Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition

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pg 2722Sc. 28Epilogue

Editor’s NoteEnter Gower

gower In Antiochus and his daughter you have heard

2Of monstrous lust the due and just reward;

3In Pericles, his queen, and daughter seen,

4Although assailed with fortune fierce and keen,

Editor’s Note5Virtue preserved from fell destruction's blast,

6Led on by heaven, and crowned with joy at last.

Editor’s Note7In Helicanus may you well descry

8A figure of truth, of faith, of loyalty.

9In reverend Cerimon there well appears

Editor’s Note10The worth that learnèd charity aye wears.

Editor’s Note11For wicked Cleon and his wife, when fame

12Had spread his cursèd deed to th' honoured name

13Of Pericles, to rage the city turn,

14That him and his they in his palace burn.

15The gods for murder seemèd so content

16To punish, although not done, but meant.

17So on your patience evermore attending,

18New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending.


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28.0 Enter Gower If Gower has withdrawn upstage or to the side, he may simply come forward here.
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28.5 fell perilous, dangerous
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28.7 descry behold
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28.10 aye always
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28.11 For As for
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