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This judgment of the heavens, that makes us tremble,
Alb. O! it is he.
Kent. I am come
Alb. Great thing of us forgot !--
[The bodies of GONERIL and REGAN are brought in. Kent. Alack, why thus?
Edm. Yet Edmund was beloved:
Alb. Even so.--Cover their faces.
Edm. I pant for life: Some good I mean to do,
Alb. Run, run, 0, run
Edg. To who, my lord ?-Who has the office ? send
Édm. Well thought on; take my sword,
[EDMUND is borne off. Enter LEAB, with CORDELIA dead in his arms ; EDGAR,
OFFICER, and others.
Kent. Is this the promised end pf
+ Of the world.
It is a chance that does redeem all sorrows
[Kneeling. Lear. Prythee, away. Edg. 'Tis noble Kent, your friend.
Lear. A plague upon you, murderers, traitors, all !
Off. 'Tis true, my lords, he did.
Lear. Did I not, fellow ?
Kent. If fortune brag of two she loved and hated,
Lear. This is a dull sight: Are you not Kent ?
Kent. The same;
Lear. He's a good fellow, I can tell you that;
Kent. No, my good lord; I am the very man ;-
Kent. That, from your first of difference and decay,
Lear. You are welcome bither.
Kent. Nor no man else ; all's cheerless, dark, and deadly.
Lear. Ay, so I think.
Alb. He knows not what he says; and vain it is
Enter an OFFICER.
Älb. That's but a trifle here.-
[T. EDGAR and KENT.
Lear. And my poor fool || is hang'd! No, no, no life:
6 Titles. | Used here as a term of endearment.
Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life,
Edg. O, he is gone, indeed.
Kent. The wonder is, he hath endured so long: He but usurp'd his life.
Alb. Bear them from hence.-Our present business Is general woe. Friends of my soul, you twain
[To KENT and EDGAR. Rule in this realm, and the gored state sustain.
Kent. I have a journey, Sir, shortly to go;
Alb. The weight of this sad time we must obey;
[Exeunt, with a dead march.
SCENE, during the greater part of the Play, in Verona; once,
in the Fifth Act, at Mantua.
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. -
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Do, with their death, bury their parents' strife.
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
SCENE I.-A public place.
Gre. To move, is--to stir; and to be valiant, is-to stand to it: therefore, if thou art moved, thou runn’st away.
Sam. A dog of that house shall move me to stand : I will take the wall of any man or maid of Monta
Gre. That shows thee a weak slave; for the weakest goes to the wall.
Sam. True; and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall :-therefore I will push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall.
Gre. The quarrel is between our masters, and us their men.
Sam. "Tis all one, I will show myself a tyrant: when I have fought with the men, I will be cruel with the maids; I will cut off their heads. Gre. The heads of the maids ?
Sam. Ay, the heads of the maids, or their maidenheads; take it in what sense thou wilt. Gre. They must take it in sense, that feel it.
Sam. Me they shall feel, while I am able to stand : and, 'tis known, I am a pretty piece of flesh.
Gre. 'Tis well, thou art not fish; if thou hadst, thou hadst been poor John.t Draw thy tool; here comes two of the house of the Montagues.
Sam. My naked weapon is out; quarrel, I will back thee.
Gre. I will frown, as I pass by; and let them take it as they list.
Sam. Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it.
Enter ABRAM and BELTHAZAR.
† Dried hake