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I am the daughter to King Pericles9
Per. Ho, Helicanus!
Hel. Calls my lord?
Per. Thou art a grave and noble counsellor,
Hel. I know not; but
Here is the regent, sir, of Mitylene,
Lys. She would never tell
Her parentage; being demanded that,
Per. O Helicanus, strike me, honour'd sir;
Mar. First, sir, I pray.
What is your title?
Per. I am Pericles of Tyre: but tell me, now, My drown'd Queen's name, — as in the rest you said Thou hast been godlike perfect, — thou 5rt heir of kingdoms, 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?
Per. Now, blessings on thee! rise; thou art my
Hel. Sir, 'tis the Governor of Mitylene,
Per. I embrace you. —
Give me my robes. I am wild in my beholding.
Hel. My lord, I hear none.
Lys. It is not good to cross him: give him way.
Per, Rarest sounds! Do ye not hear? [Music.
Lys. My lord, I hear —
Per. Most heavenly music:
It nips me unto list'ning, and thick slumber
Lys. A pillow for his head.
[Exeunt Lysimachus, Helicanus, Marina, and
[Scene II. — Malone.]
Diana appears to Pebicles in a vision.
Diana. My temple stands in Ephesus: hie thee
Reveal how thou at sea did'st lose thy wife:
Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine,
Enter Lysimachus, Helicanus, and Marina.
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 I'll tell thee why. ■— Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore, And give you gold for such provision As our intents will need?
Lys. Sir, with all my heart, and when you come ashore, I have another suit.
Per. You shall prevail,
Were it to woo my daughter; for it seems
Lys. Sir, lend your arm.
Per. Come, my Marina. \_Exeunt. Enter Gowek, before tJie temple of Diana at Ephesus.
Gow. Now our sands are almost run; More a little, and then dumb. This, my last boon, give me, For such kindness must relieve me, That you aptly will suppose What pageantry, what feasts, what shews, What minstrelsy and pretty din The regent made in Mitylen, To greet the King. So he thriv'd, That he is promis'd to be wiv'd To fair Marina; but in no wise Till he had done his sacrifice, As Dian bade: whereto being bound, The interim, pray you, all confound. In feather'd briefness sails are fill'd, And wishes fall out as they're will'd. At Ephesus, the temple see, Our king, and all his company. That he can hither come so soon, Is by your fancy's thankful doom. [Exit.
[Scene III. — Malone.]
The Temple of Diana at Ephesus; Thaisa standing near the Altar, as high Priestess; a number of Virgins on each side; Cekimon and other Inhabitants of Ephesus attending.
Enter Pericles, with his Train; Lysimachus, Heli-
Who, frighted from my country, did wed
Thai. Voice and favour ! —
You are, you are — 0 royal Pericles!— [Shefaints.
Per. What means the nun? she dies: help, gentlemen!
Cer. Noble sir,
Per. Reverend appearer, no:
I threw her overboard with these very arms.
Cer. Upon this coast, I warrant you.
Per. 'Tis most certain.
Cer. Look to the lady. — O, she's but o'erjoy'd. Early in blust'ring morn this lady was Thrown on this shore. I op'd the coffin, Found there rich jewels; recover'd her, and plac'd
her Here, in Diana's temple.
Per. May we see them?
Cer. Great sir, they shall be brought you to my house, Whither I invite you. Look! Thaisa is recover'd.
Thai. O, let me look!