Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition
pg 2722Sc. 28Epilogue
Editor’s NoteEnter Gower1
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.[Exit]