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Reg. I am doubtful that you have been conjunct,
Edm. No, by mine honour, & madam.
Reg. I never shall endure her. Dear my lord,
Edm. Fear h me not. She and the duke her husband
Enter Albany, Gonerill, and soldiers.
Alb. Our very loving sister, well be met.
Where I could not be honest,
* Edm. Sir, you speak nobly.
Gon. Combine together 'gainst the enemy :
& P. and W. omit madam.
• The qu's read domeftics dore (ad q. doore) particulars are not to question bure.
Alb. Let us then determine with the ancient of war on
our p proceedings. 9 Edm. I shall attend you presently at your tent. Reg. Sister, you'll go with us? Gon. No. Reg. 'Tis most convenient. Pray' you, go with us. Gon. [afide.] Oh, ho, I know the riddle. I will go
As they are going out, enter Edgar disguised.
Edg. If e'er your grace had speech with man so poor,
[Exeunt Edm. Reg. Gon. and attendants
And machination ceases. Fortune " love you!
i So the qu’s; the rest proceeding:
The fo's, R. P. and H. omit this specch. T. au! F7". infert it bsfore the last, contrary to the qu’s.
The fo's, R. 2. and H. omit 90. * The three last fo's read wretch for wretched. t These words in italic arc omitted in the qu's,
The fo's and R. read loves.
Edg. I was forbid it.
[Exit. Alb. Why, fare thee well. I will wo'erlook * thy paper.
Edm. The enemy's in view; draw up your powers.
Edm. To both these sisters have I sworn my love:
# The ad q. reads Locke ore.
* So the fo's and R. the rest read hard for here. But the words by diligent discovery, seem to require the reading, here. I have therefore put in the direction (giving a paper.]
2 The ift q. reads guelle for guess.
His speedy taking off. As for the mercy
Alarm within. Enter with drum and colours, Lear, Cordelia,
and foldiers over the stage, and exeunt.
Enter Edgar and Gloster.
Edg. Here, father, take the shadow of this & bush
ČExit Edgar. [Alarm, and retreat, within.
you, sir !
Edg. Away, old man; give me thy hand, away.
Glo. No further, fir ; a man may rot even here.
• The qu's read his for the.
So che qu's, and it and ad fo's; the rest be for go.
Their going hence, even as their coming hither.
i Glo. And that's true too.
Enter in conquest, with drum and colours, Edmund : Lear and
Cordelia, as prisoners : foldiers, captain.
Edm. Some officers take them away. Good guard,
Cor. We're not the first,
Lear. "No, no, no, no! come, let's away to prison ;
i This speech is omitted in the qu's.
The ad q. omits and fing.