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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.
    there neuer came her like in Meteline.
    Li. If shee'd doe the deedes of darknes thou wouldst(say.
    Bawd. Your Honor knows what t'is to say wel enough.
    1815Li. Well, call forth, call forth.
    Boult. For flesh and bloud Sir, white and red, you shall
    see a rose, and she were a rose indeed, if shee had but.
    Li. What prithi?
    Boult. O Sir, I can be modest.
    1820Li. That dignities the renowne of a Bawde, no lesse
    then it giues a good report to a number to be chaste.
    Bawd. Heere comes that which growes to the stalke,
    Neuer pluckt yet I can assure you.
    Is shee not a faire creature?
    1825Ly. Faith shee would serue after a long voyage at Sea,
    Well theres for you, leaue vs.
    Bawd. I beseeche your Honor giue me leaue a word,
    And Ile haue done presently.
    Li. I beseech you doe.
    1830Bawd. First, I would haue you note, this is an Hono-
    rable man.
    Mar. I desire to finde him so, that I may worthilie(note him.
    Bawd. Next hees the Gouernor of this countrey, and
    a man whom I am bound too.
    1835Ma. If he gouerne the countrey you are bound to him
    indeed, but how honorable hee is in that, I knowe not.
    Bawd. Pray you without anie more virginall fencing,
    will you vse him kindly? he will lyne your apron with gold.
    Ma. What hee will doe gratiously, I will thankfully
    Li. Ha you done?
    Bawd. My Lord shees not pac'ste yet, you must take
    some paines to worke her to your mannage, come wee will
    leaue his Honor, and her together, goe thy wayes.
    1845Li. Now prittie one, how long haue you beene at this (trade?
    Ma. What trade Sir?
    Li. Why