2. SCENE II. Another part of the island
I'll kiss thy foot: I'll swear myself thy subject.
Come on, then; down, and swear.
I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy-headed
monster. A most scurvy monster! I could find in
my heart to beat him,--
But that the poor monster's in drink: an
I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck thee
I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough.
A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!
I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee,
Thou wondrous man.
A most ridiculous monster, to make a wonder of
a poor drunkard!
I prithee, let me bring thee where crabs grow;
And I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts;
Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how
To snare the nimble marmozet; I'll bring thee
To clust'ring filberts, and sometimes I'll get thee
Young scamels from the rock. Wilt thou go with me?
I prithee now, lead the way without any more
talking--Trinculo, the king and all our company else
being drowned, we will inherit here.--Here, bear my
bottle.--Fellow Trinculo, we'll fill him by and by
Farewell, master; farewell, farewell! [Sings drunkenly]
A howling monster, a drunken monster.
No more dams I'll make for fish;
Nor fetch in firing
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish;
'Ban 'Ban, Ca--Caliban,
Has a new master--Get a new man.
Freedom, high-day! high-day, freedom! freedom,
O brave monster! lead the way.