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I do think so..
No, nor of any shores:
Per. I am great with woe, and shall deliver weep
My dearest wife was like this maid, and such a one My daughter might have been: my queen's square
. brows; Her stature to an inch; as wand-like straight; As silver-voic'd; her eyes as jewel-like, And cas’d as richly: in pace another Juno; Who starves the ears she feeds, and makes them
hungry, The more she gives them speech. Where do you
live? Mar. Where I am but a stranger: from the deck You may discern the place. Per.
Where were you bred? And how achiev'd you these endowments, which You make more rich to owe ?3 Mar.
Should I tell my history, 'Twould seem like lies disdain'd in the reporting.
Per. Prythee speak; Falseness cannot come from thee, for thou look'st Modest as justice, and thou seem'st a palace For the crown'd truth to dwell in:4 I'll believe thee,
9 You make more rich to owe?] To owe in ancient language is to possess. The meaning of the compliment is: These endowments, however valuable in themselves, are heighten'd by being in your possession. They acquire additional grace from their owner. STEEVENS. 4
a palace, For the crown'd truth to dwell in:] It is observable that our poet, when he means to represent any quality of the mind as emi,
And make my senses credit thy relation,
So indeed I did.
Some such thing indeed
Tell thy story;
Mar. My name, sir, is Marina.
O, I am mock'd,
Patience, good sir, Or here I'll cease. Per.
Nay, I'll be patient;
nently perfect, furnishes the imaginary being whom he personifies, with a crown. 5 and smiling
Extremity out of act.] By her beauty and patient meekness disarming Calamity, and preventing her from using her up-lifted sword.
Thou little know'st how thou dost startle me,
The name Marina,
How! a king's daughter? And call'd Marina! . Mar.
You said you would believe me; But, not to be a troubler of your peace, I will end here. Per.
But are you flesh and blood ? Have you a working pulse? and are no fairy? No motion? Well; speak on. Where were you
At sea? thy mother?
O, stop there a little! This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep Did mock sad fools withal: this cannot be. My daughter's buried. [ Aside.] Well:—where were
you bred I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story, And never interrupt you. : Mar, You'll scarce believe me; 'twere best I did
give o'er. Per. I will believe you by the syllable? .. Of what you shall deliver. Yet, give me leave:How came you in these parts? where were you bred?
6 No motion?] i.e. no puppet dress'd up to deceive me.
7 I will believe you by the systable; 8c.] i.e. I will believe every word you say...vv..
Mar. The king, iny father, did in Tharsus leave
Per. Ho, Helicanus!
: Calls my gracious lord:
I know not; but
She would never tell
Per. O Helicanus, strike me, honour'd sir ;
Though doubts did ever sleep.
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,
I embrace you, sir,
Lys. It is not good to cross him; give him way.
Per. Rarest sounds! Do ye not hear?
& Though doubts did ever sleep.] i. e. though nothing ever happened to awake d scruple or doubt concerning your veracity.