King Lear

by: William Shakespeare

Act 1, scenes 1-2

1
Know that we have divided
In three our kingdom; and ‘tis our fast intent
To shake all cares and business from our age (I.i)
2
How, nothing will come of nothing. Speak again. (I.i)
3
See better Lear, and let me still remain
The true blank of thine eye. (I.i)
4
Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law
My services are bound. Wherefore should I
Stand in the plague of custom, and permit
The curiosity of nations to deprive me? (I.ii)