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For me, be you thoughten That I came with no ill intent: for to me The very doors and windows savour vilely. Farewell. Thou art a piece of virtue, and I doubt not but thy training hath been noble.Hold; here's more gold for thee. A curse upon him, die he like a thief, That robs thee of thy goodness! If thou hear'st
It shall be for thy good. [As LYSIMACHUS is putting up his Purse,
Boult enters. Boult. I beseech your honour, one piece for me, Lys, Avaunt, thou damned door-keeper! Your
house, But for this virgin that doth prop
it Would sink, and overwhelm you all. Away!
[E.rit LYSIMACHUS. Boult. How's this? We must take another course with you,
If your peevish chastity, which is not worth a breakfast in the cheapest country under the cope,” shall undo a whole household, let me 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 way. We'll have no more gentlemen driven away. Come your ways, I
Bawd. How now! what's the matter?
Boult. Worse and worse, mistress; She has hero spoken holy words to the lord Lysimachus.
Bawd. O abominable !
1 - under the cope,] i.e. under the cope or covering of heaven.
Boult. She makes our profession as it were to stink afore the face of the gods.
Bawd. Marry, hang her up for ever!
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 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 !
Boult. Why, I could wish him to be my master, or rather, my mistress.
Mar. Neither of these are yet so bad as thou art,
my dish of chastity with rosemary and bays!) Anciently many dishes were served up with this garniture, during the season of Christmas. - The Bawd means to call her a piece of ostentatious virtue.
to every coystrel That hither comes enquiring for his tib;) To every mean or drunken fellow that comes to enquire for a girl. Coysterel is pros
To the cholerick fisting of each rogue thy ear
Boult. What would you have me? go to 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, common sewers, of filth ; Serve by indenture to the common hangman; Any of these ways are better yet than this: For that which thou professest, a baboon, Could he but speak, would own a name too dear. O that the gods would safely from this place Deliver me! Here, here is gold for thee. If that thy master would gain aught 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, And prostitute me to the basest groom That doth frequent your house.
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; there
perly a wine-vessel. Tib is a contraction of Tabitha, probably it was formerly a cant name for a strumpet.
* As hath been belch'd on by infected lungs.] Marina, who is designed for a character of juvenile innocence, appears much too knowing in the impurities of a brothel; nor are her expressions more chastised than her ideas. STEEVENS.
fore I will make them acquainted with your purpose. and I doubt not but I shall find them tractable enough. Come, I'll do for thee what I can; come your ways,
Gow. Marina thus the brothel scapes, and
pour their bounty on her; and her gain
lost; Whence, driven before the winds, he is arrivd Here where his daughter dwells; and on this
coast Suppose him now at anchor. The city striv'd
and with her neeld composes ] Neeld for needle. 3 Her inkle,] Inkle, anciently signified a particular kind of crewel or worsted with which ladies worked flowers, &c.
God Neptune's annual feast to keep: from
On board PERICLES' Ship, off Mitylene. A close
Pavilion on deck, with a Curtain before it; PERICLES within it, reclined on a Couch. A Barge
lying beside the Tyrian Vessel. Enter Two Sailors, one belonging to the Tyrian Vesa sel, the other to the Barge; to them HELICANUS. Tyr. Sail. Where's the lord Helicanus ? he can
[To the Sailor of Mitylene. O here he is. Sir, there's a barge put off from Mitylene, And in it is Lysimachus the governor, Who craves to come aboard. What is your will ?
Hel. That he have his. Call up some gentlemen, Tyr. Sail. Ho, gentlemen! my lord calls. * In your supposing once more put your sight;} Once nore put your sight under the guidance of your imagination.
s Where, what is done in action, more, if might] Where all that may be displayed in action, shall be exhibited; and more should be shown, if our stage would permit. The poet seems to be aware of the difficulty of representing the ensuing scene.