    T        ,
      My old bones ache:| here's a maze trod | indeed,
                ,       ,      2    ,        ,         ,
      Through forth-|rights and me|anders:| By your | patience,
          ,            ,
      I needs | must rest | me.
 
ALONSO.
                              2      ,       ,        ,        ,  ->
                               Old lord,| I can|not blame || thee,
             ,      ,        ,            ,  2 
      Who | am my|self at|tached with | weariness
        2     ,        ,         x            ,          ,
      To the dul|ling of | my spirits:| sit down,| and rest.
      ,        ,   2      ,       2     ,            x      
      Even | here I will put | off my hope,| and keep it
           ,      ,         ,    2     ,         ,
      No long|er for | my flat|terer: he | is drowned
             ,         ,          ,               ,    ,
10    Whom thus | we stray | to find;| and the / sea mocks
            ,            ,          ,      ,              ,
      Our frus|trate* search | on land:| well, let | him go.
 
ANTONIO.
                              ,     ,           ,        ,         ,
[Aside to SEBASTIAN] I am / right glad | that he's | so out | of hope.
          ,         ,        ,        ,         ,       2->
      Do not | for one | repulse,| forgo | the pur||pose
            ,         ,           ,
      That you | resolved | to effect.
 
SEBASTIAN.
                                             ,       ,       ->
[Aside to ANTONIO]               The next | advan||tage
              ,   ,      ,
      Will / we take | throughly.
 
ANTONIO.
                                 ,        ,       ,   ->
[Aside to SEBASTIAN]      Let it | be to||night;
             ,          ,        ,            ,            ->
      For | now they | are op|pressed with | travel,|| they
        ,          ,     ,        ,          ,   2
      Will | not, nor | cannot | use such | vigilance
           ,        2      ,
20    As when | they are fresh.
 
SEBASTIAN.
                                  ,        ,          ,
[Aside to ANTONIO]       I say,| tonight:| no more.
 
[Solemn and strange music: and PROSPERO above, invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing in a banquet: they dance about it with gentle actions of salutation; and inviting the KING, etc., to eat, they depart.]
 
ALONSO.
            ,     ,        ,         ,      ___       __  ->
      What har|mony | is this?| my good | friends,|| hark.
 
GONZALO.
       ,            ,      ,      oo
      Marvel|lous sweet | music!|
 
ALONSO.
        T   .   T    T          x         T    T    T
      Give us kind keep|ers, heavens: | What were these?
 
SEBASTIAN.
         ,        ,    2    ,        ,        ,
      A liv|ing drol|lery. Now | I will | believe
             ,         ,      ,      ,    2   , 2
      That there | are u|nicorns;| that in Ar|abia
           2    ,      ,           ,          ,            ,
      There is one | tree, the | phoenix'| throne, one | phoenix
           ,           ,         ,
      At this | hour^reign|ing there.
 
ANTONIO.
                                       T   .   T    T
                                     I'll believe both;
            ,           ,           ,        ,        ,
30    And what | does^else | want cred|it, come | to me
         3    3     ,            ,      ,           ,         ,
      And I'll be sworn | 'tis true:| travel|lers nere | did lie,
               ,          ,         ,
      Though fools | at home | condemn | them.
 
GONZALO.
                                               ,       ,      ->
                                              If | in Na||ples
      ,         2    ,          ,      ,       2     ,
      I | should report | this now,| would they be|lieve me?
       ,             ,       ,          ,      ,
      If I | should say | I saw | such is|landers
            ,         ,          ,   ,    2       ,
      (For cer|tes, these | are peo|ple of the | island)
             ,           ,        ,           ,           ,
      Who though | they are | of mon|strous shape,| yet note
             ,               ,   ,        ,          ,
      Their man|ners are / more gen|tle-kind | than of
           ,      ,    ,       ,            ,
      Our hu|man gen|era|tion you | shall find
       ,          ,      ,
40    Many,| nay al|most a|ny.
 
PROSPERO.
                               ,        ,
[Aside]                 Hon|est lord,
                    ,    ,          ,      2      ,      ,
      Thou hast / said well:| for some | of you there | present
            ,           ,
      Are worse | than dev|ils.
 
ALONSO.
                               2   ,       ,           ,
                                I can|not too | much^muse
        T     T      T     ,      2             ,         ,       2->
      Such shapes, such | gesture, and | such^sound,| express||ing
            ,            ,         ,          ,         ,
      (Although | they want | the use | of tongue)| a kind
          ,    2      ,         ,
      Of ex|cellent dumb | discourse.
 
PROSPERO.
                                          ,           ,        ->
[Aside]                          Praise in | depart||ing.
 
      FRANCISCO.
        ,     ,            ,
      They | vanished | strangely.
 
SEBASTIAN.
                                       ,         ,
50                                 No mat|ter, since
          2       ,           ,     2    ,         ,          ,
      They have left | their vi|ands behind;| for we | have stom|achs.
        ,       ,           ,            2     ,
      Wilt | please you | taste of | what is here?
 
ALONSO.
                                                      ,
                                                  Not I.
 
GONZALO.
        ,               ,          ,          ,         ,
      Faith sir,| you need | not fear:| When we | were boys,
       ,              ,            ,            ,       ,
      Who would | believe | that there | were moun|taineers
       T    T     T      ,              ,            ,    3  3
      Dewlapped like | bulls, whose^|throats had | hanging at them
       ,     2       ,     ,                  T    T   T
      Wallets of | flesh? Or / that there | were such men
              ,       ,                 ,             ,         ,
      Whose^heads | stood in | their breasts?| which now | we find
            ,       ,         ,         ,              x
      Each put|ter-out | of five | for one | will bring us
        ,   ,
60    Good war/rant of.
 
ALONSO.
                                   ,    ,         ,
                        I will / stand to,| and feed,
           ,          ,        ,         ,         ,
      Although | my last;| no mat|ter, since | I feel
            ,         ,      ,             ,          ,
      The best | is past. | Brother,| my lord | the duke,
             ,        ,       ,
      Stand to | and do | as we.   \\
 
[Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL, like a harpy; claps his wings upon the table; and, with a quaint device, the banquet vanishes]
 
ARIEL.
       T   .    T    T        ,          ,     ,
      You are three men | of sin,| whom Des|tiny
             ,        ,       ,          ,       ,
      That hath | to in|strument | this lo|wer world
        ,           x          ,      ,     2    ,
      And what is in it:| the ne|ver-sur|feited sea
              ,      .   T    T  T         ,         ,      2->
      Hath caused | to belch up you;| and on | this is||land
             ,          ,         x     T      T    T
      Where man | doth not | inhabit;| you 'mongst men,
        2     ,       ,         ,     2       ,         ,
70    Being most | unfit | to live.| I have made | you mad:
 
[Seeing ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, etc., draw their swords]
 
          ,    2              ,   ,    2      ,          ,
      And e|ven with such / like va|lor men hang | and drown
             ,         ,           ,     ,    2      ,
      Their pro|per selves.| You fools,| I and my | fellows
           ,      ,         ,        ,     ,
      Are min|isters | of fate,| the e|lements
           ,            ,          ,         ,         ,
      Of whom | your swords | are tem|pered may | as well
        T    .    T    T       ,             ,         ,
      Wound the loud winds, | or with | bemocked|-at stabs
        T   .    T    T        ,   ,     2    ,
      Kill the still-clo|sing wa|ters, as di|minish
            ,             ,        ,         ,       ,    3    3->
      One^dowle | that's in | my plume;| my fel|low-min||isters
            ,       ,    2  ,      ,         ,
      Are like | invul|nerable. | If you | could hurt,
              ,          ,     ,   ,                    ,
      Your swords | are now | too mas/sy for | your strengths,
            ,     ,    2    ,        ,      ,
80    And will | not be up|lifted.| But re|member
             ,          ,         ,                ,    ,
      (For that's | my bus|iness to | you) that / you three
            ,      ,         ,            ,      ,
      From Mi|lan did | supplant | good* Pro|spero;
          ,      ,  2       ,             ,       ,
      Exposed | unto the | sea (which | hath re|quit it)
       ,              ,          ,                   ,    ,
      Him, and | his in|nocent child:| for which / foul deed,
             ,        ,        ,        ,          ,
      The powers,| delay|ing (not | forget|ting) have
          ,            ,           ,          ,          ,        2->
      Incensed | the seas | and shores;| yea^all | the crea||tures
          ,            ,       ,    2       ,      ,
      Against | your peace.| Thee of thy | son, A|lonso
             ,        ,         ,        ,          ,
      They have | bereft;| and do | pronounce,| by me
       ,   2          ,         ,          ,      ,
      Lingering | perdi|tion (worse | than a|ny death
           ,        ,            ,         ,        ,
90    Can be | at once)| shall step | by step | attend
       ,                ,            ,           ,           ,
      You, and | your ways;| whose wraths | to guard | you from,
              ,      2       ,     ,   2       T     T    T
      Which here,| in this most | desolate | isle, else falls
         ,          ,          ,     2      ,     ,
      Upon | your heads,| is noth|ing but heart-|sorrow,
                ,     ,       ,
      And a / clear life | ensu|ing.  \\
 
[He vanishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter the Shapes again, and dance, with mocks and mows, and carry out the table]
 
PROSPERO.  [Aside]
        ,    2       ,        ,         ,       ,       2
      Bravely the | figure | of this | harpy | hast thou
      <-        ,         ,  2        ,         ,       ,        ->
        Per||formed (my | Ariel)| a grace | it had | devou||ring;
       ,     2     ,         ,           ,       ,     2->
      Of | my instruc|tion hast | thou noth|ing ba||ted
           ,           ,         ,      2       ,      ,
      In what | thou hadst | to say:| so with good | life
      <-   3  3     ,          ,            ,       ,     ,
        And obser||vation | strange, my | meaner | mini|sters
      <-          ,          ,            ,          T     T     T
100     Their || several | kinds have | done. My | high charms work,
             ,          ,    ,         ,          ,
      And these |(mine^en|emies)| are all | knit^up
       ,      2      ,               ,         ,        x
      In their dis|tractions;| they now | are in | my power;
           ,           ,        ,             ,         x
      And in | these fits | I leave | them, while | I visit
        T    T  .  T      ,              ,          ,
      Young Ferdinand |(whom they | suppose | is drowned)
           ,          ,     ,       ,        oo
      And his | and mine | loved | darling.|
 
[Exit above]
 
GONZALO.
        2      ,         ,         ,      ,           ,        ->
      In the name | of some|thing ho|ly, sir,| why stand || you
        2          ,      ,
      In this / strange stare?
 
ALONSO.
                              ,    2      ,           ,
                              O, it is | monstrous:| monstrous:
           ,           ,         ,           ,         x
      Methought | the bil|lows spoke,| and told | me of it,
             ,          ,        ,    ,     2        ,
110   The winds | did sing | it to | me; and the | thunder
              ,          ,        ,       ,          ,
      (That deep | and dread|ful or|gan-pipe)| pronounced
            ,         ,        ,         ,         ,        ->
      The name | of Pros|per: it | did bass | my tres||pass.
         ,      2    ,      2      ,        ,        ,
      There|fore my son | in the ooze | is bed|ded; and
             ,          ,    2      ,      ,         ,
      I'll seek | him deep|er than ere | plummet | sounded,
            ,     T    T    T     ,       oo
      And with | him there lie | mudded.|
 
[Exit]
 
SEBASTIAN.
           ,      ,            ,
      But one | fiend at | a time,
             ,            ,        ,
      I'll fight | their leg|ions ore.
 
ANTONIO.
            ,        ,      o
      I'll be | thy se|cond.   (set of tri with prev?)
 
[Exeunt SEBASTIAN and ANTONIO]
 
GONZALO.
            ,          ,         ,    2               ,     ,
      All three | of them | are des|perate: their / great guilt
              ,       ,    2     ,    .   T     T   T      ->
120   (Like* poi|son gi|ven to work | a great time af||ter)
       ,        ,         ,           x      ,   2     ,
      Now | begins to | bite | the spirits.| I do be|seech you
             ,        ,          ,      ,    2         ,     ->
      (That are | of sup|pler joints)| follow them | swiftly
           ,        ,           ,          ,     ,
      And hin|der them | from what | this ec|stasy
           ,        ,           ,
      May now | provoke | them to.
 
ADRIAN.
                                   ,     2      ,
                                  Follow, I | pray you.
 
[Exeunt]

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