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Her inkle, silk, twin with the rubied cherry: Hel. Behold him, sir: [Pericles discovered.] this That pupils lacks she none of noble race,

was a goodly person, Who pour their bounty on her; and her gain Till the disaster, thal, one mortal' night, She gives the cursed bawd. Here we her place; Drove him to this. And to her father turn our thoughts again, | Lys. Sir, king, all hail! the gods preserve you! Where we left him, on the sea. We there him lost;

Hail, Whence, driven before the winds, he is arriv'd Hail, royal sir ! Here where his daughter dwells; and on this coast Hel. It is in vain; he will not speak to you. Suppose him now at anchor. The city striv'd i Lord. Sir, we have a maid in Mitylene, 1 durst God Neptune's annual feast to keep; from whence Lysimachus our Tyrian ship espies,

Would win some words of him. His banners sable, trimm'd with rich expense;


'Tis well bethought, And to him in his barge with fervour hics.

She, questionless, with her sweet harmony In your supposing once more put your sight; And other choice attractions, would allure, or heavy Pericles think this the bark:

And make a battery through his deafend parts,' Where, what is done in action, more, if might, Which now are midway stopp'd ; Shall be discover'd ; please you, sit, and hark. She, all as happy as of all the fairest,

(Erit. Is, with her fellow maidens, now within

The leafy shelter that abuts against SCENE I.-On board Pericles' ship, off Mity- The island's side. lene. A close pavilion on deck, with a curtain

(He whispers one of the attendant Lords.before it ; Pericles toithin it, reclined on a couch.

Exit Lord, in the barge of Lysimachus. A barge lying beside the Tyrian vessel. Enter Hel. Sure, all's effectless ; yet nothing we'll omit troo Sailors, one belonging to the Tyrian vessel, That bear's recovery's name. But, since your kindthe other to the barge ; to them Helicanus.

ness Tyr. Sail. Where's the lord Helicanus ? He can

We have stretch'd thus far, let us beseech you furresolve you. (To the Sailor of Mitylene. O, here he is. —

That for our gold we may provision have, Sir, there's a barge put off from Mitylene;

Wherein we are not destitute for want, And in it is Lysimachus the governor,

But weary for the staleness.

Lys. Who craves lo come aboard. What is your will ?

0, sir, a courtesy, He. That he have his. Call up some gentlemen.

Which if we should deny, the most just God Tyr. Sail. Ho, gentlemen! my lord calls.

For every graff would send a caterpillar,

And so indict our province. Yet once more
Enter two Gentlemen.

Let me entreat to know at large the cause

or your king's sorrow. i Gent, Doth your lordship call ?


Sit, sir, I will recount it ;Hel. Gentlemen,

But see, I am prevented. There is some of worth would come aboard ; I pray you,

Enter, from the barge, Lord, Marina, and a young To greet them fairly.

Lady. (The Gentlemen and the two Sailors descend, Lus.

O, here is and go on board the barge.

The lady that I sent for. Welcome, fair one! Enter, from thence, Lysimachus and Lords; the Is't not a goodly presence ? Tyrian Gentlemen, and the two Sailors.


A gallant lady.

Lys. She's such, that were I well assur'd she came Tyr. Sail. Sir,

or gentle kind, and noble stock, I'd wish This is the man that can, in aught you would, No better choice, and think me rarely wed. Resolve you.

Fair one, all goodness that consists in bounty Lys. Hail, reverend sir! The gods preserve you! Expect even here, where is a kingly patient :

Hel. And you, sir, to out-live ihe age I am, Ir that thy prosperous artificial feat
And die as I would do.

Can draw him but to answer thee in aught,
You wish me well. Thy sacred physic shall receive such pay
Being on shore, honouring of Neptune's triumphs, As thy desires can wish.
Seeing this goodly vessel ride before us,


Sir, I will use I made to it, to know of whence you are.

My utmost skill in his recovery,
Hel. First, sir, what is your place?

Provided none but I and my companion
Lys. I am governor of this place you lie before. Be suffer'd to come near hiin.
Hel. Sir,


Come, let us leave her, Our vessel is of Tyre, in it the king;

And the gods make her prosperous ! (Mar. sings, A man, who for this three months hath not spoken Lys.

Mark'd he your music ? To any one, nor taken sustenance,

Mar. No, nor look'd on us. But to prorogue' his gries.

See, she will speak to him. Lys. Upon what ground is his distemperature ? Mar. Hail, sir! my lord, lend ear :

Hel. Sir, it would be too tedious to repeat; Per. Hum! ha! But the main grief of all springs from the loss Mar.

I am a maid, or a beloved daughter and a wife.

My lord, that ne'er before invited eyes, Lys. May we not see him, then ?

But have been gaz'd on, coinet-like: she speaks, Hel.

You may, indeed, sir, My lord, that, may be, hath endur'd a grief But bootless is your sight; he will not speak Might equal yours, if both were justly weigh'd. To any.

Though wavward fortune did malign my state, Lys. Yet, let me obtain my wish.

My derivation was from ancestors. (1) To lengthen or prolong his grief.

(2) Destructive. (3) i. e. Ears.

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Who stood equivalent with mighty kings:

Or here I'll cease. But time hath rooled out my parentage,


Nay, I'll be patient. And to the world and awkward casualties

Thou little know'st how thou dost startle me, Bound me in servitude. I will desisi;

To call thyseif Marina. But there is something glows upon my chcek,


The name Marina, And whispers in mine ear, Go not till he speak. Was given me by one that had some power;

(Hside. My father, and a king. Per. Myfortunes-parentage-good parentage- Per.

How! a king's daughter? To equal mine;--- was it not thus? what say you? And call'd Marina ? Mar. I said, iny lord, if you did know my parent- Mar.

You said you would believe me; age,

| But, not to be a troubler of your peace, You would not do me violence.

I will end here.
I do think so.


But are you flesh and blood I pray you, turn your eyes again upon me.

Have you a working pulse ? and are no fairy ? You are likeso.nething that Whatcountrywoman? No motion ?2-Well; speak on. Where were you Here of these shores?

born ? Mar.

No, nor of any shores : And wherefore call'd Marina ? Yet I was mortally brought forth, and am


Call's Marina, No other than I appuar.

For I was born at sea. Per. I ain great with wo, and shall deliver weep- Per.

At sea ? Thy mother ? ing.

1. Mar. My mother was the daughter of a king; My dearest wife was like this maid, and such a one who died the very minute I was born, My daughter might have been: my queen's square As my good nurse Lychorida hath oft brows;

Deliver'd weeping. Her stature to an inch; as wand-like straight; Per.

O, stop there a little! As silver-voic'd; her eyes as jewel-like,

This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep And cas'd as richly: in pace another Juno; Did mock sad fools withal : this cannot be. Who starves the ears she feeds, and makes them My daughter's buried. (Aside.) Well:-where hungry,

were you bred ? The more she gives them speech.-Where do you I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story, live ?

And never interrupt you, Mar. Where I am but a stranger; from the deck Mar. You'll scarce believe me; 'twere best I did You may discern the place.

give o'er. Per.

Where were you bred ? Per. I will believe you by the syllable And how achiev'd you these endowments, which or what you shall deliver. Yet, give me leave :You make more rich to owe?'

How came you in these parts? where were you bred! Mar.

Should I tell my history, Mar. The king, tuy lather, did in Tharsus leave 'Twould seem like lies disdain'd in the reporting.

me; Per. Prythee speak;

Till cruel Cleon, with his wicked wife, Falseness cannot come from thee, for thou look'st Did seek to murder me: and having woo'd Modest as justice, and thou seem'st a palace A villain to attempt it, who having drawn, For the crown'd truth to dwell in : I'll believe thee, A crew of pirates came and rescued me; And make my senses credit thy relation,

Brought ine to Mitylene. But now, good sir, To points that scem impossible ; for thou look'st Whither will you have me? Why do you weep? It Like one I lov'd indeed. What were thy friends? may be, Didst thou not say, when I did push thee back, You think me an impostor; no, good faith; (Which was when I perceiv'd thee,) that thou I am the daughter to king Pericles, cam'st

If good king Pericles be.
From good descending?

Per. Ho, Helicanus !
So indeed I did.


Calls my gracious lord Per. Report thy parentage. I think thou said'st Per. Thou art a grave and noble counsellor, Thou hadst been toss'd from wrong to injury, Most wise in general: Tell me, if thou canst, And that thou thought'st thy griefs might equal What this maid is, or what is like to be, mine,

That thus hath made me weep? If both were open'd.


I know not; but Mar.

Some such thing indeed Here is the regent, sir, of Mitylene,
I said, and said no more but what my thoughts Speaks nobly of her.
Did warrant me was likely.


She would never tell Per.

Tell thy story; Her parentage; being demanded that,
If thine consider'd prove the thousandth part She would sit still and weep.
Or my endurance, thou art a man, and I

| Per. O Helicanus, strike me, honour'd sir; Have suffer'd like a girl : yet thou dost look Give me a gash, put me to present pain; Like Patience, gazing on kings' graves, and smiling Lest this great sea of joys rushing upon me, Extremity out of act. What were thy friends? O'erbear the shores of my mortality, How lost thou them? Thy name, my most kind And úrovn me with their sweetress. O, come hither, virgin?

Thou that beget'st him that did thee beget: Recount, I do beseech thee; come, sit by me. Thou that wast born at sea, buried at Tharsus, Mar. My name, sir, is Marina.

And found at sea again! O'Helicanus,

O, I am mock'd, Down on thy knees, thank the holy gods, as loud And thou by some incensed god sent hither As thunder ihreatens us. This is Marina. To nake the world laugh at me.

What was thy mother's name ? tell me but that, Mar.

Patience, good sir, For truth can never be confirm'd enough, (11 Possess.

(2) i. e. No puppet dress'd up to deceive me.



Though doubts did ever sleep

| Turn our blown. sails ; estsoons“ l'll tell thee why.-Mar. First, sir, I pray,

(To Helicanus. What is your title?

Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore, Per. I'am Pericles of Tyre: but tell me now And give you gold for such provision (As in the rest thou hast been godlike perfect,) As our intents will need? My drown'd queen's name, thou art the heir of Lys. With all my heart, sir; and when you come kingdoms,

ashore, And another life to Pericles thy father.

I have another suit. Mar. Is it no more to be your daughter, than 1. Per.

You shall prevail, To say, my mother's name was Thaisa ?

| Were it to woo my daughter; for it seeins Thaisa was my mother, who did end,

You have been noble towards her. The minute I began.


Sir, lend your arm. Per. Now, blessing on thee, rise; thou art my! Per. Come, my Marina.

[Exeunt. Give me fresh garments. Mine own, Helicanus, Enter Gower, before the temple of Diana as (Not dead at Tharsus, as she should have been,

By savage Cleon,) she shall tell thee all;
When thou shalt kneel and justify in knowledge,

Gow. Now our sands are almost run;
She is thy very princess.-Who is this?

More a little, and then done. Hel. Sir, 'tis the governor of Mitylene,

This, as my last boon, give me Who, hearing of your melancholy state,

(For such kindness must relieve me,) Did come to see you.

That you aptly will suppose
I embrace you, sir.

What pageantry, what feats, what shows,
Give me my robes; I am wild in my beholding. What ininstrelsy, and pretty din,
O heavens bless iny girl! But hark, what music! The regent made in Mitylin,
Tell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him

To greet the king. So he was thriv'd,
O'er, point by point, for yet he seems to doubt, That he is promis'd to be wiv'd
How sure you are my daughter.-But what music?

To fair Marina ; but in no wise,
Hel. My lord, I hear none.

Till he had done his sacrifice, Per. None ?

As Dian bade: whereto being bound, The music of the spheres: list, my Marina.

The interim, pray you, all confound. Lys. It is not good to cross him; give him way.

In feather'd brieïness sails are fillid, Per. Rarest sounds!

And wishes fall out as they're will'd.
Do ye not hear?

At Ephesus, the temple see,
Music? my lord, I hear-

Our king, and all his company.
Per. Most heavenly music :

That he can hither come so soon. It nips me unto list'ning, and thick slumber

Is by your fancy's thankful boon. (Erit. Hangs on mine eye-lids; let me rest. [He sleeps. I SCENE WI. _The temple of Diana at Ephesus: Lys. A pillow for his head; . [The curtain before the pavilion of Pericles

Thaisa standing near the altar, as high priest

ess; a number of virgins on each side ; Ceriis closed, So leave him all.-Well, my companion-friends,

mon and other inhabitants of Ephesus allending. If this but answer to ray just belief,

Enter Pericles, with his train ; Lysimachus, I'll well remember you.

Helicanus, Marina, and a lady. (Exeunt Lysimachus, Helicanus, Marina, Per. Hail Dian; to perform thy just command, and attendant Lady.

I here confess myself the king of Tyre;

Who, frighted from my country, did wed SCENE II.-The same. Pericles on the deck The fair Thaisa, at Pentapólis.' asleep; Diana appearing to him as in a vision. At sea in childbed died she; but brought forth

JA maid-child call'd Marina; who, O goddess, Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus; hie thee Wears yet thy silver livery. She at Tharsus thither,

Was nurs'd with Cleon; whom at fourteen years And do upon mine altar sacrifice.

He sought to murder: but her better stars There, when my maiden priests are met together, Brought her to Mitylene ; against whose shore Before the people all,

Riding, her fortunes brought the maid aboard us, Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife: Where, by her own most clear remembrance, she To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call, Made known herself my daughter. And give them repetition to the life.I


Voice and favour !Perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in wo:

You are-you are- royal Pericles !-(She faints. Do't, and be happy, by my silver bow.

Per. What means the woman? she dies! help, Awake, and tell thy dream. (Diana disappears.

gentlemen! Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine,?"

Cer. Noble sir, I will obey thee!-helicanus !

If you have told Diana's altar true,

This is your wife. Enler Lysimachus, Helicanus, and Marina.


Reverend appearer, no; Hel.


I threw her o'erboard with these very arms. Per. My purpose was for Tharsus, there to Cer. Upon this coast, I warrant you. strike


'Tis most certain. The inhospitable Cleon; but I am

Cer. Look to the lady ;-0, she's but o'erjoy'd. For other service first: toward Ephesus

Early, one blust'ring morn, this lady was (1) Repeat a lively narrative of your adventures.

(5) i. e. Pericles. (2) i, e. Regent of the silver moon.

(6) Confound here signifies to consume. (3) Swollen (4) Soon.

|(7) i. e. Her white robe of innocence.



Thrown on this shore. I op'd the coffin, and Where shall be shown you all was found with her ; Found there rich jewels; recover'd her, and plac'd How she came placed here within the temple ; her

No needsui thing omitted. Here in Diana's temple.

Pure Diana! Per.

May we see them? I bless thee for the vision, and will offer Cer. Great sir, they shall be brought you to my My night oblations to thee. Thaisa, house,

This prince, the fair-betrothed of your daughter, Whither I invite you. Look! Thaisa is

Shall marry her at Pentapolis. And now, Recorer'd.

This ornament? that makes me look so dismal, Thai. O, let me look!

Will I, my lov'd Marina, clip to form; If he be none of mine, my sanctity

And what this fourteen years no razor touch'd, Will to my sense' bend no licentious ear,

To grace thy marriage day, I'll beautify. But curb it, spite of seeing. O, my lord,

Thai. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good credit, Are you not Pericles ? Like him you speak, Sir, that my father's dead. Like him you are: Did you not name a tempest, Per. Heavens make a star of him! Yet there, A birth, and death?

my queen, The voice of dead Thaisa ! We'll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves Thai. That Thaisa am 1, supposed dead, Will in that kingdom spend our following days; And drown'd.

Our son and daughter shall in Tyrus reign. Per. Immortal Dian!

|Lord Cerimon, we do our longing stay. Thai,

Now I know you better. To hear the rest untold.-Sir, lead the way. (Exe. When we with tears parted Pentapolis,

Enter Gower. The king, my father, gave you such a ring.

(Shoros a ring. Gow. In Antioch," and his daughter, you have Per. This, this: no more, you gods! your pre-loc

heard sent kindness

or monstrous lust the due and just reward : Makes my past miseries sport: You shall do well, In Pericles, his queen and daughter, seen That on the touching of her lips I may

(Although'assaild with fortune fierce and keen,). Melt, and no more be seen.' O come, be buried Virtue preserv'd from fell destruction's blast, A second time within these arms.

Led on by heaven, and crown'd with joy at last. Mar.

My heart In Helicanus may you well descry
Leaps to be gone into my mother's bosoin. A figure of truth, of faith, of loyalty :

Kneels to Thaisa. In reverend Cerimon there well appears,
D. Lonly who lineale hereFlesh of thy Aesh. The worth that learned charity aye" wears.
Thaisa ;

For wicked Cleon and his wife, when fame
Thy burden at the sea, and callid Marina, Had spread their cursed deed, and honour'd name
For she was yielded there..

of Pericles, to rage the city turn; Thai.

Bless'd and mine own! That him and his thcy in his palace burn. Hel. Hail, madam, and my queen!

The gods for murder seemed so content Thai.

. I know you not. To punish them; although not done, but meant. Per. You have heard me say, when I did Ay So on your patience evermore attending, from Tyre,

(New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending. I left behind an ancient substitute.

[Exit Gower. Can you remember what I call'd the man? I have nam'd him on Thai.

'Twas Helicanus then. Per. Still confirmation:

That this tragedy has some merit, it were rain E...brace him, dear Thaisa ; this is he.

to deny; but that it is the entire composition of Now do I long to hear how you were found;

Shakspeare, is more than can be hastily granted. How possibly preserv'd; and whom to thank,

I shall not venture, with Dr. Farmer, to determine Besides the gods, for this great miracle.

that the hand of our great poet is only visible in Thai. Lord Cerimon, my lord; this man

the last act, for I think it appears in several pas. Through whom the gods have shown their power;

sages dispersed over each of these divisions. I

find it difficult, however, to persuade myself that From first to last resolve you.

he was the original fabricator of the plot, or the Per.

Reverend sir. author of every dialogue, chorus, &c. The gods can have no mortal officer

STEEVENS. More like a god than you. Will you deliver How this dead queen re-lives?

The story is of great antiquity; and is related Cer.

I will, my lord. by various ancient authors in Latin, French, and Beseech you, first go with me to my house, English.

(1) Sensual passion. (2) i. c. His beard. | (3) i. e. The king of Antioch. (4) Ever.


that can



1 An Officer, employed by Edmund.
Gentleman, aliendant on Cordelia.
A Herald.
Servants to Cornwall.

Lear, king of Britain.
King of France.
Duke of Burgundy.
Duke of Cornwall.
Duke of Albany.
Earl of Kent.
Earl of Gloster.
Edgar, son to Gloster.
Edmund, bastard son to Gloster.
Curan, a courtier.
Old Man, tenant to Gloster.
Oswald, steward to Goneril.

Regan,' { daughters to Lear.
Knights attending on the King, Officers, Messen-

gers, Soldiers, and Attendants.

Scene, Britain.


Enter Lear, Cornwall, Albany, Goneril, Regan,

Cordelia, and Altendants. SCENE I. A room in state in King Lear's palace. Enter Kent, Gloster, and Edmund.

"| Lear. Attend the lords of France and Burgundy,


Glo. I shall, my liege. (Ere. Glo, and Edm.

Lear. Mean-time we shall express our darker I THOUGHT, the king had more affected the purpose. duke of Albany, than Cornwall.

Give me the map there.-Know, that we have diGlo. It did always seem so to us: but now, in

vided, the division of the kingdom, it appears not which In three, our kingdom: and 'tis our fast intent5 of the dukes he values most; for equalities are so To shake all cares and business from our age; weigh'd, that curiosity' in neither can make choice Conferring them on younger strengths, while we of either's moiety.

Unburden'd crawl toward death.-Our son of CornKent. Is not this your son, my lord ?

wall, Glo. His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: And you, our no less loving son of Albany, I have so len blushed to acknowledge him, that we have this hour a constant will to publish now I am brazed to it.

Our daughters' several dowers, that future strife Kent. I cannot conceive you.

May be prevented now. The princes, France and Glo. Sir, this young fellow's mother could :

Burgundy, whereupon she grew round-wombed ; and had, in- Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love, deed, sir, a son for her cradle, ere she had a hus- Long in our court have made their amorous soband for her bed. Do you smell a fault?

journ, Kent. I cannot wish the fault undone, the issue And here are to be answer'd. --Tell me, my daughof it being so proper.'

ters, Glo. But I have, sir, a son by order of law, some (Since now we will divest us, both of rule, year elder than this, who yet is no dearer in my ac- Interest of territory, cares of state) count: though this knave came somewhat saucily Which of you, shall we say, doth love us most? into the world before he was sent for, yet was his That we our largest bounty may extend mother fair ; there was good sport at his making, Where merit doth most challei.ge it.-Goneril, and the whoreson must be acknowledged.--Do you Our eldest-born, speak first know this noble gentleman, Edmund?


“Sir, I Edm. No, my lord...

Do love you more than words can wield the matter, Glo. My lord of Kent: remember him hereafter Dearer than eye-sight, space and liberty; as my honourable friend.

Beyond what can be valued, rich or rare; Edm. My services to your lordship.

No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honour: Kent. I must love you, and sue to know you As much as child e'er lov'd, or father found. better.

A love that makes breath poor, and speech unable; Edm. Sir, I shall study deserving.

Beyond all manner of so much I love you. Glo. He hath been out nine years, and away he Cor. What shall Cordelia do ? Love, and be sishall again :--The king is comi


(Aside. [Trumpets sound within. Lear. Of all these bounds, even from this line

to this, (1) Most scrupulous nicety. (2) Part or division. (3) Handsome. (4) More secret. (5) Determined resolution. YOL, M.

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