- CALIBAN: Beat him enough: after a little time
- I'll beat him too.
- STEPHANO: Stand farther. Come, proceed.
- CALIBAN: Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him,
- I' th' afternoon to sleep: there thou mayst brain him,
- Having first seized his books, or with a log
- Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, 
- Or cut his wezand with thy knife. Remember
- First to possess his books; for without them
- He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not
- One spirit to command: they all do hate him
- As rootedly as I. Burn but his books.
- He has brave utensils,--for so he calls them--
- Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal
- And that most deeply to consider is
- The beauty of his daughter; he himself
- Calls her a nonpareil: I never saw a woman, 
- But only Sycorax my dam and she;
- But she as far surpasseth Sycorax
- As great'st does least.
- STEPHANO: Is it so brave a lass?
- CALIBAN: Ay, lord; she will become thy bed, I warrant.
- And bring thee forth brave brood.
This page last updated on 1 January 2003.
Send queries to Michael Best, English Department, University of Victoria, Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada.