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)BOAT upon a moonlit sea
-- Was floating without sail or
A stately -man within it sat,
_-_ --_-_- Gazing upon the lessening shore.
A cherub child was on his knee,
--- Clasped closely by his circling
-' -- .. arm
Who, by her little tender words,
E'en then his troubled soul
-: -could charm.
-- The Duke of Milan thus is cast
Upon the foaming waters wild
(By his own wicked brother's
S-- To perish with his only child.
But God. sent aid with dawning
SA-- lovely island he described,
S- To whose fair shores, with ver-
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-- The boat was drifted by the
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He took his infant in his arms,
And sprang upon the yellow sand,
And there upon the shore he saw,
A gibb'ring monster, staring stand.
The only human creature there, 1 i7.1
Who scarcely owned the name of man, \\'-
A speechless monster-but in time
The duke's strong
servant -Caliban. --
The banished Prince
a home soon made -,. .
Within a rosy coral. "j
And Caliban (as we ,
have said)' "
Was his uncouth but 'i
And other servants,
too, he had;
A hundred sprites his
will obeyed: PA*
Fairies that dwelt in forest bow'rs,
Or spirits who on sunbeams played.
For he was skilled in magic arts,
And could "call spirits from the deep,"
And bid l them ho-vr round his child,
-Or watch beside her mid-day sleep.
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S. And thus within th' enchanted isle,
The sweet Miranda throve and grew,
Her father, and the sprites he ruled,
The only beings that she knew.
.- No birds nor animals were there;
SY. et oft beneath the cloudless skies
Sweet music floated on the air,
And sang her gentle lullabies.
The years rolled on; a stately maid
The young Miranda now had grown,
And Prospero, for her sweet sake,
Would fain once more possess a throne.
And Time and Chance now
stood his friends;
A stately ship was off the
And well he knew his ancient
Across the seas that vessel
Now one dear spirit, he em-
Ariel the airy creature's
Who always loved to do his will,
And at his slightest summons
NV, '- But yet his freedom often
F For spirits ever would be
The only gift the duke could give
His Ariel, was liberty.
And now the mighty master
"My Ariel, I need thy aid,
And if thou dost thy duty well,
With freedom thou shalt be
" Go! Raise a tempest round i ,,o
the Isle. \
And by it let yon ship be 1 ..
Cast all her crew upon the --
lan(, -- .
But do not let a life be lost."
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7 _\Swift Ariel at once obeyed,
And soon a mighty tempest
And while the winds and
S& ... waters strove,
About the ship like fire he,
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Who stood upon the flaming
Thewicked brother and theking,
Who saw Heav'n's judg-
ment in the wreck.
The King of Naples, who had,
S, / V;With that bad man in awful
./ -Believed the punishment he feared
A1' Had come, in God's appointed
For Ferdinand, his only son,
-l Had leapt distracted from the
A nd(ashis weeping father.thought)
Within the raging sea had died.
But Ariel the youth had borne,
Uninjured through the foaming
And laid him in unconscious rest,
\ Upon a verdant flow'ry lea.
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K '^ -- There he awoke to magic strains,
,, .'.. ... Which seemed to mourn his father
.. And following the guiding sound,
To Prospero's own cell was led.
The fair Miranda there he saw-
,Miranda, who had never known
The face of any human thing,
Save her dear father's and her own.
She pitied him;-
:' '>'.".^ thought "nothing
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But the wise duke "- /
the youth would
Before he came within
)- their cell.
"He feared lest King
Alonzo's son .v
honest, Might not be N, .
honest, true, and good,
So made him powerless by a spell,
And set him to bear logs of wood,.
Miranda, sorry for his fate,
Would of his labour bear a part,
And by her generous kindness won ,
The captive prince's honest heart. .
Prospero watched them both
And learned to trust his princely
Released him from his irksome toil,
And for his wife, Miranda gave.
Thus in the royal exile's cell,
The tale of love is told once
more; (( -
And Ferdinand has won his queen,
Upon th' enchanted Island's
S' Meantime the king and the bad
Who reigned in noble Prosper's
By wandering music and sweet
About the fairy isle were led.
Nt With them the good Gonzalo went,
Prospero's tried and faithful friend,
S 'i Who comfort sought to give the
For his fair son's untimely end.
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Now Caliban was sent for wood ;
A lazy slave of late he'd grown,
Unwilling Prospero to serve,
Or any law of duty own.
So the great master
To pinch him, or to
To make him use
And keep him from
Suddenly, as the wood he bore,
There came before his startled
One that he thought a sprite
Who might, perchance, pinch,
prick, or bite.
Then thinking if he lay down
This strange new elf might
pass him by,
Upon the earth he threw himself,
And in deep slumber feigned
And prayed him to
Saying that he would
And lead him to t
But it was Trinculo he saw
(And not a spirit as he thought)
The merry jester of the king,
Whom chance to this lone spot
Soon after, the ship's butler came,
Amazed such company to find;
The monster lying at their feet
Was surely not of human kind ?
So the two shipmates wondering
And gazed on him in blank
While he now trembling with
.,;,> Loudly to them for mercy cries.
Then kneeling, kissed the butler's
And when the butler gave consent,
Up from the earth the monster sprang,
And, reckless of Duke Prosper's power,
This song of wild defiance sang:
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The monster next his plans revealed:-
"While Prospero, his master, slept,
He-Caliban-should lead these men
To where the magic books were kept.
These they must seize ; then kill r-
While in his quiet sleep he lay- (
Miranda should the butler wed-
Neither to this dark plot said -
But Ariel their treason heard, 1
And their fell purpose to defeat
Spread temptingly beside the path, _;
Rich garments, for a monarch / -
And while they quarrelled ',
o er the spoil,
He brought a pack of
And hunted them the
With shouts and merry
S- bugle sounds.
But still the king and the
Searched smiling plain
-. and barren shore,
"' For the young prince
'. whom still they hoped
SThe hungry ocean would
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Yet dead they deemed him, for alas!
They found him not in grove or glade.
And now, with ceaseless wand'ring tired,
Upon the turf the king is laid.
Suddenly, on the tranquil air,
Soft solemn strains of music rise,
And figures, strange, fantastic, wild,
Appear before their startled eyes.
They bring a stately banquet in,
And then, with gestures quaint but
Beckon the weary shipwrecked men
To rise, and at the table eat.
But as the king approached the board,
Thunder and lightning rent the sky,
And a great harpy--dreadful bird -
Was seen upon the food to fly.
The. banquet vanished: Ariel's voice
Their secret sins then loud
proclaim cd. [struck,
In burning \words, till conscience
They bowed, repentant and
Then Prospero, with pity' moved,
Declared himself, and pardon
And showed to the unhappy king,
His rescued heir within n his cave.
There with Miranda, chess he played.
The king with tears embraced his,
And thus, the duchy he had lost,
By Prospero was fairly won.
His lovely child would wear a crown,
Of Naples she would be the
And never more upon that isle
Would Ariel or his lord be seen.
For Prospero will burn his books,
And set his much-loved spirit free,
Within the cowslip buds to lie,
Or roam the air at liberty.
Yet first, at Prospero's request,
The ship and crew all safe he
And then, rejoicing, takes his flight,
And ever as he soars he sings.
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