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So leave him all. Well, my companion-friends,
[Exeunt LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, Marina, and
PERICLES on the Deck asleep; Diana appearing to hin
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. 9 Perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in woe: Do't, and be happy, by my silver bow. Awake, and tell thy dream. [Diana disappears.
Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine,' I will obey thee! -Helicanus !
Enter LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, and MARINA.
[To HELICANUS. 9 And give them repetition to the life.] i, e. Repeat your misfortunes so feelingly and so exactly, that the language of your narration may imitate to the life the transactions you relate.
goddess argentine,] That is, regent of the silver moon. blown sails;] i. e. swollen.
Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore,
You shall prevail,
Sir, lend your arm.
Enter Gower, before the Temple of Diana at Ephesus.
Gow. Now our sands are almost run;
十 “ then dumb.” MALONE.
3 Till he had done his sacrifice,] That is, till Pericles had done his sacrifice.
• The interim, pray you, all confound.) To confound here signifies to consume.
At Ephesus, the temple see,
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
Enter PERICLES, with his Train ; LYSIMACHUS, HELI
CANUS, MARINA, and a Lady.
Voice and favour! You are, you are - O royal Pericles ! - [She faints.
5 That he can hither come so soon,
Is by your fancy's thankful boon.] Thankful boon may signify — the licence you grant us in return for the pleasure we have afforded you in the course of the play; or, the boon for which we thank you. But Mr. Malone reads “ thankful doom.”
who, O goddess, Wears yet thy silver livery.) i. e, her white robe of innocence, as being yet under the protection of the goddess of chastity.
Per. What means the woman ? she dies! help, gentle
Reverend appearer, no; I threw her o'erboard with these
very arms. Cer. Upon this coast, I warrant you. Per.
'Tis most certain. Cer. Look to the lady; - O, she's but o'erjoy'd. Early, one blust'ring morn, this lady was Thrown on this shore. I op'd the coffin, and Found there rich jewels ; recover'd her, and plac'd her Here in Diana's temple. Per.
May we see them ?
Thai. O, let me look !
The voice of dead Thaisa !
Per. Immortal Dian!
Now I know you better.-
[Shows a Ring
to my sense — Sense is here used for sensual passion.
supposed dead, And drown'd.] Drown'd, in this instance, does not signify suffo. cated by water, but overwhelmed in it.
Per. This, this: no more, you gods ! your present
[Kneels to THAISA. Per. Look, who kneels here! Flesh of thy flesh,
Bless'd, and mine own!
I know you not. Per. You have heard me say, when I did fly from
'Twas Helicanus then.
Thai. Lord Cerimon, my lord ; this man
I will, my lord.