Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Tom Bishop
Not Peer Reviewed

Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Modern)

Enter Cerimon and Thaisa.
1355Cerimon Madam, this letter, and some certain jewels
Lay with you in your coffer, which are
At your command. Know you the character?
Thaisa It is my lord's. That I was shipped at sea
I well remember, even on my bearing time,
But whether there delive1360red, by the holy gods
I cannot rightly say. But since King Pericles,
My wedded lord, I ne'er shall see again,
A vestal livery will I take me to,
And never more have joy.
Cerimon Madam, if this you purpose as ye speak,
Diana's temple is not distant far,
1365Where you may abide till your date expire.
Moreover, if you please, a niece of mine
Shall there attend you.
Thaisa My recompense is thanks, that's all,
Yet my good will is great, though the gift small.