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  • Title: King Lear (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: Michael Best
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-463-9

    Copyright Michael Best. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Michael Best
    Not Peer Reviewed

    King Lear (Folio 1, 1623)

    Scena Secunda.
    Alarum within. Enter with Drumme and Colours, Lear,
    Cordelia, and Souldiers, ouer the Stage, and Exeunt.
    Enter Edgar, and Gloster.
    Edg. Heere Father, take the shadow of this Tree
    For your good hoast: pray that the right may thriue:
    If euer I returne to you againe,
    Ile bring you comfort.
    2925Glo. Grace go with you Sir.
    Alarum and Retreat within.
    Enter Edgar.
    Egdar. Away old man, giue me thy hand, away:
    King Lear hath lost, he and his Daughter tane,
    2930Giue me thy hand: Come on.
    Glo. No further Sir, a man may rot euen heere.
    Edg. What in ill thoughts againe?
    Men must endure
    Their going hence, euen as their comming hither,
    2935Ripenesse is all come on.
    Glo. And that's true too.