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Boult. Come now, your one thing.
Boult. Why, I could wish him to be my master, or rather, my mistress.
Mar. Neither of these are yet so bad as thou art, Since they do better thee in their command. Thou hold'st a place, for which the pained'st fiend Of hell would not in reputation change : Thou'rt the damn'd door-keeper to every coystrelo That hither comes enquiring for his tib ; To the cholerick fisting of each rogue thy ear Is liable; thy very food is such As hath been belch'd on by infected lungs.
Boult. What would you have me? go to the wars, would you ? where a man may serve seven years for the loss of a leg, and have not money enough in the end to buy him a wooden one ?
Mar. Do any thing but this thou doest. Empty Old receptacles, common sewers, of filth ; Serve by indenture to the common hangman ; Any of these ways are better yet than this : For that which thou professest, a baboon, Could he but speak, would own a name too dear, O that the gods would safely from this place Deliver me! Here, here is gold for thee. If that thy master would gain aught by me, Proclaim that I can sing, weave, sew, and dance, With other virtues, which I'll keep from boast; And I will undertake all these to teach. I doubt not but this populous city will Yield many scholars.
9 Paltry fellow.
Bouit. But can you teach all this you speak of?
Mar. Prove that I cannot, take me home again,
Boult. Well, I will see what I can for thee: if
Mar. But, amongst honest women ?
Boult. ’Faith, my acquaintance lies little amongst them. But since my master and mistress have bought you, there's no going but by their consent; therefore I will make them acquainted with your purpose, and I doubt not but I shall find them tractable enough. Come, I'll do for thee what I can; come your ways.
[Exeunt. ACT V.
Where we left him, on the sea. We there him
On board PERICLES' Ship, off Mitylene. A close Pa
vilion on deck, with a Curtain before it; PERICLES within it, reclined on a Couch. A Barge lying beside the Tyrian Vessel.
Enter Two Sailors, one belonging to the Tyrian Vessel,
the other to the Barge; to them HELICANUS. Tyr. Sail. Where's the lord Helicanus? he can re
[To the Sailor of Mitylene, O here he is. Sir, there's a barge put off from Mitylene. And in it is Lysimachus the governor, Who craves to come aboard. What is
will ? Hel. That he have his. Call up some gentlemen. Tyr. Sail. Ho, gentlemen! my lord calls.
Enter Two Gentlemen.
1 Gent. Doth your lordship call ?
Hel. Gentlemen, There is some of worth would come aboard; I pray
you, To greet them fairly. [The Gentlemen and the Two Sailors descend, and
go on board the Barge.
Enter, from thence LYSIMACHUS and Lords; the
Tyrian Gentlemen, and the Two Sailors.
Lys. Hail, reverend sir! The gods preserve you!
Hel. And you, Sir, to out-live the age I am,
You wish me well.
Hel. First, sir, what is your place ?
Lys. Upon what ground is his distemperature!
? To lengthen or prolong his grief.
But the main grief of all springs from the loss
Lys. May we not see him, then?
You may indeed, sir, But bootless is your sight; he will not speak
Lys. Yet, let me obtain my wish.
this was a goodly person, Till the disaster, that, one mortal 3 night, Drove him to this.
Lys. Sir, king, all hail! the gods preserve you! Hail, Hail, royal sir !
Hel. It is in vain; he will not speak to you. i Lord. Sir, we have a maid in Mitylene, I durst
wager, Would win some words of him. Lys.
'Tis well bethought. She, questionless, with her sweet harmony And other choice attractions, would allure, And make a battery through his deafen'd parts, 4 Which now are midway stopp’d: She, all as happy as of all the fairest, Is, with her fellow maidens, now within The leafy shelter that abuts against The island's side. [He whispers one of the attendant Lords.-Exit
Lord, in the Barge of LYSIMACHUS. Hel. Sure, all's effectless; yet nothing we'll omit That bears recovery's name. But, since your kindness We have stretch'd thus far, let us beseech you