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Gloft. To Douer.
Gloft. Because I would not see thy cruell nayles
Corn. See't shalt thou neuer, fellowes hold the chaire,
Gloft. He that will thinke to liue till he be old-
Reg. One side will mocke another, tother to.
Seruant. Hold your hand my lord,
(hold. But better seruice haue I neuer done you, then now to bid you
Reg. How now you dog.
Ser. If you did weare a beard vpon your chin, ide shake it on this quarrell, what do you meane? Corn. My villainc.
Draw and fight. Ser. Why then come on, and take the chance of anger. Reg. Giue me thy sword, a pesant stand vp thus.
. She takes a sword, and runs at him behinde.
Seruant. Oh I am Naine my lord, yet haue you one eye left to see some mischiefe on him, oh !
He dies. Corn. Least it fee more, preuent it, out vilde ielly, Where is thy luster now?
Gloft. All darke and comfortles, wheres my fonne Edmund? Edmund vnbridle all the sparkes of nature, to quit this horrid acte.
Reg. Out villaine, thou calst on him that hates thee, it was hee that made the ouerture of thy treasons to vs, who is too good to pitty thee.
Gloft. O my follies, then Edgar was abused, Kinde gods forgiue me that, and prosper him.
Reg. Goe thrust him out at gates, and let him smell his way to Douer, how ist my lord ? how looke you?
Corn. I have receiued a hurt, follow me lady,
2 Seruant. If she liue long, and in the end meet the old course of death, women will all turne monsters.
i Ser. Let's follow the old earle, and get the bedlam To lead him where he would, his rogish madnesse Allowes it selfe to any thing.
2 Ser. Goe thou, ile fetch some flaxe and whites of egges to apply to his bleeding face, now heauen helpe him. Exit.
The lamentable change is from the best,
Enter Gloster led by an olde man. Old man. O my good lord, I haue bene your tenant, and your fathers tenant this fourescore
Gloft. Away, get thee away, good friend be gone,
Old man. Alacke fir, you cannot see your way.
Gloft. I haue no way, and therefore want no cies,
Old man. How now, who's there :
Edg. O gods, who ist can say I am at the worst,
Old man. Fellow where goest?
Gloft. He has some reason, elle he could not beg,
Was then scarse friends with him, I haue heard more since,
Edg. How should this be? bad is the trade that must play the foole to forrow, angring it felfe and others; blesse thee master.
Gloft. Is that the naked fellow?
Glost. Then prethee get thee gone, if for my fake
Old man. Alacke sir he is mad.
Gloft. Tis the times plague, when madmen leade the blinde, Do as I bid thee, or rather do thy pleasure, Aboue the rest, be gone.
Old man. Ile bring him the best parrell that I haue,
Glo. Sirra, naked fellow.
Edg. Both stile and gate, horse-way, and foot.path,
Glo. Here take this purse, thou whom the heauens plagues Haue humbled to all strokes, that I am wretched, makes thee The happier, heavens deale so still, Let the superfluous and lust-dieted man That stands your ordinance, that will not see Because he doth not feele, feele your power quickly, So distribution should vnder exceffe, And each man haue enough : dost thou know Douer ?
Edg. I master.
Glo. There is a cliffe, whose high and bending head
Edg. Giue me thy arme, poore Tom shall lead thee.
Enter Gonorill and Bastard.
Stew. Madame within, but neuer man so chang'd ; I tolde him of the army that was landed, he smiled at it, I told him you were coming, his answer was, the worse ; of Glosters treachery, and of the loyall feruice of his sonne, when I en. formd him, then he cald me sot, and told me I had turad the wrong side out, what hee should most defire, seemes pleafant to him, what like offensive.
Gon. Then shall you go no further.