The Tempest

by: William Shakespeare

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ARIEL

      Pardon, master.
300I will be correspondent to command
And do my spiriting gently.

ARIEL

Please forgive me, master. I’ll be obedient and do all my tasks without complaining.

PROSPERO

 Do so, and after two days
I will discharge thee.

PROSPERO

Do that, and I’ll set you free in two days.

ARIEL

    That’s my noble master!
What shall I do? Say, what? What shall I do?

ARIEL

That’s noble of you, master. What shall I do for you? Just tell me. What shall I do?

PROSPERO

Go make thyself like a nymph o' th' sea. Be subject
305To no sight but thine and mine, invisible
To every eyeball else. Go take this shape
And hither come in ’t. Go hence with diligence.

PROSPERO

Go disguise yourself as a sea nymph. Be invisible to everyone except yourself and me. Take this garment, put it on, and then come back here. Hurry, go!
Exit ARIEL
ARIEL exits.
(to MIRANDA)
Awake, dear heart, awake! Thou hast slept well.
310Awake!
(to MIRANDA) Wake up, my dear. Wake up. You’ve slept well. Wake up.

MIRANDA

(waking) The strangeness of your story put
Heaviness in me.

MIRANDA

(waking up)Your strange story made me groggy.

PROSPERO

    Shake it off. Come on.
We’ll visit Caliban, my slave who never
Yields us kind answer.

PROSPERO

Shake off your sleepiness. Come on. We’ll go visit Caliban, my slave who always talks to us so nastily.

MIRANDA

    'Tis a villain, sir,
315I do not love to look on.

MIRANDA