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ACT V
Sc. III

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In Pericles, his Queen and daughter, seen,
Although assaild 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 the 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.
So on your patience evermore attending,
New joy wait on you! Here our Play has ending.

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Edinburgh: T. and A. CONSTABLE, Printers to His Majesty

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