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Edg. Wby, then your other senses grow im- | Look up a-height;--the sbrill-gorg'do lark so perfect

far By your eyes' anguish.

Cannot be seen or beard : do bit look up. Glo. So may it be, indeed :

Glo. Alack, I have no eyes. Methinks thy voice is alter'd; and thou Is wretchedness depriv'd that beneft, speak'st

To end itself by death ? 'Twas yet some comfort, Ju better phrase, and matter, than thou didst. When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage, Exg. You are much deceiv'd; in nothing am And frustrate his proud will. I chang'd,

Edg. Give me your arm : But in my garnents.

Up :-S0 ;-How is't ? Feel you your legs? You Clo. Methinks, you are better spoken.

stand. Eig. Come on, Sir; here's the place :-stand Glo. Too well, too well. still. How fearful

Edg. This is above all strangeness. And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! Upon the crown o'the cliff, what thing was that The crows, and choughs, * that wing the mid-Which parted from you ? way air,

Glo. A poor unfortunate beggar. Shor scarce so gross as beetles : Half way Edg. As I stood here below, methought, his down

eyes Hangs one that gathers samphire ; + dreadful Were two full moons ; he had a thousand noses, trade!

Horns whelk'd + and war'd like the enridged Methinks he seems no bigger than his head :

sea; The ti bennen that walk upon the beach, It was some fiend : Therefore, thou happy faAppear like mice : and you' tall anchoring ther, bark,

Think that the clearest 1 gods, who make them Diminish'd to her cock !! her cock, a buoy

honours Almost too small for sight : The marmuring of men's impossibilities, have preserv'd thee. surge,

Glo. I do remeinber now: henceforth 1'11 That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes,

bear Conot be heard so high :-1'll look no more; Afliction, till it do cry out itself, Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sigut Enough, enough, and, die. That thing you Topple, down headlong.

speak of, Glo. Set me where you stand.

I took it for a man ; often 'twould say, Edg. Give me your hand : You are now with. The fiend, the fiend: he led me to that place. in a foot

Edg. Bear free and patient thoughts.-But or the extreme verge: for all beneath the moon

who comes here? Wool I not leap upright. Glo. Let go my hand.

Enter LEAR, fantastically dressed up with Here, friend, is another purse ; in it a jewel

Flowers. Well worth a poor man's taking ; Fairies, and the safer sense will ne'er accommodate gods,

His master thus. Prosper it with thee ! Go thou further off";

Lear. No, they cannot touch me for coining; bu ide farewell, and let me hear thee going. I am the king himself. Edg. Now fare you well, good Sir.

Edg. O thou side-piercing sight!

(Seems to go. Lear. Nature's above art in that respect.-Glo. With all my heart.

There's your press-money. That fellow ban. Blg. Why I do tritie tbus with his despair, dles his bow like a crow-keeper : draw me a I done to cure it.

clothier's yard. --Look, look, a mouse! Peace, Glo. O you mighty gods !

peace ;--this piece of toasted cheese will do't. This world I do renounce; and, in your sights, - There's my gauntlet ; I'll prove it on a giant. Strake patiently my great affliction off':

-Bring up the brown bills: ||-0, well flown, I could bear it longer, and not fall

bird 1-i'the clout, i'the clout : 1 bewgb --Give To quarrel with your great opposeless wills, the word. • My shuti, and loathed part of nature, should Edg. Sweet marjoram. Barn itself ont. If Edgar live, o bless him !

Lear. Pass. Now, fellow, fare thee well.

Glo. I know that voice. (He leaps and falls along. Lear. Ha! Goneril!- with a white beard Edg. Gone, Sir ? farewell.-

They Aatter'd me like a dog; and told me I had And yet I know not bow conceit may rob

white hairs in my beard, ere the black ones were Tbe treasury of life, when life itself

there. To say aye and no to every that I said Yields to the theft : Had be been where he aye and no to, was no good divinity. When the thought,

raig came to wet me once, and the wind to make By this, bad thought been past.-Alive, or me chatter; when the thunder would not peace dead ?

at my bidding ; there I found them, there I Ho, yon Sir ! friend 1-Hear you, Sir 2-speak !

smelt them out. Go to, they are not men o'their Thos might be pass indeed : 1-Yet he revives :

words: they told me I was every thing ; 'lis a W bat are you, Sir!

lie: I am not ague-proof. Glo. Away, and let me die.

Glo. The trick it of that voice I do well reEdg. Hadst thou been aught but gossomer,

member: feathers, air,

Is't not the king ? So many fatbom down precipitating,

Lear. Ay, every inch a king : Thoa badst shiver'd like an egg : but thou dost When I do stare, see, how the subject quakes. breatbe ;

I pardon that man's life : what was thy cause ? Hast beavy substance : bleed’st uot; speak'st; Adultery. art sound.

Thou shalt not die : Die for adultery! No: Ten masts at each make not the altitude, Which thou hast perpendicularly fell ;

The wren goes to't, and the small gilded fly

Does lecher in my sight. I by vle's a miracle : Speak yet again.

Let copulation thrive, for Gloster's bastard son Gl. Bat have I fallen, or no ?

Was kinder to his father, than my daughters ElgFrom the dread summit of this chalky Got 'tween the lawful sheets.

buurt : $

A vegetable gathered for pickling.
Her cock-bout.

Tumble.
1 Thu might he die in reality.
1 1é. This chalky boundary of Lugland.

• Shrill-throated. + Twisted, convolved.

. The purest, An arrow of a cloth yard long.

1 battle axes. The wbite mark for archers to aimat. • The watchword.

It Likeness, manner,

sa.

To't, luxury, pell-mell, for I lack soldiers. It were a delicate stratagem to shoe
Behold you'simpering dame,

A troop of horse with felt : I'll put it in proof:
Whose face between her forks presageth snow ; And when I have stolen upon these sous-iu-law,
That minces virtue, and does shake the bead Then, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill.
To hear of pleasure's name;
The fitchew, nor the soiled horse, goes tot

Enter a GENTLEMAN, with Attendants. With a more riotous appetite.

Gent. O here he is, lay haud upon him,-Sir, Down from the waist they are centaurs,

Your most dear daughterThough women all above :

Lear. No rescue 1 What, a prisoner ? 1 an But to the girale do the gods inherit, +

even Beneath is all the fiends'; there's bell, there's The natural fool of fortune.---Use me well; darkness,

You shall have ransom. Let me have a surgeoil, There is the sulphurons pit, burning, scalding, I am cut to the brains. stench, consumption ;-Fie, tie, fie ! pah; pal! Gent. You shall have any thing, Give ine an ounce of civet, good apothecary, Lear. No seconds ? all myself to sweeten my imagination : there's money for why, this would make a man, a man of salt, tbee.

To use his eyes for garden water-pots, Glo. 0, let me kiss that hand !

Ay, and for laying autumn's dust. Lear. Let me wipe it first ; it smells of mor Gent. Good Sir,tality.

Lear. I will die bravely, like a bridegroom : Glo. O ruiu'd piece of nature ! This great

What ? world

(me? I will be jovial ; come, come; I am a king, Stall so wear out to nought.-Dost thou know My masters, know you that?

Lear, I remember thine eyes well enough. Gent. You are a royal one, and we obey yon. Dost thou squiny i at me? No, do thy worst, Lear. Then there's life in it. Nay, an yoll blind Cupid; I'll not love.-Read thou this get it, you shall get it by runuing. Sa, sa, 4a, challenge; mark but the penning of it.

[Erit, running; Attendants follor. Glo. Were all the letters suns, I could not see Gent. A sight most pitiful in the meanett Olle.

wretch; Edg. I would not take this from report ;-it is, Past speaking of in a king !-Thou bastolle And my heart breaks at it.

daughter, Lear. Read.

Who redeems nature from the general curse Glo. What, with the case of eyes ?

Which twain have bronght her lo. Lear. O, ho, are you there with me? No Edg. Hail, gentle Sir. eyes in your head, nor no money in yonr purse? Gent. Sir, speed you : What's your will! Your eyes are in a heavy case, your purse in a Edg. Do you hear auglit, Sir, of a battle to Jight : Yet you see how this world goes.

ward ? Glo. I see it feelingly.

Gent. Most sure, and valgar : every one hcara Lear. Whai, art tran 7 A man may see how

that, this world goes, with no eyes. Look with thine which can distinguish sound. ears : see how yon' justice rails upon yon siinple Edg. But, by your favour, thiet. Hark, in thine ear: Change places ; and, How near's the other army handy-dandy, which is the justice, which is the Gent. Near, and on speedy fool; the inain thief ?-Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a

descry beggar?

Stands on the hourly thonglit. + Glo. Ay, sir.

Edg. I thank you, sir : that's all. Latar. And the creature run from the cur? Gent. Though that the queeu ou special cause There thou might'st behold the great image of

is here, authority : a dog's obeyed in office.

Her army is mov'd on. Thou rascal beadle, hold thy bloody hand : Edg. I thank yon, Sir. Why dost thou Jash that whore? Strip thine own Glo. You ever-gentle gods, take any breath back ;

from me ; Thou hotly lust'st to use her in that kind Let not my worser spirit tempt me again For which thou whipp’st her. The usurer hangs To die before you please! the cozeiler.

Edg. Well pray you, father. Through tatter'ı clothes small vices do appear ; Glo. Now, good Sir, what are you? Robes, and surr'd gowns, hide all. Plate sin Edg. A most poor man, made tame by forwith gold,

tune's blows; And the strong lauce of justice burtless breaks : Who, by the art of kúown and feeling sorrows, Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw doth pierce it. Am pregnant to good pity. Give me your hand, None does oifend ; none, I say, none; l'll able I'll lead you to some biding. 'em :

Glo. Hearty thanks :
Take that of me, my friend, who have the power The bounty and the benison g of heaven
To seal the accuser's lips. Get thee glass eyes; To boot, and boot ! ||
And, like a scurvy politician, seem
To see the things thou dost not. Now, now,

Enter STEWARD.
now, HOW:
Pull off my boots :- harder, harder ; so.

Stew. A proclaim'd prize! Most happy! Edg. 0, matter and impertinency mix'd !

That eyeless head of thine was first fram'd

flesh Reason in madness! Lear. If thou wilt weep my fortunes take my

To raise my fortunes.-Thou old unhappy trai. eyes. I know thee well enough ; thy name is Gloster :

Briefly 1 thyself remember :-The sword is out

That must destroy thee.
Thou must be patient; we came rrying hither.
Thou know'st, the first time that we smell the Put strength evough to it.

Glo. Now let thy friendly hand
We wawi, and cry :-I will preach to thee ; inark Dalist though support a publish'd traitor ? Hence ;

Glo. Alack, alack the day!
Lear. When we are born, we cry, that we Like hold on thee. Let go bis arm.

Lest that the infection of bis fortune take are come To this great stage of fools ;---This a good block ? 3

. 1. e. A man of tears. + The main body is expected to be descried every hour.

Evil genius. • Only. + Possess. 1 Look asquint.

i Reward, recompenee. Block auciently significd the Acad part of a lat.

1 Quickly recollect ihe ol'euces of thy life.

[Erit Gent.

tor,

[EDGAR opposes.

6 Blessing

Edg. Ch’ill not let go, Zir, without yurther To match thy goodness t My Hfe will be too 'casion.

short, Stew. Let go, slave, or thou diest.

And every measure fall me. Eng. Good gentlenian, go your galt, and Kent. To be ackuowledg'd, madam, is o'er. let poor volk pass. And ch'ud ha' beeu zwag.

paid. ger'd out of my life, 'twould not ha' been zo All my reports go with the modest truth; long as 'tis by a vortnight. Nay, come not Nor more, nor clipp'd, but so. near the old inan; keep out, che vor'ye, or ise Cor. Bé better-suited : try whether your costard + or my bat be the These weeds are memories t of those worser barder : Ch'ill be plain with you.

hours ; Sten. Out, dunghill!

I pr'ythee, put them off. Edg, Ch'il pick your teeth, Zir : Come; no Kent. Pardon me, dear madam ; malicr vor your foins. ♡

Yet to be known, shortens my made intent: t [They night ; and Edgan knocks him My boon I make it, that you kuow me not, down.

Till time and I think meet. Stew. Slave, thou hast slaiu me :-Villain, Cor. Then be it so, my good lord.-How take my purse ;

does the king ? (To the PHYSICIAN. If ever thou wilt thrive, bury my body ;

Phys. Madam, sleeps stili. And give the letters, which thou find'st about Cor. O you kind gods, me,

Cure this great breach in his abused nature! To Edmund earl of Gloster ; seek him out The untun'd and jarring senses, O wiud up Upon the British party :

-0 untimely death! or this child-changed father!

(Dies. Phys. So please your majesty, Edg. I know thee well : A serviceable vil. That we may wake the king ? he hath siept long. lain;

Cor. Be govern'd by your knowledge, and As duteous to the vices of thy mistress,

proceed As badness would desire.

l'the sway of your own will. Is he array'd ? Glo. What, is be dead ?

Gent. Ay, madam : in the heaviness of his Eng. Sit you down, father ; rest you.

sleep, Let's see his pockets : these letters; that he We put fresh garments on him. speaks of,

(sorry Phys. Be by, good madaın, when we do May be my friends.-He's dead; I ani only awake him ; He had no otber death's-man.-Let us see :

I doubt not of his temperance.
Leave, gentle wax ; and, manuers, blame us Cor. Very well.
Dot:

Phys. Please you, draw near.-Louder the To know our enemies' minds, we'd rip their

music there. hearts;

Cor. O my dear father ! Restoration, hang Their papers, is more lawful.

Thy medicine on my lips; and let this kiss [Reads. Let our reciprocal vows be remem- Repair those violent harms, that my two sisters dered. You have many opportunities to cut Have in thy reverence made! him off: if your will want not, time and place

Kent. Kind and dear princess ! will be fruitfully offered. There is nothing Cor. Had you not been their father, these Cone, if he return the conqueror : Then am I

white flakes the prisoner, and his bed my jail; from the Had challeng'd pity of them. Was this a face isathed warmth whereof deliver me, and sup- To be expos'd against the warring winds? ply the place for your labour.

To stand against the deep dread-bolted thunder? Your wife, ( so I would say,) and your In the most terrible and nimble stroke affectionate servant, of quick, cross lightning? to watch, (poor GONERIL.

perdu!) O andistinguish'd space of woman's will !

With this thin belın? | Mine enemy's dog, A plot upon her virtuous husband's life; Though he had bit me, sbould have stood that Aad the exchange, my brother !-Here, in the

night sands,

Against my fire: And wast thou fain, poor Thee I'll rake up, the post unsanctised

father, of murderous lechers : and, in the mature time, I To hovel thee with swine, and rogues forlorn, With this ungracious paper strike the sight In short and musty straw ? Alack, alack ! of the death-practis'd duke : For him 'uis well,

'Tis wonder, that ihy life and wits at once That of thy death and business I can tell,

Had not concluded all.-He wakes ; speak to (Erit Evgar, dragging out the Body.

him. Gla. The king is mad: How stiff is my vile

Phys. Madam, do you : 'tis fittest. sense,

Cor. How does my royal lord? How fares That I stand up, and have ingenious feeling

your majesty ? oi my huge sorrows ! Better I were distract: Lear. You do me wrong, to take me out o'the So sbould my thoughts be sever'd from my Thou art a soul in bliss ; but I am bound

grave :griefs ; And wnes, by wrong Imaginations, lose

Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears The knowledge of themselves.

Do scald like molten lead.

Cor. Sir, do you know me?
Re-enter EDGAR.

Lear. You are a spirit, I know ; When did Edg. Give me your hand :

you die 1 Far off, methinks I hear the beaten drum.

Cor. Still, still, far wide ! Come, father, I'll bestow you with a friend.

Phys. He's scarce awake; let him alone

awhile. (Exeunt.

Lear. Where have I been 3-Wbere am I? SCENE VII-A Tent in the French Camp.

Fair day-light? LUAR on & Bed, asleep : PHYSICIAN, GEN. I am mightily abus’d. – I should even die with TLENAN, and others, attending.

pity,

To see another thus.--I know not wbat to say. Enter CORDELIA and KENT.

I will not swear, these are my hands :-let's Cor. 0 thou good Kent, how shall I live and work,

• Dressed. + Memorials. t Intent formed. Go your way to rip cheitepapers is more lawful

. I called in French cujuns peribue. Thrust

The allusion is to the forlorn-hope in an army, Till cover thee ithe dead steward) in the sands

Thin covering of hair.

see ;

I feel this pin prick, 'Would I were assur'd Tell me,-but truly,—but then speak the unth, of my condition.

Do you not love my sister ? Cor. O look upon me, Sir,

Edm. In honour'd love. And hold your hands in benediction o'er me :-- Reg. But have you never found my brother's No, Sir, you must not kneel.

way Lear. Pray, do not mock me :

To the forefended place? I am a very foolish fond old man,

Edm. That thought abuses + yon. Fourscore aud upward; and, to deal plainly, Reg. I am doubuut that you have been conI fear I am not in my perfect inind.

junct Methinks I should know you, and know this And bosom’d with her, as far as we call bers. man:

Edm. No, by unine bolour, ipadam. Yet I am doubtful : for I am mainly ignorant Reg. I never shall endure bier : Dear my lord, What place this is ; and all the skill i bave Be not familiar with her. Remembers not these garinents ; nor I know Edm. Fear me not: not

She, and the duke her husband, Where I did lodge last night: Do not laugh at me ;

Enter ALBANY, GONERIL, and Soldiers, For as I am a man, I think this lady

Gon. I had rather lose the paille than hal To be my child Cordelia.

sister Cor. And so I am, I am.

Should loosen bim and me.

( A side. Leur. Be your tears wet ? Yes, 'faith. I pray, Alb. Our very loving sister, well be met, weep not: Sir, this I hear,—The king is come

to his If yon have poison for me, I will drink it.

daughter, I know, you do not love me ; for your sisters With others, whom the rigour of our state Have, as I do remember, done me wrong, Forc'd to cry out. Where I could not be liones, You have soine cause, they have not.

I never yet was valiant : for this business, Cor. No cause, no cause.

It touches us as France invades our land, Lear. Am I in France ?

Not boldst the king; with otbers, whow, ! Kont. In your own kingdom, Sir.

fear, Lar. Do not abuse me.

Most just and heavy causes make oppose. Š Phys. Be comforted, good madam : the great Edm. Sir, you speak nobly. rage,

Reg. Why is this reasou'd ? You see is cur'd in him : and yet it is danger Gon. Combine together 'gainst the enemy : To make him even * o'er the time he bas lost. For these domnestic and particular broils Desire him to go in; trouble him no more, Art not to question here. Till further settling.

Alb. Let us then determine Cor. Will't please your highness walk ?

With the ancient of war on our proceedings. Lear. You must bear with me:

Edm. I shall attend you presently all your Pray now, forget and forgive : I am old and

tent.
foolish.

Reg. Sister, you'll go witb us?
[Freunt LEAR, CORDELIA, PHYSICIAN, Gon. No.
and Allendants.

Reg. 'Tis most convenient; pray yon, go Gent. Holds it true, Sir,

with us. That the duke of Cornwall was so slain ?

Gon, 0, bo, I know the riddle : (Aside. I kent. Most certain, Sir. Gent. Who is conductor of his people ? Kent. As 'tis said,

As they are going out, enter Edgar disguised. The bastard son of Gloster.

Edg. If e'er your grace bad speech wilh nan Gent. They say, Edgar,

so poor, His banish'd son, is with the earl of Kent

Hear me one word. In Germany.

Alb. I'll overtake you.-Speak. Kent. Report is changeable. 'Tis time to look about; the powers + o'tbe

(Exeunt EDMUND, REGAN, GOXERIL, 0.

cers, Soldiers, and Attendants, kingdom Approach apace.

Edg. Before you fight the battle, ope this

letter. kent. The arbitrement f is like to be a bloody. If you have victory, let the trumpet soeud Fare you well, Sir.

[txit. For bim that brought it: wreiched though I Kent. My point and period will be thoroughly

scem, wrought,

I can produce a champion, that will prove Or well, or ill, as this day's battle's fought.

What is avouched there : If you miscarry, (Exit. Your business of the world hath so an end,

And machination ceases. Fortuge love you!

Alb. Stay till I bave read the letter.
ACT V.

Edg. I was forbid it.

When tiine shall serve, let but the berald cry, SCENE 1.-The Camp of the British Forces,

And I'll appear again.

(Erit. near Dover.

Alb. Why, fare thee well; I will overlook

thy paper. Enter, with Drums, and Colours, EDUUND, REGAN, Officers, Soldiers, and others.

Re-enter EDMUND. Edm. Know of the duke, if his last purpose

Edm. The enemy's in view; draw up your hold;

powers Or, whether since he is advis'd by aught Here is the guess of their true strength and To change the course : He's full of alteration,

forces And self-reproving : bring his constant pleasure. $ By diligent discovery ;-but your haste [To an Officer, who goes out.

Is now urg'd on you. Reg. Our sister's man is certainly miscarried.

Alb. We will greet the time. I

Erit. Edim. 'Tis to be doubted, madam..

Edm. To both these sisters bave I sworu my Reg. Now, sweet lord,

love ; You know the goodness I intend upon you :

• Forbidden

+ Imposes on you. • To reconcile it to his apprehension.

). e. Emboldens him,

0 pesition. + Forces, 1 Decision.

1. c. All designs against your life will have an end llis settled resolution.

Be ready to meet the occasion.

will go.

Each jealous of the other, as the stung

Edm. Take them away. Are of the adder. Which of them sball I take Lear. Upon such sacritices, my Cordelia, Both ? one ? or neither? Neither can be enjoy'd, The gods themselves throw incense. Have 1 If both remain alive : To take the widow,

caught thee? Exasperates, makes mad her sister Goneril; He that parts us shall bring a brand from And hardly shall I carry out my side, *

heaven, Her busband being alive. Now then, we'll use And fire us hence, like foxes. Wipe thine eyes ; His countenance for the battle ; which being The goujeers • shall devour them, flesh, and done,

fell, t Let her, who would be rid of him, devise Ere they shall make us weep : we'll see them His speedy taking off. As for the mercy

starve first. Which be intends to Lear, and to Cordelia,- Come. The battle done, and they within our power,

(Exeunt LEAR, and CORDELIA guarded. Shall never see his pardon : for my state

Edm. Come hither, captain ; hark. Stands on me to defend, not to debate. (Erit. Take thou this note ; (Giving a Paper.j go,

follow them to prison : SCENE II.-A Field between the Two One step I have advanc'd thee; if thou dost Camps.

As this instructs thee, thou dost make thy way

To noble fortunes : Know thou this,--that meu Alarum within.-Enter, with Drum and Co. Are as the time is : to be lender-minded

lours, LEAR, CORDELIA, and their Forces ; Does not become a sword :--Thy great employ. and Ereunt.

ment

Will not bear question ; t either say, thou’lt Enter EDGAR and GLOSTER.

do't, Edg. Here, father, take the shadow of this or thrive by other means.

Off. I'll do't, my lord. tree For your good host; pray that the right may

Edm. About it ; and write happy, when thou thrive :

hast done. If ever I return to you again,

Mark,-1 say, instantly; and carry it so,

As I have set it down. l'il bring you comfort. Glo. Grace go witb you, Sir! (Exit EDGAR. If it be man's work, I will do it.

Off. I cannot draw a cart, por eat dried oats ; Alarums; afterwards a Retreat.-Re-enter

(Exit OFFICER. EDGAR.

Flourish. Enter ALBANY, GONERIL, REGAN, Edg. Away, old man, give me thy hand,

OFFICERS, and Attendants, away ;

Alb. Sir, you have shown to-day your val. King Lear bath lost, he and his daughter ta'en :

iant strain, Give me tby bard, come on.

And fortune led you well : You have the capGlo. No further, Sir; a man may rot even here.

tives Edg. W bat, in ill thoughts again? Men must who were the opposites of this day's strife : endure

We do require them of you ; so to use them, Their going hence, even as their coming hither : As we shall find their merits and our safety Ripeness is all : Come on.

May equally determine. Glo. And that's true too.

(Exeunt. Edm. Sir, I thought it fit

To send the old and miserable king SCENE 111.-The British Camp near Dover. To some retention, and appointed guard ; Eater, in Conquest, with Drum and Colours. To pluck the common bosom on bis side,

Whose age has charms in it, whose title more, EDMUND; LEAR and CORDELIA, as Pri. And turn our impress'd lauces in our eyes souers ; Officers, Soldiers, dc.

Which do commaud them. With him I sent the Edm. Some officers take them away : good

queen; guard ;

My reason all the same ; and they are ready Until their greater pleasures first be known

To-morrow, or at further space to appear That are to censore I then.

Wbere you sball hold your session. At this Cor. We are not the first,

time, Who, with best meaning, have incurr'd the we sweat, and bleed : the friend hath lost his worst.

friend ; For thee, oppressed king, am I cast down; And the best quarrels, in the heat, are curs'd Myself could else out-frown false fortune's By those that feel their sharpness frown.

The question of Cordelia, and ber father, Shall we not see these daughters, and these Requires a fitter place. ♡ sisters 1

Alb. Sir, by your patience, Lear. No, no, no, no! Come, let's away to ji hold you but a subject of this war, prison :

Not as a brother. We two alone will sing like birds i'the cage :

Reg. That's as we list to grace him. W ben thou dost ask my blessing, I'll kneel Methinks our pleasure might have been de. down,

manded, And ask of thee forgiveness : So we'll live,

Ere you bad spoke so far. He led our powers ; And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and Bore the commission of my place and person ; laugb

The which immediacy || may well staud up, At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues

And call itself your brother. Talk of court news : and we'll talk with them

Gon. Not so hot: too,

In his own grace he doth exalt himself, Who loses and wbo wins; who's in, who's More than in your advancement. ogt;

Reg. In my rights, And take upon us the mystery of things,

By ine invested, he compeers the best. As if we were God's spies : And we'll wear ont,

Gon. That were the most, if he should hus. lo a wall'd prison, packs and sects of great

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ones,
That ebb and flow by the moon.

Reg. Jesters do oft prove prophets.
• The French disease.

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• 1. e. Make my party good.

Adinit of debate. + 1.e. To be ready prepared, is all.

To be discoursed of in greater privacy. # Pass judgment on them.

Authority to act on his own judgment.

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