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Lear. You do me wrong, to take me out o'the
Thou art a soul in bliss ; but I am bound
Sir, do you know me? Lear. You are a spirit, I know; When did you
die? Cor. Still, still, far wide! Phys. He's scarce awake; let him alone awhile. Lear. Where have I been? Where am I Fair
0, look upon me, sir,
Pray, do not mock me:
And so I am, I am. Lear. Be your tears wet? Yes, 'faith. I pray,
You have some cause, they have not.
No cause, no cause.
In your own kingdom, sir.
Cor. Will’t please your highness walk?
You must bear with me: Pray now, forget and forgive: I am old, and foolish.
[Exeunt LEAR, CORDELIA, Physician, and
Most certain, sir.
As 'tis said,
They say, Edgar,
Kent. Report is changeable. 'Tis time to look about; the powers o'the kingdom Approach apace.
Ĝent. The arbitrement is like to be a bloody. Fare you well, sir.
[Exit. Kent. My point and period will be throughly
wrought, Or well, or ill, as this day's battle's fought. [Exit.
5 To make him even o'er the time he has lost.) i. e. To reconcile it to his apprehension.
The Camp of the British Forces,
Enter, with Drums and Colours, EDMUND, REGAN,
Officers, Soldiers, and Others. Edm. Know of the duke, if his last purpose hold; Or, whether since he is advis'd by aught To change the course : He's full of alteration, And self-reproving :-bring his constant pleasure.
[To an Officer, who goes out. Reg. Our sister's man is certainly miscarried. Edm. 'Tis to be doubted, madam. Reg.
Now, sweet lord, You know the goodness I intend upon you : Tell me,--but truly,—but then speak the truth, Do you not love my sister ? Edm.
In honour'd love. Reg. But have you never found my brother's way To the forefended place? Edm.
That thought abuses you.? Reg. I am doubtful that you have been conjunct And bosom'd with her, as far as we call hers.
Edm. No, by mine honour, madam.
Reg. I never shall endure her : Dear my lord, Be not familiar with her. Edm.
Fear me not :She, and the duke her husband,
his constant pleasure.] His settled resolution.
forefended place ?] i. e. prohibited, forbidden. ? That thought abuses you.] That thought imposes on you.
Enter ALBANY, GONERIL, and Soldiers. Gon. I had rather lose the battle, than that sister Should loosen him and me.
Edm. Sir, yoor speak nobly.'
Why is this reason'd?
Let us then determine With the ancient of war on our proceedings.
Edm. I shall attend you presently at your tent.
As they are going out, enter Edgar, disguised. Edg. If e'er your grace had specch with man so
poor, Hear me one word.
& Not bolds the king ;] i. e. emboldens him to assert his former title.
make oppose.) Compel to oppose us. Sir, you speak nobly.) This reply must be understood ironically
I'll overtake you...Speak. [Exeunt EDMUND, REGAN, GONERIL, Officers,
Soldiers, and Attendants.
Alb. Stay till I have read the letter.
I was forbid it.
TExit. Alb. Why, fare thee well; I will o'erlook thy
Re-enter EDMUND. Edm. The enemy's in view, draw up your powers. Here is the guess of their true strength and forces By diligent discovery ;--but your haste Is now urg'd on you. Alb.
We will greet the time. [Exit. Edm. To both these sisters have I sworn my
love; Each jealous of the other, as the stung Are of the adder. Which of them shall I take? Both one? or neither? Neither can be enjoy'd, If both remain alive: To take the widow, Exasperates, makes mad her sister Goneril; And hardly shall I carry out ny side,* Her husband being alive. Now then, we'll use His countenance for the battle; which being done,
2. And machination ceases.] i. e. All designs against your life will have an end.
greet the time.] i. e. Ready to meet the occasion.
carry out my side.] Edmund means, hardly shall I be able to make my party good ; to maintain my cause.