Pericles Translation Act 3, Scene 4
Enter CERIMON and THAISA
Madam, this letter, and some certain jewels,Lay with you in your coffer: which are nowAt your command. Know you the character?
Ma'am, this letter and some jewelry were in your coffin with you. Here they are; they're yours. Do you recognize the handwriting?
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.
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.
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.
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.
My recompense is thanks, that's all;Yet my good will is great, though the gift small.
Thank you. I wish I had more to repay your kindness.
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