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Pand. Now, the pox upon her green-sickness Mar. If ye were born to honor, show it now; for me!
If put upon you, make the judgment good Bawl. 'Faith, there's no way to be rid on't, but that thought you worthy of it. by the way to the pox. Here comes the lord Lysi- Lys. How's this? how's this?-Some more ?machus, disguised.
Boult. We should have both lord and lown, if Mar. For me, the peevish baggage would but give way to cus- That am a maid, though most ungentle fortune tomers.
Hath placed me here within this loathsome sty, Enter LYSIMACHUS.
Where, since I came, diseases have been sold Lys. How now? How a dozen of virginities?
Dearer than physic,-0 that the good gods
Would set me free from this unhallow'd place, Buwl. Now, the gods to bless your honor! Boult . I am glad to see your honor in good Though they did change me to the meanest bird
That flies i' the purer air! health.
I did not think Lys. You may so: 'tis the better for you that thou couldst have spoke so well; ne'er dream'd your resorters stand upon sound legs. How now,
thou couldst. wholesome iniquity? Have you that a man may Had I brought bither a corrupted mind, deal withal, and defy the surgeon? Bawd. We have here one, sir, if she would
Thy speech had alter'd it. Hold, here's gold for
thee : but there never came her like in Mitylene. Lys. If she'd do the deeds of darkness, thou And the gods strengthen thee!
Perséver still in that clear way thou goest, wouldst say.
Mar. The gods preserve you! Bawd. Your honor knows what 'tis to say, well
For me, be you thoughten enough.
That I came with no ill intent; for to me
The very doors and windows savor vilely, you shall see a rose; and she were a rose indeed, | I doubt not but thy training haih been noble.if she had but
Hold; here's more gold for thee.-
A curse upon him, die he like a thief,
[A8 LYSIMACHUS is putting up his Purse, Bawd. Here comes that which grows to the stalk;
BOULT enters. -never plucked yet, I can assure you. Is she not Boult. I beseech your honor. one piece for me. a fair creature?
Lys. Avaunt, thou damned door-keeper! Your Lys. 'Faith, she would serve after a long voyage
house, at sea. Well, there's for you;-leave us.
But for this virgin, that doth prop it up, Bawd. I beseech your honor, give me leave; a Would sink, and overwhelm you all. Away! word, and I'll have done presently.
[Exit LYSIMACHUS. Lys. I beseech you, do.
Boult. How's this? We must take another course Bawd. First, I would have you note, this is an with you. If your peevish chastity, which is not honorable man.
worth a breakfast in the cheapest country under (To MARINA, whom she takes asisle. the cope, shall undo a whole household, let me be Mar. I desire to find him so, that I may worthily gelded like a spaniel. Come your ways. note him.
Mar. Whither would you have me? Bawd. Next, he is the governor of this country, Boult. I must have your maidenhead taken off, and a man whom I am bound to.
or the common hangman shall execute it. Come Mur. If he govern the country, you are bound your way. We'll have no more gentlemen driven to him indeed; but how honorable he is in that, away. Come your ways, I say. I know not.
Re-enter Bawd. Bawd. 'Pray you, without any more virginal fencing, will you use him kindly? He will line Baud. How now! what's the matter? your apron with gold.
Boult. Worse and worse, mistress; she has here Mar. What he will do graciously, I will thank- spoken holy words to the lord Lysimachus. fully receive.
Bawd. O abominable! Lys. Have you done?
Boult. She makes our profession, as it were, to Buwd. My lord, she's not paced yet; you must stink afore the face of the gods. take some pains to work her to your manage. Bawd. Marry, hang her up forever! Come, we will leave his honor and her together. Boult. The nobleinan would have dealt with her
(Exeunt Bawd, Pander, and Boult. like a nobleman, and she sent him away as cold as Lys. Go thy ways.-Now, pretty one, how long a snowball; saying his prayers too. have you been at this trade?
Bawd. Boult, take her away; use her at thy Mar. What trade, sir?
pleasure: crack the glass of her virginity, and make Lys. What I cannot name but I shall offend. the rest malleable. Mar. I cannot be offended with my trade. Please
Boult. An if she were a thornier piece of ground you to name it.
than she is, she shall be ploughed. Lys. How long have you been of this profession?
Mar. Hark, hark, you gods! Mar. Ever since I can remember.
Bawd. She conjures: away with her. Would Lys. Did you go to it so young? Were you a she had never come within my doors! Marry hang gamester at tive, or at seven?
you! She's born to undo us. Will you not go the Mar. Earlier 100, sir, if now I be one.
way of woman-kind ? Marry come up, my dish of Lys. Why, the house you dwell in, proclaims chastity with rosemary and bays ! [Exit Bawd. you to be a creature of sale.
Boult. Come, mistress; come your way with me. Mar. Do you know this house to be a place of Mar. Whither would you have me? such resort, and will come into it? I hear say, you Boult. To take from you the jewel you hold so are of honorable parts, and are the governor of this dear. place.
Mar. Pr’ythee, tell me one thing first. Lys. Why, hath your principal made known Boult. Come now, your one thing ? unto you, who I am?
Mar. What canst thou wish thine enemy to be? Mar. Who is my principal ?
Boult. Why, I could wish him to be my master, Lys. Why, your herb-woman; she that sets seeds or rather, my mistress. and roots of shame and iniquity. (), you have heard Mar. Neither of these are yet so bad as thou art, something of my power, and so stand aloof for Since they do better thee in their command. more serious wooing. But I protest to thee, pretty Thou hold'st a place, for which the pained'st fiend one, my authority shall not see thee, or else look Of hell would not in reputation change: friendly upon thee. Come, bring me to some pri- Thou’rt the damnd door-keeper to every coystrelo vate place. Coine, come.
That hither comes inquiring for his tib;' • How much? what price?
• Cope or canopy of heaven. Paltry fellow.
To the choleric fisting of each rogue thy ear And I will undertake all these to teach.
I doubt not but this populous city will
Yield many scholars. Boull. What would you have me? go to the Boult. But can you teach all this you speak of? wars, would you? where a man may serve seven Mar. Prove that I cannot, take me home again, years for the loss of a leg, and have not money And prostitute me to the basest groom enough in the end to buy him a wooden one? That doth frequent your house.
Mur. Do any thing but this thou doest. Empty Boull. Well, I will see what I can do for thee: Old receptacles, common sewers, of filth;
if I can place thee, I will, Serve by indenture to the common hangman; Mar. But amongst honest women ? Any of these ways are better yet than this:
Boult. 'Faith, my acquaintance lies little amongst For that which thou professest, a baboon,
them. But since my master and mistress havo Could he but speak, would own a name too dear: bought you, there's no going but by their consent; O that the gods would safely from this place therefore I will make them acquainted with your Deliver me? Here, here is gold for thee.
purpose, and I doubt not but I shall find them tracIf that thy master would gain aught by me, iable enough. Come, I'll do for thee what I can; Proclaim that I can sing, weave, sew, and dance, come your ways. With other virtues, which I'll keep from boast;
Seeing this goodly vessel ride before us, Gow. Marina thus the brothel'sca pes, and chances I made to it, to know of whence you are. Into an honest house, our story says.
Hel. First, sir, what is your place? She sings like one immortal, and she dances
Lys. I am governor of this place you lie before.
Our vessel is of Tyre, in it the king;
A man, who for this three months hath not spoken poses Nature's own shape, of bud, bird, branch, or berry; To any one, nor taken sustenance, That even her art sisters the natural roses:
But to prorogue his grief. Her inkle, silk, twin with the rubied cherry:
Lys. Upon what ground is his distemperature?
Hel. Sir, it would be too tedious to repeat; That pupils lacks she none of noble race, Who pour their bounty on her; and her gain
But the main grief of all springs from the loss She gives the cursed bawd. Here we her place;
Of a beloved daughter and a wife. And to her father turn our thoughts again,
Lys. May we not see him, then? Where we left him, on the sea. We there him lost;
You may, indeed, sir, Whence, driven before the winds, he is arriv'd
But bootless is your sight; he will not speak Here where his daughter dwells; and on this coast
To any: Suppose him now at anchor. The city striv'd
Lys. Yet, let me obtain my wish. God Neptune's annual feast to keep; from whence
Hel. Behold him, sir: (PERICLES discovered.] Lysimachus our Tyrian ship espies,
this was a goodly person, His banners sable, trimm'd with rich expense;
Till the disaster, that, one mortal night, And to him in his barge with fervor hies.
Drove him to this. In your supposing once more put your sight:
Lys. Sir, king, all hail! the gods preserve you! Of heavy Pericles think this the bark:
Hail, Where, what is done in action, more, if might,
Hail, royal sir! Shall be discover'd; please you, sit, and hark.
Hel. It is in vain; he will not speak to you. (Exit.
1 Lord. Sir, we have a maid in Mitylene, I durst
wager, SCENE I.-On board Pericles' Ship. off Mitylene. Would win soine words of him. A close Pavilion on Deck, with a Curtain before Lys.
'Tis well bethought, it ; PERICLES within it, reclined on a Couch. A She, questionless, with her sweet harmony Burge lying besiile the Tyrian Vessel.
And other choice attractions, would allure, Enter two Sailors, me belonging to the Tyrian And make a battery through his deafen'd parts, Vessel, the other to the Barge; to them HELICANUS. She, all as happy as of all the tairest,
Which now are midway stoppid;
[To the Sailor of Mitylene. The leafy shelter that abuts against O, here he is.
The island's side. Sir, there's a barge put off from Mitylene;
(He whispers one of the attendant Lords.And in it is Lysimachus the governor,
Exit Lord, in the Barge of Lysimachus. Who craves to come aboard. What is your will ? Hel. Sure, all's eflectless; yet nothing we'll omit Hel. That he have his. Call up some gentle That bears recovery's name. But, since your kind
ness Tyr. Suil. Ho, gentlemen! my lord calls. We have stretch'd thus far, let us beseech you fur
ther, Enter two Gentlemen.
That for our gold we may provision have, I Gent. Doth your lordship call ?
Wherein we are not destitute for want, Hel. Gentlemen,
But weary for the staleness. There is some of worth would come aboard; I pray Lys.
O, sir, a courtesy, you
Which if we should deny, the most just God
For every graff would send a caterpillar,
Let me entreat to know at large the cause
Of your king's sorrow. Enter from thence LYSIMACHCS and Lords; the Hel.
Sit, sir, I will recount it;
But see, I am prevented.
Enter, from the Barge, Lord, MARINA, and a young Resolve you.
Lady. L1. Hail, reverend sir! The gods preserve you ! Lys.
0, here is Hel. And you, sir, to outlive the age I am, The lady that I sent for. Welcome, fair one! And die as I would do.
Is't not a goodly presence ?
A gallant lady.
Of gentle kind, and noble stock, I'd wish
How lost thou them? Thy name, my most kind No better choice, and think me rarely wed.
virgin? Fair one, all goodness that consists in bounty Recount, I do beseech thee; come, sit by me. Expect even here, where is a kingly patient:
Mar. My name, sir, is Marina. II that thy prosperous artificial teat
0, I am mock’d, Can draw him but to answer thee in aught, And thou by some incensed god sent hither Thy sacred physic shall receive such pay
To make the world laugh at me. As thy desires can wish.
Patience, good sir, Mar. Sir, I will use
Or here l'll cease. My utmost skill in his recovery,
Nay, I'll be patient; Provided none but I and my companion
Thou little know'st how thou dost startle me, Be suffer'd to come near him.
To call thyselt Marina.
The name Marina,
Mark'd he your music? My father, and a king. Mar No, nor looked on us.
How! a king's daughter ? See, she will speak to him. And call'd Marina? Mar. Hail, sir! my lord, lend car :
You said you would believe me; Per. Hum! ha!
But, not to be a troubler of your peace,
I will end here.
But are you flesh and blood ? But have been gazed on comet-like: she speaks, Have you a working pulse? and are no fairy? My lord, that, may be, hath endur'd a grief No motion ?2_Well; speak on. Where were you Night equal yours, if both were justly weigh'd.
born ? Though wayward fortune did malign my state, And wherefore call’d Marina? My derivation was from ancestors
Callid Marina, Who stood equivalent with mighty kings:
For I was born at sea. But time hath rooted out my parentage,
At sea ? Thy mother? And to the world and awkward casualties
Mar. My mother was the daughter of a king ; Bound me in servitude.--I will desist;
Who died the very minute I was born, But there is something glows upon my cheek, As my good nurse Lychorida hath oft And whispers in mine ear, Go not till he speak. Deliver'd weeping.
0, stop there a little! Per. My fortunes--parentage--good parentage- This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep To equal mine;-was it not thus? what say you? Did mock sad fools withal: this cannot be. Mur. I said, my lord, if you did know my parent. My daughter's buried. (Aside.] Well where age,
were you bred ? You would not do me violence.
I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story, Per.
I do think so. And never interrupt you. I pray you turn your eyes again upon me.
Mur. You'll scarce believe me; 'twere best I did You are like something that-What countrywoman?
give o'er. llere of these shores?
Per. I will believe you by the syllable Mar. No, nor of any shores :
Of what you shall deliver. Yet, give me leave : Yet I was mortally brought forth, and am
How came you in these parts? where were you bred? No other than I appear.
Mar. The king, my faiher,didin Tharsus leave me; Per. I am great with woe, and shall deliver Till cruel Cleon, with his wicked wite, weeping.
Did seek to murder me: and having woood My dearest wife was like this maid, and such a one A villain to attempt it, who having drawn, My daughter might have been: my queen's square A crew of pirates came and rescued me; brows;
Brought me to Mitylene. But now, good sir,
It may be,
If good king Pericles be. The more she gives them speech.-Where do you Per. Ho, Helicanus ! live?
Calls my gracious lord ? Mar. Where I am but a stranger: from the deck Per. Thou art a grave and noble counsellor, You inay discern the place.
Most wise in general: Tell me, if thou canst, Per.
Where were you bred ? What this maid is, or what is like to be,
I know not; but Mar.
Should I tell my history, Here is the regent, sir, of Mitylene, 'Twould seem like lies disdain'd in the reporting. Speaks nobly of her. Per. Pr’ythee speak;
She would never tell
Her parentage; being demanded that,
Give me a gash, put me to present pain;
Thou that beget'st him that did thee beget: From good descending ?
Thou that wast born at sea, buried at Tharsus, Mar. So indeed I did.
And found at sea again! O Helicanus, Per. Report thy parentage. I think thou said'st Down on thy knees, thank the holy gods, as loud Thou hadst been toss'd from wrong to injury, As thunder ihreatens us. This is Mariņa.And that thou thought'st thy griefs might equal What was thy mother's name? tell me but that, mine,
For truth can never be confirm'd enough,
Though doubts did ever sleep.
First, sir, I pray,
Per. I am Pericles of Tyre: but tell me now Por.
Tell thy story; (As in the rest thou hast been godlike perfect)
si. e. No puppet dressed up to deceive me.
Mar. Is it no more to be your daughter, than To fair Marina; but in no wise, To say, my mother's name was Thaisa ?
Till he: bad done his sacrifice, Thaisa was my mother, who did end,
As Dian bade: whereto being bound The minute I began.
The interim, pray you, all confound. Per. Now, blessing on thee, rise; thou art my In feather'd briefness sails are tillid, child.
And wishes fall out as they're will'd.
That he can hither come so soon.
SCENE III.-The Temple of DIANA at Ephesus:
THAISA standing neur the Alur, as High-
Priestess; a number of Virgins on each side ;
CERIMOn and other Inhabitants of Ephesus at
HELICANUS, MARINA, and a Lady.
Per. Hail, Dian; to perform thy just command
I here confess myself the king of Tyre; Per. None ?
Who, frighted from my country, did wed
The fair Thaisa, at Pentapolis.
At sea in child-bed died she; but brought forth
A maid-child call'd Marina; who, 0 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 It nips me unto list’ning, and thick slumber
Brought her to Mitylene; against whose shore Hangs on mine eye-lids; let me rest.
Riding, her fortunes brought the maid aboard us,
(He sleeps. Where; by her own most clear remembrance, she Lys. A pillow for his head; (The Curtain before the Pavilion of PERICLES
Made known herself my daughter. is closed.
Voice and favor!So leave him all.-Well, my companion-friends,
You are--you are-0 royal Pericles! She fuints. If this but answer to my just belief,
Per. What means the woman? she dies! help, I'll well remember you.
Cer. Noble sir,
If you have told Diana's altar true,
This is your wife. SCENE II.-The same. PERICLES on the Deck
Reverend appearer, no;
I threw her o'erboard with these very arms. asleep; DIANA appearing to him as in a Vision.
Cer. Upon this coast, I warrant you. Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus: hie thee Per.
'Tis most certain, thither,
Cer. Look to the lady ;-0, she's but o'erjoy'd. And do upon mine altar sacrifice.
Early, one blust'ring mom, this lady was There, when my maiden priests are met to- Thrown on this shore. I oped the coffin, and gether,
Found there rich jewels; recover'd her and placed Before the people all,
her Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife: Here in Diana's temple. To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call,
May we see them? And give them repetition to the lite.
Cer. Great sir, they shall be brought you to my Perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in woe:
house, Do't, and be happy, by my silver bow.
Whither I invite you. Look! Thaisa is
Thai. 0, let me look!
If he be none ot' mine, my sanctity
Will to my senses bend no licentious ear, Enter LYSIMACHUS, HELICANTS, and MARINA.
But curb it spite of seeing. O, my lord, Hel.
Are you not Pericles ? Like him you speak, Per My purpose was for Tharsus, there to Like him you are : Did you not name a tempest, strike
A birth, and death? The inhospitable Cleon; but I am
The voice of dead Thaisa ! For other service first: toward Ephesus
Thai. That Thaisa am I, supposed dead, Turn our blown sails; ettsoons l'll tell thee why. And drown'd.
(TO HELICANUS. Per. Immortal Dian! Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore,
Now I know you better.And give you gold for such provision
When we with tears parted Pentapolis, As our intents will need?
The king, my father, gave you such a ring. Lys. With all my heart, sir; and when you
(Shows a ring. come ashore,
Per. This, this: no more, you gods! your preI have another suit.
sent kindness Per. You shall prevail,
Makes my past miseries sport: You shall do well, Were it to woo my daughter; for it seems
That on the touching of her lips I may You have been noble towards her.
Melt, and no more be seen. O come, be buried Lys.
Sir, lend your arm. A second time within these arms. Per. Come, my Marina. [Exeunt. Mar.
My heart Enter Gower, before the Temple of Diaxa at Leaps to be gone into my mother's bosom.
[Kneels to THAISA. Ephesus.
Per. Look, who kneels here! Flesh of thy flesh, Gow. Now our sands are almost run;
Thaisa : More a little, and then done.
Thy burden at the sea, and call'd Marina, This, as my last boon, give me
For she was yielded there. (For such kindness must relieve me)
Bless'd and mine own! That you aptly will suppose
Hel. Hail, madam, and my queen! What pageantry, what teats, what shows,
I know you not. What minstrelsy, and pretty din,
Per. You have heard me say, when I did fly The regent made in Mitylen,
from Tyre, To greet the king. So he was thrived,
I left behind an ancient substitute. That be is promis'd to be wived
.i. e. Pericles. & Confound here signifies to consume • i.e. Regent of the silver moon.
• Soon. 11. e. Her white robe of innocence. • Sensual passion
Can you remember what I call'd the man?
'Twas Helicanus then.
Thai. Lord Cerimon, my lord ; this man
I will, my lord.
"i.e. His beard.
Thai. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good credit, Sir, that my father's dead. Per. Heavens make a star of him! Yet there,
my queen, We'll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves Will in that kingdom spend our following days; Our son and daughter shall in Tyrus reign. Lord Cerimon, we do our longing stay To hear the rest untold.--Sir, lead the way.
Exeunt. Enter GOWER. Gow. In Antioch,' and his daughter, you have
heard of monstrous lust the due and just reward : In Pericles, his queen and daughter, seen (Although 'assail'd with fortune fierce and keen) Virtue preserv'd from fell destruction's blast, Led on by heaven, and crown'd with joy at last. In Helicanus may you well descry. A figure of truth, of faith, of loyalty : In reverend Cerimon there well appears The worth that learned charity aye wears. For wicked Cleon and his wife, when fame Had spread their cursed deed, and honor'd name Of Pericles, to rage the city turn, That him and his they in his palace burn. The gods for murder seemed so content To punish them; although not done, but meant. So on your patience evermore attending, New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending.
(Exit GOWER 16.6. The king of Antioch.