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llar. What canst thou wish thine enemy to be? O that the gods would safely from this place
Bcult. Why I would wish him to be my master, | Deliver me? Here, here is gold for thee. or rather, my mistress.
If that thy master would gain ought by me,
I doubt not but this populous city will
Boult. But can you teach all this you speak of? To the choleric fisting of each rogue thy car Mar. Prove that I cannot, take me home again, Is liable; thy very food is such
And prostitute me to the basest groom As bath been belch'd on by infected lungs. That doth frequent your house.
Boult. What would you have me? go to Boult. Well, I will see what I can do for thee: the wars, would you ? where a man may serve if I can place thee, I will. seven years for the loss of a leg, and have not Mar. But amongst honest women ? money enough in the end to buy him a wooden one. Boult. 'Faith, my acquaintance lies little
Mar. Do any thing but this thou doest. Empty amongst them. But since my master and misOld receptacles, common sewers, of filth; tress have bought you, there's no going but by Serve by indenture to the common hangman; their consent; therefore I will make them acquaintAny of these ways are better yet than this: ed with your purpose, and I doubt not but I shall For that which thou professest, a baboon, find them tractable enough. Come, I'll do for Could he but speak, would own a name too dear. I thee what I can; come your ways. [ereunt.
(pray you ! Gow. Marina thus the brothel 'scapes, and There is some of worth would come aboard; I Into an honest house, our story says. (chances To greet them fairly. (the Gentlemen and the two She sings like one immortal, and she dances
Sailors descend, and go on board the Barge. As goddess-like to her admired lays: (poses Enter from thence Lysimachus and Lords; the TyDeep clerks she dumbs; and with her neeld com- rian Gentlemen, and the two Sailors. Nature's own shape, of bud, bird, branch, or berry; Tyr. Sail. Sir, That even her art sisters the natural roses ; This is the man that can, in aught you would, Her inkle, silk, twin with the rubied cherry: That pupils lacks she none of noble race,
Lys. Hail, reverend sir, the gods preserve you. Who pour their bounty on her; and her gain Hel. And you, sir, to outlive the age
am, She gives the cursed bawd. Here we her place; And die as I would do. And to her father turn our thoughts again, (lost; Lys. You wish me well. Where we left him, on the sea. We there him Being on shore, honouring of Neptune's triumphis, Wherice, driven before the winds, he is arriv'd Seeing this goodly vessel ride before us, Here where his daughter dwells; and on this coast I made to it, to know of whence you are. Suppose him now at anchor. The city striv'd Hel. First, sir, what is your place ? God Neptune's annual feast to keep: from whence Lys. I am governor of this place you lie before. Lysimachus our Tyrian ship espies,
Hel. Sir, our vessel is of Tyre, in it the king; His banners sable, trimm'd with rich expense; A man, who for this three months hath not spoken And to him in his barge with fervour hies. To any one, nor taken sustenance, In your supposing once more put your sight; But to prorogue his grief. Of heavy Pericles think this the bark;
Lys. Upon what ground is his distemperature ? Where, what is done in action, more, if might, Hel. Sir, it would be too tedious to repeat; Shall be discover'd; please you, sit, and hark. But the main grief of all springs from the loss
(erit. Of a beloved daughter and a wife. SCENE I. ON BOARD PERICLES' SHIP OFF MITTLENE. Lys. May we not see him, then? A close Pavilion on deck, with a curtain before it ; Hel. You may indeed, sir,
Pericles within it, reclining on a couch. A Barge But bootless is your sight? he will not speaks lying beside the Tyrian vessel.
To any." Enter two Sailors, one belonging to the Tyrian ves- Lys. Yet let me obtain my wish. sel, the other to the Barge; to them, Helicanus. Hel. Behold him, sir : (Pericles discovered Tyr. Sail. Where's the lord Helicanus? be can this was a goodly person,
[to the Sailor of Mitylene. Till the disaster, that, one mortal night, O here he is.
Drove him to this. Sir, There's a barge put off from Mitylcne; Lys. Sir, king, all hail! the gods preserve you! And in it Lysimachus the governor,
Hail, royal sir!
(Hail, Who craves to come aboard. What is your will? Hel. It is in vain : he will not speaks to you.
Hel. That he have his. Call up some gentlemen. 1 Lord. Sir, we have a maid in Mitylene, I Jurst Tyr. Sail. Ho, gentlemen! my lord calls.
Would win some words of him.
(wager, Enter two Gentlemen.
Lys. ”Tis well bethought. 1 Gent. Dotb your lordship call ?
She, questionless, with her sweet harmony
And other choice attractions, would allure,
Mar. I said, my lord, if you did know my paAnd make a battery through his deafen'd parts, You would not do me violence. (rentage, Which now are midway stopp'd;
Per. I do think so. She, all as happy as of all the fairest,
I pray you, turn your eyes again upon me.Is, with her fellow maidens, now within You are like something that, What countryThe leafy shelter that abuts against
Here of these shores?
(woman? The island's side. [he whispers one of the Lords.- Mar. No, nor of any shores :
erit Lord, in the barge of Lysimachus. Yet I was mortally brought forth, and am Hel. Sure, all's effectless; yet nothing we'll No other than I appear.
[kindness Per. I am great with woe, and sball deliver That bears recovery's name. But since, your My dearest wife was like this maid, and.such a We have stretch'd thus far, let us beseech you fur
[brows, That for our gold we may provision have, [ther, My daughter might bave been : my queen's square Wherein we are not destitute for want,
Her stature to an inch ; as wand-like straight; But weary for the staleness.
As silver-voic'd; her eyes as jewel-like, Lys. O, sir, a courtesy,
And cas'd as richly: in pace another Juno ; Which if we should deny, the most just God Who starves the cars she feeds, and makes them For every graff would send a caterpillar,
slive? And so inflict our province.— Yet once more The more she gives them speech.-- Where do you Let me atreat to know at large the cause
Mar. Where I am but a stranger; from the deck Of your king's sorrow.
You may discern the place,
And how achiev'd you these endowments, which
Mar. Should I tell my history, i Lys. O, here is
'Twould seem like lies disdain'd in the reporting. The lady that I sent for.- Welcome, fair one ;- Per. Pr’ythee, speak; Is't not a goodly presence ?
Falseness cannot come from thee, for thou look'st Hel. A gallant lady.
Modest as justice, and thou seem'st a palace Lys. She's such, that were I well assur'd she For the crown'd truth to dwell in; I'll believe thee,
And make my senses credit thy relation, Of gentle kind, and noble stock, I'd wish is To points that seem impossible ; for thou look'st No better choice, and think me rarely wed.- Like one I lov'd indeed. What were thy friends? Fair one, all goodness that consists in bounty Didst tiñou not say, when I did push thee back Expect even here, where is a kingly patient : (Which was when I perceiv'd thee), that thou If that thy prosperous-artificial feat) så From good descending ?,
(camist Can draw him but to answer thee in aught,
Mar. So indeed I did. Thy sacred physic shall receive such pay
Per. Report thy parentage. I think, thou said'st As thy desires can wish.
Thou hadst been toss'd from wrong to injury, Mar, Sir, I will use
And that thou thought'st thy griefs might equal My utmost skill in his recovery,
If both were open'd.is til
(mine, Provided none but I and my companion
Mar. Some such thing indeed Be suffer'd to come near hiin.
I said, and said no more but what my thoughts Lys. Come, let us leave her,
Did warrant me was likely. And the gods make her prosperous! [Marina sings. Per. Tell thy story; .
Lys. Mark'd he your music ?:)","TEA) If thine consider'd prove the thousandth part © Mar. No, nor look'd on us. Mes parents
Of my endurance, thou art a man, and I Jys. See, she will speak to him.
Have suffer'd like a girl : yet thou dost look Mar. Hail, sir ! my lord, lend ear :
Like Patience, gazing on kings'graves, and smiling Per. Hum ! ha!
Extremity out of act. What were thy friends? Mar. I am a maid,
How lost thou them? Thy name, my most kiud My lord, that ne'er before invited eyes,
Mar. Patience, good sir, pasi
Per. Nay, I'll be patient.
Thou little know'st how thou dost starile meg Bound me in servitude. - I will desist;
To call thyself Marina. But there is something glows upon my cheek, Mar. The name Marina, !//1s And whispers in mine ear, Go not till he speak. Was given me by one that had some powers
! [aside. My father, and a king. Per. My fortunes—parentage-good parentage- Per. How! a king's daughter? To equal mine!-- was it not thus? what say you? | And callid Marina 25.9!??!?!
you bred ?
Give me my
Mar. You said you would believe me;
(As in the rest thou hast been godlike perfect), But not to be a troubler of your peace,
My drown'd queen's name, thou art the heir of I will end here.
kingdoms, Per. But are you flesh and blood ?
And another life to Pericles thy father. Have you a working pulse ? and are no fairy? Mar. Is it no more to be your daughter, than No motion ?- Well ; speak on. Where were you | To say, my mother's name was Thaisa ? And wherefore callid Marina ?
(born ? Thaisa was my mother, who did end Mar. Call’d Marina,
The minute I began. For I was born at sea.
Per. Now, blessing on thee, rise; thou art my Per. At sea ? Thy mother?
child. Mar. My mother was the daughter of a king; Give me fresh garments. Mine own, Helicanus Who died the very minute I was born,
(Not dead at Tbarsus, as she should have been, As my good nurse Lychorida hath oft
By savage Cleon), she shall tell thee all; Deliver'd weeping.
When thou shalt kneel, and justify in knowledge, Per. O, stop there a little !
She is thy very princess.—Who is this? This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep
Hel. Sir, 'tis the guvernor of Mitylene, Did mock sad fools withal : this cannot be. Who, hearing of your melancholy state, My daughter's buried. [aside] Well :-where were
Did come to see you.
Per. I embrace you, sir, I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story.
am wild in my beholding. And never interrupt you.
O heavens bless my girl! But hark, what music? Mar. You'll scarce believe me; 'twere best I Tell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him did give o'er.
O’er, point by point, for yet he seems to doubt, Per. I will believe you by the syllable
How sure you are my daughter. -But what Of what you shall deliver. Yet, give me leave :- Hel. My lord, I hcar none.
(music? How came you in these parts ? where were you
Per. None? bred?
The music of the spheres : list, my Marina.
Per. Rąrest sounds!
Per. Most heavenly music:
Lys. A pillow for his head; You think me an impostor ; no, good faith ; (the Curtain before the Pavilion of Pericles is closed. I am the daughter to king Pericles,
So leave liim all. --Well, my companion-friends, If good king Pericles be.
If this but answer to iny just belief, Per. Ho, Helicanus !
l'll well remember you. Hel. Calls my gracious lord ?
er. Lys. Hel. Mar. and Attend. Per. Thou art a grave and noble counsellor, Most wise in general : - Tell me, if thou canst, Pericles on the Deck, asleep; Diana appearing to What this maid is, or what is like to be,
hini as in a Vision. That thus hath made me weep ?
Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus; hie thee Hel. I know not; but
illet Here is the regent, sir; of Mitylene,
And do upon mine altar sacrifice. Speaks nobly of her.
There, when my maiden priests are met together, Lys. She would riever tell
Before the people all, Her parentage; being demanded that,
Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife : She would sit still and weep.
To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's call, Per. O Helicanus, strike me, honour'd sir; And give them repetition to the life. Give me a gash, put me to present pain;
Perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in woe: Lest this great sea of joys rushing upon me, Do't and be happy, by my silver bow. O’erbear the shores of my mortality, [hither, Awake, and tell thy dream. [Diana disappears. And drown me with their sweetness. O, come
Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine, Thou that beget'st him that did thee beget : I will obey tbee !-Helicanus! Thou that wast born at sea, buried at Tharsus, Enter Lysimachus, Helicanus, and Marina. And found at sea again ! O Helicanus,
Hel. Sir. Down on thy knees, thank the holy gods as loud Per. My purpose was for Tharsus, there to As thunder threatens us : This is Maripa.- The inhospitable Cleon; but I am (striks What was thy mother's name? tell me but that, For other service first: toward Ephesus For truth can never be confirm'd enough, Turn our blown sails; eftsoons I'll tell thee why. Though doubts did ever sleep.
[to Helicanus. Mar. First, sir, I pray,
Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore, What is your title ? 1,7
And give you gold for such provision ! Per. I am Pericles of Tyre: but tell me now | As oar intents will need ?
SCENE II. THE SAME.
Lys. With all my heart, sir; and when you Cer. Great sir, they sball be brought you to my come ashore,
Whither I invito you. Look! Thaisa is (houer I have another suit.
Thai. 0, let me look!
Will to my sense bend no licentious ear,
But curb it, spite of seeing. O, my lord, Per. Come, my Marina.
[ereunt. Are you not Pericles ? Like him you speak, Enter Gower, before the Temple of Diana at Like him you are : did you not name a tempes", Ephesus.
A birth, and death?
Per. The voice of dead Thaisa !
Thai. That Thaisa am I, supposed dead, This, as my last boon, give me
And drown'd. (For such kindness must relieve me),
Per. Immortal Dian! That you aptly will suppose
Thai. Now I know you better.What pageantry, what feats, what shows, When we with tears parted Pentapolis, What minstrelsy, and pretty din,
The king, my father, gave you such a ring. The regent made in Mitylin,
[shows a ring To greet the king. So he has thriv'd,
Per. This, this: no more, you gods! your preThat he is promis'd to be wiv'd
sent kindness To fair Marina ; but in no wise,
Makes my past miseries sport: you shall do well, Till he hath done his sacrifice,
That on the touching of her lips I may As Dian bade: whereto being bound, Melt, and no more be seen. O come, be buried The interim, pray you, all confound.
A second time within these arms.
Mar. My heart
(kneels to Thaisa. Our king, and all his company.
Per. Look, who kneels here! Flesh of thy flesh, That he can hither come so soon,
THE TEMPLE OF DIANA AT EPHESUS. For she was yielded there.
a number of Virgins on each side ; Cerimon, He? Hail, madam, and my queen!
and other inhabitants of Ephesus attending. Thai. I know you not. Enter Pericles, with his train; Lysimachus, Heli- Per. You have heard me say, when I did fly from canus, Marina, and a Lady.
Can you remember what I call’d the man? Who, frighted from my country, did wed
I have nam'd him oft. The fair Thaisa, at Pentapolis.
Thai. 'Twas Helicanus then. At sea in child-bed died she, but brought forth Per. Still confirmation : A maid-child, calla Marina ; who, O goddess, Embrace him, dear Thaisa ; this is he. Wears yet thy silver livery. She at Tharsus Now do I long to hear how you were found , Was nurs'd with Cleon ; whom at fourteen years How possibly preserv'd ; and whom to thank, He sought to murder : but her better stars Besides the gods, for this great miracle Brought.hcr to Mitylene; against whose shore Thai. Lord Cerimon, my lord; this man, Riding, her fortunes brought the maid aboard us, Through whom the gods have shown their power; Where by her own inost clear remembrance, she From first to last resolve you.
(that can Made known herself my daughter.
Per. Reverend sir, Thai. Voice and favour!-
The gods can have no mortal officer You are you are- O royal Pericles!-- (she faints. More like a god than you. Will you deliver Per. What means the woman? she dies! help, How this dead queen re-lives? gentlemen!
Cer. I will, my lord. Cer. Noble sir,
Beseech you, first go with me to my house, If you have told Diana's altar true,
Where shall be shown you all was found with her; This is your wife.
How she came placed here within the temple; Per. Reverend appearer, no ;
No needful thing omitted. I threw her o'erboard with these very arms
Per. Pure Diana! Cer. Upon this coast, I warrant you.
I bless thee for thy vision, and will offer Per. 'Tis most certain.
My night oblations to thee. Thaisa, Cer. Look to the lady ;-0, she's but o'erjoy'd. This prince, the fair-betrothed of your daughter, Early, one blust'ring morn, this lady was Shall marry ber at Pentapolis. And now, Thrown on this shore. I op'd the coffin, and This ornament that makes me look so dismal, Found there rich jewels; recover'd her, and plac'd Will I, my lov'd Marina, clip to form; Here in Diana's temple.
[her And what this fourteen years no razor touchd, Per. Nay we see them?
To grace thy marriage-day, I'll beautify.
Thai. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good credit, | Virtue preserv'd from fell destruction's biast, Sir, that my father's dead.
Led on by heaven, and crown'd with joy at lasio Per. Heavens make a star of him! yet there, In Helicanus may you well desery my queen,
A figure of truth, of faith, of loyalty : We'll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves In reverend Cerimon there well appears, Will in that kingdom spend our following days; The worth that learned charity aye wcars. Our son and daughter shall in Tyrus reign. For wicked Cleon and his wife, when famo Lord Cerimon, we do our longing stay
Had spread their cursed deed, and honourd namo To hear the rest untold.- Sir, lead the way. Of Pericles, to rage the city turn;
[exeunt. That him and his they in his palace burn. Enter Gower.
The gods for murder seemed so conteut Gow. In Antioch, and his daughter, you have to punish them; although not done, but meant. heard
So, on your patience evermore attending, Of monstrous lust the due and just reward : New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending, In Pericles, his queen and daughter, seen
i execut (Although assail'd with fortune fierce and keen),