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Though doubts did ever sleep.
Mar.

First, sir, I pray, What is your title?

Per. I am Pericles of Tyre: but tell me now (As in the rest thou hast been godlike perfect,) My drown'd queen's name, thou art the heir of

kingdoms, And another life to Pericles thy father.

Mar. Is it no more to be your daughter, than To say, my mother's name was Thaisa ? Thaisa was my mother, who did end, The minute I began. Per. Now, blessing on thee, rise; thou art my

child. Give me fresh garments. Mine own, Helicanus, (Not dead at Tharsus, as she should have been, By savage Cleon,) she shall tell thee all; When thou shalt kneel and justify in knowledge, She is thy very princess.—Who is this?

Hel. Sir, 'tis the governor of Mitylene,
Who, hearing of your melancholy state,
Did come to see you.
Per.

I embrace you, sir.
Give me my robes; I am wild in my beholding.
O heavens bless my girl! But hark, what musick?-
Tell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him
O'er, point by point, for yet he seems to doubt,
How sure you are my daughter.—But what musick?

Hel. My lord, I hear none.

Per. None?
The musick of the spheres: list, my Marina.

Lys. It is not good to cross him; give him way.

Per. Rarest sounds! Do ye not hear?

8 Though doubts did ever sleep.] i. e. though nothing ever happened to awake a scruple or doubt concerning your veracity.

Lys.

Musick? My lord, I hearPer. Most heavenly musick: It nips me unto list’ning, and thick slumber Hangs on mine eye-lids; let me rest. [He sleeps. Lys. A pillow for his head; [The Curtain before the Pavilion of PERICLES

is closed. So leave him all. Well, my companion-friends, If this but answer to my just belief, I'll well remember you. [Exeunt LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, MARINA;

and attendant Lady.

SCENE II.

The same.

Pericles on the Deck asleep ; Diana appearing to

him as in a vision. Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus; hie thee

thither, And do upon mine altar sacrifice. There, when my maiden priests are met together, Before the people all, Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife: To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call, And give them repetition to the life. Perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in woe: Do't, and be happy, by my silver bow. Awake, and tell thy dream. [Diana disappears.

Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine, I will obey thee!-Helicanus!

I will on Celestial Didream.

9 And give them repetition to the life.] i. e. Repeat your misfortunes so feelingly and so exactly, that the language of your narration may imitate to the life the transactions you relate.

- goddess argentine,] That is, regent of the silver moon. ;

Sir.

ICANUS.

Enter LYSIMACHus, Helicanus, and Marina. Hel.

Per. My purpose was for Tharsus, there to strike The inhospitable Cleon; but I am For other service first: toward Ephesus Turn our blown sails;? eftsoons I'll tell thee why.

[To HELICANUS. Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore, And give you gold for such provision As our intents will need ? Lys. With all my heart, sir; and when you come

ashore,
I have another suit.
Per.

You shall prevail,
Were it to woo my daughter; for it seems
You have been noble towards her.'
Lys.

Sir, lend your arm.
Per. Come, my Marina.

[Exeunt. Enter Gower, before the Temple of Diana at

Ephesus.
Gow. Now our sands are almost run;
More a little, and then done.
This, as my last boon, give me,
(For such kindness must relieve me,)
That you aptly will suppose
What pageantry, what feats, what shows,
What minstrelsy, and pretty din,
The regent made in Mitylin,
To greet the king. So he has thriv'd,
That he is promis'd to be wiv'd
To fair Marina; but in no wise,
Till he had done his sacrifice, 3

2 -blown sails ;] i. e. swollen.

Till he had done his sacrifice,] That is, till Pericles had done his sacrifice.

As Dian bade: whereto being bound,
The interim, pray you, all confound.“
In feather'd briefness sails are fillid
And wishes fall out as they're will’d.
At Ephesus, the temple see,
Our king, and all his company.
That he can hither come so soon,
Is by your fancy's thankful boon.

[Exit.

SCENE III.

The Temple of Diana at Ephesus; Thaisa stand

ing near the Altar, as high Priestess ; a number of Virgins on each side ; Cerimon and other Inhabitants of Ephesus attending.

Enter PERICLES, with his Train; LYSIMACHUS, HE

LICANUS, MARINA, and a Lady. Per. Hail Dian! to perform thy just command, I here confess myself the king of Tyre; Who, frighted from my country, did wed The fair Thaisa, at Pentapolis. At sea in childbed died she, but brought forth A maid-child callid Marina; who, O goddess, Wears yet thy silver livery. She at Tharsus Was nurs'd with Cleon; whom at fourteen years He sought to murder: but her better stars Brought her to Mitylene; against whose shore

4 The interim, pray you, all confound.] To confound here signifies to consume. 5 That he can hither come so soon,

Is by your fancy's thankful boon.] Thankful boon may signifythe licence you grant us in return for the pleasure we have afforded you in the course of the play ; or, the boon for which we thank you. 6- who, O goddess,

Wears yet thy silver livery.) i. e. her white robe of innocence, as being yet under the protection of the goddess of chastity.

Per.

Riding, her fortunes brought the maid aboard us,
Where, by her own most clear remembrance, she
Made known herself my daughter.
Thai.

Voice and favour!You are, you are- royal Pericles !--[She faints. Per. What means the woman? she dies! help,

gentlemen!
Cer. Noble sir,
If you have told Diana's altar true,
This is your wife.

Reverend appearer, no;
I threw her o'erboard with these very arms.

Cer. Upon this coast, I warrant you.
Per.

'Tis most certain.
Cer. Look to the lady:-0, she's but o'erjoy’d.
Early, one blust'ring morn, this lady was
Thrown on this shore. I op'd the coffin, and
Found there rich jewels; recover'd her, and plac'd

her
Here in Diana's temple.
Per.

May we see them?
Cer. Great sir, they shall be brought you to my

house,
Whither I invite you. Look! Thaisa is .
Recover'd.

Thai. O, let me look!
If he be none of mine, my sanctity
Will to my sense? bend no licentious ear,
But curb it, spite of seeing. O, my lord,
Are you not Pericles? Like him you speak,
Like him you are: Did you not name a tempest,
A birth, and death?
Per.

The voice of dead Thaisa !
Thai. That Thaisa am I, supposed dead,
And drown'd.8

t o my sense-] Sense is here used for sensual passion.

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