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With a more riotous appetite.
darkness, there is the sulphurous pit, burning, scalding, stench, consumption.-Fie, fie, fie! pah; pah! Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination : there's money for thee.
Glos, 0, let me kiss that hand!
world Shall so wear out to naught.–Dost thou know me?
Lear. I remember thine eyes well enough. Dost thou squiny at me? No, do thy worst, blind Cupid ; I'll not love.—Read thou this challenge; mark but the penning of it.
Glos. Were all the letters suns, I could not see
Edg. I would not take this from report ;--it is,
heart breaks at it.
in your head, nor no money in your purse are in a heavy case, your purse in a light: yet you see how this world goes.
Glos. I see it feelingly.
e? Your eyes
world goes with no eyes : look with thine ears, See how yon justice rails upon yon simple thief. Hark, in thine ear: change places; and, handydandy, which is the justice, which is the thief ?Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar?
Glos. Ay, sir.
Lear. And the creature run from the cur? There thou mightst behold the great image of authority; a dog 's obeyed in office. Thou rascal beadle, hold thy bloody hand : Why dost thou lash that whore? Strip thine own
Thou hotly lust'st to use her in that kind
Through tatter'd clothes small vices do
appear ; Robes and furr'd gowns hide all. Plate sin with
say, none; I'll able 'em :
Pull off my boots :-harder, harder; so.
Edg. O, matter and impertinency mix'd ! Reason in madness! Lear. If thou wilt weep my fortunes, take my I know thee well enough; thy name is Gloster : Thou must be patient; we came crying hither. Thou know'st, the first time that we smell the air, We wawl and cry :-I will preach to thee; mark
Glos. Alack, alack the day!
To this great stage of fools.—This a good block ?-
Enter GENTLEMAN, with Attendants.
Gen. O, here he is; lay hand upon
him.-Sir, Your most dear daughter
Lear. No rescue ? What, a prisoner ? I am even
You shall have any thing.
ii. e. a man of tears.
Lear. I will die bravely, like a bridegroom.
that? Gen. You are a royal one, and we obey you.
Lear. Then there's life in it. Nay, an you get it, you shall get it by running. Sa, sa, sa, sa.
[Exit, running ; Attendants follow. Gen. A sight most pitiful in the meanest wretch; Past speaking of in a king !- Thou hast one
Edg. Hail, gentle sir.
Sir, speed you: what's your will ? Edg. Do you hear aught, sir, of a battle toward ? Gen. Most sure, and vulgar: every one hears
that, Which can distinguish sound. Edg.
But, by your favor, How near 's the other army?
Gen. Near, and on speedy foot; the main descry Stands on the hourly thought.1 Edg.
I thank you, sir : that's all. Gen. Though that the queen on special cause is
here, Her army
is moved on. Edg.
sir. [Exit Gentleman.
| The main body is expected to be descried every hour.
Glos. You ever-gentle gods, take my breath from
Let not my worser spirit 1 tempt me again
Well pray you, father.
Hearty thanks :
Enter STEWARD. Stew.
A proclaim'd prize! Most happy! That eyeless head of thine was first framed flesh To raise my fortunes.—Thou old unhappy traitor, Briefly thyself remember : the sword is out That must destroy thee. Glos.
Now let thy friendly hand Put strength enough to it. [Edgar opposes. Stew.
Wherefore, bold peasant, Darest thou support a publish'd traitor? Hence; Lest that the infection of his fortune take Like hold on thee. Let go his arm.
1 Evil genius. 3 Reward.