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Enter Helicanus, to him 2. Saylers.Enter Helicanus. To him, two Sailors, one of Tyre Per V.i.1.1
and one of Mytilene Per V.i.1.2
(to Sailor of Mytilene) Per V.i.1.3
Where is Lord Helicanus? hee can resolue you,Where is Lord Helicanus? He can resolve you.resolve (v.)

old form: resolue
satisfy, free from doubt
Per V.i.1
O here he isO, here he is. Per V.i.2
Sir, there is a barge put off from MetalineSir, there is a barge put off from Mytilene, Per V.i.3
and in it is Lysimachus the Gouernour,And in it is Lysimachus, the governor, Per V.i.4
who craues to come aboord, what is your will?Who craves to come aboard. What is your will?crave (v.)

old form: craues
beg, entreat, request
Per V.i.5
That hee haue his, call vp some Gentlemen.That he have his. Call up some gentlemen. Per V.i.6
Ho Gentlemen, my Lord calls.Ho, gentlemen! My lord calls. Per V.i.7
Enter two or three Gentlemen.Enter two or three Gentlemen Per V.i.8
Doeth your Lordship call?Doth your lordship call? Per V.i.8
Gentlemen there is some of worth wouldGentlemen, there is some of worth wouldsome (n.)
someone, a person, one
Per V.i.9
come aboord, I pray greet him fairely.come aboard. I pray greet him fairly. Per V.i.10
Exeunt Gentlemen Per V.i.10
Enter Lysimachus.Enter Lysimachus and Lords, with the Gentlemen Per V.i.11
(to Lysimachus) Per V.i.11
Sir,Sir, Per V.i.11
this is the man that can in ought you wouldThis is the man that can in aught you wouldaught (n.)

old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Per V.i.12
resolue you.Resolve you.resolve (v.)

old form: resolue
answer, respond to
Per V.i.13.1
Hayle reuerent Syr, the Gods preserue you.Hail, reverend sir! The gods preserve you!reverend (adj.)

old form: reuerent
revered, worthy, respected
Per V.i.13.2
And you to out-liue the age I am,And you, to outlive the age I am, Per V.i.14
and die as I would doe.And die as I would do. Per V.i.15.1
You wish mee well,You wish me well. Per V.i.15.2
beeing on shore, honoring of Neptunes triumphs,Being on shore, honouring of Neptune's triumphs,triumph (n.)
public festivity, pageant, display of celebration, tournament
Per V.i.16
seeing this goodly vessell ride before vs,Seeing this goodly vessel ride before us,goodly (adj.)
splendid, excellent, fine
Per V.i.17
I made to it, to knowe of whence you are.I made to it to know of whence you are. Per V.i.18
First what is your place?First, what is your place?place (n.)
position, post, office, rank
Per V.i.19.1
I am the GouernourI am the governor Per V.i.19.2
of this place you lie before.Of this place you lie before. Per V.i.20.1
SyrSir, Per V.i.20.2
our vessell is of Tyre, in it the King,Our vessel is of Tyre; in it the King, Per V.i.21
a man, who for this three moneths hath not spokenA man who for this three months hath not spoken Per V.i.22
to anie one, nor taken sustenance,To anyone, nor taken sustenance Per V.i.23
but to prorogue his griefe.But to prorogue his grief.prorogue (v.)
prolong, draw out, lengthen
Per V.i.24
Vpon what ground is his distemperature?Upon what ground is his distemperature?ground (n.)
reason, cause, source
Per V.i.25
distemperature (n.)
ailment, disorder, malady
Twould be too tedious to repeat,'Twould be too tedious to repeat; Per V.i.26
but the mayne griefe springs fro the losseBut the main grief springs from the loss Per V.i.27
of a beloued daughter & a wife.Of a beloved daughter and a wife. Per V.i.28
May wee not see him?May we not see him? Per V.i.29.1
You may,You may, Per V.i.29.2
but bootlesse. Is your sight, see will not speakeBut bootless is your sight; he will not speakbootless (adj.)

old form: bootlesse
useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
Per V.i.30
to any,To any. Per V.i.31
yet let me obtaine my wish.Yet let me obtain my wish. Per V.i.32
Helicanus draws a curtain revealing Pericles lying on Per V.i.33.1
a couch Per V.i.33.2
Behold him, this was a goodly person.Behold him. This was a goodly person,goodly (adj.)
splendid, excellent, fine
Per V.i.33
Till the disaster that one mortall wightTill the disaster that one mortal night Per V.i.34
droue him to this.Drove him to this. Per V.i.35
Sir King all haile, the Gods preserue you,Sir King, all hail! The gods preserve you! Per V.i.36
haile royall sir.Hail, royal sir! Per V.i.37
It is in vaine, he will not speake to you.It is in vain. He will not speak to you. Per V.i.38
SirSir, Per V.i.39
we haue a maid in Metiliue, I durst wagerWe have a maid in Mytilene, I durst wager, Per V.i.40
would win some words of him.Would win some words of him. Per V.i.41.1
Tis well bethought,'Tis well bethought.bethink (v.), past form bethought
remember, recollect
Per V.i.41.2
she questionlesse with her sweet harmonie,She questionless, with her sweet harmonyquestionless (adv.)

old form: questionlesse
unquestionably, undoubtedly, most certainly
Per V.i.42
and other chosen attractions, would allureAnd other chosen attractions, would allure,chosen (adj.)
choice, outstanding, special
Per V.i.43
and make a battrie through his defend parts,And make a battery through his deafened ports,port (n.)
portal, entrance, gateway
Per V.i.44
battery (n.)

old form: battrie
breach, entry
which now are midway stopt,Which now are midway stopped. Per V.i.45
shee is all happie as the fairest of all,She is all happy as the fairest of all, Per V.i.46
and her fellow maides, now vponAnd, with her fellow maids is now upon Per V.i.47
the leauie shelter that abutts againstThe leafy shelter that abuts against Per V.i.48
the Islands side.The island's side. Per V.i.49
Exit Lord Per V.i.49
Sure all effectlesse, yet nothing weele omitSure, all effectless; yet nothing we'll omiteffectless (adj.)

old form: effectlesse
ineffective, fruitless, useless
Per V.i.50
that beares recoueries name. But since your kindnesseThat bears recovery's name. But since your kindness Per V.i.51
wee haue stretcht thus farre, let vs beseech you,We have stretched thus far, let us beseech youstretch (v.)

old form: stretcht
strain to the utmost, maximally exert
Per V.i.52
that for our golde we may prouision haue,That for our gold we may provision have, Per V.i.53
wherein we are not destitute for want,Wherein we are not destitute for want, Per V.i.54
but wearie for the stalenesse.But weary for the staleness. Per V.i.55.1
O sir, a curtesie,O, sir, a courtesy Per V.i.55.2
which if we should denie, the most iust GodWhich if we should deny, the most just God Per V.i.56
for euery graffe would send a Caterpillar,For every graff would send a caterpillar,graff (n.)

old form: graffe
grafted plant
Per V.i.57
and so inflict our Prouince: yet once moreAnd so inflict our province. Yet once moreinflict (v.)
afflict, trouble, plague
Per V.i.58
let mee intreate to knowe at large the causeLet me entreat to know at large the causelarge, at
at length, in full, thoroughly
Per V.i.59
of your kings sorrow.Of your king's sorrow. Per V.i.60
Sit sir, I will recount it to you, but seeSit, sir, I will recount it to you. But see, Per V.i.61
I am preuented.I am prevented.prevent (v.)

old form: preuented
forestall, anticipate
Per V.i.62
Enter Lord, with Marina and her companion Per V.i.63
O hee'rs the Ladie that I sent for,O, here's the lady that I sent for. Per V.i.63
Welcome faire one, ist not a goodly present?Welcome, fair one! Is't not a goodly presence?presence (n.)
appearance, bearing, demeanour
Per V.i.64
goodly (adj.)
good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
Shee's a gallant Ladie.She's a gallant lady. Per V.i.65
Shee's such a one, that were I well assurdeShe's such a one that, were I well assured Per V.i.66
Came of a gentle kinde, and noble stocke,Came of a gentle kind and noble stock,kind (n.)

old form: kinde
breed, lineage, stock, family
Per V.i.67
gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
I do wish / No better choise, and thinke me rarely to wed,I'd wish no better choice, and think me rarely wed.rarely (adv.)
exceptionally, outstandingly, unbelievably
Per V.i.68
Faire on all goodnesse that consists in beautie,Fair one, all goodness that consists in beauty, Per V.i.69
Expect euen here, where is a kingly patient,Expect even here, where is a kingly patient, Per V.i.70
If that thy prosperous and artificiall fate,If that thy prosperous and artificial featprosperous (adj.)
profitable, beneficial, leading to a successful outcome
Per V.i.71
feat (n.)
achievement, skill, accomplishment
artificial (adj.)

old form: artificiall
skilful, accomplished, capable
Can draw him but to answere thee in ought,Can draw him but to answer thee in aught,aught (n.)

old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Per V.i.72
Thy sacred Physicke shall receiue such pay,Thy sacred physic shall receive such payphysic (n.)

old form: Physicke
medicine, healing, treatment
Per V.i.73
As thy desires can wish.As thy desires can wish. Per V.i.74.1
Sir I will vseSir, I will use Per V.i.74.2
my vtmost skill in his recouerie, prouidedMy utmost skill in his recovery, provided Per V.i.75
that none but I and my companion maidThat none but I and my companion maid Per V.i.76
be suffered to come neere him.Be suffered to come near him. Per V.i.77.1
Come, let vs leaue her,Come, let us leave her, Per V.i.77.2
and the Gods make her prosperous.And the gods make her prosperous.prosperous (adj.)
profitable, beneficial, leading to a successful outcome
Per V.i.78
They withdraw Per V.i.79.3
The Song.Marina sings Per V.i.79.4
(coming forward) Per V.i.79.5
Marke he your Musicke?Marked he your music?mark (v.)

old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Per V.i.79.1
No nor lookt on vs.No, nor looked on us. Per V.i.79.2
(withdrawing) Per V.i.80
See she will speake to him.See, she will speak to him. Per V.i.80
Haile sir, my Lord lend eare.Hail, sir! My lord, lend ear. Per V.i.81
Hum, ha.Hum, ha! Per V.i.82
He pushes her away Per V.i.83
I am a maid,I am a maid, Per V.i.83
my Lorde, that nere before inuited eyes,My lord, that ne'er before invited eyes, Per V.i.84
but haue beene gazed on like a Comet:She speaksBut have been gazed on like a comet. She speaks, Per V.i.85
my Lord, that may be, hath endured a griefeMy lord, that maybe hath endured a grief Per V.i.86
might equall yours, if both were iustly wayde,Might equal yours, if both were justly weighed.justly (adv.)

old form: iustly
exactly, precisely, closely
Per V.i.87
though wayward fortune did maligne my state,Though wayward fortune did malign my state,malign (v.)

old form: maligne
deal maliciously with, be hostile to
Per V.i.88
wayward (adj.)
changeable, capricious, erratic
my deriuation was from ancestors,My derivation was from ancestorsderivation (n.)

old form: deriuation
descent, family origins
Per V.i.89
who stood equiuolent with mightie Kings,Who stood equivalent with mighty kings. Per V.i.90
but time hath rooted out my parentage,But time hath rooted out my parentage, Per V.i.91
and to the world, and augward casualties,And to the world and awkward casualtiesawkward (adj.)

old form: augward
unfavourable, contrary, adverse
Per V.i.92
casualty (n.)
chance occurrence, uncertainty, precariousness
bound me in seruitude, I will desist,Bound me in servitude. (Aside) I will desist, Per V.i.93
but there is something glowes vpon my cheek,But there is something glows upon my cheek, Per V.i.94
and whispers in mine eare, go not till he speake.And whispers in mine ear ‘ Go not till he speak.’ Per V.i.95
My fortunes, parentage, good parentage,My fortunes – parentage – good parentage – Per V.i.96
to equall mine, was it not thus, what say you?To equal mine – was it not thus? What say you? Per V.i.97
I sed my Lord, if you did know my parentage,I said, my lord, if you did know my parentage, Per V.i.98
you would not do me violence.You would not do me violence. Per V.i.99
I do thinke so, pray you turne your eyes vpon me,I do think so. Pray you, turn your eyes upon me. Per V.i.100
your like something that, what Countrey womenYou're like something that – What countrywoman? Per V.i.101
heare of these shewes?Here of these shores? Per V.i.102.1
No, nor of any shewes,No, nor of any shores, Per V.i.102.2
yet I was mortally brought forth, and amYet I was mortally brought forth, and ammortally (adv.)
of human origin
Per V.i.103
no other then I appeare.No other than I appear. Per V.i.104
I am great with woe, and shall deliuer weeping:I am great with woe, and shall deliver weeping.deliver (v.)

old form: deliuer
express one's mind, disburden in speech
Per V.i.105
my dearest wife was like this maid,My dearest wife was like this maid, Per V.i.106
and such a one my daughter might haue beene:And such a one my daughter might have been. Per V.i.107
My Queenes square browes, her stature to an inch,My queen's square brows, her stature to an inch,square (adj.)
broad, wide
Per V.i.108
stature (n.)
brow (n.)

old form: browes
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
as wandlike-straight, as siluer voyst,As wand-like straight, as silver-voiced, Per V.i.109
her eyes as Iewell-like, and caste as richly,Her eyes as jewel-like, and cased as richly,cased (adj.)

old form: caste
enclosed in a case, in a setting
Per V.i.110
in pace an other Iuno.In pace another Juno;pace (n.)
way of walking, gait
Per V.i.111
Juno (n.)
Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
Who starues the eares shee feedes, and makes them hungrie,Who starves the ears she feeds, and makes them hungry Per V.i.112
the more she giues them speech, Where doe you liue?The more she gives them speech. Where do you live? Per V.i.113
Where I am but a straunger from the decke,Where I am but a stranger. From the deck Per V.i.114
you may discerne the place.You may discern the place. Per V.i.115.1
Where were you bred?Where were you bred? Per V.i.115.2
and how atchieu'd you these indowments whichAnd how achieved you these endowments which Per V.i.116
you make more rich to owe?You make more rich to owe?owe (v.)
own, possess, have
Per V.i.117
If I should tell my hystorie, it would seemeIf I should tell my history, it would seem Per V.i.118
like lies disdaind in the reporting.Like lies disdained in the reporting.disdain (v.)

old form: disdaind
despise, scorn, show contempt
Per V.i.119.1
Prethee speake,Prithee speak. Per V.i.119.2
falsnesse cannot come from thee, for thou lookestFalseness cannot come from thee, for thou lookest Per V.i.120
modest as iustice, & thou seemest a PallasModest as justice, and thou seemest a palace Per V.i.121
for the crownd truth to dwell in, I wil beleeue theeFor the crowned truth to dwell in. I will believe thee, Per V.i.122
& make senses credit thy relation,And make my senses credit thy relationrelation (n.)
report, account, narration
Per V.i.123
to points that seeme impossible, for thou lookestTo points that seem impossible, for thou lookest Per V.i.124
like one I loued indeede: what were thy friends?Like one I loved indeed. What were thy friends?friend (n.)
relative, relation, kinsman
Per V.i.125
didst thou not stay when I did push thee backe,Didst thou not say, when I did push thee back – Per V.i.126
which was when I perceiu'd thee that thou camstWhich was when I perceived thee – that thou camest Per V.i.127
from good discending.From good descending?descending (n.)

old form: discending
descent, family, lineage
Per V.i.128.1
So indeed I did.So indeed I did. Per V.i.128.2
Report thy parentage, I think thou saidstReport thy parentage. I think thou saidstreport (v.)
give an account [of], describe in words
Per V.i.129
thou hadst beene tost from wrong to iniurie,Thou hadst been tossed from wrong to injury, Per V.i.130
and that thou thoughts thy griefs might equall mine,And that thou thought'st thy griefs might equal mine, Per V.i.131
if both were opened.If both were (v.)
reveal, uncover, disclose
Per V.i.132.1
Some such thing I sed,Some such thing I said, Per V.i.132.2
and sed no more, but what my thoughtsAnd said no more but what my thoughts Per V.i.133
did warrant me was likely.Did warrant me was likely.warrant (v.)
tell, assure, give good grounds to
Per V.i.134.1
Tell thy storie,Tell thy story. Per V.i.134.2
if thine considered proue the thousand partIf thine considered prove the thousandth part Per V.i.135
of my enduraunce, thou art a man, and IOf my endurance, thou art a man, and Iindurance, endurance (n.)

old form: enduraunce
distressing delay, hardship
Per V.i.136
haue suffered like a girle, yet thou doest lookeHave suffered like a girl; yet thou dost look Per V.i.137
like patience, gazing on Kings graues, and smilingLike Patience gazing on kings' graves and smilingsmile (v.)
make something happen by smiling
Per V.i.138
extremitie out of act, what were thy friends?Extremity out of act. What were thy friends? Per V.i.139
howe lost thou thy name, my most kinde Virgin?How lost thou them? Thy name, my most kind virgin?kind (adj.)

old form: kinde
gracious, full of courtesy
Per V.i.140
recount I doe beseech thee, Come sit by mee.Recount, I do beseech thee. Come, sit by me. Per V.i.141
My name is Marina.My name is Marina. Per V.i.142.1
Oh I am mockt,O, I am mocked, Per V.i.142.2
and thou by some insenced God sent hitherAnd thou by some incensed god sent hitherincensed (adj.)

old form: insenced
inflamed, angered, enraged
Per V.i.143
to make the world to laugh at me.To make the world to laugh at me. Per V.i.144.1
Patience good sir:Patience, good sir, Per V.i.144.2
or here Ile cease.Or here I'll cease. Per V.i.145.1
Nay Ile be patient:Nay, I'll be patient. Per V.i.145.2
thou little knowst howe thou doest startle meThou little knowest how thou dost startle me Per V.i.146
to call thy selfe Marina.To call thyself Marina. Per V.i.147.1
The nameThe name Per V.i.147.2
was giuen mee by one that had some power,Was given me by one that had some power, Per V.i.148
my father, and a King.My father, and a king. Per V.i.149.1
How, a Kings daughter,How, a king's daughter? Per V.i.149.2
and cald Marina?And called Marina? Per V.i.150.1
You sed you would beleeue me,You said you would believe me, Per V.i.150.2
but not to bee a troubler of your peace,But, not to be a troubler of your peace, Per V.i.151
I will end here.I will end here. Per V.i.152.1
But are you flesh and bloud?But are you flesh and blood? Per V.i.152.2
Haue you a working pulse, and are no Fairie?Have you a working pulse? And are no fairy? Per V.i.153
Motion well, speake on, where were you borne?Motion as well? Speak on. Where were you born? Per V.i.154
And wherefore calld Marina?And wherefore called Marina? Per V.i.155.1
Calld Marina,Called Marina Per V.i.155.2
for I was borne at sea.For I was born at sea. Per V.i.156.1
At sea, what mother?At sea! what mother? Per V.i.156.2
My mother was the daughter of a King,My mother was the daughter of a king; Per V.i.157
who died the minute I was borne,Who died the minute I was born, Per V.i.158
as my good Nurse Licherida hath oftAs my good nurse Lychorida hath oftoft (adv.)
Per V.i.159
deliuered weeping.Delivered weeping.deliver (v.)

old form: deliuered
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
Per V.i.160.1
O stop there a little,O, stop there a little! Per V.i.160.2
this is the rarest dreameThis is the rarest dreamrare (adj.)
marvellous, splendid, excellent
Per V.i.161
That ere duld sleepe did mocke sad fooles withall,That e'er dull sleep did mock sad fools withal.sad (adj.)
downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
Per V.i.162
This cannot be my daughter, buried,This cannot be my daughter, buried! Per V.i.163
well, where were you bred?Well, where were you bred? Per V.i.164
Ile heare you more too'th bottome of your storie,I'll hear you more, to the bottom of your story, Per V.i.165
and neuer interrupt you.And never interrupt you. Per V.i.166.1
You scorne, beleeue meYou scorn to believe me, Per V.i.166.2
twere best I did giue ore.'Twere best I did give o'er. Per V.i.167.1
I will beleeue youI will believe you Per V.i.167.2
by the syllable of what you shall deliuer,By the syllable of what you shall deliver. Per V.i.168
yet giue me leaue, how came you in these parts?Yet give me leave: how came you in these parts? Per V.i.169
where were you bred?Where were you bred? Per V.i.170
The King my father did in Tharsus leaue me,The King my father did in Tarsus leave me,Tarsus (n.)
ancient city of Asia Minor, S Turkey
Per V.i.171
Till cruel Cleon with his wicked wife,Till cruel Cleon with his wicked wife, Per V.i.172
Did seeke to murther me:Did seek to murder me; Per V.i.173
and hauing wooed a villaine, / To attempt it,And having wooed a villain to attempt it, Per V.i.174
who hauing drawne to doo't,Who having drawn to do't, Per V.i.175
A crew of Pirats came and rescued me,A crew of pirates came and rescued me, Per V.i.176
Brought me to Metaline, But good sirBrought me to Mytilene. But, good sir, Per V.i.177
whither wil you haue me? why doe you weep? It may beWhither will you have me? Why do you weep? It may be Per V.i.178
you thinke mee an imposture, no good fayth:You think me an impostor. No, good faith!imposture (n.)
impostor, fraud
Per V.i.179
I am the dsughter to King Pericles,I am the daughter to King Pericles, Per V.i.180
if good king Pericles be.If good King Pericles (v.)
be alive, live
Per V.i.181.1
Hoe, Hellicanus?Ho, Helicanus! Per V.i.181.2
Calls my Lord.Calls my lord? Per V.i.182
Thou art a graue and noble Counseller,Thou art a grave and noble counsellor, Per V.i.183
Most wise in generall, tell me if thou canst,Most wise in general. Tell me, if thou canst, Per V.i.184
what this mayde is, or what is like to bee,What this maid is, or what is like to be,like (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
Per V.i.185
that thus hath made mee weepe.That thus hath made me weep. Per V.i.186.1
I know not,I know not, Per V.i.186.2
but heres the Regent sir of Metaline,But here's the regent, sir, of Mytileneregent (n.)
ruler, governor, sovereign
Per V.i.187
speakes nobly of her.Speaks nobly of her. Per V.i.188.1
She neuer would tellShe never would tell Per V.i.188.2
her parentage, / Being demaunded, thatHer parentage. Being demanded that, Per V.i.189
she would sit still and weepe.She would sit still and weep. Per V.i.190
Oh Hellicanus, strike me honored sir,O Helicanus, strike me, honoured sir, Per V.i.191
giue mee a gash, put me to present paine,Give me a gash, put me to present pain, Per V.i.192
least this great sea of ioyes rushing vpon me,Lest this great sea of joys rushing upon me Per V.i.193
ore-beare the shores of my mortalitie,O'erbear the shores of my mortalityoverbear (v.)

old form: ore-beare
overwhelm, overcome, overpower
Per V.i.194
and drowne me with their sweetnesse: Oh come hither,And drown me with their sweetness. O, come hither, Per V.i.195
thou that begetst him that did thee beget,Thou that beget'st him that did thee beget; Per V.i.196
Thou that wast borne at sea, buried at Tharsus,Thou that wast born at sea, buried at Tarsus, Per V.i.197
And found at sea agen, O Hellicanus,And found at sea again. O Helicanus, Per V.i.198
Downe on thy knees, thanke the holie Gods as loudDown on thy knees; thank the holy gods as loud Per V.i.199
As thunder threatens vs, this is Marina.As thunder threatens us. This is Marina. Per V.i.200
What was thy mothers name? tell me, but thatWhat was thy mother's name? Tell me but that, Per V.i.201
for truth can neuer be confirm'd inough,For truth can never be confirmed enough, Per V.i.202
Though doubts did euer sleepe.Though doubts did ever sleep. Per V.i.203.1
Frist sir, I prayFirst, sir, I pray, Per V.i.203.2
what is your title?What is your title? Per V.i.204
I am Pericles of Tyre, but tell mee nowI am Pericles of Tyre; but tell me now Per V.i.205
my / Drownd Queenes name, as in the rest you sayd,My drowned queen's name, as in the rest you said Per V.i.206
Thou hast beene God-like perfit,Thou hast been godlike perfect, and thou artperfect (adj.)

old form: perfit
complete, flawless, unblemished
Per V.i.207
the heir of kingdomes, / And an other likeThe heir of kingdoms, and another life Per V.i.208
to Pericles thy father.To Pericles thy father. Per V.i.209
Is it no more to be your daughter, thenIs it no more to be your daughter than Per V.i.210
to say, my mothers name was Thaisa, To say my mother's name was Thaisa? Per V.i.211
Thaisa was my mother, who did endThaisa was my mother, who did end Per V.i.212
the minute I began.The minute I began. Per V.i.213
Now blessing on thee, rise th'art my child.Now blessing on thee! Rise; thou art my child. Per V.i.214
Giue me fresh garments, mine owne Hellicanus,Give me fresh garments. Mine own, Helicanus! Per V.i.215
shee is not dead at Tharsus as shee should haue beeneShe is not dead at Tarsus, as she should have been, Per V.i.216
by sauage Cleon, she shall tell thee all,By savage Cleon. She shall tell thee all; Per V.i.217
when thou shalt kneele, and iustifie in knowledge,When thou shalt kneel, and justify in knowledgejustify (v.)

old form: iustifie
affirm, acknowledge, corroborate
Per V.i.218
she is thy verie Princes, who is this?She is thy very princess. Who is this? Per V.i.219
Sir, tis the gouernor of Metaline,Sir, 'tis the governor of Mytilene Per V.i.220
who hearing of your melancholie state,Who, hearing of your melancholy state, Per V.i.221
did come to see you.Did come to see you. Per V.i.222.1
I embrace you,I embrace you. Per V.i.222.2
giue me my robes. I am wilde in my beholding,Give me my robes. I am wild in my beholding.wild (adj.)

old form: wilde
delirious, ecstatic, passionately elated
Per V.i.223
beholding (n.)
O heauens blesse my girle, But harke what MusickeO, heavens bless my girl! But hark, what music? Per V.i.224
tell, Hellicanus my Marina, / Tell himTell Helicanus, my Marina, tell him Per V.i.225
ore point by point, for yet he seemes to doat.O'er, point by point, for yet he seems to doubt, Per V.i.226
How sure you are my daughter, but what musicke?How sure you are my daughter. But what music? Per V.i.227
My Lord I heare none.My lord, I hear none. Per V.i.228.1
None,None? Per V.i.228.2
the Musicke of the Spheres, list my Marina.The music of the spheres! List, my Marina!list (v.)
Per V.i.229
sphere (n.)
star, planet
It is not good to crosse him, giue him way.It is not good to cross him; give him way.cross (v.)

old form: crosse
contradict, challenge, go against
Per V.i.230
Rarest sounds, do ye not heare?Rarest sounds! Do ye not hear?rare (adj.)
marvellous, splendid, excellent
Per V.i.231.1
Musicke my Lord?Music, my lord?. Per V.i.231.2
I heare. Most heauenly Musicke.I hear most heavenly music. Per V.i.232
It nips me vnto listning, and thicke slumberIt nips me unto listening, and thick slumbernip (v.)
press, enforce, compel
Per V.i.233
Hangs vpon mine eyes, let me rest.Hangs upon mine eyes. Let me rest. Per V.i.234
He sleeps Per V.i.235
A Pillow for his head, so leaue him all.A pillow for his head. So, leave him all. Per V.i.235
Well my companion friends,Well, my companion friends, Per V.i.236
if this but answere to my iust beliefe,If this but answer to my just belief, Per V.i.237
Ile well remember you.I'll well remember you. Per V.i.238
Exeunt all but Pericles Per V.i.238
Diana.Diana appears to Pericles in a visionDiana, Dian (n.)
Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
Per V.i.239.1
My Temple stands in Ephesus, Hie thee thither,My temple stands in Ephesus. Hie thee thither,Ephesus (n.)
[pron: 'efesus] former port on W coast of Asia Minor; site of Diana's temple
Per V.i.239
hie (v.)
hasten, hurry, speed
and doe vppon mine Altar sacrifice,And do upon mine altar sacrifice. Per V.i.240
There when my maiden priests are met togetherThere, when my maiden priests are met together,priest (n.)
Per V.i.241
before the people all,Before the people all, Per V.i.242
reueale how thou at sea didst loose thy wife,Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife. Per V.i.243
to mourne thy crosses with thy daughters, call,To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, callcall (v.)
speak out, give voice
Per V.i.244
& giue them repetition to the like,And give them repetition to the life. Per V.i.245
or performe my bidding, or thou liuest in woe:Or perform my bidding, or thou livest in woe; Per V.i.246
doo't, and happie, by my siluer bow,Do't, and happy, by my silver bow. Per V.i.247
awake and tell thy dreame.Awake, and tell thy dream. Per V.i.248
Exit Per V.i.248
(waking) Per V.i.249
Celestiall Dian, Goddesse Argentine,Celestial Dian, goddess argentine,argentine (adj.)
clothed in silver
Per V.i.249
I will obey thee Hellicanus.I will obey thee. Helicanus! Per V.i.250.1
Enter Helicanus, Lysimachus, and Marina Per V.i.250
Sir.Sir? Per V.i.250.2
My purpose was for Tharsus, there to strike,My purpose was for Tarsus, there to strikepurpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
Per V.i.251
The inhospitable Cleon, but I amThe inhospitable Cleon, but I am Per V.i.252
for other seruice first, Toward EphesusFor other service first. Toward Ephesus Per V.i.253
turne our blowne sayles, / Eftsoones Ile tell thee why,Turn our blown sails. Eftsoons I'll tell thee why.eftsoons (adv.)

old form: Eftsoones
later on, afterwards
Per V.i.254
blown (adj.)

old form: blowne
swollen; or: wind-driven
(To Lysimachus) Per V.i.255
shall we refresh vs sir vpon your shore,Shall we refresh us, sir, upon your shore, Per V.i.255
and giue you golde for such prouisionAnd give you gold for such provision Per V.i.256
as our intents will neede.As our intents will need?intent (n.)
intention, purpose, aim
Per V.i.257.1
Sir,Sir, Per V.i.257.2
with all my heart, and when you come a shore,With all my heart; and when you come ashore, Per V.i.258
I haue another sleight.I have another suit.suit (n.)
formal request, entreaty, petition
Per V.i.259.1
You shall preuaileYou shall prevail, Per V.i.259.2
were it to wooe my daughter, for it seemesWere it to woo my daughter, for it seems Per V.i.260
you haue beene noble towards her.You have been noble towards her. Per V.i.261
Sir, lend me your arme.Sir, lend me your arm. Per V.i.262.1
Come my Marina.Come, my Marina. Per V.i.262.2
Exeunt.Exeunt Per V.i.262
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