Enter PERICLES, CLEON, DIONYZA,
and LYCHORIDA with
|PERICLES||Most honour'd Cleon, I must needs be gone;
My twelve months are expired, and Tyrus stands
In a litigious peace. You, and your lady,
Take from my heart all thankfulness! The gods
Make up the rest upon you!
|CLEON||Your shafts of fortune, though they hurt you mortally,
Yet glance full wanderingly on us.
|DIONYZA||O your sweet queen!
That the strict fates had pleased you had brought her hither,
To have bless'd mine eyes with her!
|PERICLES||We cannot but obey
The powers above us. Could I rage and roar
As doth the sea she lies in, yet the end
Must be as 'tis. My gentle babe Marina, whom,
For she was born at sea, I have named so, here
I charge your charity withal, leaving her
The infant of your care; beseeching you
To give her princely training, that she may be
Manner'd as she is born.
|CLEON||Fear not, my lord, but think
Your grace, that fed my country with your corn,
For which the people's prayers still fall upon you,
Must in your child be thought on. If neglection
Should therein make me vile, the common body,
By you relieved, would force me to my duty:
But if to that my nature need a spur,
The gods revenge it upon me and mine,
To the end of generation!
|PERICLES||I believe you;
Your honour and your goodness teach me to't,
Without your vows. Till she be married, madam,
By bright Diana, whom we honour, all
Unscissor'd shall this hair of mine remain,
Though I show ill in't. So I take my leave.
Good madam, make me blessed in your care
In bringing up my child.
|DIONYZA||I have one myself,
Who shall not be more dear to my respect
Than yours, my lord.
|PERICLES||Madam, my thanks and prayers.|
|CLEON||We'll bring your grace e'en to the edge o' the shore,
Then give you up to the mask'd Neptune and
The gentlest winds of heaven.
|PERICLES||I will embrace
Your offer. Come, dearest madam. O, no tears,
Lychorida, no tears:
Look to your little mistress, on whose grace
You may depend hereafter. Come, my lord.
Enter CERIMON and THAISA
|CERIMON||Madam, this letter, and some certain jewels,
Lay with you in your coffer: which are now
At your command. Know you the character?
|THAISA||It is my lord's.
That I was shipp'd at sea, I well remember,
Even on my eaning time; but whether there
Deliver'd, by the holy gods,
I cannot rightly say. But since King Pericles,
My wedded lord, I ne'er shall see again,
A vestal livery will I take me to,
And never more have joy.
|CERIMON||Madam, if this you purpose as ye speak,
Diana's temple is not distant far,
Where you may abide till your date expire.
Moreover, if you please, a niece of mine
Shall there attend you.
|THAISA||My recompense is thanks, that's all;
Yet my good will is great, though the gift small.
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|Full Text||Act III, Scene 1 At sea.|
|Act I, Scene 1 Antioch. A room in the palace.||Act III, Scene 2 Ephesus. A room in Cerimon's house.|
|Act I, Scene 2 A room in the palace.||Act III, Scene 3 Tarsus. A room in Cleon's house./Act III, Scene 4 A room in Cerimon's house.|
|Act I, Scene 3 An ante-chamber in the palace.||Act IV, Scene 1 Tarsus. An open place near the sea=shore.|
|Act I, Scene 4 A room in the Governor's house||Act IV, Scene 2 Mytilene. A room in a brothel.|
|Act II, Scene 1 Pentapolis. An open place by the sea-side.||Act IV, Scene 3 Tarsus. A room in Cleon's house.|
|Act II, Scene 2 The same. A public way or platform leading to the lists. A pavilion by the side of it for the reception of King, Princess, Lords, etc.||Act IV, Scene 4 Chorus dialogue./Act IV, Scene 5 Mytilene. A street before the brothel.|
|Act II, Scene 3 The same. A hall of state: a banquet prepared.||Act IV, Scene 6 The same. A room in the brothel.|
|Act II, Scene 4 Tyre. A room in the Governor's house.||Act V, Scene 1 On board Pericles' ship, off Mytilene. A close pavilion on deck with a curtain before it: Pericles within it, reclined on a couch. A barge lying beside the Tyrian vessel.|
|Act II, Scene 5 Pentapolis. A room in the palace.||Act V, Scene 2 Chorus dialogue./Act V, Scene 3 The temple of Diana at Ephesus: Thaisa standing near the altar, as high priestess: a number of virgins on each side: Cerimon and other inhabitants of Ephesus attending.|
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