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That I came with no ill intent; for to me
doors and windows savour vilely.
Lys. Avaunt, thou damned door-keeper!
Boult. How's this? We must take another course with you. If your peevish chastity, 130 which is not worth a breakfast in the cheapest country under the cope, shall undo a whole household, let be gelded like a spaniel. Come your ways.
Mar. Whither would you have me?
Boult. I must have your maidenhead taken off, or the common hangman shall execute it. Come your ways.
We'll have no more gentlemen driven away.
Come your ways,
Boult. Worse and worse, mistress; she has here spoken holy words to the Lord Lysimachus.
Bawd. O abominable !
Boult. She makes our profession as it were to stink afore the face of the gods. Bawd. Marry, hang her up for ever! 132. the cope, the vault of heaven.
Boult. The nobleman would have dealt with her like a nobleman, and she sent him away as cold as a snowball : saying his prayers too.
Bawd. Boult, take her away; use her at thy 150 pleasure : crack the glass of her virginity, and make the rest malleable.
Boult. An if she were a thornier piece of ground than she is, she shall be ploughed.
Mar. Hark, hark, you gods !
Bawd. She conjures : away with her! Would she had never come within my doors! Marry, hang you! She's born to undo us. not go the way of women-kind ? Marry, come up, my dish of chastity with rosemary and bays !
[Exit. Boult. Come, mistress ; come your ways with me.
Mar. Whither wilt thou have me?
Boult. To take from you the jewel you hold so dear.
Mar. Prithee, tell me one thing first.
Boult. Why, I could wish him to be my master, or rather, my mistress.
Mar. Neither of these are so bad as thou art, Since they do better thee in their command. Thou hold'st a place, for which the pained'st fiend Of hell would not in reputation change : Thou art the damned doorkeeper to every Coistrel that comes inquiring for his Tib; To the choleric fisting of every rogue
176. Tib, cant term for a low
160. rosemary and bays; commonly used as a garnishing for various dishes at Christmas.
176. Coistrel, base fellow.
177. fisting, clutch.
Thy ear is liable; thy food is such
Boult. What would you have me do? go to 180 the wars, would you ? where a man may serve seven years for the loss of a leg, and have not money enough in the end to buy him a wooden one?
Mar. Do any thing but this thou doest. Empty Old receptacles, or common shores, of filth; Serve by indenture to the common hangman : Any of these ways are yet better than this; For what thou professest, a baboon, could he speak, Would own a name too dear. O, that the gods Would safely deliver me from this place! Here, here's gold for thee. If that thy master would gain by me, Proclaim that I can sing, weave, sew, and dance, With other virtues, which I 'll keep from boast; And I will undertake all these to teach. I doubt not but this populous city will Yield many scholars.
Boult. But can you teach all this you speak of?
Mar. Prove that I cannot, take me home again,
Boult. Well, I will see what I can do for thee: if I can place thee, I will.
Mar. But amongst honest women.
Boult. 'Faith, my acquaintance lies little amongst them. But since my master and mistress have bought you, there's no going but by their consent: therefore I will make them acquainted with your purpose, and I doubt not but 210 I shall find them tractable enough. Come, I'll do for thee what I can ; come your ways. [Exeunt.
186. shores, sewers.
Gow. Marina thus the brothel 'scapes, and
8. inkle, a kind of tape. Pericles, once more imagine
21. In your supposing that you see the sorrowful more put your sight of heavy Pericles.
Where what is done in action, more, if might,
SCENE I. On board Pericles' ship, off Mytilene.
A close pavilion on deck, with a curtain before
Enter two Sailors, one belonging to the Tyrian vessel,
the other to the barge; to them HELICANUS. Tyr. Sail. [To the Sailor of Mytilene] Where
is Lord Helicanus ? he can resolve you.
Hel. That he have his. Call up some gentle
Tyr. Sail. Ho, gentlemen! my lord calls.
Enter two or three Gentlemen. First Gent. Doth your lordship call ? Hel. Gentlemen, there's some of worth would
come aboard ; I pray ye, greet them fairly. [The Gentlemen and the two Sailors descend,
and go on board the barge.
Enter, from thence, LYSIMACHUS and Lords; with
the Gentlemen and the two Sailors.
Tyr. Sail. Sir, 23. more, if might, i.e. the fully set forth if the conditions supposed action would be more of the stage allowed.