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His woful queen leave at Ephess,
9 Which makes her both the heart and place
Of general wonder.] Such an education as rendered her the center and situation of general wonder. I oft the wrack
Of earned praise,] Praise that has been well deserved. 2 Be't when she weav'd the sleided silk-) Sleided silk is untwisted silk, prepared to be used in the weaver's sley or slay.
s That still records with moan ;] To record anciently signified to sing.
4 Vail to her mistress Dian;] To vail is to bow, to do homage.
With absolute Marina:' so
An open Place near the Sea-shore.
Enter DIONYZA and LEONINE. Dion. Thy oath remeinber; thou hast sworn to
do it: 'Tis but a blow, which never shall be known. Thou canst not do a thing i'the world so soon,
5 With absolute Marina:] i. e. highly accomplished, perfect.
6 The pregnant instrument of wrath-) Pregnant, in this instance, means prepared, instructed; or perhaps ready.
? Prest for this blow.) Prest is ready , pret. Fr.
To yield thee so much profit. Let not conscience,
Leon. I'll do't; but yet she is a goodly creature.
I am resolv'd.
Enter MARINA, with a Basket of Flowers. Mar. No, no, I will rob Tellus of her weed, To strew thy green with flowers: the yellows, blues, The purple violets, and marigolds,
marigolds, Shall, as a chaplet, hang upon thy grave, While summer days do last. Ah me! poor maid, Born in a tempest, when my mother died, This world to me is like a lasting storm, Whirring me from my friends.?
Dion. How now, Marina! why do you keep alone? How chance my daughter is not with you? Do not Consume your blood with sorrowing: you have A nurse of me. Lord! how your favour's chang'de With this unprofitable woe! Come, come; Give me your wreath of flowers, ere the sea mar it. Walk forth with Leonine; the air is quick there,
7 Whirring me from my friends.] Whirring or whirrying, had formerly the same meaning. A bird that flies with a quick motion, accompanied with noise, is said to whirr away.
8 — your favour's chang'd—] i. e. countenance, look.
9- ere the sea mar it, &c.] i. e. ere the sea mar your walk upon the shore by the coming in of the tide, walk there with Leonine. We see plainly by the circumstance of the pirates, that Marina, when seized upon, was walking on the sea-shore; and Shakspeare was not likely to reflect that there is little or no tide in the Mediterranean. CHARLEMONT.
Piercing, and sharpens well the stomach. Come;-
Mar. No, I pray you;
Well, I will go; But yet I have no desire to it.
Dion. Come, come, I know 'tis good for you. Walk half an hour, Leonine, at the least; Remember what I have said. Leon.
I warrant you, madam. Dion. I'll leave you, my sweet lady, for a while; Pray you walk softly, do not heat your blood: What! I must have a care of you. Mar.
Thanks, sweet madam.
[Exit DionyZA. Is this wind westerly that blows ? Leon.
South-west. Mar. When I was born, the wind was north. Leon.
Was't so? Mar. My father, as nurse said, did never fear, But cry’d, good seamen! to the sailors, galling
With more than foreign heart.] With the same warmth of af. fection as if I was his countrywoman.
2 Our paragon to all reports,] Our fair charge, whose beauty was once equal to all that fame said of it.
His kingly hands with hauling of the ropes;
Leon. And when was this?
It was when I was born: · Never was waves nor wind more violent.
Leon. Come, say your prayers speedily.
What mean you?
Why, will you kill me? Leon. To satisfy my lady.
Mar. Why would she have me kill'd?
Mar. You will not do't for all the world, I hope. You are well-favour'd, and your looks foreshow You have a gentle heart. I saw you lately,
· Washid off a canvas-climber:] A canvas-climber is one who climbs the mast, to furl, or unfurl, the canvas or sails.