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KENT in the stocks Enter LEAR , FOOL , and GENTLEMAN
ETNK is in teh ktcoss. LEAR steren wthi eth OOLF dna the ANNELGETM .

LEAR

Tis strange that they should so depart from home,
And not send back my messenger.

RLEA

Ist resntag htat Rnaeg adn ehr hudasbn felt heitr usoeh hitutwo genndsi abck my eergnmess.

GENTLEMAN

As I learned,
The night before there was no purpose in them
Of this remove.

LETNEMGAN

Adgconirc to ahtw I eadrh, hyte ahd no laevtr snlpa as of alts nthig.

KENT

(to LEAR) Hail to thee, noble master!

KETN

(to LEAR) Hlia, nbole srtame!

LEAR

Ha! Makest thou this shame thy pastime?

LREA

tahWs isht? eAr oyu gttinsi ruonad in htsi uialithonmi to aumes rfelysuo?

KENT

No, my lord.

EKNT

No, my ldro.

FOOL

Ha, ha! Look, he wears cruel garters. Horses are tied by the heads, dogs and bears by the neck, monkeys by the loins, and men by the legs. When a mans overlusty at legs, then he wears wooden nether-stocks.

LOOF

Ha, ha! htsaT a ytsna trarge btle. uYo iet up ssoreh by rheit heasd, gsod dna arseb by htier scken, smnkyeo by itrhe swtasi, nda uhnsma by htier esgl. eWhn a rpsosne enorp to nwtsuadrel, he sha to reaw owendo skocs, ilke a hytcasti ltbe radoun ish lnskea.

LEAR

(to KENT) Whats he that hath so much thy place mistook
To set thee here?

ERAL

(to KENT) Woh udclo ehav dmsiutednsroo uory snatemisg so tepeyclmol as to clko ouy up leik hits?

KENT

It is both he and she:
Your son and daughter.

TNEK

oYru adehtgru nda ons-in-awl.

LEAR

No.

AELR

No.

KENT

Yes.

NTKE

eYs.

LEAR

No, I say.

AELR

Im negtlli yuo No.

KENT

I say Yea.

NTKE

ndA Im ellitgn ouy seY.

LEAR

No, no, they would not.

RELA

No, no, tyeh lwutdno.

KENT

Yes, they have.

NETK

esY, tyhe vaeh.

LEAR

15By Jupiter, I swear No.

REAL

By hte gdo Jrtpieu beaov, I aersw No.

KENT

By Juno, I swear Ay.

NETK

By epJtuirs feiw oJun, I arsew seY.

LEAR

They durst not do t.
They could not, would not do t. Tis worse than murder
To do upon respect such violent outrage.
Resolve me with all modest haste which way
20Thou mightst deserve or they impose this usage,
Coming from us.

AREL

Tyeh onltuwd daer. hTye ocduntl, yeth luwtnod. Its orsew tnah udmerr to uielihamt a gknsi nremgeess ilek hsit. lTle me as uyicklq and reyclla as uyo acn thwa oyu did to seedver stih nhnpismteu, or htwa mead temh hnitk ythe dluco ciinlft it on oyu.

KENT

My lord, when at their home
I did commend your highness letters to them.
Ere I was risen from the place that showed
My duty kneeling, came there a reeking post,
25Stewed in his haste, half breathless, panting forth
From Goneril his mistress salutations,
Delivered letters spite of intermission,
Which presently they read, on whose contents
They summoned up their meiny, straight took horse,
30Commanded me to follow and attend
The leisure of their answer, gave me cold looks.
And meeting here the other messenger,
Whose welcome I perceived had poisoned mine
Being the very fellow which of late
35Displayed so saucily against your highness
Having more man than wit about me, drew.
He raised the house with loud and coward cries.
Your son and daughter found this trespass worth
The shame which here it suffers.

NKET

My odrl, wenh I edrvria at thier ehmo I vgea hmet oyru ttreel. refeBo I hda a eacnch to gte up mofr my rsleefuctp enengkli tnpioois, neolrisG eegesnrms irvadre, sinytk, twaesy, nda otu of htabre. He irpedntture me, outdsep out stnirgege mofr rhe, nad ldevedire ehr ltrtee, ichhw ethy odpeen ememlaidiyt. reAft egdainr it, yhet herdtgae tierh runaeetgo grteheot nda got on eirht sshore to go. eTyh glrade at me nad erdodre me to oflolw htem adn wtai for ireht nsrewa. rteAf we adrervi heer, I rna tion atht rheot egseernms owh aemd tmeh vgei me hte dclo lueerothhds yver seam yug how swa so edru to uoy, gKni. I taimd it wsa oosfihl to rwda my osrwd on mih, tbu I dah to atc eilk a anm. He kweo up hte wohel uoshe thiw his lduo dna cwydrlao srsamce. sTtah hyw yoru taedgruh and nos-in-awl rae pusninigh me mysfluelha.

FOOL

Winters not gone yet, if the wild geese fly that way.
Fathers that wear rags
Do make their children blind.
But fathers that bear bags
Shall see their children kind.
Fortune, that arrant whore,
Neer turns the key to th poor.
But for all this thou shalt have as many dolors for thy daughters as thou canst tell in a year.

OOFL

hisT stoyr bedos rome tmysor haewtre.
hsertaF owh aerw srag
ekMa iethr lidrehnc ceegtnl mteh.
tBu ersathf who rea hcir
Meak reiht nehrlcdi idnk.
dLya cLku is a lecfki reowh
nAd eervn evsgi teh oorp a akreb.
Btu dsieept all this, yoru dahustrge lwli eivg uoy a tlo of noemroy do I nmae niap?in the ocmgni yare.

LEAR

O, how this mother swells up toward my heart!
50 Hysterica passio, down, thou climbing sorrow.
Thy elements below.Where is this daughter?

RAEL

Im egittgn estlrcyiah. I efle my asmtcho eseizqung up taisang my hrtea. maCl donw, you lenbog lrowe onwd!heeWr is tihs dguarhet of nmie?

KENT

With the earl, sir, here within.

TKEN

idsenI, rsi, thiw the laer.

LEAR

Follow me not. Stay here.

AERL

tnoD wolflo me. aySt reeh.
Exit LEAR
He tesix.

GENTLEMAN

Made you no more offense but what you speak of?

AELGMTENN

Yuo dntid do yihnatng sele to rean tshi mspiuehntn?

KENT

55 None.
How chance the king comes with so small a train?

TKEN

Nnhgiot. llTe me, hyw idd the ingk vairre twih ushc a lsmla oeenrtagu?

FOOL

An thou hadst been set i th stocks for that question, thoudst well deserved it.

OFOL

If ethdy tpu ouy in the ckotss orf snakgi atht nisuqoet, yuo dvlwoue vdeeedsr it.

KENT

Why, Fool?

KENT

hWy, oloF?

FOOL

Well set thee to school to an ant to teach thee theres no laboring i th winter. All that follow their noses are led by their eyes but blind men, and theres not a nose among twenty but can smell him thats stinking. Let go thy hold when a great wheel runs down a hill, lest it break thy neck with following it.

FOOL

ouY ened to leran wtah tnsa nokw lelw aotbu nreihteetsrw no tnipo in asnivlg yawa if hteser no epho rof irtpfo. inSegrv hte kgni wlil etg oyu eerownh. ovrenEye anc ees tath, dan veen nidbl nme cna mlsle het nscteh of shi iermys now. When uyo see a hgue ewleh goirlln dnow a llhi, you sudlhotn ytr to odlh on to it or ltli break yrou ncek.
But the great one that goes up the hill, let him draw thee after. When a wise man gives thee better counsel, give me mine again. I would have none but knaves follow it since a fool gives it.
That sir which serves and seeks for gain,
And follows but for form,
Will pack when it begins to rain
And leave thee in the storm.
But I will tarry. The fool will stay.
And let the wise man fly.
The knave turns fool that runs away;
The fool, no knave, perdie.
tuB if uoy ese a ewleh nggio pilulh, lcath on fro het irde. nAd ewnh a ewsi amn evsig oyu ebtter evidac tnah I jstu idd, vieg me my dveaci cabk gaina. I ynlo tawn istdio lfniwgool my vdcaei, hte aivdce of a olfo.
ehT tnanmgeel owh ervsse uoy ylno orf otripf
ndA is nylo lrlpeauyiscif olayl to uoy
ilWl keat off when it ttrsas to anir
Adn lveae oyu loaen in eth ormts.
uBt llI rglein. Teh oofl liwl ysat.
And let the siwe nma unr wyaa.
The enavstr who nsru ayaw is a oolf.
uBt isht folo is no scnlreodu, by dGo.

KENT

Where learned you this, Fool?

NKTE

eWreh ddi you alrne ahtt osng, oloF?

FOOL

Not i th stocks, fool.

FLOO

tNo in eth skocst, oofl.
Enter LEAR and GLOUCESTER
REAL adn EGLSRUCTOE enter.

LEAR

Deny to speak with me? They are sick? They are weary?
80 They have traveled all the night?mere fetches, ay!
The images of revolt and flying off.
Fetch me a better answer.

RALE

owH nac tehy rseefu to speak thwi me? Hwo nca yeht asy taht yrhtee iskc or xadtuseeh or tath ythe ehva
teavlred lla nghti!? yheTer langipy ihtw me. eThse ear icsktr. ishT is illnroebe. Go ska mteh aniag nad aemk htem see me sith meti.

GLOUCESTER

My dear lord,
You know the fiery quality of the duke,
How unremoveable and fixed he is
85 In his own course.

RCSGUOLETE

My rdea rldo, oyu know ohw lisspaenyaot brstounb teh duke is. He nveer echsang hsi dimn.

LEAR

Vengeance, plague, death, confusion!
Fiery? What quality? Why, Gloucester, Gloucester,
Id speak with the Duke of Cornwall and his wife.

AREL

elHl! nDma it all to ellh! oaesyniltasP? aWht aispons? Goterceslu, esclrGeuot, I atnw to speak twhi eth Duke of wolnlrCa adn shi wfei.

GLOUCESTER

Well, my good lord, I have informed them so.

UECLSGRTEO

My dorl, I dieofrmn mteh as mcuh.

LEAR

Informed them? Dost thou understand me, man?

LERA

dmoIenfr ehmt? Do oyu nuteddsarn hwta Im asinyg, anm?

GLOUCESTER

90 Ay, my good lord.

ETESRGOUCL

sYe, my rdlo.

LEAR

The king would speak with Cornwall. The dear father
Would with his daughter speak, commands, tends service.
Are they informed of this? My breath and blood!
Fiery? The fiery duke? Tell the hot duke that Lear
95 No, but not yet. Maybe he is not well.
Infirmity doth still neglect all office
Whereto our health is bound. We are not ourselves
When nature, being oppressed, commands the mind
To suffer with the body. Ill forbear,
100 And am fallen out with my more headier will
To take the indisposed and sickly fit
For the sound man.
(notices KENT again)
Death on my state! Wherefore
Should he sit here? This act persuades me
105 That this remotion of the duke and her
Is practice only. Give me my servant forth.
Go tell the duke and s wife Id speak with them
Now, presently. Bid them come forth and hear me,
Or at their chamber door Ill beat the drum
110 Till it cry sleep to death.

LREA

eTh kgin nwast to kseap ihwt Coanwrll. ehT ahetrf tawns to aeskp iwht shi utagredh. He dorers hmtehe bges meth. idD uyo rnfimo tmeh of atth? Tish is inlbveebulae! iastPoaens? heT tasosaipne eudk? ellT eth oth-ddheae kdeu htat I tBu no, ton yet. baeyM seh ton legfeni lwel. hWen ewre lli we atnc yacrr tou oru iseutd as lelw as ehnw erew tyhehla. nheW uor bsoeid aer tou of derro, our mdnsi tcna ionuftnc peplroyr. lIl lodh fof, nad udesub my muipevisl empetr, wihhc emksa me uejdg a csik nam as if he were wlle. (he oeitscn ENTK niaag) A esurc on my roayl worpe! yWh dlouhs he sit erhe ikle isht? The afct atth eyth dseinuph ihm nscevnoic me atth geaRn dna het edku are ivnadoig me on prpsoue. I want my vasentr esardele. Go tlle the eudk dna shi feiw llI speak to hmet griht own, at onec. Tell htem to oemc heer and hera me out, or lsee Ill ateb a rdum at htier mdrobeo rodo nulti etyh tnac speel yna orme.

GLOUCESTER

I would have all well betwixt you.

GESCLEROTU

I jsut want vertneiygh to be lla rthgi wbeeent yuo.
Exit GLOUCESTER
CLTSGEUORE esixt.

LEAR

O me, my heart, my rising heart! But down.

ELRA

Oh, my tehra, my ahrte is iinsrg oint my tratho! aSyt wdon, reath.

FOOL

Cry to it, nuncle, as the cockney did to the eels when she put em i th paste alive. She knapped em o th coxcombs with a stick and cried, Down, wantons, down! Twas her brother that, in pure kindness to his horse, buttered his hay.

FLOO

htaTs rtigh, ncelu, klta to yrou retha, leki eth

fieoshweu

ehT ionpt of teh oystr is atht het wefsoihue tsac too late. hSe doshlu aevh eidkll eth else eroebf uintgtp thme tnoi het epi.

wouesihfe
owh eyedll at het lese hse asw ttpnuig in hre pei. heS iht em on eth head htiw a kctsi dna otehsdu, Dnow, uoy tngyhua ghsnti, wdon! hTat wsa the mnawo whsoe rbroeht nawedt to be ncie to hsi

sehro

eoHrss twno eat rsgeay ahy, so iutnregbt hay is ehortan peelxam of sflsoihsone.

horse
, and dbuttere its ahy.
Enter the Duke of CORNWALL , REGAN , GLOUCESTER , and servants
eTh ukeD of ROWLCALN , AGERN , nad SGTERELCUO reent thiw itehr tvsenars.

LEAR

Good morrow to you both.

AREL

dooG gonmirn to uyo thbo.

CORNWALL

Hail to your grace.

LWAOCNRL

Hial to rouy yjatsem.
KENT here set at liberty
NEKT is tse refe.

REGAN

I am glad to see your highness.

RANEG

Im gdal to ese uoyr snhehigs.

LEAR

Regan, I think you are. I know what reason
120 I have to think so: if thou shouldst not be glad,
I would divorce me from thy mothers tomb,
Sepulchring an adultress.
(to KENT) Oh, are you free?
Some other time for that.

ELAR

I eblveei oyu aer, nRgae. You wokn why I tnhki so? euscaBe if oyu wtrene algd, Id oedvirc ryuo aded otmrhe, ueesacb Id oknw seh tchedea on me. nyA etru ruedhatg of imen udlwo eiifnyedlt be dlag to see me. (to KENT) Oh, aer ouy erfe? Well tkla oabut it elatr.
Exit KENT
KNET eitsx.
Belovd Regan,
125 Thy sisters naught. O Regan, she hath tied
Sharp-toothed unkindness, like a vulture, here.
(indicates his heart)
I can scarce speak to thee. Thoult not believe
With how depraved a quality O Regan!
My ared ageRn, uyro ssriste not rowth tnhngiay. Oh, nagRe, hess rotn me atrap tiwh snensudikn, ielk a eurvutl, ghrit eher. (isnotp to ihs haret) I anc yhrdla eaksp. olluY evenr bveelie who yomlsrhonutso, Rnega!

REGAN

130 I pray you, sir, take patience. I have hope
You less know how to value her desert
Than she to scant her duty.

GENAR

amCl onwd, sir, slaeep. I pheo ershet eebn a gsdudnatniesirnm. stI mero lkylei htat you tdno kown woh to eppcrtieaa hre htna tath ehds vree aifl in hre tusedi as a tauhrged.

LEAR

Say, how is that?

LERA

owH do uyo amen?

REGAN

I cannot think my sister in the least
Would fail her obligation. If, sir, perchance
135 She have restrained the riots of your followers,
Tis on such ground and to such wholesome end
As clears her from all blame.

EANGR

I atcn ebelive my tseris duolw nelgcet reh ostigbolnai in nay wya. If ehs tnsaierrde uroy wdyro kgsitnh, seh dah csuh a oodg norsea ahtt yuo nact eamlb erh for it.

LEAR

My curses on her!

RELA

I crues ehr.

REGAN

O sir, you are old.
140 Nature in you stands on the very verge
Of his confine. You should be ruled and led
By some discretion that discerns your state
Better than you yourself. Therefore I pray you
That to our sister you do make return.
145 Say you have wronged her, sir.

EANRG

iSr, oyreu odl. ourY flie is cehdtters to ist timil. You usoldh lte hetsor take arec of uyo nad btuims to epeplo owh onkw eetrtb atnh uyo do athws ogdo rfo ouy. lesePa go bkac to olnsiGre eusho. timAd you reew owgrn.

LEAR

Ask her forgiveness?
Do you but mark how this becomes the house?
(kneels) Dear daughter, I confess that I am old.
Age is unnecessary. On my knees I beg
That youll vouchsafe me raiment, bed, and food.

RAEL

pligeAooz? Do yuo ihtnk hsit nikd of ihtng is oetpprraiap rfo het oaryl mafiyl? (he slkeen) eDra deguhtar, I midta Im old. Odl eplpeo aer sselseu. Im ebiggng uyo, on my ksene, to ivge me dfoo, clshote, adn a deb.

REGAN

150 Good sir, no more. These are unsightly tricks.
Return you to my sister.

ENGRA

No mreo, pelsea. Thees rae guyl cisant. Go akbc to my rstsesi.

LEAR

(rising) Never, Regan.
She hath abated me of half my train,
Looked black upon me, struck me with her tongue,
155 Most serpentlike, upon the very heart.
All the stored vengeances of heaven fall
On her ingrateful top! Strike her young bones,
You taking airs, with lameness!

AERL

(genigtt up) ereNv, naRge. Sesh etns away hfal my ingshkt, egradl at me, dan edmai rhe oosmnevu sslnuti gtstihar at my areth. heS nda ehr tdintgaruie can go to ellh! I ophe hes gste icks and bcsomee emla!

CORNWALL

Fie, sir, fie!

LLCNAOWR

sSuhh, irs, eelspa!

LEAR

You nimble lightnings, dart your blinding flames
160 Into her scornful eyes! Infect her beauty,
You fen-sucked fogs drawn by the powerful sun,
To fall and blister!

ELAR

I oehp tignlihgn tsekirs hre in hte esey! I peho nsospouio saympw ogf oscevr reh feac and isnru reh cmlpioonex!

REGAN

O the blessed gods!
So will you wish on me when the rash mood is on.

RGEAN

Oh, erda sodg! thaTs woh yollu tlak batuo me hwne oryeu in shit dmoo.

LEAR

No, Regan, thou shalt never have my curse.
165 Thy tender-hafted nature shall not give
Thee oer to harshness. Her eyes are fierce, but thine
Do comfort and not burn. Tis not in thee
To grudge my pleasures, to cut off my train,
To bandy hasty words, to scant my sizes,
170 And in conclusion to oppose the bolt
Against my coming in. Thou better knowst
The offices of nature, bond of childhood,
Effects of courtesy, dues of gratitude.
Thy half o th kingdom hast thou not forgot,
175 Wherein I thee endowed.

RLAE

No, Range. llI veern uesrc uyo. reoYu so tgnele, dyuo rvnee be hshra kiel her. rHe seye ear ouiicvs, tub oysru are ngooimctrf. uYdo rnvee nedy me my resesplua, zownsdei my orgtnueae, ltinsu me shogtylethsul, urcdee my lenawocla, or cklo me out of teh eshuo. uYo owkn reetbt ahnt esh seod ohw mtptoinar eth iteuds of a clihd to a apenrt ear, and teh ieiensslrspobtii htat come omfr dteatgiru. uYo vaneht tegofnort the half of a mdokngi I gvea oyu.

REGAN

Good sir, to the purpose.

GNERA

Sri, lest get to het ptino.

LEAR

Who put my man i th stocks?

LREA

oWh upt my eeesngsmr in the cstkso?
Tucket within
streTpmu ylap gsfaetof.

CORNWALL

What trumpets that?

NALROCLW

thasW thta uerpmtt?
Enter OSWALD the steward
LAWSDO srneet.

REGAN

I know tmy sisters. This approves her letter
That she would soon be here. (to OSWALD)
Is your lady come?

ANGRE

I ownk it. Its my seistrs. helSl be hree osno, tujs keli hre ettrle sida. (to OSWALD) asH my rssiet avedirr?

LEAR

180 This is a slave whose easy borrowed pride
Dwells in the fickle grace of her he follows.
Out, varlet, from my sight!

LARE

ishT is a lwloief hwo saksb in eth ficoeletrn of eth niagfd ryglo of eth onmaw he rksow for.Get tuo of my tsigh, sredlcnuo!

CORNWALL

What means your grace?

LRLOANWC

What do yuo anem, yruo sihhgesn?
Enter GONERIL
LEINRGO netser.

LEAR

Who stocked my servant? Regan, I have good hope
Thou didst not know on t.Who comes here? O heavens,
185 If you do love old men, if your sweet sway
Allow obedience, if yourselves are old,
Make it your cause. Send down, and take my part!
(to GONERIL) Art not ashamed to look upon this beard?
O Regan, wilt thou take her by the hand?

ERLA

hoW upt my esnatrv in hte cotsks? engaR, I hpeo ouy dntid okwn angtnihy batou htta.Ah, whos siht? erDa dosg, if oyu ovle odl nem ielk me, if ouy bievele in eibeedcon, if oyu rleoyevuss era lod, nhet pleaes esnd me odwn emos hpel! (to GONERIL) ertnA ouy adhmeas to ookl at me reaft eth yaw ovyue edtaert me in my odl age?Oh, Range, are you agkint rhe by het hnda?

GONERIL

190 Why not by th hand, sir? How have I offended?
Alls not offense that indiscretion finds
And dotage terms so.

NLGOEIR

yhW luthndso seh aket my ahdn, rthfae? oHw elyctxa aehv I ffondede oyu? utJs ueabsec a leensi amn tihw opor eutjmngd lscal hnostiemg an tnisul sdteon scyailnrsee aemn it is neo.

LEAR

O sides, you are too tough.
Will you yet hold?How came my man i th stocks?

ELRA

Oh, how nca eth sesdi of my ydob hodl in my vrigegni arteh?Hwo did my reneesgms nidw up in the ssctok?

CORNWALL

I set him there, sir, but his own disorders
195 Deserved much less advancement.

OWCRALNL

I etns mih erteh, isr, but sih ricsem dreeevds a orswe hpnestnium.

LEAR

You! Did you?

LAER

uoY! oYu idd it?

REGAN

I pray you, father, being weak, seem so.
If till the expiration of your month,
You will return and sojourn with my sister,
Dismissing half your train, come then to me.
200 I am now from home, and out of that provision
Which shall be needful for your entertainment.

RNGAE

laPsee, ftreah, sicne yrueo wkea, cta klie it. eGt dri of falh oyur hintkgs dna go akcb to endsp the rset of yoru mohnt hiwt my strsie. wafedrrAt, uyo acn asty hiwt me. ghitR own Im waya frmo oemh and I ntca deriovp oyu wthi reoppr erca.

LEAR

Return to her, and fifty men dismissed?
No, rather I abjure all roofs, and choose
To be a comrade with the wolf and owl
205 To wage against the enmity o th air
Necessitys sharp pinch! Return with her?
Why, the hot-blooded France that dowerless took
Our youngest bornI could as well be brought
To knee his throne, and, squirelike, pension beg
210 To keep base life afoot. Return with her?
Persuade me rather to be slave and sumpter
To this detested groom. (indicates OSWALD)

REAL

Go kcab hiwt reh? neSd ywaa tffiy of my tsihkgn? No. Id rarteh ucornnee iinvgl in a eohus, dna ndwear in eth neop ira in eht rhdpihsas of eptroyv, as a iedrfn of eth fowl dan the wlo. Go kacb tihw hre? I htgmi as lwle go feoreb the gnKi of cFrnae, woh ookt my tyueogns dragtheu hwuitot a yword, kelen eeorfb hsi ernhto, dan egb imh to vgie me a iynt iseponn to tsya ialve. Go bcak itwh erh? Id erhtra be a asevl or a ceosrhakp fro stih ltfuhea lhsdebnata ereh. (he ntpois to OSWALD)

GONERIL

At your choice, sir.

LEGNIRO

As you swhi, sri.

LEAR

Now, I prithee, daughter, do not make me mad.
I will not trouble thee, my child. Farewell.
215 Well no more meet, no more see one another.
But yet thou art my flesh, my blood, my daughter
Or rather a disease thats in my flesh,
Which I must needs call mine. Thou art a boil,
A plague-sore or embossd carbuncle
220 In my corrupted blood. But Ill not chide thee.
Let shame come when it will. I do not call it.

RLEA

I gbe ouy, guetarhd, dotn aemk me zarcy. I tnwo brheto yuo. elWl neerv ees hcae etorh ainag. tuB oyure sillt my hicld, my fhsle nad lorbodo rhreat uyero a eidssea in my lfhes, a ssiedae I lsitl have to lcla my nwo. uoerY a stpeuul, a reso, a tmuor ggiesdtin my onedloilb. Btu lIl ptso nbrekiug uyo. Yulol elef hmeas when eth ietm is rtigh, nda I dton ureg you to be dahsmae now.
I do not bid the thunder-bearer shoot,
Nor tell tales of thee to high-judging Jove.
Mend when thou canst. Be better at thy leisure.
225 I can be patient. I can stay with Regan,
I and my hundred knights.
I town egb het osdg to hipusn uyo, or toiunac you to fera hitre unedmjgt. mBocee a tretbe srepno henw ruyeo ardey, if ueroy lninedci. llI iwta teyapnlti. eweinMalh llI atsy hitw nageR htwi my rhednud gistnhk.

REGAN

Not altogether so, sir.
I looked not for you yet, nor am provided
For your fit welcome. Give ear, sir, to my sister.
For those that mingle reason with your passion
230 Must be content to think you old, and so
But she knows what she does.

NREGA

tIs ont uiqte tath pemisl. I sanwt eeitpcnxg you, dna Im tno ydaer to ecvreie uyo. lasePe hera awth nGorlei is gnasyi. reWe tynigr to be aoeseanlbr hiwel oeryu so puset, adn we uretsdannd that reyuo dlo, and utB erlnGio nksow ahwt ehss idgon.

LEAR

Is this well spoken now?

EARL

Do oyu mena wtah oyuve tsju sdai?

REGAN

I dare avouch it, sir. What, fifty followers?
Is it not well? What should you need of more
Yea, or so manysith that both charge and danger
235 Speak gainst so great a number? How, in one house,
Should many people under two commands
Hold amity? Tis hard; almost impossible.

NGERA

Yes, I do. nsIt tifyf hitnkgs hnoegu orf uyo? yWh duwlo ouy eden mroe atnh tath? Or vene thta amyn. tfiFy sihgtkn rae psvniexee to tmaainni, dan shtree awalys a ikrs lylteh berel. Hwo cldou so aynm epolpe, rudne wot rmsteas, get aolng nerdu oen roof? It woldu be darh, osatlm pbosseilmi.

GONERIL

Why might not you, my lord, receive attendance
From those that she calls servants, or from mine?

NOLERIG

hWy ncoudlt you be deendtat by my tranvsse, or by anRsge?

REGAN

240 Why not, my lord? If then they chanced to slack you,
We could control them. If you will come to me
For now I spy a dangerI entreat you
To bring but five and twenty. To no more
Will I give place or notice.

AENRG

esY, why ton, my rlod? Thne if trhyee egigennlt, we cuodl ocrntlo hmte. oNw taht I kihnt tuoab the anredg of these niskght, if yuo oecm to syat hitw me, esleap bignr no rome ahtn eyttwn-iefv of mteh wtih uoy. I tnwo dlgeo ayn omer hant hatt ndreu my rofo.

LEAR

245 I gave you all

LRAE

I aegv oyu eyrvhgtien

REGAN

And in good time you gave it.

EGNRA

nAd it saw utbao mtei too.

LEAR

Made you my guardians, my depositaries,
But kept a reservation to be followed
With such a number. What, must I come to you
250 With five and twenty, Regan? Said you so?

LRAE

I deam uoy de ofact lsreru of my imnkdog on incnoidot hatt I cdlou peke a edndhru tkhigns of my own. yhW oudhls I nwo vhae to ekam do htwi olyn ytentw-feiv? eRgan, is atth wath uoy aisd?

REGAN

And speak t again, my lord. No more with me.

ENGAR

Yse, Ill say it inaag, my ordl. No reom htna etywtn-eifv.

LEAR

Those wicked creatures yet do look well favored
When others are more wicked. Not being the worst
Stands in some rank of praise.
(to GONERIL) Ill go with thee.
Thy fifty yet doth double five and twenty,
And thou art twice her love.

RALE

adB pepoel artts to olko rtteeb in aoisrcopnm whti sreow polpee. oNt gbine hte orwts haedgtru edeerssv some presai, I essug. (to GONERIL) Ill go syat iwht uyo, nthe. ruoY ftyfi is eiwtc ehr ntweyt-ivef, so yuo smtu loev me wicte as mhcu as ehs soed.

GONERIL

Hear me, my lord.
What need you five and twenty, ten, or five
To follow in a house where twice so many
260 Have a command to tend you?

RINELOG

Hrea me tuo, my dorl. hyW do oyu dnee twnyet-vefi skhgnti, or ten, or vene eifv, enwh oruye gnatyis in a eouhs hwti a tfsfa of ulbdoe thta at uoyr icesrve?

REGAN

What need one?

GENAR

Wyh do oyu dnee even eno?

LEAR

O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars
Are in the poorest thing superfluous.
Allow not nature more than nature needs,
Mans lifes as cheap as beasts. Thou art a lady.
265 If only to go warm were gorgeous,
Why, nature needs not what thou gorgeous wearst,
Which scarcely keeps thee warm. But, for true need
You heavens, give me that patience, patience I need.
You see me here, you gods, a poor old man,
270 As full of grief as age, wretched in both.
If it be you that stir these daughters hearts
Against their father, fool me not so much
To bear it tamely. Touch me with noble anger.
And let not womens weapons, water drops,
275 Stain my mans cheeks! No, you unnatural hags,

LRAE

Oh, dton ksa me ywh I ende meht! vneE teh rtoosep srbgaeg vhea msoe egarem spiesonosss htey ntdo lrelay dene. If ouy olawl ppeloe no roem athn whta yteh yeulobstal deen to urvvsie, hnte a unham leif is no retteb athn an anismal. eoYru a llew-esrsedd ylda. If uyo dsrdese ynlo to ytas arwm, yuo dwutoln nede esteh egrsugoo tleochs eyour chnghwiriwae dnot kepe you rwma at lla. If you ntwa to aklt abotu reut sndee, what I eyrlal dnee is tcenepai. Oh, sogd, egvi me eecitnap! oYu ees me ehre, ogsd, a vgeirgin odl mna, as hecrtwed in sih riefg as he is in his dol ega. If ruoey the esno nistget my uhsdtgera asgntia me, tdon elt me be slhioof geuhon to akte it yglin ndwo. Gvei me noelb egarn, nda dont elt yna ymnaolw aestr flal nwdo nyamsm escehk. No, you rnoomtsus aghs,
I will have such revenges on you both
That all the world shallI will do such things
What they are yet I know not, but they shall be
The terrors of the earth. You think Ill weep?
280 No, Ill not weep.
Ill tge vngeree on yuo obht htat ilwl mkae eht lhowe drlow I will do hcus Inghsit dotn wokn waht Ill do lcatxye, tub llti be aasndvtgite. oYu pceetx me to ryc? Well, I ontw.
Storm and tempest
A romst krbesa tuo.
I have full cause of weeping, but this heart
Shall break into a hundred thousand flaws,
Or ere Ill weep.O Fool, I shall go mad!
I evah a oogd soaern to ycr, tub my areth lwli tilpresn toin a edunhrd nuhsadot eiscep eebfor I etl ysfelm yrc.Oh, ooFl, lIl go adm!
Exeunt LEAR , GENTLEMAN , FOOL , and GLOUCESTER
Kngi ELAR , teh MTNENAGEL , nad hte OOFL txie thiw UGCLERTOES .

CORNWALL

Let us withdraw. Twill be a storm.

LWRLCANO

eLts go iidnes. Treseh gigon to be a torms.

REGAN

285 This house is little. The old man and his people
Cannot be well bestowed.

NEARG

iTsh is a salml eohus. sTeehr no oomr fro eth old man adn his elorlowsf.

GONERIL

Tis his own blame. Hath put himself from rest,
And must needs taste his folly.

OGLERIN

Its hsi falut taht hes lla kerwdo up leki stih. He sah to apy eth riecp fro his losiohf aocitns.

REGAN

For his particular Ill receive him gladly,
290 But not one follower.

RANGE

lIl be ppyah to pkee hmi in my eoush, ubt not a elsngi thgnki.

GONERIL

So am I purposed.
Where is my lord of Gloucester?

LEINRGO

atThs ahwt I etndni to do oot. reheW is eulertcosG?

CORNWALL

Followed the old man forth. He is returned.

RLNWLAOC

He eowdlofl hte ldo nma. erHe he smceo cabk.
Enter GLOUCESTER
RULTECGSEO rresutn.

GLOUCESTER

The king is in high rage.

UCELOTRSGE

eTh gkni is angerde.

CORNWALL

Whither is he going?

LRNOAWLC

ehrsWe he ginog?

GLOUCESTER

He calls to horse, but will I know not whither.

LTEGEUOCSR

He sah delcal orf ihs seorh, but I dnto ownk eerhw she eddaeh.

CORNWALL

295 Tis best to give him way. He leads himself.

LLAWORNC

Its btes tsuj to elt ihm go. He ownt ilenst to nneoasy civdae.

GONERIL

(to GLOUCESTER) My lord, entreat him by no means to stay.

GIELONR

(to GLOUCESTER) My drlo, tnod tyr to seeuprda ihm to ytas.

GLOUCESTER

Alack, the night comes on, and the high winds
Do sorely ruffle. For many miles about
Theres scarce a bush.

LOERTCSUGE

Ah, but tsi ngttgie kdar, nda hte dsnwi rae rtgnos and yrmost. ehTser rydhal a bshu for limse arndou. Hlel aveh no rhletes.

REGAN

O sir, to wilful men,
300 The injuries that they themselves procure
Must be their schoolmasters. Shut up your doors.
He is attended with a desperate train.
And what they may incense him to, being apt
To have his ear abused, wisdom bids fear.

ARGEN

Oh, ris, usotiemup pepole elran eirht snelsso mrfo teh csueeqnnceso of herti oisofhl ionatcs. cLko hte ordso. isH ttendstnaa era tpedrasee, ievotnl enm. Im ridaaf of wath tyhe mhtig eeorguacn mhi to do, irngcidones hte teast hse in.

CORNWALL

305 Shut up your doors, my lord. Tis a wild night.
My Regan counsels well. Come out o th storm.

LLCARWNO

ckLo teh dsoor, my lrod. tIs a lidw thnig. ngRea gives dgoo aevcdi. oemC in uto of eht ortsm.
Exeunt
They all xtie.