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Boult. Come now, your one thing.
Mar. What canst thou wish thine enemy to be?

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,
And prostitute me to the basest groom
That doth frequent your house.

Boult. Well, I will see what I can for thee: if
I can place thee, I wilt.

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.

Enter GOWER,
Gow, Marina thus the brothel scapes, and

chances
Into an honest house, our story says.
She sings like one immortal, and she dances
As goddess-like to her admired lays:
Deep clerks 9 she dumbs; and with her neeld:

compases
Nature's own shape, of bud, bird, branch, or

berry;
That even her art sisters the natural roses :
Her inkle, silk, twin with the rubied cherry :
That pupils lacks she none of noble race,
Who pour their bounty on her; and her gain
She gives the cursed bawd. Here we her place ;
And to her father, turn our thoughts again,
9 Learned men.

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Where we left him, on the sea. We there him

lost;
Whence, driven before the winds, he is arriv'd
Here where his daughter dwells; and on this

coast
Suppose him now at anchor. The city striv'd
God Neptune's annual feast to keep: from whence
Lysimachus our Tyrian ship espies,
His banners sable, trimm'd with rich

expence;
And to him in his barge with fervour hies.
In your supposing once more put your sight;
Of heavy Pericles think this the bark:
Where, what is done in action, more, if might,
Shall be discover'd; please you, sit, and hark.

[Exit.

SCENE I.

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.

solve you,

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

you

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.
Tyr. Sail, Sir,
This is the man that can, in aught you would,

Resolve you.

Lys. Hail, reverend sir! The gods preserve you!

Hel. And you, Sir, to out-live the age I am,
And die as I would do.
Lys.

You wish me well.
Being on shore, honouring of Neptune's triumphs,
Seeing this goodly vessel ride before us,
I made to it, to know of whence you are.

Hel. First, sir, what is your place ?
Lys. I am governor of this place you lie before.

Hel. Sir,
Our vessel is of Tyre, in it the king;
A man, who for this three months hath not spoken
To any one, nor taken sustenance,
But to prorogue? his grief.

Lys. Upon what ground is his distemperature!
Hel. Sir, it would be too tedious to repeat;

? To lengthen or prolong his grief.

But the main grief of all springs from the loss
Of a beloved daughter and a wife.

Lys. May we not see him, then?
Hel.

You may indeed, sir, But bootless is your sight; he will not speak

To any

Lys. Yet, let me obtain my wish.
Hel. Behold him, sir : [PERICLES discovered.]

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

further,

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