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Enter Lord Cerymon with a seruant.Enter Lord Cerimon and two Servants Per III.ii.1
Cery.CERIMON 
Phylemon, hoe.Philemon, ho! Per III.ii.1
Enter Phylemon.Enter Philemon Per III.ii.2
Phyl.PHILEMON 
Doth my Lord call?Doth my lord call? Per III.ii.2
Cery.CERIMON 
Get Fire and meat for these poore men,Get fire and meat for these poor men. Per III.ii.3
T'as been a turbulent and stormie night.'T'as been a turbulent and stormy night. Per III.ii.4
Exit Philemon Per III.ii.4
Seru.FIRST SERVANT 
I haue been in many; but such a night as this,I have been in many, but such a night as this Per III.ii.5
Till now, I neare endured:Till now I ne'er endured. Per III.ii.6
Cery.CERIMON  
(to First Servant) Per III.ii.7
Your Maister will be dead ere you returne,Your master will be dead ere you return. Per III.ii.7
There's nothing can be ministred to Nature,There's nothing can be ministered to nature Per III.ii.8
That can recouer him: giue this to the Pothecary,That can recover him. (To Second Servant) Give this to the pothecaryrecover (v.)revive, restore to healthPer III.ii.9
apothecary, pothecary (n.)one who prepares and sells medicinal drugs
And tell me how it workes.And tell me how it works. Per III.ii.10.1
Exeunt Servants Per III.ii.10
Enter two Gentlemen.Enter two Gentlemen Per III.ii.10
1.Gent.FIRST GENTLEMAN 
Good morrow.Good morrow. Per III.ii.10.2
2.Gent.SECOND GENTLEMAN 
Good morrow to your Lordship,Good morrow to your lordship.morrow (n.)morningPer III.ii.11.1
Cery.CERIMON 
Gentlemen,Gentlemen, Per III.ii.11.2
why doe you stirre so early?Why do you stir so early? Per III.ii.12.1
1.Gent.FIRST GENTLEMAN 
Sir,Sir, Per III.ii.12.2
our lodgings standing bleake vpon the seaOur lodgings, standing bleak upon the sea,bleak (adj.)
old form: bleake
exposed, windswept, desolate
Per III.ii.13
Shooke as the earth did quake:Shook as the earth did quake. Per III.ii.14
The very principals did seeme to rendThe very principals did seem to rendprincipal (n.)main rafter, joistPer III.ii.15
and all to topple: / Pure surprize and feare,And all to topple. Pure surprise and fearpure (adj.)sheer, utter, totalPer III.ii.16
surprise (n.)
old form: surprize
alarm, terror [caused by a fearful event]
made me to quite the house.Made me to quit the house. Per III.ii.17
2.Gent.SECOND GENTLEMAN 
That is the cause we trouble you so early,That is the cause we trouble you so early; Per III.ii.18
T'is not our husbandry.'Tis not our husbandry.husbandry (n.)industriousness, diligence, eagerness to workPer III.ii.19.1
Cery.CERIMON 
O you say well.O, you say well. Per III.ii.19.2
1.Gent.FIRST GENTLEMAN 
But I much maruaile that your Lordship, / HauingBut I much marvel that your lordship, having Per III.ii.20
rich tire about you, should at these early howers,Rich tire about you, should at these early hourstire (n.)fittings, furnishings, trappingsPer III.ii.21
Shake off the golden slumber of repose;Shake off the golden slumber of repose. Per III.ii.22
tis most strange'Tis most strange Per III.ii.23
Nature should be so conuersant with Paine,Nature should be so conversant with pain,nature (n.)human naturePer III.ii.24
pain (n.)
old form: Paine
effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
Being thereto not compelled.Being thereto not compelled. Per III.ii.25.1
Cery.CERIMON 
I hold it euerI hold it ever Per III.ii.25.2
Vertue and Cunning, / Were endowments greater,Virtue and cunning were endowments greatercunning (n.)skill, ability, expertisePer III.ii.26
then Noblenesse & Riches; / Carelesse Heyres,Than nobleness and riches. Careless heirsnobleness (n.)
old form: Noblenesse
nobility, aristocratic rank
Per III.ii.27
may the two latter darken and expend;May the two latter darken and expend,expend (v.)spend, use up, squanderPer III.ii.28
darken (v.)obscure, eclipse, deprive of fame
But Immortalitie attendes the former,But immortality attends the former,attend (v.)
old form: attendes
accompany, follow closely, go with
Per III.ii.29
Making a man a god: / T'is knowne, I euerMaking a man a god. 'Tis known I everever (adv.)
old form: euer
constantly, continually, at all times
Per III.ii.30
haue studied Physicke: / Through which secret Art,Have studied physic, through which secret art,physic (n.)
old form: Physicke
medicine, healing, treatment
Per III.ii.31
secret (adj.)hidden, obscure, abstruse
by turning ore Authorities, I haueBy turning o'er authorities, I have, Per III.ii.32
togeather with my practize, made famyliar,Together with my practice, made familiarpractice (n.)
old form: practize
doings, proceedings, dealings
Per III.ii.33
To me and to my ayde, the blest infusionsTo me and to my aid the blest infusionsinfusion (n.)natural characteristic, tincture, liquid extractPer III.ii.34
blessed, blest (adj.)curative, therapeutic, endowed with healing properties
that dwels / In Vegetiues, in Mettals, Stones:That dwell in vegetives, in metals, stones;vegetive (n.)
old form: Vegetiues
plant, vegetable
Per III.ii.35
and can speake of the / DisturbancesAnd I can speak of the disturbances Per III.ii.36
that Nature works, and of her cures; which doth giue meThat nature works, and of her cures; which doth give me Per III.ii.37
a more content in course of true delightA more content in course of true delightcontent (n.)contentment, peace of mindPer III.ii.38
Then to be thirsty after tottering honour,Than to be thirsty after tottering honour, Per III.ii.39
or / Tie my pleasure vp in silken Bagges,Or tie my pleasure up in silken bags, Per III.ii.40
To please the Foole and Death.To please the fool and death. Per III.ii.41.1
2. Gent.SECOND GENTLEMAN 
Your honour hasYour honour has Per III.ii.41.2
through Ephesus, / Poured foorth your charitie,Through Ephesus poured forth your charity,Ephesus (n.)[pron: 'efesus] former port on W coast of Asia Minor; site of Diana's templePer III.ii.42
and hundreds call themselues, / Your Creatures; whoAnd hundreds call themselves your creatures, whocreature (n.)created beingPer III.ii.43
by you, haue been restored; / And not your knowledge,By you have been restored. And not your knowledge, Per III.ii.44
your personall payne, / But euen your Purse still open,Your personal pain, but even your purse, still open,pain (n.)
old form: payne
effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
Per III.ii.45
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
hath built Lord Cerimon, / Such strong renowne,Hath built Lord Cerimon such strong renown Per III.ii.46
as time shall neuer.As time shall never– Per III.ii.47
Enter two or three with a Chist.Enter two or three with a chest Per III.ii.48
Seru.FIRST SERVANT 
So, lift there.So, lift there! Per III.ii.48.1
Cer.CERIMON 
What's that?What's that? Per III.ii.48.2
Ser.FIRST SERVANT 
Sir, euen nowSir, even now Per III.ii.48.3
did the sea tosse vp vpon our shore / This Chist;Did the sea toss up upon our shore this chest. Per III.ii.49
tis of some wracke.'Tis of some wreck. Per III.ii.50.1
Cer.CERIMON 
Set't downe, let's looke vpon't.Set't down, let's look upon't. Per III.ii.50.2
2.Gent.SECOND GENTLEMAN 
T'is like a Coffin, sir.'Tis like a coffin, sir. Per III.ii.51.1
Cer.CERIMON 
What ere it be,Whate'er it be, Per III.ii.51.2
t'is woondrous heauie; / Wrench it open straight:'Tis wondrous heavy. Wrench it open straight.straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at oncePer III.ii.52
If the Seas stomacke be orecharg'd with Gold,If the sea's stomach be o'ercharged with gold, Per III.ii.53
T'is a good constraint of Fortune it belches vpon vs.'Tis a good constraint of fortune it belches upon us. Per III.ii.54
2.Gent.SECOND GENTLEMAN 
T'is so, my Lord.'Tis so, my lord. Per III.ii.55.1
Cer.CERIMON 
How close tis caulkt & bottomed,How close 'tis caulked and bitumed!bitumed (adj.)smeared with pitch [bitumen]Per III.ii.55.2
did the sea cast it vp?Did the sea cast it up? Per III.ii.56
Ser.FIRST SERVANT 
I neuer saw so huge a billow sir,I never saw so huge a billow, sir, Per III.ii.57
as tost it vpon shore.As tossed it upon shore. Per III.ii.58.1
Cer.CERIMON 
Wrench it open soft;Wrench it open. Soft!soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietPer III.ii.58.2
it smels most sweetly in my sense.It smells most sweetly in my sense. Per III.ii.59.1
2.Gent.SECOND GENTLEMAN 
A delicate Odour.A delicate odour. Per III.ii.59.2
Cer.CERIMON 
As euer hit my nostrill: so, vp with it.As ever hit my nostril. So, up with it! Per III.ii.60
Oh you most potent Gods! what's here, a Corse?O you most potent gods, what's here? A corse?corse (n.)corpse, dead bodyPer III.ii.61
2.Gent.FIRST GENTLEMAN 
Most strange.Most strange! Per III.ii.62
Cer.CERIMON 
Shrowded in Cloth of state, balmed and entreasuredShrouded in cloth of state, balmed and entreasuredintreasured, entreasured (adj.)safely stored up, kept as in a treasuryPer III.ii.63
state (n.)splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
balm (v.)embalmed, anointed with fragrant oil
with full bagges of Spices, a Pasport toWith full bags of spices! A passport too!passport (n.)
old form: Pasport
document providing details
Per III.ii.64
Apollo, perfect mee in the Characters:Apollo, perfect me in the characters!perfect (v.)inform fully, instruct completelyPer III.ii.65
character (n.)handwriting, style of writing, lettering
He reads the scroll Per III.ii.66
Heere I giue to vnderstand,Here I give to understand, Per III.ii.66
If ere this Coffin driues aland;If e'er this coffin drives a-land,a-land (adv.)
old form: aland
on shore, on land
Per III.ii.67
I King Pericles haue lostI, King Pericles, have lost Per III.ii.68
This Queene, worth all our mundaine cost:This queen, worth all our mundane cost.mundane (adj.)
old form: mundaine
worldly, earthly
Per III.ii.69
cost (n.)abundance, richness, costly appearance
Who finds her, giue her burying,Who finds her, give her burying; Per III.ii.70
She was the Daughter of a King:She was the daughter of a king. Per III.ii.71
Besides, this Treasure for a fee,Besides this treasure for a fee, Per III.ii.72
The Gods requit his charitie.The gods requite his charity.requite (v.), past forms requit, requited
old form: requit
reward, repay, recompense
Per III.ii.73
If thou liuest Pericles, thou hast a heart,If thou livest, Pericles, thou hast a heart Per III.ii.74
That euer cracks for woe, this chaunc'd to night.That ever cracks for woe. This chanced tonight.chance (v.)
old form: chaunc'd
happen [to], transpire, come about
Per III.ii.75
tonight (adv.)
old form: to night
last night, this past night
2.Gent.SECOND GENTLEMAN 
Most likely sir.Most likely, sir. Per III.ii.76.1
Cer.CERIMON 
Nay certainely to night,Nay, certainly tonight, Per III.ii.76.2
for looke how fresh she looks. / They were too rough,For look how fresh she looks. They were too rough Per III.ii.77
that threw her in the sea. / Make a Fire within;That threw her in the sea. Make a fire within. Per III.ii.78
fetch hither all my Boxes in my Closet,Fetch hither all my boxes in my closet. Per III.ii.79
Exit a servant Per III.ii.79
Death may vsurpe on Nature many howers,Death may usurp on nature many hours,usurp on / upon
old form: vsurpe
take wrongful possession of, misappropriate
Per III.ii.80
and yet / The fire of life kindle againeAnd yet the fire of life kindle again Per III.ii.81
the ore-prest spirits : I heardThe o'erpressed spirits. I have readoverpressed (adj.)
old form: ore-prest
overpowered, overwhelmed, overcome
Per III.ii.82
of an Egiptian that had 9. howers lien dead,Of some Egyptians who after four hours' death Per III.ii.83
Who was by good applyaunce recouered.Have raised impoverished bodies, like to this, Per III.ii.84
Unto their former health. Per III.ii.85
Enter one with Napkins and Fire.Enter one with napkins and fire Per III.ii.86.1
Well sayd, well sayd; the fire and clothes:Well said, well said, the fire and cloths.said, wellwell donePer III.ii.86
the rough and / Wofull Musick that we haue,The rough and woeful music that we have, Per III.ii.87
cause it to sound beseech you:Cause it to sound, beseech you. Per III.ii.88
Music plays while Cerimon attends to Thaisaattend (v.)see to, look after, apply oneself toPer III.ii.89.1
The Violl once more; how thou stirr'st thou blocke?The viol once more! How thou stirrest, thou block!block (n.)
old form: blocke
blockhead
Per III.ii.89
viol (n.)type of stringed instrument played with a bow
The Musicke there:The music there! Per III.ii.90.1
Music again Per III.ii.90
I pray you giue her ayre:I pray you give her air. Per III.ii.90.2
Gentlemen, this Queene will liue,Gentlemen, this queen will live! Per III.ii.91
Nature awakes a warmth breath out of her;Nature awakes. A warmth breathes out of her. Per III.ii.92
She hath not been entranc'st aboue fiue howers:She hath not been entranced above five hours.entranced (adj.)
old form: entranc'st
unconscious, insensible, thrown into a trance
Per III.ii.93
See how she ginnes to blow into lifes flower againe.See how she 'gins to blow into life's flower again. Per III.ii.94
1.Gent.FIRST GENTLEMAN 
The Heauens, through you, encrease our wonder, / AndThe heavens, through you, increase our wonder, and Per III.ii.95
sets vp your fame for euer.Sets up your fame for ever. Per III.ii.96.1
Cer.CERIMON 
She is aliue, beholdShe is alive. Behold, Per III.ii.96.2
her ey-lids, Cases to those heauenly iewelsHer eyelids, cases to those heavenly jewels Per III.ii.97
which Pericles hath lost, / Begin to partWhich Pericles hath lost, begin to part Per III.ii.98
their fringes of bright gold, / The DiamondsTheir fringes of bright gold. The diamonds Per III.ii.99
of a most praysed water doth appeare,Of a most praised water doth apearwater (n.)lustre, sheen, qualityPer III.ii.100
To make the world twise rich, liue,To make the world twice rich. Live, Per III.ii.101
and make vs weepe. / To heare your fate, faire creature,And make us weep to hear your fate, fair creature, Per III.ii.102
rare as you seeme to bee.Rare as you seem to be. Per III.ii.1203.1
Shee moues.She moves Per III.ii.103
Thai.THAISA 
O deare Diana,O dear Diana!Diana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and huntingPer III.ii.103.2
where am I? where's my Lord? What world is this?Where am I? Where's my lord? What world is this? Per III.ii.104
2.Gent.SECOND GENTLEMAN 
Is not this strange?Is not this strange? Per III.ii.105.1
1.Gent.FIRST GENTLEMAN 
Most rare.Most rare.rare (adj.)unusual, striking, exceptionalPer III.ii.105.2
Ceri.CERIMON 
Hush (my gentle neighbours)Hush, my gentle neighbours.gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindPer III.ii.106
lend me your hands, / To the next Chamber beare her:Lend me your hands. To the next chamber bear her. Per III.ii.107
get linnen: / Now this matter must be lookt toGet linen. Now this matter must be looked to, Per III.ii.108
for her relapse / Is mortall: come, come;For her relapse is mortal. Come, come;mortal (adj.)
old form: mortall
fatal, deadly, lethal
Per III.ii.109
and Escelapius guide vs.And Aesculapius guide us. Per III.ii.110
They carry her away. Exeunt omnes.They carry her away. Exeunt Per III.ii.110
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