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The worships of their name.-0 most small fault,
nature From the fix'd place; drew from my heart all
love, And added to the gall. O Lear, Lear, Lear! Beat at this gate, that let thy folly, in,
[striking his head. And thy dear judgment out!-Go, go, my people.
Alb. My lord, I am guiltless, as I am ignorant
in her the organs of increase;
1 A rack.
Alb. Now, gods, that we adore, whereof comes
Lear. What, fifty of my followers at a clap?
What's the matter, sir ?
ashamed That thou hast power to shake my manhood thus;
[to Goneril. That these hot tears, which break from me perforce, Should make thee worth them.--Blasts and fogs
The untented 1 woundings of a father's curse
I have cast off for ever; thou shalt, I warrant thee.
[Exeunt Lear, Kent, and Attendants. Gon. Do you mark that, my lord ?
Alb. I cannot be so partial, Goneril, To the great love I bear you,
Gon. Pray you, content.-What, Oswald, ho! You, sir, more knave than fool, after your master.
[to the Fool. Fool. Nuncle Lear, nuncle Lear, tarry, and take the-fool with thee.
• A fox, when one has caught her,
[Exit. Gon. This man hath had good counsel.–A hun
dred knights! "Tis politic and safe to let him keep At point 1 a hundred knights, Yes, that on every
Alb. Well, you may fear too far.
Safer than trust too far:
1 Completely armed.
If she sustain him and his hundred knights,
What, have you writ that letter to my sister?
Stew. Ay, madam.
away horse : Inform her full of my particular fear; And thereto add such reasons of your own, As may compact it more.
Get you gone; And hasten your return. [Exit Stew.] No, no, my
lord, This milky gentleness, and course of yours, , Though I condemn it not; yet, under pardon, You are much more attask'd 1 for want of wisdom, Than praised for harmful mildness. Alb. How far your eyes may pierce, I cannot
Gom. Nay, then-
1 Liable to reprehension.
Court before the same.
Enter LEAR, KENT, and FOOL. Lear. Go you before to Gloster with these letters : acquaint my daughter no farther with any thing you know, than comes from her demand out of the letter. If your diligence be not speedy, I shall be there before you.
Kent. I will not sleep, my lord, till I have delivered
[Erit. Fool. If a man's brains were in his heels, were 't not in danger of kibes ?
Lear. Ay, boy.
Fool. Then, I pr’ythee, be merry; thy wit shall not go slipshod.
Lear. Ha, ha, ha!
Fool. Shalt see, thy other daughter will use thee kindly; for though she's as like this as a crab is like an apple, yet I can tell what I can tell.
Lear. Why, what canst thou tell, my boy?
Fool. She will taste as like this as a crab does to à crab. Thou canst tell why one's nose stands ị the middle of his face?
Fool. Why, to keep his eyes on either side his nose; that what a man cannot smell out, he way spy into.
Lear. I did her wrong: