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To her chamber, that it is impossible.' One twelve moons more she'll wear Diana's livery: This by the eye of Cynthia bath she vow'd, And ou her virgin honour will not break it. 3 Knight. Though loath to bid farewell, we take our leaves.
[E.reunt. Sim. So They're well despatch'd; now to my daughter's
letter: She tells me here, she'll wed the stranger knight, Or never more to view nor day nor light. Mistress, 'tis well, your choice agrees with mine ; I like that well :nay, how absolute she's in't. Not minding whether I dislike or no! Well, I commend her choice; And will no longer have it be delay'd. Soft, here he comes :-I must dissemble it.
Sim. To you as much, sir! I am beholden to you,
Per. It is your grace's pleasure to commend;
Sir, you are musick's master,
sir, of My daughter?
Per. . As of a most virtuous princess.
Sim. My daughter, sir, thinks very well of you ;
Per. Unworthy I to be her schoolinaster.
Per. What's here? A letter, that she loves the knight of Tyre? 'Tis the king's subtilty, to have my life. [Aside. O, seek not to intrap, my gracious lord, A stranger and distressed gentleman, That never aim'd so high, to love your daughter, But bent all offices to honour her. Sim. Thou hast bewitch'd my daughter, and thou
art A villain.
Per. By the gods, I have not, sir.
Sim. Traitor, thou liest.
Ay, traitor, sir.
Per. Then, as you are as virtuous as fair,
Thai. Why, sir, say if you had,
Sim. Yea, mistress, are you so perémptory?
I am glad of it with all my heart. (Aside]. I'll tame
you; I'll bring you in subjection. Will you, not having my consent, bestow Your love and your affections on a stranger ? (Who, for aught I know to the contrary, Or think, may be as great in blood as I) (Aside. Hear, therefore, mistress; frame your will to mine And you, sir, hear you.-Either be rul'd by me, Or I will make you-man and wife. Nay, come ; your hands and lips must seal it too. And being join'd, I'll thus your hopes destroy ;And for a further grief,-God give you joy! What, are you both pleas'd ? Thai.
Yes, if you love me, sir. Per. Even as my life, my blood that fosters it. Sim. What, are you both agreed ? Both.
Yes, 'please your majesty. Sim. It pleaseth me so well, I'll see you wed; Then, with what haste you can, get you to bed.
A babe is moulded Be attent,
Attendants; a Messenger meets him, kneels, and gives Pericles a letter. Pericles shows it to Simonides; the Lords kneel to the former. Then enter Thaisa with child, and Lychorida. Simonides shows his daughter the letter; she rejoices : she and Pericles take leave of her futher, and do part. Then Simonides, &c. retire.
Gow. By many a dearnt and painful percht, Of Pericles the careful search, By the four opposing coigness, Which the world together joins, Is made, with all due diligence, That horse, and sail, and high expence, Can stead the quest ll. At last from Tyre (Fame answering the most strong inquire), To the court of king Simonides Are letters brought; the tenour these: Antiochus and his daughter's dead; The men of Tyrus, on the head Of Helicanus would set on The crown of Tyre, but he will none: The mutiny there he hastes t'appease: Says to them, if king Pericles Come not, in twice six moons, bome, He obedient to their doom, Will take the crown. The sum of this, Brought hither to Pentapolis, Y-ravished the regions round, And every one with claps 'gan sound,
• Eke out.
& Corne 5, VOL. VII.
+ Lonely. A measure, | Help, or assist the search,
Our heir apparent is a king:
Enter Pericles, on a ship at sea. Per. Thou God of this great vastg, rebuke these
surgos, Which wash both heaven and hell; and thou, that
hast Upon the winds command, bind them in brass,
This wide expanse.