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Do not yourt not betray'd.

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Guard her till Cæsar come.

Tancy; yet, to imagine
Gallus.
(70 Proculeius and the Guard

An Antony, were nature's piece 'gainst fancy, Iras. Royal queen !

Condemning shadows quite. Char. O Cleopatra! thou artds.

*en, queen

Dol. Hear me, good madam : Cleo. Quick, quick, good

Your loss is as yourself, great ; and you bear it

(Drawing a Dagger. As answering to the weight: 'would I might never Pro. Hold, worth ady, boid :

O'ertake pursued success, but I do feel,
(Seizes and disarms her. By the rebound of yours, a grief that shoots
such wrong, who are in this My very heart at root.

Cleo. I thank you, Sir.
Relieved hat, of death too,

Know you, what Cæsar means to do with me? Tbet rids our dogs of languish ?

Dol. I am loth to tell you what I would you Pro. Cleopatra,

knew, Do not abuse my master's bounty, by.

Cleo. Nay, pray yon, Sir, The undoing of yourself: let the world see

Dol. Though he be honourable, His nobleness well acled, which your death

Cleo. He'll lead me then in triumph? Will never let come forth.

Dol. Madam, he will;
Cleo. Where art thou, death?

I know it.
Come hither, come ! Come, come, and take a queen Within. Make way there,-Cæsar.
Worth many babes and beggars i
Pro. O, temperance, lady!

Enter CÆSAR, GALLUS, PROCUL BIUS, MECENAS, Cleo. Sir, I will pat no meat, I'll not drink, Sir;

SELEUCUS, und Attendants.
If idle talk will once be necessary,

Cas. Which is the queen
I'll not sleep neither : this mortal house I'll ruin, Of Egypt?
Do Casar what he can. Know, Sir, that I

Dol. 'Tis the emperor, madam.
Will not wait pinion'd• at your master's court ;

(Cleopatra kneels. Nor once be chastised with the sober eye

Cæs. Arise, of dull Octavia. Shall they hoist me up,

You shall not kneel:
And shew me to the shouting varletry+

I pray you, rise; rise, Egypt.
or censuring Rome? Rather a ditch in Egypt Cleo. Sir, the gods
Be gentle grave to me! Rather on Nilus' mud Will have it thus ; my master and my lord
Lay me stark naked, and let the water-flies

I must obey.
Blow me into abhorring ! Rather make

Cæs. Take to you no hard thoughts: My country's high pyramides my gibbet,

The record of what injuries you did us, And hang me up in chains

Though written in our flesh, we shall remember Pro. You do extend

As things but done by chance. These thoughts of horror further than you shall Cleo. Sole Sir o' the world, Pind cause in Cæsar.

I cannot project. mine own cause so well

To make it clear ; but do confess, I have
Enter DOLABELLA.

Been laden with like frailties, which before
Dol. Proculeius,

Have often shamed our sex.
What thou hast done thy master Cæsar knows, Cæs. Cleopatra, know,
And he hath sent for thee : as for the queen, We will extenuate rather than enforce :
I'll take her to my guard.

If you apply yourself to our intents
Pro. So, Dolabella,

(Which towards you are most gentle), you shall It shall content me best ; be gentle to her.

find To Cæsar I will speak what you shall please,

A benefit in this change ; but if you seek

[76 Cleopatra. To lay on me a cruelty, by taking If you'll employ me to him.

Antony's course, you shall bereave yourself Cleo. Say, I would die.

Of my good purposes, and put your children [Ereunt Proculeius, and Soldiers. To that destruction which I'll guard them from, Dol. Most noble empress, you have heard of me? If thereon you rely. I'll take my Icave. Cleo. I cannot tell.

Cleo. And may, through all the world : 'tis Dol. Assuredly, you know me.

yours; and we Cleo. No maiter, Sir, what I have heard, or Your 'scutcheons, and your signs of conquest, shall known.

Hang in what place you please. Here, my good You laugh, when boys, or women, tell their dreams ;

lord. Is't not your trick ?

Cas. You shall advise me in all for Cleopatra. · Dol. I understand not, madam.

Cleo. This is the brief of money, place, and Cleo. I dream'd, there was an emperor Antony

jewels, O, such another sleep, that I might see

I am possessid of : 'tis exactly valued ; Bat such another man !

Not petty things admitted.-- Where's Selencus ? Dol. If it might please you,

Sel. Here, madam. Cleo. His face was as the heavens; and therein Cleo. This is my treasurer ; let him speak, my stuck

lord, A sun, and moon; which kept their course, and Upon his peril, that I have reserved lighted

To myseli nothing. Speak the truth, Seleucus. The little 0, the earth.

Sel. Madam,
Dol. Most sovereign creature,

I had rather seel + my lips, than, to my peril,
Cleo. His legs bestrid the ocean : his rear'd arm Speak that which is not.
Crested the world: his voice was propertied

Cleo. What have I kept back?
As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends ; Sel. Enough to purchase what you have made
But when he meant to quailt and shake the orb,

known. He was as rattling thunder. For his bounty, Cæs. Nay, blush not, Cleopatra ; I approve There was no winter in't; an autumn 'twas,

Your wisdom in the deed. That grew the more by reaping : his delights Cleo. See, Cæsar! 0, behold, Were dolphin-like; they shew'd his back above How pomp is follow'd! Mine will now be yours; The element they lived in: in his livery

And, should we shift estates, yours would be mine. Walk'd crowns, and crownets; realms and islands The ingratitude of this Seleucus does were

Even make me wild :-0 slave, of no more trust As plates Ø dropp'd from his pocket.

Than love that's hired !--Wbat, goest thou back! Dol. Cleopatra,

Thou shalt Cleo. Think you, there was, or might be, such a Go back, I warrant thee ; but P'll catch thine eyes, man

Though they had wings: Slave, soul-less villain, As this I dream'd of!

dog? Dol. Gentle inadam, no.

O rarely I base!
Cleo. You lie, up to the hearing of the gods. Cas. Good queen, let us entreat you.
But, if there be, or ever were one such,

Cleo. O Cæsar, what a wounding shame is this ; It's past the size of dreaming: Nature wants stuff That, thou vouchsafing here to visit me, • Bound, confined. Rabble. Crush, • Shape or form.

+ Sew up. $ Silver moirey.

Uncommonly.

Doing the honour of thy lordliness

Iras. I'll never sre it ; for, I am sure, my nails
Tu nue so ineeh, that mine own servant should Are stronger than we eyes,
Parcel the sum of my disgraces by

(leo. Why, that's the way Addition of his envy! Say, good Cæsar,

To too! their preparation, and to conquer T.a. I some lady trifles bave reserved,

Their most absard intents.-Now, Charmian ?11. moment toys, things of such dignity As we greet modern + friends withal; and say,

Enter CHARMIAX. Sede noules wheu I have kept apart

Shew me, my women, like a queen ;-Go fetch For Livia: anii Octaviaš, 10 indure

My best attires ;-I ain again for Cydnus, Toeir liediation ; must I be unfolded

To meet Mark Autony :-S:rral, Iras, go.With one that I have bred? The gods! It smites Now, noble Charmian, we'll despatch ideed : me

And, when thou hast done this chare*, I'll give Beneath the fall I have. Pr'ythee, go hence ;

thee leave

(70 Seleucus. To play till doomsday - Bring our crown and all. Or I shall shew the cinders | of my spirits

Wheretore's this noise? Through the ashes of my chance :-Wert thou a

(Erit Iras.--A Noise within. man, Thou wouldst have mercy on me.

Enter one of the GUARD. (es. Forbear, Scleacus.

(Exit Seleucus. Guard. Here is a rural fellow, Cleo. Be it known, that we, the greatest, are mis

That will not be denied your highness' presence ; thongt

He brings you tigs. Por things that others do ; and, when we fall,

Cleo. Lei him come in. How poor an instrument We answer others' merits in our name,

Exit Guard. Are therefore to be pilied.

May do a noble deed! He brings me liberty. ('as. Cleopatra,

My resolution's placed, and I have nothing Noi what you have reserved, nor what acknow. Of woman in me: Now from head to foot ledged,

I am marble-constant : now the fleeting t moon
Put ve i'the roll of conquest : still be it yours, No planet is of mine.
Bestow it at your pleasure ; and believe,
Car's no merchant, to make prize with you

Re-enter GUARD, with a CLOwn bringing a Basket.
Or things that merchants sold. Therefore be Girard. This is the man.
cheerd;

Cleo. Avoid, and leave him. (Exit Guard. Yake not your thoughts your prisons : no, dear Hast tliou the pretty worm f of Nilus there, queen;

That kills and pains nut? For we intend'so to dispose you, as

Cloun. Truly I have him: but I would not be Yourself shall give us counsel. Feed, and sleep: the party that should desire you to touch him, for Our care and pity is so much upon you,

his biung is immortal; thuse, thai do die of it, do That we remain your friend ; and so adieu.

seldom or never recover. (lo. My master, and my lord !

Cleo. Remember'st thou any that have died on't? Cas. Not su: Adieu.

Cloun. Very many, men and women 100. I (Creunt Cæsar, and his Train. heard of one of them wo longer than yesterday : a Cleo. He words me, girls, he words me, that I very honest woman, but something given to lie; as should not

a woman should not do, but in the way of honesty: Be noble to myself: but hark thee, Charmian. how she died of the biling of it, wiat pain she

[Whispers Charmian. fell, Truly, she makes a very good report o'the Iras. Finish, gond lady: the bright day is done, worm: but he that will believe all that they say, And we are for the dark.

shall never be saved by half that they do: but this Cleo. Hie thee again :

is most tallible, the worm's an odd worm. I have qoke already, and it is provided ;

Cleo. Get thee hence; farewell. Go, pot it to the baste.

Clown. I wish you all joy of the worm.
Char. Madamı, I will,

Cleo. Farewell. [Cloun sets down the Basket.
Re-enter DOLABELLA.

Cloun. You must think this, look you, that the

worm wil do his kind . Dol. Where is the queen ?

Cleo. Ay, ay; farewell, Char. Behold, Sir.

(Exit Charmian. Clown. Look you, the worm is not to be trusted, Clio. Dolabella?

but in the keeping of wise people; for, indeed, Dol, Madam, as thereto sworn by your command, there is no goodness in the worm. Which my love makes religion to obey,

Cleo. Take thou no care; it shall be heeded.
I tell you this : Cæsar through Syria

Clown. Very good : give it nothing, I pray you,
Intend, his journey ; and, within three days, for it is not worth the feeding.
You with yonr children will he send before :

Cleo. Will it eat me!
Make your best use of this : I have perform'd Clorun. You must not think I am so simple, but
Your pleasure, and my promise.

I know the devil himself will not eat a v oman: I
Cleo. Dolabella,

know, that a woman is a dish for the gors, if the I shl rem in your debtor,

de dress ber not. But, truly, these same whoreDol. I your servant.

son devils do the gods great harm in their women;
Adieu, good queen; I must attend on Cæsar. for in every ten that they make, the devils mar
Cleo. Farewell, and thanks. (Erit Dol.] Now, tive.
Iras, what think'st thoni

Cleo. Well, get thee gone ; farewell.
Thou, an Egyptian puppet, shalt be shewn

Cloun. Yes, torsooth; I wish you joy of the In Rome, as well as l: mechanic slaves

(Exit, With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers, shall C'plift us to the view; in their thick breaths,

Re-enter Iras, rrith a Robe, Crown, &c. Rank of gross diet, shall we be enclouded,

Cleo. Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have And forced to drink their vapour,

Immortal longings in me: now no more
Iras. The gods forbid !

The juice of Egypt's grape shall moist this lip :-
Cleo. Nay, 'tis most certain, Tras : Sancy lictors ** Yare, yarell, good Iras; quick.-Methinks, I hear
Will catch at us, like strunipets; and scald rhymers Antony call; I see him rouse himself
Ballad us out o' tune : the quick # comedians To praise my noble act; I hear him mock
Extemporally will stage us, and present

The luck of Cæsar, which the gods give men
Our Alexandrian revels, Antony

To excuse their after wrath : Husband, I come ;
Shall be brought drunken forth, and I shall see Now to that name iny courage prove my title!
Some squeaking Cleopatra boy # ny greatness I am fire, and air ; my other elements
I' the posture of a whore.

I give to baser life.--So,--have you done?
Tras. O the good gods !

Come then, and take the last warmth of my lips. Cleo. Nay, that is certain.

Farewell, kind Charnian ;-Iras, long farewell.

[Kisses them.-Iras Pulls und dies. • Add to.

+ Common. Have I the aspic in my lips ? Dost fall? Cæsar's wife, and Sister.

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worm.

If thon and nature can so gently part,

Enter DOLABELLA, The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch,

Dol. How goes it here? Which hurts, and is desired. Dost thou lie still?

2 Guard. All dead. If thus thou vanishest, thou tellist the world

Dol. Cæsar, thy thoughts It is not worth leave-taking.

Touch their effects in this : thyself art coming Char. Dissolve, thick cloud, and rain; that I|To see perform’d the dreaded act, which thou may say,

So sought'st to hinder.
The gods theniselves do weep!

Within. A way there, way for Cæsar !
Cleo. This proves me base :
If she first meet the curled Antony,

Enter CESAR, and Attendants.
He'll make demand of her; and spend that kiss,

Dol. 0, Sir, you are too sure an augurer; Which is my heaven to have. Come, mortal That you did fear, is done. wretch,

Cas. Bravest at the last : (To the Asp, which she applies to her Breast. She levell’d'at our purposes, and, being royal, With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicale

Took her own way.-The manner of their deaths? of life at once utie : poor venomous fool,

I do not see them bleed. Be angry, and despatch. O, couldst thou speak!

Dol. Who was last with them ? That I might hear thee call great Cæsar, ass

1 Guard. A simple countryman, that brought her Unpolicied!

This was his basket.

(tigs; Char. O eastern star !

Cas. Poison'd then. Cleo. Peace, peace!

1 Guard. O Cæsar, Dost thou nol see my baby at my breast,

This Charmian lived but now ; she stood, and spake: That sucks the nurse asleep?

I found her trimming up the diadem
Char. O, break! 0, break!

On her dead mistress ; tremblingly she stood,
Cleo. As sweet as balm, as soft as air, as gentle, And on the sudden dropp'd.
O Antony !-Nay, I will take thee too :-

Cas, O noble weakness! (Applying another Asp to her Arm. If they had swallow'd poison, 'twould appear What should I stay- Falls on a Bed, and dies. By external swelling: but she looks like 'sleep,

Char. In this wild world ?-So, fare thee well.- As she would catch another Antony Now boast thee, death! In thy possession lies

In her strong toil of grace", A lass unparallel'd.-Downy windows, close ; Dol. Here, on her breast, And golden Phæbus never be beheld

There is a vent of blood, and something blown; of eyes again so royal! Your crown's awry : The like is on her arm.

(leaves I'll mend it, and then play.

I Guard. This is an aspic's trail : and these fig.

Have slime upon them, such as the aspic leaves Enter the GUARD, rushing in.

Upon the caves of Nile. 1 Guard. Where is the queen

*Cæs. Most probable, Char. Speak softly, wake her not.

That so she died; for her physician tells me, 1 Guard. Cæsar hath sent

She hath pursued conclusions + infinite Char. Too slow a messenger. [Applies the Asp. of easy ways to die.-Take up her bed ;

And bear hier women from the monument; O, come; apace, despatch : I parily feel thee. i Guard. Approach, ho! All's not well: Cæsar's She shall be buried by her Antony: beguiled.

No grave upon the earth shall clip in it 2 Guard. There's Dolabella sent from Cæsar;- A pair so famous. High events as these call him.

Strike those that make them : and their story is 1 Guard. What work is here !-Charmian, is this No less in pity, than his glory, which well done ?

Brought them to be lamented. Our army shall, Char. It is well done, and fitting for a princess

In solemn show, attend this funeral; Descended of so many royal kings.

And then to Rome.-Come, Dolabella, see Ab, soldiers

(Dies. High order in this great solemnity- (Ereunt.

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ACT I.

Cornwall,

And you, our no less loving son of Albany,
SCENE I.-A Room of State in King Lear's

We have this hour a constant will to publish
Palace.

Our daughters' several dowers, that future strife
Enter KENT, GLOSTER, and EDMUND. May be prevented now. The princes, France and

Burgundy, Kent. I thought, the king had more allected the Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love, dake of Albany, than Cornwall.

Long in our court have made their amorous sojourn, Glo. It did always seem so to us: but now, in And here are to be answer'd.–Tell me, my daughthe division of the kingdom, it appears not which

ters, of the dukes he values most; for equalities are so (Since now we will devest us, both of rule, weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice Interest of territory, cares of state,) of either's moietyt.

Which of you, shall we say, doth love us most ?
Kent. Is not this your son, my lord ?

That we our largest bounty may extend
Gle. His breeding, Sir, bath been at my charge : Where merit doth most challenge it.-Goneril,
I have so often blusli'd iu acknowledge him, that Our eldest-born, speak first,
now I am brazed to it.

Gon. Sır, I
Kent. I cannot conceive you.

Do love you more than words can wield the Glo. Sir, this young fellow's mother could :

matter, whereupon she grew round-womb’d; and had, in: | Dearer than eye-sight, space and liberty ; deed, Sir, a son for her cradle, ere she had a hus. Beyond what can be valued, rich or rare; band for her bed. Do you smell a fault?

No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, ho. Kent. I cannot wish the fault undone, the issue

nour: of it being so proper 1:

As much as child e'er loved, or father found. Glo. But I have, Sir, a son hy order of law, A love that makes breath poor, and speech unable ; some year elder than this, who yet is no dearer Beyond all manner of so much I love you. in my account: though this knave came somewhat

Cor. What shall Cordelia do ? Love, and be siLucily into the world before he was sent for, yet

Jent.

(Asids. was his mother fair; there was good sport at his Lear. Of all these bounds, even from this line making, and the whoreson must be acknowledge

to this, ed.-Do you know this noble gentleman, Edmund ?With shadowy forests and with champains rich'd, Edm. No, my lord.

With plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads, Glo. My noble of Kent : remember him hereafter we make thee lady: to thine and Albany's issue as my honourable friend,

Be this perpetual.- What says our second daughter, Eim. My services to your lordship.

Our dearest Regan, wife to Cornwall! Speak. Kent. I must love you, and sue to know you Reg. I am made of that self metal as my sister, better.

And prize me at her worth. In my true heart Edm. Sir, I shall study deserving.

I find, she names my very deed ot love; Glo. He hath been out nine years, and away he Only she comes too short, -that I profess shall again :-The king is coming.

Myself an enemy to all other joys,
[Trumpet sound within. Which the most precious squaret of sense pose

sesses ;
Enter LEAR, CORNWALL, ALBANY, GONERIL,
REGAN, CORDELIA, and Attendants.

And find, I am alone felicitate

In your dear highness' love. Lear. Attend the lords of France and Burgundy, Cor. Then poor Cordelia !

(A side. Gloster.

An yet not so; since, I am sure, my love's Glo. I shall, my liege.

More richer than my tongue. (Exeunt Gloster and Edmund. Lear. To thee, and thine, hereditary ever, Lear. Mean-time we shall express our darker Remain this ample third of our fair kingdom; purpose 5.

No less in space, validity ý, and pleasure,
Give me the map there.-Know, that we have di- Than that confirin'i on Goneril.-Now, our joy,
vided,

Although the last, not least; w whose young love
In three, our kingdom: and 'tis our fast intent || The vines of France, and milk of Burgundy,
To shake all cares and business from our age; Sirive to be interess'd : what can you say, to draw
Conferring them on younger strengths, while we A third more opulent than your sisters ? Speak.

Cor. Nothing, my lord.
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Lear. Nothing ?

Kent. Ser better, Lear ; and let me still remain Cor. Nothing

The true blank of thine eye. ixar. Nothing can come of nothing: speak again. Lear. Now, by Apollo, Cor. Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave

kent. Now, by Apollo, king, My heart into my mouth: I love your majest Thou swear'st thy gods in vain. According to my bond; hor more, nor less.

Leur. O, vassal! Miscreant! Lour. How, how, Cordelia ? mend your speech a

(Laying his Hand on his Sword. little,

Alb. Corn. Dear Sir, forbear. Leit may mar your fortunes

Kent. Do; Cor. God my lord,

Kill thy physician, and the fee bestow You have begot me, bred me, loved me: I Upon the toul disease. Revoke thy gift; Return those duties back as are right fit,

Or, whilst I can rent clamour from my throat, Obey you, love you, and most honour you.

I'll tell thee, thou dost evil. Why have my sisters husbands, if they say,

Lear. Hear me, recreant! They love you, all? Haply, when I shall wed, On thine allegiance hear me! Thai lord, whose hand must take my plight, shall Since thou hast sought to make us break our vow carry

(Which we durst never yet), and, with strain'de Half my love with him, half my care, and duty:

pride, Sure, I shall never marry like my sisters,

To come betwixt our sentence and our power To love my father all.

(Which nor our nature nor our place can bear); Lear. But goes this with thy heart!

Our potency make good, take thy reward. Cor. Ay, good my lord.

Five days we do allot thee, for provision Lear. So young, and so urtender!

To shield thee from diseases of the world; Cor. So young, my lord, and true.

And, on the sixth, to turn thy hated back Liar. Lei it be so.-Thy truth then be thy dower: Upon our kingdom: if, on the tenth day following, For, by the sacred radiance of the sun :

Thy banish'd trunk be found in our dominions,
The mysteries of Hecate, and the night;

The moment is thy death : Away! by Jupiter,
By all the operations of the orbs,
This shall not be revoked.

ម From whom we do exist, and cease to be ;

Kent. Fare thee well, king: since thus thou wilt med Here I disclaim all my paternal care,

appear, l'ropinquity + and property of blood,

Freedom lives hence, and Lapishment is here.And as a stranger to my heart and me

The gods to their dear shelter take thee, maid, Hold thee, from this for ever, The barbarous

(70 Cordelia. " Seythian,

That jnstly think'st, and hast most rigly said ! Or he that makes his generation $ messes

And your large speecues may your deeds approve, To gorge his appetite, shall lo my bosim

(10 Regun and Goneril.am Be as well neighbour'd, pitied, and relieved, That good effects may spring from words of love.As thou my sometime daugliter.

Thus Kent, O princes, bids you all adieu ; kent. God my liege,

He'll shape his old courset in a country new, Lear. Peace, keni!

(Exit. Come not between the dragon and his wrath : I loved her most, and thought to set my rest

Re-enter GLOSTER; with FRANCE, BURGUNDY, and

ditendants. On her kind nursery:-Hence, and avoid my sighi!

[70 Cordilia. Clo. Here's France and Burgundy, my noble So be my grave my peace, as here I give

Tori. Her father's heart Troin her!-Cail Trance ;- Who Lear. My lord of Burgundy, stirs ?

We first address towards you, who with this king Call Burgiinily:-Cornwall, and Albany,

Uath rivali'd for our daughter; what, in the least With my two daughter's dowcis digest this third : Will you require in present dower with her, Le pride, which she calls plainnese, marry her. Or cease your quest of love ? I do invest you jointly with my power,

Bur. Most royal majesty Preeminence, and all the large effects

I crave no more than hain your highness offer'd, That troop with majesty.-Oursell, by monthly Nor will you tender less. conse

Jaar. Right noble Burgundy, With reservation of an hundred knights,

When she was dear to us, we did hold her so ; By you to be sustain'd, shall our abode

But now her price is fall'u: Sir, there she stands; Make with you by due lurus. Only we still retain If anght within that little, seeming ý substance, The name, and all the additions to a king;

Or all of it, with our displeasure pieced,

And nothing more, may titly like your grace, Revenue, execution of the rest f,

She's there, and she is yours. Beloved sons, be yours : which to confirm,

Bur. I know no answer. This coronet part between you.

Leur. Sir,

(Giving the Crown. Will you, with those infirmities she owes I. Kent. Royal Lear,

Uniriended, new-adopied to our hate, Whom I have ever honour'd as my king,

Dower'd with our curse, and stranger'd with our Loved as my father, as my master follow'd,

oalb, As my great patron thought ou in my prayers, Take her, or leave her? Lear. The bow is bent and drawn, make from Bur. Pardon me, royal Sir ; the shaft.

Election makes noe up's on such conditions. Kent. Let it fall rather, though the fork invade Lear. Then leave her, Sir; for by the power The region of iny heart: be Kent unmannerly,

that made me, When Lear is niad. What wouldst thou do, old I tell you all her 'wealtlı.--For you, great king, man?

(To France. Think'st thion, that dnty shall have dread to speak, I would not from your love make such a stray, When power to flattery bows: To plaiuness bo- To match you where I hate; therefore le seech' yon nour's bound,

To averi ** your liking a more worthier way, When majesty stops to folly. Reverse thy doom; | Than on a wretch whom nature is ashamed And, in the best consideration, check

Almost to acknowledge hers. This videous saslıncss: answer my life my judg- France. This is mest strange! nient,

That she, that even but now was your best object, Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least; The argument of your praise, balin of your are, Nor are inose emper-hearted, whose low sound Most best, most dearest, should in this trice of time Rereris.. no hollowness.

Commit a thing so monstrous, to dismantle Lear. Kent, on thy life, no more.

So many folds of favour! Sure, her ollence Kont. My lite I never held but as a pawn

Must be of such annatural degree, To wage against thine ene nues; nor tear to lose it, Thai moustirs it, or your fore-vouch'd ++ affection Thy safely Leing die motive. Lear. Out of my sight!

• The mark to shoot at.

+ Follow his old movie of life. • Perhaps. + Kindred. # Prom this tinie. I Am rous expeditions.

Srecious g His children. Tives. ! All other bul,ecli. Ownis possessed of.

& Concludes lot. 6. Reverberales.

1. Turn..

- Former declaration of.

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The sway,

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