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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)

    Pericles Prince of Tyre.
    Mari. Thou sayest true yfaith, so they must, for your
    Bride goes to that with shame, which is her way to goe with
    1645Boult. Faith some doe, and some doe not, but Mistresse
    if I haue bargaind for the ioynt.
    Baud. Thou maist cut a morsell off the spit.
    Boult. I may so.
    Baud. Who should denie it?
    1650Come young one, I like the manner of your garments
    Boult. I by my faith, they shall not be changd yet.
    Baud. Boult, spend thou that in the towne: report what
    a soiourner we haue , youle loose nothing by custome.
    1655When Nature framde this peece, shee meant thee a good
    turne, therefore say what a parragon she is, and thou hast
    the haruest out of thine owne report.
    Boult. I warrant you Mistresse, thunder shall not so a-
    wake the beds of Eeles, as my giuing out her beautie stirs
    1660vp the lewdly enclined, Ile bring home some to night.
    Baud. Come your wayes, follow me.
    Mari. If fires be hote, kniues sharpe, or waters deepe,
    Vntide I still my virgin knot will keepe.
    Diana ayde my purpose.
    1665Baud. What haue we to doe with Diana, pray you will
    you goe with vs?


    Enter Cleon, and Dioniza.

    Dion. Why ere you foolish, can it be vndone?
    1670Cleon. O Dioniza, such a peece of slaughter,
    The Sunne and Moone nere lookt vpon.
    Dion. I thinke youle turne a chidle agen.