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Nor come we to add sorrow to your tears,
Arise, I pray you, rise :
, our ships, and men.
seen, Your grace
is welcome to our town and us. Per. Which welcome we'll accept; feast here
awhile, Until our stars that frown lend us a smile.
92. happily, haply. VOL. IV
That will prove awful both in deed and word.
Enter at door PERICLES talking with
CLEON; all the train with them. Enter at another door a Gentleman, with a letter to PERICLES;
PERICLES shows the letter to CLEON; gives the Messenger a reward, and knights him.
Exit PERICLES at one door, and CLEON at another. Good Helicane, that stay'd at home, Not to eat honey like a drone From others' labours; for though he strive To killen bad, keep good alive; And to fulfil his prince' desire, Sends word of all that haps in Tyre : How Thaliard came full bent with sin And had intent to murder him ;
4. awful, devout, holy.
12. writ, Scripture. 9-11. The good in conversa- ib. speken, Q9 Ff spoken. tion. is still at Tarsus, 22. Sends word. Malone's the good (Pericles) is still dwell- correction (confirmed by the ing at Tarsus.
novel) of Qq Ff saved one.
And that in Tarsus was not best
SCENE I. Pentapolis. An open place by the
Enter PERICLES, wet.
27. doing so, i.e. following belongs to the play, not to the Helicanus' counsel.
Chorus.' 36. escapen ; Qq escapen'd. 6. me breath.
Malone's cor40. this longs the text, this rection of Qq Ff my breath.
Let it suffice the greatness of your powers
Enter three Fishermen.
First Fish. Look how thou stirrest now! come away, or I'll fetch thee with a wanion.
Third Fish. 'Faith, master, I am thinking of the poor men that were cast away before us even
First Fish. Alas, poor souls, it grieved my heart to hear what pitiful cries they made to us to help them, when, well-a-day, we could scarce help ourselves.
Third Fish. Nay, master, said not I as much when I saw the porpus how he bounced and tumbled ? they say they're half fish, half flesh : a plague on then, they ne'er come but I look to be washed. Master, I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.
First Fish. Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones : I can compare our rich misers to nothing so fitly as to a whale ; a' plays and tumbles, driving the poor fry before him, and at last devours them all at a mouthful : such whales have I heard on o' the land, who never leave gaping till they've swallowed the whole parish, church, steeple, bells, and all.
What, ho, Pilch! So 17. with a wanion, 'with a Tyrwhitt and Malone for Qq vengeance.' Ff What, to pelch .
Per. [Aside] A pretty moral.
Third Fish. But, master, if I had been the sexton, I would have been that day in the belfry.
Sec. Fish. Why, man?
Third Fish. Because he should have swallowed me too: and when I had been in his belly, I would have kept such a jangling of the bells, that he should never have left, till he cast bells, steeple, church, and parish, up again. But if the good King Simonides were of my mind,
Per. [Aside) Simonides !
Third Fish. We would purge the land of these drones, that rob the bee of her honey. Per. [Aside] How from the finny subject of
Sec. Fish. Honest! good fellow, what's that?
coast. Sec. Fish. What a drunken knave was the sea to cast thee in our way! Per. A man whom both the waters and the
58. steal't. Hudson's reading see the sea hath cast upon your for the unintelligible search of coast. Ff Y may see the sea Qq and Ff. Malone, Steevens, hath cast me, etc. The line is and Singer substituted scratch. probably corrupt, but no satis
factory emendation has been 60. May see, etc. Qq May proposed.