Act IV, Scene 1
Tarsus. An open place near the seashore.
- Enter Dionyza with Leonine.
Dionyza1 - 8
- Thy oath remember, thou hast sworn to do’t.
- ’Tis but a blow, which never shall be known.
- Thou canst not do a thing in the world so soon
- To yield thee so much profit. Let not conscience,
- Which is but cold in flaming, thy lone bosom
- Inflame too nicely, nor let pity, which
- Even women have cast off, melt thee, but be
- A soldier to thy purpose.
- I will do’t, but yet she is a goodly creature.
Dionyza10 - 12
- The fitter then the gods should have her.
- Here she comes weeping for her only mistress’ death.
- Thou art resolv’d?
- I am resolv’d.
- Enter Marina with a basket of flowers.
Marina14 - 21
- No; I will rob Tellus of her weed
- To strow thy green with flowers. The yellows, blues,
- The purple violets, and marigolds,
- Shall as a carpet hang upon thy grave
- While summer days doth last. Ay me! Poor maid,
- Born in a tempest when my mother died,
- This world to me is a lasting storm,
- Whirring me from my friends.
Dionyza22 - 30
- How now, Marina, why do you keep alone?
- How chance my daughter is not with you? Do not
- Consume your blood with sorrowing; have you
- A nurse of me. Lord, how your favor’s chang’d
- With this unprofitable woe! Come
- Give me your flowers, ere the sea mar it.
- Walk with Leonine, the air is quick there,
- And it pierces and sharpens the stomach. Come,
- Leonine, take her by the arm, walk with her.
Marina31 - 32
- No, I pray you,
- I’ll not bereave you of your servant.
Dionyza33 - 44
- Come, come,
- I love the King your father, and yourself,
- With more than foreign heart. We every day
- Expect him here: when he shall come and find
- Our paragon to all reports thus blasted,
- He will repent the breadth of his great voyage,
- Blame both my lord and me, that we have taken
- No care to your best courses. Go, I pray you,
- Walk, and be cheerful once again, reserve
- That excellent complexion, which did steal
- The eyes of young and old. Care not for me,
- I can go home alone.
Marina45 - 46
- Well, I will go,
- But yet I have no desire to it.
Dionyza47 - 49
- Come, come, I know ’tis good for you.
- Walk half an hour, Leonine, at the least.
- Remember what I have said.
- I warrant you, madam.
Dionyza51 - 53
- I’ll leave you, my sweet lady, for a while.
- Pray walk softly, do not heat your blood.
- What, I must have care of you.
Marina54 - 55
- My thanks, sweet madam.
- Exit Dionyza.
- Is this wind westerly that blows?
- When I was born, the wind was north.
- Was’t so?
Marina59 - 63
- My father, as nurse says, did never fear,
- But cried “Good seamen!” to the sailors, galling
- His kingly hands haling ropes,
- And clasping to the mast, endur’d a sea
- That almost burst the deck.
- When was this?
Marina65 - 71
- When I was born.
- Never was waves nor wind more violent,
- And from the ladder-tackle washes off
- A canvas-climber. “Ha!” says one, “wolt out?”
- And with a dropping industry they skip
- From stem to stern. The boatswain whistles, and
- The master calls, and trebles their confusion.
- Come say your prayers.
- What mean you?
Leonine74 - 77
- If you require a little space for prayer,
- I grant it. Pray, but be not tedious, for
- The gods are quick of ear, and I am sworn
- To do my work with haste.
- Why will you kill me?
- To satisfy my lady.
Marina80 - 89
- Why would she have me kill’d now?
- As I can remember, by my troth,
- I never did her hurt in all my life.
- I never spake bad word, nor did ill turn
- To any living creature. Believe me law,
- I never kill’d a mouse, nor hurt a fly;
- I trod upon a worm against my will,
- But I wept for’t. How have I offended,
- Wherein my death might yield her any profit,
- Or my life imply her any danger?
Leonine90 - 91
- My commission
- Is not to reason of the deed, but do’t.
Marina92 - 98
- You will not do’t for all the world, I hope.
- You are well-favored, and your looks foreshow
- You have a gentle heart. I saw you lately
- When you caught hurt in parting two that fought;
- Good sooth, it show’d well in you. Do so now.
- Your lady seeks my life, come you between,
- And save poor me, the weaker.
Leonine99 - 100
- I am sworn,
- And will dispatch.
- Enter Pirates.
- Hold, villain!
- Leonine runs away.
- A prize, a prize!
Third Pirate103 - 104
- Half-part, mates, half-part. Come, let’s have her aboard
- Exit Marina dragged out by the Pirates.
- Enter Leonine.
Leonine105 - 111
- These roguing thieves serve the great pirate Valdes,
- And they have seiz’d Marina. Let her go!
- There’s no hope she will return. I’ll swear she’s dead,
- And thrown into the sea. But I’ll see further:
- Perhaps they will but please themselves upon her,
- Not carry her aboard. If she remain,
- Whom they have ravish’d must by me be slain.