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Pericles: Act IV, Scene 1

Pericles
Act IV, Scene 1

Tarsus. An open place near the seashore.

  1. Enter Dionyza with Leonine.

Dionyza

1 - 8
  1. Thy oath remember, thou hast sworn to do’t.
  2. ’Tis but a blow, which never shall be known.
  3. Thou canst not do a thing in the world so soon
  4. To yield thee so much profit. Let not conscience,
  5. Which is but cold in flaming, thy lone bosom
  6. Inflame too nicely, nor let pity, which
  7. Even women have cast off, melt thee, but be
  8. A soldier to thy purpose.

Leonine

9
  1. I will do’t, but yet she is a goodly creature.

Dionyza

10 - 12
  1. The fitter then the gods should have her.
  2. Here she comes weeping for her only mistress’ death.
  3. Thou art resolv’d?

Leonine

13
  1.                    I am resolv’d.
  1. Enter Marina with a basket of flowers.

Marina

14 - 21
  1. No; I will rob Tellus of her weed
  2. To strow thy green with flowers. The yellows, blues,
  3. The purple violets, and marigolds,
  4. Shall as a carpet hang upon thy grave
  5. While summer days doth last. Ay me! Poor maid,
  6. Born in a tempest when my mother died,
  7. This world to me is a lasting storm,
  8. Whirring me from my friends.

Dionyza

22 - 30
  1. How now, Marina, why do you keep alone?
  2. How chance my daughter is not with you? Do not
  3. Consume your blood with sorrowing; have you
  4. A nurse of me. Lord, how your favor’s chang’d
  5. With this unprofitable woe! Come
  6. Give me your flowers, ere the sea mar it.
  7. Walk with Leonine, the air is quick there,
  8. And it pierces and sharpens the stomach. Come,
  9. Leonine, take her by the arm, walk with her.

Marina

31 - 32
  1. No, I pray you,
  2. I’ll not bereave you of your servant.

Dionyza

33 - 44
  1.                                       Come, come,
  2. I love the King your father, and yourself,
  3. With more than foreign heart. We every day
  4. Expect him here: when he shall come and find
  5. Our paragon to all reports thus blasted,
  6. He will repent the breadth of his great voyage,
  7. Blame both my lord and me, that we have taken
  8. No care to your best courses. Go, I pray you,
  9. Walk, and be cheerful once again, reserve
  10. That excellent complexion, which did steal
  11. The eyes of young and old. Care not for me,
  12. I can go home alone.

Marina

45 - 46
  1.                      Well, I will go,
  2. But yet I have no desire to it.

Dionyza

47 - 49
  1. Come, come, I know ’tis good for you.
  2. Walk half an hour, Leonine, at the least.
  3. Remember what I have said.

Leonine

50
  1.                            I warrant you, madam.

Dionyza

51 - 53
  1. I’ll leave you, my sweet lady, for a while.
  2. Pray walk softly, do not heat your blood.
  3. What, I must have care of you.

Marina

54 - 55
  1.                                My thanks, sweet madam.
  2. Exit Dionyza.
  3. Is this wind westerly that blows?

Leonine

56
  1.                                   South-west.

Marina

57
  1. When I was born, the wind was north.

Leonine

58
  1.                                      Was’t so?

Marina

59 - 63
  1. My father, as nurse says, did never fear,
  2. But cried Good seamen!” to the sailors, galling
  3. His kingly hands haling ropes,
  4. And clasping to the mast, endur’d a sea
  5. That almost burst the deck.

Leonine

64
  1. When was this?

Marina

65 - 71
  1. When I was born.
  2. Never was waves nor wind more violent,
  3. And from the ladder-tackle washes off
  4. A canvas-climber. Ha!” says one, wolt out?”
  5. And with a dropping industry they skip
  6. From stem to stern. The boatswain whistles, and
  7. The master calls, and trebles their confusion.

Leonine

72
  1. Come say your prayers.

Marina

73
  1. What mean you?

Leonine

74 - 77
  1. If you require a little space for prayer,
  2. I grant it. Pray, but be not tedious, for
  3. The gods are quick of ear, and I am sworn
  4. To do my work with haste.

Marina

78
  1.                           Why will you kill me?

Leonine

79
  1. To satisfy my lady.

Marina

80 - 89
  1. Why would she have me kill’d now?
  2. As I can remember, by my troth,
  3. I never did her hurt in all my life.
  4. I never spake bad word, nor did ill turn
  5. To any living creature. Believe me law,
  6. I never kill’d a mouse, nor hurt a fly;
  7. I trod upon a worm against my will,
  8. But I wept for’t. How have I offended,
  9. Wherein my death might yield her any profit,
  10. Or my life imply her any danger?

Leonine

90 - 91
  1. My commission
  2. Is not to reason of the deed, but do’t.

Marina

92 - 98
  1. You will not do’t for all the world, I hope.
  2. You are well-favored, and your looks foreshow
  3. You have a gentle heart. I saw you lately
  4. When you caught hurt in parting two that fought;
  5. Good sooth, it show’d well in you. Do so now.
  6. Your lady seeks my life, come you between,
  7. And save poor me, the weaker.

Leonine

99 - 100
  1.                               I am sworn,
  2. And will dispatch.
  1. Enter Pirates.

First Pirate

101
  1. Hold, villain!
  1. Leonine runs away.

Second Pirate

102
  1. A prize, a prize!

Third Pirate

103 - 104
  1. Half-part, mates, half-part. Come, let’s have her aboard
  2. suddenly.
  1. Exit Marina dragged out by the Pirates.
  1. Enter Leonine.

Leonine

105 - 111
  1. These roguing thieves serve the great pirate Valdes,
  2. And they have seiz’d Marina. Let her go!
  3. There’s no hope she will return. I’ll swear she’s dead,
  4. And thrown into the sea. But I’ll see further:
  5. Perhaps they will but please themselves upon her,
  6. Not carry her aboard. If she remain,
  7. Whom they have ravish’d must by me be slain.
  1. Exit.
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