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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.
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.
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.
Bawd. What have we to do with Diana ? Pray you, will you go with us?
A room in Cleon's house.
Enter CLEON and DIONYZA.
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 ?
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,
Be one of those that think
To such proceeding
Be it so, then:
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!
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
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,
Enter PERICLES, at one door, with all his train ;
CLEON and DIONYZA, at the other. CLEON
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.