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What guests were in her eyes, which parted thence,
Made she no verbal question? Gen. Faith, once or twice she heaved the name
of · father'
It is the stars,
No, since. Kent. Well, sir, the poor distress'd Lear is i' the
town ; Who sometime, in his better tune, remembers What we are come about, and by no means
Tj. e. did she enter into no conversation with you! ? Let not pity be supposed to exist. 3 Dispositions.
Will yield to see his daughter.
Why, good sir ?
own unkindness, That stripp'd her from his benediction, turn'd her To foreign casualties, gave her dear rights To his dog-hearted daughters ;-these things sting His mind so venomously, that burning shame Detains him from Cordelia. Gen.
Alack, poor gentleman ! Kent. Of Albany's and Cornwall's powers you
heard not? Gen. 'Tis so; they are afoot. Kent. Well, sir, I'll bring you to our master
Enter CORDELIA, PHYSICIAN, and Soldiers. Cor. Alack, 'tis he: why, he was met even now As mad as the vex'd sea; singing aloud ; Crown'd with rank fumiter,% and furrow weeds,
With harlocks,1 hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers,
What can man's wisdom do,
Phy. There is means, madam :
All bless'd secrets,
Cor. 'Tis known before; our preparation stands
No blown 1 ambition doth our arms incite,
A room in Gloster's castle.
Enter REGAN and STEWARD.
Ay, madam. Re.
Himself In person there?
Stew. Madam, with much ado; Your sister is the better soldier. Re. Lord Edmund spake not with your lord at
home? Stew. No, madam. Re. What might import my sister's letter to him? Stew, I know not, lady.
Re. Faith, he is posted hence on serious matter. It was great ignorance, Gloster's eyes being out, To let him live; where he arrives, he moves All hearts against us. Edmund, I think, is gone, In pity of his misery, to despatch His nighted life; moreover, to descry The strength o' the enemy. Stew. I must needs after him, madam, with my
1 Inflated, swelling.
Re. Our troops set forth to-morrow : stay with us : The ways are dangerous. Stew.
I may not, madam; My lady charged my duty in this business.
Re. Why should she write to Edmund ? Might
Transport her purposes by word ? Belike, Something — I know not what:-- I'll love thee
much, Let me unseal the letter. Stew.
Madam, I had rather
Stew. I, madam?
Therefore, I do advise you, take this note.”
you do find him, pray you, give him this; And when your mistress hears thus much from you, I pray, desire her call her wisdom to her. So, fare you well. If you
do chance to hear of that blind traitor, Preferment falls on him that cuts him off.
i Significant glances. . Observe what I am saying. 3 i. e. you may infer more than I have told you.