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Should I tell my history, 'Twouid seem like lies disdain'd in the reporting.
Per. Pr'ythee speak; , .. Falseness cannot come from thee, for thou look'st Modest as justice, and thou seem'st a palace For the crown'd truth to dwell in: I'll believe thee, And make my senses credit thy relation, To poiuts that seem impossible ; for thou look'st Like one I lov'd indeed. What were thy friends? Didst thou not say, when I did push thee back, (Which was when I perceiv'd thee), that thou cam'st From good descendiug? . Mar.
So indeed I did. Per. Report thy parentage. I think thou said'st Thou hadst been toss'd from wrong to injury, And that thou thought'st thy griefs might equal
Some such thing indeed
Tell thy story;
Mar. My name, sir, is Marina. .
O, I am mock'd,
Patience, good sir,
Nay, I'll be patient:
The name Marina,
Was given me by one that had some power ;
How! a king's daughter?
You said you would believe me; But, not to be a troubler of your peace, I will end here. Per.
But are you flesh and blood ? IIave you a working pulse? and are no fairy? No motion* ?-Well; speak on. Where were you
At sea? Thy mother?
O, stop there a little!
you bred ? I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story, And never interrupt you. Mar. You'll scarce believe me; 'twere best I did
give o'er. Per. I will believe you by the syllable of what you shall deliver. Yet, give me leave:How came you in these parts? where were you bred?
Mur. The king, my father, did in Tharsus leaveme; Till cruei Cleon, with his wicked wife, Did seek to murder me: and having woo'd A villain to attempt it, who having drawn, A crew of pirates came and rescued me; Brought me to Mitylene. But now, good sir,
• i. e. No puppet dress’d up to deceive me.
Whither will you have me? Why do you weep? It
Per, Ho, Helicanus !
Calls my gracious lord?
I know not; but
She would never tell
Per. O Helicadus, strike me, honour'd sir;
· First, sir, I pray, What is your title?
Per. I am Pericles of Tyre : but tell me now (As in the rest thou hast been godlike perfect), My drown'd queen's name, thou art the heir of king
doms, 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 ?
Thaisa was my mother, who did end,
child. Give me fresh garments. Mine own, Helicanus, (Not dead at Tharsus, as she should have been, By savage Cleon,) she shall tell thee all; When thou shalt kneel and justify in knowledge, She is thy very princess.-Who is this?
Hel. Sir, 'tis the governor of Mitylene,
I embrace you, sir.
Hel. My lord, I hear none.
Lys. It is not good to cross him; give him way.
Per. Rarest sounds!
Musick? My lord, I hear-
' is closed. So leave him all. Well, my companion.friends, If this but answer to my just belief, l'll well remember you.
(Exeunt Lysimachus, Helicanus, Marina,
and attendant Lady.
Pericles on the deck asleep; Diana appearing to
him as in a vision.
Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus ; hie thee thi.
ther, And do upon mine altar sacrifice. There, when my maiden priests are met together, Before the people all, Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife: To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call, And give them repetition to the life. Perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in woe: Do't, and be happy, by my silver bow. Awake, and tell thy dream. (Diana disappears.
Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentinet, I will obey thee!-Helicanus !
Enter Lysimachus, Helicanus, and Marina. Ho.
Sir. Per. My purpose was for Tharsus, there to strike The inhospitable Cleon ; but I am For other service first: toward Ephesus Turn our blownt sails; eftsoonss I'll tell thee why.
[To Helicanus. Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore, And give you gold for such provision As our intents will need? Lys. With all my heart, sir; and when you come
ashore, I have another suit.
• Repeat a lively narrative of your adventures. ti.e. Regent of the silver moon, * Swollen,