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Enter Pericles a Shipboard.Enter Pericles a-shipboardsurge (n.)heavy wave, violent seaPer III.i.1
rebuke (v.)repress, put down, check
vast (n.)great expanse, immense space, waste
Peri.PERICLES 
The God of this great Vast, rebuke these surges,Thou god of this great vast rebuke these surges, Per III.i.1
Which wash both heauen and hell, and thou that hastWhich wash both heaven and hell. And thou that hast Per III.i.2
Vpon the Windes commaund, bind them in Brasse;Upon the winds command, bind them in brass, Per III.i.3
Hauing call'd them from the deepe, ô stillHaving called them from the deep! O, still Per III.i.4
Thy deafning dreadfull thunders, gently quenchThy deafening, dreadful thunders, gently quench Per III.i.5
Thy nimble sulphirous flashes: ô How Lychorida!Thy nimble, sulphurous flashes! O, how, Lychorida, Per III.i.6
How does my Queene? then storme venomously,How does my queen? Thou storm, venomously Per III.i.7
Wilt thou speat all thy selfe? the sea-mans WhistleWilt thou spit all thyself? The seaman's whistle Per III.i.8
Is as a whisper in the eares of death,Is as a whisper in the ears of death, Per III.i.9
Vnheard Lychorida? Lucina, oh!Unheard. Lychorida! Lucina, OLucina (n.)[lu'seena] Roman goddess of childbirthPer III.i.10
Diuinest patrionesse, and my wife gentleDivinest patroness and midwife gentlegentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindPer III.i.11
To those that cry by night, conuey thy deitieTo those that cry by night, convey thy deity Per III.i.12
Aboard our dauncing Boat, make swift the panguesAboard our dancing boat, make swift the pangs Per III.i.13
Of my Queenes trauayles? now Lychorida.Of my queen's travails! Now, Lychorida!travail, travel (n.)
old form: trauayles
labour, pain of childbirth
Per III.i.14
Enter Lychorida.Enter Lychorida with a baby Per III.i.15
Lychor.LYCHORIDA 
Heere is a thing too young for such a place,Here is a thing too young for such a place, Per III.i.15
Who if it had conceit, would die, as IWho, if it had conceit would die as Iconceit (n.)understanding, intelligence, apprehensionPer III.i.16
am like to doe: / Take in your armes this peeceAm like to do. Take in your arms this piecelike (adv.)likely, probable / probablyPer III.i.17
of your dead Queene.Of your dead queen. Per III.i.18.1
Peri.PERICLES 
How? how Lychorida?How? How, Lychorida? Per III.i.18.2
Lycho.LYCHORIDA 
Patience (good sir) do not assist the storme,Patience, good sir, do not assist the storm. Per III.i.19
Heer's all that is left liuing of your Queene;Here's all that is left living of your queen, Per III.i.20
A litle Daughter: for the sake of it,A little daughter; for the sake of it, Per III.i.21
Be manly, and take comfort.Be manly and take comfort. Per III.i.22.1
Per.PERICLES 
O you Gods!O you gods! Per III.i.22.2
Why do you make vs loue your goodly gyfts,Why do you make us love your goodly gifts Per III.i.23
And snatch them straight away? we heere below,And snatch them straight away? We here belowstraight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at oncePer III.i.24
Recall not what we giue, and therein mayRecall not what we give, and therein may Per III.i.25
Vse honour with you.Use honour with you. Per III.i.26.1
Lycho.LYCHORIDA 
Patience (good sir)Patience, good sir, Per III.i.266.2
euen for this charge.Even for this charge.charge (n.)task, responsibility, dutyPer III.i.27.1
Per.PERICLES 
Now mylde may be thy life,Now, mild may be thy life! Per III.i.27.2
For a more blusterous birth had neuer Babe:For a more blusterous birth had never babe;blusterous (adj.)blustery, rough, stormyPer III.i.28
Quiet and gentle thy conditions; forQuiet and gentle thy conditions! forcondition (n.)state, way of lifePer III.i.29
gentle (adj.)peaceful, calm, free from violence
Thou art the rudelyest welcome to this world,Thou art the rudeliest welcome to this worldrudely (adj.)
old form: rudelyest
violent, rough, harsh
Per III.i.30
That euer was Princes Child: happy what followes,That ever was prince's child. Happy what follows! Per III.i.31
Thou hast as chiding a natiuitie,Thou hast as chiding a nativitychiding (adj.)noisy, brawling, tumultuousPer III.i.32
As Fire, Ayre, Water, Earth, and Heauen can make,As fire, air, water, earth, and heaven can make Per III.i.33
To harould thee from the wombe:To herald thee from the womb. Poor inch of nature! Per III.i.34
Euen at the first, thy losse is more then canEven at the first thy loss is more than can Per III.i.35
Thy portage quit, with all thou canst find heere:Thy portage quit, with all thou canst find here.portage (n.)[unclear meaning] life's voyage, journey through lifePer III.i.36
quit (v.)make compensation for, requite
Now the good Gods throw their best eyes vpon't. Now the good gods throw their best eyes upon't. Per III.i.37
Enter two Saylers.Enter two Sailors Per III.i.38
1.Sayl.FIRST SAILOR 
What courage sir? God saue you.What courage, sir? God save you! Per III.i.38
Per.PERICLES 
Courage enough, I do not feare the flaw,Courage enough. I do not fear the flaw;flaw (n.)gust, squall, blastPer III.i.39
It hath done to me the worst: yet for the loueIt hath done to me the worst. Yet for the love Per III.i.40
Of this poore Infant, this fresh new sea-farer,Of this poor infant, this fresh new seafarer, Per III.i.41
I would it would be quiet.I would it would be quiet. Per III.i.42
1.Sayl.FIRST SAILOR 
Slake the bolins there; thou wilt notSlack the bolins there! – Thou wilt not,bolin (n.)[nautical] bow-line, rope for steadying a sailPer III.i.43
wilt thou: / Blow and split thy selfe.wilt thou? Blow and split thyself. Per III.i.44
2.Sayl.SECOND SAILOR 
But Sea-roome, and the brine and cloudyBut sea-room, an the brine and cloudysea-room (n.)
old form: Sea-roome
space at sea to manoeuvre a ship
Per III.i.45
and, an (conj.)if, even if
billow / Kisse the Moone, I care not.billow kiss the moon, I care not. Per III.i.46
1.FIRST SAILOR 
Sir your Queene must ouer board, the seaSir, your queen must overboard. The sea Per III.i.47
workes hie, / The Wind is lowd, and will not lie till theworks high, the wind is loud, and will not lie till thework (v.), past form wrought
old form: workes
run, toss about, rage
Per III.i.48
Ship / Be cleard of the dead.ship be cleared of the dead. Per III.i.49
Per.PERICLES 
That's your superstition.That's your superstition. Per III.i.50
1.FIRST SAILOR 
Pardon vs, sir; with vs at Sea it hath binPardon us, sir; with us at sea it hath been Per III.i.51
still obserued. And we are strong in easterne, thereforestill observed, and we are strong in custom. Thereforestill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyPer III.i.52
briefly yeeld'er,briefly yield 'er, for she must overboard straight.straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at oncePer III.i.53
briefly (adv.)quickly, soon, in a moment
Per.PERICLES 
As you thinke meet; for she must ouer board straight: / Most wretched Queene.As you think meet. Most wretched queen!meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, properPer III.i.54
Lychor.LYCHORIDA 
Heere she lyes sir.Here she lies, sir. Per III.i.55
She reveals the body of Thaisa Per III.i.56
Peri.PERICLES 
A terrible Child-bed hast thou had (my deare,A terrible childbed hast thou had, my dear; Per III.i.56
No light, no fire, th'vnfriendly elements,No light, no fire; th' unfriendly elements Per III.i.57
Forgot thee vtterly, nor haue I timeForgot thee utterly. Nor have I time Per III.i.58
To giue thee hallowd to thy graue, but straight,To give thee hallowed to thy grave, but straight Per III.i.59
Must cast thee scarcly Coffind, in oare,Must cast thee, scarcely coffined, in the ooze, Per III.i.60
Where for a monument vpon thy bones,Where, for a monument upon thy bones, Per III.i.61
The ayre remayning lampes, the belching Whale,And e'er-remaining lamps, the belching whalebelching (adj.)spouting, spurtingPer III.i.62
And humming Water must orewelme thy corpes,And humming water must o'erwhelm thy corpse,humming (adj.)murmuringPer III.i.63
Lying with simple shels: ô Lychorida,Lying with simple shells. O Lychorida, Per III.i.64
Bid Nestor bring me Spices, Incke, and Taper,Bid Nestor bring me spices, ink and paper, Per III.i.65
My Casket, and my Iewels; and bid NicanderMy casket and my jewels. And bid Nicander Per III.i.66
Bring me the Sattin Coffin: lay the BabeBring me the satin coffer. Lay the babe Per III.i.67
Vpon the Pillow; hie thee whiles I sayUpon the pillow. Hie thee, whiles I sayhie (v.)hasten, hurry, speedPer III.i.68
A priestly farewell to her: sodainely, woman.A priestly farewell to her. Suddenly, woman. Per III.i.69
Exit Lychorida Per III.i.69
2.SECOND SAILOR 
Sir, we haue a Chist beneath the hatches,Sir, we have a chest beneath the Per III.i.70
Caulkt and bittumed ready.hatches, caulked and bitumed ready.bitumed (adj.)
old form: bittumed
smeared with pitch [bitumen]
Per III.i.71
Peri.PERICLES 
I thanke thee: Mariner say, what Coast is this?I thank thee. Mariner, say, what coast is this? Per III.i.72
2.SECOND SAILOR 
Wee are neere Tharsus.We are near Tarsus.Tarsus (n.)ancient city of Asia Minor, S TurkeyPer III.i.73
Peri.PERICLES 
Thither gentle Mariner,Thither, gentle mariner,gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindPer III.i.74
Alter thy course for Tyre: When canst thou reach it?Alter thy course for Tyre. When canst thou reach it? Per III.i.75
2.SECOND SAILOR 
By breake of day, if the Wind cease.By break of day, if the wind cease. Per III.i.76
Peri.PERICLES 
O make for Tharsus,O, make for Tarsus! Per III.i.77
There will I visit Cleon, for the BabeThere will I visit Cleon, for the babe Per III.i.78
Cannot hold out to Tyrus; there Ile leaue itCannot hold out to Tyrus. There I'll leave it Per III.i.79
At carefull nursing: goe thy wayes good Mariner,At careful nursing. Go thy ways, good mariner; Per III.i.80
Ile bring the body presently.I'll bring the body presently.presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at oncePer III.i.81
Exit.Exeunt Per III.i.81
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