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er. What means the woman? she dies! help
Reverend appearer, no;
I threw her o'erboard with these very arms.
'Tis most certain..
Cer. Look to the lady;-O, she's but o'erjoy'd. Early, one blust'ring morn, this lady was Thrown on this shore. I op'd the coffin, and
Found there rich jewels; recover'd her, and plac'd her Here in Diana's temple.
May we see them?
Cer. Great sir, they shall be brought you to my house, Whither I invite you. Look! Thaisa is Recover'd.
Thai. O, let me look!
If he be none of mine, my sanctity
The voice of dead Thaisa! Thai. That Thaisa am I, supposed dead,
Per. Immortal Dian!
Now I know
When we with tears parted Pentapolis,
The king, my father, gave you such a ring.
[Shows a ring
Per. This, this: no more, you gods! your present kindness
Makes my past miseries sport: You shall do well,
Melt, and no more be seen. O come, be buried
A second time within these arms.
My heart Leaps to be gone into my mother's bosom.
[Kneels to THAISA. Per. Look, who kneels here! Flesh of thy flesh, Thaisa; Thy burden at the sea, and call'd Marina,
For she was yielded there.
Hel. Hail, madam, and my queen!
Bless'd and mine own?
I know you not.
Per. You have heard me say, when I did fly from Tyre,
I left behind an ancient substitute.
Can you remember what I call'd the man?
I have nam'd him oft.
'Twas Helicanus then.
Per. Still confirmation:
Embrace him, dear Thaisa; this is he.
Now do I long to hear how you were found;
Thai. Lord Cerimon, my lord; this man
Through whom the gods have shown their power; that
From first to last resolve you.
The gods can have no mortal officer
More like a god than you. Will you deliver re-lives?
How this dead queen
I will, my lord.
Beseech you, first go with me to my house,
Where shall be shown you all was found with her;
I bless thee for thy vision, and will offer
This prince, the fair-betrothed of your daughter,
And what this fourteen years no razor touch'd,
Thai. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good credit,
Per. Heavens make a star of him! Yet there, my
We'll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves
Will in that kingdom spend our following days;
Lord Cerimon, we do our longing stay,
To hear the rest untold.-Sir, lead the way. [Exeunt
Gow. In Antioch, and his daughter, you have heard Of monstrous lust the due and just reward: In Pericles, his queen and daughter, seen (Although assail'd with fortune fierce and keen,) Virtue preserv'd from fell destruction's blast, Led on by heaven, and crown'd with joy at last. In Helicanus may you well descry
A figure of truth, of faith, of loyalty:
In reverend Cerimon there well appears,
The worth that learned charity aye wears.
Had spread their cursed deed, and honour'd name
That him and his they in his palace burn.
New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending.