This page contains the original text of Pericles Act 4, Scene 5. Shakespeare’s original Pericles text is extremely long, so we’ve split the text into one Scene per page. All Acts are listed on the Pericles text page, or linked to from the bottom of this page.
Pericles, Act 4, Scene 5. Mytilene. A street before the brothel.
Enter, from the brothel, two Gentlemen
Did you ever hear the like?
No, nor never shall do in such a place as this, she
being once gone.
But to have divinity preached there! did you ever
dream of such a thing?
No, no. Come, I am for no more bawdy-houses:
shall’s go hear the vestals sing?
I’ll do any thing now that is virtuous; but I
am out of the road of rutting for ever.
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