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Edg. Why, then your other senses grow im- | Look up a-height ;--the shrill-gorg'd * lark so perfect

far By your eyes' anguish.

Cannot be seen or heard : do but look up. Glo. So may it be, indeed :

Glo. Alack, I bave 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, In better phrase, and matter, than thou didst. When misery could beguile the to

When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage, Edg. You are much deceiv'd; in nothing am And frustrate his proud will. I chang'd,

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

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

stand. Edg. Come on, Sir; here's the place :--stand Glo. Too well, too well.

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 inid. Which parted from you? way air,

Glo. A poor anfortunate beggar. Show scarce so gross as beetles : Halt way Edg. As I stood here below, methought, his down

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

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

sea; The fishermen that walk upon the beach, It was some fiend : Therefore, thou happy fa. Appear like mice: and yon' tall anchoring

ther, bark,

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

bonours Almost too small for sight: The murmuring of men's impossibilities, bave preserv'd thee. surge,

Glo. I do remember now: henceforth i'll That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chases,

bear Cannot be heard so high :-I'll look no more ; Affliction, till it do cry out itself, Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight Enough, enough, and, die. Tbat thing you Topple 5 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 of the extreme verge: for all beneath the moon

who comes bere? Would I not leap upright, Glo. Let go my band.

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 saser 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: Bid me farewell, and let me hear thee going. 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. Bdg. Why I do trifle thus with his despair, dles his bow like a crow-keeper : draw me a Is 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 ; l'll prove it on a giant. Shake patiently my great affliction off:

-Bring up the brown bills. 1-0, well flown, If I could bear it longer, and not fall

bird I-i'the clout, l’the clout : 1 hewgb !-Give To quarrel with your great opposeless wills, the word. • My snuff, and loathed part of nature, should Edg. Sweet marjoram. Burn itself out. If Edgar live, o bless bim !

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 flatter'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 The treasury of life, when life itselt

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

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

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

smelt them out. Go to, they are not men o'their Thus might be pass indeed : 1-Yet he revives : words: they told me I was every thing ; 'tis a What are you, Sir 3

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

Glo. The trick tt of that voice I do well reEdg. Hadst thou been anght but gossorner,

member: feathers, air,

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

Lear. Ay, every inch a king: Thou badst shiver'd like an egg : but thou dost | When I de stare con how the subiect anakee. breathe ;

I pardon that man's life : wbat was thy cause 1 Hast heavy substance : bleed'st not; speak'st ;)

Adultery.art sound.

Thou shalt not die: Die for adultery! No: Ten masts at each make not the altitude,

The wren goes to't, and the small gilded fly Which thou hast perpendicularly fell ;

Does lecher in my sight. Thy life's a miracle : Speak yet again.

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

Was kinder to his father, than my daughters Edg. From the dread summit of this chalkyle

is chalky Got 'tween the lawful sheets. bourn :

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To't, luxury, pell-mell, for I lack soldiers. i lt were a delicate stratagem to shoe
Bebold yon' simpering dame,

A troop of horse with felt : I'll put it in proof;
Wbose face between her forks presageth snow; And when I have stolen upon these sons-iu-law,
That minces virtue, and does shake the head Then, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill.
To hear of pleasure's name ;
The titchew, nor the soiled horse, goes to't

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

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

Your most dear daughterThough women all above :

Lear. No rescue? What, a prisoner ? I am But to the girdle do the gods inherit, +

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

You shall have ransom. Let une have a surgeon, Tbere is the sulphurous pit, burning, scalding, I am cut to the brains. stench, consumption ;-Fie, fie, fie ! pah; pah! Gent. You shall have any thing. Give me 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, thee.

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

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

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

What ? world

(me? | I will be jovial; come, come; I am a king, Shall 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 you. Dost thou squiny I at me? No, do thy worst, Lear. Then there's life in it. Nay, an you blind Cupid; I'll not love.--Read thon this get it, you shall get it by running. Sa, sa, sa, challenge ; mark but the penning of it.

sa.

(Erit, running ; Attendants follow. Glo. Were all the letters suns, I could not see Gent. A sight most pitiful in the meanest one.

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

danghter, Lear. Read.

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

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

ward ? Glo. I see it feelingly,

Geni. Fíost sure, and vulgar : every one hears Lear. Wha:, art Inaa? 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 simple Edg. But, by your favour, thief. Hark, in thine ear: Change places; and, How near's the other army handy-dandy, which is the justice, which is the I Gent. Near, and on speedy foot ; the main thief --Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a

descry beggar ?

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

Edg. I thank you, Sir : that's all. Lear. And the creature run from the cur? Gent. Though tbat the queen on 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. Tbou rascal beadle, hold thy bloody hand:

Edg. I thank you, Sir.

(Erit GENT. Why dost thou lash that whore? Strip tbiue own Glò. You ever-gentle gods, take my breatha back ;

from me ; Thou hotly lust'st to use her in that kind

Let not my worser spirit 1 tempt me again For which thou whipp'st ber. The usurer hangs To die before you please! the cozener.

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

with gold, And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks : Who, by the art of known 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 offend ; none, I say, none; Pilable 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 ; 1 To boot, and boot ! |
And, like a scurvy politician, seem
To see the things thou dost not.-Now, now,

Enter STEWARD.
now, now:

Steu'. A proclaim'd prize! Most happy! Pull off my boots :-harder, harder ; so.

That eyeless head of thine was first fram'd Edg. O, matter and impertinency mix'd !

flesh Reason in madness!

To raise my fortunes.-Thou old unhappy traiLear. If thou wilt weep my fortunes take my

tor, eyes.

Briefly 5 thyself remember :-The sword is out I know thee well enough; thy name is Gloster:

That must destroy thee. Thou must be patient; we came rrying hither. Glo. Now let thy friendly hand Thou know'st, the first time that we smell the Put strength enough to it. [EDGAR opposes, air,

(me. Stew. Wherefore, bold peasant, We wawl, and cry :- I will preach to thee; mark Dar'st thou support a publish'd traitor ? Hence; Glo. Alack, alack the day!

Lest that the infection of his fortune take Lear. When we are born, we cry, that we Like hold on thee. Let go his arm.

are come To tbis great stage of fools ;--This a good block ?

• I. e. A man of tears. I The main body is expected to be descried every LOLr.

1 Bvil genius. • Only. Possess.

Look asquint. Block ancieutly signified the head part of a but.

9 Quickly recollect the otiences of thy life.

tune's blows: man, made tame by for

stice hurtless breaks. Jum

Blessetery Lour,

9 Quickish Reward, recon

Edg. Ch’ill not let go, Zir, without vurther | To match thy goodness? My life will be too 'casion.

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

And every measure fail me. Edg. Good gentleman, go your gait, and Kent. To be acknowledg'd, madam, is o'er. let poor volk pass. And ch'ud ha' been 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 vortnigbt. Nay, come not Nor more, nor clipp'd, but so. near the old man; keep out, che vor'ye, or ise Cor. Be better-suited : . try whether your costard + or my bati be the These weeds are memories t of those worser barder : Cb'ill be plain with you.

hours ; Stew. Out, dunghill !

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

Yet to be known, shortens my made intent: 1 They fight and EDGAR knocks him | My boon I make it, that you kuow me not, down.

Till time and I tbink ineet. Stew. Slave, thou hast slain 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 still. Aud give the letters, wbich thou find'st about Cor. O you find gods, me,

Cure this great breach in his abused nature ! To Edmund earl of Gloster ; seek bim out

The untuu'd and jarring senses, O wind up Upon the British party : untimely death! of 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 goveru'd by your knowledge, and As duteous to the vices of thy mistress,

proceed As badness would desire.

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

Gent. Ay, madam : in the heaviness of his Edg. 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 madam, when we do May be my friends.-He's dead; I am only

awake him ; He had no other death's-man.-Let us see:

I doubt not of bis temperance. Leave, gentle wax; and, manners, blame us Cor. Very well. not:

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 rows be remem- Repair those violent harms, that my two sisters bered. 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 done, if he return the conqueror : Then am I

wbite takes the prisoner, and his bed my jail; from the Had challeng'd pity of them. Was this a face loathed warmth whereof deliver me, and sup- To be expos'd against u

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!) 5 O undistinguish'd space of woman's will !

With this thin helm ? | Mine enemy's dog, A plot upon her virtuous husband's life;

Though he had bit me, should have stood that And the excbange, my brother !-Here, in the

night Sands,

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

father, of murderous lechers : and, in the mature time. 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 thy life and wits at once Tbat of thy death and business I can tell,

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

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

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

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

your majesty ? of my huge sorrows! Better I were distract:

Lear. You do me wrong, to take me out o'the So should my thoughts be sever'd from my

grave: griefs ;

Thou art a soul in bliss ; but I am bound And woes, 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 ? Far ofl, methinks I hear the beaten drum.

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

Phys. He's scarce awake; let bim alone (Exeunt.

awhile.

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

Fair day-lightLEAR on a Bed, asleep: PHYSICIAN, GEN.

I am mightily abus'd.-I should even die with TLEMAN, and others, attending.

pity,

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

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

see; work,

• Dressed. + Memorials. # Intent formed. • Go your way. Head. * Club.

The allusion is to the forlorn-hope in an army. Throsts.

To rip their papers is more lawful. called in French enfans perdue I'll cover thee (the dead steward) in the sands

I Thin covering of hair.

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If von Weep notaro Wet? Yes, 'faith. I prav,

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

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

Edm. In honou'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 + you. Fourscore aud upward; and, to deal plainly,

Reg. I am doubtful that you have been conI fear I am not in my perfect mind.

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

Edm. No, by mine honour, inadam. Yet I am doubtful : for I am mainly ignorant Reg. I never shall endure ber : Dear my lord, What place this is ; and all the skill I have 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, GOXERIL, and Soldiers. For as I am a man, I think this lady

Gon. I had rather lose the battle than that To be my child Cordelia.

sister Cor. And so I am, I am.

Should loosen him and me.

[A side. Lear. Be your tears wet? Yes, 'faith. I pray, 1 Alb. Our very loving sister, well be met.

Sir, this I hear, -The king is come to his If you have poison for me, I will drink it.

daughter, I know, yon 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 honest, You have some 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 others, whom, I Kent. In your own kingdom, Sir.

fear, Lear. Do not abuse me.

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

Reg. Why is this reason'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 domestic and particular broils Desire him to go in; trou' le him no more, Art not to question here. Till further settling.

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

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

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

tent.
foolisb.

Reg. Sister, you'll go with us?
(Exeunt LEAR, CORDELIA, PHYSICIAN, Gon, No.
and Attendants.

Reg. 'Tis most couvenient; pray you, go Gent. Holds it true, Sir,

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

Gon. O, ho, I know the riddle : [Aside.] I Kent. Most certain, Sir.

will go. 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 had speech with man Gent. They say, Edgar,

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

Hear me one word. in Germany.

Alb. l'll overtake you.--Speak. Kent. Report is changeable.

[Exeunt EDMUND, REGAN, GONERIL, Oli. 'Tis time to look about; the powers + o'the

cers, Soldiers, and Attendants. kingdom

Edg. Before you fight the battle, ope this Approach apace.

letter. Kent. The arbitrement t is like to be a bloody. If you have victory, let the trumpet sound Fare you well, Sir.

(Exit.

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

seem, wrought,

I can produce a champion, that will prove Or well, or is, as this day's battle's fought. What is avouched there : If you iniscarry,

| Your business of the world hath so an end,
And machination ceases. Fortune love you !

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

Edg. I was forbid it.
When tiine shall serve, let but the herald cry,
And I'll appear again.

(Erit. SCENE 1.-The Camp of the British Forces, near Dover.

Alb. Wby, fare thee well; I will o'erlook

thy paper. Enter, with Drums, and Colours, EDMUND, 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 bold;

powers Or, whether since he is advis'd by aught

Here is the guess of their true strengt 200 To change the course : He's full of alteration,

forces And self-reproving : bring his constant pleasure. $1

re. By diligent discovery ;—but yvur aste {To an Officer, who goes out.

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

Alb. We will greet the time. I Edm. 'Tis to be doubted, madain.

Edm. To both these sisters have I swou my Reg. Now, sweet lord,

love ; You know the goodness I intend upon you :

• Forbidden

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

1. e. Emboldens him.

Opposition.
Forces.
Decision.

I. e. All desigus against your life will have an end. His settled resolution,

1 Be ready to meet the occasioli.

[Erit.

Edg. What, in iria man may rot even here and fortune

Each jealous of the other, as the stung

Edm. Take them away. Are of the adder. Which of them shall I take ? Lear. Upon such sacritices, my Cordelia, Both ? one ? or neither ? Neither can be enjoy'd, The gods themselves throw incense. Have I 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 husband 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, + 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 he intends to Lear, and to Cordelia,

Come. The battle done, and they within our power,

(Ereunt LEAR, and CORDELIA guarded. Shall never see bis pardon : for my state

Edm. Come hither, captain ; hark. Stands on me to defend, not to debate. (Exit. Take thou this note ; (Giving a Paper.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 men Alarum within.--Enter, with Drum and Co Are as the time is : to be tender-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 :

bast done. If ever I return to you again,

Mark,-I say, instantly; and carry it so, I'll bring you comfort.

As I bave set it down. Glo. Grace go with you, Sir! [Exit EDGAR.

Off. I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats :

" If it be man's work, I will do it. Alarums ; afterwards a Retreat.-Re-enter

[Erit 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 valKing Lear hath lost, he and his daughter ta'en :

iant strain, Give me thy band, come on.

And fortune led you well : You have the cap

tives Edg. What, 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 bence, 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. Édm. 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 ; Enter, in Conquest, with Drum and Colours,

Whose age has charms in it, whose title more, EDMUND; LEAR and CORDELIA, as Pri.

To pluck the common bosom on bis side,

And turn our impress'd lances in our eyes soners; Officers, Soldiers, dc.

Which do command 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 pieasures first be known To-morrow, or at further space to appear That are to censure I them.

Where you shall 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 her father, Shall we not see these daughters, and these Requires a fitter place. sisters

Alb. Sir, by your patience, Lear. No, no, no, no! Come, let's away to I 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. When thou dost ask my blessing, Pll kneel Methinks our pleasure might have been de. down,

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

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

The which immediacy may well stand 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 who wins; who's in, who's More than in your advancement.
ogt;

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

| By me invested, le compeers the best. As if we were God's spies : And we'll wear out, Gon. That were the most, if he should hu In a wall'd prisoli, packs and sects of great

band you. ones,

Reg. Jesters do oft prove prophets. That ebb and now by the moon.

• The French disease.

+ Skin. • I.e. Make my party good.

1 Aimit of debate. tle. To be ready prepared, is all.

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

Authority to act on his own judgineet,

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