The Tempest

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Enter Prospero, Ferdinand, and Miranda.Enter Prospero, Ferdinand, and Miranda Tem IV.i.1.1
If I haue too austerely punish'd you,If I have too austerely punished you,austerely (adv.)
seriously, sternly, severely
Tem IV.i.1
Your compensation makes amends, for IYour compensation makes amends, for I Tem IV.i.2
Haue giuen you here, a third of mine owne life,Have given you here a third of mine own life, Tem IV.i.3
Or that for which I liue: who, once againeOr that for which I live; who once again Tem IV.i.4
I tender to thy hand: All thy vexationsI tender to thy hand. All thy vexationstender (v.)
offer, give, present
Tem IV.i.5
Were but my trials of thy loue, and thouWere but my trials of thy love, and thou Tem IV.i.6
Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore heauenHast strangely stood the test. Here, afore heaven,strangely (adv.)
admirably, wonderfully, marvellously
Tem IV.i.7
afore, 'fore (prep.)
in the presence of
I ratifie this my rich guift: O Ferdinand,I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand, Tem IV.i.8
Doe not smile at me, that I boast her of,Do not smile at me that I boast her off,boast off (v.)

old form: of
boast about, extol, sing praises of
Tem IV.i.9
For thou shalt finde she will out-strip all praiseFor thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, Tem IV.i.10
And make it halt, behinde her.And make it halt behind her.halt (v.)
limp, proceed lamely
Tem IV.i.11.1
I doe beleeue itI do believe it Tem IV.i.11.2
Against an Oracle.Against an oracle. Tem IV.i.12
Then, as my guest, and thine owne acquisitionThen, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Tem IV.i.13
Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: ButWorthily purchased, take my daughter; but Tem IV.i.14
If thou do'st breake her Virgin-knot, beforeIf thou dost break her virgin-knot beforevirgin-knot (n.)
maidenhead, virginity
Tem IV.i.15
All sanctimonious ceremonies mayAll sanctimonious ceremonies maysanctimonious (adj.)
holy, sacred, consecrated
Tem IV.i.16
With full and holy right, be ministred,With full and holy rite be ministered, Tem IV.i.17
No sweet aspersion shall the heauens let fallNo sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fallaspersion (n.)
sprinkling, shower, spray
Tem IV.i.18
To make this contract grow; but barraine hate,To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Tem IV.i.19
Sower-ey'd disdaine, and discord shall bestrewSour-eyed disdain and discord shall bestrewbestrew (v.)
cover, lie spread over
Tem IV.i.20
The vnion of your bed, with weedes so loathlyThe union of your bed with weeds so loathlyloathly (adj.)
loathsome, hateful., disgusting
Tem IV.i.21
That you shall hate it both: Therefore take heede,That you shall hate it both. Therefore take heed, Tem IV.i.22
As Hymens Lamps shall light you.As Hymen's lamps shall light you.Hymen (n.)
[pron: 'hiymen] Greek god who led a wedding procession; associated with a torch, crown of flowers, and flute
Tem IV.i.23.1
As I hopeAs I hope Tem IV.i.23.2
For quiet dayes, faire Issue, and long life,For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,issue (n.)
child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
Tem IV.i.24
fair (adj.)

old form: faire
handsome, good-looking, beautiful
With such loue, as 'tis now the murkiest den,With such love as 'tis now, the murkiest den, Tem IV.i.25
The most opportune place, the strongst suggestion,The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion Tem IV.i.26
Our worser Genius can, shall neuer meltOur worser genius can, shall never meltworse (adj.)
evil, harmful, wicked
Tem IV.i.27
genius (n.)
spirit, angel
can (v.)
be skilled [in], have ability [in]
Mine honor into lust, to take awayMine honour into lust, to take away Tem IV.i.28
The edge of that dayes celebration,The edge of that day's celebrationedge (n.)
keen delight, special enjoyment
Tem IV.i.29
When I shall thinke, or Phobus Steeds are founderd,When I shall think or Phoebus' steeds are founderedfounder (v.)

old form: founderd
make lame, cause to break down
Tem IV.i.30
Phoebus (n.)
[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
Or Night kept chain'd below.Or Night kept chained below. Tem IV.i.31.1
Fairely spoke;Fairly spoke. Tem IV.i.31.2
Sit then, and talke with her, she is thine owne;Sit then and talk with her: she is thine own. Tem IV.i.332
What Ariell; my industrious seruãt Ariell.What, Ariel! My industrious servant, Ariel! Tem IV.i.33
Enter Ariell.Enter Ariel Tem IV.i.34
What would my potent master? here I am.What would my potent master? Here I am. Tem IV.i.34
Thou, and thy meaner fellowes, your last seruiceThou and thy meaner fellows your last servicemean (adj.)
of low rank, inferior in position, less important
Tem IV.i.35
Did worthily performe: and I must vse youDid worthily perform, and I must use you Tem IV.i.36
In such another tricke: goe bring the rabbleIn such another trick. Go bring the rabble,rabble (n.)
minions, gang, rest of the mob
Tem IV.i.37
(Ore whom I giue thee powre) here, to this place:O'er whom I give thee power, here to this place. Tem IV.i.38
Incite them to quicke motion, for I mustIncite them to quick motion, for I must Tem IV.i.39
Bestow vpon the eyes of this yong coupleBestow upon the eyes of this young couple Tem IV.i.40
Some vanity of mine Art: it is my promise,Some vanity of mine art. It is my promise,vanity (n.)
trifling display, light-hearted show
Tem IV.i.41
art (n.)
magic, enchantment, trickery
And they expect it from me.And they expect it from me. Tem IV.i.42.1
Presently?Presently?presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
Tem IV.i.42.2
I: with a twincke.Ay, with a twink.twink (n.)

old form: twincke
twinkling, winking of an eye
Tem IV.i.43
Before you can say come, and goe,Before you can say ‘ Come ’ and ‘ Go,’ Tem IV.i.44
And breathe twice; and cry, so, so:And breathe twice, and cry, ‘ So, So,’ Tem IV.i.45
Each one tripping on his Toe,Each one, tripping on his toe, Tem IV.i.46
Will be here with mop, and mowe.Will be here with mop and mow.mow (n.)

old form: mowe
derisive grimace, pout, mocking expression
Tem IV.i.47
mop (n.)

old form: mop
grimace, pout
Doe you loue me Master? no?Do you love me, master? No? Tem IV.i.48
Dearely, my delicate Ariell: doe not approachDearly, my delicate Ariel. Do not approach Tem IV.i.49
Till thou do'st heare me call.Till thou dost hear me call. Tem IV.i.50.1
Well: I conceiue.Well, I conceive.conceive (v.)
understand, comprehend, follow
Tem IV.i.50.2
Exit.Exit Tem IV.i.50
Looke thou be true: doe not giue dallianceLook thou be true. Do not give dalliancedalliance (n.)
love-talk, flirting, amorous caressing
Tem IV.i.51
Too much the raigne: the strongest oathes, are strawToo much the rein. The strongest oaths are straw Tem IV.i.52
To th' fire ith' blood: be more abstenious,To th' fire i'th' blood. Be more abstemious,blood (n.)
passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
Tem IV.i.53
abstenious (adj.)
Or else good night your vow.Or else, good night your vow. Tem IV.i.54.1
I warrant you, Sir,I warrant you, sir,warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
Tem IV.i.545.2
The white cold virgin Snow, vpon my heartThe white cold virgin snow upon my heartcold (adj.)
chaste, modest, lacking sensual passion
Tem IV.i.55
Abates the ardour of my Liuer.Abates the ardour of my liver.liver (n.)

old form: Liuer
part of the body thought to be the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
Tem IV.i.56.1
Well.Well. Tem IV.i.56.2
Now come my Ariell, bring a Corolary,Now come, my Ariel! Bring a corollary,corollary (n.)

old form: Corolary
extra one, surplus, supernumerary
Tem IV.i.57
Rather then want a Spirit; appear, & pertly.Rather than want a spirit. Appear, and pertly.pertly (adv.)
smartly, quickly, briskly
Tem IV.i.58
want (v.)
lack, need, be without
No tongue: all eyes: be silent.No tongue! All eyes! Be silent. Tem IV.i.59
Soft musick. Enter Iris.Soft music. Enter IrisIris (n.)
Greek goddess of the rainbow; messenger of the gods, especially of Zeus and Hera
Tem IV.i.60.1
Ceres, most bounteous Lady, thy rich LeasCeres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leasCeres (n.)
[pron: 'seereez] Roman goddess of crops and fruit
Tem IV.i.60
lea (n.)
meadow, field
Of Wheate, Rye, Barley, Fetches, Oates and Pease;Of wheat, rye, barley, fetches, oats, and pease;pease (n.)
Tem IV.i.61
fetch (n.)
type of fodder crop; vetch, tares
Thy Turphie-Mountaines, where liue nibling Sheepe,Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,turfy (adj.)

old form: Turphie
turf-covered, grassy
Tem IV.i.62
And flat Medes thetchd with Stouer, them to keepe:And flat meads thatched with stover, them to keep;mead (n.)

old form: Medes
Tem IV.i.63
stover (n.)

old form: Stouer
fodder grass, hay, straw
Thy bankes with pioned, and twilled brimsThy banks with pioned and twilled brims,pioned (adj.)
[unclear meaning] displaying wild orchises ('pionies'); trenched, furrowed, channelled
Tem IV.i.64
brim (n.)
edge, border, margin
twilled (adj.)
[unclear meaning] woven with osiers, tangled
Which spungie Aprill, at thy hest betrims;Which spongy April at thy hest betrims,hest (n.)
command, behest, order
Tem IV.i.65
spongy, spungy (adj.)

old form: spungie
rainy, damp, soggy, moisture-filled
betrim (v.)
trim about, array, embellish
To make cold Nymphes chast crownes; & thy broome-groues;To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy broom-groves,broom-grove (n.)

old form: broome-groues
grove of broom [a yellow-flowered shrub]
Tem IV.i.66
Whose shadow the dismissed Batchelor loues,Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves,shadow (n.)
shade, seclusion, place of retirement
Tem IV.i.67
dismissed (adj.)
rejected, discarded, spurned
Being lasse-lorne: thy pole-clipt vineyard,Being lass-lorn: thy pole-clipt vineyard,pole-clipt (adj.)
with twined-round poles; hedged in by poles
Tem IV.i.68
lass-lorn (adj.)

old form: lasse-lorne
jilted, forsaken by a sweetheart
And thy Sea-marge stirrile, and rockey-hard,And thy sea-marge, sterile and rocky-hard,sea-marge (n.)
margin of the sea, coast
Tem IV.i.69
Where thou thy selfe do'st ayre, the Queene o'th Skie,Where thou thyself dost air – the queen o'th' sky,air (v.)

old form: ayre
exercise, take the air, provide with fresh air
Tem IV.i.70
Whose watry Arch, and messenger, am I.Whose wat'ry arch and messenger am I,watery (adj.)

old form: watry
made of water-drops, aqueous
Tem IV.i.71
Bids thee leaue these, & with her soueraigne grace,Bids thee leave these, and with her sovereign grace Tem IV.i.72
Here on this grasse-plot, in this very placeHere on this grass-plot, in this very place, Tem IV.i.73
To come, and sport: here Peacocks flye amaine:To come and sport. Her peacocks fly (v.)
make merry, take pleasure (in)
Tem IV.i.74
amain (adv.)

old form: amaine
in all haste, at full speed
Iuno descends.Juno descendsJuno (n.)
Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
Tem IV.i.75.1
Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertaine.Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.entertain (v.)
welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
Tem IV.i.75
Enter Ceres.Enter Ceres Tem IV.i.76
Haile, many-coloured Messenger, that nereHail, many-coloured messenger, that ne'er Tem IV.i.76
Do'st disobey the wife of Iup iter:Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;Jupiter, Jove (n.)
Roman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of Juno
Tem IV.i.77
Who, with thy saffron wings, vpon my flowresWho, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowerssaffron (adj.)
orange-red in colour
Tem IV.i.78
Diffusest hony drops, refreshing showres,Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers; Tem IV.i.79
And with each end of thy blew bowe do'st crowneAnd with each end of thy blue bow dost crown Tem IV.i.80
My boskie acres, and my vnshrubd downe,My bosky acres and my unshrubbed down,bosky (adj.)

old form: boskie
bushy, full of thickets
Tem IV.i.81
unshrubbed (adj.)

old form: vnshrubd
bare, empty, treeless
down (n.)

old form: downe
downs, undulating hills
Rich scarph to my proud earth: why hath thy QueeneRich scarf to my proud earth. Why hath thy queen Tem IV.i.82
Summond me hither, to this short gras'd Greene?Summoned me hither to this short-grassed green? Tem IV.i.83
A contract of true Loue, to celebrate,A contract of true love to celebrate, Tem IV.i.84
And some donation freely to estateAnd some donation freely to estateestate (v.)
endow, settle upon, bestow (up)on
Tem IV.i.85
donation (n.)
gift, present, favour
On the bles'd Louers.On the blest lovers. Tem IV.i.86.1
Tell me heauenly Bowe,Tell me, heavenly bow, Tem IV.i.86.2
If Venus or her Sonne, as thou do'st know,If Venus or her son, as thou dost know,Venus (n.)
Roman goddess of beauty and love
Tem IV.i.87
Doe now attend the Queene? since they did plotDo now attend the queen? Since they did plotattend (v.)
serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
Tem IV.i.88
The meanes, that duskie Dis, my daughter got,The means that dusky Dis my daughter got,Dis (n.)
Roman god of the underworld; another name for Pluto
Tem IV.i.89
dusky (adj.)

old form: duskie
dark, shadowy
Her, and her blind-Boyes scandald company,Her and her blind boy's scandalled companyscandalled (adj.)

old form: scandald
scandalous, disgraceful, shameful
Tem IV.i.90
I haue forsworne.I have forsworn.forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore

old form: forsworne
abandon, renounce, reject, give up
Tem IV.i.91.1
Of her societieOf her society Tem IV.i.91.2
Be not afraid: I met her deitieBe not afraid. I met her deity Tem IV.i.92
Cutting the clouds towards Paphos: and her SonCutting the clouds towards Paphos, and her sonPaphos (n.)
[pron: 'pafos] Cyprus; favourite abode of Venus, goddess of love
Tem IV.i.93
Doue-drawn with her: here thought they to haue doneDove-drawn with her. Here thought they to have done Tem IV.i.94
Some wanton charme, vpon this Man and Maide,Some wanton charm upon this man and maid,wanton (adj.)
lascivious, lewd, obscene
Tem IV.i.95
Whose vowes are, that no bed-right shall be paidWhose vows are, that no bed-right shall be paidbed-right (n.)
consummation, conjugal rights
Tem IV.i.96
Till Hymens Torch be lighted: but in vaine,Till Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain.Hymen (n.)
[pron: 'hiymen] Greek god who led a wedding procession; associated with a torch, crown of flowers, and flute
Tem IV.i.97
Marses hot Minion is returnd againe,Mars's hot minion is returned again;minion (n.)
darling, favourite, select one
Tem IV.i.98
hot (adj.)
lecherous, lustful, hot-blooded
Mars (n.)
Roman god of war
Her waspish headed sonne, has broke his arrowes,Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,waspish-headed (adj.)

old form: waspish headed
peevish, irascible, spiteful
Tem IV.i.99
Swears he will shoote no more, but play with Sparrows,Swears he will shoot no more, but play with sparrows, Tem IV.i.100
And be a Boy right out.And be a boy right out.right out
outright, ordinary, out-and-out
Tem IV.i.101.1
Highest Queene of State,Highest queen of state, Tem IV.i.101.2
Great Iuno comes, I know her by her gateGreat Juno comes; I know her by her gait.gait (n.)

old form: gate
manner of walking, bearing, movement
Tem IV.i.102
How do's my bounteous sister? goe with meHow does my bounteous sister? Go with me Tem IV.i.103
To blesse this twaine, that they may prosperous be,To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be,twain (n.)

old form: twaine
Tem IV.i.104
And honourd in their Issue.And honoured in their issue.issue (n.)
child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
Tem IV.i.105
They sing.They sing Tem IV.i.106
Honor, riches, marriage, blessing, Honour, riches, marriage blessing, Tem IV.i.106
Long continuance, and encreasing, Long continuance, and increasing, Tem IV.i.107
Hourely ioyes, be still vpon you, Hourly joys be still upon you!still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
Tem IV.i.108
Iuno sings her blessings on you. Juno sings her blessings on you. Tem IV.i.109
Earths increase, foyzon plentie, Earth's increase, foison plenty,foison, foizon (n.)

old form: foyzon
[pron: 'foyzn] abundance, plenty, profusion
Tem IV.i.110
Barnes, and Garners, neuer empty. Barns and garners never empty,garner (n.)
granary, corn storehouse
Tem IV.i.111
Vines, with clustring bunches growing, Vines with clust'ring bunches growing, Tem IV.i.112
Plants, with goodly burthen bowing: Plants with goodly burden bowing; Tem IV.i.113
Spring come to you at the farthest, Spring come to you at the farthest Tem IV.i.114
In the very end of Haruest. In the very end of harvest. Tem IV.i.115
Scarcity and want shall shun you, Scarcity and want shall shun you, Tem IV.i.116
Ceres blessing so is on you. Ceres' blessing so is on you. Tem IV.i.117
This is a most maiesticke vision, andThis is a most majestic vision, and Tem IV.i.118
Harmonious charmingly: may I be boldHarmonious charmingly. May I be boldcharmingly (adv.)
enchantingly, delightfully, fascinatingly
Tem IV.i.119
To thinke these spirits?To think these spirits? Tem IV.i.120.1
Spirits, which by mine ArtSpirits, which by mine artart (n.)
magic, enchantment, trickery
Tem IV.i.120.2
I haue from their confines call'd to enactI have from their confines called to enactenact (v.)
bring about, accomplish, perform
Tem IV.i.121
confine (n.)
prison, place of confinement
My present fancies.My present fancies.fancy (n.)
imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
Tem IV.i.122.1
Let me liue here euer,Let me live here ever! Tem IV.i.122.2
So rare a wondred Father, and a wiseSo rare a wondered father and a wiserare (adj.)
unusual, striking, exceptional
Tem IV.i.123
wondered (adj.)

old form: wondred
to be wondered at, performing such wonders
Makes this place Paradise. Iuno and Ceres whisper seriously,Makes this place Paradise. Tem IV.i.124.1
Iuno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on employment.Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on employment Tem IV.i.124
Sweet now, silence:Sweet, now, silence! Tem IV.i.124.2
Juno and Ceres whisper seriously. Tem IV.i.125
There's something else to doe: hush, and be muteThere's something else to do. Hush and be mute, Tem IV.i.126
Or else our spell is mar'd.Or else our spell is marred. Tem IV.i.127
You Nimphs cald Nayades of y windring brooks,You nymphs, called Naiades, of the windring brooks,windring (adj.)
winding, wandering
Tem IV.i.128
With your sedg'd crownes, and euer-harmelesse lookes,With your sedged crowns and ever-harmless looks,sedged (adj.)

old form: sedg'd
made from sedges, woven from reeds
Tem IV.i.129
Leaue your crispe channels, and on this green-LandLeave your crisp channels, and on this green landland (n.)
lawn, soil, ground
Tem IV.i.130
crisp (adj.)

old form: crispe
rippling, undulating, curling with waves
Answere your summons, Iuno do's command.Answer your summons; Juno does command. Tem IV.i.131
Come temperate Nimphes, and helpe to celebrateCome temperate nymphs, and help to celebratetemperate (adj.)
self-restrained, abstemious, gentle-natured
Tem IV.i.132
A Contract of true Loue: be not too late.A contract of true love. Be not too late. Tem IV.i.133
Enter Certaine Nimphes.Enter certain Nymphs Tem IV.i.134.1
You Sun-burn'd Sicklemen of August weary,You sunburned sicklemen, of August weary,sickleman (n.)
harvester using a sickle
Tem IV.i.134
Come hether from the furrow, and be merry,Come hither from the furrow, and be merry. Tem IV.i.135
Make holly day: your Rye-straw hats put on,Make holiday; your rye-straw hats put on,rye-straw (adj.)
made of straw from the rye plant
Tem IV.i.136
And these fresh Nimphes encounter euery oneAnd these fresh nymphs encounter every oneencounter (v.)
stand opposite, take a partner
Tem IV.i.137
In Country footing.In country footing.footing (n.)
dance, measure
Tem IV.i.138
Enter certaine Reapers (properly habited:) they ioyne Enter certain Reapers, properly habited. They joinhabited (adj.)
clothed, dressed, clad
Tem IV.i.139.1
with the Nimphes, in a gracefull dance, towards the end with the Nymphs in a graceful dance, towards the end Tem IV.i.139.2
whereof, Prospero starts sodainly and speakes, after whereof, Prospero starts suddenly and speaks; afterstart (v.)
jump, recoil, flinch
Tem IV.i.139.3
which to a strange hollow and confused noyse, they which, to a strange, hollow, and confused noise, they Tem IV.i.139.4
heauily vanish.heavily vanishheavily (adv.)
sorrowfully, sadly, gloomily
Tem IV.i.139.5
(aside) Tem IV.i.139
I had forgot that foule conspiracyI had forgot that foul conspiracy Tem IV.i.139
Of the beast Calliban, and his confederatesOf the beast Caliban and his confederates Tem IV.i.140
Against my life: the minute of their plotAgainst my life. The minute of their plot Tem IV.i.141
Is almost come: Well done, auoid: no more.Is almost come. – Well done! Avoid! No more!avoid (v.)

old form: auoid
be off, be gone, go away
Tem IV.i.142
This is strange: your fathers in some passionThis is strange. Your father's in some passionpassion (n.)
emotional state, mental condition
Tem IV.i.143
That workes him strongly.That works him strongly.strongly (adv.)
greatly, powerfully, violently
Tem IV.i.144.1
work (v.), past form wrought

old form: workes
affect, stir, act upon
Neuer till this dayNever till this day Tem IV.i.144.2
Saw I him touch'd with anger, so distemper'd.Saw I him touched with anger so distempered.distempered (adj.)

old form: distemper'd
vexed, troubled, ill-humoured
Tem IV.i.145
You doe looke (my son) in a mou'd sort,You do look, my son, in a moved sort,moved (adj.)

old form: mou'd
upset, agitated, distressed
Tem IV.i.146
sort (n.)
way, manner
As if you were dismaid: be cheerefull Sir,As if you were dismayed. Be cheerful, sir. Tem IV.i.147
Our Reuels now are ended: These our actors,Our revels now are ended. These our actors,revel (n.)

old form: Reuels
revelry, festivity, courtly entertainment
Tem IV.i.148
(As I foretold you) were all Spirits, andAs I foretold you, were all spirits, andforetell (v.), past form foretold
tell earlier, say beforehand
Tem IV.i.149
Are melted into Ayre, into thin Ayre,Are melted into air, into thin air; Tem IV.i.150
And like the baselesse fabricke of this visionAnd, like the baseless fabric of this vision,baseless (adj.)

old form: baselesse
unsubstantial, lacking a foundation
Tem IV.i.151
The Clowd-capt Towres, the gorgeous Pallaces,The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, Tem IV.i.152
The solemne Temples, the great Globe it selfe,The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Tem IV.i.153
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolue,Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,inherit (v.)
occupy, inhabit, live on
Tem IV.i.154
And like this insubstantiall Pageant fadedAnd, like this insubstantial pageant faded,pageant (n.)
show, scene, spectacle, tableau
Tem IV.i.155
insubstantial (adj.)

old form: insubstantiall
lacking substance, imaginary, unreal
Leaue not a racke behinde: we are such stuffeLeave not a rack behind. We are such stuffrack (n.)

old form: racke
shred of cloud, fragment of mist
Tem IV.i.156
stuff (n.)

old form: stuffe
substance, composition, quality, essence
As dreames are made on; and our little lifeAs dreams are made on; and our little life Tem IV.i.157
Is rounded with a sleepe: Sir, I am vext,Is rounded with a sleep. Sir, I am vext.round (v.)
finish off, bring to completeness
Tem IV.i.158
vext (adj.)
Beare with my weakenesse, my old braine is troubled:Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled. Tem IV.i.159
Be not disturb'd with my infirmitie,Be not disturbed with my infirmity. Tem IV.i.160
If you be pleas'd, retire into my Cell,If you be pleased, retire into my cellretire (v.)
withdraw, take oneself away
Tem IV.i.161
And there repose, a turne or two, Ile walkeAnd there repose. A turn or two I'll walk, Tem IV.i.162
To still my beating minde.To still my beating mind. Tem IV.i.163.1
We wish your peace.We wish your peace. Tem IV.i.163.2
Exit.Exeunt Ferdinand and Miranda Tem IV.i.163
Come with a thought; I thank thee Ariell: come.Come with a thought. I thank thee, Ariel. Come! Tem IV.i.164
Enter Ariell.Enter Ariel Tem IV.i.164
Thy thoughts I cleaue to, what's thy pleasure?Thy thoughts I cleave to. What's thy pleasure?cleave to (v.)

old form: cleaue
cling to, adhere to, obey
Tem IV.i.165.1
Spirit:Spirit, Tem IV.i.165.2
We must prepare to meet with Caliban.We must prepare to meet with Caliban. Tem IV.i.166
I my Commander, when I presented CeresAy, my commander. When I presented Ceres, Tem IV.i.167
I thought to haue told thee of it, but I fear'dI thought to have told thee of it, but I feared Tem IV.i.168
Least I might anger thee.Lest I might anger thee. Tem IV.i.169
Say again, where didst thou leaue these varlots?Say again, where didst thou leave these varlets?varlet (n.)

old form: varlots
knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
Tem IV.i.170
I told you Sir, they were red-hot with drinking,I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking. Tem IV.i.171
So full of valour, that they smote the ayreSo full of valour that they smote the airsmite (v.), past forms smote, smit
strike, hit (often, with great force)
Tem IV.i.172
For breathing in their faces: beate the groundFor breathing in their faces, beat the ground Tem IV.i.173
For kissing of their feete; yet alwaies bendingFor kissing of their feet; yet always bendingbend (v.)
turn, direct one's steps, proceed
Tem IV.i.174
Towards their proiect: then I beate my Tabor,Towards their project. Then I beat my tabor,tabor (n.)
type of small drum, especially used in revelling
Tem IV.i.175
At which like vnback't colts they prickt their eares,At which, like unbacked colts, they pricked their ears,unbacked (adj.)

old form: vnback't
unbroken, untrained, undisciplined
Tem IV.i.176
Aduanc'd their eye-lids, lifted vp their nosesAdvanced their eyelids, lifted up their nosesadvance (v.)

old form: Aduanc'd
raise, lift up, upraise
Tem IV.i.177
As they smelt musicke, so I charm'd their earesAs they smelt music. So I charmed their ears Tem IV.i.178
That Calfe-like, they my lowing follow'd, throughThat calf-like they my lowing followed, through Tem IV.i.179
Tooth'd briars, sharpe firzes, pricking gosse, & thorns,Toothed briars, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and thorns,goss (n.)

old form: gosse
gorse, spiny shrub
Tem IV.i.180
furze (n.)

old form: firzes
spiny shrub, gorse
Which entred their fraile shins: at last I left themWhich entered their frail shins. At last I left them Tem IV.i.181
I'th' filthy mantled poole beyond your Cell,I'th' filthy mantled pool beyond your cell,mantled (adj.)
covered, surfaced
Tem IV.i.182
There dancing vp to th' chins, that the fowle LakeThere dancing up to th' chins, that the foul lake Tem IV.i.183
Ore-stunck their feet.O'erstunk their feet.overstink (v.)

old form: Ore-stunck
stink worse than, drown the smell of
Tem IV.i.184.1
This was well done (my bird)This was well done, my bird! Tem IV.i.184.2
Thy shape inuisible retaine thou still:Thy shape invisible retain thou still.still (adv.)
ever, now [as before]
Tem IV.i.185
The trumpery in my house, goe bring it hitherThe trumpery in my house, go bring it hither,trumpery (n.)
fancy garments, showy rubbish, worthless finery
Tem IV.i.186
For stale to catch these theeues.For stale to catch these thieves.stale (n.)
[falconry] decoy, lure, stalking-horse
Tem IV.i.187.1
I go, I goe.I go, I go! Tem IV.i.187.2
Exit.Exit Tem IV.i.187
A Deuill, a borne-Deuill, on whose natureA devil, a born devil, on whose nature Tem IV.i.188
Nurture can neuer sticke: on whom my painesNurture can never stick; on whom my pains, Tem IV.i.189
Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost,Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost. Tem IV.i.190
And, as with age, his body ouglier growes,And as with age his body uglier grows, Tem IV.i.191
So his minde cankers: I will plague them all,So his mind cankers. I will plague them allcanker (v.)
decay, become corrupt, grow malignant
Tem IV.i.192
Euen to roaring:Even to roaring. Tem IV.i.193.1
Enter Ariell, loaden with glistering apparell, &c. Enter Ariel, loaden with glistering apparel, etc.glistering (adj.)
glittering, shining, sparkling
Tem IV.i.193
apparel (n.)

old form: apparell
clothes, clothing, dress
Come, hang on them this line.Come, hang them on this line.line (n.)
lime tree, linden tree
Tem IV.i.193.2
Enter Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo, all wetEnter Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo, all wet Tem IV.i.194
Pray you tread softly, that the blinde Mole may notPray you, tread softly, that the blind mole may not Tem IV.i.194
heare a foot fall: we now are neere his Cell.Hear a foot fall. We now are near his cell.cell (n.)
small humble dwelling
Tem IV.i.195
Monster, your Fairy, w you say is a harmlesMonster, your fairy, which you say is a harmless Tem IV.i.196
Fairy, / Has done little better then plaid the Iackefairy, has done little better than played the JackJack (n.)

old form: Iacke
Jack o'lantern, trickster, practical joker
Tem IV.i.197
with vs.with us. Tem IV.i.198
Monster, I do smell all horse-pisse, at whichMonster, I do smell all horse-piss, at which Tem IV.i.199
My nose is in great nose is in great indignation. Tem IV.i.200
So is mine. Do you heare Monster: If ISo is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I Tem IV.i.201
should / Take a displeasure against you: Looke you.should take a displeasure against you, look you –  Tem IV.i.202
Thou wert but a lost Monster.Thou wert but a lost monster.lost (adj.)
ruined, perished, destroyed
Tem IV.i.203
Good my Lord, giue me thy fauour stil,Good my lord, give me thy favour still. Tem IV.i.204
Be patient, for the prize Ile bring thee tooBe patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to Tem IV.i.205
Shall hudwinke this mischance: therefore speake softly,Shall hoodwink this mischance. Therefore, speak softly.mischance (n.)
misfortune, calamity, mishap
Tem IV.i.206
hoodwink (v.)

old form: hudwinke
cover up, hide from sight
All's husht as midnight yet.All's hushed as midnight yet. Tem IV.i.207
I, but to loose our bottles in the Poole.Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool –  Tem IV.i.208
There is not onely disgrace and dishonor inThere is not only disgrace and dishonour in Tem IV.i.209
that / Monster, but an infinite losse.that, monster, but an infinite loss. Tem IV.i.210
That's more to me then my wetting: / Yet thisThat's more to me than my wetting. Yet this Tem IV.i.211
is your harmlesse Fairy, your harmless fairy, monster. Tem IV.i.212
I will fetch off my bottle, / Though I be o'reI will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'erfetch off (v.)
rescue, get back, retrieve
Tem IV.i.213
eares for my labour.ears for my labour.ears, over

old form: eares, o're
Tem IV.i.214
Pre-thee (my King) be quiet. Seest thou heerePrithee, my king, be quiet. Seest thou here, Tem IV.i.215
This is the mouth o'th Cell: no noise, and enter:This is the mouth o'th' cell. No noise, and enter. Tem IV.i.216
Do that good mischeefe, which may make this IslandDo that good mischief which may make this island Tem IV.i.217
Thine owne for euer, and I thy CalibanThine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, Tem IV.i.218
For aye thy foot-licker.For aye thy foot-licker.aye (adv.)
always, ever, for eternity
Tem IV.i.219
Giue me thy hand, I do begin to haue bloodyGive me thy hand. I do begin to have bloodybloody (adj.)
bloodthirsty, warlike, ferocious
Tem IV.i.220
thoughts.thoughts. Tem IV.i.221
O King Stephano, O Peere: O worthyO King Stephano! O peer! O worthy Tem IV.i.222
Stephano, / Looke what a wardrobe heere is for thee.Stephano, look what a wardrobe here is for thee! Tem IV.i.223
Let it alone thou foole, it is but trash.Let it alone, thou fool! It is but trash. Tem IV.i.224
Oh, ho, Monster: wee know what belongs to aO ho, monster! We know what belongs to a Tem IV.i.225
frippery, O King Stephano.frippery. O King Stephano!frippery (n.)
second-hand clothes shop
Tem IV.i.226
Put off that gowne (Trinculo) by this handPut off that gown, Trinculo. By this hand,gown (n.)

old form: gowne
loose upper garment worn by men
Tem IV.i.227
Ile haue that gowne.I'll have that gown! Tem IV.i.228
Thy grace shall haue it.Thy grace shall have it. Tem IV.i.229
The dropsie drowne this foole, what doe you meaneThe dropsy drown this fool! What do you meandropsy (n.)

old form: dropsie
type of disease in which the body retains watery fluids
Tem IV.i.230
To doate thus on such luggage? let's aloneTo dote thus on such luggage? Let't alone,luggage (n.)
stuff, trappings, goods
Tem IV.i.231
dote on / upon (v.)

old form: doate on
be infatuated with, idolize
And doe the murther first: if he awake,And do the murder first. If he awake, Tem IV.i.232
From toe to crowne hee'l fill our skins with pinches,From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches,pinch (n.)
tiny bite, slight nip
Tem IV.i.233
crown (n.)

old form: crowne
Make vs strange stuffe.Make us strange stuff. Tem IV.i.234
Be you quiet (Monster) Mistris line, is notBe you quiet, monster. Mistress line, is notline (n.)
lime tree, linden tree
Tem IV.i.235
this my Ierkin? how is the Ierkin vnder the line: nowthis my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line. Now,jerkin (n.)

old form: Ierkin
male upper garment, close-fitting jacket [often made of leather]
Tem IV.i.236
Ierkin you are like to lose your haire, & proue a baldjerkin, you are like to lose your hair and prove a baldlike (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
Tem IV.i.237
Ierkin.jerkin. Tem IV.i.238
Doe, doe; we steale by lyne and leuell, and't likeDo, do! We steal by line and level, an't likedo (v.)

old form: doe
go on, carry on
Tem IV.i.239
like (v.)
please, suit
line and level, by

old form: lyne, leuell
very methodically, with great precision
your grace.your grace. Tem IV.i.240
I thank thee for that iest; heer's a garmentI thank thee for that jest. Here's a garment Tem IV.i.241
for't: / Wit shall not goe vn-rewarded while I am King offor't. Wit shall not go unrewarded while I am king ofwit (n.)
mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
Tem IV.i.242
this / Country: Steale by line and leuell, is an excellentthis country. ‘ Steal by line and level ’ is an excellent Tem IV.i.243
passe of pate: there's another garment for't.pass of pate. There's another garment for't.pate (n.)
head, skull
Tem IV.i.244
pass (n.)

old form: passe
sally, witty stroke, quip
Monster, come put some Lime vpon yourMonster, come put some lime upon yourlime (n.)
Tem IV.i.245
fingers, and away with the rest.fingers, and away with the rest. Tem IV.i.246
I will haue none on't: we shall loose our time,I will have none on't. We shall lose our time, Tem IV.i.247
And all be turn'd to Barnacles, or to ApesAnd all be turned to barnacles, or to apesbarnacle (n.)
species of goose [believed to begin life as a shellfish]
Tem IV.i.248
With foreheads villanous low.With foreheads villainous low.villainous (adv.)

old form: villanous
villainously, vilely, detestably
Tem IV.i.249
Monster, lay to your fingers: helpe to beareMonster, lay to your fingers. Help to bearlay to (v.)
bring into action, put to work
Tem IV.i.250
this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or Ile turne youthis away where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll turn youhogshead (n.)
large cask, barrel [of wine]
Tem IV.i.251
out of my kingdome: goe to, carry this.out of my kingdom. Go to, carry this!go to (v.)

old form: goe to
get moving, get to work, come on
Tem IV.i.252
And this.And this. Tem IV.i.253
I, and this.Ay, and this. Tem IV.i.254
A noyse of Hunters heard. Enter diuers Spirits in shapeA noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits in shapedivers (adj.)
different, various, several
Tem IV.i.255.1
of Dogs and Hounds, hunting them about: Prospero and of dogs and hounds, hunting them about, Prospero and Tem IV.i.255.2
Ariel setting them on.Ariel setting them onset on (v.)
encourage, urge, incite
Tem IV.i.255.3
Hey Mountaine, hey.Hey, Mountain, hey! Tem IV.i.255
Siluer: there it goes, Siluer.Silver! There it goes, Silver! Tem IV.i.256
Fury, Fury: there Tyrant, there: harke,Fury, Fury! There, Tyrant, there! Hark! Tem IV.i.257
harke.hark! Tem IV.i.258
Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo are driven out Tem IV.i.259.1
Goe, charge my Goblins that they grinde their ioyntsGo, charge my goblins that they grind their jointscharge (v.)
order, command, enjoin
Tem IV.i.259
grind (v.)
torment, afflict, plague
With dry Convultions, shorten vp their sinewesWith dry convulsions, shorten up their sinewssinew (n.)

old form: sinewes
Tem IV.i.260
convulsion (n.)

old form: Convultions
cramp, spasm, contraction
With aged Cramps, & more pinch-spotted make them,With aged cramps, and more pinch-spotted make thempinch-spotted (adj.)
discoloured with pinch-marks
Tem IV.i.261
Then Pard, or Cat o' Mountaine.Than pard or cat o' mountain.pard (n.)
panther, leopard
Tem IV.i.262.1
cat-a-mountain, cat o'mountain (adj./n.)mountain-cat, wildcat, panther
Harke, they rore.Hark, they roar! Tem IV.i.262.2
Let them be hunted soundly: At this houreLet them be hunted soundly. At this hoursoundly (adv.)
severely, strongly, dearly, in full
Tem IV.i.263
Lies at my mercy all mine enemies:Lie at my mercy all mine enemies. Tem IV.i.264
Shortly shall all my labours end, and thouShortly shall all my labours end, and thou Tem IV.i.265
Shalt haue the ayre at freedome: for a littleShalt have the air at freedom. For a little Tem IV.i.266
Follow, and doe me seruice.Follow, and do me service. Tem IV.i.267
Exeunt.Exeunt Tem IV.i.267
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