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How came you in these parts? where were you
Mar. The king, my father, did in Tharsus leave
Till cruel Cleon, with his wicked wife,
Did seek to murder me: and having woo'd
A crew of pirates came and rescued me;
Brought me to Mitylene. But, now good sir,
Whither will you have me? Why do you weep? It may be,
You think me an impostor; no, good faith;
I am the daughter to king Pericles,
If good king Pericles be.
Per. Ho, Helicanus!
Calls my gracious lord?
Per. Thou art a grave and noble counsellor, Most wise in general: Tell me, if thou canst, What this maid is, or what is like to be,
That thus hath made me weep?
I know not; but
Here is the regent, sir, of Mitylene,
Speaks nobly of her.
She would never tell
Her parentage; being demanded that,
Per. O Helicanus, strike me,
Give me a gash, put me to present pain;
And drown me with their sweetness. O, come
Thou that beget'st him that did thee beget;
Down on thy knees, thank the holy gods, as loud
What is your title?
First, sir, I pray,
Per. I am Pericles of Tyre: but tell me now (As in the rest thou hast been godlike perfect,) My drown'd queen's name, thou art the heir of kingdoms,
And another life to Pericles thy father.
Mar. Is it no more to be your daughter, than To say, my mother's name was Thaisa? Thaisa was my mother, who did end,
The minute I began.
Per. Now, blessing on thee, rise; thou art my child.
Give me fresh garments. Mine own, Helicanus,
Hel. Sir, 'tis the governour of Mitylene,
Did come to see you.
I embrace you, sir.
Give me my robes; I am wild in my beholding.
O heavens, bless my girl! But hark, what mu
Tell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him
O'er, point by point, for yet he seems to doubt, How sure you are my daughter.-But what musick? Hel. My lord, I hear none.
The musick of the spheres: list, my Marina.
Lys. It is not good to cross him; give him way. Per. Rarest sounds!
ye not hear?
Musick? My lord, I hear—
Per. Most heavenly musick:
It nips me unto list'ning, and thick slumber
Hangs on mine eye-lids; let me rest.
Lys. A pillow for his head;
[The Curtain before the Pavilion of Pericles is
So leave him all.-Well, my companion-friends,
I'll well remember you.
[Exeunt Lysimachus, Helicanus, Marina, and attendant Lady.
Pericles on the deck asleep; Diana appearing to him as in a vision.
Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus; hie thee thither,
And do upon mine altar sacrifice.
There, when my maiden priests are met together, Before the people all,
Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife:
To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call, And give them repetition to the life.
Perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in woe:
Do't, and be happy, by my silver bow.
Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine,
I will obey thee!-Helicanus!
Enter Lysimachus, Helicanus, and Marina.
Per. My purpose was for Tharsus, there to strike The inhospitable Cleon; but I am
For other service first: toward Ephesus
Turn our blown sails; eftsoons I'll tell thee why.—
Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore,
And give you gold for such provision
Lys. With all my heart, sir; and when you come
I have another suit.
You shall prevail,
Were it to woo my daughter; for it seems
You have been noble towards her.
Gow. Now our sands are almost run;
More a little, and then done.
This, as my last boon, give me,
(For such kindness must relieve me,)
That you aptly will suppose
What pageantry, what feats, what shows,
The regent made in Mitylin,
To greet the king. So he has thriv'd,