The tempest, or, The enchanted island a comedy, as it is now acted at His Highness the Duke of York's Theatre.
Dryden, John, 1631-1700., Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest., D'Avenant, William, Sir, 1606-1668.
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THE Enchanted Island.

ACT I.

Enter Mustacho and Ventoso.
Vent.

WHat a Sea comes in?

Must.

A hoaming Sea! we shall have foul weather.

[Enter Trincalo.
Trinc.

The Scud cōmes against the Wind, 'twill blow hard.

Enter Stephano.
Steph.

Bosen!

Trinc.

Here, Master what cheer?

Steph.

Ill weather! let's off to Sea.

Must.

Let's have Sea-room enough, and then let it blow the Devils head off.

Steph.

Boy!

[Enter Cabin-boy.
Boy.

Yaw, yaw, here Master.

Steph.

Give the Pilot a dram of the Bottle.

[Exeunt Stephano and Boy.
Enter Mariners and pass over the Stage.
Trinc.

Heigh, my hearts, chearly, chearly, my hearts, yare, yare.

Enter Alonzo, Antonio, Gonzalo.
Alon.
Good Bosen have a care; where's the Master?
Play the men.
Trinc.

Pray keep below.

Anto.

Where's the Master, Bosen?

Trinc.

Do you not hear him? you mar our labour: keep your Cabins, you help the storm.

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Gonz.

Nay, good friend be patient.

Trinc.

I, when the Sea is: hence; what care these roarers for the name of Duke? to Cabin; silence; trouble us not.

Gonz.

Good friend, remember whom thou hast aboard.

Trinc.

None that I love more than my self: you are a Coun∣sellour, if you can advise these Elements to silence: use your wisdom: if you cannot, make your self ready in the Cabin for the ill hour. Cheerly good hearts! out of our way, Sirs.

[Exeunt Trincalo and Mariners.
Gonz.

I have great comfort from this Fellow; methinks his complexion is perfect Gallows; stand fast, good fate, to his hang∣ing; make the Rope of his destiny our Cable, for our own dos little advantage us; if he be not born to be hang'd we shall be drown'd.

[Exit.
Enter Trincalo and Stephano.
Trinc.

Up aloft Lads. Come, reef both Top-sails.

Steph.

Let's weigh, Let's weigh, and off to Sea.

[Ex Stephano.
Enter two Mariners and pass over the Stage.
Trinc.

Hands down! man your main-Capstorm

Enter Mustacho and Ventoso at the other door.
Must.

Up aloft! and man your seere-Capstrom.

Vent.

My Lads, my hearts of Gold, get in your Capstorm-Bar. Hoa up, hoa up, &c.

[Exeunt Mustacho and Ventoso.
Enter Stephano.
Steph.
Hold on well! hold on well! nip well there;
Quarter-Master, get's more Nippers.
[Exit Stephano.
Enter two Mariners and pass over again.
Trinc.
Turn out, turn out all hands to Capstorm?
You dogs, is this a time to sleep?
Heave together Lads.
[Trincalo whistles.
[Exeunt Mustacho and Ventoso.
Must. within.

Our Viall's broke.

Vent. within.

'Tis but our Vial-block has given way. Come heave Lads! we are fix'd again. Heave together Bullyes.

Enter Stephano.
Steph.
Cut off the Hamocks! cut off the Hamocks, come my
Lads: Come Bullys, chear up! heave lustily.
The Anchor's a peek.
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Trinc.

Is the Anchor a peek?

Steph.

Is a weigh! Is a weigh!

Trinc.
Up aloft my Lads upon the Fore-Castle!
Cut the Anchor, cut him.
All within.

Haul Catt, Haul Catt, &c. Haul Catt, haul: haul, Catt, haul. Below.

Steph.

Aft, Aft! and loose the Misen!

Trinc.

Get the Misen-tack aboard. Haul Aft Misen-sheat!

Enter Mustacho.
Must.

Loose the main Top-sail!

Steph.

Furle him again, there's too much Wind.

Trinc.

Loose Fore-sail! Haul Aft both sheats! trim her right afore the Wind. Aft! Aft! Lads, and hale up the Misen here.

Must.

A Mackrel-Gale, Master.

Steph. within.

Port hard, port! the Wind grows scant, bring the Tack aboard Port is. Star-board, star-board, a little steady; now steady, keep her thus, no neerer you cannot come.

Enter Ventoso.
Vent.

Some hands down: the Guns are loose.

[Ex. Must.
Trinc.

Try the Pump, try the Pump!

[Exit Ventoso.
Enter Mustacho at the other door.
Must.

O Master! six foot Water in Hold.

Steph.
Clap the Helm hard aboard! Flat, flat, flat in the
Fore-sheat there.
Trinc.

Over-haul your fore-boling.

Steph.

Brace in the Lar-board.

[Exit.
Trinc.
A curse upon this howling,
[A great cry within.
They are louder than the weather.
[Enter Antonio and Gonzalo.

Yet again, what do you here! shall we give o're, and drown? ha' you a mind to sink?

Gonz.

A Pox o' your throat, you bawling, blasphemous, uncharitable dog.

Trinc.

Work you then.

Anto.

Hang, Cur, hang, you whorson insolent noise-maker, we are less afraid to be drown'd than thou art.

Trinc.

Brace off the Fore-yard.

[Exit.
Gonz.

I'le warrant him for drowning, though the Ship were no stronger than a Nut-shell, and as leaky as an unstanch'd Wench.

Page  4Enter Alonzo and Ferdinand.
Ferd.

For my self I care not, but your loss brings a thousand Deaths to me.

Alonzo.

O name not me, I am grown old, my Son; I now am tedious to the world, and that, by use, is so to me: but, Ferdi∣nand, I grieve my subjects loss in thee: Alas! I suffer justly for my crimes, but why thou shouldest—O Heaven!

[A cry within.

Heark, farewel my Son! a long farewel!

Ferd.

Some lucky Plank, when we are lost by shipwrack, wast hither, and submit it self beneath you.

Your blessing, and I dye contented.

[Embrace and Exeunt.
Enter Trincalo, Mustacho, and Ventoso.
Trinc.

What must our mouths be cold then?

Vent.

All's lost. To prayers, to prayers.

Gonz.

The Duke and Prince are gone within trayers. Let's assist them.

Must.

Nay, we may e'ne pray too; our case 〈◊〉〈◊〉.

Ant.
We are meerly cheated of our lives by Drunkards.
This wide chopt Rascal: would thou might'st lye drowning
The long washing of ten Tides.
[Exeunt Trincalo, Mustacho, and Ventoso.
Gonz.

He'll he hang'd yet, though every drop of water fwears against it; now would I give ten thousand Furlongs of Sea for one Acre of barren ground, Long-heath, Broom-furs, or any thing. The wills above be done, but I would fain dye a dry death.

[A confused noise within.
Ant.

Mercy upon us! we split, we split.

Gonz.

Let's all sink with the Duke, and the young Prince.

[Exeunt.
Enter Stephano, Trincalo.
Trinc.

The Ship is sinking.

[A new cry within.
Steph.

Run her ashore!

Trinc.

Luffe! luffe! or we are all lost! there's a Rock upon the Star-board Bow.

Steph.

She strikes, she strikes! All shift for themselves.

[Exeunt.
Page  5Enter Prospero and Miranda.
Prosp.

Miranda! where's your Sister?

Miran.

I left her looking from the pointed Rock, at the walks end, on the huge beat of Waters.

Prosp.

It is a dreadful object.

Mir.

If by your Art, my dearest Father, you have put them in this roar, allay 'em quickly.

Had I been any God of power, I would have sunk the Sea into the Earth, before it should the Vessel so have swallowed.

Prosp.
Collect your self, and tell your piteous heart,
There's no harm done.
Mir.

O woe the day!

Prosp.
There is no harm:
I have done nothing but in care of thee,
My Daughter, and thy pretty Sister:
You both are ignorant of what you are,
Not knowing whence I am, nor that I'm more
Than Prospero, Master of a narrow Cell,
And thy unhappy Father.
Mir.

I ne're indeavour'd to know more than you were pleas'd to tell me.

Prosp.

I should inform thee farther: wipe thou thine Eyes, have comfort; the direful spectacle of the wrack, which touch'd the very virtue of compassion in thee, I have with such a pity safely order'd, that not one creature in the Ship is lost.

Mir.
You often, Sir, began to tell me what I am,
But then you stopt.
Prosp.

The hour's now come;

Obey, and be attentive, Canst thou remember a time before we came into this Cell? I do not think thou canst, for then thou wert not full three years old.

Mir.

Certainly I can, Sir.

Prosp.

Tell me the image then of any thing which thou dost keep in thy remembrance still.

Mir.

Sir, had I not four or five Women once that tended me?

Prosp.

Thou hadst, and more, Miranda: what see'st thou else in the dark back-ward, and abyss of Time?

If thou remembrest ought e're thou cam'st here, then, how thou cam'st thou may'st remember too.

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Mir.

Sir, that I do not.

Prosp.

Fifteen Years since, Miranda, thy Father was the Duke of Millan, and a Prince of power.

Mir.

Sir, are not you my Father?

Prosp.

Thy Mother was all virtue, and she said, thou wast my Daughter, and thy Sister too.

Mir.

O Heavens! what foul play had we, that we hither came, or was't a blessing that we did?

Prosp.

Both, both, my Girl.

Mir.
How my heart bleeds to think what you have suffer'd.
But, Sir, I pray proceed.
Prosp.

My Brother, and thy Uncle, call'd Antonio, to whom I trusted then the manage of my State, while I was wrap'd with secret Studies: That false Uncle (do'st thou attend me Child )

Mir.

Sir, most heedfully.

Prosp.

Having attain'd the craft of granting suits, and of de∣nying them; whom to advance, or lop, for over-toping, soon was grown the Ivy which did hide my Princely Trunck, and suckt my verdure out: thou attend'st not.

Mir.

O good Sir, I do.

Prosp.

I thus neglecting worldly ends, and bent to closeness, and the bettering of my mind, wak'd in my false Brother an evil Nature:

He did believe

He was indeed the Duke, because he then did execute the out∣ward face of Soveraignty. Do'st thou still mark me?

Mir.

Your story would cure deafness.

Prosp.

To have no screen between the part he plaid, and whom he plaid it for; he needs would be Absolute Millan, and Confederates (so dry he was for Sway) with Savoy's Duke, to give him Tribute, and to do him homage.

Mir.

False man!

Prosp.
This Duke of Savoy being an Enemy,
To me inveterate, strait grants my Brother's suit,
And on a night

Mated to his design, Antonio opened the Gates of Millan, and i'th' dead of darkness, hurri'd me thence with thy young Sister, and thy crying self.

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Mir.

But wherefore did they not that hour destroy us?

Prosp.

They durst not, Girl, in Millan, For the love my peo∣ple bore me; in short, they hurri'd us away to Savoy, and thence aboard a Bark at Nissa's Port: bore us some Leagues to Sea, where they prepar'd a rotten Carkass of a Boat, not rigg'd, no Tackle, Sail, nor Mast; the very Rats instinctively had quit it: they hoisted us, to cry to Seas which roar'd to us; to sigh to Winds, whose pity sighing back again, did seem to do us loving wrong.

Mir.

Alack! what trouble was I then to you?

Prosp.

Thou and thy Sister were two Cherubins, which did preserve me: you both did smile, infus'd with fortitude from Heaven.

Mir.

How came we ashore?

Prosp.

By Providence Divine, Some food we had, and some fresh Water, which a Noble man of Savoy, called Gonzalo, appointed Master of that black de∣sign, gave us; with rich Garments, and all necessaries, which since have steaded much: and of his gentleness (knowing I lov'd my Books) he furnisht me from mine own Library, with Volumes which I prize above my Dukedom.

Mir.

Would I might see that man.

Prosp.

Here in this Island we arriv'd, and here have I your Tutor been. But by my skill I find that my mid-Heaven doth depend on a most happy Star, whose influence if I now court not, but omit, my Fortunes will ever after droop: here cease more question, thou art inclin'd to sleep: 'tis a good dulness, and give it way; I know thou canst not chuse.

[She falls asleep.
Come away my Spirit: I am ready now, approach
My Ariel, Come.
[Enter Ariel.
Ariel.

All hail great Master, grave Sir, hail, I come to answer thy best pleasure, be it to fly, to swim, to shoot into the fire, to ride on the curl'd Clouds; to thy strong bidding, task Ariel and all his qualities.

Prosp.

Hast thou, Spirit, perform'd to point the Tempest that I bad thee?

Ariel.

To every Article.

I boarded the Duke's Ship, now on the Beak, now in the Waste, Page  8 the Deck, in every Cabin; I flam'd amazement, and some∣times I seem'd to burn in many places on the Top-Mast, the Yards and Bore-sprit; I did flame distinctly.

Prosp.

My brave Spirit!

Who was so firm, so constant, that this coil did not infect his Reason?

Ariel.

Not a soul

But felt a Feaver of the mind, and play'd some tricks of despe∣ration; all, but Mariners, plung'd in the foaming brine, and quit the Vessel: the Duke's Son, Ferdinand, with hair upstair∣ing (more like Reeds than Hair) was the first man that leap'd; cry'd, Hell is empty, and all the Devils are here.

Prosp.
Why that's my Spirit;
But was not this nigh Shore?
Ariel.

Close by my Master.

Prosp.

But, Ariel, are they safe?

Ariel.
Not a hair perisht.
In Troops I have dispers'd them round this Isle.

The Duke's Son I have landed by himself, whom I have left warming the air with sighs, in an odde angle of the Isle, and sitting, his arms he folded in this sad knot.

Prosp.

Say how thou hast dispos'd the Mariners of the Duke's Ship, and all the rest of the Fleet.

Ariel.
Safely in Harbour
Is the Duke's Ship, in the deep Nook, where once thou call'dst
Me up at midnight to fetch Dew from the
Still vext Bermoothes, there she's hid,
The Mariners all under hatches stow'd,
Whom, with a charm, join'd to their suffer'd labour,
I have left asleep, and for the rest o'th' Fleet
(Which I disperst) they all have met again,
And are upon the Mediterranean Float,
Bound sadly home for Italy;
Supposing that they saw the Duke's Ship wrackt,
And his great person perish.
Prosp.
Ariel, thy charge
Exactly is perform'd, but there's more work:
What is the time o'th' day?
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Ariel.

Past the mid-season.

Prosp.

At least two Glasses: the time 'tween six and now must by us both be spent most preciously.

Ariel.

Is there more toyl? since thou dost give me pains, let me remember thee what thou hast promis'd, which is not yet perform'd me.

Prosp.
How now, Moodie?
What is't thou canst demand?
Ariel.

My liberty.

Prosp.

Before the time be out? no more.

Ariel.
I prethee!
Remember I have done thee faithful service,
Told thee no lyes, made thee no mistakings,
Serv'd without or grudge, or grumblings:
Thou didst promise to bate me a full year.
Prosp.
Dost thou forget
From what a torment I did free thee?
Ariel.

No.

Prosp.
Thou dost, and think'st it much to tread the Ooze
Of the salt deep:
To run against the sharp wind of the North,
To do my business in the Veins of the Earth,
When it is bak'd with Frost.
Ariel.

I do not, Sir.

Prosp.

Thou ly'st, malignant thing! hast thou forgot the foul Witch Sycorax, who with age and envy was grown into a Hoop? hast thou forgot her?

Ariel.

No Sir!

Prosp.

Thou hast; where was she born? speak, tell me.

Ariel.

Sir, in Argier.

Prosp.

Oh, was she so! I must

Once every Month recount what thou hast been, which thou forgettest. This damn'd Witch Sycorax for mischiefs mani∣fold, and sorceries too terrible to enter humane hearing, from Argier thou knowst was banisht: but for one thing she did, they would not take her life: is not this true?

Ariel.

I Sir.

Prosp.
This blew-ey'd Hag was hither brought with child,
Page  10 And here was left by th' Saylors, thou, my slave,
As thou report'st thy self, wast then her servant,
And 'cause thou wast a spirit too delicate
To act her earthy and abhorr'd commands;
Refusing her grand Hests, she did confine thee,
By help of her more potent Ministers,
(In her unmitigable rage) into a cloven Pine,
Within whose rift imprison'd, thou didst painfully
Remain a dozen years; within which space she dy'd,
And left thee there; where thou didst vent thy
Groans, as fast as Mill-wheels strike.
Then was this Isle (save for two Brats, which she did
Litter here, the brutish Caliban, and his twin Sister,
Two freckel'd-hag-born Whelps) not honour'd with
A humane shape.
Ariel.

Yes! Caliban her Son, and Sycorax his Sister.

Prosp.

Dull thing, I say so; he, that Caliban, and she that Sycorax, whom I now keep in service. Thou best knowst what torment I did find thee in, thy groans did make Wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts of ever angry Bears, it was a torment to lay upon the damn'd, which Sycorax could ne're again undo: It was my Art, when I arriv'd, and heard thee, that made the Pine to gape and let thee out.

Ariel.

I thank thee, Master.

Prosp.
If thou more murmurest, I will rend an Oak,
And peg the in his knotty Entrails, till thou
Hast howld away twelve Winters more.
Ariel.
Pardon, Master,
I will be correspondent to command, and be
A gentle spirit.
Prosp.

Do so, and after two days I'le discharge thee.

Ariel.
That's my noble Master.
What shall I do? say? what? what shall I do?
Prosp.
Be subject to no sight but mine; invisible to
Every eye-ball else: hence with diligence.
My daughter wakes. Anon thou shalt know more.
[Ex. Ariel.
Thou hast slept well my child.
Mir.

The sadness of your story put heaviness in me.

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Prosp.
Shake it off; come on, I'le now call Caliban, my slave,
Who never yields us a kind answer.
Mir.

'Tis a creature, Sir, I do not love to look on.

Prosp.

But as 'tis, we cannot miss him; he does make our Fire, fetch in our Wood, and serve in Offices that profit us: what hoa! Slave! Caliban! thou Earth thou, speak.

Calib. within.

There's Wood enough within.

Prosp.
Come forth, I say, there's other business for thee.
Come thou Tortoise, when?
[Enter Ariel.
Fine apparition, my quaiut Ariel,
Hark in thy ear.
Ariel.

My Lord it shall be done.

[Exit.
Prosp.

Thou poisonous Slave, got by the Devil himself upon thy wicked Dam, come forth.

[Enter Caliban.
Calib.

As wicked Dew, as e're my Mother brush'd with Ra∣ven's Feather from unwholsome Fens, drop on you both: A South-west blow on you, and blister you all o're.

Prosp.

For this besure, to night thou shalt have Cramps, side∣stitches, that shall pen thy breath up; Urchins shall prick thee till thou bleed'st: thou shalt be pinch'd as thick as Honey-Combs, each pinch more stinging than the Bees which made 'em.

Calib.

I must eat my dinner: this Island's mine by Sycorax my Mother, which thou took'st from me. When thou cam'st first, thou stroak'st 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 of the Isle, the fresh-Springs, brine-Pits, barren places, and fertil. Curs'd be I, that I did so: All the Charms of Sycorax, Toads, Beetles, Batts, light on thee, for I am all the Subjects that thou hast. I first was mine own Lord; and here thou stay'st me in this hard Rock, whiles thou dost keep from me the rest o'th Island.

Prosp.

Thou most lying Slave, whom stripes may move, not kindness: I have us'd thee (filth that thou art) with humane care, and lodg'd thee in mine own Cell, till thou didst seek to violate the honour of my Children.

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Calib.

Oh ho, Oh ho, would t'had been done: thou did'st prevent me, I had peopl'd else this Isle with Calibans.

Prosp.

Abhor'd Slave!

Who ne're would any print of goodness take, being capable of all ill: I pity'd thee, took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each hour one thing or other; when thou didst not (Savage) know thy own meaning, but would'st gabble, like a thing most brutish, I endow'd thy purposes with words which made them known: But thy wild race (though thou did'st learn) had that in't, which good Natures could not abide to be with: therefore wast thou deservedly pent up into this Rock.

Calib.

You taught me language, and my profit by it is, that I know to curse: the red botch rid you for learning me your language.

Prosp.
Hag-seed hence!
Fetch us in fewel, and be quick
To answer other business: shrugst thou (malice)
If thou neglectest or dost unwillingly what I command,
I'le wrack thee with old Cramps, fill all thy bones with
Aches, make thee roar, that Beasts shall tremble
At thy Din.
Calib.
No prethee!
I must obey. His Art is of such power,
It would controul my Dam's God, Setebos,
And make a Vassal of him.
Prosp.

So Slave, hence.

[Exeunt Prospero and Caliban severally.
Enter Dorinda.
Dor.

Oh Sister! what have I beheld?

Mir.

What is it moves you so?

Dor.
From yonder Rock,
As I my Eyes cast down upon the Seas,
The whistling winds blew rudely on my face,
And the waves roar'd; at first I thought the War
Had bin between themselves, but strait I spy'd
A huge great Creature.
Mir

O you mean the Ship.

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Dor.

Is't not a Creature then? it seem'd alive.

Mir.

But what of it?

Dor.
This floating Ram did bear his Horns above;
All ty'd with Ribbands, ruffling in the wind,
Sometimes he nodded down his head a while,
And then the Waves did heave him to the Moon;
He clamb'ring to the top of all the Billows,
And then again he curtsy'd down so low,
I could not see him: till, at last, all side long
With a great crack his belly burst in pieces.
Mir.
There all had perisht
Had not my Father's magick Art reliev'd them.
But, Sister, I have stranger news to tell you;
In this great Creature there were other Creatures,
And shortly we may chance to see that thing,
Which you have heard my Father call, a Man.
Dor.

But what is that? for yet he never told me.

Mir.
I know no more than you: but I have heard
My Father say we Women were made for him.
Dor.

What, that he should eat us Sister?

Mir.
No sure, you see my Father is a man, and yet
He does us good. I would he were not old.
Dor.
Methinks indeed it would be finer, if we two
Had two young Fathers.
Mir.
No Sister, no, if they were young, my Father
Said that we must call them Brothers.
Dor.

But pray how does it come that we two are not Bro∣thers then, and have not Beards like him?

Mir.

Now I confess you pose me.

Dor.

How did he come to be our Father too?

Mir.

I think he found us when we both were little, and grew within the ground.

Dor.

Why could he not find more of us? pray sister let you and I look up and down one day, to find some little ones for us to play with.

Mir.
Agreed; but now we must go in. This is the hour
Wherein my Father's Charm will work,
Which seizes all who are in open Air:
Page  14 Th' effect of his great Art I long to see,
Which will perform as much as Magick can.
Dor.

And I, methinks, more long to see a Man.

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