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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

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Act III, Scene 4

Ephesus. A room in CERIMON’s house.



  • Cerimon. Madam, this letter, and some certain jewels,
    Lay with you in your coffer: which are now
    At your command. Know you the character? 1475
  • Thaisa. It is my lord's.
    That I was shipp'd at sea, I well remember,
    Even on my eaning time; but whether there
    Deliver'd, by the holy gods,
    I cannot rightly say. But since King Pericles, 1480
    My wedded lord, I ne'er shall see again,
    A vestal livery will I take me to,
    And never more have joy.
  • Cerimon. Madam, if this you purpose as ye speak,
    Diana's temple is not distant far, 1485
    Where you may abide till your date expire.
    Moreover, if you please, a niece of mine
    Shall there attend you.
  • Thaisa. My recompense is thanks, that's all;
    Yet my good will is great, though the gift small. 1490