The Temple Shakespeare Volume 26
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...with a chest. First Serv. So; lift there. Cer. What's that? First 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. See. Gent. Til 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. Sec. 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 'a 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 heart That even cracks for woe! This chanced to-night. Sec. Gent. Most likely, sir. Cer. Nay, certainly to-night; For look how fresh she looks! They were too rough That threw her in the sea. Make a fire within: 80 Fetch hither all my boxes in my closet. Exit a servant. Death may usurp on nature many hours, And yet the fire of life kindle again The o'erpress'd spirits. I heard of an Egyptian That had nine hours lien dead, Who was by good appliance recovered. Re-enter a Servant, with boxes, napkins, andfire. Well said, well said; the...
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