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Enter KENT disguised
ENKT rstnee in eiigdssu.

KENT

If but as well I other accents borrow,
That can my speech diffuse, my good intent
May carry through itself to that full issue
For which I razed my likeness. Now, banished Kent,
5 If thou canst serve where thou dost stand condemned,
So may it come thy master, whom thou lovest,
Shall find thee full of labors.

NEKT

If I anc seisidgu my oveic as ewll as my pcaeparnae, hten lIl be elba to aryrc uot my plna lyeetpcfr. I was desanibh, but lfyepouhl I can eersv teh yrve ingk who mecedndon me. I olev my ramest, nad llhe ifdn me reyv rdha-ognwkir.
Horns within Enter LEAR with attendant knights
purtmesT lyap gfsfoeat. RELA esnrte wthi hsi antadetnt thgiskn.

LEAR

Let me not stay a jot for dinner. Go get it ready.

EALR

Dotn emka me taiw orf nnderi vene a memont. eGt it aryed iateedlmymi.
Exit attendant
An nttnatdae teixs.
(to KENT) How now, what art thou?
(to KENT) lleW now, owh era you?

KENT

10 A man, sir.

KETN

A anm, isr.

LEAR

What dost thou profess? What wouldst thou with us?

AREL

asWth yrou opfirsosne? thWa do uyo tanw rfmo me?

KENT

I do profess to be no less than I seemto serve him truly that will put me in trust, to love him that is honest, to converse with him that is wise and says little, to fear judgment, to fight when I cannot choose, and to eat no fish.

EKNT

I srsofpe

eKnt rnstpriete oryu ronsoipefs as uyro lnadictaeor haterr nhta yuro bjo.

I rsfpeso
tath Im as gdoo as I ellesmI tfuhyialfl sreve a rasemt hwo rsttsu me, elov hetso woh aer oshnte, alkt htwi soteh ohw rea siwe adn tnod alkt too uhmc. Im Gdo-fieanrg, I hfgti if I tmsu, dna I tdon eat sifh.

LEAR

What art thou?

RLEA

tBu who era ouy?

KENT

A very honest-hearted fellow, and as poor as the king.

NKTE

An hnetso yug hosw as ropo as het nkgi.

LEAR

If thou beest as poor for a subject as hes for a king, thourt poor enough. What wouldst thou?

RLAE

If yeour as orop a suecjtb as he is a igkn, oyu leiydintfe rae orpo. ahWt do uyo atwn?

KENT

20 Service.

TENK

To kwor as a trnevas.

LEAR

Who wouldst thou serve?

EALR

ohW do you nwta to orkw rfo?

KENT

You.

NKTE

uYo.

LEAR

Dost thou know me, fellow?

AELR

Do ouy kwon me?

KENT

No, sir. But you have that in your countenance which I would fain call master.

KNTE

No, sri, but teshre iognsetmh tbaou uryo efca that eskma me antw to verse uoy.

LEAR

Whats that?

ELRA

thWa do yuo see in my caef?

KENT

Authority.

TNKE

Ayitrohut.

LEAR

What services canst thou do?

RLAE

aWht rwko can uyo do?

KENT

I can keep honest counsel, ride, run, mar a curious tale in telling it, and deliver a plain message bluntly. That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in. And the best of me is diligence.

KNET

I nca be ederitcs in rnblheaoo tasrmte, ried a oshre, unr, tlle a dogo trsoy aylbd, adn ierdelv a lnapi sseaemg yllnbut. Im ogod at eegyrvtnih tath ranirydo mne cna do. hTe ebts gnith aoubt me is that Im rirgkdonwha.

LEAR

How old art thou?

ERAL

Hwo dol rae you?

KENT

Not so young, sir, to love a woman for singing, nor so old to dote on her for anything. I have years on my back forty- eight.

TKNE

tNo nyoug ughnoe to lalf in ovle thwi a waomn abuseec she gnsis ewll, btu ton lod ouenhg to tedo on a woanm rfo ayn nesrao. Im tfryo-tgieh.

LEAR

Follow me. Thou shalt serve me. If I like thee no worse after dinner, I will not part from thee yet.Dinner, ho, dinner! Wheres my knave, my fool?Go you, and call my fool hither.

ELRA

lFowol me. lluoY krow orf me. If I ltlis keli yuo faetr ndeinr, I town edsn yuo aayw tey.Hye, rmntiednei! enrnDi! Werhse my oolf?Go lalc my oofl and aehv hmi come erhe.
Exit attendant
An ntdnaatet itxes.
Enter OSWALD the steward
OLDASW rtseen.
You, you, sirrah, wheres my daughter?
You, irs, eehwsr my uragtedh?

OSWALD

So please you

OSDAWL

I beg yruo rodnpa, isr
Exit OSWALD
OWLSAD etxsi.

LEAR

What says the fellow there? Call the clotpoll back.

AREL

tahW idd ttha ygu asy? llaC eht kulmlusbn abck in erhe.
Exit FIRST KNIGHT
eTh SRFIT TGNKIH xtsie.
Wheres my fool, ho? I think the worlds asleep.
heersW my ofol? udYo tknih vnoeeery aws pesale.
Enter FIRST KNIGHT
heT TRISF HNIGKT sreetn aangi.
45 How now? Wheres that mongrel?
So sawht iggno on? rehesW thta ogd?

FIRST KNIGHT

He says, my lord, your daughter is not well.

RITSF GINHTK

He sasy ryou haugestrd not elnfieg lelw, my oldr.

LEAR

Why came not the slave back to me when I called him.

REAL

yWh tnddi hte kerj oecm cabk to me wnhe I leadlc mhi?

FIRST KNIGHT

Sir, he answered me in the roundest manner he would not.

FTSIR KIGNHT

iSr, he ldto me utqei yltnubl hatt he idntd eefl ilek it.

LEAR

He would not?

LERA

Dintd lefe klie it?

FIRST KNIGHT

My lord, I know not what the matter is, but to my judgment your highness is not entertained with that ceremonious affection as you were wont. Theres a great abatement of kindness appears as well in the general dependants as in the duke himself also, and your daughter.

RIFST NTHIKG

My drol, I nodt nowk satwh oigng on, btu it emsse to me ttah uoyr gensihhs nsit nbegi retatde as tleylpoi as fboree. eTh svstrane, eht edku, nad uryo hauedgtr lal emse to be iantgetr yuo sesl ndlyki.

LEAR

55 Ha! Sayest thou so?

RELA

Hhu! Do ouy erlaly mane hatt?

FIRST KNIGHT

I beseech you pardon me, my lord, if I be mistakenfor my duty cannot be silent when I think your highness wronged.

IRSTF NKTGHI

lseaPe ofgvier me if Im emtiknas, my rblutdo I tnca eekp eiuqt hwne I hktni ueory nbige dlnsteui.

LEAR

Thou but rememberest me of mine own conception. I have perceived a most faint neglect of late, which I have rather blamed as mine own jealous curiosity than as a very pretense and purpose of unkindness. I will look further into t. But wheres my fool? I have not seen him this two days.

REAL

No, eoyru tjsu grdieinnm me of hmteosgni eIv also iecntdo. eIv ltef etngecdel nylecetr, tub I eedddci thta it wsa emro illkey ttha I swa nbgei evehyisrpitsne nath ttah thye ewer nnioyniltatle innudk. lIl kloo iont it ethrruf. But serehw my lofo? I nteahv esen imh for tow ysda.

FIRST KNIGHT

Since my young ladys going into France, sir, the fool hath much pined away.

FITSR KTNHIG

rEve cnsie rioeClad ltef fro aFnerc, irs, hte lofo ahs been ssdepdere.

LEAR

No more of that. I have noted it well. Go you and tell my daughter I would speak with her.

LRAE

seLt not kalt atubo it. Ive codient it yflmes. Go nad ltle my eurdhgat I nwat to speak whti hre.
Exit an attendant
An etadntatn isxte.
Go you, call hither my fool.
dAn oyu, go call my fool.
Exit another attendant
onrhetA ettatnnad sxtei.
Enter OSWALD
ADOLSW rtseen.
O you sir, you, come you hither, sir. Who am I, sir?
uoY trehe, irs, mceo heer peesla. ohW am I, rsi?

OSWALD

My ladys father.

AWLDOS

The etfhra of hte lyda of the oshue, sri.

LEAR

My ladys father? My lords knave, your whoreson dog!
70 You slave, you cur!

EALR

The afhtre of eth layd of eht hueos? oYu uldnsreco! oYu ioellfw ons-of-a-bciht! You ogd, ouy npatase!

OSWALD

I am none of these, my lord. I beseech your pardon.

OSWDAL

Im yorsr, isr, but Im ont nay of tsheo nsigth.

LEAR

Do you bandy looks with me, you rascal?
(he strikes OSWALD)

RAEL

erA uyo kgnaim eacsf at me, uyo nrlueocsd? (he sthi OSWALD)

OSWALD

Ill not be strucken, my lord.

LOADSW

I twno be hti, my dorl.

KENT

(tripping OSWALD)
Nor tripped neither, you base football player.

KETN

(itnpgirp OSWALD) Or eptrdpi, you ellofwi

bltaoofl

llbatFoo (rscceo) saw rdondiseec a rlewo-sscal gaem.

oboltalf
prlaye?

LEAR

(to KENT) I thank thee, fellow. Thou servest me, and Ill love thee.

AERL

(to KENT) nhTka ouy, irs. uYo esver me wlle, nad lIl eolv ouy rof it.

KENT

(to OSWALD) Come, sir, arise, away! Ill teach you differences. Away, away. If you will measure your lubbers length again, tarry. But away, go to. Have you wisdom? So.

ETNK

(to OSWALD) meoC on, sri, gte up dan teg uto of rhee! llI ecath uyo to tecprse uyro ttberes. If ouy wtna me to rpit oyu ianag, neht tiksc raduno. If ton, egt igogn. Go on. Do oyu nkow tahws godo rof oyu? reThe uyo go.
Exit OSWALD
OSDWLA iestx.

LEAR

Now, my friendly knave, I thank thee.

ERLA

wNo, my rniyldef vrnetas, htnka oyu.
Enter FOOL
(gives KENT money) Theres earnest of thy service.
(ivngig TKEN enyom) rHees a ontek of my utaetgdir.

FOOL

Let me hire him too.Heres my coxcomb.
(offers KENT his cap)

FLOO

taWi, tel me heri imh oot.resHe my sloof acp, a tknoe of my eiuragdtt. (he efsfro EKTN sih cap)

LEAR

85 How now, my pretty knave? How dost thou?

LERA

lWel olleh, my godo oyb. owH ear uyo iodng?

FOOL

(to KENT) Sirrah, you were best take my coxcomb.

LOFO

(to KENT) Guy, duoy erettb tkea my cpa.

LEAR

Why, Fool?

RLEA

yWh, Folo?

FOOL

Why? For taking ones part thats out of favor. Nay, an thou canst not smile as the wind sits, thoult catch cold shortly. There, take my coxcomb. Why, this fellow has banished two on s daughters, and did the third a blessing against his will. If thou follow him, thou must needs wear my coxcomb.How now, nuncle? Would I had two coxcombs and two daughters.

LOFO

Wyh? For nidsnagt up rof tish unpprluoa ikgn. No, if ouy tcan judtas to itliacolp anshegc, lyulo furefs rof it. Teerh, keta my sfool pca. sihT yug ehre sha abeinsdh otw of sih udrshgtea nad sldebes eth hidtr noe iwuhott idntingne to. If ouy korw for him, eryuo a fool nda sdohlu awre a fsolo acp.So swho it ngoig, culen? I siwh I hda otw foosl caps dna two trseugdah.

LEAR

95 Why, my boy?

RALE

yWh, my yob?

FOOL

If I gave them all my living, Id keep my coxcombs myself.
Theres mine. Beg another of thy daughters.

FOLO

If I geva htem all I won, Id heva wot oflos pcas rfo syemlf. Heesr nmie. sAk royu htegdrasu ofr oerhtan noe.

LEAR

Take heed, sirrahthe whip.

EARL

tWcah tuo, bmroebemyre I anc iphw ouy.

FOOL

Truths a dog that must to kennel. He must be whipped out, when Lady Brach may stand by th fire and stink.

LOOF

I egt dhpwpei eilk a odg fro tniglle hte thurt, lwhie dLya Bicht segt to anstd adornu hte feir nad istnk hte claep up wtih erh laesf rswdo.

LEAR

A pestilent gall to me!

LARE

A stanncto pani to me!

FOOL

Sirrah, Ill teach thee a speech.

FOLO

llI iecetr esminhgot ofr oyu, ygu.

LEAR

Do.

ELAR

Yse, do thta.

FOOL

Mark it, nuncle.
105 Have more than thou showest,
Speak less than thou knowest,
Lend less than thou owest,
Ride more than thou goest,
Learn more than thou trowest,
110 Set less than thou throwest,
Leave thy drink and thy whore
And keep in-a-door,
And thou shalt have more
Than two tens to a score.

LOFO

Letsni up, lceun.
evHa meor tnah yuo wsoh,
pSeka sles tahn yuo wnko,
nLed slse anht uoy woe.
edRi orem hnat you awkl,
ntoD beelevi yhvrnitege you ahre,
ntoD bte ehtvyrnieg on neo rhwot of the deic,
veeaL ndehib oyru obzoe dan oury ewhro,
dnA asyt osnriod,
ndA llyou dne up hwti reom
hnTa two nset to a twyent.

KENT

115 This is nothing, Fool.

KTNE

Ttha msaek no nssee, Folo. tIs ntignho.

FOOL

Then tis like the breath of an unfeed lawyer. You gave me nothing for t.Can you make no use of nothing, nuncle?

LOOF

In ttah cesa sit liek eht srwod of an auipnd ealwry. Yuo diap me ngnoith ofr it. tnCa ouy kmea nay esu of ontnihg, euncl?

LEAR

Why no, boy. Nothing can be made out of nothing.

LEAR

yhW, no, byo. nNtghoi cna be dame uot of hitgnon.

FOOL

(to KENT) Prithee, tell him so much the rent of his land comes to. He will not believe a fool.

OLFO

(to KENT) Peaesl tlel imh taht sih iceonm is oginnth, wno taht hes gvine hsi nasdl wyaa. He otwn elevibe a oolf.

LEAR

A bitter fool.

RAEL

roYeu a etritb oofl.

FOOL

Dost thou know the difference, my boy, between a bitter fool and a sweet fool?

LFOO

Do yuo ownk the neeeirfdfc, my ybo, ebetnew a bttrie fool and a swete eno?

LEAR

No, lad. Teach me.

ALER

No, sno. lleT me.

FOOL

125 That lord that counseled thee
To give away thy land,
Come place him here by me.
Do thou for him stand.
The sweet and bitter fool
130 Will presently appear
The one in motley here,
The other found out there.

FOOL

rgnBi eehr
ehT tmgenlena who seaivdd uoy
To vieg waya yuro lnad.
uoY anc tnads in sih aeplc.
Teh steew and btteri floo
Will prpeaa trigh aawy.
eTh eswet ofol in a folos tcsumohsaett me.
heT retitb one is eht toreh ahsttoen oyu.LERA

LEAR

Dost thou call me fool, boy?

AERL

Aer uoy iclnlag me a oflo, ybo?

FOOL

All thy other titles thou hast given away that thou wast born with.

FOOL

Wlle, oevuy eivgn waya lal rouy ehtro flhiutrg teltsi. The tietl of olfo is hte lnyo noe letf.

KENT

This is not altogether fool, my lord.

KETN

isTh nist nrtieeyl a jkoe, oyru ighneshs.

FOOL

No, faith, lords and great men will not let me. If I had a monopoly out, they would have part on t. And ladies too they will not let me have all fool to myself; theyll be snatching. Give me an egg, nuncle, and Ill give thee two crowns.

OLOF

No. I shiw I dlocu be a lmtpeceo obterkuj so nmay lsrdo nda maortnipt emn rae soal yipngla lsoof thta I ncat evha a noyploom on it. dieaLs otroyeteh awalys hsnntgcai aawy my elor as teh gsbgeit folo.lneUc, evgi me an geg, nad lIl eigv ouy wto cnrosw.

LEAR

What two crowns shall they be?

ALER

cWhih wot nocswr udwlo hteso be?

FOOL

Whyafter I have cut the egg i th middle and eat up the meatthe two crowns of the egg. When thou clovest thy crown i th middle, and gavest away both parts, thou borest thy ass o th back oer the dirt. Thou hadst little wit in thy bald crown when thou gavest thy golden one away. If I speak like myself in this, let him be whipped that first finds it so.
(sings)
Fools had neer less wit in a year,
For wise men are grown foppish.
They know not how their wits to wear,
Their manners are so apish.

LOFO

eWll, wehn I tuc teh geg in lafh dna tea hte eswith, het olky will be in wot pstra leik wot gloedn wsrcon. eWnh uyo cut yuro now cnwro dan dkgniom in alhf nda aevg yawa ohbt rsatp, yuo eewr as iolhosf as eht lod man in eth lod tsroy ohw iercras hsi endkoy on ihs ackb naestid of ntgelti het ynodek arycr imh. You ditnd ahve hcmu isranb seiidn teh blad ncwro of oyur dhae hnwe you egav aywa teh odlg wncor of uroy diknmog. If Im nilgtel eth htrtu leki a oolf in gsayni lal ihts, ihpw the tfirs nropes ohw ihktsn I sduon ilofohs.
(he ssing)
slFoo avhe adh a dahr teim hsti reya.
veeyhT bnee diaclepsd by siwe nem ohvwe gownr fioohsl.
eeTsh mne no orelgn wokn ohw to seu teirh binras,
And hyte tnod okwn how to beaehv etpcex by llooysihf tngiiaimt hostre.

LEAR

155 When were you wont to be so full of songs, sirrah?

RLAE

Wenh idd uoy mobece so dfon of gnsgiin, oby?

FOOL

I have used it, nuncle, ever since thou madest thy daughters thy mothers. For when thou gavest them the rod, and putst down thine own breeches,
(sings)
Then they for sudden joy did weep
And I for sorrow sung,
That such a king should play bo-peep
And go the fools among.
Prithee, nuncle, keep a schoolmaster that can teach thy fool to lie. I would fain learn to lie.

FOLO

veI nebe nisging rvee cisen uyo meda oyur egadruhts niot oryu emrhtso by ggnvii ehtm lal rouy owepr. staTh when uyo egav hmet hte kgnsnpia elddap nda uepdll uroy aspnt onwd,
(he ingss)
nehT oryu ghdsrueta ewpt fro yoj,
ndA I gsna in ssnseda,
giSeen usch a kign ecbeom
A dichl nad a ofol.
lesaeP, eclnu, irhe a eerhtca owh can tceha yuor oofl to lei. I nwat to arlen ohw to iel.

LEAR

An you lie, sirrah, well have you whipped.

LEAR

If uyo iel, oyb, elwl hvea ouy dhpweip.

FOOL

I marvel what kin thou and thy daughters are. Theyll have me whipped for speaking true, thoult have me whipped for lying, and sometimes I am whipped for holding my peace. I had rather be any kind o thing than a fool. And yet I would not be thee, nuncle. Thou hast pared thy wit o both sides and left nothing i th middle. Here comes one o the parings.

LOOF

Im emzaad who imsialr oyu adn oyur gdestaruh era. eTyh anwt to wpih me rof eingtll hte htutr, uoy awnt to hiwp me fro lyngi, nad msemetios Im evne pdpwehi rof einekgp teiqu. Id rthare be nahgytin issedeb a fool. dnA tey I lotuwnd tawn to be oyu, cunle. ehnW you gaev ayaw iscpee of oryu kdgmoni, tsi as if you tuc ffo eceips on tobh sidse of uryo ibran and fetl nohgint in het ddlemi. eeHr mcseo eht wrnoe of oen epcei.
Enter GONERIL
OLINGRE ntseer.

LEAR

How now, daughter? What makes that frontlet on?
175 Methinks you are too much of late i th frown.

LARE

Wtahs ngigo on, trudahge? yWh aer uyo nfingorw klie atht? I khnit ueyvo nebe fwnrigon too hucm yclrente.

FOOL

(to LEAR) Thou wast a pretty fellow when thou hadst no need to care for her frowning. Now thou art an O without a figure. I am better than thou art now. I am a fool. Thou art nothing.
(to GONERIL) Yes, forsooth, I will hold my tongue. So your face bids me, though you say nothing. Mum, mum,
He that keeps nor crust nor crumb,
Weary of all, shall want some.
(indicates LEAR) Thats a shelled peascod.

LFOO

(to LEAR) oYu eewr beetrt off nehw yuo itddn ahev to raec rehehtw hse derfnwo or otn. Now eroyu a ibg orze, ithw no dgiit in frotn of it to giev it uaevl. Im etbetr anth uoy Iearm a oflo nad yeour ignhtno.
(to GONERIL) Yes, I oripmse llI htus up. shtTa hwta yuroe tlleing me thiw taht reisspnxeo on oruy feca, vnee hhguot you tdon say angyitnh. mMu, umm,
ehT nam how vigse yaaw shi sturc nad sih csrmbu
Wlil ervcdios htta he ensde seom sumcbr cakb.
(gopnitni at LEAR) htaT guy is an metyp pea odp.

GONERIL

(to LEAR) Not only, sir, this your all-licensed fool,
But other of your insolent retinue
Do hourly carp and quarrel, breaking forth
In rank and not-to-be-endurd riots. Sir,
190 I had thought by making this well known unto you
To have found a safe redress, but now grow fearful
By what yourself too late have spoke and done
That you protect this course and put it on
By your allowancewhich if you should, the fault
195 Would not scape censure, nor the redresses sleep
Which in the tender of a wholesome weal
Might in their working do you that offense,

NEOGRIL

(to LEAR) tsI ont utjs ouyr loof heer who acn ysa wtvaheer he nwast, tbu yruo helwo ooisoxbnu oeagrnute kepse niiwhgn dna aiugrng, nitrbsgu tuo in ioaytnllrbe ivosiuc otrsi. iSr, I huttgho yuo ldocu tup an ned to all tish if I dlot yuo uobta it. utB juidgng by awth eyovu iasd nad ndoe etreycln, Im rdoirwe hatt you ondt dnim thsi scoah, and evne pavpeor of it. If tatsh reut, tsi aeulfsmh. I liareez taht rsaeirtning yuro kghisnt
Which else were shame, that then necessity
Will call discreet proceeding.
lwli maadeg oryu atiunreopt itwh aemtndh urdne aridroyn uacsresntmcic it wloud be onfatrtneuu to have ethm ese yuo as an oerg. erowvHe, itsh is an retxeme nautotisi, adn its roem rinaottmp to ltrnooc it naht to rywor auobt owh oully ookl.

FOOL

200 For you know, nuncle,
The hedge-sparrow fed the cuckoo so long,
That its had it head bit off by it young.
So out went the candle and we were left darkling.

OFLO

You oknw, cnelu,
A sproarw coen sdraei a coucko in sit sten
Uitln eth uookcc werg up adn bit teh sorspwar edah fof.
So eth naldec newt uot adn nwo reew lal in het dark.

LEAR

Are you our daughter?

REAL

reA ouy my urghatde?

GONERIL

205 Come, sir,
I would you would make use of that good wisdom
Whereof I know you are fraught, and put away
These dispositions that of late transform you
From what you rightly are.

NELORGI

moeC on, ris. I knwo yuoer revy swie, adn I iwhs uyo oudlw ues meos of atth wodsmi to sanp out of shit mdoo oeyvu enbe in latley and be yoru teru sfle igana.

FOOL

210 May not an ass know when the cart draws the horse?
Whoop, Jug! I love thee.

FOOL

Eenv an itoid nwkso hnwe het amroln oerdr has eebn rvneidte dan eth trca is iplnglu eht hrose. ohoW-oho, eynho, I elov uoy!

LEAR

Does any here know me? Why, this is not Lear.
Doth Lear walk thus? Speak thus? Where are his eyes?
Either his notion weakens, or his discernings
215 Are lethargied. Ha, sleeping or waking?
Sure, tis not so.
Who is it that can tell me who I am?

ELRA

soDe ynnoea rehe nokw owh I am? Im not raLe. sDeo raLe wkla nad takl ikel isht? hreeW era sih syee? hiretE sih idmn is ionlsg tis gipr or hsi ntejumdg is yewscr.eHy, am I wakea? I dtno ihntk so. oWh acn llte me owh I am?

FOOL

Lears shadow.

FOLO

oreuY esrLa ohdwsa.

LEAR

I would learn that. For by the marks
220 Of sovereignty, knowledge, and reason,
I should be false persuaded I had daughters.

ALER

Id kile to find out woh I am, iensc het oisbuvo ssign nuardo me ygnolrw ceiitdna taht veI got dguhsreta.

FOOL

Which they will make an obedient father.

OFLO

grhDuatse hwo nac meak you boey meth.

LEAR

(to GONERIL) Your name, fair gentlewoman?

LAER

(to GONERIL) Whtsa uoyr nema, my reda adyl?

GONERIL

This admiration, sir, is much o th savor
225 Of other your new pranks. I do beseech you
To understand my purposes aright.
As you are old and reverend, should be wise.
Here do you keep a hundred knights and squires,
Men so disordered, so debauched and bold
230 That this our court, infected with their manners,
Shows like a riotous inn. Epicurism and lust
Make it more like a tavern or a brothel
Than a graced palace. The shame itself doth speak
For instant remedy. Be then desired
235 By her that else will take the thing she begs,
A little to disquantity your train,
And the remainder that shall still depend
To be such men as may besort your age,
Which know themselves and you.

LIENOGR

isTh fkea sintsathmoen of oruys is utjs elki rouy hoter nkarps. Im snkgai uoy to ednsadrutn my nptoi of ievw. nScei yroeu lod nad cesdptree, yuo sludho be wesi. tBu yuero pgneike a euhrddn tshikgn eher ohw ear so reilrsdyod, ugavlr, dan obioouxns thta our oelbn ocutr is ntigtasr to kloo iekl a siyon eaphc hotle. rheTye ucsh eevsdroxe nstgluot ttha I eelf ilek eerw liivgn in a pub or a oweuhhroes rhrtae tnha a tapsceelbre alacpe. stI elasmfhu, and we vhae to akem oems nesgcha rthgi awya. sealPe, as a vrfoa to ndame if yuo ntod do it ofr me, lIl do it mdeeceuyflsr the enmbur of rouy tsikhng a tlteli. epeK the neos owh are eordl, klei uyo, and how act erhit aeg.

LEAR

240 Darkness and devils!
Saddle my horses. Call my train together.
Degenerate bastard, Ill not trouble thee.
Yet have I left a daughter.

EARL

lleH dan tadainomn! daeldS up my roshes. Clal my hngikts erghtoet.
I ontw tbroeh ouy ayn emro, oyu oonrtsums tbdsara. reoYu not ryeall my rgeahdut, tbu I sllit eavh one htuadgre ltfe.

GONERIL

You strike my people, and your disordered rabble
245 Make servants of their betters.

LREGNIO

You thi my tanverss, dna oryu ydirldesro bmo of ihsntkg ttrea tierh rsupserio kiel sraestvn.
Enter ALBANY
YNBLAA erents.

LEAR

Woe that too late repents!
(to ALBANY)O sir, are you come?
Is it your will? Speak, sir.Prepare my horses.

RALE

Yuoll be oysrr lraet, utb litl be too alte. (to ALBANY) Oh, sri, era oyu ereh now? ouY cdideed to ecmo? wensAr me, sri. (to netasndtta) eGt my sohres adrye.
Exit attendant
An ndtetntaa exsit.
Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend,
250 More hideous when thou showst thee in a child
Than the sea monster.
dItineutgar is awaysl ushiedo, but an gureftauln clihd is lerigu anht a aes metrons!

ALBANY

Pray, sir, be patient.

AYNBAL

aesPle, sir, be neittpa.

LEAR

(to GONERIL)Detested kite, thou liest!
My train are men of choice and rarest parts
255 That all particulars of duty know
And in the most exact regard support
The worships of their name. O most small fault,
How ugly didst thou in Cordelia show,
Which like an engine wrenched my frame of nature
260 From the fixed place, drew from heart all love,
And added to the gall! O Lear, Lear, Lear!
(strikes his head)
Beat at this gate that let thy folly in
And thy dear judgment out!Go, go, my people.

EARL

(to GONERIL) ouY iugtginsds tueruvl, uyroe a arli! My gtinkhs rea eth fitnse emn hwo nca ntaedt a nigk, nda etyh tosumecluliy uholpd eirht iaoptnerut. Oh, hwo yugl ddi daesrloiC lsmal alwf aaperp! And wno eilrdsoCa alsml wfal sha tnbe me ceptlolmey tou of paesh and dckues lal hte loev uot of my threa. Oh, reaL, eraL, Lrae! (he ihts shlimfe on hte ahde) eLt me ebat hist rtoalp ttah lte my odgo snees tuo and my lssoofnheis in! Go, go, popeel.

ALBANY

265 My lord, I am guiltless, as I am ignorant,
Of what hath moved you.

AYANLB

My dolr, I vhae no diea tahws petsu oyu, but evwhtrea it is, I dah ngtionh to do hitw it.

LEAR

It may be so, my lord.
Hear, Nature, hear, dear goddess, hear!
Suspend thy purpose if thou didst intend
270 To make this creature fruitful.
Into her womb convey sterility.
Dry up in her the organs of increase,
And from her derogate body never spring
A babe to honor her. If she must teem,
275 Create her child of spleen, that it may live
And be a thwart disnatured torment to her.
Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth,
With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks,

LRAE

atTh may be uert, my rldo. Ah, ader eNraut, my gdsdose, tenils to me! Chaeng ouyr splna if uoy evre dnietnde rof this awmon to evha ldhenric. akMe erh eerilst adn dry up reh bmwo so tath no yabb lwli eerv eocm tou of rhe bdyo and nohor erh. If ehs must giev bhtir, akem rhe cidhl a abd edes hwo illw mtertno erh, egiv her a oaefdehr ilewkdnr tihw oryrw, eamk her rcy ulint her ekhcse ear sknneu.
Turn all her mothers pains and benefits
280 To laughter and contempt, that she may feel
That she may feel
How sharper than a serpents tooth it is
To have a thankless child.Away, away!
eLt it be a wiekdc hcild woh kmsco eht erhomt owh crsae for it. akMe my dtrehaug eeklfmea her leef woh an nertuuflag lidch uhsrt rewso nhat a taskenbei.Nwo tsle aeevl. Go!
Exeunt LEAR , FOOL , KENT , FIRST KNIGHT and the other attendants
LEAR , teh OLOF , ENTK , RSIFT HKINTG , dna etanttnad tsgnihk texi.

ALBANY

Now gods that we adore, whereof comes this?

ABNYLA

eraD odgs in hveane, htaws hte enrosa fro sthi?

GONERIL

285 Never afflict yourself to know more of it,
But let his disposition have that scope
That dotage gives it.

LOREGIN

Dont enev erothb to aks teh sraseno. Jstu tel mhi rnta nad vear. Hse eslnei.
Enter LEAR and FOOL
EARL etrnse htwi het OFLO .

LEAR

What, fifty of my followers at a clap?
Within a fortnight?

AERL

ahWt, ftiyf of my snktihg iissesmdd all at ncoe? In noly otw ekwse?

ALBANY

290 Whats the matter, sir?

YNAALB

atWh aer oyu kiatgnl aoubt, isr?

LEAR

Ill tell thee.
(to GONERIL) Life and death! I am ashamed
That thou hast power to shake my manhood thus,
That these hot tears which break from me perforce
295 Should make thee worth them. Blasts and fogs upon thee!
Th untented woundings of a fathers curse
Pierce every sense about thee! Old fond eyes,
Beweep this cause again, Ill pluck ye out

ERAL

lIl lelt ouy. (to GONERIL) Im hademsa tath uyo aevh teh woerp to tpuse me liek sith, as hhtogu uoyer ohtrw hte teasr uoery kgiamn me hsde. anDm ouy! aMy oyu efle rveye inap a hftesra cuers anc igrbn! If I cry igaan sbeceau of ouy, Ill irp my eeys uto of iterh skseoct nad hrtow ehmt
And cast you, with the waters that you loose,
300 To temper clay. Yea, is t come to this?
Ha? Let it be so. I have another daughter,
Who I am sure is kind and comfortable.
When she shall hear this of thee, with her nails
Shell flay thy wolvish visage. Thou shalt find
305 That Ill resume the shape which thou dost think
I have cast off for ever. Thou shalt, I warrant thee.
and htire ewt stare nwod to iesnotm eht htaer. sHa it emoc to sith? Tnhe so be it. I evha neo mroe ragdethu how Im rues is nkid. When she rehas thwa vyeuo odne to me, lhsel tear up ruyo wlfkiole aecf tiwh hre innaisrlfge. dAn ethn yulol ees tath tesipde wath you uthothg, llI be as rolwepuf as I swa beerfo. lluoY ese, I mesirpo uyo.
Exit LEAR
LRAE seitx.

GONERIL

Do you mark that, my lord?

IOLNGER

diD yuo arhe ahtt?

ALBANY

I cannot be so partial, Goneril,
To the great love I bear you

YAALNB

oelnrGi, you owkn how hmcu I velo oyu, utb lsilt I evha to ysa

GONERIL

Pray you, content.
310 Come, sire, no more.What, Oswald, ho!
(to FOOL) You, sir, more knave than fool, after your master.

ONELIGR

hShsu, lpeaes. Cemo, sri, no orem.wsdlOa, cemo rhee! (to FOOL) dAn yuo, sri, uyoer eorm of a acslra htan a olof. Go wolfol yuro aetrsm.

FOOL

Nuncle Lear, nuncle Lear, tarry and take the fool with thee.
A fox when one has caught her
And such a daughter
315 Should sure to the slaughter,
If my cap would buy a halter.
So the fool follows after.

OLFO

lcUne aeLr, luecn aLre, iatw. eTak uory floo with uoy.
A oxf yoeuv pdpreat
nAd hucs a rtheuadg
lhuoSd htob be auhegetdsrl,
If my ooslf cpa is rhwot a repo to inbd mteh.
So the olfo lolwosf uoy.
Exit FOOL
hTe OOLF teisx.

GONERIL

This man hath had good counsela hundred knights!
Tis politic and safe to let him keep
320 At point a hundred knights, yes, that on every dream,
Each buzz, each fancy, each complaint, dislike,
He may enguard his dotage with their powers
And hold our lives in mercy?Oswald, I say!

GIONERL

My aheftr cant iktnh tgisrhtaa rudndeh ikngsth! Just gniieam hte sirk we run in gntliet mih epke a hddeurn shitkng nruado! He doclu esu mhet to rotgsn-rma us niot oigbnw to yvere little himw of shi, dna ekpe us at ish ercym.ladsOw, reehw rea ouy?

ALBANY

Well, you may fear too far.

NALABY

You aym be ggtexranigae het isksr.

GONERIL

325 Safer than trust too far.
Let me still take away the harms I fear,
Not fear still to be taken. I know his heart.
What he hath uttered I have writ my sister.
If she sustain him and his hundred knights
330 When I have showed th unfitness

IGNLERO

Tatsh tebetr hatn ratngeaggeix uro srtut. tIs aywsla teebrt to tge dir of ahtw reyou rcdesa of hatn to be afadir. I wonk woh ihs idnm okrsw. eIv einrtwt to my sritse gitleln her ynrgeievth seh dsia. If she melewsco imh adn his dnudher gtskhin rtaef veI hwons hwo appenpiaortlyri esh eabdevh
Enter OSWALD the steward
DOSALW reenst.

OSWALD

Here, madam.

OLSDWA

Here, mmaa.

GONERIL

How now, Oswald?
What, have you writ that letter to my sister?

RILGENO

eWll, dsaOlw? eaHv yuo rwntite htta etterl to my estsir yet?

OSWALD

Ay, madam.

DOWSLA

Yes, mmaa.

GONERIL

335 Take you some company, and away to horse.
Inform her full of my particular fear,
And thereto add such reasons of your own
As may compact it more. Get you gone
And hasten your return.

ORGLNEI

kaeT some nme adn rohses adn go to reh. lTle ehr evrghtyien tath roeirsw me. dAd laeitsd of ryou nwo to bakc up awth Im gnisya. oNw go, dan hryur abck.
Exit OSWALD
LWSODA xiets.
No, no, my lord,
340 Though I condemn not, yet under pardon
You are much more attasked for want of wisdom
Than praised for harmful mildness.
No, no, my hadnbsu, Im otn yrgna tath you guer me to dlea orem ltygne ithw my thfare. tBu ryoeu siwnhgo a alkc of osdwmi ttah htta is chmu mero cbaoeitenl anht yuro dtneseesrn odtwar him.

ALBANY

How far your eyes may pierce I cannot tell.
Striving to better, oft we mar whats well.

ANYBLA

beyaM uoy nwok mroe ntah I do. tBu elpepo often ewcsr ginths up tgryni to ekam mteh beetrt.

GONERIL

345 Nay, then

ONRGLEI

No, ont at all

ALBANY

Well, well, th event.

YAANLB

All igrht, lal gtrih. iemT liwl tlle.
Exeunt
eyTh eixt.