Imatges de pÓgina
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I love the king your father, and yourself,
With more than foreign heart. We every day
Expect him here: when he shall come, and find
Our paragon to all reports, thus blasted,
He will repent the breadth of his great voyage;
Blame both my lord and me, that we have ta’en
No care to your
best courses.

Go, I pray you,
Walk, and be cheerful once again ; reserve
That excellent complexion, which did steal
The
eyes
of young

and old. Care not for me; I

go

home alone. Mar.

Well, I will go;
But yet I have no desire to it.

Dion. Come, come, I know 'tis good for you.
Walk half an hour, Leonine, at the least;
Remember what I have said.
Leon.

I warrant you, madam.
Dion. I'll leave you, my sweet lady, for a while;
Pray you walk softly, do not heat your blood :
What ! I must have a care of you.
Mar.

Thanks, sweet madam.

[Exit Dionyza. Is this wind westerly that blows ? Leon.

South-west. Mar. When I was born, the wind was north. Leon.

Was't so? Mar. My father, as nurse said, did never fear, But cry'd, good seamen! to the sailors, galling His kingly hands with hauling of the ropes : And, clasping to the mast, endur'd a sea That almost burst the deck, and from the ladder

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| With more than foreign heart.] With the same warmth of affection as if I was his countrywoman.

2 Our paragon to all reports,] Our fair charge, whose beauty was once equal to all that fame said of it.

Wash'd off a canvas-climber : Ha! says one,
Wilt out ? and, with a dropping industry,
They skip from stem to stern: the boatswain whistles,
The master calls, and trebles their confusion.

Leon. And when was this?
Mar.

It was when I was born: Never was waves nor wind more violent.

Leon. Come, say your prayers speedily.+
Mar.

What mean you ?
Leon. If you require a little space for prayer,
I grant it: Pray; but be not tedious,
For the gods are quick of ear, and I am sworn
To do

my

work with haste. Mar.

Why, will you kill me? Leon. To satisfy my lady.

Mar. Why would she have me kill'd ?
Now, as I can remember, by my troth,
I never did her hurt in all my life;
I never spake bad word, nor did ill turn
To any living creature: believe me, la,
I never kill'd a mouse, nor hurt a fly:
I trod upon a worm against my will,
But I wept for it. How have I offended,
Wherein my death might yield her profit, or
My life imply her danger ?
Leon,

My commission
Is not to reason of the deed, but do it.

Mar. You will not do't for all the world, I hope.
You are well-favour'd, and your looks foreshow
You have a gentle heart. I saw you lately,
When you caught hurt in parting two that fought;

· Wash'd off a canvas-climber :] A canvas-climber is one who climbs the mast, to furl, or unfurl, the canvas or sails. Mr. Malone concludes Marina's speech at “ deck,” and places the rest of it at the end of Marina's next speech.

† Mr. Malone omits speedily.

Good sooth, it show'd well in you; do so now:
Your lady seeks my life; come you between,
And save poor me, the weaker.
Leon.

I am sworn,
And will despatch.

Enter Pirates, whilst Marina is struggling. 1 Pirate. Hold, villain ! (LEONINE runs away. 2 Pirate. A prize! a prize!

3 Pirate. Half-part, mates, half-part. Come, let's have her aboard suddenly.

[Exeunt Pirates with MARINA.

SCENE II.

The same.

Re-enter LEONINE. Leon. These roving thieves † serve the great pirate

Valdes; And they have seiz'd Marina. Let her go: There's no hope she'll return. I'll swear she's dead, And thrown into the sea. But I'll see further; Perhaps they will but please themselves upon her, Not carry her aboard. If she remain, , Whom they have ravish'd, must by me be slain. [Erit.

SCENE III.

Mitylene. A Room in a Brothel.

Enter PANDER, Bawd, and Boult.
Pand. Boult.
Boult. Sir.

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Pand. Search the market narrowly; Mitylene is full of gallants. We lost too much money this mart, by being too wenchless.

Bawd. We were never so much out of creatures. We have but poor three, and they can do no more than they can do; and with continual action are even as good as rotten.

Pand. Therefore let's have fresh ones, whate'er we pay for them. If there be not a conscience to be us’d in every trade, we shall never prosper. *

Bard. Thou say'st true; 'tis not the bringing up of poor bastards, as I think, I have brought up some eleven

Boult. Ay, to eleven, and brought them down again. But shall I search the market?

Bawd. What else, man? The stuff we have, a strong wind will blow it to pieces, they are so pitifully sodden.

Pand. Thou say'st true; they are too unwholesome o'conscience. The poor Transylvanian is dead, that lay with the little baggage.

Boult. Ay, she quickly poop'd him ; she made him roast meat for worms : - but I'll go search the market.

[Exit Boult. Pand. Three or four thousand chequins were as pretty a proportion to live quietly, and so give over.

Bawd. Why, to give over, I pray you ? is it a shame to get when we are old ?

Pand. O, our credit comes not in like the commodity; nor the commodity wages not with the danger * ; therefore, if in our youths we could pick up some pretty estate, 'twere not amiss to keep our door hatch'd. Be

* Therefore let's have fresh ones, whate'er we pay for them. If there be not a conscience to be us’d in every trade, we shall never prosper.] The sentiments incident to vicious professions suffer little change within a century and a half.

the commodity wages not with the danger ;] i.e. is not equal to it.

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sides, the sore terms we stand upon with the gods, will be strong with us for giving over.

Bawd. Come, other sorts offend as well as we.

Pand. As well as we! ay, and better too; we offend worse. Neither is our profession any trade; it's no calling: - but here comes Boult.

Enter the Pirates, and Bount, dragging in MARINA.

Boult. Come your ways. [to Marina.] - My masters, you say she's a virgin ?

1 Pirate. O, sir, we doubt it not.

Boult. Master, I have gone thorough for this piece, you see: if you like her, so; if not, I have lost my earnest.

Bawd. Boult, has she any qualities?

Boult. She has a good face, speaks well, and has excellent good clothes; there's no further necessity of qualities can make her be refused.

Bawd. What's her price, Boult ?

Boult. I cannot be bated one doit of a thousand pieces.

Pand. Well, follow me, my masters; you shall have your money presently. Wife, take her in; instruct her what she has to do, that she may not be raw in her entertainment.7

[Exeunt PANDER and Pirates. Bawd. Boult, take you the marks of her; the colour of her hair, complexion, height, age, with warrant of her virginity: and cry, He that will give most, shall have her first. Such a maidenhead were no cheap thing, if men were as they have been. Get this done as I

command you.

Boult. Performance shall follow.

[Exit Boult.

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I have gone thorough - ) i. e. I have bid a high price for her, gone far in my attempt to purchase her.

that she may not be raw in her entertainment.] Unripe, unskilful.

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