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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;
For worse than Philomel you used my daughter, I am as woeful as Virginius was :
(He cuts their Throats. Sat. Whal, was she ravisu'd l Tell, who di tly Receive the blood : and, when that they are
Tit. Will't please you eat; will't please your
highness feed? Niall least with us and with this hateful liquor temper it;
Tam. Why hast thou slain thine only danghter
Tit. Not I; 'twas Chiron and Demetrius :
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,
Mar. You sad-faced men, people and sons of
Scatter'd by winds and high tempestuous gusts,
This scatter'd corn into one mutual sheaf,
These broken limbs again into one body:
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,
Do shameful execution on herself.
Cannot induce you to attend my words,
To love-sick Dido's sad attending ear,
Tell us, what Sinon hath bewitch'd our ears,
That gives our Troy, our Rome, the civil wound.-
But floods of tears will drown my oratory,
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 :
Here is a captain, let him tell the tale ;
speak. Dishes on the table.
Luc. Then, noble anditory, be it known to you,
Were they that murdered our emperor's brother;
Sat. Why art thou thus attired, Andronicus ? of that true hand, that fought Rome's quarrel
Tam. We are beholden to you, good Andronicus. Lastly, myself unkindly banished,
To beg relief amung Rome's enemies;
Who drown'd their enmity in my true tears,
That have preserved her welfare in my blood;
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;
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
To melt in showers: thy grandsire loved thee welt:
(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:
Friends should associate trends in grief and woe :
Do hun that kindness, and take leave of him.
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 ;
I do repent it from my very soul.
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.
As for that heinous tiger, Tamora,
No mournful bell shall ring her burial;
(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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PERSONS REPRESENTED. he leave of nim. el even with 2 ANTIOCHUS, King of Antiochi. PERICLES, Prince of Tyre.
MARINA, Daughter to Pericles and Thaisa. id lire again
LYCHORIVA, Nurse to Marina.
Diana. 7 for weeping;
SIYONIDES, King of Pentapolis.
Lords, Ladies, Knights, Gentlemen, Sailors, Pi. uith A1ROX. LYSIMACHUS, Governor of Mitylene.
rates, Fishermen, and Messengers, &c. have done with FECERIMON, a Lord of Ephesus. THALIARD, a Lord of Antioch.
Scene, dispersedly in various Countries ..
That the reader may know through how many
regions the scene of this drama is dispersed, it is
necessary to observe, that Antioch was the nietro-e and cry for food : GOWER, as Chorus.
polis of Syria ; Tyre a city of Phænicia, in Asia ; The DAUGHTER of ANTIOCHUS.
Tarsus, the metropolis of Cicilia, a country of Asia DIONYZA, Wife to Cleon.
Minor , Mitylene, ihe capital of Lesbos, an island
in the Ægean sea; and Ephesus, the capital of be mute, and for Thatsa, Daughter to Simonides.
lonia, a country of the Lesser Asia
FELICES.US;} Two Lords of Tyre.
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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;
The danger of the task you undertake.
Per. Uhave, Autiochus, and with a soul
Embolden'd with the glory of her praise,
Think death no hazard, in this enterprize.
(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 ;
At whose conception (till Lucina reign'd),
Nature this dowry gave, to glad her presence,
The senate-house of planets all did sit,
To knit in her their best perfections.
Enter the DAUGHTER OF ANTIOCHUS.
Per. See, where she comes, apparell'd like tlie
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
Sorrow were ever rased, and testy wrath
Could never be her mild companion.
Ye gods that made me man, and sway in love,
That bave inflamed desire in my breast,
To taste the fruit of yon celestial tree,
Or die in the adventure, be my helps,
As I am soi, and servant to your will,
To compass such a boundless happiness !
Ant. Prince Pericles,--
Per. That would be son to great Antiochus.
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 :
And which without desert, because thine eye
Presumes to reach, all thy whole heap must die. So for her many a wight did die,
Yon sometime fanions princes, like thyself,
Drawn by report, advent'roas by desire,
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;
Per. How courtesy would seem to cover sin !
If it be true that I interpret false,
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 :
Then, lest my life he cropp'd to keep you clear,
By flight I'll shun the danger which I fear. (Exit.
Ant, He hath found the meaning, for the whicla I mother, wife, and yet his child.
To have his head.
He must not live to trumpet forth my infamy,
Nor tell the world, Antiochus doth sin
In such a loalled manner:
And therefore instantly this prince must die ;
For by his falling honour inust keep high. Fair glass of light, I loved you, ithid could still,
Who attends on is there?
Thal. Doth your highmess call!
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
Unless thou sa: , Prince Pericles is dead.
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.
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
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,
He would depart, I'll give some light into you.
Being at Antiuch--
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,
To shew his sorrow, would correct himself;
So puts himself into the shipman's loil,
With whom each minute threatens life or death.
(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
With message to prmcely Pericles;
My message must retur from whence it came.
Yet, cre you shall de pail, this we desire,-
Enter CLEON, DIONYZA, and Attendants.
Cle. My Diony za, shall we rest us here,
* In our different spheres. + Overcome.