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less than it gives a good report to a number to Persever still in that clear way thou goest, be chaste.
And the gods strengthen thee!
Har. The gods preserve you!
For me, be you thoughtep stulk ;-never plucked yet, I can assure you. That I came with no ill intent; for to me Is she not a fair creature?
The very doors and windows savour vilely. Lys. 'Faith, she would serve after a long voy- Farewell. Thou art a piece of virttie, and age at sea. Well, there's for you;-leave us. I doubt not but thy training hath been noble.
Bawd. I beseech your honour, give me leave: Hold-here's more gold for thee.-a word, and i'll have done presently.
A curse upon him, die he like a thief, Lys, I beseech you, do.
That robs thee of thy goodness! If thou hear'st Bard. First, I would have you note, this is It shall be for thy good.
(from me, an honourable man.
(As LYSIMACHus is putting up his Purse, (TO MARINA, whom she takes aside,
BOCLT enters. Mar, I desire to find him so, that I may wor Bout. I beseech your honour, one piece for me. thily note him.
Lys. Avaunt, thou damned door-keeper! Your Bawd. Next, he's the governor of this country, But for this virgin that doth prop it up, [house, and a man whom I am bound to.
Would sink and overwhelm you all. Away! Mar. If he govern the country, you are hound
(Exit LYSIMACHU'S. to him indeed—but how honourable he is in that, Boult. How's this! We must take another I know not.
course with you. If your peevish chastity, Bawd. 'Pray you, without any more virginel which is not worth a breakfast in the cheapest fencing, will you use him kindly? He will line country under the cope, shall undo a whole your apron with gold.
household, let me be gelded like a spaniel. Mar. What he will do graciously, I will thank- Come yonr ways. Lys. Have you done ? (fully receive. Mar. Whither would you have me?
Bawd. My lord, she's not paced yet; you Poult. I must have your maidenhead taken must take some pains to work her to your ma- off, or the common hangman shall execute it. nage. Come, we will leave his honour and her Come your way. We'll have no inore gentlemen together. (Ez unt Bawd, Pandar, and Boult. driven away. Come your ways, I say. Lys. Go thy ways.- Now, pretty one, how
Re-enter Bawa. long have you been in this trade ?
Parod. Ilow now ! what's the matter? Mar. What trade, sir?
Bout. Worse and worse, mistress-she has Lys. What I camot name but I shall offend. 'here spoken holy words to the Lord Lysimachus. Mar. I cannot be offended with my trade.
Paud. O abominable! Please you to name it.
Poult. She makes our profession as it were to Lys. How long have you been of this profes- stink afore the face of the gods. Mar. Ever since I can remember. [sion? Bauul. Marry, hang her up for ever! Lys. Did you go to it so young? Were you a
Loult. The nobleman would have dealt with gamester at five, or at seven?
ber like a nobleman, and she sent him away as Mar. Earlier too, sir, if now I be one. cold as a snow-ball: saying his prayers too,
Lys. Why, the house you dwell in, proclaims Bauit. Boult, take her away--- use her at thy you to be a creature of sale.
pleasure-crack the glass of her virginity, and Mar. Do you know this house to be a place make the rest malleable. of such resort, and will come into it? I hear Boult. An if she were a thornier piece of say, you are of honourable parts, and are the ground than she is, she shall be ploughed. governor of this place.
Diar, Hark, hark, you gods! Lys. Why, hath your principal made known Daud. She conjures-away with her. Would, unto you who I am.
she had never come within my doors! Marry, Mar. Who is my principal ?
hang you! She's born to undo us. Lys. Why, your herb-woman-she that sets not go the way of womankind? Varry come seeds and roots of shame and iniquity, o, you up. my dish of chastity with rosemary and have heard something of my power and so stand bays!
(Ecit Band. aloof for more serious wooing. But I protest
Roult. Come, mistress ; come your way with to thee, pretty one, my authority shall not see Mar. Whither would you have me? thee, or else, look friendly upon thee. Come, Boult. To take from you the jewel you hulu bring me to some private place. Come, come. so dear.
Mar. If you were born to honour, show it now; Mar. 'Prithee tell me one thing first.
Mar. What canst thou wish thine enemy to be? Lys. How's this? how's this ?--Some more; Boult. Wly, I could wish him to be my masMar. For me,
1-be sage. ter, or rather, my mistress. That am a maid, though most nngentle fortune Mar. Neither of these are yet so lad as thon me here within this loathsome stie,
art, Where, since I came, diseases have been sold Since they do better thee in their command, Dearer than physick,-0 that the good gods Thou hold'st a place, for which the paineist Would set me free from this unhallow'd place,
fiend Though they did change me to the meanest bird of hell would not in reputation change: [trel That ilies i' the purer air!
Thou’rt the damn'd door-keeper to every chys
I did not think That hither comes inquiring for his tibi Thou could'st have spoke so well; ne'er dream'd To the choleric fisting of each rogue thy ear thon could'st.
Is liable; thy very food is such Ilad I brought hither a corrnpted mmd,
As hath been belch'd on by infected lungs. Thy speech had alterd it. Tlold, here's gold Boult. What would you have me? go to tin for thee:
wars, would you? whit re a man way surveieren
years for the loss of a leg, and have not money i Sir, theres a barge put off from Mitylene, enough in the end to buy him a wovden one ? And in it is Lysimachus, the governor,
Mar. Doanything but this thou doest. Empty Who craves to come aboard. What is your will?
Enter Two Gentlemen.
(pray you, If that thy master would gain aught by me, There is some of worth would come aboard; I Proclaim that I can sing, weave, sew, and dance, To greet them fairly. With other virtues, which I'll keep from boast;
The Gentlemen and the Two Sailors descend, And I will undertake all these to teach.
and go on board the Barge. I doubt not but this populous city will Yield many scholars.
Enter, from thence LYSIMACHUS and Lords; the Boult. But can you teach all this you speak of?
Tyriun Gentlemen, and the Two Sailors. Mar. Prove that I cannot, take me home again, Tyr. Saril. Sir, And prostitute me to the basest groom This is the man that can, in aught you would, That doth frequent your house.
Resolve you. Beul, Well, I will see what I can do for thee; Lys. Häil, reverend sir! the gods preserve you! if I can place thee, I will,
Hel. And you, sir, to outlive the age I am, Mar. But, amongst honest women?
And die as I would do. Bouit. 'Faith, my acquaintance lies little Lys.
You wish me well. amongst them. But since my master and mis- Beingonshore, honouring of Neptune's triumphs, tress have bought you, there's no going but by seeing this goodly vessel ride before us, their comsent: therefore I will make them ac- I made to it, to know of whence you are. quainted with your purpose, and I doubt not Hel. First, sir, what is your place ? but I shall find them tractable enough. Come, Lys. I am governor of this place you lie before I'll do for thee what I can; come your ways.
A man, who for this three months hath not
Lys. ( pon what ground is his distemperature!
Hel. Sir, it would be too tedious to repeat; Gruo. Marina thus the brothel scapes, and But the main grief of all springs from the loss Into an honest house our story says chances of a beloved daughter and a wife. She sings like one immortal, and she dances
Lys. May we not see hiin, then ?
Hel. As goddess-like to her admired lays :
You may indeed, sir, Deep clerks she dumbs, and with her neela But bootless is your sight; he will not speak
composes Nature's own shape, of bud, bird, branch, or
Lys. Yet, let me obtain my wish. That even her art sisters the natural roses :
Hel. Behold' him, sir: (PEBICLES discovered.) Her inkle silk, twin with the rubied cherry:
this was a goodly person, That pupils lacks she none of noble race,
Till the disaster, that, one mortal night, Who pour their bounty on her; and her gain
Drove him to this. She gives the cursed bawd. Here we her place ;
Lys. Sir, king, all hail! the gods preserve And to her father turn our thoughts again,
Hail, royal sir!
(you! Hail, Where we left him, on the sea. We there him
Hel. It is in vain; he will not speak to you. lost:
1 Lord. Sir, we have a maid in Mitylene, I Whence driven before the winds, he is arriv'd Would win some words of him. [durst wager, Here where his daughter dwells: and on this
"Tis well bethought. coast
She, questionless, with her sweet harmony Suppose him now at anchor. The city strivd And other choice attractions, would allure God Neptune's annual fcast to keep; from And make a battery through his deafen'd parts Lysimachus our Tyrian ship espies, (whence Which now are midway stopp'd: His banners sable, trimm'd with rich expense; She is all happy as the fairest of all, And to him in his barge with fervour hies,
And, with her fellow maids, is now upon In your supposing once more put your sight; The leafy shelter that abuts against or heavy Pericles think this the bark ;
The island's side. Where, what is done in action, more, if might,
[He whispers one of the attendant Lords.Shall be discoverd; please yon, sit, and hark.
Exit Lord, in the Barge of Lysimacht. (Exit.
Rel. Sure all's effectless; yet nothing we'll
omit SCENE I.
That bears recovery's name. But, since your On bord Pericles' Ship, off Mitylene. A clore Pavilion on deck, with a Curtain before it ; PEET- We have stretch'd thus far, let us beseech you
[further, Cles voithin it, reclined on a Couch. A Barye That for our gold we may provision have, lying leside the Tyrian Vessel.
Wherein we are not destitute for want,
But weary for the staleness,
O, sır, a courtesy Tyr. Sail. Where's the Lord Helicanus? he can'which if we should deny, the most just Goi resolve you.
[To the Sailor of Mitylene. For every graff would send a caterpillar, O bere he is.
And so inflict our province.--Yet once more
[herry; To any.
Let me entreat to know at large the cause 'Twould seem like lies disdain'd in the reporting. Of your king's sorrow.
Per. 'Prythee, speak; llel.
Sit, sir, I will recount it;- Falseness cannot come from thee, for thou look'st I am prevented.
Modest as justice, and thou seem'st a palace
For the crown'd truth to dwell in; I'll believe Enter, from the Barge, Lord, MARINA, and a
And make my senses credit thy relation, (thee, young Lady.
To points that seem impossible; for thou look'st Lys. 0, here is
Like one I lov'd indeed. What were thy friends? The lady that I sent for. Welcome, fair one! Didst thou not say, when I did push thee back Is't not a goodly presence ?
(Which was when I perceiv'd thee), that thou Hel A gallant lady. Froin good descending?
(cam'st Lys. She's such, that were I well assur'd she Mar.
So indeed I did. came
Per. Report thy parentage. I think thou said'st Of gentle kind, and noble stock, I'd wish Thou hadst been toss'd from wrong to injury, No better choice, and think me rarely wed. And that thou thought'st thy griets might equal Fair one, all gooduess that consists in bounty If both were open'd.
(mine, Expect even here, where is a kingly patient : Mar,
Some such thing indeed If that thy prosperous-artificial feat
I said, and said no more but what my thoughts Can draw him but to answer thee in onght, Did warrant me was likely. Thy sacred physick shall receive such pay Per.
Tell thy story; As thy desires can wish.
If thine consider'd prove the thousandth part Mar.
Sir, I will use Of my endurance, thou art a man, and I My utmost skill in his recovery,
Have suffer'd like a girl : yet thou dost look Provided nore but I and my companion Like Patience, gazing on king's graves, and Be suffer'd to come near him.
smiling Come, let us leave her, Extremity out of act. What were thy friends? And the gods make her prosperous !
How lost thou them? Thy name, my most kind
[MARINA sings. virgin? Lys.
Mark'd he your musick ? Recount, I do beseech thee; come, sit by me. Mar. No, nor look'd on us.
Mar. My name, sir, is Marina. lys. See, she will speak to him. Per.
0, I am mock'd, Mar. Hail, sir! my lord, lend ear:
And thou by some incensed god sent hither Per. Hun! ha!
To make the world laugh at me.
Patience, good sir, My lord, that ne'er before invited eyes, Or here I'll cease. But have been gazd on, comet-like: she speaks, Per.
Nay, I'll be patient; My lord, that may be, hath endur'd a grief Thou little know'st how thou dost startle me, Might equal yours, if both were justly weighd. To call thyself Marina. Though wayward fortune did maligu my state, Mar.
The name Marina My derivation was from ancestors
Was given me by one that had some power; Who stood equivalent with mighty kings : My father, and a king. But time hath rooted out my parentage,
How! a king's daughter? And to the world and awkward casualties And call'd Marina ? Bound me in servitude.-I will desist;
Mar. You said you would believe me ; But there is something glows upon my cheek, But, not to be a troubler of your peace, And whispers in mine ear, Go not till he speak. I will end here.
( siule. Per.
But are you flesh and blood ? Per. My fortunes-parentage-good parent- Have you a working pulse ? and are no fairy? age
Lyou? No motion? Well; speak on. Where were you To equal mine !-was it not thus? what say And wherefore callid Marina?
[born? Mar. I said, my lord, if you did know my Mar.
I do think so,
At sea ? thy mother?
(woman? As my good nurse Lychorida hath oft Mar.
No, nor of any shores: Deliver'd weeping. Yet I was mortally brought forth, and an Per.
O, stop there a little! No other than I appear.
(weeping. This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep Per. I am great with woe, and shall deliver Did muck sad fools withal: this cannot be. My dearest wife was like this maid, and such My daughter's buried. [Aside.) Well:-where a one
[square brows; were you bred ? My daughter might have been: my queen's I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story, Her stature to an inch; as wand-like straight; And never interrupt you. As silver voic'd: her eyes as jewel-like,
Mar. You'll scarce believe me; 'twere best I And cas'd as richly: in pace another Juno;
did give o'er. Whostarves the ears she feeds, and makes them Per. I will believe you by the syllable hungry,
(you live? Of what you shall deliver. Yet, give me leave:The more she gives them speech - Where do How came you in these parts? where were you Mar. Where I am but a stranger: from the deck bred ?
[leave me ; You may discern the place.
Mar. The king, my father, did in Tharsus Per.
Where were you bred? Till cruel Cleon, with his wicked wife, And how achiev'd you these endowments, which Did seek to murder me: and having wood You make more rich to owe ?
A villain to attempt it, who having drawn, Mar.
Should I tell my history, A crew of pirates came and rescued me;
Brought me to Mitylene. But now, good sir,
SCENE II. The same. Whither will you have me? Why do you weep? PERICLES on the Deck asleep; Diana appearing It may be,
to him as in a Vision, You think me an impostor: no, good faith ; I am the daughter to king Pericles,
Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus; hie thee And do upon mine altar sacrifice.
[thither, If good king Pericles be. Per. Ho, Helicanus !
There, when my maiden priests are met toge
Before the people all,
(ther, Per. Thou art a grave and noble counsellor,
Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife; Most wise in general: Tell me, if thou canst,
To mourn thy crosses with thy daughter's call, What this maid is, or what is like to be,
And give them repetition to the life. That thus hath made me weep?
Perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in woe : Hel.
I know not; but
Do't, and be happy, by my silver bow. Here is the regent, sir, of Mitylene,
Awake, and tell thy dream. [Diana disappears.
Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine,
I will obey thee -Helicanus !
Enter LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, and Marina. She would sit still and weep.
Sir. Per. O Helicanus, strike me, honour'd sir, Per. My purpose was for Tharsus, there to Give me a gash, put me to present pain; The inhospitable Cleon; but I am (strike Lest this great sea of joys rushing upon me,
For other service first: toward Ephesus O'erbear the shores of my mortality, [hither, Turn our blown sails; eftsoons I'll tell thee And drown me with their sweetness. O, come why
[To HELICANUS. Thou that beget'st him that did thee beget; Shall we refresh us, sir, upon yoar shore, Thou that wast born at sea, buried at Tharsus, And give you gold for such provision And found at sea again! O'Helicanus,
As our intents will need? Down on thy knees, thank the holy gods, as loud Lys. With all my heart, sir; and when you As thunder threatens us; This is Marina.
come ashore, What was thy mother's name? tell me but that, I have another suit. For truth can never be contirm'd enough,
You shall prevail, Though doubts did ever sleep.
Were it to woo my daughter; for it seems Mar.
First, sir, I pray, You have been noble towards he.. What is your title?
Sir, lend your arm. Per. I am Pericles of Tyre: but tell me now Per. Come, my Marina
[Ereuni. My drown'd queen's name (as in the rest thou
Enter GOWER, before the Temple of Diana as hast
Gow. Now our sands are almost run:
More a little, and then done.
This, as my last boon, give me Thaisa was my mother, who did end,
(For such kindness must relieve me), The minute I began.
That you aptly will suppose Per. Now, blessing on thee, rise; thou art my
What pageantry, what feats, what shows, Give me fresh garments. Mine own, Helicanus
What minstrelsy, and pretty din, (Not dead at Tharsus, as she should have been,
The regent made in Mitylin,
That he is promis'd to be wiv'd
To fair Marina; but in no wise
Till he had done his sacrifice,
As Dian bade: whereto being bound, Did come to see you.
The interim, pray you, all confound.
In feather'd briefness sails are fill'd. Per.
I embrace you, sir. Give me my robes; I am wild in my beholding.
And wishes fall out as they're willd. ( heavens bless my girl! But hark, what mu
At Ephesus, the temple see, Tell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him [sick ?
Our king, and all his company.
That he can hither come so soon, O'er point by point, for yet he seems to doubt. How sure you are my daughter. - But what Is by your fancy's thankful boon. [Erit. Hel. My lord, I hear none. [musick ?
SCENE III. Per. None ?
The Temple of Diana at Ephesus: THAISA standThe musick of the spheres : list, my Marina.
ing near the Altar, as High Priestess ; a number Lys. It is not good to cross him; give him
(way. Per. Rarest sounds!
of Virgins on each side'; CERIMON and other In
habitants of Ephesus attending.
Enter PERICLES, with his Train; LYSIMACHT'S, Per. Most heavenly musick:
HELICANUS, MARINA, and a Lady.
Who, frighted from my country, did wed
At sea in childbed died she, but brought forth So leave him all.-Well my companion-friends, A maid-child call'd Marina; who, O goddess, If this but answer to my just belief,
Wears yet the silver livery. She at Tharsus I'll well remember you.
Was nurs:d with Cleon; whom at fourteen years (Exeunt LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, MARISA, He sought to murder: but her better stars and attendant Lady.
Brought her to Mitylene: against whose shore
Riding, her fortunesbrought the maid aboard us, Per. Still confirmation:
Now do I long to hear how you were found; Thai.
Voice and favour!- How possibly preserv'd; and whom to thank, You are-you are— royal Pericles ! - Besides the gods, for this great miracle.
[She faints. Thai. Lord Cerimon, my lord; this man Per. What means the woman? she dies i help, Through whom the gods have shown their Cer. Noble sir,
(gentlemen! power; that can If you have told Diana's altar true,
From first to last resolve you. This is your wife.
Reverend sir, Per.
Reverend appearer, no; The gods can have no mortal officer
Cer. Upon this coast, I warrant you. How this dead queen relives?
I will, my lord. Cer. Look to the lady;-0, she's but o'erjoy'd! Beseech you, first go with me to my house, Early, one blust'ring morn, this lady was Where shall be shown you all was found with
Thrown on this shore. I op'd the coffin, and
[plac'd her No needful thing omitted.
Pure Diana! Cer. Great sir, they shall be brought you to my I bless thee for thy vision, and will offer Whither I invite you. Look! Thaisa is (house, My night oblations to thee. Thaisa, Recover'd.
This prince, the fair-betrothed of your daughter, Thai. O, let me look!
Shall marry her at Pentapolis. And now, If be be none of mine, my sanctity
This oruament that makes me look so dismal, Will to my sense bend no licentious ear, Will I, my lov'd Marina, clip to form; But curb it, spite of seeing. O, my lord, And what this fourteen years no razor touch'd, Are you not Pericles ? Like him you speak, To
grace thy marriage-day, I'll beautify. Like him you are: Did you not name a tempest, Thai. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good A birth, and death?
Sir, that my father's dead.
The voice of dead Thaisa ! Per. Heavens make a star of him! Yet there, Thai. That Thaisa am I supposed dead,
my queen, And drown'd.
We'll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves Per. Immortal Dian!
Will in that kingdom spend our following days: Thai,
Now I know you better. Our son and daughter shall in Tyrus reign. When we with tears parted Pentapolis, Lord Cerimon, we do our longing stay, The king, my father, gave you such a ring. To hear the rest untold.-Sir, lead the way. [Shows a Ring.
Exeunt. Per. This, this; no more, you gods! your
Enter GOWER present kindness
Gow. In Antioch, and his daughter, you have Makes my past miseries sport: You shall do well, heard That on the touching of her lips, I may Of monstrous lust the due and just reward: Melt, and no more be seen. o come, be buried In Pericles, his queen and daughter, seen A second time within these arms.
(Although 'assail'd with fortune fierce and keen), Nar.
Virtue preserv'd from fell destruction's blast, Leaps to be gone into my mother's bosom. Led on by heaven, and crown'd with joy at last.
[Kneels to THAISA. In Helicanus may you well descry Per. Look, who kneels here! Flesh of thy A figure of truth, of faith, of loyalty: flesh, Thaisa;
In reverend Cerimon there well appears, Thy burden at the sea, and callid Marina, The worth that learned charity aye wears. For she was yielded there.
For wicked Cleon and his wife, when fame Thai.
Bless'd and mine own! Had spread their cursed deed, and honour'd Hel. Hail, madam, and my queen!
Of Pericles, to rage the city turn; [name Thai.
I know you not. That him and his they in his palace burn. Per. You have heard me say, when I did fly The gods for murder seemed so content I left behind an ancient substitute. (from Tyre, To punish them; although not done, but meant. Can you remember what I call'd the man? So on your patience evermore attending, I have nam'd him oft.
New joy wait on you! Here our play has endThai. 'Twas Helicanus then. ing