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PERICLES.

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.

ANTIOCHUS, King of Antioch.
PERICLES, Prince of Tyre.
HELICANUS,
ESCANES,

two lords of Tyre.
SIMONIDES, King of Pentapolis.
Cleon, governor of Tarsus.
LYSIMACHUS, governor of Mytilene.
CERIMON, a lord of Ephesus.
THALIARD, a lord of Antioch.
PHILEMON, servant to Cerimon.
LEONINE, servant to Dionyza.
Marshal.
A Pander.
Boult, bis servant

The Daughter of Antiochus.
DIONYZA, wife to Cleon.
Thaisa, daughter to Simonides

.
MARINA, daughter to Pericles and Thaisa.
LYCHORIDA, nurse to Marina,
A Bawd.

Lords, Ladies, Knights, Gentlemen, Sailors, Pirates,

Fishermen, and Messengers.

DIANA.

GOWER, as Chorus.

SCENE-Dispersedly in various countries.

PERICLES.

ACT I.

Enter Gower.

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Before the palace of Antioch.
Gow. To sing a song that old was sung,
From ashes ancient Gower is come,
Assuming man's infirmities,
To glad your ear and please your eyes.
It hath been sung at festivals,
On ember-eves and holy-ales ;
And lords and ladies in their lives
Have read it for restoratives :
The purchase is to make men glorious ;
Et bonum quo antiquius, eo melius.
If
you,

born in these latter times,
When wit 's more ripe, accept my rimes,
And that to hear an old man sing
May to your wishes pleasure bring,
I life would wish, and that I might
Waste it for

you,

like taper-light.This Antioch, then, Antiochus the Great Built

up, this city, for his chiefest seat;
The fairest in all Syria, —
I tell
you
what mine authors

say:
This king unto him took a fere,
Who died and left a female heir,
So buxom, blithe, and full of face,
As heaven had lent her all his grace;
With whom the father liking took,
And her to incest did provoke:-

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