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Aud die as 109, $it, to outlive the age I am,
Where, what is done in action, more if might, That bears recovery's name. But, since your Shall be discover'd; please you, sit, and hark. kindness,
[Erit. We have stretch'd thus far, let us beseech you
That for our gold we may provision have,
O, sir, a courtesy Barge lying beside the Tyrian Vessel. Which if we should deny, the most just God Enter two Sailors, one belonging to the Tyrian And so inflict our province. Yet once more
For every graff would send a caterpillar, Vessel, the other to the Barge; to them Heli- Let ine entreat to know at large the cause canus.
Of your king's sorrow. Tyr. Sail. Where's the Lord Helicanus? he can Hel.
Sit, sir, I will recount it;resolve you. | To the Sailor of Mitylene. But see, I am prevented. O, here he is. Sir, there's a barge put off from Mitylene,
Enter, from the Barge, Lord, Marina, and a And in it is Lysimachits the governor,
young Lady. Who craves to come aboard. What is your will? Lys.
O, here is Hel. That he have his. Call up some gentlemen. The lady that I sent for. Welcome, fair one! Tyr. Sail. Ho, gentlemen ! iny lord calls. Is't not a goodly presence 1
A gallant Indy. Enter two Gentlemen.
Lys. She's such, that were I well assurd she I Gent. Doth your lordship call ? Hel. Gentlemeu,
Of geritle kind, and noble stock, I'd wish There is some ot' worth would come aboard; I No better choice, and think'me rarely wed. pray you,
Fair one, all goodness that consists in bounty To greet them fairly.
Expect even here, where is a kingly patient : (The Gentlemen and the two Sailors descend, If that thy prosperous-artificial feai and go on board the Barge.
Can draw hin but to answer thee in aught, Enter, from thence, Lysimachus and Lords ; the As thy desires can wish.
Thy sacred physick shall receive such pay Tyrian Gentlemen, and the two Sailors.
Sir, I will use
My utmost skill in his recovery,
Be suffer'd to come near him.
Come, let us leave be, Hel. And
Aud the gods make her prosperous ! do.
(Marina sing, Lys. You wish ine well. Lys.
Mark'd be your music! Being on shore, honouring of Neptune's triumphs, Mar. No, por look'd on us. Seeing this goodly vessel ride before 11s,
See, she will speak to him. I made to it, to know of whence you are. Mar. Hail, sir! my lord, lend ear:Hel. First, sir, what is your place?
Per. Hum ! ha! Lys. I am governor of this place you lie before. Mar.
I am a maid,
My lord, that ne'er before invited eves, Our vessel is of Tyre, in it the king :
But have been gaz'd on, comet-like: she speaks, Aman, who for this three months hath not spoken My lord, that may be, bath endur'd a griet To any one, nor taken sustenance,
Might equal yours, if both were justly weigh'd, But to prorogue his grief.
Though wayward fortune did malign my stale Lys. Upon what ground is his distemperature ? My derivation was from ancestors Hel. Sit', it would be too tedious to repeat; Who stood equivalent with mighty kings: But the main grief of all springs froin the loss
But time hath rooted out niy parentage, Of a beloved daughter and a wifc.
And to the world and awkward casualties Lys. May we not see him, then?
Bound me in servitude. I will desist : Hel.
You may indeed, sir, But there is something glows upon my cheek, But bootless is your sight; he will not speak And whispers in mine ear, Go not till he speak
[45.de Yet, let me obtain my wish.
Per. My fortunes-parentage-good parent Hel. Behold him, sir : [Pericles discovered.) agethis was a goodly person,
To equal mine!-was it not thus? what say you ! Till the disaster, that, one mortal night
Mar. I said, my lord, if you did know sy peDrove him to this.
rentage, Lys. Sir, king, all hail ! the gods preserve you! You would not do me violence. Hail,
I do think Hail, royal sir !
I pray you, turn your eyes again upon me.Hel. It is in vain; he will not speak to you. You are like something that-What country, i Lord. Sir, we have a maid in Mitylene, I
woman? durst wager,
Here of these shores ? Would win some words of him.
No, nor of any shores: Lys.
"T'is well bethought. Yet I was mortally brought forth, and am She, questionless, with her sweet harmony No other than I appear. And other choice attractions, would allure Per. I am great with wo, and shall deliver And make a battery through his deafen'd parts, weeping: Which now are midway stopp'd :
My dearest wife was like this maid, and such a co She is all happy as the fairest of all,
My daughter might have been : my queen's square And, with her fellow maids, is now upon
brows; The leafy shelter that abuts against
Her statiire to an incb; as wand-like straight The island's side.
As silver voic'd; her eyes as jewel-like, (He whispers one of the attendant Lords. - And cas'd as richly: in pace another Juno:
Erlt Lord, in the Barge of Lysimachus. Hel. Sure all's effectless; yet nothing we'llomiti
Who starves the ears she seeds, and makes thea
The more she gives them speech. -Where do you Mar. The king, my father, did in Tharsis leave live?
Did seek to murder me: and having woo'd
Where were you bred ? A villain to attempt it, who having drawn, And how achier'd you these endowments, which A crew of pirates came and rescued me; You make more rich to owe?
Brought me tu Mitylene. But now, good sir, Mar.
Should I tell my history, Whither will you have me? Why do you weep? "Twould seem like lies disdain'd in the reporting It may be, Per. 'Pr’ythee speak;
You think me an impostor; no, good faith ; Falseness cannot come from thee, for thou look'st I am the daughter to king Pericles, Modest as justice, and thon seem's a palace If good king Pericles be. For the crown'd truth to dwell in; I'll believe Per. Ho, Helicanus ! thee,
Calls my gracious lord ? And make my senses credit thy relation,
Per. Thou art a grave and noble counsellor, To points that seem impossible; for thou look'st Most wise in general: Tell me, if thou canst, Like one I lov'd indeed. What were thy friends ? What this m:uid is, or what is like to be, Didst thou not say, when I did push thee back That thus hath made ine weep? (Which was when I perceiv'd thee,) that thou Hel.
I know not; but cam'st
Here is the regent, sir, of Mitylene,
Speaks nobly of her.
She would never tell
Give me a gash. put me 10 present pain; If both were open'd.
Lest this great set of joys rushing upon me, Mar.
Some such thing indeed O'erbear the shores of my mortality, I said, and said no more but what my thoughts And drown me with their sweetness. O, como Did warrant me was likely.
Tell thy story i Thon that beget'st him that did thee beget; If thine consider'd prove the thousandth part Thou that wast born at sen, buried at Tharsus, Of my endurance, thou art a man, and I And found at sea again ! O Helicans, Have suffer'd like a girl : yet thou dost look Down on thy knees, thank the holy gods, as loud Like Patience, gazing on king's graves, and As thunder threatens us; This is Marina. smiling
What was thy mother's name? tell me but that, Extremity out of act. What were thy friends ? For truth can never be confirm'd enough, How lost thou thern ? Thy name, my most kind Thongh doubts did ever sleep. virgin ?
First, sir, I pray,
Per. I am Pericles of Tyre : but tell me now
0, I am mock'd, My drown'd queen's name, (as in the rest thou And thou by some incensed god sent hither
hast To make the world laugh at ine.
Been godlike perfect,) thou'rt the heir of kingMar.
Patience, good sir, doms,
And another life to Pericles thy father.
Nay, I'll be patient; Mar. Is it no more to be your daughter, than
Thaisa was my mother, who did end,
The name Marina The minute I began.
How ! a king's daughter? Give me fresh garments. Mine own, Helicanus, And call's Marina?
(Not dead at Tharsus, as she should have been, Mar.
You said you would believe me ; By savage Cleon) she shall tell thee all; But, not to be a troubler of your peace,
When thou shalt kneel and justify in knowledge I will end here.
She is thy very princess.- Who is this?
But are you flesh and blood ? Hel. Sir, 'tis the governor of Mitylene,
I embrace you, sir. And wherefore call's Marina ?
Give me my robes; I am wild in my beholding. Mar.
Call'd Marina, o heavens bless my girl! But hark, wbat muFor I was born at sea.
At sea ? thy mother? Tell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him Mar. My mother was the daughter of a king; O'er print by point, for yet he seeins to doubt, Who died the very minute I was born,
How sure you are my daughter. -But what mu As my good ourse Lychorida hath oft
sick? Deliver'd weeping.
Hel. My lord, I hear none.
0, stop there a little! Per. None? This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep The musick of the spheres : list, my Marina. Did mock sad fools withal : this cannot be. Lys. It is not good to cross him; give him way. My daughter's buried. (Aside.) Well :-where Per. Rarest sounds! were you bred ?
Do ye not hear? I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story, Lys.
Misick ? my lord, I hearAnd never interrupt you.
Per. Most heavenly musick: Mar. You'll scarce believe me; 'were best 1 1 nips me into list’ning, and thick slumber did give o'er.
Hangs on mine eyelids ; let ine rest. He sleeps. Per. I will believe you by the syllable
Lys. A pillow for his head; of what you shall deliver. Yet, give me leave :
[The curtain before the Pavilion of How came you in these parts? where were you
Pericles is closed bred
So leave him all-Well, my compunion-frience,
If this but answer to my just belief,
He sought to murder : but her better stars I'll well remember you.
Brought her to Mitylene: against whose shore (Exeunt Lysimachus, Helicanus, Marina, Riding, her fortunes broughi the maid aboard was, and attendant Lady.
Where, by her own most clear remembrance, she
Made known herself my daughter.
Voice and favour! Pericles on the Deck asleep; Diana appearing You are you are- royal Pericles ! to him as in a Vision.
[She faints. Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus; hie thee Per. What means the woman? she dies! help, thither,
gentlemen! And do upun mine altar sacrifice,
Cer. Noble sir,
This is your wife.
Reverend appearer, 30; To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call, I threw her overboard with these very arms. And give then repetition to the life..
Cer. Upon this coast, I warrant you. Ferform my bidding, or thou liv'st in wo: Per.
'Tis most certain Do't, and be happy, by my silver bow.
Cer. Look to the lady; 0, she's but o'erjog'd! Awake, and tell thy dream.
Early, one blastering morn, this lady was
(Diana disappears. Thrown on this shore. I op'd the coffin, and Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine, Found there rich jewels : recover'd ber, and I will obey thee !--Helicanus !
Here in Diana's temple. Enter Lysimachus, Helicanus, and Marina.
May we see them ? Hel.
Cer. Great sir, they shall be brought you to Per. My purpose was for Tharsus, there to my house, strike
Whither [invite you. Look! Thaisa is The inhospitable Cleon ; but I am
Recover'd. For other service first: toward Ephesus
Thai. 0, let me look! Turn our blown sails; eftsoons I'll tell thee If he be none of mine, my sanctity why.
[ To Helicanus. Will to my sense bend no licentious ear, Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore, But curb it, spite of seeing. O, my lord, And give you gold for such provision
Are you noi Pericles ? Like him you speak, As our intents will need ?
Like him you are: Did you not name a tempest Lys. With all my heart, sir; and when you A birth, and death ? come ashore,
The voice of dead Thaisa ! I have another suit.
Thai. That Thaisa am I, supposed dead,
Now I know you better. Lys.
Sir, lend your arm. When we with tears parted Pentapolis, Per. Come, my Marina. [Ereunt. The king, my father, gave you such a ring.
(Shows a Ring Enter Gower, before the Temple of Diana at
Per. This, this; no more, you gods! you Ephesus.
present kindness Gow. Now our sands are almost run; Makes my past miseries sport: You shall do well, More a little, and then done.
That on the touching of her lips, I may This, as my last boon, give me
Melt, and no more be seen. O come, be buried (For such kindness must relieve me,)
A second time within these arms. That you aptly will suppose
My heart What pagear try, what feats, what shows, Leaps to be gone into my mother's bosom. What minstrelsy, and pretty din,
[Kneels to Thaise The regent made in Mitylin,
Per. Look, who kneels here! Flesh of thy desi, To greet the king. So he has thriv'd,
Thaisa ; That he is promis'd to be wiv'd
Thy burden at the sea, and call’d Marina, To fair Marina ; but in no wise
For she was yielded there. Till he had done his sacrifice,
Bless'd and mine op! As Dian bade : whereto being bound,
Hel. Hail, madam, and my queen! The interim, pray you, all confound.
I know you not In feather'd briefness sails are fill'd,
Per. You have heard me say, when I did it And wishes fall out as they're willid.
from Tyre, At Ephesus, the temple see,
left behind an ancient substitute. Our king, and all his company.
Can you remember what I call'd the man ? That he can hither come so soon,
I have nam'd him oft. Is by your fancy's thankful boon. [Exit Thai.
'Twas Helicanus there
Per. Still confirmation:
Embrace him, dear Thaisa : this is he. The Temple of Diana at Ephesus: Thaisa Now do I long to hear how you were found; standing near the Allar, as Frigh Priestess; How possibly preserv'd, and wbom to thank, a number of Virgins on each side; Cerimon Resides the gods, for this great miracle. and other Inhabitants of Ephesus attending. Thai. Lord Cerimon, my lord; this man
Through whom the gods have shown their power Enter Pericles, with his Train ; Lysimachus,
that can Helicanus, Marina, and a Lady. From first to last resolve you. Per. Hail Dian! to perform thy just command, Per.
Reverend str, I here confess myself' the king of Tyre;
The gods can have no mortal officer Who, frighted from my country did wed More like a god than you. Will you deliver The fair Thaisa, at Pentapolis.
How this dead queen re-lives? At sea in childbed died she, but bronght forth Cer.
I will, my loc A maid-child call'd Marina ; who, O goddess, Beseech yon, first go with me to my borse, Wears yet thy silver livery.' She at Tharsus Where shall be shows you all was found with Was nurs'd with Cleon; whom at fourteen years
How she came placed here within the temple ;
Enter Gower. No needful thing omitted.
Gow. In Antioch, and his daughter, you have Per.
heurd I bless thee for thy vision, and will ofter
Or monstrous Inst the due and just reward : My night oblations to thee. Thaisa,
In Pericles, his queen and danghter, seen
In Helicanus may you well descry
Thai. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good credit, The worth that learned charity aye wears.
For wicked Cleon and his wife, when fame Per. Heavens make a star of him! Yet there, Had spread their cursed deed, and honour'd my queen,
Of Pericles, co rage the city turn; [name We'll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves That him and his they in his palace burn. Will in that kingdom spend our following days; The gods for murder seemed so content Our son and daughter shall in Tyrus reign. To punish them; although not done, but meant. Lord Ceriinon, we do our longing stay,
So on your patience evermore attending, To hear the rest untold. Sir, lead the way. New joy waii on you! Here our play has ending. (Ereunt.
OSWARD, Steward to Goneril.
An Officer, employed by Edmund.
Gentleman, Aliendant on Cordelia.
Servants to Cornwall.
REGAN, Daughters to Lear.
Knights attending on the King, Officers,
Messengers, Soldiers, and Attendants. SCENE-Britain.
Edm. My services to your lordship.
Kent. I inust love you, and sure to know you
Glo. He hath been out nine years, and away
he shall again :-The king is coming Kent. I thought the king had more affected the
[Trumpets sound within. duke of Albany, than Cornwall. Glo. It did always seem so to ns : but now, in Enter Lear. Cornwall, Albany, Goneril, Regan, the division of the kingdom, it appears not which
Cordelia, and Attendants. of the dukes he values most; for equalities are Lcar. Attend the lords of France and Burgundy, 80 weigh'd, that curiosity in neither can make Gloster. choice of either's moiety.
Glo. I shall, my liege. Kent. Is not this your son, my lord ?
(Ereunt Gloster and Edmund. Glo. His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: Lear. Mean time we shall express our darker I have so often blush'd to acknowledge him, that
purpose, now I am brazed to it.
Give me the map there. ---Know, that we have Kent. I cannot conceive yon.
divided, Glo. Sir, this young fellow's mother could : In three, our kingdom ; and 'tis our fast intent whereupon she grew round-wombed ; and had, To shake all cares and business from our age; indeed, sir, a son for her cradle, ere she had a Conferring them on younger strengths, while w husband for her bed. Do you smell a fanlt? Unburden'd crawl toward death. -Our son of
Kent. I cannot wish the fault undone, the issue Cornwall, of it being so propier.
And you, or no less loving son of Albany, Glo. But I have, sir, a son by order of law, We have this hour a constant will to publish some year elder than this, who yet is no dearer Our daughters' several dowers, that future strife in my account: though this knave came some. May be prevented now. The princes, France what saucily into the world before he was sent and Burgundy, for, yet was his mother fair ; there was good Great rivals in onr youngest daughter's love, sport at his making, and the whoreson must be Long in our couri have made their amorous acknowledged.-Do you know this noble gentle sojourn, man, Edmund ?
And here are to be answer'd.-Tell me, my Edm. No, my lord.
daughters, Glo. My lord of Kent: remember him here- (Since now we will divest us, both of rule, after as my honourable friend.
linterest of territory, cares of state)
Which of you, shall we say, doth love us most ? Hold thee, from this, for ever. The barbarvas
To gorge his appetite, shall to my bosom
Be as well neighbour'd, pilied, and reliev'd, Do love you more than words can wield the As thou my sometime daughter matter,
Good may liege, Dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty; Lear. Peace, Kent! Beyond what can be valued, rich or rare; Come not between the dragon and his wrath : No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, I lov'd her most, and thought to set my rest honour:
On her kind nursery.--Hence, and avoid my As much as child e'er lov'd, or father found.
[To Cordelis. A love that inakes breath poor, and speech un- So be my grave my peace, as here I give able :
Her father's heart from her !--Call France ;Beyond all manner of so much I Inve you.
Who stirs ? Cor. What shall Cordelia do ? Love, and be Call Burgundy.-Cornwall, and Albany, silent.
(Aside. With my two daughters dowers digest this third Lear. Of all these bounds, even from this line Let pride, which she calls plainness, marry her to this,
I do invest you jointly with my power, With shadowy forests and with champains Pre-eminence, and all the large effects rich'd,
That troop with majesty.-Ourself, by monthly With plenteons rivers, and wide-skirted meads, course, We make thee lady: To thine and Albany's issue with reservation of a hundred knights, Be this perpetual. - What says our second daugh. By you to be sustain'u, shall our abode ter,
Make with you by due turns. Only we still Our dearest Regan, wife to Cornwall ? Speak.
retain Reg. I am made of that self metal as my sister, The name, and all the additions to a king: And prize ine at her worth. In my true beart
The way, I find, she names my very deed of love; Revenue, execution of the rest, Only she comes too short, -that I profess Beloved sons, be yours : which to confirma, Myself an enemy to all other joys,
This coronet part between you. Which the most precious square of sense pos
(Giving the Cromas. sesses ;
Royal Lear, And find, I am alone felicitate
Whom I have ever honour'd as my king, In your dear highuess' love.
Lov'd as my father, as my master follow'd, Cor.
Then poor Cordelia ! As my great patron thonght op in my prayers,
[ Aside. Lear. The bow is bent and drawn, make from And yet not so; since, I am sure, my love's
the shaft. More richer than my tongue.
Kent. Let it fall rather, though the invade Lear. To thee, and thine, hereditary ever, The region of my heart : be Kent untpannerly Remain this aniple third of our fair kingdom; When Lear is mad. What would'st thou do, No less in space, validity, and pleasure,
old man ? Than that conferred on Goveril. Now,'our joy, Think'st thou, that duty shall have dread to Although the last, not least: to whose young love speak, The vines of France, and milk of Burgundy, When power to flattery bows ! To plaines Strive to be interess'd: what can you say, to draw honour's bound, A third more opulent than your sisters ? Speak. When majesty stoops to folly. Reverse thy Cor. Nothing, my lord.
doom ; Lear. Nothing ?
And, in thy best consideration, check Cor. Nothing.
This hideois rashness: answer my life my juds Lear. Nothing can come of nothing: speak
Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least, Cor. Cuhappy that I am, I cannot heave Nor are those empty hearted, whose low sound My heart into my mouth : 'I love your majesty Reverbs no hollowness. According to my bond; nor nore, nor less. Lear.
Kent, on thy life, no mors Lear. How, how, Cordelia ? mend your speech Kent. My life I never held but as a pawn a little,
Towage against thine enemies, nor fear to lose it, Lest it may mar your fortunes.
Thy safety being the motive.
Out of my sigts.
Now, by Apollo, king, They love you, all? Haply, when I shall wed, Thou swear'st thy gods in vain. That lord, whose hand must take my plight, shall Lear.
O, vassal! miscreant! carry
[Laying his Hand on his Sod Half my love with him, half my care, and duty : Alb. Corn. Dear sir, forbear. Sure, I'shall never marry like my sisters,
Kent. I love my father all.
Kill thy physician, and the fee bestow Lear. But goes this with thy heart?
Upon the foul disease. Revoke thy gift; Cor.
Ay, good my lord. Or, whilst I can vent clamour from my throat, Lear. So young, and so untender?
I'll tell thee, thou dost evil. Cor. So young, my lord, and true.
Hear me, recreasti Lear. Let it be so.-Thy truth then he thy On thine allegiance hear me! dower :
Since thou hast sought to make us break ons For, by the sacred radiance of the sun ;
(Which we durst never yet,) and, with strain'd The rysteries of Hecate, and the night;
pride, By all the operations of the orbs,
To come betwixt our sentenee and our power, From whom we do exist, and cease to be ; Here I disclaim all my paternal care,
(Which nor our nature nor our place can bear)
Our potency made good, take thy reward. Propinquity and property of blood,
Five days we do allot thee, for provision And as a siranger to my heart and me
To shield thee from diseases of the world;