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Lear. - True, my good boy. Come, bring us to this
So the qu's; the rest true boy, bc.
f Before ere P. inserts er; followed by T. and H. Here W. takes occa. fion to say or ere I go is not English, and should be helped thus, I'll speak a prophecy or two ere I go, &c.
& So the 1st and 2d fo's; the rest read words.
i The disease to which werches suitors are particularly exposed, was called in Shakespeare's time the brenning or burning. ).
* In all editions before H. these two lines are not inserted till after confirfien below; but being placed so, the sense is lost.
1 W. and y. read and for nor.
Glo. Alack, alack, Edmund, I like not this unnatural dealing; when I desired their leave that I might pity him, they took from me the use of mine own house; charg'd me on pain of P their 9 perpetual displeasure, neither to speak of him, entreat for him, nor any way fustain him.
Edm. Most savage s and unnatural !
Glo. Go to; say you nothing. There's a division u between the dukes, and a worse matter than that. I have receiv'd a letter this night'tis dangerous to be spokenI 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 w footed; we must incline to the king; I will * seek him, and privily relieve him; go you, and maintain talk with the duke, that my charity be not of him perceived ; if he ask for
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 re
• In the fo's this is called scena tertia; in R. Sc. II.
The qu's read landed for footed..
lieved. There y are strange things toward, Edmund; pray you, be careful.
[Exit. Edm. This courtesy, forbid thee, shall the duke Instantly know, and of that letter too. This seems a fair deserving, and must z draw me That which my father loses; no less than all. . The younger rises, when the old b doth fall.
Kent. Here is the place, my lord; good my lord, enter. The tyranny of the open night's too rough For nature to endure.
[Storm continuing • Lear. Let me alone. Kent. Good my lord, enter' here. Lear. & Wilt break my heart? Kent. I'd rather break my own; good my lord, enter. Lear. Thou think 'st 'tis much, that this b contentious storm
y The qu's read is some strange thing, &c. the fo's and R. is strange things. 3 The ad q. reads draw to me, · The qu's read then for the. b The qu's read do for doth. + The fo's call this scena quarta ; R. Sc. III.
P. omits the, * J. has these two following speeches twice over. f The qu's omit here.
8 So all before T.'s duodecimo; who reads willt, i. e. will it; but wilt, where thou is understood, seems to be the true reading by the next speech, W. and J. follow T. b The qu's read crulentious forme, &c. G3
Invades us to the i skin; fo 'tis to thee:
—But I will punish P home
Kent. Good my lord, enter here.
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.] rou houseless poverty-Nay, get thee in; I'll pray, and then I'll seep
[Fool goes, i To the skin fo: tis fo's and R.'s 8vo. k The ad q. reads thou wouldft, &c. ị The 4th f. R. and P. read light for lay. m So the qu’s; the rest roaring for raging.
The qu's read feve what bears their filial ingratitude, &c. • The 3d and 4th fo's and R.'s 8vo scad his for this. P The qu’s read fure for home. 9 This in italic is not in the qu’s.
All but the qu's omit you. * The qu's omit bere. + These two lines are not in the qu's,
Poor naked wretches, wherefoe'er you are,
[The Fool runs out from the hovel.
Kent. What art thou that dost grumble there i'th' ftraw? Come forth,
S CE N E
Enter Edgar, disguised as a madman.
Edg. Away! the foul fiend follows me. Through the sharp hawthorn 2 blows the cold wind. Humph, go to thy b cold bed and warm thee.
So the qu's; the rest form for night.
All but the qu's amit cold.