Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare
SCENE, The Sea, with a Ship: afterwards an uninhabited Island.
SCENE II.—The Island; before the Cell of
Speak not to him; he’s a traitor.—Come.
I’ll manacle thy neck and feet together:
Sea-water shalt thou drink; thy food shall be
The fresh-brook muscles, wither’d roots, and
Wherein the acorn cradled: Follow.
I will resist such entertainment, till
Mine enemy has more power. [He draws.
Mira. O dear father,
Make not too rash a trial of him, for
He’s gentle, and not fearful.
Pro. What, I say,
My foot my tutor! Put thy sword up, traitor;
For I can here disarm thee with this stick,
And make thy weapon drop.
Mira. Beseech you, father!
Pro. Hence; hang not on my garments.
Mira. Sir, have pity;
I’ll be his surety.
Pro. Silence! one word more
Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee.
An advocate for an imposter? hush!
Thou think’st there are no more such shapes
as he, [wench!
Having seen but him and Caliban: Foolish
To the ost of men this is a Caliban,
And they to him are angels.
Mira. My affections
Are then most humble; I have no ambition
To see a goodlier man.
Pro. 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 ream, are all bound up.
My father’s loss, the weakness which I feel,
The wreck of all my friends, or this man’s
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 MIR.
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.
(On 7/26/14 - We will continue with “The Tempest“)