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Nay, I'll be patient; Thou little know'st how thou dost startle me, To call thyself Marina.
The name Marina Was given me by one that had some power; My father, and a king.
And called Marina?
How! a king's daughter?
Mar. You said you would believe me; But, not to be a troubler of your peace, I will end here.
For I was born at sea.
At sea? thy mother?-
O, stop there a little! This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep Did mock sad fools withal. This cannot be;
My daughter's buried. [Aside.] Well;-where were you
I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story,
Mar. You'll scarce believe me; 'twere best I did give o'er.
Of what you shall deliver. Yet, give me leave ;-
Mar. The king, my father, did in Tharsus leave me;
Brought me to Mitylene. But now, good sir,
Why do you weep? It may be,
Calls my gracious lord? Fer. Thou art a grave and noble counsellor,
Most wise in general. Tell me, if thou canst,
Per. O Helicanus, strike me, honored sir;
I know not; but
First, sir, I pray,
What is your title?
Per. I am Pericles of Tyre; but tell me now My drowned queen's name, (as in the rest thou hast Been godlike perfect,) thou'rt the heir of kingdoms, And another life to Pericles thy father.
Mar. Is it no more to be your daughter, than
Per. Now, blessing on thee, rise; thou art my child.
Hel. Sir, 'tis the governor of Mitylene, Who, hearing of your melancholy state, 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 music? Tell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him
O'er point by point, for yet he seems to doubt,
Hel. My lord, I hear none.
The music of the spheres; list, my Marina.
Do ye not hear?
Music? My lord, I hear-
[The curtain before the pavilion of PERICLES is closed.
So leave him all. Well, my companion-friends,
[Exenut LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, Marina, and attendant Lady.
SCENE II. The same.
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,
Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife;
Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine,
Enter LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, and MARINA.
Per. My purpose was for Tharsus, there to strike
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 ashore, I have another suit.
You shall prevail,
Were it to woo my daughter; for it seems
Sir, lend your arm.
Per. Come, my Marina.
Enter GoWER, before the temple of DIANA, at Ephesus.
Gow. Now our sands are almost run;
More a little, and then done.
The regent made in Mitylin,
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.
Enter PERICLES, with his Train; LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, MARINA, and a Lady.
Per. Hail, Dian! to perform thy just command,
At sea in childbed died she, but brought forth
A maid-child called Marina; who, O goddess,
Voice and favor!
You are you are [She faints. Per. What means the woman? She dies; help, gen
O royal Pericles!
Cer. Noble sir,
If you have told Diana's altar true,
This is your wife.
Cer. Great sir, they Whither I invite you. Recovered.
Reverend appearer, no; I threw her overboard 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'erjoyed! Early, one blustering morn, this lady was Thrown on this shore. I oped the coffin, and Found there rich jewels; recovered her, and placed her Here in Diana's temple.
May we see them? shall be brought you to my house, Look! Thaisa is
Thai. O, let me look!
If he be none of mine, my sanctity
Will to my sense bend no licentious ear,
The voice of dead Thaisa!
Per. Immortal Dian!
[Shows a ring.
Per. This, this; no more, you gods! your present kindness Makes my past miseries sport.
You shall do well,