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I 'll haunt thee like a wicked conscience still,
[Exeunt Æneas and Trojans. As Troilus is going out, enter, from the other side,
PANDARUS. Pan. But hear you, hear you !
Tro. Hence, broker lackey ! ignomy and shame Pursue thy life, and live aye with thy name,
[Exit Troilus. Pan. A goorlly medicine for mine aching bones ! O world! world! world! thus is the poor agent despised! O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a' work, and how ill requited! Why should our endeavour be so desired, and the performance so loathed? what verse for it? what instance for it?-Let me see:
Full merrily the humble-bee doth sing,
Sweet honey and sweet notes together fail.
As many as be here of pander's hall, Your eyes, half out, weep out at Pandar's fall : Or, if you cannot weep, yet give some groans, Though not for me, yet for your aching bones. Brethren, and sisters, of the hold-door trade, Some two months hence my will shall here be made : It should be now, but that my fear is this,Some galled goose of Winchester would hiss : Till then I 'll sweat, and seek about for eases ; And, at that time, bequeath you, my diseases. (Exit.
The first edition of Pericles' appeared in 1609, under the following title :—“The late and much admired play, called Pericles, Prince of Tyre. With the true relation of the whole historie, adventures, and fortunes of the said prince: As also the no lesse strange and worthy accidents, in the birth and life of his daughter Mariana. As it hath been divers and sundry times acted [by] his Maiesties Seruants at the Globe on the Bank-side. By William Shakespeare. Imprinted at London for Henry Gosson, and are to be sold at the sign of the Sunne in Paternoster-row, &c, 1609." Other quarto editions appeared in 1611, in 1619, in 1630, and in 1635. The variations in these from the text of 1609 are very slight. In 1664 ‘Pericles' first appeared in the folio collection of Shakspere's works, being introduced into the third edition, whose title-page states—“Unto this impression is added seven plays never before printed in folio.”
We advocate the belief that ‘Pyrocles,' or 'Pericles,' was a very early work of Shaksuere, in some form, however different from that which we possess. That it was an early work we are constrained to believe; not from the evidence of particular passages, which may be deficient in power or devoid of refinement, but from the entire construction of the dramatic action. The