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III CHORUS 
Enter Gower.Enter Gowerslack (v.)reduce to inactivity, quieten downPer chorus.III.1
rout (n.)band, company, crowd
GOWER 
Now sleepe yslacked hath the rout,Now sleep y-slacked hath the rout, Per Chorus.III.1
No din but snores about the house,No din but snores about the house, Per Chorus.III.2
Made louder by the orefed breast,Made louder by the o'erfed breast Per Chorus.III.3
Of this most pompous maryage Feast:Of this most pompous marriage-feast.pompous (adj.)glorious, magnificent, splendidPer Chorus.III.4
The Catte with eyne of burning cole,The cat, with eyne of burning coal,eyne (n.)[archaism] eyesPer Chorus.III.5
Now coutches from the Mouses hole;Now crouches 'fore the mouse's hole,couch (v.)
old form: coutches
crouch, lie in ambush, lurk
Per Chorus.III.6
And Cricket sing at the Ouens mouth,And crickets sing at the oven's mouth, Per Chorus.III.7
Are the blyther for their drouth:All the blither for their drouth.drouth (n.)dry situation, lack of moisturePer Chorus.III.8
blithe (adj.)
old form: blyther
merry, happy, joyful
Hymen hath brought the Bride to bed,Hymen hath brought the bride to bed,Hymen (n.)[pron: 'hiymen] Greek god who led a wedding procession; associated with a torch, crown of flowers, and flutePer Chorus.III.9
Where by the losse of maydenhead,Where, by the loss of maidenhead, Per Chorus.III.10
A Babe is moulded: be attent,A babe is moulded. Be attent,attent (adj.)attentive, heedful, intentPer Chorus.III.11
And Time that is so briefly spent,And time that is so briefly spentbriefly (adv.)quickly, soon, in a momentPer Chorus.III.12
With your fine fancies quaintly each,With your fine fancies quaintly eche:eche (v.)
old form: each
increase, add to, supplement
Per Chorus.III.13
quaintly (adv.)subtly, skilfully, ingeniously
fancy (n.)imagination, creativity, inventiveness
What's dumbe in shew, I'le plaine with speach.What's dumb in show, I'll plain with speech.plain (v.)
old form: plaine
make plain, explain, give utterance to
Per Chorus.III.14
Dumb show: Per Chorus.III.15.1
Enter Pericles and Symonides at one dore with Enter Pericles and Simonides at one door with Per Chorus.III.15.2
attendantes, a Messenger meetes them, kneeles and giuesattendants. A messenger meets them, kneels, and gives Per Chorus.III.15.3
Pericles a letter, Pericles shewes it Symonides, the Pericles a letter. Pericles shows it Simonides; the Per Chorus.III.15.4
Lords kneele to him; then enter Thaysa with child, withlords kneel to him. Then enter Thaisa with child, with Per Chorus.III.15.5
Lichorida a nurse, the King shewes her the letter,Lychorida, a nurse. The King shows her the letter; Per Chorus.III.15.6
she reioyces: she and Pericles take leaue of her father,she rejoices. She and Pericles take leave of her father Per Chorus.III.15.7
and depart.and depart with Lychorida. The rest go out Per Chorus.III.15.8
By many a dearne and painefull pearchBy many a dern and painful perchdern, dearn, dearne (adj.)
old form: dearne
dreary, dark, wild
Per Chorus.III.15
painful (adj.)
old form: painefull
painstaking, diligent, laborious
perch (n.)
old form: pearch
measure of land [c.5.5 yards / c.5 m]; distance
Of Perycles the carefull search,Of Pericles the careful search, Per Chorus.III.16
By the fower opposing Crignes,By the four opposing coignscoign (n.)
old form: Crignes
corner [of the earth]
Per Chorus.III.17
opposing (adj.)opposite, antipodal
Which the world togeather ioynes,Which the world together joins, Per Chorus.III.18
Is made with all due diligence,Is made with all due diligence Per Chorus.III.19
That horse and sayle and hie expence,That horse and sail and high expense Per Chorus.III.20
Can steed the quest at last from Tyre:Can stead the quest. At last from Tyre,stead (v.)
old form: steed
help, assist, benefit
Per Chorus.III.21
Fame answering the most strange enquire,Fame answering the most strange inquire,inquire (n.)
old form: enquire
inquiry, enquiry
Per Chorus.III.22
fame (n.)report, account, description
To'th Court of King Symonides,To th' court of King Simonides Per Chorus.III.23
Are Letters brought, the tenour these:Are letters brought, the tenor these: Per Chorus.III.24
Antiochus and his daughter dead,Antiochus and his daughter dead, Per Chorus.III.25
The men of Tyrus, on the headThe men of Tyrus on the head Per Chorus.III.26
Of Helycanus would set onOf Helicanus would set on Per Chorus.III.27
The Crowne of Tyre, but he will none:The crown of Tyre, but he will none. Per Chorus.III.28
The mutanie, hee there hastes t'oppresse,The mutiny he there hastes t' oppress; Per Chorus.III.29
Sayes to'em, if King PericlesSays to 'em, if King Pericles Per Chorus.III.30
Come not home in twise sixe Moones,Come not home in twice six moons, Per Chorus.III.31
He obedient to their doomes,He, obedient to their dooms,doom (n.)
old form: doomes
judgement, sentence, decision
Per Chorus.III.32
Will take the Crowne: the summe of this,Will take the crown. The sum of this,sum (n.)
old form: summe
summary, gist, essence
Per Chorus.III.33
Brought hither to Penlapolis,Brought hither to Pentapolis, Per Chorus.III.34
Iranyshed the regions round,Y-ravished the regions round,ravish (v.)
old form: Iranyshed
entrance, enrapture, carry away with joy
Per Chorus.III.35
And euery one with claps can sound,And every one with claps can sound,sound (v.)cry out, declare, proclaimPer Chorus.III.36
'gan, can (v.)began
Our heyre apparant is a King:‘Our heir-apparent is a king! Per Chorus.III.37
Who dreampt? who thought of such a thing?Who dreamed, who thought of such a thing?' Per Chorus.III.38
Briefe he must hence depart to Tyre,Brief, he must hence depart to Tyre.brief (adv.)
old form: Briefe
in short, briefly, in sum
Per Chorus.III.39
His Queene with child, makes her desire,His queen with child makes her desire – Per Chorus.III.40
Which who shall crosse along to goe,Which who shall cross? – along to go. Per Chorus.III.41
Omit we all their dole and woe:Omit we all their dole and woe.dole (n.)grief, sorrow, sadnessPer Chorus.III.42
Lichorida her Nurse she takes,Lychorida her nurse she takes, Per Chorus.III.43
And so to Sea; their vessell shakes,And so to sea. Their vessel shakes Per Chorus.III.44
On Neptunes billow, halfe the flood,On Neptune's billow; half the floodNeptuneRoman water-god, chiefly associated with the sea and sea-weatherPer Chorus.III.45
flood (n.)sea voyage
Hath their Keele cut: but fortune mou'd,Hath their keel cut; but fortune's mood Per Chorus.III.46
Varies againe, the grisled NorthVaries again; the grisled northgrisled (adj.)grisly, frightening, horriblePer Chorus.III.47
Disgorges such a tempest forth,Disgorges such a tempest forth Per Chorus.III.48
That as a Ducke for life that diues,That, as a duck for life that dives, Per Chorus.III.49
So vp and downe the poore Ship driues:So up and down the poor ship drives. Per Chorus.III.50
The Lady shreekes, and wel-a-neare,The lady shrieks and, well-a-near,well-a-near (int.)
old form: wel-a-neare
alas, alack
Per Chorus.III.51
Do's fall in trauayle with her feare:Does fall in travail with her fear.travail, travel (n.)
old form: trauayle
labour, pain of childbirth
Per Chorus.III.52
And what ensues in this fell storme,And what ensues in this fell stormfell (adj.)cruel, fierce, savagePer Chorus.III.53
Shall for it selfe, it selfe performe:Shall for itself itself perform. Per Chorus.III.54
I nill relate, action mayI nill relate, action mayaction (n.)performance, acting, theatre presentationPer Chorus.III.55
nill (v.)will not
Conueniently the rest conuay;Conveniently the rest convey,conveniently (adv.)
old form: Conueniently
fittingly, suitably, appropriately
Per Chorus.III.56
Which might not? what by me is told,Which might not what by me is told. Per Chorus.III.57
In your imagination hold:In your imagination hold Per Chorus.III.58
This Stage, the Ship, vpon whose DeckeThis stage the ship, upon whose deck Per Chorus.III.59
The seas tost Pericles appeares to speake.The sea-tossed Pericles appears to speak. Per Chorus.III.60
Exit Per Chorus.III.60
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