What's the matter? Have we devils here? Do you put
tricks upon's with savages and men of Ind, ha?
have not scaped drowning to be afeard now of your
four legs; for it hath been said, As proper a man
ever went on four legs cannot make him give ground;
and it shall be said so again while Stephano
The spirit torments me; Oh!
This is some monster of the isle with four legs, who
hath got, as I take it, an ague. Where the devil
he learn our language? I will give him some
relief, if it be but for that. if I can recover him
and keep him
tame and get to Naples with him, he's a
present for any emperor that ever trod on neat's leather.
Do not torment me, prithee; I'll bring my wood home faster.
He's in his fit now and does not talk after the
wisest. He shall taste of my bottle: if he have
wine afore will go near to remove his
fit. If I can recover him and keep him tame, I will
not take too much
for him; he shall pay for him that
hath him, and that soundly.
Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt anon, I
know it by thy trembling: now Prosper works upon thee.
Come on your ways; open your mouth; here is that
which will give language to you, cat: open your
will shake your shaking, I can tell you,
and that soundly: you cannot tell who's your friend:
I should know that voice: it should bebut he is
drowned; and these are devils: O defend me!
Four legs and two voices: a most delicate monster!
His forward voice now is to speak well of his
backward voice is to utter foul speeches
and to detract. If all the wine in my bottle will
recover him, I will
help his ague. Come. Amen! I
will pour some in thy other mouth.
Doth thy other mouth call me? Mercy, mercy! This is
a devil, and no monster: I will leave him; I have no
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