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Enter LEAR , KENT disguised, and FOOL
ELAR stener tiwh KNTE in dgisieus, and eht OFLO .

LEAR

(to KENT, giving him letters) Go you before to Gloucester with these letters. Acquaint my daughter no further with anything you know than comes from her demand out of the letter. If your diligence be not speedy, I shall be there afore you.

AELR

(to KENT, gigniv hmi teslret) Go ahaed of us dna rlvedei eeths rttlsee to the Elar of esrtlcoeuG. Aensrw my gseathudr tuiosqens oautb the ltrtee, ubt ondt tlle hre yngntiah eles uyo kwon. If uoery tno kciqu nuehgo, Ill etg etrhe eerbfo ouy.

KENT

I will not sleep, my lord, till I have delivered your letter.

TENK

I town elesp tuiln Iev ldevdiere uryo eerttl, my lrod.
Exit KENT
KNTE setxi.

FOOL

If a mans brains were in s heels, were t not in danger of kibes?

OFLO

If a mnsa rbian ewer in hsi eetf, ltuwodn it be eeissltcpbu to rofttbies?

LEAR

Ay, boy.

AREL

Yes, byo.

FOOL

10 Then, I prithee, be merry. Thy wit shall neer go slipshod.

OOFL

In taht esac, rheec up. oYru sanbri nowt dnee irpspesl to pecttor hmet form oretistbf, einsc yruo ibarns rntea in uryo etiffe etyh eerw yuo todnuwl ktea hsit eeulsss erjyuon to see agRne.

LEAR

Ha, ha, ha!

LRAE

Ha, ha, ha!

FOOL

Shalt see thy other daughter will use thee kindly. For though shes as like this as a crabs like an apple, yet I can tell what I can tell.

FOLO

uorY rheot draghtue Reang ilwl ttare yuo kyinld, lyuol see. Even toughh sehs as arilsim to leirnGo as oen abeclrppa is ikle hanorte, illst I ownk htaw I ownk.

LEAR

15 Why, what canst thou tell, my boy?

RALE

ndA wtha do uyo okwn, byo?

FOOL

She will taste as like this as a crab does to a crab. Thou canst tell why ones nose stands i th middle on s face?

FOLO

I owkn ttha Reang ilwl tetsa tujs ekil etoohrnbiGl of hmet rous slcpbaarpe. Do oyu ownk wyh hte noes is in eht eddlmi of a resnosp cefa?

LEAR

No.

ERLA

No.

FOOL

Why, to keep ones eyes of either side s nose, that what a man cannot smell out, he may spy into.

OFOL

hyW, to peek het yees on the dessi, so htat oyu anc see ntgihyna that uyo acnt fisfn tou.

LEAR

I did her wrong

LAER

I was gwron to rhe

FOOL

Canst tell how an oyster makes his shell?

LFOO

Do yuo nwok ohw an yreots kseam ist ellhs?

LEAR

No.

ELAR

No.

FOOL

Nor I neither. But I can tell why a snail has a house.

OOFL

Me eihrten. Btu I knwo hyw a anlis ecarirs ist uehos on tis kabc.

LEAR

25 Why?

REAL

hyW?

FOOL

Why, to put s head innot to give it away to his daughters and leave his horns without a case.

OOLF

So hatt he wlyaas ash a rfoo veor ish head. He tnca eivg ish eshuo awya to hsi dashegtur, nigvlae ilfemsh owuhtit eetslhr.

LEAR

I will forget my nature. So kind a father!Be my horses ready?

RAEL

I nawt to egfrot tawh I am. cShu a kdin arfhte!Are my sseohr erady?

FOOL

Thy asses are gone about em. The reason why the seven stars are no more than seven is a pretty reason.

LFOO

uYor dnenttata esass era getnigt eth ehross yeard. Tershe a ncei enarso hwy the lltaecnonotsi eieadlsP ahs lnyo veens ssrat in it.

LEAR

Because they are not eight?

ALER

aBueesc it doesnt aehv geiht?

FOOL

Yes indeed. Thou wouldst make a good fool.

OLOF

sahtT hgirt. oYud aemk a doog olfo.

LEAR

To take t again perforce Monster ingratitude!

RLEA

I ucdlo aket bakc my nwcor by fWcerotah srgoetauou niiugrtaetd!

FOOL

If thou wert my fool, nuncle, Id have thee beaten for being old before thy time.

OLFO

If ouy rwee my oolf, neclu, Id evah you etenab rof tgegitn dol boefer royu item.

LEAR

Hows that?

RALE

wsHo atth?

FOOL

Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise.

OOLF

ruoYe nto dpeuposs to tge ldo niltu eruyo wise.

LEAR

O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven!
40 I would not be mad.
Keep me in temper. I would not be mad.

RALE

Oh, daer oGd, nodt elt me go adm! eKep me lbnadeac dna sean. I tond anwt to go mad.
Enter a GENTLEMAN
A ANTELNGME resetn.
How now? Are the horses ready?
So, rea the hssero daeyr?

GENTLEMAN

Ready, my lord.

ELNAMNTGE

yheTre erayd, my olrd.

LEAR

Come, boy.

LARE

oemC on, yob.
Exeunt LEAR and GENTLEMAN
ERAL dna het MGETEALNN exit.

FOOL

45 She thats a maid now and laughs at my departure,
Shall not be a maid long unless things be cut shorter.

LOFO

(pagesink to hte ieencadu) ynA lrgi who gshula eecbsau Im noigg hiwt eth gikn is too hloiofs to inmrae a irngvi vyer ngol.
Exit
He xetis.