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Pericles: Act V, Scene 2

Pericles
Act V, Scene 2

Ephesus. Before the temple of Diana.

  1. The Temple of Diana at Ephesus; Thaisa standing near the
  2. altar, as high priestess; a number of Virgins on each side;
  3. Cerimon and other inhabitants of Ephesus attending.
  1. Enter Gower.

Gower

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  1. Now our sands are almost run,
  2. More a little, and then dumb.
  3. This, my last boon, give me,
  4. For such kindness must relieve me:
  5. That you aptly will suppose
  6. What pageantry, what feats, what shows,
  7. What minstrelsy, and pretty din,
  8. The regent made in Mytilene,
  9. To greet the King. So he thrived
  10. That he is promis’d to be wived
  11. To fair Marina, but in no wise
  12. Till he had done his sacrifice,
  13. As Dian bade; whereto being bound,
  14. The interim, pray you, all confound.
  15. In feather’d briefness sails are fill’d,
  16. And wishes fall out as they’re will’d.
  17. At Ephesus the temple see,
  18. Our King and all his company.
  19. That he can hither come so soon
  20. Is by your fancies’ thankful doom.
  1. Exit.
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