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Aud by relating tales of others' griefs,

Go tell their general, we attend him here, See it will teach us to forget our own!

To know for what he comes, and whence he comes, Dio. That were to blow at fire, in hope to quench And what he craves.

Lord. I go, my lord.

(Eril. For who digs hills because they do aspire,

Cle. Welcome is peace, if he on peace consist Throws down one mountain, to cast up a higher. Ir wars, we are unable to resist.

niy distressed Jord, even such our griefs ;
Here they're but felt, and seen with mistful eyes,

Enter PeriCLES, with Attendants.
But like io groves, being lopp'd, they higher rise. Per. Lord governor, for so we hear you are,
Cle. O Diony za,

Let not our ships and number of our men,
Who wanteth food, and will not say he wants it, Be, like a beacon fired, to amaze your eyes.
Or can conceal his hunger, till he iamish?

We have heard your miseries as far as Tyre,
Our tongues and sorrows do sound deep our woes And seen the desolation of your streets :
Into the air : our eyes do weep, till lungs

Nor come we to add sorrow to your tears, Felch breath that may proclaim them louder ; But to relieve them of their heavy load; that,

And these our ships you happily + may think If heaven slumber, while their creatures want, Are, like the Trojan horse, war-stufr'd within. They may awake their helps to comfort them. With bloody views, expecting overthrow, l'llinen liscourse our woes, felt several years, Are stored with corn, to make your needy bread, And wanting breath to speak, help me with lears. And give them lite, who are hunger-slarved, hair Dio. I'll do my besi, Sir.

dead.
('le. This Tharsus, o'er which I have government, All. The gods of Greece protect you !
(1 city, on whom plenty held full hand)

And we'll pray for you.
For riches strew'd herself even in the streets; Per. Rise, I pray yon, rise ;
Whose lowers bore beads so high, they kiss'd the We do not look for reverence, but for love,
clouds,

And harbourage for ourself, oor ships, and men.
And strangers ne'er beheld, but wonder'd at; Cle. The which when any shall not gratify,
Whose men and dames so jetted and adorn'd, Or pay you with unthankfulness in thought,
Like one another's glass to trim + them by : Be it our wives, our children, or ourselves,
Their lables were stored full, to glad the sight, The curse of heaven and men succeed their evils !
And not so much to feed on, as delight;

Till when (the which, I hope, shall ne'er be seen.)
All poverty was scorn'd, and pride so great, Your grace is welcome to our town and us.
The name of help grew odious to repeat.

Per. Which welcome we'll accept; least here Dio. 0, 'tis too true.

awhile, Cle. But see what heaven can do! By this our Until our stars that frown, lend us a smile. change,

(Ereunt. These mouths, whom but of late, earth, sea, and

ACT II. air, Were all too little to content and please,

Enter Gower.
Although they gave their creatures in abundance,

Gow. Flere have you seen a mighty king
As houses are detiled for want of use,
They are now starved for want of exercise :

His child, I wis i, to incest bring ;
Those palates, who, not yet two summers younger,

A better prince, and benign lord, Must have inventions to delight the taste,

Prove awful both in deed and word. Would now be glad of bread, and beg for it;

Be quiet then, as men should be, Those mothers who, lo nonslet up their babes,

Till he hath pass'd necessity. 'Thought nought too curious, are ready now,

I'll shew you those in trouble's reign, To eat those little darlings whom they loved.

Losing a mite, a mountain gain. So sharp are hunger's teeth, that man and wife

The good in conversation 9 Draw lots, who first shall die to lengthen life:

(To whom I give my benizon P), Here stands a lord, and there a lady weeping;

Is still at Tharsus, where each man Here many sink, yet those which see them fall,

Thinks all is writ he spoken can: Have scarce strength left to give them burial.

And, to remember what he does, Is not this true ?

Gild' his stalue glorious : Dio. Our cheeks and hollow eyes do witness it.

But tidings to the contrary, Cle. 0, let those cities, that of Plenty's cup

Are brought your eyes; what need speak I !
And her prosperities so largely taste,

Dumb Show.
With their superfluous riots, hear these tears!
The misery of Tharsus may be theirs.

Enter at one door PERICLES, talking with Cleon ; all

the Train with them.- Enter at another door, a Enter a Lord.

Gentleman with a Letter to Pericles; Péricles Lord. Where's the lord governor?

shews the Letter to Cleon, then gives the MessenCle. Here,

ger a Retrard, and knights him.--Exeunt PeriSpeak out thy sorrows which thou bring'st, in cles, Cleon, &c. severully. haste,

Gow. Good Helicane hath staid at home, Por comfort is too far for us to expect.

Not to eat honey, like a drone, Lord. We have descried, upon our neighbouring From others' labours; forth he strive shore,

To killen bad, keep good alive ; A portly sail of ships make hitherward.

And, to fulfil his prince' desire, Cle. I thought as much.

Sends word of all that haps in Tyre : One sorrow never coines, but brings an heir,

How Thaliard came full bent with sin, That may succeed as his inheritor;

And lid intent, to murder mm; And so in ours; some neighbouring nation,

And that in Tharsus was not best
Taking advantage of our misery,

Longer for him to make his rest:
Hath stufl'd these hollow vessels with their power ý, He knowing so, put forth to seas,
To beat us down, the which are down already; Where wlien inen been, there's seldom ease ;
And make a conquest of unhappy me,

For now the wind begins to blow;
Whereas no glory's got to overcome.

Thunder above, and deeps below, Lord. That's the least fear : for, by the sem- Make such unquiet, that the ship blance

Should house liim sale, is wrech'd and split;
of their white flags display'd, they bring us peace, And he, good prince, baring all lost,
And come to us as favourers, not as foes.

By waves from comst to const is tost:
Cle. Thou speak'st like him's untitor'd to repeat, All perishen of mall, of pell,
Who makes the fairest show, means most deceit. Ne aught escapen but luinisell;
Bat bring they what they will, what need we Till fortune, tired with doing bad,
fear!

Threw hun ashore, to give him glad :
The ground's the low'st, and we are half-way And here he cunies : what shall be next,
there.

Pardon old Gower: this long's the lexi. (Erit. • To jet, is to strut, to walk proudly.

• If he stands on peace.

Perhaps. To dress them by. * Nurse fondly. * Know.

9 i. e. Conduct, behaviour. Forces.

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SCENE 1.- Pentapolis.-An open Place by the Sea shalt' go home, and we'll have Aesh for holidays,

Now, afore me, a handsome fellow ! Come, thou side.

fish for fasting-days, and moreo'er puddings and Enter PERIGLES, wet.

flap-jacks, and thou shalt be welcome.

Per. I thank you, Sir.
Per. Yet cease your ire, ye angry stars of hea-

2 Fish. Hark' you, my friend, you said you ven!

could not beg. Wind, rain, and thunder, remember, earthly man

Per. I did but crave. Is but a substance that must yield to you ;

2 Fish. But crave? Then I'll turn craver too, And I, as fits my nature, do obey you;

and so I shall 'scape whipping. Alas, the sea hath cast me on the rocks, Wash'd me from shore lo shore, and left me

Per. Why, are all your beggars whipp'd then! breath

2 Fish. O, not all, my friend, not all ; for if all Nothing to think on, but ensuing death :

your beggars were whipp'd, I would wish no better Let it suffice the greatness of your powers,

office, than to be beadle. But, master, I'll go To have bereft a prince of all his fortunes;

draw up the net. (Exeunt Two of the Fishermen.

Per. How well this honest mirth becomes their And having thrown him from your wat'ry grave,

labour ! Here to have death in peace, is all he'll crave. 1 Fish. Hark you, Sir; do you know where you Enter Three FISHERMEN.

are?

Per. Not well. 1 Fish. What, ho, Pilche!

I Fish. Why I'll tell you : this is called Penta2 Fish. Ho! conie, and bring away the nets. polis, and our king, the good Simonides. i Fish. What, Patch-breeoh, I say !

Per. The good king Simonides, do you call him ? 3 Fish. What say you, master ?

| Fish. Ay, Sir; and he deserves to be so call'd, | Fish. Look how thou stirrest now! Come away, for his peaceable reign, and good government. or lui fetch thee with a wannion.

Per. He is a happy king, since from his subjects 3 Fish. 'Faith, master, I am thinking of the poor He gains the name of good, by his government. men that were cast away before us, even now. How far is his court distant from this shore !

i Fish. Alas, poor souls, it grieved my heart to 1. Fish, Marry, Sir, half a day's journey; and hear what pitiful cries they made to ns, to help I'll tell you, he hath a fair daughter, and to morthem, when, well-a-day, we could scarce help'our. row is her birth day ; and there are princes and selves.

knights come from all parts of the world, to just 3 Fish. Nay, master, said not I as much, when I and tourney + for her love. saw the porpus, how he bounced and tumbled ! Per. Did' but my fortunes equal my desires, They say they are half fish, half fesh; a plague I'd wish to make one there. on them, they ne'er come, but I look to be wash's. 1 Fish. 0, Sir, things must be as they may; and Master, 1 marvel how the fishes live in the sea. what a man cannot get, he may lawfully deal

i Fish. Why as men do a-land; the great ones for-his wife's soul. eat up the little ones : I can compare our rich misers to nothing so fitly as to a whale; 'a plays

Re-enter the Two FISHERMEN, drawing up a Net. and tumbles, driving the poor fry before hini, and 2 Fish. Help, master help; here's a tish hangs in at last devours them all at a mouthful. Such the net, like a poor man's right in the Jaw; 'will whales have I heard on a' the land, who never hardly come out. Hal bots on't, 'tis come at last, leave gaping, till they've swallow'd the whole pa- and 'tis turn'd to a rusty armour. rish, church, steeple, bells and all.

Per. An armour, friends! I pray you, let me Per. A pretty nioral.

see it. 3 Fish. But, master, if I had been the sexton, I Thanks, fortune, yet, that after all my crosses, would have been that day in the belfry.

Thou givest me somewhat to repair myself ; 2 Fish. Why, nian?

And, thongh it was mine own, part of mine heritage, 3 Fish. Because he should have swallow'd me Which my dead father did bequeath to me, too: and when I had been in his belly, I would With this strict charge (even as he left his life), have kept such a jangling of the bells, that he kcep it, my Pericles, it hath been a shield should never have left, till he cast bells, steeple, 'Twirt me and death (and pointed to this brace: 1) church, and parish, up again. But if the good for that it saved me, keep it ; in like necessity, king Simonides were of my mind

Which gods protect thee from! It may defend Per. Simonides?

thee. 3 Fish. We would purge the land of these drones, It kept where I kept, I so dearly loved it; that rob the bee of her honey.

Till the rough seas, that spare not any man, Per. How from the finny subject of the sea Took it in rage, though, calm'd, they give't These fishers tell the infirmities of men ;

again : And from their watery empire recollect

I thank thee fort ; my shipwreck's now no ill, All that may men approve, or men detect! Since I have here my father's gift by will. Peace be at your labour, honest fishermen.

| Fish. What mean yon, Sir! 2 Fish. Honest ! Good' fellow, what's that? If it Per. To beg of you, kind friends, this coat of be a day fits you, scratch it out of the calendar,

worth, and no body will look after it.

For it was sometime target to a king ; Per. Nay, see, the sea hath cast upon your I know it by this mark. He loved me dearly, coast

And for his sake, I wish the baving of it; 2 Fish. What a drunken knave was the sea, to And that you'd guide me to your sovereign's cast thee in our way! Per. A man whom both the waters and the Where with't I may appear a gentleman ; wind,

And if that ever my low fortunes better, In that vast tennis-court, hath made the ball I'll pay your bounties; till then, rest your debtor. For them to play upon, entreats you pity him ; i Fish. Why, wilt thou lourney for ihe Jady! He asks of you, that never used to beg:

Per. I'll shew the virtue I have borne in arms. i Fish. No, friend, cannot you beg ? Here's them i Fish. Why, do ye take it, and the gods give in our country of Greece, gets more with begging, thee good on't! than we can do with working.

2 Fish. Ay, but hark you, my friend ; 'twas we 2 Fish. Canst thou catch any fishes then? that made up this garment through the rough Per. I never practised it.

seams of the waters : there are certain condole. 2 Fish. Nay, then thou wilt starve sure; f ients, certain vails. I hope, Sir, if you thrive, here's nothing to be got now a-days, unless thou you'll remeniber from whence you had it. canst fish for't.

Per. Believe't, I will. Per. What I have been, I have forgot to know; Now, by your furtherance, I am cloth'd in steel ; But what I am, want teaches me to think on; And spite of all the rupture of the sea, A man shrunk up with cold : my veins are chill, This jewel holds his biding on my arm; And have no more of life, than may suffice Unto thy value will I mount myself To give iny tongue that heat, to ask your help; Upon a courser, whose delightful steps Whicle if you shall retuse, when I am dead, Shall make the gazer joy to see him tread.Por I am a man, pray see me buried. 1 Fish. Die quoth-a ? Now gods forbid ! I have • Pancakes.

+ To tilt, mock-fight. a gown here ; comc, put it on; keep thee warm. 1 Armour for the arm.

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Only, my friend, I yet am unprovided

8!m. Opinlon's but a fool, that makes us scan of a pair of bases The outward habit by the inward man.

all 2 Fish. We'll sure provide: thou shalt have my But stay, the knights are coming ; we'll withdraw da best gown to make thee a pair; and I'll bring thee Into the gallery,

(Exeunt.cat to the court mysell.

(Great Shouts, and all cry, The mean kuigbt! Per. Then honour be but a goal to iny will; This day I'll rise, or else add ill to ill. (Exeunt. SCENE III.The same.-A Hall of State.- A Bar. 1

quet prepared. SCENE II.-The same.- A public Way, or Plat

Enter SIXONIDES, TAAISA, LORDS, KNIGHTS, and form, leading to the Lists.-A Pavilion by the

Attendants. side of it, for the reception of the King, Princess, Lords, &c.

Sim. Knights,

To say you are welcome, were superfluous.
Enter SIMONIDES, Thaisa, LORDS, and Attendants. To place upon the volume of your deeds,
Sim. Are the knights ready to begin the tri- As in a title-page, your worth in arms,
umph ?
Were more than you espect, or niore than's fit,

1th i Lord. They are, my liege ;

Since every worth in show commends itself. And stay your coming to present themselves. Prepare for mirih, for mirth becomes a feast : Sim. Return thenit, we are ready; and our

You are my guests.
daughter,

Thai. Bit you, my knight and guest;
In honour of whose births these triumphs are, To whom this wreath ot' victory i give,
Sits here, like beauty's child, whom nature gat And crown you king of this day's happiness.
For men to see, and seeing wonder at.

Per. 'Tis more by fortune, lady, than my merit,

(Exit a Lord. Sim. Call it by what you will, the day is yours; Thai. It pleaseth you, my father, to express And here, I hope, is none that envies il.

На My commendations great, whose merit's less. In framing artists, art hach thus decreed,

Sim. 'Tis fit it should be so ; for princes are To make some good, but others to exceed;
A model, which heaven makes like to itself : And you're her labour'd scholar. Come, queen
As jewels lose their glory, if neglected,

o' the seast So princes their renown, if not respected.

(For, daughter, so you are), here take your place : "Tis now your honour, daughter, to explain Marshal the rest, as they deserve their grace. The labour of each kniglit, in his device I.

Knights. We are honour'd much by good SimoThai. Whicli, to preserve mine honour, I'll per.

nides. form. Sim. Your presence glads our days; honour we

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love, Enter a Knight ; he passes over the Stage, and his por who hates honour, hates the gods above.

ery Squire presents his Shield to the Princess. Marsh. Sir, yond's your place. Sim. Who is the first that doth prefer ý himself? Per. Some other is more fit.

Thui. A knight of Sparta, my renowned father ; 1 Knight. Contend not, Sir; for we are gentleAnd the device he bears upon his shield

men, Is a black Æthiop, reaching at the sun ;

That neither in our hearts, nor outward eyes, The word I, Lax tua vita mihi.

Envy the great, nor do the low desprise. Sim. He loves you well, that holds his life of Per. You are right courteous knights. you. (The second Knight passes.

Sim. Sit, sit, Sir ; sil. Who is the second, that presents himselt!

Per. By Jove, I wonder, that is king of thoughts, Thai. A prince of Macedon, my royal father; These cates resist me, she not thought upon. And the device he bears upon his shield Thai. By Juno, that is queen

1 Is an arm'd knight, that's conquer'd by a lady : Of marriage, all the viands that I eat The pollo thus, in Spanish, Piu per dulçura que Do seem unsavonry, wishing him niy meat!

per fuerça [The third Knight passes. Sure he's a gallant gentleman. Sim. And what's the third ?

Sim. He's but Thai. The third, of Antioch;

A country gentleman ; And his device, a wreath of chivalry :

He has done no more than other knights have done; The word, Me pompa proverit apex.

Broken a staff, or so ; su let il pass. (The fourth Knight passes. Thai. To nie he seems like diamond to a glass. Sim. What is the fourth ?

Per. Yon king's to me, like to my father's pic. Thai. A burning torch, that's turned upside

ture, down:

Which tells me, in that glory once he was ; The word, Quod me alit, me extinguit.

Had princes sit, like stars, about his thrope, Sim. Which shews that beauty hath his power And he the son, for them to reverence. and will,

None that bebeld him, but, like lesser lights,
Which can as well infame, as it can kill.

Did railt their crowns to his supremacy ;
[The fifth Knight passes. Where now his son's a glow-worin in the night,
Thai. The fifth, an hand environed with clouds; The which hath fire in darkness, none in light;
Holding out gold, that's by the touchstone tried ; Whereby I see that time's the king of men,
The molto thus, Sic spectanda fides.

For he's their parent, and he is their grave, (The sixth Knight passes. And gives them what he will, not what they Sim. And what's the sixth and last, which the

ciave. knight himself

Sim. What, are you merry, knights ? With such a graceful courtesy deliver'd ?

I kright. Who can be other, in this royal preThai. He seems a stranger; bat bis present is

sence? A withei'd branch, that's only green at top;

Sim. Here, with a cup that's stored unto the The motto, In hac spe rivo.

brim Sim. A pretty moral;

(As yon do love, fill to your mistress' lips), From the dejected state wherein he is,

We trink this health to you. He hopes by you his fortunes yet may sourish. Knights. We thank your grace. 1 Lord. He had need mean better than his out- Sim. Yel pase a while ; ward show

Yon knight, methinks, doth sit too melancholy, Can any way speak in his just commend:

As it the entertaiament in our court
For, by his rusty outside, he appears

Ilari noi a show inight countervail his worth.
To have practised more the whipstock, than the Note it not you, Thaisa ?
Jance.

Thai. What is it
? Lord. He well may be a stranger, for lie comes To me, my faller?
To an honour'd triumph, strangely furnished. Sim. 0, attend, my daughter ;

3 Lord. And on set purpose let his armour rust, Princes, in this, should live like gods above, Unul this day, to scoar it in the dust.

Who freely give to every one that comes

To honour them: and princes, not doing so, • A kind of loose breeches.

Are like to poats, which make a sound, but kill'd i.e. Return them notice.

Are wonder'd at. * Emblem on a shield.

Offer. i The motto.

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berefore to make's entrance more sweel, here say, 3 Lord. And cursed be he that will not second it.

We drink this standing-bowl of wine to him. I Lord. Follow me, then : Lord Helicane, a * Thai. Alas, my father, it befits not me

word. Tato a stranger knight to be so bold;

Hel. With me ? and welcome : Happy day, my werd be may my proffer take for an offence,

lords. Sace men take women's guits for impudence. I Lord. Know that our griefs are risen to the top, Sim. How !

And now at length they overflow their banks. Das I bid you, or you'll more me else.

Hel. Your griet's, for what? wrong not the prince Tial. Now, by the gods, he could not please me better.

(Aside. I Lord. Wroug not yourself then, noble HeliSim. And further tell him, we desire to know,

cane; er whence he is, his naine and parentage.

But if the prince do live, let us salute him,
Thai. The king my father, Sir, has drunk to you. Or know what grounds made happy by his breath.
Per. nk him.

in world he live, we'll seek him out; Thai. Wishing it so much blood unto your life. If in his grave he rest, we'll find him there; Per. I thank both him and you, and pledge him And be resolved , he lives to govern us, freely.

Or dead, gives cause to mourn his funeral,
Thai. And further he desires to know of you, And leaves us to our free election.
or whence you are, your name and parentaze. Lord. Whose death's, indeed, the strongest in
Per. A gentleman of Tyre-(iny name, Pericles ;

our censuret: My education being in arts and armis ;)

And knowing this kingdom, if without a head Who, looking for adventures in the world,

(Like goudly buildings left without a roof), Was by the rough seas rest of ships and men, Will soon to ruin fall, your noble self, And, after shipwreck, driven npon this shore. That best know'st how to rule, and how to reign, Thai. He thanks your grace ; names himself Pe. We thus submit unto,-our sovereign. ricles,

All. Live, noble Helicane! A gentleman of Tyre, who only by

Hel. Try honour's cause, forbear your suffrages Visfortune of the seas has been bereit

If that you love prince Pericles, forbear. of ships and nuen, and cast upon this shore. Take I your wish, I leap into the seas,

Sim. Now by the gods, I pity his misfortune, Where's hourly trouble for a minute's ease.
Ånd will awake hun froin his melanclioly.

A twelvemunth longer, let me lien entreat you
Cme, gentlemen, we sit too long on trifles,

To forbear choice i' the absence of your king;
And waste the time, which looks for other revels. It in which time expired, he not return,
Even in your armours, as you are address it', I shall with aged patience bear your yoke.
Hill very well become a soldier's dance.

But it I cannot win you to this love;
I will noi have excuse, with saying, this

G“ search like noblemen, like noble subjects, Laud masic is too harsh fir ladies' heads ;

And in your search spend your adventurous worth; Since they love men in arıns, as well as beds. Whom it yon tind, and wm unto return,

(The Knights dance. You shall like diamonds sit about his crown. So, this was well ask'd, 'twas so well perform'l. | Lord. To wisdom be's a fool that will not Come, Sir;

yield; Here is a lady that wants breathing too :

And, since Lord Helicane enjoineth us, And I have often heard, you knights ot Tyre We with our travels will endeavour it. Are, excellent in making ladies trip;

Hel. Then you love us, we you, and we'll clasp 5 And that their measures t are as excellent.

hands; Per. In those that practise them, they are, my When peers thus knit, a kingdom ever stands. loid.

(Ereunt. Sim. O, that's as much, as you would be denied

(The Knights aud Ladies dance. SCENE V.- Pentapolis.-A Room in the Palace. of your fair constesy:-Cnclasp, unclasp ; Thanks, gentlemen, to all; and have done well,

Enter SIMONIDES, reading a Letter, the KNIGHTS

meet him. But you the besi. (To Pericles.) Pages and lights, conduct

I Knight, Good morrow to the good Simonides.
These knights unto their several lodgings : Yours,

Sim. Kniglits, fronı my daughter this I let you
Sir,

know, We have given order to be next our owl.

That for this twelvemonth, she'll not underlake Per. I am at your grace's pleasure.

A married life. Sim. Princes, it is too late to laik of love,

Her reason to herself is only known, Por that's the mark I know you level at :

Wlrich from herself by no means can I get. Therefore each one betake him to his rest;

2 Knight. May we not get access to her, iny lord Tomorrow, all for speeding do their best.

Sim. 'Faith, by no means ; she hath so strictly (Exeunt.

tied her

To her chamber, that it is impossible.
SCENE IV.-Tyre.-A Room in the Governor's

One twelve moons more she'li wear Diana's livery;
House.

This by the eye of Cynthia hath she vow'd,
Enter HELICANUS and Escanes.

And on her virgin honour will not break it.
Hel. No, no, my Escanes; know this of me,

3 Knight. Thouglı loth to bid farewell, we take Antiochus from incest lived not free ;

our leaves.

(Ereunt. for which, the most high gods not minding longer They're well despatch’d; now to my daughter's

Sim. So To withhold the vengeance that they had in store,

letter : Due to this heinons capital offence, Even in the height and pride of all his glory,

She tells me here, she'll wed the stranger knight, When he was seated, and his daughter with him,

Or never more to viet nor day nor light. In a chariot of inestimable value,

Mistress, 'tis weil, your choice agrees with mine; A fire from heaven came, and shirivelld up

I like that well :- Nay, how absolute she's in', Their bodies, even to loathing; for they so stunk,

Not minding whether I dislike or no! That all those eyes adored them, ere iheir fall,

Well, I commend her choice; Scorn now their hand should give them burial.

And will no longer have it be delay'd. Esa. "Twas very strange.

Soft, here he comes :- I must disscmble it.
Hel. And yet wit just; for though

Enter PERICLES.
This king were great, his greatnes was no guard Per. All fortune to the good Simonides!
To bar heaven's sbart, but sin had his rewaru. Sim. To you as much, Sir! I am Leholden to
Escu. 'Tis very true.

011,

For your sweet music this last night: my ears,
Enter Three LORDS.

I do protest, were never betier fed
i Lord. See, not a man in private conference, With such delightful pleasing harmony.
Or council, has respect with him but he.

Per. It is your grace's pleasure to commend ; 2 Lord. It shall no longer grieve without re- Not my desert. proof.

Sim. Sir, you are music's master.

Per. The worst of all her scholars, my good lord. • Prepared for combat.

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My daughter !

Allendants; a Messenger meets him, kneels, and

jule daug Per. As of a most virtuous princess

gives Pericles a Letter.-Pericles shews it to Si.

Smanly, an Sim. And she is fair too, is she not!

monides ; the Lords kneel to the former.-Then Per. O you Per. As a fair day in summer ; wond'rous fair.

enter Thaisa with child, and Lyckorida.-SimoSim. My daughter, Sir, thinks very well of you; nides sheus his Daughter the Letier ; she rejoices :

watch tl Ay, so well, Sir, that you must be her master,

she and Pericles take leave of her father, and

call not st And she'll your scholar be ; therefore, look to it.

honour depart.-Then Simonides, &c. retire. Per. Unworthy I to be her schoolmaster.

Lx. Palien Sim. She thinks not so ; peruse this writing else.

Gow. By many a dearn and painful perch en for this Per. What's here

of Pericles the careful search, A letter, that she loves the knight of Tyre ?

By the four opposing coignes !, 'Tis the king's subtilty, to have my life. (Aside.

Which the world together joins, 0, seek not to intrap, my gracious lord,

Is made, with all due diligence,

*thou'otti A stranger and distressed gentleman,

That horse, and sail, and high expence, That never aim'd so high, to love your daughter,

Can stead the quest §. At last from Tyre But bent all offices to honour her.

(Fame answering the most strong inquire,)

ere, air, w Sim. Thou hast bewitch'd my daughter, and thou To the court of king Simonides art

Are letters brought; the lenour these : A villain.

Antiochus and his daughter's dead; Per. By the gods, I have not, Sir.

The men of Tyrus, on the head Never did thought of mine levy offence;

Of Helicanus would set on Nor never did my actions yet commence

The crown of Tyre, but he will none : A deed might gain her love, or your displeasure.

The mutiny there he hastes t'appease : Sim. Traitor, thou liest.

Says to them, if king Pericles Per. Traitor!

Come not, in tuice six moons, home,
Sim. Ay, traitor, Sir.

He obedient to their doom,
Per. Even in his throat (anless it be the king), Will take the crown. The sum of this,
That calls ine traitor, I return the lie.

Brought hither to Pentapolis,
Sim. Now, by the gods, I do applaud his cou.

Y-ravished the regions round, rage.

(Aside. And every one with claps 'gan sound, Per. My actions are as noble as my thoughts, Our heir apparent is a king: That never relish'd of a base descent.

Who dream'd, echo thought of such a thing? I came onto your court, for honour's cause,

Brief, he must hence depari to Tyre : And not to be a rebel to her state ;

His queen, with child, niakes her desire And he that otherwise accounts of me,

(Which who shall cross ?) along to go; This sword shall prove he's honour's enemy.

(Omil we all their dole and woe ;) Sim. No !

Lychorida, her morse, she takes, Here comes my daughter, she can witness it.

And so to sea. Their vessel shakes

Ou Neptune's billow; half the tlood
Enter Thaisa.

Hath their keel cul; but fortune's inood |
Per. Then, as you are as virtuous as fair,

Varies ilgain ; the grizzled north Resolve your angry father, if my tongue

Disgorges such a tempest forth, Did e'er solicit, or my hand subscribe

That, as a duck for life that dives To any syllable tiat made love to you ?

Su up and down the poor ship drives.
Thai. Why, Sir, say if you had,

The lady shrieks, and, well-a-near $!
Who take offence at that would make me glad ? Duth tall in travail with her fear:
Sim. Yea, mistress, are you so peremptory!--

And what enstle in this fell storm,
I am glad of it with all my heart (Aside.) I'll tame

Shall, for itself, itself perform. you;

I nilli. relate; action may I'll bring you in subjection.

Conveniently the re-l convey : Will you, not having my consent, bestow

Which miglit not what by me is told. Your love and yonr affections on a stranger!

In your imagination hold (Who, for anght I know to the contrary,

This stage, the ship, upon whose deck
Or think, may be as great in blood as 1) (Aside. The sea-tost prince appears to speak.
Hear, therefore, mistress ; frame your will to
mine,

SCENE I.
And you, Sir, hear yon.- Either be ruled by me,

Enter Pericles, on a Ship at Sea. Or I will make you- man and wife.Nay, come : your hands and lips must seal it 100.- Per. Thou God of this great vast tt, rebuke these 1&ril. Sir, we And being join'd, I'll thus your hopes destroy ;

surges, And for a further grief,- God give you joy!

Which wash both heaven and hell; and thou, that

hast What, are you but pleased ? Thai. Yes, if you love me, Sir.

Having call'd them from the deep! O still thy Per. Thither

Upon the winds command, bind them in brass,
Per. Even as iny life, my blood that fosters it.
Sim. What, are you both agreed !

deafʼning, Both. Yes, 'please your majesty:

Thy dreadful thuiders: gently quench thy nimble, Sim. It pleaseth me so well, l'll see you wed;

Sulphureous flashes ! -O how, Lychorida, Then, with what haste you can, get you to bed.

flow does my queen !- Thou suirm, thou! venom. (Ereunt.

ously t:

Wilt thou spit all thyself ?--The seaman's whistle
ACT III.

Is as a whisper in the cars of death,

Unheard.-Lychorida !-Lucina 35,
Enter GOWER.

Divinest patroness, and midwife, gentle

To those ihat cry by night, convey thy deity
Gow. Now sleep yslaked • hath the rout; Aboard our dancing boat; make swift the pangs
No din but snores, the house about,

Of my queen's travails !- Now, Lychorida--
Made louder by the o'er-fed breast
Of this most pompous marriage feast.

Enter LYCHORIDA, with an Infant,
The cat, withi eyne of burning coal,

Lye. Here is a thing Now couchies 'fore the monse's hole;

Too young fu - 11 a place, who if it had And crickets sing at th' oven's mouth,

Conceit lll. would die as I am like to do. As the blither for their drouth.

Take in your arms this piece of your dead queen.
Hymen hath brought the bride to bed,

Per. How! how ! Lychorida 1
Where, by the loss of maidenhead,
A babe is moulded ;-Be altent,

• Lonely.
A measure.

Corners,
And time that is so briefly spent,

Help, or assist the search.

y Disposition. With your fine fancies guaintly ecle #';

An exclamation equivalent to well-a-day. What's dumb in show, I'll plain with speech. . I shall not.

** This wide expanse.

10 Maliciously. • Quenched.

Eke out. 95 The goddess of child-bearing. ll! Thought.

tail. What Per, Courage ath done w

his post kald, it wou

Hvil. Slack I thout Blue dail. But so

kiss the Seil. Sır, y This hich, the

ship be clea Per. That's y Sgil. Pardon 25 userved refore brief and straight Per. Be it as

queen! Lye. Here she Per. A terrible light, no fire got thee uite opive thee hal last cast tace, ibere, for a mo agh aye remaini hamming * the with simp

Nestor bring (Exit. y casket and

rag me the sa mon the pillow prestly fare

alk'd and bit Per. I thank

this? Sail. Wea

der thy cour

it? : Sail. By bre Per. O niake ere will I vis anot hold on caietul nursi bring the bo

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