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


Pericles Prince of Tyre.
Lys Sir, with all my heart, and when you come a shore,
2230I haue another sleight.
Per. You shall preuaile were it to wooe my daughter, for
it seemes you haue beene noble towards her.
Lys. Sir, lend me your arme.
Per. Come my Marina.
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Exeunt.

Gower. Now our sands are almost run,
More a little, and then dum.
This my last boone giue mee;
For such kindnesse must relieue mee:
2240That you aptly will suppose,
What pageantry, what feats, what showes,
What minstrelsie, and prettie din,
The Regent made in Metalin.
To greet the King, so he thriued,
2245That he is promisde to be wiued
To faire Marina, but in no wise,
Till he had done his sacrifice.
As Dian bad, whereto being bound,
The Interim pray, you all confound.
2250In fetherd briefenes sayles are fild,
And wishes fall out as they'r wild,
At Ephesus the Templesee,
Our King and all his companie.
That he can hither come so soone,
2255Is by your fancies thankfull doome.
Per. Haile Dian, to performe thy iust commaund,
I here confesse my selfe the King of Tyre,
Who frighted from my countrey did wed at Pentapolis, the
faire Thaisa, at Sea in childbed died she, but brought forth a
2260Mayd child calld Marina whom, O Goddesse wears yet thy
siluer liuerey, shee at Tharsus was nurst with Cleon, who at
fourteene yeares he sought to murder, but her better stars
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brought