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

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

    Enter Cerimon and Thaisa.
    Madam, this letter, and some certain jewels
    Lay with you in your coffer, which are
    At your command. Know you the character?
    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.
    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.
    My recompense is thanks, that's all,
    Yet my good will is great, though the gift small.