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When priests are more in words than matter,
ere I go.
the present would prevent from W ben Manders do not live in ever happening. Each of thefe
tongues ; prophecies has its proper infe- And cut-purfes come rence or deduction : yet, by an throngs ; unaccountable ftupidity, the first When ulurers tell their gold editors took the whole to be all i'rb' field; one prophecy, and so jumbled And barnds and whores do the two contrary inferences toge- churches build :
ther. The whole then should Then all the realm of Albion - be read as follows, only premi- Come to great confufion.
fing that the first line is corrupted Never. by the loss of a word-morere I go, The fagacity and acuteness of is not English, and hould be Dr. Warburton are very confpihelped thus,
cuous in this note. He has dif1. I'll speak a prophecy or two entangled the confusion of the
passage, and I have inserted bis Il ben priests are more in words emendation in the text. Or e'er than matier ;
is proved by Mr. Upson to be Hlken brewers marr their malt good English, but the controwiib water ;
verfy was not necessary, for or Whennables are their tailors' is not in the old copies.
tutors ; No hereticks burnt, but werches' 8 Wben nobles are their tailors' fuitors;
tutors;] i... invent fashions Tben comes the time, who lives for them. WARBURTON,
to jest, That Going ball be us'a with 9 Ne bereticks burnt, but frit. i. c. Now,
wencher' fuiter's ;] The dif2. W ben ev'ry case in law is ease to which wenches fuitors are right,
particularly exposed, was called Ne jquire in debt, and no poor in Shakespeare's time the brenning knigbı;
When usurers tell their gold i'th' field;
An Apartment in Glo'ster's Castle.
Enter Glo'ster, and Edmund. Glo. LACK, alack, Edmund, I like not this un
natural dealing ; when I defir'd their leave that i might pity him, they took from me the use of mine own houle; charg'd me on pain of perpetual displeasure, neither to ipeak of him, entreat for him, or any-way sustain him.
Edm. Mott favage and unnatural !
Gto. Go to ; lay you nochi g. There is division between the Dukes, and a worle matter than that. ! have receiv'd a letter this night. 'i is dungerous to be spoken. I have lock'd the letter in my closet. These injuries, the King now bears, will be revenged home, there is part of a power already tooted; we must incline to the King; I will look for him, and privily Felieve him; go you, and maintain talk with the Duke, that my charity be not of him perceiv'd ; if he ask for me, I am ill, and gone to bed. If I die for it, as no less is threaten'd me, the king my old master must be reliev'd. There are strange things toward, Edmund; pray, you, be careful.
[Exit, Edm This curtesy, forbid thee, shall the Duke Instantly know, and of that letter too. This feems a fair deferving, and must draw me That which
father loses; no less than all.. The younger rises, when the old doth fall, [Exit.
Changes to a part of the Heath with a Hovel.
Enter Lear, Kent, and Fool.
open night's too rough
Lear. Pr'ythee, go in thyself; seek thine own ease; This Tempest will not give me leave to ponder On things would hurt me more-But I'll go in. * In, boy, go first. To the Fool.] You houseless po
vertyNay, get thee in , I'll pray, and then I'll neep
[Fool goes in. Poor naked wretches, wherefoe'er you are, That 'bide the pelting of this pitiless storm! How shall your houseless heads, and unfed sides, Your loop'd and window'd raggedness, defend you From sealons such as these? O, I have ta'en Too little care of this. Take physick, Pomp; Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou may'st shake the superflux to them, And shew the Heav'ns more just.
Edg. [within.] Fathom and half, fathom and half!
Fool. Come not in here, nuncle, here's a spirit. Help me, help me. [The Foil runs out from tbe kerek
Kent. Give me thy hand, who's there?
straw? Come forth.
Enter Edgar, disguis'd like a madman,
* Ir., toy, go firft.] These two of forms, which affliction forces lines were added in the authour's on the mind. sevision, and are only in the fo- Humph, po to thy bed] So lio. They are very judiciously the folio. The quarto, intended to represent that humi- Go to thy cold bed and warm lity, of tenderness, or neglcet ibce,
Lear. Didst thou give all to thy daughters and art thou come to this?
Edg. Who gives any thing to poor Tom?. whom the foul fiend hath led through fire and through fame, through ford and through whirlpool, o'er bog and quagmire; that hath + laid knives under his pillow, and halters in his pew; set ratsbane by his porridge ; made him proud of heart, to ride on a bay trotting horse over four-inch'd bridges, to course his own fhadow for a traitor. Bless thy five wits. ;. Tom's 2-cold. O do de, do de, do de. Bless thee from whirl-winds, star-blasting, and s taking. Do poor Tom fome charity, whom the foul fiend vexes. There could I have him now--and there and here again, and there.
[Storm ftillo Lear. What, have his daughters brought him to
this pass? -Couldst thou save nothing ? didit thou give 'em all ?
Fool. Nay, he reserved a blanket, else we had beca all shamed.
Lear. Now all the plagues, that in the pendulous air
Kent. He hath no daughters, Sir.
fame,] Alluding to the ige moods. nis fatuus, fupposed to be lights s taking.) To take is to blast,. kindled by mischievous beings to or frike with malignant influlead travellers into destruction.
4 laid knives under his pilloru,] -irike ber young limbs He recounts the temptations by re taking airs with lameneli. which he was prompted to sui- pelican daughters.] The cide; the opportunities of de- young pelican is fabled to fuck ftroying himself which often oc- the mother's blood.