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Lear. Who stock'd my servant? Regan, I have | We could control them. If you will come to me, good hope

[heavens! (For now I spy a danger) I entreat you Thou didst not know on't.-Who comes here? 0 To bring but five and twenty; to no more Enter GONERIL.

Will I give place, or notice.

Lear. I gave you all. If you do love old men, if your sweet sway

Reg.

And in good time you gave it. * Allow obedience, if yourselves are old, Make it your cause ; send down, and take my part! But kept a reservation to be follow's

Lear. Made you my guardians, my depositaries, Art not asham'd to look upon this beard ?

With such a number. What! must I come to you [ To GONERIL.

With five and twenty? Regan, said you so ? O Regan! wilt thou take her by the hand ?

Reg. And speak't again, my lord; no more with me. Gon. Why not by the hand, sir? How have I

Lear. Those wicked creatures yet do look welloffended ?

favor'd, All's not offence, that indiscretion finds,

When others are more wicked; not being the worst And dotage terms so.

Stands in some rank of praise.—I'll go with thee: Lear. O sides ! you are too tough:

[To Goneril. Will you yet hold ?-How came my man i' the

Thy fifty yet doth double five and twenty, stocks? Corn. I set him there, sir; but his own disorders And thou art twice her love.

Gon.

Hear me, my lord. Desery'd much less advancement. Lear.

You ! did you ?

What need you five and twenty, ten, or five,

To follow in a house, where twice so many Reg. I pray you, father, being weak, seem so.

Have a command to tend you? If, till the expiration of your month,

Reg.

What need one? You will return and sojourn with my sister,

Lear. O! reason not the need; our basest beggars Dismissing half your train, come then to me:

Are in the poorest things superfluous : I am now from home, and out of that provision

Allow not nature more than nature needs, Which shall be needful for your entertainment.

Man's life is fcheap as beast's. Thou art a lady: Lear. Return to her, and fifty men dismiss'd ?

If only to go warm were gorgeous, No, rather I abjure all roofs, and choose

Why, nature needs not what thou gorgeous wear'st, To wage against the enmity o' the air ;

Which scarcely keeps thee warm. But, for true To be a comrade with the wolf and 'howl

need, Necessity's sharp pinch !- Return with her?

You heavens, give me but patience, patience I need! Why, the hot-blooded France, that dowerless took

You see me here, you gods, a poor old man,
Our youngest born, I could as well be brought
To knee his throne, and, squire-like, pension beg

As full of grief as age; wretched in both :

If it be you that stir these daughters' hearts
To keep base life afoot.-Return with her ?

Against their father, fool me not so much
Persuade me rather to be slave and b sumpter
To this detested groom.

[Looking at Oswald. O! let not women's weapons, water-drops,

To bear it tamely; touch me with noble anger. Gon.

At your choice, sir.
Lear. I pr’ythee, daughter, do not make me mad: I will have such revenges on you both,

Stain my man's cheeks.-No, you unnatural hags, I will not trouble thee, my child; farewell.

That all the world shall-I will do such things:We'll no more meet, no more see one another;

What they are, yet I know not; but they shall be But yet thou art my flesh, my blood, my daughter ;

The terrors of the earth. You think, I'll weep; Or, rather, a disease that's in my flesh,

No, I'll not weep: Which I must needs call mine : thou art a boil,

I have full cause of weeping; but this heart A plague-sore, an embossed carbuncle,

(Storm heard at a distance. In my corrupted blood. But I'll not chide thee;

Shall break into a hundred thousand, & flaws, Let shame come when it will, I do not call it:

Or ere I'll weep.-0, fool! I shall go mad. I do not bid the thunder-bearer shoot,

[Exeunt LEAR, GLOSTER, Kent, and Fool. Nor tell tales of thee to high-judging Jove. Mend, when thou canst; be better, at thy leisure :

Corn. Let us withdraw, 'twill be a storm.

Reg. This house is little: the old man and's people I can be patient; I can stay with Regan,

Cannot be well bestow'd.

[rest; I, and my hundred knights. Reg. Not altogether so:

Gon. 'Tis his own blame hath put himself from

He must needs taste his folly. I look'd not for you yet, nor am provided

Reg. For his particular, I'll receive him gladly, For your fit welcome. Give ear, sir, to my sister;

But not one follower. For those that mingle reason with their passion,

Gon.

So am I purpos’d.
Must be content to think you old, and som

Where is my lord of Gloster ?
But she knows what she does.
Lear.
Is this well spoken ?

Re-enter GLOSTER.
Reg. I dare avouch it, sir. What! fifty followers ? Corn. Follow'd the old man forth.--He is return'd.
Is it not well? What should you need of more? Glo. The king is in high rage.
Yea, or so many, a sith that both charge and danger Corn.

Whither is he going ? Speak 'gainst so great a number? How, in one house, Glo. He calls to horse; but will I know not Should many people, under two commands,

whither. Hold amity ? 'Tis hard ; almost impossible.

Corn. 'Tis best to give him way; he leads himself. Gon. Why might not you, my lord, receive at Gon. My lord, entreat him by no means to stay. tendance

Glo. Alack! the night comes on, and the bleak From those that she calls servants, or from mine? Do sorely ruffle: for many miles about [winds Reg. Why not, my lord ? If then they chanc'd There's scarce a bush. to slack you,

Reg.

O, sir! to wilful men, 1" Allow," i. e., approve

.. Sumpter," i. e., sumpter. . That is, . To be not the worst deseryog, some praise.'horse, that carries necessaries on a journey-"Embossed," " Cheap," i. e., as little worth.—5" Flwy," i. e., fragmcuts; L e., swelling; protuberant. Since.

sbivers.-“For his particular," i. e., for himself alone,

The injuries that they themselves procure

(As fear not but you shall) show her this ring, Must be their schoolmasters. Shut up your doors : And she will tell you who that fellow is He is attended with a desperate train,

That yet you do not know. [Thunder.] Fie on this And what they may a incense him to, being apt

storm! To have his ear abus'd, wisdom bids fear. [night : I will go seek the king.

[say? Corn. Shut up your doors, my lord; 'tis a wild Gent. Give me your hand. Have you no more to My Regan counsels well.-Come out o' the storm. Kent. Few words, but, to effect, more than all [Exeunt. yet ;

(pain
That, when we have found the king, in which your
That way, I'll this, he that first lights on him,
Holla the other.

[Exeunt seterally. ACT III.

SCENE II.--Another part of the Heath. Storm SCENE I.-A Heath.

continues.

1 A Storm, with Thunder and Lightning. Enter

Enter LEAR and Fool.
Kent, and a Gentleman, meeting.

Lear. Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! Kent. Who's here, beside foul weather ?

You cataracts and hurricanoes spout, [blox! Gent. One minded, like the weather, most un- Till you have drench'd our steeples, drown'd the quietly.

cocks! Kent. I know you. Where's the king? You sulphurous and h thought-executing fires,

Gent. Contending with the fretful elements ; Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunder-bolts, [der, Bids the wind blow the earth into the sea,

Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thonOr swell the curled waters 'bove the main, [hair, Strike flat the thick rotundity o' the world : That things might change or cease: tears his white Crack nature's moulds, all germins spill at once, Which the impetuous blasts, with eyeless rage, That make ingrateful man! Catch in their fury, and make nothing of:

Fool. O nuncle, court k holy-water in a dry house Strives in his little world of man to out-scorn is better than this rain-water out o' door. Good The to-and-fro-conflicting wind and rain. (couch, nuncle, in, and ask thy daughter's blessing: here's

This night, wherein the cub-drawn bear would a night pities neither wise men nor fools.
The lion and the belly-pinched wolf

*[Tkunder. Keep their fur dry, unbonneted he runs,

Lear. Rumble thy bellyfull! Spit, fire! spout, rain! And bids what will take all.

Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters : Kent.

But who is with him? I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness; Gent. None but the fool, who labors to outjest I never gave you kingdom, call'd you children, His heart-struck injuries.

You owe me no 'subscription; then, let fall Kent.

Sir, I do know you, Your horrible pleasure ; here I stand, your slave, And dare, upon the warrant of my dnote,

A poor, infirm, weak, and despis'd old man.
Commend a dear thing to you. There is division, But yet I call you servile ministers,
Although as yet the face of it be cover'd

That will with two pernicious daughters join
With mutual cunning, 'twixt Albany and Cornwall; Your high-engender'd battles 'gainst a head
Who have (as who have not, that their great stars So old and white as this. 0! 0! 'tis fool!
Thron d and set high ?) servants, who seem no less, Fool. He that has a house to put 's head in bas a
Which are to France the spies and spectators good head-piece.
Intelligent of our state ; what hath been seen,

The cod-piece that will house, Either in snuffs and packings of the dukes,

Before the head has any, Or the hard rein which both of them have borne

The head and he shall louse ;Against the old kind king; or something deeper,

So beggars marry many. Whereof, perchance, these are but "flourishings;

The man that makes his toe But, true it is, from France there comes a power

What he his heart should make, Into this scatter'd kingdom; who already,

Shall of a corn cry woe, Wise in our negligence, have secret 'feet

And turn his sleep to wake. In some of our best ports, and are at point --for there was never yet fair woman, but she made To show their open banner.—Now to you:

mouths in a glass. If on my credit you dare build so far

Enter KENT.
To make your speed to Dover, you shall find
Some that will thank you, making just report

Lear. No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I Of how unnatural and bemadding sorrow

will say nothing. The king hath cause to plain.

Kent. Who's there? I am a gentleman of blood and breeding,

Fool. Marry, here's grace, and a cod-piece; that's And from some knowledge and assurance offer a wise man, and a fool. This office to you.

Kent. Alas, sir! are you here? Things that love Gent. I will talk farther with you.

night, Kent.

No, do not.

Love not such nights as these; the wrathful skies For confirmation that I am much more

mGallow the very wanderers of the dark, Than my out wall, open this purse, and take And make them keep their caves. Since I was man, What it contains. If you shall see Cordelia,

Such sheets of fire, such bursts of horrid thunder,

Such groans of roaring wind and rain, I never To incense is here to instigate. The main is here the main land." The cub-drawn bear," i. e., the bear whose 66 Fellow," 1. e., companion. — * Thought executeg." dugs ore drawn dry by its 8.--My note," l. e., my ob ie., executing with the rapidity of thought. - Anent servation of your character. "Snuffs and packings," i. e., couriers, Fr.--** Court holy-water," a proverbial phrase dislikes and underhand contrivances. -* Secret feet," 1. e., for fair words. - " Subscription," i. e., obedience secret footing.

i. e., frighten; scare.

low,"

Remember to have heard: man's nature cannot carry | home; there is part of a power already • footed: Th' affiction, nor the fear.

we must incline to the king. I will seek him, and Lear.

Let the great gods, privily relieve him: go you, and maintain talk with That keep this dreadful pother o'er our heads, the duke, that my charity be not of him perceived. Find out their enemies now. Tremble, thou wretch, If he ask for me, I am ill, and gone to bed. If I That hast within thee undivulged crimes,

die for it, as no less is threatened me, the king, my Unwhipp'd of justice: hide thee, thou bloody hand; old master, must be relieved. There is some Thou 'perjure, and thou 6 simuler of virtue strange thing toward, Edmund; pray you, be careThat art incestuous : caitiff, to pieces shake, ful.

[Exit. That under covert and convenient seeming

Edm. This courtesy, forbid thee, shall the duke Hast practis'd on man's life : close pent-up guilts, Instantly know; and of that letter too. Rive your concealing continents, and cry This seems a fair deserving, and must draw me These dreadful summoners grace.--I am a man, That which my father loses; no less than all : More sinn'd against, than sinning.

The younger rises, when the old doth fall. [Exit. Kent.

Alack ! bare-headed. Gracious my lord, hard by here is a hovel; SCENE IV.-A Part of the Heath, with a Hovel. Some friendship will it lend you 'gainst the tempest: Repose you there, while I to this hard house,

Enter LEAR, Kent, and Fool. (More hard than is the stone whereof 'lis rais'd, Kent. Here is the place, my lord; good my lord, Which even but now, demanding after you,

enter: Denied me to come in) return, and force

The tyranny of the open night's too rough Their scanted courtesy.

For nature to endure.

Storm still. Lear. My wits begin to turn.

Lear.

Let me alone.
Come on, my boy. How dost, my boy? Art cold ! Kent. Good my lord, enter here.
I am cold mysell.-Where is this straw, my fellow ! Lear.

Wilt break my heart ? The art of our necessities is strange,

Kent. I'd rather break mine own. Good my lord, That can make vile things precious. Come, your hovel.

enter.

storm Poor fool and knave, I have one part in my heart Lear. Thou think'st 'tis much, that this contentious That's sorry yet for thee.

Invades us to the skin : sb 'tis to thee;
Fool. He that has a little tiny wit, [Sings. But where the greater malady is fix'd,

With heigh, ho, the wind and the rain, - The lesser is scarce felt. Thou'dst shun a bear;
Must make content with his fortunes fit; But if thy flight lay toward the roaring sea,
For the rain it raineth every day.

Thou’dst meet the bear if the mouth. When the Lear. True, my good boy.--Come, bring us to this mind's free, hovel.

(Exeunt LEAR and Kent. The body's delicate: the tempest in my mind Fool. This is a brave night to cool a courtezan.- Doth from my senses take all feeling else, I'll speak a prophecy ere I go:

Save what beats there.-Filial ingratitude ! When priests are more in word than matter; Is it not as this mouth should tear this hand, When brewers mar their malt with water; For lifting food to't?-But I will punish home.When nobles are their tailors' tutors;

No, I will weep no more.--In such a night No hereties burn'd, but wenches suitors: To shut me oui !-Pour on ;-I will endure.When every case in law is right;

In such a night as this! O Regan! Goneril ! No squire in debt, nor no poor knight; Your old kind father, whose frank heart gave all.When slanders do not live in tongues,

0! that way madness lies; let me shun that; Nor cutpurses come not to throngs;

No more of that. When usurers tell their gold i' the field,

Kent.

Good my lord, enter here. And bawds and whores do churches build; Lear. Pr'ythee, go in thyself; seek thine own ease: Then shall the realm of Albion

This tempest will not give me leave to ponder Come to great confusion:

On things would hurt me more.-But I'll go in : Then comes the time, who lives to see't, In, boy; go first.--[ To the Fool.) You houseless That going shall be us'd with feet.

poverty, This prophecy Merlin shall make; for I live before Nay, get thee in. I'lll pray, and then I'll sleep.his time. [Exit.

[Fool goes in.

Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, SCENE III.-A Room in Gloster's Castle. That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,

How shall your houseless heads, and unfed sides, Enter Gloster and EDMUND.

Your loop' and 'window'd raggedness, defend you Glo. Alack, alack! Edmund, I like not this un- From seasons such as these? O! I have ta’en natural dealing. When I desired their leave that I Too little care of this. Take physic, pomp; might pity him, they took from me the use of mine Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, own house; charged me, on pain of their perpetual That thou may'st shake the superflux to them, displeasure, neither to speak of him, entreat for him, And show the heavens more just. nor any way sustain him.

Edg. [Within. ) Fathom and half, fathom and half! Edm. Most savage, and unnatural!

Poor Tom! Glo. Go to; say you nothing. There is division

[The Fool runs out from the Hovel. between the dukes, and a worse matter than that. I

Fool. Come not in here, nuncle; here's a spirit. have received a letter this night ;-'tis dangerous to

Help me! help me! be spoken :- I have locked the letter in my closet.

Kent. Give me thy hand.-Who's there? These injuries the king now bears will be revenged

Fool. A spirit, a spirit: he says his name's poor

Tom.

* Perjure was anciently used to signify a perjured forsworn person. - 6 "Simuler," i. e., counterfeit. - Continents for containers, enclosures._." Grace," i. e., favor.

• "Footed," i. e., on foot Loop'd and window'd signifies full of holes and apertures.

Kent. What art thou that dost grumble there i' | no hide, the sheep no wool, the cat no perfume.Come forth.

[the straw? -Ha! here's three bon's are sophisticated: thou Enter EDGAR, disguised as a Madman.

art the thing itself: unaccommodated man is no

more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou Edg. Away! the foul fiend follows me !

art. - - Off, off, you lendings. - Come; unbutton “Through the sharp hawthorn blows the cold

here.

8[ Tearing his clothes. wind.'

Fool. Pr'ythee, nuncle, be contented; 'tis a Humph! go to thy cold bed, and warm thee. Lear. Hast thou given all to thy two daughters ? naughty night to swim in.-Now, a little fire in a

wide field were like an old lecher's heart; a small And art thou come to this?

Edg. Who gives any thing to poor Tom ? whom spark, all the rest on's body cold.-Look! here the foul fiend hath led through fire and through

comes a walking fire. flame, through 'swamp and whirlpool, over bog and begins at curfew, and walks till the first cock; he

Edg. This is the foul fiend Flibbertigibbet: be quagmire; that hath laid knives under his pillow, gives the web and the pin, squints the eye, and and halters in his pew; set ratsbane by his porridge; makes the hare-lip; mildews the white wheat, and made him proud of heart, to ride on a bay trotting- hurts the poor creature of earth. horse over four-inched bridges, to course his own

Saint Withold footed thrice the wold; shadow for a traitor. -Bless thy five wits! Tom's

He met the night-mare, and her nine fold; a-cold.-0! do de, do de, do de.-Bless thee from

Bid her alight, whirlwinds, star-blasting, and taking! Do poor

And her troth plight, Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes.

And, 'aroint thee, witch, aroint thee! There could I have him now,—and there, and

Kent. How fares your grace? there,-and there again, and there. *[Strikes. Storm continues.

Enter GLOSTER, with a Torck. Lear. What! have his daughters brought him to

Lear. What's he? this pass ?

[all ? Kent. Who's there? What is't you seek! Could'st thou save nothing? Didst thou give them Glo. What are you there? Your names?

Fool. Nay, he reserved a blanket, else we had been Edg. Poor Tom ; that eats the swimming frog, all ashamed.

the load, the tadpole, the wall-newt, and the Lear. Now, all the plagues, that in the pendulous air 5 water; that in the fury of his heart, when the fol Hang fated o'er men's faults, light on thy daughters! fiend rages, eats cow-dung for sallets; swallows the

Kent. He hath no daughters, sir. (nature old rat, and the ditch-dog; drinks the green martie

Lear. Death, traitor! nothing could have subdued of the standing pool: who is whipped from tything To such a lowness, but bis unkind daughters.- to tything, and stocked, punished, and imprisoned; Is it the fashion, that discarded fathers

who hath had three suits to bis back, six shins to Should have thus little mercy 3 of their flesh ? his body, horse to ride, and weapon to wear,Judicious punishment! 'twas this flesh begot

But mice, and rats, and such small deer, Those pelican daughters.

Have been Tom's food for seven long year. Edg. Pillicock sat on Pillicock-bill:

Beware my follower. - Peace, Smulkin! peace, thos Halloo, halloo, loo, loo!

fiend! Fool. This cold night will turn us all to fools and Glo. What! hath your grace no better company? madmen.

Edg. The prince of darkness is a gentleman; Edg. Take heed o' the foul fiend. Obey thy pa- Modo he's call’d, and Mahu. rents; 4 keep thy word; do justice; swear not; Glo. Our flesh and blood, my lord, is grown so vile, commit not with man's sworn spouse; set not thy That it doth hate what gets it. gweet heart on proud array. Tom's a-cold.

Edg. Poor Tom's a-cold. Lear. What hast thou been?

Glo. Go in with me. My duty cannot suffer Edg. A serving-man, proud in heart and mind; To obey in all your daughters' hard commands: that curled my hair, wore gloves in my car, served Thougla their injunction be to bar my doors, the lust of my mistress's heart, and did the act of And let this tyrandous night take hold upon you, darkness with her; swore as many oaths as I spake Yet have I ventur'd to come seek you out, words, and broke them in the sweet face of heaven: And bring you where both fire and food is ready. one, that slept in the contriving of lust, and waked Lear. First let me talk with this philosopher. to do it. Wine loved I deeply; dice dearly; and What is the cause of thunder ?

[boase. in woman, out-paramoured the Turk: false of heart, Kent. Good my lord, take his offer: go into the light of dear, bloody of hand; hog in sloth, fox in Lear. I'll talk a word with this same leaned stealth, wolf in greediness, dog in madness, lion in What is your study?

[Theban.prey. Let not the creaking of shoes, nor the rustling Edg. How to prevent the fiend, and to kill vermis. of silks, betray thy poor heart to woman: keep thy Lear. Let me ask you one word in private. foot out of brothels, thy hand out of plackets, thy

[ They tolk apart. pen from lenders' books, and defy the foul fiend. Kent. Importune him once more to go, my loris, " Still through the hawthorn blows the cold wind;" His wils begin t' unsettle. says suum, mun, ha no nonny. Dolphin my boy, Glo.

Canst thou blame him! my boy ; sessa! let him trot by.

His daughters seek his death.—Ah, that good Kent!

Storm still continues. He said it would be thus, poor banish'd man! Lear. Why, thou wert better in thy grave, than to Thou say'st, the king grows mad: I'll tell thee, fres! answer with thy uncovered body this extremity of I am almost mad myself. I had a the skies.- Is man no more than this ? Consider Now outlaw'd from my blood; he sought my life, bim well. Thou owest the worm no silk, the beast But lately, very late : I lov'd him, friend,

No father his son dearer: true to tell thee, " Taking," i. e., blasting with malignant influences.• The young pelican is fabled to suck the mother's blood.• It was the cnetom to wear gloves in the hat, as the favor of © The web and the pin," diseases of the eyes, reen! Is a mistress._." Light of ear," i. e., ready to receive mali- the cataract. -- " Aroini,'' i. e., araunt.--"The water,“ le cious reports.

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The grief hath craz'd my wits. What a night's this ! Lear. To have a thousand with red burning spits

[Storm continues. Come whizzing in upon them.I do beseech your grace,

Edg. The foul fiend bites my back. Lear.

O! cry you mercy, sir. Fool. He's mad, that trusts in the tameness of a Noble philosopher, your company.

wolf, a horse's health, a boy's love, or a whore's Edg: Tom's a-cold. [warm. oath.

(straight.Glo. In, fellow, there, into the hovel: keep thee Lear. It shall be done; I will arraign them Lear. Come, let's in all.

Come, sit thou here, most learned justicer;-
Kent,
This way, my lord.

[To EDGAR. Lear.

With him: Thou, sapient sir, sit here. Now, you she foxes ! I will keep still with my philosopher, [fellow. Edg. Look, where he stands and glares !

Kent. Good my lord, soothe him; let him take the Wantest thou eyes at trial, madam ?
Glo. Take him you on.

Come o'er the d bourne, Bessy, to me :
Kent. Sirrah, come on; go along with us.

Fool. Her boat hath a leak, Lear. Come, good Athenian.

And she must not speak Glo.

No words, no words: Why she dares not come over to thee. Hush!

Edg. The foul fiend haunts poor Tom in the voice Edg. 4" Child Rowland to the dark tower came,

of a nightingale. Hopdance cries in Tom's belly His word was still,-Fie, foh, and fum,

for two white herring. Croak not, black angel; I I smell the blood of a British man.” [Exeunt. have no food for thee.

Kent. How do you, sir? Stand you not so amaz'd: SCENE V.-A Room in Gloster's Castle. Will you lie down and rest upon the cushions ? Enter CORNWALL and EDMUND.

Lear. I'll see their trial first.—Bring in the evi

dence. Corn. I will have my revenge, ere I depart his Thou robed man of justice, take thy place ; house.

[To EDGAR. Edm. How, my lord, I may be censured, that and thou, his yoke-fellow of equity, [To the Fool. nature thus gives way to loyalty, something fears Bench by his side.—You are of the commission, me to think of.

Sit you too.

[To KENT. Corn. I now perceive, it was not altogether your Edg. Let us deal justly. brother's evil disposition made him seek his death; Sleepest, or wakest thou, jolly shepherd ? but a provoking merit, set a-work by a reprovable

Thy sheep be in the corn; badness in himself.

And for one blast of thyeminikin mouth, Edm. How malicious is my fortune, that I'must

Thy sheep shall take no harm. repent to be just! This is the letter which he spoke Pur! the cat is grey. of, which approves him an intelligent party to the advantages of France. O heavens! that this treason

Lear. Arraign her first; 'tis Goneril. I here take were not, or not I the detector!

my oath before this honorable assembly, she kicked Corn. Go with me to the duchess.

the poor king her father.

[eril? Edm. If the matter of this paper be certain, you

Fool. Come hither, mistress. Is your name Gon

Lear. She cannot deny it. have mighty business in hand. Corn. True, or false, it hath made thee earl of

Fool. Cry you mercy, I took you for a joint-stool.

Lear. And here's another, whose warp'd looks Gloster. Seek out where thy father is, that he may be ready for our apprehension.

proclaim Edm. [ Aside. ] If I find him comforting the king, Arms, arms, sword, fire !-Corruption in the place!

What store her heart is made on.--Stop her there ! it will stuff his suspicion more fully. -[ To him.] I False justicer, why hast thou let her 'scape ? will persevere in my course of loyalty, though the

Edg. Bless thy five wits ! conflict be sore between that and my blood. Corn. I will lay trust upon thee ; and thou shalt That you so oft have boasted to retain ?

Kent. O pity !-Sir, where is the patience now, find a dearer father in my love.

[much, [Exeunt,

Edg. [Aside.] My tears begin to take his part so

They'll mar my counterfeiting. SCENE VI.—A Chamber in a Farm-House, Lear. The little dogs and all, adjoining the Castle.

Tray, Blanch, and Sweet-heart, see, they bark at me. Enter GLOSTER, LEAR, Kent, Fool, and EDGAR. Èdg. Tom will throw his head at them.-Avaunt,

Glo. Here is better than the open air; take it Be thy mouth or black or white, thankfully. I will piece out the comfort with what

Tooth that poisons if it bite; addition I can: I will not be long from you.

Mastiff, greyhound, mongrel, grim, Kent. All the power of his wits has given way to Hound, or spaniel, brach, or "lym; his impatience. The gods reward your kindness! Or bobtail stike, or trundle-tail,

[Exit GLOSTER.

Tom will make them weep and wail: Edg. Frateretto calls me, and tells me, Nero is an For with throwing thus my head, angler in the lake of darkness. Pray binnocent, and Dogs leap the hatch, and all are fled. beware the foul fiend.

Do, de, de, de. See, see! Come, march to wakes Fool, Pr’ytheę, nuncle, tell me, whether a mad- and fairs, and market-towns.-Poor Tom, thy horn man be a gentleman, or a yeoman?

is dry. Lear. A king, a king!

Lear. Then, let them anatomize Regan, see what Fool. No: he's a yeoman, that has a gentleman to breeds about her heart. Is there any cause in nahis son; for he's a mad yeoman, that sees his son a ture that makes these hard hearts ? - You, sir, [To gentleman before him.

Justicer for justice - A bourne is a bro or rivulet.

Minikin was anciently a term of endearment.-- *Lym," * Child is an old name for a knight-- Fools were anciently i. e., bloodhound. - Pike and trundle-tail are species of termed innocents.

mean dogs.

you curs !

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