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My Dyoniza shall wee rest vs heere,My Dionyza, shall we rest us herePer I.iv.1
And by relating tales of others griefes,And, by relating tales of others' griefs,Per I.iv.2
See if t'will teach vs to forget our owne?See if 'twill teach us to forget our own?Per I.iv.3
O Dioniza.O Dionyza,Per I.iv.10
Who wanteth food, and will not say hee wants it,Who wanteth food and will not say he wants it,Per I.iv.11
Or can conceale his hunger till hee famish?Or can conceal his hunger till he famish?Per I.iv.12
Our toungs and sorrowes to sound deepe:Our tongues and sorrows force us to sound deepPer I.iv.13
Our woes into the aire, our eyes to weepe.Our woes into the air, our eyes to weep,Per I.iv.14
Till toungs fetch breath that may proclaime / Them louder,Till tongues fetch breath that may proclaim them louder,Per I.iv.15
that if heauen slumber, while / Their creatures want,That, if heaven slumber while their creatures want,Per I.iv.16
they may awake / Their helpers, to comfort them.They may awake their helpers to comfort them.Per I.iv.17
Ile then discourse our woes felt seuerall yeares,I'll then discourse our woes, felt several years,Per I.iv.18
And wanting breath to speake, helpe mee with teares.And wanting breath to speak, help me with tears.Per I.iv.19
This Tharsus ore which I haue the gouernement,This Tarsus, o'er which I have the government,Per I.iv.21
A Cittie on whom plentie held full hand:A city on whom plenty held full hand,Per I.iv.22
For riches strew'de herselfe euen in her streetes,For riches strewed herself even in her streets,Per I.iv.23
Whose towers bore heads so high they kist the clowds,Whose towers bore heads so high they kissed the clouds,Per I.iv.24
And strangers nere beheld, but wondred at,And strangers ne'er beheld but wondered at,Per I.iv.25
Whose men and dames so jetted and adorn'de,Whose men and dames so jetted and adorned,Per I.iv.26
Like one anothers glasse to trim them by,Like one another's glass to trim them by;Per I.iv.27
Their tables were stor'de full to glad the sight,Their tables were stored full, to glad the sight,Per I.iv.28
And not so much to feede on as delight,And not so much to feed on as delight;Per I.iv.29
All pouertie was scor'nde, and pride so great,All poverty was scorned, and pride so great,Per I.iv.30
The name of helpe grewe odious to repeat.The name of help grew odious to repeat.Per I.iv.31
But see what heauen can doe by this our change,But see what heaven can do by this our change.Per I.iv.33
These mouthes who but of late, earth, sea, and ayre,These mouths who but of late earth, sea, and airPer I.iv.34
Were all too little to content and please,Were all too little to content and please,Per I.iv.35
Although thy gaue their creatures in abundance,Although they gave their creatures in abundance,Per I.iv.36
As houses are defil'de for want of vse,As houses are defiled for want of use,Per I.iv.37
They are now staru'de for want of exercise,They are now starved for want of exercise.Per I.iv.38
Those pallats who not yet too sauers younger,Those palates who, not yet two summers younger,Per I.iv.39
Must haue inuentions to delight the tast,Must have inventions to delight the tastePer I.iv.40
Would now be glad of bread and beg for it,Would now be glad of bread and beg for it.Per I.iv.41
Those mothers who to nouzell vp their babes,Those mothers who to nuzzle up their babesPer I.iv.42
Thought nought too curious, are readie nowThought naught too curious are ready nowPer I.iv.43
To eat those little darlings whom they lou'de,To eat those little darlings whom they loved.Per I.iv.44
So sharpe are hungers teeth, that man and wife,So sharp are hunger's teeth that man and wifePer I.iv.45
Drawe lots who first shall die, to lengthen life.Draw lots who first shall die to lengthen life.Per I.iv.46
Heere stands a Lord, and there a Ladie weeping:Here stands a lord and there a lady weeping;Per I.iv.47
Heere manie sincke, yet those which see them fall,Here many sink, yet those which see them fallPer I.iv.48
Haue scarce strength left to giue them buryall.Have scarce strength left to give them burial.Per I.iv.49
Is not this true?Is not this true?Per I.iv.50
O let those Cities that of plenties cup,O, let those cities that of plenty's cupPer I.iv.52
And her prosperities so largely taste,And her prosperities so largely tastePer I.iv.53
With their superfluous riots heare these teares,With their superfluous riots, hear these tears!Per I.iv.54
The miserie of Tharsus may be theirs.The misery of Tarsus may be theirs.Per I.iv.55
Here,Here.Per I.iv.57
speake out thy sorrowes, which thee bringst in hast,Speak out thy sorrows which thou bringest in haste,Per I.iv.58
for comfort is too farre for vs to expect.For comfort is too far for us to expect.Per I.iv.59
I thought as much.I thought as much.Per I.iv.62
One sorrowe neuer comes but brings an heire,One sorrow never comes but brings an heirPer I.iv.63
That may succcede as his inheritor:That may succeed as his inheritor,Per I.iv.64
And so in ours, some neighbouring nation,And so in ours. Some neighbouring nation,Per I.iv.65
Taking aduantage of our miserie,Taking advantage of our misery,Per I.iv.66
That stuff't the hollow vessels with their power,Hath stuffed the hollow vessels with their power,Per I.iv.67
To beat vs downe, the which are downe alreadie,To beat us down, the which are down already,Per I.iv.68
And make a conquest of vnhappie mee,And make a conquest of unhappy me,Per I.iv.69
Whereas no glories got to ouercome.Whereas no glory's got to overcome.Per I.iv.70
Thou speak'st like himnes vntuterd to repeatThou speakest like him's untutored to repeat:Per I.iv.74
Who makes the fairest showe, meanes most deceipt.Who makes the fairest show means most deceit.Per I.iv.75
But bring they what they will, and what they can,But bring they what they will and what they can,Per I.iv.76
What need wee leaueWhat need we fear?Per I.iv.77
our grounds the lowest? / And wee are halfe way there:The ground's the lowest and we are half-way there.Per I.iv.78
Goe tell their Generall wee attend him heere,Go tell their general we attend him here,Per I.iv.79
to know for what he comes, and whence he comes,To know for what he comes and whence he comesPer I.iv.80
and what he craues?And what he craves.Per I.iv.81
Welcome is peace, if he on peace consist,Welcome is peace if he on peace consist;Per I.iv.83
If warres, wee are vnable to resist.If wars, we are unable to resist.Per I.iv.84
Omnes.ALL
The Gods of Greece protect you,The gods of Greece protect you!Per I.iv.97
And wee'le pray for you.And we'll pray for you.Per I.iv.98.1
The which when any shall not gratifie,The which when any shall not gratify,Per I.iv.101
Or pay you with vnthankfulnesse in thought,Or pay you with unthankfulness in thought,Per I.iv.102
Be it our Wiues, our Children, or our selues,Be it our wives, our children, or ourselves,Per I.iv.103
The Curse of heauen and men succeed their euils:The curse of heaven and men succeed their evils!Per I.iv.104
Till when the which (I hope) shall neare be seene:Till when – the which I hope shall ne'er be seen –Per I.iv.105
Your Grace is welcome to our Towne and vs.Your grace is welcome to our town and us.Per I.iv.106
Your shakes of fortune,Your shakes of fortune,Per III.iii.5.2
though they hant you mortally / Yet glaunceThough they haunt you mortally, yet glancePer III.iii.6
full wondringly on vs.Full wonderingly on us.Per III.iii.7.1
Feare not (my Lord) but thinkeFear not, my lord, but thinkPer III.iii.17.2
your Grace, / That fed my Countrie with your Corne;Your grace, that fed my country with your corn,Per III.iii.18
for which, / The peoples prayers still fall vpon you,For which the people's prayers still fall upon you,Per III.iii.19
must in your child / Be thought on, if neglectionMust in your child be thought on. If neglectionPer III.iii.20
should therein make me vile, / The common bodyShould therein make me vile, the common body,Per III.iii.21
by you relieu'd, / Would force me to my duety:By you relieved would force me to my duty.Per III.iii.22
but if to that, / My nature neede a spurre,But if to that my nature need a spur,Per III.iii.23
the Gods reuenge it / Vpon me and mine,The gods revenge it upon me and minePer III.iii.24
to the end of generation.To the end of generation.Per III.iii.25.1
Weel bring your Grace ene to the edge ath shore,We'll bring your grace e'en to the edge o'th' shore,Per III.iii.35
then giue you vp to the mask'd Neptune, andThen give you up to the masked Neptune, andPer III.iii.36
the gentlest winds of heauen.The gentlest winds of heaven.Per III.iii.37.1
O Dioniza, such a peece of slaughter,O Dionyza, such a piece of slaughterPer IV.iii.2
The Sunne and Moone nere lookt vpon.The sun and moon ne'er looked upon.Per IV.iii.3
Were I chiefe Lord of all this spacious world,Were I chief lord of all this spacious world,Per IV.iii.5
Ide giue it to vndo the deede. O LadieI'd give it to undo the deed. A ladyPer IV.iii.6
much lesse in bloud then vertue, yet a PrincesMuch less in blood than virtue, yet a princessPer IV.iii.7
to equall any single Crowne ath earthTo equal any single crown o'th' earthPer IV.iii.8
ith Iustice of compare, O villaine, LeonineI'th' justice of compare. O villain Leonine!Per IV.iii.9
whom thou hast poisned too,Whom thou hast poisoned too.Per IV.iii.10
if thou hadst drunke to him tad beene a kindnesseIf thou hadst drunk to him, 't had been a kindnessPer IV.iii.11
becomming well thy face, what canst thou sayBecoming well thy fact. What canst thou sayPer IV.iii.12
when noble Pericles shall demaund his child?When noble Pericles shall demand his child?Per IV.iii.13
O goe too, well, well,O, go to! Well, well,Per IV.iii.19.2
of all the faults beneath the heauens, the GodsOf all the faults beneath the heavens, the godsPer IV.iii.20
doe like this worst.Do like this worst.Per IV.iii.21.1
To such proceedingTo such proceedingPer IV.iii.25.2
who euer but his approbation added,Whoever but his approbation added,Per IV.iii.26
though not his prince consent, he did not flowThough not his prime consent, he did not flowPer IV.iii.27
from honourable courses.From honourable courses.Per IV.iii.28.1
Heauens forgiue it.Heavens forgive it!Per IV.iii.39.2
Thou art like the Harpie,Thou art like the harpy,Per IV.iii.46.2
Which to betray, doest with thine Angells faceWhich, to betray, dost with thine angel's facePer IV.iii.47
ceaze with thine Eagles talents.Seize with thine eagle's talons.Per IV.iii.48
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