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         <header class="book-titlepage">
            <h1>Pericles, Prince of Tyre</h1>
         </header>
         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE I.  Antioch. A room in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE II.  Tyre. A room in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE III.  Tyre. An ante-chamber in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE IV.  Tarsus. A room in the Governor's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE I.  Pentapolis. An open place by the sea-side.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE II.  The same. A public way or platform leading to the lists. A pavilion by the side of it for the reception of King, Princess, Lords, &c.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE III.  The same. A hall of state: a banquet prepared.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.6">5. SCENE IV.  Tyre. A room in the Governor's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.7">6. SCENE V.  Pentapolis. A room in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE I</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE II.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE III.  Tarsus. A room in CLEON's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE IV.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE I.  Tarsus. An open place near the sea-shore.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE II.  Mytilene. A room in a brothel.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE III.  Tarsus. A room in CLEON's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE IV</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE V.  Mytilene. A street before the brothel.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.8">7. SCENE VI.  The same. A room in the brothel.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE I.  On board PERICLES' ship, off Mytilene. A close pavilion on deck, with a curtain before it; PERICLES within it, reclined on a couch. A barge lying beside the Tyrian vessel.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE II</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE III.  The temple of Diana at Ephesus; THAISA standing near the altar, as high priestess; a number of Virgins on each side; CERIMON and other Inhabitants of Ephesus attending.</a>
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                     </ul>
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               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
            <header class="preface-titlepage">
               <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
            </header>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">ANTIOCHUS, king of Antioch.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">PERICLES, prince of Tyre.</span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">HELICANUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">ESCANES</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">two lords of Tyre.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">SIMONIDES, king of Pentapolis.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">CLEON, governor of Tarsus.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">LYSIMACHUS, governor of Mytilene.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">CERIMON, a lord of Ephesus.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">THALIARD, a lord of Antioch.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">PHILEMON, servant to Cerimon.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">LEONINE, servant to Dionyza.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Marshal. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Pandar. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">BOULT, his servant.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">The Daughter of Antiochus. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">DIONYZA, wife to Cleon.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">THAISA, daughter to Simonides.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">MARINA, daughter to Pericles and Thaisa.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">LYCHORIDA, nurse to Marina.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Bawd. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Lords, Knights, Gentlemen, Sailors, Pirates, Fishermen, and Messengers. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">DIANA</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">GOWER, as Chorus.</span>
            </p>
            <p>SCENE  Dispersedly in various countries.</p>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE I.  Antioch. A room in the palace.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE II.  Tyre. A room in the palace.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE III.  Tyre. An ante-chamber in the palace.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE IV.  Tarsus. A room in the Governor's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. [Prologue]</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GOWER</p>
               <p>Before the palace of Antioch</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">[GOWER]</div>
                     <div class="line">To sing a song that old was sung,</div>
                     <div class="line">From ashes ancient Gower is come;</div>
                     <div class="line">Assuming man's infirmities,</div>
                     <div class="line">To glad your ear, and please your eyes.</div>
                     <div class="line">It hath been sung at festivals,</div>
                     <div class="line">On ember-eves and holy-ales;</div>
                     <div class="line">And lords and ladies in their lives</div>
                     <div class="line">Have read it for restoratives:</div>
                     <div class="line">The purchase is to make men glorious;</div>
                     <div class="line">Et bonum quo antiquius, eo melius.</div>
                     <div class="line">If you, born in these latter times,</div>
                     <div class="line">When wit's more ripe, accept my rhymes.</div>
                     <div class="line">And that to hear an old man sing</div>
                     <div class="line">May to your wishes pleasure bring</div>
                     <div class="line">I life would wish, and that I might</div>
                     <div class="line">Waste it for you, like taper-light.</div>
                     <div class="line">This Antioch, then, Antiochus the Great</div>
                     <div class="line">Built up, this city, for his chiefest seat:</div>
                     <div class="line">The fairest in all Syria,</div>
                     <div class="line">I tell you what mine authors say:</div>
                     <div class="line">This king unto him took a fere,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who died and left a female heir,</div>
                     <div class="line">So buxom, blithe, and full of face,</div>
                     <div class="line">As heaven had lent her all his grace;</div>
                     <div class="line">With whom the father liking took,</div>
                     <div class="line">And her to incest did provoke:</div>
                     <div class="line">Bad child; worse father! to entice his own</div>
                     <div class="line">To evil should be done by none:</div>
                     <div class="line">But custom what they did begin</div>
                     <div class="line">Was with long use account no sin.</div>
                     <div class="line">The beauty of this sinful dame</div>
                     <div class="line">Made many princes thither frame,</div>
                     <div class="line">To seek her as a bed-fellow,</div>
                     <div class="line">In marriage-pleasures play-fellow:</div>
                     <div class="line">Which to prevent he made a law,</div>
                     <div class="line">To keep her still, and men in awe,</div>
                     <div class="line">That whoso ask'd her for his wife,</div>
                     <div class="line">His riddle told not, lost his life:</div>
                     <div class="line">So for her many a wight did die,</div>
                     <div class="line">As yon grim looks do testify.</div>
                     <div class="line">What now ensues, to the judgment of your eye</div>
                     <div class="line">I give, my cause who best can justify.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE I.  Antioch. A room in the palace.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ANTIOCHUS, Prince PERICLES, and followers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Young prince of Tyre, you have at large received</div>
                     <div class="line">The danger of the task you undertake.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I have, Antiochus, and, with a soul</div>
                     <div class="line">Embolden'd with the glory of her praise,</div>
                     <div class="line">Think death no hazard in this enterprise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring in our daughter, clothed like a bride,</div>
                     <div class="line">For the embracements even of Jove himself;</div>
                     <div class="line">At whose conception, till Lucina reign'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nature this dowry gave, to glad her presence,</div>
                     <div class="line">The senate-house of planets all did sit,</div>
                     <div class="line">To knit in her their best perfections.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Music. Enter the Daughter of ANTIOCHUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">See where she comes, apparell'd like the spring,</div>
                     <div class="line">Graces her subjects, and her thoughts the king</div>
                     <div class="line">Of every virtue gives renown to men!</div>
                     <div class="line">Her face the book of praises, where is read</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing but curious pleasures, as from thence</div>
                     <div class="line">Sorrow were ever razed and testy wrath</div>
                     <div class="line">Could never be her mild companion.</div>
                     <div class="line">You gods that made me man, and sway in love,</div>
                     <div class="line">That have inflamed desire in my breast</div>
                     <div class="line">To taste the fruit of yon celestial tree,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or die in the adventure, be my helps,</div>
                     <div class="line">As I am son and servant to your will,</div>
                     <div class="line">To compass such a boundless happiness!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Prince Pericles,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">That would be son to great Antiochus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Before thee stands this fair Hesperides,</div>
                     <div class="line">With golden fruit, but dangerous to be touch'd;</div>
                     <div class="line">For death-like dragons here affright thee hard:</div>
                     <div class="line">Her face, like heaven, enticeth thee to view</div>
                     <div class="line">Her countless glory, which desert must gain;</div>
                     <div class="line">And which, without desert, because thine eye</div>
                     <div class="line">Presumes to reach, all thy whole heap must die.</div>
                     <div class="line">Yon sometimes famous princes, like thyself,</div>
                     <div class="line">Drawn by report, adventurous by desire,</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell thee, with speechless tongues and semblance pale,</div>
                     <div class="line">That without covering, save yon field of stars,</div>
                     <div class="line">Here they stand martyrs, slain in Cupid's wars;</div>
                     <div class="line">And with dead cheeks advise thee to desist</div>
                     <div class="line">For going on death's net, whom none resist.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Antiochus, I thank thee, who hath taught</div>
                     <div class="line">My frail mortality to know itself,</div>
                     <div class="line">And by those fearful objects to prepare</div>
                     <div class="line">This body, like to them, to what I must;</div>
                     <div class="line">For death remember'd should be like a mirror,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who tells us life's but breath, to trust it error.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll make my will then, and, as sick men do</div>
                     <div class="line">Who know the world, see heaven, but, feeling woe,</div>
                     <div class="line">Gripe not at earthly joys as erst they did;</div>
                     <div class="line">So I bequeath a happy peace to you</div>
                     <div class="line">And all good men, as every prince should do;</div>
                     <div class="line">My riches to the earth from whence they came;</div>
                     <div class="line">But my unspotted fire of love to you.</div>
                     <p>To the Daughter of ANTIOCHUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Thus ready for the way of life or death,</div>
                     <div class="line">I wait the sharpest blow, Antiochus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Scorning advice, read the conclusion then:</div>
                     <div class="line">Which read and not expounded, 'tis decreed,</div>
                     <div class="line">As these before thee thou thyself shalt bleed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Daughter</div>
                     <div class="line">Of all say'd yet, mayst thou prove prosperous!</div>
                     <div class="line">Of all say'd yet, I wish thee happiness!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Like a bold champion, I assume the lists,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor ask advice of any other thought</div>
                     <div class="line">But faithfulness and courage.</div>
                     <p>He reads the riddle</p>
                     <div class="line">I am no viper, yet I feed</div>
                     <div class="line">On mother's flesh which did me breed.</div>
                     <div class="line">I sought a husband, in which labour</div>
                     <div class="line">I found that kindness in a father:</div>
                     <div class="line">He's father, son, and husband mild;</div>
                     <div class="line">I mother, wife, and yet his child.</div>
                     <div class="line">How they may be, and yet in two,</div>
                     <div class="line">As you will live, resolve it you.</div>
                     <div class="line">Sharp physic is the last: but, O you powers</div>
                     <div class="line">That give heaven countless eyes to view men's acts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why cloud they not their sights perpetually,</div>
                     <div class="line">If this be true, which makes me pale to read it?</div>
                     <div class="line">Fair glass of light, I loved you, and could still,</div>
                     <p>Takes hold of the hand of the Daughter of ANTIOCHUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Were not this glorious casket stored with ill:</div>
                     <div class="line">But I must tell you, now my thoughts revolt</div>
                     <div class="line">For he's no man on whom perfections wait</div>
                     <div class="line">That, knowing sin within, will touch the gate.</div>
                     <div class="line">You are a fair viol, and your sense the strings;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, finger'd to make man his lawful music,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would draw heaven down, and all the gods, to hearken:</div>
                     <div class="line">But being play'd upon before your time,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hell only danceth at so harsh a chime.</div>
                     <div class="line">Good sooth, I care not for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Prince Pericles, touch not, upon thy life.</div>
                     <div class="line">For that's an article within our law,</div>
                     <div class="line">As dangerous as the rest. Your time's expired:</div>
                     <div class="line">Either expound now, or receive your sentence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Great king,</div>
                     <div class="line">Few love to hear the sins they love to act;</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twould braid yourself too near for me to tell it.</div>
                     <div class="line">Who has a book of all that monarchs do,</div>
                     <div class="line">He's more secure to keep it shut than shown:</div>
                     <div class="line">For vice repeated is like the wandering wind.</div>
                     <div class="line">Blows dust in other's eyes, to spread itself;</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet the end of all is bought thus dear,</div>
                     <div class="line">The breath is gone, and the sore eyes see clear:</div>
                     <div class="line">To stop the air would hurt them. The blind mole casts</div>
                     <div class="line">Copp'd hills towards heaven, to tell the earth is throng'd</div>
                     <div class="line">By man's oppression; and the poor worm doth die for't.</div>
                     <div class="line">Kings are earth's gods; in vice their law's</div>
                     <div class="line">their will;</div>
                     <div class="line">And if Jove stray, who dares say Jove doth ill?</div>
                     <div class="line">It is enough you know; and it is fit,</div>
                     <div class="line">What being more known grows worse, to smother it.</div>
                     <div class="line">All love the womb that their first being bred,</div>
                     <div class="line">Then give my tongue like leave to love my head.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Heaven, that I had thy head! he has found</div>
                     <div class="line">the meaning:</div>
                     <div class="line">But I will gloze with him.--Young prince of Tyre,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though by the tenor of our strict edict,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your exposition misinterpreting,</div>
                     <div class="line">We might proceed to cancel of your days;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet hope, succeeding from so fair a tree</div>
                     <div class="line">As your fair self, doth tune us otherwise:</div>
                     <div class="line">Forty days longer we do respite you;</div>
                     <div class="line">If by which time our secret be undone,</div>
                     <div class="line">This mercy shows we'll joy in such a son:</div>
                     <div class="line">And until then your entertain shall be</div>
                     <div class="line">As doth befit our honour and your worth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all but PERICLES</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">How courtesy would seem to cover sin,</div>
                     <div class="line">When what is done is like an hypocrite,</div>
                     <div class="line">The which is good in nothing but in sight!</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be true that I interpret false,</div>
                     <div class="line">Then were it certain you were not so bad</div>
                     <div class="line">As with foul incest to abuse your soul;</div>
                     <div class="line">Where now you're both a father and a son,</div>
                     <div class="line">By your untimely claspings with your child,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which pleasure fits an husband, not a father;</div>
                     <div class="line">And she an eater of her mother's flesh,</div>
                     <div class="line">By the defiling of her parent's bed;</div>
                     <div class="line">And both like serpents are, who though they feed</div>
                     <div class="line">On sweetest flowers, yet they poison breed.</div>
                     <div class="line">Antioch, farewell! for wisdom sees, those men</div>
                     <div class="line">Blush not in actions blacker than the night,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will shun no course to keep them from the light.</div>
                     <div class="line">One sin, I know, another doth provoke;</div>
                     <div class="line">Murder's as near to lust as flame to smoke:</div>
                     <div class="line">Poison and treason are the hands of sin,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and the targets, to put off the shame:</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, lest my lie be cropp'd to keep you clear,</div>
                     <div class="line">By flight I'll shun the danger which I fear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Re-enter ANTIOCHUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath found the meaning, for which we mean</div>
                     <div class="line">To have his head.</div>
                     <div class="line">He must not live to trumpet forth my infamy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor tell the world Antiochus doth sin</div>
                     <div class="line">In such a loathed manner;</div>
                     <div class="line">And therefore instantly this prince must die:</div>
                     <div class="line">For by his fall my honour must keep high.</div>
                     <div class="line">Who attends us there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter THALIARD</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth your highness call?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thaliard,</div>
                     <div class="line">You are of our chamber, and our mind partakes</div>
                     <div class="line">Her private actions to your secrecy;</div>
                     <div class="line">And for your faithfulness we will advance you.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thaliard, behold, here's poison, and here's gold;</div>
                     <div class="line">We hate the prince of Tyre, and thou must kill him:</div>
                     <div class="line">It fits thee not to ask the reason why,</div>
                     <div class="line">Because we bid it. Say, is it done?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis done.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Enough.</div>
                     <p>Enter a Messenger</p>
                     <div class="line">Let your breath cool yourself, telling your haste.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, prince Pericles is fled.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">As thou</div>
                     <div class="line">Wilt live, fly after: and like an arrow shot</div>
                     <div class="line">From a well-experienced archer hits the mark</div>
                     <div class="line">His eye doth level at, so thou ne'er return</div>
                     <div class="line">Unless thou say 'Prince Pericles is dead.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">If I can get him within my pistol's length,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll make him sure enough: so, farewell to your highness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thaliard, adieu!</div>
                     <p>Exit THALIARD</p>
                     <div class="line">Till Pericles be dead,</div>
                     <div class="line">My heart can lend no succor to my head.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE II.  Tyre. A room in the palace.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PERICLES</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To Lords without</span>  Let none disturb us.--Why should</div>
                     <div class="line">this change of thoughts,</div>
                     <div class="line">The sad companion, dull-eyed melancholy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be my so used a guest as not an hour,</div>
                     <div class="line">In the day's glorious walk, or peaceful night,</div>
                     <div class="line">The tomb where grief should sleep, can breed me quiet?</div>
                     <div class="line">Here pleasures court mine eyes, and mine eyes shun them,</div>
                     <div class="line">And danger, which I fear'd, is at Antioch,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose aim seems far too short to hit me here:</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet neither pleasure's art can joy my spirits,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor yet the other's distance comfort me.</div>
                     <div class="line">Then it is thus: the passions of the mind,</div>
                     <div class="line">That have their first conception by mis-dread,</div>
                     <div class="line">Have after-nourishment and life by care;</div>
                     <div class="line">And what was first but fear what might be done,</div>
                     <div class="line">Grows elder now and cares it be not done.</div>
                     <div class="line">And so with me: the great Antiochus,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Gainst whom I am too little to contend,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since he's so great can make his will his act,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will think me speaking, though I swear to silence;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor boots it me to say I honour him.</div>
                     <div class="line">If he suspect I may dishonour him:</div>
                     <div class="line">And what may make him blush in being known,</div>
                     <div class="line">He'll stop the course by which it might be known;</div>
                     <div class="line">With hostile forces he'll o'erspread the land,</div>
                     <div class="line">And with the ostent of war will look so huge,</div>
                     <div class="line">Amazement shall drive courage from the state;</div>
                     <div class="line">Our men be vanquish'd ere they do resist,</div>
                     <div class="line">And subjects punish'd that ne'er thought offence:</div>
                     <div class="line">Which care of them, not pity of myself,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who am no more but as the tops of trees,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which fence the roots they grow by and defend them,</div>
                     <div class="line">Makes both my body pine and soul to languish,</div>
                     <div class="line">And punish that before that he would punish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HELICANUS, with other Lords</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Joy and all comfort in your sacred breast!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">And keep your mind, till you return to us,</div>
                     <div class="line">Peaceful and comfortable!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, peace, and give experience tongue.</div>
                     <div class="line">They do abuse the king that flatter him:</div>
                     <div class="line">For flattery is the bellows blows up sin;</div>
                     <div class="line">The thing which is flatter'd, but a spark,</div>
                     <div class="line">To which that blast gives heat and stronger glowing;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereas reproof, obedient and in order,</div>
                     <div class="line">Fits kings, as they are men, for they may err.</div>
                     <div class="line">When Signior Sooth here does proclaim a peace,</div>
                     <div class="line">He flatters you, makes war upon your life.</div>
                     <div class="line">Prince, pardon me, or strike me, if you please;</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot be much lower than my knees.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">All leave us else; but let your cares o'erlook</div>
                     <div class="line">What shipping and what lading's in our haven,</div>
                     <div class="line">And then return to us.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt Lords</p>
                     <div class="line">Helicanus, thou</div>
                     <div class="line">Hast moved us: what seest thou in our looks?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">An angry brow, dread lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">If there be such a dart in princes' frowns,</div>
                     <div class="line">How durst thy tongue move anger to our face?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How dare the plants look up to heaven, from whence</div>
                     <div class="line">They have their nourishment?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou know'st I have power</div>
                     <div class="line">To take thy life from thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Kneeling</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">I have ground the axe myself;</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you but strike the blow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Rise, prithee, rise.</div>
                     <div class="line">Sit down: thou art no flatterer:</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank thee for it; and heaven forbid</div>
                     <div class="line">That kings should let their ears hear their</div>
                     <div class="line">faults hid!</div>
                     <div class="line">Fit counsellor and servant for a prince,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who by thy wisdom makest a prince thy servant,</div>
                     <div class="line">What wouldst thou have me do?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">To bear with patience</div>
                     <div class="line">Such griefs as you yourself do lay upon yourself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou speak'st like a physician, Helicanus,</div>
                     <div class="line">That minister'st a potion unto me</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou wouldst tremble to receive thyself.</div>
                     <div class="line">Attend me, then: I went to Antioch,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where as thou know'st, against the face of death,</div>
                     <div class="line">I sought the purchase of a glorious beauty.</div>
                     <div class="line">From whence an issue I might propagate,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are arms to princes, and bring joys to subjects.</div>
                     <div class="line">Her face was to mine eye beyond all wonder;</div>
                     <div class="line">The rest--hark in thine ear--as black as incest:</div>
                     <div class="line">Which by my knowledge found, the sinful father</div>
                     <div class="line">Seem'd not to strike, but smooth: but thou</div>
                     <div class="line">know'st this,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.</div>
                     <div class="line">Such fear so grew in me, I hither fled,</div>
                     <div class="line">Under the covering of a careful night,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who seem'd my good protector; and, being here,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bethought me what was past, what might succeed.</div>
                     <div class="line">I knew him tyrannous; and tyrants' fears</div>
                     <div class="line">Decrease not, but grow faster than the years:</div>
                     <div class="line">And should he doubt it, as no doubt he doth,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I should open to the listening air</div>
                     <div class="line">How many worthy princes' bloods were shed,</div>
                     <div class="line">To keep his bed of blackness unlaid ope,</div>
                     <div class="line">To lop that doubt, he'll fill this land with arms,</div>
                     <div class="line">And make pretence of wrong that I have done him:</div>
                     <div class="line">When all, for mine, if I may call offence,</div>
                     <div class="line">Must feel war's blow, who spares not innocence:</div>
                     <div class="line">Which love to all, of which thyself art one,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who now reprovest me for it,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Drew sleep out of mine eyes, blood from my cheeks,</div>
                     <div class="line">Musings into my mind, with thousand doubts</div>
                     <div class="line">How I might stop this tempest ere it came;</div>
                     <div class="line">And finding little comfort to relieve them,</div>
                     <div class="line">I thought it princely charity to grieve them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, my lord, since you have given me leave to speak.</div>
                     <div class="line">Freely will I speak. Antiochus you fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">And justly too, I think, you fear the tyrant,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who either by public war or private treason</div>
                     <div class="line">Will take away your life.</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore, my lord, go travel for a while,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till that his rage and anger be forgot,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or till the Destinies do cut his thread of life.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your rule direct to any; if to me.</div>
                     <div class="line">Day serves not light more faithful than I'll be.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not doubt thy faith;</div>
                     <div class="line">But should he wrong my liberties in my absence?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll mingle our bloods together in the earth,</div>
                     <div class="line">From whence we had our being and our birth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Tyre, I now look from thee then, and to Tarsus</div>
                     <div class="line">Intend my travel, where I'll hear from thee;</div>
                     <div class="line">And by whose letters I'll dispose myself.</div>
                     <div class="line">The care I had and have of subjects' good</div>
                     <div class="line">On thee I lay whose wisdom's strength can bear it.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll take thy word for faith, not ask thine oath:</div>
                     <div class="line">Who shuns not to break one will sure crack both:</div>
                     <div class="line">But in our orbs we'll live so round and safe,</div>
                     <div class="line">That time of both this truth shall ne'er convince,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou show'dst a subject's shine, I a true prince.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE III.  Tyre. An ante-chamber in the palace.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter THALIARD</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                     <div class="line">So, this is Tyre, and this the court. Here must I</div>
                     <div class="line">kill King Pericles; and if I do it not, I am sure to</div>
                     <div class="line">be hanged at home: 'tis dangerous. Well, I perceive</div>
                     <div class="line">he was a wise fellow, and had good discretion, that,</div>
                     <div class="line">being bid to ask what he would of the king, desired</div>
                     <div class="line">he might know none of his secrets: now do I see he</div>
                     <div class="line">had some reason for't; for if a king bid a man be a</div>
                     <div class="line">villain, he's bound by the indenture of his oath to</div>
                     <div class="line">be one! Hush! here come the lords of Tyre.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HELICANUS and ESCANES, with other Lords of Tyre</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall not need, my fellow peers of Tyre,</div>
                     <div class="line">Further to question me of your king's departure:</div>
                     <div class="line">His seal'd commission, left in trust with me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth speak sufficiently he's gone to travel.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  How! the king gone!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If further yet you will be satisfied,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, as it were unlicensed of your loves,</div>
                     <div class="line">He would depart, I'll give some light unto you.</div>
                     <div class="line">Being at Antioch--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>          What from Antioch?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Royal Antiochus--on what cause I know not--</div>
                     <div class="line">Took some displeasure at him; at least he judged so:</div>
                     <div class="line">And doubting lest that he had err'd or sinn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">To show his sorrow, he'ld correct himself;</div>
                     <div class="line">So puts himself unto the shipman's toil,</div>
                     <div class="line">With whom each minute threatens life or death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Well, I perceive</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall not be hang'd now, although I would;</div>
                     <div class="line">But since he's gone, the king's seas must please:</div>
                     <div class="line">He 'scaped the land, to perish at the sea.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll present myself. Peace to the lords of Tyre!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Thaliard from Antiochus is welcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                     <div class="line">From him I come</div>
                     <div class="line">With message unto princely Pericles;</div>
                     <div class="line">But since my landing I have understood</div>
                     <div class="line">Your lord has betook himself to unknown travels,</div>
                     <div class="line">My message must return from whence it came.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We have no reason to desire it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Commended to our master, not to us:</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet, ere you shall depart, this we desire,</div>
                     <div class="line">As friends to Antioch, we may feast in Tyre.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE IV.  Tarsus. A room in the Governor's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CLEON, the governor of Tarsus, with DIONYZA,
and others</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">My Dionyza, shall we rest us here,</div>
                     <div class="line">And by relating tales of others' griefs,</div>
                     <div class="line">See if 'twill teach us to forget our own?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">That were to blow at fire in hope to quench it;</div>
                     <div class="line">For who digs hills because they do aspire</div>
                     <div class="line">Throws down one mountain to cast up a higher.</div>
                     <div class="line">O my distressed lord, even such our griefs are;</div>
                     <div class="line">Here they're but felt, and seen with mischief's eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">But like to groves, being topp'd, they higher rise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">O Dionyza,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who wanteth food, and will not say he wants it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or can conceal his hunger till he famish?</div>
                     <div class="line">Our tongues and sorrows do sound deep</div>
                     <div class="line">Our woes into the air; our eyes do weep,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till tongues fetch breath that may proclaim them louder;</div>
                     <div class="line">That, if heaven slumber while their creatures want,</div>
                     <div class="line">They may awake their helps to comfort them.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll then discourse our woes, felt several years,</div>
                     <div class="line">And wanting breath to speak help me with tears.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll do my best, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">This Tarsus, o'er which I have the government,</div>
                     <div class="line">A city on whom plenty held full hand,</div>
                     <div class="line">For riches strew'd herself even in the streets;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose towers bore heads so high they kiss'd the clouds,</div>
                     <div class="line">And strangers ne'er beheld but wondered at;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose men and dames so jetted and adorn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like one another's glass to trim them by:</div>
                     <div class="line">Their tables were stored full, to glad the sight,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not so much to feed on as delight;</div>
                     <div class="line">All poverty was scorn'd, and pride so great,</div>
                     <div class="line">The name of help grew odious to repeat.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, 'tis too true.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">But see what heaven can do! By this our change,</div>
                     <div class="line">These mouths, who but of late, earth, sea, and air,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were all too little to content and please,</div>
                     <div class="line">Although they gave their creatures in abundance,</div>
                     <div class="line">As houses are defiled for want of use,</div>
                     <div class="line">They are now starved for want of exercise:</div>
                     <div class="line">Those palates who, not yet two summers younger,</div>
                     <div class="line">Must have inventions to delight the taste,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would now be glad of bread, and beg for it:</div>
                     <div class="line">Those mothers who, to nousle up their babes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thought nought too curious, are ready now</div>
                     <div class="line">To eat those little darlings whom they loved.</div>
                     <div class="line">So sharp are hunger's teeth, that man and wife</div>
                     <div class="line">Draw lots who first shall die to lengthen life:</div>
                     <div class="line">Here stands a lord, and there a lady weeping;</div>
                     <div class="line">Here many sink, yet those which see them fall</div>
                     <div class="line">Have scarce strength left to give them burial.</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not this true?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">Our cheeks and hollow eyes do witness it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">O, let those cities that of plenty's cup</div>
                     <div class="line">And her prosperities so largely taste,</div>
                     <div class="line">With their superfluous riots, hear these tears!</div>
                     <div class="line">The misery of Tarsus may be theirs.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Lord</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Where's the lord governor?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">Here.</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak out thy sorrows which thou bring'st in haste,</div>
                     <div class="line">For comfort is too far for us to expect.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">We have descried, upon our neighbouring shore,</div>
                     <div class="line">A portly sail of ships make hitherward.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">I thought as much.</div>
                     <div class="line">One sorrow never comes but brings an heir,</div>
                     <div class="line">That may succeed as his inheritor;</div>
                     <div class="line">And so in ours: some neighbouring nation,</div>
                     <div class="line">Taking advantage of our misery,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath stuff'd these hollow vessels with their power,</div>
                     <div class="line">To beat us down, the which are down already;</div>
                     <div class="line">And make a conquest of unhappy me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereas no glory's got to overcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">That's the least fear; for, by the semblance</div>
                     <div class="line">Of their white flags display'd, they bring us peace,</div>
                     <div class="line">And come to us as favourers, not as foes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou speak'st like him's untutor'd to repeat:</div>
                     <div class="line">Who makes the fairest show means most deceit.</div>
                     <div class="line">But bring they what they will and what they can,</div>
                     <div class="line">What need we fear?</div>
                     <div class="line">The ground's the lowest, and we are half way there.</div>
                     <div class="line">Go tell their general we attend him here,</div>
                     <div class="line">To know for what he comes, and whence he comes,</div>
                     <div class="line">And what he craves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I go, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">Welcome is peace, if he on peace consist;</div>
                     <div class="line">If wars, we are unable to resist.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PERICLES with Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord governor, for so we hear you are,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let not our ships and number of our men</div>
                     <div class="line">Be like a beacon fired to amaze your eyes.</div>
                     <div class="line">We have heard your miseries as far as Tyre,</div>
                     <div class="line">And seen the desolation of your streets:</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor come we to add sorrow to your tears,</div>
                     <div class="line">But to relieve them of their heavy load;</div>
                     <div class="line">And these our ships, you happily may think</div>
                     <div class="line">Are like the Trojan horse was stuff'd within</div>
                     <div class="line">With bloody veins, expecting overthrow,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are stored with corn to make your needy bread,</div>
                     <div class="line">And give them life whom hunger starved half dead.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods of Greece protect you!</div>
                     <div class="line">And we'll pray for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Arise, I pray you, rise:</div>
                     <div class="line">We do not look for reverence, but to love,</div>
                     <div class="line">And harbourage for ourself, our ships, and men.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">The which when any shall not gratify,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or pay you with unthankfulness in thought,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be it our wives, our children, or ourselves,</div>
                     <div class="line">The curse of heaven and men succeed their evils!</div>
                     <div class="line">Till when,--the which I hope shall ne'er be seen,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Your grace is welcome to our town and us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Which welcome we'll accept; feast here awhile,</div>
                     <div class="line">Until our stars that frown lend us a smile.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE I.  Pentapolis. An open place by the sea-side.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE II.  The same. A public way or platform leading to the lists. A pavilion by the side of it for the reception of King, Princess, Lords, &c.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE III.  The same. A hall of state: a banquet prepared.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.6">5. SCENE IV.  Tyre. A room in the Governor's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.7">6. SCENE V.  Pentapolis. A room in the palace.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. [Prologue]</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GOWER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOWER</div>
                     <div class="line">Here have you seen a mighty king</div>
                     <div class="line">His child, I wis, to incest bring;</div>
                     <div class="line">A better prince and benign lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">That will prove awful both in deed and word.</div>
                     <div class="line">Be quiet then as men should be,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till he hath pass'd necessity.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll show you those in troubles reign,</div>
                     <div class="line">Losing a mite, a mountain gain.</div>
                     <div class="line">The good in conversation,</div>
                     <div class="line">To whom I give my benison,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is still at Tarsus, where each man</div>
                     <div class="line">Thinks all is writ he speken can;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, to remember what he does,</div>
                     <div class="line">Build his statue to make him glorious:</div>
                     <div class="line">But tidings to the contrary</div>
                     <div class="line">Are brought your eyes; what need speak I?</div>
                     <h3 class="bridgehead">DUMB SHOW.</h3>
                     <p>Enter at one door PERICLES talking with CLEON; all
the train with them. Enter at another door a
Gentleman, with a letter to PERICLES; PERICLES
shows the letter to CLEON; gives the Messenger a
reward, and knights him. Exit PERICLES at one
door, and CLEON at another</p>
                     <div class="line">Good Helicane, that stay'd at home,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not to eat honey like a drone</div>
                     <div class="line">From others' labours; for though he strive</div>
                     <div class="line">To killen bad, keep good alive;</div>
                     <div class="line">And to fulfil his prince' desire,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sends word of all that haps in Tyre:</div>
                     <div class="line">How Thaliard came full bent with sin</div>
                     <div class="line">And had intent to murder him;</div>
                     <div class="line">And that in Tarsus was not best</div>
                     <div class="line">Longer for him to make his rest.</div>
                     <div class="line">He, doing so, put forth to seas,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where when men been, there's seldom ease;</div>
                     <div class="line">For now the wind begins to blow;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thunder above and deeps below</div>
                     <div class="line">Make such unquiet, that the ship</div>
                     <div class="line">Should house him safe is wreck'd and split;</div>
                     <div class="line">And he, good prince, having all lost,</div>
                     <div class="line">By waves from coast to coast is tost:</div>
                     <div class="line">All perishen of man, of pelf,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ne aught escapen but himself;</div>
                     <div class="line">Till fortune, tired with doing bad,</div>
                     <div class="line">Threw him ashore, to give him glad:</div>
                     <div class="line">And here he comes. What shall be next,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon old Gower,--this longs the text.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE I.  Pentapolis. An open place by the sea-side.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PERICLES, wet</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet cease your ire, you angry stars of heaven!</div>
                     <div class="line">Wind, rain, and thunder, remember, earthly man</div>
                     <div class="line">Is but a substance that must yield to you;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I, as fits my nature, do obey you:</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, the sea hath cast me on the rocks,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wash'd me from shore to shore, and left me breath</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing to think on but ensuing death:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it suffice the greatness of your powers</div>
                     <div class="line">To have bereft a prince of all his fortunes;</div>
                     <div class="line">And having thrown him from your watery grave,</div>
                     <div class="line">Here to have death in peace is all he'll crave.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter three FISHERMEN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">What, ho, Pilch!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha, come and bring away the nets!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">What, Patch-breech, I say!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">What say you, master?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Look how thou stirrest now! come away, or I'll</div>
                     <div class="line">fetch thee with a wanion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Faith, master, I am thinking of the poor men that</div>
                     <div class="line">were cast away before us even now.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, poor souls, it grieved my heart to hear what</div>
                     <div class="line">pitiful cries they made to us to help them, when,</div>
                     <div class="line">well-a-day, we could scarce help ourselves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, master, said not I as much when I saw the</div>
                     <div class="line">porpus how he bounced and tumbled? they say</div>
                     <div class="line">they're half fish, half flesh: a plague on them,</div>
                     <div class="line">they ne'er come but I look to be washed. Master, I</div>
                     <div class="line">marvel how the fishes live in the sea.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the</div>
                     <div class="line">little ones: I can compare our rich misers to</div>
                     <div class="line">nothing so fitly as to a whale; a' plays and</div>
                     <div class="line">tumbles, driving the poor fry before him, and at</div>
                     <div class="line">last devours them all at a mouthful: such whales</div>
                     <div class="line">have I heard on o' the land, who never leave gaping</div>
                     <div class="line">till they've swallowed the whole parish, church,</div>
                     <div class="line">steeple, bells, and all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  A pretty moral.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">But, master, if I had been the sexton, I would have</div>
                     <div class="line">been that day in the belfry.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, man?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Because he should have swallowed me too: and when I</div>
                     <div class="line">had been in his belly, I would have kept such a</div>
                     <div class="line">jangling of the bells, that he should never have</div>
                     <div class="line">left, till he cast bells, steeple, church, and</div>
                     <div class="line">parish up again. But if the good King Simonides</div>
                     <div class="line">were of my mind,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Simonides!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">We would purge the land of these drones, that rob</div>
                     <div class="line">the bee of her honey.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  How from the finny subject of the sea</div>
                     <div class="line">These fishers tell the infirmities of men;</div>
                     <div class="line">And from their watery empire recollect</div>
                     <div class="line">All that may men approve or men detect!</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace be at your labour, honest fishermen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Honest! good fellow, what's that? If it be a day</div>
                     <div class="line">fits you, search out of the calendar, and nobody</div>
                     <div class="line">look after it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">May see the sea hath cast upon your coast.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">What a drunken knave was the sea to cast thee in our</div>
                     <div class="line">way!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">A man whom both the waters and the wind,</div>
                     <div class="line">In that vast tennis-court, have made the ball</div>
                     <div class="line">For them to play upon, entreats you pity him:</div>
                     <div class="line">He asks of you, that never used to beg.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">No, friend, cannot you beg? Here's them in our</div>
                     <div class="line">country Greece gets more with begging than we can do</div>
                     <div class="line">with working.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Canst thou catch any fishes, then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I never practised it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, then thou wilt starve, sure; for here's nothing</div>
                     <div class="line">to be got now-a-days, unless thou canst fish for't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">What I have been I have forgot to know;</div>
                     <div class="line">But what I am, want teaches me to think on:</div>
                     <div class="line">A man throng'd up with cold: my veins are chill,</div>
                     <div class="line">And have no more of life than may suffice</div>
                     <div class="line">To give my tongue that heat to ask your help;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which if you shall refuse, when I am dead,</div>
                     <div class="line">For that I am a man, pray see me buried.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Die quoth-a? Now gods forbid! I have a gown here;</div>
                     <div class="line">come, put it on; keep thee warm. Now, afore me, a</div>
                     <div class="line">handsome fellow! Come, thou shalt go home, and</div>
                     <div class="line">we'll have flesh for holidays, fish for</div>
                     <div class="line">fasting-days, and moreo'er puddings and flap-jacks,</div>
                     <div class="line">and thou shalt be welcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Hark you, my friend; you said you could not beg.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I did but crave.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">But crave! Then I'll turn craver too, and so I</div>
                     <div class="line">shall 'scape whipping.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, are all your beggars whipped, then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">O, not all, my friend, not all; for if all your</div>
                     <div class="line">beggars were whipped, I would wish no better office</div>
                     <div class="line">than to be beadle. But, master, I'll go draw up the</div>
                     <div class="line">net.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit with Third Fisherman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  How well this honest mirth becomes their labour!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Hark you, sir, do you know where ye are?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Not well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, I'll tell you: this is called Pentapolis, and</div>
                     <div class="line">our king the good Simonides.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">The good King Simonides, do you call him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir; and he deserves so to be called for his</div>
                     <div class="line">peaceable reign and good government.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">He is a happy king, since he gains from his subjects</div>
                     <div class="line">the name of good by his government. How far is his</div>
                     <div class="line">court distant from this shore?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, half a day's journey: and I'll tell</div>
                     <div class="line">you, he hath a fair daughter, and to-morrow is her</div>
                     <div class="line">birth-day; and there are princes and knights come</div>
                     <div class="line">from all parts of the world to just and tourney for her love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Were my fortunes equal to my desires, I could wish</div>
                     <div class="line">to make one there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">O, sir, things must be as they may; and what a man</div>
                     <div class="line">cannot get, he may lawfully deal for--his wife's soul.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter Second and Third Fishermen, drawing up a net</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Help, master, help! here's a fish hangs in the net,</div>
                     <div class="line">like a poor man's right in the law; 'twill hardly</div>
                     <div class="line">come out. Ha! bots on't, 'tis come at last, and</div>
                     <div class="line">'tis turned to a rusty armour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">An armour, friends! I pray you, let me see it.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thanks, fortune, yet, that, after all my crosses,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou givest me somewhat to repair myself;</div>
                     <div class="line">And though it was mine own, part of my heritage,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which my dead father did bequeath to me.</div>
                     <div class="line">With this strict charge, even as he left his life,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Keep it, my Pericles; it hath been a shield</div>
                     <div class="line">Twixt me and death;'--and pointed to this brace;--</div>
                     <div class="line">'For that it saved me, keep it; in like necessity--</div>
                     <div class="line">The which the gods protect thee from!--may</div>
                     <div class="line">defend thee.'</div>
                     <div class="line">It kept where I kept, I so dearly loved it;</div>
                     <div class="line">Till the rough seas, that spare not any man,</div>
                     <div class="line">Took it in rage, though calm'd have given't again:</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank thee for't: my shipwreck now's no ill,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since I have here my father's gift in's will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">What mean you, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">To beg of you, kind friends, this coat of worth,</div>
                     <div class="line">For it was sometime target to a king;</div>
                     <div class="line">I know it by this mark. He loved me dearly,</div>
                     <div class="line">And for his sake I wish the having of it;</div>
                     <div class="line">And that you'ld guide me to your sovereign's court,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where with it I may appear a gentleman;</div>
                     <div class="line">And if that ever my low fortune's better,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll pay your bounties; till then rest your debtor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, wilt thou tourney for the lady?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll show the virtue I have borne in arms.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, do 'e take it, and the gods give thee good on't!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, but hark you, my friend; 'twas we that made up</div>
                     <div class="line">this garment through the rough seams of the waters:</div>
                     <div class="line">there are certain condolements, certain vails. I</div>
                     <div class="line">hope, sir, if you thrive, you'll remember from</div>
                     <div class="line">whence you had it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe 't, I will.</div>
                     <div class="line">By your furtherance I am clothed in steel;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, spite of all the rapture of the sea,</div>
                     <div class="line">This jewel holds his building on my arm:</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto thy value I will mount myself</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon a courser, whose delightful steps</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall make the gazer joy to see him tread.</div>
                     <div class="line">Only, my friend, I yet am unprovided</div>
                     <div class="line">Of a pair of bases.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll sure provide: thou shalt have my best gown to</div>
                     <div class="line">make thee a pair; and I'll bring thee to the court myself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Then honour be but a goal to my will,</div>
                     <div class="line">This day I'll rise, or else add ill to ill.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE II.  The same. A public way or platform leading to the lists. A pavilion by the side of it for the reception of King, Princess, Lords, &c.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SIMONIDES, THAISA, Lords, and Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Are the knights ready to begin the triumph?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">They are, my liege;</div>
                     <div class="line">And stay your coming to present themselves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Return them, we are ready; and our daughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">In honour of whose birth these triumphs are,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sits here, like beauty's child, whom nature gat</div>
                     <div class="line">For men to see, and seeing wonder at.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit a Lord</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">It pleaseth you, my royal father, to express</div>
                     <div class="line">My commendations great, whose merit's less.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">It's fit it should be so; for princes are</div>
                     <div class="line">A model which heaven makes like to itself:</div>
                     <div class="line">As jewels lose their glory if neglected,</div>
                     <div class="line">So princes their renowns if not respected.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis now your honour, daughter, to explain</div>
                     <div class="line">The labour of each knight in his device.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, to preserve mine honour, I'll perform.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Knight; he passes over, and his Squire
presents his shield to the Princess</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Who is the first that doth prefer himself?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">A knight of Sparta, my renowned father;</div>
                     <div class="line">And the device he bears upon his shield</div>
                     <div class="line">Is a black Ethiope reaching at the sun</div>
                     <div class="line">The word, 'Lux tua vita mihi.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">He loves you well that holds his life of you.</div>
                     <p>The Second Knight passes over</p>
                     <div class="line">Who is the second that presents himself?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">A prince of Macedon, my royal father;</div>
                     <div class="line">And the device he bears upon his shield</div>
                     <div class="line">Is an arm'd knight that's conquer'd by a lady;</div>
                     <div class="line">The motto thus, in Spanish, 'Piu por dulzura que por fuerza.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The Third Knight passes over</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">And what's the third?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">The third of Antioch;</div>
                     <div class="line">And his device, a wreath of chivalry;</div>
                     <div class="line">The word, 'Me pompae provexit apex.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The Fourth Knight passes over</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">What is the fourth?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">A burning torch that's turned upside down;</div>
                     <div class="line">The word, 'Quod me alit, me extinguit.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Which shows that beauty hath his power and will,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which can as well inflame as it can kill.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The Fifth Knight passes over</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">The fifth, an hand environed with clouds,</div>
                     <div class="line">Holding out gold that's by the touchstone tried;</div>
                     <div class="line">The motto thus, 'Sic spectanda fides.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The Sixth Knight, PERICLES, passes over</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">And what's</div>
                     <div class="line">The sixth and last, the which the knight himself</div>
                     <div class="line">With such a graceful courtesy deliver'd?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">He seems to be a stranger; but his present is</div>
                     <div class="line">A wither'd branch, that's only green at top;</div>
                     <div class="line">The motto, 'In hac spe vivo.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">A pretty moral;</div>
                     <div class="line">From the dejected state wherein he is,</div>
                     <div class="line">He hopes by you his fortunes yet may flourish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">He had need mean better than his outward show</div>
                     <div class="line">Can any way speak in his just commend;</div>
                     <div class="line">For by his rusty outside he appears</div>
                     <div class="line">To have practised more the whipstock than the lance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">He well may be a stranger, for he comes</div>
                     <div class="line">To an honour'd triumph strangely furnished.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">And on set purpose let his armour rust</div>
                     <div class="line">Until this day, to scour it in the dust.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Opinion's but a fool, that makes us scan</div>
                     <div class="line">The outward habit by the inward man.</div>
                     <div class="line">But stay, the knights are coming: we will withdraw</div>
                     <div class="line">Into the gallery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
               <p>Great shouts within and all cry 'The mean knight!'</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE III.  The same. A hall of state: a banquet prepared.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SIMONIDES, THAISA, Lords, Attendants, and
Knights, from tilting</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Knights,</div>
                     <div class="line">To say you're welcome were superfluous.</div>
                     <div class="line">To place upon the volume of your deeds,</div>
                     <div class="line">As in a title-page, your worth in arms,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were more than you expect, or more than's fit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since every worth in show commends itself.</div>
                     <div class="line">Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast:</div>
                     <div class="line">You are princes and my guests.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">But you, my knight and guest;</div>
                     <div class="line">To whom this wreath of victory I give,</div>
                     <div class="line">And crown you king of this day's happiness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis more by fortune, lady, than by merit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Call it by what you will, the day is yours;</div>
                     <div class="line">And here, I hope, is none that envies it.</div>
                     <div class="line">In framing an artist, art hath thus decreed,</div>
                     <div class="line">To make some good, but others to exceed;</div>
                     <div class="line">And you are her labour'd scholar. Come, queen o'</div>
                     <div class="line">the feast,--</div>
                     <div class="line">For, daughter, so you are,--here take your place:</div>
                     <div class="line">Marshal the rest, as they deserve their grace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KNIGHTS</div>
                     <div class="line">We are honour'd much by good Simonides.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Your presence glads our days: honour we love;</div>
                     <div class="line">For who hates honour hates the gods above.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Marshal</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, yonder is your place.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Some other is more fit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Knight</div>
                     <div class="line">Contend not, sir; for we are gentlemen</div>
                     <div class="line">That neither in our hearts nor outward eyes</div>
                     <div class="line">Envy the great nor do the low despise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">You are right courteous knights.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Sit, sir, sit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">By Jove, I wonder, that is king of thoughts,</div>
                     <div class="line">These cates resist me, she but thought upon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">By Juno, that is queen of marriage,</div>
                     <div class="line">All viands that I eat do seem unsavoury.</div>
                     <div class="line">Wishing him my meat. Sure, he's a gallant gentleman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">He's but a country gentleman;</div>
                     <div class="line">Has done no more than other knights have done;</div>
                     <div class="line">Has broken a staff or so; so let it pass.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">To me he seems like diamond to glass.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Yon king's to me like to my father's picture,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which tells me in that glory once he was;</div>
                     <div class="line">Had princes sit, like stars, about his throne,</div>
                     <div class="line">And he the sun, for them to reverence;</div>
                     <div class="line">None that beheld him, but, like lesser lights,</div>
                     <div class="line">Did vail their crowns to his supremacy:</div>
                     <div class="line">Where now his son's like a glow-worm in the night,</div>
                     <div class="line">The which hath fire in darkness, none in light:</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereby I see that Time's the king of men,</div>
                     <div class="line">He's both their parent, and he is their grave,</div>
                     <div class="line">And gives them what he will, not what they crave.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">What, are you merry, knights?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Knights</div>
                     <div class="line">Who can be other in this royal presence?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, with a cup that's stored unto the brim,--</div>
                     <div class="line">As you do love, fill to your mistress' lips,--</div>
                     <div class="line">We drink this health to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KNIGHTS</div>
                     <div class="line">We thank your grace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet pause awhile:</div>
                     <div class="line">Yon knight doth sit too melancholy,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if the entertainment in our court</div>
                     <div class="line">Had not a show might countervail his worth.</div>
                     <div class="line">Note it not you, Thaisa?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">What is it</div>
                     <div class="line">To me, my father?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">O, attend, my daughter:</div>
                     <div class="line">Princes in this should live like gods above,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who freely give to every one that comes</div>
                     <div class="line">To honour them:</div>
                     <div class="line">And princes not doing so are like to gnats,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which make a sound, but kill'd are wonder'd at.</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore to make his entrance more sweet,</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, say we drink this standing-bowl of wine to him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, my father, it befits not me</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto a stranger knight to be so bold:</div>
                     <div class="line">He may my proffer take for an offence,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since men take women's gifts for impudence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">How!</div>
                     <div class="line">Do as I bid you, or you'll move me else.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Now, by the gods, he could not please me better.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">And furthermore tell him, we desire to know of him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of whence he is, his name and parentage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">The king my father, sir, has drunk to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">Wishing it so much blood unto your life.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank both him and you, and pledge him freely.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">And further he desires to know of you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of whence you are, your name and parentage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">A gentleman of Tyre; my name, Pericles;</div>
                     <div class="line">My education been in arts and arms;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, looking for adventures in the world,</div>
                     <div class="line">Was by the rough seas reft of ships and men,</div>
                     <div class="line">And after shipwreck driven upon this shore.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">He thanks your grace; names himself Pericles,</div>
                     <div class="line">A gentleman of Tyre,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who only by misfortune of the seas</div>
                     <div class="line">Bereft of ships and men, cast on this shore.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, by the gods, I pity his misfortune,</div>
                     <div class="line">And will awake him from his melancholy.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, gentlemen, we sit too long on trifles,</div>
                     <div class="line">And waste the time, which looks for other revels.</div>
                     <div class="line">Even in your armours, as you are address'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will very well become a soldier's dance.</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not have excuse, with saying this</div>
                     <div class="line">Loud music is too harsh for ladies' heads,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since they love men in arms as well as beds.</div>
                     <p>The Knights dance</p>
                     <div class="line">So, this was well ask'd,'twas so well perform'd.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir;</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is a lady that wants breathing too:</div>
                     <div class="line">And I have heard, you knights of Tyre</div>
                     <div class="line">Are excellent in making ladies trip;</div>
                     <div class="line">And that their measures are as excellent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">In those that practise them they are, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">O, that's as much as you would be denied</div>
                     <div class="line">Of your fair courtesy.</div>
                     <p>The Knights and Ladies dance</p>
                     <div class="line">Unclasp, unclasp:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thanks, gentlemen, to all; all have done well.</div>
                     <p>To PERICLES</p>
                     <div class="line">But you the best. Pages and lights, to conduct</div>
                     <div class="line">These knights unto their several lodgings!</div>
                     <p>To PERICLES</p>
                     <div class="line">Yours, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">We have given order to be next our own.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I am at your grace's pleasure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Princes, it is too late to talk of love;</div>
                     <div class="line">And that's the mark I know you level at:</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore each one betake him to his rest;</div>
                     <div class="line">To-morrow all for speeding do their best.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE IV.  Tyre. A room in the Governor's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HELICANUS and ESCANES</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, Escanes, know this of me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Antiochus from incest lived not free:</div>
                     <div class="line">For which, the most high gods not minding longer</div>
                     <div class="line">To withhold the vengeance that they had in store,</div>
                     <div class="line">Due to this heinous capital offence,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even in the height and pride of all his glory,</div>
                     <div class="line">When he was seated in a chariot</div>
                     <div class="line">Of an inestimable value, and his daughter with him,</div>
                     <div class="line">A fire from heaven came and shrivell'd up</div>
                     <div class="line">Their bodies, even to loathing; for they so stunk,</div>
                     <div class="line">That all those eyes adored them ere their fall</div>
                     <div class="line">Scorn now their hand should give them burial.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCANES</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twas very strange.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet but justice; for though</div>
                     <div class="line">This king were great, his greatness was no guard</div>
                     <div class="line">To bar heaven's shaft, but sin had his reward.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCANES</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis very true.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter two or three Lords</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">See, not a man in private conference</div>
                     <div class="line">Or council has respect with him but he.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">It shall no longer grieve without reproof.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">And cursed be he that will not second it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Follow me, then. Lord Helicane, a word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">With me? and welcome: happy day, my lords.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Know that our griefs are risen to the top,</div>
                     <div class="line">And now at length they overflow their banks.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Your griefs! for what? wrong not your prince you love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Wrong not yourself, then, noble Helicane;</div>
                     <div class="line">But if the prince do live, let us salute him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or know what ground's made happy by his breath.</div>
                     <div class="line">If in the world he live, we'll seek him out;</div>
                     <div class="line">If in his grave he rest, we'll find him there;</div>
                     <div class="line">And be resolved he lives to govern us,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or dead, give's cause to mourn his funeral,</div>
                     <div class="line">And leave us to our free election.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose death indeed's the strongest in our censure:</div>
                     <div class="line">And knowing this kingdom is without a head,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Like goodly buildings left without a roof</div>
                     <div class="line">Soon fall to ruin,--your noble self,</div>
                     <div class="line">That best know how to rule and how to reign,</div>
                     <div class="line">We thus submit unto,--our sovereign.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Live, noble Helicane!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">For honour's cause, forbear your suffrages:</div>
                     <div class="line">If that you love Prince Pericles, forbear.</div>
                     <div class="line">Take I your wish, I leap into the seas,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where's hourly trouble for a minute's ease.</div>
                     <div class="line">A twelvemonth longer, let me entreat you to</div>
                     <div class="line">Forbear the absence of your king:</div>
                     <div class="line">If in which time expired, he not return,</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall with aged patience bear your yoke.</div>
                     <div class="line">But if I cannot win you to this love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Go search like nobles, like noble subjects,</div>
                     <div class="line">And in your search spend your adventurous worth;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom if you find, and win unto return,</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall like diamonds sit about his crown.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">To wisdom he's a fool that will not yield;</div>
                     <div class="line">And since Lord Helicane enjoineth us,</div>
                     <div class="line">We with our travels will endeavour us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Then you love us, we you, and we'll clasp hands:</div>
                     <div class="line">When peers thus knit, a kingdom ever stands.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE V.  Pentapolis. A room in the palace.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SIMONIDES, reading a letter, at one door:
the Knights meet him</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Knight</div>
                     <div class="line">Good morrow to the good Simonides.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Knights, from my daughter this I let you know,</div>
                     <div class="line">That for this twelvemonth she'll not undertake</div>
                     <div class="line">A married life.</div>
                     <div class="line">Her reason to herself is only known,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which yet from her by no means can I get.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Knight</div>
                     <div class="line">May we not get access to her, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, by no means; she has so strictly tied</div>
                     <div class="line">Her to her chamber, that 'tis impossible.</div>
                     <div class="line">One twelve moons more she'll wear Diana's livery;</div>
                     <div class="line">This by the eye of Cynthia hath she vow'd</div>
                     <div class="line">And on her virgin honour will not break it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Knight</div>
                     <div class="line">Loath to bid farewell, we take our leaves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Knights</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">So,</div>
                     <div class="line">They are well dispatch'd; now to my daughter's letter:</div>
                     <div class="line">She tells me here, she'd wed the stranger knight,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or never more to view nor day nor light.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis well, mistress; your choice agrees with mine;</div>
                     <div class="line">I like that well: nay, how absolute she's in't,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not minding whether I dislike or no!</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I do commend her choice;</div>
                     <div class="line">And will no longer have it be delay'd.</div>
                     <div class="line">Soft! here he comes: I must dissemble it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PERICLES</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">All fortune to the good Simonides!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">To you as much, sir! I am beholding to you</div>
                     <div class="line">For your sweet music this last night: I do</div>
                     <div class="line">Protest my ears were never better fed</div>
                     <div class="line">With such delightful pleasing harmony.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">It is your grace's pleasure to commend;</div>
                     <div class="line">Not my desert.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, you are music's master.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">The worst of all her scholars, my good lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me ask you one thing:</div>
                     <div class="line">What do you think of my daughter, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">A most virtuous princess.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">And she is fair too, is she not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">As a fair day in summer, wondrous fair.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, my daughter thinks very well of you;</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, so well, that you must be her master,</div>
                     <div class="line">And she will be your scholar: therefore look to it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I am unworthy for her schoolmaster.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">She thinks not so; peruse this writing else.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  What's here?</div>
                     <div class="line">A letter, that she loves the knight of Tyre!</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis the king's subtlety to have my life.</div>
                     <div class="line">O, seek not to entrap me, gracious lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">A stranger and distressed gentleman,</div>
                     <div class="line">That never aim'd so high to love your daughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">But bent all offices to honour her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast bewitch'd my daughter, and thou art</div>
                     <div class="line">A villain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">By the gods, I have not:</div>
                     <div class="line">Never did thought of mine levy offence;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor never did my actions yet commence</div>
                     <div class="line">A deed might gain her love or your displeasure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Traitor, thou liest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Traitor!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, traitor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Even in his throat--unless it be the king--</div>
                     <div class="line">That calls me traitor, I return the lie.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Now, by the gods, I do applaud his courage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">My actions are as noble as my thoughts,</div>
                     <div class="line">That never relish'd of a base descent.</div>
                     <div class="line">I came unto your court for honour's cause,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not to be a rebel to her state;</div>
                     <div class="line">And he that otherwise accounts of me,</div>
                     <div class="line">This sword shall prove he's honour's enemy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">No?</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes my daughter, she can witness it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter THAISA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, as you are as virtuous as fair,</div>
                     <div class="line">Resolve your angry father, if my tongue</div>
                     <div class="line">Did ere solicit, or my hand subscribe</div>
                     <div class="line">To any syllable that made love to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, sir, say if you had,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who takes offence at that would make me glad?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">Yea, mistress, are you so peremptory?</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">I am glad on't with all my heart.--</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll tame you; I'll bring you in subjection.</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you, not having my consent,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bestow your love and your affections</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon a stranger?</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">who, for aught I know,</div>
                     <div class="line">May be, nor can I think the contrary,</div>
                     <div class="line">As great in blood as I myself.--</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore hear you, mistress; either frame</div>
                     <div class="line">Your will to mine,--and you, sir, hear you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Either be ruled by me, or I will make you--</div>
                     <div class="line">Man and wife:</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, come, your hands and lips must seal it too:</div>
                     <div class="line">And being join'd, I'll thus your hopes destroy;</div>
                     <div class="line">And for a further grief,--God give you joy!--</div>
                     <div class="line">What, are you both pleased?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, if you love me, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Even as my life, or blood that fosters it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">What, are you both agreed?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOTH</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, if it please your majesty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                     <div class="line">It pleaseth me so well, that I will see you wed;</div>
                     <div class="line">And then with what haste you can get you to bed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.5">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 3. ACT III</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE I</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE II.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE III.  Tarsus. A room in CLEON's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE IV.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. [Prologue]</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GOWER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOWER</div>
                     <div class="line">Now sleep y-slaked hath the rout;</div>
                     <div class="line">No din but snores the house about,</div>
                     <div class="line">Made louder by the o'er-fed breast</div>
                     <div class="line">Of this most pompous marriage-feast.</div>
                     <div class="line">The cat, with eyne of burning coal,</div>
                     <div class="line">Now crouches fore the mouse's hole;</div>
                     <div class="line">And crickets sing at the oven's mouth,</div>
                     <div class="line">E'er the blither for their drouth.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hymen hath brought the bride to bed.</div>
                     <div class="line">Where, by the loss of maidenhead,</div>
                     <div class="line">A babe is moulded. Be attent,</div>
                     <div class="line">And time that is so briefly spent</div>
                     <div class="line">With your fine fancies quaintly eche:</div>
                     <div class="line">What's dumb in show I'll plain with speech.</div>
                     <h3 class="bridgehead">DUMB SHOW.</h3>
                     <p>Enter, PERICLES and SIMONIDES at one door, with
Attendants; a Messenger meets them, kneels, and
gives PERICLES a letter: PERICLES shows it
SIMONIDES; the Lords kneel to him. Then enter
THAISA with child, with LYCHORIDA a nurse. The
KING shows her the letter; she rejoices: she and
PERICLES takes leave of her father, and depart with
LYCHORIDA and their Attendants. Then exeunt
SIMONIDES and the rest</p>
                     <div class="line">By many a dern and painful perch</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Pericles the careful search,</div>
                     <div class="line">By the four opposing coigns</div>
                     <div class="line">Which the world together joins,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is made with all due diligence</div>
                     <div class="line">That horse and sail and high expense</div>
                     <div class="line">Can stead the quest. At last from Tyre,</div>
                     <div class="line">Fame answering the most strange inquire,</div>
                     <div class="line">To the court of King Simonides</div>
                     <div class="line">Are letters brought, the tenor these:</div>
                     <div class="line">Antiochus and his daughter dead;</div>
                     <div class="line">The men of Tyrus on the head</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Helicanus would set on</div>
                     <div class="line">The crown of Tyre, but he will none:</div>
                     <div class="line">The mutiny he there hastes t' oppress;</div>
                     <div class="line">Says to 'em, if King Pericles</div>
                     <div class="line">Come not home in twice six moons,</div>
                     <div class="line">He, obedient to their dooms,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will take the crown. The sum of this,</div>
                     <div class="line">Brought hither to Pentapolis,</div>
                     <div class="line">Y-ravished the regions round,</div>
                     <div class="line">And every one with claps can sound,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Our heir-apparent is a king!</div>
                     <div class="line">Who dream'd, who thought of such a thing?'</div>
                     <div class="line">Brief, he must hence depart to Tyre:</div>
                     <div class="line">His queen with child makes her desire--</div>
                     <div class="line">Which who shall cross?--along to go:</div>
                     <div class="line">Omit we all their dole and woe:</div>
                     <div class="line">Lychorida, her nurse, she takes,</div>
                     <div class="line">And so to sea. Their vessel shakes</div>
                     <div class="line">On Neptune's billow; half the flood</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath their keel cut: but fortune's mood</div>
                     <div class="line">Varies again; the grisly north</div>
                     <div class="line">Disgorges such a tempest forth,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, as a duck for life that dives,</div>
                     <div class="line">So up and down the poor ship drives:</div>
                     <div class="line">The lady shrieks, and well-a-near</div>
                     <div class="line">Does fall in travail with her fear:</div>
                     <div class="line">And what ensues in this fell storm</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall for itself itself perform.</div>
                     <div class="line">I nill relate, action may</div>
                     <div class="line">Conveniently the rest convey;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which might not what by me is told.</div>
                     <div class="line">In your imagination hold</div>
                     <div class="line">This stage the ship, upon whose deck</div>
                     <div class="line">The sea-tost Pericles appears to speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE I</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PERICLES, on shipboard</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou god of this great vast, rebuke these surges,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which wash both heaven and hell; and thou, that hast</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the winds command, bind them in brass,</div>
                     <div class="line">Having call'd them from the deep! O, still</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy deafening, dreadful thunders; gently quench</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy nimble, sulphurous flashes! O, how, Lychorida,</div>
                     <div class="line">How does my queen? Thou stormest venomously;</div>
                     <div class="line">Wilt thou spit all thyself? The seaman's whistle</div>
                     <div class="line">Is as a whisper in the ears of death,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unheard. Lychorida!--Lucina, O</div>
                     <div class="line">Divinest patroness, and midwife gentle</div>
                     <div class="line">To those that cry by night, convey thy deity</div>
                     <div class="line">Aboard our dancing boat; make swift the pangs</div>
                     <div class="line">Of my queen's travails!</div>
                     <p>Enter LYCHORIDA, with an Infant</p>
                     <div class="line">Now, Lychorida!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYCHORIDA</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is a thing too young for such a place,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, if it had conceit, would die, as I</div>
                     <div class="line">Am like to do: take in your arms this piece</div>
                     <div class="line">Of your dead queen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">How, how, Lychorida!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYCHORIDA</div>
                     <div class="line">Patience, good sir; do not assist the storm.</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's all that is left living of your queen,</div>
                     <div class="line">A little daughter: for the sake of it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be manly, and take comfort.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">O you gods!</div>
                     <div class="line">Why do you make us love your goodly gifts,</div>
                     <div class="line">And snatch them straight away? We here below</div>
                     <div class="line">Recall not what we give, and therein may</div>
                     <div class="line">Use honour with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYCHORIDA</div>
                     <div class="line">Patience, good sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even for this charge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, mild may be thy life!</div>
                     <div class="line">For a more blustrous birth had never babe:</div>
                     <div class="line">Quiet and gentle thy conditions! for</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art the rudeliest welcome to this world</div>
                     <div class="line">That ever was prince's child. Happy what follows!</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast as chiding a nativity</div>
                     <div class="line">As fire, air, water, earth, and heaven can make,</div>
                     <div class="line">To herald thee from the womb: even at the first</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy loss is more than can thy portage quit,</div>
                     <div class="line">With all thou canst find here. Now, the good gods</div>
                     <div class="line">Throw their best eyes upon't!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter two Sailors</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">What courage, sir? God save you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Courage enough: I do not fear the flaw;</div>
                     <div class="line">It hath done to me the worst. Yet, for the love</div>
                     <div class="line">Of this poor infant, this fresh-new sea-farer,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would it would be quiet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">Slack the bolins there! Thou wilt not, wilt thou?</div>
                     <div class="line">Blow, and split thyself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">But sea-room, an the brine and cloudy billow kiss</div>
                     <div class="line">the moon, I care not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, your queen must overboard: the sea works high,</div>
                     <div class="line">the wind is loud, and will not lie till the ship be</div>
                     <div class="line">cleared of the dead.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">That's your superstition.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon us, sir; with us at sea it hath been still</div>
                     <div class="line">observed: and we are strong in custom. Therefore</div>
                     <div class="line">briefly yield her; for she must overboard straight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">As you think meet. Most wretched queen!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYCHORIDA</div>
                     <div class="line">Here she lies, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">A terrible childbed hast thou had, my dear;</div>
                     <div class="line">No light, no fire: the unfriendly elements</div>
                     <div class="line">Forgot thee utterly: nor have I time</div>
                     <div class="line">To give thee hallow'd to thy grave, but straight</div>
                     <div class="line">Must cast thee, scarcely coffin'd, in the ooze;</div>
                     <div class="line">Where, for a monument upon thy bones,</div>
                     <div class="line">And e'er-remaining lamps, the belching whale</div>
                     <div class="line">And humming water must o'erwhelm thy corpse,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lying with simple shells. O Lychorida,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid Nestor bring me spices, ink and paper,</div>
                     <div class="line">My casket and my jewels; and bid Nicander</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring me the satin coffer: lay the babe</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the pillow: hie thee, whiles I say</div>
                     <div class="line">A priestly farewell to her: suddenly, woman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit LYCHORIDA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, we have a chest beneath the hatches, caulked</div>
                     <div class="line">and bitumed ready.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank thee. Mariner, say what coast is this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">We are near Tarsus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Thither, gentle mariner.</div>
                     <div class="line">Alter thy course for Tyre. When canst thou reach it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">By break of day, if the wind cease.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">O, make for Tarsus!</div>
                     <div class="line">There will I visit Cleon, for the babe</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot hold out to Tyrus: there I'll leave it</div>
                     <div class="line">At careful nursing. Go thy ways, good mariner:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll bring the body presently.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE II.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CERIMON, with a Servant, and some Persons who
have been shipwrecked</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Philemon, ho!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PHILEMON</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PHILEMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth my lord call?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Get fire and meat for these poor men:</div>
                     <div class="line">'T has been a turbulent and stormy night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">I have been in many; but such a night as this,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till now, I ne'er endured.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Your master will be dead ere you return;</div>
                     <div class="line">There's nothing can be minister'd to nature</div>
                     <div class="line">That can recover him.</div>
                     <p>To PHILEMON</p>
                     <div class="line">Give this to the 'pothecary,</div>
                     <div class="line">And tell me how it works.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all but CERIMON</p>
               <p>Enter two Gentlemen</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Good morrow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Good morrow to your lordship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Gentlemen,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why do you stir so early?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our lodgings, standing bleak upon the sea,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shook as the earth did quake;</div>
                     <div class="line">The very principals did seem to rend,</div>
                     <div class="line">And all-to topple: pure surprise and fear</div>
                     <div class="line">Made me to quit the house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">That is the cause we trouble you so early;</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis not our husbandry.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">O, you say well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">But I much marvel that your lordship, having</div>
                     <div class="line">Rich tire about you, should at these early hours</div>
                     <div class="line">Shake off the golden slumber of repose.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis most strange,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nature should be so conversant with pain,</div>
                     <div class="line">Being thereto not compell'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I hold it ever,</div>
                     <div class="line">Virtue and cunning were endowments greater</div>
                     <div class="line">Than nobleness and riches: careless heirs</div>
                     <div class="line">May the two latter darken and expend;</div>
                     <div class="line">But immortality attends the former.</div>
                     <div class="line">Making a man a god. 'Tis known, I ever</div>
                     <div class="line">Have studied physic, through which secret art,</div>
                     <div class="line">By turning o'er authorities, I have,</div>
                     <div class="line">Together with my practise, made familiar</div>
                     <div class="line">To me and to my aid the blest infusions</div>
                     <div class="line">That dwell in vegetives, in metals, stones;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I can speak of the disturbances</div>
                     <div class="line">That nature works, and of her cures; which doth give me</div>
                     <div class="line">A more content in course of true delight</div>
                     <div class="line">Than to be thirsty after tottering honour,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or tie my treasure up in silken bags,</div>
                     <div class="line">To please the fool and death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Your honour has through Ephesus pour'd forth</div>
                     <div class="line">Your charity, and hundreds call themselves</div>
                     <div class="line">Your creatures, who by you have been restored:</div>
                     <div class="line">And not your knowledge, your personal pain, but even</div>
                     <div class="line">Your purse, still open, hath built Lord Cerimon</div>
                     <div class="line">Such strong renown as time shall ne'er decay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter two or three Servants with a chest</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">So; lift there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">What is that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, even now</div>
                     <div class="line">Did the sea toss upon our shore this chest:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis of some wreck.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Set 't down, let's look upon't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis like a coffin, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Whate'er it be,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis wondrous heavy. Wrench it open straight:</div>
                     <div class="line">If the sea's stomach be o'ercharged with gold,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis a good constraint of fortune it belches upon us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis so, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">How close 'tis caulk'd and bitumed!</div>
                     <div class="line">Did the sea cast it up?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">I never saw so huge a billow, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">As toss'd it upon shore.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Wrench it open;</div>
                     <div class="line">Soft! it smells most sweetly in my sense.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">A delicate odour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">As ever hit my nostril. So, up with it.</div>
                     <div class="line">O you most potent gods! what's here? a corse!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Most strange!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Shrouded in cloth of state; balm'd and entreasured</div>
                     <div class="line">With full bags of spices! A passport too!</div>
                     <div class="line">Apollo, perfect me in the characters!</div>
                     <p>Reads from a scroll</p>
                     <div class="line">'Here I give to understand,</div>
                     <div class="line">If e'er this coffin drive a-land,</div>
                     <div class="line">I, King Pericles, have lost</div>
                     <div class="line">This queen, worth all our mundane cost.</div>
                     <div class="line">Who finds her, give her burying;</div>
                     <div class="line">She was the daughter of a king:</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides this treasure for a fee,</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods requite his charity!'</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou livest, Pericles, thou hast a heart</div>
                     <div class="line">That even cracks for woe! This chanced tonight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Most likely, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, certainly to-night;</div>
                     <div class="line">For look how fresh she looks! They were too rough</div>
                     <div class="line">That threw her in the sea. Make a fire within:</div>
                     <div class="line">Fetch hither all my boxes in my closet.</div>
                     <p>Exit a Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">Death may usurp on nature many hours,</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet the fire of life kindle again</div>
                     <div class="line">The o'erpress'd spirits. I heard of an Egyptian</div>
                     <div class="line">That had nine hours lien dead,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who was by good appliance recovered.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter a Servant, with boxes, napkins, and fire</p>
                     <div class="line">Well said, well said; the fire and cloths.</div>
                     <div class="line">The rough and woeful music that we have,</div>
                     <div class="line">Cause it to sound, beseech you.</div>
                     <div class="line">The viol once more: how thou stirr'st, thou block!</div>
                     <div class="line">The music there!--I pray you, give her air.</div>
                     <div class="line">Gentlemen.</div>
                     <div class="line">This queen will live: nature awakes; a warmth</div>
                     <div class="line">Breathes out of her: she hath not been entranced</div>
                     <div class="line">Above five hours: see how she gins to blow</div>
                     <div class="line">Into life's flower again!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">The heavens,</div>
                     <div class="line">Through you, increase our wonder and set up</div>
                     <div class="line">Your fame forever.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">She is alive; behold,</div>
                     <div class="line">Her eyelids, cases to those heavenly jewels</div>
                     <div class="line">Which Pericles hath lost,</div>
                     <div class="line">Begin to part their fringes of bright gold;</div>
                     <div class="line">The diamonds of a most praised water</div>
                     <div class="line">Do appear, to make the world twice rich. Live,</div>
                     <div class="line">And make us weep to hear your fate, fair creature,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rare as you seem to be.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>She moves</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">O dear Diana,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where am I? Where's my lord? What world is this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not this strange?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Most rare.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Hush, my gentle neighbours!</div>
                     <div class="line">Lend me your hands; to the next chamber bear her.</div>
                     <div class="line">Get linen: now this matter must be look'd to,</div>
                     <div class="line">For her relapse is mortal. Come, come;</div>
                     <div class="line">And AEsculapius guide us!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt, carrying her away</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE III.  Tarsus. A room in CLEON's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PERICLES, CLEON, DIONYZA, and LYCHORIDA with
MARINA in her arms</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Most honour'd Cleon, I must needs be gone;</div>
                     <div class="line">My twelve months are expired, and Tyrus stands</div>
                     <div class="line">In a litigious peace. You, and your lady,</div>
                     <div class="line">Take from my heart all thankfulness! The gods</div>
                     <div class="line">Make up the rest upon you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">Your shafts of fortune, though they hurt you mortally,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet glance full wanderingly on us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">O your sweet queen!</div>
                     <div class="line">That the strict fates had pleased you had brought her hither,</div>
                     <div class="line">To have bless'd mine eyes with her!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">We cannot but obey</div>
                     <div class="line">The powers above us. Could I rage and roar</div>
                     <div class="line">As doth the sea she lies in, yet the end</div>
                     <div class="line">Must be as 'tis. My gentle babe Marina, whom,</div>
                     <div class="line">For she was born at sea, I have named so, here</div>
                     <div class="line">I charge your charity withal, leaving her</div>
                     <div class="line">The infant of your care; beseeching you</div>
                     <div class="line">To give her princely training, that she may be</div>
                     <div class="line">Manner'd as she is born.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">Fear not, my lord, but think</div>
                     <div class="line">Your grace, that fed my country with your corn,</div>
                     <div class="line">For which the people's prayers still fall upon you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Must in your child be thought on. If neglection</div>
                     <div class="line">Should therein make me vile, the common body,</div>
                     <div class="line">By you relieved, would force me to my duty:</div>
                     <div class="line">But if to that my nature need a spur,</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods revenge it upon me and mine,</div>
                     <div class="line">To the end of generation!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I believe you;</div>
                     <div class="line">Your honour and your goodness teach me to't,</div>
                     <div class="line">Without your vows. Till she be married, madam,</div>
                     <div class="line">By bright Diana, whom we honour, all</div>
                     <div class="line">Unscissor'd shall this hair of mine remain,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though I show ill in't. So I take my leave.</div>
                     <div class="line">Good madam, make me blessed in your care</div>
                     <div class="line">In bringing up my child.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">I have one myself,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who shall not be more dear to my respect</div>
                     <div class="line">Than yours, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, my thanks and prayers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll bring your grace e'en to the edge o' the shore,</div>
                     <div class="line">Then give you up to the mask'd Neptune and</div>
                     <div class="line">The gentlest winds of heaven.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I will embrace</div>
                     <div class="line">Your offer. Come, dearest madam. O, no tears,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lychorida, no tears:</div>
                     <div class="line">Look to your little mistress, on whose grace</div>
                     <div class="line">You may depend hereafter. Come, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE IV.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CERIMON and THAISA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, this letter, and some certain jewels,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lay with you in your coffer: which are now</div>
                     <div class="line">At your command. Know you the character?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">It is my lord's.</div>
                     <div class="line">That I was shipp'd at sea, I well remember,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even on my eaning time; but whether there</div>
                     <div class="line">Deliver'd, by the holy gods,</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot rightly say. But since King Pericles,</div>
                     <div class="line">My wedded lord, I ne'er shall see again,</div>
                     <div class="line">A vestal livery will I take me to,</div>
                     <div class="line">And never more have joy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, if this you purpose as ye speak,</div>
                     <div class="line">Diana's temple is not distant far,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where you may abide till your date expire.</div>
                     <div class="line">Moreover, if you please, a niece of mine</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall there attend you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">My recompense is thanks, that's all;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet my good will is great, though the gift small.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.6">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 4. ACT IV</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE I.  Tarsus. An open place near the sea-shore.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE II.  Mytilene. A room in a brothel.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE III.  Tarsus. A room in CLEON's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE IV</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE V.  Mytilene. A street before the brothel.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.8">7. SCENE VI.  The same. A room in the brothel.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. [Prologue]</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GOWER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOWER</div>
                     <div class="line">Imagine Pericles arrived at Tyre,</div>
                     <div class="line">Welcomed and settled to his own desire.</div>
                     <div class="line">His woeful queen we leave at Ephesus,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto Diana there a votaress.</div>
                     <div class="line">Now to Marina bend your mind,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom our fast-growing scene must find</div>
                     <div class="line">At Tarsus, and by Cleon train'd</div>
                     <div class="line">In music, letters; who hath gain'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Of education all the grace,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which makes her both the heart and place</div>
                     <div class="line">Of general wonder. But, alack,</div>
                     <div class="line">That monster envy, oft the wrack</div>
                     <div class="line">Of earned praise, Marina's life</div>
                     <div class="line">Seeks to take off by treason's knife.</div>
                     <div class="line">And in this kind hath our Cleon</div>
                     <div class="line">One daughter, and a wench full grown,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even ripe for marriage-rite; this maid</div>
                     <div class="line">Hight Philoten: and it is said</div>
                     <div class="line">For certain in our story, she</div>
                     <div class="line">Would ever with Marina be:</div>
                     <div class="line">Be't when she weaved the sleided silk</div>
                     <div class="line">With fingers long, small, white as milk;</div>
                     <div class="line">Or when she would with sharp needle wound</div>
                     <div class="line">The cambric, which she made more sound</div>
                     <div class="line">By hurting it; or when to the lute</div>
                     <div class="line">She sung, and made the night-bird mute,</div>
                     <div class="line">That still records with moan; or when</div>
                     <div class="line">She would with rich and constant pen</div>
                     <div class="line">Vail to her mistress Dian; still</div>
                     <div class="line">This Philoten contends in skill</div>
                     <div class="line">With absolute Marina: so</div>
                     <div class="line">With the dove of Paphos might the crow</div>
                     <div class="line">Vie feathers white. Marina gets</div>
                     <div class="line">All praises, which are paid as debts,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not as given. This so darks</div>
                     <div class="line">In Philoten all graceful marks,</div>
                     <div class="line">That Cleon's wife, with envy rare,</div>
                     <div class="line">A present murderer does prepare</div>
                     <div class="line">For good Marina, that her daughter</div>
                     <div class="line">Might stand peerless by this slaughter.</div>
                     <div class="line">The sooner her vile thoughts to stead,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lychorida, our nurse, is dead:</div>
                     <div class="line">And cursed Dionyza hath</div>
                     <div class="line">The pregnant instrument of wrath</div>
                     <div class="line">Prest for this blow. The unborn event</div>
                     <div class="line">I do commend to your content:</div>
                     <div class="line">Only I carry winged time</div>
                     <div class="line">Post on the lame feet of my rhyme;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which never could I so convey,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unless your thoughts went on my way.</div>
                     <div class="line">Dionyza does appear,</div>
                     <div class="line">With Leonine, a murderer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE I.  Tarsus. An open place near the sea-shore.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter DIONYZA and LEONINE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy oath remember; thou hast sworn to do't:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis but a blow, which never shall be known.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou canst not do a thing in the world so soon,</div>
                     <div class="line">To yield thee so much profit. Let not conscience,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is but cold, inflaming love i' thy bosom,</div>
                     <div class="line">Inflame too nicely; nor let pity, which</div>
                     <div class="line">Even women have cast off, melt thee, but be</div>
                     <div class="line">A soldier to thy purpose.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">I will do't; but yet she is a goodly creature.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">The fitter, then, the gods should have her. Here</div>
                     <div class="line">she comes weeping for her only mistress' death.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art resolved?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">I am resolved.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MARINA, with a basket of flowers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I will rob Tellus of her weed,</div>
                     <div class="line">To strew thy green with flowers: the yellows, blues,</div>
                     <div class="line">The purple violets, and marigolds,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall as a carpet hang upon thy grave,</div>
                     <div class="line">While summer-days do last. Ay me! poor maid,</div>
                     <div class="line">Born in a tempest, when my mother died,</div>
                     <div class="line">This world to me is like a lasting storm,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whirring me from my friends.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, Marina! why do you keep alone?</div>
                     <div class="line">How chance my daughter is not with you? Do not</div>
                     <div class="line">Consume your blood with sorrowing: you have</div>
                     <div class="line">A nurse of me. Lord, how your favour's changed</div>
                     <div class="line">With this unprofitable woe!</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, give me your flowers, ere the sea mar it.</div>
                     <div class="line">Walk with Leonine; the air is quick there,</div>
                     <div class="line">And it pierces and sharpens the stomach. Come,</div>
                     <div class="line">Leonine, take her by the arm, walk with her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I pray you;</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll not bereave you of your servant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come;</div>
                     <div class="line">I love the king your father, and yourself,</div>
                     <div class="line">With more than foreign heart. We every day</div>
                     <div class="line">Expect him here: when he shall come and find</div>
                     <div class="line">Our paragon to all reports thus blasted,</div>
                     <div class="line">He will repent the breadth of his great voyage;</div>
                     <div class="line">Blame both my lord and me, that we have taken</div>
                     <div class="line">No care to your best courses. Go, I pray you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Walk, and be cheerful once again; reserve</div>
                     <div class="line">That excellent complexion, which did steal</div>
                     <div class="line">The eyes of young and old. Care not for me</div>
                     <div class="line">I can go home alone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I will go;</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet I have no desire to it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, I know 'tis good for you.</div>
                     <div class="line">Walk half an hour, Leonine, at the least:</div>
                     <div class="line">Remember what I have said.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant you, madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll leave you, my sweet lady, for a while:</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, walk softly, do not heat your blood:</div>
                     <div class="line">What! I must have a care of you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">My thanks, sweet madam.</div>
                     <p>Exit DIONYZA</p>
                     <div class="line">Is this wind westerly that blows?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">South-west.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">When I was born, the wind was north.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">Was't so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">My father, as nurse said, did never fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">But cried 'Good seaman!' to the sailors, galling</div>
                     <div class="line">His kingly hands, haling ropes;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, clasping to the mast, endured a sea</div>
                     <div class="line">That almost burst the deck.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">When was this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">When I was born:</div>
                     <div class="line">Never was waves nor wind more violent;</div>
                     <div class="line">And from the ladder-tackle washes off</div>
                     <div class="line">A canvas-climber. 'Ha!' says one, 'wilt out?'</div>
                     <div class="line">And with a dropping industry they skip</div>
                     <div class="line">From stem to stern: the boatswain whistles, and</div>
                     <div class="line">The master calls, and trebles their confusion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, say your prayers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">What mean you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">If you require a little space for prayer,</div>
                     <div class="line">I grant it: pray; but be not tedious,</div>
                     <div class="line">For the gods are quick of ear, and I am sworn</div>
                     <div class="line">To do my work with haste.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why will you kill me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">To satisfy my lady.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why would she have me kill'd?</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, as I can remember, by my troth,</div>
                     <div class="line">I never did her hurt in all my life:</div>
                     <div class="line">I never spake bad word, nor did ill turn</div>
                     <div class="line">To any living creature: believe me, la,</div>
                     <div class="line">I never kill'd a mouse, nor hurt a fly:</div>
                     <div class="line">I trod upon a worm against my will,</div>
                     <div class="line">But I wept for it. How have I offended,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein my death might yield her any profit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or my life imply her any danger?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">My commission</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not to reason of the deed, but do it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">You will not do't for all the world, I hope.</div>
                     <div class="line">You are well favour'd, and your looks foreshow</div>
                     <div class="line">You have a gentle heart. I saw you lately,</div>
                     <div class="line">When you caught hurt in parting two that fought:</div>
                     <div class="line">Good sooth, it show'd well in you: do so now:</div>
                     <div class="line">Your lady seeks my life; come you between,</div>
                     <div class="line">And save poor me, the weaker.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sworn,</div>
                     <div class="line">And will dispatch.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>He seizes her</p>
               <p>Enter Pirates</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Pirate</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold, villain!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>LEONINE runs away</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Pirate</div>
                     <div class="line">A prize! a prize!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Pirate</div>
                     <div class="line">Half-part, mates, half-part.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, let's have her aboard suddenly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Pirates with MARINA</p>
               <p>Re-enter LEONINE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONINE</div>
                     <div class="line">These roguing thieves serve the great pirate Valdes;</div>
                     <div class="line">And they have seized Marina. Let her go:</div>
                     <div class="line">There's no hope she will return. I'll swear</div>
                     <div class="line">she's dead,</div>
                     <div class="line">And thrown into the sea. But I'll see further:</div>
                     <div class="line">Perhaps they will but please themselves upon her,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not carry her aboard. If she remain,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom they have ravish'd must by me be slain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE II.  Mytilene. A room in a brothel.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Pandar, Bawd, and BOULT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Pandar</div>
                     <div class="line">Boult!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Pandar</div>
                     <div class="line">Search the market narrowly; Mytilene is full of</div>
                     <div class="line">gallants. We lost too much money this mart by being</div>
                     <div class="line">too wenchless.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">We were never so much out of creatures. We have but</div>
                     <div class="line">poor three, and they can do no more than they can</div>
                     <div class="line">do; and they with continual action are even as good as rotten.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Pandar</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore let's have fresh ones, whate'er we pay for</div>
                     <div class="line">them. If there be not a conscience to be used in</div>
                     <div class="line">every trade, we shall never prosper.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou sayest true: 'tis not our bringing up of poor</div>
                     <div class="line">bastards,--as, I think, I have brought up some eleven--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, to eleven; and brought them down again. But</div>
                     <div class="line">shall I search the market?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">What else, man? The stuff we have, a strong wind</div>
                     <div class="line">will blow it to pieces, they are so pitifully sodden.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Pandar</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou sayest true; they're too unwholesome, o'</div>
                     <div class="line">conscience. The poor Transylvanian is dead, that</div>
                     <div class="line">lay with the little baggage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, she quickly pooped him; she made him roast-meat</div>
                     <div class="line">for worms. But I'll go search the market.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Pandar</div>
                     <div class="line">Three or four thousand chequins were as pretty a</div>
                     <div class="line">proportion to live quietly, and so give over.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Why to give over, I pray you? is it a shame to get</div>
                     <div class="line">when we are old?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Pandar</div>
                     <div class="line">O, our credit comes not in like the commodity, nor</div>
                     <div class="line">the commodity wages not with the danger: therefore,</div>
                     <div class="line">if in our youths we could pick up some pretty</div>
                     <div class="line">estate, 'twere not amiss to keep our door hatched.</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides, the sore terms we stand upon with the gods</div>
                     <div class="line">will be strong with us for giving over.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, other sorts offend as well as we.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Pandar</div>
                     <div class="line">As well as we! ay, and better too; we offend worse.</div>
                     <div class="line">Neither is our profession any trade; it's no</div>
                     <div class="line">calling. But here comes Boult.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter BOULT, with the Pirates and MARINA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To MARINA</span>  Come your ways. My masters, you say</div>
                     <div class="line">she's a virgin?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Pirate</div>
                     <div class="line">O, sir, we doubt it not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Master, I have gone through for this piece, you see:</div>
                     <div class="line">if you like her, so; if not, I have lost my earnest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Boult, has she any qualities?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">She has a good face, speaks well, and has excellent</div>
                     <div class="line">good clothes: there's no further necessity of</div>
                     <div class="line">qualities can make her be refused.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">What's her price, Boult?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot be bated one doit of a thousand pieces.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Pandar</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, follow me, my masters, you shall have your</div>
                     <div class="line">money presently. Wife, take her in; instruct her</div>
                     <div class="line">what she has to do, that she may not be raw in her</div>
                     <div class="line">entertainment.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Pandar and Pirates</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Boult, take you the marks of her, the colour of her</div>
                     <div class="line">hair, complexion, height, age, with warrant of her</div>
                     <div class="line">virginity; and cry 'He that will give most shall</div>
                     <div class="line">have her first.' Such a maidenhead were no cheap</div>
                     <div class="line">thing, if men were as they have been. Get this done</div>
                     <div class="line">as I command you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Performance shall follow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack that Leonine was so slack, so slow!</div>
                     <div class="line">He should have struck, not spoke; or that these pirates,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not enough barbarous, had not o'erboard thrown me</div>
                     <div class="line">For to seek my mother!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Why lament you, pretty one?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">That I am pretty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, the gods have done their part in you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">I accuse them not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">You are light into my hands, where you are like to live.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">The more my fault</div>
                     <div class="line">To scape his hands where I was like to die.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and you shall live in pleasure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">No.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, indeed shall you, and taste gentlemen of all</div>
                     <div class="line">fashions: you shall fare well; you shall have the</div>
                     <div class="line">difference of all complexions. What! do you stop your ears?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you a woman?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">What would you have me be, an I be not a woman?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">An honest woman, or not a woman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, whip thee, gosling: I think I shall have</div>
                     <div class="line">something to do with you. Come, you're a young</div>
                     <div class="line">foolish sapling, and must be bowed as I would have</div>
                     <div class="line">you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods defend me!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">If it please the gods to defend you by men, then men</div>
                     <div class="line">must comfort you, men must feed you, men must stir</div>
                     <div class="line">you up. Boult's returned.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter BOULT</p>
                     <div class="line">Now, sir, hast thou cried her through the market?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">I have cried her almost to the number of her hairs;</div>
                     <div class="line">I have drawn her picture with my voice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">And I prithee tell me, how dost thou find the</div>
                     <div class="line">inclination of the people, especially of the younger sort?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, they listened to me as they would have</div>
                     <div class="line">hearkened to their father's testament. There was a</div>
                     <div class="line">Spaniard's mouth so watered, that he went to bed to</div>
                     <div class="line">her very description.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall have him here to-morrow with his best ruff on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">To-night, to-night. But, mistress, do you know the</div>
                     <div class="line">French knight that cowers i' the hams?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, Monsieur Veroles?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, he: he offered to cut a caper at the</div>
                     <div class="line">proclamation; but he made a groan at it, and swore</div>
                     <div class="line">he would see her to-morrow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, well; as for him, he brought his disease</div>
                     <div class="line">hither: here he does but repair it. I know he will</div>
                     <div class="line">come in our shadow, to scatter his crowns in the</div>
                     <div class="line">sun.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, if we had of every nation a traveller, we</div>
                     <div class="line">should lodge them with this sign.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To MARINA</span>  Pray you, come hither awhile. You</div>
                     <div class="line">have fortunes coming upon you. Mark me: you must</div>
                     <div class="line">seem to do that fearfully which you commit</div>
                     <div class="line">willingly, despise profit where you have most gain.</div>
                     <div class="line">To weep that you live as ye do makes pity in your</div>
                     <div class="line">lovers: seldom but that pity begets you a good</div>
                     <div class="line">opinion, and that opinion a mere profit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">I understand you not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">O, take her home, mistress, take her home: these</div>
                     <div class="line">blushes of hers must be quenched with some present practise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou sayest true, i' faith, so they must; for your</div>
                     <div class="line">bride goes to that with shame which is her way to go</div>
                     <div class="line">with warrant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, some do, and some do not. But, mistress, if</div>
                     <div class="line">I have bargained for the joint,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou mayst cut a morsel off the spit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">I may so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Who should deny it? Come, young one, I like the</div>
                     <div class="line">manner of your garments well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, by my faith, they shall not be changed yet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Boult, spend thou that in the town: report what a</div>
                     <div class="line">sojourner we have; you'll lose nothing by custom.</div>
                     <div class="line">When nature flamed this piece, she meant thee a good</div>
                     <div class="line">turn; therefore say what a paragon she is, and thou</div>
                     <div class="line">hast the harvest out of thine own report.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant you, mistress, thunder shall not so awake</div>
                     <div class="line">the beds of eels as my giving out her beauty stir up</div>
                     <div class="line">the lewdly-inclined. I'll bring home some to-night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Come your ways; follow me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">If fires be hot, knives sharp, or waters deep,</div>
                     <div class="line">Untied I still my virgin knot will keep.</div>
                     <div class="line">Diana, aid my purpose!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">What have we to do with Diana? Pray you, will you go with us?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE III.  Tarsus. A room in CLEON's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CLEON and DIONYZA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, are you foolish? Can it be undone?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">O Dionyza, such a piece of slaughter</div>
                     <div class="line">The sun and moon ne'er look'd upon!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">I think</div>
                     <div class="line">You'll turn a child again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">Were I chief lord of all this spacious world,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'ld give it to undo the deed. O lady,</div>
                     <div class="line">Much less in blood than virtue, yet a princess</div>
                     <div class="line">To equal any single crown o' the earth</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the justice of compare! O villain Leonine!</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom thou hast poison'd too:</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou hadst drunk to him, 't had been a kindness</div>
                     <div class="line">Becoming well thy fact: what canst thou say</div>
                     <div class="line">When noble Pericles shall demand his child?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">That she is dead. Nurses are not the fates,</div>
                     <div class="line">To foster it, nor ever to preserve.</div>
                     <div class="line">She died at night; I'll say so. Who can cross it?</div>
                     <div class="line">Unless you play the pious innocent,</div>
                     <div class="line">And for an honest attribute cry out</div>
                     <div class="line">'She died by foul play.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">O, go to. Well, well,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of all the faults beneath the heavens, the gods</div>
                     <div class="line">Do like this worst.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">Be one of those that think</div>
                     <div class="line">The petty wrens of Tarsus will fly hence,</div>
                     <div class="line">And open this to Pericles. I do shame</div>
                     <div class="line">To think of what a noble strain you are,</div>
                     <div class="line">And of how coward a spirit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">To such proceeding</div>
                     <div class="line">Who ever but his approbation added,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though not his prime consent, he did not flow</div>
                     <div class="line">From honourable sources.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">Be it so, then:</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet none does know, but you, how she came dead,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor none can know, Leonine being gone.</div>
                     <div class="line">She did disdain my child, and stood between</div>
                     <div class="line">Her and her fortunes: none would look on her,</div>
                     <div class="line">But cast their gazes on Marina's face;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whilst ours was blurted at and held a malkin</div>
                     <div class="line">Not worth the time of day. It pierced me through;</div>
                     <div class="line">And though you call my course unnatural,</div>
                     <div class="line">You not your child well loving, yet I find</div>
                     <div class="line">It greets me as an enterprise of kindness</div>
                     <div class="line">Perform'd to your sole daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">Heavens forgive it!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">And as for Pericles,</div>
                     <div class="line">What should he say? We wept after her hearse,</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet we mourn: her monument</div>
                     <div class="line">Is almost finish'd, and her epitaphs</div>
                     <div class="line">In glittering golden characters express</div>
                     <div class="line">A general praise to her, and care in us</div>
                     <div class="line">At whose expense 'tis done.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art like the harpy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, to betray, dost, with thine angel's face,</div>
                     <div class="line">Seize with thine eagle's talons.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                     <div class="line">You are like one that superstitiously</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth swear to the gods that winter kills the flies:</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet I know you'll do as I advise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE IV</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GOWER, before the monument of MARINA at Tarsus</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOWER</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus time we waste, and longest leagues make short;</div>
                     <div class="line">Sail seas in cockles, have an wish but for't;</div>
                     <div class="line">Making, to take your imagination,</div>
                     <div class="line">From bourn to bourn, region to region.</div>
                     <div class="line">By you being pardon'd, we commit no crime</div>
                     <div class="line">To use one language in each several clime</div>
                     <div class="line">Where our scenes seem to live. I do beseech you</div>
                     <div class="line">To learn of me, who stand i' the gaps to teach you,</div>
                     <div class="line">The stages of our story. Pericles</div>
                     <div class="line">Is now again thwarting the wayward seas,</div>
                     <div class="line">Attended on by many a lord and knight.</div>
                     <div class="line">To see his daughter, all his life's delight.</div>
                     <div class="line">Old Escanes, whom Helicanus late</div>
                     <div class="line">Advanced in time to great and high estate,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is left to govern. Bear you it in mind,</div>
                     <div class="line">Old Helicanus goes along behind.</div>
                     <div class="line">Well-sailing ships and bounteous winds have brought</div>
                     <div class="line">This king to Tarsus,--think his pilot thought;</div>
                     <div class="line">So with his steerage shall your thoughts grow on,--</div>
                     <div class="line">To fetch his daughter home, who first is gone.</div>
                     <div class="line">Like motes and shadows see them move awhile;</div>
                     <div class="line">Your ears unto your eyes I'll reconcile.</div>
                     <h3 class="bridgehead">DUMB SHOW.</h3>
                     <p>Enter PERICLES, at one door, with all his train;
CLEON and DIONYZA, at the other. CLEON shows
PERICLES the tomb; whereat PERICLES makes
lamentation, puts on sackcloth, and in a mighty
passion departs. Then exeunt CLEON and DIONYZA</p>
                     <div class="line">See how belief may suffer by foul show!</div>
                     <div class="line">This borrow'd passion stands for true old woe;</div>
                     <div class="line">And Pericles, in sorrow all devour'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">With sighs shot through, and biggest tears</div>
                     <div class="line">o'ershower'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Leaves Tarsus and again embarks. He swears</div>
                     <div class="line">Never to wash his face, nor cut his hairs:</div>
                     <div class="line">He puts on sackcloth, and to sea. He bears</div>
                     <div class="line">A tempest, which his mortal vessel tears,</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet he rides it out. Now please you wit.</div>
                     <div class="line">The epitaph is for Marina writ</div>
                     <div class="line">By wicked Dionyza.</div>
                     <p>Reads the inscription on MARINA's monument</p>
                     <div class="line">'The fairest, sweet'st, and best lies here,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who wither'd in her spring of year.</div>
                     <div class="line">She was of Tyrus the king's daughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">On whom foul death hath made this slaughter;</div>
                     <div class="line">Marina was she call'd; and at her birth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thetis, being proud, swallow'd some part o' the earth:</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore the earth, fearing to be o'erflow'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath Thetis' birth-child on the heavens bestow'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherefore she does, and swears she'll never stint,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make raging battery upon shores of flint.'</div>
                     <div class="line">No visor does become black villany</div>
                     <div class="line">So well as soft and tender flattery.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let Pericles believe his daughter's dead,</div>
                     <div class="line">And bear his courses to be ordered</div>
                     <div class="line">By Lady Fortune; while our scene must play</div>
                     <div class="line">His daughter's woe and heavy well-a-day</div>
                     <div class="line">In her unholy service. Patience, then,</div>
                     <div class="line">And think you now are all in Mytilene.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE V.  Mytilene. A street before the brothel.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter, from the brothel, two Gentlemen</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Did you ever hear the like?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">No, nor never shall do in such a place as this, she</div>
                     <div class="line">being once gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">But to have divinity preached there! did you ever</div>
                     <div class="line">dream of such a thing?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">No, no. Come, I am for no more bawdy-houses:</div>
                     <div class="line">shall's go hear the vestals sing?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll do any thing now that is virtuous; but I</div>
                     <div class="line">am out of the road of rutting for ever.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.8">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>7. SCENE VI.  The same. A room in the brothel.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Pandar, Bawd, and BOULT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Pandar</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I had rather than twice the worth of her she</div>
                     <div class="line">had ne'er come here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, fie upon her! she's able to freeze the god</div>
                     <div class="line">Priapus, and undo a whole generation. We must</div>
                     <div class="line">either get her ravished, or be rid of her. When she</div>
                     <div class="line">should do for clients her fitment, and do me the</div>
                     <div class="line">kindness of our profession, she has me her quirks,</div>
                     <div class="line">her reasons, her master reasons, her prayers, her</div>
                     <div class="line">knees; that she would make a puritan of the devil,</div>
                     <div class="line">if he should cheapen a kiss of her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, I must ravish her, or she'll disfurnish us</div>
                     <div class="line">of all our cavaliers, and make our swearers priests.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Pandar</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, the pox upon her green-sickness for me!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, there's no way to be rid on't but by the</div>
                     <div class="line">way to the pox. Here comes the Lord Lysimachus disguised.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">We should have both lord and lown, if the peevish</div>
                     <div class="line">baggage would but give way to customers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LYSIMACHUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How now! How a dozen of virginities?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, the gods to-bless your honour!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad to see your honour in good health.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You may so; 'tis the better for you that your</div>
                     <div class="line">resorters stand upon sound legs. How now!</div>
                     <div class="line">wholesome iniquity have you that a man may deal</div>
                     <div class="line">withal, and defy the surgeon?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">We have here one, sir, if she would--but there never</div>
                     <div class="line">came her like in Mytilene.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If she'ld do the deed of darkness, thou wouldst say.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Your honour knows what 'tis to say well enough.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, call forth, call forth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">For flesh and blood, sir, white and red, you shall</div>
                     <div class="line">see a rose; and she were a rose indeed, if she had but--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What, prithee?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">O, sir, I can be modest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That dignifies the renown of a bawd, no less than it</div>
                     <div class="line">gives a good report to a number to be chaste.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit BOULT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes that which grows to the stalk; never</div>
                     <div class="line">plucked yet, I can assure you.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter BOULT with MARINA</p>
                     <div class="line">Is she not a fair creature?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, she would serve after a long voyage at sea.</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, there's for you: leave us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech your honour, give me leave: a word, and</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have done presently.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech you, do.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To MARINA</span>  First, I would have you note, this is</div>
                     <div class="line">an honourable man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">I desire to find him so, that I may worthily note him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Next, he's the governor of this country, and a man</div>
                     <div class="line">whom I am bound to.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">If he govern the country, you are bound to him</div>
                     <div class="line">indeed; but how honourable he is in that, I know not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, without any more virginal fencing, will</div>
                     <div class="line">you use him kindly? He will line your apron with gold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">What he will do graciously, I will thankfully receive.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha' you done?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, she's not paced yet: you must take some</div>
                     <div class="line">pains to work her to your manage. Come, we will</div>
                     <div class="line">leave his honour and her together. Go thy ways.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Bawd, Pandar, and BOULT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, pretty one, how long have you been at this trade?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">What trade, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, I cannot name't but I shall offend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot be offended with my trade. Please you to name it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How long have you been of this profession?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">E'er since I can remember.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Did you go to 't so young? Were you a gamester at</div>
                     <div class="line">five or at seven?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Earlier too, sir, if now I be one.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, the house you dwell in proclaims you to be a</div>
                     <div class="line">creature of sale.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you know this house to be a place of such resort,</div>
                     <div class="line">and will come into 't? I hear say you are of</div>
                     <div class="line">honourable parts, and are the governor of this place.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, hath your principal made known unto you who I am?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Who is my principal?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, your herb-woman; she that sets seeds and roots</div>
                     <div class="line">of shame and iniquity. O, you have heard something</div>
                     <div class="line">of my power, and so stand aloof for more serious</div>
                     <div class="line">wooing. But I protest to thee, pretty one, my</div>
                     <div class="line">authority shall not see thee, or else look friendly</div>
                     <div class="line">upon thee. Come, bring me to some private place:</div>
                     <div class="line">come, come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">If you were born to honour, show it now;</div>
                     <div class="line">If put upon you, make the judgment good</div>
                     <div class="line">That thought you worthy of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How's this? how's this? Some more; be sage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">For me,</div>
                     <div class="line">That am a maid, though most ungentle fortune</div>
                     <div class="line">Have placed me in this sty, where, since I came,</div>
                     <div class="line">Diseases have been sold dearer than physic,</div>
                     <div class="line">O, that the gods</div>
                     <div class="line">Would set me free from this unhallow'd place,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though they did change me to the meanest bird</div>
                     <div class="line">That flies i' the purer air!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I did not think</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou couldst have spoke so well; ne'er dream'd thou couldst.</div>
                     <div class="line">Had I brought hither a corrupted mind,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy speech had alter'd it. Hold, here's gold for thee:</div>
                     <div class="line">Persever in that clear way thou goest,</div>
                     <div class="line">And the gods strengthen thee!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">The good gods preserve you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">For me, be you thoughten</div>
                     <div class="line">That I came with no ill intent; for to me</div>
                     <div class="line">The very doors and windows savour vilely.</div>
                     <div class="line">Fare thee well. Thou art a piece of virtue, and</div>
                     <div class="line">I doubt not but thy training hath been noble.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold, here's more gold for thee.</div>
                     <div class="line">A curse upon him, die he like a thief,</div>
                     <div class="line">That robs thee of thy goodness! If thou dost</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear from me, it shall be for thy good.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter BOULT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech your honour, one piece for me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Avaunt, thou damned door-keeper!</div>
                     <div class="line">Your house, but for this virgin that doth prop it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would sink and overwhelm you. Away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">How's this? We must take another course with you.</div>
                     <div class="line">If your peevish chastity, which is not worth a</div>
                     <div class="line">breakfast in the cheapest country under the cope,</div>
                     <div class="line">shall undo a whole household, let me be gelded like</div>
                     <div class="line">a spaniel. Come your ways.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Whither would you have me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">I must have your maidenhead taken off, or the common</div>
                     <div class="line">hangman shall execute it. Come your ways. We'll</div>
                     <div class="line">have no more gentlemen driven away. Come your ways, I say.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter Bawd</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">How now! what's the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Worse and worse, mistress; she has here spoken holy</div>
                     <div class="line">words to the Lord Lysimachus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">O abominable!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">She makes our profession as it were to stink afore</div>
                     <div class="line">the face of the gods.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, hang her up for ever!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">The nobleman would have dealt with her like a</div>
                     <div class="line">nobleman, and she sent him away as cold as a</div>
                     <div class="line">snowball; saying his prayers too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">Boult, take her away; use her at thy pleasure:</div>
                     <div class="line">crack the glass of her virginity, and make the rest malleable.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">An if she were a thornier piece of ground than she</div>
                     <div class="line">is, she shall be ploughed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Hark, hark, you gods!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Bawd</div>
                     <div class="line">She conjures: away with her! Would she had never</div>
                     <div class="line">come within my doors! Marry, hang you! She's born</div>
                     <div class="line">to undo us. Will you not go the way of women-kind?</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, come up, my dish of chastity with rosemary and bays!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, mistress; come your ways with me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Whither wilt thou have me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">To take from you the jewel you hold so dear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, tell me one thing first.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Come now, your one thing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">What canst thou wish thine enemy to be?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, I could wish him to be my master, or rather, my mistress.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Neither of these are so bad as thou art,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since they do better thee in their command.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hold'st a place, for which the pained'st fiend</div>
                     <div class="line">Of hell would not in reputation change:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art the damned doorkeeper to every</div>
                     <div class="line">Coistrel that comes inquiring for his Tib;</div>
                     <div class="line">To the choleric fisting of every rogue</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy ear is liable; thy food is such</div>
                     <div class="line">As hath been belch'd on by infected lungs.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">What would you have me do? go to the wars, would</div>
                     <div class="line">you? where a man may serve seven years for the loss</div>
                     <div class="line">of a leg, and have not money enough in the end to</div>
                     <div class="line">buy him a wooden one?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Do any thing but this thou doest. Empty</div>
                     <div class="line">Old receptacles, or common shores, of filth;</div>
                     <div class="line">Serve by indenture to the common hangman:</div>
                     <div class="line">Any of these ways are yet better than this;</div>
                     <div class="line">For what thou professest, a baboon, could he speak,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would own a name too dear. O, that the gods</div>
                     <div class="line">Would safely deliver me from this place!</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, here's gold for thee.</div>
                     <div class="line">If that thy master would gain by thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">Proclaim that I can sing, weave, sew, and dance,</div>
                     <div class="line">With other virtues, which I'll keep from boast:</div>
                     <div class="line">And I will undertake all these to teach.</div>
                     <div class="line">I doubt not but this populous city will</div>
                     <div class="line">Yield many scholars.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">But can you teach all this you speak of?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Prove that I cannot, take me home again,</div>
                     <div class="line">And prostitute me to the basest groom</div>
                     <div class="line">That doth frequent your house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I will see what I can do for thee: if I can</div>
                     <div class="line">place thee, I will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">But amongst honest women.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BOULT</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, my acquaintance lies little amongst them.</div>
                     <div class="line">But since my master and mistress have bought you,</div>
                     <div class="line">there's no going but by their consent: therefore I</div>
                     <div class="line">will make them acquainted with your purpose, and I</div>
                     <div class="line">doubt not but I shall find them tractable enough.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, I'll do for thee what I can; come your ways.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.7">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 5. ACT V</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE I.  On board PERICLES' ship, off Mytilene. A close pavilion on deck, with a curtain before it; PERICLES within it, reclined on a couch. A barge lying beside the Tyrian vessel.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE II</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE III.  The temple of Diana at Ephesus; THAISA standing near the altar, as high priestess; a number of Virgins on each side; CERIMON and other Inhabitants of Ephesus attending.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. [Prologue]</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GOWER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOWER</div>
                     <div class="line">Marina thus the brothel 'scapes, and chances</div>
                     <div class="line">Into an honest house, our story says.</div>
                     <div class="line">She sings like one immortal, and she dances</div>
                     <div class="line">As goddess-like to her admired lays;</div>
                     <div class="line">Deep clerks she dumbs; and with her needle composes</div>
                     <div class="line">Nature's own shape, of bud, bird, branch, or berry,</div>
                     <div class="line">That even her art sisters the natural roses;</div>
                     <div class="line">Her inkle, silk, twin with the rubied cherry:</div>
                     <div class="line">That pupils lacks she none of noble race,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who pour their bounty on her; and her gain</div>
                     <div class="line">She gives the cursed bawd. Here we her place;</div>
                     <div class="line">And to her father turn our thoughts again,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where we left him, on the sea. We there him lost;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whence, driven before the winds, he is arrived</div>
                     <div class="line">Here where his daughter dwells; and on this coast</div>
                     <div class="line">Suppose him now at anchor. The city strived</div>
                     <div class="line">God Neptune's annual feast to keep: from whence</div>
                     <div class="line">Lysimachus our Tyrian ship espies,</div>
                     <div class="line">His banners sable, trimm'd with rich expense;</div>
                     <div class="line">And to him in his barge with fervor hies.</div>
                     <div class="line">In your supposing once more put your sight</div>
                     <div class="line">Of heavy Pericles; think this his bark:</div>
                     <div class="line">Where what is done in action, more, if might,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall be discover'd; please you, sit and hark.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE I.  On board PERICLES' ship, off Mytilene. A close pavilion on deck, with a curtain before it; PERICLES within it, reclined on a couch. A barge lying beside the Tyrian vessel.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter two Sailors, one belonging to the Tyrian
vessel, the other to the barge; to them HELICANUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Tyrian Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To the Sailor of Mytilene</span>  Where is lord Helicanus?</div>
                     <div class="line">he can resolve you.</div>
                     <div class="line">O, here he is.</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, there's a barge put off from Mytilene,</div>
                     <div class="line">And in it is Lysimachus the governor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who craves to come aboard. What is your will?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That he have his. Call up some gentlemen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Tyrian Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">Ho, gentlemen! my lord calls.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter two or three Gentlemen</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth your lordship call?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Gentlemen, there's some of worth would come aboard;</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray ye, greet them fairly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The Gentlemen and the two Sailors descend, and go
on board the barge</p>
               <p>Enter, from thence, LYSIMACHUS and Lords; with the
Gentlemen and the two Sailors</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Tyrian Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the man that can, in aught you would,</div>
                     <div class="line">Resolve you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail, reverend sir! the gods preserve you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And you, sir, to outlive the age I am,</div>
                     <div class="line">And die as I would do.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You wish me well.</div>
                     <div class="line">Being on shore, honouring of Neptune's triumphs,</div>
                     <div class="line">Seeing this goodly vessel ride before us,</div>
                     <div class="line">I made to it, to know of whence you are.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">First, what is your place?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I am the governor of this place you lie before.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our vessel is of Tyre, in it the king;</div>
                     <div class="line">A man who for this three months hath not spoken</div>
                     <div class="line">To any one, nor taken sustenance</div>
                     <div class="line">But to prorogue his grief.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon what ground is his distemperature?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twould be too tedious to repeat;</div>
                     <div class="line">But the main grief springs from the loss</div>
                     <div class="line">Of a beloved daughter and a wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">May we not see him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You may;</div>
                     <div class="line">But bootless is your sight: he will not speak To any.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet let me obtain my wish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Behold him.</div>
                     <p>PERICLES discovered</p>
                     <div class="line">This was a goodly person,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till the disaster that, one mortal night,</div>
                     <div class="line">Drove him to this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir king, all hail! the gods preserve you!</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail, royal sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is in vain; he will not speak to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">We have a maid in Mytilene, I durst wager,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would win some words of him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis well bethought.</div>
                     <div class="line">She questionless with her sweet harmony</div>
                     <div class="line">And other chosen attractions, would allure,</div>
                     <div class="line">And make a battery through his deafen'd parts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which now are midway stopp'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">She is all happy as the fairest of all,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, with her fellow maids is now upon</div>
                     <div class="line">The leafy shelter that abuts against</div>
                     <div class="line">The island's side.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Whispers a Lord, who goes off in the barge of
LYSIMACHUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sure, all's effectless; yet nothing we'll omit</div>
                     <div class="line">That bears recovery's name. But, since your kindness</div>
                     <div class="line">We have stretch'd thus far, let us beseech you</div>
                     <div class="line">That for our gold we may provision have,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein we are not destitute for want,</div>
                     <div class="line">But weary for the staleness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, sir, a courtesy</div>
                     <div class="line">Which if we should deny, the most just gods</div>
                     <div class="line">For every graff would send a caterpillar,</div>
                     <div class="line">And so afflict our province. Yet once more</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me entreat to know at large the cause</div>
                     <div class="line">Of your king's sorrow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sit, sir, I will recount it to you:</div>
                     <div class="line">But, see, I am prevented.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter, from the barge, Lord, with MARINA, and a
young Lady</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, here is</div>
                     <div class="line">The lady that I sent for. Welcome, fair one!</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't not a goodly presence?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">She's a gallant lady.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">She's such a one, that, were I well assured</div>
                     <div class="line">Came of a gentle kind and noble stock,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'ld wish no better choice, and think me rarely wed.</div>
                     <div class="line">Fair one, all goodness that consists in bounty</div>
                     <div class="line">Expect even here, where is a kingly patient:</div>
                     <div class="line">If that thy prosperous and artificial feat</div>
                     <div class="line">Can draw him but to answer thee in aught,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy sacred physic shall receive such pay</div>
                     <div class="line">As thy desires can wish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I will use</div>
                     <div class="line">My utmost skill in his recovery, Provided</div>
                     <div class="line">That none but I and my companion maid</div>
                     <div class="line">Be suffer'd to come near him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, let us leave her;</div>
                     <div class="line">And the gods make her prosperous!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>MARINA sings</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark'd he your music?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, nor look'd on us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">See, she will speak to him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail, sir! my lord, lend ear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Hum, ha!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">I am a maid,</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, that ne'er before invited eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">But have been gazed on like a comet: she speaks,</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, that, may be, hath endured a grief</div>
                     <div class="line">Might equal yours, if both were justly weigh'd.</div>
                     <div class="line">Though wayward fortune did malign my state,</div>
                     <div class="line">My derivation was from ancestors</div>
                     <div class="line">Who stood equivalent with mighty kings:</div>
                     <div class="line">But time hath rooted out my parentage,</div>
                     <div class="line">And to the world and awkward casualties</div>
                     <div class="line">Bound me in servitude.</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">I will desist;</div>
                     <div class="line">But there is something glows upon my cheek,</div>
                     <div class="line">And whispers in mine ear, 'Go not till he speak.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">My fortunes--parentage--good parentage--</div>
                     <div class="line">To equal mine!--was it not thus? what say you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">I said, my lord, if you did know my parentage,</div>
                     <div class="line">You would not do me violence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I do think so. Pray you, turn your eyes upon me.</div>
                     <div class="line">You are like something that--What country-woman?</div>
                     <div class="line">Here of these shores?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, nor of any shores:</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet I was mortally brought forth, and am</div>
                     <div class="line">No other than I appear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I am great with woe, and shall deliver weeping.</div>
                     <div class="line">My dearest wife was like this maid, and such a one</div>
                     <div class="line">My daughter might have been: my queen's square brows;</div>
                     <div class="line">Her stature to an inch; as wand-like straight;</div>
                     <div class="line">As silver-voiced; her eyes as jewel-like</div>
                     <div class="line">And cased as richly; in pace another Juno;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who starves the ears she feeds, and makes them hungry,</div>
                     <div class="line">The more she gives them speech. Where do you live?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Where I am but a stranger: from the deck</div>
                     <div class="line">You may discern the place.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Where were you bred?</div>
                     <div class="line">And how achieved you these endowments, which</div>
                     <div class="line">You make more rich to owe?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">If I should tell my history, it would seem</div>
                     <div class="line">Like lies disdain'd in the reporting.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, speak:</div>
                     <div class="line">Falseness cannot come from thee; for thou look'st</div>
                     <div class="line">Modest as Justice, and thou seem'st a palace</div>
                     <div class="line">For the crown'd Truth to dwell in: I will</div>
                     <div class="line">believe thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">And make my senses credit thy relation</div>
                     <div class="line">To points that seem impossible; for thou look'st</div>
                     <div class="line">Like one I loved indeed. What were thy friends?</div>
                     <div class="line">Didst thou not say, when I did push thee back--</div>
                     <div class="line">Which was when I perceived thee--that thou camest</div>
                     <div class="line">From good descending?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">So indeed I did.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Report thy parentage. I think thou said'st</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hadst been toss'd from wrong to injury,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that thou thought'st thy griefs might equal mine,</div>
                     <div class="line">If both were open'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Some such thing</div>
                     <div class="line">I said, and said no more but what my thoughts</div>
                     <div class="line">Did warrant me was likely.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell thy story;</div>
                     <div class="line">If thine consider'd prove the thousandth part</div>
                     <div class="line">Of my endurance, thou art a man, and I</div>
                     <div class="line">Have suffer'd like a girl: yet thou dost look</div>
                     <div class="line">Like Patience gazing on kings' graves, and smiling</div>
                     <div class="line">Extremity out of act. What were thy friends?</div>
                     <div class="line">How lost thou them? Thy name, my most kind virgin?</div>
                     <div class="line">Recount, I do beseech thee: come, sit by me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">My name is Marina.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">O, I am mock'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">And thou by some incensed god sent hither</div>
                     <div class="line">To make the world to laugh at me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Patience, good sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or here I'll cease.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I'll be patient.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou little know'st how thou dost startle me,</div>
                     <div class="line">To call thyself Marina.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">The name</div>
                     <div class="line">Was given me by one that had some power,</div>
                     <div class="line">My father, and a king.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">How! a king's daughter?</div>
                     <div class="line">And call'd Marina?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">You said you would believe me;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, not to be a troubler of your peace,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will end here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">But are you flesh and blood?</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you a working pulse? and are no fairy?</div>
                     <div class="line">Motion! Well; speak on. Where were you born?</div>
                     <div class="line">And wherefore call'd Marina?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Call'd Marina</div>
                     <div class="line">For I was born at sea.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">At sea! what mother?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">My mother was the daughter of a king;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who died the minute I was born,</div>
                     <div class="line">As my good nurse Lychorida hath oft</div>
                     <div class="line">Deliver'd weeping.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">O, stop there a little!</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep</div>
                     <div class="line">Did mock sad fools withal: this cannot be:</div>
                     <div class="line">My daughter's buried. Well: where were you bred?</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story,</div>
                     <div class="line">And never interrupt you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">You scorn: believe me, 'twere best I did give o'er.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I will believe you by the syllable</div>
                     <div class="line">Of what you shall deliver. Yet, give me leave:</div>
                     <div class="line">How came you in these parts? where were you bred?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">The king my father did in Tarsus leave me;</div>
                     <div class="line">Till cruel Cleon, with his wicked wife,</div>
                     <div class="line">Did seek to murder me: and having woo'd</div>
                     <div class="line">A villain to attempt it, who having drawn to do't,</div>
                     <div class="line">A crew of pirates came and rescued me;</div>
                     <div class="line">Brought me to Mytilene. But, good sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whither will you have me? Why do you weep?</div>
                     <div class="line">It may be,</div>
                     <div class="line">You think me an impostor: no, good faith;</div>
                     <div class="line">I am the daughter to King Pericles,</div>
                     <div class="line">If good King Pericles be.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Ho, Helicanus!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Calls my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art a grave and noble counsellor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most wise in general: tell me, if thou canst,</div>
                     <div class="line">What this maid is, or what is like to be,</div>
                     <div class="line">That thus hath made me weep?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I know not; but</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is the regent, sir, of Mytilene</div>
                     <div class="line">Speaks nobly of her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">She would never tell</div>
                     <div class="line">Her parentage; being demanded that,</div>
                     <div class="line">She would sit still and weep.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">O Helicanus, strike me, honour'd sir;</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me a gash, put me to present pain;</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest this great sea of joys rushing upon me</div>
                     <div class="line">O'erbear the shores of my mortality,</div>
                     <div class="line">And drown me with their sweetness. O, come hither,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou that beget'st him that did thee beget;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou that wast born at sea, buried at Tarsus,</div>
                     <div class="line">And found at sea again! O Helicanus,</div>
                     <div class="line">Down on thy knees, thank the holy gods as loud</div>
                     <div class="line">As thunder threatens us: this is Marina.</div>
                     <div class="line">What was thy mother's name? tell me but that,</div>
                     <div class="line">For truth can never be confirm'd enough,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though doubts did ever sleep.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">First, sir, I pray,</div>
                     <div class="line">What is your title?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I am Pericles of Tyre: but tell me now</div>
                     <div class="line">My drown'd queen's name, as in the rest you said</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast been godlike perfect,</div>
                     <div class="line">The heir of kingdoms and another like</div>
                     <div class="line">To Pericles thy father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it no more to be your daughter than</div>
                     <div class="line">To say my mother's name was Thaisa?</div>
                     <div class="line">Thaisa was my mother, who did end</div>
                     <div class="line">The minute I began.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, blessing on thee! rise; thou art my child.</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me fresh garments. Mine own, Helicanus;</div>
                     <div class="line">She is not dead at Tarsus, as she should have been,</div>
                     <div class="line">By savage Cleon: she shall tell thee all;</div>
                     <div class="line">When thou shalt kneel, and justify in knowledge</div>
                     <div class="line">She is thy very princess. Who is this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, 'tis the governor of Mytilene,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, hearing of your melancholy state,</div>
                     <div class="line">Did come to see you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">I embrace you.</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me my robes. I am wild in my beholding.</div>
                     <div class="line">O heavens bless my girl! But, hark, what music?</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him</div>
                     <div class="line">O'er, point by point, for yet he seems to doubt,</div>
                     <div class="line">How sure you are my daughter. But, what music?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I hear none.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">None!</div>
                     <div class="line">The music of the spheres! List, my Marina.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is not good to cross him; give him way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Rarest sounds! Do ye not hear?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I hear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Music</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Most heavenly music!</div>
                     <div class="line">It nips me unto listening, and thick slumber</div>
                     <div class="line">Hangs upon mine eyes: let me rest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Sleeps</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A pillow for his head:</div>
                     <div class="line">So, leave him all. Well, my companion friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">If this but answer to my just belief,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll well remember you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all but PERICLES</p>
               <p>DIANA appears to PERICLES as in a vision</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">My temple stands in Ephesus: hie thee thither,</div>
                     <div class="line">And do upon mine altar sacrifice.</div>
                     <div class="line">There, when my maiden priests are met together,</div>
                     <div class="line">Before the people all,</div>
                     <div class="line">Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife:</div>
                     <div class="line">To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call</div>
                     <div class="line">And give them repetition to the life.</div>
                     <div class="line">Or perform my bidding, or thou livest in woe;</div>
                     <div class="line">Do it, and happy; by my silver bow!</div>
                     <div class="line">Awake, and tell thy dream.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Disappears</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Celestial Dian, goddess argentine,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will obey thee. Helicanus!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter HELICANUS, LYSIMACHUS, and MARINA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">My purpose was for Tarsus, there to strike</div>
                     <div class="line">The inhospitable Cleon; but I am</div>
                     <div class="line">For other service first: toward Ephesus</div>
                     <div class="line">Turn our blown sails; eftsoons I'll tell thee why.</div>
                     <p>To LYSIMACHUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore,</div>
                     <div class="line">And give you gold for such provision</div>
                     <div class="line">As our intents will need?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">With all my heart; and, when you come ashore,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have another suit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall prevail,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were it to woo my daughter; for it seems</div>
                     <div class="line">You have been noble towards her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LYSIMACHUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, lend me your arm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, my Marina.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE II</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GOWER, before the temple of DIANA at Ephesus</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOWER</div>
                     <div class="line">Now our sands are almost run;</div>
                     <div class="line">More a little, and then dumb.</div>
                     <div class="line">This, my last boon, give me,</div>
                     <div class="line">For such kindness must relieve me,</div>
                     <div class="line">That you aptly will suppose</div>
                     <div class="line">What pageantry, what feats, what shows,</div>
                     <div class="line">What minstrelsy, and pretty din,</div>
                     <div class="line">The regent made in Mytilene</div>
                     <div class="line">To greet the king. So he thrived,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he is promised to be wived</div>
                     <div class="line">To fair Marina; but in no wise</div>
                     <div class="line">Till he had done his sacrifice,</div>
                     <div class="line">As Dian bade: whereto being bound,</div>
                     <div class="line">The interim, pray you, all confound.</div>
                     <div class="line">In feather'd briefness sails are fill'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">And wishes fall out as they're will'd.</div>
                     <div class="line">At Ephesus, the temple see,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our king and all his company.</div>
                     <div class="line">That he can hither come so soon,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is by your fancy's thankful doom.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE III.  The temple of Diana at Ephesus; THAISA standing near the altar, as high priestess; a number of Virgins on each side; CERIMON and other Inhabitants of Ephesus attending.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PERICLES, with his train; LYSIMACHUS,
HELICANUS, MARINA, and a Lady</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail, Dian! to perform thy just command,</div>
                     <div class="line">I here confess myself the king of Tyre;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, frighted from my country, did wed</div>
                     <div class="line">At Pentapolis the fair Thaisa.</div>
                     <div class="line">At sea in childbed died she, but brought forth</div>
                     <div class="line">A maid-child call'd Marina; who, O goddess,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wears yet thy silver livery. She at Tarsus</div>
                     <div class="line">Was nursed with Cleon; who at fourteen years</div>
                     <div class="line">He sought to murder: but her better stars</div>
                     <div class="line">Brought her to Mytilene; 'gainst whose shore</div>
                     <div class="line">Riding, her fortunes brought the maid aboard us,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where, by her own most clear remembrance, she</div>
                     <div class="line">Made known herself my daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">Voice and favour!</div>
                     <div class="line">You are, you are--O royal Pericles!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Faints</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">What means the nun? she dies! help, gentlemen!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Noble sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you have told Diana's altar true,</div>
                     <div class="line">This is your wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Reverend appearer, no;</div>
                     <div class="line">I threw her overboard with these very arms.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon this coast, I warrant you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis most certain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Look to the lady; O, she's but o'erjoy'd.</div>
                     <div class="line">Early in blustering morn this lady was</div>
                     <div class="line">Thrown upon this shore. I oped the coffin,</div>
                     <div class="line">Found there rich jewels; recover'd her, and placed her</div>
                     <div class="line">Here in Diana's temple.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">May we see them?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Great sir, they shall be brought you to my house,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whither I invite you. Look, Thaisa is recovered.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, let me look!</div>
                     <div class="line">If he be none of mine, my sanctity</div>
                     <div class="line">Will to my sense bend no licentious ear,</div>
                     <div class="line">But curb it, spite of seeing. O, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you not Pericles? Like him you spake,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like him you are: did you not name a tempest,</div>
                     <div class="line">A birth, and death?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">The voice of dead Thaisa!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">That Thaisa am I, supposed dead</div>
                     <div class="line">And drown'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Immortal Dian!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">Now I know you better.</div>
                     <div class="line">When we with tears parted Pentapolis,</div>
                     <div class="line">The king my father gave you such a ring.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Shows a ring</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">This, this: no more, you gods! your present kindness</div>
                     <div class="line">Makes my past miseries sports: you shall do well,</div>
                     <div class="line">That on the touching of her lips I may</div>
                     <div class="line">Melt and no more be seen. O, come, be buried</div>
                     <div class="line">A second time within these arms.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARINA</div>
                     <div class="line">My heart</div>
                     <div class="line">Leaps to be gone into my mother's bosom.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Kneels to THAISA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, who kneels here! Flesh of thy flesh, Thaisa;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy burden at the sea, and call'd Marina</div>
                     <div class="line">For she was yielded there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">Blest, and mine own!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail, madam, and my queen!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">I know you not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">You have heard me say, when I did fly from Tyre,</div>
                     <div class="line">I left behind an ancient substitute:</div>
                     <div class="line">Can you remember what I call'd the man?</div>
                     <div class="line">I have named him oft.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twas Helicanus then.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Still confirmation:</div>
                     <div class="line">Embrace him, dear Thaisa; this is he.</div>
                     <div class="line">Now do I long to hear how you were found;</div>
                     <div class="line">How possibly preserved; and who to thank,</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides the gods, for this great miracle.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Cerimon, my lord; this man,</div>
                     <div class="line">Through whom the gods have shown their power; that can</div>
                     <div class="line">From first to last resolve you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Reverend sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods can have no mortal officer</div>
                     <div class="line">More like a god than you. Will you deliver</div>
                     <div class="line">How this dead queen re-lives?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I will, my lord.</div>
                     <div class="line">Beseech you, first go with me to my house,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where shall be shown you all was found with her;</div>
                     <div class="line">How she came placed here in the temple;</div>
                     <div class="line">No needful thing omitted.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Pure Dian, bless thee for thy vision! I</div>
                     <div class="line">Will offer night-oblations to thee. Thaisa,</div>
                     <div class="line">This prince, the fair-betrothed of your daughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall marry her at Pentapolis. And now,</div>
                     <div class="line">This ornament</div>
                     <div class="line">Makes me look dismal will I clip to form;</div>
                     <div class="line">And what this fourteen years no razor touch'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">To grace thy marriage-day, I'll beautify.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Cerimon hath letters of good credit, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">My father's dead.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                     <div class="line">Heavens make a star of him! Yet there, my queen,</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves</div>
                     <div class="line">Will in that kingdom spend our following days:</div>
                     <div class="line">Our son and daughter shall in Tyrus reign.</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Cerimon, we do our longing stay</div>
                     <div class="line">To hear the rest untold: sir, lead's the way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
               <p>Enter GOWER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOWER</div>
                     <div class="line">In Antiochus and his daughter you have heard</div>
                     <div class="line">Of monstrous lust the due and just reward:</div>
                     <div class="line">In Pericles, his queen and daughter, seen,</div>
                     <div class="line">Although assail'd with fortune fierce and keen,</div>
                     <div class="line">Virtue preserved from fell destruction's blast,</div>
                     <div class="line">Led on by heaven, and crown'd with joy at last:</div>
                     <div class="line">In Helicanus may you well descry</div>
                     <div class="line">A figure of truth, of faith, of loyalty:</div>
                     <div class="line">In reverend Cerimon there well appears</div>
                     <div class="line">The worth that learned charity aye wears:</div>
                     <div class="line">For wicked Cleon and his wife, when fame</div>
                     <div class="line">Had spread their cursed deed, and honour'd name</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Pericles, to rage the city turn,</div>
                     <div class="line">That him and his they in his palace burn;</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods for murder seemed so content</div>
                     <div class="line">To punish them; although not done, but meant.</div>
                     <div class="line">So, on your patience evermore attending,</div>
                     <div class="line">New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
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            <h1>Pericles, Prince of Tyre</h1>
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            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE I.  Antioch. A room in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE II.  Tyre. A room in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE III.  Tyre. An ante-chamber in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE IV.  Tarsus. A room in the Governor's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE I.  Pentapolis. An open place by the sea-side.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE II.  The same. A public way or platform leading to the lists. A pavilion by the side of it for the reception of King, Princess, Lords, &c.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE III.  The same. A hall of state: a banquet prepared.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.6">5. SCENE IV.  Tyre. A room in the Governor's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.7">6. SCENE V.  Pentapolis. A room in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE I</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE II.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE III.  Tarsus. A room in CLEON's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE IV.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE I.  Tarsus. An open place near the sea-shore.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE II.  Mytilene. A room in a brothel.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE III.  Tarsus. A room in CLEON's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE IV</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE V.  Mytilene. A street before the brothel.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.8">7. SCENE VI.  The same. A room in the brothel.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE I.  On board PERICLES' ship, off Mytilene. A close pavilion on deck, with a curtain before it; PERICLES within it, reclined on a couch. A barge lying beside the Tyrian vessel.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE II</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE III.  The temple of Diana at Ephesus; THAISA standing near the altar, as high priestess; a number of Virgins on each side; CERIMON and other Inhabitants of Ephesus attending.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
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            <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
               <header class="preface-titlepage">
                  <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="content">
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">ANTIOCHUS, king of Antioch.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">PERICLES, prince of Tyre.</span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">HELICANUS</span>
                              <span class="personname">ESCANES</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">two lords of Tyre.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">SIMONIDES, king of Pentapolis.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">CLEON, governor of Tarsus.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">LYSIMACHUS, governor of Mytilene.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">CERIMON, a lord of Ephesus.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">THALIARD, a lord of Antioch.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">PHILEMON, servant to Cerimon.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">LEONINE, servant to Dionyza.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Marshal. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">A Pandar. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">BOULT, his servant.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">The Daughter of Antiochus. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">DIONYZA, wife to Cleon.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">THAISA, daughter to Simonides.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">MARINA, daughter to Pericles and Thaisa.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">LYCHORIDA, nurse to Marina.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">A Bawd. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Lords, Knights, Gentlemen, Sailors, Pirates, Fishermen, and Messengers. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">DIANA</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">GOWER, as Chorus.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>SCENE  Dispersedly in various countries.</p>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE I.  Antioch. A room in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE II.  Tyre. A room in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE III.  Tyre. An ante-chamber in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE IV.  Tarsus. A room in the Governor's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. [Prologue]</h2>
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                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter GOWER</p>
                        <p>Before the palace of Antioch</p>
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                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">[GOWER]</div>
                              <div class="line">To sing a song that old was sung,</div>
                              <div class="line">From ashes ancient Gower is come;</div>
                              <div class="line">Assuming man's infirmities,</div>
                              <div class="line">To glad your ear, and please your eyes.</div>
                              <div class="line">It hath been sung at festivals,</div>
                              <div class="line">On ember-eves and holy-ales;</div>
                              <div class="line">And lords and ladies in their lives</div>
                              <div class="line">Have read it for restoratives:</div>
                              <div class="line">The purchase is to make men glorious;</div>
                              <div class="line">Et bonum quo antiquius, eo melius.</div>
                              <div class="line">If you, born in these latter times,</div>
                              <div class="line">When wit's more ripe, accept my rhymes.</div>
                              <div class="line">And that to hear an old man sing</div>
                              <div class="line">May to your wishes pleasure bring</div>
                              <div class="line">I life would wish, and that I might</div>
                              <div class="line">Waste it for you, like taper-light.</div>
                              <div class="line">This Antioch, then, Antiochus the Great</div>
                              <div class="line">Built up, this city, for his chiefest seat:</div>
                              <div class="line">The fairest in all Syria,</div>
                              <div class="line">I tell you what mine authors say:</div>
                              <div class="line">This king unto him took a fere,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who died and left a female heir,</div>
                              <div class="line">So buxom, blithe, and full of face,</div>
                              <div class="line">As heaven had lent her all his grace;</div>
                              <div class="line">With whom the father liking took,</div>
                              <div class="line">And her to incest did provoke:</div>
                              <div class="line">Bad child; worse father! to entice his own</div>
                              <div class="line">To evil should be done by none:</div>
                              <div class="line">But custom what they did begin</div>
                              <div class="line">Was with long use account no sin.</div>
                              <div class="line">The beauty of this sinful dame</div>
                              <div class="line">Made many princes thither frame,</div>
                              <div class="line">To seek her as a bed-fellow,</div>
                              <div class="line">In marriage-pleasures play-fellow:</div>
                              <div class="line">Which to prevent he made a law,</div>
                              <div class="line">To keep her still, and men in awe,</div>
                              <div class="line">That whoso ask'd her for his wife,</div>
                              <div class="line">His riddle told not, lost his life:</div>
                              <div class="line">So for her many a wight did die,</div>
                              <div class="line">As yon grim looks do testify.</div>
                              <div class="line">What now ensues, to the judgment of your eye</div>
                              <div class="line">I give, my cause who best can justify.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>2. SCENE I.  Antioch. A room in the palace.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter ANTIOCHUS, Prince PERICLES, and followers</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Young prince of Tyre, you have at large received</div>
                              <div class="line">The danger of the task you undertake.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I have, Antiochus, and, with a soul</div>
                              <div class="line">Embolden'd with the glory of her praise,</div>
                              <div class="line">Think death no hazard in this enterprise.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Bring in our daughter, clothed like a bride,</div>
                              <div class="line">For the embracements even of Jove himself;</div>
                              <div class="line">At whose conception, till Lucina reign'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nature this dowry gave, to glad her presence,</div>
                              <div class="line">The senate-house of planets all did sit,</div>
                              <div class="line">To knit in her their best perfections.</div>
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                        </div>
                        <p>Music. Enter the Daughter of ANTIOCHUS</p>
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                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">See where she comes, apparell'd like the spring,</div>
                              <div class="line">Graces her subjects, and her thoughts the king</div>
                              <div class="line">Of every virtue gives renown to men!</div>
                              <div class="line">Her face the book of praises, where is read</div>
                              <div class="line">Nothing but curious pleasures, as from thence</div>
                              <div class="line">Sorrow were ever razed and testy wrath</div>
                              <div class="line">Could never be her mild companion.</div>
                              <div class="line">You gods that made me man, and sway in love,</div>
                              <div class="line">That have inflamed desire in my breast</div>
                              <div class="line">To taste the fruit of yon celestial tree,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or die in the adventure, be my helps,</div>
                              <div class="line">As I am son and servant to your will,</div>
                              <div class="line">To compass such a boundless happiness!</div>
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                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Prince Pericles,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
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                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">That would be son to great Antiochus.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Before thee stands this fair Hesperides,</div>
                              <div class="line">With golden fruit, but dangerous to be touch'd;</div>
                              <div class="line">For death-like dragons here affright thee hard:</div>
                              <div class="line">Her face, like heaven, enticeth thee to view</div>
                              <div class="line">Her countless glory, which desert must gain;</div>
                              <div class="line">And which, without desert, because thine eye</div>
                              <div class="line">Presumes to reach, all thy whole heap must die.</div>
                              <div class="line">Yon sometimes famous princes, like thyself,</div>
                              <div class="line">Drawn by report, adventurous by desire,</div>
                              <div class="line">Tell thee, with speechless tongues and semblance pale,</div>
                              <div class="line">That without covering, save yon field of stars,</div>
                              <div class="line">Here they stand martyrs, slain in Cupid's wars;</div>
                              <div class="line">And with dead cheeks advise thee to desist</div>
                              <div class="line">For going on death's net, whom none resist.</div>
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                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Antiochus, I thank thee, who hath taught</div>
                              <div class="line">My frail mortality to know itself,</div>
                              <div class="line">And by those fearful objects to prepare</div>
                              <div class="line">This body, like to them, to what I must;</div>
                              <div class="line">For death remember'd should be like a mirror,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who tells us life's but breath, to trust it error.</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll make my will then, and, as sick men do</div>
                              <div class="line">Who know the world, see heaven, but, feeling woe,</div>
                              <div class="line">Gripe not at earthly joys as erst they did;</div>
                              <div class="line">So I bequeath a happy peace to you</div>
                              <div class="line">And all good men, as every prince should do;</div>
                              <div class="line">My riches to the earth from whence they came;</div>
                              <div class="line">But my unspotted fire of love to you.</div>
                              <p>To the Daughter of ANTIOCHUS</p>
                              <div class="line">Thus ready for the way of life or death,</div>
                              <div class="line">I wait the sharpest blow, Antiochus.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Scorning advice, read the conclusion then:</div>
                              <div class="line">Which read and not expounded, 'tis decreed,</div>
                              <div class="line">As these before thee thou thyself shalt bleed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Daughter</div>
                              <div class="line">Of all say'd yet, mayst thou prove prosperous!</div>
                              <div class="line">Of all say'd yet, I wish thee happiness!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Like a bold champion, I assume the lists,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor ask advice of any other thought</div>
                              <div class="line">But faithfulness and courage.</div>
                              <p>He reads the riddle</p>
                              <div class="line">I am no viper, yet I feed</div>
                              <div class="line">On mother's flesh which did me breed.</div>
                              <div class="line">I sought a husband, in which labour</div>
                              <div class="line">I found that kindness in a father:</div>
                              <div class="line">He's father, son, and husband mild;</div>
                              <div class="line">I mother, wife, and yet his child.</div>
                              <div class="line">How they may be, and yet in two,</div>
                              <div class="line">As you will live, resolve it you.</div>
                              <div class="line">Sharp physic is the last: but, O you powers</div>
                              <div class="line">That give heaven countless eyes to view men's acts,</div>
                              <div class="line">Why cloud they not their sights perpetually,</div>
                              <div class="line">If this be true, which makes me pale to read it?</div>
                              <div class="line">Fair glass of light, I loved you, and could still,</div>
                              <p>Takes hold of the hand of the Daughter of ANTIOCHUS</p>
                              <div class="line">Were not this glorious casket stored with ill:</div>
                              <div class="line">But I must tell you, now my thoughts revolt</div>
                              <div class="line">For he's no man on whom perfections wait</div>
                              <div class="line">That, knowing sin within, will touch the gate.</div>
                              <div class="line">You are a fair viol, and your sense the strings;</div>
                              <div class="line">Who, finger'd to make man his lawful music,</div>
                              <div class="line">Would draw heaven down, and all the gods, to hearken:</div>
                              <div class="line">But being play'd upon before your time,</div>
                              <div class="line">Hell only danceth at so harsh a chime.</div>
                              <div class="line">Good sooth, I care not for you.</div>
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                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Prince Pericles, touch not, upon thy life.</div>
                              <div class="line">For that's an article within our law,</div>
                              <div class="line">As dangerous as the rest. Your time's expired:</div>
                              <div class="line">Either expound now, or receive your sentence.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Great king,</div>
                              <div class="line">Few love to hear the sins they love to act;</div>
                              <div class="line">'Twould braid yourself too near for me to tell it.</div>
                              <div class="line">Who has a book of all that monarchs do,</div>
                              <div class="line">He's more secure to keep it shut than shown:</div>
                              <div class="line">For vice repeated is like the wandering wind.</div>
                              <div class="line">Blows dust in other's eyes, to spread itself;</div>
                              <div class="line">And yet the end of all is bought thus dear,</div>
                              <div class="line">The breath is gone, and the sore eyes see clear:</div>
                              <div class="line">To stop the air would hurt them. The blind mole casts</div>
                              <div class="line">Copp'd hills towards heaven, to tell the earth is throng'd</div>
                              <div class="line">By man's oppression; and the poor worm doth die for't.</div>
                              <div class="line">Kings are earth's gods; in vice their law's</div>
                              <div class="line">their will;</div>
                              <div class="line">And if Jove stray, who dares say Jove doth ill?</div>
                              <div class="line">It is enough you know; and it is fit,</div>
                              <div class="line">What being more known grows worse, to smother it.</div>
                              <div class="line">All love the womb that their first being bred,</div>
                              <div class="line">Then give my tongue like leave to love my head.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  Heaven, that I had thy head! he has found</div>
                              <div class="line">the meaning:</div>
                              <div class="line">But I will gloze with him.--Young prince of Tyre,</div>
                              <div class="line">Though by the tenor of our strict edict,</div>
                              <div class="line">Your exposition misinterpreting,</div>
                              <div class="line">We might proceed to cancel of your days;</div>
                              <div class="line">Yet hope, succeeding from so fair a tree</div>
                              <div class="line">As your fair self, doth tune us otherwise:</div>
                              <div class="line">Forty days longer we do respite you;</div>
                              <div class="line">If by which time our secret be undone,</div>
                              <div class="line">This mercy shows we'll joy in such a son:</div>
                              <div class="line">And until then your entertain shall be</div>
                              <div class="line">As doth befit our honour and your worth.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt all but PERICLES</p>
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                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">How courtesy would seem to cover sin,</div>
                              <div class="line">When what is done is like an hypocrite,</div>
                              <div class="line">The which is good in nothing but in sight!</div>
                              <div class="line">If it be true that I interpret false,</div>
                              <div class="line">Then were it certain you were not so bad</div>
                              <div class="line">As with foul incest to abuse your soul;</div>
                              <div class="line">Where now you're both a father and a son,</div>
                              <div class="line">By your untimely claspings with your child,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which pleasure fits an husband, not a father;</div>
                              <div class="line">And she an eater of her mother's flesh,</div>
                              <div class="line">By the defiling of her parent's bed;</div>
                              <div class="line">And both like serpents are, who though they feed</div>
                              <div class="line">On sweetest flowers, yet they poison breed.</div>
                              <div class="line">Antioch, farewell! for wisdom sees, those men</div>
                              <div class="line">Blush not in actions blacker than the night,</div>
                              <div class="line">Will shun no course to keep them from the light.</div>
                              <div class="line">One sin, I know, another doth provoke;</div>
                              <div class="line">Murder's as near to lust as flame to smoke:</div>
                              <div class="line">Poison and treason are the hands of sin,</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, and the targets, to put off the shame:</div>
                              <div class="line">Then, lest my lie be cropp'd to keep you clear,</div>
                              <div class="line">By flight I'll shun the danger which I fear.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <p>Re-enter ANTIOCHUS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">He hath found the meaning, for which we mean</div>
                              <div class="line">To have his head.</div>
                              <div class="line">He must not live to trumpet forth my infamy,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor tell the world Antiochus doth sin</div>
                              <div class="line">In such a loathed manner;</div>
                              <div class="line">And therefore instantly this prince must die:</div>
                              <div class="line">For by his fall my honour must keep high.</div>
                              <div class="line">Who attends us there?</div>
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                        </div>
                        <p>Enter THALIARD</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                              <div class="line">Doth your highness call?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Thaliard,</div>
                              <div class="line">You are of our chamber, and our mind partakes</div>
                              <div class="line">Her private actions to your secrecy;</div>
                              <div class="line">And for your faithfulness we will advance you.</div>
                              <div class="line">Thaliard, behold, here's poison, and here's gold;</div>
                              <div class="line">We hate the prince of Tyre, and thou must kill him:</div>
                              <div class="line">It fits thee not to ask the reason why,</div>
                              <div class="line">Because we bid it. Say, is it done?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis done.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Enough.</div>
                              <p>Enter a Messenger</p>
                              <div class="line">Let your breath cool yourself, telling your haste.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord, prince Pericles is fled.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">As thou</div>
                              <div class="line">Wilt live, fly after: and like an arrow shot</div>
                              <div class="line">From a well-experienced archer hits the mark</div>
                              <div class="line">His eye doth level at, so thou ne'er return</div>
                              <div class="line">Unless thou say 'Prince Pericles is dead.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">If I can get him within my pistol's length,</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll make him sure enough: so, farewell to your highness.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTIOCHUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Thaliard, adieu!</div>
                              <p>Exit THALIARD</p>
                              <div class="line">Till Pericles be dead,</div>
                              <div class="line">My heart can lend no succor to my head.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.4">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>3. SCENE II.  Tyre. A room in the palace.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter PERICLES</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>To Lords without</span>  Let none disturb us.--Why should</div>
                              <div class="line">this change of thoughts,</div>
                              <div class="line">The sad companion, dull-eyed melancholy,</div>
                              <div class="line">Be my so used a guest as not an hour,</div>
                              <div class="line">In the day's glorious walk, or peaceful night,</div>
                              <div class="line">The tomb where grief should sleep, can breed me quiet?</div>
                              <div class="line">Here pleasures court mine eyes, and mine eyes shun them,</div>
                              <div class="line">And danger, which I fear'd, is at Antioch,</div>
                              <div class="line">Whose aim seems far too short to hit me here:</div>
                              <div class="line">Yet neither pleasure's art can joy my spirits,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor yet the other's distance comfort me.</div>
                              <div class="line">Then it is thus: the passions of the mind,</div>
                              <div class="line">That have their first conception by mis-dread,</div>
                              <div class="line">Have after-nourishment and life by care;</div>
                              <div class="line">And what was first but fear what might be done,</div>
                              <div class="line">Grows elder now and cares it be not done.</div>
                              <div class="line">And so with me: the great Antiochus,</div>
                              <div class="line">'Gainst whom I am too little to contend,</div>
                              <div class="line">Since he's so great can make his will his act,</div>
                              <div class="line">Will think me speaking, though I swear to silence;</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor boots it me to say I honour him.</div>
                              <div class="line">If he suspect I may dishonour him:</div>
                              <div class="line">And what may make him blush in being known,</div>
                              <div class="line">He'll stop the course by which it might be known;</div>
                              <div class="line">With hostile forces he'll o'erspread the land,</div>
                              <div class="line">And with the ostent of war will look so huge,</div>
                              <div class="line">Amazement shall drive courage from the state;</div>
                              <div class="line">Our men be vanquish'd ere they do resist,</div>
                              <div class="line">And subjects punish'd that ne'er thought offence:</div>
                              <div class="line">Which care of them, not pity of myself,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who am no more but as the tops of trees,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which fence the roots they grow by and defend them,</div>
                              <div class="line">Makes both my body pine and soul to languish,</div>
                              <div class="line">And punish that before that he would punish.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter HELICANUS, with other Lords</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Joy and all comfort in your sacred breast!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">And keep your mind, till you return to us,</div>
                              <div class="line">Peaceful and comfortable!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Peace, peace, and give experience tongue.</div>
                              <div class="line">They do abuse the king that flatter him:</div>
                              <div class="line">For flattery is the bellows blows up sin;</div>
                              <div class="line">The thing which is flatter'd, but a spark,</div>
                              <div class="line">To which that blast gives heat and stronger glowing;</div>
                              <div class="line">Whereas reproof, obedient and in order,</div>
                              <div class="line">Fits kings, as they are men, for they may err.</div>
                              <div class="line">When Signior Sooth here does proclaim a peace,</div>
                              <div class="line">He flatters you, makes war upon your life.</div>
                              <div class="line">Prince, pardon me, or strike me, if you please;</div>
                              <div class="line">I cannot be much lower than my knees.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">All leave us else; but let your cares o'erlook</div>
                              <div class="line">What shipping and what lading's in our haven,</div>
                              <div class="line">And then return to us.</div>
                              <p>Exeunt Lords</p>
                              <div class="line">Helicanus, thou</div>
                              <div class="line">Hast moved us: what seest thou in our looks?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">An angry brow, dread lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">If there be such a dart in princes' frowns,</div>
                              <div class="line">How durst thy tongue move anger to our face?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">How dare the plants look up to heaven, from whence</div>
                              <div class="line">They have their nourishment?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou know'st I have power</div>
                              <div class="line">To take thy life from thee.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Kneeling</span>
                              </div>
                              <div class="line">I have ground the axe myself;</div>
                              <div class="line">Do you but strike the blow.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Rise, prithee, rise.</div>
                              <div class="line">Sit down: thou art no flatterer:</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank thee for it; and heaven forbid</div>
                              <div class="line">That kings should let their ears hear their</div>
                              <div class="line">faults hid!</div>
                              <div class="line">Fit counsellor and servant for a prince,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who by thy wisdom makest a prince thy servant,</div>
                              <div class="line">What wouldst thou have me do?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">To bear with patience</div>
                              <div class="line">Such griefs as you yourself do lay upon yourself.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou speak'st like a physician, Helicanus,</div>
                              <div class="line">That minister'st a potion unto me</div>
                              <div class="line">That thou wouldst tremble to receive thyself.</div>
                              <div class="line">Attend me, then: I went to Antioch,</div>
                              <div class="line">Where as thou know'st, against the face of death,</div>
                              <div class="line">I sought the purchase of a glorious beauty.</div>
                              <div class="line">From whence an issue I might propagate,</div>
                              <div class="line">Are arms to princes, and bring joys to subjects.</div>
                              <div class="line">Her face was to mine eye beyond all wonder;</div>
                              <div class="line">The rest--hark in thine ear--as black as incest:</div>
                              <div class="line">Which by my knowledge found, the sinful father</div>
                              <div class="line">Seem'd not to strike, but smooth: but thou</div>
                              <div class="line">know'st this,</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.</div>
                              <div class="line">Such fear so grew in me, I hither fled,</div>
                              <div class="line">Under the covering of a careful night,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who seem'd my good protector; and, being here,</div>
                              <div class="line">Bethought me what was past, what might succeed.</div>
                              <div class="line">I knew him tyrannous; and tyrants' fears</div>
                              <div class="line">Decrease not, but grow faster than the years:</div>
                              <div class="line">And should he doubt it, as no doubt he doth,</div>
                              <div class="line">That I should open to the listening air</div>
                              <div class="line">How many worthy princes' bloods were shed,</div>
                              <div class="line">To keep his bed of blackness unlaid ope,</div>
                              <div class="line">To lop that doubt, he'll fill this land with arms,</div>
                              <div class="line">And make pretence of wrong that I have done him:</div>
                              <div class="line">When all, for mine, if I may call offence,</div>
                              <div class="line">Must feel war's blow, who spares not innocence:</div>
                              <div class="line">Which love to all, of which thyself art one,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who now reprovest me for it,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Alas, sir!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Drew sleep out of mine eyes, blood from my cheeks,</div>
                              <div class="line">Musings into my mind, with thousand doubts</div>
                              <div class="line">How I might stop this tempest ere it came;</div>
                              <div class="line">And finding little comfort to relieve them,</div>
                              <div class="line">I thought it princely charity to grieve them.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, my lord, since you have given me leave to speak.</div>
                              <div class="line">Freely will I speak. Antiochus you fear,</div>
                              <div class="line">And justly too, I think, you fear the tyrant,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who either by public war or private treason</div>
                              <div class="line">Will take away your life.</div>
                              <div class="line">Therefore, my lord, go travel for a while,</div>
                              <div class="line">Till that his rage and anger be forgot,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or till the Destinies do cut his thread of life.</div>
                              <div class="line">Your rule direct to any; if to me.</div>
                              <div class="line">Day serves not light more faithful than I'll be.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I do not doubt thy faith;</div>
                              <div class="line">But should he wrong my liberties in my absence?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">We'll mingle our bloods together in the earth,</div>
                              <div class="line">From whence we had our being and our birth.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Tyre, I now look from thee then, and to Tarsus</div>
                              <div class="line">Intend my travel, where I'll hear from thee;</div>
                              <div class="line">And by whose letters I'll dispose myself.</div>
                              <div class="line">The care I had and have of subjects' good</div>
                              <div class="line">On thee I lay whose wisdom's strength can bear it.</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll take thy word for faith, not ask thine oath:</div>
                              <div class="line">Who shuns not to break one will sure crack both:</div>
                              <div class="line">But in our orbs we'll live so round and safe,</div>
                              <div class="line">That time of both this truth shall ne'er convince,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou show'dst a subject's shine, I a true prince.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.5">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>4. SCENE III.  Tyre. An ante-chamber in the palace.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter THALIARD</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                              <div class="line">So, this is Tyre, and this the court. Here must I</div>
                              <div class="line">kill King Pericles; and if I do it not, I am sure to</div>
                              <div class="line">be hanged at home: 'tis dangerous. Well, I perceive</div>
                              <div class="line">he was a wise fellow, and had good discretion, that,</div>
                              <div class="line">being bid to ask what he would of the king, desired</div>
                              <div class="line">he might know none of his secrets: now do I see he</div>
                              <div class="line">had some reason for't; for if a king bid a man be a</div>
                              <div class="line">villain, he's bound by the indenture of his oath to</div>
                              <div class="line">be one! Hush! here come the lords of Tyre.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter HELICANUS and ESCANES, with other Lords of Tyre</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">You shall not need, my fellow peers of Tyre,</div>
                              <div class="line">Further to question me of your king's departure:</div>
                              <div class="line">His seal'd commission, left in trust with me,</div>
                              <div class="line">Doth speak sufficiently he's gone to travel.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  How! the king gone!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">If further yet you will be satisfied,</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, as it were unlicensed of your loves,</div>
                              <div class="line">He would depart, I'll give some light unto you.</div>
                              <div class="line">Being at Antioch--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>          What from Antioch?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Royal Antiochus--on what cause I know not--</div>
                              <div class="line">Took some displeasure at him; at least he judged so:</div>
                              <div class="line">And doubting lest that he had err'd or sinn'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">To show his sorrow, he'ld correct himself;</div>
                              <div class="line">So puts himself unto the shipman's toil,</div>
                              <div class="line">With whom each minute threatens life or death.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  Well, I perceive</div>
                              <div class="line">I shall not be hang'd now, although I would;</div>
                              <div class="line">But since he's gone, the king's seas must please:</div>
                              <div class="line">He 'scaped the land, to perish at the sea.</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll present myself. Peace to the lords of Tyre!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Lord Thaliard from Antiochus is welcome.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THALIARD</div>
                              <div class="line">From him I come</div>
                              <div class="line">With message unto princely Pericles;</div>
                              <div class="line">But since my landing I have understood</div>
                              <div class="line">Your lord has betook himself to unknown travels,</div>
                              <div class="line">My message must return from whence it came.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">We have no reason to desire it,</div>
                              <div class="line">Commended to our master, not to us:</div>
                              <div class="line">Yet, ere you shall depart, this we desire,</div>
                              <div class="line">As friends to Antioch, we may feast in Tyre.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.6">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>5. SCENE IV.  Tarsus. A room in the Governor's house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter CLEON, the governor of Tarsus, with DIONYZA,
and others</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">My Dionyza, shall we rest us here,</div>
                              <div class="line">And by relating tales of others' griefs,</div>
                              <div class="line">See if 'twill teach us to forget our own?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                              <div class="line">That were to blow at fire in hope to quench it;</div>
                              <div class="line">For who digs hills because they do aspire</div>
                              <div class="line">Throws down one mountain to cast up a higher.</div>
                              <div class="line">O my distressed lord, even such our griefs are;</div>
                              <div class="line">Here they're but felt, and seen with mischief's eyes,</div>
                              <div class="line">But like to groves, being topp'd, they higher rise.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">O Dionyza,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who wanteth food, and will not say he wants it,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or can conceal his hunger till he famish?</div>
                              <div class="line">Our tongues and sorrows do sound deep</div>
                              <div class="line">Our woes into the air; our eyes do weep,</div>
                              <div class="line">Till tongues fetch breath that may proclaim them louder;</div>
                              <div class="line">That, if heaven slumber while their creatures want,</div>
                              <div class="line">They may awake their helps to comfort them.</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll then discourse our woes, felt several years,</div>
                              <div class="line">And wanting breath to speak help me with tears.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll do my best, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">This Tarsus, o'er which I have the government,</div>
                              <div class="line">A city on whom plenty held full hand,</div>
                              <div class="line">For riches strew'd herself even in the streets;</div>
                              <div class="line">Whose towers bore heads so high they kiss'd the clouds,</div>
                              <div class="line">And strangers ne'er beheld but wondered at;</div>
                              <div class="line">Whose men and dames so jetted and adorn'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">Like one another's glass to trim them by:</div>
                              <div class="line">Their tables were stored full, to glad the sight,</div>
                              <div class="line">And not so much to feed on as delight;</div>
                              <div class="line">All poverty was scorn'd, and pride so great,</div>
                              <div class="line">The name of help grew odious to repeat.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                              <div class="line">O, 'tis too true.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">But see what heaven can do! By this our change,</div>
                              <div class="line">These mouths, who but of late, earth, sea, and air,</div>
                              <div class="line">Were all too little to content and please,</div>
                              <div class="line">Although they gave their creatures in abundance,</div>
                              <div class="line">As houses are defiled for want of use,</div>
                              <div class="line">They are now starved for want of exercise:</div>
                              <div class="line">Those palates who, not yet two summers younger,</div>
                              <div class="line">Must have inventions to delight the taste,</div>
                              <div class="line">Would now be glad of bread, and beg for it:</div>
                              <div class="line">Those mothers who, to nousle up their babes,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thought nought too curious, are ready now</div>
                              <div class="line">To eat those little darlings whom they loved.</div>
                              <div class="line">So sharp are hunger's teeth, that man and wife</div>
                              <div class="line">Draw lots who first shall die to lengthen life:</div>
                              <div class="line">Here stands a lord, and there a lady weeping;</div>
                              <div class="line">Here many sink, yet those which see them fall</div>
                              <div class="line">Have scarce strength left to give them burial.</div>
                              <div class="line">Is not this true?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                              <div class="line">Our cheeks and hollow eyes do witness it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">O, let those cities that of plenty's cup</div>
                              <div class="line">And her prosperities so largely taste,</div>
                              <div class="line">With their superfluous riots, hear these tears!</div>
                              <div class="line">The misery of Tarsus may be theirs.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter a Lord</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Where's the lord governor?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">Here.</div>
                              <div class="line">Speak out thy sorrows which thou bring'st in haste,</div>
                              <div class="line">For comfort is too far for us to expect.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">We have descried, upon our neighbouring shore,</div>
                              <div class="line">A portly sail of ships make hitherward.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">I thought as much.</div>
                              <div class="line">One sorrow never comes but brings an heir,</div>
                              <div class="line">That may succeed as his inheritor;</div>
                              <div class="line">And so in ours: some neighbouring nation,</div>
                              <div class="line">Taking advantage of our misery,</div>
                              <div class="line">Hath stuff'd these hollow vessels with their power,</div>
                              <div class="line">To beat us down, the which are down already;</div>
                              <div class="line">And make a conquest of unhappy me,</div>
                              <div class="line">Whereas no glory's got to overcome.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">That's the least fear; for, by the semblance</div>
                              <div class="line">Of their white flags display'd, they bring us peace,</div>
                              <div class="line">And come to us as favourers, not as foes.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou speak'st like him's untutor'd to repeat:</div>
                              <div class="line">Who makes the fairest show means most deceit.</div>
                              <div class="line">But bring they what they will and what they can,</div>
                              <div class="line">What need we fear?</div>
                              <div class="line">The ground's the lowest, and we are half way there.</div>
                              <div class="line">Go tell their general we attend him here,</div>
                              <div class="line">To know for what he comes, and whence he comes,</div>
                              <div class="line">And what he craves.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">I go, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">Welcome is peace, if he on peace consist;</div>
                              <div class="line">If wars, we are unable to resist.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter PERICLES with Attendants</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Lord governor, for so we hear you are,</div>
                              <div class="line">Let not our ships and number of our men</div>
                              <div class="line">Be like a beacon fired to amaze your eyes.</div>
                              <div class="line">We have heard your miseries as far as Tyre,</div>
                              <div class="line">And seen the desolation of your streets:</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor come we to add sorrow to your tears,</div>
                              <div class="line">But to relieve them of their heavy load;</div>
                              <div class="line">And these our ships, you happily may think</div>
                              <div class="line">Are like the Trojan horse was stuff'd within</div>
                              <div class="line">With bloody veins, expecting overthrow,</div>
                              <div class="line">Are stored with corn to make your needy bread,</div>
                              <div class="line">And give them life whom hunger starved half dead.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">All</div>
                              <div class="line">The gods of Greece protect you!</div>
                              <div class="line">And we'll pray for you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Arise, I pray you, rise:</div>
                              <div class="line">We do not look for reverence, but to love,</div>
                              <div class="line">And harbourage for ourself, our ships, and men.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">The which when any shall not gratify,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or pay you with unthankfulness in thought,</div>
                              <div class="line">Be it our wives, our children, or ourselves,</div>
                              <div class="line">The curse of heaven and men succeed their evils!</div>
                              <div class="line">Till when,--the which I hope shall ne'er be seen,--</div>
                              <div class="line">Your grace is welcome to our town and us.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Which welcome we'll accept; feast here awhile,</div>
                              <div class="line">Until our stars that frown lend us a smile.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE I.  Pentapolis. An open place by the sea-side.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE II.  The same. A public way or platform leading to the lists. A pavilion by the side of it for the reception of King, Princess, Lords, &c.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE III.  The same. A hall of state: a banquet prepared.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.6">5. SCENE IV.  Tyre. A room in the Governor's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.7">6. SCENE V.  Pentapolis. A room in the palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. [Prologue]</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter GOWER</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOWER</div>
                              <div class="line">Here have you seen a mighty king</div>
                              <div class="line">His child, I wis, to incest bring;</div>
                              <div class="line">A better prince and benign lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">That will prove awful both in deed and word.</div>
                              <div class="line">Be quiet then as men should be,</div>
                              <div class="line">Till he hath pass'd necessity.</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll show you those in troubles reign,</div>
                              <div class="line">Losing a mite, a mountain gain.</div>
                              <div class="line">The good in conversation,</div>
                              <div class="line">To whom I give my benison,</div>
                              <div class="line">Is still at Tarsus, where each man</div>
                              <div class="line">Thinks all is writ he speken can;</div>
                              <div class="line">And, to remember what he does,</div>
                              <div class="line">Build his statue to make him glorious:</div>
                              <div class="line">But tidings to the contrary</div>
                              <div class="line">Are brought your eyes; what need speak I?</div>
                              <h3 class="bridgehead">DUMB SHOW.</h3>
                              <p>Enter at one door PERICLES talking with CLEON; all
the train with them. Enter at another door a
Gentleman, with a letter to PERICLES; PERICLES
shows the letter to CLEON; gives the Messenger a
reward, and knights him. Exit PERICLES at one
door, and CLEON at another</p>
                              <div class="line">Good Helicane, that stay'd at home,</div>
                              <div class="line">Not to eat honey like a drone</div>
                              <div class="line">From others' labours; for though he strive</div>
                              <div class="line">To killen bad, keep good alive;</div>
                              <div class="line">And to fulfil his prince' desire,</div>
                              <div class="line">Sends word of all that haps in Tyre:</div>
                              <div class="line">How Thaliard came full bent with sin</div>
                              <div class="line">And had intent to murder him;</div>
                              <div class="line">And that in Tarsus was not best</div>
                              <div class="line">Longer for him to make his rest.</div>
                              <div class="line">He, doing so, put forth to seas,</div>
                              <div class="line">Where when men been, there's seldom ease;</div>
                              <div class="line">For now the wind begins to blow;</div>
                              <div class="line">Thunder above and deeps below</div>
                              <div class="line">Make such unquiet, that the ship</div>
                              <div class="line">Should house him safe is wreck'd and split;</div>
                              <div class="line">And he, good prince, having all lost,</div>
                              <div class="line">By waves from coast to coast is tost:</div>
                              <div class="line">All perishen of man, of pelf,</div>
                              <div class="line">Ne aught escapen but himself;</div>
                              <div class="line">Till fortune, tired with doing bad,</div>
                              <div class="line">Threw him ashore, to give him glad:</div>
                              <div class="line">And here he comes. What shall be next,</div>
                              <div class="line">Pardon old Gower,--this longs the text.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.3">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>2. SCENE I.  Pentapolis. An open place by the sea-side.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter PERICLES, wet</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Yet cease your ire, you angry stars of heaven!</div>
                              <div class="line">Wind, rain, and thunder, remember, earthly man</div>
                              <div class="line">Is but a substance that must yield to you;</div>
                              <div class="line">And I, as fits my nature, do obey you:</div>
                              <div class="line">Alas, the sea hath cast me on the rocks,</div>
                              <div class="line">Wash'd me from shore to shore, and left me breath</div>
                              <div class="line">Nothing to think on but ensuing death:</div>
                              <div class="line">Let it suffice the greatness of your powers</div>
                              <div class="line">To have bereft a prince of all his fortunes;</div>
                              <div class="line">And having thrown him from your watery grave,</div>
                              <div class="line">Here to have death in peace is all he'll crave.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter three FISHERMEN</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">What, ho, Pilch!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Ha, come and bring away the nets!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">What, Patch-breech, I say!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">What say you, master?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Look how thou stirrest now! come away, or I'll</div>
                              <div class="line">fetch thee with a wanion.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Faith, master, I am thinking of the poor men that</div>
                              <div class="line">were cast away before us even now.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Alas, poor souls, it grieved my heart to hear what</div>
                              <div class="line">pitiful cries they made to us to help them, when,</div>
                              <div class="line">well-a-day, we could scarce help ourselves.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, master, said not I as much when I saw the</div>
                              <div class="line">porpus how he bounced and tumbled? they say</div>
                              <div class="line">they're half fish, half flesh: a plague on them,</div>
                              <div class="line">they ne'er come but I look to be washed. Master, I</div>
                              <div class="line">marvel how the fishes live in the sea.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the</div>
                              <div class="line">little ones: I can compare our rich misers to</div>
                              <div class="line">nothing so fitly as to a whale; a' plays and</div>
                              <div class="line">tumbles, driving the poor fry before him, and at</div>
                              <div class="line">last devours them all at a mouthful: such whales</div>
                              <div class="line">have I heard on o' the land, who never leave gaping</div>
                              <div class="line">till they've swallowed the whole parish, church,</div>
                              <div class="line">steeple, bells, and all.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  A pretty moral.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">But, master, if I had been the sexton, I would have</div>
                              <div class="line">been that day in the belfry.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, man?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Because he should have swallowed me too: and when I</div>
                              <div class="line">had been in his belly, I would have kept such a</div>
                              <div class="line">jangling of the bells, that he should never have</div>
                              <div class="line">left, till he cast bells, steeple, church, and</div>
                              <div class="line">parish up again. But if the good King Simonides</div>
                              <div class="line">were of my mind,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  Simonides!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">We would purge the land of these drones, that rob</div>
                              <div class="line">the bee of her honey.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  How from the finny subject of the sea</div>
                              <div class="line">These fishers tell the infirmities of men;</div>
                              <div class="line">And from their watery empire recollect</div>
                              <div class="line">All that may men approve or men detect!</div>
                              <div class="line">Peace be at your labour, honest fishermen.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Honest! good fellow, what's that? If it be a day</div>
                              <div class="line">fits you, search out of the calendar, and nobody</div>
                              <div class="line">look after it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">May see the sea hath cast upon your coast.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">What a drunken knave was the sea to cast thee in our</div>
                              <div class="line">way!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">A man whom both the waters and the wind,</div>
                              <div class="line">In that vast tennis-court, have made the ball</div>
                              <div class="line">For them to play upon, entreats you pity him:</div>
                              <div class="line">He asks of you, that never used to beg.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">No, friend, cannot you beg? Here's them in our</div>
                              <div class="line">country Greece gets more with begging than we can do</div>
                              <div class="line">with working.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Canst thou catch any fishes, then?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I never practised it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, then thou wilt starve, sure; for here's nothing</div>
                              <div class="line">to be got now-a-days, unless thou canst fish for't.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">What I have been I have forgot to know;</div>
                              <div class="line">But what I am, want teaches me to think on:</div>
                              <div class="line">A man throng'd up with cold: my veins are chill,</div>
                              <div class="line">And have no more of life than may suffice</div>
                              <div class="line">To give my tongue that heat to ask your help;</div>
                              <div class="line">Which if you shall refuse, when I am dead,</div>
                              <div class="line">For that I am a man, pray see me buried.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Die quoth-a? Now gods forbid! I have a gown here;</div>
                              <div class="line">come, put it on; keep thee warm. Now, afore me, a</div>
                              <div class="line">handsome fellow! Come, thou shalt go home, and</div>
                              <div class="line">we'll have flesh for holidays, fish for</div>
                              <div class="line">fasting-days, and moreo'er puddings and flap-jacks,</div>
                              <div class="line">and thou shalt be welcome.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank you, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Hark you, my friend; you said you could not beg.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I did but crave.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">But crave! Then I'll turn craver too, and so I</div>
                              <div class="line">shall 'scape whipping.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, are all your beggars whipped, then?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">O, not all, my friend, not all; for if all your</div>
                              <div class="line">beggars were whipped, I would wish no better office</div>
                              <div class="line">than to be beadle. But, master, I'll go draw up the</div>
                              <div class="line">net.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit with Third Fisherman</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  How well this honest mirth becomes their labour!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Hark you, sir, do you know where ye are?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Not well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, I'll tell you: this is called Pentapolis, and</div>
                              <div class="line">our king the good Simonides.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">The good King Simonides, do you call him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, sir; and he deserves so to be called for his</div>
                              <div class="line">peaceable reign and good government.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">He is a happy king, since he gains from his subjects</div>
                              <div class="line">the name of good by his government. How far is his</div>
                              <div class="line">court distant from this shore?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Marry, sir, half a day's journey: and I'll tell</div>
                              <div class="line">you, he hath a fair daughter, and to-morrow is her</div>
                              <div class="line">birth-day; and there are princes and knights come</div>
                              <div class="line">from all parts of the world to just and tourney for her love.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Were my fortunes equal to my desires, I could wish</div>
                              <div class="line">to make one there.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">O, sir, things must be as they may; and what a man</div>
                              <div class="line">cannot get, he may lawfully deal for--his wife's soul.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Re-enter Second and Third Fishermen, drawing up a net</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Help, master, help! here's a fish hangs in the net,</div>
                              <div class="line">like a poor man's right in the law; 'twill hardly</div>
                              <div class="line">come out. Ha! bots on't, 'tis come at last, and</div>
                              <div class="line">'tis turned to a rusty armour.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">An armour, friends! I pray you, let me see it.</div>
                              <div class="line">Thanks, fortune, yet, that, after all my crosses,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou givest me somewhat to repair myself;</div>
                              <div class="line">And though it was mine own, part of my heritage,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which my dead father did bequeath to me.</div>
                              <div class="line">With this strict charge, even as he left his life,</div>
                              <div class="line">'Keep it, my Pericles; it hath been a shield</div>
                              <div class="line">Twixt me and death;'--and pointed to this brace;--</div>
                              <div class="line">'For that it saved me, keep it; in like necessity--</div>
                              <div class="line">The which the gods protect thee from!--may</div>
                              <div class="line">defend thee.'</div>
                              <div class="line">It kept where I kept, I so dearly loved it;</div>
                              <div class="line">Till the rough seas, that spare not any man,</div>
                              <div class="line">Took it in rage, though calm'd have given't again:</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank thee for't: my shipwreck now's no ill,</div>
                              <div class="line">Since I have here my father's gift in's will.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">What mean you, sir?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">To beg of you, kind friends, this coat of worth,</div>
                              <div class="line">For it was sometime target to a king;</div>
                              <div class="line">I know it by this mark. He loved me dearly,</div>
                              <div class="line">And for his sake I wish the having of it;</div>
                              <div class="line">And that you'ld guide me to your sovereign's court,</div>
                              <div class="line">Where with it I may appear a gentleman;</div>
                              <div class="line">And if that ever my low fortune's better,</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll pay your bounties; till then rest your debtor.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, wilt thou tourney for the lady?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll show the virtue I have borne in arms.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, do 'e take it, and the gods give thee good on't!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, but hark you, my friend; 'twas we that made up</div>
                              <div class="line">this garment through the rough seams of the waters:</div>
                              <div class="line">there are certain condolements, certain vails. I</div>
                              <div class="line">hope, sir, if you thrive, you'll remember from</div>
                              <div class="line">whence you had it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Believe 't, I will.</div>
                              <div class="line">By your furtherance I am clothed in steel;</div>
                              <div class="line">And, spite of all the rapture of the sea,</div>
                              <div class="line">This jewel holds his building on my arm:</div>
                              <div class="line">Unto thy value I will mount myself</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon a courser, whose delightful steps</div>
                              <div class="line">Shall make the gazer joy to see him tread.</div>
                              <div class="line">Only, my friend, I yet am unprovided</div>
                              <div class="line">Of a pair of bases.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Fisherman</div>
                              <div class="line">We'll sure provide: thou shalt have my best gown to</div>
                              <div class="line">make thee a pair; and I'll bring thee to the court myself.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Then honour be but a goal to my will,</div>
                              <div class="line">This day I'll rise, or else add ill to ill.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.4">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>3. SCENE II.  The same. A public way or platform leading to the lists. A pavilion by the side of it for the reception of King, Princess, Lords, &c.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter SIMONIDES, THAISA, Lords, and Attendants</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Are the knights ready to begin the triumph?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">They are, my liege;</div>
                              <div class="line">And stay your coming to present themselves.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Return them, we are ready; and our daughter,</div>
                              <div class="line">In honour of whose birth these triumphs are,</div>
                              <div class="line">Sits here, like beauty's child, whom nature gat</div>
                              <div class="line">For men to see, and seeing wonder at.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit a Lord</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">It pleaseth you, my royal father, to express</div>
                              <div class="line">My commendations great, whose merit's less.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">It's fit it should be so; for princes are</div>
                              <div class="line">A model which heaven makes like to itself:</div>
                              <div class="line">As jewels lose their glory if neglected,</div>
                              <div class="line">So princes their renowns if not respected.</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis now your honour, daughter, to explain</div>
                              <div class="line">The labour of each knight in his device.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">Which, to preserve mine honour, I'll perform.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter a Knight; he passes over, and his Squire
presents his shield to the Princess</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Who is the first that doth prefer himself?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">A knight of Sparta, my renowned father;</div>
                              <div class="line">And the device he bears upon his shield</div>
                              <div class="line">Is a black Ethiope reaching at the sun</div>
                              <div class="line">The word, 'Lux tua vita mihi.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">He loves you well that holds his life of you.</div>
                              <p>The Second Knight passes over</p>
                              <div class="line">Who is the second that presents himself?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">A prince of Macedon, my royal father;</div>
                              <div class="line">And the device he bears upon his shield</div>
                              <div class="line">Is an arm'd knight that's conquer'd by a lady;</div>
                              <div class="line">The motto thus, in Spanish, 'Piu por dulzura que por fuerza.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>The Third Knight passes over</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">And what's the third?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">The third of Antioch;</div>
                              <div class="line">And his device, a wreath of chivalry;</div>
                              <div class="line">The word, 'Me pompae provexit apex.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>The Fourth Knight passes over</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">What is the fourth?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">A burning torch that's turned upside down;</div>
                              <div class="line">The word, 'Quod me alit, me extinguit.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Which shows that beauty hath his power and will,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which can as well inflame as it can kill.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>The Fifth Knight passes over</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">The fifth, an hand environed with clouds,</div>
                              <div class="line">Holding out gold that's by the touchstone tried;</div>
                              <div class="line">The motto thus, 'Sic spectanda fides.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>The Sixth Knight, PERICLES, passes over</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">And what's</div>
                              <div class="line">The sixth and last, the which the knight himself</div>
                              <div class="line">With such a graceful courtesy deliver'd?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">He seems to be a stranger; but his present is</div>
                              <div class="line">A wither'd branch, that's only green at top;</div>
                              <div class="line">The motto, 'In hac spe vivo.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">A pretty moral;</div>
                              <div class="line">From the dejected state wherein he is,</div>
                              <div class="line">He hopes by you his fortunes yet may flourish.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">He had need mean better than his outward show</div>
                              <div class="line">Can any way speak in his just commend;</div>
                              <div class="line">For by his rusty outside he appears</div>
                              <div class="line">To have practised more the whipstock than the lance.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">He well may be a stranger, for he comes</div>
                              <div class="line">To an honour'd triumph strangely furnished.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">And on set purpose let his armour rust</div>
                              <div class="line">Until this day, to scour it in the dust.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Opinion's but a fool, that makes us scan</div>
                              <div class="line">The outward habit by the inward man.</div>
                              <div class="line">But stay, the knights are coming: we will withdraw</div>
                              <div class="line">Into the gallery.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                        <p>Great shouts within and all cry 'The mean knight!'</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.5">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>4. SCENE III.  The same. A hall of state: a banquet prepared.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter SIMONIDES, THAISA, Lords, Attendants, and
Knights, from tilting</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Knights,</div>
                              <div class="line">To say you're welcome were superfluous.</div>
                              <div class="line">To place upon the volume of your deeds,</div>
                              <div class="line">As in a title-page, your worth in arms,</div>
                              <div class="line">Were more than you expect, or more than's fit,</div>
                              <div class="line">Since every worth in show commends itself.</div>
                              <div class="line">Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast:</div>
                              <div class="line">You are princes and my guests.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">But you, my knight and guest;</div>
                              <div class="line">To whom this wreath of victory I give,</div>
                              <div class="line">And crown you king of this day's happiness.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis more by fortune, lady, than by merit.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Call it by what you will, the day is yours;</div>
                              <div class="line">And here, I hope, is none that envies it.</div>
                              <div class="line">In framing an artist, art hath thus decreed,</div>
                              <div class="line">To make some good, but others to exceed;</div>
                              <div class="line">And you are her labour'd scholar. Come, queen o'</div>
                              <div class="line">the feast,--</div>
                              <div class="line">For, daughter, so you are,--here take your place:</div>
                              <div class="line">Marshal the rest, as they deserve their grace.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KNIGHTS</div>
                              <div class="line">We are honour'd much by good Simonides.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Your presence glads our days: honour we love;</div>
                              <div class="line">For who hates honour hates the gods above.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Marshal</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, yonder is your place.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Some other is more fit.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Knight</div>
                              <div class="line">Contend not, sir; for we are gentlemen</div>
                              <div class="line">That neither in our hearts nor outward eyes</div>
                              <div class="line">Envy the great nor do the low despise.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">You are right courteous knights.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Sit, sir, sit.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">By Jove, I wonder, that is king of thoughts,</div>
                              <div class="line">These cates resist me, she but thought upon.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">By Juno, that is queen of marriage,</div>
                              <div class="line">All viands that I eat do seem unsavoury.</div>
                              <div class="line">Wishing him my meat. Sure, he's a gallant gentleman.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">He's but a country gentleman;</div>
                              <div class="line">Has done no more than other knights have done;</div>
                              <div class="line">Has broken a staff or so; so let it pass.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">To me he seems like diamond to glass.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Yon king's to me like to my father's picture,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which tells me in that glory once he was;</div>
                              <div class="line">Had princes sit, like stars, about his throne,</div>
                              <div class="line">And he the sun, for them to reverence;</div>
                              <div class="line">None that beheld him, but, like lesser lights,</div>
                              <div class="line">Did vail their crowns to his supremacy:</div>
                              <div class="line">Where now his son's like a glow-worm in the night,</div>
                              <div class="line">The which hath fire in darkness, none in light:</div>
                              <div class="line">Whereby I see that Time's the king of men,</div>
                              <div class="line">He's both their parent, and he is their grave,</div>
                              <div class="line">And gives them what he will, not what they crave.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">What, are you merry, knights?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Knights</div>
                              <div class="line">Who can be other in this royal presence?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Here, with a cup that's stored unto the brim,--</div>
                              <div class="line">As you do love, fill to your mistress' lips,--</div>
                              <div class="line">We drink this health to you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">KNIGHTS</div>
                              <div class="line">We thank your grace.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Yet pause awhile:</div>
                              <div class="line">Yon knight doth sit too melancholy,</div>
                              <div class="line">As if the entertainment in our court</div>
                              <div class="line">Had not a show might countervail his worth.</div>
                              <div class="line">Note it not you, Thaisa?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">What is it</div>
                              <div class="line">To me, my father?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">O, attend, my daughter:</div>
                              <div class="line">Princes in this should live like gods above,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who freely give to every one that comes</div>
                              <div class="line">To honour them:</div>
                              <div class="line">And princes not doing so are like to gnats,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which make a sound, but kill'd are wonder'd at.</div>
                              <div class="line">Therefore to make his entrance more sweet,</div>
                              <div class="line">Here, say we drink this standing-bowl of wine to him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">Alas, my father, it befits not me</div>
                              <div class="line">Unto a stranger knight to be so bold:</div>
                              <div class="line">He may my proffer take for an offence,</div>
                              <div class="line">Since men take women's gifts for impudence.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">How!</div>
                              <div class="line">Do as I bid you, or you'll move me else.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  Now, by the gods, he could not please me better.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">And furthermore tell him, we desire to know of him,</div>
                              <div class="line">Of whence he is, his name and parentage.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">The king my father, sir, has drunk to you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">Wishing it so much blood unto your life.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank both him and you, and pledge him freely.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">And further he desires to know of you,</div>
                              <div class="line">Of whence you are, your name and parentage.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">A gentleman of Tyre; my name, Pericles;</div>
                              <div class="line">My education been in arts and arms;</div>
                              <div class="line">Who, looking for adventures in the world,</div>
                              <div class="line">Was by the rough seas reft of ships and men,</div>
                              <div class="line">And after shipwreck driven upon this shore.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">He thanks your grace; names himself Pericles,</div>
                              <div class="line">A gentleman of Tyre,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who only by misfortune of the seas</div>
                              <div class="line">Bereft of ships and men, cast on this shore.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Now, by the gods, I pity his misfortune,</div>
                              <div class="line">And will awake him from his melancholy.</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, gentlemen, we sit too long on trifles,</div>
                              <div class="line">And waste the time, which looks for other revels.</div>
                              <div class="line">Even in your armours, as you are address'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">Will very well become a soldier's dance.</div>
                              <div class="line">I will not have excuse, with saying this</div>
                              <div class="line">Loud music is too harsh for ladies' heads,</div>
                              <div class="line">Since they love men in arms as well as beds.</div>
                              <p>The Knights dance</p>
                              <div class="line">So, this was well ask'd,'twas so well perform'd.</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, sir;</div>
                              <div class="line">Here is a lady that wants breathing too:</div>
                              <div class="line">And I have heard, you knights of Tyre</div>
                              <div class="line">Are excellent in making ladies trip;</div>
                              <div class="line">And that their measures are as excellent.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">In those that practise them they are, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">O, that's as much as you would be denied</div>
                              <div class="line">Of your fair courtesy.</div>
                              <p>The Knights and Ladies dance</p>
                              <div class="line">Unclasp, unclasp:</div>
                              <div class="line">Thanks, gentlemen, to all; all have done well.</div>
                              <p>To PERICLES</p>
                              <div class="line">But you the best. Pages and lights, to conduct</div>
                              <div class="line">These knights unto their several lodgings!</div>
                              <p>To PERICLES</p>
                              <div class="line">Yours, sir,</div>
                              <div class="line">We have given order to be next our own.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I am at your grace's pleasure.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Princes, it is too late to talk of love;</div>
                              <div class="line">And that's the mark I know you level at:</div>
                              <div class="line">Therefore each one betake him to his rest;</div>
                              <div class="line">To-morrow all for speeding do their best.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.6">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>5. SCENE IV.  Tyre. A room in the Governor's house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter HELICANUS and ESCANES</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">No, Escanes, know this of me,</div>
                              <div class="line">Antiochus from incest lived not free:</div>
                              <div class="line">For which, the most high gods not minding longer</div>
                              <div class="line">To withhold the vengeance that they had in store,</div>
                              <div class="line">Due to this heinous capital offence,</div>
                              <div class="line">Even in the height and pride of all his glory,</div>
                              <div class="line">When he was seated in a chariot</div>
                              <div class="line">Of an inestimable value, and his daughter with him,</div>
                              <div class="line">A fire from heaven came and shrivell'd up</div>
                              <div class="line">Their bodies, even to loathing; for they so stunk,</div>
                              <div class="line">That all those eyes adored them ere their fall</div>
                              <div class="line">Scorn now their hand should give them burial.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCANES</div>
                              <div class="line">'Twas very strange.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">And yet but justice; for though</div>
                              <div class="line">This king were great, his greatness was no guard</div>
                              <div class="line">To bar heaven's shaft, but sin had his reward.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCANES</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis very true.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter two or three Lords</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">See, not a man in private conference</div>
                              <div class="line">Or council has respect with him but he.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">It shall no longer grieve without reproof.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">And cursed be he that will not second it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Follow me, then. Lord Helicane, a word.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">With me? and welcome: happy day, my lords.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Know that our griefs are risen to the top,</div>
                              <div class="line">And now at length they overflow their banks.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Your griefs! for what? wrong not your prince you love.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Wrong not yourself, then, noble Helicane;</div>
                              <div class="line">But if the prince do live, let us salute him,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or know what ground's made happy by his breath.</div>
                              <div class="line">If in the world he live, we'll seek him out;</div>
                              <div class="line">If in his grave he rest, we'll find him there;</div>
                              <div class="line">And be resolved he lives to govern us,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or dead, give's cause to mourn his funeral,</div>
                              <div class="line">And leave us to our free election.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Whose death indeed's the strongest in our censure:</div>
                              <div class="line">And knowing this kingdom is without a head,--</div>
                              <div class="line">Like goodly buildings left without a roof</div>
                              <div class="line">Soon fall to ruin,--your noble self,</div>
                              <div class="line">That best know how to rule and how to reign,</div>
                              <div class="line">We thus submit unto,--our sovereign.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">All</div>
                              <div class="line">Live, noble Helicane!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">For honour's cause, forbear your suffrages:</div>
                              <div class="line">If that you love Prince Pericles, forbear.</div>
                              <div class="line">Take I your wish, I leap into the seas,</div>
                              <div class="line">Where's hourly trouble for a minute's ease.</div>
                              <div class="line">A twelvemonth longer, let me entreat you to</div>
                              <div class="line">Forbear the absence of your king:</div>
                              <div class="line">If in which time expired, he not return,</div>
                              <div class="line">I shall with aged patience bear your yoke.</div>
                              <div class="line">But if I cannot win you to this love,</div>
                              <div class="line">Go search like nobles, like noble subjects,</div>
                              <div class="line">And in your search spend your adventurous worth;</div>
                              <div class="line">Whom if you find, and win unto return,</div>
                              <div class="line">You shall like diamonds sit about his crown.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">To wisdom he's a fool that will not yield;</div>
                              <div class="line">And since Lord Helicane enjoineth us,</div>
                              <div class="line">We with our travels will endeavour us.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">HELICANUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Then you love us, we you, and we'll clasp hands:</div>
                              <div class="line">When peers thus knit, a kingdom ever stands.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.7">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>6. SCENE V.  Pentapolis. A room in the palace.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter SIMONIDES, reading a letter, at one door:
the Knights meet him</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Knight</div>
                              <div class="line">Good morrow to the good Simonides.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Knights, from my daughter this I let you know,</div>
                              <div class="line">That for this twelvemonth she'll not undertake</div>
                              <div class="line">A married life.</div>
                              <div class="line">Her reason to herself is only known,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which yet from her by no means can I get.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Knight</div>
                              <div class="line">May we not get access to her, my lord?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">'Faith, by no means; she has so strictly tied</div>
                              <div class="line">Her to her chamber, that 'tis impossible.</div>
                              <div class="line">One twelve moons more she'll wear Diana's livery;</div>
                              <div class="line">This by the eye of Cynthia hath she vow'd</div>
                              <div class="line">And on her virgin honour will not break it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Knight</div>
                              <div class="line">Loath to bid farewell, we take our leaves.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt Knights</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">So,</div>
                              <div class="line">They are well dispatch'd; now to my daughter's letter:</div>
                              <div class="line">She tells me here, she'd wed the stranger knight,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or never more to view nor day nor light.</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis well, mistress; your choice agrees with mine;</div>
                              <div class="line">I like that well: nay, how absolute she's in't,</div>
                              <div class="line">Not minding whether I dislike or no!</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, I do commend her choice;</div>
                              <div class="line">And will no longer have it be delay'd.</div>
                              <div class="line">Soft! here he comes: I must dissemble it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter PERICLES</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">All fortune to the good Simonides!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">To you as much, sir! I am beholding to you</div>
                              <div class="line">For your sweet music this last night: I do</div>
                              <div class="line">Protest my ears were never better fed</div>
                              <div class="line">With such delightful pleasing harmony.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">It is your grace's pleasure to commend;</div>
                              <div class="line">Not my desert.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, you are music's master.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">The worst of all her scholars, my good lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Let me ask you one thing:</div>
                              <div class="line">What do you think of my daughter, sir?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">A most virtuous princess.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">And she is fair too, is she not?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">As a fair day in summer, wondrous fair.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, my daughter thinks very well of you;</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, so well, that you must be her master,</div>
                              <div class="line">And she will be your scholar: therefore look to it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I am unworthy for her schoolmaster.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">She thinks not so; peruse this writing else.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  What's here?</div>
                              <div class="line">A letter, that she loves the knight of Tyre!</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis the king's subtlety to have my life.</div>
                              <div class="line">O, seek not to entrap me, gracious lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">A stranger and distressed gentleman,</div>
                              <div class="line">That never aim'd so high to love your daughter,</div>
                              <div class="line">But bent all offices to honour her.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou hast bewitch'd my daughter, and thou art</div>
                              <div class="line">A villain.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">By the gods, I have not:</div>
                              <div class="line">Never did thought of mine levy offence;</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor never did my actions yet commence</div>
                              <div class="line">A deed might gain her love or your displeasure.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Traitor, thou liest.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Traitor!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, traitor.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Even in his throat--unless it be the king--</div>
                              <div class="line">That calls me traitor, I return the lie.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  Now, by the gods, I do applaud his courage.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">My actions are as noble as my thoughts,</div>
                              <div class="line">That never relish'd of a base descent.</div>
                              <div class="line">I came unto your court for honour's cause,</div>
                              <div class="line">And not to be a rebel to her state;</div>
                              <div class="line">And he that otherwise accounts of me,</div>
                              <div class="line">This sword shall prove he's honour's enemy.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">No?</div>
                              <div class="line">Here comes my daughter, she can witness it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter THAISA</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Then, as you are as virtuous as fair,</div>
                              <div class="line">Resolve your angry father, if my tongue</div>
                              <div class="line">Did ere solicit, or my hand subscribe</div>
                              <div class="line">To any syllable that made love to you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, sir, say if you had,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who takes offence at that would make me glad?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">Yea, mistress, are you so peremptory?</div>
                              <p>Aside</p>
                              <div class="line">I am glad on't with all my heart.--</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll tame you; I'll bring you in subjection.</div>
                              <div class="line">Will you, not having my consent,</div>
                              <div class="line">Bestow your love and your affections</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon a stranger?</div>
                              <p>Aside</p>
                              <div class="line">who, for aught I know,</div>
                              <div class="line">May be, nor can I think the contrary,</div>
                              <div class="line">As great in blood as I myself.--</div>
                              <div class="line">Therefore hear you, mistress; either frame</div>
                              <div class="line">Your will to mine,--and you, sir, hear you,</div>
                              <div class="line">Either be ruled by me, or I will make you--</div>
                              <div class="line">Man and wife:</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, come, your hands and lips must seal it too:</div>
                              <div class="line">And being join'd, I'll thus your hopes destroy;</div>
                              <div class="line">And for a further grief,--God give you joy!--</div>
                              <div class="line">What, are you both pleased?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, if you love me, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Even as my life, or blood that fosters it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">What, are you both agreed?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BOTH</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, if it please your majesty.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMONIDES</div>
                              <div class="line">It pleaseth me so well, that I will see you wed;</div>
                              <div class="line">And then with what haste you can get you to bed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.5">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 3. ACT III</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. [Prologue]</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE I</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE II.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE III.  Tarsus. A room in CLEON's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE IV.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.5.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. [Prologue]</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter GOWER</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOWER</div>
                              <div class="line">Now sleep y-slaked hath the rout;</div>
                              <div class="line">No din but snores the house about,</div>
                              <div class="line">Made louder by the o'er-fed breast</div>
                              <div class="line">Of this most pompous marriage-feast.</div>
                              <div class="line">The cat, with eyne of burning coal,</div>
                              <div class="line">Now crouches fore the mouse's hole;</div>
                              <div class="line">And crickets sing at the oven's mouth,</div>
                              <div class="line">E'er the blither for their drouth.</div>
                              <div class="line">Hymen hath brought the bride to bed.</div>
                              <div class="line">Where, by the loss of maidenhead,</div>
                              <div class="line">A babe is moulded. Be attent,</div>
                              <div class="line">And time that is so briefly spent</div>
                              <div class="line">With your fine fancies quaintly eche:</div>
                              <div class="line">What's dumb in show I'll plain with speech.</div>
                              <h3 class="bridgehead">DUMB SHOW.</h3>
                              <p>Enter, PERICLES and SIMONIDES at one door, with
Attendants; a Messenger meets them, kneels, and
gives PERICLES a letter: PERICLES shows it
SIMONIDES; the Lords kneel to him. Then enter
THAISA with child, with LYCHORIDA a nurse. The
KING shows her the letter; she rejoices: she and
PERICLES takes leave of her father, and depart with
LYCHORIDA and their Attendants. Then exeunt
SIMONIDES and the rest</p>
                              <div class="line">By many a dern and painful perch</div>
                              <div class="line">Of Pericles the careful search,</div>
                              <div class="line">By the four opposing coigns</div>
                              <div class="line">Which the world together joins,</div>
                              <div class="line">Is made with all due diligence</div>
                              <div class="line">That horse and sail and high expense</div>
                              <div class="line">Can stead the quest. At last from Tyre,</div>
                              <div class="line">Fame answering the most strange inquire,</div>
                              <div class="line">To the court of King Simonides</div>
                              <div class="line">Are letters brought, the tenor these:</div>
                              <div class="line">Antiochus and his daughter dead;</div>
                              <div class="line">The men of Tyrus on the head</div>
                              <div class="line">Of Helicanus would set on</div>
                              <div class="line">The crown of Tyre, but he will none:</div>
                              <div class="line">The mutiny he there hastes t' oppress;</div>
                              <div class="line">Says to 'em, if King Pericles</div>
                              <div class="line">Come not home in twice six moons,</div>
                              <div class="line">He, obedient to their dooms,</div>
                              <div class="line">Will take the crown. The sum of this,</div>
                              <div class="line">Brought hither to Pentapolis,</div>
                              <div class="line">Y-ravished the regions round,</div>
                              <div class="line">And every one with claps can sound,</div>
                              <div class="line">'Our heir-apparent is a king!</div>
                              <div class="line">Who dream'd, who thought of such a thing?'</div>
                              <div class="line">Brief, he must hence depart to Tyre:</div>
                              <div class="line">His queen with child makes her desire--</div>
                              <div class="line">Which who shall cross?--along to go:</div>
                              <div class="line">Omit we all their dole and woe:</div>
                              <div class="line">Lychorida, her nurse, she takes,</div>
                              <div class="line">And so to sea. Their vessel shakes</div>
                              <div class="line">On Neptune's billow; half the flood</div>
                              <div class="line">Hath their keel cut: but fortune's mood</div>
                              <div class="line">Varies again; the grisly north</div>
                              <div class="line">Disgorges such a tempest forth,</div>
                              <div class="line">That, as a duck for life that dives,</div>
                              <div class="line">So up and down the poor ship drives:</div>
                              <div class="line">The lady shrieks, and well-a-near</div>
                              <div class="line">Does fall in travail with her fear:</div>
                              <div class="line">And what ensues in this fell storm</div>
                              <div class="line">Shall for itself itself perform.</div>
                              <div class="line">I nill relate, action may</div>
                              <div class="line">Conveniently the rest convey;</div>
                              <div class="line">Which might not what by me is told.</div>
                              <div class="line">In your imagination hold</div>
                              <div class="line">This stage the ship, upon whose deck</div>
                              <div class="line">The sea-tost Pericles appears to speak.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.5.3">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>2. SCENE I</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter PERICLES, on shipboard</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou god of this great vast, rebuke these surges,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which wash both heaven and hell; and thou, that hast</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon the winds command, bind them in brass,</div>
                              <div class="line">Having call'd them from the deep! O, still</div>
                              <div class="line">Thy deafening, dreadful thunders; gently quench</div>
                              <div class="line">Thy nimble, sulphurous flashes! O, how, Lychorida,</div>
                              <div class="line">How does my queen? Thou stormest venomously;</div>
                              <div class="line">Wilt thou spit all thyself? The seaman's whistle</div>
                              <div class="line">Is as a whisper in the ears of death,</div>
                              <div class="line">Unheard. Lychorida!--Lucina, O</div>
                              <div class="line">Divinest patroness, and midwife gentle</div>
                              <div class="line">To those that cry by night, convey thy deity</div>
                              <div class="line">Aboard our dancing boat; make swift the pangs</div>
                              <div class="line">Of my queen's travails!</div>
                              <p>Enter LYCHORIDA, with an Infant</p>
                              <div class="line">Now, Lychorida!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LYCHORIDA</div>
                              <div class="line">Here is a thing too young for such a place,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who, if it had conceit, would die, as I</div>
                              <div class="line">Am like to do: take in your arms this piece</div>
                              <div class="line">Of your dead queen.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">How, how, Lychorida!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LYCHORIDA</div>
                              <div class="line">Patience, good sir; do not assist the storm.</div>
                              <div class="line">Here's all that is left living of your queen,</div>
                              <div class="line">A little daughter: for the sake of it,</div>
                              <div class="line">Be manly, and take comfort.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">O you gods!</div>
                              <div class="line">Why do you make us love your goodly gifts,</div>
                              <div class="line">And snatch them straight away? We here below</div>
                              <div class="line">Recall not what we give, and therein may</div>
                              <div class="line">Use honour with you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LYCHORIDA</div>
                              <div class="line">Patience, good sir,</div>
                              <div class="line">Even for this charge.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Now, mild may be thy life!</div>
                              <div class="line">For a more blustrous birth had never babe:</div>
                              <div class="line">Quiet and gentle thy conditions! for</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou art the rudeliest welcome to this world</div>
                              <div class="line">That ever was prince's child. Happy what follows!</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou hast as chiding a nativity</div>
                              <div class="line">As fire, air, water, earth, and heaven can make,</div>
                              <div class="line">To herald thee from the womb: even at the first</div>
                              <div class="line">Thy loss is more than can thy portage quit,</div>
                              <div class="line">With all thou canst find here. Now, the good gods</div>
                              <div class="line">Throw their best eyes upon't!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter two Sailors</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Sailor</div>
                              <div class="line">What courage, sir? God save you!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Courage enough: I do not fear the flaw;</div>
                              <div class="line">It hath done to me the worst. Yet, for the love</div>
                              <div class="line">Of this poor infant, this fresh-new sea-farer,</div>
                              <div class="line">I would it would be quiet.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Sailor</div>
                              <div class="line">Slack the bolins there! Thou wilt not, wilt thou?</div>
                              <div class="line">Blow, and split thyself.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Sailor</div>
                              <div class="line">But sea-room, an the brine and cloudy billow kiss</div>
                              <div class="line">the moon, I care not.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Sailor</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, your queen must overboard: the sea works high,</div>
                              <div class="line">the wind is loud, and will not lie till the ship be</div>
                              <div class="line">cleared of the dead.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">That's your superstition.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Sailor</div>
                              <div class="line">Pardon us, sir; with us at sea it hath been still</div>
                              <div class="line">observed: and we are strong in custom. Therefore</div>
                              <div class="line">briefly yield her; for she must overboard straight.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">As you think meet. Most wretched queen!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LYCHORIDA</div>
                              <div class="line">Here she lies, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">A terrible childbed hast thou had, my dear;</div>
                              <div class="line">No light, no fire: the unfriendly elements</div>
                              <div class="line">Forgot thee utterly: nor have I time</div>
                              <div class="line">To give thee hallow'd to thy grave, but straight</div>
                              <div class="line">Must cast thee, scarcely coffin'd, in the ooze;</div>
                              <div class="line">Where, for a monument upon thy bones,</div>
                              <div class="line">And e'er-remaining lamps, the belching whale</div>
                              <div class="line">And humming water must o'erwhelm thy corpse,</div>
                              <div class="line">Lying with simple shells. O Lychorida,</div>
                              <div class="line">Bid Nestor bring me spices, ink and paper,</div>
                              <div class="line">My casket and my jewels; and bid Nicander</div>
                              <div class="line">Bring me the satin coffer: lay the babe</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon the pillow: hie thee, whiles I say</div>
                              <div class="line">A priestly farewell to her: suddenly, woman.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit LYCHORIDA</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Sailor</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, we have a chest beneath the hatches, caulked</div>
                              <div class="line">and bitumed ready.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank thee. Mariner, say what coast is this?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Sailor</div>
                              <div class="line">We are near Tarsus.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Thither, gentle mariner.</div>
                              <div class="line">Alter thy course for Tyre. When canst thou reach it?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Sailor</div>
                              <div class="line">By break of day, if the wind cease.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">O, make for Tarsus!</div>
                              <div class="line">There will I visit Cleon, for the babe</div>
                              <div class="line">Cannot hold out to Tyrus: there I'll leave it</div>
                              <div class="line">At careful nursing. Go thy ways, good mariner:</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll bring the body presently.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.5.4">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>3. SCENE II.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter CERIMON, with a Servant, and some Persons who
have been shipwrecked</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Philemon, ho!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter PHILEMON</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PHILEMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Doth my lord call?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Get fire and meat for these poor men:</div>
                              <div class="line">'T has been a turbulent and stormy night.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">I have been in many; but such a night as this,</div>
                              <div class="line">Till now, I ne'er endured.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Your master will be dead ere you return;</div>
                              <div class="line">There's nothing can be minister'd to nature</div>
                              <div class="line">That can recover him.</div>
                              <p>To PHILEMON</p>
                              <div class="line">Give this to the 'pothecary,</div>
                              <div class="line">And tell me how it works.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt all but CERIMON</p>
                        <p>Enter two Gentlemen</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Good morrow.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Good morrow to your lordship.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Gentlemen,</div>
                              <div class="line">Why do you stir so early?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir,</div>
                              <div class="line">Our lodgings, standing bleak upon the sea,</div>
                              <div class="line">Shook as the earth did quake;</div>
                              <div class="line">The very principals did seem to rend,</div>
                              <div class="line">And all-to topple: pure surprise and fear</div>
                              <div class="line">Made me to quit the house.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">That is the cause we trouble you so early;</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis not our husbandry.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">O, you say well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">But I much marvel that your lordship, having</div>
                              <div class="line">Rich tire about you, should at these early hours</div>
                              <div class="line">Shake off the golden slumber of repose.</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis most strange,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nature should be so conversant with pain,</div>
                              <div class="line">Being thereto not compell'd.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">I hold it ever,</div>
                              <div class="line">Virtue and cunning were endowments greater</div>
                              <div class="line">Than nobleness and riches: careless heirs</div>
                              <div class="line">May the two latter darken and expend;</div>
                              <div class="line">But immortality attends the former.</div>
                              <div class="line">Making a man a god. 'Tis known, I ever</div>
                              <div class="line">Have studied physic, through which secret art,</div>
                              <div class="line">By turning o'er authorities, I have,</div>
                              <div class="line">Together with my practise, made familiar</div>
                              <div class="line">To me and to my aid the blest infusions</div>
                              <div class="line">That dwell in vegetives, in metals, stones;</div>
                              <div class="line">And I can speak of the disturbances</div>
                              <div class="line">That nature works, and of her cures; which doth give me</div>
                              <div class="line">A more content in course of true delight</div>
                              <div class="line">Than to be thirsty after tottering honour,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or tie my treasure up in silken bags,</div>
                              <div class="line">To please the fool and death.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Your honour has through Ephesus pour'd forth</div>
                              <div class="line">Your charity, and hundreds call themselves</div>
                              <div class="line">Your creatures, who by you have been restored:</div>
                              <div class="line">And not your knowledge, your personal pain, but even</div>
                              <div class="line">Your purse, still open, hath built Lord Cerimon</div>
                              <div class="line">Such strong renown as time shall ne'er decay.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter two or three Servants with a chest</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">So; lift there.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">What is that?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, even now</div>
                              <div class="line">Did the sea toss upon our shore this chest:</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis of some wreck.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Set 't down, let's look upon't.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis like a coffin, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Whate'er it be,</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis wondrous heavy. Wrench it open straight:</div>
                              <div class="line">If the sea's stomach be o'ercharged with gold,</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis a good constraint of fortune it belches upon us.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis so, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">How close 'tis caulk'd and bitumed!</div>
                              <div class="line">Did the sea cast it up?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">I never saw so huge a billow, sir,</div>
                              <div class="line">As toss'd it upon shore.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Wrench it open;</div>
                              <div class="line">Soft! it smells most sweetly in my sense.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">A delicate odour.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">As ever hit my nostril. So, up with it.</div>
                              <div class="line">O you most potent gods! what's here? a corse!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Most strange!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Shrouded in cloth of state; balm'd and entreasured</div>
                              <div class="line">With full bags of spices! A passport too!</div>
                              <div class="line">Apollo, perfect me in the characters!</div>
                              <p>Reads from a scroll</p>
                              <div class="line">'Here I give to understand,</div>
                              <div class="line">If e'er this coffin drive a-land,</div>
                              <div class="line">I, King Pericles, have lost</div>
                              <div class="line">This queen, worth all our mundane cost.</div>
                              <div class="line">Who finds her, give her burying;</div>
                              <div class="line">She was the daughter of a king:</div>
                              <div class="line">Besides this treasure for a fee,</div>
                              <div class="line">The gods requite his charity!'</div>
                              <div class="line">If thou livest, Pericles, thou hast a heart</div>
                              <div class="line">That even cracks for woe! This chanced tonight.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Most likely, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, certainly to-night;</div>
                              <div class="line">For look how fresh she looks! They were too rough</div>
                              <div class="line">That threw her in the sea. Make a fire within:</div>
                              <div class="line">Fetch hither all my boxes in my closet.</div>
                              <p>Exit a Servant</p>
                              <div class="line">Death may usurp on nature many hours,</div>
                              <div class="line">And yet the fire of life kindle again</div>
                              <div class="line">The o'erpress'd spirits. I heard of an Egyptian</div>
                              <div class="line">That had nine hours lien dead,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who was by good appliance recovered.</div>
                              <p>Re-enter a Servant, with boxes, napkins, and fire</p>
                              <div class="line">Well said, well said; the fire and cloths.</div>
                              <div class="line">The rough and woeful music that we have,</div>
                              <div class="line">Cause it to sound, beseech you.</div>
                              <div class="line">The viol once more: how thou stirr'st, thou block!</div>
                              <div class="line">The music there!--I pray you, give her air.</div>
                              <div class="line">Gentlemen.</div>
                              <div class="line">This queen will live: nature awakes; a warmth</div>
                              <div class="line">Breathes out of her: she hath not been entranced</div>
                              <div class="line">Above five hours: see how she gins to blow</div>
                              <div class="line">Into life's flower again!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">The heavens,</div>
                              <div class="line">Through you, increase our wonder and set up</div>
                              <div class="line">Your fame forever.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">She is alive; behold,</div>
                              <div class="line">Her eyelids, cases to those heavenly jewels</div>
                              <div class="line">Which Pericles hath lost,</div>
                              <div class="line">Begin to part their fringes of bright gold;</div>
                              <div class="line">The diamonds of a most praised water</div>
                              <div class="line">Do appear, to make the world twice rich. Live,</div>
                              <div class="line">And make us weep to hear your fate, fair creature,</div>
                              <div class="line">Rare as you seem to be.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>She moves</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">THAISA</div>
                              <div class="line">O dear Diana,</div>
                              <div class="line">Where am I? Where's my lord? What world is this?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Is not this strange?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Most rare.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Hush, my gentle neighbours!</div>
                              <div class="line">Lend me your hands; to the next chamber bear her.</div>
                              <div class="line">Get linen: now this matter must be look'd to,</div>
                              <div class="line">For her relapse is mortal. Come, come;</div>
                              <div class="line">And AEsculapius guide us!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt, carrying her away</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.5.5">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>4. SCENE III.  Tarsus. A room in CLEON's house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter PERICLES, CLEON, DIONYZA, and LYCHORIDA with
MARINA in her arms</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Most honour'd Cleon, I must needs be gone;</div>
                              <div class="line">My twelve months are expired, and Tyrus stands</div>
                              <div class="line">In a litigious peace. You, and your lady,</div>
                              <div class="line">Take from my heart all thankfulness! The gods</div>
                              <div class="line">Make up the rest upon you!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">Your shafts of fortune, though they hurt you mortally,</div>
                              <div class="line">Yet glance full wanderingly on us.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                              <div class="line">O your sweet queen!</div>
                              <div class="line">That the strict fates had pleased you had brought her hither,</div>
                              <div class="line">To have bless'd mine eyes with her!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">We cannot but obey</div>
                              <div class="line">The powers above us. Could I rage and roar</div>
                              <div class="line">As doth the sea she lies in, yet the end</div>
                              <div class="line">Must be as 'tis. My gentle babe Marina, whom,</div>
                              <div class="line">For she was born at sea, I have named so, here</div>
                              <div class="line">I charge your charity withal, leaving her</div>
                              <div class="line">The infant of your care; beseeching you</div>
                              <div class="line">To give her princely training, that she may be</div>
                              <div class="line">Manner'd as she is born.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">Fear not, my lord, but think</div>
                              <div class="line">Your grace, that fed my country with your corn,</div>
                              <div class="line">For which the people's prayers still fall upon you,</div>
                              <div class="line">Must in your child be thought on. If neglection</div>
                              <div class="line">Should therein make me vile, the common body,</div>
                              <div class="line">By you relieved, would force me to my duty:</div>
                              <div class="line">But if to that my nature need a spur,</div>
                              <div class="line">The gods revenge it upon me and mine,</div>
                              <div class="line">To the end of generation!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I believe you;</div>
                              <div class="line">Your honour and your goodness teach me to't,</div>
                              <div class="line">Without your vows. Till she be married, madam,</div>
                              <div class="line">By bright Diana, whom we honour, all</div>
                              <div class="line">Unscissor'd shall this hair of mine remain,</div>
                              <div class="line">Though I show ill in't. So I take my leave.</div>
                              <div class="line">Good madam, make me blessed in your care</div>
                              <div class="line">In bringing up my child.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DIONYZA</div>
                              <div class="line">I have one myself,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who shall not be more dear to my respect</div>
                              <div class="line">Than yours, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">Madam, my thanks and prayers.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLEON</div>
                              <div class="line">We'll bring your grace e'en to the edge o' the shore,</div>
                              <div class="line">Then give you up to the mask'd Neptune and</div>
                              <div class="line">The gentlest winds of heaven.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PERICLES</div>
                              <div class="line">I will embrace</div>
                              <div class="line">Your offer. Come, dearest madam. O, no tears,</div>
                              <div class="line">Lychorida, no tears:</div>
                              <div class="line">Look to your little mistress, on whose grace</div>
                              <div class="line">You may depend hereafter. Come, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.5.6">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>5. SCENE IV.  Ephesus. A room in CERIMON's house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter CERIMON and THAISA</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CERIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Madam, this letter, and some certain jewels,</div>
                              <div class="line">Lay with you in your coffer: which are now</div>
                              <div class="line">At your command. Know you the character?</div>
                           </div>