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dangerous. Well, I perceive he was a wise fellow, and had good discretion, that, being bid to ask what he would of the king, desired he might know none of his secrets: now do I see he had some reason for 't; for if a king bid a man be a villain, he's bound by the indenture of his oath to be one. Hush ! here come the lords of Tyre.
Enter HELICANUS and ESCANES, with other
Lords of Tyre.
Thal. [Aside] How! the king gone!
Hel. If further yet you will be satisfied,
Thal. [Aside] What from Antioch?
not Took some displeasure at him ; at least he judged
And doubting lest that he had err'd or sinn'd,
4f. he was a wise fellow, etc. he loved him, made this answer This story is more fully referred to the king, that your majesty to in Barnabie Riche's 'Souldier's would never impart unto me any Wish to Britaine's Welfare': 'I of your secrets' (Steevens). will therefore commend the poet Philipides, who, being demanded 11-40. Printed as prose in Qq by King Lysimachus what favour Ff. First arranged as verse by he might do unto him for that Rowe.
Thal. (Aside] Well, I perceive I shall not be hang'd now, although I would; but since he's gone, the king's seas must please: he 'scaped the land, to perish at the sea. I'll present myself. Peace to the lords of Tyre !
Hel. Lord Thaliard from Antiochus is welcome.
Thal. From him I come
Hel. We have no reason to desire it,
A room in the Governor's house.
Enter CLEON, the Governor of Tarsus, with
DIONYZA, and others. Cle. My Dionyza, shall we rest us here, And by relating tales of others' griefs, See if 'twill teach us to forget our own? Dio. That were to blow at fire in hope to
quench it; For who digs hills because they do aspire Throws down one mountain to cast up a higher. O my distressed lord, even such our griefs are ; Here they're but felt, and seen with mischief's eyes,
26-30. This being 'aside' it 10)and his ceremonial addresses. seems probable that the prose It is therefore retained. may be here intended to mark the 8. mischief's, (apparently) distinction between Thaliard's 'misery's.' Steevens proposed informal soliloquies (as in vv. I• mistful, S. Walker misery's.
But like to groves, being topp'd, they higher rise.
Cle. O Dionyza,
Dio. I'll do my best, sir.
Dio. O, 'tis too true.
9. topp'd, lopp'd.
The at- lopping trees, which only grow tempt to diminish grief by recit- the higher for it. ing the griefs of others is like 26. jetted, strut.
As houses are defiled for want of use,
Dio. Our cheeks and hollow eyes do witness it.
Cle. 0, let those cities that of plenty's cup
Enter a Lord.
Lord. Where's the lord governor?
haste, For comfort is too far for us to expect. Lord. We have descried, upon our neighbour
Cle. I thought as much.
43. curious, 'recherché. Mason's correction (confirmed 54. With their superfluous by the novel) of Qq Ff too (to) riots, running riot in supersauers.
fluity. 42. nousle, cherish.
61. sail, fleet.
That may succeed as his inheritor;
[Exit. Cle. Welcome is peace, if he on peace consist; If wars, we are unable to resist.
Enter PERICLES with Attendants.
Ma. for Qq Ff that.
lone's emendation for Qq Ff 70. Whereas no glory's got to himnes, hymns. overcome, where victory brings no glory.
83. on peace consist, stand on, 71. semblance (three syllables). demand, peace.