Pericles, Prince of Tyre

play written in part by William Shakespeare

Pericles, Prince of Tyre (ca. 1607 – 1608) is a play written at least in part by William Shakespeare and is included in modern editions of his collected plays.

Act I

  • An arrow shot
    From a well-experienc’d archer hits the mark
    His eye doth level at.
    • Antiochus, scene i.

Act II

  • 3 Fisherman: Master, I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.
    1 Fisherman: Why, as men do a-land: the great ones eat up the little ones.
    • Scene i.

  • Contend not, sir; for we are gentlemen,
    That neither in our hearts, nor outward eyes,
    Envy the great, nor do the low despise.

  • I see that Time's the king of men,
    For he's their parent, and he is their grave,
    And gives them what he will, not what they crave.
    • Pericles, scene iii.

Act IV

  • I never kill'd a mouse, nor hurt a fly.
    • Marina, scene i

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