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And cas'd as richly : in pace another Juno; My daughter's buried. (Aside.) Well:-wbere Who starves the ears she feeds, and makes

were you bred ? them hungry,

I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story, The more she gives them speech. Where do And never interrupt you, you live?

Mar. You'll scarce believe me: 'twere be Mar. Where I am but a stranger: from the

I did give o'er. You may discern the place.

(deck Per. I will believe you by the syllable Per. Where were you bred ?

Of what you shall deliver. Yet, give me leave:And how achiev'd' you these endowments, How came you in these parts? Where were you You make more rich to owe?*

(which

bred ? Mar. Should I tell my history, [ing. Mar. The king, my father, did io Tharsus "Twould seem like lies disdain'd in the repori

leave me ; Per. Pr'ythee speak;

[look'st Till cruel Cleon, with his wicked wife, Falseness cannot come from thee, for thou Did seek to murder me: and having woo'd Modest as justice, and thou seem'st a palace A villain to attempt it, who having drawn, For the crown'd truth to dwell in: I'll believe A crew of pirates came and rescu'd me; thee,

Brought me to Mitylene. But now, good Sir, And make my senses credit thy relation, Whither will you have me? Why do you weep! To points that seem impossible; for thou look'st

It may be, Like one I lov'd indeed. What were thy friends? You think me an impostor ; do, good faith; Didst thou not say, when I did push thee back, I am the daughter to king Pericles, (Which was when I perceiv'd thee,) that thou If good king Pericles be. cam'st

Per. Ho, Helicanus ! From good descending?

Hel. Calls my gracious lord ? Mar. So indeed I did.

Per. Thou art a grave and noble counsellor, Per. Report thy parentage. I think thou Most wise in general: Tell me, if thou canst, said'st

What this maid is, or what is like to be, Thou hadst been toss'd from wrong to injury,

That thus hath made me weep? And that thou thought'st thy griefs might equal

Hel. I know not; but If both were open'd.

(mine, Here is the regent, Sir, of Mitylene, Mar. Some such thing indeed

Speaks nobly of hér.
I said, and said no more but what my thoughts Lys. She would never tell
Did warrant me was likely.

Her parentage, being demanded that,
Per. Tell thy story ;

She would sit still and weep. If thine consider'd prove the thousandth part Per. O Helicanus, strike me, honour'd Sir; Of my endurance, thou art a man, and I Give me a gash, put me to present pain; Have suffer'd like a girl: yet thou dost look Lest this great sea of joys rushing upon me, Like Patience, gazing on kings' graves, and O’erbear the shores of my mortality, smiling

And drown me with their sweetness. 0, Extremity out of act. What were thy friends?

come hither, How lost thou them? Thy name, my diost Thou that beget’st him that did thee beget; kind virgin?

Thou that wast born at sea, buried at Tharsus, Recount, I do beseech thee; come, sit by me.

And found at sea again ! O Helicanus, Mar. My name, Sir, is Marina.

Down on thy knees, thank the holy gods, as Per, 0, 'I am mock'd,

loud And thou by some incensed god sent hither As thunder threatens us: This is Maripa. To make the world laugh at me.

What was thy mother's name? Tell me bat Mar. Patience, good Sir,

that, Or here I'll cease.

For truth can never be confirm'd enough, Per. Nay, I'll be patient;

Though doubts did ever sleep. Thou little know'st how thou dost startle me,

Mar. First, Sir, I pray, To call thyself Marina.

What is your title! Mar. The name, Marina,

Per. I am Pericles of Tyre: but tell me now Was given me by one that had some power;

(As in the rest thou hast been godlike perfect,) My father, and a king.

My drown'd queen's name, thou art the beir of Per. How! a king's daughter?

kingdoms, And callid Marina?

And another life to Pericles thy father. Mar. You said you would believe me;

Mar. Is it no more to be your daughter, than But, not to be a troubler of your peace,

To say, my mother's name was Thaisa ? I will end here.

Thaisa was my mother, who did end, Per. But are you flesh and blood ?

The minute I began. Have you a working pulse ? and are no fairy? Per. Now, blessing on thee, rise; thou art No motion ?+-Well; speak on. Where were

my child. you born?

Give me fresh

garments. Mine own, Helicanus, And wherefore callid Marina ?

(Not dead at Tharsus, as she should have been, Mar. Callia Marina,

By savage Cleon,) she shall tell thee all; For I was born at sea.

When thou shall kneel and justify in knowPer. At sea? thy mother?

She is thy very princess.-Who is this? [ledge, Mar. My mother was the daughter of a kingi w ho, hearing of your melancholy state,

Hel. Sir, 'tis the governor of Mitylene,
Who died the very minute I was born,
As my good nurse Lychorida hath oft

Did come to see you.
Deliver'd weeping.

Per. I embrace you, Sir, Per. O, stop there a little !

Give me my robes; I am wild in my beholding. This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep () heavens bless my girl! But hark, what Did mock sad fools withal: this cannot be. Tell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him (music!

V'er, point by point, for yet he seems to doubt, • Possess.

How sure you are my daugbter.-But what + 1. e. No puppet dressed up to deceive me.

music?

years

Hel. My lord, I hear none.

In feather'd briefness sails are filld,
Per, None?

And wishes fall out as they're will'd.
The music of the spheres: list, my Marina. At Ephesus, the temple see,
Lys. It is not good to cross him; give him Our king, and all his company.
way.

That he can hither come so soon,
Per. Rarest sounds!

Is by your fancy's thankful boon. (Exit. Do ye not hear? Lys. Music? My lord, I hear

SCENE III.-The Temple of Diana at EphPer. Most heavenly music:

esus: THAISA standing near the Altar, as high It nips me unto list'ning, and thick slumber

Priestess ; a number of Virgins on each side ; Hangs on mine eye-lids; let me rest. (fle sleeps. CERIMON and other Inhabitants of Ephesus atLys. A pillow for his head;

tending.
(The Curtain before the Pavilion of
PERICLES is closed.

Enter Pericles, with his Train; LYSIMACHUS,
So leave him all.-Well, my companion-friends, HELICANUS, MARINA, and a LADY.
If this but answer to my just belief,

Per. Hail Dian! to perform thy just comI'll well remember you.

mand,
[Exeunt LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, I here confess myself the king of Tyre;
MARINA, and attendant LADY.

Who, frighted from my country, did wed

The fair Thaisa, at Pentapolis. SCENE II.--The same.-Pericles on the Deck At sea in childbed died she, but brought forth asleep; DIANA appearing to him as in a vision. A maid-child call’d Marina; who, O goddess, Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus; hie Wears yet thy silver livery.* She at Tharsus thee thither,

Was nürs’d with Cleon; whom at fourteen And do upon mine altar sacrifice. [gether, There, when my maiden priests are met to

He sought to murder: but her better stars Before the people all,

Brought her to Mitylene; against whose shore Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife:

Riding, her fortunés brought the maid aboard To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call, Where, by' her own most clear remembrance,

[she And give them repetition to the life.* Perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in woe:

Made known herself my daughter. Do't, and be happy, by my silver bow.

Thai. Voice and favour!Awake, and tell thy dream.

You are-you are-O royal Pericles ! (DIANA disappeurs.

[She faints. Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine,t

Per. What means the woman? she dies ! I will obey thee!-Helicanus!

help, gentlemen!

Cer. Noble Sir,
Enter LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, and MARINA. If you have told Diana's altar true,
Hel. Sir.

This is your wife.
Per. My purpose was for Tharsus, there to

Per. Reverend appearer, no; The inhospitable Cleon; but I am (strike

I threw her o'erboard with these very arms. For other service first: toward Ephesus

Cer. Upon this coast, I warrant you. Turn our blownf sails ; eftsoons I'll tell thee

Per. 'Tis most certain. why.

[10 HELICANUS. Cer. Look to the lady ;-0, she's but o'erShall we refresh us, Sir, upon your shore,

joy'd. And give you gold for such provision

Early, one blust'ring morn, this lady was As our intents will need ?

Thrown on this shore. I op'd the coffin, and Lys. With all my heart, Sir; and when you found there rich jewels ; recover'd her, and come ashore,

plac'd her I have another suit.

Here in Diana's temple. Per. You shall prevail,'

Per. May we see them? Were it to woo my daughter; for it seems

Cer. Great Sir, they shall be brought you to You have been noble towards her.

my house, Lys. Sir, lend your arm.

Whither l'invite you. Look! Thaisa is Per. Come, my Marina.

[Exeunt.

Recover'd.

Thai. (), let me look!
Enter GOWER, before the Temple of DIANA at If he be none of mine, my sanctity
Ephesus.

Will to my senset bend no licentious ear,
Gow. Now our sands are almost run;

But curb it, spite of seeing. O, my lord, More a little, and then done.

Are you not Pericles ? Like him you speak, This, as my last boon, give me,

Like bim you are: Did you not name a tem(For such kindness must relieve me,)

A birth, and death?

(pest, That you aptly will suppose

Per. The voice of dead Thaisa ! What pageantry, what feats, what shows,

Thai. That Thaisa am I, supposed dead,

And drown'd.
What minstrelsy, and pretty din,
The regent made in Mitylin,

Per. Immortal Diap!
To greet the king. So he has thriv'd,

Thai. Now I know you better.That he is promis'd to be wiv'd

When we with tears parted Pentapolis, To fair Marina; but in no wise,

The king, my father, gave you such a ring. Till hell had done his sacrifice,

[Shows a Ring. As Dian bade: whereto being bound,

Per. This, this: no more, you gods! your. The interim, pray you, all confound.

present kindness

(well,

Makes my past miseries sport: You shall do * Repeat a lively narrative of your adventures.

That on the touching of her lips I may + 1. e. Regent of the silver moon. 1 Swollen. || 1. e. Pericles.

* 1e. Her white robe of innocence. Confound here signifies to consume.

† Sensual passion.

Soon.

Melt, and no more be seen. () come, be buried | Shall marry her at Pentapolis. And now, A second time within these arms.

This ornament* that makes me look so dismal, Mar. My heart

Will I, my lov'd Marina, clip to form; Leaps to be gone into my mother's bosom, And what this fourteen years no razor touch'd,

[Kneels to Thaisa. To grace thy marriage-day, I'll beautify. Per. Look, who kneels here! Flesh of thy Thai. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good flesh, Thaisa ; Sir, that my father's dead.

(credit, Thy burden at the sea, and call’d Marina, Per. Heavens make a star of him! Yet there, For she was yielded there.

my queen, Thai. Bless'd and mine own!

We'll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves Hel. Hail, madam, and my queen!

Will in that kingdom spend our following days; Thai. I know you not.

Our son and daughter shall in Tyrus reign. Per. You have heard me say, when I did Lord Cerimon, we do our longing stay, fly from Tyre,

To hear the rest untold.—Sir, lead the way. I left behind an ancient substitute

(Ercant. Can you remember what I call'd the man? I have nam'd him oft.

Enter GOWER.
Thui. 'Twas Helicanus then.
Per. Still confirmation:

Gow. In Antioch,t and his daughter, you Embrace him, dear Thaisa; this is he.

have heard Now do I long to hear how you were found;

Of monstrous lust the due and just reward: How possibly preserv'd; an, whom to thank, In Pericles, his queen and daughter, seen Besides the gods, for this great miracle.

(Although assail'd with fortune fierce and Thai. Lord Cerimon, my lord; this man

keen,) Through whom the gods have shown their Led on by heaven, and crown'd with joy at last.

Virtue preserv'd from fell destruction's blast, power; that can From first to last resolve you.

In Helicanus may you well descry Per. Reverend Sir,

A figure of truth, of faith, of loyalty : The gods can have no mortal officer

In reverend Cerimon there well appears, More like a god than you. Will you deliver

The worth that learned charity ayet wears. How this dead queen re-lives?

For wicked Cleon and his wife, when fane Cer. I will, my lord.

Had spread their cursed deed, and bonour'd Beseech you, first go with me to my house,

Of Pericles, to rage the city turn; (Dame Where shall be shown you all was found with That him and his they in his palace burn.

The gods for murder seemed so content How she came placed here within the temple; So on your patience evermore attending,

To punish them; although not done, but meant. No needful thing omitted, Per. Pure Diana!

New joy wait on you! Flere our play has endI bless thee for thy vision, and will offer

[E.rit Gower My night oblations to thee. Thaisa, [ter,

her;

ing.

* I. e. His beard. This prince, the fair-betrothed of your daugh

ple. The king of Antioch.

* Eser.

KING L E A R.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

An OFFICER, employed by Edmund.
GENTLEMAN, Attendant on Cordelia.
A HERALD
SERVANTS to Cornwall.

LEAR, King of Britain.
KING OF FRANCE.
DUKE OF BURGUNDY.
DükE OF CORNWALL.
DUKE OF ALBANY.
EARL OF KENT.
EARL OF GLOSTER.
EDGAR, Son to Gloster.
EDMUND, Bastard Son to Gloster.
CURAN, a Courtier.
OLD MAN, Tenant to Gloster.
PHYSICIAN.
Fool.
OSWALD, Steward to Goneril.

GONERIL, 2

Daughters to Lear.
Cordelia, S
Knights attending on the King, Officers, Mos-
sengers, Soldiers, and Attendants.

SCENE, Britain.

ACT I.

Edm. Sir, I shall study deserving.

Glo. He hath been out nine years, and away SCENE 1.- A Room of State, in King LEAR's he shall again:- The king is coming. Palace.

[Trumpets sound within. Enter Kent, GLOSTER, and EDMUND. Kent. I thought, the king had more affected

Enter LEAR, CORNWALL, ALBANY, GONERIL,

REGAN, CORDELIA, and Attendunts. the duke of Albany, than Cornwall.

Glo. It did always seem so to us: but now, Lear. Attend the lords of France and Burin the division of the kingdom, it appears noi Gloster,

(gundy, which of the dukes he values most ; for equal- Glo. I shall, my liege. ities are so weigh'd, that curiosity* in neither

[Exeunt GLOSTER and EDMUND. can make choice of either's moiety.!

Lear, Meantime we shall express our dark. Kent. Is not this youy son, my lord ?

er purpose. Glo. His breeding, Sir, hath been at my Give me the nap there.-Know, that we have charge: I have so often blush'd to acknow

divided,

(tentt ledge him, that now I am brazed to it. In three, our kingdom: and 'tis our fast inKent. I cannot conceive you.

To shake all cares and business from our age; Glo. Sir, this young fellow's mother could: Conferring them on younger strengths, while we whereupon she grew round-wombed; and had, Unburden'd crawl toward death.–Our son of indeed, Sir, a son for her cradle, ere she had a

Cornwall, husband for her bed. Do you smell a fault? And you, our no less loving son of Albany,

Kent. I cannot wish the fault undone, the We have this hour a constant will to publish issue of it being so proper.

Our daughters' several dowers, that future Glo. But I have, Sir, a son by order of law,

strife some year elder than this, who yet is no dear? May be prevented now. The princes, France er in my account: though this knave came and Burgundy, somewhat saucily into the world before he was Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love, sent for, yet was his mother fair; there was Long in our court have made their amorous good sport at his making, and the whoreson

sojourn,

(daughters, must be acknowledged.-Do you know this And here are to be answer'd. - Tell me, my noble gentleman, Edmund ?

(Since now we will divest us, both of' rule, Edm. No, my lord.

Interest of territory, cares of state,) Glo. My lord of Kent: remember him here. Which of you, shall we say, doth love us most? after as my honourable friend.

That we our largest bounty may extend Edm. My services to your lordship.

Where merit doth most challenge it.-Goneril, Kent. I must love you, and sue to know you Our eldest-born, speak first. better.

Gon. Sir, I

(matter

| Do love you more than words can wield the Most scrupulous nicety: + Part or division. # Handsome.

More secret.

+ Determined resolution.

The sway,

Dearer than eye-sight, space and liberty ; Propinquity and property of blood,
Beyond what can be valued, rich or rare; And as a stranger to my heart and me
No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, Hold thee, from this,t for ever. The barba-
honour:

rous Scythian,
As much as child e'er lov'd, or father found. Or he that makes his generationi messes
A love that makes breath' poor, and speech To gorge his appetite, shall to my bosom
unable;

Be as well neighbour'd, pitied, and reliev'd, Beyond all manner of so much I love you. As thou my sometime daughter. Čor. What shall Cordelia do? Love, and be Kent. Good my liege,silent,

[Aside. Lear. Peace, Kent! Leur. Of all these bounds, even from this Come not between the dragon and his wrath : line to this,

I lov'd her most, and thought to set my rest With shadowy forests and with champains* On her kind nursery.--Hence, and avoid my rich'd,

sight!

(To CORDELIA. With plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads, So be my grave my peace, as here I give We make thee lady: To thine and Albany's Her father's heart from her!-Call France ;issue

[daughter,

Who stirs ? Be this perpetual.—What says our second Call Burgundy.--Cornwall, and Albany, Our dearest Regan, wife to Cornwall ? Speak. With my two daughters' dowers digest this Reg. I am made of that self metal as my

third :

(ber. sister,

Let pride, which she calls plainness, marry And prize me at her worth. In my true heart I do invest you jointly with my power, I find, she names my very deed of love ; Pre-eminence, and all the large effects Only she coines too short,

-that I profess That troop with majesty.–Ourself, by monthly Myself an enemy to all other joys, [sesses;

course, Which the most precious squaret of sense pos- With reservation of a hundred knights, And find, I am alone felicitate

By you to be sustain'd, shall our abode (retain In your dear highness' love.

Make with you by due turns. Only we still Cor. Then poor Cordelia !

[Aside. The name, and all the additionse to a king; And yet not so; since, I am sure, my love's More richer than my tongue.

Revenue, execution of the rest,|| Lear. To thee, and thine, hereditary ever, Beloved sons, be yours: which to confirm, Remain this ample third of our fair kingdom; This coronet part between you. No less in space, validity, § and pleasure,

[Giving the Creur. Than that coufirm'd on Goneril.- Now, our joy, Kent. Royal Lear, * Although the last, not least; to whose young Whom I have ever honour'd as my king, love

Lov'd as my father, as my master follow'd, The vines of France, and milk of Burgundy, As my great patron thought on in my prayers, Strive to be interess'd: what can you say, to

Lear. The bow is bent and drawn, make draw

from the shaft. A third more opulent than your sisters? Speak.

Kent. Let it fall rather, though the fork inCor. Nothing, my lord.

vade Leur. Nothing ?

The region of my heart: be Kent unmannerly, Cor. Nothing.

When Lear is mad. What wouldst thou do, Lear. Nothing can come of nothing: speak

old man ?

(speak, again.

Think'st thou, that duty shall have dread to Cor. Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave When power to flattery bows? To plainness My heart into my mouth : I love your majesty When majesty stoops to folly. Reverse thy

honour's bound,

[doom; According to my bond ; nor more, nor less. Leur. How, how, Cordelia?' mend your And, in thy best consideration, check speech a little,

This hideous rashness: answer my life, my Lest it may mar your fortunes.

judgement, Cor. Good my lord,

Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least; You have begot me, bred me, lov'd me: I Nor are those empty-hearted, whose low sound Return those duties back as are right fit,

Reverbs no hollowness. Obey you, love you, and most honour you.

Lear. Kent, on thy life, no more. Why have my sisters husbands, if they say,

Kent. My life I never held but as a pawn They love you, all ? Haplyl when I shall wed, To wage against thine enemies; nor sear to Tbat lord, whose hand must take my plight,

lose it,

Thy safety being the motive. Half my love with him, half my care, and duty:

Lear. Out of my sight! Sure, I shall never marry like my sisters,

Kent. See better, Lear; and let me still reTo love my father all.

The true blank** of thine eye.

(main Lear. But goes this with thy heart ?

Lear. Now, by Apollo,Cor. Ay, good my lord.

Kent. Now, by Apollo, king, Lear. So young, and so untender?

Thou swear'st thy gods in vain. Cor. So young, my lord, and true.

Leur. O, vassal! miscreant ! Lear. Let it be so.-Thy truth then be thy

[Laying his Hand on his Swora, dower:

Alb. Corn. Dear Sir, forbear.
For, by the sacred radiance of the sun;

Kent. Do;
The mysteries of Hecate, and the night; Kill thy physician, and the fee bestow
By all the operations of the orbs,

Upon the foul disease. Revoke thy gift;
From whom we do exist, and cease to be ;

Or, whilst I can vent clamour from my throat, Here I disclaim all my paternal care,

I'll tell thee, thou dost evil.

* Kindred. + From this time. His children * Open plans. + Comprehension. Macie happy.

Titles. ! All other subjects. Rererberates Value. Il l'erhajis.

** The inark to shoot at.

shall carry,

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