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the proclamation ; but he made a groan at it, and swore he would see her to-morrow.

Bawd. Well, well; as for him, he brought his disease hither : here he does but repair it. I know 120 he will come in our shadow, to scatter his crowns in the sun.

Boult. Well, if we had of every nation a traveller, we should lodge them with this sign.

Bawd. [To Mar.] Pray you, come hither awhile. You have fortunes coming upon you. Mark me: you must seem to do that fearfully which you commit willingly, despise profit where you have most gain. To

weep that

you ye do makes pity in your lovers: seldom but that pity begets you a good opinion, and that opinion a mere profit.

Mar. I understand you not.

Boult. O, take her home, mistress, take her home : these blushes of hers must be quenched with some present practice.

Bawd. Thou sayest true, i' faith, so they must; for your bride goes to that with shame which is her way to go with warrant.

Boult. 'Faith, some do, and some do not. mistress, if I have bargained for the joint,

Bawd. Thou mayst cut a morsel off the spit.
Boult. I may so.

Bawd. Who should deny it? Come, young one, I like the manner of your garments well.

Boult. Ay, by my faith, they shall not be changed yet.

Bawd. Boult, spend thou that in the town : report what a sojourner we have; you'll lose nothing by custom. When nature framed this

132. mere, pure, unalloyed. custom, you will profit the 149. you'll lose nothing by customers you procure.

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piece, she meant thee a good turn; therefore say what a paragon she is, and thou hast the harvest out of thine own report.

Boult. I warrant you, mistress, thunder shall not so awake the beds of eels as my giving out her beauty stir up the lewdly-inclined. I'll bring home some to-night.

Bawd. Come your ways; follow me.
Mar. If fires be hot, knives sharp, or waters

Untied I still my virgin knot will keep.
Diana, aid my purpose !

Bawd. What have we to do with Diana ? Pray you, will you go with us?





A room in Cleon's house.

Dion. Why, are you foolish? Can it be un-

done ?
Cle. O Dionyza, such a piece of slaughter
The sun and moon ne'er look'd upon !

I think
You 'll turn a child again.
Cle. Were I chief lord of all this spacious

I'ld give it to undo the deed.

O lady, Much less in blood than virtue, yet a princess To equal any single crown o'the earth l' the justice of compare! O villain Leonine ! Whom thou hast poison'd too: If thou hadst drunk to him, 't had been a kindness Becoming well thy fact : what canst thou say


12. fact, crime.


When noble Pericles shall demand his child ?
Dion. That she is dead. Nurses are not the

fates, To foster it, nor ever to preserve. She died at night ; I'll say so. Who can cross it? Unless you play the pious innocent, And for an honest attribute cry out 'She died by foul play.' Cle.

O, go to. Well, well,
Of all the faults beneath the heavens, the gods
Do like this worst.

Be one of those that think
The petty wrens of Tarsus will fly hence,
And open this to Pericles. I do shame
To think of what a noble strain you are,
And of how coward a spirit.

To such proceeding
Who ever but his approbation added,
Though not his prime consent, he did not flow
From honourable sources.

Be it so, then:
Yet none does know, but you, how she came dead,
Nor none can know, Leonine being gone.
She did distain my child, and stood between
Her and her fortunes: none would look on her,
But cast their gazes on Marina's face;
Whilst ours was blurted at and held a malkin
Not worth the time of day. It pierced me

And though you call my course unnatural,
You not your child well loving, yet I find
It greets me as an enterprise of kindness

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18. for an honest attribute, at; derided. to gain the title of an honourable 34. a malkin not worth the

time of day, a common wench 34. blurted at, cried 'pisho not worth greeting.


Perform'd to your sole daughter.

Heavens forgive it!
Dion. And as for Pericles,
What should he say? We wept after her hearse,
And yet we mourn: her monument
Is almost finish'd, and her epitaphs
In glittering golden characters express
A general praise to her, and care in us
At whose expense 'tis done.

Thou art like the harpy, Which, to betray, dost, with thine angel's face, Seize with thine eagle's talons.

Dion. You are like one that superstitiously Doth swear to the gods that winter kills the flies : But yet I know you'll do as I advise. [Exeunt.



Enter GOWER, before the monument of MARINA

at Tarsus.
Gow. Thus time we waste, and longest leagues

make short;
Sail seas in cockles, have an wish but for 't;
Making, to take your imagination,
From bourn to bourn, region to region.
By you being pardon'd, we commit no crime
To use one language in each several clime
Where our scenes seem to live. I do beseech

you To learn of me, who stand i' the gaps to teach

you, The stages of our story. Pericles Is now again thwarting the wayward seas,

2. have an wish but for't, have a wish merely by wishing.





Attended on by many a lord and knight,
To see his daughter, all his life's delight.
Old Helicanus goes along. Behind
Is left to govern it, you bear in mind,
Old Escanes, whom Helicanus late
Advanced in time to great and high estate.
Well - sailing ships and bounteous winds have

brought This king to Tarsus,—think his pilot thought; So with his steerage shall your thoughts grow

To fetch his daughter home, who first is gone.
Like motes and shadows see them move awhile;
Your ears unto your eyes I 'll reconcile.


DUMB Show.

Enter PERICLES, at one door, with all his train ;

CLEON and DIONYZA, at the other. CLEON shows PERICLES the tomb; whereat PERICLES makes lamentation, puts on sackcloth, and in a mighty passion departs. Then exeunt CLEON

and DIONYZA. See how belief may suffer by foul show! This borrow'd passion stands for true old woe; And Pericles, in sorrow all devour'd, With sighs shot through, and biggest tears o'er

shower'd, Leaves Tarsus and again embarks.

He swears Never to wash his face, nor cut his hairs :

13-16. These lines were radi- 18. think his pilot thought, cally rearranged by Steevens, suppose thought his pilot; then whom most modern edd. have

your own thoughts will keep followed. Daniel's punctua

pace with the thought-like swift. tion, though not convincing, ness of his voyage. gives a fair sense to the original 19. steerage, steering. order.

24. passion, grief.

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