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Of hell would not in reputation change : With other virtues, which I'll keep from boast;
Thou’rt the damn'd door-keeper to every coystrel And I will undertake all these to teach.
That hither comes enquiring for his tib; I doubt not but this populous city will
To the cholerick fisting of each rogue thy ear Yield many scholars.
Is liable ; thy very food is such

Boult. But can you teach all this you speak of? As hath been belch'd on by infected lungs. Mar. Prove that I cannot, take me home again,

Boult. What would you have me? go to the And prostitute me to the basest groom wars, would you ? where a man may serve seven That doth frequent your house. years for the loss of a leg, and have not money Boult. Well, I will see what I can do for thee: enough in the end to buy him a wooden one? if I can place thee, I will.

Mar. Do anything but this thoudoest. Empty Mar. But, amongst honest women ?
Old receptacles, common sewers, of filth ; Boult. ?Faith, my acquaintance lies little
Serve by indenture to the common hangman; amongst them. But since my master and mis-
Any of these ways are better yet than this: tress have bought you, there's no going but by
For that which thou professest, a baboon, their consent; therefore I will make them ace.
Could he but speak, would own a name too dear. quainted with your purpose, and I doubt not
O that the gods would safely from this place but I shall find them tractable enough. Come,
Deliver me! Here, here is gold for thee. I'll do for thee what I can ; come your ways.
If that thy master would gain aught by me,

[ereunt. Proclaim that I can sing, weave, sew, and dance,



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SCENE I.-On board PERICLES' ship, off MiEnter GOWER.

tylene. A close pavilion on deck, with a cura Gow. Marina thus the brothel 'scapes, and tain hefore it ; Pericles within it, reclining chances

on a couch. A barge lying beside the Tyrian Into an honest house, our story says.

vessel. She sings like one immortal, and she dances Enter two Sailors, one belonging to the Tyrian As goddess-like to her admired lays :

vessel, the other to the barge : to them HELIDeep clerks she dumbs; and with her neeld composes

Tyr. Sail. Where's the lord Helicanus ? he Nature's own shape, of bud, bird, branch, or

can resolve you. berry; That even her art sisters the natural roses ;

[To the Sailor of Mitylene.

O here he is.
Her inkle, silk, twin with the rubied cherry :
That pupils lacks she none of noble race,

Sir, there's a barge put off from Mitylene ;

And in it Lysimachus the governor,
Who pour their bounty on her; and her gain
She gives the cursed bawd. Here we her place;

Who craves to come aboard. What is your will?

Hel. That he have his. Call up some gentleAnd to her father turn our thoughts again, Where we left him, on the sea. We there him lost;

Tyr. Sail. Ho, gentlemen! my lord calls. Whence, driven before the winds, he is arrio'd

Enter two Gentlemen. Here where his daughter dwells; and on this

1 Gent. Doth your lordship call ? coast

Hel. Gentlemen, Suppose him now at anchor. The city striv'd There is some of worth would come aboard : I God Neptune's annual feast to keep: from

pray you whence Lysimachus our Tyrian ship espies,

To greet them fairly.

[The Gentlemen and the two Sailors dea His banners sable, trimm'd with rich expence;

scend, and go on board the barge. And to him in his barge with fervour hies. In your supposing once more put your sight;

Enter from thence, LYSIMACHUS, and Lords ; Of heavy Pericles think this the bárk:

the Tyrian Gentlemen, and the two Sailors. Where, 'what is done in action, more, if might, Tyr. Sail. Sir, Shall be discover'd ; please you, sit, and hark. This is the man that can, in aught you would,

[Exit. Resolve you,


you !


To any.

Lys. Hai!, reverend sir! The gods preserve Hel. Sit, sir, I will recount it ;

But see, I am prevented.
Hel. And you, sir, to outlive the age I am,
And die as I would do.

Enter, from the barge, Lord, Marina, and a Lys. You wish me well.

young Lady. Being on shore, honouring of Neptune's triumphs, Lys. O, here is Seeing this goodly vessel ride before us,

The lady that I sent for.-Welcome, fair oneI made to it, to know of whence you are. Is't not a goodly presence ? Hel. First, sir, what is your place ?

Hel. A gallant lady.
Lys. I am governor of this place you lie before. Lys. She's such, that were I well assur'd she

Hel. Sir,
Our vessel is of Tyre, in it the king;

Of gentle kind, and noble stock, I'd wish A man, who for this three months hath not No better choice, and think me rarely wed.spoken

Fair one, all goodness that consists in bounty To any one, nor taken sustenance,

Expect even here, where is a kingly patient: But to prorogue his grief.

If that thy prosperous-artificial feat Lys. Upon what ground is his distempera- Can draw him but to answer thee in aught, ture?

Thy sacred physic shall receive such pay
Hel. Sir, it would be too tedious to repeat; As thy desires can wish.
But the main grief of all springs from the loss Mar. Sir, I will use
Of a beloved daughter and a wife.

My utmost skill in his recovery,
Lys. May we not see him, then?

Provided noue but I and my companion Hel You may indeed, sir,

Be suffer'd to come near him. But bootless is your sight; he will not speak Lys. Come, let us leave her,

And the gods make her prosperous : Lys. Yet, let me obtain my wish.

[Marina singHel. Behold him, sir: [Pericles discovered.] Lys. Mark'd he your music ? this was a goodly person,

Mar. No, nor look'd on us. Till the disaster, that, one mortal night,

Lys. See, she will speak to him. Drove him to this.

Mar. Hail, sir! my lord, lend ear :Lys. Sir, king, all hail! the gods preserve Per. Hum ! ha! you ! Hail,

Mar. I am a maid, Hail, royal sir !

My lord, that ne'er before invited eyes, Hel

. It is in vain ; he will not speak to you. But have been gaz'd on, comet-like : she speaks, I Lord. Sir, we have a maid in Mitylene, 1 My lord, that, may be, hath endur'd a grief

Might equal yours, if both were justly weigh'd. Would win some words of him.

Though wayward fortune did malign my state, Lys. 'Tis well bethought.

My derivation was from ancestors She, questionless, with her sweet harmony Who stood equivalent with mighty kings: And other choice attractions, would allure, But time hath rooted out my parentage, And make a battery through his deafen'd parts, And to the world and awkward casualties Which now are midway stopp'd:

Bound me in servitude.--I will desist; She, all as happy as of all the fairest,

But there is something glows upon my cheek, Is, with her fellow maidens, now within And whispers in mine ear, Go not till he speak. The leafy shelter; that abuts against

[ Aside. The island's side.

Per. My fortunes-parentage-good parent[He whispers one of the attendant Lords.

age Exit Lord in the barge of Lysimachus. To equal mine !—was it not thus ? what say Hel. Sure, all's effectless; yet nothing we'll omit

Mar. I said, my lord, if you did know my That bears recovery's name. But, since your parentage, kindness

You would not do me violence. We have stretch'd thus far, let us beseech you Per. I do think so. further,

I pray you, turn your eyes again upon me.That for our gold we may provision have, You are like something that-What country. Wherein we are not destitute for want,

woman? But weary for the staleness.

Here of these shores? Lys. 0, sir, a courtesy,

Mar. No, nor of any shores : Which if we should deny, the most just God Yet I was mortally brought forth, and am For every graff would send a caterpillar, No other than I appear. And so inflict our province.-Yet once more Per. I am great with woe, and shall deliver Let me entreat to know at large the cause

weeping. Of your king's sorrow.

As y dearest wite was like this maid, and such a one


durst wager,



you born?

you live


My daughter might have been: my queen's But, not to be a troubler of your peace, square brows;

I will end here. Her stature to an inch ; as wand-like straight ; Per. But are you flesh and blood ? As silver-voic’d; her eyes as jewel-like, Have you a working pulse? and are no fairy? And cas’d as richly: in pace another Juno; No motion ?-Well; speak on. Where were Who starves the ears she feeds, and makes them hungry,

And wherefore called Marina? The more she gives them speech.--Where do Mar. Call'd Marina,

For I was born at sea. Mar. Where I am but a stranger: from the Per. At sea! thy mother? deck

Mar. My mother was the daughter of a king; You may discern the place.

Who died the very minute I was born,
Per. Where were you bred ?

As my good nurse Lychorida hath oft
And how achiev'd you these endowments, which Deliver'd weeping.
You make more rich to owe?

Per. O, stop there a little!
Mar. Should I tell my history,

This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep 'Twould seem like lies disdain'd in the reporting. Did mock sad fools withal: this cannot be. Per. Pr'ythee speak;

My daughter's buried. [Aside.] Well :—where Falseness cannot come from thee, for thou look'st

were you bred ? Modest as justice, and thou seem'st a palace I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story, For the crown'd truth to dwell in: I'll believe And never interrupt you. thee,

Mar. You'll scarce believe me; 'twere best I And make my senses credit thy relation,

did give o'er. To points that seem impossible': for thou look’st Per. I will believe you by the syllable Like one I lov'd indeed. What were thy friends? Of what you shall deliver. Yet, give me leave: Didst thou not say, when I did push thee back, How came you in these parts? where were you (Which was when I perceiv'd thee,) that thou bred? cam'st

Mar. The king, my father, did in Tharsus From good descending?

leave me; Mar. So indeed I did.

Till cruel Cleon, with his wicked wife, Per. Report thy parentage. I think thou said'st Did seek to murder me: and having woo'd Thou hadst been toss'd from wrong to injury, A villain to attempt it, who having drawn, And that thou thought'st thy griefs might equal | A crew of pirates came and rescued me; mine,

Brought me to Mitylene. But now, good sir, If both were open'd.

Whither will you have me? Why do you weep? Mar. Some such thing indeed

It may be, I said, and said no more but what my thoughts You think me an impostor: no, good faith ; Did warrant me was likely.

I am the daughter to king Pericles, Per. Tell thy story;

If good king Pericles be. If thine consider'd prove the thousandth part Per. Ho, Helicanus ! Of my endurance, thou art a man, and I

Hel. Calls my gracious lord ?
Have suffer'd like a girl : yet thou dost look Per. Thou art a grave and noble counsellor,
Like patience, gazing on kings' graves, and smi- Most wise in general: Tell me, if thou canst,

What this maid is, or what is like to be,
Extremity out of act. What were thy friends ? That thus hath made me weep?
How lost thou them? Thy name, my most kind Hel. I know not; but

Here is the regent, sir, of Mitylene,
Recount, I do beseech thee; come, sit by me. Speaks nobly of her.
Mar. My name, sir, is Marina.

Lys. She would never tell
Per. O, I am mock'd,

Her parentage ; being demanded that,
And thou by some incensed god sent hither She would sit still and weep.
To make the world laugh at me.

Per. O Helicanus, strike me, honour'd sir; Mar. Patience, good sir,

Give me a gash, put me to present pain ; Or here I'll cease.

Lest this great sea of joys rushing upon me, Per. Nay, I'll be patient;

O'erbear the shores of my mortality, Thou little know'st how thou dost startle me, And drown me with their sweetness.-0, come To call thyself Marina."

hither, Mar. The name Marina,

Thou that beget'st him that did thee beget; Was given me by one that had some power ; Thou that wast born at sea, buried at Tharsus, JIy father, and a king.

And found at sea again !-0 Helicanus, Per. How! a king's daughter?

Down on thy knees, thank the holy gods, as loud And call'd Marina?

As thunder threatens us: This is Marina Díar. You said you would believe me; What was thy mother's name? tell me but that, my child.

For truth can never be confir'd enough, Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife: Though doubts did ever sleep.

To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call, Mar. First, sir, I pray,

And give them repetition to the life.
What is


Perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in woe: Per. I'am Pericles of Tyre: but tell me now Do't and be happy, by my silver bow. (As in the rest thou hast been godlike perfect,). Awake, and tell thy dream. [Diana disappears. My drown'd queen's name? thou art the heir of Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine, kingdoms,

I will obey thee !-Helicanus ! And another life to Pericles thy father.

Alur. Is it no more to be your daughter, than Enter Lysimachus, Helicaxts, and Yabisa. To say, my mother's name was Thaisa ?

Hel. Sir. Thaisa was my mother, who did end,

Per. My purpose was for Tharsus, there to The minute I began.

strike Per. Now, blessing on thee, rise; thou art The inhospitable Cleon; but I am

For other service first : toward Ephesus Give me fresh garments. Mine own, Helicanus, Turn our blown sails; eftsoons I'll tell thee (Vot dead at Tharsus, as she should have been, why.

[To Helicanus. Ry savage Cleon,) she shall tell thee all ; Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore, When thou shalt kneel and justify in know- And give you gold for such provision ledge,

As our intents will need? She is thy very princess.—Who is this?

Lys. With all my heart, sir; and when you Hel. Sir, 'tis the governor of Mitylene,

come ashore, Who, hearing of your melancholy state, I have another suit. Did come to see you.

Per. You shall prevail, Per. I embrace you, sir.

Were it to woo my daughter ; for it seems Give me my robes; I am wild in my beholding. You have been noble towards her. O heavens bless my girl! But hark, what mu- Lys. Sir, lend your arm. sic?

Per. Come, my Marina.

[Ereunt. Tell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him O'er, point by point, for yet he seems to doubt,

Enter Gower, before the temple of Diaxa at How sure you are my daughter. But what mu

Ephesus. sic

Gou. Now our sands are almost run; Hel. My lord, I hear none.

More a little, and then done.
Per. None?

This, as my last boon, give me,
The music of the spheres: list, my Marina. (For such kindness must relieve me,)
Lys. It is not good to cross him; give him That you aptly will suppose

What pageantry, what feats, what shows, Per. Rarest sounds!

What minstrelsy, and pretty din, Do ye not hear?

The regent made in Mitylin, Lys. Music? My lord, I hear

To greet the king. So he has thriv'd, Per. Most heavenly music:

That he is promis'd to be wiv'd It nips me unto list’ning, and thick slumber To fair Marina ; but in no wise, Hangs on mine eye-lids, let me rest.

Till he hath done his sacrifice,

[He sleeps. As Dian bade: whereto being bound, Lys. A pillow for his head ;

The interim, pray you, all confound.
[The curtain before the pavilion of Peri- In feather'd briefness sails are filla,
cles is closed.

And wishes fall out as they're will’d.
So leave him all.-Well, my companion-friends, At Ephesus, the temple see,
If this but answer to my just belief,

Our king, and all his company.
I'll well remember you.

That he can hither come so soon, [Ereunt Lysimachus, Helicanus, Marina, Is by your fancy's thankful boon. [Erit. und attendant Lady.

SCENE II-The same.

The temple of Diana at Ephesus ; THAISA PERICLES on the deck asleep; DIANA appear

standing near the altar, as High-Priestess ; 4 ing to him as in a rision.

number of Virgins on each side ; CERIMOS

and other Inhabitants of Ephesus attending: Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus; hie thee thither,

Enter PERICLES, with his Train; LYSIMACHTS, And do upon inine altar sacrifice.

LIELICANUS, MAKINA, and a Ludy. There, when iny maiden priests are met together, Per. Hail, Dian! to perform thy just comBefore the poople all,


her ;

I here confess myself the king of Tyre; Thy burden at the sea, and callid Marina,
Who, frighted from my country, did wed For she was yielded there.
The fair Thaisa, at Pentapolis.

Thai. Bless'd, and mine own!
At sea in childbed died shie, but brought forth Hel. Hail, madam, and my queen!
A maid-child call’il Marina; who, O goddess, Thai. I know you not.
Wears yet thy silver livery. She at Tharsus Per. You have heard me say, when I did fly
Was nurs’d with Cleon ; whom at fourteen years

from Tyre, He sought to murder: but her better stars I left behind an ancient substitute. Brought her to Mitylene; against whose shore Can you remember what I call’d the man? Riding, her fortunes brought the maid aboard us, I have nam'd him oft. Where, by her own inost clear remeinbrance, she Thui. 'Twas IIelicanus then. Made known herselt ' my daughter.

Per. Stiil contirmation : Thai. Voice and favour !

Embrace him, dear Thaisa ; this is he. You are, you are-0, royal Pericles ! - Now do I long to hear how you were found;

[She faints. How possibly preserv'd; and whom to thank, Per. What means the woman ? she dies ! Besides the gods, for this great miracle. help, gentlemen!

Thui. Lord Cerimon, my lord; this man, Cer. Noble sir,

Through whom the gods have shown their If you have told Diana's altar true,

power; that can This is your wife.

From first to last resolve you.
Per. Reverend appearer, no;

Per. Reverend sir,
I threw her o'erboard with these very arms. The gouls can have no mortal officer

Cer. Upon this coast, I warrant you. More like a god than you. Will you deliver
Per. 'Tis most certain.

How this dead queen re-lives? Cer. Look to the lady;—0, she's but o'erjoy’d. Cer. I will, my lord. Early, one blust'ring morn, this lady was Beseech you, first go with me to my house, Thrown on this shore. I op'd the coffin, and Where shall be shown you all was found with Found there rich jewels; recover'd her, and plac'd her

How she came placed here within the temple; Here in Diana's temple.

No needful thing omitted. Per. May we see them ?

Per. Pure Diana! Cer. Great sir, they shall be brought you to I bless thee for thy vision, and will offer my house,

My night oblations to thee. Thaisa, Whither I invite you. Look ! Thaisa is This prince, the fair-betrothed of your daughter, Recover'd.

Shall marry her at Pentapolis. And now, Thai. O, let me look!

This ornament that makes me look so dismal, If he be none of mine, my sanctity

Will I, my lov’d Marina, clip to form ; Will to my sense bend no licentious ear, And what this fourteen years no razor touch'd, But curb it, spite of seeing.–0, my lord, To grace thy marriage-day, I'll beautify. Are you not Pericles ? Like him you speak, Thai. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good Like him you are: Did you not name a tempest, credit, A birth, and death?

Sir, that my father's dead. Per. 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'a.

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 Jiakes my past miseries sport: You shall do Gow. In Antioch, and his daughter, you have well,

heard That on the touehing 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 arins.

(Although assail'd witii fortune fierce and keen,) Mar. My heart

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,

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