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Pericles

Pericles Translation Act 3, Scene 4

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Enter CERIMON and THAISA

CERIMON

Madam, this letter, and some certain jewels,Lay with you in your coffer: which are nowAt your command. Know you the character?

CERIMON

Ma'am, this letter and some jewelry were in your coffin with you. Here they are; they're yours. Do you recognize the handwriting?

THAISA

It is my lord's. That I was shipp'd at sea, I well remember, Even on my eaning time; but whether there Deliver'd, by the holy gods, I cannot rightly say. But since King Pericles, My wedded lord, I ne'er shall see again, A vestal livery will I take me to, And never more have joy.

THAISA

It's my husband's. I remember being set in the sea right after I gave birth, but don't know how I washed up here. Since I'll never see my husband, King Pericles, again, I'll become a nun and will never be happy again.

CERIMON

Madam, if this you purpose as ye speak, Diana's temple is not distant far, Where you may abide till your date expire. Moreover, if you please, a niece of mine Shall there attend you.

CERIMON

If you mean it, ma'am, Diana's temple is nearby. You can stay there for the rest of your life. Furthermore, my niece can take you there if you like.

THAISA

My recompense is thanks, that's all;Yet my good will is great, though the gift small.

THAISA

Thank you. I wish I had more to repay your kindness.

Exeunt

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About the Translator: Bailey Sincox

Bailey Sincox is a PhD student in English at Harvard University, where she researches the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Her teaching experience includes accessible online courses with edX on Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice. She holds a Master's from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor's from Duke University.