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with the danger; therefore, if in our youths we

Enter Boult. could pick up some pretty estate, 'twere not Now, Sir, hast thou cried her through the amiss to keep our door hatch'd.* Besides, the

market? sore terms we stand upon with the gods, will Boult. I have cried her almost to the numbe strong with us for giving over.

ber of her hairs; I have drawn her picture Baud. Come, other sorts offend as well as we.

with my voice. Pand. As well as we! ay, and better too; Burd. And I pr’ythee tell me, how dost thou we offend worse. Neither is our profession find the inclination of the people, especially of any trade; it's no calling :--but here comes Boult.

the younger sort?

Boult. 'Faith, they listened to me, as they

would have hearkened to their father's testaEnter the Pirates, and Boult, drugging in

ment. There was a Spaniard's mouth so waMARINA.

tered, that he went to bed to her very descripBoult. Come your ways. (TO MARINA.]-My tion. masters, you say she's a virgin ?

Baud. We shall have him here to-morrow 1 Pirate. (, Sir, we doubt it not.

with his best ruff on. Boult. Master, I have gone thorough for this Boult. To-night, to-night. But, mistress, do piecet you see : if you like ber, so; if not, i you know the French knight that cowers* i the have lost my earnest.

hams? Bawd. Boult, has she any qualities?

Bawd. Who? Monsieur Veroles? Boult. She has a good face, speaks well, and Boult. Ay; he offered to cut a caper at the bas excellent good clothes; there's no further proclamation; but he made a groan at it, and necessity of qualities can make her be refused. swore he would see her to-morrow. Bawd. What's her price, Boult?

Baud. Well, well: as for him, he brought Boult. I cannot be bated one doit of a thou- his disease hither: here he does but repair it. sand pieces.

I know, he will come in our shadow, to scatter Pand. Well, follow me, my masters; you his crowns in the sun. shall have your money presently. Wite, take Boult. Well, if we had of every nation a traher in ; instruct her what she has to do, that veller, we should lodge them with this sign. she may not be raw in her entertainment. Bawd. Pray you, come hither awhile. You

(Exeunt Pander and Pirates. have fortunes coming upon you. Mark me; Bawd. Boult, take you the marks of her; you must seem to do that fearfully, which you the colour of her hair, complexion, height, age, commit willingly;

to despise protit, where you with warrant of her virginity; and cry, He have most gain. To weep that you live as you that will give most, shall have her first. Such a do, makes pity in your lovers : Seldom, but maidenhead were no cheap thing, if men were that pity begets you a good opinion, and that as they have been. Get this done as I com- opinion a meret profit. mand you.

Mar. I understand you not. Boult. Performance shall follow.

Boult. O, take her home, mistress, take her

[Exit Boult. home: these blushes of hers must be quenched Mar. Alack, that Leonine was so slack, so with some present practice. slow!

Bawd. Thou say'st true, i'faith, so they must: (He should have struck, not spoke ;) or that for your bride goes to that with shame, which these pirates,

is her way to go with warrant. (Not enough barbarous,) had not overboard

Bout. "Faith some do, and some do not. Thrown me, to seek my mother!

But, mistress, if I have bargained for the Bawd. Why lament you, pretty one?

joint, Mar. That I am pretty.

Burd. Thou may'st cut a morsel off the spit. Baud. Come, the gods have done their part

Boult. I may so.

Bawd. Who should deny it? Come, young Mar. I accuse them not.

one, I like the manner of your garments well. Bawd. You are lit into my hands, where Boult. Ay, by my faith, they shall not be you are like to live.

changed yet. Mar. The more my fault,

Bawd. Boult, spend thou that in the town: To 'scape his bands, where I was like to die. report what a sojourner we have ; you'll lose Bawd. Ay, and you shall live in pleasure.

nothing by custom. When nature framed this Mar. No.

piece, she meant thee a good turn; therefore Baud. Yes, indeed, shall you, and taste say what a paragon she is, and thou hast the gentlemen of all fashions. You shall fare well; harvest out of thine own report. you sball bave the difference of all complexions.

Boult. I warrant you, mistress, thundershall What! do you stop your ears?

not so awake the beds of eels, as my giving out Mar. Are you a woman?

her beauty stir up the lewdly-inclined. I'LL Bawd. What would you have me be, an I bring bome some to-night. be not a woman?

Bawd. Come your ways; follow me. Mar. An honest woman, or not a woman.

Mar. If fires be hot, knives sharp, or waters Buwd. Marry, whip thee, gosling : I think Untied I still my virgin knot will keep. [deep, I shall have something to do with you. Come, Diana, aid my purpose ! you are a young fpolish sapling, and must be

Bawd. What have we to do with Diana ? bowed as I would have you.

Pray you, will you go with us? [Exeunt. Mar. The gods defend me! Baucd: If ii please the gods to defend you by SCENE IV.Thursus.—A Room in Cleon's

House. men, then men must comfort you, men must feed you, men must stir you up-Boult's re

Enter Cleon and DIONYZA. turned.

Dion Why, are you foolish? Can it be undone?

in you.

le Hall


+ Bid a high price for her.

* Bends.

+ An absolute, a certain profit.

Cle. O Dionyza, such a piece of slaughter The stages of our story. Pericles
The sun and moon ne'er look'd upon!

Is now again thwarting the wayward seas, Dion. I think

(Attended on by many a lord and knight) You'll turn a child again.

To see his daughter, all his life's delight Cle. Were I chief lord of all the spacious Old Escanes, whom Helicanus late I'd give it to undo the deed. O lady, (world, Advanc'd in time to great and bigb estate. Much less in blood than virtue, yet a princess Is left to govern. Bear you it in mind. To equal any single crown o'the earth, Old Helicanus goes along behind. I'the justice of compare! () villain Leonine, Well-sailing ships, and bounteous winds, baru Whom thou hast poison's too!


brought If thou hadst drunk to him, it had been a kind. This king to Tharsus, (think bis pilot thought Becoming well thy feat:* what canst thou say, So with his steerage shall your thoughts gius When noble Pericles shall demand his child?

on,) Dion. That she is dead. Nurses are not the To fetch his daughter home, who first is mo To foster it, por ever to preserve.

[fates, Like motes and shadows see them more i She died by night; I'll say so. Who can cross

while; Unless you play the impious innocent, [it?, Your ears unto your eyes I'll reconcile. And for an honest attribute, cry out,

Dumb show.
She died by foul play.
Cle. O, go to. Well, well,

Enter at one door, PERICLES, with his The Of all the faults beneath the heavens, the gods

CLEON and DIONYZA at the other. Cle Do like this worst.

shows PERICLES the tomb of MARINA; FAZ Dion. Be one of those, that think

at PERICLES makes lamentation, puts The petty wrens of Tharsus will tiy hence,

Sackcloth, and in a mighty pussion depar And open this to Pericles. I do shame

Then Cleon and DIONYZA retire. To think of what a noble strain you are,

Gow. See how belief may suffer by foul shay And of how cow'd a spirit.

This borrow'd passion stands for true old #* Cle. To such proceeding,

And Pericles, in sorrow all devour'd, Who ever but his approbation added,

With sighs shot through, and biggest tez* Though not his preconsent, he did not flow

o'ershow'r’d, From honourable courses.

Leaves Tharsus, and again embark's. Dion. Be it so tuen :

[dead, Never to wash his face, nor cut his hairs; Yet none

does know, but you, how she came He puts on sackcloth, and to sea. He beans Nor none can know, Leonine being gone. A tempest, which his mortal vessel* tears, She did disdain my child, and stood between And yet he rides it out. Now please you Her and her fortunes: None would look on her, The epitaph is for Marina writ But cast their gazes on Marina's face;

By wicked Dionyza. Whilst ours was blurted at, and held a malkin, #

[Reads the inscription on MARIE Not worth the time of day. It pierc'd me

Monument. thorough;

The fairest, sweet'st, and best, lies here, And though you call my course unnatural, Who wither'd in her spring of yrar. You not your child well loving, yet I find, She wus of Tyrus, the king's daughter, It greets me, as an enterprise of kindness, On whom foul deuth hath made this slaughte, Perform’d to your solej daughter.

Marinu uus she call'd; and at her birth, Cle. Heavens forgive it!

Theiis, being proud, suullou'd some part 3 Dion. And as for Pericles,

earth : What should he say? We wept after her hearse, Therefore the earth, feuring to be o’erflou'd, And even yet we mourn: her monument Huth Thetis' birth-child on the hearens bestar Is almost finish’d, and her epitaphs

Wherefore she does, (and swears she is a In glittering golden characters express

stint, s A general praise to her, and care in us Make raging buttery upon shores of flint. At whose expense 'tis done.

No visor does become black villany, Cle. Thou art like the harpy,

So well as soft and tender fiattery. Which, to betray, doth wear an angel's face, Let Pericles believe his daughter's dead, Seize with an eagle's talons.

And bear his courses to be ordered Dion. You are like one that superstitiously By lady Fortune; while our scenes display Doth swear to the gods, that winter kills the His daughter's woe and heavy well-a-day, But yet I know you'll do as I advise. [flies; In her unholy service. Patience then,

[Exeunt. And think you now are all in Mitylen. (Etat Enter Gower, before the Monument of MARINA, SCENE V.-Mitylene. -A Street before the at Tharsus.

Brothel. Gow. Thus time we waste, and longest Enter, from the Brothel, two GENTLENEN.

leagues make short; Sail seas in cockles, have, and wish but for't;

1 Gent. Did you ever hear the like! Making,ll (to take your imagination,)

2 Gent. No, nor never shall do in such . From bourn to bourn,region to region..

place as this, she being once gone. By you being pardon'd, we commit no crime,

1 Gent. But to have divinity preached there! To use one language, in each several clime,

Did you ever dream of such a thing! Where our scenes seem to live. I do beseech 2 Gent. No, no. Come, I am for no more you,


bawdy-houses : shall we go hear the vestals To learn of me, who stand i'the gap to teach sing?

1 Gent. I'll do any thing now that is rirtoons, 1. c. Of a piece with the rest of thy exploit. but I am out of the road of putting, for ever. + An innocent was formerly a common appellation for an idiot. A coarse wench, not worth a gnod-morrow. Only.

His body, + To know 11 Travelling. 1 From onc boundary to another,

Never cease

(Exeunt. • The sea

SCENE 11.-The same.- A Room in the fencing, will you use him kindly? He will line Brothel.

your apron with gold.

Mar. What he will do graciously, I will Enter PANDER, BAWD, and Boult.

thankfuliy receive. Pand. Well, I had rather than twice the

Lys. Have you done?

Bawd. My lord, she's not paced yet; you worth of her, she had ne'er come here.

Bawd. Fie, fie upon her; she is able to freeze must take some pains to work her to your the god Priapus, and undo a whole genera

manage. Come, we will leave his honour and

her together. tion. We must either get her ravished, or be

(Exeunt BAWD, PANDER, and Boult. rid of her. When she should do for clients her fitment, and do me the kindness of our profes- long have you been at this trade ?

Lys. Go thy ways.-Now, pretty one, how sion, she has me her quirks, her reasons, her

Mar. What trade, Sir ? master-reasons, her prayers, her knees; that

Lys. What I cannot name, but I shall offend. she would make a puritan of the devil, if he

Mar. I cannot be offended with my trade. should cheapen a kiss of her.

Boult. 'Faith, I must ravish her, or she'll Please you to name it. disfurnish us of all our cavaliers, and make all

Lys. How long have you been of this profes

sion ? our swearers priests.

Mar. Ever since I can remember. Pand. Now, the pox upon her green-sickness for me!

Lys. Did you go to it so young? Were you Bawd. 'Faith, there's no way to be rid on't, a gamester at five, or at seven?

Mar. Earlier too, Sir, if now I be one. but by the way to the pox. Here comes the lord Lysimachus, disguised.

Lys. Why, the house you dwell in, proclaims Boult. We should have both lord and lown, you to be a creature of sale. if the peevish baggage would but give way to of such resort, and will come into it? I hear

Mar. Do you know this house to be a place customers.

say, you are of honourable parts, and are the Enter LYSIMACHUS.

governor of this place.

Lys. Why, haih your principal made known Lys. How now? How a dozen of virgini- unto you who I am? ties?

Mar. Who is my principal? Baud. Now, the gods to-bless your honour ! Lys. Why, your herb woman; she that sets

Bouit. I am glad to see your honour in good seeds and roots of shame and iniquity. O, you health,

have heard something of my power, and so Lys. You may so; 'tis the better for you that stand aloof for more serious wooing. But I your resorters stand upon sound legs. How protest to thee, pretty one, my authority shall now, wholesome iniquity? Have you that a not see thee, or else look friendly upon thee. man may deal withal, and defy the surgeon ? Come, bring me to some private place. Come, Bawd. We have here one, Sir, if she would come.

but there never came her like in Mitylene. Mar. If you were born to honour,show it now; Lys. If she'd do the deeds of darkness, thou if put upon you, make the judgement good would'st say.

That thought you worthy of it. Baud. Your honour knows what 'tis to say, Lys. How's this? how's this ?-Some more ; well enough. Lys. Well; call forth, call forth.

Mar. For me, Boult. For flesh and blood, Sir, white and That am a maid, though most ungentle fortune red, you shall see a rose ; and she were a rose Hath plac'd me here within this loathsome sty, indeed, if she had but

Where, since I came, diseases have been sold Lys. What, pr’ythee?

Dearer than physic,- that the good gods Boult. (), Sir, I can be modest.

Would set me free from this unhallow'd place, Lys. That dignifies the renown of a bawd, Though they did change me to the meanest bird no less than it gives a good report to a number That flies i'the purer air! to be chaste.

Lys. I did not think

Thou couldst have spoke so well; ne'er

dream'd thou couldst. Bawd. Here comes that which grows to the Had I brought hither a corrupted mind, stalk ;-never plucked yet, I can assure you. Thy speech had alter'd it. Hold, here's gold Is she not a fair creature?

for thee:
Lys. 'Faith, she would serve after a long Persever still in that clear way thou goest,
voyage at sea. Well, there's for you ;-leave And the gods strengthen thee!

Mar. The gods preserve you!
Baud. I beseech your honour, give me leave: That i came with no ill intent: for to me

Lys. For me, be you thoughten
a word, and I'll have done presently.
Lys. I beseech you, do.

The very doors and windows savour vilely. Baud. First, I would have you note, this is Farewell

. Thou art a piece of virtue, and an honourable man.

I doubt not but thy training hath been noble.[To Marina, whom she tukes aside. Hold; here's more gold for thee.Mar. I desire to find' him so, that I may That robs thee of thy goodness! If thou hear’st

A curse upon him, die he like a thief, worthily note him. Bawr. Next, he's the governor of this coun

from me, try, and a man whom I am bound to.

It shall be for thy good. Mar. If he govern the country, you are

[As LYSIMACHus is putting up his Purse, bound to him indeed; but how honourable he

Boult enters. is in that, I know not.

Boult, I beseech your honour, one piece for Bawd. 'Pray you, without any more virginal me.

How much? what price?

-be sage.


* A wanton.

Lys. Avaunt, thou damned door-keeper! Could he but speak, would own a name too Your house,

dear. But for this virgin that doth prop it up, O that the gods would safely from this place Would sink, and overwhelm you all. “Away! Deliver me! Here, here is gold for thee.

{Exit LYSIMACHUs. If that thy master would gain aught by me, Boult. How's this? We must take another Proclaim that I can sing, weave, sew, and course with you. If your peevish cbastity, dance, which is not worth a breakfast in the cheapest With other virtues, which I'll keep from boast; country under the cope," shall undo a whole And I will undertake all these to teach. household, let me be gelded like a spaniel. I doubt not but this populous city will Come your ways.

Yield many scholars. Mar. Whither would you have me?

Boult. But can you teach all this you speak Boult. I must have your maidenhead taken of? off, or the common hangman shall execute it. Mar. Prove that I cannot, take me home Come your way. We'll have no more gentle. And prostitute me to the basest groom (again, men driven away. Come your ways, I say. That doth frequent your house.

Boult. Well, I will see wbat I can do for Re-enter BawD.

thee: if I can place thee, I will. Bawd. How Dow! what's the matter?

Mar. But, amongst honest women! Boult. Worse and worse, mistress; she has Boult. ?Faith, my acquaintance lies little here spoken holy words to the lord' Lysima- amongst them. But since my master and mischus.

tress have bought you, there's no going but by Bawd. O abominable!

their consent; therefore I will make them acBoult. She makes our profession as it were quainted with your purpose, and I doubt pot to stink afore the face of the gods.

but I shall find them tractable enough. Come, Bawd. Marry, hang her up for ever!

I'll do for thee what I can; come your ways. Boult. The nobleman would have dealt with

(Exeint. her like a nobleman, and she sent him away as

ACT V. cold as a snowball; saying his prayers too. Baud. Boult, take her away; use her at thy

Enter Gower. pleasure: crack the glass of her virginity, and

Gow. Marina thus the brothel scapes, and make the rest malleable. Boult. Ad if she were a thornier piece of Into an honest house, our story says.

chances ground than she is, she shall be ploughed. Mar. Hark, bark, you gods!

She sings like one immortal, and she dances Baud. She conjures: away with her. Would As goddess-like to her admired lays: she had never come within my doors! Marry Deep clerks* she dumbs; and with her neeld+ hang you! She's born to undo us.

Will you Nature's own shape, of bud, bird, branch, or not go the way of women-kind? Marry come up, my dish of chastity with rosemary, and that even her’art sisters the natural roses :

berry; bays! Boult . Come, mistress; come your way with Her inkle, silk, twin with the rubied cherry:

That pupils lacks she none of noble race, Mar. Whither would you have me?

Who pour their bounty on her; and her gain Boult

. To take from you the jewel you hold She gives the cursed bawd.' Here we ber so dear.

place; Mar. Prythee tell me one thing first.

And to her father turn our thoughts again, Boult. Come now, your one thing.

Where we left him, on the sea. We there him Mar. What canst thou wish thine enemy to Whence, driven before the winds, he is arriva

lost; be? Boult. Why, I could wish him to be my mas

Here where his daughter dwells; and on this

coast ter, or rather, my mistress. Mar. Neither of these are yet so bad as thou Suppose bim now at anchor. The city strivd art,

God Neptune's annual feast to keep: from

whence Since they do better thee in their command. Thou hold’st a place, for which the pained’st His banners sable, trimm'd with rich expense;

Lysimachus our Tyrian ship espies, fiend Of hell would not in reputation change:

And to him in bis barge with fervour hies. Thou’rt the damn'd door-keeper to every coy. Of heavy Pericles think this the bark:

In your supposing once more put your sight; strelt That hither comes enquiring for his tib;

W bere, what is done in action, more, if might, To the choleric fisting of each rogue thy ear

Shall be discover'd ; please you, sit, and hark. Is liable; thy very food is such

(Erit. As bath been belch'd on by infected lungs.

Boult. What would you have me? go to the SCENE 1.-On board PERICLES” Ship, of wars, would you? where a man may serve

Mitylene. A close Pavilion on deck, with a

Curtain before it; PERICLES within it, reseven years for the loss of a leg, and have not money enough in the end to buy him a wooden

clined on a Couch. A Barge lying beside the

Tyrian Vessel. Mar. Do any thing but this thou doest. Enter two Sailors, one belonging to the Tyrian Empty

Vessel, the other to the Barge; to them HeliOld receptacles, common sewers, of filth; Serve by indenture to the common hangman; Tyr. Sail. Where's the lord Helicanus ? be Avy of these ways are better yet than this:

can resolve you. For that which thou professest, a baboon,

[To the SAILOR of Milylenke. Cope, or canopy of heaven. † Paltry fellow.

† Needle.




Learned men,

young LADY

O here he is.

That bears recovery's name. But, since your Sir, there's a barge put off from Mitylene.


[further, And in it is Lysimachus the governor,

We have stretch'd thus far, let us beseech you Who craves to come aboard. What is your That for our gold we may provision have, will?

Wherein we are not destitute for want,
Hel. That he have his. Call up some gen- But weary for the staleness.

Lys. 0, Sir, a courtesy,
Tyr. Sail. Ho, gentlemen! my lord calls. Which if we should deny, the most just God

For every graff would send a caterpillar,
Enter two GENTLEMEN.

And so inflict our province - Yet once more
Gent. Doth your lordship call ?

Let me entreat to know at large the cause Hel. Gentlemen,

Of your king's sorrow. There is some of worth would come aboard; I

Hel. Sit, Sir, I will recount it;pray you,

But see, I am prevented. To greet them fairly. (The GENTLEMEN und the two SAILORS de- Enter, from the Barge, LORD, MARINA, and a

scend, and go on board the Barge. Enter, from thence, LYSIMACHUS and Lords; the The lady' that I sent for. Welcome, fair one!

Lys. O, here is Tyrian Gentlemen, und the two Sailors.

Is't not a goodly presence ? Tyr. Suil. Sir,

Hel. A gallant lady. This is the man that can, in aught you would, Lys. She's such, that were I well assur'd Resolve you.

she came Lys. Hail, reverend Sir! The gods preserve Of gentle kind, and noble stock, I'd wish you!

No better choice, and think me rarely wed. Hel. And you, Sir, to out-live the age I am, Fair one, all goodness that consists in bounty And die as I would do.

Expect even here, where is a kingly patient: Lys. You wish me well.

If that thy prosperous-artificial feat Being on shore, honouring of Neptune's Can draw bim but to answer thee in aught, triumphs,

Thy sacred physic sball receive such pay
Seeing this goodly vessel ride before us, As thy desires can wish.
I made to it, to know of whence you are. Mar. Sir, I will use
Hel. First, Sir, what is your place ?

My utmost skill in his recovery,
Lys. I am governor of this place you lie be- Provided none but I and my companion

Be suffer'd to come near him. Hel. Sir,

Lys. Come, let us leave her, Our vessel is of Tyre, in it the king;

And the gods make her prosperous ! A man, who for this three months hath not

(MARINA sings. To any one, nor taken sustenance, (spoken Lys. Mark'd he your music? But to prorogue* his grief.

Mur. No, por look'd on us. Lys. Upon what ground is his distempera.

Lys. See, she will speak to him.
ture ?

Mar. Hail, Sir! my lord, lend ear:
Hel. Sir, it would be too tedious to repeat; Per. Hum! ha!
But the main grief of all springs from the loss Mar. I am a maid,
Of a beloved daughter and a wife.

My lord, that ne'er before invited eyes,
Lys. May we not see him, then?

But have been gaz'd on, comet-like: she speaks Hel. You may indeed, Sir,

My lord, that, may be, hath endur'd a grief But bootless is your sight; he win not speak Might equal yours, if both were justly weigh’d.

Though wayward fortune did maliga my state, Lys. Yet, let me obtain my wish.

My derivation was from ancestors Hel. Behold him, Sir: [Pericles discovered.] who stood equivalent with mighty kings: this was a goodly person,

But time hath rooted out my parentage, Till the disaster, that, one mortalt night, And to the world and awkward casualties Drove him to this.

Bound me in servitude.--I will desist; Lys. Sir, king, all hail! the gods preserve But there is something glows upon my cheek, you! Hail,

And whispers in mine ear, Go not till he speuk. Hail, royal Sir!

[Aside. Hél. It is in vain; he will not speak to you. Per. My fortunes-parentage-good paren. 1 Lord. Sir, we have a maid in Mitylene, I



To equal mine!-was it not thus? what say Would win some words of him.

Mar. I said, my lord, if you did know my Lys. 'Tis well bethought.

You would not do me violence. (parentage, She, questionless, with her sweet harmony Per. I do think so. And other choice attractions, would allure,

I pray you, turn your eyes again upon me.And make a battery through his deafen'd You are like something that-What country; Which now are midway stopp'd: (parts, Here of these shores?

(woman? She, all as happy as of all the fairest,

Mar. No, nor of any shores : Is, with her fellow-maidens, now within

Yet I was mortally brought forth, and am The leafy shelter that abuts against

No other than I appear. The island's side.

Per. I am great with woe, and shall deliver He whispers one of the attendant LORDS. Erit Lord, in the Barge of LYSIMACHOS. My dearest wife was like this maid, and such a


[one Hel. Sure, all's effectless; yet nothing we'll My daughter might hate been: my queen's omit

square brows; To lengthen or prolong his gncl.

Her stature to an inch; as wand-like straight + Destructive. II e. tars.

As silver-voic'd; her eyes as jewel-like,

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To any:

durst wager,

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