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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Tom Bishop
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Quarto)

Pericles Prince of Tyre.
her aboord sodainly.

Enter Leonine.

Leon. These rogueing theeues serue the great Pyrato
1515Valdes, and they haue seizd Marina, let her goe, ther's no
hope shee will returne, Ile sweare shees dead, and throwne
into the Sea, but ile see further: perhappes they will but
please themselues vpon her, not carrie her aboord, if shee
1520Whome they haue rauisht, must by mee be slaine.


Enter the three Bawdes.

Boult. Sir.
1525Pander. Searche the market narrowely, Mettelyne is
full of gallants, wee lost too much much money this mart
by beeing too wenchlesse.
Bawd. Wee were neuer so much out of Creatures, we
haue but poore three, and they can doe no more then they
1530can doe, and they with continuall action, are euen as good
as rotten.
Pander. Therefore lets haue fresh ones what ere wee pay
for them, if there bee not a conscience to be vsde in euerie
trade, wee shall neuer prosper.
1535Bawd. Thou sayst true, tis not our bringing vp of poore
bastards, as I thinke, I haue brought vp some eleuen.
Boult. I to eleuen, and brought them downe againe,
but shall I searche the market?
Bawde. What else man? the stuffe we haue, a strong
1540winde will blowe it to peeces, they are so pittifully sodden.