Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Michael Best
Not Peer Reviewed

King Lear (Modern, Quarto)

[Scene 23]
Alarum. Enter the powers of France over the stage, Cordelia with her father [Lear] in her hand. [They pass over the stage and exeunt.]
2920Enter Edgar [in disguise] and Gloucester.
Here, father, take the shadow of this bush
For your good host. Pray that the right may thrive.
If ever I return to you again I'll bring you comfort.
Exit [Edgar].
Grace go with you, sir.
Alarum and retreat [within].
[Re-enter Edgar.]
Away, old man, give me thy hand, away!
King Lear hath lost, he and his daughter ta'en.
2930Give me thy hand. Come on.
No farther sir, a man may rot even here.
What, in ill thoughts again? Men must endure
Their going hence, even as their coming hither.
2935Ripeness is all. Come on.