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You shall prevail,
Sir, lend your arm.
Enter Gower, before the temple of Diana at
Gow. Now our sands are almost run;
. i. e. Pericles.
The temple of Diana at Ephesus: Thaisa standing near the altar, as high-priestess; a number of
ins on each side; Cerimon and other inhabit. ants of Ephesus attending.
Enter Pericles, with his train; Lysimachus, Heli
canus, Mariua, and a Lady. Per. Hail Dian; to perform thy just command, I here confess myself the king of Tyre; Who, frighted from my country, did wed The fair Thaísa, at Pentapolis. At sea in childbed died she, but brought fortb A maid.child call'd Marina; who, O goddess, Wears yet thy silver livery. She at Tharsus Was nurs'd with Cleon; whom at fourteen years He sought to murder: but her better stars Brought her to Mitylene; against whose shore Riding, her fortuues brought the maid aboard us, Where, by her own most clear remembrance, she Made known herself my daughter Thai.
Voice and favour! You are you are- royal Pericles !-- (she faints. Per. What means the woman? she dies! hely,
Reverend appearer, no;
Tis most certain. Cer. Look to the lady;-0, she's but o'erjoy'd.
* i, e. Her white robe of innocence.
Early, one blust'ring miorn, this lady was
May we see them ? Cer. Great sir, they shall be brought you to my
Thai. 0, let me look!
The voice of dead Thaisa !
Per. Immortal Dian!
Now I know you better
[Shows a ring. Per. This, this: no more, you gods! your present
kindness Makes my past miseries sport: You shall do well, That on the touching of her lips I may Melt, and no more be seen. O conie, be buried A second time within these arms. Mar.
My heart Leaps to be gone into my mother's bosom.
(Kneels to Thaisa. Per. Look, who kneels here! Flesh of thy flesh,
• Sensual passion.
Bless'd and mine own! Hel. Hail, madam, and my queen! Thai.
I know you not. Per. You have heard me say, when I did fly from
'Twas Helicanus then.
Thai. Lord Cerimon, my lord; this man
I will, my lord.
Thai. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good credit, Sir, that my father's dead.
• i.e. His beard.
Per. Heavens make a star of him! Yet there, my
Enter Gower. Gow. In Autioch®, and his daughter, you have
heard of monstrous lust the due and just reward: In Pericles, his queen and daughter, seen (Although assail'd with fortune fierce and keep), Virtue preserv'd from fell destruction's blast, Led on by heaven, and crown'd with joy at last. In Helicanus may you well descry A figure of truth, of faith, of loyalty: . In reverend Cerimon there well appears, The worth that learned charity ayet wears. For wicked Cleon and his wife, when fame Had spread their cursed deed, and honour'd name Of Pericles, to rage the city turn; That him and his they in his palace burn. The gods for murder seemed so content To punish them; although not done, but meant. So on your patience evermore attending, New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending.
• i. e. The king of Antioch.