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She is not dead at Tarsus, as she should have been,
Who, hearing of
I embrace you.
Give me my robes. I am wild in my beholding.
O'er, point by point, for yet he seems to doubt,
How sure you are my daughter. But what music?
The music of the spheres! List, my Marina.
PER. Most heavenly music!
It nips me unto listening, and thick slumber
Hangs upon mine eyes: let me rest.
Lys. A pillow for his head.
My Lord, I hear. [Music.
So, leave him, all. Well, my companion Friends,
If this but answer to my just belief,
DIANA appears to PERICLES as in a vision.
DIA. My temple stands in Ephesus: hie thee thither,
[Exeunt all but PERICLES.
There, when my maiden priests are met together,
Reveal how thou at sea didst lose thy wife:
To mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, call,
Or perform my bidding, or thou liv'st in woe;
PER. Celestial Dian, Goddess argentine,
Re-enter HELICANUS, LYSIMACHUS, and MARINA.
PER. My purpose was for Tarsus, there to strike
The inhospitable Cleon; but I am
For other service first: toward Ephesus
Turn our blown sails; eftsoons I'll tell thee why.
And give you gold for such provision
As our intents will need?
With all my heart; and, when you come ashore,
You shall prevail,
Were it to woo my daughter; for it seems
You have been noble towards her.
PER. Come, my Marina.
Sir, lend me your arm.
Enter GowER, before the Temple of DIANA at Ephesus.
Now our sands are almost run;
This, my last boon, give me
(For such kindness must relieve me)
That you aptly will suppose
What pageantry, what feats, what shows,
SCENE III. The 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 attending.
Enter PERICLES, with his Train; LYSIMACHUS,
PER. Hail, Dian! to perform thy just command,
At sea in childbed died she, but brought forth
Voice and favour!
You are, you are- O royal Pericles! [faints. PER. What means the nun? she dies! help, Gentle
CER. Noble Sir,
If you have told Diana's altar true,
This is your wife.
Reverend Appearer, no;
"Tis most certain.
Found there rich jewels; recover'd her, and plac'd her
May we see them?
CER. Great Sir, they shall be brought you to my house,
O, let me look!
If he be none of mine, my sanctity
Will to my sense bend no licentious ear,
Like him you are: did you not name a tempest,
PER. Immortal Dian!
[shews a ring. PER. This, this: no more, you Gods! your present kind
Makes my past miseries sports: you shall do well,
Leaps to be
[kneels to THAISA.
Blest, and mine own!
I know you not. PER. You have heard me say, when I did fly from Tyre,
I left behind an ancient substitute:
Can you remember what I call'd the man?
PER. Still confirmation:
"Twas Helicanus then.
Embrace him, dear Thaisa; this is he.
Now do I long to hear how you were found;
Through whom the Gods have shewn their power;
From first to last resolve you.
The Gods can have no mortal officer
I will, my Lord.
No needful thing omitted.
PER. Pure Dian, bless thee for thy vision! I
Makes me look dismal, will I clip to form;
And what this fourteen years no razor touch'd,
To grace thy marriage-day, I'll beautify.
THAI. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good credit, Sir,
My father's dead.
PER. Heavens make a Star of him!
Yet there, my
Gow. In Antiochus and his daughter you have heard
We'll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves
To hear the rest untold: Sir, lead's the way. [exeunt.