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And will no longer have it be delayed.
Per. All fortune to the good Simonides!
Sim. To you as much, sir! I am beholden to you,
Per. It is your grace's pleasure to commend;
Sir, you are music's master.
What do you think, sir, of My daughter ?
Per. As of a most virtuous princess.
Sim. My daughter, sir, thinks very well of you ;
, sir, that you must be her master, And she'll your scholar be ; therefore look to it.
Per. Unworthy I to be her schoolmaster.
Per. What's here?
art A villain.
Per. By the gods, I have not, sir.
Sim. Traitor, thou liest.
Ay, traitor, sir. Per. Even in his throat (unless it be the king) That calls me traitor, I return the lie.
Sim. Now, by the gods, I do applaud his courage.
Per. My actions are as noble as my thoughts,
Per. Then as you are as virtuous as fair,
Sim. Yea, mistress, are you so peremptory ?I am glad of it with all my heart. [Aside.] I'll tame
you; I'll bring you in subjection.Will you, not having my consent, bestow Your love and your affections on a stranger ? (Who, for aught I know to the contrary, Or think, may be as great in blood as I.) [ Aside. Hear, therefore, mistress ; frame your will to mine,And you, sir, hear you.—Either be ruled by me, Or I will make you—man and wife. Nay, come ; your hands and lips must seal it too.And being joined, I'll thus your hopes destroy ;And for a further grief,—God give you joy! What, are you both pleased ? Thai.
sir. | The quarto of 1619 reads :
Per. Even as my life, my blood that fosters it.
Yes, please your majesty. Sim. It pleaseth me so well, I'll see you wed; Then, with what haste you can, get you to bed.
Gower. Now sleep yslaked hath the rout;
Enter PERICLES and SIMONIDES at one door, with
Attendants: a Messenger meets them, kneels, and gives PERICLES a letter. PERICLES shows it to SIMONIDES ; the Lords kneel to the former.3 Then enter THAISA with child, and LYCHORIDA. SIMONIDES shows his daughter the letter ; she rejoices; she and Pericles take leave of her father, and depart. Then SIMONIDES, &-c. retire.
“ Even as my life or blood that fosters it." 2 Eke out.
3 The lords kneel to Pericles, because they are now, for the first time, informed by this letter, that he is king of Tyre.
Gow. By many a dearn and painful perch?
Their vessel shakes
1 Dearn signifies lonely, solitary. A perch is a measure of five yards and a half.
2 i. e. help, befriend, or assist the search. 3 i. e. to suppress : opprimere,
On Neptune's billow ; half the flood
Enter PERICLES, on a ship at sea. Per. Thou god of this great vast,“ rebuke these
1 An exclamation equivalent to well-a-day.
2 « The further consequences of this storm I shall not describe ; what ensues may be conveniently exhibited in action ; but action could not well have displayed all the events that I have now related.”
3 It is clear, from these lines, that when the play was originally performed, no attempt was made to exhibit either a sea or a ship.
4. It should be remembered that Pericles is supposed to speak from the deck. Lychorida, on whom he calls, is supposed to be in the cabin beneath. * This great vast” is “ this wide expanse.". This speech is exhibited in so strange a form in the old editions, that it is here given to enable the reader to judge in what a corrupt state it has come down to us, and be induced to treat the attempts to restore it to integrity with indulgence :
“ The God of this great vast, rebuke these surges,
Which wash both heaven and hell; and thou that hast