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Boult. Performance shall follow. [Exit Boult.
Mar. Alack, that Leonine was so slack, so slow! (He should have struck, not spoke); or that these
Bawd. Why lament you, pretty one?
Bawd. Come, the gods have done their part in you.
Mar. I accuse them not.
Bawd. You are lit into my hands, where you are like to live.
Mar. The more my fault,
Bawd. Ay, and you shall live in pleasure.
Bawd. Yes, indeed, shall you, and taste gentle. men of all fashions. You shall fare well; you shall have the difference of all complexions. What! do you stop your ears?
Mar. Are you a woman?
Bawd. What would you have me be, an I be. not a woman?
Mar. An honest woman, or not a woman.
Bawd. Marry, whip thee, gosling: I think I shall have something to do with you. Come, you are a young foolish sapling, and must be bowed as I would
Mar. The gods defend me!
Bawd. If it please the gods to defend you by men, then men must comfort you, men must feed you, men must stir you up.-Boult's returned.
Now, sir, hast thou cried her through the market?
Boult. I have cried her almost to the pumber of her hairs; I have drawn her picture with my voice.
Bawd. And I proythee tell me, how dost thou find
the inclination of the people, especially of the younger sort?
Boult. 'Faith, they listened to me, as they would have hearkened to their father's testament. There was a Spaniard's mouth so watered, that he went to bed to her very description.
Bawd. We shall have him here to-morrow with his best ruff on.
Boult. To-night, to-night. But, mistress, do you know the French knight that cowers* i'the hams?
Bawd. Who? Monsieur Veroles ?
Boult. Ay; he offered to cut a caper at the proclamation ; but he made a groan at it, and swore he would see her to-morrow.
Bawd. Well, well; as for him, he brought his disease hither: here he does but repair it. - I know, he will come in our shadow, to scatter his crowns in the sup.
Boult. Well, if we had of every nation a traveller, we should lodge them with this sign.
Bawd. Pray you, coine hither awhile. You have fortunes coming upon you. Mark me; you must seem to do that fearfully, which you commit will. ingly; to despise profit, where you have most gain. To weep that you live as you do, makes pity in your lovers: Seldom, but that pity begets you a good opi. pion, and that opinion a meret profit.
Mar. I understand you not.
Boult. O, take her home, mistress, take her home: these blushes of hers must be quenched with some present practice.
Bawd. Thou say'st true, i'faith, so they must: for your bride goes to that with shame, which is ber way to go with warrant.
Boult. 'Faith some do, and some do not. But, mistress, if I have bargained for the joint
Bawd. Thou may'st cut a morsel off the spit.
+ An absolute, a certain profit.
Bawd. Who should deny it? Come, young one, I like the manner of your garments well.
Boult. Ay, by my faith, they shall not be changed yet.
Bawd. Boult, spend thou that in the town: report what a sojourner we have; you'll lose nothing by custom When nature framed this piece, she meant thee a good turn; therefore say what a paragon she is, and thou hast the harvest out of thine own report.
Boult. I warrant you, mistress, thunder shall not so awake the beds of eels, as my giving out her beauty stir np the lewdly inclined. I'll bring home some to-night.
Bawd. Come your ways; follow me.
Mar. If fires be hot, knives sharp, or waters deep, Untied I still my virgin knot will keep. Diana, aid my purpose!
Bawd. What have we to do with Diana? Pray you, will you go with us?
Tharsus. A room in Cleon's house.
Enter Cleon and Dionyza.
Cleo. O Dionyza, such a piece of slaughter
Cle. Were I chief lord of all the spacious world, I'd give it to undo the deed. O lady, Much less in blood than virtue, yet a princess To equal any single crown o'the earth, l'the justice of compare! O villain Leonine, Whom thou hast poison'd too!
If thou hadst drunk to him, it had been a kindness
Dion. That she is dead. Nurses are not the fates,
O, go to. Well, well,
Be one of those, that think
open this to Pericles. I do shame
To such proceeding
Be it so then:
Heavens forgive it!
• i. e. Of a piece with the rest of thy exploit.
+ An innocent was formerly a common appellation for an idiot. * A coarse weuch, not worth a good-morrow.
Dion. And as for Pericles,
Thou art like the harpy,
Dion. You are like one, that superstitiously Doth swear to the gods, that winter kills the flies; But yet I know you'll do as I advise. [Exeunt.
Enter Gower, before the monument of Marina at
Bear you it in mind, old Helicanus goes along behind. Well-sailing ships, and bounteous winds, have
brought This king to Tharsus, (think his pilot thought;