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FERDINAND

      As I hope
For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,
25With such love as ’tis now, the murkiest den,
The most opportune place, the strong’st suggestion,
Our worser genius can shall never melt
Mine honor into lust to take away
The edge of that day’s celebration
30When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are foundered,
Or night kept chained below.

FERDINAND

I want peace, good kids, and a long life. To protect the love I cherish, I won’t be tempted by any opportunity to forget my honor and give in to lust. I refuse to give up the joys of my wedding day, when I’ll be so eager for my first night of love that I’ll wonder whether evening will ever come.

PROSPERO

     Fairly spoke.
Sit then and talk with her. She is thine own.—
What, Ariel! My industrious servant, Ariel!

PROSPERO

You’ve said it well. So have a seat and talk to her. She’s yours.—Come, Ariel! My trusty servant, Ariel!
Enter ARIEL
ARIEL enters.

ARIEL

What would my potent master? Here I am.

ARIEL

What does my powerful master wish for? I’m here.

PROSPERO

35Thou and thy meaner fellows your last service
Did worthily perform, and I must use you
In such another trick. Go bring the rabble,
O'er whom I give thee power, here to this place.
Incite them to quick motion, for I must
40Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple
Some vanity of mine art. It is my promise,
And they expect it from me.

PROSPERO

You and your fellow spirits did your last assignment well, and now I need your help again. Go bring them all here; I give you power over them. Make them act quickly. I have to give this young couple here a small display of my magic powers. I’ve promised them I would, and they’re expecting it.

ARIEL

    Presently?

ARIEL

Right now?

PROSPERO

Ay, with a twink.

PROSPERO

Yes, right away.

ARIEL

Before you can say “Come” and “Go,”
45And breathe twice and cry “So, so!”
Each one, tripping on his toe,

ARIEL

Before you can say “Come” and “Go,”
And breathe twice, and shout “So, so!”
Each one of your servants will rush here,