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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,
As my good nurse Lychorida hath oft
Per. O, stop there a little!
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? 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.
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 ?
What this maid is, or what is like to be,
Here is the regent, sir, of Mitylene,
Lys. She would never tell
Her parentage ; being demanded that,
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, Diy 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 MarinaBlar. You said you would believe me; What was thy mother's name? tell me but that,
For truth can never be confirm'd enough, Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife: Though doubts did ever sleep.
To mourn thy crosses, with thay daughter's
, call, Mar. First, sir, I pray,
And give them repetition to the lite. What is your title?
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. [Diann 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.
olur. Is it no more to be your daughter, than) Enter Lysimachus, Helicants, and Marisa. 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 Helicanuse 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 Hei. 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 seeins 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 Diana of How sure you are my daughter.-But what mu
Gow. Now our sands are almost run; Hel. Vy lord, I hear none.
More a little, and then done.
This, as my last boon, give me,
What pageantry, what feats, what shows, Per. Karest 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. Vost 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 bis head;
The interim, pray you, all confound.
And wishes fall out as they're will do
Our king, and all his company.
That he can hither come so soon,
The temple of Diana at Ephesus ; TALISA PERICLES on the deck asleep; Diana appear standing near the altar, as High-Priestess ; 4 ing to him as in a vision.
number of Virgins on cach side ; CIRIXOS
and other" Inhabitants of Ephesus attendings Din. My temple stands in Ephesus; hie thee thither,
Enter PERICLES, with his Train; Lisinache, And do upon nine altar sacrifice.
IIELICANUS, Marixa, und « Lady. There, when my maiden priests are met together, Per. Hail, Dian! to perform thy just comiBefore the people all,
I here confess myself the king of Tyre ; Thy burden at the sea, and callid Marina,
Thai. Bless'd, and mine own!
Per. Still contirmation:
Embrace him, dear Thaisa ; this is he.
[She faints. How possibly preserv'd; and whom to thank,
Thai. 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 sir,
More like a god than you. Will you deliver
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. Pure Diana !
My night oblations to thee. Thaisa,
Shall marry her at Pentapolis. And now,
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 tlıy 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. Heavens make a star of him! Yet there,
We'll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves
Will in that kingdom spend our following days;
better.When we with tears parted Pentapolis,
Our son and daughter shall in Tyrus reign.
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 with fortune fierce and keen,)
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
In reverend Cerimon there well appears,
Mar. My heart
The worth that learned charity aye wears. The gods for murder seemed so content
New joy wait on you! Here our play has enda
SCENE I.-A 700m of state in King Lear's Kent. I cannot wish the fault undone, the ispalace.
sue of it being so proper.
Glo. But I have, sir, a son by order of law, Enter Kent, GLOSTER, and EDMUND.
some year elder than this, who yet is no dearer Kent. I thought, the king had more affected in my account: though this knave came somethe duke of Albany, than Cornwall.
what saucily into the world before he was sent Glo. It did always seem so to us : but now, in for, yet was his mother fair ; there was good the division of the kingdom, it appears not sport at his making, and the whoreson must be which of the clukes he values most ; for equali- acknowledged. Do you know this noble gentles ties are so weighed, that curiosity in neither can man, Edmund ? make choice of either's moiety.
Edm. No, my lord. Kent. Is not this your son, my lord ?
Glo. My lord of Kent: remember him hereGlo. His breeding, sir, hath been at my after as my honourable friend. charge : I have so often blushed to acknowledge Edm. My services to your lordship. him, that now I am brazed to it.
Kent. I must love you, and sue to know you Kent. I cannot conceive you.
better. Glo. Sir, this young fellow's mother could : Edm. Sir, I shall study deserving. whereupon she grew round-wombed ; and had, Glo. He hath been out nine years,
away indeed, sir, a son for her cradle, ere she had a he shall again :-The king is coming. husband for her bod. Do you smell a fault?
[Trumpets sound within.