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Reg. I am doubtful that you have been conjunct, And bosom'd with her as far as we call her's.
Edm. No, by mine honour, & madam.
Reg. I never shall endure her. Dear my lord, Be not familiar with her.
Edm. Fear h me not. She and the duke her husband
Enter Albany, Goneril!, and foldiers. iGon. I had rather lose the battle, than that filter Should loosen him and me.
Alb. Our very loving sister, well be met.
Where I could not be honest,
* Edm. Sir, you speak nobly.
Gon. Combine together 'gainst the enemy : For these domestick and particular broils Are not the question here.
& P. and W. omit madam.
This speech is omitted in the fo's, R. P. and H. * The qu's read for for fir; the fo's, R. P. and H. fir, this I heard. 1 What is in italiç is omitted in the fo's and R. In T. reads 'fore for for. · P. and H. omit this speech. • The qu's read domeftics dore (2d 9. doore) particulars are not to question
Alb. Let us then determine with the ancient of war on
our ? proceedings. 9 Edm. I shall attend you prefently at your tent. Reg. Sister, you'll go with us? Gon. No. Reg. 'Tis most convenient. Pray' you, go with us. Gon. [afide.] Oh, ho, I know the riddle. I will go:
Edg. If e'er your grace had speech with man so poor,
[Exeunt Edm. Reg. Gon, and attendants:
And machination ceases. Fortune " love you!
p So the qu’s; the rest proceeding.
à The fo's, R. P. and H. orit this specch. T. and 77". insert it báfore the last, cor:trary to the qu's. The fo's, R. P. and H. omit
you. # The three laft fo's read wretch for wretched. ( These words in italic arc omitted in the qu's,
The fo's and R. read lates.
Edg. I was forbid it.
[Exit. Alb. Why, fare thee well. I will wo'erlook * thy paper.
Edm. The enemy's in view; draw up your powers.
sc E NE III.
W The ad q. reads Looke ore. * The qu's read the for thy.
So the fo's and R. the rest read hard for bere. But the words by diligent discovery, seem to require the rcading, here. I have therefore put in the direction giving a paper.]
2 The ift q. reads guese for guess. * So the qu's; the rest true for great. The qu's read fling for ftung.
His speedy taking off. As for the mercy
Alarm within. Enter with drum and colours, Lear, Cordelia,
and foldiers over the stage, and exeunt.
Enter Edgar and Gloster.
Edg. Here, father, take the shadow of this 8 built
ČExit Edgar. [Alarm, and retreat, within.
Edg. Away, old man; give me thy hand, away.
Glo. No further, fir; a man may rot even here.
• The qu's read his for the. d The 2d q. reads extends.
H. reads they ne'er fall fee, &c. f In the fo's and R. this is Scene II. * So the qu’s; the rest tree for bush. b So the qu's, and 1st and 2d fo's; the rest be for go.
Their going hence, even as their coming hither.
i Glo. And that's true 100.
Enter in conquest, with drum and colours, Edmund: Lear and
Cordelia, as prisoners : foldiers, captain.
Edm. Some officers take them away. Good guard,
Cor. We're not the first,
Lear. No, no, no, no! come, let's away to prison ;
pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh
i This speech is omitted in the qu’s.
The ad q. omits and fing.