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Enter Gower Per IV.iv.1.1
Gower.GOWER 
Thus time we waste, & long leagues make short,Thus time we waste, and long leagues make short,waste (v.)pass, spend, while awayPer IV.iv.1
Saile seas in Cockles, haue and wish but fort,Sail seas in cockles, have and wish but for't,cockle (n.)cockleshell, mussel-shellPer IV.iv.2
Making to take our imagination,Making to take your imaginationtake (v.)captivate, delight, enrapturePer IV.iv.3
From bourne to bourne, region to region,From bourn to bourn, region to region.bourn (n.)
old form: bourne
frontier, destination, boundary
Per IV.iv.4
By you being pardoned we commit no crime,By you being pardoned, we commit no crime Per IV.iv.5
To vse one language, in each seuerall clime,To use one language in each several climeseveral (adj.)
old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
Per IV.iv.6
clime (n.)land, region, realm
Where our sceanes seemes to liue, / I doe beseech youWhere our scene seems to live. I do beseech youseem (v.)
old form: seemes
have the look [of], give the appearance [of]
Per IV.iv.7
scene (n.)
old form: sceanes
play, drama, performance
To learne of me who stand with gappes / To teach you.To learn of me, who stand i'th' gaps to teach you Per IV.iv.8
The stages of our storie PericlesThe stages of our story. Pericles Per IV.iv.9
Is now againe thwarting thy wayward seas,Is now again thwarting the wayward seas,thwart (v.)cross, traverse, go overPer IV.iv.10
wayward (adj.)hostile, contrary, antagonistic
Attended on by many a Lord and Knight,Attended on by many a lord and knight.attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]Per IV.iv.11
To see his daughter all his liues delight.To see his daughter, all his life's delight. Per IV.iv.12
Old Helicanus goes along behind,Old Helicanus goes along. Behind Per IV.iv.13
Is left to gouerne it, you beare in mind.Is left to govern it, you bear in mind, Per IV.iv.14
Old Escenes, whom Hellicanus lateOld Escanes, whom Helicanus latelate (adv.)recently, a little while ago / beforePer IV.iv.15
Aduancde in time to great and hie estate.Advanced in time to great and high estate.estate (n.)high rank, standing, statusPer IV.iv.16
Well sayling ships, and bounteous winds / Haue broughtWell-sailing ships and bounteous winds have brought Per IV.iv.17
This king to Tharsus, thinke this Pilat thoughtThis king to Tarsus – think his pilot thought; Per IV.iv.18
So with his sterage, shall your thoughts groneSo with his steerage shall your thoughts grow on – Per IV.iv.19
To fetch his daughter home, who first is goneTo fetch his daughter home, who first is gone.first (adv.)already, before, previouslyPer IV.iv.20
Like moats and shadowes, see them / Moue a while,Like motes and shadows see them move awhile;mote (n.)
old form: moats
speck of dust, tiny particle, trifle
Per IV.iv.21
Your eares vnto your eyes Ile reconcile.Your ears unto your eyes I'll reconcile. Per IV.iv.22
Dumb show: Per IV.iv.23.1
Enter Pericles at one doore, with all his trayne, Cleon and Enter Pericles at one door with all his train, Cleon and Per IV.iv.23.1
Dioniza at the other. Cleon shewes Pericles the tombe, Dionyza at the other. Cleon shows Pericles the tomb, Per IV.iv.23.2
whereat Pericles makes lamentation, puts on sacke-cloth, whereat Pericles makes lamentation, puts on sackcloth, Per IV.iv.23.3
and in a mighty passion departs.and in a mighty passion departs. The rest go outpassion (n.)suffering, torment, deep griefPer IV.iv.23.4
See how beleefe may suffer by fowle showe,See how belief may suffer by foul show!suffer (v.)be wronged, be abusedPer IV.iv.23
suffer (v.)perish, be destroyed, collapse
show (n.)
old form: showe
pretence, fabrication, deception
foul (adj.)
old form: fowle
false, hypocritical, shameful
This borrowed passion stands for true olde woe:This borrowed passion stands for true old woe,borrowed (adj.)assumed, pretended, feignedPer IV.iv.24
And Pericles in sorrowe all deuour'd,And Pericles, in sorrow all devoured, Per IV.iv.25
With sighes shot through, and biggest teares ore-showr'd.With sighs shot through, and biggest tears o'ershowered, Per IV.iv.26
Leaues Tharsus, and againe imbarques, hee swearesLeaves Tarsus and again embarks. He swears Per IV.iv.27
Neuer to wash his face, nor cut his hayres:Never to wash his face, nor cut his hairs. Per IV.iv.28
Hee put on sack-cloth, and to Sea he beares,He puts on sackcloth, and to sea. He bears Per IV.iv.29
A Tempest which his mortall vessell teares.A tempest which his mortal vessel tears,mortal (adj.)
old form: mortall
human, subject to death, characterized by mortality
Per IV.iv.30
And yet hee rydes it out, Nowe please you wit:And yet he rides it out. Now please you witwit (v.)know, be aware, realizePer IV.iv.31
The Epitaph is for Marina writ,The epitaph is for Marina writ Per IV.iv.32
by wicked Dioniza.By wicked Dionyza. Per IV.iv.33
The fairest, sweetest and best lyes heere,The fairest, sweetest, and best lies here, Per IV.iv.34
Who withered in her spring of yeare:Who withered in her spring of year. Per IV.iv.35
She was of Tyrus the Kings daughter,She was of Tyrus the King's daughter Per IV.iv.36
On whom fowle death hath made this slaughter.On whom foul death hath made this slaughter. Per IV.iv.37
Marina was shee call'd, and at her byrth,Marina was she called, and at her birth, Per IV.iv.38
Thetis being prowd, swallowed some part ath'earth:Thetis being proud swallowed some part o'th' earth.Thetis (n.)[pron: 'theetis] sea-nymph married to Peleus, destined to bear a son (Achilles) greater than his fatherPer IV.iv.39
Therefore the earth fearing to be ore-flowed,Therefore the earth, fearing to be o'erflowed, Per IV.iv.40
Hath Thetis byrth-childe on the heauens bestowed.Hath Thetis' birth-child on the heavens bestowed.birth-child (n.)
old form: byrth-childe
native, local inhabitant
Per IV.iv.41
Wherefore she does and sweares sheele neuer stint,Wherefore she does, and swears she'll never stint,stint (v.)cease, stop shortPer IV.iv.42
Make raging Battery vpon shores of flint.Make raging battery upon shores of flint. Per IV.iv.43
No vizor does become blacke villanie,No visor does become black villainyvisor (n.)
old form: vizor
mask
Per IV.iv.44
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
So well as soft and tender flatterie:So well as soft and tender flattery. Per IV.iv.45
Let Pericles beleeue his daughter's dead,Let Pericles believe his daughter's dead, Per IV.iv.46
And beare his courses to be ordered;And bear his courses to be orderedcourse (n.)course of action, way of proceedingPer IV.iv.47
By Lady Fortune, while our Steare must play,By Lady Fortune, while our scene must playscene (n.)play, drama, performancePer IV.iv.48
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
His daughters woe and heauie welladay.His daughter's woe and heavy well-a-dayheavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
Per IV.iv.49
well-a-day (n.)
old form: welladay
lamentation, grief, sorrowing
In her vnholie seruice: Patience then,In her unholy service. Patience then, Per IV.iv.50
And thinke you now are all in Mittelin.And think you now are all in Mytilene. Per IV.iv.51
Exit.Exit Per IV.iv.51
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