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Hel. Alas, sir !
Per. I do not doubt thy faith ;
Hel. We'll mingle bloods together in the earth,
Per. Tyre, I now look from thee then, and to Tharsus Intend my travel, where I'll hear from thee ; And by whose letters I'll dispose myself. The care I had and have of subjects' good, On thee I lay, whose wisdom's strength can bear it. I'll take thy word for faith, not ask thine oath ; Who shuns not to break one, will sure crack both : But in our orbs, we'll live so round and safe, That time of both this truth shall ne'er convince, Thou show'dst a subject's shine, I a true prince.4
Pyre. An Ante-chamber in the Palace. Enter THALIARD.
Thal. So, this is Tyre, and this is the court. Here must I kill king Pericles ; and if I do not, I am sure to be hanged at home : 'tis dangerous.-Well, I perceive he was a wise fellow, and had good discretion, thạt be
 This sentiment is not much unlike that of Falstaff : “ I shall think the better of myself and thee during my life ; I for a valiant lion, and thou for a true prince." MALONE.
ing bid to ask what he would of the king, desired he might know none of his secrets. 5 Now do I see he had some reason for it : for if a king bid a man be a villain, he is bound by the indenture of his oath to be one.Hush, here come the lords of Tyre.
Enter HELICANUS, ESCANES, and other Lords. Hel. You shall not need, my fellow peers of Tyre, Further to question of your king's departure. His seal'd commission, left in trust with me, Doth speak sufficiently, he's gone to travel. Thal. How! the king gone!
[Aside. Hel. If further yet you will be satisfied, Why, as it were, unlicens'd of your loves, He would depart, I'll give some light unto you. Being at Antioch. Thal. What from Antioch?
[Aside. Het. Royal Antiochus (on what cause I know not,) Took some displeasure at him ; at least he judg'd so : And doubting lest that he had err'd or sinn'd, To show his sorrow, would correct himself ; So puts himself unto the shipman's toil, With whom each minute threatens life or death. Thal. Well, I perceive
[Aside. I shall not be hang'd now, although I would ;6 But since he's gone, the king it sure must please, He 'scap'd the land, to perish on the seas.But I'll present mé. Peace to the lords of Tyre !
Hel. Lord Thaliard from Antiochus is welcome.
Thal. From him I come
Hel. We have no reason to desire it, since
 Who this wise fellow was, may be known from the following passage in Barnabie Riche's Souldier's Wishe to Britons Welfare, 1604, p. 27: “ I will therefore commende the poet Philipides, who being demaunded by King Lisimachus, what favour he might doe unto him for that he loved him, made this answere to the King, that your majestie would never impart unto me any of your secrets." STEEVENS.
 So, Autolycus, in The Winter's Tale : “ If I had a mind to he honest, see, Fortune would not suffer me; she drops bounties into my mouth."
Yet; ere you shall depart, this we desire,
DIONYZA, and Attendants.
Dio. That were to blow at fire, in hope to quench it;
Cle. O Dionyza,
Dio. I'll do my best, sir.
Cle. This Tharsus, o’er which I have government, (A city, on whom plenty held full hand,) For riches, strew'd herself even in the streets ; Whose towers bore heads so high, they kiss'd the clouds, And strangers ne'er beheld, but wonder'd at ; Whose men and dames so jetted and adorn'd,?. Like one another's glass to trim them by : Their tables were stor'd full to glad the sight, And not so much to feed on, as delight ; All poverty was scorn'd, and pride so great, The name of help grew odious to repeat.
Dio. (), 'tis too true.
Cle. But see what heaven can do! By this our change, These mouths, whom but of late, earth, sea, and air,
(71 To jet is to strut, to walk proudly. So, in Twelfth Night: “Contempiation makes a rare turkey.cock of him : how he jets under his advanced plumes !"
Were all too little to content and please,
Dio. Our cheeks and hollow eyes do witness it.
Cle. O, let those cities, that of Plenty's cup
Enter a Lord.
Lord. We have descried, upon our neighbouring shore, A portly sail of ships make hitherward.
Cle. I thought as much,
 I would read-nursle. A fondling is still called a nursling. STEEV (1) A kindred thought is found in King Lear :
“Take physic, pomp !
MALONE  So, in Hamlet :
"sorrows never come as single spies,
STEEVENS. Again, ibidem ,
“ One woe doth tread upon another's heels,
To beat us down, the which are down already ;
Lord. That's ne least fear; for, by the semblance Of their white flags display'd, they bring us peace, And come to us as favourers, not as foes.
Cle. Thou speak’st like him's untutor'd to repeat,
[Exit. Cle. Welcome is peace, if he on peace consist ; 5 If wars, we are unable to resist.
Enter PERICLES, with Attendants. Per. Lord governor,
for so we hear you are, Let not our ships and number of our men, Be, like a beacon fir'd, to amaze your eyes. We have heard your miseries as far as Tyre, And seen the desolation of your streets : Nor come we to add sorrow to your tears, But to relieve them of their heavy load ; And these our ships you happily may think Are, like the Trojan horse, war-stuff'd within, With bloody views, expecting overthrow, Are stor'd with corn, to make your needy bread, And give them life, who are hunger-starv'd, half dead.
All. The gods of Greece protect you !
Per. Rise, I pray you, rise ;
Cle. The which when any shall not gratify,
 Whereas, it has been already observed, was anciently used for where.
MALONE.  Perhaps we should read-hini who is, and regulate the metre as fol. lows :
Like him who is untutor'd to repeat, &c. The sense is-Deluded by the pacific appearance of this navy, you talk like one, who has never learned the common adage, “ that the fairest outsides are most to be suspected.” STEEVENS,
 If he stands on peace. A Latin sense. MALONE.