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Am like to do: take in your arms this piece
How, how, Lychorida !
O you gods !
Patience, good sir,
Now, mild may be thy life!
was prince's child. Happy what follows ! Thou hast as chiding a nativity As fire, air, water, earth, and heaven can make, To herald thee from the womb: even at the first Thy loss is more than can thy portage quit, With all thou canst find here. Now, the good
gods Throw their best eyes upon
25. may use honour with you, as rudely welcome,' etc.). are entitled to enjoy honour on 35. Thy loss is
more than equal terms with you.
can thy portage quit, with all 29. thy conditions, the circum. thou canst find here; the child's stances of thy life.
loss even at the outset is such 30. In Wilkins'
that all that it inherits by birth Pericles here addresses his child falls short of what its birth has in the Shakespearean phrase : cost. This seems to be the clear • Poor inch of nature' ('thou art meaning, irregularly expressed.
Enter two Sailors.
Per. Courage enough: I do not fear the flaw;
First Sail. Slack the bolins there! Thou wilt not, wilt thou ? Blow, and split thyself.
Sec. Sail. But sea-room, an the brine and cloudy billow kiss the moon, I care not.
First Sail. Sir, your queen must overboard : the sea works high, the wind is loud, and will not lie till the ship be cleared of the dead.
Per. That's your superstition.
First Sail. Pardon us, sir; with us at sea it hath been still observed ; and we are strong in custom. Therefore briefly yield her; for she must overboard straight. Per. As you think meet. Most wretched
queen! Lyc. Here she lies, sir. Per. A terrible childbed hast thou had, my
No light, no fire: the unfriendly elements
Sailor in Pericles' following 53. custom ; Boswell's certain speech. correction of Qq Ff 'eastern.' 63. aye remaining lamps, i.e. The old texts also interpolate the ever-burning lamps of a vault. the last sentence of the First Qq Ff air-remaining.
Bid Nestor bring me spices, ink and paper,
Per. Thither, gentle mariner,
Per. O, make for Tarsus !
SCENE II. Ephesus. A room in Cerimon's
Enter CERIMON, with a Servant, and some
Persons who have been shipwrecked.
expression, which the ihy course which is at present novelist is likely in any case to sor Tyre. Wilkins' novel has have preferred. ' from Tyre'; a simpler but less
'T has been a turbulent and stormy night. Serv. I have been in many ; but such a night
as this, Till now, I ne'er endured.
Cer. Your master will be dead ere you return; There's nothing can be minister'd to nature That can recover him. [To Philemon] Give this
to the 'pothecary, And tell me how it works.
[Exeunt all but Cerimon.
Enter two Gentlemen. First Gent.
Good morrow. Sec. Gent. Good morrow to your lordship. Cer.
Gentlemen, Why do you stir so early?
First Gent. Sir, Our lodgings, standing bleak upon the sea, Shook as the earth did quake; The very principals did seem to rend, And all-to topple: pure surprise and fear Made me to quit the house. Sec. Gent. That is the cause we trouble you
so early; 'Tis not our husbandry. Cer.
O, you say well. First Gent. But I much marvel that your
lordship, having Rich tire about you, should at these early hours Shake off the golden slumber of repose. 'Tis most strange, Nature should be so conversant with pain,
16. principals, main beams. stirring' was held particularly 17. all-to, in pieces.
characteristic. Cf. Hen. V. iv. husbandry, zeal
for 1. 7; Troil, and Cress. i. 2. 7. business, of which to be early 22. tire, (?) furniture.
Being thereto not compell’d.
I hold it ever,
Enter two or three Servants with a chest.
First Serv. So; lift there.
What is that?
Sir, even now
27. Cunning, knowledge. old editions substituting ne'er 46. pain, labour.
decay. Probably the speech is 48. never- This reading broken off to emphasise the is found only in Qı, the other strangeness of the interruption.