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Tarsus. An open place near the sea-shore.


1 Thy oath remember; thou hast sworn to do't:
'Tis but a blow, which never shall be known.
3 Thou canst not do a thing in the world so soon,
4 To yield thee so much profit. Let not conscience,
5 Which is but cold, inflaming love i' thy bosom,
6 Inflame too nicely; nor let pity, which
7 Even women have cast off, melt thee, but be
8 A soldier to thy purpose.

9 I will do't; but yet she is a goodly creature.

10 The fitter, then, the gods should have her. Here
11 she comes weeping for her only mistress' death.
12 Thou art resolved?

13 I am resolved.
Enter MARINA, with a basket of flowers

No, I will rob Tellus of her weed,
15 To strew thy green with flowers: the yellows, blues,
16 The purple violets, and marigolds,
17 Shall as a carpet hang upon thy grave,
18 While summer-days do last. Ay me! poor maid,
19 Born in a tempest, when my mother died,
20 This world to me is like a lasting storm,
21 Whirring me from my friends.

22 How now, Marina! why do you keep alone?
23 How chance my daughter is not with you? Do not
24 Consume your blood with sorrowing: you have
25 A nurse of me. Lord, how your favour's changed
26 With this unprofitable woe!
Come, give me your flowers, ere the sea mar it.
28 Walk with Leonine; the air is quick there,
29 And it pierces and sharpens the stomach. Come,
Leonine, take her by the arm, walk with her.

No, I pray you;
32 I'll not bereave you of your servant.

Come, come;
34 I love the king your father, and yourself,
35 With more than foreign heart. We every day
Expect 36 him here: when he shall come and find
37 Our paragon to all reports thus blasted,
38 He will repent the breadth of his great voyage;
39 Blame both my lord and me, that we have taken
40 No care to your best courses. Go, I pray you,
Walk, and be cheerful once again; reserve
42 That excellent complexion, which did steal
43 The eyes of young and old. Care not for me
44 I can go home alone.

Well, I will go;
46 But yet I have no desire to it.

Come, come, I know 'tis good for you.
48 Walk half an hour, Leonine, at the least:
Remember 49 what I have said.

50 I warrant you, madam.

51 I'll leave you, my sweet lady, for a while:
Pray, walk softly, do not heat your blood:
What! I must have a care of you.

54 My thanks, sweet madam.
Exit DIONYZA 55 Is this wind westerly that blows?


57 When I was born, the wind was north.

58 Was't so?

59 My father, as nurse said, did never fear,
60 But cried 'Good seaman!' to the sailors, galling
61 His kingly hands, haling ropes;
And, clasping to the mast, endured a sea
63 That almost burst the deck.

64 When was this?

65 When I was born:
66 Never was waves nor wind more violent;
67 And from the ladder-tackle washes off
68 A canvas-climber. 'Ha!' says one, 'wilt out?'
69 And with a dropping industry they skip
70 From stem to stern: the boatswain whistles, and
71 The master calls, and trebles their confusion.

Come, say your prayers.

73 What mean you?

74 If you require a little space for prayer,
75 I grant it: pray; but be not tedious,
76 For the gods are quick of ear, and I am sworn
77 To do my work with haste.

78 Why will you kill me?

79 To satisfy my lady.

80 Why would she have me kill'd?
Now, as I can remember, by my troth,
82 I never did her hurt in all my life:
83 I never spake bad word, nor did ill turn
84 To any living creature: believe me, la,
85 I never kill'd a mouse, nor hurt a fly:
86 I trod upon a worm against my will,
87 But I wept for it. How have I offended,
88 Wherein my death might yield her any profit,
89 Or my life imply her any danger?

90 My commission
91 Is not to reason of the deed, but do it.

92 You will not do't for all the world, I hope.
93 You are well favour'd, and your looks foreshow
94 You have a gentle heart. I saw you lately,
95 When you caught hurt in parting two that fought:
96 Good sooth, it show'd well in you: do so now:
97 Your lady seeks my life; come you between,
98 And save poor me, the weaker.

99 I am sworn,
100 And will dispatch.
He seizes her Enter Pirates

First Pirate
Hold, villain!
LEONINE runs away

Second Pirate
102 A prize! a prize!

Third Pirate
Half-part, mates, half-part.
Come, let's have her aboard suddenly.
Exeunt Pirates with MARINA Re-enter LEONINE

105 These roguing thieves serve the great pirate Valdes;
106 And they have seized Marina. Let her go:
107 There's no hope she will return. I'll swear
108 she's dead,
109 And thrown into the sea. But I'll see further:
110 Perhaps they will but please themselves upon her,
111 Not carry her aboard. If she remain,
112 Whom they have ravish'd must by me be slain.

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