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1896 Excerpt: ...can speak of the disturbances That nature works,
and of her cures; which doth give me A more content in course of
true delight Than to be thirsty after tottering honour, 40 Or tie
my treasure up in silken bags, To please the fool and death. See.
Gent. Your honour has through Ephesus pour'd forth Your charity,
and hundreds call themselves Your creatures, who by you have been
restored: And not your knowledge, your personal pain, but even Your
pane, still open, hath built Lord Cerimon Such strong renown as
time shall never.... Enter two or three Servants with a chest.
First Serv. So; lift there. Cer. What's that? Fsrst Serv. Sir, Even
now did the sea toss up upon our shore 50 This chest: 'tis of some
wreck. Cer. Set't down, let's look upon't. Sec. Gent. 'Tis like a
coffin, sir. Cer. Whate'er it be, 'Tis wondrous heavy. Wrench it
open straight: If the sea's stomach be o'ercharged with gold, 'Tis
a good constraint of fortune it belches upon us. See. Gent. 'Tis
so, my lord. Cer. How close 'tis caulk'd and bitumed Did the sea
cast it up? First Serv. I never saw so huge a billow, sir, as
toss'd it upon shore. Cer. Wrench it open: Soft it smells most
sweetly in my sense. 60 Sec. Gent. A delicate odour. Cer. As ever
hit my nostril. So, up with it. O you most potent gods what's here?
a corse First Gent. Most strange Cer. Shrouded in cloth of state;
balmed and entreasured With full bags of spices A passport too
Apollo, perfect me in the characters Reads from a scroll. Here I
give to understand, If e'er this coffin drive a-land, I, King
Pericles, have lost 70 This queen, worth all our mundane cost. Who
finds her, give her burying; She was the daughter of a king:
Besides this treasure for a fee, The gods requite his charity ' If
thou livest, Pericles, thou hast a...
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