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LITERARY AND HISTORICAL NOTICE. THE subject of this interesting tragedy, which was probably written in 1605, is derived from an old historien?

ballad, founded on a story in Holidshed's Chronicles, and originally told by Geoffery of Monmouth. “Leit (says the Welsh historian) was the eldest son of Bladud, nobly governed his country for sixty years, and died about 800 years before Christ.” Camden tells a similar story of Isra, king of the West Saxons, and his three daughters.---The episode of Gloster and his sons is taken from Sidney's Arcadia. Tate,the laureat, greatly altered, and in a degree polished this play, inserting new scenes or passages, and transposing or omitting obers : in particular, be avoided its original heart-rending catastrophe, by which the virtue of Cordelia was suffered to perish in a just causa, contrary to the natural ideas of justice, to the hope of the reader, and to the facts of the ancient narrative. He also introduced Edgar to the audience as the suitor of Cordelia, cancelling the excellent scene in which, after being rejected as dowerless, by Burgundy, her misfortunes and he goodness recommend her to the love of the king of France. Yet the restauration of the king, and the fiaal bappiness of Cordelia, have been censured (in the Spectator especially) at variance with true tragic feeling and poetical beauty : although it may fairly be presumed, since mankind naturally love jus. tice, that an attention to its dictates will never make a play worse, and that an audience will generally rise more satisfied where persecuted virtue is rewarded and triumphant. Lear's struggles against his accumu. lated injuries, and his own strong feelings of sorrow and indignation, are exquisitely drawn. The daughters severally working him up to madness, and his finally falling a martyr to that malady, is a more deep and skilful combination of dramatic portraiture than can be found in any other writer." There is no play (says Dr. Johnson,) which keeps the attention so constantly fixed; which so much agitates our passions and interests our curiosity." The celebrated Dr. Warton, who minutely criticised this play in the Adventurer, objected to the instances of cruelty, as too savage and too shocking. Bue Johnson observes, that the barbarity of the daughters is an historical fact, to which Shakspeare bas added little, although he CARDOR so readily apologize for the extrusion of Gloster's eyes, which is too borrid an act for dramatic exhibition, and such as most always compel the mind to relieve its distresses by incredulity. Colman, as well as Tate, re-modelled this celebrated Drama, but it is acted, with trifling variations, on the original plan of the latter.


OSWALD, Steward to Goneril. KING OF FRANCE.

An Officer, employed by Edmund. DUKE OP BURGUNDY.

GENTLEMAN, Aitendunt on Cordelia. DUKE OP CORNWALL.


SERVANTS to Cornwall.

EDGAR, Son to Gloster.

REGAN, Daughters to Lear.
EDMUND, Bastard Son to Gloster.

CURAN, a Courtier.
OLD MAN, Tenant to Gloster.

Knights attending on the King, Officers, Mes. PHYSICIAN.

sengers, Soldiers, and Attendantsa FOOL.

SCENE, Britain.



Kent. Is not this your son, my lord ?

Glo. His breeding, Sir, bath been at my SCENE 1.-A Room of State in King LBAR's charge : I have so often blush'd to acknowledge Palace.

him, that now I am brazed to it.

Kent. I canpot conceive you. Enter KENT, GLOSTER, and EDMUND.

Glo. Sir, this young fellow's mother conld: Kent. I thought the king bad more affected whereupon she grew round-wombed ; and had, the duke of Albany than Cornwall.

indeed, Sir, a son for her cradle, ere she had a Glo. It did always seem so to us : but now, in husband for her bed. Do you spiell a fault ? the division of the kingdom, it appears not which Kent. I cannot wish the fault undone, the of the dukes he values most; for equalities are issue of it being so proper." so weigh'd, that curiosity in neither can Glo. But I have, Sir, a son, by order of law, make choice of either's moiety. +

some year elder than this, who yet is no dearer • Esactest scrutiny. + Part or division

• Handsome.

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In my account : though this knave came some. No less in space, validity, and pleasure, what saucily into the world before he was sent Tban that confirm'd on Goneril.— Now, our joy, for, yet his mothes was fair; there was good Although the last, uot least; to whose young sport at bis making, and the whoreson must be

love acknowledged.--Do you know this noble gentle. The vines of France, and milk or Burgundy, man, Edmund ?

Strive to be interess'd : + what cau you say, to Edm. No, my lord.

draw Glo. My lord of Kent: remember bim here. A third more opulent than your sisters ? Speah. after as my honourable friend.

Cor. Nothing, my lord. Edm. My services to your lordship.

Lear. Nothing ? Kent. I must love you, and sue to know you Cor. Nothing. better.

Lear. Nothing can come of notbing : speak Edm. Sir, I shall study deserving.

again. Glo. He hath been out nine years, and away Cor. Unliappy that I am, I cannot beave he sball again :-The king is coming.

My heart into my inouth : I love your majesty [Trumpets sound within. According to my bond; nor more, por less.

Lear. How, how, Cordelia ? mend your Enter LEAR, CORNWALL, ALBANY, GONERIL,

speech a little, REGAN, CORDELIA, and Attendants. Lest it may mar your fortunes. Lear. Attend the lords of France and Bur

Cor. Good my lord, Gloster.


You have begot me, (red me, lov'd me: 1 Glo. I shall, my liege.

Return those duties back as are right fit, (Exeuni Gloster and EvyunD. Obey you, love you, and most honour you. Lear. Meantime we shall express our darker * Why have my sisters husbands, if they say,

They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed, purpose. Give me the map there.-Know, that we have That lord, whose band must take my plight, divided,

sball carry In three, our kingdom : ar 'tis our fast ertt

Half my love with him, half my care, and duty : To shake all cares and business from our age ;

Sure, I shall never mairy like my sisters,
Conferring them on younger strengths, while we To love my father all ?
Uuburden'd crawl toward death.-Our son of

Lear. But goes this with thy heart

Cor. Ay, good my lord.
And you, onr no less loving son of Albany,

Lear. So young, and so untender ? We have this hour a constant will to publish

Cor. So young, my lord, and true. Our daughter's several dowers, that future Lear. Let it be so.-Tby truth then be thy strife

dower: May be prevented now. The princes, France For, by the sacred radiance of the sun ; and Burgundy,

The mysteries of Hecale, and the niglit; Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love,

By all the operations of the orbs, Long in our court have made their amorous From whom we do exisi, and cease to be ; sojourn,


Here I disclaim all my paterual care, And here are to be answerd.- Tell me, my And as a stranger to iny heart and me

Propinquity 1 and property of blood, (Sivce now we will divest us, both of rule, Interest of territory, cares of state,)

Hold iber, from this, $ for ever. The barbarogs Which of you, shall we say, doth love us most ?

Scythian, That we our largest bounty may extend

Or he that makes his generation | messes Where merit doth most challenge it.-Goneril,

To gorge his appetite, shall to my bosom Our eldest-born, speak tirst.

Be as well neighbour'd, pitied, and reliev'd, Gon, Sir, I


As thou my sometime daughter. Do love you more than words can wield the

Kent. Good my liege,Dearer than eye-sight, space and liberty ;

Lear. Peace, Kent ! Beyond what can be valued, rich or rare ;

Come pot between the dragon and his wrath : No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, I lov'd her most, and thought to set my rest honour :

On her kind nursery.--Hence, and avoid my As much as child e'er lov'd, or father found :


(To CORDELIA. A love that makes breath poor, and speech So be my grave my peace, as here I give unable ;

Her father's heart from her !--Call France ;

Who stirs ?
Beyond all manner of so much I love you.
Cor. What shall Cordelia do ? Love, and be Call Burgundy,-Cornwall and Albany,

(Aside. With my two daughter's dowers digest this

third : Lear. Of all these bounds, even from this line to this,

Let pride, which she calls plainness, marry her. With stradowy forests and with champains do invest you jointly with my power, rich'd,

Pre-eminence, and all the large effects With plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads,

That troop with majesty.-Ourself, by monthly We make thee lady : To thine and Albany's

course, issue


With reservation of a hundred knights, Be

this perpetual.-What says our second By you to be sustaiu'd, sball our abode (retain Our dearest Regan, wife to Cornwall ? Speak.

Makc with you by due turns. Only we still Reg. I am made of that self metal as my The name, and all the additions to a king ; sister,

The sway, And prize me at her worth. In my true beart,

Revenue, execution of the rest, I tind she names my very deed of love ;

Beloved sons, be your's : which to confirm, Only she comes too short,--that I profess

Tbís coronet part between you. Myself an enemy to all other joys, (sesses ;

(Civing the Croun, Wbich the inost precious square of sense pos- whom i have ever honour'd as my king,

Kent. Royal Lear, And înd I am alone felicitate ♡ in your dear highness' love.

Lov'd as my father, as my master follow'd, Cor. Then poor Cordelia !

(Aside. As my great patron thought on in my prayers And yet not so ; since, I am sure, my love's

Lear. The bow is bent and drawn, make More richer than my tongue.

from the shaft. Lear. To thee and thine hereditary ever

• Value. Remain this ample third of our fair kingdom;

4 Interessid, has the same meaning asinterested though one is derived from the French, the other from the

Laniu. • More secret. 1 Determined resolution,

From this time. I His children. * Compreheusion. dade happy.

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Kent. Let it fall ratber, though the fork in. fli aught within that little seeming substance, vade

Or all of it, with our displeasure piec'u, The region of my heart : be Kent unmannerly, And nothing more, may titly like your grace, When Lear is mad. What wouldst thou do, old She's there, and she is yours. inan?

(speak, Bur. I know no answer. Think'st thou that duty shall have dread to Lear. Sir, When power to fattery bows? To plainness Will you, with those infirmities she owes, + honour's bound,

(doom; Unfriended, new adopted to our hate, When majesty stoups to folly. Reverse thy Duwer'd with our curse, and stranger'd with our And, iu thy best consideration, check

oath, This hideous rashuess : auswer my life, my Take her, or leave her? judginent,

Bur. Pardon me, royal Sir ; Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least ; Election makes not up i on such conditions. Nor are those empty-hearted, whose low sound Lear. Then leave ber, Sir ; for, by the power Reverbs no hollowuess.

that made me, Lear. Kent, on thy life, no more.

I tell you all her wealth.-For you, great king, Kent. My life I never held but as a pawn

[To FRANCE. To wage against thine enemies; nor fear to I would not from your love make such a stray, lose it,

To match you where I hate ; therefore beseecha Thy safety being the motive.

you Lear. Out of my sight!

To avert ; your liking a more worthier way, Kent. See better, Lear; and let me still re Than op a wretch whom nature is asham'd The true blank + of tbine eye.

main, Almost to acknowledge bers. Lear. Now, by Apollo,

France. This is most strange! Kent. Now, by Apollo, king,

That she, that even but now was your best object, Tbou swear'st thy gods in vain.

The argument of your praise, balm of your age, Lear. O vassal miscreant !

Most best, most dearest, should in this trice of (Laying his Hand upon his Sword.

time Alb. Corn. Dear Sir, forbear.

Commit a thing so monstrous, to dismantle Kent. Do :

So many folds of favour ! Sure, her offeuce Kill thy physician, and the fee bestow

Must be of such unnatural degree, Upon the foul disease. Revoke thy gist; That monsters it, or your fore-vouch'a | affection Or, whilst I can veut clamour from my throat,

Fall into taiut: f which to believe of ber, I'll tell thee, thou dost evil.

Must be a faith, that reason without miracle Lear. Hear me, recreant !

Could never plant in me. On thine allegiance hear mel

Cor. ( yet beseech your majesty, Since thou bast sought to make us break our (If for ** 'I want that glib and oily art, (intend, VOW,

(pride, To speak and purpose not : since what I weli (Which we durst never yet,) and, with straind !!!I do't before i speak, that you inake known To come betwixt our sentence and our power ; It is no vicious blot, murder, or foulness, (Which por our nature nor our place can bear,) No unchaste action, or dishonour'd step, Our potency make good, take thy reward. That bath depriv'd me of your grace and favour : Five days we do allot thee, for provision But even for want of that, for which I am To shield thee from diseases of the world ;

richerAnd, on the sixth, to turn thy hated back A still-sch. iting eye, and such a tongue Upon our kingdom: if, on the tenth day follow That I am vlad I have not, though not to have it, ing,

Hath lost we in your liking.
Thy banish d trunk be found in our dominions, Lear. Better thou
The moment is thy death : Away! By Jupiter,

Hadst not been boin, than not to have pleas'd This sball not be revok'd.

me better. Kent. Fare thee well, king : since thus thou

France. Is it but this ? a tardiness in nature, wilt appear,

Which often leaves the history imspoke, Freedom lives bience, and banishment is here.- That it intends to do ?--My lord of Burgundy, The gods to their dear shelter take thee, maid,

What say you to the lady? Love is not love,

[7) CÓRDKLÍA. When it is mingled with respects, that stand Thrat justly thina'st, and has most rightly said !-- Aloof from the entire point. tt Will you bave And your large speeches may your deeds approve, She is herself a dowry.

[hert [To REGAN and GONERIL.

Bur. Royal Lear, That good effects may spring from words of Give but that portion which yourself propos'd, love.

And here I take Cordelia by the hand, Thus Kent, o princes, bids you all adieu ;

Duchess of Burgundy. He'll shape bis old course in a country uew.

Lear. Nothing : I have sworn : I am firm. [Erit. Bur. I am sorry, then, you have so lost a That you must lose a husband.

(father, Re-enter GLOSTER; with FRANCE, BURGUNDY, Cor. Peace be with Burgundy! and Attendants.

Since that respects of fortune are his love, Glo. Here's France and Burgundy, iny noble 1 shall not be bis wife. lord.

France. Fairest Cordelia, thou art most rich, Lear. My lord of Burgundy,

being poor ; We first address towards you, who with this Most choice, forsaken ; and most lovid, despis’d: king

(least, Thee and thy virtues bere ! seize upon : Hath rivalid for our daughter ; What, in the Be it lawful, I take up what's cast away, Will you require in present dower with ber, Gods, gods ! 'tis strange, that from their cold'st Or cease your quest of love ? $

neglect Bur. Most royal majesty,

My love should kindle to inflam'd respect.crave no more than bath your highness offer'a, Tby dowerless daughter, king, thrown to iny Nur will you tender less.

chance, Lear. Rigbt poble Burgundy,

Is queen of us, of our's, and our fair France : When she was dear to us, we did hold ber so;

Not all the dukes of wat'rish Burgundy But now her price is fallin: Sir, there she Shall buy this unprit'd precious maid of me.-stands;

• Specious.
+ Owne
1 Coucludes not.

Turn. • Reverberates. + The mark to shoot at.

| Former declaration of. Reproach. : Follow his old mode of life. Amorous expedition.

*. Because
tt " Who seeks fur aught in love but love alone!

Big them farewell, Cordelia, though ikind: Than doth, within a dull, stale, tired bed, 'Thou losest here, a better where to find. Go to the creating a whole tribe of fops, Lear. Thou last lier, France : let her be thine; Got 'tween asleep and wake ?-Well then, for we

Legitimate Edgar, I must bave your land : Have no such daughter, nor shall ever see Our father's love is to the bastard Edmund, That face of ber's again :-Therefore be gone, As to the legitimate: Fine word, -legitimate ! Without our grace, our love, our benisoll. Well, my legitimate, if this letter speed, Come, noble Burgundy.

Aud my invention thrive, Edmund the base (Flourish. Exeunt LEAR, BURGUNDY, CORN. Shall top the legitimate. I grow; I prosper :

WALL, ALBANY, GLOSTER, and Altendants. Now, gods, stand up for bastards !
France. Bid farewell to your sisters.

Cor. The jewels of our father withi washi'u

Glo. Kent banish'd thus ! And France in Cordelia leaves you : I know you what you are ;

choler parted! And, like a sister, am most loath to call

And the king gone to-night! subscrib'd • his Your faults as they are wand. Use well our Confin’d to exhibition !+ All this done (power! father :

Upon the gad! --Edinund! Huw now, what To your professed bosoms I commit him :

news ? But yet, alas! stood I within his grace,

Edm. Su please your lordship, lone. I would prefer him to a better place.

[Putting up the Letter. So farewell to you both.

Glo. Why so earnestly scek you to put up that Gon. Prescribe not us our duties.

letter? Reg. Let your study

Edm. I know no news, my lord.
Be to content your lord ; who bath receiv'd you Glo. What paper were you reading?
At fortune's alms. You have obedience scanted, Edm. Nothing, my lord.
And well are worth the want that you have

Glo. No? What needed then that terrible wanted.

despatch of it into your pocket? the quality of Cor. Time shall unfold what plaited I can nothing bath not such need hide its ping hides ;

Let's see: Come, if it be nothing, I shall not Who cover faults, at last shame them derides. need spectacles. Well may you prosper!

Edni. I beseech you, Sir, pardon me : it is a France. Come, my fair Cordelia.

letter from my brother, that I have not all o'er. [Exeunt FRANCE und Cordelia. read; for so much as I have perused, I find it Gon. Sister, it is not a little I have to say, of not fit for your over-looking. what most nearly appertains to us both. I

Glo. Give me the letter, Sir. think our father will hence to-night.

Edm. I shall offend, either to detain or give Reg. That's most certain, and with you ; next it. The contents, as in part ! understand them, month with us.

are to blame. Gon. You see how full of changes his age is ; Glo. Let's see, let's see. the observation we have made of it hath not Edm. I bope,' for iny brother's justification, been little : he always loved our sister most; he wrote this but as an essay ý or taste of my and with what poor judgment he hath now cast virtue. her off, appears too grossly.

Glo. [Reads.). This policy and reverence Reg. 'Tis the infirmity of bis age : yet he hath of age makes the world bitter to the best of ever but slenderly known himself.

our times, keeps cur fortunes from us till Gon. The best and souudest of his time hath our oldness cannot relish them. I begin to been but rash ; then must we look to receive find an idle and fond || bondage in the opfrom his age, not alone the imperfections of pression of aged tyranny; who suays, not as long-engrafted condition, ó but, therewitbal, the it hath power, but as it is suffered. Come to unruly waywardness that infirin and choleric me, that of this I may speak more. I our years bring with them.

Jather would sleep till 1 waked him, you Reg. Such unconstant starts are we like to should enjoy half his revenue for ever, and have from him, as this of Kent's banishinent.

live the beloved of your brother, Edgar.Gon. There is further compliment of leave. Humph-Conspiracy !-Sleep till I waked him taking between France and bim. Pray you, let you should enjoy half his revenue,--My son us hit together: If our father carry authority Edgar! Had le a band to write this ? a heart and with such dispositions as be bears, this last sur brain to breed it in ?-When came this to you? render of his will but oflend us.

Who brought it? Reg. We sball further think of it.

Edm. It was not bronght me, my lord, there's Gon. We must do something, and i'the heat. the cunning of it; I found it throw in at the

(Ereuni. casement of my closet.

Glo. You know the character to be your SCENE II.-A Hall in the Earl of Gloster's brother's ? Castle.

Eim. If the matter were good, my lord, I

durst swear it were his; but, in respect of that, Enter EDMUND, with a Letter.

I would rain thiuk it were not. Edm. 'Fhou, nature, art my goddess; to thy

Glo. It is bis. law

Edm. It is his hand, my lord ; but, I hope bis My services are bound : Wherefore shonld I heart is not in the contents. Stand in the plague of custom; and permit

Glo. Hath he never heretofore sounded you The curiosity ** of nations to deprive me,

in this business For that I am some twelve or fourteen moon- Edm. Never, my lord : But I have often shines

heard himn maintains it to be fit, that, sous at Lag of a brother? Why bastard ? wherefore base ? perfect age, and fatliers declining, the father When my dimensions are as well compact, should be as ward to the son, and the son My mind as generous, and my shape as true, manage his revenue. As honest madman's issue? Why brand they us Glo. O villain, villain !-His very opinion in With base ? with baseness? bastardy?

the letter !-Abhorred villain! Unnatural, debase ?

tested, brutish villain ! worse than brutish I-Go Who, in the lusty stealth of nature, take sirrah, seek him; I'll apprehend him :- AbomiMore composition and fierce quality,

nable villain !- Where is he?

Edm. I do not well know, my lord. If it • Place.

+ Blessing, t Folled. Oualities of mind. 1 Strike tchile the iron', hot.

• Surrendered. + Allowance. i Suddenly The injustice. ** The nicety of civil iustitutiou.


| Weak and foolish


shall please you to suspend your indignation tions of ancient amities ; divisions ju state, against my brother, till you can derive from bim menaces and inaledictions against king and better testimony of bis intent, you shall run a nobles ; needless diffidences, banishment of certain course : where, if you violently pro- friends, dissipation of cohorts,& nuptial breaches, ceed against him, mistaking his purpose, it and I know not what. would make a great gap in your own honour, Edg. How long have you been a sectary asand shake in pieces the heart of his obedience. tronomical ? I dare pawn down my life for him, that he Edm. Come, come, when saw you my father hath writ this to feel my affection to your hou- last ? ourt and to no other pretence 1 of danger.

Edg. Why, the night gone by. Glo. Think yol so?

Edin. Spake you with bim ? Edm. If your honour judge it meet, I will Eilg. Ay, two hours together. place you where you shall hear us confer of this, Eim. Parted you in good terms? Found you and by an auricular assurance have your satis- no displeasure in bin, by word or countenauce ? faction; and that without any further delay thau Edg. None at all. this very evening.

Edm. Beihink yourself, wherein you may have Glo. He cannot be such a monster.

offended him; and a my entreaty, forbear his Edm. Nor is not, sure.

presence, till some little lime hath qualified the Glo. To his father, that so tenderly and en- heat of his displeasure ; which at this instant so tirely loves him.-Heaven and earth !--Ed-rageth iu him, that with the mischief of your muud, seek bim out : wind me into bim, I pray person it would scarcely allay. you : frame the business after your own wis. Edg. Some villain hath done ine wrong. dom: I would unstate myself, to be in a due Edm. That's my fear. I pray you, have a resolution.

continent + forbearance, till the speed of his Edm. I will seek him, Sir, presently ; convey || rage goes slower; and, as I say, retire with nie the business as I shall find means, aud acquaint to my lodging, from whence I will fitly bring you withal.

yon to

hear my lord speak : Pray you, go ; Glo. These late eclipses in the sun and moon there's my key :- you do stir abroad, yo portend no good to us : Though the wisdom of arned. nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature Edg. Armed, brother ? finds itself scourged by the sequeut effects : Edm. Brother, I advise you to the best : go love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide : armed; I am no honest mau, if there be any in cities, mutinies ; in countries, discord; in good meaning towards you: i have told you palaces, treason ; and the bond cracked between what I have seen and beari, bit faintly ; noson and father. This villain of mine comes thing like the image and borror of it : Pray you, under the prediction ; there's son against father : away. the king falls from bias of nature; there's Edg. Shall I hear from you anon? father against child. We have seen the best of Edm. I do serve you in this busines3.our time : Machinations, hollowness, treachery,

(Erit EDGA d. and all ruinous disorders, follow us disquietly to A credulous father, and a brother noble, our graves !-- Find out this villain), Edmur:d, it Whose nature is so far from doing harms, shall lose thee nothing; do it carefully :-And That he suspects none : on whose foolish hon. the noble and true hearted Kent banished! his

esty offenre, honesty !--Sirange! strange! (Erit. My practices ride easy !--I see the business.

Eun. This is the excellent foppery of the Let me, if not by birth, have lands by wit: world! that, when we are sick in fortune, All withi me's meet, tiat I cau fashiou fit. (often the surfeit of our own behaviour,) we make guilty of our disasters, the sun, the moon, and the stars ; as if we were villains by neces.

SCENE III.-A Room in the Duke of sity : fools, by heavenly compulsion; knaves,

ALBANY's Palace, thieves, and treachers, ** by spherical predomi

Enter GONERIL and STEWARD. nance ; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of planetary infinence : and

Gon. Did my father strike my gentleman for all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting

chiding of his fool? on : An admirable evasion of whoremaster man,

Stew. Ay, madam. to lay bis goatish disposition to the charge of a

Gon. By day and night! he wrongs me; star! My father compounded with my mother

every hour uuder the dragon's tail; and my nativity, was I That sets us all at odds : I'll not endure it :

He fashes into one gross crime or other, under ursa major ; tt so that it follows, I ain His knights grow riotous, and himself upbraids rough and lecherous.--Tut, I should have been that I am, had the maidenliest star

[ing the firmament twinkled on my bastardizing.

On every trifle :- When he returns from buntEdgar

I will not speak with him ; say, I am sick :

If you come slack of former services,
Enter EDGAR.

Yoll shall do well; the fault of it I'll answer. apd pat he comes, like the catastrophe of the

Steu'. He's coming, madam ; I hear him. old comedy : My cue is villanous melancholy,

[Ilorus within. with a sigh like Tom u'Bedlam.--O these eclip

Con. Put on what weary uegligence you ses do portend these divisions! fa, sol, la, You and your fellows; I'd have it come to


(question : mi. Edg. How now, brother Edmund ? What se

Ti he dislike it, let him to my sister, rious contemplation are you in ?

Whose mind and mine, I know, in that are oue, Edm. I am thinking, brother, of a prediction That still would manage those authorities,

Not to be over-rul'd. Idle old man, I read this other day, what should follow these That he hath given away !-Now, by my life; eclipses. Edg. Do you busy yourself with that?

Old fools are babes again; and indst be us'd Edin. I promise yon, the effects bie writes of With chechs, as flatteries, --when they are sten succeed unhappily; as of umaturalness briween

Remember what I have said.

(abus'd. the child and the parent; death, dearth, dissolu

Stew. Very well, madam.

Gon. And let his knights have colder looks • Whereas. The usual address to a loril. Design,

amolig you: Descend from my diguity by privately listening, to what grous of it, no matter; advise your sel. be sure of the truth. À Manage.

lows 50: Following • Traitors. * The constellation so named. These sounds are unsatural and offensive in music. • For cohorts some editors read court. Temperate.



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