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  • Title: Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Quarto)
  • Editor: Tom Bishop

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

    Enter Cerimon, and Tharsa.
    1355Cer. Madam, this Letter, and some certaine Iewels,
    Lay with you in your Coffer, which are at your command:
    Know you the Charecter?
    Thar. It is my Lords, that I was shipt at sea I well remem-
    ber, euen on my learning time, but whether there deliue-
    1360red, by the holie gods I cannot rightly say: but since King
    Pericles my wedded Lord, I nere shall see againe, a vastall
    liuerie will I take me to, and neuer more haue ioy.
    Cler. Madam, if this you purpose as ye speake,
    Dianaes Temple is not distant farre,
    1365Where you may abide till your date expire,
    Moreouer if you please a Neece of mine,
    Shall there attend you.
    Thin. My recompence is thanks, thats all,
    Yet my good will is great, though the gift small.