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Enter, from the Barge, LORD, MARINA, and There is some of worth would come aboard : 1
& young LADY. pray you,
Lys. Oh! here is To greet them fairly. (The GENTLEXEN and the two SAILORS
The lady that I sent for. Welcome, fair one I descend and go on board the Barge.
Is't not a goodly presence
Hel A gallant lady. Enter, from thence, LYSIMACHOS and LORDS ;
Lys. She's such, that were I well assur'd she
came the Tyrian GENTLEMEN, and the two Sal
of gentle kind, and noble stock, I'd wish LORS.
No better choice, and think me rarely wed. Tyr. Sail. Sir,
Fair one, all goodness that consists in bounty
If ibat thy prosperous-artificial feat
Thy sacred physic shall receive such pay
Mar. Sir, I will use
My utmost skill in his recovery, Being on shore, honouring of Neptune's tri- Provided none but I and my companion umphs,
Be suffer'd to come near him. Seeing this goodly vessel ride before us,
Lys. Come, let us leave her, 1 pake to it, to know of whence you are. And the gods make her prosperous ! Hel. First, Sir, what is your place ?
(MARINA sings Lys. I am governor of this place you lie be Lys. Mark'd he your music ? fore.
Mar. No, nor look'd on us.
Lys. See, she will speak to him. Our versel is of Tyre, in it the king;
Car. Hail, Sir my lord, lend ear :A man, who for this three nontbs hath not Per. Hum ! ha! spoken
Mar. I am a maid, To any one, nor taken sustenance,
My lord, that ne'er before invited eyes, But to prorogue bis grief.
But have been gaz'd on, comet-like : shie
My lord, that, may be, hath endar'd a grief
My derivation was from ancestors
who stood equivalent with mighty kings : Hd. You may indeed, sir
But time hath rooted out my parentage, But bootless is your sight: he will not speak And to the world and awkward casualties
Bound me in servitude.--I will desist; Lys. Yet, let me obtain my wish.
But there is something glows upon my cheek, Hel. Behold him, Sir : (Pericles discovered.) And whispers in mine ear, Go not tili he speak. this was a goodly person,
(À side. Til the disaster, that, one mortal t night, Per. My fortunes--parentage-good parenDrove him to this.
tageLys. Sir, king, all hail : the gods preserve to equal mine !--was it not thus? what say
you ! Hail, Hail, royal Sir!
Mar. I said, my lord, if you did know my Hel. It is in vain : he will not speak to you.
parentage, I Lord. Sir, we have a maid in Mitylene, 1 You would not do me violence.
Per. I do think so. Would win some words of him.
I pray you, turn your eyes again upon me.Lys. 'Tis well bethought.
You are like something that-What country. She, questionless, with her sweet harmony
woman 3 And other choice attractions, would allure,
Here of these shores 1 And make a battery through his deafen'd
Mar. No, nor of any shores : parts,
Yet I was mortally brought forth, and am Which now are midway stopp d.
No other than I appear. She, all as bappy as of all the fairest,
Per. I am great with woe, and shall deliver is , with her fellow-maidens, now within
weeping. The leafy shelter that abuts against
My dearest wife was like this maid, and such a
square brows; MACHOS.
Her stature to an inch ; as wand-like straight; Hel. Sure, all's effectless ; yet notbing we'll As silver voic'd; her eyes as jewel-like, omit
And cas'd as richly: in pace another Juno ; That bears recovery's name. But, since your Who starves the ears she feeds, and makes them kindness
hungry, We have stretch'd thus far, let us beseech you The more she gives them speech.-Where do you further,
live? That for our gold we may provision have,
Mar. Where I am but a stranger: from the Wherein we are not destitute for want,
deck But weary for the staleness.
You may discern the place.
Per. Where were you bred?
Mar. Should I tell my history. of your king's sorrow.
"Twould seem like lies disdaiu'd in the report. Hel. Sit, sir, I will recount it :
ing. But see, I am prevented.
Per. Prythee speak :
• To prolong.
Falseness cannot come from thee, for thou looksty A crew or pirates came and rescu'd me; Modest as justice, and thou seem'st a palace Brought me to Mitylene. But now, good Sir, For the crown'd truth to dwell in : l'u believe Whither will you have me? Why do you weep! thee,
It may be, And make my senses credit thy relation, You think me an impostor: no, good faith; To points that seein impossible ; for thou I am the daughter to king Pericles, look'st
If good king Pericles be. Like one I lord indeed. What were thy Per. Ho, Helicanas ! friends ?
Hel. Calls my gracious lord ? Didst thou tot say, when I did push thee back, Per. Thou art a grave and poble counsellor, (Which was when I perceiv'd thee,) that thoa Most wise in general : Tell me, if thou caust, cam'st
What this maid is, or what is like to be, From good descending ?
That thus hath made me weep 9 Mar. So indeed I did.
Hel. I know not ; but
Speaks nobly of her.
She would sit still and weep.
Per. O Helicanus, strike me, hononr'd Sir; Mar. Some such thing indeed
Give me a gash, put me to present pain ; I said, and said no more but what my thoughts Lest this great sea of joys rushii: npon me, Did warrant me was likely.
O'erbear the shores of any mortality, Per. Tell thy story :
And drown me with their sweetness. O come If thine, consider'd, prove the thousandth part
hither, of my endurance, thou art a man, and !
Thou that beget'st him that did thee beget; Have suffer'd like a girl : yet thou dost look Thon that wast born at sea, buried at Tharsus, Like Patience, gazing on kings' graves, and Aud found at sea again! O Helicanus, smiling
Down on thy knees, thank the holy gods, as Extremity out of act. What were thy friends?
loud How lost thou them? Thy name, my most kind As thunder threatens us : This is Marina virgin?
What was thy mother's name I Tell me but Recount, I do beseech thee : come, sit by me.
that, Mar. My name, Sir, is Marina.
For truth can never be confirm'd enougli,
Though doubts did ever sleep.
What is your title 3
Per. I am Pericles of Tyre : but tell me now Or here I'll cease.
(As in the rest thou hast been godlike perfect, Per. Nay, I'll be patient :
My drown'd queen's name, thou art the heir of Thou little know'st how thou dost startle me,
kingdoms, To call thyself Marina.
And another life to Pericles thy father. Mar. The name, Marina,
Mar. Is it no more to be your daughter, than Was given me by one that had some power ; To say, my mother's name was Thaisa ? My father, and a king.
Thaisa was my mother, who did end Per. How! a king's daughter ?
The minute I began. And call'd Marina 3
Per. Now blessing on thee, rise : thou art my Mar. You said you would believe me ;
child. but, not to be a troubler of your peace, Give me fresh garments. Mine own, Helicanus, I will end here.
(Not dead at Tharsus, as she should have been, Per. But are you flesh and blood ?
By savage Cleon,) she shall tell thee all ; Have you a working pulse ? and are no fairy ? When thou shalt kueel and justify in knox No motion 1-Well; speak 01. Where were
ledge, you born ?
She is thy very princess.-Who is this? And wherefore call'd Marina ?
Hel. Sir, 'lis the governor of Mitylene, Mar. Callid Marina,
Who, hearing of your melancholy state, For I was born at sea.
Did come to see you.
Per. I embrace you, Sir.
music Deliver'd weeping.
Tell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him Per. Oh! stop there a little !
O'er, point by point, for yet be seems to doubt, This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep How sure you are my daughter.—But what Did mock sad fools withal; this cannot be.
music? My daughter's buried. [Aside.) Well :-where Hel. My lord, I hear none. were you bred ?
Per. None ? I'U hear you more, to the bottom of your The music of the spheres : list, my Marina. story,
Lys. It is not good to cross him: give bim And never interrupt you.
way. Mar. You'll scarce believe me: 'twere best I Per. Rarest sounds! did give o'er.
Do ye not hear Per. I will believe yon by the syllable +
Lys. Music ! My lord, I hear of what you shall deliver. Yet, give me Per. Most heavenly music leave :
It nips me unto list'ning, and thick slumber How came you in these parts ? Where were you Hangs on mine eye-lids : let me rest.
bred? Mar. The king, my father, did im Tharsus Lys. A pillow for his head, leave me ;
(The Curtain before the Pavilion of
PERICLES is closed. Till cruel Cleon, with bis wicked wife,
So leave him allo-Well, my companion-friends, Did seek to murder me: and having woo'd
If this but answer to my just belief, A villain to attempt it, who having drawa,
I'll well remember you.
Ereunt LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, • I. e. No popper dressca op to decene me.
MARINA, and attendant LADY. I will believe every word you say.
SCENE I.The same.-PERICIES on the Wears yet thy silver livery. She at Tharsus
whom at fourteen
Brought her to Mitylene ; against wbose sbore thither,
Riding, her fortunes brunght the maid aboard And do npou mine altar sacrifice.
Made known herself my daughter,
Thai, Voice and favour !
You arem-you are- royal Pericles !
Per. What means the woman ? she dies! help, Perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in woe :
Cer. Noble Sir.
If you have told Diana's altar true,
Per. 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 ;-Oh! she's but o'er.
Thrown on this shore. I op'd the cotin, and
Found there rich jewels ; recover'd lier, and
Per. May we see them ?
Whither I invite yon. Look l Thaisa is
Thai. Oh! let me look!
If he be none of mine, my sanctity
Will to my sense + bend no licentious ear.
Are you not Pericles? Like him you speak,
Like him you are : Did you not name a tem-
A birth, and death ?
Per. The voice of dead Thaisa !
Thai. That Thaisa am 1, supposed dead,
Per. Immortal Dian !
Thai. Now I know you better.-
When we with tears parted Pentapolis,
The king, my father, gave you such a ring.
[.Shows a ring What pageantry, what feats, what shows, Per. This, this : no more, you gods ! your What minstrelsy, and pretty din,
present kindness The regent made in Mitylin,
Makes my past miseries sport: You shall do To greet the king. So be has thriv'd,
That ou the touching of her lips I may
Melt, and no more be seen. 0 come, be
A second time within these arms.
Mar. My heart
Leaps to be gone into my mother's bosom.
[Kneels to THAISA. At Ephesus, the temple see,
Per. Look, who kneels here! Flesh of thy Our king, and all his company.
flesh, Thaisa ;
Thy burden at the sea, and call'd Mariva,
For she was yielded there.
Hel. Hail, madam, and my queen!
Thai. I know you not.
Per. You have heard me say, when I did fly kigh Priestess ; a number of Virgins on
Can you rernember what I call'd the man
I have nam'd him oft.
MARINA, and Per. Still confirmation:
Embrace him, dear Thaisa : this is he.
Now do I long to hear how you were found;
Besides the gods, for this great miracle.
Thai. Lord Cerimon, my lord ; tbis man
Through whom the gods have shown their power ;
From first to last resolve you,
• 1. e. Her white robe of innocence. + 1. e. Pericles.
Drown'd here means ever. Couround here signifies to consume. whelmed, wt sufocated.
Per. Reverend Sir,
Lord Ceriinon, we do our longing stay, The gods can have no mortal officer
To bear the rest untold.-Sir, lead the way. More like a god than you. Will you deliver
(Ereunt. How this dead queen re-lives? Cer. I will, my lord.
Enter GOWER. Beseteh you, first go with me to my bonse, Gow. In Antioch, and his daughter, you Where shall be shown you all was found with
have heard ber;
of monstrous lust the due and just reward : How she came placed here within the temple ; In Pericles, his queen and daughter, seen No needful thing omitted.
(Although assail'd with fortune tierce and Per, Pure Diana !
keen,) I bless thee for thy vision, and will offer Virtue preserv'd from fell destruction's blast, My night oblations to thee. Thaisa,
Led on by heaven, and crown'u with joy at This prince, the fair-betrothed of your daugh.
In Helicanus may you well descry
The worth that learned charity aye wears. And what this fourteen years no razor touch'd, For wicked Cleon and his wife, wlien fame To grace thy marriage-day, I'll beautify.
Had spread their cursed deed, aud bonou'd Thai. Lord Cerimon bath letters of good
of Pericles, to rage the city turn; Sir, that my father's dead.
That him and his they in his palace burn. Per. Heavens make a star of him! Yet there, the gods for murder seemed so content my queen,
To punish them; although not done, but meant We'll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves So on your patience ever more attending, Will in that kingdom spend our following days ; New joy wait on you! Here our play has end. Our sou aud daughter sball in Tyrus reigu.
(Exit Gower • 1... His beerd.
• 1.e. The king of Antioch.
LITERARY AND HISTORICAL NOTICE.
dramatie piece by one Thomas Ryd, and from a Historie of Hamblet, in black letter, adopted by Belleforest in
FRANCISCO, a Soldier.
A CAPTAIN. An AMBASSADOR.
Ghost of Hamlet's Father.
FORTINBRAS, Prince of Norway.
GERTRUDE, Queen of Denmark, and Mother
OPHELIA, Daughter of Polonius.
Lords, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Players,
Grave-diggers, Sailors, Messengers,
and other Attendants. } oficers.
Ber. 'Tis now struck twelve ; get thee to bed,
And I am sick at heart.
Fran. Not a mouse stirring.
Ber. Well, good night.
The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.
Enter HORATIO and MARCELLUS.
Fran. I think, I hear them.-Stand, bo! Who
is there? Fran. You come most carefully upon your
Hor. Friends to this ground bour.