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TO sing a Song that old was sung,To sing a song that old was sung,Per Chorus.I.1
From ashes, auntient Gower is come,From ashes ancient Gower is come,Per Chorus.I.2
Assuming mans infirmities,Assuming man's infirmities,Per Chorus.I.3
To glad your eare, and please your eyes:To glad your ear and please your eyes.Per Chorus.I.4
It hath been sung at Feastiuals,It hath been sung at festivals,Per Chorus.I.5
On Ember eues, and Holydayes:On ember-eves and holidays,Per Chorus.I.6
And Lords and Ladyes in their liues,And lords and ladies in their livesPer Chorus.I.7
Haue red it for restoratiues:Have read it for restoratives.Per Chorus.I.8
The purchase is to make men glorious,The purchase is to make men glorious,Per Chorus.I.9
Et bonum quo Antiquius eo melius:Et bonum quo antiquius eo melius.Per Chorus.I.10
If you, borne in those latter times,If you, born in these latter timesPer Chorus.I.11
When Witts more ripe, accept my rimes;When wit's more ripe, accept my rhymes,Per Chorus.I.12
And that to heare an old man sing,And that to hear an old man singPer Chorus.I.13
May to your Wishes pleasure bring:May to your wishes pleasure bring,Per Chorus.I.14
I life would wish, and that I mightI life would wish, and that I mightPer Chorus.I.15
Waste it for you, like Taper light.Waste it for you like taper-light.Per Chorus.I.16
This Antioch, then Antiochus the great,This Antioch, then. Antiochus the GreatPer Chorus.I.17
Buylt vp this Citie, for his chiefest Seat;Built up this city for his chiefest seat,Per Chorus.I.18
The fayrest in all Syria.The fairest in all Syria;Per Chorus.I.19
I tell you what mine Authors saye:I tell you what mine authors say.Per Chorus.I.20
This King vnto him tooke a Peere,This king unto him took a peer,Per Chorus.I.21
Who dyed, and left a female heyre,Who died and left a female heir,Per Chorus.I.22
So bucksome, blith, and full of face,So buxom, blithe, and full of face,Per Chorus.I.23
As heauen had lent her all his grace:As heaven had lent her all his grace;Per Chorus.I.24
With whom the Father liking tooke,With whom the father liking took,Per Chorus.I.25
And her to Incest did prouoke:And her to incest did provoke.Per Chorus.I.26
Bad child, worse father, to intice his owneBad child, worse father, to entice his ownPer Chorus.I.27
To euill, should be done by none:To evil should be done by none;Per Chorus.I.28
But custome what they did begin,But custom what they did beginPer Chorus.I.29
Was with long vse, account'd no sinne;Was with long use accounted no sin.Per Chorus.I.30
The beautie of this sinfull Dame,The beauty of this sinful damePer Chorus.I.31
Made many Princes thither frame,Made many princes thither framePer Chorus.I.32
To seeke her as a bedfellow,To seek her as a bedfellow,Per Chorus.I.33
In maryage pleasures, playfellow:In marriage pleasures playfellow;Per Chorus.I.34
Which to preuent, he made a Law,Which to prevent he made a law,Per Chorus.I.35
To keepe her still, and men in awe:To keep her still and men in awe,Per Chorus.I.36
That who so askt her for his wife,That whoso asked her for his wife,Per Chorus.I.37
His Riddle tould, not lost his life:His riddle told not, lost his life.Per Chorus.I.38
So for her many of wight did die,So for her many a wight did die,Per Chorus.I.39
As yon grimme lookes do testifie.As yon grim looks do testify.Per Chorus.I.40
What now ensues, to the iudgement of your eye,What now ensues, to the judgement of your eye–Per Chorus.I.41
I giue my cause, who best can iustifie.I give my cause, who best can justify.Per Chorus.I.42
Heere haue you seene a mightie King,Here have you seen a mighty kingPer Chorus.II.1
His child I'wis to incest bring:His child, iwis, to incest bring;Per Chorus.II.2
A better Prince, and benigne Lord,A better prince and benign lord,Per Chorus.II.3
That Will proue awfull both in deed and word:That will prove awful both in deed and word.Per Chorus.II.4
Be quiet then, as men should bee,Be quiet then as men should bePer Chorus.II.5
Till he hath past necessitie:Till he hath passed necessity.Per Chorus.II.6
I'le shew you those in troubles raigne;I'll show you those in trouble's reign,Per Chorus.II.7
Loosing a Mite, a Mountaine gaine:Losing a mite, a mountain gain.Per Chorus.II.8
The good in conuersation,The good in conversation,Per Chorus.II.9
To whom I giue my benizon:To whom I give my benison,Per Chorus.II.10
Is still at Tharstill, where each man,Is still at Tarsus, where each manPer Chorus.II.11
Thinkes all is writ, he spoken can:Thinks all is writ he speken can;Per Chorus.II.12
And to remember what he does,And, to remember what he doesPer Chorus.II.13
Build his Statue to make him glorious:Build his statue to make him glorious.Per Chorus.II.14
But tidinges to the contrarie,But tidings to the contraryPer Chorus.II.15
Are brought your eyes, what need speake I.Are brought your eyes; what need speak I?Per Chorus.II.16
Good Helicon that stayde at home,Good Helicane that stayed at home,Per Chorus.II.17
Not to eate Hony like a Drone,Not to eat honey like a dronePer Chorus.II.18
From others labours; for though he striueFrom others' labours, forthy he strivePer Chorus.II.19
To killen bad, keepe good aliue:To killen bad, keep good alive,Per Chorus.II.20
And to fulfill his prince desire,And to fulfil his prince' desire,Per Chorus.II.21
Sau'd one of all that haps in Tyre:Sends word of all that haps in Tyre;Per Chorus.II.22
How Thaliart came full bent with sinne,How Thaliard came full bent with sinPer Chorus.II.23
And had intent to murder him;And hid intent to murder him,Per Chorus.II.24
And that in Tharsis was not best,And that in Tarsus was not bestPer Chorus.II.25
Longer for him to make his rest:Longer for him to make his rest.Per Chorus.II.26
He doing so, put foorth to Seas;He, doing so, put forth to seas,Per Chorus.II.27
Where when men been, there's seldome ease,Where, when men been, there's seldom ease;Per Chorus.II.28
For now the Wind begins to blow,For now the wind begins to blow;Per Chorus.II.29
Thunder aboue, and deepes below,Thunder above and deeps belowPer Chorus.II.30
Makes such vnquiet, that the Shippe,Make such unquiet that the shipPer Chorus.II.31
Should house him safe; is wrackt and split,Should house him safe is wracked and split,Per Chorus.II.32
And he (good Prince) hauing all lost,And he, good prince, having all lost,Per Chorus.II.33
By Waues, from coast to coast is tost:By waves from coast to coast is tossed.Per Chorus.II.34
All perishen of man, of pelfe,All perishen of man, of pelf,Per Chorus.II.35
Ne ought escapend but himselfe;Ne aught escapend but himself;Per Chorus.II.36
Till Fortune tir'd with doing bad,Till Fortune, tired with doing bad,Per Chorus.II.37
Threw him a shore, to giue him glad:Threw him ashore, to give him glad.Per Chorus.II.38
And heere he comes: what shall be next,And here he comes. What shall be next,Per Chorus.II.39
Pardon old Gower, this long's the text.Pardon old Gower – this longs the text.Per Chorus.II.40
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 breastPer Chorus.III.3
Of this most pompous maryage Feast:Of this most pompous marriage-feast.Per Chorus.III.4
The Catte with eyne of burning cole,The cat, with eyne of burning coal,Per Chorus.III.5
Now coutches from the Mouses hole;Now crouches 'fore the mouse's hole,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.Per Chorus.III.8
Hymen hath brought the Bride to bed,Hymen hath brought the bride to bed,Per 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,Per Chorus.III.11
And Time that is so briefly spent,And time that is so briefly spentPer Chorus.III.12
With your fine fancies quaintly each,With your fine fancies quaintly eche:Per Chorus.III.13
What's dumbe in shew, I'le plaine with speach.What's dumb in show, I'll plain with speech.Per Chorus.III.14
By many a dearne and painefull pearchBy many a dern and painful perchPer Chorus.III.15
Of Perycles the carefull search,Of Pericles the careful search,Per Chorus.III.16
By the fower opposing Crignes,By the four opposing coignsPer Chorus.III.17
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 diligencePer Chorus.III.19
That horse and sayle and hie expence,That horse and sail and high expensePer Chorus.III.20
Can steed the quest at last from Tyre:Can stead the quest. At last from Tyre,Per Chorus.III.21
Fame answering the most strange enquire,Fame answering the most strange inquire,Per Chorus.III.22
To'th Court of King Symonides,To th' court of King SimonidesPer 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 headPer Chorus.III.26
Of Helycanus would set onOf Helicanus would set onPer 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 PericlesPer 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,Per Chorus.III.32
Will take the Crowne: the summe of this,Will take the crown. The sum of this,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,Per Chorus.III.35
And euery one with claps can sound,And every one with claps can sound,Per Chorus.III.36
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.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.Per 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 shakesPer Chorus.III.44
On Neptunes billow, halfe the flood,On Neptune's billow; half the floodPer Chorus.III.45
Hath their Keele cut: but fortune mou'd,Hath their keel cut; but fortune's moodPer Chorus.III.46
Varies againe, the grisled NorthVaries again; the grisled northPer Chorus.III.47
Disgorges such a tempest forth,Disgorges such a tempest forthPer 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,Per Chorus.III.51
Do's fall in trauayle with her feare:Does fall in travail with her fear.Per Chorus.III.52
And what ensues in this fell storme,And what ensues in this fell stormPer 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 mayPer Chorus.III.55
Conueniently the rest conuay;Conveniently the rest convey,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 holdPer Chorus.III.58
This Stage, the Ship, vpon whose DeckeThis stage the ship, upon whose deckPer Chorus.III.59
The seas tost Pericles appeares to speake.The sea-tossed Pericles appears to speak.Per Chorus.III.60
Imagine Pericles arriude at Tyre,Imagine Pericles arrived at Tyre,Per Chorus.IV.1
Welcomd and setled to his owne desire:Welcomed and settled to his own desire.Per Chorus.IV.2
His wofull Queene we leaue at Ephesus,His woeful queen we leave at Ephesus,Per Chorus.IV.3
Vnto Diana ther's a Votarisse.Unto Diana there's a votaress.Per Chorus.IV.4
Now to Marina bend your mind,Now to Marina bend your mind,Per Chorus.IV.5
Whom our fast growing scene must findeWhom our fast-growing scene must findPer Chorus.IV.6
At Tharsus, and by Cleon traindAt Tarsus, and by Cleon trainedPer Chorus.IV.7
In Musicks letters, who hath gaindIn music's letters; who hath gainedPer Chorus.IV.8
Of education all the grace,Of education all the grace,Per Chorus.IV.9
Which makes hie both the art and placeWhich makes her both the heart and placePer Chorus.IV.10
Of generall wonder: but alackeOf general wonder. But, alack,Per Chorus.IV.11
That monster Enuie oft the wrackeThat monster envy, oft the wrackPer Chorus.IV.12
Of earned praise, Marinas lifeOf earned praise, Marina's lifePer Chorus.IV.13
Seeke to take off by treasons knife,Seeks to take off by treason's knife.Per Chorus.IV.14
And in this kinde, our Cleon hathAnd in this kind, our Cleon hathPer Chorus.IV.15
One daughter and a full growne wench,One daughter and a full-grown wench,Per Chorus.IV.16
Euen right for marriage sight : this MaidEven ripe for marriage-rite. This maidPer Chorus.IV.17
Hight Philoten: and it is saidHight Philoten, and it is saidPer Chorus.IV.18
For certaine in our storie, sheeFor certain in our story shePer Chorus.IV.19
Would euer with Marina bee.Would ever with Marina be;Per Chorus.IV.20
Beet when they weaude the sleded silke,Be't when she weaved the sleded silkPer Chorus.IV.21
With fingers long, small, white as milke,With fingers long, small, white as milk;Per Chorus.IV.22
Or when she would with sharpe needle wound,Or when she would with sharp needle woundPer Chorus.IV.23
The Cambricke which she made more soundThe cambric, which she made more soundPer Chorus.IV.24
By hurting it or when too'th LuteBy hurting it; or when to th' lutePer Chorus.IV.25
She sung, and made the night bed mute,She sung, and made the night-bird mute,Per Chorus.IV.26
That still records with mone, or whenThat still records with moan; or whenPer Chorus.IV.27
She would with rich and constant pen,She would with rich and constant penPer Chorus.IV.28
Vaile to her Mistresse Dian still,Vail to her mistress Dian. StillPer Chorus.IV.29
This Phyloten contends in skillThis Philoten contends in skillPer Chorus.IV.30
With absolute Marina: soWith absolute Marina. SoPer Chorus.IV.31
The Doue of Paphos might with the crowWith dove of Paphos might the crowPer Chorus.IV.32
Vie feathers white, Marina getsVie feathers white. Marina getsPer Chorus.IV.33
All prayses, which are paid as debts,All praises, which are paid as debts,Per Chorus.IV.34
And not as giuen, this so darkesAnd not as given. This so darksPer Chorus.IV.35
In Phyloten all gracefull markes,In Philoten all graceful marksPer Chorus.IV.36
That Cleons wife with Enuie rare,That Cleon's wife, with envy rare,Per Chorus.IV.37
A present murderer does prepareA present murderer does preparePer Chorus.IV.38
For good Marina, that her daughterFor good Marina, that her daughterPer Chorus.IV.39
Might stand peerlesse by this slaughter.Might stand peerless by this slaughter.Per Chorus.IV.40
The sooner her vile thoughts to stead,The sooner her vile thoughts to stead,Per Chorus.IV.41
Lichorida our nurse is dead,Lychorida, our nurse, is dead,Per Chorus.IV.42
And cursed Dioniza hathAnd cursed Dionyza hathPer Chorus.IV.43
The pregnant instrument of wrath.The pregnant instrument of wrathPer Chorus.IV.44
Prest for this blow, the vnborne euent,Prest for this blow. The unborn eventPer Chorus.IV.45
I doe commend to your content,I do commend to your content.Per Chorus.IV.46
Onely I carried winged Time,Only I carry winged timePer Chorus.IV.47
Post one the lame feete of my rime,Post on the lame feet of my rhyme,Per Chorus.IV.48
Which neuer could I so conuey,Which never could I so conveyPer Chorus.IV.49
Vnlesse your thoughts went on my way,Unless your thoughts went on my way.Per Chorus.IV.50
Dioniza does appeare,Dionyza does appearPer Chorus.IV.51
With Leonine a murtherer.With Leonine, a murderer.Per Chorus.IV.52
Thus time we waste, & long leagues make short,Thus time we waste, and long leagues make short,Per IV.iv.1
Saile seas in Cockles, haue and wish but fort,Sail seas in cockles, have and wish but for't,Per IV.iv.2
Making to take our imagination,Making to take your imaginationPer IV.iv.3
From bourne to bourne, region to region,From bourn to bourn, region to region.Per IV.iv.4
By you being pardoned we commit no crime,By you being pardoned, we commit no crimePer IV.iv.5
To vse one language, in each seuerall clime,To use one language in each several climePer IV.iv.6
Where our sceanes seemes to liue, / I doe beseech youWhere our scene seems to live. I do beseech youPer IV.iv.7
To learne of me who stand with gappes / To teach you.To learn of me, who stand i'th' gaps to teach youPer IV.iv.8
The stages of our storie PericlesThe stages of our story. PericlesPer IV.iv.9
Is now againe thwarting thy wayward seas,Is now again thwarting the wayward seas,Per IV.iv.10
Attended on by many a Lord and Knight,Attended on by many a lord and knight.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. BehindPer 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 latePer IV.iv.15
Aduancde in time to great and hie estate.Advanced in time to great and high estate.Per IV.iv.16
Well sayling ships, and bounteous winds / Haue broughtWell-sailing ships and bounteous winds have broughtPer 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.Per IV.iv.20
Like moats and shadowes, see them / Moue a while,Like motes and shadows see them move awhile;Per IV.iv.21
Your eares vnto your eyes Ile reconcile.Your ears unto your eyes I'll reconcile.Per IV.iv.22
See how beleefe may suffer by fowle showe,See how belief may suffer by foul show!Per IV.iv.23
This borrowed passion stands for true olde woe:This borrowed passion stands for true old woe,Per 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 swearsPer 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 bearsPer IV.iv.29
A Tempest which his mortall vessell teares.A tempest which his mortal vessel tears,Per IV.iv.30
And yet hee rydes it out, Nowe please you wit:And yet he rides it out. Now please you witPer IV.iv.31
The Epitaph is for Marina writ,The epitaph is for Marina writPer 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 daughterPer 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.Per 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.Per IV.iv.41
Wherefore she does and sweares sheele neuer stint,Wherefore she does, and swears she'll never stint,Per 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 villainyPer IV.iv.44
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 orderedPer IV.iv.47
By Lady Fortune, while our Steare must play,By Lady Fortune, while our scene must playPer IV.iv.48
His daughters woe and heauie welladay.His daughter's woe and heavy well-a-dayPer IV.iv.49
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
Marina thus the Brothell scapes, and chauncesMarina thus the brothel 'scapes, and chancesPer Chorus.V.1
Into an Honest-house our Storie sayes:Into an honest house, our story says.Per Chorus.V.2
Shee sings like one immortall, and shee dauncesShe sings like one immortal, and she dancesPer Chorus.V.3
As Goddesse-like to her admired layes.As goddess-like to her admired lays.Per Chorus.V.4
Deepe clearks she dumb's, and with her neele compo-ses,Deep clerks she dumbs, and with her neele composesPer Chorus.V.5
Natures owne shape, of budde, bird, branche, or berry.Nature's own shape, of bud, bird, branch, or berry,Per Chorus.V.6
That euen her art sisters the naturall RosesThat even her art sisters the natural roses;Per Chorus.V.7
Her Inckle, Silke Twine, with the rubied Cherrie,Her inkle, silk, twin with the rubied cherry:Per Chorus.V.8
That puples lackes she none of noble race,That pupils lacks she none of noble race,Per Chorus.V.9
Who powre their bountie on her: and her gaineWho pour their bounty on her, and her gainPer Chorus.V.10
She giues the cursed Bawd, here wee her place,She gives the cursed bawd. Here we her place,Per Chorus.V.11
And to hir Father turne our thoughts againe,And to her father turn our thoughts again,Per Chorus.V.12
Where wee left him on the Sea, wee there him left,Where we left him on the sea. We there him lost,Per Chorus.V.13
Where driuen before the windes, hee is arriu'deWhence, driven before the winds, he is arrivedPer Chorus.V.14
Heere where his daughter dwels, and on this coast,Here where his daughter dwells; and on this coastPer Chorus.V.15
Suppose him now at Anchor: the Citie striu'deSuppose him now at anchor. The city strivedPer Chorus.V.16
God Neptunes Annuall feast to keepe, from whenceGod Neptune's annual feast to keep; from whencePer Chorus.V.17
Lysimachus our Tyrian Shippe espies,Lysimachus our Tyrian ship espies,Per Chorus.V.18
His banners Sable, trim'd with rich expence,His banners sable, trimmed with rich expense;Per Chorus.V.19
And to him in his Barge with former hyes,And to him in his barge with fervour hies.Per Chorus.V.20
In your supposing once more put your sight,In your supposing once more put your sight;Per Chorus.V.21
Of heauy Pericles, thinke this his Barke:Of heavy Pericles, think this his bark;Per Chorus.V.22
Where what is done in action, more if mightWhere what is done in action, more if might,Per Chorus.V.23
Shalbe discouerd, please you sit and harke.Shall be discovered. Please you sit and hark.Per Chorus.V.24
Now our sands are almost run,Now our sands are almost run;Per V.ii.1
More a little, and then dum.More a little, and then dumb.Per V.ii.2
This my last boone giue mee;This my last boon give me,Per V.ii.3
For such kindnesse must relieue mee:For such kindness must relieve me,Per V.ii.4
That you aptly will suppose,That you aptly will supposePer V.ii.5
What pageantry, what feats, what showes,What pageantry, what feats, what shows,Per V.ii.6
What minstrelsie, and prettie din,What minstrelsy, and pretty dinPer V.ii.7
The Regent made in Metalin.The regent made in MytilenePer V.ii.8
To greet the King, so he thriued,To greet the King. So he thrived,Per V.ii.9
That he is promisde to be wiuedThat he is promised to be wivedPer V.ii.10
To faire Marina, but in no wise,To fair Marina, but in no wisePer V.ii.11
Till he had done his sacrifice.Till he had done his sacrificePer V.ii.12
As Dian bad, whereto being bound,As Dian bade: whereto being bound,Per V.ii.13
The Interim pray, you all confound.The interim, pray you, all confound.Per V.ii.14
In fetherd briefenes sayles are fild,In feathered briefness sails are filled,Per V.ii.15
And wishes fall out as they'r wild,And wishes fall out as they're willed.Per V.ii.16
At Ephesus the Temple see,At Ephesus the temple see,Per V.ii.17
Our King and all his companie.Our king, and all his company.Per V.ii.18
That he can hither come so soone,That he can hither come so soonPer V.ii.19
Is by your fancies thankfull doome.Is by your fancies' thankful doom.Per V.ii.20
In Antiochus and his daughter you haue heardIn Antiochus and his daughter you have heardPer epilogue.V.iii.1
Of monstrous lust, the due and iust reward:Of monstrous lust the due and just reward;Per epilogue.V.iii.2
In Pericles his Queene and Daughter seene,In Pericles, his queen, and daughter seen,Per epilogue.V.iii.3
Although assayl'de with Fortune fierce and keene.Although assailed with fortune fierce and keen,Per epilogue.V.iii.4
Vertue preferd from fell destructions blast,Virtue preserved from fell destruction's blast,Per epilogue.V.iii.5
Lead on by heauen, and crown'd with ioy at last.Led on by heaven, and crowned with joy at last.Per epilogue.V.iii.6
In Helycanus may you well descrie,In Helicanus may you well descryPer epilogue.V.iii.7
A figure of trueth, of faith, of loyaltie:A figure of truth, of faith, of loyalty.Per epilogue.V.iii.8
In reuerend Cerimon there well appeares,In reverend Cerimon there well appearsPer epilogue.V.iii.9
The worth that learned charitie aye weares.The worth that learned charity aye wears.Per epilogue.V.iii.10
For wicked Cleon and his wife, when FameFor wicked Cleon and his wife, when famePer epilogue.V.iii.11
Had spred his cursed deede, the honor'd nameHad spread his cursed deed to the honoured namePer epilogue.V.iii.12
Of Pericles, to rage the Cittie turne,Of Pericles, to rage the city turn,Per epilogue.V.iii.13
That him and his they in his Pallace burne:That him and his they in his palace burn.Per epilogue.V.iii.14
The gods for murder seemde so content,The gods for murder seemed to consentPer epilogue.V.iii.15
To punish, although not done, but meant.To punish, although not done, but meant.Per epilogue.V.iii.16
So on your Patience euermore attending,So on your patience evermore attending,Per epilogue.V.iii.17
New ioy wayte on you, heere our play has ending.New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending.Per epilogue.V.iii.18
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