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Make instruments to k scourge us :
Edm. I Thou hast spoken right, 'tis true;
Alb. Methought thy very gait did prophesy [To Edgar. A royal nobleness. I must embrace thee:Let sorrow split my heart, » if ever I Did hate thee or thy father!
Edg. Worthy prince, ° I know't.
Alb. Where have you bid yourself?
Edg. By nursing them, my lord. List a brief tale,
* So the qu's, W. and J.; the rest plague for scourge; H. reads plagas and punish us, to complete the verse.
| The qu's read ihou baft Spoken truth, the wheel, bc.
9 All editions read would for we'd: but this feems to be a necessary cmens dation, if we read with for we, with the qu's. 1 All before P. who alters die to bear; followed by the rest.
So all before P. who alters that to the; followed by the rest.
Led him, begg'd for him, sav'd him from defpair ;
Edm. This speech of yours hath mov'd me,
Alb. If there be more, more woful, hold it in,
y Edg. 2 This would have seem'd a period,
# The qu's read (O father.)
* The remaining part of this scene is omitted in all but the qu’s, T. W. and . 2 W. scads
This would have seem'd a period. But such,
To much, would make much more, and top extremity,
Shuon'd my abhorr'd society ; but then finding
Alb. But who was this?
Edg. Kent, sir, the banish'd Kent, who in disguise Follow'd his enemy king, and did him service Improper for a slave.
Gent. Help, help, iO help!
k Alb. What kind of help? 1 speak, man. What m that bloody knife
< So the qu's; the rest now for then.
h The qu’s read enter one with a bloody knife; the fo's and all after only enter a Gentleman.
i So the fo's and R.; the rest omit o help.
Edg. What kind of help?
Edg. What means this bloody knife:
Gent. Tis hot, it smoaks; it came even from the heart Of-no! she's dead.
Alb. Who dead? speak man.
Gent. Your lady, sir, your lady; and her sister By her is P poisoned; I she r hath confest it.
Edm. I was contracted to them both: all three Now marry in an instant
Alb. Produce their bodies, be they alive or dead, The justice of the heavens that makes us tremble, Touches us not with pity.
Edg. Here comes Kent, sir.
A The qu's omit O! foe's dead.
o The 4th f. and all after read who's for who; the qu's read who mas, Speak.
P So the ift q. ; the rest poison'd.
The ad q. reads has for hath.
inftant. Edg. Here comes Kent.
(Gonerill and Regan's bodies brought out Tbe judgment of the heavens that makes us tremble, Touches us not with pity.-0! is this he? (the 2d, 3d, and 4th fo's, R. and P. foe for be) the time will
Kent. I am come
Alb. Great thing of us forgot!
Enter Enter Kent.
Alb. O, is this he? The time will not allow The compliment " which very manners w urge.
Kent. I am come to bid my king and master ay good night, Is he not here?
Alb. Great * thiog of us forgot!
[The bodies of Gonerill and Regan are brought in. Kent. Alack, why thus ?
Edm. Yet Edmund was belov'd :
Alb. Even so. Cover their faces,
Edm. I pant for life ; some good I mean to do,
Alb. Run, run, O run
Edg. To whom, my lord? Who has the office? Send Thy token of reprieve,
? The qu's read O'tis be.
y Here H. (who, with all but the qu's, brings in the bodics before) has this direction, Pointing to the dead bodies.
2 The fo's and R. read (be brief is it) to th' calle, &c.