Speeches (Lines) for All in "Pericles, Prince of Tyre"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 I / 4
  • The gods of Greece protect you!
    And we'll pray for you.
  • The gods of Greece protect you!
    And we'll pray for you.
  • Pericles. Lord governor, for so we hear you are,
    Let not our ships and number of our men
    Be like a beacon fired to amaze your eyes.
    We have heard your miseries as far as Tyre,
    And seen the desolation of your streets:
    Nor come we to add sorrow to your tears,
    But to relieve them of their heavy load;
    And these our ships, you happily may think
    Are like the Trojan horse was stuff'd within
    With bloody veins, expecting overthrow,
    Are stored with corn to make your needy bread,
    And give them life whom hunger starved half dead.

    All. The gods of Greece protect you!
    And we'll pray for you.

2 II / 4
  • Live, noble Helicane!
  • Live, noble Helicane!
  • Second Lord. Whose death indeed's the strongest in our censure:
    And knowing this kingdom is without a head,--
    Like goodly buildings left without a roof
    Soon fall to ruin,--your noble self,
    That best know how to rule and how to reign,
    We thus submit unto,--our sovereign.

    All. Live, noble Helicane!

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