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Pericles

Pericles Translation Act 4, Scene 5

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Enter, from the brothel, two Gentlemen

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Did you ever hear the like?

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Have you ever heard anything like it?

SECOND GENTLEMAN

No, nor never shall do in such a place as this, shebeing once gone.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

No. I'll never set foot in a place like this again, if she's not there.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

But to have divinity preached there! did you everdream of such a thing?

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Isn't it strange to hear such godly preaching there? Did you ever dream of such a thing?

SECOND GENTLEMAN

No, no. Come, I am for no more bawdy-houses:shall's go hear the vestals sing?

SECOND GENTLEMAN

No, no. Listen; I'm not interested in brothels anymore. Should we go hear the nuns sing?

FIRST GENTLEMAN

I'll do any thing now that is virtuous; but Iam out of the road of rutting for ever.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

I'll do anything now, as long as its virtuous. I'm done with prostitutes forever.

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.