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Pericles on the Deck asleep :-DiAnA appearing to him
as in a vision.
Dia. My temple stands in Ephesus; hie thee thither, And do upon mine altar sacrifice. There, when my maiden priests are met together, Before the people all, Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife: To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call, And give them repetition to the life." Perform my bidding, or thou liv’st in woe : Do't, and be happy, by my silver bow. Awake, and tell thy dream.
[DIANA disappears. Per. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine, I will obey thee!-Helicanus !
Enter LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, and MARINA.
Lys. With all my heart, sir; and when you come ashore,
You shall prevail,
Sir, lend your arm. Per. Come, my Marina.
[Exeunt. And give them repetition to the life.] i.e. Repeat your misfortunes so feelingly and so exactly, that the language of your 'narration may imitate to the life the transactions you relate.-Malone.
goddess argentine,] That is, regent of the silver moon.-Malong.
Enter Gower, before the Temple of Diana at Ephesus.
Gow. Now our sands are almost run;
T'he Temple of Diana at Ephesus; Thaisa standing near
the Altar, as High-priestess ; a number of Virgins on each side ; CERIMON, and other Inhabitants of Ephesus at
tending Enter PERICLES, with his Train; LYSIMACHUS, Heli
CANUS, MARINA, and a Lady.
confound. ]-here signifies consume. thankful loon.) i. e. The boon for which we thank you.-STEEVENS.
Wears yet thy silver livery. She at Tharsus
Voice and favour! You are, you are— royal Pericles ! [She faints. Per. What means the woman? she dies ! help, gen
Reverend appearer, no;
Cer. Upon this coast, I warrant you.
'Tis most certain,
May we see them?
Thai. O, let me look!
you not name a tenpest,
The voice of dead Thaisa !
you are: Did
thy silver livery.] i.e. Her white robe of innocence, as being yet under the protection of the goddess of chastity.--Percy.
sense--] Here used for sensual passion.
Per. Immortal Dian!
Now I know you better.--
[Shows a Ring Per. This, this : no more, you gods! your present
my mother's bosom.
(Kneels to Thaisa.
Bless'd, and mine own!
I know you not.
'Twas Helicanus then.
Thai. Lord Cerimon, my lord; this man
I will, my lord. Beseech
go with me to my house, Where shall be shown you all was found with her;
How she came placed here within the temple ;
Thai. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good credit,
Enter GoWER. Gow. In Antioch,' and his daughter, you have heard Of monstrous lust the due and just reward : In Pericles, his queen, and daughter, seen (Although assail'd with fortune fierce and keen,) Virtue preserv’d from fell destruction's blast, Led on by heaven, and crown'd with joy at last. In Helicanus may you well descry A figure of truth, of faith, of loyalty: In reverend Cerimon there well appears The worth that learned charity aye wears. For wicked Cleon and his wife, when fame Had spread their cursed deed, and honour'd name Of Pericles, to rage the city turn; That him and his they in his palace burn. The gods for murder seemed so content To punish them; although not done, but meant.
the fair-betrothed-] i, e. Fairly contracted, honourably affanced. o In Antioch,] i. e. Antiochus.