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Who hath most fortunately been inform’d
Scene changes to a part of a heath.
of Brought near to beast: My face I will besmear, Blanket my loins; elf all
hair in knots;
And thus from sheep-cotes, villages, and mills, Enforce their charity; poor Turlygood! poor Tom! That's something yet: Edgar, I nothing am.
[Exit. Scene changes again, to the earl of Glocefter's castle. Kent in the ftocks. Enter Lear and attendants. Lear. 'Tis strange, that they should so depart
Kent. Hail to thee, noble master!
mistook, To set thee here ?
Kent. It is both he and she,
Lear. They durft not do't. They could not, would not do't ; 'tis worse than murder,
Tó do upon respect fuch violent outrage:
Kent. My lord, while at their home
horse, Commanding me to follow and attend The leisure of their answer; gave me cold looks: And meeting here the other messenger, Whose welcome, I perceiv'd, had poison'd mine; (Being the very fellow, which of late Display'd fo faucily against your highness) Having more man than wit about me, I drew; He rais'd the house with loud and coward cries : Your son and daughter found this trespass worth The shame which here it suffers. Lear. Oh, how this mother swells up tow'rd my
heart! Down, down, thou climbing forrow!
Thy element's below. Where is this daughter? Kent. With the earl, Sir, here within.
Enter Glocefter. Lear. Now, Glo'ster?-[Gloc. whispers Lear.)
Ha ! how's this?
Gloc. My dear lord,
Lear. Vengeance ! plague ! death! confusion! Fiery? what quality? why, Glocester, Glocester, I'd speak with the duke of Cornwall, and his wife.
Gloc. Well, my good lord, I have inform'd them fo. Lear. Inform'd them? dost thou understand me,
man ? Gloc. Ay, my good lord. Lear. The king would speak with Cornwall ;
the dear father Would with his daughter speak; commands her
service: Are they informd of this?--My breath and
blood! Fiery ? the fiery duke? tell the hot duke, that
No, but not yet; may be, he is not well;
Enter Cornwall, Regan, and servants.
[Kent is set at liberty. Lear. Good morrow both ! Oh me, my heart ! my rising heart ! but down!
Regan. I am glad to see your highness.