Roger Warren (ed.), The Oxford Shakespeare: Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Enter GowerEditor’s Note1
gower Imagine Pericles arrived at Tyre,
2Welcomed and settled to his own desire.
3His woeful queen we leave at Ephesus,
Editor’s Note4Unto Diana there's a votaress.
5Now to Marina bend your mind,
Editor’s Note6Whom our fast-growing scene must find
7At Tarsus, and by Cleon trained
Editor’s Note8In music's letters; who hath gained
Editor’s Note9Of education all the grace,
11Of general wonder. But alack,
Editor’s Note12That monster envy, oft the wrackpg 170
Editor’s Note13Of earned praise, Marina's life
16One daughter, and a full-grown lass
Critical Apparatus17Even ripe for marriage-rite. This maid
Editor’s Note18Hight Philoten, and it is said
19For certain in our story she
Editor’s Note20Would ever with Marina be,pg 171
Editor’s Note24The cambric which she made more sound
25By hurting it, or when to th' lute
Editor’s Note27That still records with moan; or when
Editor’s Note28She would with rich and constant pen
Editor’s Note30This Philoten contends in skill
Editor’s Note31With absolute Marina; so
Editor’s Note33Vie feathers white. Marina gets
Editor’s Note34All praises which are paid as debts,
36In Philoten all graceful marks
Editor’s Note37That Cleon's wife with envy rare
39For good Marina, that her daughter
40Might stand peerless by this slaughter.pg 172
Editor’s Note41The sooner her vile thoughts to stead
Editor’s Note42Lychorida, our nurse, is dead,
43And cursed Dionyza hath
Editor’s Note45Pressed for this blow. The unborn event
Editor’s Note46I do commend to your content,
Editor’s Note48Post on the lame feet of my rhyme,
Editor’s Note49Which never could I so convey
50Unless your thoughts went on my way.Editor’s Note⌈Enter Dionyza with Leonine⌉
51Dionyza does appear.
52With Leonine, a murderer.ExitEditor’s Note53
dionyza Thy oath remember, thou hast sworn to do't.
54'Tis but a blow, which never shall be known.
Editor’s Note55Thou canst not do a thing in the world so soon
Editor’s Note56To yield thee so much profit. Let not conscience,pg 173
Link 59Even women have cast off, melt thee; but be
leonine I will do't;
Editor’s Note61But yet she is a goodly creature.62
dionyza The fitter then the gods should have her.
64Thou art resolved?
leonine I am resolved.Enter Marina with a basket of flowersEditor’s Note Link 65
marina No, I will rob Tellus of her weedpg 174
Editor’s Note67The purple violets and marigolds
Editor’s Note68Shall as a carpet hang upon thy grave
70Born in a tempest when my mother died,
Editor’s Note71This world to me is but a ceaseless storm
Editor’s Note72Whirring me from my friends.Editor’s Note73
dionyza How now Marina, why do you keep alone?
74How chance my daughter is not with you?
Editor’s Note75Do not consume your blood with sorrowing.
77Is changed with this unprofitable woe!pg 175
Editor’s Note79With Leonine. The air is piercing there,
Editor’s Note80And quick; it sharps the stomach. Come, Leonine,
81Take her by the arm. Walk with her.
marina No, I pray you,
Editor’s Note82I'll not bereave you of your servant.
dionyza Come, come,
83I love the King your father and yourself
85Expect him here. When he shall come and find
Editor’s Note86Our paragon to all reports thus blasted,
88Blame both my lord and me, that we have taken
Editor’s Note89No care to your best courses. Go, I pray you,
Critical Apparatus90Walk and be cheerful once again; resume
91That excellent complexion which did steal
92The eyes of young and old. Care not for me.
93I can go home alone.
marina Well, I will go,
Editor’s Note94But truly I have no desire to it.Editor’s Note95
dionyza Nay, I know 'tis good for you. Walk half an hour,
96Leonine, at the least; remember
Editor’s Note97What I have said.
leonine I warrant you, madam.pg 176 98
dionyza (to Marina) I'll leave you, my sweet lady, for a while.
100What, I must have care of you.
marina My thanks, sweet madam.Critical Apparatus Exit Dionyza
leonine Was't so?Editor’s Note103
marina My father, as nurse says, did never fear,
Editor’s Note104But cried 'Good seamen' to the mariners,
107That almost burst the deck.108
leonine When was this?109
marina When I was born.
110Never was waves nor wind more violent,
Editor’s Note111And from the ladder tackle washes off
Editor’s Note112A canvas-climber. 'Ha!' says one, 'wolt out?'
Editor’s Note113And with a dropping industry they skippg 177
115The master calls and trebles their confusion.116
leonine Come, say your prayers.117
marina What mean you?Editor’s Note118
leonine If you require a little space for prayer
Editor’s Note119I grant it. Pray, but be not tedious, for
Editor’s Note120The gods are quick of ear, and I am sworn
121To do my work with haste.
marina Why will you kill me?122
leonine To satisfy my lady.
marina Why would she have me killed?
Editor’s Note123Now, as I can remember, by my troth
124I never did her hurt in all my life.
125I never spake bad word, nor did ill turn
Editor’s Note126To any living creature. Believe me, la,
Editor’s Note127I never killed a mouse nor hurt a fly.
Link 128I trod upon a worm against my will,
Critical Apparatus129But I wept for it. How have I offended
130Wherein my death might yield her any profitpg 178
131Or my life imply her any danger?
leonine My commission
132Is not to reason of the deed, but do't.133
marina You will not do't for all the world, I hope.
135You have a gentle heart. I saw you lately
Editor’s Note136When you caught hurt in parting two that fought.
Editor’s Note137Good sooth, it showed well in you. Do so now.
Editor’s Note138Your lady seeks my life. Come you between,
139And save poor me, the weaker.Editor’s Note Enter Pirates
leonine ⌈drawing his sword⌉ I am sworn,
Editor’s Note140And will dispatch.141Critical Apparatus Leonine runs away
first pirate Hold, villain.142
second pirate A prize, a prize.Editor’s Note143
third pirate Half-part, mates, half-part. Come, let's haveEditor’s Note Leonine ⌈steals back⌉Editor’s Note145Exit
leonine These roguing thieves serve the great pirate Valdes.
Editor’s Note146An they have seized Marina, let her go.pg 179
148And thrown into the sea; but I'll see further.
Editor’s Note149Perhaps they will but please themselves upon her,
150Not carry her aboard. If she remain,
151Whom they have ravished must by me be slain.