Act V, Scene 2
Ephesus. Before the temple of Diana.
- The Temple of Diana at Ephesus; Thaisa standing near the
- altar, as high priestess; a number of Virgins on each side;
- Cerimon and other inhabitants of Ephesus attending.
- Enter Gower.
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- Now our sands are almost run,
- More a little, and then dumb.
- This, my last boon, give me,
- For such kindness must relieve me:
- That you aptly will suppose
- What pageantry, what feats, what shows,
- What minstrelsy, and pretty din,
- The regent made in Mytilene,
- To greet the King. So he thrived
- That he is promis’d to be wived
- To fair Marina, but in no wise
- Till he had done his sacrifice,
- As Dian bade; whereto being bound,
- The interim, pray you, all confound.
- In feather’d briefness sails are fill’d,
- And wishes fall out as they’re will’d.
- At Ephesus the temple see,
- Our King and all his company.
- That he can hither come so soon
- Is by your fancies’ thankful doom.