Internet Shakespeare Editions

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Not Peer Reviewed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.
2920Enter 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. Exit.
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. Exeunt.