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finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting Nave; one that wouldīt be a bawd in way of good service; and art nothing but the composition of a koave, beggar, pander, and the son and heir of a mungril bitch ; one whom I will beat into p clamorous whining, if thou 9 deny'st the least syllable of 'thy addition.

Stew. Why, what a monstrous fellow art thou, thus to rail on one, that is neither known of thee, nor knows thee!

Kent. What a brazen-fac'd varlet art thou, to deny thou knowest me! Is it two days ago, since I " tript up thy heels, and beat thee before the king? Draw, you rogue; for, tho' it be night, yet the moon shines ; I'll make a sop o'th' moonThine of you.

* Draw, you whoreson, cullionly barbermonger, draw.

[Drawing his sword. Stew. Away, I have nothing to do with thee.

Kent. Draw, you rascal. * You come with letters against the king; and take Vanity the puppet's part, against the royalty of her father. Draw, you rogue, or I'll so carbonado your shanks-Draw, you rascal ; come your ways.

Stew. Help, ho' murther! help!

Kent. Strike, you have; stand, rogue, stand; you neat Nave, strike.

[Beating hini. Stew. Help, ho! y murther ! murther!

o The qu's read fuper-finical.
o The qu's omit one.
p The ist and ad fo's read clamours.
9 The qu's read deny.

The qu's read the for tny.
• The qu's omit why.
i The fo's, R. P. and H. omit ago.
u The qu's read beat thee and tripe up thy heels.
w All but the qu’s omit draw.
The qu's read you bring letters, 6c.
The qu's read murther! belp!


$ C E N.E VI. Enter Edmund 2, Cornwall, Regan, Glo'ster, and servants.

Edm. How now, what's the matter? Part

Kent. With you, goodman boy, b if you please ; come I'll Alesh you ; come on, young master.

Glo. Weapons ? arms? what's the matter here?

Corn. Keep peace, upon your lives; he dies, that strikes again. What's the matter?

Reg. The messengers from our sister and the king.
Corn. What is your difference? speak.
Stew. I am scarce in breath, my lord.

Kent. No marvel, you have so bestirr'd your valour, you cowardly rascal. Nature disclaimse all share in thee: a tay. lor made thee.

Corn. Thou art a strange fellow. A taylor make a man?

Kent. d Ay, a taylor, fir; a stone-cutter, or a painter could not have made him so ill, tho' they had been but stwo hours 8 at the trade.

Corn. Speak * you, how grew your quarrel ?

Stew. This ancient ruffian, sir, whose life I have spar'd at suit of his grey beard

? The qu's read after Edmund, with his rapier drawn. · The qu's omit pari• The qu's read and for if. • The qu's and fo's omit all pare; these words are first supplied by R.

The fo's, R. P. and H. omit ay. • The qu's read he for they. [ Fo's and R. read two years. & So the qu's; the rest o'tb' trade

All but P. and H. read get for you.

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Kent. Thou whorson zed! thou unnecessary letter! My lord, if you will give me leave, I will tread this unbolted vil. lain into mortar, and daub the i wall of a jakes with him, Spare my grey beard? you wagtail !

Corn. Peace, k firrah !
You beastly knave, I know you no reverence?

Kent. Yes, sir, but anger hath a priviledge.
Corn. Why art thou angry?

Kent. That such a Nave as this should wear a sword, in Who wears no honesty. Such smiling rogues as these, Like rats, oft bite n those o holy cords P a-twain 9 Which are too' intricate st'uloole; ' smooth ev'ry passion That in the "natures of their lords w rebel; * Bring oil to y fire, fnow to z their colder moods, a Renege, affirm, and turn their balcyon beaks

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i The qu's read wc/?s. k The qu's read fir for firtai. | The qu's read you have no rezerence: m The qu's read that for wło. * So the qu's and P.; the reft the for thoja. • The qu's and P. omit holy. P So the qn’s, fo's, and R. P. alters this to in twain; followed by the rest. 9 So the qu's, fo's, and R. P. omits which are; followed by the rest.

r For iniricate the qu's read intrench; the fo's and R. inirince; H. intrinPock; T. W. and 7. intrinsicate; intricate is P.'s conjecture.

s The qu's read to inie.
! So all before P. who alters it to focih; followed by the rest.
u So all before P.; he and all atter noturc.

w So all before P.; he and all after rebels; but perhaps ev'ry pafior (i e, all the paffions) will admit of a plural verb, as well as a singular.

* The fo's and R. read bring for bring.
! The qu's read stir for fire.
Z The fo's read toe furorcir.
a The qu's read reness; the ift f. revenge.

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With ev'ry gale and vary of their masters,
• Kaowing nought, like dogs, but following,
A plague upon your epileptic visage !

Smile you my speeches, as I were a fool?
Goose, e if I had you upon Sarum.plain,
I'd drive ye cackling home to & Camelot.

Corn. What art thou mad, old fellow?
Glo. How fell you put? fay that.

Kent. No contraries hold more antipathys
Than I and such a knave.

Corn. Why dost thou call him knave? What's his of fence?

Kent. His countenance likes me not.

Corn. No more, perchance, does mine, ior his or hers, ·Kent. Sir, 'tis my occupation to be plain; I have seen better faces in my time, Thao k stands on any shoulder that I see Before me at this instant.

Corn. This is some fellow,

The ift f. reads gall for sale. € Before énewing P. inserts as; followed by the rest. & The ilt q. reads (moyle for smile; the 2d q. and three firri fo's foncileg • The il q. reads and for if. f The qu's read fend for drive.

The qu’s read Camulet. In the parts of Somersetfrire acar Canelo: there are many large moors upon tehich great numbers of geese are bred, so that many other places in England are from thence supplied with quills and feathers. H.

Camelot was the place where the Romances say Arthur kept his court in the welt ; so this alludes to some proverbial ípeech in those romances. W.

So the qu's; the rest what is his fault? i So the qu's; the rest nor his, nor hers.

So all before P.; he and all after fiand. | The qu's read a for some.


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Who having been prais'd for bluntnefs, doth affect
A fawcy roughness; and constrains the garb,
Quite from his nature. He " cannot flatter, he !
• An honest mind and plain, he must speak truth;
P An they will take it, so; if not, he's plaio.
These kind of knaves I know, which in this plaingels
Harbour more craft, and a more corrupter ends,
Than twenty • silky ducking observants,
That stretch their duties nicely.

Kent. Sir, in good s footh, or in fincere verity,
Under th' allowance of your grand afpect,
Whose influence, like the wreath of radiant fire
On w fickering Phoebus' front-

Corn. What mean'st thou by this?

Kent. To go out of my dialect, which you discommend so much. I know, fir, I am no flatterer; he that beguild you in a plain accent was a plain knave; which for my part I will not be, though I should win your displeasure to entreat me to it.

Corn. y What was th' offence you gave him?
Stew. 2 I never gave hïm any.

m The qu's read ruffines.
A So all before P.; he and all after can't.
o The qu's read he must Speak plein, &c.
P The qu's, fo's, and R. read and.
, P. and H. read far for more.
+ So N. and W.; the rest filly.
• So the qu's; all the rest faith for footina
I All but the qu's omit or.
# The fo's and R, read great for grand.
w The fo's and R, read flicking.
* All but the qu's omit thou.
y The qu's read what's th' offence, &c.

H. reads never any, &c.

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