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


Pericles Prince of Tyre.
brought her to Meteline , gainst whose shore ryding , her
Fortunes brought the mayde aboord vs, where by her
2265owne most cleere remembrance , shee made knowne her
selfe my Daughter.
Th. Voyce and fauour, you are, you are, O royall
Pericles.
Per. What meanes the mum? shee die's, helpe Gen-
2270tlemen.
Ceri. Noble Sir, if you haue tolde Dianaes Altar
true, this is your wife?
Per. Reuerent appearer no, I threwe her ouer-boord
with these verie armes.
2275Ce. Vpon this coast, I warrant you.
Pe. T'is most certaine.
Cer. Looke to the Ladie, O shee's but ouer-joyde,
Earlie in blustering morne this Ladie was throwne vpon
this shore.
2280
I op't the coffin, found there rich Iewells, recoue-
red her, and plac'ste her heere in Dianaes temple.
Per. May we see them?
Cer. Great Sir, they shalbe brought you to my house,
whither I inuite you, looke Thaisa is recouered.
2285Th. O let me looke if hee be none of mine, my san-
ctitie will to my sense bende no licentious eare, but curbe
it spight of seeing: O my Lord are you not Pericles? like
him you spake, like him you are, did you not name a tem-
pest, a birth, and death?
2290Per. The voyce of dead Thaisa.
Th. That Thaisa am I, supposed dead and drownd.
Per. I mortall Dian.
Th. Now I knowe you better, when wee with teares
parted Pentapolis, the king my father gaue you such a ring.
2295Per. This, this, no more, you gods, your present kinde-
nes makes my past miseries sports, you shall doe well that
on the touching of her lips I may melt, and no more be
seene,