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THE STODDARD LIBRARY
A THOUSAND HOURS OF ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE WORLD'S GREAT WRITERS
BY JOHN L. STODDARD
CHICAGO AND BOSTON
GEO. L. SHUMAN & CO.
BY GEO. L. SHUMAN & Co.
Norwood Press 7. S. Cusbing Co. - Berwick & Smitb Co.
Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.
Boston Bookbinding Co., Cambridge, Mass.
PN 6013 52 V.ll
(From "KING LEAR")
Before GLOUCESTER's castle. KENT in the stocks
Enter LEAR, Fool, and GENTLEMAN.
Lear. 'Tis strange that they should so depart from home,
As I learn'd,
Hail to thee, noble master !
No, my lord.
Lear. What's he that hath so much thy place mistook
It is both he and she;
Kent. By Juno, I swear, aye.
They durst not do't;
My lord, when at their home
Fathers that wear rags
Do make their children blind;
Shall see their children kind.
Ne'er turns the key to the poor. But, for all this, thou shalt have as many dolors for thy daughters as thou canst tell in a year.
Lear. O how this mother swells up toward my heart !
Kent. With the earl, sir, here within.