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Fool. Why, to put's head in, not to give it away m to his * daughters, and leave his horns without a cafe.
Lear. I will forget my nature. - So kind a father! Be my horses ready?
Fool. Thy afles are gone about them. The reason, why the seven stars are no more than seven, is a pretty reason.
Lear. Because they are not eight.
Fool. If P thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten for being old before thy time.
Lear. How's that?
Fool. Thou should not have been old, 9 before thou hadnt been wise.
Lear. ro, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heav'n! Kecp me in temper ; I would not be mad.
• How now, are the horses ready?
Gent, Ready, my lord.
Fool. She that's' a maid now, and laughs at my departure, Shall not be a maid long, u unless things be cut shorter.
[Exeunt, m The 2d q. reads unto for to. n The qu’s read daughter. • The qu's omitiideed, P So the qu's, and two ist fo's; the rest you more. 9 So the qu's; the rest till for before.
? The qu's read o let me not be mad, Suect heaver! I would not be mad, keep me, ár.
$ The qu's omit low row.
Edmund. SAVE thee, Curan.
Curan. And you, sir. I have been with your father, and given him notice that the Duke of Cornwall, and Regan his Dutchess, will be here with him b this night.
Edm. How comes that?
Curan. Nay, I know not; you have heard of the news abroad; I mean the whisper’d ones; for 6 they are yet but dear-kissing arguments.
Edm. Not I; pray you, what are they?
• Cur. Have you heard of no likely wars towards 'twixt the f two Dukes of Cornwall and Albany.
Edm. Not a word.
* The qu's omit Regan.
The qu's omit to-night. < The qu's read there for they. . & The qu's read ear-bussing. * The two speeches in italic are omitted in the 2d q. ( All but the q. omit two. & After may all but the qu's insert do.
Edm. The duke be here to-night? the better! best!
My father watches; Ok sir, fly this place,
Edg. I'm sure on't, not a word.
Edı. I hear my father coming. Pardon me PIn cunning, I must draw my sword upon you ? Draw; seem to defend yourself.
h The qu's read quefie.
P. omits ith. H. reads in for ilh'.
Now, quit you well-
[Exit Edgar. Some blood, drawn on me, would beget opinion [Wounds
Of my more fierce endeavour. I have seen drunkards
To him enter Glo'ster and servants with torches.
Glo. Now, Edmund, where's the villain ?
Glo. But where is he?
Edm. Persuade me to the murther of your lordship;-
* The qu's read light beere, heere,
'Gainst parricides did all ? their a thunders bend,
Glo. Let him fly far;
My m worthy arch and patron comes to-night;
Z So the qu’s and J. all the rest read the for their. a So the qu's; all the rest read thunder. b The qu's read in a fine.. e The qu's read with for in. & The ist 9. reads lancht; the ad launcht; so R. P. and H. the fo's latchid. e So the qu’s; all the rest read and for but.
f So the qu's, and ift, 2d, and 3d fo's; the 4th f. alarm’d; all the rest alarmed.
& The ist q. reads rights.
b 'Ghajted, contraction of aghafted, i. ei affrighted. All editions read gasted.
i The qu’s read but for full.
T, reads my worthy and arcb-patron, &c.