Act 4 - Scene 3
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
Enter PERICLES, with his train; LYSIMACHUS, HELICANUS, MARINA, and a Lady
Hail, Dian! to perform thy just command,
I here confess myself the king of Tyre;
Who, frighted from my
country, did wed
At Pentapolis the fair Thaisa.
At sea in childbed died she, but brought forth
call'd Marina; who, O goddess,
Wears yet thy silver livery. She at Tarsus
Was nursed with Cleon; who at
He sought to murder: but her better stars
Brought her to Mytilene; 'gainst whose shore
her fortunes brought the maid aboard us,
Where, by her own most clear remembrance, she
herself my daughter.
Voice and favour!
You are, you areO royal Pericles!
What means the nun? she dies! help, gentlemen!
If you have told Diana's altar true,
This is your wife.
Reverend appearer, no;
I threw her overboard with these very arms.
Upon this coast, I warrant you.
'Tis most certain.
Look to the lady; O, she's but o'erjoy'd.
Early in blustering morn this lady was
Thrown upon this shore. I
oped the coffin,
Found there rich jewels; recover'd her, and placed her
Here in Diana's temple.
May we see them?
Great sir, they shall be brought you to my house,
Whither I invite you. Look, Thaisa is recovered.
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