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Happy be you!
I am, sir,
I am down again;
Kneel not to me:
You holp us, sir,
? He would have well BECOME this place,] In the folio, 1623, “become ” is printed becom'd, probably a mere error of the press ; but it has been adopted by Malone, and by modern editors who have followed his text.
3 - upon his eagle BacK'n] So all the folios; but modern editors strangely prefer “ upon his eagle back :” if they thought fit to make this change in the text, they ought to have printed “upon his eagle's back.”
Of mine own kindred: when I wak’d, I found
Read, and declare the meaning. Sooth. [Reads.] “ When as a lion's whelp 4 shall, to himself unknown, without seeking find, and be embraced by a piece of tender air; and when from a stately cedar shall be lopped branches, which being dead many years shall after revive, be jointed to the old stock, and freshly grow, then shall Posthumus end his miseries, Britain be fortunate, and flourish in peace and plenty.” Thou, Leonatus, art the lion's whelp ; The fit and apt construction of thy name, Being Leo-natus, doth import so much. The piece of tender air, thy virtuous daughter,
This hath some seeming.
4 When as a lion's whelp-] “ It is not easy to conjecture,” says Coleridge, (Lit. Rem. vol. ii. p. 128) “why Shakespeare should have introduced this ludicrous scroll, which answers no one purpose, either propulsive or explicatory, unless as a joke on etymology.” It is very possible that the scroll and the vision were parts of an older play.
To the majestic cedar join'd, whose issue
Sooth. The fingers of the powers above do tune
Laud we the gods;
3 Of this yet-] The folio, 1623, accidentally inverts these words, “ Of yet thix." The correction was made in the folio, 1664.
“The late, And much admired Play, called Pericles, Prince of Tyre. With the true Relation of the whole Historie, aduentures, and fortunes of the said Prince : As also, The no lesse strange, and worthy accidents, in the Birth and Life, of his Daughter Mariana. As it hath been diuers and sundry times acted by his Maiesties Seruants, at the Globe on the Banck-side. By William Shakespeare. Imprinted at London for Henry Gosson, and are to be sold at the signe of the Sunne in Pater noster row, &c. 1609.” 4to. 35 leaves.
“The late, And much admired Play, called Pericles, Prince of Tyre. With the true Relation of the whole History, aduentures, and fortunes of the saide Prince. Written by W. Shakespeare. Printed for T. P. 1619." 4to. 34 leaves.
“The late, And much admired Play, called Pericles, Prince of Tyre. With the true Relation of the whole History, aduentures, and fortunes of the sayd Prince: Written by Will. Shakespeare : London, Printed by I. N. for R. B. and are to be sould at his shop in Cheapside, at the signe of the Bible. 1630.” 4to. 34 leaves.
In the folio of 1664, the following is the heading of the page on which the play begins : “The much admired Play, called, Pericles, Prince of Tyre. With the true Relation of the whole History, Adventures, and Fortunes of the said Prince. Written by W. Shakespeare, and published in his life tiine." It occupies twenty-pages; viz. from p. 1 to p. 20, inclusive, a new pagination of the volume commencing with “Pericles.” It is there divided into Acts, but irregularly, and the Scenes are not marked.