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You think me an impostor; no, good faith;
Per. Ho, Helicanus !
Calls my gracious lord ?
I know not; but
She would never tell
Per. O Helicanus, strike me, honour'd sir;
First, sir, I pray,
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 king
doms, 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
Hel. Sir, 'tis the governor of Mitylene,
I embrace you, sir.
Hel. My lord, I hear none,
Per. None ?
Lys. It is not good to cross him; give him way.
Per. Rarest sounds!
Musick? My lord, I hear
It nips me unto list’ning, and thick slumber
closed. So leave him all.—Well, my companion-friends, If this but answer to my just belief, I'll well remernber you. [Exeunt LYSIMACHUS, HELICANU.3, Marina,
and attendant Lady.
Pericles on the Deck asleep; Diana appearing to
him as in a vision. Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus; hie thee thither, And do upon mine altar sacrifice. There, when my maiden priests are met together, Before the people all, Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife: To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call, And give them repetition to the life. Perform my bidding, or thou liv’st in woe: Do't, and be happy, by my silver bow. Awake, and tell thy dream. [DIANA disappears.
Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine,? I will obey thee !-Helicanus !
a lively narrative of your adventures. 71. e. Regent of the silver moon.
Enter LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, and MARINA. Hel.
Sir. Per. My purpose was for Tharsus, there to strike The inhospitable Cleon; but I am For other service first : toward Ephesus Turn our blown sails; eftsoons 9 I'll tell thee why
[To HELICANUS. Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore, · And give you gold for such provision As our intents will need ? Lys. With all my heart, sir ; and when you come
ashore, I have another suit. Per.
You shall prevail,
Sir, lend your arm. Per. Come, my Marina.
[Exeunt. Enter Gower, before the Temple of DIANA at Ephesus.
Gow. Now our sands are almost run;
To fair Marina; but in no wise,
The Temple of DIANA at Ephesus: THAISA standing
near the Allar, as high Priestess ; a number of Virgins on each side; Cerimon and other Inhabitants of Ephesus attending.
Enter Pericles, with his Train ; LYSIMACHUS
HELICANUS, MARINA, and a Lady.
.l, Pericles. 2 Confound here signifies to consume.
3 i. e. Her white robe of innocence.