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$c. I. An open country. Enter Edg. Soliloquy. Enter Glo.
Sc. III. Dover. Enter Kent, and a Gentleman, who informs Kent that he had delivered his letters to Cordelia, and relates how she was moved there with. It appears from this scene that Lear is in Dover, but refuses to see his daug"ter Cordelit, out of shame for his unkind behaviour to her. Exeunt. Sc. IV. A camp. Enter Cor. Physician, and soldiers. Cor. enjoins the Physician to use his utmost skill for the recovery of Lear from his madness. Enter a messenger with news that the British powers are marching against Cordelia's. Sc. V. Regan's palace. Enter Reg. and Steward. It ap. pears that Reg. is in love with Edm. and desires to read the contents of a letter which Gon. (of whom she is jealous) has sent by the Steward to Edm. but is refused. She gives the Steward one from herself to deliver to Edm. She promises him a reward if finding Glo. he should kill him. Sc. VI. The country near Dover. Enter Glo. and Edg. as a peasant, who pretends to be leading him up to the top of Dover cliff. When Glo. is made to believe he is arrived, he throws himself down as with a design to put an end to his life, but without hurt. Edg. here feigns himself to be another person at the bottom of the cliff, and having assured Glo. that he had fallen from the top to the bottom, secms to wonder, with Glo. that he was not dead. Sc. VII. To them enter Lear madly drest with flowers. Talk agreeable to the chara&er and misfortunes of these three persons. Sc. VIII. To them enter a gentleman with attendants, who a seize on Lear, in order to carry him to Cor. News that that the enemy is near. Exeunt Lear, gentleman, and attendants. Manet Glo. and Edg.
Sc. I. A camp. Enter Edm. Reg. and their powers. Reg.
desiring private speech with Aib. delivers him the letter he had found on the Steward, and desires him to open it before the battle; and, if Alb. won the battle, that a trumpet might be sounded for him (Edg.) who would then produce a champion to prove what was avouched in the letter. Enter Edm. who gives Alb. a list of the supposed number
Sc. III. Manet Edm. Soliloquy. He determines, after the battle is over, if Lear and Cordelia should be taken prisoners, to frustrate any intended pardon granted to them from Alb. and to take them off. Sc. IV. A field. Alarm within. Enter with drum and colours, Lear, Cor. and soldiers over the stage, and Exeunt. Enter Edg. and Glo. Edg. seats G/o. under a bush, and leaves him till the battle is over. Alarm and retreat within. Re-enter Edg. who informs Glo. that Lear hath lost the battle, and that he and his daughter Cor. are taken prisoners. Exeunt. Sc. V. Enter in conquest with drum and colours, Ednund: Lear and Cor. prisoners. Soldiers, Captain. Edin. orders Lear and Cor. to prison. Exeunt Lear and Cor. guarded., Edm. gives written instrućtions to the Captain, and promises him preferment if he obeys them. Exit Captain. sc. VI. To Edm. enter Alb. Gon. Reg. and soldiers. Upon Edmund's assuming behaviour, Alb. tells him he