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Ton know, your mother means to feast with me, Tit. A reason mighty, strong, and effectual ; set at thy house: And calls herself, Revenge, and thinks me inad,- A pattern, precedent, and lively warrant, i solemn feast, Hark, villains; I will grind your bones to dust, Por me, most wretched to perform the likes and her sons,

And with your blood and it, I'll make a paste ; Vie, die, Lavinia, and thy shame with thee; I thy foes; And of the paste a cotlin. I will rear,

[He kills Lavinia. And make two pasties of your shameful heads; And, with thy shame, thy father's sorrow die!

And bid that struinpet, your unhallow'd dam, Sut. What hast thou done, unuatural, and un. device Like to the earth, swallow her own increase.

kind ? - Tis sad Titos call This is the feast that I have bid her to,

Tit. Kill'd her, for whom my tears have made And this the banquet she shall surfeit on;

me blind.

For worse than Philomel you used my daughter, I am as woeful as Virginius was :
And worse than Progne I will be revenged : And have a thousand limes more cause than he
And now prepare your throals.-Lavinia, come, To do this outrage ;-and it is now done.

(He cuts their Throats. Sat. Whal, was she ravisu'd l Tell, who di tly Receive the blood : and, when that they are

of the Goths;

Tit. Will't please you eat; will't please your
Let me go grind their bones to powder small,

highness feed? Niall least with us and with this hateful liquor temper it;

Tam. Why hast thou slain thine only danghter
And in that paste let their vile heads be baked.

kid -0 let wym,
Come, come, be every one officious

Tit. Not I; 'twas Chiron and Demetrius :
To make this banquet ; which I wish may prove They ravish'd her, and cut away her tongue,
More stern and bloody than the Centaurs' least. And they, 'twas they, that did her all this wrong.
So, now bring them in, for I will play the cook, Sat. Go, fetch them hither to us presently.
And see them ready 'gainst their mother comes. Tit. Why, there they are both, baked in that
(Exeunt, bearing the dead Bodies.

pye ;

Whereof their mother dainuily hath fed, SCEVE III.- The same.- A Pavilion, with Tables, Eating the flesh that she herself hath bred. &c. 'Tis true, 'tis true; witness my knife's sharp point,

(Killing Tamora. Enter Lucius, Marcus, and Goths, with AABON, Sat. Die, frantic wretch, for this accursed deed. Prisoner.

(Killing Titus. Luc. Uncle Marcus, since 'tis my father's mind, Luc. Can the son's eye behold his father bleed? That I repair to Rome, I am content.

There's meed for meed, death

for a deadly deed. I Goth. And ours, with thine, befall what for- (Kills Saturninus.-A great Tumult.- The People tune will.

in confusion disperse.- MARCUS, Lucius, and Lac. Good uncle, take you in this barbarons their Partisans, ascend the Steps before Moor,

Titus's Blouse.
This ravenous tiger, this accursed devil;

Mar. You sad-faced men, people and sons of
Let him receive no sustenance, fetter him,

Till he be brought unto the enipress' face, By uproar sever'd, like a fight of fowl
Por testimony of her foul proceedings :

Scatter'd by winds and high tempestuous gusts,
And see the ambush of our friends be strong: 0, let me teach you how to knit again

This scatter'd corn into one mutual sheaf,
Ity foes. En ors. Lfear, the emperor means no good to us.
Aar. Some devil whisper curses in mine ear,

These broken limbs again into one body:
And prompt me, that my tongue may utter forth,

Sen. Lest Rome herself be bane unto herself;

And she, whom mighty kingdoms court'sy to, shall we be emploss! The venemous malice of my swelling heart!

Luc. Away, inbuman dog! Unhallow'd slave I Like a forlorn and desperate cast-away,
Sirs, help our uncle to convey him in.-

Do shameful execution on herself.
(Exeunt Goths, with Aaron.-Flourish. But if my frosty signs and chaps of age,
The trumpets shew, the emperor is at hand. Grave witnesses of true experience,

Cannot induce you to attend my words,
Enter SATURNINUS and TAMORA, with Tribunes, Speuk, Rome's dear friend ; [To Lucius.] as erst
Senators, and others.

our ancestor,
Sat. What, hath the firmament more suns than When with his solemn tongue he did discourse,
one ?

To love-sick Dido's sad attending ear,
Luc. What boots + it thee, to call thyself a sun? The story of that baleful burning night,
Mar. Rome's emperor, and nephew, break the When subtle Greeks surprized king Priam's
parle ;

These quarrels must be quietly debated.

Tell us, what Sinon hath bewitch'd our ears,
The feast is ready, which the careful Titus Or who hath brought the fatal engine in,
Hath ordained to an honourable end,

That gives our Troy, our Rome, the civil wound.-
Por peace, for love, for Jeague, and good to Rome: My heart is not compact of flint, nor steel ;
Please you, therefore, draw nigh, and take your Nor can I utter all our bitter grief,

But floods of tears will drown my oratory,
Sat. Marcus, we will.

And break my very utterance ; even i' the time (Huutboys sound.-The Company sit down at When it should move you to attend me most, Table.

Lending your kind commiseration :
Enter Titus, dressed like a Cook, LAVINIA, veiled, Your hearts will' throb and weep to hear him

Here is a captain, let him tell the tale ;
young Lucius, and others.-Titus places the

speak. Dishes on the table.

Luc. Then, noble anditory, be it known to you,
Tit. Welcome, my gracious lord: welcome, That cursed Chiron and Demetrius
dread queen :

Were they that murdered our emperor's brother;
Welcome, ye warlike Goths; welcome, Lucius; And they it were that ravished our sister:
And welcome, all : although the cheer be poor, For their fell faults our brothers were beheaded ;
Twill fill your stomachs; please you eat of it. Our father's tears despised ; and basely cozen'd

Sat. Why art thou thus attired, Andronicus ? of that true hand, that fought Rome's quarrel
Til. Because I would be sure to have all well,

To entertain your highness, and your empress. And sent her enemies unto the grave.

Tam. We are beholden to you, good Andronicus. Lastly, myself unkindly banished,
Tit. An if your highness knew my heart, you were. The gates shut on me, and turn’d weeping ont,
fy lord the emperor, resolve me this ;

To beg relief amung Rome's enemies;
Vas it well done of rash Virginius,

Who drown'd their enmity in my true tears,
To slay his daughter with his own right hand, And oped their arms to embrace me as a friend ;
Because she was enforced, stain'd, and deflour'd? And I am the turn'd-forth, be it known to you,
Sat. It was, Andronicus.

That have preserved her welfare in my blood;
Tit. Your reason, mighty lord ?

And from her bosom took the enemy's point, Sat. Because the girl should not survive her Sheathing the steel in my advent'rous body. shaine,

Alas! you know, I am nó vaunter, I;
And by her presence still renew his sorrows. My scars can witness, dumb although they are

That my report is just, and full of truth.
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Citing my worthless praise: 0, pardon ine s Luc. Come hither, boy ; come, come, and reare
Pur when no friends are by, men praise them-

of us

To melt in showers: thy grandsire loved thee welt:
Alar. Now is my turn to speak ; behold this child, Many a time be danced thee on his knee,

(Poining to the Child in the Arms of an Sung thee asleep, his loving breast thy pillow ;

Many a natter hath he told to thee, of this was Tantora delivered ;

Meet, and agreeing with thine intancy; The jaslie of an irreligious Moor,

In that respect then, like a loving child, Cirei architect and plotter of these woes;

Shed yet some small drops from ihy tender spring, The villain is alive in Tilus' house,

Because kind nature doth require it so:
Danun'da he is, to witness this is true.

Friends should associate trends in grief and woe :
Now judge, what cause had Titus lo revenge Bid him farewell ; commit him to the grave;
These wrongs, unspeakable, past patience,

Do hun that kindness, and take leave of him.
Or more than any living man could bear.

Boy. O grandsire, grandsirel even with all my Now you have heard the truth, what say you, Ro


turs, King of Ant mans?

Would I were dead, so you did live again! Have we done aught amiss ? Shew us wherein, O lord, I cannot speak to him for weeping;

1519, And, from the place where you behold us now, My tears will choke ine, if I ope my mouth. The por remander of Andronici

ges, King of Pent Will, band in hand, all heaulong cast us down,

Enter ATTENDANTS, with AARON. And on the ragged stones beat forth our brains,

1 Rom. You sad Andronici, have done with woes; And make a mutual closure of our house.

Give sentence on this execrable wretch, Speak, Romans, speak; and, if you say, we shall,

That hath been breeder of these dire events. Lo, hand in hand, Lucius and i'will all.

Luc. Set him breast-deep in earth, and famish Ios, Servant to C Æmil. Come, come, thou reverend man of Rome,

him; And bring our emperor gently in thy hand, There let him stand, and rave and cry for food : Lucius our emperor; for, well I know,

If any one relieves or pities him, The coinmon voice do cry, it shall be so.

For the offence he dies. This is our doom : Rom. [Sererul speak.) Lucius, all bail ; Rome's Some stay, to see him fasten’d in the earth. royal emperor!

Aar. o, why should wrath be mute, and fury Wife to Cicon.

dumbi Lucios, &c. descend.

I am no baby, I, that, with base prayers, Mar. Go, go into old Titus' sorrowful house ; I should repent the evils I have done ;

[To an Allendant. Ten thousand, worse than ever yet I did, And hither hale that misbelieving Moor,

Would I perform, if I might have my will ;
To be adjudged some diretul slaughtering death, If one good deed in all my life I did,
As punishment for his most wicked life.

I do repent it from my very soul.
Rom. [Several speak.) Lucius, all bail ; Rome's Luc. Some loving friends convey the emperor
gracious governor!

hence, Luc. Thanks, gentle Ronians; may I govern so,

And give him burial in his father's grave: To heal Rome's harms, and wipe away her woe! My father, and Lavinia, shall forth with But, gentle people, give me aim awhile,

Be closed in our household's monument.
For nature puts me to a heavy task ;-

As for that heinous tiger, Tamora,
Stand all alool ;-but, uncle, draw you near, No funeral rite, nor man in mournful weeds,
To shed obsequious lears upon this irunk :-

No mournful bell shall ring her burial;
0, take this warm kiss on iny pale cold lips, But throw her forth to beasts, and birds of prey :

(Kisses Titus. Her lile was beast-like, and devoid of pity ; These sorrowful drops upon thy blood-stain'd face, And, being so, shall have like want of pity. The last true ruties of thy noble son !

See justice done to Aaron, that damn'd Moor, Mar. Tear for tear, and loving kiss for kiss, By whom our heavy haps had their beginning : Thy brother Marcus tenders on thy lips :

Then, allerwards, to order well the stale ; 0, were the sum of these that I should pay That like events may ne'er it ruinate. Countless and intimile, yet would I pay them!


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MARINA, Daughter to Pericles and Thaisa. id lire again

LYCHORIVA, Nurse to Marina.

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SIYONIDES, King of Pentapolis.
CLRON, Governor of Tharsus.

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rates, Fishermen, and Messengers, &c. have done with FECERIMON, a Lord of Ephesus. THALIARD, a Lord of Antioch.

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PHILEMON, Servant to Cerimon.
LEONINE, Servant to Dionyza.-Marshall.

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ACT 1.

SCENE 1.-Antioch.- A Room in the Palace. Enter GOWER,- Before the Palace of Antioch. Enter ANTIOCHUS, PERICLES, and Attendants. To sing a song of old t was sung,

Ant. Young prince of Tyre, you have at large reFrom ashes ancient Gower is come;

Assuming mau's infirmities,

The danger of the task you undertake.
To glad your ear, and please your eyes.

Per. Uhave, Autiochus, and with a soul
It hath been sung at festivals,

Embolden'd with the glory of her praise,
On ember eves, and holy ales ;

Think death no hazard, in this enterprize.
And lords and ladies of their lives

(Musie. Have read it for restoratives :

Ant. Bring in our daughter, clothed like a bride, 'Parpose to make men glorious;

For the embracements even of Jove himself ;
Et quo antiquius, eo melius.

At whose conception (till Lucina reign'd),
If you, born in these latter times,

Nature this dowry gave, to glad her presence,
When wil's more ripe, accept my rhymes,

The senate-house of planets all did sit,
And that to hear an old man siny,

To knit in her their best perfections.
May to your wishes pleasure bring,

I life would wish, and that I might
Waste it for you, like taper-light.-

Per. See, where she comes, apparell'd like tlie
This city then, Antiochi ihe great

spring, Built up for his chiefest seat;

Graces her subjects, and her thoughts the king The fairest in all Syria;

of every virtue gives renown to men ! (I tell you what mine authors say :)

Her face, the book of praises, where is read This king unto him took a pheere ,

Nothing but curious pleasures, as from thence
Who died and left a female heir,

Sorrow were ever rased, and testy wrath
So buxom, blithe, and full of face,

Could never be her mild companion.
As heaven had lent her all his grace;

Ye gods that made me man, and sway in love,
With whom the father liking look,

That bave inflamed desire in my breast,
And her to incest did provoke :

To taste the fruit of yon celestial tree,
Bad father! to entice his own

Or die in the adventure, be my helps,
To evil, should be done by none.

As I am soi, and servant to your will,
By custom, what they did begin,

To compass such a boundless happiness !
Was, with long use, account || wo sin.

Ant. Prince Pericles,--
The beauty of this sinful danie

Per. That would be son to great Antiochus.
Made many princes thither frame,

Ant. Before thee stands this fair Hesperides, To seek her as a bed-fellow,

With golden fruit, but dangerous to be touch'd ; In marriage-pleasures play-fellow

For death-like dragons here affright thee hard : Which to prevent, he made a law

Her face, like heaven, enticeth thee to view (To keep her still, and men in awe),

A countless glory, which desert must gain :
That whoso ask'd her for his wife,

And which without desert, because thine eye
His riddle told not, lost his life :

Presumes to reach, all thy whole heap must die. So for her many a wight did die,

Yon sometime fanions princes, like thyself,
As yon grim looks do testify S.

Drawn by report, advent'roas by desire,
What now ensues, to the judgn.ent of your eye. Tell thee with speechless longaes, and semblance
I give, my cause who best can justity. [Erit.


That, without covering, save yon field of stars, • Chorus in the character of Gower, an ancient They here stand martyrs, slain in Cupid's wars; English poet, who has related the story up this And with dead cheeks advise thee to desist, play in his Confessio Amantis.

For going on death's net, whom none resist. + i.e. That of old,

+ Whitsun-ales, &c. Per. Antiochus, I thank thee, who hath taught Wise, the word significs a mate or companion. My frail mortality lo know itself, Acconnted.

And by those fearful objects to prepare Pointing to the scene of the palace gale at An. This body, like to them, to what I must: tioch, on which the heads of those unfortunate For death remember'd, should be like a mirror, wights were fixed.

Who tells us, life's but breath; to trust it, error

l'll make my will then ; and as sick men do, As doth befit our honour, and your worth. Who know the world, see heaven, but feeling woe,

(Exeunt Antiochus, his Daughter, and Gripe not at earthly joys, as erst they did;

So i bequeath a happy peace to you,

Per. How courtesy would seem to cover sin !
And all good men, as every prince should do ; When what is done is like an hypocrite,
My riches to the earth, from whence they came ; The which is good in nothing but in sight.
But iny auspotted fire of love to you.

If it be true that I interpret false,
[To the Daughter of Antiochus. Then were it certain, you were not so bad,
Thus ready for the way of life or death,

As with foul incest to abuse your soul; I wait the sharpest blow, Antiochus,

Where. now you're both a father and a son, Scorning advice.

By your untinely claspings with your child Ant. Read the conclusion then;

(Which pleasure fits an husband, not a father); Which read and not expounded, 'tis decreed, And she an eater of her mother's fleshi, As these before thee thou thyself shalt bleed. By the defiling of her parent's bed; Daugh. In all, save that, may'st thou prove pros And both like serpents are, who though they feed perous !

On sweetest flowers, yet they poison breed. In all, save that, I wish thee happiness!

Antioch, farewell! for wisdom sees, those men Per. Like a bold champion, I assume the lists, Blush not in actions blacker than the night, Nor ask advice of any other thought

Will shiun no course to keep them from the light. But faithfulness, and courage.

One sin, I know, another doth provoke ;

Murder's as near to lust, as flame to smoke. (He reads the Riddle.]

Poison and treason are the hands of sin,

Ay, and the targets, to put off the shame :
I am no viper, yet I feed

Then, lest my life he cropp'd to keep you clear,
On mother's flesh, which did me breed :

By flight I'll shun the danger which I fear. (Exit.
I sought a husband, in which labour,
I jound that kindness in a father.

Re-enter AntiOCHUS.
lle's juther, son, and husband mild,

Ant, He hath found the meaning, for the whicla I mother, wife, and yet his child.

we mean
How they may be, and yet in turo,

To have his head.
As you will live, resolve it you.

He must not live to trumpet forth my infamy,
Sharp physic is the last: but you powers !

Nor tell the world, Antiochus doth sin

In such a loalled manner:
That give heaven countless eyes to view men's acts,
Why cloud they not their sigits perpetually,

And therefore instantly this prince must die ;
If this be true, which makes me pale to read it?

For by his falling honour inust keep high. Fair glass of light, I loved you, ithid could still,

Who attends on is there?
[Takts hold of the land of the Princess.

Were not this glorious casket swred with ill:
But I must tell you,-!ow, my thoughts revolt;

Thal. Doth your highmess call!
For he's no man on whom periections wait,

Ant. Thaliard, you're of our chamber, and our

mind That knowing sin within, will touch the gate. You're a fair viol, and your sense the strings :

Partakes her private actions to your secresy; Who, finger'd to make man his lawful music,

And for your faithfulness we will advance you. Would draw heaven down, and all the gods 10 Thaliard, behold, here's poison, and here's gold : hearken;

We hate the prince of Tyre, and thou must kill him ; But, being play'd upon before your time,

It fits thee not to ask the reason why, Hell only danceth at so harsh a chime :

Because we bid it. Say, is it done? Cood sooth, I care not for you.

Thal. My lord,

H Ant. Prince Pericles, touch not, upon thy life,

Tis done. For that's an article within our law,

Enter a MESSENGER. As dangerous as the rest. Your time's expired; Ant. Enough;

A Either expound now, or receive your sentence. Lest your breath cool yourself, telling your laste. Per. Great king,

Mess. My lord, prince Pericles is filed. Few love to hear the sins they love to act;

(Exit Messenger. "Twould 'braid yourselt too near for me to tell it. 4:21. As thou Who has a book of all that monarchis do,

Wilt live, fly after : and, as an arrow, shot
lle's more secure to keep it shut, than shewn; From a well-experienced archer, hiis the mark
For vice repeated, is like the wand’ung wind, His eye doth level at, so ne'er retum,
Blows dust in others' eyes, to spread itself;

Unless thou sa: , Prince Pericles is dead.
And yet the end of all is bought ibus dear,

Thal. My lond, it I The breath is gone, and the sore eyes see clear : Cau get linn once within my pistol's length, To stop the air would hurt them. The bindi mole I'll make him sure : so farewell to your highness, casts

(Exit. Copp'd • hills towards heaven, to tell, the earth is Ant. Thaliard, adien! Till Pericles be dead, wrong'd

My heart can lend no succour lo my head. (Exil. By man's oppression; and the poor worm doch die fort.

SCE VE II.- 7'yre.- A Room in the Palace. Kings are earth's gods : in vice their law's their

Enter PERICLES, HELICANUS, and other Lords. And if Jove stray, who dares


Jove doth ill? Per. Let none disturb us : Why this charge of It is enough you know; and it is fit,

thoughts? What being more known grows worse, to smother The sad companion, dull-eyed melancholy, it.

By me so used a guest is, not an hour, All love the womb that their first beings bred, In the day's glorious walk, or peaceful night Then give my tongue like leave to love my head. (The womb where grief should sleep), can breed me dud. Heaven, that I had thy head! He has found

quiet! the meaning;

Here pleasures court mine eyes, and mine eyes But I will gluzet with him. (A side.) Young prince

shun thein, of Tyre,

And danger, which I feared, is at Antioch, Thongli by the tenour of our strict edict,

Whose arm seeins far too short to hit me here : Your exposition misinterpreting,

Yet neither pleasure's art can joy my spirits, We misht proceed to cancel of your days ; Nor yet the other's distance comfort me. Titlupe, succeeding from so fair a tree

Then it is thus: the passions of the mind, As soir fair self, doth tune us otherwise :

That have their first conception by mis-dread, Fitti; bunicer we do respite yout;

Have after-ponishment and life by care; I by Rincia line our secret be iindone,

And what was tirst but fear what might be done, This merey snews, we'll joy in such a son :

Grows elder now, and cares it be not done. Aud until then, your entertain shall be,

And so with me;-the great Antiochus

(Gainst whom I am too little to contend, • Rising to a top or head.

Since he's so great, can make his will las act), Fialter, insinuate. i To the destruction of your life.

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Will think me speaking, though I swear to silence; Per. Drew sleep out of mine eyes, blood from Nor boots it me to say, I honour him,

my cheeks, If he suspect I may dishonour him:

Musings into my mind, a thousand doubts And what may make him blush in being known, How I might stop thuis tempest, ere it came; He'll stop the course by which it might be known; And finding little comfort to relieve them, With hostile forces he'll o'erspread the land, I thought it princely charity to grieve them. And with the ostent of war will look su buge,

Tel. Well, my lord, since you have ginen me Amazement shall drive courage from the state ;

leave to speak, Our men be vanquish'd, ere they do resist,

Freely Pil speak. Antiochus you fear, And subjects punish'd, that ne'er thought otience : And justly loo, I think, you fear the tyrant, Which care of them, not pity of myself

Who either by public war, or private trea-01, (Who am no more but as the tops of trees,

Will take away your life. Which fence the roots they grow by, and defend therefore, my lord, go travel for a while, them),

Tull that his rage and anger be forgot, Makes both my body pine, and soul to langnish, Or destinies do cut his thread of lite. And punish that before, that he would punish. Your rule direct to any; if to me, I Lord. Joy, and all comfort in your sacred Day serves not lighi more faithful than I'll be. breast!

Per. I do not doubt thy faith ; 2 Lord. And keep your mind, till you retuin to But should he wrong my liberties in absenceus,

Hel. We'll mingle bloods together in the earth, Peaceful and comfortable !

Proin whence we had our being and our birth Hel. Peace, peace, my lords, and give experience Per. Tyre, I now look from thee then, and to tongue.

Tharsis They do abuse the king, that parter hini :

Intend my travel, where I'll hear from thee; For fattery is the bellows blows up sin;

And by whose leiters I'll dispose myself. The thing the which is patter'd, but a spark, The care I had and have of subjects' good, To which that breath gives lieat and stronger glow. On thee I lay, whose wisdoni's strength can bear it. ing;

I'll take thy word for faith, not ask thinc oath ; Whereas reproof, obedient, and in order,

Who shuns not to break one, will sure ciack both: Pits kings, as they are men, for they may err.

But in our orbs. we'll live so round and sale, When signior Sooth here does proclaim a peace, That time of both this trutlı sball ne'er convince t. He flatters yoo, makes war upon your life :

Thou shew'dst a subject's shine, I a true prince. Prince, parilon me, or strike me, if you please ;

(Hannt. I cannot be much lower than my knees. Per. All leave us else; but let your cares o'er. SCENE 111.-- Tyre.- An Ante-chamber in the look

What shipping, and what lading's in our haven,
And then return to us. (Escuni lords.) Helicanus,


Thal. So, this is Tyre, and this is the court. Hast moved us : What seest thou in our looks? Here must í kill hing Pericles; and, if I do not, I Hel. An angry brow, dread lord.

am sure to be hang'd at home : 'lis dangerous.l'er. If there be such a dat in princes' frowns, Well, I perceive he was a wise fellow, and had llow durst thy tongile move anger to our face? good discretion, that being bid to ask what he would llel. How dare ihe plants look up to heaven, of the king, desired he might know none of his from whence

secrets. Now do I see he had some reason for it: They have their nourishment?

for if a king bid a man be a villain, he is bound by Per. Thou know'st I have power

the indenture of his oath to be one.--Hush, here To take thy life.

come the lords of Tyre. Hel. (Keeling.) I have ground the axe mysell; Do yon but strike the blow.

Enter HELICANUS, ESCANES, and other Lords. Per. Rise, pr'ythee rise ;

Hel. You shall not need, my fellow peers of Tyre, Sit down, sit down; thou art no Natterer :

Further w question of your king's departure. I thank thee for it; and high heaven forbid, His seal'd commission, left in trust with me, That kings should let their ears hear their faults Doth speak suthiciently, he's gone to travel. hid !

Thal. How ! the king hone!

(Aside. Fit counsellor, and servant for a prince,

Hel. If further yet you will be satisfied,
Who by thy wisdom makest a prince thy servant, Why, as it were unlicensed of your loves,
What wouldst thou have me do?

He would depart, I'll give some light into you.
Hel. With patience bear

Being at Antiuch--
Such griefs as you do lay upon yourself.

Thal. What from Antioch?

[Aside. Per. Thou speak'st like a physician, Helicanas; Hel. Royal Antiochus (on what cause I know Who minister'si a potion unto me,

That thou wouldst tremble to receive thyself, Took some displeasure at him; at least he judged
Atrend me then: I went to Antioch,
Where, as thou know'st, against the face of death, And doubting lest that lie had err'd or sinn'd,
I sought the purchase of a glorious beanty,

To shew his sorrow, would correct himself;
From whence an issue I might propagate,

So puts himself into the shipman's loil,
Bring arms to princes, and to subjecis joys.

With whom each minute threatens life or death.
Her face was to mine eye beyond all wonder; Thal. Weil, 1


(Aside. The rest (hark in thine ear'), as blach as incent; I shall not be hang'd now, although I would ; Which by ny knowledge found, the sinful tatber But since he's gone, the king it sure must please, Seem'd not to strike, but smooth : bat thou how'st le scaped the land, lo perish on the seas.tuis,

But I'll present me. Peace to the lords of Tyre! 'Tis time to fear, when tyrants seem to kiss.

let. Lori Thaliard from Antiochus is welcome. Which fear so grew in one, I hither thed;

Thal. Piom hum i come
Under the covering of a careful niglit,

With message to prmcely Pericles;
Who seem'd my good protector; and being liese, But, since my landing, as I have understood
Bethought me what was past, what might succeed. Your lord his took himself to unknown travels,
I knew him tyrannous; and tyrants' fears

My message must retur from whence it came.
Decrease not, but grow faster than their years : Tic. We have no reason to desire it, since
And should he doubt it (as no doubt he doth), Commended to our master, not to us :
That I should open to the listening air,

Yet, cre you shall de pail, this we desire,-
How many worthy princes' bloors vieie shed, As friends to Autioch, we may feasi in Tyre.
To keep his bed of blackness laid one,

To lop that doubt, he'll till this land with aims,
And nake pretence of wrong that I have done SCENE IV.-Tharsus.-A Room in the Governor's

When all, for mine, if I may call’t offence,
Must feel war's blow, who spares not innocence :

Enter CLEON, DIONYZA, and Attendants.
Whicli love to all (of which thysell all one,

Cle. My Diony za, shall we rest us here,
Who now reprovest me for it)-
Hel. Alas, Sir!

* In our different spheres. + Overcome.

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