The Tempest: Act 3, Scene 2
Enter CALIBAN, STEPHANO,
1 Tell not me; when the butt is out, we will drink
2 water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, and
3 board 'em. Servant-monster, drink to me.
4 Servant-monster! the folly of this island! They
5 say there's but five upon this isle: we are three
6 of them; if th' other two be brained like us, the
7 state totters.
8 Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee: thy eyes
9 are almost set in thy head.
10 Where should they be set else? he were a brave
11 monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.
12 My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue in sack:
13 for my part, the sea cannot drown me; I swam, ere I
14 could recover the shore, five and thirty leagues off
15 and on. By this light, thou shalt be my lieutenant,
16 monster, or my standard.
17 Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.
18 We'll not run, Monsieur Monster.
19 Nor go neither; but you'll lie like dogs and yet say
20 nothing neither.
21 Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a
22 good moon-calf.
23 How does thy honour? Let me lick thy shoe.
24 I'll not serve him; he's not valiant.
25 Thou liest, most ignorant monster: I am in case to
26 justle a constable. Why, thou deboshed fish thou,
27 was there ever man a coward that hath drunk so much
28 sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie,
29 being but half a fish and half a monster?
30 Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my
32 'Lord' quoth he! That a monster should be
33 such a natural!
34 Lo, lo, again! bite him to death, I prithee.
35 Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your head: if you
36 prove a mutineer,the next tree! The poor monster's
37 my subject and he shall not suffer indignity.
38 I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleased to
39 hearken once again to the suit I made to thee?
40 Marry, will I. Kneel and repeat it. I will stand,
41 and so shall Trinculo.
Enter ARIEL, invisible.
42 As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant,
43 A sorcerer, that by his cunning hath
44 Cheated me of the island.
45 Thou liest.
45 Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou!
46 I would my valiant master would destroy thee!
47 I do not lie.
48 Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in's tale, by
49 this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth.
50 Why, I said nothing.
51 Mum, then, and no more. Proceed.
52 I say, by sorcery he got this isle;
53 From me he got it. If thy greatness will
54 Revenge it on him,for I know thou darest,
55 But this thing dare not,
56 That's most certain.
57 Thou shalt be lord of it and I'll serve thee.
58 How now shall this be compassed?
59 Canst thou bring me to the party?
60 Yea, yea, my lord: I'll yield him thee asleep,
61 Where thou mayst knock a nail into his bead.
62 Thou liest; thou canst not.
63 What a pied ninny's this! Thou scurvy patch!
64 I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows
65 And take his bottle from him: when that's gone
66 He shall drink nought but brine; for I'll not show him
67 Where the quick freshes are.
68 Trinculo, run into no further danger:
69 interrupt the monster one word further, and,
70 by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out o' doors
71 and make a stock-fish of thee.
72 Why, what did I? I did nothing. I'll go farther
74 Didst thou not say he lied?
75 Thou liest.
76 Do I so? take thou that.
77 As you like this, give me the lie another time.
78 I did not give the lie. Out o' your
79 wits and bearing too? A pox o' your bottle!
80 this can sack and drinking do. A murrain on
81 your monster, and the devil take your fingers!
82 Ha, ha, ha!
83 Now, forward with your tale. Prithee, stand
84 farther off.
85 Beat him enough: after a little time
86 I'll beat him too.
86 Stand farther. Come, proceed.
87 Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him,
88 I' th' afternoon to sleep: there thou mayst brain him,
89 Having first seized his books, or with a log
90 Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,
91 Or cut his wezand with thy knife. Remember
92 First to possess his books; for without them
93 He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
94 One spirit to command: they all do hate him
95 As rootedly as I. Burn but his books.
96 He has brave utensils,for so he calls them
97 Which when he has a house, he'll deck withal
98 And that most deeply to consider is
99 The beauty of his daughter; he himself
100 Calls her a nonpareil: I never saw a woman,
101 But only Sycorax my dam and she;
102 But she as far surpasseth Sycorax
103 As great'st does least.
103 Is it so brave a lass?
104 Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant.
105 And bring thee forth brave brood.
106 Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter and I
107 will be king and queensave our graces!and
108 Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys. Dost thou
109 like the plot, Trinculo?
111 Give me thy hand: I am sorry I beat thee; but,
112 while thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head.
113 Within this half hour will he be asleep:
114 Wilt thou destroy him then?
114 Ay, on mine honor.
115 This will I tell my master.
116 Thou makest me merry; I am full of pleasure:
117 Let us be jocund: will you troll the catch
118 You taught me but while-ere?
119 At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any
120 reason. Come on, Trinculo, let us sing.
121 Flout 'em and scout 'em
122 And scout 'em and flout 'em
123 Thought is free.
124 That's not the tune.
*** Ariel plays the tune on a tabour and pipe.
125 What is this same?
126 This is the tune of our catch, played by the
127 picture of Nobody.
128 If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy likeness:
129 if thou beest a devil, take't as thou list.
130 O, forgive me my sins!
131 He that dies pays all debts: I defy thee. Mercy
132 upon us!
133 Art thou afeard?
134 No, monster, not I.
135 Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
136 Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.
137 Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
138 Will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices
139 That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
140 Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
141 The clouds methought would open and show riches
142 Ready to drop upon me that, when I waked,
143 I cried to dream again.
144 This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I shall
145 have my music for nothing.
146 When Prospero is destroyed.
147 That shall be by and by: I remember the story.
148 The sound is going away; let's follow it, and
149 after do our work.
150 Lead, monster; we'll follow. I would I could see
151 this tabourer; he lays it on.
152 Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano.