The Tempest

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 2 Scene 2

page Act 2 Scene 2 Page 6

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TRINCULO drinks
TRINCULO drinks.

TRINCULO

O Stephano, hast any more of this?

TRINCULO

Oh Stephano, do you have any more of that wine?

STEPHANO

55The whole butt, man. My cellar is in a rock by th' seaside where my wine is hid.—How now, mooncalf? How does thine ague?

STEPHANO

I’ve got the whole barrel, man. I live in a cave by the seaside, where I keep the barrel hidden.—Hey, monster, how’s your fever?

CALIBAN

Hast thou not dropped from heaven?

CALIBAN

You come from heaven, don’t you?

STEPHANO

Out o' th' moon, I do assure thee. I was the man i' the moon when time was.

STEPHANO

No, from the moon, I’m telling you. I used to be the man in the moon a long time ago.

CALIBAN

I have seen thee in her and I do adore thee. My mistress showed me thee and thy dog and thy bush.

CALIBAN

Oh, I’ve seen you in the moon, and I worship you. My mistress showed me you in the moon and your dog and your bush.

STEPHANO

Come, swear to that, kiss the book. I will furnish it anon with new contents, swear.

STEPHANO

Come on, swear to it. Kiss the Bible and swear it. I’m going to fill the bottle up again soon.
CALIBAN drinks
CALIBAN drinks.

TRINCULO

60By this good light, this is a very shallow monster. I afeard of him! A very weak monster. The man i' th' moon! A most poor credulous monster.—Well drawn, monster, in good sooth!

TRINCULO

When you get a good look at him, you see he’s not much of a monster. I can’t believe I was scared of him! A pretty pathetic monster. The man in the moon! What a poor, gullible monster.—That was a nice big gulp, monster!

CALIBAN

(to STEPHANO) I’ll show thee every fertile inch o' th' island.
And I will kiss thy foot. I prithee, be my god.

CALIBAN

(to STEPHANO) I’ll show you every inch of the island, and I’ll kiss your feet. I beg you, please be my god.

TRINCULO

By this light, a most perfidious and drunken monster.
When ’s god’s asleep, he’ll rob his bottle.

TRINCULO

What a lying, drunken monster. When his god falls asleep, the monster will snatch his wine bottle.