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| Serv. Let's follow the old earl, and get the Whom I'll entreat to lead me. Bedlam

(madness Old Man. Alack, Sir, he's mad. To lead him where he would ; his roguish Glo. 'Tis the time's plague, when madmel Allows itself to any thing.

lead the blind. 2 Serv. Go thou; I'll fetch some fax, and Do as I bid thee, or rather do thy pleasure ; wbites of eggs,

Above the rest be gone.
To apply to his bleeding face. Now, heaven Old Man. I'll bring him the best 'parel that
help bim!
(Exeunt severally.

I bave,
Come on't what will.

Glo. Sirrah, naked fellow.

Edg. Poor Tom's a-cold-1 cannot



Glo. Come hitber, fellow.
SCUNE I.-The Heath.

Eug. (A side.) And yet I must.-Bless thy
Enter EDGAR.

sweet eyes, they bleed.

Glo. Know'st thou the way to Dover ? Edg. Yet better thus, and known to be con- Edg. Both stile and gate, horse-way and foottemn'a

(worst, path. Poor Tom hain been scared out of bis good Than still contemn'd and natter'd. + To be wits : Bless the good man from the foul fiend ! The lowest and most dejected thing of fortune, (Five fiends have been in poor Tom at once ; Stands still in esperance, I lives not in fear : of lust, as Obidicut; Hobbididance, prince of The lamentable change is from the best ; dumbness ; Mahu, of stealing; Alodo of mur. The worst returns to laughter. Welcome then, der; and Flibbertigibbet, of mopping and mow. Thou unsubstantial air, that I embrace !

ing; who since possesses chamber-maids and The wretch, that thou hast blown unto the waiting women. So, bless thee, master !) worst,

(here? Glo. Here, take this purse, thou whom the Owes nothing to thy blasts. But who comes

beaven's plagues

Have humbled to all strokes : that I am wretched, Enter GLOSTER, led by an OLD MAN.

Makes thee the happier :-Heavens, deal 80 My father, poorly led ?-World, world, o world!

still ! But that thy strange mutations ý make us hate Let the superfluous, and lust-dieted man, thee,

That slaves your ordinance, t that will not see Life would not yield to age.

Because he doth not feel, fecl your power Old Man. O my good lord, I have been your

tenant, and your father's tenant, these four. So distribution should undo excess, (Dover
score years.

And each man have enough.-Dost thou know
Glo. Away, get thee away ; good friend, be. Edg. Ay, master.
Thy comforts can do me no good at all, (gone : Glo. There is a cliff, whose high and bend.
Thee they may hurt.

ing bead
Old Man. Alack, Sir, you cannot see your Looks fearfully in the confined deep :

Bring me but to the very brim of it,
Glo. I have no way, and therefore want no And I'll repair the misery thou dost bear,
eyes ;

With something rich above me: from that place
I stumbled when I saw: Fall oft 'tis seen, I shall no leading need.
Our mean secures us; and our mere defects Eng. Give me thy arm ;
Prove our commodities.-Ah ! dear son Edgar, Poor Tom sball lead thee.

The food of thy abused father's wrath !
Might I but live to see thee in my touch, SCENE 11.-Before the Duke of ALBANY'S
I'd say, I bad eyes again!

Old Man. How now? Who's there?

STEWARD Edg. (A side.) O gods! Who is't can say, 1| Enter GONERIL and EDMUND; am at the worst ?

meeting them. I am worse than e'er I was.

Gon. Welcome, my lord : I marvel, our mild Old Man. 'Tis poor mad Tom.


(master? Edg. (A side.) And worse I may be yet: The Not met us on the way :-Now, where's your worst is not,

Stew. Madam, within ; but never man 80 So long as we can say, This is the worst.

chang'd, Old Man. Fellow, where goest ?

I told him of the army that was landed ; Glo. Is it a beggar-man ?

He smild at it: I told bim, you were coming; Old Man. Madman and beggar too.

His auswer was, The worse : of Gloster's Glo. He has some reason, else he could not


And of the loyal service of his son,
I'the last night's storm ( such a fellow saw; When I inform'd bim, then he call'd me sot ;
Which made me think a man a wori : My son And told me, I tad turn’d the wrong side
Came then into my mind; and yet my mind

Was then scarce friends with bim : I have what most he should ddike seems pleasant
heand more since :

What like, offensive.

(to bim; As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; Gon. Then shall you go to furiser They kill us for their sport.

(T. EGYVND. Edg. How should this be?

It is the cowish terror of his spirit, Bad is the trade most play the fool to sorrow, That dares


undertake : he'll not feel Ang'ring itself and others. (Aside.] — Bless

wrongs, thee, master!

Which tie hinto an answer : Our wishes, on Glo. Is that the naked fellow?

the way

(ther ; Old Man. Ay, my lord.

May prove effects. I Back, Edmund, to my broGlo. Then, pr'ythee, get thee gone : If, for Hasten his musters, and conduct his powers : my sake,

I must change arms at home, and give the Thou wilt o'ertake us, hence a mile or twain,

distalf I'the way to Dover, do it for ancient love ; Into my husband's hands. This trusty servant And bring some covering for this naked soul, Sball pass between us : ere long you are like to

hear, • Madman. + I. e. It is better to be thue contemned and know it, • Disguise + I. e. To make it subject to us than to be flattered by those who secretly contemn us. instead of acting in obedience to it.

i I. e. Ou In hope.

Changes. wishes on the road may be completed.

If you dare venture in your own behalf,

Oppos'd against the act, bending his sword A mistress' command. Wear this ; spare speech ; To his great master, who, thereat enrag'd,

(Giving a Favour. Flew on him, and amongst them fellid bim Decline your bead : this kiss, if it durst speak,

dead : Would stretch thy spirits up into the air; But not without that harmful stroke, which Conceive, and fare thee well.

since Edm. Your's in the ranks of death.

Hatb pluck'd him after. Gon. My most dear Gloster !

Alb. This sbows you are above,

(Erit EDMUND. You justicers, that these our nether crimes 0, the difference of man, and man! To thee, So speedily can venge |--But, O poor Gloster A woman's services are due; my fool

Lost be his other eye? Usurps my bed.

Mess. Both, both, my lord. Stew. Madam, bere comes my lord.

This letter, madam, craves a speedy answer; (Erit STEWARD. 'Tis from your sister.

Gon. [Aside.] Que way I like this well;

But being widow, and my Gloster with her,
Gon. I bave been worth the whistle. •

May all the building in my fancy pluck Alb. O Goneril !

Upon my hatesul life : Another way, You are not worth the dust which the rude The news is not so tart.-l'll read and answer. wind

[Erit. Blows in your face.--I fear your disposition :

Alb. Where was bis son, when they did take That nature, which contemns its origin,

his eyes ? Cannot be border'd certain in itself;

Mess. Come with my lady bither. She that herself will sliver + and disbranch

Alb. He is not here. From her material sap, perforce must wither,

Mess. No, my

lord; I met him back and come to deadly use.

again. Gon. No more ; the text is foolish.

Alb. Knows he the wickedness? Alb. Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem Mess. Ay, my good lord; 'twas he inform'd vile :

against bim; filths savour but themselves. What have you And quit the house on purpose, that their puri. [done ?

ishment Tigers, not daughters, wbat bave you per. Might have the freer course. form'd ?

Alb. Gloster, I live A father, and a gracious aged man,

To thank thee for the love thou show'dst the Whose reverence the head-lugg'd bear would

king, lick,

And to revenge thine eyes.-Come bisher, Most barbarous, most degenerate! have you

friend; madded.

Tell me what more thou knowest. (Ereunt, Could my good brother suffer you to do it?

SCENE III.--The French Camp near Dover. A man, a prince, by him so benefited ?

Is that the heavens do not their visible spirits,
Send quickly down to tame these vile offences,

Kent. Why the king of France is so suddenly 'Twill come,

gone back know you the reason ? Humanity must perforce prey on itself,

Gent. Something he left imperfect in the state, Like monsters of the deep.

Which since his coining forth is thought of ; Gon. Milk-liver'd man !

which That bear'st a cheek for blows, a head for Imports to the kingdom so much fear and wrongs;

danger, Who hast not in thy brons an eye discerning

That his personal return was most requir'd, Thine honour from thy suffering ; that not And necessary. know'st,

Kent. Who hath be left behind him general ? Fools do those villains pity, who are punish'd

Gent. The Mareschal of France, Monsieur

le Fer. Ere they have done their mischief. Where's thy drum?

Kent. Did your letters pierce the queen to any France spreads his banners in our noiseless demonstration of grief?

Gent. Ay, Sir; she took them, read them in With plumed helm thy slayer begins threats ;

my presence ; Whilst thou, a moral fool, sit'st still, and cry'st, And now and then an ample tear trill'd down Alack! why does he so?

Her delicate cheek : it seem'd, she was a queen Alb. See thyself, a devil !

Over her passion ; who, most rebel-like Proper deforinity seems not in the fiend

Sought to be king o'er her. So horrid, as in woman.

Kent. Oh ! then it moy'd her. Gon. O vain fool !

Gent. Not to a rage : patience and sorrow Alb. Thou changed and self-cover'd thing,


(seen for shame,

Who should express her goodliest. You bave Be-monster not thy feature. Were it my fitness Sunshine and rain at once : her smiles and To let these bands obey my blood, I

tears They are apt enough to dislocate and tear

Were like a better day: Those happy smiles, Thy flesh and bones :-Höwe'er thou art a fiend, That play'd on ber ripe lip, seem'd not to know A woman's shape doth shield thee.

What guests were in her eyes; which parted Gon. Marry, your mavhood now!


As pearls from diamonds dropp'd.-In brief, Enter a MESSENGER.

sorrow Alb. What news?

Would be a rarity most belov'd, if all diess. O my good lord, the Duke of Corn. Could so become it. wall's dead;

Gent. Made she no verbal question ? Slain by his servant, going to put out

Kent. 'Faith, once, or twice, she heav'd the The other eye of Gloster.

name of father Alb. Gloster's eyes !

Pantingly forth, as if it press'd her beart; Mess. A servant that he bred, thrill'd with Cried, Sisters? sisters !-Shame of ladies !

sisters! remorse,

Kent! father! sisters! What? i'the storm ?

l'the night?
• Worth calling for.

Tear off.

• Discourse, conversation.

la id;

Let pily not be believed ! -There she shook No blown • ambition doth our arms incite, The boly water from her heavenly eyes,

Blit love, dear love, and our ag'd father's right : And clainour moisten'd : then away she started Soon may I hear and see him. (Ereunt. T: deal with grief alone. Kent. It is the stars,

SCENE V.-A Room in Gloster's Castle. The stars above us, govern our conditions ; + Else one self mate and mate could not beget

Enter RECAN and STEWARD. Such different issues. You spoke not with her Reg. But are my brother's powers set forth : since ?

Stew. Ay, madam. Gent. No.

Reg. Himself Kent. Was this before the king return'd? In person there? Gent. No, since.

Stew. Madain, with much ado : Kent. Well, Sir : The poor distress'd Lear is Your sister is the better soldier. i'the towi:

Reg. Lord Edinund spake not with your lord Who sometime, in his better tre, remembers

at home? What we are come about, and by no means Stew. No, madam. Will yield to see his daughter.

Reg. What might import my sister's letter to Gent. Why, good Sir ?

blin 1 Kent. A sovereign shame so elbows him : his Stew. I know not, lady. own unkindness,

Reg. 'Faith, he is posted hence on serious That stripp'd her froin his benediction, turu'd

matter. her

It was great ignorance, Gloster's eyes being To foreign casualties, gave her dear rights

out, To bis dog-hearted daughters,-these things To let him live; where he arrives, he moves sting

All hearts against us: Edmund, I think, is His mind so venomously, that burning shame

gone, Detains bim from Cordelia.

In pity of his misery, to despatch Gent. Alack, poor gentleinan!

His nighted life ; + moreover, to descry Kent. Of Albany's and Cornwall's powers | The strength o'the enemy. you heard not ?

Stew. I must needs after him, madam, with Gent. 'Tis so ; they are afoot.

my letter. Kent. Well, Sir, I'll bring you to our master Reg. Our troops set forth to-morrow; stay Lear,

with us ; And leave you to attend him : some dear cause $ The ways are dangerous. Will in concealment wrap me up awhile ;

Stew. I may not, madam ; When I am known aright, you shall not grieve My lady charg'd iny duty in this business. Lending me this acquaintance. I pray yon, go Reg. Why should she write to Edmund ? Along with me.


Might not you

Transport her purposes by word ? Belike, SCENE IV.-The same.-A Tent. Sometbing-I know not wbat :-1'll love thee

much, Enter CORDELIA, PHYSICIAN, and SOLDIERS. Let me unseal the letter. Cor. Alack, 'tis he ; why, he was met even Stew. Madam, I had rather

Reg. I know your lady does not love ber hus. As mad as the vex'd sea : singing alond ;

band ; Crown'd, with rank fumiter, || and furrow weeds, I am sure of that: and, at her late being here, With barlocks, hemlock, vetlles, cuckoo. She gave strange ciliads, and most speaking flowers,

looks Daruel, and all the idle weeds that grow To noble Edmund : I know you are of her bo. In our sustaining corn.--A century send forth;

som. Search every acre in the high grown field,

Stew'. I, inadam And bring biin to our eye.

Reg. I speak in understanding; you are, I [Exit an OFFICER.

know it: What can man's wisdom do,

Therefore, I do advise you take this note : $ In the restoring bis bereaved sense ?

My lord is dead; Edmund and I have talk'd; He, that helps him, take all my outward worth. And more convenient is he for my hand, Phy. There is means, madam :

Than for your lady's :-You may gather more. I Our foster-nurse of nature is repose,

If you do find him, pray you, give him this ; The which he lacks ; that to provoke in him, And when your mistress hears thus much from Are many simples operative, whose power

you, Will close the eye of anguish.

I pray, desire her call her wisdom to her. Cor. All bless'd secrets,

So, fare you well. All you unpublish'd virtues of the earth,

If you do chance to hear of that blind traitor, Spring with my tears ! be aidant, and remediate, Preferment falls on him that cuts him off. all the good man's distress I-Seek, seek for Steu'. 'Would I could meet hiin, madam! I him ;

would show Lest his ungovern'd rage dissolve the life What party I do follow. That wants the means to lead it. **

Reg. Fare thee well.

(Exeunt. Enter a MESSENGER.

SCENE VI.-The Country near Dover. Mess. Madain, news ; The British powers are marching hitherward.

Enter GLOSTER, and EDGAR, dressed like a Cor. 'Tis known before ; our preparation

Peasant. stands

Glo. When shall we come to the top of that In expectation of them.-0 dear father,

same bill! It is thy business that I go about;

Edg. You do climb up it now : look, how we Therefore great France

Jabour. My mourning, and important it tears, hath Glo. Methinks, the ground is even. pitied.

Edg. Horrible steep :

Hark, do you hear the sea ? • 1. e. Let not pity be supposed to exist.

Glo. No, truly.
+ Dispositions,

i Furces.
Important business.
I Fumitory.

• lufated, swelling.

l.e. His live made dark as right. • I. The peason which should guide it.

* A cast, or significant glance of the eve. tt Iraporunale

Obserie what I am saying

Inier more.


sea ;

Edg. Wby, then your other senses grow im- | Look ap 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 benect, speak'st

To end itself by death? 'Twas yet some comfort, In better phrase, and matter, than thou didst. 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 garments.

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

stand. Edg. Come on, Sir; bere's the place :--stand Glo. Too well, too well. still.-How fearful

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 mid-Which parted from you? way air,

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

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

Horns whelk'd † and wav'd like the enridged Methinks he seems no bigger than his head : The fishermen that walk upon the beach, It was some fiend : Therefore, thou happy faAppear like mice : and yon' tall anchoring

ther, bark,

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

bonours Almost too small for sight: The murmuring of men's in possibilities, have preserv'd thee. surge,

Glo. I do remember now: benceforth I'll That on the annumber'd idle pebbles chafes,

bear Cannot be heard so high :--I'll look no more; Amiction, till it do cry out itself, Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight Enough, enough, and, die. That 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 hand.

Enter LBAR, fantastically dressed up with Here, friend, is another purse ; in it a jewel

Flowers. Well worth a poor man's taking; Fairies, and the safer sense will ne'er accommodate gods,

His master tbus. Prosper it with thee I Go thou further off ;

Lear. No, they cannot touch me for coining ; Bid me farewell, and let me brar

hee going.

I am the king himself. Edg. Now fare you well, goud Sir.

Edg. 0 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 banBig. Wby 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. 9-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 ; I'll prove it on a giant. Sbake patiently my great affliction off :

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

bird !-i'the clout, i'the clout": 3 bewgb !--Give To quarrel with your great opposeless wills, the word, •• My snuff, and loathed part of nature, should

Edg. Sweet marjoram.
Burn itself ont. If Edgar live, o bless him l- 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 the theft': Had be been where be aye and no to, was no good divinity. When the 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 1

at my bidding; there I found them, there ! Ho, yon Sirl friend !-Hear you, Sir 2-speak ! smelt tbein 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 ?

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 aught but gossomer,

member: fexthers, air,

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

Lear. Ay, every inch a king : Thon badst shiver'd like an egg : but tbou dost when I do stare, see, how the subject quakes. breathe ;

I pardon that man's life : wbat was thy cause ? Hast heavy substance: bleed'st not ; speak’st ; Adultery. art souud.

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 bast 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 bave I fallen, or no ?

Was kinder to his father, than my daughters Edg. From the dread' summit of this chalky | Got 'tween the lawful sheets.


• Daws. + A vegetable gathered for pickling.
Her cock-boat.

1 Thus might he die in reality.
TIe. This chalks boundary of England.

Sbrill-throated. + Twisted, convolved.

The purest. An arrow of a cloth yard long.

Battle-axes The wbite mark for archers to aim at. • The watchword.

++ Likeness, moune


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To't, luxury, pell-mell, for I lack soldiers.- It were a delicate stratagem to shoe
Behold yon' cimpering dame,

A troop of horse with felt: I'll put it in proof;
W bose iace between her forks presageth snow; And when I have stolen upon these sons-in-law,
That minces virtue, and does shake the head Then, kill, kill, kill, kill, hill, kill.
To hear of pleasure's vame;
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 hand upon bim,--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 girale do the gods inherit, +

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

You shall have ransom. Let me have a surgeon, There 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 secouds ? all myself? to sweeten my imagination : there's money for why, this would inake a mall, a man of salt, tbee.

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

Ay, and for laying autum's dust. Leur. Let me wipe it first ; it smells of mor- Gent. Good Sir,tality.

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

What ? world

(me? I will be jovial; come, come; I am a king, Sball so wear out to nought.-Dost thou know My masters, know you that?

Lear. I remember thine eyes well enough. Gent. You are a royai one, and we obey you. Dost thou squiny t at me? No, do thy worst, Lear. Then there's life in it. Nay, an you bliud Cupid ; I'll not love.--Read thou this get it, you shall get it by running. Sa, sa, sa, cballenge; mark but the penning of it.

[Exit, running ; Altendunts follow. Glo. Were all the letters suns, I could not see Gent. À sight most pitiful in the meanest

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.

dangbter, Lear. Read.

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

Which twain lave brought her to. Lear, 0, ho, are you there with me? No Edg. Hail, gentle Sir. eyes in your bead, nor no money in yonr 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. Most sure, and vulgar: every one bears Lear. Whai, art mad ? 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 Eug. 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 Gent. Near, and on speedy foot; the main thief ?-Thou bast seen a farmer's dog bark at a

descry beggar?

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

Edg. I thank you, Sir : that's all. Lear. And the creature run from the cur? Gent. Though that the queen ou special cause There thou might'st behold the great image of

is here, allthority : a dog's obeyed in office.

Her army is mov'd on. Thou rascal beadle, hold thy bloody hand : Edg. I thank you, Sir.

! Exit Gent. Why dost thou lash that whore? Strip thine own Glo. You ever-gentle gods, take iny

breath back ;

from me ; Thou hotly lust'st to use her in that kind Let not my worser spirit | tempt me again For which thou whipp'st her. 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, bide all. Plate sin Edg. A most poor man, made tame by forwith gold,

tune's blows; 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; I'll able Ill lead you to some biding. 'em :

Glo. Hearty thauks :
Take that of me, my friend, who have the power The bounty and the benison of heaven
To seal the accuser's lips. Get thee glass eyes; To boot, and boot !||
And, like a scurvy politician, seem

To see the things thou dost not.-Now, now,

now, now: Pull off my boots :-harder, harder ; so.

Stew. A proclaim'd prize! Most happy!

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

tlesh Reason in madness!

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

tor, eyes.

Briefly & 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 ; inark 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 bold on thee. Let go bis aru.
To this great stage of fools ;--This a good
block ? ý

• 1. e. A man of tears.
The main body is expected to be descried every hour.
i Evil genius.

Blessing • Only. + Possess. 1 Look asquint.

1 Reward, recompence. Block anciently signified the head part of a hal.

I Quickly recollect the oitences of thy life.

are come

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